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Blank Verse is an online series
on William Shakespeare and his
friends, recast at a modern day
university. The series is a project
by former UBC theatre and
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premieres on August 25 and airs
every Sunday until Dec. 29.
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UBC opera students will be
performing selections of Verdi in
conjuction with the Vancouver
Symphony Orchestra. Celebrate
the great composer's 200th
birthday with a live performance
of his best work. $25 for students
under 25
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Sometimes, photos just come to you. While trying to
photograph the Ponderosa building for the cover, our
photographer saw two construction workers moving furniture
several floors up. One telephoto lens and a five-story sprint up
the parkade landed this cover photo.
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OUR CAMPUS
ONE ON ONE WITH THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE UBC
Amy Kirkham is continuing her PhD at UBC as she recovers from a cycling accident and a car crash.
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Two crashes that changed Amy Kirkham s life
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Managing Editor, Web
"I woke up in an ambulance of
people speaking German and
not knowing where I was."
This is the first thing Amy
Kirkham remembers after
crashing on her bike during a
Half Ironman race in Austria in
May of 2011, a moment that has
drastically altered her life. The
crash was a rare occurrence
in an Ironman race, especially
considering that the woman
involved was quickly becoming well-known on the international circuit. So to understand how Kirkham ended up
in that collision, you need to go
back to earlier that year.
A native of Kingston, Ont.,
Kirkham was in the first stages
of her PhD degree in 2011,
having recently completed her
master's degree in exercise
physiology at UBC. A member
of the varsity cross-country
and track team during her
undergrad at York University in
Toronto, she had been making
a name for herself in Ironman
races, getting her elite card
in 2010 and finishing near
the top of the pack in several
international races.
She wasn't doing this as a
pro, either. Kirkham was still
immersed fully in her studies as
a grad student, using whatever
free time she had to train. It
was a work regimen that she
grew accustomed to during her
undergrad, when she balanced
classes, work and sports.
"I feel like I was the busiest
undergrad ever," said Kirkham
with a laugh. In addition to her
course load and the demands
of varsity sports, she had to
compile 1,200 experience hours
to complete the athletic therapy
program. She spent the remainder of her waking hours working as an athletic therapist for
other York varsity teams and in
a sports medicine clinic.
"I just had really good time
management — I guess I was
forced to," she said. "That's
what I thrive under, though.
That's the same thing that I was
doing in grad school; training
at such a high level and doing
school, and doing really well
at both of them, until this car
accident basically took that all
away."
It was a dark, rainy evening
in January of 2011, but the conditions didn't prevent Kirkham
from driving to campus to
work out at the track. She was
looking to improve on her
Half Ironman times that were
already better than some of the
best in the circuit, and thereby
receive some sponsors — and
as someone who didn't know
what the words "free time"
truly meant, she wasn't going
to let some rain stop her from
training.
But there was one thing in
her way, and that obstacle has
turned her life upside down.
As she was driving through an
intersection, a car decided to
make a left turn without checking to see what was coming,
and there was little Kirkham
could do to avoid hitting it. Her
car was totalled, but she didn't
head to the hospital, thinking
she was OK. However, she
soon realized that that was not
the case.
"It's pretty much the worst
thing that has ever happened
to me, because I still haven't
recovered from the soft tissue
injuries [in my neck]. I'm not
even close to being able to race
again at where I was at, and
I actually ended up having to
take almost a year of medical
leave from my PhD because I
couldn't use a computer anymore," she said, adding that it
took about a year and a half for
her to use a computer without
feeling extreme pain.
However, despite feeling
some pain while on the bike,
she still felt better while
running and was still in good
shape from before the accident. She then decided to go
ahead and compete in some
races she had scheduled for the
year, heading to New Orleans
and Spain before competing in
Austria, where she suffered her
second accident.
The bike crash left her with
road rash and a concussion.
Her concussion symptoms went
away after a couple of months,
but her neck pain didn't subside, which meant needing up
to six rehab sessions a week
while continuing her PhD
studies — simply an impossible
task. With the encouragement
of her doctor, she took a leave
of absence.
"My full-time job was going
to be rehab. I did yoga, pila-
tes, strength training — all
rehab-specific stuff — plus
all of my appointments. I was
super diligent about it, and
about a month after I went on
leave I got pneumonia. So 2011
was not a good year."
"I'm a completely different
person now. Sports had been a
serious part of my life since I
was 12 years old."
Kirkham has gotten back
to doing her PhD now, where
she is studying the impact
of chemotherapy for breast
cancer on the heart, and how
chemotherapy can affect the
cardiovascular system. Her
rehab is also still in progress,
even though she now considers herself back to "normal."
It will still be awhile until she
gets back to her prior levels
of athleticism, but it is a level
that she wants to get back
to nonetheless.
"A lot of people ask me
whether I would actually go
back to it after being away
from it and 'having a real life,'
because when I did that before,
that was my life: training,
racing, school — that's all I
did, [and] that's all I had time
to do," she said. "That's what I
want, that was my choice. Nobody was forcing me to do that;
I did it because I liked it. If at
any point that my body allowed
me, I would definitely go back
to that."
There's no stopping Amy
Kirkham. H // News
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PONDEROSA COMMONS »
Constuction held up on Ponderosa building
167 student beds scheduled for September won't be ready until Nov. 15
The Spruce House was set to open in September, but its 167 student beds won't be available until November.
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Sarah Bigam
News Editor
One of the buildings in the new
Ponderosa Commons project is
facing construction delays.
The east building of Ponderosa
Commons, which was set to open
alongside the west building on
Sept. 1, will contain the Spruce
House residency as well as the
Audain Art Centre, a facility for
the Department of Art History,
Visual Art and Theory.
The Audain Art Centre is delayed until the middle of September, and Spruce House, which will
contain 167 student beds, until
Nov. 15.
According to Andrew Parr,
managing director of Student
Housing and Hospitality Services,
the delays were caused by a cul
mination of standard construction
and development issues.
"It really was a very, very
tight timeline," said Parr. "It's a
large project that had about an
18-month construction period, and
typically a development of this
scale would have 20 to 24 months
set aside for the construction component ... and I have to say, we're
actually quite pleased with where
they got."
Ponderosa West will still open
on time. Its residence component
contains 434 beds and is at full
occupancy.
Three days after the Nov. 15
move-in date was confirmed by
the building's contractor, invitations were sent out to wait-listed
applicants for year-round housing
who had listed Ponderosa as either
their first or second choice. Those
who replied to the email received
an offer of residence for Nov. 15.
As of Wednesday, 86 students
have residence contracts for November. "We hope, optimistically,
that we'll be able to go back to those
students and say, actually, there's
spaces available for you... a few
days prior to the date we've offered
to them at this point," said Parr. He
said he did not think the project
would be delayed any further.
UBC will not be providing
alternative housing for students
until November because no student
has had their offer rescinded; this
is the first time residency in Spruce
House has been offered.
Parr said that he expected there
might be some vacancies between
Nov. 15 and January, but was hopeful that the facility would be filled
by the start of the second term.
"It's our objective of course to
have those spaces filled..., to make
sure that all students who want
to have housing on campus have
access to it, and secondly to begin
to gain some revenue from the
multi-million dollar project that
we've invested in."
Students who move into Spruce
House will pay the same rate as students in Ponderosa West, prorated
to their move-in date.
Erin Reddy, a second-year applied animal biology major, is one of
the 86 who has accepted the offer
for Nov. 15. Reddy considers herself
lucky, because even though she is
coming from California, she has
relatives who have offered to let her
stay with them until November.
"I have somewhat mixed feelings
about the situation. I'm really happy
that they are still offering it as soon
as they can," Reddy said. "Partway
through the first term is better than
moving in the start of second term,
in my opinion.
"In the email, they put it pretty
bluntly that everyone was on their
own for housing until the move-in
date — which is a Friday morning
during classes — so the late update
is also somewhat [inconvenient] due
to the fact that so many people were
thinking it might actually be done
on time since there hadn't been any
words of caution more in advance."
According to Parr, the second
phase of Ponderosa Commons development is still on track. Demolition of existing buildings on the site
will begin this fall and construction
will begin in January. This project
is also on an 18-month development
schedule. This may not be entirely
finished by the opening date either,
according to Parr.
"We're hopeful that we'll have
the facility built for September 2015,
but I think realistically we'll be
looking at the same kind of scaled-
in opening," Parr said. H
NEWS BRIEFS
AMS VP announces resignation
Kiran Mahal, AMS VP academic and
university affairs, plans to resign on
Sept. 12.
Mahal served as the VP academic
from 2012-2013 and was re-elected to
the position for the 2013-2014 term.
Mahal denied an interview request
and has not said why she plans to
step down from the position. She
said in her resignation letter that she
plans to continues to serve on the
UBC Senate.
AMS Council will elect an interim
VP who will serve until students pick
a new VP in a fall byelection, according to AMS President Caroline Wong.
Gay-straight alliances reduce
binge drinking: UBC Study
A UBC study found that Canadian
high schools with gay-straight
alliances or official policies against
homophobia had lower rates of
binge drinking.
The study found lower rates of
alcohol- and drug-related problems
in lesbian and bisexual girls, as well
as heterosexual males and females
in schools that had anti-homophobia measures in place for over
three years.Thestudy did notfind
a significant effect on the drinking rates among bisexual or gay
malestudents.
"Thesestrategiesappeartobe
helpful not only for LGBTQ students, but all students," said Elizabeth Saewyc, author of the study
and a UBC nursing prof.a
SANITATION »
Sewage leak closes
5 restaurants in
UBC Village
Kaavya Laskshmanan
Contributor
Five restaurants in the UBC
Village basement food court have
been closed for over a month due
to a sewage leak.
The sewage leakage originated from the Copiesmart Copy
Centre toilets, located above
the basement food court, which
overflowed on July 16, according
to Angelo Kouris, the district
supervisor from the Vancouver
Coastal Health (VCH).
The exact location where the
blockage originated has not yet
been determined.
Kouris said a blockage in
the sewer pipes occurred on
July 16 at 5 p.m. On July 17, the
building manager notified the
health department at VCH. On
July 18, VCH examined the
food court and issued a closure
order for five restaurants that
were contaminated.
The contaminated restaurants
were Osaka Sushi, Timpo Mongolian BBQ, Yi Kou Xiang, Petra
Cafe and Fox-O-Noodle House.
The other restaurants in the food
court are still open for business.
Kouris said the restaurants
will have to be fully decontaminated before they can reopen.
"They're going to do some
renovations; they're going to have
to probably replace the ceiling
PHOTO GEOFF LISTER/THE UBYSSEY
The Vancouver Coastal Heath authority closed down the contaminated restaurants.
of those affected premises, the
walls, the floors," said Kouris.
Once the restorations are
complete, each individual restaurant will file insurance claims
through their respective insurance companies. The operators
of the businesses will then bring
their adjustors into the building
and look at the damage inside the
restaurant.
The restaurants will then contact their district inspector, who
will do a thorough inspection of
the premises.
"It will be like re-opening a
brand new place," said Kouris.
"Our responsibility is to protect the public from food-borne
illness," he said. "All we want
to see is the renovations done
properly, and we are looking
forward to opening these places
as quickly as possible."
Students at the food court have
observed fewer customers in the
last few weeks.
"If they fix it before September then they will be okay," said
fourth-year economics student
Betty Mao, on whether she
thinks the sewage leakage will
affect business.
"More students should know
about what goes on in those
restaurants. Students should be
concerned about the health and
sanitation aspects of their campus life," she added.
Kouris predicts that the five
restaurants won't be re-opening
for business until September. tJ
LABOUR»
Animal care techs
join service CUPE
116
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Grayson Reim
Contributor
On August 2, UBC Animal Care
Services (ASC) became a registered part of CUPE Local 116,
adding another 91 members to
the 4,000-member local union
division.
Near the end of June, CUPE
began an organized drive to
bring Animal Care Services
together. Previously, ACS was
made up of both unionized and
non-unionized members. The
drive culminated in a successful
union vote which allowed ASC to
apply to join CUPE 116, officially
joining the union August 2.
"The more members, the
stronger we are," said Colleen
Garbe, president of CUPE 116. "It
also brings a fair and transparent
process to the animal care technicians over there, so they're all
treated equally."
Tammy Brimner, director
of business development and
operations at ACS, was hesitant
to talk about the staff's unionization, but said UBC respected
their decision to join CUPE 116.
Animal Care Services is a
services unit made up of UBC lab
assistants and technicians. It is
a part of the Centre for Comparative Medicine. In addition to
housing and service facilities for
animals, ACS also provides veterinary and diagnostic services as
well as training and expertise in
animal laboratory medicine.
Garbe said that CUPE 116 will
benefit from ASC joining, as their
addition will add diversity to
CUPE's already large membership which ranges from dental
assistants to custodial staff.
"We're excited and pleased,
and we welcome our new members and they are going to make
our union stronger," she said.
ASC workers will now have
access to CUPE 116's membership
in provincial- and national-level
unions, which are made up of
90,000 and 600,000 members,
respectively.
"Our non-union members had
concerns about their safety and
that kinds of stuff. So now they
are going to be able to have those
issues addressed in a fair and
transparent process," said Garbe.
CUPE 116 took part in weeks
of job action in October of 2012
until they reached an agreement
with the university after three
days of mediated talks. The
agreement was retroactive to
April 1, 2010 and runs through
March 31, 2014. a // News
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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS »
Vantage College accepting applications
New international school will accept 300 students and cost $51,700 per year
Sarah Bigam
News Editor
Next week, applications will
open online for UBC Vantage
College (formerly the Bridge to
UBC program), an on-campus
college for international students
who do not meet UBC's English
language requirements.
Applications will remain open
until Feb. 3 for the 300 spots
in the program, set to begin in
August 2014.
The program is intended to
increase the diversity of the
student body and to fill gaps in
UBC's central budget. Students
will spend 12 months in the program, taking either arts, physical sciences, or computational
sciences, and then make the
transition to second-year Arts or
Science.
Students who attend the
college will take existing UBC
courses, but these courses will
be structured somewhat differently to accommodate students
in the college. These courses
will teach the same material
as regular UBC classes, and so
will be counted as the same on
university transcripts, according to Vantage College principal
James Ridge.
"It'll be MATH 100, and they'll
be getting the MATH 100 credit
if they pass. And of course the
pass and progression requirements will be identical or similar
to that of everybody else at UBC,"
said Ridge.
No new courses will be created
for the program — with the exception of the English language
learning program, which is not
for academic credit.
So far, eight new faculty members have been hired to begin to
develop the new curricula. A few
days ago, a position was posted
to recruit a senior instructor for
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James Ridge, the principal of Vantage College, stands with Suzanne Schmiesing, another key player in the plans for the school.
the English language component.
They will continue staffing the
English language department
through the fall and spring,
Ridge said.
Tuition fees for the college are
$30,000, and the college's website places the cost of the entire
year at $51,700. There is a supplemental tuition fee of $5,000 for
any student who has to extend
their enrollment in the program
to 16 months due to either failing
a course or requiring additional
language support.
Seven per cent of all tuition
revenue will be used to create
financial aid for Vantage College
students. The college is working
with the International Students
Association to plan the financial
assistance program.
Ridge said there will be a
mix of multi-year and full ride
scholarships available for Vantage
College students.
Recruitment for the college will
be done by existing international
recruiters for UBC. The college
also has their own recruiting team
that will focus on some of their initial target countries — specifically
Vietnam, Brazil and Turkey.
Ridge confirmed that, with the
exception of English language
scores, admission requirements
will be "identical or comparable"
to current admission requirements
for international undergraduate
students.
"The students we are taking have to be as academically
capable or more so than all of our
other direct-entry international
students," said Ridge.
After an initial screening of
high school grades, admissions
will be determined by a team of
Vantage College staff who as a
group will review all applicants.
The cut-off grade level from
the college into second year is
still to be decided, and this will
be brought to Senate consideration in the fall. "It will be very
similar to the usual progression
requirements for students from
first to second year, given they're
taking the same courses," said
Ridge.
The facility that is planned to
be built for the college will be
called Orchard Commons.
Orchard Commons is planned
to have 1038 student beds — the
point being, according to Ridge,
that Vantage College does not
reduce the number of residence
beds available for other UBC
students.
The facility will also contain
a dining hall open to all UBC
students, classrooms, an informal
learning space, recreation facilities and student lounges. There
is currently a proposal to put a
childcare centre in the building
as well.
Orchard Commons still requires further Board of Governors approval, but if it is approved,
the project will be constructed
on the orchard parking lot on
West Mall beginning July 2014,
with a scheduled completion date
of June 2016.
It is still to be decided if all
Vantage College students will
live in Orchard Commons or if
they will be distributed throughout regular student residences.
For now, Vantage College
students will live in first-year
residences alongside other UBC
students, and will take classes in
existing classrooms.
Ridge said there are no plans
to build any other buildings for
the college.
"There's been huge interest
in the college from around the
world," said Ridge.
"We're somewhat unique in
that we're not sort of an arms-
length program that's run with a
private sector partner.
The fact that we have UBC
faculty, UBC courses, that we're
an integral academic unit at
a university of our status has
sparked a lot of interest in our
program." tl
MEDICINE »
UBC hosts loth Aboriginals into Medicine workshop
Program aims to increase aboriginal enrollement in the UBC medical program
Jenny Tan
Contributor
This month, the UBC Faculty
of Medicine hosted the 10th
annual Aboriginals into Medicine Pre-Admissions Workshop.
The workshop was hosted from
August 8-10 at the Prince George
medical school campus.
Each year the workshop
is hosted at one of the four
UBC medical school academic
campuses. James Andrew, the
coordinator of the workshop, said
Aboriginals into Medicine was
started to enhance recruitment
strategies in order to encourage
Native American students to
apply to UBC's medical school,
as less than one per cent of the
60,000 to 70,000 physicians
in Canada are of Aboriginal
descent. He modelled it after a
similar program at the University
of North Dakota.
At UBC's workshop, aboriginal
students are provided with skills
to complete the medical school
application and information on
what it means complete the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program
itself. Seminars include mock
interviews, tips on preparing for
the Medical College Admissions
Test (MCAT), and provision of
feedback on what potential applicants need to do to improve communication and listening skills.
Andrew said that 42 per cent
of aboriginal students currently
enrolled in UBC's medical school
had attended the pre-admissions
workshop.
"[The workshop] raises the
level of confidence [and] exposes the students to a university
setting that is kind of intimidating. So the workshop actually
lowers apprehension about not
just going to medical school, but
attending university as well,"
said Andrew.
In 2001, before the workshop
started, only four Aboriginal
applicants were accepted into
the UBC Faculty of Medicine.
In the past decade, the number
of aboriginal students entering
UBC's Faculty of Medicine has
increased to an average of eight
to 10 a year, numbering 13 in the
highest year.
There were 14 attendees this
year. One attendee, Baillie Red-
fern, was attending the workshop
for the second time. Redfern is a
Metis student from Ontario and
PHOTO GEOFF LISTERffHE UBYSSEY
James Andrew coordinated the Aborginals into Medicine workshop.
is currently taking her master's
in Genome Science and Technology at UBC while preparing her
application for medical school.
The first time she attended
the workshop, she was inter
ested in what medicine had to
offer, and had questions about
practicing medicine in B.C. The
second time, she was able to ask
specific questions on preparing
for certain sections of the MCAT
and was a chaperone for the
mock interviews.
"[The] purpose of the workshop is to get rid of the hurdle,
the mysterious unknown,"
Redfern said.
Baillie said that the workshop
allows students to have questions
answered that can't necessarily
be answered through email, such
as what it is like to be an indigenous person and practice medicine, what the lifestyle is like,
how students finance medical
school and how it has changed
medical students' family structure.
The workshop provides an
opportunity to network with
people who are striving for the
same goal.
UBC also hosts a high school
program, the Summer Science
Program, in which aboriginal
high school students are recruited to spend a week during
summer on UBC's campus to
be exposed to different faculties such as Sciences and
Health Sciences.
According to Andrew, if demand continues, the workshop
could expand to 20 attendees in
years to come, a II Culture
PSYCHOLOGY»
RHYS EDWARDS
Probing the subconscious
VisCog Lab to publish crowdfunded research on Ouija boards and learning
Kaavya Lakshmanan
Contributor
UBC researchers are exploring how
Ouija boards can be used to unlock
subconscious memories.
The project, run by the UBC
Visual Cognition Lab, was first
started in 2010. Participants were
asked yes-or-no trivia questions on
a computer. For each question, they
would indicate whether they knew
the answer or had guessed.
Each participant was then
paired with a partner — a researcher in disguise — and made to sit at
a Ouija board. The subjects were
blindfolded and asked the questions
they had guessed the answers to on
the computer. Once the questions
were asked, the researcher, unbeknownst to the participant, would
remove his fingers from the Ouija
planchette. The participant would
then move the planchette to the
"yes" or "no" corner of the board.
Participants were then asked
the same questions once more on
the computer.
According to Docky Duncan, one
of the research assistants for the
project, participants' accuracy over
guessed questions increased by
over 12 per cent on the Ouija board.
"We hypothesized that when
you're in this position where you
believe you're playing Ouija with
another person... you feel a lack of
ownership over the answers," said
Duncan.
Duncan believes this lack of
ownership leads the brain to
retrieve knowledge that is not consciously accessible.
He added that the brain acted on
the retrieval of knowledge through
JOSH CURRAN/THE UBYSSEY
Dakota Carter and Docky Duncan, students in the Visual Cognition Department, may have found a way to access hidden memories.
a minute twitch in either the "yes"
or "no" direction of the board. Participants generally followed through
with the twitch, believingthe
partner to be moving the planchette,
a result of what the researchers call
the "ideomotor effect."
"A lot of movements that people
do are either a response to some
kind of sensory input or something
other than the expression of knowledge," said Dakota Carter, another
research assistant.
"The ideomotor movement is
a case in which the movement
expresses thoughts as opposed to ...
trying to get something," he added.
The findings of the experiment
were published in 2011. Now, the
researchers plan to take the project
to the next level: in October, new
experiments will examine how
Ouija boards can retrieve information from the subconscious when
subjects are taught quickly. They
will also be testing participants'
accuracy of answers when paired
with another person, and whether
participants are inclined to remove
ownership over answers when
working with a partner.
Instead of relying on provincial
or federal government funding
agencies, the project will be funded
through crowd funding, or donations from the public. People interested in donating to the experiment
can visit a website and choose the
amount they wish to contribute.
This is the first time that a UBC
study has used crowd funding.
The idea for using a Ouija board
came from one of the principal
investigators for the project, Ron
Rensink. Rensink, who specializes in data visualization systems,
had always been fascinated by
how people who "zone out" while
driving are still able to control the
vehicle, but he was unsure of how
to study that idea.
One day, while discussing a
Halloween party with a colleague,
Rensink wondered whether
people's ability to answer questions
using Ouija boards could be connected to zoning out while driving.
This led to Rensink's idea for the
experiment.
According to Rensink, information gets stored in a person's
subconscious due to the person
having learned it at some point in
their life.
"When you think about learning new things..., you have to have
your conscious mind involved,"
said Rensink.
The non-conscious mind, on the
other hand, focuses on patterns —
familiar driving routes or familiarity with riding a bike.
"Your conscious mind forces you
along certain paths, and once those
paths become automatic, then you
can get rid of the conscious mind,"
he said.
"This project is basically aimed
at trying to develop other ways to
find memory other than this conscious access," said Carter.
Carter added that exposure, and
the number of times an individual
is required to produce a certain
piece of information, determine
whether the information is stored
in the conscious or subconscious.
Rensink believes that down the
line, this project might even shape
the education system and the criteria teachers use for determining
whether students have learned.
"Teachers will need to decide
whether it's OK for students to
know [information] unconsciously,"
said Rensink.
"That's apolitical question"%
Celebrate the end of summer with international cocktails
The bellini: for when you want to look like you're drinking beer, but you need a touch of class.
Jessica-Christin Hametner
Contributor
Summer may be coming to an
end, but that isn't to say that
sizzling sun, sandy beaches and
fruity cocktails are a thing of
the past.
Despite Vancouver's occasionally dreary weather, September is,
for the most part, a time of excitement, fun, and plenty of sun, so
what better way to celebrate the
beginning of term than with some
zesty drinks from around the
globe? From India to Britain, Italy
to Ethiopia, these cocktails are
some of the best summer beverages the world has to offer.
"sparkling" in Italian — then
the Bellini is for you. The Bellini
takes its name from 16th-century Venetian painter Giovanni
Bellini's love for pastel pinks,
akin to the sparkling wine's
rose-coloured hue.
A blend of white peach puree
and prosecco — Italian sparkling
wine — the Bellini makes for a
refreshing and sophisticated beverage for any occasion, including
a get together with friends to
mark the beginning of the new
term. After all, who doesn't love a
glass of bubbly?
3.MICHELADA
1. LASSI
If this all sounds too sweet and
India's answer to combatting
the summer heat is a refreshing
summer drink called lassi. Originating from the Punjab region of
northern India, lassi is a cool mix
of yogurt blended with water and
infused with spices or fruit. It can
be consumed salty, with a hint
of pepper and cumin, or sweet,
when blended with fruit pulp
like mango.
Lassi is thought to help the
body maintain healthy digestion
and soothe upset stomachs, which
makes for a summer drink that's
not only invigorating, but also
beneficial to your health.
fizzy, perhaps the Mexican
michelada will tickle your fancy.
Although there are numerous variations of the beverage
throughout Latin America, the
drink is normally made from a
unique mix of intense flavours,
making it ideal for those keen
on a savoury summer drink with
a twist.
Thanks to its distinct combination of tomato juice, hot sauce,
lime juice and beer, served with
ice in a salt-rimmed glass, the
michelada is a simple yet refreshing summer drink to recreate at
home. It triggers the senses and
certainly spices up any day.
2. BELLINI
4. PIMM'S
If you have a preference for a
glass of spumante — which means
For those in favour of classic
staples, the popular British
summer cocktail Pimm's maybe
worth a try. First produced in
1823 by James Pimm, who coined
the catchphrase "It's Pimm's
o'clock!," Pimm's is a favourite at many parties throughout British universities and
prestigious events.
Composed of gin, lemonade
and cucumber as well as oranges,
lemons, strawberries and mint,
Pimm's combines flavours of
subtle spice and tangy citrus fruit.
What's more, due to its ingredients, it's a cheeky excuse for
meeting your daily quota of fruit
and vegetables.
5. TELBA
If the classic British charm
of Pimm's fails to entice, then
perhaps Ethiopia's traditional summer drink will trigger
your senses. For health-conscious students, Ethiopian telba
should receive a seal of approval.
Containing just three ingredients — toasted flax seeds, water
and honey — telba is simple and
affordable to make, while offering a nutritious alternative for
health advocates.
Creamy in texture, telba is a
nourishing summer beverage
rich in omega-3 essential fatty
acids, thought to increase energy
and calm the body. Wholesome,
refreshing and sweet, telba, is
a summer tonic with a twist;
however, be careful not to
overindulge, as it is also a mild
laxative. tJ // Sports + Rec
EDITOR  NATALIESCADDEN
SOCCER»
Men's soccer looks to continue dominance
Undefeated last season, the Thunderbirds are striving for the first back-to-back CIS titles in over a decade
Natalie Scadden
Sports + Rec Editor
"Last year is exactly that. It's last
year. It's done."
If you didn't know better, you'd
think Mike Mosher was trying to
write off a bad season. But what the
head coach of the UBC Thunder-
birds men's soccer team was
actually referring to was "one of the
best, if not the best team" he's had
in 17 years at the helm of the most
successful varsity soccer team in
the country.
A year ago, the 'Birds began a
tremendous run that culminated
in their 12th CIS national championship title, the most of any
university men's soccer team. They
went undefeated in five preseason
games, 14 regular season games and
two more during the Canada West
playoffs. They didn't allow a single
goal in the three games they won
in the CIS national tournament in
Laval. They then topped it all off by
embarrassing the MLS' Vancouver
Whitecaps reserves with three
unanswered goals during an exhibition match in March.
But that was last year.
This is a new season. This is a
new group. "The challenge for the
guys who are back is to go and do it
again," said Mosher.
Noticeably absent from this
year's lineup is striker Gagan
Dosanjh. The Thunderbirds' CIS
championship MVP and Canada
West Player of the Year recently
signed a professional contract
with FC Edmonton and will not be
returning to UBC.
He scored 12 of UBC's Canada
West record 45 goals during the
regular season, and perhaps more
importantly four of their eight at
nationals. That's a big hole to fill.
Mosher put it quite frankly: "We're
not going to replace him."
Luckily, when a team goes
undefeated, they get the pick of the
litter when it comes to recruits.
"Winning never hurts. The program's been in pretty good shape
for the last several years. We've
been in four finals in the last eight
years, and we've won three of them.
It's not just one year; it's many
years. We've created a pretty strong
culture, and people are aware of
it — they want to be a part of it,"
said Mosher.
H3
Winning breeds
winning. And once
you've had a taste,
you want more.
We've done it once,
[but] you're truly
a legendary team
if you win it two
years in a row.
Mike Mosher
UBC men's soccer head
coach
Taking Dosanjh's spot up front
is Niall Cousens, who is returning
home to Vancouver after three
years of playing professionally in
the Czech Republic. He was a top
goal-scorer while playing for the
Whitecaps U23 team this summer,
and Mosher expects him to make
an immediate impact with the
Thunderbirds.
"[Niall's] a little bit older, he's
played in some different environments, and there's not many 6-foot-
4 forwards that can play with their
feet [and] that can play in the air."
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At 5-6, Dosanjh was easily the
shortest player on last year's roster,
so Cousens' added height certainly
provides Mosher with a different
piece to play with. He also brought
in another forward, Otis Sandhu,
along with two mids, Luigi Polisi
and Mitchell Popadynetz, and two
defenders, Adriano Clemente and
Andrew Grange.
Returning players such as Navid
Mashinchi, Reynold Stewart and
Harry Lakhan will be looked upon
to raise their game. Mosher assures
that they all have tremendous
abilities, and that "any of the three
could be the best university player
in the country." But the big question
is whether they can bring the competitiveness and the reliability that
Dosanjh gave last year.
"Gagan was very consistent,"
Mosher said. "Game in, game out,
he was a threat to score goals."
In terms of leadership, Mosher
expects Greg Smith and Will Hyde
to be steady presences on the field.
He has chosen the two fifth-years
to share the captain's armband,
previously worn by Marco Visen-
tin, Brandon Bonifacio and Devin
Gunenc, who all graduated in the
spring.
Smith came on strong in the
second half of the season and was
the team's most efficient finisher
around the net, while Hyde has
been recognized as one of the top
defensive players in the country
throughout his Thunderbird career.
He and fourth-year centre back
Paul Clerc will anchor a stifling
defense that allowed just nine goals
in the regular season and two in the
playoffs, while goalies Luke O'Shea
and Richard Meister will also be
back between the pipes.
With an impressive knack for
getting his head on the ball, Clerc
has quietly emerged as one of the
best two-way defencemen in the
conference. His five regular season
goals last season, all headers, were
the second most for the Thunderbirds, behind only Dosanjh's
league-leading tally.
"That kid's a player. He's a battler," said Mosher.
Mosher knows he was blessed
with a very complete team with few
weaknesses last year, and he could
well have all the right pieces again
this time around. "It was a tremendous group — they accomplished
great things, and they played some
pretty damn good soccer. And I
expect the same this year," said
the coach.
"Winning breeds winning. And
once you've had a taste, you want
more. We've done it one year, [but]
you're truly a legendary team if
you win it two years in a row. We
want to go back-to-back," he added,
boldly.
The last team to do that was the
Laurier Golden Hawks in 2000
and 2001, when they scored a last
minute goal against the Thunderbirds to take the gold.
"To have the kind of season that
we had last year and go undefeated,
it might be unrealistic," Mosher
conceded. "Of course we're going
to go with the goal of getting re -
suits in every single game we play.
But if we lose a game somewhere
along the way, so be it. We'll learn
from it, and that's always been my
philosophy."
The road to defending their title
will certainly not be easy for the
Thunderbirds. In their first three
weeks, they play two games apiece
against Trinity Western, Victoria and Fraser Valley, all Pacific
division rivals. Whoever wins that
division gets to host Canada West
playoffs, so being ready from the
get-go is key.
The 'Birds have two preseason
games scheduled next week to
prepare for their season opener on
Sept. 6.
"It doesn't get any bigger than
the first game of the season against
U Vic, on a Friday night, over there,"
said Mosher.
Only twice in the last 10 years
has the CIS championship final
GEOFF LISTERffHE UBYSSEY
game not included UBC, UVic or
Trinity. UBC won three titles in
that span, while UVic took home
two.
"I've said it for years that Canada
West always does well at Nationals.
There are no easy games." tl
UBC's first home game will take
place on Sept. 8, when they take
on Fraser Valley at Thunderbird
Stadium.
MEN'S SOCCER
BY THE NUMBERS
i regular season wins — a Canada West record
■ goals allowed by UBC
goals scored by UBC en route to their 12th
national championship
■L j / £m& minutes played by defenseman Will Hyde
in 19 regular season and playoff games
minutes of play sat out by Will Hyde
goals scored by Paul Clerc with his head last season
' losses by the Thunderbirds last season II Opinions
/WHY   HAVE"   YO>j\
\    FORSAKrN US'?
RHYS EDWARDS/THE UBYSSEY
LAST WORDS //
PARTING SHOTS AND SNAP JUDG
MAHALS RESIGNATION
WILL HURT STUDENTS
Earlier this week, Kiran Mahal,
AMS VP academic and university
affairs, announced that she plans to
step down.
This is an undeniable loss for
students and the AMS. Mahal set
big goals and saw them to fruition.
She was an effective advocate for
students on big issues like lowering
the tuition for the Bachelor of
International Economics, following
the exam database project to completion and working with families
in Acadia Park to ensure their
housing needs were met.
Given that Mahal is stepping
down from the same position she
had last year, she should have
known what was in store if she was
elected to the job again. In light
of this fact, her resignation makes
little sense. She hasn't said why she
is resigning and has declined an
interview. We believe she should
offer a public explanation.
Mahal's last day will be Sept.
12. The AMS is going to have
to elect an interim VP, and
then hold a byelection to pick a
permanent replacement.
The AMS will have a hard time
finding a replacement of Mahal's
caliber. The other candidates
she ran against in the last election were less than stunning and
regardless of who students elect as
the new VP, the AMS will suffer
without Mahal.
UBC MITIGATES
RESIDENCE
CONSTRUCTION DELAYS
BETTER THIS TIME
With Ponderosa off track and UBC
student housing head Andrew
Parr saying stage two is unlikely
to come in on schedule, it makes
you wonder why the university has
set such aggressive deadlines for
completion in the first place. But
at least UBC is learning from its
late projects.
When Marine Drive came in
behind schedule in 2008, the
university had already offered its
unfitted rooms to students, who
had accepted spots. This left hundreds of students in a bit of a pickle
for the month of September while
construction crews finished up.
This year, UBC didn't offer spots to
students until it knew exactly when
they'd be available. While those
who have accepted the delayed
spots will have to find alternative
accommodations for a few months,
at least they know what they're
getting into.
ANIMAL WORKER
UNIONIZATION RAISES
SAFETY CONCERNS
Earlier this month, UBC's animal
care workers joined CUPE 116, the
union local that went on partial strike as part of a job action
last fall.
The 91 non-unionized employees of Animal Care Services will
join the 4,000 existing members of
CUPE 116, making the addition a
relatively small gain for the union.
However, Colleen Garbe, president of CUPE 116, said some animal
care employees were complaining
of unsafe working conditions.
The university's animal
research program has already
drawn the ire of activists for its
perceived abuse of animals. While
this newspaper is not calling
for an end to animal testing, we
would hope that the utmost care
is used in dealing with both the
animals and employees involved in
such testing.
Unions have a strong incentive
to emphasize safety concerns over,
say, the desire for pay increases.
But if safety concerns are indeed a
legitimate issue, here's to hoping
the university takes the unionization of their workers to heart and
looks into whatever problems were
causing them concern.
WHY WE CANT
HAVE NICE THINGS:
CONSTRUCTION
EXPLORATION EDITION
Following the injury of a woman
who snuck into the New Student
Union Building construction site
earlier this month, the AMS has
announced they'll be stepping up
security at the site.
First things first: we are very
thankful the unidentified woman
was relatively unscathed after
what could have been a nasty fall.
Initially reported as a three-
story plunge, it turns out she fell
only 12 feet — still a harrowing
distance to fall at a construction
site full of nails, sharp metal
and concrete.
But the woman's actions, along
with her two or three companions, were reckless and are now
monopolizing AMS dollars — your
student fees — to provide dedicated security for the site.
Not only is this a waste of
money that could have been spent
on student activities, it's also
restricting the fun of students who
might otherwise enjoy a midnight dash over the construction
site fences. The Ubyssey doesn't
condone any trespassing, but this
woman's scaffolding-climbing
folly has cost students who might
otherwise safely explore the site
after dark that opportunity.
File this, along with U-Pass
fraud-prompted restrictions and
the scalping of Bieksa's Buddies
tickets, under why we can't have
nice things. XI
An ode to paper
A passionate
defense of
a beloved
medium
Laurie Drake
The Varsity (University of Toronto)
I love paper.
There, I've said it. Although our
paper consumption continues to
increase each year, it seems that the
number of people who genuinely
appreciate paper — how it feels,
how thick it is and what is written
on it — is decreasing. For me, paper
means ideas; a paper full of words
has the ability to communicate new
information, trigger new thoughts
and shape opinions. A blank sheet
might be even better — blank sheets
represent possibility. Blank sheets
are created with the intention to be
filled: filled with words, sentences,
paragraphs, images, novels and
so on.
Today, the immediate association of paper is with trees. However, it is only since the 1850s that
paper has been made from wood
I want you to love
japer as much as I
ove paper — and I
ove paper a lot.
Laurie Drake
The Varsity
pulp. Before then, paper was made
/ mostly from hemp, bamboo and
£ old textiles.
Another easy association with
y paper is the book; however, in our
/ increasingly digitized world, books
are no longer always made of paper.
/ According to the Pew Research
/ Centre, the percentage of Amer-
^ icans aged 16 and older who had
/ read an e-book grew from 16 per
£ cent in 2011 to 23 per cent in 2012,
' while readers of traditional books
dropped from 72 per cent to 67
^ per cent.
I myself happen to own both a
/ tablet and e-book reader and can
/. seethe advantages of reading on
/ different mediums. But I remain
£ firmly convinced that I will always
/ love traditional books a little
v bit more.
Traditional books have perma-
/ nence; placing a book on a bookshelf is a testament to my commit-
/ ment to it. It reminds me — as well
£ as any others who may see it — of
the fact that I spent time with that
/ book, which is something that
ebooks do not do. Traditional books
/ can also be shared. I suppose one
could argue that libraries now offer
widespread collections of e-books
available to borrow and download,
but there is something isolating
and alienating about borrowing
e-books.
Of course, I am not arguing that
a book's words become more meaningful if they are communicated
on paper. But the experience of
interacting with the words changes
depending on the medium through
which they are communicated
to us.
Sometimes when I'm alone and
have nothing to do, I like to flip
through the blank sheets in my
notebook. I often sit and wonder
what I'll end up filling the pages
with. I'm not an artist, so drawings and sketches are unlikely.
Will I jot down offhand ideas and
lists? Will I use the pages to take
notes and summarize information, or will I record my intimate
thoughts and feelings? Much in
the same way as moving to a new
city presents a person with the
opportunity for a fresh start and
new connections, a new notebook
presents me with, among other
things, the opportunity to create
new ideas, make sense of something new, or simply document a
process or experience.
I know that for myself, writing
things out on paper allows me to be
more creative; I'm less confined by
the straight lines and orderliness
enforced by most word processing software. With paper, there
is nothing impeding you from
writing in circles, drawing arrows,
or connecting two otherwise
disparate words or ideas — some
ideas just do not lend themselves to
the linear writing styles facilitated
by computers — but how does the
thing on which we write shape
which words, sentences, paragraphs, and ideas we create? Also,
why is it that some forms of writing
persist on paper while others have
almost completely transitioned
to computers?
I am not advocating for the
wasteful use of paper but I am asking for people to develop a stronger
appreciation for paper: its texture,
the way it feels when it is bound
together and sold as a book, and the
feeling of using a pen, leavingbe-
hind a stream of words or images,
upon it.
In short, I want you to love paper
as much as I love paper — and I love
paper a lot. tJ II Scene
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Jay DeMerit, playing for the Whitecaps reserves, tackles UBC's Milad Mehravi in a skirmish on campus, Tuesday night. The game ended in a 2-2 tie after a scoreless second half.
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47-Act of touching
49-Grads-to-be
50-Ham
51-LikeCheerios
52-Act badly
53-Band together
55- Musical study piece
57- Woody's boy
59- Langston Hughes poem
60- "Le Roi d'Ys" composer
61-First place?
64-Not'neath;
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