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Men's team is defeated 38-6 on Sunday P5 // Page 2
Let's be real here, guys. There are
no full weeks of school left *gasp*
and you likely have anywhere from
one to five essays due soon. Time
to take that Facebook hiatus and
buckle down, stat.
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to write or exams to prepare
for (in which case, stop lying to
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This may not be the most formal
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Step 1: pull outyoursullabi. Step 2:
reread class goals and assignments.
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For this issue's spread (pg. 6), art
director Kai Jacobson created a
mini studio in his kitchen. By experimenting with different lighting
scenarios, he was able to create
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found in recipe books, but not
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The AMS won't spend the money to look into renovating the Lodge, but they don't have students' permission to sell it, either.
No thaw yet on Whistler Lodge debate
Colin Chia
The AMS is once again on track
to sell the Whistler Lodge after
Council rejected an allocation of
funds to begin necessary repairs to
the building.
The executive committee was
seeking up to $30,000 to obtain
cost estimates for repairs from
third-party consultants. But with
14 councillors in favour and 11
against, the motion failed to obtain
the two-thirds majority required to
approve expenditures from the Student Spaces Fund, which currently
has a balance of $366,000.
AMS President Caroline Wong
said this signals Council's rejection
of plans to operate the lodge as a
Universe may be older than we
think: UBC study
The universe is 100 million years
olderand expanding moreslowly
than previously thought, according
to research by a Canadian team
led by UBC astronomy professor
Douglas Scott.
The data comes from the Planck
Space Telescope's measurements
of cosmic microwave background
radiation, cosmic remnants ofthe
Big Bang.
Scott said that a "precise recipe"
forthe universe is also emerging,
thanks to new data from the telescope about the density and lumpi-
ness of dark and normal matter.
14.9 per cent of Vancouver condos unoccupied: UBC study
Research into the effects of foreign
investment on Vancouver's housing market shows 14.9 per cent of
condos in downtown Vancouver
are occupied by foreign residents,
according to a study by Andy
Yan, an adjunct professor with the
UBC School of Community and
Regional Planning.
The data doesn't differentiate
condos sitting empty from those occasionally lived in by a foreign owner.
Although unoccupied residential
units mean property tax revenue
without using municipal services,
it can also have a negative effect
on local businesses and could be
distorting housing prices.xt
service rather than a business, and
make the repairs needed to keep
the lodge running.
"We made it very clear to
councillors that if they failed this
motion, it is with intent to sell the
lodge or sell the land, basically.
And they did fail it, so that's the
direction we're taking right now,"
she said.
But it's unclear if it's the direction students want to take. An AMS
survey released on Jan. 5 showed
a majority of UBC students would
prefer to maintain the Whistler Lodge. Forty-eight per cent
of students consider the lodge a
service, while 14 per cent view it as
a business.
The lodge lost $5,626 last year
and $40,500 in 2011. Although it
New international
college gets Senate
Sarah Bigam
On March 20, the UBC Senate
passed a proposal to establish a
college on campus for international
students who do not meet UBC's
English language requirements.
Many ofthe specifics of this project, including the name ofthe college itself, are still under discussion.
It has been referred to as "Bridge to
UBC" and "Pathways." The program
is intended to increase diversity of
the student population and fill gaps
in UBC's central budget.
If the Board of Governors also
approves the proposal at their next
meeting, 300 students will start the
12-month program in August 2014.
These students will be split into arts
and science programs.
Students will be required to meet
minimum English language requirements and have averages equal to at
least 70 per cent inthe B.C./Yukon
secondary school system. Students
studying science through the
program must have an equivalent of
B.C. Grade 11 chemistry and physics.
The college will not use
broad-based admissions.
Accordingto student senator and
AMS VP Academic Kiran Mahal,
UBC Admissions is still tryingto
figure out the best way to assess
students for admission, given the
level of variation in curricula around
the world.
made a profit of $279,000 between
2005 and 2010, the student society
spent $500,000 on capital repairs
inthe same period.
Some AMS councillors don't
accept the validity ofthe survey,
although it was meant to gather information on what students wanted
after the referendum on selling the
lodge failed in 2012.
Arts representative Anne
Kessler said the poll was misleading because it assumed student fees
wouldn't be affected and didn't
specifically explain how students
might benefit if proceeds from the
sale were placed into an endowment fund to generate interest.
"I understand people's attachment to the lodge.... I just think
there's so much more that we could
be doing that would be more meaningful to students," said Kessler.
"Why are we keeping this building that's wasting a lot of money
simply for the idea of liking it? Yes,
it's something unique, but that
uniqueness isn't bringing people up
Kessler also thinks the lodge
can't be considered a necessary
service in the category ofthe
Food Bank or the Sexual Assault
Support Centre.
"I don't think that partially subsidized ski trips are something that
students need," Kessler said.
UBC Ski and Board Club president Braden Parker said he believes
the AMS is taking a short-sighted
approach and hasn't adequately
considered options like engaging a
Through a new international college with intensive English instruction, UBC hopes to
recruit more students from countries like those listed ahove.
Mahal said that admissions will
be very selective in order to choose
students with the best chance at
success. "We are goingto be bringing in students halfway across the
world and asking them to invest
a lot into this program, and UBC
wouldn't want to bring people to
campus unless they actually have
the potential to be very successful
and to get into second year out of
this program."
The college has a $4 million startup budget to cover the preparation
of curriculum and the recruitment
of students and faculty. Tuition is
proposed at $30,000 per year, and
seven per cent of all tuition revenue
will be used to create scholarships
and financial aid for the program.
The college has the ability to
create its own courses, accordingto
Mahal, but students ofthe college
will mostly be taking existing UBC
courses and writing the same exams
as other first-years. It is still under
discussion whether the students
will be in the same sections as other
first-years at UBC proper. The
students will also have additional
English education integrated into
the rest ofthe program.
Accordingto Mahal, the science
segment will have a stream for both
physical and computational sciences, and no life science or biology
courses will be offered to students
in the program. Janet Giltrow, the
senior associate dean ofthe Faculty
of Arts, said that Arts Studies 150
(a standard course about academic writing), geography, political
science and psychology are being
considered for the arts courses.
After their year at the college,
students who get high enough
grades will be admitted to second
year at UBC. The cutoff is still to
be decided by the faculties, Mahal
said, but the goal is to have at least
80 per cent ofthe students who
are admitted into the college move
on to second year. She said the
current plan will require students
to renew their visa when going into
second year, because their initial
third-party operator. The lodge is
an asset that can never be regained
once sold, he said.
"Selling wouldn't even provide
a long-term benefit; that money is
going to go back into the establishment and students aren't even
goingto see it... Maybe [the lodge
is] not a need, but I think it is still
something that students want,
and something that was built by
students," said Parker.
By the
LOSS IN 2011
LOSS IN 2012
$400,000 TO DE
$420,000 pre
Wong now plans to ask Council
on April 3 for funds to maintain
and secure the property if the lodge
were to shut down. AMS director
of finance Keith Hester told AMS
Council that demolishing the lodge
would cost an estimated $400,000.
There's also the possibility ofthe
lodge being stuck in limbo if Council fails to pass the motion, or if the
student referendum that would be
necessary to sell the land fails.
"We would still cease operations, of course, and have it a
sitting duck, and that costs money
to maintain it and secure the
site," said Wong. She added that
there is still "wiggle room" to
change direction.
"This is a little football we've
been passing around for a long time
and I'd like a firm decision on this,"
she said. Xi
visas will only be granted for the
one-year program.
To advance into second year,
students will need to meet transfer admission requirements as
determined by the Faculty of Arts
or Science. "[If] a student would end
their first year at Langara, [they]
would need to meet a certain grade
point to transfer to UBC, and i think
we're looking at that standard,"
said Giltrow. Once in second year,
students will already have at least
24 UBC credits and will be able to
transfer to other faculties if they
choose. Vice-Provost Angela Redish
said in an email interview that the
proposed Orchard Commons, a hub
containing student residences as
well as academic facilities, will help
house these new students, although
the idea ofthe building predates the
proposal. If the Board of Governors
approves this building, construction
will begin in 2014.
Mahal said that the AMS and VP
Students office are working together
to ensure that students ofthe college are integrated fully into UBC
student life. To help with this, they
will be housed not just in Orchard
Commons but in student residences
across campus.
Mahal said Bridge students will
be AMS members, with access to
AMS facilities, school libraries and
the U-Pass.
"I think if the AMS and the VP
Students office work very closely
over the next year, we'll be able to
create a really, really strong experience for these students coming in
so they feel like they're part ofthe
community," said Mahal. 31 NEWS    I    MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013
College for Interdisciplinary
Studies to shut down
Students in interdisciplinary grad programs will soon find themselves in the Faculty of Science, Applied Science or Medicine.
Veronika Bondarenko
As the UBC College for Interdisciplinary Studies prepares
to close its doors, students in a
handful of science graduate programs will soon have a full-service faculty to call home.
Starting in September 2013,
the college's interdisciplinary
programs, like bioinformatics,
oncology and software systems,
will be transferred to either the
Faculty of Science, Medicine or
Applied Science.
According to its current president, Hugh Brock, the College
for Interdisciplinary Studies
was founded in 2006 in order
to maintain department-spanning research units and provide
graduate programs for students
who wished to focus on more
than one area of study. But the
research units were brought over
to individual faculties last year,
and Brock said it is no longer
worthwhile for the university
to maintain the stand-alone
graduate programs.
"[The college] was small and
it seemed unfair to deny the
grad programs the same benefits that the units got when they
were transferred to faculties,"
said Brock.
Brock also stressed that while
the change will involve some
shifts in administration, it will
have very little effect on the overall course of students' degrees.
"There's no change in the
academic part ofthe program,"
said Brock. "They [the students]
will be working with the same
graduate assistant, the same
director, have the same funding.
Their transcript and academic
rules and regulations will be the
same, so really, they won't even
When it comes the college's
remaining goal — promoting
interdisciplinary research more
generally on campus — Brock
expects to continue striving for it from his new position as the associate provost,
academic innovation.
Chris Roach expressed concerns about the suddenness of
the change at the March 20 Senate meeting. Roach is president of
the college's student association,
Graduate Student Society president and current Ph.D. student in
the college's former genome science and technology program. In
a later interview, Roach said that
while the switch will break up a
tightly knit campus community,
it will also allow students to take
advantage ofthe greater num
ber of opportunities, whether
academic or social, offered by the
larger faculties.
"It's great to get those students together, so it's sad that we
won't have something like that,"
said Roach. "At the same time, I
think it's goingto be much more
beneficial to students to have
them in faculties that can better
support these graduate student
Paul Harrison, associate dean
of the Faculty of Science at UBC,
also feels the switch will provide
more students with the support
they need to make the most out
of their degree.
"The faculties are the strongest academic units on campus,
the most long-lived, and they can
provide administrative support
as well as academic nurturing,"
said Harrison.
When it comes to the administrative budget formerly used
forthe College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Harrison said that
the remaining money is being
redistributed among the faculties
based on the total number of new
students transferring. Part ofthe
budget will also be used to support interdisciplinary initiatives
at UBC through an associate
provost, academic innovation
position. Xi
More scrutiny
coming for AMS
executives' bonuses
Ming Wong
Senior News Writer
The AMS is changing the bonus
system for their five executives
to make it more accountable —
but they still refuse to release
how much money the execs
are getting.
The total bonus money allowed
for each executive is $5,000,
on top of a regular salary of
$27,500 per year. Now the AMS
has tweaked the bonus rules to
clarify that the money is an extra
incentive to go above and beyond,
not a method of withholding part
of what would otherwise be a
$32,500 salary.
Some bonus money was paid
out to the 2012-2013 executive
team, but neither the committee
deciding on the bonuses nor the
execs themselves are willing to
say how much.
The bonus plan was initially pitched as a pay raise for
the executives along with a
"performance accountability
restriction" — a way to withold
some ofthe money if the AMS
Council thinks an exec failed in
their duties. Many saw the exec
pay raise and bonus structure
as a contentious move when it
was introduced in 2011, and an
unsuccessful petition was circulated to stop the measure shortly
after it was introduced.
But according to Hans
Seidemann, engineering rep
on AMS Council and head of
the AMS legislative procedures
committee, withholding part of
somebody's pay doesn't jibe with
employment law, so the system
was actually implemented as a
bonus plan from the start.
"It is not possible ... for someone to have a salary and then
[for Council to] claw it back,"
said Seidemann.
The five AMS executives set a
series of goals at the beginning
of their terms. Those goals are
approved by an AMS oversight
committee, and how successful
the execs are at achieving their
goals determines how much
bonus money they get at the end
of their term.
But Seidemann and others
felt the bonus plan needs some
polishing after its first full year
in effect.
The new guidelines will
require the bonus oversight committee to meet more frequently
and to be more involved in the
execs' goal-creation process.
They will also require executives
to make their goals clearer and
easier to measure.
"A goal like, 'I'm going to
increase engagement,'... you can
have that goal, but you would
have to have some metrics to
define how that... was a success
or not," said Seidemann.
Some critics wondered whether the bonus system kept this
year's executives from attempting far-reaching goals that might
not be successful. But management consultant Glenn Wong,
who initially recommended a
bonus structure for AMS executives, said the bonuses were
actually intended to make the
execs more ambitious.
"I didn't recommend it as a
holdback or a penalty system. It
was meant to be more of a positive incentive and for things that
are over and above," said Wong.
Seidemann concurred, saying
the bonus payments are "supposed to reflect accomplishment of
projects above and beyond the
The new changes to the system
mean execs will be eligible for
part of their bonus money even if
they don't achieve their goals, so
long as they can show concrete
steps toward them.
The oversight committee
will release summaries of how
they evaluated this year's AMS
executives on their bonus goals,
but Seidemann said they won't
release how much money they
received because of employment
standards law.
Ofthe 2012-2013 executive,
VP Finance Tristan Miller, VP
Academic Kiran Mahal and VP
Administration (now President)
Caroline Wong all declined to
disclose to The Ubyssey how
much ofthe $5,000 bonus they
received. Former President Matt
Parson and VP External Kyle
Warwick did not respond by
press time.
Seidemann said he was pleased
with the evaluation of this year's
executive, but another committee
member, Barnabas Caro, disagreed with him. "There's a lot
of room for improvement," said
Caro. tJ
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Canada // Sports + Rec
World Cup trophy going back to Cal
UBC rugby can't overcome 10-point deficit, loses second leg of annual series
UBC had trouble penetrating Cal's defence and could only muster six points.
C.J. Pentland
Sports + Rec Editor
The UBC men's rugby team needed
to win by more than 10 points to
bring home the World Cup trophy
for the first time since 2006. But the
'Birds couldn't take advantage of
their opportunities and ultimately
fell 38-6 to the University of California Golden Bears in the second leg
of their annual series. UBC lost the
series by an overall score of 68-24.
It was a tight, low-scoring affair
in the first half on Sunday afternoon, with neither team able to get
much going on offence or score a
try. UBC took an early 3-0 lead off
a penalty kick from Brock Staller,
but Cal tied it right up with a kick of
their own shortly after. The teams
exchanged penalty kicks for the
remainder ofthe half, and the Bears
took a slim 9-6 lead into the final
40 minutes.
Cal came out flying at the start of
the half, diminishing any chance of
UBC bouncing back and silencing
the large crowd at Thunderbird
Stadium. They tacked on two tries
to push the lead to 15, and came up
big on defence to maintain it. UBC
had numerous chances to cross the
try line, but stalled just short of it
for several minutes and was unable
to break down the Golden Bear
defence. After that period of intense
pressure, Cal took control for the
rest ofthe game and sailed to a
convincing victory.
"I think in the first half, the
Thunderbirds did a good job of
keeping possession, keeping us on
the back foot, which is never easy.
And I think we went into the locker
room and realized that we needed to
get more possessions and make the
most ofthe possession that we did
have and not give away easy balls,
and I thought we did that," said Cal
captain Seamus Kelly.
The score does not fully reflect
how close the game was for the
majority ofthe contest, as UBC had
many chances to take the lead or
even the score. But a few missed
kicks and the T-Birds' inability
to cross the goal line eventually
cost them, and a few late Golden
Bear scores put the game well out
of reach.
The win gives Cal, consistently
one ofthe top teams in the NCAA
and 16-0 this year, the series victory
for the seventh straight year and
the 14th time over the past 17 years.
Overall, the series has been played
every year since 1921 and is one of
the most intense and competitive
cross-border rivalries in North
American collegiate sports history.
Despite the tough loss, the remainder ofthe season looks bright
for the Thunderbirds. They have
an overall record of 13-4-2 and sit
near the top ofthe Okanagan Spring
Brewery League One standings.
They have five more games left before the postseason starts in May.
UBC's next contest is against
the University of Victoria on
March 29. The game is at 2:30
p.m. at Lord Rugby Field on
campus. tJ
T-Birds hit their way to victory
UBC baseball overcomes slow start to take three wins over College of Idaho
C.J. Pentland
Sports + Rec Editor
It didn't look promising at first,
but the UBC baseball team overcame a slow start to their weekend series at Thunderbird Park
and took three of four games from
the College of Idaho Coyotes in
regular season action. The 'Birds
eventually got their bats going
after the first game, and received
strong pitching over the final
three contests to win the final
three games and improve to 9-3 in
conference play.
Game one didn't start well for
UBC as the T-Birds came out flat,
with defensive mistakes and weak
pitches. The offence wasn't able to
make up for it, and Idaho took the
opening game 3-0. Alex Graham
started and gave up the three
runs, while Connor Smith did his
best to keep UBC in the game by
giving up no runs over four innings of work. Only Andrew Firth
was able to get much going on
offence, racking up three hits.
"That was one of our poorest
games ofthe year," said UBC head
coach Terry McKaig. "Their guy
threw quite well, especially in
the first four or five innings. I
thought he got a little tired after
that and started elevating the ball,
but we couldn't take advantage
with a disciplined approach."
But in the second game, the
T-Birds got the bounce-back
effort they needed. James Stewart
Infielder Kevin Biro had six hits on the weekend to help UBC to three wins over the College of Idaho.
made a diving catch in the first
inning to get UBC some momentum, and backed by a seven-run
fourth inning, the 'Birds rolled to
a 9-0 victory to split the Saturday
series. Starter Jeremy Newton
was "outstanding" in the eyes of
McKaig, giving up only one hit
over seven innings. Reliever Tavis
Bruce threw two perfect innings
to seal the deal.
It was a balanced effort on
offence, with six players picking
up multiple hits. Greg Densem
led the way with three hits, while
Mike Hole went 2-2 with two
doubles. Tyson Popoff, Kevin
Biro, Austin Fruson and Tyler
Enns all had two hits apiece.
After a slow start for both
teams on Sunday, the 'Birds used
some clutch hitting to power
ahead come the fifth inning and
win 8-2. All of UBC's runs in the
game came while there were
two outs.
Jerod Bartnik sparked the two-
out rally in the third inning with a
triple to the right-centre gap that
brought home Stewart. That was
followed up by a Densem single
and a Firth double, giving UBC an
early 3-0 lead.
That lead was pushed to eight
in the fifth inning, when UBC
took advantage of some fielding
errors and score five more two-
out runs. Fruson, Biro and Jeremy
Krai all racked up hits, and from
that point on the 'Birds were
in complete control. Freshman
Bryan Pawlina was solid over
six innings, giving up only one
run to earn the win, and Connor
Lillis-White pitched the final
three and gave up only one run on
one hit.
UBC picked up where they left
off in the fourth and final game,
scoring five runs in the first inning to get out to an early lead and
finish with another 8-2 victory. It
was another balanced offensive
effort, with five players recording
more than two hits and four contributing RBIs; Firth once again
led the way with three hits, four
RBIs and two runs scored. On the
mound, Sean Callegari pitched
five solid innings to pick up the
win, and Alex Webb and Miles
Verweel threw the final four to
preserve the win.
UBC has now won eight of
their last nine games, and is
now second in the NAIA Cascade Collegiate Conference. The
T-Birds will head onto the road
next weekend to take on Simpson
University in California, and will
come back home on April 12 for a
four-game series against Corban
University. Xi CULTURE    I    MONDAY, MARCH 25,2013
Simple snacks to h©]p you study
This isn't really a recipe at all, but it's all too
easy to forget that there are alternatives to Pop-
Tarts. You can replace the granola with walnuts
or almonds if you're on a tight budget. Not only
are yogurt and nuts filling, but they are full
of protein, calcium and other nutrients. Make
sure to leave the frozen fruit out for at least 20
minutes beforehand for pristine softness. Add
maple syrup for a classy dessert.
Sweet potatoes are full of fibre and potassium.
(Note that some supermarkets incorrectly call
sweet potatoes yams — chances are, if your
"yam" was grown in the United States, it's
actually a sweet potato.) Slice the potato up
into thin wedges, leaving the skin on. Coat the
wedges with olive oil or cooking spray and add
your preferred seasoning. Then coat a microwave-safe plate with more oil and arrange the
wedges on it, being careful not to let them overlap. Depending on the thickness ofthe wedges
and the strength ofthe microwave, cooking
time takes anywhere between two and 10
minutes, so keep an eye out. The fries are done
when they begin to turn brown at the edges.
A childhood favourite, ants on a log is a tasty,
filling source of protein, minerals and vitamins.
Simply slice some celery sticks into miniature
"logs," spread peanut butter on top and add
raisins. In addition to portability, the other
great thing about ants on a log are the endless
variations: instead of peanut butter and raisins,
try sun-dried tomatoes and cream cheese, gua-
camole and beans, or hummus and olives. MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013    |    CULTURE
Rhys Edwards
Senior Culture Editor
The exam season isn't kind to the body of a student. The mental duress of exams and the exhaustion of all-night cramming sessions
can turn once-balanced diets southward. You most likely know that the refined carbohydrates and saturated fats in most processed
snacks can leave you feeling unsatisfied, accelerate tiredness and cause weight gain. But with so much stress and so little free time,
the principles of economics displace gastronomies, and you reach for the Hot Pockets.This doesn't have to be the case. It's possible
to get a good grade and eat well with just a little prudence. At three ingredients apiece, the following recipes are stupidly simple, cheap,
easy to prepare — and, most importantly, they're good for you. % 8    I    CULTURE    I    MONDAY, MARCH 25,2013
Local fashion insiders share style tips
Next time you're reaching for those stretchy pants, take a cue from Vancouver Fashion Week and strut into spring with style.
Reyhana Heatherington
It can be hard to see the
fashion forest through the
Lululemon trees.
As Vancouver Fashion Week
wrapped up this weekend, it may
have been difficult for people to
identify with the staged shows in
a city where comfort and athleticism rule supreme. And many
students, lacking bottomless bank
accounts, dismiss the notion of
being fashionable altogether.
But The Ubyssey caught up with
a couple fashionistas attending
Vancouver Fashion Week to talk
about how vintage clothes are the
key to affordable style. Instead
of ignoring fashion, students can
separate the trendy from timeless, look beyond the brand-name
retailers and combine pieces for
an eye-catching wardrobe.
Tiffany Murray, store manager at Used House of Vintage on
Granville Street, said that fashion
in Vancouver is often more underground. But that doesn't mean
there is a shortage of diverse
options for stylish people on the
hunt for an original look. Murray
said her customers approach fashion like a jigsaw puzzle.
"They like coming in here, because they can actually use their
brains and say, 'I can mix this
with that,'" she said.
She said people can find
unlimited potential in used clothing, and noted that a small budget
shouldn't be an excuse. "You just
have to have your eyes open,"
she said.
Fashion designer Blake Hyland
has kept his eyes open for 10 years
in the vintage clothing industry.
"I want to sort of show people
that just because it's old or it's
been disregarded or whatever, it
doesn't mean that it's not a beautiful thing.... [I'm] trying to change
people's mentality towards fashion in general," Hyland said.
Hyland, an Australian-born
men's wear and accessories
designer, showed at Vancouver Fashion Week in 2010 after
graduating from design school.
Now, he is responding to customer requests and expanding his
grunge looks to women's wear.
Hyland is drawn to re-working
material to create new pieces;
his deconstructed aesthetic has a
sustainable component.
"It's sort of like helping the
earth, helping the world a little,"
he said. "If I can help contribute
by taking or eliminating some of
that waste out of these places,
and creating them into something
new that can be reused or re-worn
again in a different way."
Mass consumerism and trends
ofthe moment do not drive his
design philosophy.
"Stay true to yourself and it's
gonna come across stronger than
if someone's buying into something that is popular or in demand
or seen as a trend," he said. "I
always pay attention to the people
who stand out, as opposed to the
people who look the same."
And though top fashion labels
are synonymous with hefty price
tags, Hyland finds value in individuality rather than price.
"It comes down to how someone wears a certain garment....
You don't need to have a lot of
money in order to be able to feel
comfortable about yourself." Xi
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Lizzie Borden took an axe...
Tale of unsolved murder closes Theatre at UBC's season on a bloody good note
Did you, Lizzie? Did you?
Sidney Hryciuk
Children's nursery rhymes
often have dark roots. The
children's rhyme that is
echoing through the Freddy Wood
Theatre for Theatre at UBC's last
production ofthe season, Blood
Relations, is no exception.
"Lizzie Borden took an axe/
Gave her mother 40 whacks/ When
she saw what she had done/ She
gave her father 41..." So goes the
sing-song rhyme that haunts the
heroine, Lizzie Borden — and the
audience — throughout the play.
Blood Relations, which premiered at UBC in 1986, follows
the dark drama ofthe notorious
real-life Borden axe murders. Lizzie Borden, then 32 years old, was
acquitted of two charges of murder. To this day, the case remains
a mystery.
Though the question "Did you,
Lizzie? Did you?" is posed more
than once, Sharon Pollock's play
is less interested in whether she
actually committed the murder. Instead, the plot revolves around the
psychological question of whether
a "gentlewoman" living under the
oppressed conditions ofthe 19th
century would be capable of such
a crime. The sheer lack of control
Lizzie Borden has over her life
raises a slippery series of questions
on morality, blame and power.
As the play begins, the audience is greeted immediately with
a foreboding curtain that reads,
"Home, Sweet Home." Very soon,
however, it becomes apparent that
there's not much sweetness in the
Borden household.
A colossal birdcage unfurls as
the audience is transported into
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the dim household ofthe Bordens,
years after the murder of Lizzie's
parents. Fourth-year UBC acting
student Courtney Shields portrays
an older Lizzie, whose nasally
dialogue is peppered with dismay
at her societal repression. She is
supported by her alleged partner
and only friend, the Actress, who
begs for some answers.
The play then flashes back to
the past, before the murders, and a
sense of sympathy for the younger
Lizzie begins to develop. At 32
— "spinster" age, in those times
— Lizzie is trapped in the family
home with a pushover father, a callous stepmother and a feeble sister
(well supported by fourth-year acting student Georgia Beaty). Adding
tension to the plot is a controlling
uncle, looming over the family's
fortune and threatening to take
away what is rightfully Lizzie's.
Production student Diana
Sepulveda-Navarette's set — a
metal birdcage towering over the
Borden household — masterfully
emphasizes the trapped nature of
the Borden sisters. Deftly complementing this theme is Scott
Zechner's sound design, which
weaves the sound of birds throughout the play.
The large projection screen
onstage is the only out-of-place
element. The play follows a nonlinear storyline and jumps in time
and space without set changes, so it
is understandable that the screen is
meant to orient the audience. However, it is distracting and seems
to suggest that the actors can't
portray their characters without
the help of images.
Though not without its minor
faults, UBC's Blood Relations is a
noteworthy mystery that questions
the audience's assumptions and
adds effective new twists to Sharon
Pollock's well-known play.
Blood Relations runs until April 6
at the Frederic Wood Theatre. Xi II Opinions
More research needed
to address water issues
Downside of not renovating or selling the Whistler Lodge: students no longer have cheap accomodation in Whistler. Upside:
ocal hippies/wildlife have a new place to squat.
Last week, Council voted down
a motion to fund renovations
to the Whistler Lodge. Council seems to take this decision
to mean the lodge isn't worth
fixing and should be sold.
But it isn't that simple. Even
if all of Council agrees the lodge
should be sold, students still
have to approve the sale in a
referendum. Without student
approval to sell, the lodge could
be stuck in limbo. It will cost
around $400,000 to demolish
the lodge, and the AMS will
have to pay for its upkeep while
they wait for student approval
to sell it.
The last referendum to sell
the lodge failed, but AMS execs
want to sell it anyway. It seems
the execs are pressuring councillors into selling the lodge. A
recent survey shows students
want to keep the lodge.
The AMS needs to make a
decision now before it loses
even more money. At this point,
it seems like their options are to
make the investment or let the
place rot.
It's spring: the sun is shining,
birds are singing and if you're
a domestic UBC student, your
tuition is rising by another two
per cent. Since 2005, the steady
increase in tuition fees, designed to put students and not
taxpayers on the hook for inflation, has seemed as natural as
the changing ofthe seasons. The
B.C. Liberals instituted the two
per cent cap on tuition increases
eight years ago, and since then,
students have received emails
every March indicating that the
Board of Governors has decided
to raise tuition yet again.
It hasn't always been this
way. In 1996, the B.C. NDP opted to institute a tuition freeze.
This meant universities and
government had to cover the
cost of inflation. In 2002, the
Liberals scrapped the freeze,
and tuition skyrocketed. Public
pressure forced them to impose
some sort of tuition regulation,
and the cap was born.
This has a few implications
for UBC. For one, it means that
UBC has to find new sources of
revenue wherever it can. International students aren't protected by the cap; they pay the
entire cost of their education. So
while UBC looks good when it
increases international recruitment, financial motives are
involved. New degree programs
are another way to get around
the cap — that's what happened
with the bachelor of international economics last fall. The
new degree charges students
several thousand more than a
BA, and that extra money will
go towards UBC's bottom line.
The cap also forces Board of
Governors student reps to vote
on increasing tuition. In the
past, this might have been a real
ideological decision on the role
of government in education,
but not anymore. Now, tuition
votes are more or less a rubber
stamp; reps either agree outright and vote for the increase,
or agree in principle but opt to
abstain from voting.
The tuition cap, in many
ways, informs everything UBC
does: it's managed to redefine
middle-of-the-road public
policy. It's unlikely that the next
government will touch the cap.
The Liberals won't remove it
and shift more ofthe cost of a
university education onto the
student — they've learned that
this is not a popular move. And
the NDP likely won't freeze
tuition again, because it would
force governments to pony up
more money or watch their universities cut staff and services.
So the tuition cap is probably
here to stay. On balance, things
could be a lot worse.
When the AMS introduced a
bonus system for their executives, it was supposed to make
them more accountable.
The society was bitter and
burnt out over two years of
scandal: first, a president
caused a national embarrassment by complaining to the
United Nations about UBC's
tuition rates, and then another
president launched bitter personal attacks on candidates in
the next year's student government election.
Having a bonus to give or
withhold was supposed to
discourage kerfuffles like
these: executives, out of their
own self-interest, would stay
in line so they could collect
their cheques.
But if the student body
doesn't get to know whether or
not their executives get bonus
cheques, the rationale for this
system dries up. Those disgraced presidents of yore? The
worst part of what they did was
acting dishonestly against the
wishes ofthe AMS Council and
students at large.
Blake Frederick (the UN
complainer) spent thousands
of dollars in legal fees on that
UN submission, without telling
anyone. Bijan Ahmadian (the
elections mudslinger) started by
misrepresenting AMS Council in negotiations with UBC,
and then moved on to mount
an elaborate, secret scheme to
smear candidates in a student
Their transgressions were,
primarily, all about not being
accountable and not telling
students — or students' elected
Council representatives — what
they were doing.
So long as the AMS keeps
execs' bonuses a secret, it'll
just be insular hacks awarding
money to other insular hacks.
Maybe a good crop of insular
hacks on both sides will result
in hardworking executives
with good projects who deserve
every cent they get; some of this
year's team should have earned
a full $5,000 or possibly more.
But this is a system that's
supposed to help the AMS avoid
worst-case scenarios. And it
won't accomplish that if it's
shielded from public scrutiny. Xi
Events like World Water Day are needed because the public doesn't understand how
water use and governance affect issues like climate change, argues Pacheco-Vega.
Dr. Raul Pacheco-Vega
Most of my former UBC undergraduate students know that I am
passionate about water governance. I study water because ofthe
sheer size ofthe problem.
Ifyou consider that 85 per cent
of the world lives in the driest
half of the planet, that almost 2.5
billion people do not have access to
proper sanitation, that more than
900 million individuals still defecate in the open, and that water
availability is expected to decrease
whereas water consumption is
estimated to grow by about 19 per
cent by the year 2050, you can
realize now why I'm concerned
about improving ways in which we
govern the precious liquid.
Why think about water scarcity
when we could be thinking about
climate change and its catastrophic effects on human welfare?
After all, there is so much concern
currently about the effects of anthropogenic global environmental
change that it's hard to think there
are any other pressing issues to
study, let alone think about water.
The truth is that, as Donella
Meadows demonstrated, everything is interconnected, and water
governance is inextricably linked
to global environmental change
(and thus, to climate politics). Yet,
when I see discussions around
climate policy, water rarely comes
up except in the context of how
water stress would negatively
impact agricultural industries
and their need to adapt to rapidly
changing climates.
When I did my Ph.D. at UBC
in resource management and
environmental studies, my Ph.D.
advisor taught me to focus on the
most important problem, not the
most visible one. Dr. Dowlatabadi
taught me integrated assessment, a
technique that is used to integrate
multiple disciplines' knowledge to
develop policy-relevant solutions
to complex problems that can't be
studied using only one disciplinary
approach. While usually applied
to study climatic change problems,
I used integrated assessment to
build a framework to study industrial restructuring under multiple
stressors in Mexico.
In applying integrated assessment to my own research (post-
Ph.D. and now that I have been a
professor for a few years), I have
tried to stay true to this philosophy: to tackle the most important
problems, and to develop applied,
policy-relevant solutions to these
problems. Inthe past decade, I
have come to realize that water
is one ofthe two most important
issues we will face in the next
few decades.
Important work on this topic
is being done at UBC. While no
longer a faculty member at UBC
(I taught there from 2006 to
2012), I'm still affiliated faculty
with the political science and the
Latin American studies programs,
and I do collaborate with UBC
professors on several topics. For
example, with Dr. Hisham Zerriffi
from the Liu Institute, I'm working on understanding patterns of
water poverty and energy poverty
in vulnerable regions.
And with several current or
former UBC political science
students, I have co-authored (or
am co-authoring) a few pieces on
topics related to water poverty
in Karu, transboundary water
conflict, waste water governance
in Canada, paradigm changes in
urban water systems in Jordan, the
politics of bottled water and soft
drinks, gender and sanitation, and
drinking water patterns.
It was World Water Day on
March 22, and while the notion
of an International Year of Water
Cooperation is a hopeful one
(this year's theme is cooperation
in water governance — previous
years have had sanitation, trans-
boundary water, and water and
food as themes), it's not a perfect
one. In fact, conflict for water resources has increased, rather than
decreased. Some authors even
point to the notion of "water wars"
as looming sooner than we think.
I think UBC has enormous
potential to have a real policy
impact on how water is governed,
not only in Canada but worldwide. As I said before, the big
challenge will be to remember
that climate change is one ofthe
most important environmental issues but not the only one,
and that everything is interconnected. I sure do hope that
the work I'm doing with my UBC
students and colleagues will have
a positive impact in reducing
water distributional inequities, alleviating issues of water
sanitation and mitigating water
shortages. One can only sustain
hope from here on.
Raul Pacheco-Vega is an assistant
professor in the Public Administration Division ofthe Centre for
Economic Research and Teaching,
CIDE inAguascalientes, Mexico.
From 2006 to 2012, he was a lecturer at UBC. II Scene
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30-Travel on
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66-Family portrait?
31-Indigo source
15-City on the Nile
67-Vive      !
32-Apple product
16- Black-and-white cookie
68-French 101 verb
33-Morse element
34-Actress Virna
18- Horn-shaped bone
70-Exodus origin
19-Baltic feeder
71- Costly
37- Frees (of)
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40-Speaker's spot
43- Goes by
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44-Do a number
46- Continued a subscription
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53- Strongly fragrant sage
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38-Avril follower
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39-       Gras
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