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Array io-22 2/UBYSSEY.CA/EVENTS/2009.10.22
OCTOBER 22, 2OO9
VOLUME XCI, N°XIV
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In the dungeons below, Joan Mendoza and Krittana
Khurana screamed in horror as they watched Chibwe
Mweene get ripped to pieces. Cranking the handle of
the 'rack was Samatha Jung, laughing with glee, beside
her was Brian Piatt, Victoria Biernacik, Caroline Paillez,
Davina Choy, Kimberley Bui, Nav Sidhu and Roel Moeurs
they were basking in the spray of gore. To the left, Lee
Dorner and Daniel Zeleniouk were dragging Gerald Deo
and Keegan Bursaw through what was left of Anthony
Goertz. 'Bloody hell!' yelled Kate Barbaria to Trevor
Record and  Mandy Woo. Beside them, Jenny Zhang,
Celestian Rince and Karen Garbert waited their turn. In
the maidens above were Davina Choy, Ashley Whillans
and Christina Kwon. They were screaming and Crage
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Suddenly there was a loud crash and through the big
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her face as she gazed at Trevor Melanson, Dan Coghlan
and Austin Holm then said "Release the prisoners!"
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but were cut down by Pierce Netting and Bryce Warnes
who had come in from the side of the chamber. In the
center Kalyeena Makortoff screamed in dismay as her
"pet project" went to pieces. Charlize Gordon screamed,
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AMS' neutral stance: good or bad?
The AMS and students' relationship with the Olympics and UBC
BRIAN PLATT
Contributor
To what extent have students been
involved in the task of delivering the
Olympic Games to UBC? The answer
is complicated, and will vary depending on who you ask.
On the one hand, the AMS has
stated explicitly that they do not feel
they've been properly consulted by
Olympic committees at UBC. The
decision to bring the Olympics to UBC
was made in 2002, and according to
the AMS, they weren't invited onto
any committees until 2008.
On the other hand, some feel the
AMS has made a mistake by neglecting to define a role for themselves in
regards to the coming Games. They
have chosen a stance of neutrality that
prevents them from doing anything
that could be seen as taking a stand
on the Olympics. Does this neutrality wisely steer them clear of controversy or leave them rudderless in the
stormy waters of Olympic politics?
HSTORY
The AMS Council first seriously considered their position on the Olympics in the summer of 2008. Some
members felt strongly that the AMS
should declare itself opposed, or at
least refuse to support the Games in
any way. Others argued that the Olympics were coming regardless of what
the AMS decided, and that their job
should be to make the experience as
positive for students as possible.
In lieu of taking a stance, AMS
Council decided to commission the
External Policy Committee (EXPC)
to draft a report on the impact of the
Olympics on UBC and Metro Vancouver, called the Olympics Report.
After some revisions, the AMS officially adopted the Olympics Report
on February 11. It covered areas such
as housing, transportation, civil liberties and the economy. In the motion
to adopt, it was specifically stated that
"no value judgement" would be made
about the Games. This is when the
AMS officially adopted their neutrality stance.
"The AMS will not do anything at all
that could be seen as supporting the
Games, or as opposing them," said
Tim Chu, AMS VP external. "If somebody does come up and asks how to
get involved, we can point them in
the right direction. But it's more of a
reactionary sort of thing, rather than
proactive."
However, AMS President Blake
Frederick noted that there still are certain actions the AMS is taking under
its own initiative. They are expanding
the Safewalk program in response to
the increase in visitors to the campus.
They are keeping an eye on road closures and access issues for students.
AMS Council is also looking into ways
that AMS businesses can take advantage of the extra foot traffic at UBC. A
proposal to rent out the AMS' Whistler
Lodge to Olympic guests was recently
defeated at a Council meeting.
A crucial factor ofthe AMS' involvement in any aspect ofthe Games is in
their relationship with the UBC 2010
Olympic & Paralympic Secretariat.
The Secretariat coordinates all of the
Olympic-related activity on campus.
Its Director, Michelle Aucoin, is
responsible for liaising between the
university, the Vancouver Organizing
Committee (VANOC), and all of the
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The AMS will not do anything at all that could be seen
as supporting the Games, or as opposing them.
—Tim Chu,
AMS VP External
We have to get over this culture of opposition....What's
important is that we sit around and have constructive
discussion about the Olympics coming [to UBC].
—Geoff Costeloe,
Vice-Chair ofthe Vancouver Senate
We could not have student representation on this
campus if our student leaders did not commit to
confidentiality at meetings where sensitive information
is exchanged. Lack of professional conduct by Blake
resulted in him being excluded and that in turn
widened the gap between students and the Games.
—Bijan Ahmadian,
Board of Governors Student Representative
other stakeholders involved in bringing the Games to the campus.
ROCKY RELATIONSHIPS
In May, the Secretariat responded to
the Olympic Report with a letter to
the AMS Council. Some parts of the
letter described ways in which the
Secretariat and the AMS could work
together. In a few instances, such as
statements that students would be
displaced from residences, Aucoin
called the report's claims "unfounded
and untrue."
But the biggest problem arose over
the summer around AMS representation on the task group known as
the Overlay Comittee. "This was the
committee responsible for coordinating the transportation and security
issues of the Olympics on campus,
and included members from VANOC
and the Vancouver 2010 Integrated
Security Unit. Confidentiality was a
required component of the Overlay
Committee's work. As Aucoin put it,
"these were issues that couldn't be
effectively discussed as a public negotiation," and that they effect many
people and that it wasn't an "unreasonable request."
Frederick and Chu requested AMS
representation on the Overlay Committee, as it would be dealing with
major decisions such as road closures
and access to buildings. They were
told they could sit in on the Committee's discussions—but would have to
sign a confidentiality agreement first.
Frederick and Chu refused to sign.
While understanding the Overlay
Committee's need to do its work "in
camera," or in closed session, Frederick defended his refusal on the
grounds that he wanted consultation
with the rest ofthe AMS Council.
"Students were going to be adversely affected by some of the actions taken
[by the Overlay Committee]," he said.
"I needed to be able to consult the student body broadly and meaningfully."
However, the refusal to sign the
confidentiality agreement meant that
the Overlay Committee did its work
with no AMS representation at all.
Many were supportive of Frederick's actions; others, such as Board
of Governors student representative
Bijan Ahmadian, were critical.
"We could not have student representation on this campus if our
student leaders did not commit to
confidentiality at meetings where
sensitive information is exchanged,"
he said.
"Lack of professional conduct by
Blake resulted in him being excluded
and that in turn widened the gap between students and the Games."
NOT A CONSULTATION
It's not entirely clear what impact an
AMS representative could have had
on the Overlay Committee's work
anyway
"The nature of those discussions
[transportation, parking, security
requirements] is operational," said
Aucoin. "It wasn't a consultation, and
I know that for many members of
the student community, they're not
satisfied with that answer; but at no
point did we call this a consultative
process—to make sure we didn't misrepresent what it was."
This has caused frustration for
some students, including members of
AMS Council: the Olympics is going to
radically affect the campus in the following months, and big decisions are
being made without any input from
the student body. This is also why
the AMS' position on the Olympics is
important. They are not in any legal
sense responsible for the delivery of
the Olympics. As Aucoin put it, "it's up
to them to define their role."
Relations have improved recently
between the AMS and the Secretariat.
Aucoin and Frederick had a lengthy
meeting in August and came to a
better understanding. "We still have
concerns [about consultation]," said
Frederick, "but there are also good
lines of communication open. We
are confident now that if we voice
concerns, they will be heard by the
university."
WORKING WITH WHAT WE HAVE
There are some signs of other student
movements to generate some level of
interaction with the Olympics when
they arrive. Geoff Costeloe, who sits
on the AMS Council and is the vice-
chair of the Vancouver Senate, has
plans to organize students to create
some Olympic-related programs. "We
have to get over this culture of opposition," he said. "What's important is
that we sit around and have constructive discussion about the Olympics
coming [to UBC]."
There is also a grassroots movement called the UBC Student Olympic
Collaborative (SOC), which seeks to
"further UBC student engagement
with the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games." The SOC's proposed activities include an Olympics
Career Fair, a volunteer program and
an international beer garden.
The UBC Secretariat also has resources to help students find out what
will be happening during the Olympics. Their website, ubc.ca/2010, has
a running calendar of events and activities, and students can sign up for a
biweekly newsletter.
Despite all, both Aucoin and the
AMS are optimistic.
"The university is invested in the
success of the Games," Aucoin said,
"and the university has a unique role
in the Olympics. We've been working
to redefine that for future universities,
whether that's through the Olympic
Games impact study, or the academic
work that's being done here."
Frederick has similar sentiments.
"I still have concerns about the process, and I don't think there was ever
proper student consultation over the
decision to bring the Olympics to
UBC," he said.
"But right now I am very hopeful
that this will be a positive event for
UBC and will help raise the profile of
the university."
■ ■SPOTLIGHT
Running
a business
from your
dorm
Invention lets
snowboarders
practice safely
VICTORIA BIERNACIK PHOTO/THE UBYSSEY
VICTORIA BIERNACIK
Contributor
Graduating from university is a significant accomplishment in itself for
most students, but for UBC Engineering student Aaron Coret, school is
a part-time job while he focuses on
putting his real passion to play.
The 2 5-year-old Albertan has been
an avid snowboarder foryears until a
fluke accident left him paralyzed and
in a wheelchair.
"I was going off a jump that I had
done many times...just dropped my
shoulder the wrong way...simple as
that," he said ofthe event.
Since then, Coret has turned his
passion for snowboarding into a
career, not as a professional athlete
as he once hoped to become, but as
a leader in setting new safety standards for the sport he loves.
Coret's company, Ratal Innovations, caters to the world of snow
sports through development of safety
mechanisms. He runs his company
from his Marine Drive residence
right here on campus with two other
full-time employees.
Their invention, the Landing Pad,
has had much media attention, as it
has even been featured on the Discovery Channel's Daily Planet.
In short, it's a large vinyl air bag
that sits on the snow and allows
for safe execution and transition of
snowboarding tricks.
The simulated jump is meant to
be identical to the one in the terrain
park, so snowboarders know what
they're in for when they take their
newly learned tricks back to the park.
Coret explained that the brilliance
of their invention allows the "transition of a regular snow jump so you
get the idea and timing of actually
landing, and you can slide right off."
Coret is still in the beginning stages of developing the project, and despite limited publicity, the company
has had many e-mails from around
the world asking about the availability of the Landing Pad.
On the brink of completing his
degree, Coret can't wait to finish and
start focusing his energy entirely on
Ratal Innovations.
He hopes the device will become
"backed by governing bodies like the
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Kwantlen votes to join
CASA while still in CFS
Institution could be members of both national
lobby groups for second time in history
ANDREW BATES
CUP Western Bureau Chief
KELOWNA (CUP)-A year and a half
after Kwantlen students voted not
to leave the Canadian Federation
of Students (CFS), the board of the
Kwantlen Students' Association
(KSA) has voted to join the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations
(CASA).
If the KSA are successful in their
bid to join CASA, they would be members of both national student lobby
groups for the second time in their
history.
Kwantlen's Director of External
Affairs Derek Robertson said that the
KSA is unique in its pursuit of dual
membership.
"I believe [we would be] the only
school in the country to be represented by both of the major federal lobby
organizations," he told the Canadian
University Press.
If a student association votes not
to leave the CFS in a referendum,
they must wait two years before
they may hold another defederation vote. The KSA's decision to join
CASA was made just six months
before they may opt for another
defederation referendum in April
2010.
The KSA, based out of Surrey,
BC, will be an associate member of
CASA for a year before it considers
making an application to become full
members.
"After that year, if the KSA feels
that CASA is doing a good job and
representing them well, we will vote
to become full members," Robertson
said. "If we do not feel like we're getting the benefit out of being a member of CASA," he said, "we can vote to
leave. It's a two-step in, twostep out
[process]."
CASA recently changed its bylaws
to require full members to spend a
year as associate members before
leaving the organization.
It isn't clear exactly how much
joining CASA will cost the KSA, as the
organization's fee structure charges
based on a formula that weighs number of students, a members' budget,
and full or associate membership.
"I'm not exactly sure how CASA
works," said CFS Chair Katherine
Giroux-Bougard, "but there is no cost
to a students' union to be members
ofthe [CFS]."
CFS fees do not come out of a
students' union's budget, but rather
through individual student fees.
The KSA's bid to join CASA was
aided by a recent increase to its lobbying fund, 1 of 12 fee adjustments
recently passed in a referendum,
with a total fee increase of $84.15
per semester (for a student taking
five courses) by 2016. The referendum turnout was 2.8 per cent, or
494 of Kwantlen's 17,313 members.
The quorum for KSA referendums
is 250 voters, or 1.4 per cent of the
student population.
Robertson declined to confirm
whether or not the council would
attempt another referendum on CFS
membership if they gained full membership in CASA.
"Membership in CASA does not
mean that we will try another go at
leaving the CFS," Robertson said. "If
we weren't members of CASA, we
could do the exact same thing."
After Robertson served as a
spokesperson for the "No" side in the
2008 CFS defederation referendum,
the executive committee of CFS-BC,
the organization's BC wing, rejected
his application to serve as the KSA's
representative.
The KSA have not since named a
replacement for Robertson.
In the recent fee referendum,
the KSA voted for a fund to create membership materials that
would "provide an alternate view
of CFS."
The KSA would be CASA's 24th
member, and its third in BC. Founded in 1995, CASA focuses mainly on
federal lobbying through meetings
with politicians, leaving provincial
lobbying to member organizations.
The CFS, which has 84 members— 18
of those in BC—also lobbies on the
provincial level, using lobbying
tactics such as petitions and rallies.
CASA focuses only on post-secondary
issues, while the CFS also lobbies
for other issues including childcare,
anti-war campaigning and the rights
of gay men to give blood, tl
Students doubling up degrees
Many taking a second, more hands-on
program to complement classroom work
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GABRIELLE KIND
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VICTORIA (CUP)-To degree or not
to degree, that is the question. But
there's a third option that is increasing in popularity—to get more than
one degree.
Many Canadian students are doubling up on degrees, diplomas and
certificates, due in part to a slowing
job market.
Camosun College student Stephanie Phipps is well-educated about
education. After finishing a Bachelor of Science in Economics at the
University of Victoria (UVic), Phipps
immediately enrolled in the nursing
program at Camosun. She is in her
first year and will finish with a Baccalaureate of Science in nursing.
"I'll more than likely have job offers as a nurse shortly before I graduate," said Phipps.
Despite her first degree, Phipps
disagrees that a university degree is
necessary to get a good career and
make a decent living.
"Nurses are so high in demand
that I'll have a lot of flexibility as to
where I want to work," she said.
In the 2006/2007 academic year,
38 schools across all provinces except Prince Edward Island offered
fast-track entry-to-practice nursing
programs, allowing students to complete their nursing education more
quickly, including in cases of second-
degree entry into the programs.
Despite Phipps's years of formal
education, she's certain previous
work experience is way more valuable than a classroom education.
She says employers use education
as way to weed people out, but once
they hire someone, it's all about that
person's ability to do the job and not
the degree they have.
Phipps recalls attending classes at
UVic alongside 200 other students,
many with different aims after
graduation.
"It's difficult to do hands-on stuff
[in university] because a group of
people graduating with the same degree may end up doing very different
things," she said.
The nursing program she's enrolled in at Camosun offers a more
hands-on educational experience
than her economics degree because
it has a specific outcome. Everyone
in the program intends on becoming
a nurse, so every skill learned applies to all students.
Teresa Tran graduated from
Camosun's exercise and wellness
program and is now completing
a kinesiology degree at UVic. She
also feels it's not necessary to have
a degree to be successful. A degree
"offers a different range of careers
and is not suitable for everyone," she
said.
Tran transferred to UVic to further her education and pursue a different career. She realized partway
through the exercise and wellness
program that the jobs she hoped
to get from it, such as a lifeguard
and swim instructor, would pay the
same if she applied with or without
a degree.
Also, the certification for those
jobs could be completed in one weekend "for less than a quarter of the
price of tuition for four semesters of
courses," she said.
Tran's program at Camosun was
much more hands-on, and she anticipates the later years of her degree at
UVic will be as well, vl
"It's difficult to do hands-on stuff [in university] because a group of people graduating with the same degree may end up doing
very different things."
—Stephanie Phipps,
Camosun College student 2009.1 0.22/UBYSSEY.CA/NEWS/5
The undead in our justice system Personal
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Professor Sharon Sutherland studies zombie references in case law
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customers
DAVINA CHOY
Contributor
Sharon Sutherland is not your typical
Law professor. As a former Theatre
student and an avid fan of Buffy the
Vampire Slayer and its spin-off, Angel,
she's found a way to combine her
love of drama and vampires with the
law.
"I had always planned to go to law
school," she said in a phone interview with The Ubyssey. "I just put it
off and put it off. By the time I was
working on my PhD in theatre, I was
supporting myself as a legal secretary at a law firm. So, it was a natural
transition. The courtroom is such a
dramatic place."
Sutherland's research is bereft of
dry, Latin phrases and impenetrable
legalese. Rather, she takes TV shows
like Grey's Anatomy and Alias as her
subjects; she even finds nuggets of
intelligence in the pot-laced antics of
Trailer Park Boys.
"In one scene, they kidnap Rita
McNeil and force her to take marijuana," she explained. "I used it in my
Torts class on forced imprisonment."
Sutherland's fascination with
Buffy the Vampire Slayer began with
the original 1992 film. Her study,
"Piercing the Corporate Veil—With
a Stake? Vampire Imagery and
the Law," grew out of an increasing awareness of the connections
between law and vampires in Buffy
and, more explicitly, in Angel, a now-
defunct TV series that featured a
repentant vampire righting his past
wrongs by killing corrupt lawyers
and demons.
"There's a popular notion of lawyers as bloodsuckers and leeches.
After moments of seeing all these
on TV, I just decided to Google it!"
The results were staggering, and she
turned her inquiry from television to
case law.
Sutherland's study identifies
more than 200 mentions of vampires in case law over the past 50
years, with the majority of them
from the US. The lack of vampires
in Canadian case law is attributed
to the differences in the two judicial
systems.
The study asserts that the American judicial system uses a more
dramatic form of writing, as judges
often use dramatic flair as a tool in
jury address.
"There's a difference in the way
[Canadians] appoint their judges,"
said Sutherland. "It's not election,
so it's much less individual. Judges
are part of a group that learns how
to give judgment....They have to
maintain respect for the court. Cases
aren't frivolous; they're important to
the person who's there."
In the past, Sutherland has participated in the Buffy Conference,
a gathering of academic Buffy
enthusiasts.
"As an award, they give you
this huge stake," Sutherland said.
"It's [called] the Mr Pointy for the
name of Kendra's stake in Buffy."
An awarded book is given a Long
Mr Pointy Award and an awarded
article is given the Short Mr Pointy
Award.
It's likely Sutherland will continue
to combine television and pop culture with the law.
"Most of the time I'm the only
one watching the odder shows," said
Sutherland, laughing. "It's just so
much fun." vl
The MOA is putting their 35,000-item collection online as part of their Renewal Project, courtesy ofthe museum of anthropology
MOA at your mouse
NAV SIDHU
Contributor
Starting in January, students won't
have to leave the comfort of their
computer screen to engage in UBC's
Museum of Anthropology (MOA). As
part of its $55.5 million Renewal
Project, the museum is making their
entire collection of approximately
35,000 items available online.
"The project started about ten
years ago with the vision to expand
the museum, add additional gallery
space and create research infrastructure," said Sivia Sadovsky, the
Technology Program Manager ofthe
Museum of Anthropology (MOA).
Sadovsky added that the museum
is already a pioneer in visible storage
but is taking the next step by making the entire collection available
through the MOA Collections Access
Terminal (CAT) system developed by
Rory Matthews, a web designer from
London, and the museum. The interface is user-friendly attractive and
loaded with rich information. The
majority of the information has
come from the museum's existing
databanks but the digitization of the
objects is a part of its Collection Research Enhancement Project.
Going online is the virtual part of
enhancing access; the physical part
includes 15 MOA CAT terminals
that will be in the museum for visitors to use. These terminals will be
touch screen and improve ease of
navigation of the new exhibition and
visible storage spaces. A visitor can
touch an object to find out where in
the gallery it is, view the other objects
around it, find objects in the same
category and plan their trip around
the museum accordingly.
The web interface will have similar capabilities, allowing you to access all of the museums collected information on the object, view various
research pictures of it, view related
media clips to it, locate where it is
the museum and see who previously
owned it. Sadovsky said that this
will make the museum's collection
more accessible to different kinds of
researchers with access 24/7.
The Renewal Project also includes
new exhibition spaces, a new visible
storage space called the Multiversity
Galleries, a Community Research
Suite, and a digital network called the
Reciprocal Research Network. The
museum will showcase these new
updates on its official re-opening on
January 23, 2010. tJ
Underground
to go under
review
ROEL MOEURS
Contributor
The Arts Undergraduate Society
(AUS) met on Monday to discuss
the future of The Underground in response to calls to disband the satirical newspaper after the latest edition
contained a controversial fictional
story that trivialized rape.
The story in question raised such
a storm that upon hearing about it,
AUS President Guillaume Houle
requested that all the issues of The
Underground in question would be
pulled and that the editor would issue a formal apology—which she immediately did. According to Houle,
Dean of Arts Nancy Gallini, who herself received numerous calls about
the story, "is pleased with the actions
taken thus far."
The Underground has been
struggling for some years now; the
executive decided to review the
publication over the summer and
cut its annual budget from $3500
to $1000.
"We decided to cut the funding
to give ourselves some space," said
Houle. Even though the need for a
review was reaffirmed at last Monday's meeting, Houle added that "the
shape that this review will be taken
has not yet been determined."
Most of the AUS Council seemed
in favour of putting the past behind
them and attributed the publishing
of the story to a mistake by an editor
without any previous experience.
Currently, the AUS is not responsible
for the selection ofthe editor, but, as
a councilorput it, that "will also be
changed." tl
to buy
Dr Sutherland has found over 200 mentions of zombies in case law over the past 50 years, gerald deo photo illustration/the ubyssey
CAROLINE PAILLEZ
Contributor
Have you ever talked with a retailer,
found out that you came from the
same hometown and suddenly noticed how incredible their service
was? A recent study at UBC concluded that similarities between retailers
and customers increase the chances
of concluding a sale.
The study demonstrates that a
consumer who shares some traits
with a salesperson, for example
a birthday or hometown, will be
more easily convinced to open his
wallet. However, if this person sees
the retailer's behaviour as negative,
the consumer would definitely not
buy. As the customer feels betrayed,
he or she is even more inclined to
reject the offer.
Approximately 500 undergraduate students unknowingly took part
in the experiment. They were asked
to listen to a promotion pitch for a
new personal training program.
Those who shared the same birthday with the trainer figured out the
similarity, they were more inclined
to join the fitness club.
The study also tried to determine
whether people are as attached to
an object as they are with a person.
Students were presented with a dental company that originated in their
hometown. They did not seem to
express the same commitment.
The study cautions that in the case
the customer perceives negatively
toward the retailer's behaviour, the
positive effects do not just go away,
but reverse.
"We asked the personal trainer to
be rude with the students," saidJoAn-
drea Hoegg, a marketing researcher
for the study "When we inquired to
those who shared the same birthday
whether they would enrol or not,
they were even more rebuffing than
the others."
The researchers explained that
when someone feels betrayed, he or
she needs to disconnect himself as
soon as possible and to cut any relation he or she might have.
"The gains of the strategy are not
only financial," Hoegg asserted. "In
a hospital, for instance, employees
who exhibit something personal and
fun on their nametag could contribute to create a pleasant atmosphere
for the patient and for them. It makes
people feel connected and everybody
feels better."
The study was led by Lan Jiang,
PhD student at the UBC Sauder
School of Business, and marketing
researchers Darren Dahl, JoAndrea
Hoegg and Amitava Chattopadhyay
ofthe European Institute of Business
Administration. tl
The study suggests
that a consumer who
shares a birthday or
hometown will be
more easily convinced
to open his wallet.
However, if this person sees the retailer's
behavior as negative,
the consumer would
definitely not buy. 6/UBYSSEY.CA/CULTURE/2009.10.22
QUOTES ON THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT'S ARTS CUTS
"[These funding cuts have] already devastated people's access to culture. That
is, artists can still be playing music, making paintings, taking photographs,
filming videos, writing...but nobody's going to be able to see it."
—Keith Higgins
"...the whole fabric of what communities
do to nourish their creative and physical
selves is being liquidated."
-Scoff Watson
"That money is not for me to buy my clothes and feed
my kids, the public funding for the arts and charities is
to give society access to those things, to art. So I think
the question really is, is that of value to society? And I
don't have the answer because maybe society doesn't
care, they don't really want that, but I think that question
hasn't been asked."
—David Mcintosh
Culture
Campbell commits cultural genocide
Will arts funding cuts turn BC into a cultural wasteland?
WHAT ARE PEOPLE DOING
AROUND THE PROVINCE?
First week of September: Cuts to arts funding proposed
by the Liberal Government.
PAST PROTEST EVENTS
Sept. 2—Arts Community meeting organized by Vancouver Alliance for Arts and Culture discussed a plan of
action against the newly announced funding cuts and the
repercussion of cancellation of BC Gaming Grants.
Sept. 3—Insurrection by Fax at Ruins in Progress
Launch Party, the Or Gallery faxed frustrations to the
government in regards to arts funding.
Sept. 9—Arts Strike: Happened in Victoria outside the
BC Cultural Services Branch and in Vancouver outside
of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Participants in the demonstration formed a Grey Square which symbolizes life
without arts—grey, dull and well, 'square'.
Sept. 28—Rally Against the Cuts: Happened in Vancouver outside the Wosk Centre. Protest called for Arts
Minister Kevin Krueger's resignation.
Oct. 8-Free BBQ hosted by the Art History Student
Association at UBC. Students protested and wrote letters to the Liberal Government protesting the arts cuts
Held a "Faceless for the arts' protest, for an exhibit by
Holly Palmer showing photos of students face down on
the cement.
LAST CHANCE
ONGOING UNTIL Oct. 23-Letter Writing Campaign: The
28th of October is the last day to protest the funding
cuts to the provincial government, Write a letter to
Gordon Campbell or local MLA.
COMING UP
Oct. 28—Grey Relay: Happening all around Vancouver.
Minimum of 16 people, dressed in grey will walk single
file silently and make a grey square silently on a city
corner. Someone will be the designated time keeper
After 15 minutes the time keeper will walk single file to
another city corner. This will go on all day.
ASHLEY WHILLANS
awhillans@ubyssey.ca
"What the government is doing is
cultural barbarism and vandalism of
the highest order."
Scott Watson, curator of UBC's
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, isn't the only outraged member
of the BC arts community. Social
groups, students and the general
public are speaking out against
drastic arts funding cuts outlined by
Premier Gordon Campbell and the
BC Liberal Government.
During the first week of September, the provincial government announced cuts to the funding of the BC
Arts Council, the BC Arts and Culture
Endowment Fund and the reallocation of funding from the BC Gaming
Commission.
According to the Ministry of
Tourism's Arts and Culture original
service plan, these cuts include an
estimated 81 per cent decrease
in funding from $19.5 million to
$2.25 million this fiscal year and an
estimated 92 per cent decrease in
2010/2011.
Although the provincial government has pledged to restore a portion of the funding that was cut for
the upcoming year, the funding crisis is far from over. The 2010/2011
budget has yet to be finalized, but the
provincial government announced
last month that they expect a $2.8
billion deficit, the worst in the province's history. More cuts are coming.
Members of the community and protest groups, however, are unclear as
to what exactly will happen.
"It's really not clear as to what's
going on yet—the government is in
absolute chaos over this issue," said
Watson. "People say the Arts Council
might get an arts cut of as much as
80 per cent. That's a catastrophic
cut.you're talking about eliminating programs and institutions and
support."
The effects have already begun.
The proposed closures ofthe Massey
Theatre, the recent cancelation ofthe
Lantern Festival and the Parade of
Lost Souls and numerous other performance cancelations and museum
closures have already happened in
the last six weeks.
But what has surprised members of the artistic community
most isn't the apathy on the part
of the Liberal government, but
rather the complete elimination
of funding from the BC Gaming
Commission—an organization that
funds not only arts endeavours,
but sports and social groups.
"The gaming money that used
to be available to cultural organizations and amateur sports is simply
no longer available to them," explained Watson. "The whole fabric
of what communities do to nourish
their creative and physical selves
is being liquidated," said Watson.
The government's response to
date has been negligible. Minister
of Tourism, Arts and Culture Kevin
Kruger, released in a statement that
inessential services such as the arts
are being cut to provide additional
funding to other, more important
services.
"To keep strong in the midst of
these very challenging economic
times," he stated, "our government,
across all ministries, has had to focus
BC's resources on key priorities and
essential services such as healthcare,
education andjob creation."
Laura Brown, spokesperson of activist organization Stop BC Arts Cuts,
reiterated the reoccurring theme
amongst protest groups: The importance of funding cuts not just to the
artistic community, but the entire
cultural infrastructure.
In particular, she fears that artists
and organizations will jump ship,
abandoning BC's sinking cultural
community and seek resources and
revenue in other cities.
"The arts and culture sector is full
of trepidation—many people are already considering leaving," explained
Brown. "That's our biggest fear. Brain
drain happens extremely quickly as
soon as the money runs out, people
need to pay their bills right away, they
can't just wait for a future."
"We need to be more aware of
how on edge the arts sector is here,"
she warned. "We are pretty scared
that if that agenda is allowed to be
completed over the next three years
before the Liberals are kicked out—
which they will invariably be—it will
be very hard to rebuild."
Another feared result of these
funding cuts is that our already
"no-fun city" could be transformed
into a cultural wasteland as theatre,
gallery shows and museum exhibits
will either stop existing or stop being
accessible.
As resources become more and
more scarce, arts will become homogenous and exclusive, argued
visual artist and activist Keith Higgins. "[These funding cuts have]
already devastated people's access
to culture. That is, artists can still be
playing music, making paintings,
taking photographs, filming videos,
writing...but nobody's going to be
able to see it."
With corporate sponsorships
becoming more and more integral
to funding, less risks may be taken
in the production of new art and
exhibitions. "Investors will only go
towards programs that are revenue
generating. Museums that are likely
to showcase student or riskier work
are the first to go, as seen in the case
of the Helen Pitt Gallery [an experimental and social art gallery in Vancouver] which has closed its doors,"
said Higgins.
"If you lose the marginal and
the difficult and the unlikeable,
the unpopular art, you lose the
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diversity necessary for healthy culture and healthy intellectual life," he
added.
Without a network of support
from the provincial financial sector,
this trend of paring down and shutting down museums, theatres and
canceling festivals and outreach services will only continue.
"As artists, much of your opportunities to be successful in BC require
funding. This funding that comes
from the province often leverages
federal and municipal funding and
private sector funding—it is the
core," said Amir Ali Alibhai, executive director of the Vancouver Alliance for Arts and Culture.
"I would fear if these cuts go
ahead as planned, even if they are
reinstated at a future time that the
damage would occur in the short
term would be so damaging that
many organizations would not survive. I think there would be fewer
opportunities for people who want
to works in arts and culture in this
province."
An uncertain future is also causing many students to reconsider
their future aspirations, said Holly
Palmer, Student Representative for
UBC's Arts History and Visual Arts
Department. "As there is going to
be limited opportunities in galleries
for work, there is going to be limited
areas for students to show their work
and extend their work. The progression of up and coming artists in Vancouver is going to drift away."
"I feel that what is going to happen is people who are graduating
are going to go away to New York or
Berlin, or somewhere with a good art
scene. That is what is going to kill us,
is people leaving. There is going to be
nothing for them here."
The deadline for public feedback
for the 2010/2011 budget is October
23 and groups hope that Vancouverites join together to take a stand
against these potentially devastating
cuts. Alibhai hopes individuals write
letters, protest, create art exhibitions,
or get involved in one of the existing
campaigns such as "Grey for Arts,"
whose events have been held regularly around the province. Time is
limited.
"The government and our citizens
need to begin to fully recognize the
arts and culture sector as a strong economic investment and to understand
that it is integrated into health, education and social health," she said.
"Together we need to stand together as part of civil society and
affect change." tl
More information about the funding cuts and what you can do about
them can be found at aUianceforarts.
com or stopbcartscuts.ca
—With files from Samanthajung
Sign up online
or make an
online letter
submission at
leg.bcca/budget-
consultations/ 2009.10.22/UBYSSEY.CA/CULTURE/7
Getting ready for the terrifying outside world
CC
I picked a major I like, and one day I will probably be living in a box"
DAVINA CHOY
Contributor
The prospect of leaving the educational nest and finding your way in
the world can cause the worst kind of
panic, throwing even the level-headed student into an existential crisis.
Some students join support groups
like Facebook's 100,000 strong, "I
Picked a Major I Like, and One Day
I Will Probably Be Living in a Box"
for solidarity, encouragement and
a shoulder to cry on. Many become
immobilized by indecision and do
nothing. Others send out a flood of
resumes to employers and hope for
the best.
Carol Naylor, the energetic
manager of Career Education at
UBC, shakes her head. Naylor is at
once an animated keeper of career
wisdom and a consoling mentor.
As a career advisor she's seen her
fair share of directionless, panicky
students.
"The single best career advice?"
she says, "Don't wait till graduation.
Start early and research your options. Most students don't have the
knowledge of what's possible with
their degrees. They don't do the
research and they don't have all the
information they need."
"A lot of students come in worried
about how to format their resumes
or they're certain that they need a
second degree. I ask them, 'Why do
you need a master's?' and they say,
Well, my parents say I do' or 'If I
don't, then I'll end up working in a
lab.'"
She looks incredulous. Her eyes
widen and she practically jumps
out of her chair. "How do you know
that? Have you done the research?
Are your parents experts in the
field?"
She sighs and leans back. "It's not
their fault that they don't know," she
says. "They don't know what they
don't know. It's not a failure not
knowing what it is you want."
So, how does a student find out
what he or she wants to do and go
about researching it?
Gen Y career guru Lindsey Pollak
firmly believes in compiling what
she calls a "Really Big List," a catalogue of jobs or companies that interest you. She writes, "Try not to censor
yourself at all; just write. As your list
grows, you'll begin to see patterns of
what kinds of opportunities attract
you."
For Pollak, the worst thing a
student can do is nothing at all.
"Whenever you are stuck, frustrated,
nervous, clueless, confused, discouraged or overwhelmed, in my experience, the answer is always action.
Just do something."
Naylor points to the many resources that UBC's Career Services
offers. There are online and in-class
workshops for resume writing,
interviewing, networking, career
exploration, and for accessing the
hidden job market (80 per cent of
jobs are unadvertised). On their website, a click on "Events" will lead you
to a calendar of upcoming job fairs,
employer information sessions and
seminars.
Camille Israel, a fourth-year Anthropology student, is graduating
soon but she's managed to keep her
cool. The picture of the inspired,
slightly bewildered Arts student, she
delivered her talk, "Major Angst"
at the 2009 TEDx Terry talks. "Undergrad is not about training for a
career," she declared. "It's not about
that. It's about adding your voice to
the conversation."
Her message is clear: take charge
of your education. Don't think of
university as a conveyer belt that
shuffles you along to a predetermined career. Find a hobby, learn to
love your major, and of course listen.
"Do what you like to do," she says.
"Graduation isn't the be all and end
all. You still have time. You have your
whole life!"
Israel's new love is the ukulele,
and she ends her talk with a song:
Cat Steven's "If You Want to Sing Out,
Sing Out." The chorus has the same
jubilant optimism as Dr Seuss's Oh,
The Places You'll Go! and with any
luck will be the anthem of hopeful
graduates everywhere.
Naylor's last words of advice echo
these sentiments: "Know who you
are," she says. "Know who you were
born to help." tl
REAL WORLD
Your Arts degree isn't useless
Co-op programs and internships expose students to
career opportunities
KAREN GARBERT
Contributor
Did you know that Arts students are
actually very employable? That their
future career options are not just
limited to bottle recycling, underwater basket weaving or slinging coffee
at Starbucks? Incredibly employers
may want to hire Arts students due
to their well-rounded education.
"It is a myth that Arts students do
not have as many employment opportunities as students in other facilities," says Julie Walchli, Director of
UBC Arts Co-op program, "A liberal
arts education is flexible and career
oriented."
Walchli pointed to the success of
the UBC Arts Co-op program. Started
ten years ago as a pilot program
for students in the Department of
English, the program now is the
third largest at UBC, with 275 active
students enrolled. Other co-op programs on campus are Applied Science, Commerce, Forestry, Human
Kinetics and Science.
The goal of Co-op is to move students from "educated to employed."
Four work terms are integrated into
the student's academic program.
These are paid full-time positions.
The average undergraduate salary
over the four required work terms
is $40,629.81. Through the coop
experience, students have the opportunity to explore different career
paths, discover what interests them,
and gain 12 to 16 months of work
experience prior to graduating.
Karen Orr, an Arts Co-op student
majoring in History and Anthropology found that "the best part of Co-op
[is] the ability to experience or even
just find out about fields and types of
employment that aren't the traditional...ones that people go to school for."
Students also benefit from the
networking and mentor support the
program offers. Walchli stressed that
in addition to their work experience,
Arts Coop students "gain a sense of
community within the larger UBC
environment and have the opportunity of establishing a good network
of contacts through mentoring and
strong [co-op] alumni involvement
[in the program]."
If students do not qualify for the
Co-op program, or missed this year's
September 30 deadline, there is
another way of gaining work experience prior to graduation. Starting
Monday, Arts students will be able
to gain work experience through the
new Arts Internship Program.
Students can apply for positions
with the David Suzuki Foundation,
the Greater Vancouver Professional
Theatre Alliance, Northwest Wildlife
Preservation Society, Sustainability Television, the BC Association
of Magazine Publishers and over
70 other private and non-profit
organizations.
Created through a partnership
between the Arts Co-op Program
and Career Services, the Arts
Internship Program is accepting applications from now until
mid-November.
Phoenix Lam, Arts Internship
Coordinator at UBC Career Services
and one of the program's creators,
encourages students to apply. "While
the positions are unpaid, it is also
only 8-12 hours a week. Even though
[students] are not given academic
credit for [participating in] the program, they should see this as an extracurricular activity they are taking
for their career preparation....It is
one easy step that will give them the
extra competitive edge when they do
start applying for jobs."
If an internship seems like a lot to
take on this time of year, when most
students are swamped with papers
and mid-terms, Lam points out that
the positions themselves don't start
until January. Other than the application process, there is no time
commitment required until next semester. Yet for students who do want
to apply, time is limited.
"Students should understand that
the time to look for these internship
opportunities is now," says Carol
Naylor, Manager of Career Education at UBC Career Services. "New
positions will continue to be posted
on the website [only] until mid-
November. Students can keep checking the website and applying for the
internship positions until then." va
To view the positions available and to check eligibility
requirements for the program,
go to Arts Internship Program
website at arts.ubc.ca/students/
internship.
Undergraduate students are
eligible for the Arts Coop program if they are a full-time UBC
student in their second or third
year of a BA, BFA or BMus degree program. Students can visit
their website at co-op.arts.ubc.ca
or drop by the Arts Co-op office
at Buchanan C121 for more information on the program.
Students can take advantage
of the support Career Services
offers students in writing resumes, cover letters and learning
interviewing skills. Visit the Career Services website at students,
ubc.ca/careers or drop by their
office in Brock Hall.
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In Vancouver, vegans and vegetarians
should have little trouble finding restaurants that cater to them. However,
there are so many options that it's easy
to feel overwhelmed. You want your
experience to be the best possible. To
help our beloved vegans, or those that
simply like to claim vegetarian sympathies for social one-upsmanship, The
Ubyssey has a guide to several vegetarian eateries.
I GREENS AND GOUR)\CTS
2582 West Broadway
Greens and Gourmets is a cafeteria,
with a buffet-style selection of vegetarian and vegan options. Don't
worry, the food is actually better than
you'd expect from a place that looks
like the Totem cafeteria. However,
you pay according to the weight of
your food; expect to pay over $ 10 for
a hearty lunch. The selection tends
to vary, but common items include
rice, potatoes, spring rolls, tofu and
pasta. Those with a sweet tooth will
find some vegan desserts; when I
went there I even saw a non-dairy
cheesecake which still puzzles me.
Items are clearly marked with ingredients, making it simple to accommodate dietary needs.
Best for: A quick and easy meal
Worst for: Fine dining
TtCNAAM
2724 West 4'h
One of Vancouver's most famous
vegetarian restaurants. Close to
campus, open 24 hours, reasonable
prices—an entree will run you about
$10. You'll likely have to stand in line
during peak periods (outside the restaurant—bring a raincoat). There's a
decent selection of food and some
nice desserts, many of which are
vegan. Try the pies; they're quite
tasty. The food is fine but not spectacular; portions are large, so expect
some take-home. While The Naam is
the most famous restaurant, it's not
necessarily the best. Those dragon
bowls are pretty mtimidating, especially for meat-eaters whose stomachs may start a rebellion against all
those veggies.
Best for: Satisfying the munchies at 3am
Worst for: Getting a meal in a hurry
Tt£ FOUNDATION
'2301 Main Street
The lentils and lip ring to The
Naam's granola and dreadlocks,
you're going to get asked if you've
ever been to The Foundation a lot
if you're a vegan. Although it isn't
always as packed as The Naam, it
has a reputation as a hip eatery for
the socially conscious. You will find
it has slow service at peak hours,
which is fine if you're going along
with the place's laid-back vibe. The
$ 10-20 you'll pay is going partially
towards an image; expect writing
all over the walls and ultra-skinny
anarcho-vegans plastered with tattoos and piercings as your servers.
The food is really good, and they
have a liquor licence with pretty
well-priced drinks.
Best for: Loudly discussing contemporary social issues
Worst for: Those wearing air-
brushed American flag t-shirts without irony
| DESERTS
905 Commercial Drive
This little-known hole-in-the-wall restaurant is one of the best vegetarian
places in town. It has no frills; you have
to drag your lazy butt to the counter
when your order is ready. However,
it compensates by offering extremely
low prices and quality food. You can
easily get a meal for two for well under
$20. It offers cuisine like falafels, hummus, curry, and $ 1 samosas (an absolute steal). The food is absolutely delicious—albeit somewhat unhealthy—so
even non-vegetarians will enjoy it.
Make sure to try the Chefs Special and
the samosas. Although Deserts is a little far off the beaten path, it's worth the
trip out to the Drive. Bring cash; this
place is way too hip to accept plastic.
Best for: Delicious food
Worst for: Impressing a date
EAST IS EAST
3243 West Broadway
Afghan restaurants are relatively rare
in Vancouver, but East is East would
stand out regardless. As you enter,
you'll immediately notice the atmosphere. It seems exotic without crossing the line into cheesy. The food is
delicious, although not strictly vegan.
Each dish comes with salad, soup and
rice, but they only have two choices:
roti rolls and plates. However, you
choose what you want in the rolls or
plates: chickpeas, eggplant potatoes,
lamb, chicken etc. It's great for both
vegetarians and meat-eaters. Their
Tibetan Wildflower, a vegan drink
choice, is one of the best smoothies
I've ever had; even the milkshakes can
be made with soy milk. Ifyou're really
hungry, get another plate—you can ask
for more without paying extra! But
expect to pay over $ 15 for a meal here,
with or without second helpings.
Best for: A mixed group of meat-eaters
and vegetarians
Worst for: Incense allergies
.SPROUTS
'6138 Student Union Bhd
Located in the SUB basement Sprouts
offers healthy, organic and local food.
Prices are low, but there's a very limited selection. It tends to be crowded,
especially when the Knoll is soggy. And
unless you're a vegetarian food veteran, you probably won't find Sprouts
very tasty—though their vegan brownies are nice.
Best for: Convenience of location
Worst for: Variety, hours of operation
DHARMA KTTCWN
3667 West Broadway
An Asian vegan restaurant, Dharma
Kitchen emphasizes healthy, organic
food with absolutely no animal products. It aims for a tranquil, serene
atmosphere where one refreshes both
the mind and body. It offers simple
fare like veggie burgers, rice bowls
and tofu. Dishes are artfully arranged
to be visually pleasing. Try the tempeh
steaks, one of their best offerings.
Vegetarians and vegans will enjoy it
but meat-eaters may not be as pleased.
Expect to pay $ 10 or more for a meal.
Best for: Achieving a state of Zen.
Worst for: Non-vegetarians va
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Watering holes in range of campus
It's October and you need to get
out of the campus scene, even if
you're trading it for a functionally
equivalent one. The Pit's cheap
liquor and cave-like atmosphere
can begin to drain on your higher
cognitive functions. Even Koerner's can get old, especially when
lam rolls around andyour sea-hag
barmaid is threatening to assault
you with a pool cue if you don't
clear out (an exception, their staff
are mostly nice). The Ubyssey has
a list of bars close to campus that
will still give you an excuse to get
off of campus.
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Feeling nostalgic for the good ol'
days when plasma screen TVs didn't
exist and we played pinball instead
of Xbox? Visit Jeremiah's and take
a break from your gadget-filled life.
Situated at W 4th and Alma, the pub
features vintage sports bar decor
and a crowd who must be as old as
the furnishings. The price level looks
benign at first, but it becomes lethal
when glasses begin to pile up. Daily
specials—such as Cypress Honey Lager at $4.13 per sleeve—are a great
way to keep your wallet sober even
when you're not. A pint of Guinness
is offered at $6.30, beating a certain
campus bar which shall remain
nameless. Hockey nights offer you
a chance to get drinks on the house:
pucks with players' names are given
out and if your player scores, so do
you.
Best for: Watching hockey games
sans the enthusiasm and fighting.
Worst  for:   Picking  up   one-night
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ENIGMA RESTAURANT
4397 W Iff1 Ave
Enigma, found in the corner of W
10th and Trimble, could possibly
be the closest bar/restaurant to
UBC offering a more sophisticated, upscale atmosphere. The
price isn't too ritzy, though; an appetizer, a main dish, a dessert, and
tea or coffee from its special menu
will run around $30. It's not without its problems, though. Peak
hour waits can be up to an hour.
Drinks are more cocktail/wine-
oriented and beers are limited to
what you see in every other bar.
Weekends would be the good time
to enjoy cocktails when most of the
drinks are offered at $6.50. The
house special, the Enigma, is slightly
cheaper at $ 5.9 5. Lonely suitors may
be disappointed to find the bar area
occupied by desperate housewives,
but despair not—bartenders are still
fair game, aren't they?
Best for: Pretending to control your
alcohol intake. Special occasions for
a not-so-special budget
Worst for: Awkward blind dates.
Quick bites. Testosterone.
—Christina Kwon
THE KING'S HEAD
1618 Yew St
Located only a couple of blocks from
the beach on Yew Street, it's a great
dive bar in which to prepare yourself for a brisk midnight swim. The
decor is about what you'd expect
from a bar pretending to be centuries old in a young city. Think The
Cambie, complete with difficulty
finding seats on many nights, but
with cleaner bathrooms and, occasionally, live music.
The food is standard pub quality,
but there's a delightful assortment of
types of meat (try the ostrich burger)
and the service is generally friendly
Of course, the most important aspect of any good bar is the drinks it
serves, and this is where the King's
Head steps up to the plate. While
you can order a pitcher of beer, the
champs will be in the corner ordering pitchers of Long Island iced teas.
If that sounds ridiculous it's only
because you haven't had a "Zombie
pitcher." Containing three different
types of rum, this drink will devour
your brains before reanimating your
corpse. Handle with care.
Best for: Pitchers of Long Island iced
tea, eccentric menu items
Worst for: Adequate seating, audible
conversations
—Craig Mewis
on the Granville strip, Lola's is for
you. Expect cheap drinks ($3 pints
and highballs on Monday), friendly
staff, and repetitive, but nevertheless solid beats by DJ Goodspin
and guests. Lola's does payback
for your patronage, too. In the past
there have been free kegs in the
early hours, bought with the pennies and nickels that broke jerk-offs
throw into the tip jar.
There are drawbacks, for sure: the
line-up can definitely be a bitch, and
there seems to always be an inch of
water on the bathroom floors (it's
not a fancy-shoe bar), usually with
no paper towels in sight. And if you
take pride in how much your head
resembles a dick, Lola's isn't really
the place for you; the bouncers are
big—I mean big—and have no problem rocket-launching your ass out
onto Broadway.
Best for: Going "clubbing" with minimal hassle
Worst for: Nice shoes
—Alec Ross
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4450 W Iff Ave
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If you want to dance, but hate all
the hassle that comes with a night
If you're truly lazy, Dentry's is the
pub closest to campus without actually being a part of it. It has better
hours than what you're used to from
UBC saloons, especially on Sundays,
and prices for drinks aren't too much
higher. Their kitchen is open late
too, so it's also one of the last places
you're going to find food along 10th,
unless you're in the mood for Tim
Horton's.
But Dentry's is so nondescript
there isn't much else to say for or
against it, like a "C" student with
impeccable attendance. The food is
decent, but no items are particularly
great. The atmosphere is boring; it's
never completely empty, but most
nights there's only a few patrons. The
staff are generally well-mannered,
without ever being overly gregarious or fun. Even their commitment
to the "Irish" aspect of their pub is
at best half-hearted. It's bland, just
barely meeting the requirements for
a night out.
Best for: Desperate Sunday evening
dashes for a watering hole
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Beleaguered Readership,
We can see the light at the end of
the midterm tunnel, and we hope
you can too. If the autumn of your
discontent has got you licking your
wounds and nursing your wounded,
we sympathize. Bade at the Too
Sexy camp, we've been down for
the count with swine flu and various and sundry other contagions.
In short, diminished as we are by
stress and overwork, we've been feeling somewhat other than our usual
sexy selves. But soldier on we must,
even if the rigors of the season may
conspire to obstruct the lascivious
pleasures of our collective lutes.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, then, we
bring you a rather sombre column
this issue. 'Tis the season of coughs
and sneezes after all, but as the sexy
folk of UBC, you all undoubtedly already know that airborne diseases
aren't the only kinds of illness to
watch out for on campus. That's
right, folks, we're talking about STIs.
So if you're managing to squeeze
in any "stress relief amid your
studying adventures, we commend
you, but remember to stay safe. To
help you out, we're bringing you a
rundown of campus' top three most
unwanted, with relevant tips on how
to protect your self.
CHLAMYDIA AND GONORRhCA
These beastly bacterial infections are
some of the most common STIs. In
fact, Chlamydia is the most commonly reported infectious disease in the
US. Their prevalence is largely due
to the fact that they're often asymptomatic. Although entirely curable
with antibiotics, left untreated they
can lead to unpleasant burning, itching sensations and icky discharge; as
well as irregular bleeding, pain during sex, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
and infertility in women, and swollen
testicles in men. It can also hide out
in the throat if contracted during oral
sex. All of these nasty eventualities
are completely preventable through
condom use, of course.
HERPES
If you find lesions on your genitals
and you're tying to solve the mystery
of how they got there, we've got bad
news for you, detective: your perp's
probably the herp. Wearing a condom will greatly reduce your chances
of being put in this situation, but it's
not a guarantee. Herpes generally
appears in cycles. During the active
part of the cycle, blisters will appear
in the affected area for roughly 2 to
21 days. This is followed by a remission period during which the blisters
heal. Following the general rule of
"don't stick gross oozing things into
your naughty bits" is, as always, good
advice here.
Unfortunately, herpes doesn't
always present symptoms, but can
still be transmissible. Also, it can
infect almost any part of the body,
from mouths and fingers all the way
to your bathing suit area. There is no
cure, but treatment is available. It
generally gets better with age, and it
doesn't need to prevent you from dating. If you have herpes and are worried (as you should be) about passing
it on to others, there are many dating
sites where you can meet people who
won't mind yours if you don't mind
theirs.
HIV/AIDS
This is the big one. HIV, or Human
Immunodeficiency Virus, leads
to AIDS. AIDS is an autoimmune
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opportunistic infections that are
usually no problem for healthy
people. It's important to note that
being HIV-positive doesn't mean
you have AIDS, and although there
is no cure, people diagnosed early
with HIV can take medications to
try to prevent the progress of their
disease. HIV is spread through fluid
exchange, especially through blood
and semen, so use condoms when
having any kind of sex and avoid
swapping blood with anyone. Early
symptoms include swollen lymph
nodes, aches and sometimes a
slight fever, but regular blood tests
are required to determine if these
common ailments denote a mere
cold or something more sinister.
STIs can be pretty scary stuff, but
they can be avoided with care. Always
use condoms with people whose
infection status you don't know. Having someone tell you that they don't
have an STI is not the same thing as
knowing for sure. There's always a
chance of dishonesty, and even the
most honest person can be carrying
an asymptomatic infection and have
no idea. Get tested often and encourage your friends and lovers to do the
same. Visits to clinics to get screened
don't need to be stressful or painful
events. Go with some friends, pick
up some free condoms, and enjoy
knowing that you're making your
sex safer. The clinic on campus or
the youth clinic on Fourth and Maple
are both good places to go for free
testing.
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How much coffee do you drink a day and how does it affect you?
Chien\eNv*p
Graduate Studies
"Not everyday...
Maybe in a week
I'd take a cup of
coffee....[at most]
twice a week....
There was a time
when I'd have it
on a daily basis....!
used to live very
close to Tim Hor-
tons....lt became a
habit. I didn't quite
like it."
Alexis Jackson
Arts4
"I'd say [I have]
about one cup
of coffee a day...
It's just so much
a part of my
routine, I guess. I
can't imagine not
having a cup of
coffee everyday...[lf
I stopped] I would
probably have a
small headache
and be irritable,
I'd imagine, and
less awake in the
morning."
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Arts4
"I just have two
cups of coffee a
day...l don't think it
really affects [my
health] but I know
that if I stopped I
would go through
withdrawals....lf I
don't get my coffee I typically get
headaches in the
afternoon."
Kathleen Cloutier
Commerce 3
"I'd say 1-2 cups
a day..[mostly]
during midterms
and late night
studying...! don't
think it's good for
you. I don't know
what it does but I
don't think it's really that good."
Jini Wange
Commerce 4
"This is my second cup and it's
3pm...so I'd say I
have 2-3....I have
morning classes
so I definitely
feel it. I need it
in the morning
and I need it in
the afternoon to
wake me up and
especially to study
during mid-terms.
I think it's really
important."
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Good luck, Costeloe
Student Senator Geoff Costeloe was recently elected as vice-chair of the UBC
Vancouver Senate. Students have always complained that their voices aren't
heard on this campus—especially when it comes to academics—but it's
doubtful that having a student in a generally ceremonial post for one year
will change that.
Nonetheless, it's nice to see a bit more acceptance to the idea of students
in the highest rungs of power. Last year, current AMS President Blake Frederick ran against incumbent Dr Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe for the vice-chair
position and lost. This year, a student ran against a faculty member, and
won. That's progress.
As vice-chair, Costeloe will chair the most important academic body on campus whenever President Toope is away or in a conflict of interest. He'll manage
debates, present reports, and generally influence the tenor of discussion on
how UBC should manage its core mission—teaching. That's heady stuff.
But this isn't enough to change things. There are only 18 student representatives on Senate, and they serve one-year terms, compared to the other
70+ faculty senators who serve longer terms. Costeloe's election as vice-chair
does not give him more concrete weight in Senate. Not to mention that on a
purely mathematical basis, should Toope be away and Costeloe be forced to
chair a meeting, students lose a vote.
Costeloe has been an active member of student politics and is dedicated
and well-informed about campus issues. In as much as a student senator can
"earn" this position, he's earned it.
So we look forward to seeing if Costeloe and Senate alike will prove
relevant for students in the upcoming year. Year after year, UBC struggles in
surveys on faculty-student interaction, class sizes and the general learning
experience for undergraduate students. The Senate can change that. As
vice-chair, Costeloe has a responsibility for working toward that. Even though
we're skeptical of the impact his election will have, we wish him the best of
luck.1*!
Where have our friends gone?
The recent controversy surrounding The Underground has taught us many
things—the limits on free speech, the power words will always have, the
stupidity students often have when it comes to satire. But for many, one of
the first thoughts that came to mind was probably, "The Underground! That
rag still exists?"
Back in the day (presumably when steak cost a nickel), there were a range
of publications on campus. Arts had The Underground, Science had the 432,
Commerce had the Cavalier, UBC REC operated The Point, graduate students
operated The Graduate and there generally was an alternative newspaper
or two like The Knoll kicking around to fight the man and keep The Ubyssey
accountable. Of course, this was a long, long time ago. Like in 2006.
And now? The Underground had its budget slashed from $3500 to $1000
in the lastyear, the 432 is online only, the Cavalier has published sporadically the past two years, The Point is online, The Graduate hasn't published
this year, and The Knoll 'ain't what it used to be. Newspapers and magazines
are struggling all over the place, to be sure, but the problem seems to be
especially acute on this campus.
Not to say that all of these publications inherently deserve to stay alive, or
that there was a market for all of them. There wasn't, and that's why changes
happened. But there's a definite need for more publications that serve
the news/cultural/humour needs of students. There's more than enough
creative talent on this campus to make it happen. And between student fees,
local businesses that need to advertise, and the odd grant here and there,
money is available. Hopefully all of those factors coalesce sooner, rather than
later. Otherwise, we'll continue to enjoy more and more media dominance
on campus, and even we can understand the problems that arise under total
monopolies, tl 12/UBYSSEY.CA/IDEAS/2009.10.22
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Coffee: the student addiction
Health Canada study says students should drink less coffee
DEREK KOOTTE
Contributor
UBC students are no strangers to
late nights and earlier mornings. Between commutes, early classes and
late nights, morning coffee seems almost necessary. The problem some
students are facing is the need for
that late-morning cup, that afternoon
cup, that evening energy drink—just
to get through the day.
We only have to look as far as the
line at Starbucks to see that caffeine
is a major part of many students'
lives. But just how helpful is our
habit—how often is its perceived
helpfulness just the consequences
of addiction? Before looking at how
much we consume, here's how much
we should be consuming: According
to the Health Canada, it's difficult
to determine "because tolerance to
caffeine differs widely from person
to person." That said, Health Canada
recommends that healthy adults consume "no more than 400mg" each
day. Put into perspective, 400mg of
caffeine is about three 8oz cups of
coffee, or about 40oz of tea. Now,
let's be honest with ourselves: How
many people order the small coffee?
You can't even order the Starbucks
8oz unless you ask for a short; ask for
a small, and you'll get a tall, a 12oz.
The sizes offered at coffee shops
greatly distort the concept of one coffee, with the most common size sold
at the local Starbucks being the 16oz
grande. Larger drink sizes combined
with variation in coffee strength
makes it hard to judge one's caffeine
intake. While a medium Tim Hortons
coffee contains lOOmg of caffeine,
a tall Starbucks Coffee of the Week
packs 260mg, and a venti 415mg.
A little stronger than one might
expect given that a double shot of
espresso   contains   only   150mg,
just lOmg under a Rockstar energy
drink.
Coffee line-ups, which are often
easier to spot than the stores themselves, start early. According to Blue
Chip Cookies supervisor Amanda
Stoeckicht, lineups at Blue Chip start
as early as 7:30am.
Morning has "lines like 20, 25
people," Stoeckicht said. In the afternoon, "it's more of a constant busy."
There are also more than a few
regulars. "I can name customers...
by their face and what they order,"
boasted Stoeckicht, noting that these
ones tend to stop by in the morning and again in the afternoon. "I
have no doubt that students are [addicted]" she said. "I know Commerce
students that have taken caffeine
pills because they need to stay up all
night...
"If I don't get my coffee in the
morning, I do get a headache,"
Stoeckicht admitted, tl
"I can name customers...by their
face and what they
order....I have no
doubt that students
are [addicted]....I
know Commerce
students that have
taken caffeine pills
because they need to
stay up all night...
—Amanda Stoeckicht,
Bluechip Cookies
supervisor
HUMOUR
DEADLY SEVEN
This week, Dan gets overwhelmed by Facebooks Pirate language
DAN COGHLAN
Contributor
About a month ago, those of us with
a penchant for making a mockery of
ourselves celebrated "International
Talk Like a Pirate Day" (ITLAPD). Observed every September 19, ITLAPD
is one of those holidays that's pretty
much self-explanatory. It's the day
when, internationally, everyone is
supposed to talk like a pirate. If I'd
been writing this column at the time,
I'd have mentioned it, but I wasn't,
so I didn't, and we're all just going to
have to live with that. We all have to
play the hand we're dealt.
I've done a lot of work to raise
awareness of ITLAPD over the years,
including taking orders over the
drive-thru at the Timmy's where I
used to work in "Pirate speak." The
gimmick proved popular with customers so my bosses let me do it,
but they made me take the hat off
because wearing it meant that I was
technically out of uniform. Oddly
enough, no one ever called me out
on the eye patch.
While researching its origins on
Wikipedia, I found an interesting
little tidbit of info: Facebook includes an "English (Pirate)" option
on its Settings page. I kid you not
(there's a first time for everything).
You too could be "Setting sail" instead of logging in and declaring
"Arrr, This be pleasin' to me eye"
instead of "I like this." There's a
caveat to all of this though so bear
with me. This is where things get
interesting.
Once you go Pirate, it's hard to
go back. No, I'm not coming on to
you. I'm saying that unless you are
fluent in Pirate, there's an adjustment period where you are going
to have trouble understanding
which controls do what, including
the ones that reverse the language
settings. It was days before I could
figure out how to retrace my steps,
and in the meantime I was stuck
trying to interpret Pirate. It was as
if I had enrolled myself in Pirate
Immersion School.
Just the other day I was trying
to figure out how to log out and
I couldn't remember whether
that meant clicking on "Abandon
ship," "Retreat" or "T Davy Jones
wit' it!" I was sure it wasn't "Adjust
ye riggin's" and clicking on "Treasure Chests" just made everything
worse. Meanwhile, everyone on
"Me Hearties" list had an opinion on what I should do and all
their chatter was cluttering up my
screen. I clicked on "Swab" to clear
things up, but that just made my
status message disappear (though I
guess no one really needed to know
that I had chicken noodle soup and
beer for dinner). In the end I just
turned off the computer and went
to bed.
Do I have any regrets? Yes. I
regret watching all three Lord of
the Rings movies in one sitting. But
of my adventures as a cyber-pirate
I have none, and not just because
cyber-pirate looks cool on a resume
(it's like being a real pirate except
I don't have to kill anyone). You
have to try new things every once
in a while. I still may not know what
"Mangle Me Litany" means, but I
haven't needed it yet, so overall I
call this one a win. Yar! tl
Once you go Pirate, it's hard to go back....
It was days before I could figure out how to
retrace my steps, and in the meantime I was
stuck trying to interpret Pirate. It was as if
I had enrolled myself in Pirate Immersion
School.
LETTERS
UNA WONT BOTHER RATS
I read with interest The Ubyssey's
coverage of Bill 13, mcluding Alex
Lougheed's column. Alex expressed
concern that a Noise Rule the UNA
is developing might give the UNA
power that extends beyond neighbourhood boundaries, to control
fraternity noise, for example. As UNA
Chair, I am happy to set that concern
to rest. The UNA does not have the
power, nor do we seek the power, to
enact rules for areas outside of the
family housing neighbourhoods on
campus. Our Noise Rule is simply us
governing ourselves. It says nothing
about noise that comes from the rest
of campus, fraternities included.
The university has granted the
UNA power to write rules that the
university enacts on our behalf (eg.
for noise, parking etc.). The scope of
these rules is strictly limited to the
neighbourhoods the UNA manages.
The idea here is simply to allow us to
govern ourselves, much as if we were
a municipality. Our jurisdiction is
limited to the family housing neighbourhoods, just as a municipality's
jurisdiction is limited by its borders.
Nothing about Bill 13 changes these
facts. And so, our campus neighbours
having nothing to fear from the rules
we enact; they will affect only us.
As important as these jurisdictional boundaries are, the UNA is
also committed to minimizing barriers between our two communities.
We have tremendous respect for
our student neighbours. An AMS
representative sits on our Board.
We continually seek areas of common interest, such as being leaders
in environmental sustainability. We
look for things we can do that have
mutual benefit, such as in the Barn
Community Centre and in the new
Wesbrook Village. And, most importantly we are committed to solving
cross-jurisdictional challenges, such
as fraternity noise, through open,
respectful dialogue, not by imposing
solutions on our neighbours.
MikeFeeley,
UNA Chair and Associate
Professor of Computer Science
ISRAEL AND GRAMMAR,
RESPECTIVELY
Before students are too carried away
by Ben White's anti-Israeli diatribe,
let them first hear the other side of
the Israeli-Palestinian dispute. They
need to remember it is the Israelis who "have made the desert to
bloom;" something the Palestinians
considered impossible, and something that has resulted in many of
them having employment.
Incidentally, contributors such as
Ian Turner should first distinguish
between the noun, "principle," and
the adjective, "principal."
"The principal components of a
standard green roof " is doubtless
what he meant to write, not "The
principle components." Too many
students are graduating with a poor
command of English grammar, especially evident in their writing.
Yours truly
Bernard C Barton
WRITE US
Send your letters to
feedback@ubyssey.ca
and we'll run 'em! Tell
us what's on your mind.
And don't hold back on
our behalf. Does our
grammar doubtless
suck? Incidentally, we
want to know Help our
paper bloom.
Yours Truly,
The Ubyssey 2009.10.22/UBYSSEY.CA/SPORTS/13
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Sports
Sports Editor: Justin McElroy
Elroy
Hall of Fame 20-years-old and all grown up
Athletics prepares to move and expand display into Thunderbird Arena
DANIEL ZELENIOUK
Contributor
As the UBC Sports Hall of Fame
approaches its 20th anniversary in
January 2010, it is clear that its contribution to the UBC community is a
trip in itself.
In 1980, Bob Hindmarch, a UBC
Bachelor of Physical Education 1953
alumnus, became UBC's Athletic
Director. Nine years into his term,
Hindmarch envisioned the UBC
Sports Hall of Fame. He developed
this idea during a trip to Tallinn, Estonia, where he visited the University
ofTaUinn.
Hindmarch noticed that the
university prominently displayed
its permanent Sports Hall of Fame
and Heritage Centre to recognize the
important purpose athletics serve in
enhancing the university spirit. After
returning to Vancouver, he decided
to create one for UBC.
In September 1989, he selected
Fred Hume, a UBC Bachelor of Commerce 1968 alumnus, to turn this
concept into reality. Hume was
chosen to create the Hall of Fame
because "he had volunteered for
the Athletics Department since the
early 1980's and he showed an intense passion for sports," recalled
Hindmarch.
Hume began working immediately after Hindmarch secured funding
through a federal grant.
"Nobody knew anything about
university Halls of Fame back then,"
rememberd Hume. "It was a clean
slate for me. But I began by familiarizing myself with UBC's history. I
literally went through every Ubyssey
beginning in 1918 and noted every
bit of UBC sports history. To this
day, I have a thick booklet of notes
containing excerpts of dates, names
and places."
1993 marked the Inaugural Hall
of Fame ceremony. Altogether, 18
individuals and five teams were
inducted. Several hundred guests
witnessed the induction ceremony
held at UBC's Faculty Club; from
1995 onwards, the induction ceremonies were held at the Hyatt
Regency Hotel.
Nine years later, following increasing turnouts and annual inductions,
Hume unveiled the Wall of Fame in
the foyer of the War Memorial Gym.
2002 also marked the formation of
the Hall of Fame website: an online
resource complete with biographies,
historical photographs and trivia.
As of 2009, the Hall of Fame has
inducted 95 individuals and 18
teams. The inductees extend over
18 athletic disciplines and include
prominent figures like the 17th
Prime Minister of Canada John Turner, Olympian Rick Hansen, first SFU
Chancellor Gordon Shrum, Olympic
Hockey gold medalist Frank Fred-
rickson and prominent Canadian
scientist Pat McGeer.
In all, the Hall of Famers consist
of Olympians, Order of Canada
recipients and Olympic gold, silver
If only the UBC's Sports Hall of Fame was set in Hogwarts instead of War Memorial Gym. anthony goertz graphics/the ubyssey
and bronze Medalists, among other
distinguished recipients.
For Hume, the goals of the Hall
of Fame consist of honouring accomplished alumni and reconnecting them and other alumni to the
university. "This concept creates
tremendous goodwill by bringing
alumni and former athletes closer to
the Athletics Department. In fact, for
many alumni, it facilitated a recon-
nection with the university itself," he
said.
He also acknowledged the impact
it has on the bottom line. "Our gestures acknowledging both alumni
and contributors to athletics stand in
good stead when it comes time to recruiting support and raising funds."
One prominent alumnus that the
Hall of Fame attracted was Herm
Frydenlund, a Bachelor of Law from
1951.
"I was waiting for it to happen,"
said Frydenlund.   "I have  always
believed in the importance of athletics to a university. They enhance the
individual, making him well-rounded. Then, the alumni become successful, thereby strengthening the
university's reputation. Afterwards,
it becomes the university's responsibility to honour and preserve its
distinguished alumni. Therefore, the
Hall of Fame should have happened
a lot earlier, in the 1950's, perhaps.
But when it happened, it got me on
board."
The Hall of Fame attracted Frydenlund in 2000 when it inducted the
1948-1950 UBC Men's hockey
Team; Frydenlund served as the
team's manager and publicist. After
the team's induction, Frydenlund
began to donate money for scholarships, volunteered at the induction
ceremonies and served on several
selection committees. Nine years
later, he remains actively involved
with the Athletics Department.
Looking forward, the UBC Sports
Hall of Fame will have a new permanent location in the Doug Mitchell
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre
following the 2010 Winter Olympics. There, it will display its Wall of
Fame complete with photographs,
memorabilia and awards. Additionally, a new multimedia station will
provide access to inductees' biographies and historical material about
UBC. With this addition, Hume
intends to further raise awareness
of the Athletic Department and emphasize its historical contribution to
our university.
Hume added, "Whatever fortunes
the future may hold for the UBC Athletics Department and Sports Hall
of Fame, the preserved history and
heritage of our school will always remain, will always be there to provide
for us a window to who we are and
what we've accomplished.
"It serves as a motivator for all." tl
IWEEKEND   PREVIEW
UBC mustwinto keep their slim playoff hopes alive, keegan bursaw hi* photo™ ubyssey
SFU FOOTBALL FORCED TO
FORFEIT TWO WINS-UBC BACK
IN PLAYOFF RACE
With just one game left in the regular
season, UBC has been thrown back
into the playoff race—but just barely.
The Canada West University
Athletic Association announced yesterday that the results of two games
played by SFU earlier in the year
with an ineligible player have been
overturned.
Caleb Clark, a quarterback who
played for the NCAA Western Michi
gan Broncos in 2008, only registered
as a graduate student at SFU after
the football team had already played
three games.
The decision meant that SFU
was forced to retroactively forfeit a
August 29 victory over UBC, along
with a September 11 win against the
University of Manitoba. The decision
moves SFU to 1-6 on the year and
UBC to 2-5.
As a result, the Thunderbirds
now have the slimmest of chances
to make the playoffs going into their
season finale against the University
of Manitoba this Friday (7pm, Thunderbird Stadium).
However, it won't be easy, as
UBC will have to defeat Manitoba
by 2 7 points or more, and hope that
Manitoba loses its final game of the
season to SFU. In addition, the University of Alberta will have to lose
its two final games to Saskatchewan
and Calgary.
FRAZAO CIS ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
UBC Thunderbirds rookie striker Janine Frazao earned a pair of awards
this week as she was named the
CIS Female Athlete of the Week on
Wednesday after earning Canada
West honours on Tuesday.
Frazao, a Port Moody, BC native, had two consecutive four-goal
outings over the weekend as the
Thunderbirds (4-24) remained in
the Canada West playoff race with a
pair of 6-0 wins over Lethbridge and
Calgary. The standout rookie, who
ranks second in conference scoring
with nine goals, tallied four times
in 15 minutes in the second half of
Friday's duel with the Pronghorns,
the netted the game-winner in the
20th minute and added three more in
the second half against the Dinos on
Saturday.
CRUCIAL WEEKEND FOR
THUNDERBIRD SOCCER TEAMS
The Thunderbirds' Women's soccer
team (4-2-3) has a critical weekend
series against the Saskatchewan
Huskies (4-5-1) on Friday and the
Alberta Pandas (6-2-2) on Saturday
as they look to hold onto one of the
four playoff spots in the twelve team
Canada West conference. UBC is currently holding on to the fourth and
final playoff spot in the Canada West
with 16 points, tied with Manitoba.
Only two weekends remain in the
season.
On the other side of the coin, the
men look to continue their winning
ways, after a victory against the Trinity Western Spartans last weekend
propelled them to a tie for first in
the Canada West conference. Both
women's games start at 5:15, and
both men's games start at 7pm. tl
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Can UBC win its third
national title in a row?
LEE DORNER
Contributor
Fresh off their first national title
since 1978, the Thunderbirds rode
into the 2008/2009 season with sky
high expectations. What did they do
for an encore? Win another one.
Despite losing key members of
their gold medal squad and watching
their kills leader battle through an
injury late in the season, the T-Birds
had enough left in the tank to repeat
as national champions. But Head
Coach Doug Reimer hasn't forgotten
that if it wasn't for a significant turnaround at the midterm break, the
season could have turned out very
differently for the 'Birds.
"Every championship and every
year is different," said Reimer. "It
took us longer to reach that high
level of play lastyear. It's easy to forget that we were only 7-5 in January
and you never quite know what the
positive or negative turning points of
a season will be."
The T-Birds went 8-3 in the
second half of the season and won
their last 15 matches of the year,
including the playoffs. A big part of
their streak was the emergence of
Kyla Richey as a reliable source of
offence in place of Liz Cordonier,
who saw her production drop due
to an injury. Richey hit double digits
in kills in all but one of UBC's regular season games after the break,
finishing fifth in Canada West and
averaging 3.17 kills per game. She
reached 18 kills again in UBC's epic
five-set battle with the Calgary Dinos
in the national title game, and was
named the tournament MVP.
It wasn't just UBC's second
straight title—it was their second
straight title that they had won in
five sets. At this point, the T-Birds
have more big game experience than
Mariano Rivera, and Reimer believes
it gives his team an edge.
"First of all, it makes you thankful
because we know it could have gone
the other way," said Reimer. "But
there also has to be confidence without complacency that the things we
are doing in terms of development
and preparation can and have been
successful."
This year, the T-Birds will once
again begin their title defence without some key contributors from the
previous season, as they will be without the services of Danielle Peterson,
Marisa Field and Natalie Eades.
Peterson, who was team captain
in 2008/2009, was second on the
team with 2.43 digs and third with
1.85 kills per game. Field was the
key component of UBC's top-ranked
defence, leading the conference with
1.48 blocks per game while chipping
in 1.59 kills. She was the only T-Bird
to be named a first-team Canada
West All-Star last season, and was
also a CIS tournament All-Star and a
second-team All-Canadian.
Despite losing two important middles in Eades and Field, Reimer is
committed to sticking to the "defence
first" mentality that has paid off for
his side over the past two seasons.
"One of the goals we identified
in our first team meeting this year
was to maintain that high level of
team defence based around strong
blocking," said Reimer. "It seems to
have worked well for us over the past
couple of years and it has to be a high
priority for us if we want to maintain
our success in Canada West."
CONTINUED NEXT PAGE 2009.10.22/UBYSSEY.CA/SPORTS/15
2008/2009 RECAP
FINAL RECORD: 15-5.
PLAYOFFS: 7-0.
STANDING: 3rd in regular season,
1st in conference playoffs, CIS
Champions.
KEY STAT: UBC won its final 15
games of the year, winning 45 of
55 sets from January 16 until the
end of the season.
2009/2010 PREVIEW
OFFENSIVE STAR: Last year as a
rookie, Shanice Marcelle tied with
Jen Hinze for fourth on the team
with 1.84 kills per set, and was a
CIS tournament All-Star and CIS
All-Rookie team member.
DEFENSIVE STAR: Canada West
Libero of the Year Claire Hanna is
the key returnee on the defensive
side of the ball for UBC, as she led
the conference with 4.37 digs per
game lastyear.
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Jan. 8-9 @ Regina, 6pm
Jan. 15-16 @ Brandon, 8pm/6pm
Jan. 22-23 vs. Calgary, 6pm
Jan. 29-30 vs. Manitoba, 6pm
Feb. 5-6 @ Alberta, 8/6:30pm
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The T-Birds also have some very
dangerous offensive weapons returning to the squad this year. Along
with Richey, Cordonier should be a
big factor in the offence again after
fully recovering from her injury. She
led the T-Birds in kills two seasons
ago, and finished second on the
team and seventh in the conference
last year with three kills per game.
She was also a second-team Canada
West All-Star.
Jen Hinze was tied for fourth on
the team with 1.84 kills while sporting a .342 hitting percentage that
was good enough for fifth in the conference. She joined Cordonier as a
second-team conference All-Star, and
should factor heavily into the UBC
offence after a successful summer
training with the national team.
While the T-Birds will have to
deal with the challenges of replacing their team captain and the
conference blocks leader, as well as
being the team to beat as two-time
defending national champions, the
biggest challenge of all may simply
be coping with the rigors of life in the
extremely competitive Canada West
conference. In the CIS preseason
rankings, six of the top teams in the
country are from Canada West, and
Reimer knows that before the T-
Birds can think about bringing home
another CIS gold medal, they have to
focus on the task at hand—surviving
conference play.
"Typically there are two or three
Canada West teams in the mix when
you get to the CIS final four, and it
can be a bit of a double-edged sword
playing here," said Reimer. "Playing
against that sort of tough competition can benefit you, but you have to
be able to survive through the Canada West final four first. We have to
keep our priority on preparation and
performance throughout the season
and conference playoffs before we
look ahead to anything we want to do
at nationals. Alberta won the league
last year, and they didn't even get to
nationals."
Despite the tough road ahead, a
strong group of returning players
with the experience of two national
championships behind them has
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