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UBC tossed in as Olympic treat
by Sarah Galashan
IfVancouver wins the bid to host the 2010 Winter Olympics, UBC will
be the venue for the curling and speed skating competitions, as well
as site for the athlete's village.
UBC's commitment to be an Olympic Games venue was confirmed on Monday at a glitzy publicity circus in BC Place Stadium at
which Vancouver and Whistler officially announced details for their
bid to host the international event
Under the plan, two domed sports arenas would be built next to
the existing Winter Sports Complex. One would hold curling and
short speed skating events and have a capacity of 7,000; the other
would be used for long track
speed skating and have a
capacity of 10,000.
The new residences
would be built well in
advance of the Games on the
area currently occupied by
Mclnnes Field and the parking lots off Wesbrook Mall
During the two week-long
Games, the area bordered by
East Mall, University
Boulevard and Wesbrook
Mall, as well as Gage
Residences, would become a
secured site and be inaccessible to students.
"To aid us in staging the games, UBC
has offered to extend their Febuary reading week to two weeks," announced
David Bentall, head of venue development for the Bid Society. "That will allow
us to make all the athletes and our visitors the number one priority during
those two weeks and our hosting of the
Games."
Residents living within the secured
zone would be forced out of their homes
for a month. But the Olympic organising
committee has promised to look into
homestay as an option for the displaced
students. And Bentall said all students would be informed of the plans in advance of moving into
residence that year.
Hosting part of the Olympics will not come without costs to UBC, however. While the
Olympic committee is arranging to have all costs for new athletic facilities paid for, the university will have to share the costs of building the new residences.
"The thought is that the university will have use of those residences for decades to come, we'll
need them for two weeks," said Bentall.
THE CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN: At a glitzy press conference, UBC was
announced as a co-bidder for the Winter Olympics. If it happens, UBC
will once again receive international attention, dale lum photo
But Bentall added that the sports facilities could be used for things
like inter-varsity hockey, and even as teaching space, once the Games
are over.
Calgary and Quebec City are competing with Vancouver for the bid.
The Canadian winner will then compete with international cities to
host the Games.
Arthur Griffiths, chair of the Bid Society, said he was confident oi
Vancouver's chances. He said Vancouver has proven its ability to host international events.
Ironically, he used last November's APEC conference as an example.
UBC president Martha Piper told the Ubyssey on Monday that APEC was the most difficult
issue she had to deal with in her first year at UBC. But, she said, that doesn't mean the campus
shouldn't hold international events in the future.
"We can't back away from everything that's international as a result of [APEC]. But we now
have a sense of how we get to a point of saying yes or no to certain things."*
University banking on advertising market
^ by Sarah Galashan
The university's extensive mailing list could be a selling
point in their negotiations for an exclusive deal with the
Royal and Hongkong Banks.
Under the proposal, the banks would provide special
banking programs to the university community. In return,
the university would agree to advertise the programs
through mass mailouts to all UBC students, faculty, staff
and alumni
At last Thursday's meeting of UBC's Board of Governors
(BoG), Chair Harold Kalke said the proposal is quid pro qua
"We're entering into these exclusive agreements because
we're large." He said the banks probably wouldn't be interested unless they were getting some access to the university market
However, some BoG members worried about the precedent this deal could set
"This is a public institution and we're saying we're going
to give one bank access to our mailing list," said Ken
Georgetti, president of the BC Federation of Labour, and
BoG member. "That's pretty exclusive. I don't think that
looks good."
When Georgetti was told the banks would only be providing UBC with the information to be mailed, he cautioned the board. "I think [UBC] had better give that careful
consideration because it doesn't read well in a newspaper."
According to Debora Sweeney, UBC's marketing manager, the university would not be mailing out the banks' own
pamphlets. Instead, UBC would, as part of the deal, create
ads of its own that outline the various banking options.
"I think that the community has made it pretty clear how
it feels, over the years, about having direct junk mail sent to
them," said Sweeney.
"[The banks] haven't even asked us to do that because I
think that they understand that's it's inappropriate as well,
and they understand that it would actually be more off-
putting to people than not"
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Ottawa (CUP)—Opposition parties accused the
Federal Government Monday of violating the constitutional rights of Canadians at last year's APEC
summit.
"It is clear the Prime Minister and his staff made
a decision to sacrifice the democratic rights of
Canadians in order to create a
comfort zone for a brutal foreign dictator," NDP Leader
Alexa McDonough told the
House of Commons on the
opening day of the new parliamentary session.
Recent documents obtained
by UBC students and reported
in the media suggest the Prime
Ministers Office instructed the
RCMP to stop protesters from
embarrassing then Indonesian
President Suharto during last
November's gathering of 19
Pacific Rim Leaders at the
APEC summit
The Reform Party used the leaked documents to
accuse the Federal Government of violating the
right of Canadians to protest.
"Canadians were arrested [during APEC] for
holding up signs which stated such subversive
things as democracy and human rights," Reform
Leader Preston Manning told the House. "Why did
the Prime Minister trample on the political rights of
Canadian citizens in order to protect some Asian
dictator?"
Prime Minister Chretien, however, refused to
"It is clear the Prime
Minister and his staff
made a decision to sacrifice the democratic rights
of Canadians in order to
create a comfort zone for
a brutal foreign dictator,"
Alexa McDonough,
NDP Leader
ational
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ST. JOHN'S (CUP)—{.ash-strapped university siu-
diTii.s in Newfoundland will be eligible for a new
provincial scholarship fund by lanuary.
The Newfoundland provincial government
announced a $4-million program last March to bridge
the financial gap for students until 2000, when the fed-
cnil Millenium Scholarship Fund will kick in. The
provincial fund will provide 4,(KK) post-secondary students with awards of up to $1,000 based on financial
nerd and academic merit.
Dale Kirby. president of the Newfoundland and
1 abrador Federation of Students, says while the fund is
a start, larger initiatives arc- also needed to curb student
debt
"What wc would like: to set: is a grant program, like
the one (die provincial government) eliminated in
1993, tlial pays a much larger amount of students' tees
while they an* at university and college," he said.
'[ he fund will be distributed to smdents in their second semester.
—source: The Muse
Smith appointed
as fund advisor
TORONTO ICUP)—David Smith, one of Canada's
leading proponents of deregulation for post-secondary tuition, has liet:n recently appointed senior
discuss what is fast becoming one of the largest
scandals to have ever hit the Federal Government.
At  present,   the   RCMP   Public   Complaints
Commission is looking at the police force's role during APEC.
Both the Prime Minister and Solicitor General
Andy Scott repeatedly told Parliament it would be
inappropriate to discuss the government's role during  APEC   while   the   police
inquiry was going on.
"As there is an inquiry being
held at the moment on this matter I do not want to make any
comments," Chretien told the
House.
Chretien's response, however,
did not satisfy Conservative
House Leader and Justice Critic
Peter MacKay.
"The Prime Minister and the
solicitor general know full well
the RCMP public complaints
commission is not holding a
criminal proceeding," MacKay
told the Commons. "There is
absolutely nothing to prevent the government from
answering questions in the House."
In a separate interview with Canadian
University Press, NDP Leader Alexa McDonough
said the federal government's response is a slap in
the face to students and Canadians at large.
"At a time when students should be applauded
[for their role in APEC]...it is a disgrace and a humiliation that the Prime Minister and the Minister of
Foreign Affairs are prepared to be a doormat for a
brutal dictator," she said.*
policy advisor for the Millenium Scholarship Fund.
In 1996, the Smith Panel—a provincial body headed by Smith—recommended to the Ontario government that it allow the introduction of private post-secondary schoolsand make it easierfor colleges and universities to raise tuition as much as they want via
deregulation.
Student leaders say Smith's appointment is inappropriate because students in Ontario are currently
reeling from a new provincial policy that deregulates
tuition fees, resulting in fee hikes of up to 61 per cent at
the University of Ibronio, for example.
"Fie has spoken out on the side of privatisation, ie,
downloading a considerable amount of die cost onto
the individual," said F-fcabeth Carlyle, national chair
for the Canadian Federation of Students.
Smith, however, says that the main recommendation in his 1996 report was for increased government
funding for post-secondary schools.
—source: The Varsity
PM up for an hon-
ourary degree
ST. JOHN'S (CUP)—The Senate at Memorial
University recently voted on a question of whether to
award Prime Minister Jean Chretien an honourary
degree.
But their decision is under wraps because of a strict
policy mandating votes about honourary degrees be
conducted behind closed doors.
Maik (irarsser, a political science professor and former senator, says it's unusual to offer a degree to a
politician still in office
To do so, he suggests, indicates a political moliva
lion. "It just strikes rue as a symbolic gesture- that could
almost he interpreted as an exchamje," Graesscr said.
If die university has decided to award Chretien an
honouniry degree, it will likely present it to him at nexi
spring's convocation to coincide with the dual f>0th
anniversaries of Newfoundland joining Canada and
the founding of Memorial University, Grausser said.
Officials widi the Prime Minister's Office said
they're not await- of an oiler of an honorary degree
from Memorial University.*
—source: The Muse THF UBYSSFY ■
Bookstores face off
by Nicholas Bradley and Ronald Nurwisah
In an effort to maintain what it considers
fair trade practices, the UBC Bookstore is
once again threatening to sue Discount
Textbooks. But Discount Textbooks owner
Shane Sheehan says this is just a sign of
increasing competition on campus.
"It's their business. They run it the way
they want to run it," said Sheehan. "We've
brought competition to Vancouver, and I
think it's been a good thing."
The Bookstore has pursued the matter
of advertising practices ever since
Discount Textbooks opened its store in
theUBCVillageinl995. In a letter dated
September 8, 1995, lawyers for the
University warned Discount Textbooks
that the advertisements they had posted
violated Policy 98 of the UBC Board of
Governors, which regulates commercial
undertakings on campus.
In addition, the Bookstore noted that
Discount Textbooks used copies of its
Course Book Guide without permission,
violated its trade-mark, contravened the
Trade Practices Act, and had one of its student workers served with a trespass
notice by UBC. The letter warns that
unless Discount Textbooks stopped
advertising on campus, "we have been
instructed by the University to apply for a
civil injunction."
The Bookstore also claims that
Discount Textbooks obtained copies of
the 1996 Course Book Guide and continued to violate UBC advertising regulations.
UBC's lawyers have issued a series of
similar letters, the most recent dated June
11, 1998, which again warned that
Discount Textbooks was "posting notices
on campus and leaving flyers in classrooms" in contravention of UBC's policies
on commercial undertakings.
Jeffrey Lowe, the lawyer representing
UBC and the Bookstore, says that all legal
action is on hold as long as Discount
Textbooks complies with the requests that
the Bookstore has made. To sue Discount
Textbooks, he said, "a lawsuit would have to
be commenced and we haven't received
those instructions [from the University]."
DISCOUNT TEXTBOOKS: Won't back down from UBC Bookstore, matt gunn photo
Asked whether Discount Textbooks
would be forced to pursue this matter in the
courts, Sheehan said that "we haven't really
had to take any action because our sales
have been terrific and students know about
us."
In response to the Bookstore's warnings, Discount Textbooks began advertising in campus publications, including the
Ubyssey and The Campus Times, as well
as the AMS' Inside UBC guidebook.
The Bookstore is owned by UBC as an
ancillary operation: Sheehan suggested
that the independently-owned Discount
Textbooks is already at a disadvantage
because it does not receive course text
lists directly from UBC professors, which
the Bookstore does.
But Sheehan believes that this, along
with the ongoing advertising issue, is simply business as usual.
"I'm a businessman," said Sheehan. "I
have no problem with competition. I
enjoy competition."*
Law degree a mouse dick away
by Irfan Dhalla
Many of the students at Concord
University School of Law will never meet
their classmates. Most will never have a
face-to-face conversation with a professor. And few will bother to peruse the
books in a legal library.
Concord is an experiment in the future
of education, the first mstitution to offer a
law degree earned wholly over the
Internet.
Students will view lectures and take
exams on-line, logging on whenever they
wish.
The first students, who will be enrolled
on October 6, will graduate in 2002 with
the academic qualifications to write the
California Bar Examination. Upon passing, they will be licensed to practice law in
California and US Federal Courts.
"Concord is unique in using the latest
Internet technology to provide students
with a rigorous, dynamic instruction at
their convenience," said Concord's dean,
Jack Goetz. "And we are able to provide
this education at a fraction of the cost of
traditional [American] private law
schools."
Concord students pay $4,200 US per
year for four years, significantiy more
than what Canadian law students typical
ly pay, but much less than tuition at a private American law school.
UBC's own dean of law, Joost Blom,
was surprised to hear from the Ubyssey
about the new venture. He was also quick
to point out the disadvantages of an online law school.
"The disadvantages are lack of hands-
on experience under supervision, and
lack of human interaction with students
and faculty. Law is something you learn
largely by discussing it with people."
Blom also worries about the loss of the
"moot court," a forum for law students to
practice oral arguments in a simulated
court.
Goetz agreed that an on-line education is not for everyone. But he also firmly
believes that Concord's students will not
suffer from lack of human contact. "We
have lots of venues for on-line discussions. There's dozens of professors
involved, so our students will have contact during their four years with a lot of
people at the law school. We have an
Internet library that is excellent."
Goetz is gratified that Concord is
attracting interest from students who
would normally find it difficult to attend
law school. He is especially targeting
working professionals, people who are
geographically remote from law schools,
and people who have child-care responsibilities.
Craig Walker, a UBC law student who
will graduate next May, agrees that
Concord will increase accessibility. "Any
move that improves student access to
legal education is a positive move."
Walker also said that while he personally
would rather attend a traditional school,
he thinks some of his classmates might
prefer studying over the Internet
Concord University School of Law is
being launched by Kaplan Educational
Centers, a company known to thousands
of students at UBC for its preparation
courses for the Medical College
Admission Test, Graduate Record
Examination, and Law School Admission
Test. Ironically, the LSAT, which is
required from UBC applicants, is not
mandatory at Concord.
Kaplan is owned by The Washington
Post, a public company listed on the New
York Stock Exchange. When Dean Goetz
was asked whether Kaplan's ultimate goal
is to make a profit, he said, "Maybe in the
long term, yes."
A money-making law school would be
controversial in Canada, but it is not in
the United States—south of the border,
for-profit law schools are almost as common as Walmart*
UBC sets new aims
to internationalise
student body
by Daliah Merzaban
Many UBC faculties would like to see the number
of international undergraduates in degree programs go up to roughly 10 per cent of total enrollment
And this has generated a fear that Canadian
students may lose priority for future seats.
Currently 2.8 per cent of the student body, or
2200 students, are here on student visas.
But Karen McKellin, international students
coordinator at UBC, says that an increase of international students will not steal seats away from
Canadian students.
"We have agreed with the provincial government that if we increase our enrollment among
the international student population that we will
not displace Canadian students," said Mckellin.
"So whenever a faculty agrees to accept international students, they are taking them over and
above their commitment to Canadian students."
But according to Richard Spencer, UBC's registrar, this hasn't always been the case.
"Three years ago about 3.5 per cent of our
undergraduate students were international students, and they were included in the quota," said
Spencer. "Today 100 per cent of the places go to
Canadian students."
International students pay $461 per credit
which works out to $13,830 for a 30-credit course
load. McKellin says that although the tuition may
seem high, it is appropriate.
"With the Canadian dollar the way it is, our
tuition is very competitive internationally," said
McKellin. "We can't say to the Canadian taxpayer,
'Please subsidise this program.' We do have to ask
international students to pay their way. UBC is a
venerable mstitution."
The tuition covers registration, application and
admission processes, and 30 credits of courses.
The faculties also receive about 15 per cent of the
revenue in order to cover the cost of opening new
sections and hiring new professors. Recruiting
and orientations are also covered by the cost
This is not much of a comfort for some international students, however. Miwa Hanaya, an
international student from Japan, was shocked at
the high tuition.
"It [tuition] is one of my problems because two
years ago it was the same as Canadian students,
but now it is much higher," she said. Miwa is able
to stay here only because the faculty of Graduate
Studies is paying part of her tuition.
UBC aims to increase the number of international students by sending out information pamphlets to international schools, and sending representatives to worid-wide eduction fairs.
Donald Wehrung, a UBC professor of commerce and business administration, is in charge of
selling UBC to undergraduates. He is currently in
Argentina at an education fair in order to boost
recruitment
"Education fairs are organised by the department of foreign affairs and Canadian education
centers," said McKellin. 'And Canadian universities go to these countries to recruit international
students at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level"
Wehrung will soon be attending another fair in
Brazil
According to a number of international students, UBC has lived up to their expectations—for
the most part
Daniella Suarez, along with friends Carlos
Cisneros and Daniel Peniche, has been here for
three weeks from Mexico on a one-term
exchange.
"It's different here," said Suarez. "There are different kinds of people. You can see here people
from all over the world, and in Mexico we don't get
that"
McKellin says that UBC's greatest benefit is the
promotion of internaubnalisation, which comes
with international students.
"Students who have been educated in another
country have a different perspective. It helps us to
know ourselves when we're working with students
from other countries."* DAY. SEPTEMBER 22. 1998
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department. And if funding is
available, other departments in
the faculty of Arts might be
added to program in the future.
Julie Walchli, the co-op program coordinator, says the program has taken two years to get
off the ground because of trouble getting funding. The federal
government, says Walchli, hasn't
provided start-up funding for coop programs since it helped get
UBC's Science co-op up and running three years ago.
Instead, funding for the new
program has come from the
provincial government and from
the Teaching and Learning
Enhancement Fund, a UBC
grant which endorses non-traditional methods of teaching.
Under the co-op program, 39
students work for four-month
terms in a diversity of work
placements. Participants in the
program first brush up their
skills with workshops on computer  and  technical  writing.
"Although co-op is not
responsible for finding
job placements for students, it is a great tool
for allowing students
to gain the experience
and direction to decide
on a career goal,"
Julie Walchli
Co-op Program Coordinator
Following that, the students are
placed in variety of jobs including web page design, technical
writing and communciations
assistants for non-profit firms.
The program has proved popular so far, turning away as many
applicants as spaces available.
Nine students got jobs over the
summer, and another 15 will be
working this fall and winter. So far,
feedback from both students and
employers has been positive.
"I hope to be able to introduce
prospective public relations professionals to the basics of the field
and ready them for an entry level
position after they graduate," says
Karen Kelm, communications
coordinator for the Burrard Inlet
Fraser River Estuary Management
Program.
Walchli hopes that the program will be expanded to other
departments in the faculty of Arts,
which is ttaditionally overlooked
for co-op parterships. She says
that if students are interested in
co-op they should approach their
department. If there is large
enough demand, she says, it will
be easier to receive more funding.
"Although co-op is not
responsible for finding job placements for students, if is a great
tool for allowing students to gain
the experience and direction to
decide on a career goal," says
Walchli.* Sexism mars evaluation forms
by Tom Peacock
A campus committee examining the use of abusive language by students on teaching evaluation forms is
proposing that the evaluation
process no longer be anonymous.
The committee was formed
after a number of students in the
faculty of arts returned teacher
evaluations with sexist and
derogatory remarks during the
last winter session.
Associate Dean of Arts Neil
Guppy said one way of preventing
this from happening would be to
require students to write their
names on the forms—though
with the guarantee of confidentiality.
"I think everybody is very much in favour of student
comments in courses and on professors, so long as
that's done responsibly," said Guppy.
He said several professors have told the committee
that they've encountered this problem in previous
"The price to pay for that
might be that students
may be less willing to be
frank and critical in the
comments that they
write."
Neil Guppy,
Associate Dean of Arts
years. But Guppy said the committee won't decide on a
policy until they've determined exactly how widespread the problem is.
And he added there are drawbacks to having students disclose their names on
evaluation forms: "The price to
pay for that might be that students may be less willing to be
frank and critical in the comments that they write."
Guppy said another idea
might be to insert a clause warning students that forms with
inappropriate remarks would
automatically be shredded. The
faculty of science already follows
this policy.
Whatever policy is chosen, Neena Sonik, AMS vice
president and committee member, doubts that the
problem can be eliminated entirely. But she says it's still
important that this committee was formed. "Certainly
one of our main goals is just to make the students take
these evaluations more seriously."**
Trek Relay to
change venues
by Ian Sonshine
The Arts 20 Great Trek Relay is 25 years young,
and to celebrate, it's changing venues.
The Trek has finally broken tradition and
adopted a new format and location, all aimed at
rejuvenating student interest.
This year's clear break from the past means
the race will be held in and around Thunderbird
Stadium. Instead of racing from point A to B, this
year's winners will be the team who run as many laps
as possible within the six hour limit.
Team size has been expanded from 8 to 15 with a
maximum of 24 teams competing.
And entertainment is a priority this year. Runners
and spectators will be kept busy with volleyball games
and team croquet inside the circular track. Booths and
a beer garden will be set up along the perimeter.
The Trek first began as a kind of protest. Students
had been steadily outgrowing their campus at the
Fairview slopes (current site of the Vancouver General
Hospital) and were becoming increasingly anxious for
the provincial government to fulfill its promise of a
new campus for the university.
Partly thanks to the run from that old campus to
Point Grey, UBC was completed in 1925.
But now that the race has changed, not everyone is
pleased.
THE ARTS 20 trek will be moving this year to Thunderbird
Stadium, ubyssey file photo-
"It's a shame that we're not upholding the traditions j
we started so long ago," says Joanna Langley, a 3rd year
Human Kinetics major.
Gill says the changes are partly a cost-cutting measure. Two years ago, he says, "the Arts 20 [relay] lost lots
of money."
The costs associated with holding the event on city
streets was high, and waning support made it difficult
to recover costs. This year organisers hope to break
even with a strictly on-campus event. But the long
term goal, GUI says, is to move the run back to the
streets.
Student reaction to the changes is mixed. Joel
Kryczka, a 5th year Human Kinetics major who ran in
last year's relay says," in a lot of ways I liked it because
it was a lot of people cheering in one place."
This year's Great Trek Relay will be taking place on
Sunday, September 27.«>
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Where the AMS plays host to almost two hundred clubs on the Main Concourse and second floor of the
Student Union Building.
On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, September 23rd - 25th each club will have a display booth to
showcase their particular specialties and detailing their activities and events planned for the coming year.
With cultural, philosophical, political, religious, sports and craft events, to list just a few, there is
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Come to SUB and Join a CLUB
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APEC Inquiry
"... Common sense tells us we do not want banners nor
would the PMO's office. Having said that, banners are not
a security issue. They are a political issue. Who is looking
after that? If they are not going to be permitted, what is
the authority for removing them and who is going to do it?
-RCMP internal e-mail, November 14th, 1997
a
... PM will want to be personally involved."
- internal Privy Council note regarding APEC security arrangements.
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be answering any questions at a public inquiry
(Canadian Press story on Web)
Jean Chretien must be made to answer for the orders he gave the RCMP. We call on the Prime
Minister to testify before the RCMP Public Complaints Commission, and for a full public
investigation of his role in the suppression of the democratic rights of UBC students last
November.
Donations toward the legal costs of the complainants are
welcome, payable to the:
Student Legal Fund
c/o The Alma Mater Society
6138 SUB Boulevard
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Campus Update
^^9 AMS Volunteer
Services
Proudly presents
Volunteer Fair 1998!
"Helping others, helping you!"
Over 30 organizations looking for volunteers will be at
your disposal starting Monday, September 28 to
September 30 from 9am - 4pm at the SUB Concourse.
Volunteering not only develops valuable skills and
helps gain career-related experience, but it also builds
your self-confidence and gives you an opportunity to
make new friends.   Come and find the volunteer
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Running until November 14th
by Janet Ip
LES DESMOISELLES
at the FirehaU Theatre
No Longer Playing
"An artistic, but not a
box office success" is
what     writer     and
director       David
Garfinkle says of
his      play      Les
Demoiselles,   and
the work is certainly an artistic
success.    The    all
female cast of five
powerfully portrays
the lives of a group
of   17th   century
women associated
with   playwrights
Moliere and Racine.
And although there
are some imaginative inclusions, Les
Demoiselles    is    almost
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historical documents.
Picking up where the
film Marquis leaves off, Les
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curious tale that it would be
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life as a renowned performer as well as her tragic death
under the thumb of Racine. This quest uncovers a series of
family tragedies which include the burning of their grandmother at the stake. The play isn't entirely morose, as the sisters resolve their differences and Duclos finds satisfaction
through her inqu y
Unfortunately Les
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despite the energy and
intrigue of the play few
people made the trip down to see these enigmatic scenes from French history. Perhaps the
longer, more detailed (and three times more expensive) version will finance its way onto the stage in the near future and
find a way to draw a larger audience. It certainly deserves
Seldom do we get to hear jokes told for the
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UBC    women's    soccer
coach Dick Mosher said it
best after UBC's 1-0 victory over
Calgary on Saturday.
"It's a good start, especially when you
beat the league champions. All we're doing
is trying to get back in the mix. Well, we're
back in the mix."
UBC defeated the defending Canada West
champion University of Calgary Dinosaurs 1-0 on
Saturday to re-establish themselves as a contender in
the Canada West. In comparison, their 6-0 thrashing
of the lowly Lethbridge Pronghorns on Sunday was a
mere afterthought.
"Anytime you win 6-0 there's at least some promise
there," said Mosher. "I would have liked to see a littk^flore
magic, see us carve them up a bit more. You Jg^v; ding-
ding-ding [passing]."
But it was Saturday's game that really rn^§ the weekend
for UBC. The Birds lead early on midfieldjnanne McHardy's
goal in the ninth minute and shut Cak^ry out the rest of the
way to gain their most significant wirj^pthe young season.
"I've never had to do this," laughj#McHardy when asked to
describe her game-winning gc^F "Vanessa Martino just
turned it, slid it through the hol^rand—usually I shank them!
But I was totally relaxed."
Martino, a second-year ^nsfer from Capilano College,
narrowly missed making it Mo just before the half when she
was robbed by sprawling DMos goalkeeper Tarnmie Wilson.
"I was hyped for this g»e, so I just decided, 'Let's go for it,
no nerves, lefs see what )Je can do,'" said Martino, who was a
consistent threat all weeMnd.
Calgary pressed earfftn the second half, forcing four corners in the first four rnmutes and pinning UBC in their own
end. But UBC fought bwk with poise and agressiveness, push-
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"I was very impreSed," smiled Mel
"The whole team was lown after our [J
bition] loss to [Capil<
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"challenge for the E   ds. Strikers Re
Burkinshaw each so   ed two goals a
'Horns 6-0.
"[Our offence] is afiot better now w
said a breathless Burk ishaw after the g
de bit nervous before
Hicks, who was tb
year with ArgyleSecoi lary, will be depe
scoring from up front
"On every team I ft I totally pressure
probably especially o this team, bec<
they recruited me," sr   said.
UBC will host the' ctoria Vikings at
next Saturday. The n itch of 2-0 tean
towards detennining here UBC stands
West picture. And if t ; Birds can start
be right in the mix.«>
le game."
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FOOTBALL
The UBC football tllm has raced out to a 3-0 start
on the 1998 season anw: running over the Manitoba
Bisons 33-15 Saturday awrnoon in Winnipeg.
Tailback Akbal Singh nwanother superb game,
as he rushed for 162 yards aTOjiad one touchdown
to up his season totals to a CanlMaWest-leading 551
yards and six touchdowns. Fullbltmjrevor Bourne
added two majors, and quarterbacK^faawn Olson
completed 13 of 23 passes for 236 yarrrStaBC led
only 18-14 going into the fourth quarter, BWtefcie
Birds pulled away for two touchdowns for the1
UBC returns home to face the Simon Fraser
University Clansmen Friday night at Thunderbird
Stadium in the 21st annual Shrum Bowl.
FIELD HOCKEY
The UBC women's field hockey team was a sterling 3-0-1 at the first of three Canada West tournaments. The tournament was held in Winnipeg, while
the next two will be held in Calgary and here in
Vancouver. The CIAU championships will be held
October 29th to November 1st in Edmonton. UBC
upended Manitoba 3-0, played to a 0-0 draw with
the University of Alberta, and defeated Calgary and
Victoria by scores of 2-0 and 3-1, respectively.**
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USIN' YER HEAD Adrian Yeung beats di:
defender on Sunday at Thunderbird
dis iterested I
Lethbridge
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ibridge was hardly a
jrs Roz Hicks and Lynsey
oals and UBC crushed the
now with Martino and Roz,"
r the game. "We were all a lit-
Ichool Athlete of the Year last
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essured for scoring goals, but
i, because it was the reason
ings at Thunderbird Stadium
0 teams will go a long way
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n start the season 3-0, they'll
/lartino fights past two LethbridgedgffrTders on Sunday. UBC won
West-opening doubleheai scored one . richard lam
the UBC men's soc-
ence of their 1997
nship with two wins
it was an exercise in
Dr the Thunderbirds,
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ledallistteam.
lead of us," said vet-
I&uley. "Its a young
: on a lot of things. I
hey haven't seen this
The T-Birds eased into their new digs at
Thunderbird Stadium by squeaking by two of the
lesser lights in the CW. On Saturday, UBC beat the
University of Calgary Dinosaurs 1-0 when Dinos
halfback JP Khouri was called for a handball in
the 89th minute and UBC midfielder Aaron Keay
pounded home the ensuing penalty kick
"It was a nice way to start [the season], said
UBC head coach Mike Mosher. "We didn't play to
our potential, we weren't as sharp as we want to
be, but hey, six points is six points."
Then on Sunday, UBC beat the Lethbridge
Pronghorns 2-1 with a Lethbridge own goal providing the winning marker.
Neither win was pretty, be UBC's players
came away from the weekend vith a sense of
confidence.
"In our squad, honestly, wet uld get back to
where we were last year," said K ay. "We have to
improve on this, but I think we rill come out of
the Canada West"
Saturday's game was an ugl; affair. Calgary's
scrappy, cannonbaH-kicks sty : of play kept
both teams from developing m ;h of a rhythm.
With two minutes left on the cl ± UC's Khouri
inexplicably batted a UBC cro with his right
hand, leading to Keays game-vi rninggoal.
On Sunday UBC controlU I the ball but
played a disjointed game, unabl to finish inside
the 30 yard line. At halfume, wi i the game still
scoreless, Mosher took oul strikers Nick
Hopewell and Ali Kashfia The tiange resulted
in a superb goal by bench arward Fraser
Walters in the 56th minute as e took a sharp
cross from defender Adrian Yeu g and headed it
in off the Calgary keeper's outst :tchedhand.
Barely two minutes later, a ross from Keay
intended for midfielder Nick Se don ricocheted
off a 'Horns defender's head int the back of the
net to make the score 2-0. Letht idge countered
with a goal by midfielder Briar Boehme in the
73rdminuteonamisplaybyU C keeper Craig
Bumham, but UBC held off the' [omstherestof
the way. 1
Next weekend will be the re I test for the T-
Birds, as league favourite Vic jria comes to
Thunderbird stadium for a Se jrday tilt The
Vikes demolished both Calgary aid Lethbridge
this weekend by scores of 6-2 an< 7-0, respectively. But UBC is looking forward > testing themselves against the Vikes.
"I would say that they are thi team you have
to go through in the Canada We ," said Mosher.
"They'll be a real good test and a neasuring stick
for us, but we've got the players 1   doit"
Seddon, for one, feels that fh year's squad is
ahead of the 1997 Birds.
"I think we're more together t an we were last
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A film called
Chiapas
A PLACE CALLED CHIAPAS
At Fifth Avenue Cinemas
and on CBC, Sept. 22, at 8 pm
by John Zaozirny
It's a difficult task to take in A Place
Called Chiapas with a critical eye.
Here is, after all, a film that speaks
for those without a voice, a film
that details the disastrous events
taking placing in Mexico, a film
whose very making endangered
the lives of its crew.
There's much to admire here,
as director Nettie Wild takes her
audience on a guided tour, both
emotionally and physically, of a
place that most people wouldn't
ever want to think about. It's a
world of constant danger, invisible feuds, and day-to-day survival.
Documenting the Zapatista uprising in Mexico and the consequences on its indigenous people,
A Place Called Chiapas brings to
light a situation that most will
never have even have heard of.
The film takes it primary focus
from two camps: the mysteries
surrounding the machinations of
the Zapatista army and the effects
that the civil war has had upon a
small village of peasants. And it
succeeds in its attempt to portray
the emotions and the daily world
of those affected, for rarely have
such ugly emotions and situations
been revealed on camera in such a
searing and brutal way. Yet it's
hard to come
Here is,
after all,
a film
that
a
t
away feeling
satisfied, for
the film
leaves as
many questions unanswered as it
poses.
Much of
this has to do
with the lack
of depth in
which Wild
chooses to
engage her
subjects. By
taking such a
broad scope
to the situation and
focusing
upon two
subjects, Wild
leaves out the
details. And
situations
and occur-
r e n c e s
throughout
the film are
never quite
explained.
Background
is left out. The
'How' and
'Where' are
here. But
what about
the 'Why'?
Films like
A Place
Called
Chiapas
should leave
the audience wanting to know
more. And you do. But when that
desire for more includes wondering what actually happened, well,
that's just a little too much to be
left up to the viewer. ♦
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ubyssey Q^ommunity
^Contribution award
1998 marks a special year for the Ubyssey. Not only is it the year in which we celebrate our 80th Anniversary, but it is also the year in which we have founded the
Ubyssey Community Contribution Award. While there are many awards, scholarships, and bursaries at UBC that recognise service, financial need, academic
and athletic achievement, there are none that primarily recognise the importance of UBC as a community and the efforts of those individuals that strive to
strengthen it. This spring, the Ubyssey Publications Society established an
endowment to fund such an award.
We are pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural award. Both individuals have made exceptional contributions to UBC and have done a great
deal to foster a sense of community on campus. Given the diversity of their contributions, it is impossible to value one's efforts above the other. The selection
committee has therefore awarded the 1998 Ubyssey Community Contribution
Award to Allison Dunnet and Michael Hughes. UBC is fortunate to have such
dedicated community members.
Michael Hughes
Allison Dunnet
Over the last seven years, Michael has demonstrated an unparalleled dedication to the UBC community. Through principled and responsible activism
and dedicated leadership, Michael's efforts have encouraged students and
helped to raise consciousness of students and empower them as a community. Although Michael would be the first to state that activism is a collective
effort and not individual, his consistent dedication to social activism for an
extended period of years is exceptional and noteworthy.
Michael has been involved in the occupation of the President's office to
protest increased international student fees, helped to bring the recent lawsuit successfully challenging increased ancillary fees, campaigned for the referenda creating the Student Aid and Legal Funds, and was a key organiser of
the anti-APEC protests, as well as other activism on campus.
Michael has also served two terms as president of CUPE Local 2778, served as
an AMS Council Member for numerous terms, represented students on the
UBC Board of Governors from 1993-96, played a key role in the Graduate
Student's Society, and now serves as President of the Student Legal Fund
Society. Michael's concern for the UBC community is evident in his efforts to
making UBC more accountable, democratic, fair, and accessible to all.
Allison's most significant contribution to the UBC Community has been her
pivotal role in the creation and organisation of Imagine UBC, the campus
wide first year orientation program. The commitment that Allison has
demonstrated in establishing a program to counter the alienation and frustration felt by many students at their arrival in such a large, complex institution is truly remarkable. In just a few short months, Allison, as a co-chair of
the Imagine UBC Committee, helped to achieve the formidable task of bringing together many different groups on campus and mobilising hundreds of
volunteers. The result of this event enjoyed by thousands was amazing.
Imagine UBC, more than any single campus event, has strengthened the
sense of UBC community among all participants and led to increased student
involvement.
Allison's contributions to the UBC community extend beyond her role in
Imagine UBC. She has also demonstrated a commitment to the UBC community as AMS Co-ordinator of External Affairs in 1996-97 when she lobbied
for students on issues of housing, transit, education funding, student leadership and with her work on Humanities 101, a course on empowerment and
knowledge for students from the Downtown Eastside.
The Ubyssey Community Contribution Award is an annual prize awarded to a UBC student who has demonstrated an
exceptional commitment to developing and strengthening the UBC community. The award is administered by an independent
committee comprised of UBC faculty, administration, and students and is chaired by UBC Awards and Financial Aid. THE UBYSSEY
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DAREDEVIL #1 (VOL. 2)
Story by Kevin Smith
Art by Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti
[Marvel Comics]
by Vince Yim
Often viewed as a juvenile and illiterate medium, comic
books have been seen as something much less than an art
form. And with films like Batman and Robin continuing to
reinforce this belief, it's no wonder that Marvel Comics is in
severe financial trouble and the entire comic book industry is
stagnated. Still, Marvel has a few tricks up its sleeves.
Comic book geek and film director Kevin Smith ( Clerks,
Chasing   Amy)    has
been recruited by pencil and ink team of Joe
Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti (who provided
the artwork for Chasing Amy) to help produce
what could be one of the best Daredevil stories
ever.
For the uninitiated, Daredevil tells the story
of Matt Murdock, an honest lawyer who, after an
accident, finds himself blinded but his other
senses enhanced. Combined with his ttaining
under a mysterious mentor by the name of Stick,
he becomes a superhero, by day defending innocents in the
courtroom and by night out on the streets. In the past,
Daredevil was often regarded as a Batman knock-off, due to
its similarities. However thanks to the likes of writers such as
Frank Miller (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Sin City),
Daredevil was once one of the best selling comics around.
Kevin Smith may yet do the same thing again.
While not a veteran of the comic book business, Kevin
Smith does have a small body of published comic book work
behind him (Clerks: The Comic Book, Oni Double Press #1, and
Jay and Silent Bob). Although Kevin Smith's stories tend to be
rather vulgar and foul-mouthed, they have much more depth
than one would expect. This certainly shines through in
Daredevil. Smith's version of Daredevil is
of a lighter tone than Frank Miller's version, and while Miller literally put the
character through the wringer, Smith
takes it a bit easier. Still, the character
has his problems, in particular his personal life. However, they don't overtake the comic book, especially when there's a teenage mother who needs his help.
The artwork also mirrors Kevin Smith's contributions to
the story, and as a result is told in an almost cinematic style
(hence, the lack of thought balloons). Being Marvel's "Dark
Knight," Quesada and Palmiotti's artwork incorporates heavy
use of blacks and shadows. The style is appropriate for the
mood of the book, which is dark, but not too dark. Colourful,
but not too colourful. This series appears to have taken the
most effort out of the art team, as it is some of the best produced in a long time (which may also be due to the fact that
their last published comic came out over a year and ago).
Chock full of religious allegory, solid artwork, and light-
hearted humor, Smith's Daredevil again proves that comic
books can be an intelligent medium. However, be aware, in a
day and age where comic book retailers order new comic
books based on initial demand, Kevin Smith's Daredevil may
soon be difficult to come by>
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Undergraduates
It's new and it's for you!
Trajectories Through
Space and Time:
A Science First! Lecture by
Dr. Richard Bulcroft
School of Family & Nutritional Sciences
Thursday, 24 September 1998
12:30-1:30, Room 100
Wesbrook Building- UBC
THE    17th    VANCOUVER
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Beast Cops (Hong Kong, 95
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thrown together when a Triad
gang-war hit goes wrong.
Gordon Chan and Dante
Lam's hilarious and stylish tale
of dark justice gives us two
cops who must survive in a
world of strong temptations
and serious violence.
Sat. Sept 26, Caprice 12 Mid
Tues. Sept 29, Paradise 12:30 pm
Black Tears (Netherlands, 75
min) A celebration of life, of
love, and of the finest Cuban
music. The Cuban quintet La
Vieja Trova Santiaguera, are a
veteran son music group-the
same musical style profiled in
Ry Cooder's Buena Vista
Social Club. Here they are
memorably caught on film
both at home and on tour in
Europe.
Sat. Oct 3, Paradise 12:15 pm
Sun. Oct 4, Ridge 7:00 pm
Book of Life (USA, 63 min)
Jesus Christ, with his beautiful
assistant, arrives at JFK on
December 31, 1999 to battle
with the Devil for human
souls. Indie darling Hal
Hartley's irreverent take on
millennial anxiety unfolds like
an espionage thriller. With:
The Rocking Horse Winner
(USA, 23 min.) Director
Michael Almereyda
Sun. Oct 4, Ridge 9:30 pm
Mon. Oct 5, Paradise 5:00pm
Celebration (Denmark, 105
min) Lars von Trier's buddy
Thomas Vinterberg has fashioned a scathing family
reunion-from-hell comedy-
cum melodrama, shot in the
raw, vertiginous style familiar
to viewers of Breaking the
Waves. One of the most
talked about films at Cannes
98, where it captured a
Special Jury Prize.
Sat. Sept 26, Van.Ctr 12:00 pm
Wed. Sept 30, Van.Ctr 1/7:00pm
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Dirty (Canada, 94 min)
Eschewing the Woody Allenlike tone found in his Live Bait,
Bruce Sweeney opts for a
darker feel in this blackly
comic tale of sex, bulimia and
bankruptcy. Babz Chula is
great as the dope-peddling
Angie, a kind of den mother to
a varied group of dysfunctional men and women. With:
Wedding Knives (BC, 15
min.)Director:Johanna Mercer
Tues. Oct 6, Ridge 9:30 pm
Fri. Oct 9, Van. Centre V 3:30 pm
The Kingdom II (Denmark,
300 min) Anyone who caught
the terrific The Kingdom
knows what to expect in Lars
von Trier's continuation~a brilliantly lurid, preposterously
scary and visually innovative
melodrama about a haunted
hospital and the assorted doctors, patients, ghosts and devils that reside there. Must be
seen to be believed...
Fri. Sept 25, Ridge 7:00 pm
Mon. Sept 28, Ciiemateque 1230 pm
Rupert's Land (Canada, 94
min) Jonathan Tammuz's
funny and often poignant feature reunites two unlikely half-
brothers, a clean-cut British
lawyer and a hard luck BC
fisherman, for a three-day
drive to Prince Rupert for their
father's funeral. With: House
Arrest (BC, 16 min.), Aubrey
Nealon's film which asks why
leave your basement suite?
Sun. Sept 27, Ridge 9:30 pm
Tues. Sept 29, Chemateque 10Mam
Xiu Xiu: She Sent Down Girl
(USA, China, 99 min)Actress
Joan Chen (The Last Emperor)
makes her directorial debut in
this heart-rending tale of innocence lost. Chen gets a remarkably nuanced performance from
newcomer Lu Lu as Xiu Xiu, a
headstrong young girl sent to a
remote part of Tibet during the
Cultural Revolution, who
believes she must trade sex for
favours in order to escape.Fr/.
Sept 25, Caprice 9:30 pm
Sun. Sept 27, Ridge 1:30 pm
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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 22,1998
VOLUME 80 ISSUE 4
EDITORIAL BOARD
COORDINATING EDITOR
Federico Barahona
NEWS
Sarah Galashan and Douglas Quan
CULTURE
John Zaozirny
SPORTS
Bruce Arthur
NATIONAL/FEATURES
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VOLUNTEERS  Holly Kim
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Ubyssey Publications Society.
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student organisation, and all students are
encouraged to participate.
Editorials are chosen and written by the
Ubyssey staff. They are the expressed opinion
of the staff, and do not necessarily reflect the
views of The Ubyssey Publications Society or
the University of British Columbia.
The Ubyssey is a founding member of
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All editorial content appearing in The.Ubyssey
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Letters to the editor must be under
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words but under 750 words and are run
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ft is agreed by all persons placing display or classified advertising that if the Ubyssey Publications
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error in the ad occurs, the liability of the UPS will
not be greater than the price paid for the ad. The
UPS shall not be responsible for slight changes or
typographical errors that do no lesson the value
or the impact of the ad.
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AD DESIGN
Shalene Takara
"This is all your fault," scowled Amy Leung at Joe Clark, as
both of them drew tighter to the dwindling flame of their
campstove. Richard Lam and John Demeulemeester only
shrugged as they secretly shared a dust-covered chocolate
bar that had been sitting in the bottom of Julien Dowling's
pack. Meanwhile Ron Nurwisah, Kala West and Janet Ip shivered and miserably nibbled at their meagre dinner of snow.
Matt Gunn and Vince Yim pulled their sleeping bags tighter
and watched the moon sink below the dark outline of trees,
while Alex Bustos. Nick Bradley and Tom Peacock sat quietly by a rock and waited for hypothermia to come. Ian
Sunshine prayed for dawn. Irfan Dhalla and Dani
Shahvarani took off their parkas and gore-tex and made
snow angels in the nude, while Daliah Merzaban, Shalene
Tanaka and John Alexander got lost while trying to find a
route off the mountain. Cynthia Lee, John Zaozirny and
Federico Barahona scolded Bruce Arthur for buying used
hemp climbing ropes while Dale Lum and Todd Silver huilt
a little house with their carabinere. Doug Quan stepped on
an ice axe and severed his big toe. Sarah Galashan swigged
the last drops from her flask of rye and seethed to herself.
Stuff this
UBC president Martha Piper assured the
Ubyssey this week that no more discussions
are underway for any more corporate partnerships on campus.
Indeed, UBC's Board of Governors (BoG)
agreed last year that it would not pursue any
additional "preferred supplier agreements"
until a task force came up with some ethical
guidelines for them to follow.
This committee will address ethical concerns over said "agreements," such as the
social integrity of the companies involved, or
potential impact on academic freedoms.
Good on the board, you say? Well, not real-
iy-
The fact remains that our university has
already signed, or is in the process of signing
four exclusivity agreements with major corporations: Coca-Cola, BC Tel, Canadian Airlines
and the Royal and Hongkong Banks.
And from what we learned this week about
the proposed banking deal, we fear ethics isn't
on the mind of UBC's administration.
So far the deal goes something like this: the
banks offer special banking options exclusively to members of the UBC community, and in
return, the university agrees to design and
send their banking ads to the school's entire
mailing list. Kind of a 'You scratch my back,
and I'll scratch yours,'—or what some call
'quid pro quo.'
There are a number of things that distress
us about this scenario. First, we hate junk
mail. Whether the ads come directly from the
banks, or indirectly from UBC—they're selling
us something, and they're selling us.
Second, UBC students find they are now
commodities to be traded or sold at the whim
of our administration. What would normally
be a confidential compendium of all UBC student, faculty, staff and alumni addresses, is
now a major bargaining chip.
Thirdly, and perhaps most distressing of
all, is when BoG members allude to a 30,000-
plus university population as a dynamic market for sale.
Ken Georgetti picked up on this point at
the last meeting of UBC's governing body. He
questioned the ethics. At least somebody
does.
We understand that the university must try
to find alternate sources of funding. We also
find it reassuring when President Piper says
the revenue generated from such deals will go
towards student services, perhaps even financial aid.
But when BoG chair, Harold Kalke,
approached the Ubyssey news editor at the
board's last meeting, it was to advise that the
conversation regarding the mailouts should
have happened behind closed doors.
Obviously the point was made in hope of
saving the BoG from appearing anything but
united in the campus rag. But was that to save
them embarrassment—or to ensure BoG's
continued ability to sell students out.
But the university should take heart. At
least students will know someone has a conscience and isn't afraid to use it.*>
UBC bicycle
patrol illegally
ticketing cars
On Sunday, September 13, 1998,
at approximately 7:55pm, a UBC
bicycle patrol person illegally
ticketed my car. On this night, I
placed 25 cents (i.e., 20 minutes)
in a parking meter located
between Buchanan building and
the Law School. After quickly
going to Main Library, I returned
to my car and was astonished to
see a ticket notice placed on my
windshield. I immediately
looked at the meter and, as
expected, saw that I had 6 minutes remaining. How could this
be, I wondered, as my car could
not have been mistaken for
another car since I was the only
one in the entire stretch of parking meters? Moreover, the parking meter clearly displayed 6
minutes remaining and the red
light was flashing, also indicating
that time remained.
I ran toward a bicycle patrol
person issuing a ticket behind
Main Library and informed him
that someone had made an error
in issuing me a ticket. I told him
that I returned to my car with
time still on the meter and there
was a ticket on my windshield.
He said that he was the one who
issued the ticket as he had just
patrolled that area. I commented
that a mistake had been made
and that I was NOT guilty of any
meter violation. He responded,
"Are you calling me a liar?" I then
commented that I was not calling
him a liar but that I was absolutely positive that the meter still had
time on it. He was adamant that
he had not made a mistake and
that if he had to go to management with the ticket that they
would "shit on [him]." He told me
I would have to write a letter of
appeal to have the ticket rescinded. This shocked me even more
and I commented that I was not
going to appeal anything because
I did nothing wrong. I suggested
to the patrol person that he take a
second look at the remaining
time on the parking meter.
At this point I was instructed
to go get the ticket from my car.
Again, I asked, "Would you not
like to see the meter?" The
answer was no. I ran to my car
and ran back with the ticket for
the parking patrol person.
Suddenly, he said he now would
rescind the ticket. I said, "Thank
you." Considering that the patrol
person noted that "management
would shit on [him]" and the
patrol person was adamant that
he had not made a mistake, I
grew more suspicious of his
actions. I asked for the patrol person's name (in the event I
received a ticket in the mail). He
did not give me his name, only an
ID number.
I am distressed about these
aforementioned events. The
Parking & Campus Security personnel are, as I understand it,
mandated to ensure safety and
adherence to parking regulations. However, clearly in my
recent experience (and I wonder
how many other people's experiences), the patrol person acted
unprofessionally. How many
other individuals have been illegally ticketed by this person?
How many hundreds or thousands of dollars do Parking &
Security wrongfully collect? How
many other personnel partake in
these dishonest actions? I welcome your comments and
response to my questions.
—Allen Lehman
UBC alumnus and staff 'member
Free speech?
I'm all for restricting government
control, but not the violent UBC
APEC demonstrators. Communists
want everyone and everything under
government control Thafs what this
is really about Free speech?
Balderdash. Where was that bunch
for the Defender of Free Speech,
Doug Collins hearing? No where in
sight The APEC conference was to
discuss the worid economy, world
COMMERCE, you know the stuff that
makes the world go round But when
communists see that "dirty" word
"commerce", they see RED! They
always run amok lose control to the
point of almost messing themselves.
They tried to overthrow the system.
But the RCMP stopped them. Thank
you. Overthrowing a democratic system is unacceptable. If they want
change they must run for political
office under communist principles—
NO FREEDOMS. Many British
Columbians wanted to see ALL the
worid leaders but were denied their
freedom of assembly and ALSO by TV
pictures of violent UBC protesters
tearing down fences. Dont tell me
whom I can or cannot see. Out of the
way!
—Mary Prinz, Vancouver WOMEN MARCH in last year's Take Back the Night demonstration BETH YEARWOOD/UBYSSEY FILE PHOTO
by Joanne Polukoshko
Every woman who reads this article has at least one thing in common—
7the experience of being a woman in a male-dominated world. Being
such almost inevitably leads to another commonality: Being terrified.
Feeling vulnerable. Worrying daily about our safety is a part of women's
lives that has become almost natural. The precautions that we take to
feel safer are both constant and reflexive. Even so, these tactics rarely
disperse the fear that makes us walk just a little faster at night, worry if
he understood the word "no" (or if he even cares), or be wary of our male
lovers' "temper". This reality exists because of the rampant sexism that
protects men who beat women, making us -Q-nm Q-DTjirirTITTTTP
unsafe in our homes, in the workplace and in f~ Pi ft tj fl     Pi yj XXV   '*l
public. This violence is very real, and it has to
stop.
OPINION
personal than a poster. The herstory of Take Back the Night is impressive: it began in 1974 in Germany and England, and came to North
America in 1976, where 6,000 women marched in San Fransisco protesting violence and pornography. In 1996, more than 3,000 women took to
the streets in Vancouver, and we are looking at numbers upward of that
this year.
Take Back the Night is a women only demonstration. For those of you
men who support this movement, if you care about these women and
want to support this demonstration, make sure the women in your lives
know this and facilitate their decisions to attend. This can be done by
giving women rides to Nelson Park, where the event begins this year,
offering to babysit and taking on other responsibilities for the night. It is men that perpetrate violence
against women, and therefore they must take
responsibility for their actions and the actions of
We will be holding a
Public Forum at the UBC
Bus Loop From 10:00 am
until 3:00 pm on Thursday
September 24th. Come by
and let us know what you
think about transportation
issues at UBC.
It's jour campus
It's your transportation plan
Have your say
For info call the UBC Trek
Centre @ 827-TREK (8735)
One way of resisting this unacceptable behaviour is by protesting its
occurence through demonstration. Take Back the Night is an international day of action protesting male violence against women and children in our community. It is a consciousness-raising event organized by
women for women where, as a large group, we can express our anger at
the reality of violence we are forced to face every day. For many women
it is their first experience of being out at night without a man and not
being afraid, and this can be extremely empowering. I remember my
first time going to Take Back the Night, and my anxiety and uncertainty
surrounding it: I wasn't sure if I would belong, or if I'd agree with the politics. In this, my third year attending, the liberating event has claimed a
permanent spot on my yearly planner. I understand the power of the
event and want to give other women an invitation that's a little more
other men by supporting women and encouraging their endeavours
toward freedom from this violence.
Take Back the Night (on September 26 this year) is an important
event for all women, for although not all women have been beaten or
raped, we all live with the fear of rape and battery, and it is important
that we work together to fight our oppression. Ultimately, an attack on
any single woman is an attack on all women. We need to begin finding
strength in each other as women, and in the empowerment we can gain
through alliances with one another.
WOMEN UNITE; TAKE BACK THE NIGHT!!!
For more information, contact Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's
Shelter 872-8212.«>
Joanne Polukosko is a fourth year Arts student.
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This will require on-campus interviewing from
September 14th to 29th.
The purpose of the research is to obtain
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services and facilities that are being
considered for UBC students, faculty and
staff.
MarkTrend Research will be randomly
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a variety of focus groups.
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