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Editors: Will McDonald+Laura Rodgers
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Paper U-Pass to become electronic fare card starting next summer
Veronika Bondarenko
Next year, expect the U-Pass to
change again.
Beginning in summer 2013, the
U-Pass will be a Compass electronic fare card that will require
students to tap the card next to a
sensor whenever they wish to enter a bus, SkyTrain or SeaBus.
Students will no longer need to
pick up a new U-Pass every month.
Instead, the same card will be
valid as long its owner is enrolled
at UBC and eligible for the U-Pass
According to TransLink's information officer Drew Snider, this
initiative stems from TransLink's
decision to replace all paper tickets
with the electronic Compass Card.
"Our planners are really looking
forward to Compass, as the data
generated by customer movements
will help them manage the transit
network more effectively, with a
better grasp on where resources
are needed most," said Snider.
According to Snider, the switch
is also expected to fight fare evasion. Like the thin plastic U-Passes
that had been issued at UBC until
last September, the new U-Pass
will once again have the passenger's name printed on the front of
the card.
Also, the new sensors that will
be installed in TransLink's buses,
SkyTrains and SeaBuses will
ensure that only those who have
paid for their fare are able to get
Still, some UBC students are
concerned that requiring people to
tap their U-Pass next to a sensor
will only increase the wait times
for express buses such as the 99
B-Line, which already have notoriously long lines.
"The lineups are going to be
even longer and it's going to take
more time to get into a bus," said
third-year Arts student Alvin
And while both TransLink officials and AMS representatives are
confident that the new Compass
Card will be an improvement over
the current transit system, many
details still need to be worked out,
including the price.
"The AMS, along with other
student societies and post-secondary institutions, is currently
in the process of working with
TransLink and the provincial government to ensure the new U-Pass
remains a great program for students," said Warwick.
Students will be able to vote on
the renewal referendum, which
is required every time the AMS
renews its U-Pass contract, in the
fall 2012 term. '51
UBC to build new college on campus
Pathways College aims to bring more international students to UBC
Will McDonald
News Editor
UBC wants to build an affiliated
college to bring in more international students.
Pathways College would be
a one-year program to prepare
international students for UBC.
The university still has to work out
many details of the program.
"I'll say we're at the dreaming
phase, in the sense that everything
is still in the air ... but we're also
definitely at a phase where we've
made the decision we are going to
pilot something," said UBC math
professor Mark MacLean, who has
been involved in the discussions
surrounding the program.
The program would be tailored
to individual students' needs, ranging from English language skills
to core courses that aren't taught
in their indigenous schools. After
completing a year at Pathways, successful students would enter UBC
as second-years.
"It brings people who we think
are going to do really well at UBC
but perhaps don't have exactly
the right background," said Paul
Smith, UBC vice-provost and associate vice-president of facilities and
Smith added that the program
would diversify and increase UBC's
international student population,
since UBC currently lacks students
from areas such as the Philippines,
South America and Africa.
"We're not intent on mining a
current pool of applicants so much,
although some of that may go on.
We're more interested in pushing
into new areas. So that's the real
News briefs
CUPE116 no longer striking due
to new wage proposal
Now that a new wage proposa
has been approved. UBC's service
union is no longer on the brink of
a strike.
The province just approved
UBC's wage proposals for negotiations with CUPE 116. the union that
represents service workers at the
The two sides will now head back
to the bargaining table for the first
time since March 8.
"[The strike notice] did really light
a fire under the government, because they have guickly approved...
the university's savings plan." said
Colleen Garbe. president of CUPE
Pathways students would enter UBC as second-year students if they complete the one-year program
impetus behind it," said Smith.
MacLean said the program
would only bring in the brightest
international students.
"I think a lot of the colleges that
we've looked at who are doing this
are going deeper in the barrel, if
you will," he said.
"I think we want to avoid that
for lots of reasons. Probably number one is they just won't survive
Pathways is set to cater to international Arts and Science students
in its pilot stage, which could begin
as early as 2013. But MacLean and
Smith said similar programs could
also benefit aboriginal students.
Kiran Mahal, AMS VP Academic
UBC leaves Access Copyright
in favour of independent office
UBC is going to pay for copyrighted
content on its own. but it remains
to be seen what this means for students, staff and faculty.
UBC has rejected a deal to buy
licences for copyrighted course content through Access Copyright (AC),
a private company based out of
Toronto. By rejecting a deal reached
by the Association of Universities
and Colleges of Canada (AUCQ
UBC sees itself as a trailblazer on
the issue, and will set up an in-
house copyright office to licence
UBC President Stephen Toope
said he is confident that the new
system will benefit the university
and University Affairs, said she can
appreciate where the university
is coming from, but UBC needs to
consult with the AMS to determine
if the Pathways students would be
AMS members. "We can appreciate
that it is very much in the vision
stage, but we have to also consider
the implications if you're going
to push it forward that fast," said
"And even if it's a pilot program,
300 students are still 300 students
that the AMS has to care about
and that UBC has to care about at a
level besides what they're looking
at right now."
Some have criticized UBC's goal
to increase international enrolment
External review of UBC
athletics department complete
An external review of UBC Athletics
wants the department to open up
to the rest of the university.
The review, which was carried out
by UBC. U of T and Western, noted
that there is confusion over whether
the athletics department is meeting
its mandate.
While the review committee
praised the program for producing high-calibre athletes, it gues-
tioned whether this was of benefit
to "students and UBC as a whole."
The committee also noted that "the
department has been left largely
to its own devices, and [has] had
relatively little contact with...senior
as a money grab. International
tuition is not capped by the provincial government and is a large
source of funding for UBC.
Maclean met those accusations
"If it's only about money, let's
just get out of the game," said
"You can reduce this to 'The
only conversation is about dollars,'
and there's no question that the
International Student Initiative
has had a big impact on the university financially," he said.
"But I think that with that
comes really thinking about how
we make use of those resources to
make this a strong university." U
UBC students respond to
tuition protests in Quebec
UBC students finally expressed their
feelings on the Quebec tuition protests in a solidarity rally downtown at
the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Hundreds turned out on May 22
at the rally in solidarity with Quebec's
striking students, led by UBC student
Gregory Williams.
In a Council meeting on May 23,
the UBC AMS also condemned the
implementation of Bill 78. an "emergency law" that grants Quebec police
increased powers to arrest protesters.
The AMS passed a motion criticizing
Bill 78's effects on student union autonomy. The AMS rejected a motion
to donate $500 to a legal defence
fund for the protesters in Quebec, 'ffl
UBC liquor
store to move to
Wesbrook Place
this summer
Laura Rodgers
News Editor
The B.C. Liquor Store in the
UBC Village is set to close,
with a new location to open in
Wesbrook Village across from
According to Michelle Paquet,
development manager with UBC
Properties Trust, the new location will be 4,800 square feet, and
will have a significantly larger
inventory than the current Village
"It is expected the Wesbrook
Village store will be opened late
summer," wrote Vince Cournoyer
of the B.C. Liquor Distribution
Branch in an email. Paquet also
estimated that the store could be
open by August.
Although Paquet stated that
Properties Trust had initially
hoped the store would move to
Wesbrook Village, Cournoyer
wrote that the UBC Village location did not meet the Liquor
Distribution Branch's sales
"The Wesbrook Village location
is in close proximity to a major
grocery store, and additional retail
and commercial businesses make
this an ideal location for a B.C.
Liquor Store," wrote Cournoyer.
He also wrote that the UBC Village
store would close as soon as the
new store is open.
There was a strong reaction
to the change on Twitter. "Boo.
[It] was so conveniently located,"
wrote Sarah Anderson.
"There goes the liquor store being a short walking distance away,"
wrote Jasmine Dhesi.
"I just moved in above it," wrote
Julia Johnson. "I can't have it
move at this important time in my
The Liquor Distribution Branch
has confirmed that the hours at
the new location will remain the
same as those at the current one:
10 a.m.-7 p.m. from Monday to
Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-9
p.m. on Friday and closed on
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The cost of carbon
UBC pays almost $2 million to offset greenhouse gas emissions
Grayson Reim
Last year, UBC paid approximately
$1.7 million to Pacific Carbon Trust
(PCT) to offset its carbon emissions.
This is mandated by the province's 2008 Green House Gas
Reduction Act (GHGRA), which
forces all public institutions to
pay a tax on their greenhouse gas
emissions at an established rate
of $25 per ton. But some critics
question the effectiveness of this
program, and wonder if other solutions might help UBC better reach
its sustainability goals.
The GHGRA was designed to
growB.C.'s green economy by offering an economic incentive for
increased carbon efficiency.
UBC sustainability director
Orion Henderson was hesitant
to say exactly what effects the
GHGRA has had on the university.
He thinks that campus sustainability projects such as the steam-
to-hot-water heating conversion
were viewed as more favourable
in light of the law. However, he
believes UBC still has room for
improvement. Henderson also
mentioned the work by Hadi
Dowlatabadi and Kim Lau, UBC
climate researchers, who wrote
a critique of B.C.'s carbon offset
system in March 2011.
Currently, UBC is required
to pay for all emissions the
province calls "Scope 1 and
"Scope 2," which include those
from power plants and UBC-
operated vehicles. But emissions considered "Scope 3,"
which include those caused by
commuting to and from campus, aren't accounted for by
the GHGRA. Dowlatabadi and
Lau have suggested altering
the GHGRA to allow UBC to
offset some of its Scope 1 and
2 emissions with reductions
in Scope 3 emissions.
For example, under
Dowlatabadi and Lau's proposed scheme, UBC would
be able to offset the new
emissions caused by increasing student housing with the
decrease in the commuting
emissions due to more students living on campus.
UBC's initiative to add
8,000 more beds for students
would result in an estimated
overall decrease in B.C. emissions by 7,700 tons per year,
according to Dowlatabadi
and Lau. But under the current law, UBC would actually
have to pay for the resulting
increase in on-campus carbon
emissions at a cost of approximately $145,000 each year.
Some wonder if a different arrangement might allow UBC
to better achieve its sustainability goals. Justin Ritchie,
AMS sustainability coordinator, would prefer that the
$1.7 million be spent on more
educational programs similar
to the ones the AMS runs
now, rather than being paid to
PCT. "Imagine if we were able
to take that over a million dollars and use that for students,'
said Ritchie.
"Toward education that
helps [and] allows people
to think critically about the
way they interact with the
environment, that allows people
to think sustainably and systemi
cally about the way our natural
resources flow in and out of our
society, and then produce this
group of people who are coming
through UBC who really get
sutainability means,"
said Ritchie.
the extra
able to help UBC expand its current worm-composting program
and allow students to manage
some of the sites.
But overall, Henderson believes
that the incentive provided by
the GHGRA has
in a
more sustainable direction. "Has
the carbon tax and the Pacific
Carbon Trust offsets that we pay
around [greenhouse gas] emissions affected [UBC]? I would say
absolutely, definitely yes," said
Henderson. "It says the real cost...
is actually a lot higher than the
market price, so we'll tax it. And
the principles of supply and demand say that if we increase the
cost, then we will demand less.'
Laura Rodgers
News Editor
After an injustice that occurred 70
years ago, the Japanese-Canadian
UBC students of 1942 finally received their honorary degrees in a
ceremony on May 30.
Of the 76 who were honoured,
only 22 were still alive and only 10
were able to attend the ceremony.
Many of the degrees were accepted by children or grandchildren.
The room erupted into thunderous applause and cheers each time
one of the bright gold-and-scarlet
sashes was draped across one of
the 10 who were present to receive
the degree. The honourees, each in
their 80s or 90s, grinned broadly
as they were recognized.
"When I go to get my degree,
I think I'm going to go berserk,"
reflected honorary degree recipient Roy Oshiro on the morning of
the ceremony. "I don't think I'll be
able to contain myself."
But Oshiro was calmly joyful
as he crossed the stage, raising his hands in acknowledgment and smiling warmly at all in
Oshiro, who went on to become a missionary after he was
interned, was moved by UBC's
long-overdue gesture. "For UBC to
say, 'Here's the rightful degree you
should've had...We kicked you out,
I'm sorry, come and get your degree'—what greater thing is there?
I can't think of one," said Oshiro.
Honorary degree recipient Geri
Shiozaki initially wasn't sure how
to feel when she first heard that
she would finally be receiving a
UBC degree. "It's a mixture of
excitement and nostalgia, I suppose," said Shiozaki. "It's a little
Shiozaki recalled the astonishment she felt when she was forced
to leave UBC in 1942. "Those days
were so full of uncertainty and
rumours. We never expected what
did happen," she said. "I was devastated. I didn't think my country,
which is a democracy, could do
this to me and others. It was very
UBC President Stephen Toope
wasn't shy in acknowledging that
UBC should have done more to
protest the forcible removal of
its Japanese-Canadian students.
"They were really committed
students who were working very
hard and had done nothing to
justify this action," said Toope in
a video produced to introduce the
ceremony. "The sad thing for this
university is that no one stood up
in their defence."
Toope acknowledged the work
of Mary Kitagawa of the Greater
Vancouver Japanese-Canadian
Citizens' Association, which
initially began the push for the
degrees in 2008 and was rebuffed
until last November.
As UBC Chancellor Sarah
Morgan-Silvester made her final speech after conferring the
degrees, her voice wavered with
emotion. "It has been my great
pleasure, privilege and honour to
meet and congratulate each member of today's graduating class,"
said Silvester. "Above all, please
know that UBC is, and will forever
be, your university.
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location in 1951. The 2011 completion of the Marketplace intr
WITHIN TWENTY YEARS, THE UNIVERSITY VILLAGE TRANSFORMED from a handful of independent stores to a
six-floor complex housing corporate businesses. But new commerce areas like Wesbrook Village have shaken the
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How Thunderbirds begot dragons
Dragon boat racing has UBC to thank for where it is today
Staff Writer
Vancouver's popular 24th annual
Dragon Boat Festival will be held
from June 15-17 in False Creek,
and it's safe to say that this event
wouldn't have happened without
the influence of UBC. Dragon boating's roots in Canada were planted
by our very own UBC faculty and
alumni in the mid-1900s.
Dragon boating is a cultural
activity that originated around
the same time as the Olympiad in
Ancient Greece. However, it has
only emerged as an international
sport in the past few decades.
Typically, the boat is a slim water
vessel crafted from wood, with a
dragon head at the front and tail at
the back. Twenty paddlers (and one
drummer) race the boat, but not for
victory or competition; historically,
dragon boating brought prosperity to the community and united
strangers to work towards a common goal. A race is usually held to
celebrate the summer solstice and
pay homage to the water dragon,
believed to be the giver of rain.
Here in Vancouver, it was UBC's
founding dean of the Faculty of
Dentistry, Dr. Wah Leung, who
brought the dragons to life in
"It all started because Dr. Wah
Leung and others were looking to
share traditional Chinese culture at
large, so that the community could
get beyond the Chinese stereotypes
— that they only work hard, study
hard and don't play," said Adrian
Lee, an MBA graduate and UBC
1982 alumnus who is passionate
about the sport. "They wanted to
draw the younger generations back
into Chinatown."
With the assistance of alumnus, Thunderbirds and UBC
kayaking and rowing Olympians,
they launched the boats during
Vancouver's 100th birthday celebration, atransportation-themed
World Expo in 1986. Since then, the
number of dragon boats being raced
in the city has increased from 30
boats to 150.
One year after the Expo, Lee had
a hand in creating one of UBC's
most popular extracurricular
activities: Day of the Longboat.
Approached by UBC's intramural
sports director in 1987, the two
brainstormed ideas to bring new
and current UBC students together
to have fun — and thus Day of the
Longboat was born.
"We would bring our boats down
and meet with different student
groups to teach them," said Lee. "I
thought it was a wonderful way to
share Canadian culture."
Lee himself got involved in dragon boating in his late twenties, as he
was intrigued by the legend behind
the activity.
"During China's Warring States
period, an advisor to the Chinese
emperor was maligned and banished due to jealousy amongst the
politicians," Lee explained. "He
went into exile and lamented how
society would be better if there
were honest people. He committed
ritualistic suicide by drowning in
Legend has it that fishermen
in their dragon boats unsuccessfully tried to rescue him. Thus, to
UBC students carry on the tradition of dragon boat racing with the annual Day of the Longboat
commemorate this folk hero, the
fishermen would build these dragon
boats and race them every year.
"To me, I couldn't understand
these stories; they were too weird,"
Lee said. But he realized how proud
the Chinese were of their culture
and the interest other UBC faculty
had in the sport. Lee helped pioneer
dragon boating in Vancouver by
organizing the first dragon boating
national championships in 1996.
After 1996, the sport soon spread
across North America and Canada.
Currently, teams compete here to
go to the "Wimbledon of dragon
boating" in Hong Kong.
That same year, Dr. Don
McKenzie, one of the founders of
the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine
Centre, also found dragon boating to be a significant part of his
life. His studies on how beneficial
dragon boating was for creating upper body strength in breast cancer
survivors prompted him to put
together a team called Abreast in a
Boat. The idea has gained immense
international popularity since then,
with what started off as a study of
24 women multiplying into teams
across Asia, Africa, Europe and the
Middle East.
"Twelve years later, after many
years of increasing recognition,
dragon boating became individually recognized as its own sport
when Beijing hosted the Summer
Olympics in 2008," Lee said. "It was
also featured in Vancouver's promotional videos for the Winter 2010
What was once a small community tradition has gained international recognition and popularity.
Without the efforts of UBC alumni
and eager Vancouverites, dragon
boating may have remained confined to Asia and unknown to the
rest of the world. 13
Summer does not mean offseason for varsity athletes
Heather MacLean proves that offseason training pays off
Henry Lebard
There's no question that UBC
athletes work hard during their
seasons. But come the summertime,
what happens when they aren't attending practices and being scrutinized by their coaches?
Some athletes may get lazy, while
others train year-round out of sheer
determination. Heather MacLean,
who will compete as a member
of Team Canada at the Summer
Olympics in London, is part of the
latter group. It's not easy to get where
she's at, though. It's taken her a lifetime of training.
"I have been swimming competitively since the age of eight at the
Etobicoke Swim Club in Toronto,"
MacLean said. "My parents took me
for swimming lessons before I could
even walk."
MacLean swims year-round, which
doesn't allow for much time off.
"We train 9 to 10 times a week,
therefore as soon as we stop exercising for even a few days, we feel out
of shape. And there is nothing worse
than feeling out of shape," she said.
She generally takes two weeks off
from swimming each year, and during those two weeks, she is still keeping fit by running or lifting weights.
This year, however, she'll take some
extra time off, as the Olympics and
other events have made for an extra-
crowded schedule.
Training isn't the only thing that
an athlete needs to keep in check.
Diet is one of the most important
aspects of a healthy lifestyle, as any
nutritionist will tell you. "With the
amount we train, we need to take in
enough calories to fuel our bodies,"
MacLean said.
Multi gold-medalist Olympian
Michael Phelps is well-known for
his diet of 12,000 calories per day,
but MacLean reckons she doesn't
eat quite that much. "We have a
nutritionist that helps us with what
and when we should eat. As much as
we do eat, though, the majority of it
is very healthy: lots of fruits, veggies,
carbs and protein."
But even MacLean occasionally
has sweet-tooth cravings. "It's really
hard, but I have healthy alternatives, like an apple with some peanut
butter, or yogurt with some granola,
instead of having a chocolate bar."
It is clear that this dedication is
what it takes to be one of the best
athletes in the country. X3
Summer T-Bird
Brody Hawkins
Plays four games a week in a summer league for college baseball players, and lifts weights on off days.
Robert Gage
Men's rowing
Rows for a UBC club team with
rowers from around the area. "The
intensity sometimes increases since
you don't have to worry about
classes." he said.
Rachel Ramsden
Women's soccer
Plays two games and has one
practice a week with the UBC team,
along with strength and conditioning training.
Alex Ham
Men's rugby
Most of the summer is spent in the
weight room trying to gain back the
weight that is lost during the regular
season. Kam will also be playing for
Team Canada this summer.
Bird Droppings
T-Bird hockey player wins
Max Grassi scored four goals
in the final of the IIHF InLine
Hockey Championship, leading
Team Canada to the gold medal.
He finished as the tournament's
second-leading scorer with 17
points in six games.
Two 'Birds taken in MLB draft
Pitcher David Otterman was taken in the 7th round. 245th overall
by the Milwaukee Brewers, while
infielder Keaton Briscoe was
taken in the 24th round by the
Boston Red Sox. Otterman has
since signed with Milwaukee for
a signing bonus of US $125,000.
Women's ultimate team finishes 11th at nationals
The UBC women's ultimate
frisbee team capped off a
strong year, finishing 11th at
the USA Ultimate D-l College
Championships. For more on the
team, check out the video about
them online at ubyssey.ca. m Cnltnre»
Editor: Anna Zoria
06.11.2012 | 9
Bard on the Beach brings magic to the stage
Maitrayee Dhaka
With a glittering English Bay and
the North Shore mountains in the
background, there were no mere
players in Vanier Park on the opening night of the Bard on the Beach
The cast of The Taming of the
Shrew, directed by Bard veteran
Meg Roe, opened the Shakespeare
festival on June 7 to raucous laughter
and a standing ovation at the packed
Mainstage. The festival has expanded
immensely since its debut in 1990,
and cast and crew members return
year after year. Christopher Gaze, the
charming founder and artistic director of the festival, noted that senior actors often play large and small roles in
Bard shows. However, he said, it is the
actors' skill that truly sets them apart,
no matter the size of the role.
Abound in disguise, plots and
schemes, The Taming of the Shrew was
led by spirited interpretations from
the cast, particularly Lois Anderson's
Kate, John Murphy's Petruchio and
Kayvon Kelly's Grumio, Petruchio's
bumbling servant.
The play traces Kate and
Petruchio's relationship through their
physical and verbal sparring, while
exploring several subplots.
The story of two witty, caustic misfits who unexpectedly find a perfect
fit with each other drew gasps and
giggles from the audience. During
Kate's controversial but impassioned
monologue at the end of the play, the
audience sat in rapt silence.
Lois Anderson, an experienced
actor, writer and director, is a mother
of two and a UBC alum with three
degrees from the university (BA, BFA,
MFA). She insisted that the controversial monologue doesn't weaken Kate's
"People sometimes feel that she has
given over to him and is diminished as
a result. The shrew has been 'tamed.' I
Bard on the Beach entered its 23rd season with The Taming of the Shrew.
feel quite the opposite. I feel that she
has freed herself with his help from a
cloying label and that their love is expansive. They are equal and they are
a team. And she loves him and wants
him to win. And he loves her and
wants her to win. I love the challenge
of that last speech," Anderson said.
When asked about her time at UBC,
Anderson reminisced about "the Old
Auditorium, which has now been torn
down" and "the dusty old theatre studios, full of light, always too cold and
too hot at the same time.
"The teachers we had then are
no longer with the program — some
have passed away, others have moved
on — but they were masters. And in
that cramped little room, we flailed,
flew, fell, struggled and laughed [and]
learned our craft. One of our teachers,
Arne Zaslove, had studied with physical theatre maestro Jacques LeCoq
in Paris, and we were extremely fortunate to apprentice with the LeCoq
method, which involves physical
timing, focus, mask and clown. John
Murphy, who plays Petruchio in
Taming of the Shrew to my Kate, also
studied at UBC. We share a language
of comic timing and physical lazzi."
Murphy, whose comic timing and
interpretation of Petruchio was excellent, strongly believes in the Bard
Festival's place within Vancouver's
cultural identity.
"You look at the amount of people
that come out to this festival every
year, tens of thousands, and it proves
that this is a city that loves theatre
and culture. There is some talk that
Vancouver is a cultural wasteland,
and I think this [festival] proves it
wrong. And it does so, and survives
with hardly any government spending," Murphy said, referringto Gaze's
efforts to secure sponsors and bring in
"Since I graduated from UBC,
I have seen the birth of a strong
independent theatre scene in this
town, and with that, original work
which tours nationally and internationally," said Anderson. "I see a
thriving theatre culture, but I also
know that it is very, very difficult for
our artists to continue to find funding
for their work and afford to live in
this city and raise their families. We
multitask, double and triple up work,
because those of us that are still here
and haven't left for another province
are passionately committed to the
theatre in this town," she said.
It was an opening night that truly
belonged to the cast and crew behind
Bard. The feeling of camaraderie and
celebration was strong, and every
member of the festival had nothing
but praise for their colleagues.
Anderson summed it up best: "The
Bard actors are energetically committed to cracking the human story in
these pieces and making sense of the
language. The stories, when we can
hear them clearly, point our thoughts
towards the complexities and comedies of the human condition. This
festival is situated in a gorgeous park.
As the sun sets and the geese honk, a
clown enters the stage and, with a few
bags and a few metaphors, tells you a
tale. Or two lovers throw furniture at
each other as night starts to creep in
and the theatre lights bleed onto the
"Magic happens at that festival." 13
Ten tips for shopping at farmers' markets
Ting Kelly
Get there early to get the best
available produce. This also
applies to meat and fish; the
freshest loads arrive in the
Always ask the vendor what's
in season right now. There is a
moment during the growing
season when each product is
at its best and most bountiful.
Bring your own reusable
bags. Stay green while
Compare prices between
different stands for a similar product, and see which
looks better and offers the
best price.
Find a balance between groping someone's produce and
feeling for perfect ripeness.
Don't be too stingy or expect
cheap prices. The purpose of
farmers' markets is to support
local farmers, who work hard
to provide their community
with fresh (and hopefully
organic) produce. This comes
with extra costs, which are
small compared to the benefits of supporting farmers'
Don't be afraid to ask for a
taste test of something before
deciding to buy it! Vendors
like it when you show interest
and want to learn more about
their products.
Make an effort to educate
yourself on where your food
is coming from by asking lots
of guestions and reading up
on the farms.
Put your money where it
counts for you. whether
it's that special cheese,
variety of wine or luscious
chocolate. The extra cost
is always worth it.
Most vendors will only
accept cash. Occasionally
some larger vendors will
have Interac. but it's best to
be prepared.
Know your seasons
To learn more on when your
favourite veggies and fruits are in
season, check out eatseasonably.
Better yet. print out a handy calendar for fridge decon eatseasonably.
More online
Check out our
Vancouver farmers'
market directory online
at www.ubyssey.ca. 'Ai
Cartems Donuterie
fills the hole in
your life
Sitting across from Morpheus in
a dark room, a table with a cup of
coffee is all that separates you. Your
reflection in his shaded glasses is
curious, timid. In one outstretched
hand, he holds a Tim Hortons
doughnut; in the other, one from
Cartems Donuterie. Which will you
choose? Take the Tim Hortons, and
you'll wake up back in a world you
already know: the world of mediocre, mass-produced doughnuts.
Take the Cartems doughnut, however, and realize that everything else
up until that moment when you took
your first bite has been a lie.
Canadians are very familiar with
doughnuts. They are a classic part
of a somewhat indistinct culinary
history, and have been synonymous
with retailer Tim Hortons for decades. Never one to concede to the
status quo, however, Jordan Cash
and his team at Cartems Donuterie
have challenged this confectionary
monopoly by calling into question
the quality of their products. No,
not through ad campaigns, smear
tactics, or anything remotely insidious. It's simply the superiority of
their product that has people in
Vancouver talking.
"My dad and I used to eat Tim
Hortons doughnuts back when they
were made fresh on site, and I loved
them," he explains, emphasizing the
past tense "loved." But it wasn't fond
childhood memories that had Cash
thinking about opening a doughnut
shop as an adult. Rather, owning
a donuterie called Cartems was
was a dream he had while teaching English in South Korea. And so,
after receiving his MBA from UBC,
Cartems was born from that dream.
Currently situated in Gastown,
Cartems may not be the most convenient location for UBC students,
but Cash and his team are working
on changing that. They recently
suspended their delivery service due
to overwhelming demand, but they
have big ideas on the horizon. And
in the meantime, they're well worth
the commute.
"I want this to be scalable. I've
got a business degree and I want to
put it to good use," Cash said. But
an MBA can only go so far; the taste
of the product itself is the ultimate
factor at the end of the day. To that
end, Cash stated emphatically, "We
will always make our doughnuts
The freshness is truly eye-opening; many of the ingredients are
sourced locally from the Lower
Mainland. And with unique flavours
like bourbon bacon, Mexican mole
and their iconic earl grey doughnut
— classic but humble, like the store
itself — there's no shortage of innovation or potential at Cartems.
With the cupcake bubble close to
bursting, it's about time something
new hit the market. And why not
something deliriously Canadian?
So next time you find yourself in
Gastown, make like Neo and have
a Cartems doughnut. But remember, all they're offering is the truth,
nothing more. 13 Opinion »
^ Editor- lonnv Wakefield
1 Editor: Jonny Wakefield
06.11.2012 | 10
Last Words
Parting shots and snap judgments on today's issues
Students deserve the full story
on liquor store relocation
Let's put it plainly. Movingthe liquor
store to Wesbrook Place is goingto be
absolutely terrible.
We don't say this because we're
lushes who work late. (We're
lushes who work late.) A campus
service is moving down to Wesbrook
Village, which, unlike University
Marketplace, is owned and operated
by UBC, putting another piece of that
shiny planned community together
before people actually start moving
into it. For the people that can afford
to live in that market housing, it will
be great. But as usual, the people
who get left behind are students who
live and study on campus.
Students like liquor! That's a fact.
Whether you're in residence and retiring for the evening, going out after
a late class or otherwise planning to
have fun on campus, a liquor store
is vital, especially with the paucity
of bars on campus. Move the liquor
store and keep closingtime at the ridiculous 7 p.m., and suddenly anyone
lookingto fit abeer run inbetween
classes, studying, club events and
work will face up to an hour round
The move has a barrel of justifications, ranging for good to suspect.
The liquor distribution branch says
that they haven't met sales expectations. But it's difficult to believe that
if they couldn't sell liquor to students
in the heart of campus, they can sell
it in an area that's half construction
site and a 30-minute walk from Place
Vanier. That makes us wonder if the
move is spurred by sales realities, or
because they have somehow been
convinced that density (a.k.a. expensive market housing) is the only way
to sustain businesses, which is the
mantra of Campus and Community
Indeed, it's a win for planners,
and it's a win for whoever moves
into Wesbrook Place. But the benefit
for the rest of campus seems, well,
New Pathways College risks
ghettoizing international
UBC really, really, really loves international students. They make
the campus more diverse. A higher
percentage of international students
affects our standings in the all-important university rankings. Oh, and
they pay lots and lots of money to
come here.
The latest push to get more international students into UBC by any
means possible includes building
a whole separate college so that
international applicants who don't
quite meet admission requirements
can come to campus anyway.
Plenty of international UBC
applicants are bright, motivated
students with demonstrated talent in, say, math, but their English
skills aren't quite good enough to
make it through a full year of UBC
study. And plenty of students in
developing countries have tons of
potential, but might not have all the
exact prerequisite courses required
by UBC because they aren't attending a pricey North American-style
"international school."
But creating a school-within-a-
school exclusively for international
also-rans has its problems. For
one, by categorically statingthat
Pathways attendees "won't be UBC
students," the university is creating
a sort of academic ghetto that will
likely stigmatize these students and
expose them to all manner of scorn
from those who "made the cut" into
a full first-year program.
Also, it isn't as if high-potential students who don't quite
meet UBC's admissions criteria
only exist outside of Canada. As
the university's recent move to
broad-based admissions soundly
demonstrates, high school grades
show only part of what a student is
capable of. And especially now that
standardized provincial exams are
a thing of the past in B.C., grades
can vary from school to school and
they can often be affected by the
economic situation of the applicant.
UBC is rolling out the Pathways
carpet for international students who
show strong potential in one area but
weaknesses in another, but domestic students in the same situation
aren't being afforded similar special
If UBC is goingto pour money and
resources into a program that effectively replicates what's offered by
plenty of the community colleges and
lower-ranked universities that dot
Metro Vancouver, they should have
some very sound reasons to do so.
But as long as Pathways is only open
to international students, it's hard to
believe that UBC wants to hook them
for their academic potential and not
just for their money.
Acadia evictions wouldn't fly
under an accountable, elected
If you live in the City of Vancouver
and your landlord tries to evict, say,
everyone in your building, you have
options. While planning staff are
generally non-political appointments,
elected officials ultimately influence
the planning process. If 500 people in
a city councillor's ward were subject
to a hasty eviction, inaction could
cost them theirjob.
But as the situation in Acadia Park
demonstrates, students who rent
from the university are utterly out of
luck if they're told to pack their bags.
Students in the Acadia Court
townhouses received notice in
February that they were being relocated. High density market housing
will eventually be built in the area.
Residents are angry. Close to 200
residents signed a petition ask-
ingthe university to renovate the
townhouses, which are falling apart.
Ultimately, they want to keep their
community together. They don't
want to be moved into high density
housing, which will certainly come
with higher rents. They want to be
consulted about the changes, and
they want a bigger moving allowance
— which is currently a paltry $200.
Despite this opposition, UBC
forged ahead with its plan to bulldoze
the residences. They've promised —
as always — that they will do extensive consultations.
It's our endless editorial refrain:
UBC is a city run by people who were
never elected. At the end of the day,
the only currency that Campus and
Community Planning has is that
it will consult in good faith — that
they'll listen to concerns and act on
them. And we've called this into
question on numerous occasions. If
the residents of Acadia Park were
able to vote on how UBC is being run,
chances are a few administrators
would be lookingfor newjobs. 13
AMS "too busy" for
Quebec-style protest
Gordon Katie
When I looked at the new AMS
preliminary budget, I was quite impressed by the breadth and scope of
the services that our student union
provides. From tutoring and counselling, to bars, restaurants and dental
insurance — the AMS is enormous,
and it provides invaluable support to
every UBC student.
I was prepared to write a column
lauding these services. However,
a recent article by Brian Piatt of
the Canadian Press (also a former
Ubyssey editor) has given me pause.
Since students took to the streets
of Montreal more than 100 days ago,
there has been debate over what
makes the Quebec student movement
more vibrant than its counterparts
in the rest of Canada. In Quebec, student unions are, by and large, political groups. They don't run businesses
or services. But in the rest of Canada,
student unions are hampered by the
burden of managing large businesses
and providing an array of student
When I first dipped my toes in the
waters of student government, I was
utterly dumbfounded. Here were a
bunch of passionate, engaged twenty-
somethings talking until midnight
about non-discretionary allocations,
capital projects, business revenue,
referendums, and — the height of tedium — Robert's Rules of Order.
It enrages me. Why are they not
making an earnest effort to engage
the average UBC student? Why are
they not aggressively advocating for
lower tuition? Why are they not doing
more to mobilize students around
university issues like governance and
land use, or important civic issues?
Why are they just sitting here when
so much is so wrong?
The answer is simple: they are
too busy. They have to manage an
unmanageable organization, and the
majority of councillors and executives have only have a year to do it.
I would not for a moment discount
AMS services, particularly the food
bank, the Sexual Assault Support
Centre and peer counseling. These
services are crucial for students in
times of need. However, we need to
take an earnest look at the extent of
our commitments, and whether it is
advisable to ask UBC to assume some
I imagine there could be a way
to maintain these services while
improving our capacity to politically
mobilize, but this would require a
drastic overhaul. But surely there are
subtle changes that could alleviate
the burden on student representatives. Maybe we can move more responsibilities from student executives
to permanent staff. Perhaps we could
scale down certain commitments,
and re-allocate funds to expand lobbying, engagement and mobilization
In charting this new course, we
should look to the Montreal protests
for inspiration. In response to a
cripplingtuition hike and a heinous emergency law, students have
sparked the largest act of civil disobedience in Canadian history and
created an important dialogue about
the price of higher education.
It is high time we re- evaluate just
what our priorities are as a student
union. Have we traded away our
Slutwalk debates the S-word
» Kay i Wong
At a crime prevention forum in
February of last year, an offhand remark from Toronto Police Constable
Michael Sanguinetti set off a movement. "I've been told I'm not supposed to say this," Sanguinetti told
a group of York University students.
"However, women should avoid
dressing like sluts in order not to be
Perhaps he should have kept his
mouth shut. His words of "wisdom"
spawned the Slutwalk movement,
founded by Toronto feminists tired of
women being blamed for being sexually assaulted. The movement quickly
spread to other cities. Vancouver
activists organized a walk for April
2011. The Slutwalk movement has
one goal: to break the cycle of victim
But the movement has not escaped
criticism. One objection remains unresolved since the first rally, and that's
the use of the word "slut." Critics have
pointed out that attachingthe movement to the controversial term singles
out marginalized groups. The term
"slut" is not necessarily empowering.
Accordingto their website, the
organizers of Slutwalk NYC made the
decision to withdraw from the movement because of the implications of
the name. Just last month, Slutwalk
Vancouver held a gathering at Wise
Hall to openly discuss these concerns.
Organizers (myself included) welcomed both critics and supporters for
their input on the re-labeling
Four names were suggested:
"Slutwalk," "End the Shame," "Yes
Means Yes," and "Shame Stop." An
open poll was put up after the meeting on Slutwalk Vancouver's Facebook
page, and a week later, voters decided
to keep the original name. Still, half of
the attendees at Wise Hall spoke out
against reusing the old name.
So, now what?
The term should never be used
lightly, but does it warrant boycotting a movement that is about fighting gendered and sexual violence?
The word has done enough harm,
and if it succeeds in dividing feminists, it would clinch itself another
victory. Nothing should distract us
from standing in solidarity against
the real antagonists of the story: rapists and victim-blamers.
It is the provocative nature of
the term that has helped issues of
gendered violence jump from the
pages of Ms. Magazine into the mainstream media. Barbara Peterson, vice
president of the Minnesota National
Organization for Women, put it
bluntly. "If they called it a women's
empowerment march, would the media have paid any attention?"
Sitting on the sidelines is not a wise
move in addressing the trivialization
of sexual violence. So while the future
of Slutwalk's identity continues to be
examined, exposingthe problems of
rape culture on the streets and in city
centres must continue.
The Slutwalk Vancouver 2012 March
is scheduled to take place on June 30.
Wong is a volunteer organizer. Scene»
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Come September, the last-minute beer run to the
Village B.C. Liquor Store will be a thing of the past.
Last month, the B.C. Liquor Control Board announced it will move the liquor store deep into South
Campus. Students, by and large, are outraged. As one
hero put it on Twitter
@Ubyssey Dear Ubyssey please change this. I just moved
in above it. I can't have it move at this important time in
my life!
Alas, our powers are limited. While we can't change the
province's mind (well, on this matter, at least), we can give
you the tools to cope.
The Ubyssey conducted a highly unscientific study of
how the relocation will affect students. Three teams of
. editors timed how long it takes to walk or bus from vari-
■ ous campus hubs to the new store location at the corner
of Wesbrook and Berton Avenue. While the store will be
much further from the centre of campus, not everyone is
out of luck. The Fraternity Village, for example, is a whole
200 metres closer to the new location. And we still don't
know whether the store will have better selection, so
there may be a silver lining. But for the rest of campus, it's
quite a trek. tH
Or take the bus from Vanier (22 minutes), Totem (23 minutes), the SUB/bus loop (26 minutes), Gage (9 minutes) or Marine Drive (30 minutes with one transfer).
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