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What's on
Valentine's Day
We knowyou know. The Internet has been bombarding your email inbox
with reminders to reserve a table for dinner with that special someone.
If you're in a relationship, enjoy the day. If you're not, have a great time
hanging out with positive people. No need for negativity—even if it is a
Hallmark holiday.
UBC Thunderbirds vs. UVic
Vikes basketball: 6 p.m. and
8 p.m. @ War Memorial Gym
Go cheer on your UBC T-Birds
as they compete against Victoria this Friday. Tickets$2 for
students or free with a Blue Crew
Tennis 1.0 Beginners Clinic:
9:30-11:30 a.m. @ UBC Tennis Centre
You know that it's a slow time
of year when we publish tennis,
so here you go. If you're looking
for an (expensive) way to spend
your break, pick up the classic
racquet sport! Tickets$207.90.
TheVagina Monologues:
7 p.m. @ Frederic Wood
The annual production ofthe
award-winning play is back on
campus. Come witness the show
based upon 200+ interviews
conducted by playwright Eve En-
sler. Tickets $16, available online
and at the Outpost.
Reading Week
The Ubyssey is going on vacation, too. Expect our award-winning web and print content
beginning again on Sunday,
Feb. 25. Ifyou need some news
sustenance, we recommend
taking a look back through the
ages of The Ubyssey, courtesy of
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Jason Robinson founded Sustainability Television in 2007
TV for a greener world
Arno Rosenfeld
Features Editor
Jason Robinson wants to show
what people are doing to help
the environment — and he has
been working with UBC to
do so.
"We're just not hearing about all the amazing stuff that's going on,"
said Robinson, founder of
Sustainability Television.
Founded in 2007, the Richmond-based Sustainability
Television produces content
highlighting environmental
activism and innovation from
around the world. But it has
also established strong ties
with UBC, including a recent
deal with the Faculty of Land
and Food Systems to produce
content on the environmental impact of food around
the world.
A Richmond native, Robinson said he worked in finance
prior to starting Sustainability
Television. He said he spent
seven years planning the organization before its launch.
"I didn't see anything
innovative enough," Robinson said of why he decided
to start a media organization
rather than participate in
a more traditional type of
environmental activism.
Robinson said Sustainability
Television content has been
picked up by television channels, but most ofthe content
goes onto Sustainability Television's website.
One piece of content that
helped establish the strong
relationship between Sustainability Television and UBC was
a 2009 documentary about the
fight to save the UBC Farm.
The video highlighted student
activists at UBC who wanted to
stop planned development from
being built on the farm.
Robinson said the documentary was an example of what
his organization tries to do,
and that the attention on the
UBC Farm has led the University of Victoria and Kwantlen
University to begin exploring the creation of their own
research farms.
Sustainability Television has
also made other documentaries focused on UBC, including
a recent one entitled Eating
Carbon Smart that focuses on
how food production affects
the earth.
The new partnership between
the Faculty of Land and Food
Systems and Robinson's for-profit
organization will include various
types of content, Robinson said.
"There may be students from
LFS who want to share what
they're doing," he said. "The
faculty itself — I know they're
doing different research initiatives that are very innovative
and would be really good for
people to know about."
Growing up, Robinson
actually watched very little
television, he said.
"I wasn't allowed to watch
television for eight hours a
day," Robinson explained. "I
was given half an hour in the
evening to watch television if I
wanted to do it."
But the television he did
watch as a child has shaped the
work he is doing today.
"I usually [watched] PBS
or David Suzuki's The Nature
of Things or Wild Kingdom or
something that was valuable; I
think there's far too much junk
on TV," Robinson said.
And with the help of
like-minded folks at UBC,
Robinson is well on his way to
changing that. tJ
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Nick Milette said his two bicycles were stolen from the third-floor balcony of his Acadia Park residence.
UBC denies responsibility for balcony bike theft
Arno Rosenfeld
Features Editor
UBC student Nick Milette allegedly
had two valuable bicycles, worth
$3,500 combined, stolen from his
third-floor residence balcony. He's
blaming the university for the theft
because, he claims, a UBC-owned
ladder was used to abscond with
the bikes.
Milette said when he arrived
back from winter break to his Sopr-
on House residence in Acadia Park,
he found the two bicycles he had
left on the balcony of his apartment
were gone. He said he found a ladder marked "UBC" leaning against
his building, and he suspected it
was used to perform the theft.
He assumed the ladder was left
there by a UBC employee, and now
he's looking into pinning liability
for the theft on the university.
Brian Heathcote, chief financial
officer of UBC Housing, sees things
differently. He said the ladder,
which UBC took down from the
UBC hands out sentences to
athletes involved in Dime Watch
Twitter account
UBC Athletics has determined eight
varsity athletes involved in lewd
actions related to the anonymous
@UBCDimeWatch Twitter account
will receive either letters of reprimand or game suspensions.
The identities ofthe athletes
being punished are not being
released. Twenty-nine athletes who
were involved in a "participatory"
manner will be forced to attend a
sensitivity-training seminar.
©UBCDimeWatch was a Twitter
account that tweeted voyeuristic pictures of women on UBC
campus, often accompanied by
lewd comments. UBC varsity
hockey player Ben Schmidt was
found to be connected to a website
related to the Twitter account in
New computer program sheds
light on ancient languages
UBC researchers have developed
new technology to help understand
ancient languages.
created along with researchers
from UC Berkeley, can reconstruct
ancient protolanguages with 85 per
cent accuracy.
The computer will speed up
intensive work that formerly had
to be done by hand. The system
analyzes existing words into groups
to determine the original language
they came from, xt
building after Milette pointed out
its presence, doesn't meet current
WorkSafe BC code. Heathcote
claims UBC doesn't have any such
unsafe ladders currently in use,
especially because they would face
stiff fines if they did.
Milette also claims his neighbours saw the ladder propped
against his building, unattended,
for many days before it was taken
down. But Heathcote said that
Housing staff working around
Acadia Park during the time
in question did not notice any
extension ladder reaching up to a
third-floor balcony.
Milette, a third-year architecture student who has lived in student housing in years past without
any issues, said he thinks UBC is
leaving a lot unanswered.
"My questions are: where was
that ladder kept? Why was it not
secured? Why was it not written up
as missing or stolen? How did it get
there?" he said.
Want to grade your
prof before your
class is over?
Veronika Bondarenko
The AMS wants to give more
students a chance to evaluate their
professors partway through the
term, but the assessments won't be
mandatory anytime soon.
Following a pilot project spearheaded by AMS VP Academic
Kiran Mahal and UBC physics
professor Simon Bates, the possibility of bringing midterm teaching
evaluations to all faculties at UBC
remains up in the air.
Conducted over the course of
last term, the project asked 22
faculty members from the Faculties
of Arts, Science, Applied Science
and Kinesiology to incorporate
midterm teaching evaluations into
their classrooms.
Accordingto Mahal, the response they received from both faculty members and students over the
last term has been largely positive.
"About three quarters ofthe
students actually said that their
faculty member who was teaching
the course came back and discussed the results ofthe evaluation
with them, which is huge, because
that doesn't happen with final
evaluations," said Mahal.
Bates has been incorporating
midterm teaching evaluations into
his classes both at UBC and at other
institutions, and said that they give
him a chance to tweak his courses
But while Heathcote expressed
dismay over the theft, he and Milette have entirely different assumptions about how the ladder ended up
outside Milette's balcony.
"We wouldn't be using a ladder
like that, and we also have no ladders missing," Heathcote stated.
In an email to The Ubyssey,
Heathcote said the ladder not only
fell short of safety codes, but it also
had an old, out-of-service UBC
phone number stencilled to its side
that proved its age. That phone
number — 228 2062 — suggests the
ladder was from the early '90s, accordingto Heathcote, because UBC
changed its phone number prefix
from 228 to 822 in August 1991.
Heathcote also said the hefty
fines that Worksafe BC doles out
for safety violations are based on
the size ofthe organization they're
fining. This means when UBC gets
fined, it's usually in the $80,000-
100,000 range, so they're especially
careful to not use unsafe equipment.
But Milette still thinks a UBC-
marked ladder lying around Acadia
Park for days is inexcusable, and
he's still out two valuable bikes.
He said he reported the theft to
the RCMP, but they didn't investigate it. The RCMP was unable to be
reached for comment by deadline.
Milette is still hoping UBC
will compensate him for the cost
ofthe bikes, and he's scheduled a
meeting with a pro-bono lawyer to
investigate his options. He says his
contract with UBC Housing releases them from all liabilities, but he
believes he may still be able to pursue a claim against UBC Building
Operations if it turns out the ladder
was their responsibility.
"It's unfortunate if it was a
UBC ladder that somebody used
it to commit a crime," Heathcote
said. "But if someone stole a UBC
truck and used it to rob a bank, you
wouldn't come to UBC and say,
'Hey, you're responsible for that
bank robbery.'" Xi
UBC prof Simon Bates (left) and AMS VP Academic Kiran Mahal (right) developed a pilot
project for students to give their professors feedback before classes end.
before the end ofthe term.
"I've been doing things like this
for a number of years about midway
through the class, just to get a sense
of how students are doing with
the course and what things they
think they can improve on and
what things they think I can do
to improve their understanding,"
said Bates.
UBC's Sauder School of Business is currently the only faculty
with mandatory midterm teaching
evaluations. Mahal, who has completed a minor in commerce, has
used her experience with Sauder to
try to push for a similar system to
be implemented in other faculties.
But Mahal is not looking for the
project to be mandated in other
faculties any time soon. Instead,
she hopes that the pilot project will
encourage more faculty members to
offer midterm teaching evaluations.
"We don't want to make this
something that's mandated and
then have faculty members think
of it in a negative way," said Mahal.
"We want to make sure that there's
really a positive spirit around the
entire process, so that it creates
dialogue and a more constructive
classroom environment."
Unlike end-of-term evaluations,
the data from midterm teaching
evaluations would not be considered in the promotion or tenure
of faculty members.
Bates and Mahal plan on
extending the project for another
term before they make any recommendations to faculties.
The final decision on whether
or not to incorporate midterm
evaluations into the classrooms will
be left to the discretion of associate deans and individual faculty
members. Xi
delayed to June
Will McDonald
News Editor
The conflict between UBC and
its Faculty Association will be
resolved by a third party, but not
until this summer.
UBC and the Faculty Association met for bargaining sessions
this October and December, but
the negotiations stalled over wage
increases. Both parties agreed
to five days of mediation and
arbitration, starting on Feb. 4,
to finally settle the dispute. But
the arbitrator called in sick, and
the talks have been rescheduled
to June.
Nancy Langton, president of
the Faculty Association, which
represents professors, assistant deans, librarians and most
other faculty members, thinks
the university is trying to delay
paying wages that the association
believes members are owed.
In October, the association
asked UBC for a 10 per cent raise
to make their wages level with
faculty at other major universities
like the University of Toronto.
The university's counter-offer
was a 1.2 per cent wage increase
and a 0.3 per cent increase to
retain certain professors.
In a post on the association's
website, Langton said she felt
the university was delaying
bargaining in the hopes faculty
would settle for a less generous
"I am starting to feel that the
university is hanging onto this
money for their own benefit
(keeping it and using it) before
paying it out to its employees,"
wrote Langton.
UBC spokesperson Lucie McNeill denied this accusation.
"Regarding this business of
delaying or not delaying, I want
to say emphatically that neither
party is intentionally delaying the
process," said McNeill.
Binding arbitration has been rescheduled for the first week of June.
The university also hopes to meet
with the association for non-binding arbitration sessions sometime
before then. In an online human
resources bulletin, UBC predicted
arbitration would be a "time-expensive and costly process."
Until talks are resolved, faculty
members will not receive any
standard "progress-through-the-
ranks" pay increases they have
earned since July 2012.
"We're essentially goingto be
resorting to arbitration," said
McNeill. "This is in the circumstances where we cannot reach an
agreement ourselves and we've
reached that point."
McNeill said the parties will
discuss other points of contention,
aside from pay increases, during
arbitration, but she refused to
disclose any further details.
"Disagreements do happen and
there are different understandings and interpretations and they
have their views and we have
ours," said McNeill.
According to Langton, faculty
members aren't pleased with the
new arbitration date.
"We will continue to encourage
the university to quit stalling, and
to agree to the shortened arbitration process we proposed, so that
we can schedule arbitration dates
much earlier than June," said
Langton in a post on the association's website.
The Faculty Association did
not respond to interview requests
before press time. Xi 4    |    THE SEX SUPPLEMENT    I   THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013
the sex supplement
In case the cover wasn't enough
of a hint, this is The Ubyssey's
annual sex supplement and we
hope you won't be able to take
your hands off it. In addition to the
standard romantic (see: cats going
on dates, pg. 12) and sexual (see:
sex shop reviews, pg. 8) fare, we've
tried to peel back Hallmark-coated
Valentine's Day illusions of romance
and bliss.
On pg. 8, you'll find a handful of
UBC students' bad — and downright strange— Valentine's Day
experiences. On the next page, we
dissect why you really shouldn't
spend today stalking your ex on social media, and explore the elusive
question of just what exactly friends
with benefits are supposed to do on
a day that can create a false dichotomy between romantic couples and
lonely singles.
We hope you enjoy what we have
to offer and that you spend this day
: in a way that makes you happy!
—Features editor Arno Rosenfeld
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Quality In Everything We Do THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013        THE SEX SUPPLEMENT
Friends with benefits on the day of love
Erik Coates
Society tells us a lot about what
we should be doing on Valentine's
Day. Couples should be together, revelling in their mutual love.
Single folk should be questioning their self-worth, feeling
extra-lonely and bingeing on
ice cream. But there is a third
group that Hallmark seems to
have overlooked. These are the
outcasts that don't fit in with
the cute couples or the sullen
singles. They are the friends with
For those still in the dark about
this 21st-century innovation,
friends with benefits are essentially friends by day and lovers
by night. Accordingto recent
Hollywood flicks like Friends
with Benefits and No Strings
Attached, this kind of relationship
is struck up between emotionally
unavailable (but horny) people
who eventually realize that they
are unfulfilled in life and should
embrace a "real" relationship
with each other.
But what about people who just
know what's up and want to enjoy
life while they're young? What if
a relationship truly works best as
an occasional roll in the hay and
nothing more?
And what in the world are these
poonmates supposed to do on
Valentine's Day?
Are they supposed to go out for
dinner like people in a committed relationship? Stay home and
drunkenly text their exes like
proper single people? Study for
midterms at the library before
getting down with their "friend"
to relieve some stress?
I asked a few UBC students
what they think bed buddies
should do on Ferris Wheel Day
(yes, the inventor Gale Ferris Jr.
was born on Valentine's Day).
Taline Ainein, a second-year
commerce student, said friends
with benefits shouldn't do anything. Matt Simons, a first-year
science student, said, "They
should do what they'd do any other day: Have sex." Finally, James
Chan, a fourth-year arts student,
took a more conventional tack:
"They should just admit they love
each other or break up."
Here's what I think: friends
with benefits should keep on
keeping on. Valentine's Day, after
all, is an overly commercialized
holiday that attempts to pigeonhole relationships and fails to
account for a wide spectrum of
romantic and sexual situations.
So celebrate love in any way that
pleases you, whether that means
buying your fuckbuddy a bouquet
of flowers or relaxing at home
alone. 13
The pitfalls of cyber-stalking your ex
Emily Burton-Brown
Facebook stalking happens year-
round, but Valentine's Day is ripe for
an especially high number of forlorn
lovers poring over their exes' status
Tara Marshall, a psychology
professor at Brunei University in
London, England, has researched
the relationship between Facebook
surveillance of ex-partners, sustained negative feelings towards an
ex and personal growth post-breakup. She recently published her
findings on what she calls "interpersonal electronic surveillance" inthe
journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior,
and Social Networking.
Marshall's findings may prove
surprising to those who assume
blocking or de-friending an ex in the
event of a messy break-up will facilitate the healing process. Instead,
Marshall's study found that exes
who remained Facebook friends
"were lower in negative feelings,
sexual desire and longing for the
former partner than people who
were not Facebook friends."
Marshall suggests this may be the
result of decreased emotional sensitivity due to continuous exposure
to "banal status updates, comments
and photos." Constant check-ins at
the gym or embarrassingly public
political rants definitely help erode
any "residual attraction." Plus, the
dumped party avoids the emotional
black hole of wondering what— or
who — their ex is doing.
However, the study suggests,
while remaining Facebook friends
may help reduce sexual desire for
an ex, explicitly monitoring (read:
Facebook stalking) their activities through social media hurts
emotional recovery and personal
growth. Additionally, Facebook
creeping is associated with "obsessive relational intrusion," a term
used to indicate the unwanted
pursuit of an intimate relationship,
particularly with a former romantic
Now, to be honest, it's not surprising that constantly checking up on
exes isn't good for mental health.
But I'll be the first to admit to keeping tabs on the Toms, Dicks and
Harrys ofthe past.
Justifications for Facebook
stalking run the gamut, from solicitous ("I just want to make sure he's
doing okay — he really deserves to
be happy") to vengeful ("I want to
make sure the effing SOB is so full
of regret he can't get out of bed in
the morning").
Any fans ofthe HBO series
Girls will remember the episode in
which a depressed and newly single
Marnie clicks through her ex-boyfriend's Facebook photos with disgust. The truth of this scene is what
makes it both hilarious and incredibly devastating; you do not want to
be that girl, but you know you have
been and probably will be again at
some point in your life.
In days gone by, I ended a fairly
tumultuous relationship with
someone and unfriended them on
Facebook, thinking it was for the
best. About a month later, I was back
in full ex-girlfriend psycho mode,
checking his wall for public posts
and incriminating photos. I lost
track of time scrolling through a
certain girl's history because I was
convinced he had begun dating her,
and accidentally "liked" one of her
status updates — from several years
ago. Naturally, she told him about it
and he confronted me.
Moral ofthe story? By stayingtoo
invested in your old beau's status
updates, you're putting your life on
hold for someone who should be
part of your past. And now that it's
been scientifically proven, you can
use hard evidence to kick the habit.
So go tweet the lyrics of an empowered music artist of your choice
(Toni Braxton's "He Wasn't Man
Enough" is my personal favourite)
and move on with your life. 13 Sports + Rec
Road trippin in the Western U.S.
What you need to know to survive and make the most of your U.S. adventure
Places to go
1. Leavenworth, Washington: save yourself the
airfare and get a taste of Germany outside Seattle at this Bavarian
village inthe Cascade Mountains.
Justin Fleming
Senior Lifestyle Writer
With reading break on the horizon, visions of relaxation and
vacation are on students' minds.
But instead of just staying holed
up in the rainy Lower Mainland
for the week, why not get out of
the province, soak up some rays
and experience what the West
Coast has to offer? Why not just
hop in a car and drive?
It's not a complicated notion.
There doesn't have to be a set
destination, it doesn't cost a lot
of money and it doesn't require
a ton of planning. As long as
you have a car, a few necessities
and some buddies, a road trip
to the United States can be the
perfect opportunity to unwind
before the home stretch of
the semester.
Here are some essential tips
on how to be prepared and make
the most of your road trip south
ofthe 49th parallel. tU
2. Cannon Beach, Oregon: Nine miles of beautiful
beaches, bluffs and cliffs. Hike the trails down to the beach and
impressive rock formations at Ecola State Park. Keep your eyes
peeled for the resident elk herd.
3. Eugene, Oregon: Referred to as "Emerald City," Eugene
is the second-largest city in the state and home to the University
of Oregon. Forget Victoria — "university town" takes on a whole
new meaning here. But there's stuff here for non-partiers too. The
city's slogan is "A great city for the arts and outdoors."
4. Reno, Nevada: Not ready for Las Vegas? Get your feet
wet with some cotton-tops in Reno, "the biggest little city in the
W   m   m
5. Point Reyes Station, California: The perfect
place to stop, grab a bite and sample the local flavour. The Point
Reyes National Seashore also offers great hiking.
6. Big Sur, California: Tap into your inner bohemian in
these verdant hills above the coast.
7. CayUCOS, California: Great surfing and unreal eats at a
price that won't break the bank.
8. Joshua Tree, Southeast California: Hiking,
camping, climbing and general soul-searching are all possible in
this 790,636-acre park, which encompasses both the Mohave and
the Colorado Deserts. To top it off, there are also surreal geological formations and cacti gardens.
9. Grand Canyon, Arizona: Just stating the obvious
Classic road reads
Necessities for the road
Duct tape: Make like Red Green and carry the tape that can
fix anything.
Vice grips: Use them for various tasks, or for stress relief if your car
breaks down.
Multi-headed screwdriver: This little tool is a big help.
Tire pressure gauge: Note that some tires' air pressure differs from
what is recommended in the manual and will be printed on the wall of
the tire, so check both.
Juniper cables: You don't want to be stranded in the middle
of nowhere.
Rope: You never know what you may need it for.
Paper towels: Life in 150 square feet gets messy.
Breathable, open-toed footwear: Maybe it's finally time for
those Crocs.
Spare set of keys: Affix it to the underside of your vehicle, tuck in some
obscure cranny, disguise as hood ornament or entrust to your co-pilot.
Highways to
If you're slumming it and showers aren't a luxury
you can afford, grab a bar of soap and find the
nearest aquatic centre.
The grocery store chain Trader Joe's houses a
bevy of wholesome and affordable eats and is a
great place to go shopping for food supplies.
Highway 101: This scenic route winds down the entire coast
of Oregon, from the Columbia River to the California border,
passes through forest growths and offers stunning views ofthe
Pacific Ocean. It's a lot slower to travel on, but it's worth it.
Pacific Coast Highway: While this highway runs close
to the entire length of California, the stretch from Orange County
up to Malibu is where the magic happens.
Route 66: Jump onto a section of Route 66 that runs from
Los Angeles to Chicago and travel the road that took the refugees
out ofthe Dust Bowl and the hippies to California. Diners and
motels abound.
Avenue Of Giants: The 31-mile portion ofthe old U.S.
Route 101 in Northern California is surrounded by 51,222 acres of
redwood groves. It is said to be the most dramatic display of these
stoic giants inthe whole 500-mile redwood belt.
The Doobie Brothers:
Toulouse Street
Capture the essence of
California in the '70s while
rocking down the highway to "Rockin' Down the
Youth Lagoon: The Year
of Hibernation
This atmospheric, lo-fi
dream pop is perfect for
daydreaming while winding along the highway.
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Knife: One of humankind's oldest tools. You'd be stupid to leave home
without one.
Camp stove or Coleman burner: If you're goingto be on the road for
more than a few days, you'll be grateful for the independence that one of
these bad boys can afford you.
Cooler: A large, hard-shell cooler — ifyou have room — will ensure
you've got enough space for a block of ice and plenty of food.
Power inverter: These plug into your car lighter and offer continuous
110/120V power and 5 V USB output that lets you charge and run most
gadgets. It's well worth the $25.
Camera: Leave your expensive camera at home so it won't be lost or
stolen; instead, pick up a couple disposables so you can save those memories worry-free.
Map: In the event of electrical problems, a tangible map wins every time.
Deck of cards: Make new friends with drinking games, or catch up on
some "you time" with an introspective game of solitaire.
First aid kit: Patch yourself up in the event of minor injuries.
The grizzly bear is the
official state animal of California, but no grizzly bears
"General Sherman," a
3,500-year-old tree in the
Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in Tulare County, California, is the single
largest tree on Earth.
Anyone 21 and over is
legally allowed to possess
one ounce of cannabis in
Washington, but smoking it
in public is illegal.
It is illegal in Oregon to
pump your own gas. You
must stay in your car and
wait for a gas station attendant to do it for you.
Public Consultation - February 28
Thunderbird Park Transportation Study
A new Fieldhouse, National Soccer Development Centre (NSDC) and additional
athletic fields are planned for Thunderbird Park. In preparation, UBC is conducting
a Transportation Study of Thunderbird Park and the surrounding area to determine
the impact of the NSDC on access, circulation and parking on adjacent roads and
neighbourhoods. The study area is bounded by and includes Wesbrook Mall, East
Mall, Thunderbird Boulevard & West 16th Avenue, and adjacent neighbourhoods.
sday, February 28, 2013 4:00pm -7:00pm
Thunderbird Arena, 6066 Thunderbird Boulevard (Main entrance on Wesbrook Mall)
The public is invited to come learn about the Thunderbird Park
Transportation Study and offer feedback. Transportation planners
from UBC will be on hand to answer questions.
Can't make the Open House? Not a problem, online consultation
will be available from February 22 to March 6, 2013.
For more information or to participate online,
please visit: www.planning.ubc.ca
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Silly, strange, scary: Valentine's Day gone awry
Katelyn Verstraten
Valentine's Day is here again: cue the
spike in chocolate and condom sales
and let the horror stories begin. It
seems like everyone has an unfortunate
Valentine's Day story, although not everyone
is willing to share the gory details. We at The
Ubyssey have compiled a few UBC students'
choice V-Day memories, ranging from sweet
to stalkerish.
"Celebrating Valentine's Day is like celebrating VD," second-year PhD. student Tim
Hollering said. "It turns into something
Hollering said he believes romantic gestures should be spontaneous, not enforced by
an arbitrary day.
"[I have] tales of romanticism," said
Hollering. "But part of why they're awesome
is because they happened when I wanted
to and not because societal group pressure
dictated it."
"I was 10 and we were 'dating,'" said first-
year Ph.D. student Ashley Dudill. "The doorbell rang, and me and my dad went to answer.
He had left a little stuffed animal on the front
stoop — very sweet. Then my dad looked up
and started laughing.... He and his parents
had tried to drive away before we saw them,
but their car had broken down. I still have
the toy at home."
"My high school boyfriend made me a surprise dinner at his parents'," Victoria resident
Heather Quee recalled. "His dad came into
the kitchen just before his parents were going
out and asked me if I liked clams. I said, 'Not
really,' but it turned out the whole dinner
was pasta with clam sauce.... Worst day ever.
It ended pretty much the next week."
"My weirdest Valentine's Day was when I
inadvertently went for Thai food with my
friend and her boyfriend," said Michaela
Rife, a first-year master's student. "Although
maybe that was actually my best. I think that
tells you a lot about my life."
"I went on a first date with someone who had
been stalking me for months," said Emma K.,
who lives at UBC's Green College. "He baked
me heart-shaped cookies. I didn't even realize it was Valentine's Day.
"After [the date], he began showing up in
my apartment every day. He would get my
roommate to let him in, and I would come
home and he would be sitting on my bed
waiting for me. We broke up." 13
Exploring Vancouver's active
sex shop scene
Madeline Rigg
Bottles of wine and boxes of
chocolates for your boo are
par for the Valentine's Day
course, so why not be creative this
year? After Christmas, Valentine's
Day is the busiest time ofthe year
for adult boutiques, and for good
reason — sex toys are fun! They're
an easy way to shake things up in
bed, and if nothing else, they're
good for a laugh.
Starting a conversation on sex
toys and exploring sex shops can be
a great way to discuss how you and
your partner connect physically and
what makes him or her feel good. By
the same token, going into sex shops
and finding things you're interested
in is a good way to explore your own
Ifyou do opt for some sex toy
exploration today, one ofthe great
things about Vancouver is that you
don't need to head to a sketchy
store on Granville. There are lots
of fun, clean, boutique-style shops
to choose from where you can
find quality products in a classy
The Art of Loving is a great start
for people who have never been to
an adult store before and maybe a
bit nervous about the experience.
The front ofthe store houses a large
bookshelf and couch, along with fliers advertising upcoming sex seminars and workshops. Store co-owner
John Ince said The Art of Loving
attempts to emphasize education
when it comes to sex; the store's philosophy, he said, is that "the biggest
and most powerful sex organ in the
body is the brain."
The store is quiet and the walls
are covered with art, creating a very
unintimidating and gallery-like
atmosphere. The sales staff greet
customers as they come in, but
manage not to be pushy. There is
a great selection of products, from
simple vibrators to high-end brands
such as Lelo and We Vibe, but
the shop is large enough to avoid
seeming cluttered or overwhelming. There is also a clearly marked
section for guys, though it's not
as extensive. It's easy to wander
around, pick things up and play with
them, or even joke around if you've
brought someone with you. Ifyou
have questions, staff members are
always ready to consult with you
Due to its location, Honey Gifts is
definitely busier than The Art of
Loving. Honey Gifts also has a more
upbeat boutique atmosphere. The
shop is especially busy during the
Valentine's Day rush, and since it's
a small space, things can get a little
cramped. But despite its small size,
Honey Gifts carries a surprisingly
large amount of products; you can
find everything from novelty games
to lingerie, toys and massage oils.
The prices at Honey Gifts are the
most reasonable ofthe three shops,
but given the crowded quarters,
it's best to visit this shop when you
know what you want and aren't
too nervous about going into adult
stores. You'll have to squeeze past
other customers, and you may find it
more difficult to take your time and
look at all the different products.
This store is the farthest from
UBC, located all the way out on
Commerical Drive. That said, the
trek might be worth it: Womyns'
Ware has been voted "Best Sex Toy
Store" by the readers ofthe Georgia Straight 16 years in a row. The
owners of Womyns' Ware believe
sexuality is closely tied to overall
happiness and health, and they've
tried to create a space to celebrate
and empower women and women's
Out ofthe three stores in this
article, Womyns' Ware has the least
variety and the highest prices. The
focus is squarely on high-end plugs,
vibes and dildos, without much in
the way of books or novelty items.
However, one thing this store has
that is missing in the other two is a
large BDSM section, with paddles,
cuffs, floggers and rope. Because
Womyns' Ware focuses on quality
products, the BDSM section comes
across as sturdy and accessible rather than scary or trashy.
The store itself is quite large, with
products spaced well and nicely
displayed; it doesn't get crowded
the way the others do on busy days.
Addingto the store's relaxed atmosphere are the salespeople, who are
very friendly and happy to answer
any questions. '5H
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UBC lecturer speaks out against TEDx
talk on the dangers of online porn
Justin Flemming
Senior Lifestyle Writer
What better way to celebrate being
single on Valentine's Day than
buying a magnum of wine, some
scented candles and a box of chocolates and locking yourself inthe
bedroom with your trusty porn
machine for an all-night solo sex
But anyone who has seen Gary
Wilson's TEDx talk "The Great"
Porn Experiment" or his YouTube
video series "Your Brain on Porn"
— or even simply wandered the
halls ofthe subreddit r/NoFap —
this may seem like a recipe for a
libido-sapping descent into erectile
dysfunction and mental illness.
The stigmas around masturbation are many, and pornography is
obviously seen as a vehicle for masturbation. Gary Wilson claims in
his videos that Internet pornography is a far more potent force than
its predecessor, the pornographic
magazine, and is having devastating effects on many areas of young
people's lives.
In his TEDx talk, Wilson stated
that symptoms of a porn addiction mimic ADHD, social anxiety,
depression, performance anxiety,
OCD and a host of other mental
"Guys never realize they can
overcome these symptoms simply
by changing their behaviour," said
He goes on to say that healthcare
professionals should be screening
for porn addictions first, rather
than treating patients showing
signs of mental disorders.
But Jason Winters, a sessional
lecturer on human sexuality in the
department of psychology at UBC,
finds Wilson's claims troubling and
"There is no research showing that Internet pornography
causes mental disorders — none,"
Winters wrote in his class blog.
"Psychological problems and mental disorders can lead to problematic porn use as a means to cope and
"Wilson is simply presenting his
ideology as fact," wrote Winters,
"and in this case, it's dangerous."
Wilson claims porn can cause
desensitization through brain rewiring and can result in men being
unable to achieve and maintain
erections with a partner. Anyone
who has ever been stricken with an
unresponsive member in a time of
need will tell you that this can be
a confusing, frustrating and emasculating experience. But Winters
offers a few alternate explanations:
• The more orgasms you're having, or the longer you're stimulated
before one, the longer it will take
you to fully sexually recharge. If
you're masturbating to porn for
an hour and your partner wants to
have sex hours later, you are not
goingto respond as strongly.
• A man whose main sexual partner is always or mostly himself is
likely to feel anxiety when with a
real partner. Anxiety is a boner-kill.
• Some men will grip themselves
in a certain way when they masturbate. When they're with a real partner, the sensation can be different
or not as intense. This can lead to
erectile dysfunction or delayed
"They're extrapolating on poorly
done studies and kind of making
shit up; it's driving me crazy," said
Attempting to eradicate porn
only drives it underground,
Winters said.
"The best thing that can happen
to porn is to make it mainstream,"
said Winters. "Then we can criticize it, evaluate it and it becomes
more legitimate.... Far better than it
hiding in the shadows." 13
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Think before you order
by Tyler McRobbie
Whether or not you choose to celebrate this Valentine's Day, there is
no avoiding certain truths when it
comes to love: food stuck in your
teeth is not sexy.
In fact, food-related embarrassments — including bad breath,
unsightly bibs and egregious food
stains — are cited as the primary
cause in more than 30 per cent of
post-holiday breakups in Metro
Vancouver. Just kidding. But
what I'm not joking about are the
following five foods to avoid on
date night.
This might seem like a no-brain-
er, but then again, ribs are just
so damn good. Pork or beef, ribs
satisfy the most primal of human
instincts: tearing meat from a bone
with your teeth. But save the primal acts for later and order something that won't leave you looking
like the barbecue-sauce version of
Heath Ledger's Joker. Try steak or
pork chops instead; they'll make
you appear much more mature.
You think that you can do this
one gracefully, but you can't. You
can twirl the noodles around your
fork until the cows come home,
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but there will always be that stray
strand ready to whip you right
in the face. You'll be left with
Bolognese stains that scream, "I
consistently make bad life decisions!" Ideally, you should avoid all
long noodles, including linguine,
fettuccine and spaghettini.
These two are tricky because
they're so ubiquitous in good food.
What Italian dish doesn't have one
or both of these ingredients in it?
The problem is that they result in
some pretty pungent halitosis. The
key is to work together with your
date: either you both order the
Caesar salad, or neither of you do.
Either way, you'll be in the same
boat and there will be no cause for
embarrassment. Carry some gum
This is where that unsightly bib I
mentioned earlier comes in. But
apart from that, eating shellfish
like crab and lobster is difficult and
somewhat barbaric-looking. This
is especially true ifyou don't know
what you're doing; you run the risk
of being made a fool of by a dead
crustacean, and no one wants that.
There are many things that say "I'm
a bailer" better than eviscerating an
animal. Instead, order a nice bottle
of wine that you can both enjoy. 31
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Valentine's wines
Four to drown your sorrows
Joshua Decolognon
Need wine for that intimate, romantic dinner? That's great. Stop
reading this article and go away.
My single-hearted brethren,
have no fear: even though alcohol
is one ofthe worst bandages for
a non-special Valentine's Day,
there's no harm in trying to make
the best of it.
But first: the prime Valentine's
wine-pairing tip? Stay clear
of chocolate with champagne,
unless you want your drink to
taste like those lemons that life
is throwing at you. If you're adamant on stuffing your face with
chocolate, skip the dry sparkling wines and go for something
sweeter and richer, like port.
2011 Sumac Ridge Private
Reserve Gewurztraminer
After a nauseating week of incessant heart-themed decor and
cheesy Facebook quotes, cooking
a nice meal might seem unappealing. So why not pick up a
bottle of white and some takeout?
Gewurztraminer is a great
pairing for Chinese takeout: its
slight sweetness helps to quench
delicious Sriracha-induced burning, and the grape has a unique
flavour profile that typically involves lychee, spice and flowers.
This pink and fleshy grape
variety has relatively higher
amounts of alcohol and an oily,
smooth texture; pair it with
acoustic guitar covers and Adele
on repeat.
Never mind, I'll find someone
like Gew.
2010 Andre Vinet
Muscadet de Sevre-et-
Maine Sur Lie Le Chant de
la Mer ($21.99)
If you happen to be crying salty
tears of loneliness, have no fear.
There's a wine for that.
Muscadet, made from Melon
de Bourgogne, has its home in
the Loire Valley of France. Along
with its delicate apple notes, this
Muscadet has fresh briny and
yeasty characteristics that happen to pair well with one of the
unhappier bodily fluids.
But ifyou happen to do some
cooking between bouts of tears,
try this wine with lighter seafood
— especially the aphrodisiac
oyster. There are plenty offish in
the sea, and lots of them pair well
with Muscadet.
2011 Maison Lorgeril
L'Orangeraie Rose ($14.99)
If seeing pink doesn't trigger
your gag reflex, this great value
rose will do wonders.
This wine exudes light strawberry notes along with fresh
acidity and just a touch of sweetness. Rose is quite versatile, so
it's great if you're a last-minute
dinner type — whether that calls
for pizza for three or burgers
and a Game of Thrones marathon
for one.
Meat lovers, take note: smoked
meats and savoury roses match as
well as hydration and a hangover.
Martini Asti ($12.99)
If your roommate hasn't already
left an empty bottle of this lying
around somewhere, then here's
an introduction.
Sometimes drier wines
aren't cupid-made matches, so
why not go for a combination
of something sparkling, sweet
and affordable?
With flavours that lean
towards the sweeter green
and stone fruit sections ofthe
produce market, this quaffable,
crowd-pleasing white is sure to
resound well with lighter desserts. Don't want to spoil yourself? Pair this with a fruit salad.
At seven per cent ABV, it's not
so much of an alcoholic commitment, unlike that one crappy relationship that you'd much rather
never bring up again.
Cheers to that!
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About mental health. But also your
wireless plan.
Mostly the wireless plan.
Any conversation about mental
health invariably includes some
mention of "ending the stigma."
The basic idea is that mental
health issues are still misunderstood by the general public,
and need to be brought into the
mainstream pantheon of illness.
This is all well and good:
mental health issues tend
to fly under the radar, and
many people don't have the
tools to understand whether
they're suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or any other number of
mental maladies.
So yes, let's bring the
issue out into the open and
reduce stigma. But as these
issues become part of everyday discussion, there's a new
danger: mental illness may
become commercialized.
We saw this with Bell
Canada's recent "Let's Talk"
campaign, in which the telecom
giant donated five cents per
text and social media share to
mental health programs. Some
might dismiss the concern that
major companies are getting involved as reactionary. After all,
at the end ofthe day, it's money
to a good cause.
But we've seen what happens
when marketers get ahold of
"awareness" campaigns. The
"Pink" campaign for breast
cancer, for example, has become a billion-dollar industry.
Same goes for prostate cancer
awareness. These illnesses are
now rolled into tightly scripted
marketing campaigns, with pre-
coded messages about what it
is to be sick and what recovery
looks like.
It would be a shame to see
mental health campaigns fall
victim to the same kind of crass
commercialization. It's debatable whether Bell Canada's
Let's Talk campaign amounts
to profiteering from illness. But
the bottom line is that stories of
those who struggle with mental
illness can't be told through a
promoted hashtag.
There's some top-flight silliness
brewing in the tale of an Acadia
Park student whose bikes were
allegedly stolen from his balcony using a (possibly decommissioned) UBC ladder.
The student says his bikes
were stolen from a UBC
residence balcony using a
UBC-branded ladder, so UBC
should be liable for their cost.
But UBC says the ladder in
question was so old and unsafe
that no university employee could possibly have been
using it, thus putting them in
the clear.
To the student, we have
to ask: Why did you put your
multi-thousand-dollar bikes on
your open balcony, completely
unsecured? Yeah, maybe living
in a cozy and neighbourly place
like Acadia Park gave you a false
sense of security. But anyone
who's been at UBC for longer
than a day knows how rampant
bike theft is in these parts. You
should aggressively secure
your two-wheeled assets ifyou
expect any sympathy at all.
Students: Get your
bike-securing act
together. UBC: get
your ladder-vetting
act together, or
RE: A bike theft from a third-
floor balcony using a UBC ladder
And to UBC, we ask: What
the hell is going on with your
ladders? As UBC Housing tells
the story, the nefarious bike
thief must've hopped into a
time machine to secure a ladder
as old as the original Degrassi.
Because there's no possible way
any current university employees could've left such a dangerous and outmoded piece of
equipment lying around.
This argument is awfully
convenient. Something doesn't
become impossible just because
it would be bad for UBC if it
were true, despite whatever
staff would like to think.
So, students: Get your
bike-securing act together.
UBC: Get your ladder-vetting
act together, or something.
Then we won't have any similarly silly shenanigans to report
on in the future. Wait — never
mind. I guess we should ask all
of you to keep being silly.
UBC is taking a step in the
right direction on midterm
teaching evaluations.
It makes sense to consider
the structure of a course halfway through: professors get a
chance to gather some direct
feedback and actually become
aware of students' concerns. If
students are assessed partway
through the term with exams
and papers, professors should
be evaluated at the same time.
However, the halfway point
of a term is too late to make any
major changes to the curriculum. It's unlikely that midterm
evaluations will drastically
alter courses, but at least they
give the professor something
to consider.
In the yearly debate over Valentine's Day, it's easy to feel like
the cynics have won. The push
to commercialize every holiday
means that couples can feel
forced to buy $100 dinners and
overpriced roses on Feb. 14, and
single people can feel entirely
excluded. But ifyou try, you can
find a bit more meaning in it.
On this Valentine's Day, take
some time out to celebrate love
regardless of whether or not it's
Wear red and be shameless
about it. Call your parents.
Celebrate the close friends in
your life. (Palentine's Day parties are awesome.) Take yourself out on a date. Do something
you love doing.
The best way to reclaim this
weird holiday is to just be passionate about things. Whatever
you do, have as much fun with
it as you can, because you're
awesome and you want to.
Doing things with conviction is
probably the best way to celebrate a day named after a guy
sentenced to death for officiating illegal weddings.
Regardless of whether or not
you have a romantic partner or
just a bunch of awesome friends
and family, try to love really
hard today and you won't regret
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by Bryan Sandberg
Trinity Western University, a
private Christian institution in
Langley, B.C., would like to build
a law school. Normally this would
not be a controversial move. But
TWU requires all students to sign
a code of conduct that precludes
"sexual intimacy that violates the
sacredness of marriage between
a man and a woman." This is not
the first time the school's views
on homosexuality have made
headlines. In 2001, TWU applied
to the British Columbia College of
Teachers for accreditation for a
new teacher's college. TheBCCT
declined the application, citing the
student code of conduct. The case
made it all the way to the Supreme
Court of Canada, which ultimately
ruled that TWU was entitled to its
religious views.
But according to Bryan Sandberg, a columnist at the TWU
campus paper, Mars' Hill, TWU
students who hold such homophobic views are in the minority.
He argues that such views are not
compatible with true Christian
faith and are disastrous for the
public perception ofthe church.
LANGLEY (CUP) - Christianity
has a public relations nightmare
on its hands: everyone thinks
Christians hate gay people.
Okay, so I'm exaggerating —
not everybody thinks that. However, it's closer to being true than
some would like to admit.
A 2007 book by Christian pollsters David Kinnaman and Gabe
Lyons titled unchristian found
that an astonishing 91 per cent
of 16- to 29-year-olds that don't
attend a church described the
Christian church as being "anti-
This was also the number
one negative perception against
the church the authors found,
ranking even more highly than
complaints that the church was
"judgmental" or "hypocritical."
For those of us with strong ties to
Trinity Western University, this
accusation is wearily familiar. In
the early 2000s, Trinity Western
was forced to defend itself before
the Supreme Court of Canada
against accusations of anti-gay
discrimination. These same
accusations are now cropping up
in 2013. And while the Supreme
Court of Canada did rule in favour of TWU in 2001 on the basis
of freedom of religion, it is unfortunate that the religion we are
free to have is being reduced in
the public's minds to statements
about gay people.
Inthe midst ofthe mainstream church fielding phone
calls about discrimination and
lamenting persecution by those
who disagree with them, there is
a very important situation that is
not being addressed.
When Christianity, a belief
system whose core message hinges on God's love for all people,
is accused far and wide of hating
approximately 10 per cent ofthe
population, that is a very serious
problem. That the Christian
church's response has been, at
best, apathetic, and at worst,
self-satisfied about this state of
affairs is even worse.
When I first came out to my
Christian minister parents, both
of whom had strong Bible school
training and spoke regularly in
churches, I was told with complete sincerity that I could not be
gay and Christian.
So while Jesus Christ's
crucifixion, resurrection and
ascension could save somebody
like Saul of Tarsus, my sexual
orientation alone was sufficient
grounds for my theologically
educated Christian parents (who
I love very dearly and have come
a long way over the years) to
doubt my salvation.
I'm not alone in having to deal
with new difficulties after coming out. A great number of gay
Christians have found themselves rejected by their families,
kicked out of their churches or
stripped of their leadership positions, all because of judgment
against their sexual orientation.
This should not be. If Christ
truly came to save humanity, we
as his followers should be eager to
extend that same love and grace
to all, without regard to race,
gender or sexual orientation.
Here at Trinity Western, we
know the Christian community does not have to be hostile
towards gay and lesbians. I am
only one of numerous gay and
lesbian students who have had
very positive experiences being
welcomed and loved by this amazing community.
However, it is important for
us to be aware that the level of
acceptance found here is not the
norm among Christian communities across North America. It is
to the Christian church's detriment that such discriminatory,
prejudiced patterns continue unchecked, causing them to be seen
as defining what Christians are
about. It is my hope that those
who have experienced welcoming Christian community, be it
at Trinity Western or elsewhere,
seek to carry the same accepting
embrace beyond this campus.
In doing so, may we as a community take even small steps
towards correcting what is one
ofthe modern day Christian
church's most grievous wrongs. 12    I    FEATURES    I   THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14,2013
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Sit in the UBC Rose Garden or take a walk
through the Nitobe Memorial Garden and just
chat. It's easy, stress-free, cost-free, and a good way
to get to know each other without going too fast
If you're going to be spending a mir bit of time
together you might as "well get it out ofthe "way
"with a simple lunch date. End the date "with a
Blue Chip cookie. Extra points ifyou split it.
By now you should know "what similar interests you
have. You could go to War Memorial Gym and cheer
on your favourite team, walk through the Botanical
Gardens or go see the latest horror movie. But whatever
it is, make sure both of you are excited about it.
Go out for a night, justyou two. Find
somewhere off campus, or keep it simple and
visit the Point Grill or the Village. Either "way
it's time to get romantic. Maybe end the night
Have an off-campus adventure! Maybe take a day trip to Stanely Park Clearly you
two get along, so dedicate an entire day to one another and find something you both
like to do. It could be visiting the aquarium, or biking around the edges, or even just
taking m the gorgeous scenery.
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