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No strike vote yet for TA union, negotiations continue
CUPE 2278 wants UBC to match wages offered to U of T teaching assistants
Andrew Bates
Senior Web Writer
Teaching assistants (TAs) at UBC
have not called for a strike vote, but
instead want to continue contract
negotiations with the university.
In a closed meeting in the
Woodward building on Wednesday
evening, the Canadian Union of
Public Employees Local 2278
(CUPE 2278), which represents TAs
at UBC, met to discuss negotiations on a new collective bargaining
"We're pretty much in a position
to wrap up all ofthe non-monetary
stuff," Roger Clarke, chief negotiator for CUPE 2278, said in his presentation, a recording of which was
obtained by The Ubyssey. "There's
a few loose ends, we've told them
they're not important. What we
care about right now is money."
"Right now there's a pause in the
negotiation so that both parties are
assessing how we're going to move
forward," said Lucie McNeill, director of UBC Public Affairs. "We're
not negotiating in the media. It all
depends on what happens at the
The union is looking for the same
wage as TAs at the University of
Toronto, who earn $39.92 per hour
versus UBC's $28.42 per hour. U of
T's TAs are also renegotiating their
contract, but voted against a strike
vote last week.
On February 8, in the second
of three bargaining sessions since
the union met with members in
January, CUPE 2278 presented all
of its wage proposals to UBC, which
also include tuition waivers and
other benefits.
Accordingto Clarke, UBC has
adopted a "lecturing" tone in
In a February 15 meeting, UBC TAs decided to continue negotations instead of proceeding to a strike vote
bargaining since the first meeting, where the union criticized the
university for an increase in salaries
for some staff making over $75,000
a year.
"They're really angry," Clarke
said in the meeting. "They're mad
at the things we've been saying.
They're trying to explain away
some ofthe numbers."
Accordingto McNeill, the wage
proposals bythe union would cost
$22.78 million overthe four-year
contract period, with $8.47 million goingto tuition waivers for
TAs. "What they're asking for, the
way they're asking for it, it does
not conform with the provincial
government's net zero mandate,"
she said, referring to the fact that
the province has set a 0 per cent
increase in pubic sector employee
"They came to the table knowing
full well that we're held by that, so
all I can tell you is that our negotiating team was surprised by that,"
said McNeill.
The union now is in the position of continuing to escalate until
they have something they can bring
back to their members. No bargaining sessions are scheduled before
February 29.
The Graduate Student Society
(GSS) has had an eye on the
situation, accordingto Jamie Paris,
VP Academic and External. "From
the GSS perspective, we walk out
of this feeling like this is a very cautious union who is not going to rush
people to strike."
CUPE 2278 refused a request for
comment. "We're in the middle of
bargaining, and bargaining is really
tight right now. So we don't want
to comment," said Peter Lane, the
union's general manager. "They
[UBC] have actually said to us that we
should not be talkingto the media."
McNeill would not confirm that
claim. "I don't have any information on what exactly was requested
of them, in what terms exactly,"
she said. "What we don't talk about
in the media is we don't negotiate
in the media because not much is
gained by that. You really want to
have things happen at the table."
TAs in the audience seemed supportive. "I have a feeling that the
guys here in the front know where
they want to get to," said Carmen
Emmell, a PhD student in atmospheric science.
"They want to put more pressure
on the employer, they want to get
some more money for us, and I have
the feeling that people in the room
were very enthusiastic about doing
something about it. They're going in
a good direction."
McNeill said she was optimistic about the situation. "At the end
ofthe day, there is goingto be an
agreement, people are goingto have
to sign on the dotted line and shake
hands, and they're goingto have to
work together and be part of a similar enterprise," she said.
"That's what we keep in mind,
right? Wise people on both sides of
the table, that's what they have in
their minds when they're there." 13
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"Cavesluts and
poster raises ire
The UBC Ski and Board Club was told to take down all remaining event posters
Kalyeena Makortoff
News Editor
After complaints about inappropriate content, one AMS club has been
asked to remove all posters advertising a beer garden.
Created bythe UBC Ski and
Board Club, the poster advertised
a prehistoric-themed beer garden
called Cavesluts and Dinowhores.
The drawing on the poster was of a
busty, scantily clad woman leaning
against a dinosaur skull.
A complaint about the poster
came from a permanent staff
member ofthe AMS. The Student
Administrative Commission (SAC)
said the staff member asked for the
posters' immediate removal.
"The posters were offensive, but
by the time we got the complaint
the event date had actually passed,
so we weren't actually able to get
them to change the name ofthe
event," said SAC vice-chair Alannah
It wasn't meant to be
at all degrading, but I
guess we didn't think it
through enough.
Charlott Johansen
Ski & Board Club President
"We just said, if you've got any
remaining posters, please take them
down...Be considerate ofthe variety
of people and students that come
through the Student Union Building
every day."
While SAC has the ability to
go as far as disbanding a club for
misconduct, Johnston said that it's
very rare since most clubs follow the
"Generally I find that student organizations and AMS clubs are very
considerate with their wording on
posters and socially conscious and
politically correct, so this is quite
Ski and Board Club President
Charlott Johansen said this is the
first time a complaint has been
made about an event poster they've
made in her four years on the club's
"I think the exec team got a little
too excited," she explained. She said
the intent was to have a dinosaur
party, and the details were hashed
out two weeks before the February
3 event.
"Our execs got a little excited
about 'dinowhores' and 'dinosluts.' I
don't know, we sort of just came up
with some funny names for it," said
"It wasn't meant to be at all degrading, but I guess we didn't think
it through enough..Then we made a
poster with a woman, barely clad.
"But honestly we didn't mean to
offend anyone, and I understand why
they'd get offended but that wasn't
our intention at all. I understand, in
retrospect," she said.
The event went off without a
hitch, Johansen explained, and
hosted about 300 people in the SUB
"[At] this point there isn't any further actions," said Johnston, adding
that the file was closed.
"It's sort of a warning, respect
it in the future. It's on record, so if
something like this happened again,
they'd know it wouldn't be a first-
time event." 13
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02.272012 | 6
'Birds start playoffs with a bang, eliminate U of A
After being ousted by Alberta the last two years, UBC prevails in Canada West quarterfinals
Colin Chia
The UBC Thunderbirds women's
basketball team erased two years of
elimination pain at the hands ofthe
University of Alberta Pandas with a
two-game sweep in their best-of-
three playoff series, booking their
place in the Canada West final four.
A dominating 85-51 win in game
one on Thursday was followed
by an intense Saturday afternoon
game where UBC fell behind in the
first half but came out on top 82-71.
The Thunderbirds stormed out of
the gate on Thursday, grabbing an
early lead and dominating both
ends ofthe court. Alberta never
posed a threat all night as UBC's
stifling defence stymied the Pandas
from gaining any momentum.
Alberta responded to the tough
loss by coming out with a big start
of their own on Saturday. After
UBC fell behind 17-13 with 1:10
remaining in the first quarter,
Kristjana Young rescued the 'Birds
by scoring 2 layups in quick succession to tie the game at 17 going into
the break.
A three-pointer from Alberta's
Sally Hillier set the tone for the
second quarter and UBC fell behind 28-22. But with 5:33 to go, a
monstrous block by UBC's Leigh
Stansfield helped stem the tide.
Young carried the team again
with some big plays, including a
UBC's Cassandra Knievel streaking down the court on Saturday night at War Memorial Gym. UBC swept Alberta, winning 85-51 and 82-71
spectacular hook shot with three
seconds left to keep the game close.
UBC went into halftime trailing
The third quarter started off
scrappy and UBC's Zara Huntley
went down from an elbow in the
neck area with 5:28 left in the quarter, prompting a stoppage in play as
she was helped off the court. The
incident—which went uncalled by
the referees with the score 44-40
in Alberta's favour—lit a spark for
the T-Birds and they responded
with a 17-4 run. Cassandra Knievel
nailed two clutch three-pointers
duringthe run and UBC exited the
third quarter with a 57-48 lead.
UBC was able to hold off Alberta
in the final quarter and Young
came up huge again with 5:51
left, scoring a smooth turnaround
jumper to beat an expiring shot
clock and put the score at 59-54.
Kristen Hughes added some big
three-pointers in the final quarter, finishingwith 21 points while
Young led the team with 26.
UBC head coach Deb Huband was
pleased with how the team bounced
back after being on the back foot
in the first half. "I think they came
out with a lot of intensity and they
set the tone. It took us out of some
things, our timing was off, we
struggled with handling their pressure initially, and then I think we
adjusted to that in the second half
and did a much better job executing
and scoring some points."
The momentum shift when
Huntley caught an elbow played a
role too. "Any time you see one of
your all-star type players go down,
it's certainly goingto draw some attention and people are goingto want
to rally around her and step up their
game," said Huband.
After beating the team that eliminated them the last two consecutive
years, Huband said itwas fantastic
to get over the hump.
"This team's a special team, the
chemistry's outstanding. It started
the day after we got eliminated last
year with the commitment, dedication and hard work the girls have
put in. It's very fitting and rewarding that we got to the final four.
"Today we had to work a lot
harder for it and find different ways
to get it done. It's the sign of a good
team that you can find ways to win
regardless of what the situation is
on any given day."
The Thunderbirds will travel to
Regina for the Canada West final
four next weekend. 13
Game three playoff loss
ends men's hockey season
The weekend began with a bang,
but it was all for naught.
In their first playoff appearance
since 2009, the UBC Thunderbirds
men's hockey team split the first
two games of their best-of-three
quarterfinal against the Calgary
Dinos before dropping the rubber
match by a score of 3-2 Sunday
afternoon at Father David Bauer
Arena in Calgary.
UBC began the series opener by
eking past Calgary 4-3 on Friday
in a spirited back-and-forth affair. The Thunderbirds scored
two shorthanded goals and added
another power play marker to fight
off a furious rally from the Dinos,
who outshot UBC 12-1 in the third
period alone.
Captain Justin McCrae added
two goals, including a shorthanded one-timer that tied the game
1-1 midway through the first and
added another tally to give UBC a
2-1 advantage.
Saturday's match was a complete turnaround from the tightly
contested atmosphere ofthe night
before. In what shaped up to be
a costly habit in the final stretch
ofthe season, UBC gave up the
first goal ofthe game for the fifth
straight time, after a shot from
Tyler Fiddler found the back ofthe
net 5:30 into the first period.
The Dinos would then go on
to score three more unanswered
goals, winning4-0 to even the
series at one game apiece. Calgary
managed to pot two goals on five
power play chances, while the
Thunderbirds were an abysmal 0-7
Sunday's series tiebreaker remained scoreless after 20 minutes, until Calgary's Luke Egener
netted a loose rebound at 9:18
into the second frame to open the
scoring. Three minutes later, the
Dinos pulled ahead 2-0 after Brett
Bartman wristed a shot past UBC
netminder Jordan White.
The Thunderbirds would finally get on the board after Ilan
Cumberbirch ripped a shot from
the left point to pull UBC within a
goal with 2:43 left in the second.
Midway through the third period, Marc Desloges jumped on
a loose puck and snapped it past
Dustin Butler to even the game at
However, only minutes later,
Brock Nixon stole the puck just inside the blue line and whipped it by
White to give Calgary a decisive 3-2
advantage. The goal stood as the
game winner.
UBC was 4-1-1 in the regular
season against Calgary, including a road series sweep, but the
Thunderbirds could not stop a
Dinos power play that converted at
only 17 per cent in the regular season, but was 5 for 16 against UBC's
penalty kill in the playoffs.
The Thunderbirds end their
season sputtering down the stretch,
struggling on special teams and
registering just 2 wins in their last
11 games, playoffs included. 13
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Sports 17
T-Birds lose Canada West final
Volleyball loses in five-set battle, heads to nationals next week
Lisa Barclay playing defence in Saturday's Canada West final. UBC would lose in five sets
Drake Fenton
Sports Editor
Momentum is a funny thing. One
bad serve or one missed dig can
change the course of a game. You
can't predict when it will happen,
but it's inevitable in any victory.
Momentum swings in favour of one
team. You can see it in the posture of
the players—crouched low, muscles
tense, ready to strike with kinetic
physicality They patrol the court
with confidence, and even from the
nosebleed section, that confidence
almost seems tangible.
At the Canada West women's volleyball championship, momentum
eluded UBC when it mattered most.
"In the fifth set...we were up at
[technical timeout] 8-5 and then we
were down 10-8. We gave up five
straight points, so ifyou do that in
the fifth set you don't give yourself a
lot of time to come back," said UBC
head coach Doug Reimer.
UBC lost the Canada West
championship to the University of
Alberta Pandas in five sets (25-18,
21-25,22-25,25-20,15-13). While
the win was a heartbreaker for the
'Birds, they did clinch their spot to
nationals the previous night with a
three-set sweep of Trinity Western
In the first set ofthe final, momentum was decisively in UBC's favour as theyjumped to an early 19-7
lead. The 'Birds dominated at the
net, with the tandem of Canada West
MVP Kyla Richey and last year's CIS
MVP Shanice Marcelle blasting kills
through Alberta's blockers.
Yet Alberta refused to succumb to
UBC's offensive assault. In a preview
of things to come, the Pandas rallied
and closed the gap, going on a 12-4
run to bring the score to 23-19. The
T-Birds managed to retake control
as a Richey strike was hit with such
velocity that Alberta's dig attempt
sent the ball skyrocketing all the way
to the ceiling, touching the roof to
give UBC the point. An ensuing attack error by Alberta clinched the set
for UBC.
In the second set, UBC began to
slip and Alberta went on an 8-2 run
to start the match. The T-Birds battled back into the set, but the Pandas
were playing with a confidence UBC
couldn't match.
"[Alberta] came to play, battled
back when they had to and they got
us out of rhythm a little bit in the
second set," said Reimer. "I think as a
group they played very well."
After losing the second and third
set, UBC came out flat in the fourth.
But the T-Birds' experience in pressure moments became a factor, and
they slowly began to take control
ofthe set. Outside hitter Rosie
Schlagintweit came off the bench
with the game tied at 18, givingthe
'Birds an offensive spark by providing multiple ferocious kills en route
to the 25-20 decision.
After starting strong in the final
set, UBC's offence stagnated and
Alberta took control ofthe game,
dictatingthe action and forcing
the T-Birds to react to them. While
UBC looked dejected when Alberta
claimed the final point to claim the
Canada West title, Reimer was not
only impressed with his team, but
was able to find the silver lining in
the defeat.
Alberta came to play,
battled back when they
had to and they got us
out of rhythm a little bit
in the second set.
Doug Reimer
UBC volleyball head coach
"I was really impressed with the
amount of battling and fight [we
showed]. I think it was a great match
and you don't always come out on the
top end of it, but we'll have to make
a couple adjustments next week,"
Reimer said. "I think it is very good
to have this match the week before
the national championships rather
than in the [CIS] semifinals."
UBC will be travelling to
Hamilton this week for the CIS finals, which begin Friday. They go in
ranked No. 2; Alberta goes in ranked
If the stars align, UBC will meet
Alberta again with CIS gold on
the line. Undoubtedly UBC will do
everything they can to play with momentum in their favour. 13
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Men's basketball exits playoffs
early, swept by Alberta
a    Rocking the Rim
If the UBC men's basketball team
played all their games at home this
year, they would have undoubtedly
been in serious competition for the
CIS title. They were a perfect 9-0 at
home duringthe regular season.
Playing on the road has been
a completely different story. The
change of scenery turns the T-Birds
into a completely different team, one
that often struggles to keep up with
teams below them in the standings.
This resulted in a 4-5 record on the
road, and ultimately led to the 'Birds
havingto play their opening playoff
round in Edmonton against the
University of Alberta Golden Bears.
If UBC wanted any chance of
making it to the Canada West finals
and nationals, they were goingto
have to put their road woes behind
But even when it mattered most,
they weren't able to reverse the
The Thunderbirds were overmatched this past weekend by aggressive sharp-shooting from the
Golden Bears. They were swept in a
best-of-three series, losing 79-69 and
Apart from a few scoring runs on
Friday night, UBC was never able to
get much going on offence duringthe
series. Alberta played a tough perimeter defence that the 'Birds struggled
to break down. UBC failed to get
to the rim for layups or create open
shots from the outside.
Nathan Yu was the only T-Bird
on Saturday to really get anything
going, scoring 23 points in the loss.
On Friday, Kamar Burke did his best
to carry a team that was hampered
by foul trouble, but his 17 points were
not enough to help pull out a victory.
Alberta's tough defence also forced
20 turnovers in each game.
It is not uncommon for UBC to
commit that many turnovers during
a game, as they averaged about 19
turnovers per game duringthe regular season. However, it was common
for UBC to play stifling defence to
make up for it.
But this past weekend, the T-Birds
had no answer to Alberta's sharp-
shooting. The Golden Bears shot
49 per cent from the field over the
weekend and drained 18 three-pointers in the process. Even switching
to a zone defence because of foul
trouble provided no relief from the
barrage of threes.
Itwas a disappointing weekend
for UBC, as a season with so much
potential ended abruptly when their
strong play failed to make the trip
with them to Edmonton. <U 81 Sports
UBC reclaims their throne, takes CIS gold
After a five-year break, both T-Bird swim teams national champions at the same time
Drake Fenton
Sports Editor
"I can assure you ifyou blink once
you will lose that championship,
and that is what happened in 2007-
08. They didn't lose it by much, but
they have been second ever since."
That is what UBC swim coach
Stephen Price said earlier this season about the program's historic
ten straight CIS title victories coming to an end.
But this past weekend, UBC
didn't blink.
At the University of Montreal's
CEPSUM Pool, the T-Birds men's
and women's teams won CIS gold
and swept the MVP awards.
The women's team stormed
through the three-day meet,
dominating from beginning to end.
They finished the competition with
a championship record of 811.5
points, outstripping the defending champion, the University of
Calgary (605.5), by a remarkable
206 points.
UBC Olympian Savannah King
was spectacular in the pool, winning five medals: gold in the 800m
and 400m freestyle, silver in the
4x200m freestyle relay and bronze
in the 200m backstroke and 200m
freestyle. Her performance in the
400m set a new Canadian record,
finishing with a blistering time of
4:02.76. Her 8:25.68 time in the
800m freestyle also set a new CIS
championship record.
King's record-breaking performance garnered the female swimmer ofthe year award.
"I'm on top ofthe world," said
King on Saturday. "Winning a team
title is even more thrilling than
Savannah King was the star of the women's team this past weekend, winning five medals and the female swimmer of the year award.
winning an individual gold medal.
To experience something like this
with all my teammates, I'll never
forget this moment.
"Of course, winning swimmer of
the year is very nice as well. When
you look at the list of athletes who
have won the award, it's an honour
to be part of that select group."
UBC's women also swept the
rest ofthe individual awards. Tera
Van Beilen earned top rookie honours, Price was voted coach ofthe
year and Hayley Pipher won the
student-athlete community service
While the women thoroughly
dominated, the men's side had to
scrap through the final day of the
competition before claiming gold.
Midway through Saturday night,
the University of Toronto moved
ahead ofthe T-Birds in the standings. But in the 100m freestyle,
UBC catapulted back into the lead
with flair, placing four swimmers
in the top six spots, including gold
and silver.
In the final event, the 4x100m
medley, UBC and Toronto were still
neck and neck, with the 'Birds leading by only seven points (524-517).
With the championship on the line,
Toronto blinked. They finished the
medley in fourth and UBC's second
place finish was good enough to secure the national championship.
"All we needed to do going into
the [medley] was execute. We knew
the title was right there, and our
four swimmers did what they had
to do," said Price. "I'm really proud
of both [of our] teams....It was a
memorable experience. Our school
has a storied history in swimming
and all the credit goes to the athletes who gave everything they had
to win the two titles."
I'm on top of the world.
Winning a team title is
even more thrilling than
winning an individual
gold medal.
Savannah King
UBC swimmer and CIS female
swimmer of the year
Fifth-year Tommy Gossland led
the men's team with five gold medals
and was named male swimmer of
the year. He finished first in the 50m,
100m and the 200m freestyle, and
helped secure victory in the 4x100m
freestyle and 4x200m freestyle
"I couldn't have imagined abetter
way to wrap up my university career," said Gossland. "Our teamwork
was impeccable and that's the result
of hard work by everyone, including [Price], who really helped us
throughout the season.
"As for the MVP award, I wasn't
expecting it, so it's a nice surprise."
It took five years and a lot of blinking for UBC to reassert itself as the
dominant swim program in Canada.
They last swept the competition in
Gossland's freshman year, and he
summed up the feeling of once again
beingthe nation's best succinctly.
"This is epic." 13
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On the men's team Tommy Gossland dominated, winning five gold medals and one
silver. 02.2720121 Sports I 9
The Sports
With playoff season upon us,
The Ubyssey answers pressing
questions about UBC teams on the
hunt for CIS gold.
Who's been a surprise? Who's
been a letdown? Our esteemed
panel of scotch-drinking, chew-
spitting intellectuals has the
The swim team brought home
gold this weekend. Can we
expect a CIS title from anyone
Biggest disappointment of the
playoffs so far?
Women's volleyball is to UBC
Billy Greene was the most
dominant player in CIS
football last semester. Do any
of UBC's playoff teams have a
player of that calibre?
Ubyssey Sports Editor
Sports Knowledge:
Washed-up athlete
Well, women's volleyball should,
but the dark horse is women's
basketball. I wouldn't be surprised
if they came out of nowhere to
That the men's basketball team
didn't make it the final four. I would
have bet $10 million that they
would have qualified.
I was disappointed men's volleyball didn't advance. They
deserved to. As they say. "Class
is permanent, but form is
1973 Californian pinot noir is to a
crystal decanter.
Kris Young on women's basketball
and Shanice Marcelle and Kyla
Richey on women's volleyball are
the biggest x-factors right now.
Ubyssey Stallion
Sports Knowledge:
Sports games expert
I think all the other sports teams
are doing really good, and probably every one of them will win
gold at CIS Titles.
I was really surprised by how. like,
athletic the sports teams' players
were. They were really fast and
strong, and lots of them got good
scores at the sports games.
My biggest disappointment was
how some of the sports teams'
players weren't as fast or strong as
I would like. But everyone made a
good effort and effort is important.
Doing your best and believing in
yourself are to sports games!
I think some teams probably have
high-calibre sports players but I
think that Billy has lots of calibres so
it's like hard for other sports players
to compete, you know?
Sports Knowledge:
Former sports editor and general
man of knowledge
■■■     mmm
There's this women's volleyball
team you may have heard of.
They've won four straight national
championships. Yeah, let's go with
The women's basketball team has
gelled together better than anyone could have foreseen, and are
now a legitimate title threat.
The men's basketball team had
six seniors, a No. 3 ranking, and
first place in the division just three
weeks ago. Now? They're gone.
Jennifer Aniston is to the front
cover of tabloid magazines.
UBC does not have a student of
Billy Greene's calibre.
Ubyssey Print
Managing Editor
Sports Knowledge:
Now 3 episodes into season 5 of
Friday Night Lights
to season b of
I will build a time machine. Make
the football team win. Then get
Billy Greene to sign the poster
hanging on my fridge.
The spread on the volleyball
teams in the February 16 issue
the newspaper. I skipped way
many classes to make that
e of
Would have loved to see
men's basketball team crush
Alberta in game one of the
quarterfinals. Yu and Burke
up. but too little, too late.
ke lit it
The Royal Navy was to British
imperialism in the 18th century
Kyla Richey on the women's volleyball team has been absolutely
Killing it. SPORTS JOKES!
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about them.
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The First 100 Years, to compile little-known but
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For an annual salary of
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in February 1913 with
turning the provincial
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successfully hired all of
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fascinating facts about the 12
Frank Wesbrook
Leonard Klinck
This former dean of Agriculture
spent his first year on the job
in 1915 living in a tent on UBC's
future campus, conducting
research Succeeding Wesbrook
after his death, the government
regularly refused his pleas for
more money, the Senate once
gave him a vote of non-confidence, and he once suspended
a Ubyssey editor for publishing
true but unflattering information about the university Few
loved him.but he survived two
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Mackenzie King-
Not an exciting leader, but integral
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Norman MacKenzie
MacKenzie gave an admissions guarantee
to veterans, drank with students and was
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Recruited from Harvard. Macdonald
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incredibly influential years as leader.
Douglas Kenny
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Everybody's favourite uncle, and a man
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Walter Gage
David Strangway
Like Gage. Kenny was a mild-mannered university insider
Formerly the Arts dean, he established the modern administration structure at UBC Much of his time was spent
ensuring that cutbacks by the government would not
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PMDoppelganger: PaulMartin-An altogether
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Strangway dealt with decreasing provincial
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hundreds of millions of dollars, and mitiatied
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building a high-class hotel on campus
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Martha Piper
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UBCs efforts to new heights
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If the Ski and Board Club designed
the new AMS logo...
The Last Word
Parting shots and snap judgments on today's issues
UBCs worthy contribution to
fighting homophobia
Last week it was announced that
UBC will be taking part in a $2 million, five-year study to examine the
effectiveness of anti-homophobia
policies in schools. The study will
look at how measures can stop
LGBTQ students from being bullied
and the bullying of heterosexual
youth who are presumed to be gay.
It is very good that UBC is taking this project on. Not only does it
show that the university is doing its
part to combat the tragic problem of
bullying in schools, but it will hopefully ensure that the policies being
instituted are actually capable of
achieving their goals. Many schools
are now recognizing the need to do
something to keep LGBTQ students
safe, but that doesn't mean that all
policies are equally effective.
Metro Vancouver gets serious
about UBCs governance
Regular readers of this rag will
know that ifyou live at UBC or in
the Village, you live in the most
populated urban area in Canada
without any form of municipal
Regular readers will also know
that we find this to be a problem.
So we were quite pleased last
week when Metro Vancouver announced they were goingto poll
campus residents about the need
for local governance.
As you may recall, two years ago
the provincial government took
over control of UBC's lands, and
said that a long-term governance
plan needed to be addressed. UBC
couldn't go on being the regulator,
owner and developer of all land
on campus without some form of
democratic accountability.
Except now, the provincial government says that the so-called
"interim" solution is working
fine, mainly because the people in
charge ofthe existing institutions
at UBC don't want a change.
But as a rule, people in charge of
institutions live by two credos: they
don't like change they can't control,
and they don't like their influence
being reduced. Which is why all existing institutions with power like
the status quo.
UBC is one ofthe fastest growing regions ofthe Lower Mainland,
with unique transportation, policing and demographic issues. When
it comes to non-academic issues,
it needs to be part of an integrated regional strategy—not operated as a fiefdom by certain UBC
We know that's a message the
university doesn't want to hear.
We know that's a message that the
UNA doesn't want to deal with
right now.
But it's a fact abundantly clear
to most who live or study here. We
hope that Metro Vancouver will
work hard to uncover that silent
majority and give them the voice
they deserve.
Block Party lineup has
something for everyone
The lineup has been announced for
this year's AMS Block Party, and
there is good news and bad news.
The good news is that we will get
to see some live music, as opposed
to a steady lineup of DJs armed
with computers. Two local bands
will grace the stage at this year's
event: Maria in the Shower, a jazz-
infused cabaret folk group, and
Mother Mother, a five-piece indie-
rock band.
The move to DJs in recent years
has been partly due to their increased popularity with students,
but it has also been a cost-saving
measure as the AMS tries to break
even on its outdoor shows. So for
those of us who prefer to see actual instruments being played, this
year's lineup is refreshing.
But don't worry: Block Party
will still have DJs. The highlight
is MSTRKRFT, a well-known
Canadian electro house duo that
people seem excited about—though
one of MSTRKFT's members, JFK,
has played the Pit before.
While we appreciate Block
Party's more diverse lineup, we
still lament the fact that our university, one ofthe largest in the
country, is apparently incapable
of bringing in big bands to play for
students. You don't have to resurrect Arts County Fair in order to
host a band that's not a smaller
local one—but after the AMS lost
over $100,000 on Block Party two
years ago, nobody on the student
life committee is willing to think
big anymore.
In the end, what will ultimately
determine the success of Block
Party is the weather. Last year
was a miraculously beautiful
afternoon; when that happens, it
doesn't matter what music is on
the stage, students will be happy
to drink and dance outdoors.
But without a big name to keep
students' attention, here's hoping
that the weather isn't rainy—otherwise it maybe a longtime until
we see rock and roll back at UBC.
Wimble's memorial will be a
fitting one
At the last AMS Council meeting,
the AMS approved plans to create
a memorial bench and plaque for
Travers Wimble, a homeless man
who had been a fixture in the SUB
for years until he died two weeks
After a few rather execessive
ideas were floated—such as bronzing his entire chair—students and
the AMS seem to have got this
exactly right.
The funds for the bench will be
raised through student donations
and, hopefully, the bench itself
will be built by Forestry students.
This means that Wimble's memorial will be a student initiative,
paid for by the students who cared
the most for him, and will be a subtle and non-instrusive presence in
the new SUB for years to come. One
imagines that Wimble, who never
liked to draw attention to himself,
would approve. U
The precarious health
of the high achievers
"Wouldn't it be nice," said a UBC
executive to me once in his office
when we were discussing school
spirit, "if we could be like that?"
He pointed to a picture of students
of Stanford University, wildly
cheering on their Cardinals.
Now, this vice-president was
specifically talking about athletics.
But ifyou're looking for a school
that UBC would like to be one day,
it's Stanford. West coast, academically rigorous, internationally focused, a strong athletic program,
an Ivy League reputation—UBC
would like elite high school students from around the world to
think of our university in the same
You look at the $1.5 billion
fundraising campaign UBC has
embarked upon, you look at this
campus becoming the first major
school in Canada to make full use
of broad-based admissions, you
look at the increasing efforts to
branch out internationally, and it's
very clear that our university wants
to start admitting a more elite level
of students.
This is good. Students who strive
to continually push themselves in
areas outside of academics are, for
the most part, more well-rounded
But there's a catch to all this.
Those students, the ones UBC is
trying to woo, are increasingly giant baskets of anxiety and stress
before they even get to university.
The culture of high school students who spend their days fretting over university applications,
SAT scores and whether they have
enough extracurriculars to satisfy
admission officers has exploded in
the last decade. A rise in cheating,
illegal use of prescription drugs
and depression has followed.
It's best explained in Alexandra
Robbins' book The Overachievers,
which goes over the litany of ways
our culture forces high-achieving
teenagers into being the best and
brightest without any regard for
their long-term sanity. They get
into elite universities—but once
there, they are faced with the
pressures of continuing to over-
achieve, without the safety net of
long-term friends or supportive
Let's go back to Stanford for a
moment. There, in 2006, the university created the "Student Mental
Health and Well-Being Task Force"
to address the growing problem of
mental health. They issued a report
two years later that The Stanford
Daily, the student newspaper, said
was met with a "chorus of disappointment." In 2009, National
Public Radio did a story that focused on Stanford being emblematic of universities failing to fully
meet the challenge of caring for
their students' overall wellness.
Late last year, the Daily reported
that there had "been a steady increase in the amount of students
using Counseling and Psychological
Services (CAPS) and other similar
services offered bythe University,
which [was] attributed to a decreasing stigmatization toward
mental health on campus."
The administration at Stanford
must be gratified. But it's important
to note that a university with an endowment 15 times the size of UBC's
has spent 5 years seriously combatting the issue of mental health, and
only now is really starting to see its
work pay off.
That's the challenging news.
The good news is that UBC is saying the words "mental health" and
"student well-being" almost as
much as they say "sustainability,"
which means that it's something
they truly care about. It's outlined
as a priority within the university's
strategic plan. As Stanford indicates, it takes a long time to go from
strategic plans to tangible results
at any university, regardless ofthe
initiaitve. But UBC deserves credit
for the start.
Earlier this month, the university rolled out a series of initiatives
to better respond to short-term
and long-term wellness concerns
students face. Incoming AMS
President Matt Parson has pledged
to work with the university to increase awareness ofthe issue and
resources for students.
What UBC is startingto do now
is a welcome step. But as the university continues to evolve and attract more overachievers, the odds
of students needing these services
will only increase. <H
Caring for our own
I was disappointed recently to see
an older woman who collects bottles and cans on our campus (many
students may recognize her as a
regular fixture here), treated with
what I took to be undue harshness
by a staff member in the SUB. I
understand that UBC Security generally allows this woman—whose
name, I'm somewhat ashamed, I
haven't tried to discover—and others to collect recyclables, though
strictly speaking does not allow
them to do it inside buildings on
While they have a right to their
policies, I happened to notice this
week that she was told to leave
the SUB by a security guard who
then followed her to an outdoor
garbage can, ran ahead of her and
removed a plastic bottle from the
rim, throwing it into the can, presumably to stop her from taking it.
He was visibly frustrated—perhaps
even for good reason—but I hope
this sort of incident is an exception
rather than a rule.
We saw an outpouring of love for
Travers Wimble, who passed away
earlier this month. I hope we can
offer the same respect, dignity and
kindness to other members of our
community who, while perhaps
marginal, are for many of us no less
a part of UBC than its faculty, staff
and students.
—Joel Heng Hartse
PhD candidate, Department of
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