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The Ubyssey Nov 10, 1998

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Forestry funds sapped
by Sarah Galashan
Marcel Bertrand used to plant trees for a living. But these
days, the job doesn't pay like it used to, and working year-
round is now next to impossible. So instead of slogging it out
in the bush for another season, he's going back to school.
"Year after year things are getting a lot more difficult,"
says Bertrand, 26, who's been planting trees on Vancouver
Island for the past four years.
But the situation isn't entirely bleak for Bertrand. He's
thinking of getting his degree. And if he does, he won't
have to pay any tuition. That's because he is able to tap
into the province's Forest Renewal transition fund for displaced workers.
Bertrand will receive up to $7,000 for tuition or training
and up to $20,000 for living expenses. All he has to do is tell
Forest Renewal BC (FRBC) what the money will be used for,
and convince FRBC councillors he is committed to his plans.
"My present feeling is that I'm going to go into journalism," Bertrand says.
In addition to school, he'll be able to work part-time for
16 hours a week and still receive an FRBC cheque every
two weeks.
The former forestry worker says he's heard of others
who received more than the $27,000 maximum because
they had ambitions to retrain for another forestry job.
"I just know that some people ask for more [money]
and get more."
But Bertrand is one of the lucky ones. He applied for
money from the FRBC fund just before the province set up
new eligibility requirements for applicants.
As of November 1, forestry employees must be in the
industry for five full years or work in the industry a total of
3,500 hours before they can apply for money. Until now,
workers only needed two years of experience behind them.
The policy change follows the announcement that
stumpage rates will be cut by $600 million over the next
three years. The cuts have created multiple lay-offs, and
are expected to create more.
FRBC, therefore, had to rethink its generosity. The program
was overwhelmed with people who qualified for money.
David Haley, a UBC forestry professor, says there are
UBC helps women cope j
with eating disorders
by Nyranne Martin
Students are no strangers to stress. For female students in I
particular, that stress can play out in unhealthy behaviour—such as disordered eating.
According to Kathryn Pedersen, a counsellor at the •
Women Student's Office (WSO), disordered eating is "a
coping mechanism to deal with stress."
"Food is a natural place for women to look if they feel
their world is out of control. It can be a way to gain control
over one aspect of their lives," explains Pedersen. "You'll
see far more binging and purging around periods of high
anxiety and stress."
For some women, stress can be compounded during
midterm time, as it coincides with Thanksgiving. And the
student lifestyle doesn't help, says Pederson.
"A student life compounds the problem," she says.
"Especially for students living in residence."
Those living on campus are often dealing with living
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benefits to retraining forestry workers. "My own opinion
on this is that it's better for people to get a paycheque than
a welfare cheque."
At the same time, he is critical of trying to create lifelong jobs that might not be sustainable. And while he supports FRBC's efforts, he questions where the money goes.
"I think it probably makes more sense for people who
have been in the industry for some time, who are at a stage
in their lives where changing jobs isn't at all easy. I think it's
difficult to justify for people who've been tree planting for
three or four years."
Ken Pendergast, FRBC regional director for BC's
Omineca-Peace region, says the new conditions for
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accessing the fund will address that problem.
"No doubt there probably were [short-term] tree
planters that were accessing the plan in the earlier stages.
But the intent was to take people that were impacted, that
were long-term forest workers."
Bertrand said he hopes those most in need of training
will get it. But he said that retraining often requires relocating to another part of the province—a difficult compromise for families in small northern communities.
But for Bertrand, relocating will not be a problem.
Being a tree planter required mobility.
"I was lucky to be able to do this and now I can get an
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by Julian Dowling
Canada's ambassador to Mexico,
Stanley Gooch, was evasive in his
answers last Friday when asked
about what Canada is doing to
address the mistreatment of indigenous peoples in Chiapas.
Several UBC International
Relations students said it was hypocritical for Canada, a defender of
human rights, to be trading with
Mexico after government forces
brutally suppressed the Zapatista
uprising in 1994.
"If there was no NAFTA agreement with Mexico, Canada may
have made a firmer stand on
human rights," said third-year IR
student Marco Andolsatto.
Mexico was clamping down on
the Zapatista National Liberation
Army at the same time it was implementing the trade agreement with
Canada and the United States.
The Zapatistas, whose ideals can
be summed up in the slogan "the
land belongs to those who work it,"
take their name and basic ideology
from the leader of a peasant army
during the 1911 Mexican
Emiliano Zapata became something of a mythic figure because of
his sniggle for land reform in Mexico.
In Chiapas, the southernmost
Mexican state, a tiny farming and
ranching elite control much of the
state's best land and dominate its
political system. An attempt by
Mexican President
Salinas in 1992 to
expand Mexican
exports of agricultural
products like corn
ended up disenfranchising some 25 million
Mexicans, furthering
the Zapitasta's call for
Even though Gooch
agreed that the
Zapatistas "don't have
enough land, enough
good land especially,"
he wouldn't say what
Canada is doing to
help their plight. "I
don't know what the
answer is, but it's up to
the parties involved in
the dispute to arrive at
some form of consensus."
Gooch, instead, concentrated on the benefits of Canada's $10 billion a year trading relationship with
Mexico. He said that Canadian companies, especially auto makers, are
profiting from increased exports.
But Vasili Pappas, president of
the International Relations Students
Association, was disappointed with
Gooch's unwillingness to address
Canada's development policy in
Chiapas. "He seemed to be playing
politician," Pappas said.
Pappas suggested that Canada is
not prepared to bloody its hands in
STANLEY COOCH: The Canadian ambassador to
Mexico evaded questions on the Chiapas conflict. RICHARD LAM PHOTO
Chiapas and risk destabilising the
profitable trade relationship it has
forged since NAFTA.
He added that another reason
why Canada might not be willing to
engage in the Chiapas crisis is
because it raises an issue currentiy
being debated in this country—sovereignty.
Gooch conceded that Canada's
own problems with ethnic groups
lobbying for autonomy may preclude
the country from taking a stand on
this issue in other countries.**
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Pita pocket pushed aside
by Cynthia Lee
The owner of a UBC Village food outlet
says he's angry that the university is
monopolising the distribution of food
services on campus.
Hamed Elneil, the owner of the
Mediterranean food outlet Pita Pocket,
located just off campus, says it's unfair
that independent business owners like
himself are not being given the chance
to move their businesses on campus.
"[UBC Food Services] is not allowing anybody to go and compete with
the university," Elneil said. He added
that the university can perform to a
lower standard or charge as much as it
wants because of a lack of competition.
Elneil's comments come about one
month after a Subway outlet opened in
Pacific Spirit Place cafeteria in the
Student Union Building. Like all other
food service outlets on campus (except
for those owned by the AMS,) this one is owned by the
That means the only way the university was going to
consider Elneil's proposal to move Pita Pocket into the
SUB cafeteria was if he agreed to become an employee of
UBC Food Services. Elneil says there's no way he would
agree to that.
UBC Food Services director Judy Vaz says the university isn't about to change its policies anytime soon.
"The campus here is a unionised environment and
[UBC] Food Services, outside of AMS operations, have
exclusivity on behalf of the university for food service
facilities on campus," Vaz said. "If it's going to be operated
on campus it has to be through Food Services... the clos-
independent BUSINESS OWNER Hamed Elneil says it is unfair that UBC is
monopolising food service operations on campus. Christine tassos photo
est thing we can do is franchise and run it ourselves."
Vaz said that despite the monopoly, the university is
putting in an effort to offer students with a wide range of
food options that are affordable. She added that students
and faculty ranked Subway number one in a survey conducted earlier this year.
But Elneil maintains the university is doing a great disservice to students.
"Here in the [UBC Village], I am always thinking about
how to improve my food and services because there are
other [businesses] here besides me.
"If I owned all these places, I really wouldn't care
because nobody would come and compete with me. This
is really how UBC Food Services is running [things]."*
UBC clamps down on parking fraud
by Tom Peacock
UBC Security personnel are clamping
down on students who are defrauding
the university's parking system. And
students who get caught could face
huge fines or even criminal charges.
Lately, there has been a growing
number of students using expired or
stolen credit cards to pay their parking fees.
"We're catching the cheats pretty
regularly, at least two or three a week,"
said UBC Security head Jeff Bingley.
"And all the information related to the
credit card fraud, specifically, gets forwarded to the RCMP"
Bingley is also warning students not
to buy tickets from strangers in parking
lots. He said many of the tickets that are
sold to students at discounted rates
often turn out to be fakes.
"They're good quality," said
Bingley, "but the numbers to the
receipts don't match up. It makes it
pretty obvious that they're fakes."
A student driver caught with a
fake ticket will have their car immediately towed and will be forced to
pay a $250 fine.
Perhaps the most common
method of avoiding payment is the
so-called "ticket hand-off" where a
commuter who's leaving campus
passes their ticket to someone who is
just arriving. This is especially common in parking lots with flat pay rates.
Several students approached by
the Ubyssey last week in B-lots admitted to having accepted or having
offered a ticket at one time or another. Many said it was an easy and safe
way to avoid having to pay the three
dollar daily rate.
But Debbie Harvie, head of UBC
Parking, was not sure whether this
was a ticketable offence.
Even if it is, many students, Harvie
admits, are reluctant to pay their
fines. Only when a student faces having their car towed do they pay.
Currendy, a student has to receive five
tickets before their car is towed.
Harvie added that she didn't think
three dollars a day is an unreasonable amount for students to pay for
Body image a big problem at UBC
continued from page J
away from home for the first time, the
pressure to form new relationships,
and cafeteria eating. In this situation,
existing body image problems and
issues of low self-esteem can intensify and lead to disordered eating.
Pedersen explains disordered eating
is a blanket term for all forms of
unhealthy or destructive eating habits
and not neccessarily an eating disorder.
The majority of counsellors and
psychologists, including Pedersen,
see disordered eating as occuring on
a continuum: from feeling fat once in
a while all the way to severe anorexia
and bulimia.
Early results from a study being
conducted by Georgina Maltby, a
Masters Student in counselling psychology at UBC, show that 90 per cent
of the 100 women surveyed report
some degree of dissatisfaction with
their own bodies, which places them
in the "continuum's" early stages.
That dissatisfaction plays out in a
very concrete way, as 12 per cent of
these women also report restricting
their food intake on a daily basis.
The WSO is taking on some new
initiatives in an effort to address the
"Eating-and-U," an e-mail list-
serve, was set up to encourage dialogue around body image.
And in the new year a counselling
and therapy group called "Breaking
Free" will begin meetings. The group
is new to campus, says Pedersen. "As
of now, there are ten women enrolled,
but as an open group, any female students can join at any time."
The WSO is currently applying for
funding in order to increase the on-
campus services.
"At UBC, there's not a lot of choice
for students," says Vikki Baker, a second year social work student. "One of
the most important things if you're
struggling with disordered eating is
to be monitored by someone preferably who has experience with disordered eating."
As Baker explains, dealing with disordered eating requires a "multi-disciplinary approach." This means that
services such as individual therapy,
nutritional therapy, and medical
management, for instance, need to be
Despite the steps being taken to
combat disordered eating at UBC, in
order to attain the model of a "team
approach," Pedersen admits, "we
would have a long way to go."<»
Parking and the ticket hand-off problem:
an offense, or just plain common sense?
"I know there is
a three hundred
dollar fine for fake
tickets, but if I'm
leaving and someone wants my ticket, I will give it to
Human Kinetics
2nd Year
"I would do it too.
If I was leaving for
the day, and someone wanted my
spot, I would give
them my ticket."
Merinak Arts 3rd
"Why shouldn't
people do it?
There's enough cars
on campus.
They're probably
making enough
money off all of us
Commerce 3rd
Sure, I mean I
would do it all the
time. If they
wanna charge three
bucks and use this
system, it's their
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First-year power hitter
Isabelle Czerveniak (4)
of Shawnigan Lake goes
bounding skywards to
let go another spike as
the UBC women's volleyball team
dominated their home
opener against the
number four-ranked
University of
Saskatchewan Huskies
Friday night. The
Thunderbirds swept the
Dawgs 3-0 Friday (15-
12, 15-11, 15-2) and
closed out the sweep
with a 3-1 Saturday (15-
4, 17-15, 12-15, 15-5).
The Birds evened their
Canada West record at
2-2 after last weekend's
two bitter five-set losses
at the University of
Alberta. This week,
there were no mistakes,
as Sarah Maxwell led
UBC with 27 kills and
37 digs and was named
the Powerbar
Thunderbird athlete of
the week. The men's
and women's
volleyball teams both
host the University of
Manitoba Bisons next
Friday and Saturday
nights at War Memorial
Gym. The women in
particular will be in for
another serious test-
the Manitoba women's
team has a nearly identical roster as last season's 17-1 squad that
lost to Alberta 3-1 in the
CIAU finals.
Women hockey Birds drop two
by Vincent Lam But Alberta managed to tie it up at 13:35 of the
third with a shorthanded goal and then managed to
pull ahead for the 2-1 win with a breakaway goal that
found the top shelf of the net late in the game. Despite
the loss, Friday's game showed that UBC, 5-6-1 for the
season, possesses the ability to play with the best of
But on Saturday, the Birds were flat outplayed in
their 3-0 loss to the Pandas.
Pandas drew first blood at
11:45 of the first period with a
shot that left Douglas little
chance. The Pandas continued their charge, scoring
again at 13:41 of the second
period thanks to the smart
play of centre Krysty Lorenz,
who also added another goa
late in the third. And thougl
Alberta dominated the Birds, UBC took far too man;
unforced penalties.
"This is the first time this year we've got into a gam
where lack of discipline was a factor," said Newson.
The Birds need to recapture that discipline i
order to improve. If they don't, this could shape up t
be a short season. But then again, that would lea\
more time for studying.*
As midterms fly at UBC, the women's hockey team
learned a lot more about the ingredients necessary
for a win than anything they could get out of a textbook.
Playing the defending Canada West champion
Alberta Pandas, the Birds dropped their first game 2-
1 on Friday night and were equally
unsuccessful on Saturday with a 3-   u.«,„ ..„___** _ui« *«. ~..+
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night [Friday] where we had the  play With [a] team like that
lead but a couple of mistakes on
our part cost us two goals in the
third period," said UBC Coach
Dave Newson. "We weren't able to
put them away, but it is encouraging to know that we
can play with [a] team like that."
Friday's game, the Birds opened the scoring early
in the first period with a fluttering point shot by
defender Sandra Willing that narrowly squeaked by
the screened Panda goalie. Meanwhile, the Pandas
were held scoreless for the first two periods thanks
largely to Birds veteran goaltender Julie Douglas.
—coach Dave Newson THE UBYSSEY • TUBPrfyNqvEMBErUft' lfel
High noon in Saskatoon
by Bruce Arthur
They won by two, but they lost by two.
The UBC football team needed to beat the University of Saskatchewan Huskies
by four or more points in order to win the Canada West and host next week's conference final. But the Birds committed numerous miscues en route to a 13-11 triumph that felt like a loss. So despite defeating Saskatchewan for the first time since
1993, UBC will now travel to chilly Saskatoon to play for the western crown in the
Hardy Cup November 14.
"It's going to be a lot harder than it would have been here," said UBC quarterback Shawn Olson. "I want to go back to the Vanier Cup, and it's going to be that
much sweeter if we win [the West] there."
Both UBC and the Huskies finished with identical 6-2 records and split the season series, but Saskatchewan scored two more points in the head-to-head totals.
UBC lost 38-34 October 3 in Saskatoon.
The Birds have passed over one hurdle by finally beating the Sled Dogs—now
they must do it on the frozen prairie grass.
"Life is a series of unpleasant or uncomfortable events. So we didn't want to go
to Saskatchewan—that's life," said interim head coach Dave Johnson. "Now, what's
our character like? 'Ohhh, it's cold, ohhh, it's windy.' Well, life is cold and windy and
not home-cooked meals. That's what it's about."
The game was a defensive struggle from the outset. The first quarter ended witt
the scoreboard untouched, as penalties and miscues kept either team from establishing any sort of rhythm. UBC's star tailback Akbal Singh was ineffective on the
ground throughout the first half, and the offensive line was banged-up: centre
Chris Paterson and left tackle Bob McNeill both had knee injuries and played only
sporadically. Backup Damon Stoetling had ankle problems, and left guard Stu Masi
left the game briefly after a helmet-to-helmet collision in the fourth quarter.
"We had two guys hurt on the o-line coming into this week, and we can't poop
a pound without our starting group," said Johnson. "It's not that we don't have good
[backups], but that's a pretty high level of football. They kicked the bejeebies out of
The offensive line was angry at the game's result. Right tackle David Pol, who is
said to hate the Huskies more than anyone, was especially resolute.
"I want to embarass them in front of their family," said the 6'4" 290-pound Pol. 'M that
[game] did was piss us off more, and you can print that."
The scoring opened when Olson marched UBC to an apparent touchdown late in the half,
but it was called back for a holding penalty. UBC settled for a 23-yard field goal by kicker
Duncan O'Mahony, who ended the day one for five. O'Mahony, who has been reliable all year,
was at a loss to explain what happened to his game.
"I'm not sick, I'm not sore, I'm not hurting, I just couldn't focus on my task," sputtered an
STRETCHING: UBC defensive end Tyson St James lunges, broken hand and all, in a vain attempt to
corral Saskatchewan pivot Ryan Reid. St. James ended the season with 10 sacks, richard lam photo
inconsolable O'Mahony after the game. "All I had to do was my job, and I didn't do it."
O'Mahony missed field goals of 37,24,30, and 47 yards, two of which yielded single points.
UBC scored their only touchdown of the game on a jitterbugging 16-yard run by Singh on
UBC's first possession of the second half. But despite holding Saskatchewan to their lowest
point total of the year, UBC just couldn't quite put enough points on the board to avoid a plane
ride to the Prairies.
"Gloves, long sleeves," said wideout Brad Coutts when asked what he expected from next
week's Canada West final. "We're due in Saskatchewan. We finally beat 'em, and now we're
going to beat them in Saskatchewan." ♦
Bitter season end for soccer Birds
by Bruce Arthur
VICTORIA—It was a bitter end to a frustrating season.
The UBC men's soccer team thoroughly outplayed the
nation's number two-ranked team, but bad luck and a couple
of questionable calls led to a maddeningly undeserved 1-0 loss
to the University of Alberta Golden Bears in the Canada West
playoffs in Victoria.
"I think for anybody watching the game today there's no
doubt who the better team was," fumed UBC head coach Mike
Mosher. "Once again, I don't know what the hell it is, but we
just cannot get a break."
UBC came into the game with an uninspiring 4-3-3 record
in the Canada West, but dominated the 8-1-1 Golden Bears for
most of the game. The contest started out choppy and unfocused as the two teams traded long kicks across the midfield.
As UBC began to press Alberta back, Birds midfielder Nick
Seddon barely missed on a ball from 25 yards out that sailed
past the upper left corner of the goal in the 19th minute.
Both teams began to find a back-and-forth rhythm, and
UBC's chances started to come in bunches. The T-Birds' defensive back four of Jeff Skinner, Steve Macauley, Spencer Coppin,
and Masaru Yukawa were nearly airtight, but the Birds couldn't quite put the ball away and the half ended scoreless.
The UBC women's soccer team ended their season in
Edmonton at the Canada West playoffs, as they fell 3-2 to
the University of Victoria Vikes Saturday and were relegated to the bronze medal game. Roz Hicks and Vanessa
Martino scored for UBC. Sunday, the Birds were smoth-
" We outplayed them by far, and we didn't put the ball in the
net," said veteran UBC midfielder Aaron Keay.
The second half started with UBC pressing, and Alberta's
defence holding on by their teeth. The Birds played with poise
and aggressiveness and appeared to break the deadlock when
midfielder Daniel Haggart pounced on a loose ball in front of
the Bears net and headed it in. But Haggart was ruled offside,
and the goal was nullified.
"I thought I was even," said Haggart.
TTie non-goal and subsequent delay while Alberta keeper
Nick Holt replaced a lost contact lens seemed to deflate UBC.
The Bears nearly scored when Birds keeper Chris D'Angelo
kicked at a ball instead of smothering it.
UBC pressed back, but just couldn't connect. Seddon again
had a terrific chance in the 82nd minute, but his bicycle kick
went inches wide. The near-misses came back to haunt the
Birds, as two minutes later Macauley was sent off after receiving his second yellow card of the game. The ensuing free kick
from 20 yards was perfect, as it curled tightly around the UBC
wall and in off the right goalpost to give Alberta a 1-0 lead.
"We had numerous chances in the second half," said Keay.
"It could have been two or three-nothing for us."
UBC desperately pressed, but ran out of time. Alberta went
on to upset number one-ranked Victoria 2-0 for the Canada
ered 2-0 by the University of Alberta Pandas. Defender
Sarah Cunningham was named to the Canada West AJJ-
Star team, while Hicks and midfielder Lianne McHardy
were honourable mention all-conference. Hicks was also
named the Canada West Adidas Rookie of the Year.
The men's volleyball team was swept by the defending
national champion University of Saskatchewan Huskies at
the War Memorial Gym this weekend to drop their season
record to 2-4. The Birds were rolled 3-1 Friday (15-11, 16-
14, 11-15, 15-12) and were swept 3-0 (15-12, 15-8, 15-9)
Saturday. Mike Dalziel led UBC with a combined 38 kills.
TheT-Birds host Manitoba at War Memorial next weekend.
The Birds took three of a possible four points from the
West championship. But UBC felt that they should have been
the ones to win it all.
"They left it all on the field today, and that's what we asked
them to do beforehand," said Mosher, who added that the
game reminded him of last season's shootout loss to McGill in
the CIAU final in which UBC dominated the Redmen.
"It definitely summed up our whole season," said Seddon.
On Sunday, UBC barely showed up for the bronze medal
game against the University of Calgary Dinosaurs. With
Macauley ineligible after the two yellow cards and Skinner
resting his battered body, UBC's intensity was close to zero.
Both teams went through the motions, and UBC finally scored
in the 81st minute when Coppin converted a superb feed from
Adrian Yeung. But UBC's energy level waned further, and
Calgary scored two goals in the next four minutes to end the
Thunderbirds' season on a decidedly sour note.
"It's been one of those seasons," sighed Macauley as he left
the pitch in street clothes. Mosher, meanwhile, was furious at
his team's lack of effort.
"There's going to be a letdown, sure, but we played with
no intensity," he scowled. "If they won't do that, I'll find players that will."
UBC loses nobody eligibility-wise, but may lose several
players to professional contracts. ♦
University of Regina Cougars on the road this weekend to
move their record to 3-4-1 on the year. UBC pummeled the
Cougs 5-1 Friday night as Steve Williams scored twice and
Troy Dalton, Nils Anton, and Sandy Hayer netted one goal
apiece. The Birds came away with a 4-4 tie Saturday and
showed a diversified offence—Dalton, Tom Zavediuk, Brad
English, and Brian Josephson all scored. UBC is home to
the University of Brandon Bobcats next weekend at the
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre.
The men's and women's basketball teams open their seasons at the University of Victoria next weekend, while the
swimming team will look to assert their dominance in
their defence of their national championships with the
College's Cup at the UBC Aquatic Centre Friday and
Saturday after a good showing at the Husky Relays at the
University of Washington this weekend. ♦ 6 THF UBYSSFY * TUESDAY NOVFMBFR 10. 1998
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The triumph of Maus
at the Holocaust Education Centre
Running till Dec 15
by Ron Nurwisah
Comic books are the pariahs of modern art.
Unjusdy defined as lowbrow, an art form best
reserved for kids and young-at-heart grownups. They may've dealt with the monthly adventures of Spiderman, the antics of the gang at
Riverdale high, or the ponderings of a boy and
his dog but they were never ever taken seriously.
That is until Art Spiegelman thought of setting his father's story of the Holocaust in comic
book form, but he wanted to do something different. His concept was deceptively simple: represent the lews ofWWII Europe as mice (an allusion to Hider's belief that the lews were vermin)
and their Nazi oppressors as cats. It was an idea
that came to him sometime in 1971, and after 13
or so long years of work culminated in the two
volume Maus.
When it arrived on the scene, Maus' ability to
communicate a deeply moving and thematical-
ly rich story in the traditionally simple comic
book form baffled many but impressed all. It left
enough of an impression on the literary elite to
garner Spiegelman a special Pulitzer prize.
Spiegelman himself commented on the
ambiguous form of Maus as either book or
comic, "When I made Maus, I wanted to make a
comic book that you could put a bookmark in or read
on your five minute break."
With the Holocaust Education Centre's Maus: A
Memoir of the Holocaust exhibit, viewers are allowed a
look into how Maus became a Pulitizer-prize winning
work. There is a much more palpable connection
established between the viewer and artist when viewing the preliminary sketches or drafts. It gives you an
insight into the work and ultimately into the thoughts
of the artist himself.
The viewer gets a definite sense of the toil behind
the art, as well as a feeling of the labour of love that
Maus was. "I was in service to my father's story," commented Spiegelman. This exhibit does a great job of
explaining Spiegelman's work. The impact that I first
felt when I read Maus was in some small way revisited
as I came to realise the sheer amount of work that
Spiegelman put into it.
But perhaps the most tangible reaction of the
exhibit is a sudden need to rip open a copy of Maus
and pore through its pages again. If you haven't already
read Maus, the exhibit is a great way to get hooked into
the story, and it may help you understand it. But even
if you're well versed in the story of Maus, the exhibit is
a definite must. ♦
Teenage flaming love affair
By Bernhard Schlink
[Vintage International]
by Ronald Nurwisah
There are sexual affairs which society regards as inappropriate or
downright morally abject. Incest is
one, and the sexual seduction of a
minor is another. In The Reader,
German author Bernhard Schlink
explores the illicit affair of fifteen
year old Michael Berg, who after
falling ill on his way home from
school, encounters Hanna, a
woman almost twice his age. The
two become lovers for over a year,
until suddenly Hanna disappears
without a trace.
Michael's love affair with
Hanna immediately pushes the
reader into a moral dilemma. It
asks us whether we accept their
romance as a beautiful and fulfilling relationship, or see it as a parasitic arrangement made by the
much older and sexually mature
Hanna. Perhaps it is a strange mixture of both. To Michael, Hanna is
his first love, and she seems to
become the one woman with
which he truly finds a sense of sexual contentment. Her sudden and
abrupt exit from his life leaves
floating him in a tragic emotional
Michael Berg
though, is not a
character lifted
from some melodramatic Italian
opera, for he lives
through the emotional pain of separation and continues on with his
life, though in a
cold and detached
manner. Hanna
re-enters his life
later, during his
studies as a law
student. This time,
however, it is in a courtroom,
where she's being tried for her role
as an SS guard during World
War II. What follows is perhaps
more tragic than the emotional
destruction of Michael, for it is the
,    Michael's
love affair
asks us
whether we
accept their
deliberate self-destruction of
Hanna as she struggles with the
secrets of her past.
The Reader is a little moral
mind-bender in the form of a
novel. Pity, outrage, and momentary glimpses of love are
all in the novel. And
Schlink has strung
them all together so
well that one moves
from shock and disbelief to joy with the turn
of the page. Schlink's
writing is terse, which
allows him to evoke
emotions much more
clearly. This succinct
writing style manages
to describe the illicit
love affair with a
strangely disturbing art.
Clearly this novel is a
beautiful work, though
readers will leave the book feeling
quite unsettled. Questions about
the relationship between young
Michael Berg and Hanna Schmitz,
so central to this book linger and
fall in love with an adult
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He keeps getting better. After gradually
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Waterboy. Sandler is Bobby Boucher, a
thirty one year old child raised on Cajun
crocodiles and snakes by his protective
mama on a bayou in Louisiana.
Bobby's life changes, though, when
he becomes the waterboy for the "Mud
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When a football player pushes this
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tackles him, knocking the player to the
ground and earning himself a spot on
the team. For the first time in his life,
Bobby gets to go to school, kiss a girl
(Fairuza Balk), and have friends.
This movie is hilarious. From the
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love with Bobby Boucher. The audience tolerates, or rather
adores, Bobby's abnormally timid mannerisms because they
represent his innocence, and seeing the shy Bobby knock out
guys twice his size never loses its comic appeal.
The Waterboy owes much of its success to the strong comic
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The Waterboy is more than a funny movie. The plot builds
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e-mail: auinfo@athabascau.ca NOVEMBER 1Q, 1938
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John Zaozirny
Bruce Arthur
Dale Lum
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Todd Silver
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Fernie Pereira
Stephanie Keane
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Ainhom walks into a bar, orders up a rum and coke. "Sure rhing,"
slurs a drunken Ron Nurwisah tram behind die bar. Federico
Barahona unsticks himself from a barstool and stumbles to the
Hour, to be stepped on by Nyranne Martin and Richard Lam on
dieir way to the pool table. Megan Quek and Heather Kirk share
woeful tales of lost love over glasses of gin. Bruce Anhur and Todd
Silver slick back their hair and work on their pickup lines. Tom
Peacock listens on and nudges to Peter Kao, who laughs at lohn
Zaozimy's powder blue suit. Sarah Galashan tells Cynthia Lee
and Nick Bradley about the time Dale Lum got his nose stuck in
a battle of rye, who frowns and says to Vincent Lam and John
Alexander that it's just all a vicious lie. VincentYim keels over in a
comer and hurls, on which an accident-prone Doug Quan slips,
cracking his skull on the bar. Julien Dowling sighs and order
another round of drinks for Amelia Myckatyn and Christine
'Lassos. Jerome Yang was the designated driver.
The lies of beauty they're selling us
Every day, in movies, television, magazines
and billboard ads we are bombarded by
images telling us how we should look. Pictures
of impossibly thin bodies pout their lips and
sprawl laconically before us. So we squeeze,
and contort our bodies to try to attain that
"ideal" form. Some of us even resort to limiting
or controlling our eating—a practise that
sometimes ends in anorexia and/or bulimia,
all in order to obtain that "perfect" body.
But this problem is not solely the fault of
mass media nor is it a problem that only concerns women. But it is a problem that gready
affects university women.
Emotional problems, stress, and loneliness
are all factors that can push women towards eating disorders and each involves the perception
of losing control. These problems are especially
magnified for first-year university students and
more so for those living in residence.
Consider the first-year, female, campus-
based student. Away from home for the first
time and without her longtime social group,
she must also attempt to deal with university
classes and exams. And then there's the
intense pressure to succeed.
Eating disorders can provide a coping
mechanism. They allow women to gain control of at least one aspect of their lives. They
control what goes in and out of their bodies.
They control something.
Persistent depression and a negative body
image are early signs of the problem. But
there's more to it than meets the eye.
Ever notice women who consistently head
to the washroom soon after eating? Do they
remove the rings and watch from their hands?
Is there mold around the toilet seat? And what
about women who never eat, always ready with
the excuse of a big breakfast or a big lunch?
There are ways to hide the problem and
chances are if you're someone dealing with a
disorder, you've already figured out how to
keep it a secret. What you haven't figured out is
how to overcome it.
Don't be afraid to help someone if you can.
Don't be afraid to get involved. Just approach
the situation with tact.
Women who suffer from eating disorders
are our sisters, our mothers, our girlfriends
and they are bright students at UBC who have
forgotten that they know better. They're
attempting to gain control of their bodies, but
instead only weaken themselves.
They've forgotten they are strong beautiful
individuals who make a difference. Remind
Canada Post Publication* Sain Agreement Number 0732141
Dr Creighton
is "guilty" as
Your turgid defence of Dr Creighton
strenghtens a suspicion I and others
have long held: that you have something to hide. I seem to have
touched a nerve, don't you think?
For all the rhetoric, you continue
to evade any clear response to the
allegation presently before SSHRCC:
that Dr Creighton failed to comply
with ethics regulations on work
involving human subjects. The university, for its part, has already
admitted that Dr Creighton cannot
produce at least some of the written
consent forms she is supposed to
have on file.
I- say loudly and clearly that, it is
my opinion, Dr Creighton is guilty
of this charge. And is she the only
The question is not whether Dr
Creighton got her research proposals past an ethics committee. The
question is whether, after gaining
approval, she took her obligations
seriously. I already know the
As for Dr Creighton's article being
full of errors and misrepresentations, and her Japanese being less
than   optimal,    those   are   Mr
Kaizawa's statements, not mine.
There is nothing Dr Elliot can do
about that, huff and puff as he may.
Certainly he is no authority on the
Japanese language.
I will leave the rest to my legal
advisors and a later occasion, and
end with one final query: if you are
so sure Dr Creighton is in the right,
will you join with me in demanding
that the final report of the university's investigation be made public? If
she is indeed as pure as the driven
snow, what possible harm could it
do her? And if you are afraid to
demand the report be made public,
should not SSHRCC turn a suspicious eye on you as well?
Sherry Tanaka,
Interdiscplinary Studies
Doctoral Student
Deal does
not cover all
Thank you for your article of Oct 15
which drew attention to some of the
on-going problems of sessional lecturers at UBC. These problems persist in spite of the recently
announced contract
It is very unfortunate that, as the
Ubyssey reported, this new deal does
nothing at all for those sessionals
who teach only one course a term—
approximately 70 per cent of all sessionals at UBC.
The correction to this article
which ran in your Oct. 23 issue
omits key background concerning
our pay.
It is clear that, as Faculty
Association President Mary Russell
says in your article, "Sessionals have
not been paid well by the university
for a very long time."
However, your correction makes
it seem like sessionals and tenure
stream faculty got exacdy the same
small wage increase in the four year
salary contract negotiated by the
Faculty Association in 1997. Instead,
the truth is that the contract also
used devices such as a $500
Professional Development
Allowance to give the tenure-stream
faculty substantial further pay
increases which sessionals did not
receive. The four year deal thus
helped further widen the gulf
between sessional wages and those
of tenure-stream faculty.
As evidenced in your Oct 15 article, most sessionals think their low
salaries and lack of job security are
grossly unfair, considering the many
years they have devoted to scholarship and teaching.
Sessional Lecturer
Department of Anthropology
and Sociology
Human being
and person
not the same
This letter is in regards to
Stephanie Gray's commentary on
the murder of Dr Barnett Slepian,
the American abortion doctor.
She claims that the murder of an
innocent person is wrong, however,
she consciously uses the words
"person" and "human being" interchangeably. Therein lies the problem with her argument.
A human being is one that is biologically human. A person, however,
entails much more. A person is a
human being that acknowledges
her/himself as a rational, conscious
being, one that has autonomy and
possesses a will to live.
We cannot simply equate the
life of one who is a person, to that
of simply a human being. The
validity of Gray's argument was
therefore damaged by the foggi-
ness of her terms.
Dr Slepian was a person, an
embryo is not. "Human beings"
and "people" are not the same
thing, nor is abortion and murder.
Martin Hauck,
2nd year arts THE UBYSSEY » TUESDAY. NOVEMBER. ft)119'
A call for justice to Malaysia
The signs
of turmoil
are not sensational,
is not as
as in
but Prime
acts of
tyranny and
warrant our
 by Hwok Aun Lee
Political disorder has gripped Malaysia, a nation
often noted for its stability. The signs of turmoil are
not sensational, public discontent is not as massive
and vehement as in Indonesia, but Prime Minister
Mahathir Mohamad's government has committed
acts of tyranny and injustice that warrant our attention and concern.
We have not spoken out against injustice in
Malaysia, I suspect, largely because we do not know
or understand what has happened. Undoubtedly,
the situation is complex, but I will try to explain
On Septrember 2, Anwar Ibrahim
was expelled from UMON (United
Malays   National   Organisation—
Malaysia's dominant political party)
and ousted from his posts of Deputy
Prime     Minister    and     Finance
Minister. The reason, according to Mahathir, was
plainly that Anwar had "low morals." This evaluation of Anwar's character was based on flimsy allegations of sexual impropriety and sedition.
Anwar denied the allegations, and asserted that
there was a conspiracy against him. In his words,
many high government officials and ministers were
concerned that his resolve to abolish corruption
and establish a civil society would threaten their
vested interests and expose their corrupt practices.
He pleaded for justice to take its course for him to
be tried and defended in court and for unsubstantiated accusations against him to cease.
Nevertheless, with appalling alacrity the government-controlled Malaysian media began its fusillade on Anwar, publishing sordid details of Anwar's
alleged sexual liasons. Prominent ministers, some
safeguarding their positions and some eyeing the
empty Deputy Prime Minister seat, vowed their
support for Mahathir and urged Malaysians to be
quiet and submissive.
However, support for Anwar burgeoned, as people increasingly realised the injustice being perpetrated against him. Although banished from mainstream politics and shut out by the local media,
Anwar drew large crowds to his home, where he
held vociferous rallies that criticised Mahathir's government and demanded "reformasi" (reform).
Many activists, intellectuals and students expressed
their support for him.
Mahathir, with the collaboration of the Police
and the Attorney-General, continued to smirch
Anwar's reputation. Anwar's adopted brother, and a
former speech writer were arrested under the
Internal Security Act (ISA), which allows for detention without trial of persons deemed a threat to
national security. They abruptly pleaded guilty to
letting Anwar sodomise them, which is a crime
under Malaysian law. Both got six-month jail sentences.
This episode raised serious doubts about the
government's integrity and the judiciary's veracity.
First, the government was suggesting that allowing
oneself to be sodomised makes one a threat to
national security. Second, it is very likely that the
two men were forced into making "confessions."
Throughout their detention they were not permitted family visits nor legal counsel. Indeed, both men
have claimed that they pleaded guilty under duress.
On September 20, Anwar was arrested in a militant raid on his home. Earlier that day, he had held
a massive rousing rally in the heart of Kuala
Lumpur. Unfortunately, some of his supporters
cause public disturbance. This became a grounds
for arresting Anwar under the ISA. The following
day, police launched a vicious clampdown on dissent. Fourteen advisors and confidantes of Anwar
were arrested without trial, again under the ISA.
Over 100 people were interrogated. Anwar's wife
was harrassed and warned not to hold any public
For a week, no one disclosed Anwar's whereabouts. Mahathir assured the public that Anwar
would be treated well in custody and tried in court.
Anwar was finally produced in court on September
29. He pleaded not guilty and claimed trial to 10
charges, five of unlawful sexual acts and five of corruption. The charges are expectedly dubious, and
are based solely on affidavits. The
world was shocked to see bruises
above his left eye, so visible that even
the Malaysian  media reported it
  unreservedly. Anwar has lodged a
complaint that he was brutalised in
Anwar's  trials  began  on  November 2,   and
promise to be filled with more controversy and
uncertainty. But this much is quite certain: Anwar
will not get a fair trial.
Why should we be concerned—perhaps outraged—about Malaysia? Because Mahathir has
gone too far. He and his flock have fired the Deputy
Prime Minister and Finance Minister without just
cause, arrested 17 people without trial, condoned
police brutality, and shown utter contempt for justice. And it's not over yet.
If we decried Suharto's dictatorship (and we did,
lest we forget), we should also decry Mahathir's
authoritarian rule. Malaysian students get expelled
if they demonstrate, peaceful dissidents get arrested
forcefully; people live in a straitjacket of fear. The
international student community should speak out
against injustice and repression in Malaysia, and
demand a fair trial for Anwar Ibrahim.*
Hwok Aun Lee is a fourth year economics major.
Author Week ...and Beyond
Come and celebrate a few of the great writers with proud U BC
connections. Note various locations. Free admission to all events!
Author Week...
Monday, November 9 • William New, poet, literary critic and Professor
in the UBC Department of English reads from his latest work;
Borderlands, How We Talk About Canada (UBC Press) and Vanilla
Gorilla. 12:30 PM on the Mezzanine Level of the Bookstore.
Tuesday, November 10 • Eric Nicol, Canadian humorist and UBC
alumnus, reads from his new autobiography; Anything For A Laugh.
12:30 PM on the Mezzanine Level of the Bookstore.
Thursday, November 12 • Gu Xiong, author and illustrator, speaks
about his work in Boy in the Attic and Yellow Pear. 12:30 PM on the
Mezzanine Level of the Bookstore.
Friday, November 13 • Carl Leggo, poet and Assistant Professor in
the UBC Faculty of Education, reads from his work; Growing Up
Perpendicular on the Side of A Hill and Teaching to Wonder,
Responding to Poetry in the Secondary Classroom. 12:30 PM on the
Mezzanine Level of the Bookstore.
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Tuesday, November 17 • Michael Slade, horror author of Evil Eye
and Primal Scream speaks about the writing and researching of
his stories.
12:30 PM on the Mezzanine Level of the Bookstore.
Thursday, November 19 ■ Jack Hodgins, acclaimed B.C. writer, reads
from his latest work, Broken Ground in room A106of the Buchanan
Building at 12:30 PM
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Visiting Professorships of Green College
Timothy O'Riordan
Associate Director, CSERGE
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University ofEastAnglia, Norwich
The Post-Kyoto Politics of Climate Change      Fireside Chat
7:30pm, Tuesday, November 10 in Graham House, Green College
The Politics of the Transition to Sustainahility in Europe:
Possible lessons for Canada
12:30pm, Thursday, November 12, Seminar in Coach House,
Green College
Public Private Partnerships: A new approach to integrated catchment
management in the UK— Lessons fir the Fraser Basin
1:30pm, Friday, November 13, Geography 214
Environmentalism is Dead: Long Live Sustainahility
Vancouver Institute
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Solid acting lifts UBC Theatre's Clace Bay
@ Frederic Wood Theatre
Running till Nov 14
by Lisa Denton
With The Glace Bay Miners'Museum, UBC Theatre tackles the suffering of the cursed by giving the audience a
glimpse into one woman's struggle with what seemed a
horrible, irrevocably fated life.
In a rural Canadian mining
town, Margaret (Luisajojic) lives
with her mother, brother, and
grandfather.  In the  opening
scene, a spunky, socially awkward   Margaret   meets   Neil
(Robert Sapiecha), a rather filthy
wanderer whose only possessions seem to be the clothes on
his back and his screeching bagpipes. Introducing Neil to her family, Margaret's spunk
begins to dwindle as she reveals the pain and loss her
family has suffered from economic hardship and the
poor working conditions of the mines.
Deciding to woo Margaret and cheer up her family,
Neil plays his bagpipes, involves the family in games,
and even jokes with ignored, mute old grandpa.
Eventually marrying Margaret, Neil brings a newfound
happiness to the lives of Margaret and her family. But as
with his hilarious
gestures and facial
creates a character
without ever uttering
a word
economic times grow worse, happiness soon turns into
tragedy for the family, as once again Margaret struggles
to cope with what seems to be her dismal fate.
As Margaret, Luisa Jojic does an excellent job portraying a woman who tries her best to survive in a cruel
and hurtful world, but it is Stanley Weese as Grandpa,
however, who steals the show. With his hilarious gestures and facial expressions, Weese creates a character
without ever uttering a word.
But while the characters are
entertaining, the fact that this
version   of   The   Glace  Bay
Miners' Museum stretched to
over two hours can't help but
lead to some scenes dragging.
In particular, Neil's constant
bagpipe playing and his rendition of a rather sombre, elongated song for Margaret slow
the performance down significantly. Swift and smooth transitions, due to a revolving
set, help speed the play up though, and the comic
aspects keep it from getting bogged down.
Overall, this production of The Glace Bay Miners'
Museum is worth watching, thanks to solid acting, and
unique stage direction. They help make up for the
aspects that hinder the performance and leave the
audience with a vivid and tragic portrait of the life of a
mining familyt-
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