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by Ai Lin Choo
Despite predictions that the situation would improve after the first
week of school, UBC is still facing
severe overcrowding.
A change in the university's
admissions procedure for this year
led UBC to accept about 1400 students over its quota. And although
UBC administrators predicted that
enrolment numbers would fall substantially after the first week, recent
figures show that the total enrolment ^
of new students has dropped by only
15 per centin the last two weeks.
UBC saw a 13 per cent increase
in applications this year, as well as
an increase in the number of students accepted to UBC who decided to register.
Before the school year began,
UBC administrators were concerned about the additional students, but stated that the number
would probably drop since there are
usually many students who "double
register"—register for classes at two
different universities before deciding which one to attend—or whose
provincial exam grades do not meet
the admission average.
But according to Neil Guppy,
UBC vice-president, academic, the
number of students who did well in
their provincial exams was higher
than expected.
UBC does not accept students
based on the number of spaces available, but accepts all students who
meet a minimum admission average,
which is based on past statistics and
external factors, such as current economic conditions and the number of
Grade 12 students in a given year.
Guppy said that while the university is well aware of the crisis that the
enrolment crunch has caused, he
did not feel it would have been fair to
reject students who had done well.
"UBC's view is that we want to
be there for all students," he said.
"We wouldn't want to penalise
those students."
Guppy added that while the extra
students have put a strain on departments to provide enough seats for
new students, faculties have been successful in alleviating the problem.
The university has used the revenue
from the extra students' tuition to provide extra funding to departments.
But students like A Kamau did
not agree that the problem has been
solved. He said that when he first
came to UBC, he had heard that
class sizes were fairly small. He said
that he was shocked by the size of
his classes.
"The ratio is like one professor to
200 students. This is ridiculous," he
Charles Lamb, the undergraduate
chair of the mathematics department, said that while he has had to
battle to find spaces for students in
Math 100, there are still spaces available in some sections of the course.
"We have had to increase the
sizes of some, but not all have been
increased. We have also opened up
a few new sections," he said.
To date. Arts has increased the
number of first-year classes by five
per cent and Science has increased
the number by 10 per cent.
Guppy admitted that UBC would
probably lose money this year
because of the extra students. The
provincial government is funding
UBC only for the number of students it expected to enroll—about
Grad policy not
yet implemented
by Sarah MacNeill Morrison
It exists, but a UBC policy that outlines research guidelines for graduate students is not being implemented, according to the president of the Graduate Student
Society (GSS)
Policy 85, entitled "Scholarly
Integrity," lays out conditions for
compensation, supervision and
authorship for graduate students
doing research at the university.
But according to GSS President
Annick Gauthier, many university
administrators don't even know
the policy exists.
"It's a great policy, but no one's
ever heard of it," she said. "It outlines everything. It's supposed to
outline everything concerning every
aspect of research conditions."
Gauthier said that according to
the current policy, professors are
required to outine the conditions
of work to graduate students in
"The problem now is that—and
I don't think there's any malicious
intent on the part of the professor—they're talking on the phone
with someone, they're trying to
recruit them, and they're like,
'Don't worry, the funding will
work out, we'll get you money, no
problem, you'E be paid.'
"Then often students will
arrive, especially international students will arrive, and not have
these guarantees, and there's
nothing in writing saying they're
going to get this much money,"
said Gauthier.
The policy insists that
"research conditions for all
involved in a research team
should be outlined in a letter from
the principal investigator before
team members become engaged."
It also states that samples of this
type of letter are available from
the university's Research
Services, and that the Faculty of
Graduate Studies ~will send all
accepted graduate students and
their supervisors a note regarding
the requirement.
Katriona MacDonald, Faculty
of Graduate Studies director of
student academic services, said
that the faculty was trying to make
sure all students and faculty members were aware of the policy.
"Students should be receiving
a letter from the principal investigator outlining the terms of their
research environment, and that
letter has not been forthcoming in
many departments, and that's
something that obviously we're
very concerned with," she said.
The GSS, the Faculty of Graduate
Studies and the Office of Research
Services released a publication on
intellectual property this fall.
MacDonald said that she hopes this
will increase awareness.
"In that publication is a sample., .of the kind of letter that would
be acceptable under the terms of
that policy," she said. "We just
released that publication this fall
and every new and incoming student...received a copy...so they
understand it is expected."
"It is important for students to
understand the obligations that the
university has to them, because
sometimes it's not really that the
faculty or departmental members
aren't willlingor don't think it's
important to do these things;
sometimes it's just an awareness
issue," MacDonald said.
Gauthier said that the policy
was important, not just so that
graduate students would know if,
and how much, they would be
paid, but also to ensure that
authorship is handled properly.
"Students should be told ahead
of time where their names [are]
going to be, and if they do most of
the research, will their names go
first?" she said. "Some of the professors are really awesome and
they totally give credit where credit's due, in terms of monetary
credit as well as intellectual credit
but it needs to be put in writing."
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Associate Dean of Research Tom
Pedersen also emphasised how
important the policy was to
ensure that the fair authorship of
research works, and the relationship between supervisors,
students and other members
of research teams, is handled
"It's an important step for the
university to take on a routine basis,
because increasingly the guidelines
for the distribution, of intellecutal
property rights requires clarification, because intellectual property
rights are becoming more and
more complicated," he said. ♦
26,000 full-time equivalent undergraduate students—based on previous years' enrolment
"You're  always operating at a
plus or minus," Guppy said. "We're
higher this year than we've ever .
been, to my knowledge."
He said that UBC might have to
compensate for the income loss by
decreasing the number of students
accepted next year. This may mean
higher admission averages for students applying to UBC for the 2002
academic year.
But Izumi Wakaki, a fourth-year
food and nutrition student, said that
she did not see the point of admitting
all students that reach a certain aver
age in one year and then decreasing
the number of students the next
"If you're going to have to
decrease the number of students
you admit the next year, then that
just shows that there's something
wrong with your admissions procedure. This doesn't say very much for
accessibility," she said.
Guppy cautioned that proposed
changes to admissions procedures
are still being reviewed and that no
concrete plans have been made yet
He said that an analysis into this
year's problems is currently underway, and that the university is trying
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2001     3
Nurses criticise government
    by Ai Lin Choo
Representatives of Filipino nurses
working as nannies in Canada say
that despite Canada's current nursing shortage, outdated immigration
laws are preventing international
nurses from getting jobs.
Under Canadian immigration
laws, foreign workers Can immigrate to Canada if they are qualified
for-certain occupations that are
deemed in short supply. But nursing
is not considered one of these occupations, despite the country's current crisis.
Rachel Rosen, an advocate with
the Vancouverhased Filipino Nurses
Support Group (FNSG), says that most
Filipino nurses who come to Canada
are forced to come through the Live-in
Caregivers Program (LCP), as it is the
easiest way of gaining landed-immigrant status.
Under the LCP program, workers
are required to sign a two-year contract and must live with their
employers. They often end up work
ing long days as some of their
employers require constant attention. After completing their contracts, they are allowed to apply for
landed-immigrant status.
Rosen said that under the program, most Filipino workers are
treated like maids, and added that
this is harmful for Filipino nurses in
the program who often feel demoralised by their situation.
"This is anti-woman and racist,"
she said. "These nurses are only given
temporary status, and because of the
two-year period, it's really de-skilling
and it impacts on their confidence."
Rosen said that with the current
shortage of nurses, she does not see
why only temporary status is given
to Filipino nurses. She added that
most of these nurses leave the
Philippines due to unstable economic climates at home.
But Lois Reimer, spokesperson
for Citizenship and Immigration
Canada (CIC), said that Filipino nurses who come to Canada under the
LCP program should not blame the
government as they do so by choice.
She also said that all foreigners can
apply for landed-immigrant status in
Canada regardless of occupation.
"People can apply independently
where people are looked at for a
number of criteria/ she said.
She added that under the national list of occupations, nursing is currently not considered to be in short
supply. While admitting that the list
is a few years old, she said that
provinces can interfere in the immigration process by nominating
immigration applicants to come
into Canada.
"We have an agreement with the
province of BC. I know right now
that one of the strategies under the
nursing strategy is that the province
will look at the agreement that they
have with the federal government
under the provincial nominees program. So that allows the provincial
government to identify individuals
and I know nursing is one of the
occupations and then we, the federal immigration department, will
expidite the immigration of those
individuals," she explained.
Rosen said that most Filipino
nurses under the program are not
only angry that they are segregated
from society, but are also upset at
the accreditation process that they
have to go through should they wish
to be recognised as qualified nurses
in Canada. Though nurses in the
Philippines are educated in English,
unlike BC nurses, they must be tested on their English language skills.
"The cost is difficult for these
nurses as they are on the poverty
line. They are earning a minimum
wage," said Rosen. "Many of the
requirements are irrelevant, like the
English requirement. Nurses are
educated in English, they write their
nursing exams in English."
But Heather MacKay, director of
regulatory services at the Registered
Nurses Association of British
Columbia (RNABC), said that she did
not believe that the accreditation
process was discriminatory as all
students whose first language is not
English have to write an English language exam. She said that the
RNABC defines first language as the
national language of a country and
not the language one is educated in.
In the case of the Philippines. The
national language is Tagalog.
"The cost depends on each individual and what they have to do to
reach the requirements," she said.
"Obviously if they've graduated from
British Columbia, that's a much more
straightforward process than deciding whether the education someone
received a few years ago from a different country is equivalent to that of
BC. Sometimes establishing that
you've met all the requirements can
take some time."
According to MacKay, last year,
out of the 230 foreign-educated
nurses that entered BC, 97 were
from the Philippines. She added
that the Philippines supplies the
largest number of foreign-educated
nurses to BC. ♦
Totem kids hanging out in four-person bedrooms
 by Sarah MacNeill Morrison
Acceptance and adaptation. That's how students
living in three- and four-person "lounge bedrooms" have handled a housing crunch at UBC
junior residence Totem Park.
After the university accepted 1000 more students than expected this year, UBC Housing
expected they would need to find rooms for up to
100 more residents than usuaL To accommodate the extra students, some of Totem's floor
lounges were temporarily converted into three-
and four-person bedrooms.
But though the temporary bedrooms were
expected to affect floors in every Totem building
except Dene, the number of extra students has
fallen substantially from the summer estimates.
By the time students moved in, only eight
lounges were needed as bedrooms.
"We needed space for 24 students," said UBC
Director of Housing Fred Fotis. Lounges in
Totem Park's. Kwakiutl, Shuswap and Nootka
houses were converted into bedrooms and are
currently housing about 21 students.
"As far as we know, people were happy to be
housed on campus," said Fotis. "I know that
there were some people who preferred a standard double room, but we're trying to get them
into those spaces as quickly as possible."
"It doesn't seem that bad," said Totem Park
Residents' Association (TPRA) President Michael
Havanes. "Every brother/sister floor has at least
one lounge."
Fotis said that the lounges were converted "to
honour the guarantee that the university makes
to first-year students who meet the criteria for
entrance under the first-year initiative."
UBC's first-year initiative program guarantees housing placements to first-year students
who are entering from high school outside of the
Lower Mainland, or who are entrance-scholarship winners.
Andrew Reid is one student sharing a room
with three other people in a Nootka house floor
lounge. He said he hasn't seen his living conditions as a problem, and that he had received a letter from Housing informing him of the situation
before moving in.
"It's been okay," he said "I didn't think it was
that bad meet more people, discount I thought
there'd probably still be stuff in the lounge...,
which [there was]."
According to Fotis, students who ended up living in the converted lounges received a 20 per
cent discount off their housing with additional
discounts for students forced to live in the temporary bedrooms for extended periods.
But James Gaffney, Salish house president,
said that compensation should have been considered for residents living on floors without
"If they had to put people in the lounges..!
don't think we should have been charged as
much money for housing because that's a guarantee [to have a lounge]. That's part of our residence contract"
According to Fotis, Housing did not consider
giving discounts to students without lounge space.
Gaffney also criticised the time frame of the
construction of the extra rooms.
"They didn't even start converting our
lounges—the lounges in Salish—until the Thursday,
the day before we were supposed to move in," he
said Although no students ended up living in the
Salish lounges, Gaflhey said he felt that the last-
minute renovations didn't make sense.
"I was baffled," he said. "There was no way
they would have been set up in time."
But members of the TPRA executive said that
they felt the extra students were handled in the
best way possible, although the situation should
have been avoided in the first place.
"The university should have been more
responsible and not accepted so many people, because it has caused havoc for registering   for   classes,   getting   books   at   the
WELCOME TO TOTEM: Population: Lots of students, sarah macneill morrison photo
Bookstore," said Shuswap House President
Marnee Tull. "They should be a bit more on
" the ball seeing how they do this every year
for the past, how many years?" ♦
RCMP admits blame at APEC
 Sarah MacNeill Morrison
Last friday, the RCMP responded to criticism
of its behaviour at the 1997 Asia Pacific
Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit
In early August, former judge Ted
Hughes, chair of the RCMP's Public
Complaints Commission (PCC) inquiry into
police misconduct at APEC, released a report
criticising the federal government and high-
ranking police officials. In accordance with
the RCMP Act, RCMP Commissioner Giuliano
Zaccardelli released a report commenting on
tlie details of Hughes' statement
In his statement, Hughes criticised the RCMP
for errors in command structure, role separation, policy and planning training, legal support,
record keeping, and overall preparedness.
"I accept that some errors were made by
the RCMP in planning security arrangements
at the UBC site and that, as Mr, Hughes
noted, the RCMP Med to" '...achieve a high
state of readiness for November 25 [1997],*
Zaccardelli wrote in a letter to the PCC.
In his report, Hughes said Lhat there was
evidence that the RCMP had learned from the
events of APEC Zaccardelli wrote Lhat he
wanted to assure the PCC "...that this report
will be the basis for continued improvement
in how the RCMP polices major public order
events in the future."
Hughes also found that the conduct of individual RCMP officers were inconsistent the
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Zaccardelli accepted the inquiry chair's
observation that in most situations, where protestors' rights were violated, "the primary
responsibility rests with those who held key
roles in security planning for the APEC
Zaccardelli also responded to Hughes recommendations that future events, where delegates have to be protected from protests,
are no longer held at university campuses,
and that "a generous opportunity will be
afforded for peaceful protestors to see and
be seen in their protest activities by guests at
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meeting and the venue to be used are not within the jurisdiction of the RCMP,* Zaccardelli
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2001       5
Young Thunderbirds face two new competitors
by Scott Bardsiey
With the addition of teams
Trinity      Western
University and the
University of
Regina, the Canada
West women's soccer league has ballooned to eight
teams. It will make
it a tougher year for
the Thunderbirds.
There will be more
competition on the
field and recruiting
new players will be
"It's hurting us
because we're getting quite a few
[teams] recruiting
out of here," said
coach Dick Mosher.
"UVic recruits out
of here, all the colleges, SFU, ourselves, and now
the players feel the
team will do well
when their season
starts later this week.
"This year, team cohesion is
going to be huge," said last year's
captain, midfielder Lyanne Westie.
"Basically what took us through the
league last year was that everybody
got along so well...and I think it's
going to be the same this year.
Everyone gets along so well."
And the team has had a relatively
successful pre-season. The Birds
played against two NCAA division
one teams—Portland State and the
University of Oregon—and tied both
2-2. The women also played and
beat Capilano College (4-0) and
Medicine Hat College (2-0).
Over the summer, the team lost
12 players, their largest loss ever,
and half the team is now under 20
years old.
what took
us through
the league
last year
was that
got along
so well...
and I think
it's going
to be the
same this
—Lyanne Westie
But the Birds have strong
returning players in every position. The team has seasoned talent in goalkeeper
Sian Bagshawe,
now in her fifth
and final year
with the team,
and a player
whom Mosher
UBC women's soccer
One of
team's top
Heather Smith,
who plays right
defence. Recently
graduated from
high school in
New Westminster,
she has been a
member of the
under-19 BC
team, the BC Canada
Games team and the
Canadian under-19
Offensively, the
team has Vanessa
Martino, a fifth-year
player and former
Canada West All-star,
CIAU All-star and
West  MVP.   Martino  is
STREEEETCHHH! A player warms up before practice, samantha langdorf photo
recovering from injuries sustained
in the summer, but the team hopes
she'll be at full strength by
Sunday's home game.
Unfortunately, no other forwards stand out as exceptionally
"[We're] pretty thin up front,"
said Mosher. "We're very strong in
goal, very strong in back, strong in
the middle and we're still trying to
sort ourselves out in front. That's
going to be our biggest problem. If
we can score a few goals then
we're going to be in the hunt for
Last season, the team went 6-1-3
in the regular season before being
defeated in the Canada West semifinal by UVic.
"Over the last two years, overall
our win/lose ratio has been pretty
good," said Mosher, "but..we got
beat in the semi-final Canada West
last year and in the final the year
before before, so obviously we'd like
to do better than that."
The team is playing its first game
of the season away at Trinity
Western this Thursday. The first
home game is against UVic this
Sunday. Kick-off is at 2pm at
Thunderbird Stadium. ♦
Football Birds replace quarterback
Silverman takes over for Kenney; Birds lose 34-28 in OT
by Scott Bardsiey
In a major strategic change, $ie BBC football
team replaced teaer star-teg'tparierback Hob
Kenney. with backup quarterback 2ack
Silverman fe> play this past Friday's gains
against the University of Calgary B&ost
The move followed a disastrous 50*13 season-opener loss to Saskatchewan last week, ia
which Kenney threw three interceptions and
had' cms intentional grounding peaal^?.
.    "We/jast felt mat fte decisions. |3tennejJ
made in the game were not the best decisions,
and with l&ek we Kara a guy who's a little'bit
elder, a little bit more experieaeed and he [wiB
be] able to make seme'plays for us/ said'Coach
The change seems io have worked well for
the team. Last Friday, the Ms played a tight
game against iha Dinos, leading after each of the
first three quarters and Jut narrowly missing a
wis when Calgary tied the game witlx 01% 32
seconds remaining. Tha Dines went on to win
the game 34^28 in overtime, bat UBC still picks
up_ a point in the CIS league standings for the
overtime loss.
"Zack Silverman...played veiy, very well/
said Rrepehack. And according to Prepchuck,
Kenney is now *seeond-string/
"He's a great backup now. If Zack doesn't
play well, we have no hesitation patting Rob
back into the game/ he said.
The Thaaderbirds wu! play their first home
game this Friday against Ihe 1-i University of
Alberta Golden Bears at Thaaderbird Stadium.
Kick-off is at 7pm. ♦
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Duchess fiafls
beauty within
at the Fringe Festival—Venue 1
until Sept. 15
Watching The Ugly Duchess is something like having Frankenstein's monster don a dress and tell you the ill-
fated story of his life. Certainly all of
the characteristic gothic elements are
here: a dimly lit set consisting only of
a wooden desk with ink, quills, and
paper; the eerie shadow of a large cast
iron window reflected on one wall;
and, of course, a monster.
The monster in this case is
Margaret Maultasch, the duchess of
Tyrol and self-realised ugliest woman
in history. Her story begins with her
childhood, progressing poignantly
from her first, brutal understanding of
her separation from the world of fair
maidens and handsome prince^
through her years as a reluctan|sf?®ljB-
iriae<iS&jin abused|pliHarch.
Janet MunSj|jrfdnietimes tragic,
sometimes surffisingly whimsical
script never fails w captivate her audience—with the slier unusualness of
its subject if njslhing else. In her
touching examjftation of the life of a
Kjman wfc^is almost universally
desplleoior something as meaningless as the way she looks, Munsil not
only exposes the absurdity of such
terms as 'ugly' and 'monster,' but also
raises some important and disturbing
questions about the value placed on
outward, rather than inward, beauty.
Luckily, Paul Terry, in the role of
the duchess, brings the enchanting
script to life with his brilliant and
heartfelt performance. If only he could
keep his wig on straight.
From his entrance onto the stage
to the moment he blows out his last
candle, Terry imbues his character
with wit, sincerity and compassion.
By the end of his hour-long performance, Margaret Maultasch is as real as
any monarch in history and, more
importantly, much more human than
Best of all, just as the audience is
about to give up all hope of virtue ever
triumphing in this world of greed and
ignorance, Tie Ugly Duchess presents
a final, shining moment of salvation.
Inspired, moving and refreshingly different, Tie Ugly Duchess is definitely
among the Fringe's not-to-be-missed
this year. ♦
—Fara Tabatabai
From the
at the Fringe Festiml -Verim 5
tmtifSept 15 '7
A mighty oat at the fringe Festival.
proved to be aiadh, more interesting''
than I thought it would be as The
English, Suitcase Theatre 'Company's
put on a play exploring the effects that
lies, seduction and betrayal can. hs&p
on three friends.
Harold Pinter's Betrayal tells of a
heartbreaking love .triangle between
Emma (Linda QuibeE), Robert (Kevin
Williamson) and his best friend jerry
{Ross McMillan}. Tlie,first scene opens
With Emma and Jerry having an
uncomfortable rendezvous in ptt»,
approximately two years after their
affair ended. From there the play goes
back in time, taking tis deep into the
heart of a seven-year affair. {
But this affair isn't kept a secret for
long. Robert has known for years that
his wife prefers to spend her afternoons with his bumbling best friend
and yet does nothing about it He quietly accepts the truth When he discovers
Emma's indiscretions &rid still calmly
meets with Jerry for hfach to catchjtg}. *
The only person left in the dsflrts the
initiator adulterer Jenrywho has no
idea that Robert^paware of the affair.
This putsyi^iirie strain on an already
strpgimis relationship and creates a
pasting impression throughout the rest
of the play.
Dramatic tension runs high
throughout the play and is no doubt
helped along b\ the ..'•f'jr^ Kr^u.
Williamson pla;.-: .i ie.,e-ved aiid
almost disconne. ted Robcil who
shines as the i.io?'. d-'.-perate au'J
dejected of the thivr Wl.tli Ro&<
McMillan's Jerry 1- ,i;ij roj>ri itek tui.
bling and cluelese. hef."in,i3 rhard.ler
that doesn't real]'. lw.\v what's ^oirg
on, Linda Quibcl! def-nJ^ly doesn't
evoke any sympathy ;«* the. <A"i;i}\- .lelf
assured flirtation-. cid-Jler*:*-. The
ensemble works wpli SogHhtf? and the
individual actors eii-rc-ss. a viA: tai.^c
of emotions that ari i>tn}>9q* thr> i-lrn 's
difficult themes.
This low-budget plav asso tikes
advantage of the Widrf thf»atru space
and opts for a ${>ue*p ant! clireit
approach. Using only iliairb a^id d tJcl'i
for props lets the audwr.ce coiiCentrjlr
on the interactior. bohvertj charai tor.-.
Unfortunately, the ex]jief=i>>n« of the
actors are at tune A difficult tn read
because of the distance a-.d tl-e dark
ened stage.
However, the plaj dciiu<n-=t"-i!i-s, the
effects of lies and tos* on a i'-ie:id4i:p
The complexities th.ii uvuho n Emn-.i,
Jerry and Robert's tues a-o elm- to their
own secretive behaviurs jid luritfj.1
obsessions. The English Suiti-a.-io's
Betrayal unleashes; a tne-seage tihout
regular people involving thecyelvc- in
tormenting situaLijars that ailed families and lives. This hz!k%ti_i_ti$j raw play
handles heavy anS morally complex
issues with maturity aad does justicp to
the play's title. ♦   ,
tCnth&rtne Denton
Pmp Comic mixes
humour and juggling
at the Fringe Festival -Venue 7
mtilSopt. 16
Coing to the Fringe festival with small
children can be a bit hazardous. It
doesn't take a genius to figure out that
a jjlay eaEed Fyropornomania proba-
My isn't &rated.   .    -
BiM Fr#d Anderson Prop Comic is
at ijke o%er end of the Fringe spec-
ttam. JJo rla|0.e themes or strange
sessial Mbits iere In fact, there isn't
eves &ny violence, unless you count
the destruction of a certain purple
Pred Anderson is a San Francisco
street performer and juggler who'hasy
performed around North Am^i.
His show is a straightfoogsSWrnix of
juggling, magic^^afra comedy.
Anderson is n^^ polished than most
street^^Sormers I've seen and he
jfeg JhT good job at building rapport
^ with his audience. He quickly endears
himself to the small children sitting in
the front row. When Anderson calls
for volunteers they quickly and excitedly put their hands in the air.
Anderson's juggling and magic
tricks are done competently. One particularly funny moment was Anderson
juggling what looked like billiard balls,
and announcing that he would catch
one of the balls on his face. The crowd
looked on quizzically and with a cer-
L-.nTTiiir'-OJ f.i .i :i\-<:'rii,Ks -VnV'son
CjUiilh rty imYiI tiiri' ;:i. h.t'l he
r«i ijirTwtti hi-. I.. rua« «iru.i!"yr,2ide
(•f ruMn i
I f >uiiil i'ij.Bi'!i I",- ti'i_ rr. jriti-
(3. j.',l.i'i1 qii-Yr-i a« A■ d :-,i)ii l.i'j;an
liijil ar.d ji.^" tu.- wj', U.ri.i.-ili the
»how lie:? in a pi'iFn-:*,.": with
n-frt-hiiif: liOiii'Mv am! l!':'is fiten-
bioi. Hi.- hisnu'tsr t'-n'c tK* i-0-.t (Om-
filcs, a;iil a! line's i; 1-5 a b.t h,iinmy
arid hca^-h-indt'd B.st it ii.d m.ikp me
la'^'i There aw s-oiiii- peiiuipely magical p-1i>Tii*nl'» siitljili:^ -V-idiiisfon
friggjuj fH-nviin! b.i!!« \k ii-,.- djrk.
llw* li^ht ?KiV i-. rr.r.iijjh if. nipress
borti tho tiHi. ar.l tlie
ai.djfin <■ ♦
.uJii-lw in the
-Ron Nurwisah
fhe definition of
at the Fringe Festival —Venue 8
no performances remaining
What does it mean to be a woman? Does
the definition ever change? Every
woman has her own version of 'grrl
power' and Eva Minemar's production
of Angry Jellow Bubbles explores 'what
it means to be a woman" in a world
where definitions constantly change.
The production celebrates the female
gender by exploring women's deepest
insecurities and most intimate
moments with intelligence, humour and
honesty. Intertwined with song and
dance, the narratives of these women
are true to life experiences ranging from
shoe sales to visits to the gynecologist.
The shupw deals predominantly with
iss^s WeOT|nal beauty and the pressures that surrouM trying to attain the
ideal. The ensemble g£ through different stages of their lives^from the pains
of adolescence to the eventtoore distressing middle life. The show'fthigh-
lights are numerous. One is the sreng
in which an adolescent girl tries ta*|
choose make-up. The many cosmetic!
options confuse her and make hei*
think of her non-existent flaws. So, shj|
ends up purchasing a whole caseloalf
of make-up only to be left still bewildered about her own beauty, and ljfss
confident than before.
Another defining moment wajfthe
monologue delivered by Galen Morgan
Cooper, representing the rrnddljlaged
woman who gave up her careeFfor a
family life. She tries to regainjier life
after the kids have left for college, only
to find that she is considered useless
in the world beyond the homgf She had
devoted the last 20 years to her family
and, along the way, she lj|st herself.
Although Cooper's character never
finds an answer to "howjlo I get me
back?" she emphasises Her pride in
motherhood. *,
Perhaps the malt poignant
^moment of the entire production was
Minemar's own monofigue. She meditates on how numbers dictate our
lives. Numbers ranklts, size us up and
spit us out. Numbers can vary from
clothing size to petitions in society.
And although nunjpers are just numbers, people are obsessed with them.
They equal powefland status.
The ensemble work is, for the most
part, really on t® ball. Energy seemed
to bounce frorff one cast member to
another to mate this production work.
There were riffles, however, that someone would ®iss a cue, or that there
would be jjpriods of silence when
someone forgot her lines. In a small
venue likefiiis one the audience can
see the actors exchanging worried
glances, ihd that takes away from the
entire production. ^
Angm Jellow Bubbles was like a
breath m fresh air because most other
productions that deal with 'grrl power'
have |R aura of an 'us against the world'
bitch session. Angry Jellow Bubbles
doesjl't fall into this trap. It humorously^
lays out the magnitude of the issuepfhat
wq&en deal with daily an^gSnstead of
comdemning ttamjWKis production
gcepts ar||cefer>rates them, making us
I tone women. ♦
—Samantha Tse
w m
•f.- \ e.
at the Fringe Festival—Venoe 8
until Sept 15
In Suburban !■••', stt'id.p njircJ j,-i
Dan Rothenln ?_- "S1-.:.-.. K-  f.iV-?  i.l
growing up u   .t .-L 'ler J Asi-eri'-.i:.
suburb. He pr - i.J.-s a t-ul'-f,,'. l:., _.].*
into the biza-i. wnr"n! 11 ik kK i u*« -
houses, midc'.li ' I i— i-1 : < t ■!.-. ,u ■' 7
Elevens. Usii^ t1:.' I-11    '•■ ITi r.-,i'i >]
drama" to de..ti i\i \.';. .i,   i- i!.   - .!
urbanites End th' ;-i-i ',-.i : p. ti.i u[i;
Rothenberg r.''t.-"> l.f ■.•. ti.. ii.i:.*: i-\t. ■■
nal atmosphc;-.- 'j! tj i .-,>' i.-1 v. Le,,'
scape doesn't f'-n.iFe ir-= i-.t-.i'j.-.i"t-=
with any real {r.'Mr.:-.-   :.i. 'r .-.' H i <I i:
shelter—and L' •■a'. ■:-■   &.-sr,,- t. en. t.
create their ov\:,
Rothenbei,: r ■'■i-si.-., t'-e ii.*-i i,!. Li.-
ness of such .i t- -fu,' '■isi'.'.-i.i-: *1 ■.- .r.l;
a number ol" jijti!i i.i! >,-..i,r-q ,i:io:iT
his adolescenci . ,~.'.\d Ynv. I ;.- r:v., *s -H'
created drama" < .u.-r't' 1 ■'•:. to w n. i a>.
in rehab at the ,jr'.- i.f 1* I'.d.; 1.-1*
the start Rothci.'.pr,! cb'.l,.-- th-il tin-
suburban laiuU \i^o t \';rL-_ a.- ,: rsej.-,,
rate entity fro."' ia.\.I i;i i^'tai. jrp*»
due in part to t'li" 1..' 1- of i. i-.J lur a-.-
thing. SuburKis :t<.-. V\^fk ji tee:r si:b-
urban jobs, ea»i* rot .f„t:.3l !p ,iir..u..t.-^
of money, anifOi.'., !,"i.i"-.' L" t! rini.i \.
on unsuspectir'. ar..l ;»!:-.-ailj, l.iv, c! i!
dren. RothenK r^ j,-..^ t!.,.* s-i/jurba:.
kids are doo":":1 :-i fcp v-.-.i_v r~.r>'P
fucked up tli.:ii lid.> Ir.iij i;. l.i.-p-
urban center.-* ovv".^ m.j'ij;., i, Uj,ir
dispensable i:,i i-r.:>' dj-t' Ui'k o! i u-'..r
£d identity.
Example: Ir.ci r ct.y k 'is stea' ears
for money to kihiip Sibuilhii. kids
take the cars tl-ci-ji3-.':,t- !.i»jj:!r thoni
and drive rect,=---„".:; ,,:u-,.! d the umA.
bourhood looki'u lor p.i-lia^i-" caii.? tu
crash into.
Although o:.i r.iuli' thi"l th.it
Rothenberg is a bittei adv.„( lf;e fdr e\-
suburbanites, h.h a:i-: dot ." a.*e a light-
hearted spin or. ti.o ir.urly ronfoj niist
society promote 1 in the v.i!Mhnm".j?p-5
of manicured lavns ard tn'Oiar
garages. His titer,- of ben.g in grou:.-
therapy with a bunch of \\lule suburban kids who thought they were black
is humorous. This tension between the
comic and the serious issues that
haunt the suburb creates a duality that
causes suburbanites to recognise their
own faults, and in a way makes them
laugh at themselves and their own
Rothenberg's performance is energetic and hilarious, yet possesses the
necessary regretful nuances. It is obvious that he looks back on his upbringing as some sort of facade that only
exists within its physical boundarfilP
Yet there is one thin^^e flies not
deny—that he is jt^oduct of the suburb and p^Se to its social conditioning. ftPrs a bittersweet tale from this
Suburban boy. ♦
—Lisa Denton
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at the Fringe Festival —Venue 1
until Sept. 16
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tie- into a s'-icrt story 1- a'-rad*. a f;r.=ai
I trra'» feat   \v,}*. Fd'-i: tl.es te sle ti C
e\Uc   pii'e    ri.iii
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l'i^.j.- It's a d.i-.p i -,.s ba'.ir.ci.-'i; art
tl.a' L'.fiTi1. i.'i'e!-, EiIpi. dues, i-n'- Ai>
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l'"-gue Siu.; ii a ,!i'.jir:.i th::ij IV'x.
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ad' ill in .-. wu \d fi.I.-d v.'.-] lr.iny, hf-pe-
It—=ness acd SPiT.rnph ih> u.i-.ini!^
SiTii.* ii-i:.i-m'. er>* the- day-, vhen h'-
ai.d hi* f:iend- v\e.e St.1! oi-t.n'ii.-.iiP,
ou'il s"; ! f.. 1 pi \-.iirin-, ai. I sti;l felt
tll.lL lil."1 V !■> giiiji^r to l».  fJ'".Dd   Sail:',
\e.:r-> 1.:*. i tl.i-. i«i,T tj,e ca.ie II:*
f. ie;idJ. fi-'i..e; pret'n tf'rl.-, a-.i! t-h;.
tnPIU^'l". h.V." p.vAM.Uij Suine l.,.Vi.
i:i/ni:--r.i::i.>i,d ai il Cupfnrn ed t.eu'ti:
ing i:iotiiC!S and oite e work, :s while
other-. La-.- drojiped tli-.-i: bus all
tr t.czhe- l.\inp ir a ha/o of d-i^t.-,
jii.-iipi.-y from mi-a'.inpli .-■; job U- job.
or hu'i^ out llifi- last dav, ui'h fllV
h.- a dense si i it st.jn and Lder.
ad-nils that he odi'ed what vas ongi
[ia!iy a P'.i i-'.iniit- s-. ript dnvr. tn f,y
niuiutob. L isn't uLcugh. The play
touches on the themes of Coupland's
story and them lets them go too far too
quickly. Coupland's stories, at their
best, burn images into your mind, like
the bush-fire^^L^lo^^;loud' in
Generation Jmxoes. Eden's pily never
lets the ayfGence dwell, pond% and
absorb th«impact of those unsettling
ideas: lossaf emotion, depression and
millenn^fcalaise and angst.
^Iden s al||ng also falls veijjlhort of
the mark. He^^yer reaji^xonnects
with his audience^iWWnot convincing as^e lost and rootless Scout. His
delivery is flat, and often emotionless.
For a character that apparently
achieves an emotional epiphany,
Eden's Scout is very uninspiring.
This work had great potential.
Coupland's short story is moving and
very unnerving. Sadly in the adaptation from page to stage, Eden lost some
of the qualities that made Coupland's
story memorable. ♦
-Ron Nurwisah 3insnj
AMS/GSS Health Plan
/jlf you don't need the plan*,
i    /you need to opt out by
J    J September 25th, 2001. To opt
/ out in person, visit the Health
I   plan office - Room 61 SUB
J   lower level.
* You must have equivalent health and
dental coverage.
To avoid line-ups, opt out online at:
Did you k
now r
The AMS has created a Health and Dental
Assistance Fund to reimburse part of the Health
and Dental Plan fee.
The fund is available on a need-basis from the AMS
and GSS*. To apply, visit us online at
www.gss.ubc.ca by October 15th, 2001.
*The application for reimbursement requires
detailed financial information.
What have you done for me lately?
The AMS, your super Student Society, wants
to know what we can do for you.
We are in the process of creating a long-term
plan to maximize the programs, services,
events, businesses and advocacy that we
offer you. Your input is greatly appreciated.
Please e-mail
your comments
or suggestions to
Krissy Pn'ce,
Assistant to the
President, at:
OR miiltiyearpian@ams.ubc.ca
Upcoming Events
AMS Welcome Back Barbeque
Almost Legal - The AMS Welcome Back BBQ Turns 18!
Friday, September 14, 2001 • 1 pm - 8 pm • Maclnnes Field
Free Admission • $2 per mug • ID required
Featuring Flannel Jimmy, The Town Pants and Tim & Kal, with
performances by DJ Booth and Alex Maher.
Shinerama is back on Sept ISthl
Shinerama is a charity event designed to raise money for Cystic
Fibrosis. Volunteers or "Shiners" will canvass the city, shining
shoes and collecting donations. Want to volunteer? Want more
info? Then visit the information desk in the SUB concourse, the
Shinerama link on the AMS website, www.ams.ubc.ca or contact
Brian MacLean: brianmac@interchange.ubc.ca.
AMS / UBC United Way Kick-off Event
Sept 26th - your chance to win a brand new TV!
This super popular yearly event is designed to inform students
about the United Way. Come to the SUB South Plaza from 12;00
to 2:00 pm and see various faculties compete in a cook off frenzy -
ail for a chance to win a brand new TV! There will be live music by
the Mike Weterings band and guest presentations from your
fabulous UBC President, Martha Piper, and your charismatic AMS
President, Erfan Kazemi. For more information contact the UBC
United Way office at: united.way@ubc.ca or Evan Horie:
vpacademic@ams. ubc.ca.
Wanna play like Tiger Woods?
AMS Clubs Days at the SUB
September 19, 20 &21 • SUB, concourse and second floor
Maybe you are interested in underwater hockey and dancing?
How about making friends or learning about different cultures?
Want to play sports like golf, badminton, karate, skiing,
snowboarding, rugby or water polo? Maybe you are into chess,
pottery, origami, or various board games? Have you ever tried
scuba diving, surfing or sailing? Always wanted to know how to
play the guitar, drive a sports car, repair your bike or master
photography? Or perhaps you are more into music or acting?
And, if you're here to get good grades ... maybe you should join
one of the faculty clubs, if you are a philanthropic Soul you can
help others in volunteer organizations such as the Red Cross, or
Unicef. Maybe you have high aspirations? Then why not join a
political club? Perhaps you want to get involved with a religious
group or form your own club. Or maybe you just want to taste the
free popcorn at the Film Society's movie screenings.
AMS Clubs Days is your opportunity to get involved on campus.
The AMS has over 225 clubs and groups waiting for you at their
booths in the SUB. There are more groups to get involved with
than you could ever dream of! Don't miss this event during the
third week of September... it could be the start of a beautiful
Here's your ehanee to speak to the government!
The AMS is happy to welcome the Federal Health Minister, Allan
Rock, to UBC. The AMS will be hosting a forum followed by a Q&A
• Topic? "The future role of the Government of Canada."
• When? Friday Sept 14 from 11 to 12:00PM
• Where? Liu Center, main floor THE UBYSSEY
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2001      9
'/fed by ViSSe Nssp
■Quill]       j^
by Terry Woo
[Riverbank /fress/
It doesn't tale isaeh effort to realise tbesfc
aren't a lot pf Asians represented ia pop
culture. There are a few, but the influence'
is still relatively weak. Jet Ii and Chow YbH
Fat'make Sylvester Stallone and Arnold
Schwarzenegger look pO$Mvely sluggish
and uncooraifiated. Butw&^re are the ordinary, everyilay, Asians? TV and film over
the last 30 fyears would h&Ve most people
believe that Asiaaa are all either martial
artists, yamiza/triad gangsters or, m is
often the else for wome&, submissive- &»$
pliant sex-tpys.
Fortunaely, the tides are turning, said
it's books like Terry W&j's Banana B$ys
that are ci eating sonss? of the waves. Siu?
book tells he «toryolib$ Asian-Canadian
men: Luke, Dave, Mike, Sheldon $xid Rick.
They're hi nanas: they look Asian, but #iey
hate cant >-pop and karaoke, speak only
rudimentary Chinese drink beer and
watch hoc ^ey. They're Canadian.
When Rick, arguably the most successful of the punch, is found dead after committing suicide, tfe& remaining fcur
become c eeply introspective.
In coi versions, fiashbacks tod am&>
dotes, wi t begia. lo explore Ifog problems
that these jsfca ejJgerfease ss bananas.
Reminis&ig about thefe. college da^ the
men might lead their qoiWer$3lsb&$ to discussions ;
But, being 20-somethings, the men
inevitably talk about sex and love. Woo's
dialogue and humour show through in
let white chicks,'"
Jdrunken fit
|tly, Woo's novel
apts to fit in to
: of the boys have
Iter,  graduate  stu-
these sections. "Oriental guys who only go
for white girls are even worse...They're the
. guys are losers,
hut Vm. ftot, aad I <
oae of $1$. p3s 9t£ys in t
But more importaij
explores the boys' atts
Canadian swiety. AU fiy
careers: DJ, progra
dent They're comfortable in the world of
western music, movies, sports. References
to metal bands, DJs and '80s music abound
in the book-
Chapter titles like ' Love Will Tear Us
Apart," "Cogito Ergo Sick" and "Joy" are
reminiscent of JDouflas Coupland, and
comparions betweeHil|e two are fairly easy
to make. Like Couplarm, Woo writes about
20-som«tfe&6.gs: their fangst, frustration,
alieasfton and search for love.
But the added dimension of Asian-hess
makes this book m§fe jihan just a Coupland
clone, Asiai re^||p
see themselves, "Inei
brothers in this noveli
Woo's characters, |
quickly become7|||
frank friend who yo
up, e'VeH though you secretly knew he was
rights ^jjd Mike, the >verly romantic grad
student, who you hoj >e will find someone,
someday. They and tl ie other characters in
this no^et&re the kir ds of Asians that one
can Ojalytisripe to start seeing in popular culture. Funny, smart aj id human. God knows
Jfoayve^njjHckjmd ti *ed of being portrayed
as goons and chopsocky heroes.»>
-Ron Nurwisah
i#i i -4''
^i ^j» 1>
' 4  far
encapsulate the
North America,
their voices and e
Vickie Nam's
ogy was to allow
pf Banana Boys will
friends and their
ith all their quirks,
learing—Dave, the
k'd wish would shut
Growing iO&sm'i
ous,   painlM&iv?   }
answers to questions about identity is difficult
enough; attempting to do so in the context of an
Asian cultural background adds more ci
cations. Manyofe^^crtlffSugn^iomints of gfelf-
doubt, where fa|et§ of our lives, suchYas personal values anqjpatiojiships with others, are«.
brought   undertY scrutiny.    Asian-Cai^^piys
women go througli this process as well, but they
also must reconcile the paradoxical cuct^|sji^||i
their culture withltheir peer group. The arlffipt"
ogy Yell-Oh Girls, fedited by Vickie Nam,,trj||^p
 1_«._ ^i.- "-verse experiences yot^p8
pren have growing up ihY
d provides a place where
ierienees can be b^eard.   .
oljeefvJtntius aafcot- J
sg AsjaK-Aasierlcaixs to
express their perspWiive&powinfiip: a? yellow' or banana girlk this exoiainS ibfe use ol"
the term yell-oh,' vpiA redait&s iljjb derogatory adjective yellow-* apd nsesit as an avenue
for empowerment |}^:3ivides.the book JEtfe'l
five sections that defe^j^".a^^i^''ofJemal^
Asian-American expfe^nces, Ijlse' faubaily ties,  !
prejudice and the se*$for jejf-ideriiiiy, Eachjg
section stresses the fauqueness of iiae AsiSifil
American female exneHence ahd tfe.iin|p#™
tance of accepting tlie HuSistic nature of grbss-1*:
ing up Asian and Amdncajj., 2:4 llllll
Of course, the immMillft da^erliesinffie"'"
possibihty of homogeMsijig women's experiences, bringing forwaad a '.universal' Tfte'wfof Y
what growing up Asiai and female in North "
America is like. Yet Nam stresses repeatedly
that although Asian Female  sisterhi
important, this doesn't mean all Asian women
have the same beliefs, values and back-
i,i ivSt Is. The selection of pieces in the anthol-
i"iy SUlects this diversity. Throughout the text,
Lere are stories, poems and personal anecdotes bfPchristian women, queer women,
Working-class women and more.
The vast majority of the selections are well
written, although some resorted to teenage
histrionics and otiberjjxied to ensure that a
.esson was convened in the end. At
times there was gy$n,a?, Chicken Soup for the
Soil/ feelto-^lte^iSiiai is particularly effec-
H:S|t^!^^^l>^^'':pieces. t|at iion't preach, but
father explain, pivotal nloments that the
autb^qj went^c^gh.
|, II^KllPil^pl)^, fpur.Weces stand out
^'because of their simple but deep prose. Alaina
l^gp^JChiiia Doll" f^lpres the 'Barbie doll'
*Yiomp^,, going Yuotb detail  about socially
". defifaed sta^ard7.pLte|yiM and the stereo-
^pes l^^^JiKillllpiaroline    Fan's
"ChitigliSlf t|j^^|i|B^||Lrriers and limi-
tations^||aipi^^fS|^|| comes to self-
*e%resp>r| %ihji§? jF^^^HGirr  by  Diya
OnllaplM |i^uUslli)w^p|en faced with
mvh predf|n|n|§| Jiggjftreotypes,   one
caMJotihe^'Wislcf W'a cultural caricature to
gain    acceptance.    Lastly,   iTina    Shim's
lilngtlffinia* shows how Asian women brought
.: tip iri North America are deemed as outsiders
s':lf Ijjoth Asia andp^glthjASjerica
24440^11^0^^ Girjs,, ;jya% 5p^;3S|bit|ous and suc-
B|||^:|J^rtSfeigYsAdimtfeM more could
4§$#_I^Reff lyritten about the experiences of
|;SB^s^||||||:Wonien. Also, therel should have
|:§lli|1|?;|||per emphasis on including voices
" from Asian-Canadian women, ratlier than cre-
ating.jjSwpejfioial; difference from them. Yet
YJfc^Qbeiqf thefir^-afflfiatbgi|| of its kind, Yell-
„:^;Sufe-shows*th^* tSe. Asian-Aiiierican and
Asian-C'aiiaaiaii womenjare-fosees to be reck-
—Ethel Tungohan THE UBYSSEY
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2001   11
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:-.iore ti..-'"ilcrit siian l'n> so:!-"!.'
piiT.u.'m-i of Iho rvjiuj ■.-•.-prcsoi'l. ♦
H@f car@@r-r@Iaf#d exp@ri@nc@ this fall
Tired of being stuck in the "No experience = no job, no job = no experience" cycle?
Check out the Youth Community AcHon program.
In this program you will get experience working in an area related to your field of
study. We will teach you how to create your own work opportunities and gain the
valuable experience you need to help kick start your career after graduation.
To participate you must be a 3 rd year Arts or Science UBC student, a BC Resident
legally entitled to work in Canada and 24 years of age or younger.
To apply, drop off a resume and a 1 page application letter outlining:
- Why you are interested in the program.
Why you would be a good candidate.
What you would like to get out of the program.
What areas/ft elds you would like to fi nd your placement.
To Career Servkes by September 19, 2001 to:
Milad Maymay, Coordinator, On-Campus Work Programs
UBC Career Servkes, Rm 2307 Brock Hall
Phone: 604.822.1613
Email: milad.maymay@ubc.ca
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