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The Ubyssey Oct 8, 1996

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Lack of housing
raises student ire
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One Chord to Another
raises their profile
Preseason success
raises expectations
Flushing out the truth since 1918
Strangway threatens faculty cuts
by Sarah O'Donnell
The university is playing hardball with the provincial government in its ongoing dispute over funding.
In a letter obtained by The Ubyssey, President David
Strangway told Minister of Education, Skills and Training
Moe Sihota, that 30 to 40 faculty and staff will lose their
jobs if the university is not allowed to charge students an
ancillary sewage fee next year.
"Since well over 80 percent of our core operating costs
are in salaries and benefits, and since the principal sources
of revenues are the provincial grant (80 percent) and
tuition (16 percent)," Strangway wrote in his September 5th
letter, "we would have no choice but to terminate 30 to 40
faculty and staff positions.
"This would certainly hurt academic programs that
serve students."
The sewage fee, which Strangway estimated would cost
each student between $30 and $50 per year, is just one of
six ancillary fees the university plans to either increase or
add in the 1997/98 school year.
'Since well over 80 percent of our core
operating costs are in salaries and benefits...        |
we would have no choice but to terminate
30 to 40 faculty and staff positions.
ubc President David Strangway
in a letter to the minister of education
Last spring UBC attempted to increase existing ancillary
fees and add a fee to cover its new $1.5 million sewage
costs, but was stopped by the provincial government.
If the proposed fee increases are accepted by the Board
of Governors (BoG), and not blocked by the provincial gov
ernment, students can expect to see their fees
rise by up to $300 dollars next year.
BoG Faculty Representative  and Political
Science  professor Philip  Resnick told   The
Ubyssey that the university was in a difficult
"What we're getting into is a kind of zero
sum game, so it's going to have to come out
of somewhere. So unless [students] are pre
pared to cough up $1.5 million, this is
where we're going to have to take it from,"
he said. "And I think one would have to
look very, very closely at the entire uni
versity budget and see if there's not
something else—in terms of the oper
ating budget—that could go.
"The real tragedy of the situation," Resnick
said, "is not that there was necessarily a freeze on tuition,
but that there wasn't a very small percentage built in to deal
with factors of inflation."
AMS President David Borins said he thought it was
I appalling Strangway was willing to use the
faculty as pawns in its funding dispute
with the provincial government.
"In Strangway's letter he suggests that
the sewage fee the university is being
charged by the City is an illegal action," he
said. "Before Strangway lays off 30 valuable faculty members I suggest he challenge the city of Vancouver in court."
Strangway, Borins said, was just trying to circumvent the
tuition freeze by implementing additional fees that don't
technically fall under 'tuition.'
"Students look at the bottom line, they don't care if it's a
fee for this or that; they care about the dent in their pocket,"
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David Borins said.
Borins said the AMS has been
negotiating with the university since June to
hold a binding referendum on any additional ancillary
"We think that students should have the choice," Borins
said. "The)''re legitimate if students have approved them. If
they're not part of the core fees that make up tuition, then
by default they're extras. If they're extras, students should
chose if they want them or not."
Director of Communications for the Ministry of
Education, Skills and Training, Sean Robbins, confirmed
that Moe Sihota had received the letter but added that "right
now there is no official response from the ministry".
The faculty association declined comment. ♦
takes "war" out of grad
UBC'S CHAN CENTRE as seen from Buchanan
at their grad so the university can show off
 by Chris Nuttall-Smith
Plans to move UBC's graduation ceremonies
to a new building have got some students
worried that graduates' will be forced to
check their friends and families at the door.
Senator-at-large Chris Gorman said the
venue change from War Memorial Gym to
the new Chan Centre for the Performing
Arts is unfair because students weren't consulted. Many students, he said, are upset
they will have to choose among their
friends and family.
. Students will only be allowed a few guests
its new facility, richard lam photo
"It's a big issue. Graduation is potentially one of the biggest days of your life and
I'm sure you'd want to have your whole
family there if you could," he said.
Most UBC graduates will be allowed only
four guests at graduation ceremonies,
according to a UBC Ceremonies and Events
memorandum addressed to all deans.
Until now graduation ceremonies have
been held in the War Memorial Gym, where
graduates could bring as many guests as
they wanted.
The proposed schedule for May congrega
tion will include 18 ceremonies, more than
double last year's eight ceremonies, because
the Chan Centre has only 1300 seats.
"Students will be issued probably four
tickets per student to attend the ceremony
and that is the way it has to be done in a
smaller venue," confirmed University
Public Affairs officer Stephen Forgacs.
He later added that the allowances of
guests per student have not yet be finalised
and may increase slightly.
Gorman and senate commerce representative Adam Legge hope to keep graduation
at War Memorial Gym—where graduates can
have as many guests as they want—and said
they've enlisted some powerful supporters.
"The biggest ally we've got is the deans, I
know a lot of the deans aren't happy about
it [the change of venue] and grouped together they've got a lot of clout," said Legge.
Commerce and Business Administration
Dean Michael Goldberg told The Ubyssey he
is against moving graduation to Chan
Centre. The graduating commerce class will
be split in half because the Chan Centre is
too small for all 500 graduates. The second
ceremony will be an inconvenience and the
commerce faculty is upset to lose the tradition of graduation in War Memorial, said
Goldberg, Legge and Gorman hope to
meet with Strangway to convince him to
move graduation back to War Memorial,
Legge said.
"Ultimately we would like to give Dr.
Strangway the opportunity to do this amicably, but if it doesn't work and if students do
show enough concern over this, we will try to
go through senate to stop this," Legge said.
The senate may be able to block the
University's decision through two articles
in the University Act; the legislation may
put the senate in charge of convocation procedure and planning, said Gorman.
But Gorman wasn't positive how to interpret the articles. He also didn't know
whether a majority of senators would agree
to keep the ceremonies at War Memorial.
Forgacs said the move to Chan centre is
a logical one.
"It's a new building and the university is
keen to introduce that building to the community because it will be available to the
community on other occasions and it's
going to be a more personal setting than
War Memorial Gym. It will also involve less
work in setting up and taking down than it
does in the Gym," he said.
Graduation ceremonies are planned for
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Study finds reverse discrimination
by Irfan Dhalla
Men, not women, are the victims of hiring discrimination at Canadian universities, according to a paper by a UBC philosophy professor.
"The data are consistent with there being
significant discrimination in favour of women
and against men," wrote Andrew-
Irvine   in   "Jack   and   Jill   and
Employment Equity,"  which  appeared in the spring issue of the
Canadian Philosophical Association
journal Dialogue-
Irvine used Statistics  Canada
data to illustrate that the percentage
of female appointments at Canadian universi
ties  exceeded  the  percentage  of qualified
female applicants over the last 25 years.
According to the study, discriminatory hiring against women ended sometime in the late
1960s; by the mid-1970s, more women were
being hired than would be expected from the
candidate pools.
Although UBC's Associate Vice-President
Equity Sharon Kahn, had not yet read Irvine's
1996 article, she was familiar with a preliminary version of the paper circulated in 1991.
"He had written a thoughtful paper  [in
1991]," Kahn said, "but I do think it is a limited view. I would say that it's a very complex
question and he's come up with a simple, but
incomplete answer."
Irvine's focus on statistics, Kahn argued, is
too narrow. "You have to look at the fact that the
proportion of women in undergraduate popula-
"It's a very complex question
and he's come up with a simple,
but incomplete answer."
associate vp/equity
Sharon Kahn
tions is very different than the proportion of
women who are full professors at Canadian universities and who are in senior positions.
Clearly, there's something going on," Kahn said.
"He's looking at the numbers and that's just
one piece ofthe story."
Susan Wendell, a faculty member of SFU's
department of Women's Studies, critiqued versions of Irvine's paper in the past. Though she
did not want to be dragged into an argument
with Irvine, she said that, "Irvine may be reacting to policies that no one is recommending."
So how does Irvine explain why so few
women are teaching at universities today?
"First," he said in the paper, "there simply have
not been enough hirings over the past 2 5 years
to raise the women on faculty to anything like
50 percent. Second, women have consistently
formed only a small proportion of the total
pool of qualified applicants."
Kahn offered some suggestions why women
are underrepresented in the applicant pool.
"There are socialisation factors to consider. We
also have to consider what happens to women
once they do make certain (career] choices. We
talk about chilly climate, is that a factor?"
Irvine concludes his paper with a scathing
attack on affirmative action. "By hiring, in part,
on the basis of political criteria rather than
merit, the university betrays its ultimate principles, principles based upon the belief that the
best way for the university to combat prejudice
and discrimination is by fighting ignorance,
falsehood and superstition, and by acting in a
clearly non-discriminatory way."
The academic community is not the only
place where Irvine's conclusions have received
attention; in 1995, he spoke twice to the House
of Commons Standing Committee on Human
Rights as an expert witness while they debated
their own equity bill. ♦
UBC cleared of discrimination
by Sarah Galashan
A former UBC prof was not discriminated against because of his
politics or because he is gay,
according to a BC Human Rights
Council report issued last week.
The initial complaint, filed by
former Forestry and Landscape
Architecture professor Brent
Ingram almost two years ago,
claimed he had endured discrimination in the two faculties. He said
it was a result of his sexual orientation and political beliefs.
After an extensive investigation, the report recommended the
allegations be "dismissed by
virtue of section 14 of the Human
Rights Act." The report found the
evidence to be insufficient and
inadequate to support Ingram's
allegations of discrimination.
Ingram argued the main reason for the non-renewal of his contract in June 1994 was hostility
within the departments. The allegations are adamantly denied by
the respondents involved—a list of
seven UBC professors and administration personnel including
President David Strangway.
Despite the potential dismissal
of his complaint, Ingram said the
battle is far from over. "The report
forgot/lost a lot of important
details and tries to paint a 'balanced' picture," Ingram said.
Determined to have the case
reviewed in formal hearings, he
has written the council citing his
concerns with the information in
the report.
Likewise, the group of university personnel named in the allegation have the opportunity to notify
the council of any omissions they
find. "I'm still going through it, it's
a pretty thick thing," said Dennis
Pavlich, UBC's vice president of
legal affairs.
"I think its inappropriate for
me to comment on [the possibility
of formal hearings], we've looked
at the issue, and all the individuals
concerned deny the allegations
completely and utterly," Pavlich
Whether the case is pursued by
the council may also depend on
response from the UBC community. Ingram said that if there is sufficient public support before the
October 21 deadline, the council
will be persuaded to take a closer
look at the allegation. ♦
BRENT INGRAM lost his case before the BC Human Rights Board.
He complained that he was dismissed because of his sexual orientation and political beliefs.
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There has been much debate in recent weeks over
the employment equity wording of UBC's joh advertisements. The following is a selection of equity
statements from university employment ads
appearing recently in the national press.
UnivBrsityof British Columbia: UBC welcomes all
qualified applicants, especially women, aboriginal
people, visible minorities and persons with disabili-
Uaiveraily of Alberta: Tbe University of Alberta „
committed to the principle of equity in employment.
As an employer we welcome diversity in the workplace and encourage applications from all qualified
women and men, including aboriginal peoples, persons with, disabilities and members of visible
Univeraily of Calgaqr. TJje Univers% of Calgary is    action. ♦
ble minorities and disabled persons. All things
being equal, women candidates shall be given priority.
University of Guelph: The University of Guelph is
committed to an employment equity program that
includes special measures to achieve diversity
among its faculty and staff. We therefore particularly encourage applications from qualified aboriginal
Canadians, persons with disabilities, members of
visible minorities and women.
McGill University: McGill University is committed to the principles of employment equity and
encourages applications from all qualified individuals.
York University: York University is implementing
a policy of employment equity, including affirmative
romraitted to employment equity.
COTcardia WMmfty: Concordia University is
cotmnitted to employment equity and encourages
applications from women, aboriginal peoples, visi-
-sources: CAUT Bulletin, June 1996; The Globe
and Mail, September 1996; University Affairs,
October 1996
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^H^^a^i^^ TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1996
Housing tops student development concerns
by Desiree Adib
The university is making a big mistake by
ignoring student housing in its Official
Community Plan, student representatives
say, and they aren't going to let the administration forget it.
The Official Community Plan (OCP)-a
proposed development project for the
southern portion of the University
Endowment Lands—includes plans tn build
homes for an additional 10,000 residents
on campus with extensive commercial and
community development to support the
expanding population.
But several student groups argue the
plan's additional housing will undermine
tlie existing quality and atmosphere of the
UBC campus if allowed to go ahead as is.
"There isn't a call for student, faculty and
staff housing," said Coordinator of External
Affairs Allison Dunnet. "Students, especially, won't be able to afford the kind of housing that is outlined in the existing plan."
Both the AMS and the Graduate Student
Society (GSS) will be making a presentation
at the next OCP public hearing.
GSS Representative Michael Hughes said
graduate students are also concerned with
the  OCP's  proposed  housing,   especially
since Hampton Place may have set a precedent for what's to come.
"Affordable housing was promised with
Hampton Place, but the university reneged
on that promise," said Hughes. "We want to
be totally sure this time that there will be
affordable housing."
Both Dunnet and Hughes also emphasised problems with the OCP's transportation and forest preservation strategies.
"Th^y can try to build a community that
incorporates more of the forest and park,"
said Dunnet, "I don't want a cement suburban enclave in the middle of some sparse
The university plans to rely on OCP-gen-
erated profits for long-term financial security; UBC officials predict the development
will increase its endowment to one billion
Student representatives are wondering
what will be done with that extra money.
"The administration through David
Strangway has yet to give us details as to
what this money will be used for," said AMS
Policy Analyst Desmond Rodenbour.
And while Rodenbour agreed some
aspects of the OCP are problematic, he said
a comprehensive campus development
plan was essential.
"As it stands we do have a lot of questions about the plan, but we do acknowledge
that you can't put together a campus piecemeal," he said.
Student representatives  and  the  UBC
community will have a chance to voice their
concerns about the endowment, housing,
transport and forest preservation at a public hearing on October 15 at 7:30 pm in
Hebb Theatre. ♦
GSS REPRESENTATIVE Michael Hughes says the university reneged on its promise of affordable housing once, and wants to be sure it doesn't do so this time, richard lam photo
Advising report
prompts action
 by Ian Gunn
More than 40 percent of UBCs aits and science under-
graduates are dissatisfied with the academic advising
they receive, according to an AMS survey.
The survey of nearly 600 students was conducted
last April by the AMS's university commission.
"We had heard that there might be problems (with
advising], but only had a small informal survey to go
on for data, so we decided that we needed something a
little more formal and credible/ said Julie Dzerowicz,
former vice-president of the university commission
and the report's raain author.
"We are now overwhelmed with information."
The results, she said, indicate that "some faculties
are better than others. Students in engineering seem
to think that things are pretty good. Science students,
though, found advising hard to schedule. With tbe
number of labs and classes they have, I guess it can be
hard to find a time that they are free and the advisors
are available," Dzerowicz said.
Dr David Holm, the associate dean of student services For the faculty of Science, said it is a complaint
the faculty is aware of. "We are reviewing it this week,"
he said Monday, "and we're going to figure out how to
accommodate jthose students], possibly by offering
hours over lunch." -
The response from the Science faculty is typical,
according to Maria Klawe, UBC's vice-president of student and academic services. "There have been tremendous efforts made by faculties and departments to
improve academic advising," she said. She points to a
recent survey done at ten universities which shows
that student feelings towards academic advising have
"dramatically improved" since 1994. "One has to
recognise, I think, that we are making a lot of
progress,* she said.
The x^MS survey has come in for criticism from
both faculties and students.
Senate discussed the survey at it's most recent
*I tiunk the general consensus was that the survey
was flawed, but not the idea,* said Science Student
Senator Blair McDonald. "It's virtually impossible for
students to do a statistically accurate survey on this
Holm agrees. "I just wish they had come to the faculties for help with forming the questions/ he said.
"I readily admit that we are not statisticians, but
with 600 replies it gives us some indication of the
mood on campus," said AMS Vice-President Lica Chiu.
"If me survey tells us anything, it's that student
want change/ she said.
Klawe agrees. "It certainly indicates that we are providing needed and helpful academic advising, but
there are lots of areas where we need to do better/♦
City luke-warm on campus plan
by Irfan Dhalla
The City of Vancouver wants to see more housing for students, faculty and staff in UBC's development plan for the
south campus.
It is just one of a number of recommendations the city
made on UBC's plans in a report to the Greater Vancouver
Regional District.
UBC's development plans, outlined in its Official
Community Plan (OCP), call for the addition of approximately 10,000 residents, a school, a shopping centre and a community centre for the area south of 16th Avenue and west of
Wesbrook mall.
City of Vancouver planner, Ted Sebastian, said while he
understands the university is trying to get the most endow
ment money possible out of the south campus, it shouldn't
ignore student housing.
"I can't understand why the university isn't saying
'Well, we would like to get a significant endowment, but
maybe by looking at student and staff housing we can
reduce the impacts on the adjacent communities,"
Sebastian said.
The OCP was prepared jointly by the GVRD and UBC, and
needs approval from the GVRD Board of Directors before
becoming law. Because Vancouver controls 2 5 percent ofthe
votes on the board, its concerns have to be taken seriously.
The report from the City makes several recommenda
tions to the GVRD including
• increasing the amount of housing that the OCP designates for students, staff and faculty
• increasing the planned amount of open space; the OCP
plans are approximately half of what the City requires
• providing better plans to reduce commuting to and
from the campus
• withholding enactment of the OCP until a new governance system is in place at UBC.
The governance situation at UBC is unique. While all
municipalities in British Columbia are required to have an
OCP, they are usually approved by an elected council.
"For UBC, there is no elected council, so the GVRD Board
is actually the decision-maker in this case/ said Sebastian.
A governance study for the UBC area is already underway, and according to Vancouver City Councillor Jennifer
Clarke, should be completed in 1998.
But Ralph Drew, Mayor of Belcarra, and Chairperson of
the GVRD's public hearing panel, said the OCP shouldn't be
delayed while UBC's governance is sorted out. Because construction is ongoing at UBC, "you're further ahead to adopt a
basic conceptual OCP and simultaneously pursue a governance model," he said.
Drew did say that major changes are needed to the way
the UBC area is administered. "It's a small city out there, and
there needs to be a democratic institution out there to look
after things."
If Vancouver is successful in lobbying for changes, they
won't be made until after an October 15th public hearing at
UBC. "On the basis of what we hear and read, the seven of us
will meet on October 22, and we will write a report that will
be forwarded to the GVRD Board for their consideration/
said Councillor Clarke, who is also a member of the public
hearing panel.
The panel can recommend to accept the OCP, propose
small changes to be made without a new public hearing or
recommend major changes which would force a new public
hearing to be held.
But Sebastian is not confident that UBC will be quick to
change it's OCP. He said the city first started asking for clarification on the plan in 1995.
"When you look at the [concerns] that are there now,
they're very, very similar. The city's been very consistent on
it," Sebastian said. "We've just been saying, 'Please, consider your neighbours.'" ♦
Results of student survey released
More than 15,000 students respond
Do you have access to a non-
• Burnaby/New Westminster/
ed to the university's student survey
UBC computer?
which was circulated to students in
Yes 81%         No 19%
• North Van/West Van—8%
September. Results from the first
If yes, is it a portable/laptop?
• Surrey/Delta—7%
12,000 were tabulated late last
Yes 16.5%      No 83.5%
• Fraser Valley—1 %
week. "We're delighted with the
Would you be interested in
How do you travel to UBC in a
response," said UBC VP of Student
renting a computer from the
typical week? Number of stu
Services Maria Klawe, calling the
university for the school year
dents who said they always or
results interesting and positive.
at a reasonable price?
A selection of the responses:
Yes 25%         No 75%
• bus—3466
Where are you living while
• drive a motor vehicle which
Did you get the number of
attending university?
they own—2755
courses you wanted this
On-campus 23%
• walk—2225
Offompus 77%
• drive a motor vehicle they
Yes 88%         No 12%
Of those off campus:
don't own—1142
Did you get the specific courses
• West side of Vancouver—-41 %
• bike—1023
you wanted?
• East side of Vancouver—19%
• are passengers in a motor
Yes 77%        No 23%
• Richmond—13%
A proposed Official Community Plan (OCP) has been prepared by the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) through a consultative process involving UBC, interest groups from on and off campus and the public. The OCP has been developed in a manner
consistent with the GVRD's Livable Region Strategic Plan, which calls for the protection of the Green Zone and building of complete
communities. It has been approved by the University's Board of Governors and has received first and second readings from the
GVRD's Board of Directors.
What is the Official Community Plan?
The Official Community Plan is a broad policy
document which outlines a vision for the future.
It is not a building permit. Once in place, the
OCP will provide guidelines for detailed local
area plans which will be presented and reviewed
through a public consultation process. The local
area plans will be guided by a joint GVRD/UBC
task force.
When will this new community be developed?
No non-institutional development will begin
before June of 1998 ... following completion of
an area governance study and development of
local area plans. When development does
commence, it will take place at a rate of
approximately 175 units per year. Such a rate
would increase the local population by about
4,000 within the next decade.
What is the financial benefit to UBC from
The benefit, in the form of a permanent
endowment, could reach $1 billion over the
next 30-40 years.
The exact amount will be affected by the
actual size, density and amount of development, as well as by market conditions.
How will the funds be used?
All income from the lease of UBC lands will be
used for endowments: long-term assets which
directly support UBC's academic mission...
allowing the university to continue attracting
the very best faculty to meet the needs of our
students and community.
What kind of programs are supported by
endowment funds?
• School of Journalism
• Occupational Hygiene Program
• Institute for Asian Research
• Advanced Wood Products Processing
• Endowed chairs
• Professorships
• Scholarships and awards
What is UBC's longer term objective as an
academic institution?
In terms of development, the academic core of
the university should not be expanded. Additional growth should occur through opportunities for infill, intensification and redevelopment which build upon UBC's existing landscape and character.
What is UBC's housing policy for students,
faculty and staff?
UBC is committed to providing on-campus
housing for 25 percent of its undergraduate
students, as well as substantial housing for
graduate students. In addition, there are
currently 261 units available as transitional
housing for newly recruited faculty, management and professional staff.
Which campus facilities and services are of
regional benefit?
The community and region are offered full access
• Acute Care hospital
• Allan McGavin Sports Medicine
• Child Care facility (BC's largest)
• Extended Care hospital
• Psychiatric hospital
Which recreational/cultural facilities are
open to the general public?
The public is welcome at all of the following
Aquatic Centre
Botanical Garden
Buchanan Fitness Centre
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (opening
Dorothy Somerset Studio
Empire Pool
Frederic Wood Theatre
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery
Museum of Anthropology
Nitobe Memorial Garden
Public lecture series
Tennis Centre
Thunderbird Park (sports fields)
Thunderbird Stadium
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre
UBC libraries
Some of the above can be accessed without
charge. For others there is a nominal cost, ranging
from $2.50 for Nitobe Memorial Garden to a $95
annual fee for UBC's libraries. These are adult
public rates. There are also special student rates
— and for some facilities, including the Aquatic
Centre, access is reserved at certain times for use
by students, faculty and staff.
How else does the public directly benefit
from UBC?
Each year, 85,000 people from all segments of
society take continuing education courses at the
university. Events at the UBC Conference Centre
attract 40,000 people annually, while another
40,000 visit the campus for sightseeing and
general interest. Hundreds of high school
students take part in orientation and campus
tours ... and many others from throughout the
community attend public lectures at UBC.
What is UBC's transportation policy?
UBC's policy is to reduce the use of automobiles
on campus, while encouraging the use of transit
and alternative modes of transportation. In support
of this policy, the university has introduced a
number of Transportation Demand Management
initiatives. These include:
encouraging the use of higher occupancy
vehicles by issuing priority parking permits for
car and van pool users,
decreasing parking supply and/or increasing
parking charges (since 1990, the number of stalls
has been cut from 14,500 to approximately
operating a van pool fleet for the use of UBC
faculty and staff.
implementing transit improvements, including
increased transit service and routes, and operation
of the UBC Security Bus — a night-time shuttle
service that contributes to individual safety on
promoting non-auto alternatives through Alternative Transportation Awareness Day and the
Transportation Alternatives Program.
Overall these initiatives have helped to decrease
single occupant vehicle use at UBC by 11 percent during the past four years, while causing an
increase in transit useage. This is in sharp contrast to transportation trends in other parts of
the GVRD.
Learn more about GVRD's
Official Community Plan
for UBC
Public Hearing
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GVRD calls for increase in transit to and from UBC
by Todd Silver
The GVRD is calling for drastic
increases in public transit to and
from UBC. The recommendation
comes in the Greater Vancouver
Regional District's Draft Transportation Plan released last month.
The plan aims to increase the
use of alternate modes of transit to
and from Point Grey from 33 percent to 51 percent by the year 2021.
But while the plan comes as
welcome news to many beleaguered UBC commuters, critics
argue the report is too optimistic.
Dr Walter Hardwick is an
urban development specialist with
UBC's geography department.
"These are simplistic kinds of
solutions," he told The Ubyssey,
"The idea that economics can
change behavior and so on, I
think, is not really going to be on
the money.
"What it will likely do is [take]
the poor people, the old people and
the kids, and force them onto public transportation," he said. "For
the people who have money, they
will buy, as they did in 1974, smaller cars with better mileage."
Harwick argued that the only
way to create a fundamental
change in people's travelling patterns throughout the Lower Mainland was to make changes to the
way their community is structured.
Despite the criticism, BC
Transit is going ahead with plans
to increase its service to UBC.
"Over the next ten years there
is a general plan to increase the
size ofthe [UBC] bus fleet by about
25 percent," said BC Transit
spokesperson Trace Acres.
BC Transit's plan is based on
the GVRD's Draft Plan's expecta
tion that transit use will increase
by 12 7 percent by 2021.
"The current plan, under the
BC transit's ten year development
plan, is for the development of a
light rail line in the Broadway
Corridor by the year 2005 for
completion, that would go as far
[west] as Granville," Acres said.
"The idea then is that it may
make sense at some future date to
extend the line to UBC but we do
not have any immediate plans for
Although UBC was one of the
GVRD report's focal points, less
ambitious targets are set for
downtown and other regions
throughout the lower mainland.
The report suggests that a light
rail line running between
Richmond and Vancouver be
built. There are recommendations to study the possibility of
'transit only' lanes on major arterial routes, to change the structure of roads and sidewalks to
make the loading and unloading
of bus passengers both safer and
faster as well as making the car a
more expensive mode of daily
transit. ♦
Bikes and buses dominate student forum
by Vivian Hoffman
Cyclists and transit users dominated last
Wednesday's forum on transportation and parking.
The discussion was the latest in the Your UBC series.
Improved bus service and better bicycle facilities
on campus were the primary concerns for the nearly
100 students and faculty members of the lunch-time
crowd in the Student Union Building.
Cars and parking came in for considerable criti
cism. One student speaker's suggestion of a cash
penalty for single occupancy vehicles was met with
applause. David Miller, UBC parking manager, said
that such a policy would be impossible to enforce, but
that in effect single drivers will be penalised. "Our
parking rates are going to increase yearly, and they
are going to be substantial." The number of parking
spaces will also continue to decline, he said. The combination of fewer spaces and higher parking rates
will, he predicted, "create a carpooling atmosphere."
The U-Pass discount bus pass offered at the
University of Washington is subsidised by parking
fees on that campus. Fred Bass, a Green party candidate for city council, said he would like to see a
similar pass available here at UBC. The
Transportation Committee is working with BC
Transit to provide such a pass. At present, revenue
from parking covers the full cost of the free cross-
campus Security Bus.
Several students brought up concerns about bicycle safety on and around campus. David Grigg of
Campus Planning said that the university has been
pushing for a bicycle lane along University Boulevard
for years. He added that the Ministry of Transport
and Highways was enthusiastic about the idea of
introducing a bike lane along Marine Drive, but that
nothing will be done until the Official Community
Plan (OCP) is in place.
AMS coordinator of external affairs, Allison
Dunnet mentioned the possibility of a supervised
bike-check facility to prevent bike theft. She suggested that money from university parking fees could be
used. "Since the money is largely coming from students, they should have some say about where it
goes." The AMS is also working on a plan for a student bus pass subsidised by these funds.
A faculty member, Dennis Danielson, who is concerned about the trend of cars taking over campus
objected to the recent opening of East Mall to traffic. Grigg conceded that there have been intrusions
into pedestrian space, but said that the Mall had
been opened to accommodate couriers and delivery
vehicles. He said that the OCP would address
pedestrian concerns as it tried to reflect the needs
of everyone on campus. "The job of the planners is
to implement the vision of everybody in this room,"
Grigg said. ♦
ALLISON DUNNET (top right) speaks at Your UBC Forum on transportation
while the GVRD recomends rapid light transit to UBC. richard lam photo
Students slam
bus service
by Michael Stanger
Poor transit service is deterring
students from taking the bus to
UBC, a recent AMS survey found.
"The statistics are pretty strong
[in] that students are unhappy with
the service they are getting," said
Alhson Dunnet, AMS coordinator
of external affairs. ,,
The survey polled more
than 320 student transit riders in mid-September while
they waited at bus stops
along major UBC routes.
The survey was prompted
by proposed cuts to both the
#9  Broadway/UBC  and the  #4
Powell/ UBC transit routes, wrote
Carolyn Granholm in her summary report of survey results.
And although the surveying
techniques were not strictly scientific, Dunnet said the survey is a
good indicator of student opinion.
According to the report, 72 percent of respondents had been left
behind by a bus that was too full,
while 89 percent had witnessed
this happen to other students.
Sixty percent thought that
many buses were unsafely crowded and a total of 73 percent said
that they either often or very often
stood on the bus.
When asked if there were
enough buses going to and from
UBC, 67 percent of those polled said
there were definitely not enough.
The message, Dunnet said, is
clear. "If [the AMS] wants to get
more people on the bus we're
going to have to get more buses
coming out here."
"...students are unhappy
with the service they
are getting,"
Allison dunnet
ams coordinator of external affairs
Students recommended that
the #41-Crown and the #9-Alma
travel all the way to the university,
and that North Shore services,
particularly to North Vancouver,
be improved.
"There is a clear need to get
students out of their cars and onto
the bus," Dunnet said. "Environmentally, [UBC is] putting a huge
toll on the city."
In the long run, "We, the AMS,
would like to see a better discount
for students who take [public]
transit and more encouragement
for students who take transit to
keep getting out of their cars and
on to buses," Dunnet said. ♦
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Students exaggerate condom
by Karen Faryna
Students don't tell the truth when it
comes to condoms, a recent UBC
study shows.
Marketing professors Gerald
Gorn and Charles Weinberg, with
doctoral student Darren Dahl of the
Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration, conducted two condom related studies in the past two
years. In the first study, approximately a third of the 376 UBC students who participated in the self-
report survey said they would be
"very" or "somewhat likely" to take a
condom with them if they went to a
A follow-up survey on students'
actual condom-carrying behaviour
outside the Pit Pub had very differ
ent results.
Students received a five-dollar
food coupon for every condom they
showed they were carrying. "We
were surprised at how low the car
rying rate was," Weinberg said. "Not
everyone goes to the Pit Pub to have
sex, obviously, but some people do,
and so you'd think that more people
would be carrying condoms than
they actually are."
Out of 346 students going into
the Pit, only 16 men and no women
were carrying condoms. The discrepancy, Weinberg said, was probably because "it is a socially good
answer [to say] 'I'm going to carry a
In the case of women, Dahl said,
"A quarter of the females weren't
wearing anything they could carry a
condom in."
Despite rigorous campaigns promoting safe sex, many people still
have not gotten the message.
Chris Buchner, from the Youth
Community Outreach AIDS Society
(YouthCO) said although he was con
cerned about the low number of
university students carrying condoms on a night out, he was not surprised. "Condom use [amongst the
heterosexual population] is sporadic at best. A fair amount of people are using them once in a while,
but they're not consistent with it,"
he said.
The second study by Gorn,
Weinberg and Dahl in March 1995,
classified condoms as a "desirable
unmentionable" product, meaning
it is a product that is generally desirable, but may be uncomfortable to
purchase on an individual basis.
Of the 131 university students
interviewed for the study, only 34
percent ofthe males and 41 percent
of the females reported no embarrassment when purchasing condoms.
"That's unfortunate," Buchner
said, "because a lot of people in the
front lines of AIDS work and health
education for several years now
have tried to demystify and destig-
matise condoms."
One solution to overcome the
embarrassment issue is to "go to
the buying process," Weinberg said.
"Place condoms in other areas of
the store." For men, this could be
near the shaving products and for
women, around the feminine
hygiene area.
As for now, if you are among the
20 percent of males and 13 per cent
of females [who] purchased condoms the last time on an 'emergency basis,' as the study said, make
sure you know where they are accessible.
An informal SUB survey conducted by The Ubysseyproved none-too-
promising. At the time, the only
places where packages of condoms
could be purchased were at
Subcetera and in a vending
machine outside the Pit. Neither
washroom on the main floor had
condom machines and there was
only one condom machine in the Pit
which was located in the women's
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"NOT EVERYONE goes to the Pit Pub to have sex," according to Dr.
Charles Weinberg, richard lam photo
Safewalk expands to Buchanan
 by Sarah O'Donnell
Despite some growing pains, the Alma Mater
Society's evening walk-home program, Safewalk,.
marked its September 30 start-up by expanding
into the Buchanan building.
For over a year now, the brains behind
Safewalk have wanted to expand into Buchanan.
This year's director. Victory Hegedus, said she was
determined to make the project work.
"A large number of classes in the evening are in
Buchanan and if we take a look, we've gotten a lot
of calls from Buchanan to be picked up last year
and the year before/ Hegedus said. "And because
the demand was so great it just seemed logical for
us to create what we call the satellite desk in
Last year, Safewalk did over 6000 walks. With
this year's expansioa Hegedus said she expects to
see a substantial increase. Without amy advertising, volunteers walked almost 20 people from
Buchanan in its first week of operation,
"Overall people know [Safewalk] and they like
it—they do use it," she said.
But as with most AMS services this year,
Hegedus said Safewalk is trying to do more with
less. "Although technically Safewalk's budget was
increased by $ 1000, in the long run it wasn't really increased because if you look at the increased
cost of Buchanan, it isn't really covered. That's one
of the reasons we need to seek corporate sponsorships," she said.
The Buchanan expansion was possible,
Hegedus said, because UBC's Personal Security
Coordinator Meg Gaily helped the project get a
$5000 government grant to pay for jackets, flashlights and aluminum signs advertising the
Safewalk program on campus.
Adding the Buchanan desk has also put a
strain on the volunteer pool, which is part of the
reason for Safewalk's late start-up this year.
Under ideal circumstances, Hegedus said each
desk is staffed with five volunteers per shift,
which meant the program needed almost twice
as many volunteers to get started this year than
previous years.
The Buchanan desk operates Monday to
Thursday from 6:00 pm to about 10:45 pm, at
which point volunteers walk people home from
the Koerner library. On Fridays, the Buchanan
desk is staffed to walk people home from Arts beer
gardens and closes at 10:00 pm. ♦
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Tackling family violence through humour
by Peggy Lee
last weekend
at the Go For Broke Festival
For those of you who checked out
the Go For Broke Festival this
weekend, I hope you did not miss
out on one ofthe best shows there,
Romeo Candido's Book of Me.
Presented as a monologue, Candi-
do takes us through the ordeal of
his father's death, the Filipino
funeral, his childhood, his family,
Christ's resurrection, food one-
upmanship and the more serious
reality of family violence.
Speaking to the audience on
the eve of his father's death,
Candido introduces us to the
many characters that colour his
family experience. We meet the
mourning mother, the macho
uncle with the twitch, the deeply
religious nanny, the five-year-old
cousin who speaks what he sees
and the endless stream of others
who compete to give the best offering. As the Filipino custom
involves sending offerings of food
with the departed in their casket,
Romeo brings us into a funeral
hall which vaguely suggests a
morbid buffet.
It is with his lively caricatures
that he brings to life the many
idiosyncrasies of his family members. We laugh when we see how
the food culture becomes the ultimate competition for familial status. We laugh when he shares the
story of how his father mistakenly
thought he had won the lottery.
Yet behind this comfortable laughter we are slowly introduced to a
family that has been held together
by the terrible fear of an abusive
patriarch. We learn, after this
evening, that the son is beaten so
badly he must miss school for four
We also learn that only after his
father's death does his mother
serve herself food for the first
time. After a lifetime of serving an
abusive husband and tending for
the kids, she is finally set free. It is
a family where the mother is
enduring for the sake of the kids
and the kids are enduring to protect mom.
Family violence is not an easy
subject to tackle in a one-person
drama. But Romeo Candido succeeds in bringing us convincingly
into the pain and comforting
humour of it all.
After the show I spoke to
Candido himself about the play
and how it came to be. Originally,
he said, "I was commissioned to
write a book on violence against
women and children. It started as
a children's story but then it
turned into a diary of a person
from the age of four to 24. At the
conference where I had to present
this book, I read excerpts from it
and people were moved; y'know,
they laughed, they cried, whatever. And one of the programmers
from an Asian Arts Festival in
Toronto encouraged me to make a
stageable show and so I did."
Seeing the positive reactions at
the Fire Hall this weekend, I asked
him about other responses to this
play. "The response has been really cool. From what I was hearing,
the material hasn't been tackled
before. Like especially with
Filipinos ... there's so many of us
yet no one's really, I don't know,
celebrating the culture or discussing.
"With me, it's just that I think
it's funny, and that's also a nice
way to ease into the more serious
topics like generation gaps, and
the whole thing how in the homeland it's called 'discipline' and
here it's called 'abuse.' I don't
want to get too heavy into it,
because it's also threatening and
even hard for us to deal with, let
alone share it with the world."
Apart from acting in this production, Candido is active in
Toronto as a dancer in the popular
hip hop act Dream Warriors.
He was also an ensemble member in the two year Toronto run of
the hit musical Miss Saigon and
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His book Ugly Flower, on which
this play is based, will be published this year and a film feature
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The Film Festival keeps on going ...
Swann song
by Robin Yeatman
Swann (Ontario/Great Britain)
Hi Oct 8 5:00pm Van Ctr
Unlike many movies nowadays, you can't
leave your brain at home while seeing
Swann. Based on Canadian author Carol
Shields' novel, Anna Benson Gyles' film
manages to take a very literary story and
translate it to film in a very effective manner.
The title is named after Mary Swann,
whose poetry became rather famous after
she was violently murdered by her husband
in her own home in Nadeau, Ontario. The
simplicity of her poetry, and her knack for
turning ordinary events into something
beautiful has held her readers in awe. But
the film isn't really about Mary, though her
story is tragic. The film is really about how
Mary affected two particular women: librarian Rose Hindmarch (Brenda Fricker) and
author Sarah Maloney (Miranda Richardson). Rose, a friend of Mary, is responsible
for having Mary's poetry published and
recognised. Sarah, an American, is writing
a book about Mary. Both are led to a discovery following the path of Swann's poems.
The themes in Swann — inaccuracy and
imprecision in language, varying versions
of tlie truth, failure to truly capture the past,
distorted identity — will be familiar to anyone who has read The Stone Diaries. All are
beautifully and succinctly captured on
screen, and this loyalty to the text truly
warmed the cockles of my heart.
For literary types, writers, or apprecia-
tors of literature, Swann will be no less than
an enjoyable experience, especially due to
an excellent performance from Brenda
Fricker, who outdoes her role as Charlie's
mother in So I Married An Axe Murderer.
That's reason enough to see the film.
Catch that plane!
by Peter T. Chattaway
airport In (British Columbia)
Fr Oct 11 10:00am Cinematheque
In Terry Zwigoff s documentary Crumb, one
of Robert Crumb's former girlfriends theorises that men with a foot fetish, as opposed
to a breast fetish, are still looking at the
world from a child's point of view. And
given how much foot-age Erik Whittaker
devotes to matters of the hoof in the
Vancouver-made Airport In, it would not be
MIRANDA RICHARDSON, starring in Swann, would rather write a book.
at all surprising to discover that Whittaker
& co. were still living out the fantasies of a
bygone year.
Like, say, 1972. The Russians are playing an eight-game series against Team
Canada in Winnipeg, there's a podiatry conference in town, and RCMP Lt. Kehler (Scott
Tate) is convinced that subversive KGB
agents are running about in the guise of foot
doctors. Kehler's going beyond his profes
sional duty, though; tracking the terrorists
down has been a personal issue for him
ever since the "subversive maggots" killed
his best friend, Cpl. Buddy Ditoesky. But it's
hard to get a lock on the Commies when the
hotel is rife with brand-new bellboys, komo
therapists, and blind elevator operators
doing Ray Charles impersonations.
... continued on page 11
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Notice of Public Hearing
Proposed Greater Vancouver Regional District
Official Community Plan
for Part of Electoral Area 'A' (UBC Area)
Bylaw No. 840-1996
("Proposed OCP Bylaw")
NOTICF. is hereby given by the Board ofthe Greater
Vancouver Regional District, pursuant to the Municipal
Act. that a Public Hearing will be held on
Tuesday. October 15. 1996 at 7:30 p.m.
Hebb Theatre. 2045 Kast Mall. The University of B.C.
to allow the public to make representations respecting
matters contained in the Proposed OCP B\ law. The lands
thai are the .ubject ol the Proposed OCP Bylaw are
situate in F.leetoral Area 'A' ot the Greater Vancouver
Regional District and are shown outlined in a heav\
black line on the map below ("OCP Lands"). The
purpose ol tne Proposed OCP B\law is to adopt the first
official communit} plan for the OCP Lands.
Al the Public Hearing all persons who believe that their
interest in property is affected by the Proposed OCP
Bylaw shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity lo be
heard or to present written submissions respecting
matters contained in the Proposed OCP Bylaw.
The Proposed OCP Bylaw, staff and committee reports
and other background material may he inspected
between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from the
date hereof until the conclusion of the Public Hearing
exclusive of Saturdays. Sundays and Holidays al the
office ofthe GVRD Strategic Planning Department. 15th
Floor. Metrotown II. 4720 Kingsway. Burnaby. B.C.
For further information, please contact the GVRD
Strategic Planning Department at 432-6343.
Dated this 7th day of October. 1996.
Paulette Vetleson. Secretary
Greater Vancouver Regional District
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At times Airport In feels like a
poor man's David Lynch flick, or
perhaps it's more like a dangerously understated student film
that has more off-beat ideas than
it knows what to do with. It doesn't help that Whittaker's languid
direction leaves the film less
than truly involving. Still, it's an
impressive accomplishment for
a film that cost only $10,000 to
make, and when you consider
that that's smaller than most student loans, it's enough to make
you wonder why you aren't making a movie instead.
The Bible
belt buckles
by Peter T. Chattaway
Battle for the Minds (USA)
Th Oct 10 7:30pm Van Ctr
Fr Oct 11 2:30pm Van Ctr
Battle for the Minds is a must-see
for anyone interested in the rise
of fundamentalism and the relationship  between gender  and
Steven Lipscomb's documentary was inspired by his mother's
frustrations at Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and
the forced resignation of Dr.
Molly Marshall from that
school's faculty provides a focal
point for the issues at hand.
Lipscomb's film is no mere case
study, though: he explores the
history of the Baptist denomination, considers interpretations of
the Bible from all sides and talks
to a wide range of people-
including Dr. Marshall, seminary president Al Mohler, Anne
Graham-Lotz (daughter of Billy
Graham) and several from the
Southern Baptist Convention's
higher echelons.
The resulting film feels like an
insider's account, which is both a
strength and a weakness. On the
plus side, Lipscomb allows for
the fact that many Baptist
women are opposed to an equal
role for women in the pulpit, and
rather than cast aspersions on
the Bible itself, he turns to scholars who point out how the Bible's
original, somewhat liberating
intentions have been twisted by
the conservatives. On tlie down
side, Lipscomb strings together
several soundbites from disgruntled Baptists out to diss Mohler
before giving Mohler himself a
chance to speak; one gets the
feeling one is listening in on a
good deal of gossip, none of it
substantial and much of it best
kept "within the family."
Minor caveats aside, though,
Battle tor the Minds is an important film, and about as fair as it
can be while standing firmly for
equality of the sexes before God.
Cold in them
thar islands
by Robin Yeatman
Cold Fever
We Oct 9 4:30pm Van Ctr
If you thought The Incredible
Journey was incredible, you'll be
even more impressed by this
film. Cold Fever tells the story of
a pilgrimage taken by a determined Japanese, Atsushi Hirata
(Masatoshi Nagase), to the place
of his parents' death. It has been
seven years since their death
and,    according    to    custom,
Atsushi must perform a memorial ceremony.
There would be no story if his
parents died in Paris, the
Bahamas or Hawaii, where
Atsushi had originally planned to
take his vacation. What makes
Atsushi's trip an adventure is
that his parents not-so-conve-
niently died by a remote lake
somewhere in Iceland.
One may ask, who would ever
want to go to Iceland? Well,
Atsushi runs into every character
you can imagine, from funeral
collectors to convenience store
robbers to icelandic cowboys.
Although his determination to
attain his destination is inspiring, it also proves comedic.
Atsushi's straight face in response to some of his situations
had the theatre in chuckles.
fate of women's role in ministry in
Steven Lipscomb's Battle for the
Minds, which gets its World Premiere
at this year's Vancouver Film Festival.
These Effects aren't that Special
by Peter T. Chattaway
Special Effects
at the CN IMAX theatre
Remember those half-hour "making of documentaries they used to show on TV whenever a new Star
Wars movie came out? Well, they're back, but now
you gotui psy through the nose to see them on a
screen five stories la'1
Directed by Ben Burtt, who has spent most of his
career as a sound effects technician for Lucasfilm,
Special Effects has to work within a number of limitations. For one thing, Burtt's behind-the-scenes
footage has to be in the IMAX format, so the only
films he covers in any depth are those made in the
paAt. year or so since he began this project. That
means nesrh a century's worth of groundbreaking
ideas are relegated to the margins, preserved in tiny
clips with no backstage footage whatsoever. Add to
this a 40-minute time limit and the fact that rome
studios wouldn't give up their footage in the first
place, and the film's scope appears quite limited
Even so, it's still hard to understand how Burtt
and company let so many duds into the mix. Can
Kazaaml, the latest attempt to convince us that
Shaquille O'Neal can act, really be one of the four
most important special effects movies of the past
year? The effects in Jumanji are, admittedly, among
the most lifelike ever filmed, but Jumanji itself was
utterly forgettable as a movie. (On the other hand, it's
a relief to finally see the best moments of
Independence Day—i.e., the explosions—without that
so-called story getting in tlie way.) And what's with
the bogus King Kong remake that opens the show?
The stop-motion animation and sense of scale in this,
the film's grand entrance, are so poorly executed
they made me long for the original 1933 version—
which, I would argue, is just as realistic as the monkey business on display here, if not more so
This is not to deny that there is an element of fun,
even education, at work here. Special Effects was co-
produced by Nova, the PBS program, and there are
plenty lessons to be learned about optical illusions
and how film tricks the eye: after all, tlie very art of
getting us to think we're watching things move
onscreen—when in fact we're just seeing a string of
still photos—is a special effect in and of itself. (And
they don't get much more special than the IMAX format.)
Mind you, the kids won't care about these basics
as much as they will the one or two shots previewed
com next year's Star Wars: Special Edition. Eager
fans should note, however, that this strange fusion of
educational programming and corporate marketing
ultimately backfires: what new footage we see is
remarkably insipid and, by releasing Special Effects
several months before the revamped space trilogy,
Lucasfilm may have stolen its own thunder. If audiences know how the scenes were made before they
see the movie, any sense of wunder—the sort of awe
that causes you to ask "How did they do that?"—is
doomed from the start.
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Who has seen the woodwinds?
by Wah Kee Ting
UBC Wind Symphony
Oct 3 at the Old Auditorium
After only eight rehearsals, the
UBC Wind Symphony staged their
first concert for the year last
Thursday. Under the direction of
Martin Berinbaum, who credited
the symphony with a high level of
musicianship, the concert was a
success. The selections highlighted the strong brass section and
had a rich, warm tone.
'Paris Sketches,' composed by
Martin Ellerby and conducted by
graduate student David Byrne,
was a premiere for the ensemble.
It was a delightfully playful and
light piece, but had the momentum of a runaway pony.
One couldn't help but notice
the different musical interpretations of Berinbaum and Byrne;
Byrne possessed much agility and
buoyance in his conducting, but
his interpretation lacked a bit in
speed. Moreover, the symphony
seemed to lack expression. Nonetheless, he put on a great show.
Berinbaum seemed to have more
experience and control in conducting the pieces, but there were
moments where the symphony
did not keep up with the conductor.
'The Soaring Hawk,' composed
by Timothy Mahr, was another
interesting premiere. It started
out like an old, distant legend,
demanding precise coordination
of different elements: the flapping
of palms on the laps, mimicking
the wings of a hawk; the droning
voices as distant echoes in the sky;
and the tinkling of chimes like a
legend from some fantasy.
All in all, it was a great concert.
REED MY LIPS: Two students take turns on the clarinet while a hawk
soars somewhere, richard lam photo
One disappointment was the
small size of the woodwinds section, but their petite sound benefitted from their prominent position in front of the symphony.
Another disappointment was the
audience turnout: the 70 to 80 student performers easily outnumbered the 30 people in the audience. It was a shame to see such a
low turnout even though it was a
great concert, and free. Berinbaum said this may have been due
to the lack of funds for publicity
and advertisement.
The UBC Wind Symphony's
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featuring a joint performance
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No coins, shoes, or Alanis,
Maritime music gods Sloan make the
move from alternative to popular.
Next, they take Manhattan.
by Janet Winters
Oct 11 at the Rage
Like many of today's successful rock bands, Nova Scotia's
Sloan is in the process of moving from alternative to popular
music status. Sloan's third and latest album One Chord to
Another has taken the band to new creative heights and is
catchy enough to expand their market beyond the Canadian
border. 'The Good in Everyone' peaked in the MuchMusic
Countdown's top 5 and their latest single 'Everything You've
Done Wrong' is steadily climbing the charts.
While frequently compared to 1960s' pop/rock groups
such as the Beatles, there is no dominant Lennon/McCartney
force in Sloan. The writing and musical contributions are
equally split among the band's four members. Although the
entire group is credited for writing each song, generally each
song is written by the member who sings lead vocals on the
track in question.
The late 1960s and early 1970s are more apparent than
ever in Sloan's sound. From the Blood, Sweat, and
Tears/early Chicago over-the-top horns in the feel-good
'Everything You've Done Wrong' and the custody battle-
inspired 'Take the Bench' to the Creedence Clearwater
Revival sounds of The Lines You Amend,' it is hard—no matter how hard they try—for the band to escape the "retro"
On a recent visit to Vancouver, The Ubyssey met with
Sloan guitarists Jay Ferguson and Patrick Pentland to discuss
their new album and current cross-Canada tour.
Pentland maintains choosing the career of a professional
musician is not normal.
"Musicians are a weird bunch," he contends.
Though their concerts have a reputation for being fun, the
band has a preference for the studio. "It's a more controlled
environment," says Pentland. "Playing live is a pretty haphazard guess whether you're going to play well or not."
"We're better in the studio," adds Ferguson.
Sloan can fairly make the claim to being junior masters of
the studio. One Chord to Another took only two weeks to complete—pretty impressive for such a polished collection. "We
are brilliant," jokes Pentland, with a hint of seriousness.
"The Good in Everyone' mixes an upbeat melody with sarcastic lyrics. "The lyrics are about being put down by someone constantly." 'Everything You've Done Wrong' was written for Pentland's sister, and he says it is not about drug use,
but rather "rehabilitation, getting your life in order."
Although their music at times leans towards the psychedelic ('G Turns to D' and 'A Side Wins'), Pentland and
Ferguson deny their music is influenced by any drug use.
Both members insist they do not even smoke pot. According
to Pentland, there is no huge drug scene in Halifax. The
absence of substance abuse in the band may be part of the
reason for the members' obvious respect for one another.
Ferguson and Pentland agree all four musicians "have good
Despite previous rumours of a possible break-up, Sloan is
tighter than ever and looks forward to returning to the studio
soon to record more albums together. The group just wanted
a break, and they dismiss all the gossip as ridiculous (as evident in 'Can't Face Up').
"It was just a case of not knowing what next step we wanted to take," says Pentland, who found the scope of the
rumours "stupid. We're not a huge band."
The group would still like to make it big. According to
Ferguson, "We could make a comfortable living selling the
amount of records we do, but I think there's always that
dream [oi] making it in America. But I'd be happy making it
in Japan or Europe."
Ferguson thinks the band is good enough to make it in the
States, but says it depends on how much they are willing to
tour. "You really have to tour like maniacs."
That was fellow Canadian Alanis Morissette's strategy, but
you won't hear Jagged Little Pill on the Sloan tour bus if Jay
Ferguson has anything to say about it. He thinks Morissette
is highly overrated: "I don't really care for her music. The
first time I heard 'You Oughta Know', I was like, oh my God,
it's just so middle-of-the-road."
Ferguson does have more empathy for Oasis, however. He
doesn't blame the band one bit for walking off the stage after
audiences hit them with coins and shoes. "I can understand
being on tour that long and [when] something like that happens, it throws you off completely."
Ferguson recalls an episode in Kingston, Ontario when he
was hit on the chest with a glass while on stage. "I was basically ready to plow the guy and beat the shit out of him. It
made me so mad," he says. The band anticipates a similar
incident won't happen when they play the Rage this Friday.
THE QUIET ONE: Patrick Pentland thinks
weird bunch, chris nuttall-smith photo
musicians are a
New Adventures take us up Native Dog Creek
*I had already been around for ten years
before everyone started labelling xtje the
voice of our generation. Kurt Cobain didn't
have that luxury.' These were Michael
Stipe's thoughts on the death of Kurt
Cobain. Reportedly these two had plans to
work together.
New Adventures in Hi-Fi refers to the
recording process that R.E.M. used while
recording this CD. Outtakes from live performances, sound checks, dressing room
jams and studio recordings were spliced
together in various studios, giving this disc
an evenness of song qualiiy not found on
recent R.E.M. discs.
In the final fracfc 'Keetrolite/ Stipe
sings. 'Hollywood is under me/I'm Martin
Sheen/I'm Steve McQueen/I'm jimmy
Dean.* 8JELM. now appear on soundtracks
for all the super-cool HoHywood T.V,
shows. §0210, Party of Fim and Frmnds
have all used R.E.M. tunes.
In 'Be Mine/ Stipe sings. TH strip the
world that you must live in, of ai its God
forsaken greed." R.E.M. just signed a new
multirrecord contract worth an unprecedented $80 million. New Adven-tures in
H3-Edelhy? Or is it New Adven-tures in
High Fmmcel $80 million recording contracts. Hollywood soundtracks. What has
happened to alternative music? Just ask
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The most no&ble aspect of Native Bog
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Lang's sound is ror'k with a folksie edge.
He tries to imbue Ms songs with depth and
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memorable. So I have to ask, dors his
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What is a good Canadian company bike
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Okay, that said, let me add that Jeff Lang
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some professional polishing. His voice has
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'Wind Chimging' and 1 Still See You'
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you're stadying, this is the CD for you.
Otherwise, pass this one up.
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October 8, 1996 • volume 78 issue 10
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an Gunn and Sarah O'Donnell
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Emily Mak is truckin' down
Route 66. Sarah O'Donnell talks
to her mother. Ian Gunn reflects
on his Nordic ancestry. Wah-Kee
Ting rolls. Joe Clark goes to the
toilet. Peter T. Chattaway gets
pop-corn. Federico Barahona
marvels. Chris Nuttall-Smith contemplates Bergman. Irfan Dhalla
Janet Winters puts on a coat.
Karen Faryna seeks gold. Todd
Silver has a beer. Peggy Lee goes
pink. Vivian Hoffman talks tough.
Clare Atzena whispers. Mike
Stanger does nothing. Scott
Hayward wants to be Home-coming Queen. Sarah Galashan recovers from a hang-over. Wolf
Depner has a quiet breakfast.
Daniel Ariaratnam edits. Desiree
Adib gives advice.
Students concerns squashed
With three weeks left till Hallowe'en, things
are starting to get scary on campus.
Most frightening is the ultimatum contained in a letter from UBC President David
Strangway to the Minister of Education,
Skills and Training Moe Sihota. If the university is not allowed to charge each student an additional $30 to $50 to cover its
sewage bill, Strangway warned, as many as
40 faculty and staff positions will be terminated.
We sincerely hope that this is an idle
threat—nothing more than posturing and politicking on the university's part.
Of all the things on campus that should be
sacred, teaching tops the list. Class sizes are
already large enough; and as the university
proudly announced last week, there are
roughly 1000 more students on campus this
year than last. Too many students are often
disappointed they can't get the classes they
want because there aren't enough instructors
to teach them.
There are alternatives: if the university
really needs to find $1.5 million in its budget to pay for sewage, perhaps it could look
more closely at its operating costs. Is it really necessary to powerwash the concrete in
front of Gage tower so frequendy? Perhaps
the bank of UBC could be a little less free
with its interest-free loans to senior administrators.
If this all sounds speculative on our part,
it's because students have played a minor
part in the consultative process. The AMS,
which has been negotiating with the
University for a student-wide referendum on
ancillary fees—including the proposed
sewage levy—were not cc'd a copy of
Strangway's letter. Is it unreasonable to ask
that a document which has such broad implications for the student body be made avail-
able to the student leadership?
When the NDP government quashed the
university's attempt to bring in the new
levies this spring, Strangway wrote a letter to
The Ubyssey crediting the AMS with having
had them reversed. If, as Strangway alleges,
students were so able to have his plans halted last time, surely his best course of action
is to have students on side when he renews
his pitch to Victoria.
When the university wants to get student
input, it is capable of doing so. More than
15,000 students were sucessfully canvassed
by the university early this term by pouncing
on us as we waited to get our library cards
If, as the university so clearly expects, students are going pay a larger slice of the cost
of running this institution, is it unreasonable
to ask that we be given a voice in the decisionmaking process?
this is the
real world
In response to Issue #8, October
01, 1996, article: AMS barbecue
take $3000 spill.
Just what the heck is goin' on
I am truly sorry that the AMS
welcoming barbecue did not
make money this year. I imagine
that each year a certain percent
age of AMS activities result in a
deficit, or at best break even. This
suspected track record speaks
volumes about the management
of these activities and undermines my faith in the AMS directorship in general.
"We don't live in the real
world," says AMS Programs
Director Pam Taigle. Where then
do we live? I paid my AMS fees,
and as such demand, by rights,
careful management of this
money. If we cannot enforce
proper punishment towards the
responsible parties, what then
will we do? Laugh? Hardy-Har-
Har!!! This is no joke to me. If
these drunken bozos and slack
officials cannot afford to reimburse my campus AMS then they
should have thought of that
before they stole beer and abused
the fund to which I have so dutifully paid my membership fees.
Geez-Louise, they can afford to
come to a university in North
America, unlike the other 99.5%
of the bright, young rninds in the
world, but they cannot afford to
pay for their mistakes, not clean
up after themselves. Cry me a
river, whiteboy!!!. I live in the
real world within my UBC experi
ence, and I've got the $2,500
receipt to prove it. "We're going
to have to eat that loss," admits
AMS President David Borins; I
think he means that the students
will have to eat that loss. This is
simply unacceptable. If the poor,
supplicative culprits want to
"help out with certain things...
some physical labour.,.," then
why don't they carry my books
around to class for me for a cou-
pl'a days to reimburse me for my
portion of the AMS $3,000 that
the AMS seems so blase about?
Cameron Rowe
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T-Birds still in the hunt for first
by Wolf Depner
There's nothing like playing at home. But
the women's field hockey team couldn't
fully capitalise on their home-field advantage this weekend and finished the second
Canada West tournament with a 2-1-1
The T-Birds' overall record now stands at
4-2-2, tied with the Victoria Vikes. But that
record may not be good enough to ensure
UBC gets direct entry at the Canadian
University nationals.
However, the defending Canada West
champions can still qualify through a wildcard spot.
Third-year head coach Hash Kanjee said
there is still plenty of work to be done
before that can happen.
"I'm relatively pleased with the way the
team played over the weekend, but both the
team and I know that we can play better...and we'll be working over the next two
weeks to reach our potential," he said.
The T-Birds opened the tournament with
a 2-0 victory over arch-rival Victoria Vikes
Saturday morning.
Playing with emotion and intensity, UBC
drew first blood when Jen Dowdeswell
scored off a penalty corner in the 50th
UBC clinched the victory on Sherry
Victor's goal in the 63rd minute. Forward
Lesley Magnus powered down the right side
and made a perfect cross into the middle
where Victor one-timed the ball past a helpless Vikes goalie.
The Birds came out flat against the
Canada West leading University of Alberta
Pandas, who boast four senior and four
junior national team members in their lineup.
The Pandas opened the scoring in the
sixth minute and had it not been for Ann
Harada's excellent play between tlie pipes,
the game would have been over by half-
The T-Birds came out strong after the
intermission and carried the play for the
next twenty minutes, but failed to notch an
Alberta's second and final goal in the
64th minute deflated any comeback hopes.
The T-Birds regrouped Sunday morning
with 3-0 win over the Manitoba Bisons.
The outcome was never in any doubt as
UBC dominated throughout the
game. They had 16 corners while
the Bisons had none. But the
Birds had difficulty converting
them to goals.
Jen Dowdeswell opened the
scoring in the tenth minute on a
nice individual effort. Carrying
the ball down the left, she deeked
around her defender, cut
inside,and scored from five
yards out.
Sherry Victor's goal off a
penalty corner in the 38th
minute, and Andria Shannon
rounded out the scoring in the
51th minute.
The T-Birds concluded the
tournament with a 1-1 tie
against the Calgary Dinosaurs.
The Birds carried the play, but
once again, failed to convert
their chances. The Dinos
ished UBC in the 17th minute by
taking a 1-0 lead.
UBC got the equaliser in the 50th minute
when Centre Half Jacqollyne Morrison converted a penalty corner.
jen DOWDESWELL is stopped on her drive to the net in
P11^" Saturday's action against U of A. richard lam photo
The Birds will conclude their regular season in two weeks when they travel to
Victoria for the third and final Canada West
tournament. ♦
Prairie dogs lick Thunderbirds
TANYA PICKERELL sets up for another kill during the
alumni game played this past weekend at War
Memorial Gym. The past UBC players were no match for
the top-ranked team as the team is looking very strong
for the upcoming season. Their home opener will be
against the Univeristy of Calgary on the weekend of
November 15 and 16. richard lam photo
by Wolf Depner
Back-up quarterback Shawn Olson
stepped into the fire in the second half
and nearly rallied UBC to victory over
the Saskatchewan Huskies—but the
comeback fell short as the Birds lost 23
Observers charged that UBC was
short-changed by the official time-keep
er and argued the Birds should have
had one more play and a chance to win.
The controversy came after Olson
completed a pass over the middle to
Simon Beckow, who was tackled on the
Huskies' five-yard line.
The referee signalled to stop the
clock, but time was allowed to run out.
Confusion ensued on the field. UBC
players lined up for the final play while
Husky players and coaches celebrated.
A brawl almost erupted and UBC
Head Coach Casey Smith was fuming
after the game over the time-keeper's
apparent blunder.
"I can't believe that they were running off the clock," lamented a frustrated Smith, whose team fell to 2-3 in
Canada West play.
Although the Birds' fought hard
against the Huskies, they made too
many mistakes to win.
"We just kept shooting ourselves in
the foot...and until we stop doing that
we'll keep having these heart-breaking
losses," Olson said.
Starting the second half, Olson com
pleted 12 of 19 passes for 226 yards,
with one touchdown against one interception.
He replaced starter Jason Day who had
an ineffective first half, passing for only
62 yards. He was also intercepted once.
UBC's defence came into the contest
fired up and picked off Huskies pivot
Brent Schneider on the game's very first
The turnover gave UBC excellent
field position, but the Birds had to settle
for a single point as Jamie Boreham's
28-yard field goal attempt went wide.
The Huskies then took a 6-1 lead on
the next possession. Schneider capped
off the 10-play, 75-yard scoring drive
with five-yard TD to tight end Greg
A bad snap forced the Huskies to concede a safety early second quarter and
UBC took a 10-6 lead with six minutes
left in the half on Jason Day's quarterback sneak from one-yard out.
But the Huskies answered with just
over two minutes left as Schneider directed a five-play, 51 -yard scoring march to
give the Huskies a 13-10 half-time lead.
The drive's highlight was
Schneider's 17-yard TD toss to Jarett
Rennie who led all Huskies' receiver
with 106 yards on five catches.
Schneider completed 15 out of 27
passes for 180 yards, two touchdowns
and one interception.
The Huskies' offence dazzled the
early second half with an impressive 12-
play, five-minute, 95-yard drive. But
Saskatchewan was forced to settle for
Matt Kellet's 12-yard field goal.
Olson moved UBC within field goal
range on the next possession, but rookie place-kicker Boreham missed again,
this time from 2 7-yards out.
Kellet then nailed another field goal
from 42-yards out late third quarter and
tacked on a single early in the fourth.
Shawn Olson's six-yard touchdown pass
to Simon Beckow five minutes into the
quarter narrowed Saskatchewan's lead
to 20-18.
UBC's defence cranked it up and got
the ball back into Olson's hands with
6:20 minutes left. He quickly moved the
Birds to midfield, but was picked off by
Steve Cornish with less than four minutes to play.
T#e Huskies failed to finish off the
Birds and settled for another Kellet field
goal with 45 seconds left.
The Birds then had one last chance to
win the game.
Olson marched the Birds down the
Huskies' 26-yard line and with 15 seconds left passed into the end-zone. But the
ball bounced off Scott Rintoul's helmet,
setting up the game's controversial conclusion as time ran out on Olson and Co.
The 2-3 Birds will now have to win all
three remaining games and hope for
outside help to make the playoffs. Their
uphill battle begins this Friday when
they travel to Alberta to face the Golden
Bears. ♦
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Hockey Birds dethrone
Bird Droppings
Pull the alarm—the men's soccer team
is on fire. The Birdmen finished last weekend's road-trip with a perfect 2-0 record
and did not concede a single goal.
Simon Daniels scored twice and Troy
Wood notched one as UBC defeated the
Alberta Golden Bears 3-0 on Saturday.
The Birds then whipped the
Saskatchewan Huskies 4-0 on Stoday.
UBC's scoring was spread out with Mark
Rogers, Carl Williamson, Dan Jones and
Dan Rogers each chipping in with goals.
The first-ranked Birds have now won
four straight games and six out of their
first seven. The women's team continues
to be inconsistent The Birds lost to the
aAlberta Pandas 2-0, hut tied the
Saskatchewan Huskies 1-1 with a goal
from Jessica Maan. UBC's record now
stands at 3-2-2. ♦
by Normie Chan
The Puckbirds head into the regular season
on a roll after they swept the Red Deer
College Kings, winning 4-0 Saturday night
and 6-3 Sunday afternoon. UBC head coach
Mike Coflin says he's ready to get the season started.
"We've tuned up enough and are very
excited about the upcoming season," he said.
"I liked the results and contributions
from new players and goaltending.
The guys are feeling really good after
achieving some success and we're very confident going into league play," he added.
Saturday's 4-0 win was never in doubt as
UBC dominated the game from the opening
face-off and outshot the Kings 38-24. Dave
Trofimenkoff made 24 saves to earn the
Gunnar Henrikson continued his hot
pre-season play when he scored a sensational goal at 4:29 in the first period for the
eventual game-winner.
He took a pass on the right boards,
rounded one defenceman, cut across the
net, deked out the goalie and despite being
tripped up, slipped the puck into the bottom corner and celebrated in Bobby Orr-
like fashion as he sailed through the air.
The Birds then took a 2-0 lead five minutes later as Tim Davis' low point shot got
past Red Deer goalie Darcy Austin who was
screened by UBC captain Brad Edgington.
The Birds ran into penalty problems second period, but the Kings couldn't wear
down UBC's solid defence.
Ryan Douglas put the Birds up by three
at 17:43 in the second period when he
hoisted a rebound over the sprawling Darcy
Austin who had made three unbelievable
saves just moments before.
GOALTENDER DAVE TROFIMENKOFF stopped a last minute Kings barrage to record his first
shut-out as a T-Bird this weekend, scott hayward photos
The goal was set up by strong fore-checking from Henrikson and Frank Crosina.
UBC continued to apply pressure in the
third period and Pavel Suchanek made 4-0
at 11:44. The only thing left in question was
whether or Trofimenkoff would get the
shut-out. And he helped his own cause as
he made some great saves in the game's
final moments.
UBC played uninspired the next day and
was down 2-1 after the first period. But the
Birds scored three consecutive goals to take
a 4-2 lead heading into the final period.
Steve Williams was set up in the slot to
tie the game. Chris Kerr gave UBC the lead
when he scored on a breakaway.
Speedy Dan Nakaoka made it 4-2 on
another breakaway. He was sent in the
clear by Loui Mellios' exceptional pass up
the middle and buried the puck in the top
right corner.
Red Deer's third-period goal made
things interesting before UBC defenceman
Cal Benazic scored two consecutive goals to
put the Birds in the driver seat.
Benazic made it 5-3 with a long shot
from the Kings' blueline. He then put the
game out of reach with an unassisted
power-play marker as he blasted a shot
from the left point, only to have the
rebound come straight back to the point
from where he wired the second shot into
the mesh.
Head Coach Coflin was happy with
Sunday's win. "It's sometimes difficult to
come out with a good effort after a big win,
and although we came out kind of slow, our
guys stepped it up in the second period and
this will only help us throughout the season." ♦
Hey sports fans—Ryan Chapman and
Pawel Dmoehoski ran from their 8:30
class to The Ubyssey office to pick up free
Canucks tickets. Wateh this space Friday
for your chance to see Ihe Grizzlies vs.
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have input
The Official Community Plan
Public Hearing
October 15th, 7:30pm
Hebb Theatre
Come tell the GVRD what the campus
should look like in the 2.1st Century*
Looking for more space to
study, hold club meetings, play
cards, or work on group
projects? The seating area in
Pacific Spirit Place (SUB) and
Trekkers Restaurant will now
be open until 9:00 pm, Mondays
to Thursdays. Espresso on the
Go will also be open, as well as
AMS outlets like Blue Chip
Cookies, Pie-R-Squared and
Projects Fund:
An Excellent
Opportunity for
UBC Students!
Apply Now!
The Alma Mater Society is inviting all students to apply
for funding of visble and innovative projects from The
AMS Innovative Projects Fund (IPF). A total of
$ 150,000 will be available for 1996/97. Support for
each project is normally limited to $35,000 per project
The fund can be accessed by students, faculty and staff
of the University community for project which are
innovative, visible and of a direct benefit to students.
Applications are now available from SUB Room 238
or Room 123 in the Old Administrative Building.
Please drop off or send your completed application
form to:
The President, The Alma Mater Society
c/o SUB Room 238
Student Union Building
Campus 1
Oct. 9th te
Oct. 15th
AMS Student Council Meeting
SUB Room 206
6:00 pm
Open to all UBC students.
Call 822-3971 for more info.
The Anger in Ernest & Ernestine
Dorothy Somerset Studio
12:30 pm matinee
Call 822-2678 for details
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Opera in Concert
UBC Opera Workshop w/
UBC Choral Union
UBC Music Building, Recital Hall
8:00 pm
UBC Film Society
All proceeds from this
weekend's shows will be
donated to the BC Breast
Cancer Foundation.
October is Breast Cancer Month
Support us by purchasing a pink
ribbon at various locations throughout
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The Official Community Plan
Public Hearing
7:30 pm
Hebb Theatre
Would you like to see your event listed
here? Call Faye Samson, AMS
Communications Coordinator, at 822-
1961, email at comco@ams.ubc.ca or drop
by SUB 266H!


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