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Tuesday, September 28, 2004
Volume 86 Issue 7
Feet stuck to the floor since 1918
U-Pass price increase possible
Changes proposed by Translink would take effect May 2005
PAYING THE PRICE: Students may have to shell out more for U-Pass.
fay Sarah Bourdon
A Translink proposal to increase the price of the student U-Pass by two dollars per month has reinforced
the shared resistance of the Alma Mater Society (AMS)
and the UBC administration.
If the increases are implemented, the cost of regular
fares and monthly FareCards would also increase. Tbe
extra revenue would go toward helping fund transit
and road improvements over the next three years, said
Ken Hardie, director of communications for Translink.
"We consulted on how we were going to pay for [the
improvements] and there were three sources of revenue/ explained Hardie. 'One was an increase in property taxes, another was the introduction of a new parking tax and then the third was a six per cent increase in
fare revenue.*
Improvement plans include the replacement of 492
buses and custom vehicles, as well as the building of
new transit operating and maintenance centres.
"We proposed buying a large number of buses over
the next three years/ said Hardie. "Some of them are
replacement buses, most notably the trolley bus fleet."
Many of the older buses will be replaced with larger
coaches in an effort to improve services along major
commuter routes.
The UBC students, almost more than any other single group, understand the stress that is on the system
now and obviously the need to ramp up service is
there/ said Hardie.
Both UBC and the AMS are opposing a fare increase
for the U-Pass and will be lobbying Translink during the
final decision-making process.
"[Translink] has always sort of signaled that they
think likely there would be increases down the road
and we've never accepted that there would be increases down the road," said Geoff Atkins, associate VP of
Land and Building Services. "This is a money maker for
them so our perspective is that we don't accept the
notion that there has to be increases/
With negotiations pending between Translink, the
University and the AMS, Atkins questions the company's motives for wanting to increase the price of the student pass.
"We would certainly challenge them to say what are
the additional expenditures? Where did you go wrong
Not just a
load of trash
New system improves
recycling on campus
by Sarah Bourdon
A new composting system at UBC will greatly
increase the amount of waste that can be
recycled on campus.
The system, which is capable of composting five tonnes of organic waste per day, is
the first of its kind for a school of UBC's size.
"This is the first larger scale in-vessel, on-
site application for a Canadian university/
said John Metras, director of UBC Plant
Compost is collected in bins located in
food outlets around campus, including the
Student Union Building, Totem Park and
Place Vanier Residence cafeterias. The waste
is then transported to a facility on South
Campus where it is broken down in a self-
contained composting unit.
The new unit accelerates the natural
biodegradation process by controlling moisture and air flow. The process takes around
14 days, producing a soil-like material that
can be used as fertilizer.
"What comes out of it is basically not
recognisable when compared with what went
in/ said Metras. "We end up producing basically a nutrient-rich, dark soil amendment
product The idea is that we'll use it in our
landscape operations on campus and we can
provide stuff to the UBC Farm and the
Botanical Gardens/
Before the system was implemented,
about 42 per cent of campus waste strain was
being recycled. The new composting technology has the potential to increase this figure to
60 per cent
'The stuff that's left over that goes to landfill now, probably about half of it is actually
potentially compostable material/ said
Metras. "It's going to be a phased-in approach so
See "Compos? page 2.
CULTURE: Many, many
VIFF movies
A closer look at the largest
Vancouver Film Festival ever.
Pages 6-7.
SPORTS: Football win!
Birds 2-1 for first time since
2000. Page 9.
EDITORIAL: Up-Ass fees
Translink trying to stick it to
students. Page 10.
UBC professor wins $100,000 award
for development of WebCT software
by Dan McRoberts
A UBC professor has been named recipient of the prestigious EnCana Prinicipal
Award by the Ernest C. Manning Awards
Dr Murray Goldberg, an adjunct professor of computer science, received the
annual award—and the $100,000 cash
prize that comes with it—for creating and
developing WebCT, a set of software tools
that facilitate online learning for university students around the world.
"I can't imagine how or why they
chose me but I feel exceedingly honoured," said Goldberg. "I was invited to a
luncheon of some of the BC nominees
long before I found out and I looked
around and thought 'I don't have a
chance here' but it was very satisfying to
be included in such a group."
Goldberg started work on the project
that would eventually become WebCT
shortly after joining the faculty at UBC in
1992. Working with grant money provided through UBC's Teaching and Learning
Enhancement Fund, Goldberg set to work
on establishing a web-based version of
Computer Science 315, the course he was
teaching at the time.
Despite some initial success on a
small scale, Goldberg was frustrated by
the fact that that entire grant had been
spent on making the online option for one
course. Inspiration struck one night in
November 1995.
"I was laying in bed one night and
thinking to myself 'this is such a waste of
money' because it cost us almost 50,000
[dollars] to build the first course...and so
instead what I thought we could do was
maybe just build ourselves a little set of
tools with which we could build subsequent web-based courses/
Within months, Goldberg and his team
had given away copies of the software to
hundreds of universities.
See "Award"page 2.   IN THE MONEY: Goldberg wins award, nic fensom photo TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2004
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Composting requires public education component
"Compost" from page 1.
Metras. 'It's going to be a phased-in approach so it will
probably take a few years before we reach the maximum
it can do.*
Bins have been used in residence cafeterias for around
a year and a half, according to Dorothy Yip, the general
manager of retail operations and purchasing for UBC
Food Services.
"People have been using them/ said Yip. "It's worthwhile. At the very beginning we had some growing pains
but that's to be expected. We still have some since there
are always students who are new to the system so there's
a learning curve every year but it's definitely worth it"
One challenge has been getting users to avoid putting
non-organic materials, such as plastic, metal and glass,
into the compost collection bins, said Yip.
"There are pictures and words on posters above the
bins to let people know what goes into each bin," she
said. "Unfortunately, there are still people who just
don't read and they just throw everything in thinking
it's a garbage bin."
However, the hope is that there will be more awareness of composting on campus as the bins are added to
more locations, according to Metras.
"There's a huge public education component to this,"
he said.
Though the collection of compost materials is more
costly than previous waste management methods, the
expenses are off-set by the program's benefits, added
"There's a couple of cost savings here," he explained.
"We won't have to pay for the material to be dumped in
the landfill...and if we can produce our own compost
material then we don't have to buy fertilizer and soil
amendments from off-campus."
According to Metras, the program will also reduce the
amount of truck traffic to and from campus
and may provide research and educational opportunities.
Ultimately, the system will improve the sustainability
GOING ORGANIC: Waste can be recycled with
new program, marnie recker photo
of the campus as a system.
"The benefits are that we're doing something positive from an environmental perspective," said
Metras. ♦
UBC, student society to lobby for no price increase
"U-Pass" from page 1.
last year when you negotiated the
price?" he said. "We would want
them to show why it is they think
they need a two dollar increase."
The AMS plans to lobby against
increases for both the 2005 winter
session U-Pass and the potential
summer pass that would be introduced in May. Once Translink produces their final decision on fare
changes, students will vote in a
referendum on whether to reinstate the U-Pass program.
"Translink has had a guaranteed increased ridership with the
U-Pass, and we're pretty sure
they've had increased revenue
with almost 40,000 people purchasing the U-Pass. We feel that these are
grounds that there should not be an
increase," said Holly Foxcroft, VP
External for the AMS.
The recommendations from
the Translink staff will be
reviewed by the company's board
on Wednesday, following which
they may move on to a wider public consultation. The board will
make a final decision in
November and fare changes could
be implemented by January 2005.
Changes to the U-Pass prices
would go into effect in May
2005. ♦
WebCT has had a "tremendous impact on teaching"
"Award" from page 7.
had given away copies of the software
to hundreds of universities.
"There was a huge pent-up
demand for people wanting to teach
via the web. What was holding them
back was the cost and the technical
expertise required," he said. "The tool
set solved these problems."
The WebCT project was selected
from a field of nominees being considered by the Calgary-based
Manning Foundation.
"It's a tough competition,* said
Donald Park, executive director of
the foundation. "Submissions are
received from across Canada and
this year we had 76."
Nominated innovations are evaluated against five criteria, including
intellectual achievement uniqueness
and originality, development of the
idea to a finished product commer-
cial success and the social/economic
benefits to Canada and society at
large, said Park.
According to the man responsible
for nominating Goldberg, the WebCT
software measures up well.
"It's fair to say that WebCT has
had just a tremendous impact on university teaching not just at UBC, not
just in Canada, but throughout the
world," said Lome Whitehead, UBC
VP Academic, who feels proud of the
university as well as Goldberg.
"While Murray deserves the cred-
it.if you think about it, UBC can be
very proud that it provided the environment where that innovation could
Whitehead, himself a winner of
the Prinicpal Award in 1984, was
effusive in his praise of Goldberg.
"You just couldn't imagine a nicer
person to win an award like this quite
frankly,* he said. "He's modest
friendly and an excellent communicator. He's just a tremendous person
and I think to see someone of his personality and character win the award
is particularly rewarding for me."
Goldberg responded with generous praise of his own.
"WebCT simply wouldn't exist if it
wasn't for UBC," he said. "I can't
tell you the number of people I've
spoken to at other universities that
have said to me 'boy, you know if
somebody invented this at our university it never would have seen
the light of day' because they don't
have a mechanism for getting
these things out into the world,
and UBC does."
As for the six-figure boost to his
bank account, Goldberg plans to
save the money for supporting
future projects.
"It's a personal award...it's quite
lovely. I hope to use it to support
something else that I would like to do
in the future,* he said. "One of the
hardest things about trying to see an
idea that you have be meaningful and
go beyond the idea stage is that it
costs money." ♦
Between Classes
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Vancouver women gather
to Take Back the Night
by Hilary Onas
Carrying signs with slogans like, "A woman is raped every 17 seconds," and "Hey John 111 show you a bad date," a diverse group
of women took to the streets of Vancouver for Take Back the
Night (TBTN) on Saturday.
Following a rally with several speakers in Jonathan Rogers
Park, protesters stopped traffic as they made their way up to
The annual event, presented by the Vancouver Rape Relief
and Women's Shelter, aims to unite women of various backgrounds and life experiences to work towards a common goal—
an end to violence against women.
Many of the women in attendance had participated in the
event before and were inspired to come back this year.
"I just wanted to help out," said Asia Melville, a volunteer at
the march. "I just liked the energy of the last march that I was in,
in Calgary...and wanted to be part of it in Vancouver."
Other participants, such as Linda Sourivanh, had never been
involved with TBTN before.
"My manager at work is an activist for rape relief," Sourivanh
said, adding that after hearing about the event, she decided she
wanted to experience it for herself. "I thought I would come out
and take back the night"
Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter has been operating since 1973 and was Canada's first rape crisis line. The shel
ter organised TBTN from 1980 to 2001 ?nd decided to participate in the initiative again this year.
"[Take Back the Night] is not only to stop rape, but it's also...
to demand livable welfare," said Samantha Kearney, an employee at the shelter. A boost to welfare is imperative so that women
living in abusive relationships can leave at any time and know
that they will be provided for as they rebuild their fives, Kearne
Vancouver's first TBTN march, organised by the "Fly-by-
Night" Collective in 1978, did not have the mandatory city permit The refusal to ask for city permission has not changed 26
years later.
"We have the right to walk in the streets," said Lynda Gerty,
another employee of the rape relief shelter. "We don't need
men's permission—and we're not asking for it*
Organisers were quick to point out that although men are
asked not to participate in the march, they can still help to spread
the message.
"Men can work to end male violence and support women
who work to end it too. They can help fundraise and get involved
in childcare as they are in Take Back the Night," said Gerry. "After
all, there is no way to end the violence without the cooperation
of men."
The shelter's employees hope the event has sent a message to
the government in light of cuts to social programs in BC, which
they feel have decreased options for women. Though the event
lasts only one night, the hope is to end violence against women
Rape Relief and Women's Shelter's Take Back the Night
rally attracted many supporters, marnie recker photo
completely, said Gerry.
"That's a particular experience for women who are going
to attend [Take Back the Night] that is rare and that we're creating for one night and then demanding that we have it all the
time." ♦>
The Vancouver Rape and Relief and Women's Shelter provides a 24-hour crisis line that can be reached at 604-872-8212.
For more information on the shelter, check out www.raperelief-
Student society forces UNBC paper to recall issue
by Jonathan Woodward
A Prince George, BC student newspaper
removed its papers from campus and faced
the freezing of its bank accounts in a fight with
its student council over an editorial that suggested men should be made into "novelties for
the super rich" last week.
The University of Northern British
Columbia newspaper Over the Edge can pub-
fish again, but with a disclaimer distancing the
student council from the opinions and an
agreement to run any controversial content by
a university-appointed harassment officer.
The article, entitled "Men in the Modern
World" and published under a pseudonym in
the opinions section on September 15,
blamed men for the development of destructive technology, stating that only men would
need "dangerous phallic symbols like guns,
rockets and submarines."
Now, more than ever, a woman feels "the
need to build a 700 megaton explosive penis
extension and point it at someone else," it said.
The article raised the ire of at least one student, who complained to Northern
Undergraduate Student Society (NUGSS) that it
had gone too far.
NUGSS asked Over the Edge to remove all
of its papers from off-campus locations on
Friday, September 18. Over the Edge voluntarily removed the on-campus papers as
NUGSS executive met the following
Tuesday and passed an interim motion to
freeze the newspaper's funding, saying the
article violated UNBC's harassment and discrimination policy.
"Some of the ideas
expressed in the article
create a hostile, intimidating and offensive
environment and are
directed at individuals
on the grounds of their
sex," said Dr Cindy
Hardy, the UNBC
Harassment Officer.
Most of the article
was funny, she said, but it crossed the line
when it said that, when genetic technology
allows, "men should be forced into nonexistence for the safety of the entire Earth.
Maybe one or two that could be kept alive as
novelties for the super rich."
"If we make pets out of people, then
we're not treating them with respect and
dignity as humans," said Hardy.
The author's other phrases were "so fla-
grantiy ridiculous" that they couldn't be
found offensive. But the article should be
dealt with before similar articles targeting
other groups appeared, she said.
There is no chance that the article was
heading down a slippery slope, said managing editor Stephanie Wilson.
"It was originally intended to be satire,
an amusing comment on society," she said.
Editor-in-Chief Carolynne Burkholder
said that threatening the paper with a loss
of funding was the society's "way of asserting editorial control over Over the Edge."
The newspaper will look into options for
financial and editorial autonomy, she added.
The editorial board decided the article
was fit for print, at least in part because the
author himself was a man, who wrote under
the psuedonym Sera N. Noosbig. They
decided the article would be better received
if the author's gender was ambiguous.
But some readers harassed the head of
the UNBC woman's centre, whose first
name is Sarah, because they thought she
might have written the tract.
The resemblance to her name was accidental, Burkholder said, as it was an anagram
of the original author's name.
It was contradictory that a man could pose
as a woman in writing an anti-male article, and
then be accused of discrimination against men,
said Burkholder.
The student society acted quickly because
Over the Edge is a service provided by the student union, said NUGSS President Jeremy
Belyea. It might have appeared to readers that
the anti-male opinion expressed belonged to
NUGSS, he added.
Funds were thawed when Over the Edge
agreed to print a disclaimer on its opinion
pages disavowing any connection to NUGSS.
The paper will apologise for the use of the
name Sera, will publish an article by Belyea,
and will refer controversial articles to the
harassment officer.
While this settlement allows the paper
to publish again, it doesn't satisfy Chris Dion,
the president of a national student newspaper organisation, Canadian University
"I don't think that's their role to make
decisions on what's acceptable for publication and what's not/ he said. "If they're
worried about being responsible for what
they're printing, then it would be better just
to let [Over the Edge] be autonomous."
Other campus newspapers of similar size
have become autonomous from their student unions through per-student fees that
provide core funding, he said. ♦
"The most important election in the world"
UBC political science experts weigh in on the race for the White House
by Will Keats-Osborn and Colleen Tang
UBC political scientists agree that the upcoming US election is a
uniquely important event for the world, but some say that a
change in American administration would not lead to the policy
changes that some Canadians seem to be hoping for.
"[This] U.S. presidential election, especially this one, is
the most important election in the world. The stakes are
huge," said Paul Quirk, Phil Lind chair in U.S. Politics and
Representation and a political science professor at UBC.
"There is no way you can overemphasise how important
this election is," added Dr Richard Price, an associate professor of political science at UBC. "The world is paying more
attention to this election than any other election around the
world. If the world could vote, [President George W.] Bush
would be out of office."
If the American people do vote for Democratic candidate
John Kerry, there will be some significant changes in
American foreign policy, according to Dr Allen Sens, a senior political science lecturer.
"The major change in tenor and tone will be at least a
rhetorical commitment to multilateralism and to repairing
damaged relations, primarily with European allies but with
other countries as well," he said.
"The impact of a rhetorical change in the White House
would mean a general lowering of tension, distrust, and
indeed anger between America and most of its key allies,
and that is a situation that any Canadian government would
simply find comforting,* said Sens. "Right now Canada
doesn't have too many inside tracks to the Bush administration. The bridges we had are burned, probably beyond
repair." -
While the election of Kerry would likely lead to a "withdrawal in honour* from Iraq, Sens said that there would be
"virtually no change" in the way the US government has
dealt with terrorism since 9/11.
"The same issues come up regardless of who is in power,
and must be dealt with accordingly," said Sens.
In terms of economic policy, Kerry's desire to focus on the
resolution of trade disputes would make the United States a
more sympathetic ally of Canada, according to Dr Price.
On the other hand, a change in leadership south of the border does not guarantee positive progress on some of the economic disputes that concern many Canadians, said Dr Colin
Campbell, research chair of the US Studies Program at UBC.
"Issues like softwood lumber...aren't going to disappear just
because there is a Democrat in the White House," said Campbell.
With little more than one month to go before the election is
held on November 2, Bush and Kerry are running neck and neck
in the polls.
A Gallup poll conducted from September 13 to 15 suggests
that Bush holds an eight per cent lead over Kerry among registered voters while a Harris poll of likely voters surveyed between
September 9 to 13 suggested a onepoint lead in favour of Kerry.
The race is very close and US expatriates living in Canada
could significantly impact the result by casting a ballot, according to Dr. Richard Johnston, head of the Political Science
Department at UBC.
"It could be important," said Johnston. "What really matters is the counting of all votes, including expatriate ones, in
the handful of 'battleground states' that are hovering
around 50 percent [support for either candidate].* ♦ ■^
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Sudan in Crisis
Humanitarian aid worker's account
by Eric Szeto
The humanitarian crisis in the Sudan
is far from improving and innocent
civilians are living in absolute terror,
said a humanitarian aid worker in a
talk on Wednesday night
Cathy Huser, a coordinator with
Doctors Without Borders, said that
although she returned from Sudan
over two months ago, she still finds
herself overwhelmed by the thought
of the atrocities she observed while
she was there.
Tve been doing this work for ten
years and have been in some fairly
critical crisis situations but personally my experience in Darfur is one of
the most difficult I've had in the
years I've been doing work/
explained Huser, who has also
worked in Haiti, Somalia, Kenya,
Nigeria, Ethiopia and the Congo.
The Sudan has experienced conflict for the past 50 years. Since the
uprising in early 2003 by the
Darfurian rebels, the Sudanese government has responded by oppressing the peoples of the region, Huser
It is estimated that over 1.7 million people have fled from their
homes, most of them settling in
camps in Darfur.
"In [Darfur] the rebels claimed
that they are fighting against what
they describe as the marginalisa-
tion and the exploitation of the
Darfur region by the Sudanese government/ Huser said. "In response
to that there was a very, very-
aggressive, oppressive response
back by the government."
The burning and looting of villages and violence against civilians
by militias are just some of the atrocities that have caused a mass move
ment of the population, said Huser.
"Most families I spoke to were
going...where there were big numbers of people." Huser added that
most of these families moved to populated areas because they felt that if
they were attacked the international
communiiy would act more quickly.
Kalma camp, one of the refugee
settlements in Darfur contained
about 50,000 people in July. That
number has now climbed to more
than 80,000.
Still, moving to these camps does
not necessarily mean people are better off since access to potable water is
difficult and in some camps sanitation facilities are non-existant, compounding the already grim situation,
according to Huser.
Abdel Azim Zumra, a member of
the forestry faculty at UBC, felt the
talk was informative but commented
that the political situation was misrepresented.
"I think she gave an excellent
presentation of the humanitarian situation," said Zumra. "I think however she misrepresented the political
framework that she gave for what's
happening there." Zumra said that
Huser focused too exclusively on the
internal confict in Sudan and did not
provide enough international context
"The talk was good. It was very
effective and I think everyone felt a
bit of what Cathy was feeling," added
Christina Chan, a second-year science student "What we see today is
not even close to what is happening
so I'm sitting here trying to digest
everything that I see on the screen
which is a fraction of what goes on."
"These are real people," said
Huser. "This is something that is happening in a far off land but it is happening to human beings/
Leaving Afghanistan
Canadian Red Cross raises refugee awareness
After a lengthy process, her credentials were eventually recognised.
"I'm going step by step toward my
goal," she said.
Jooya on the other hand, never
worked in Afghanistan because
she left at a young age. She spoke
of her memories of being smuggled out of the country with her
parents. Jooya has spent more
than half of her life in Canada and
now holds degrees in sociology
and criminology, and is a social
worker while also pursuing graduate studies in sociology.
Adapting to life in Canada has
been a challenge and Faiz acknowledged the various friends and organisations that have supported her in
her efforts to improve her English
and gain work experience.
Now Faiz is helping others to
make the same transition,, working
with children who grew up in war-
torn surroundings.
"Nobody has the time to talk to
these children and help them deal
with their unique problems," she
said. "Their parents don't know
about the children's difficulty.*
The event was part of a series
called A Story to Tell and a Place for
the Telling, coordinated by the
Canadian Red Cross. Organiser Jenny
Moss said that she hoped the talk was
able to increase awareness about
refugees in Canada.
"There's too much stereotyping
of refugees," she said. "We want
people to have more compassion
of them." ♦
by Kenneth Chan
From recounting their dramatic tales
of escape from Afghanistan, to the
difficulties they faced as refugees in
Canada, the three Afghani women
speaking at the Public library on
September 21 had much to say.
Fahima Ahmad Nessar, Ramzia
Denshad Faiz and Froozan Jooya, all
members of the Afghan Canadian
Women's Network, told the large
audience their individual stories.
Nessar, who was a biology professor at Kabul University, spoke of her
time working as a field nurse with
the Red Cross in northern
Afghanistan. Late one night, members of the local militia stormed her
house and physically assaulted her
daughter. To this day, loud doorbells
and phone rings still haunt Nessar.
Determined to flee, Nessar was
forced to pose as a domestic worker
because professionals were not
allowed to leave the country. She
arrived in Canada in 1992.
Faiz also held a professorship
at Kabul University, teaching psychology.
When the mujaheddein took control of the Afghan capital in 1992,
Faiz took advantage of an opportunity to teach in Moscow. In 2001, after
the Russian government approved
her visa, she left her native land and
came to Canada.
Despite being a trained scientist,
Faiz had to work at a bakery and for a
tailor in order to make ends meet
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The political side of sex
NICE PANTIES: Jay Friedman talks sex at
Vanier. Jonathan woodward photo
by Jonathan Woodward
Students expecting to learn about their sexuality
from sex educators touring Canadian campuses
may find some politics mixed into the
message due to the upcoming American
Sex educators, counsellors and therapists who
lecture students across North America this time
of year are becoming more polittically active, said
sex educator Jay Friedman.
'Under the Bush administration, rights to sex
education are being taken away,' said Friedman,
who is best known for his lecture series,
'I'm very worried about the outcome of
this election.*
In a speech last week to several hundred students at Place Vanier and Totem Park Residences,
Friedman talked frankly about male ('microwave
oven*) and female ('crock pot*) arousal, decried
locker room talk* when it pressures men to
score, and dispelled the myth of 'blue balls.*
But he saved his criticism for a school system that he said may as well teach children
that a vulva is 'what mom and dad drive* and
a vagina is 'a state outside of Washington,
'We are crippled by sexual ignorance,* he
said. 'The clitoris is the only part of the body
that is designed for pleasure. I think it's political that we are not taught this pleasure.*
Friedman said his lecture has become
more outspoken over the past three years,
especially after initiatives by George W. Bush
to introduce a constitutional amendment to
ban same-sex marriages.
Other sex educators have similar political
*We see our field under attack by the current
administration,* said California sex therapist
Stephen L. Braveman.
The US has the highest teen pregnancy statistics in the developed world: more than three
times Canada and six times most European
nations, he said.
At the same time, schools in Braveman's nearby Salinas Valley only teach abstinence, refusing
to acknowledge that teenagers are sexual beings,
no matter what their parents think, he said.
This alienates children from parents' messages and endangers them, he said.
"We need comprehensive sex education in
this country."
With the change in political climate, the
American Association of Sex Educators,
Counsellors and Therapists has been pushed to
make political statements more often, said Dr
Peter Kanaris, a sex therapist in Long Island,
New York.
'The right is more in control and more influential," he said. 'It's a result of this that sex educators are broadcasting their messages louder.*
The controversy stretches farther back and
crosses party lines, said UBC history professor
Paul Krause.
Dr David Satcher, the American Surgeon
General between 1998 and 2002, was replaced
after he said that it was important to teach children about sex, said Krause.
In 1995, Surgeon General Jocelyn Elder talked
about the need to educate children about masturbation in schools. She came under huge pressure
to resign, forcing then-President Bill Clinton, a
Democrat, to cut her loose, he said.
'In general, sex in US society has been a heated and volatile debate since colonial days
onward,* he said. 'There has always been a fudging of the public and the private realms.*
'The big contradiction of the Republican Party
is that they are against big government, but want
government to be involved in sex and in choosing
a sexual partner,* Krause explained.
The situation is different in Canada, where
Pierre Trudeau's adage that 'the state has no
place in the bedrooms of the nation* is still a powerful political idea, he said.
At the end of his speech, Friedman abandoned
his political message and offered a 'gift* to his
audience to improve their sex lives: Kegels. By
contracting the muscles that stop the flow of mine
in three sets of ten per day, anyone can build
muscles that can aid sexual prowess.
'It's something that can be done anytime,
even at breakfast,* he said. 'Kegels with your
'But the best thing about Kegels is that no one
can tell that you're doing them,* he said, standing
in front of several hundred Vanier residents. 'I'm
doing them right now.* ♦>
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AUS elections plagued by
low turnout
An average of 40 students voted in
the Arts Undergraduate Society's
(AUS) election held last week. After
results were announced Friday night,
less than one percent of Arts students
had approved the candidates running for a variety of positions, including Alma Mater Society (AMS) council
The lack of voters was mirrored
by the lack of candidates, as there
was an actual election—rather than a
ratification—only in the race for first-
year representative to the AUS.
In that particular case, John Wang
and Cheryl Lee defeated four other
candidates for the two available positions. As for AMS council, only three
candidates ran for the five available
posts, leaving the remaining positions to be filled by appointment
Arts students were able to vote
online through the WebVote function
on the Student Service Centre website, but this nod to convenience did
not increase turnout ♦
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contributing, and more than 150,000
people attending, be sure to check out...
LTsota (The Island)
Playing Oct 5
by Erin Hope-Goldsmith
Last Saturday I had the choice between going to see
Shrek 2 at the SUB, or going to see VIsola at the VIFF.
Not to diss Shrek, who's a charming guy, but the
choice wasn't too difficult VIsola is filled with the rich
imagery of life in an Italian fishing village, in all its
harsh and primal beauiy. In a naturalistic, completely
gimmick-free style, it documents a season in the lives
of a sister and brother growing up.
The documentary-like quality of the film is played up
by a camera technique that occasionally views like a
home video, with a close-up image drifting here, there,
sliding down to focus on somebody's hand then up to
their nose. Though it did enhance the hypnotic effect of
immersing you in the scene, the camera work also did
something to your stomach.
That aside, it is captivating to watch as Teresa and her
older brother Tuii mature, and learn how to negotiate the
demands and limits of family and society while somehow
staying integral to themselves in the strict world. Both
actors are excellent but the young Veronica Guarasi's natural poise and vibrance really illuminate her performance as Teresa. Think of the last Hollywood child actors
you saw: Macaulay Culkin anyone? Next to him, Guarasi
stands out like your grandma's Sunday dinners in comparison to an Arby's sandwich. Speaking of grandmas,
Teresa's nonna is a delightful character, providing the
necessary nurturing and love in a world dominated by
hard work and harsh actions.
The Island* is what the Italian fishermen call the
huge circle of nets they set out to catch tuna. The image
that sticks in the mind most is that of Turi, learning this
necessary yet brutal art, as he swims alone to inspect the
nets of the island while his terse father and the other men
wait above in the boat; just as they will wait when the tuna
arrive to be caught and slaughtered. Though we are pleasantly unaware of the presence of a director's guiding
hand, the film's metaphors and meanings unfold in retrospect just like remembrances ofa salient dream.
This is a picture of a way of life that is inseparable
from the land and the sea. After this intensely real yet
dream-like tale, rich with wild windswept coast, death
and birth of animals and the struggle for survival of the
human soul, I walked out of the theatre onto Granville St
and had trouble adjusting my mind and legs; I felt I was
still bobbing on the waves of an Italian boat ♦
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by Simon Underwood
Every August weary parents prepare to shed their children
for another school year. Before they lapse into a critical
state of atrophy, a spate of articles will no doubt litter the
'Life' section warning against the "bully problem' and offering defences for middling children to mount against grade
school thugs. What Francesca Comencini's I Like to Work
(Mi Place Lavorare) quietly illustrates is that the politics of
the schoolyard differ little from those of the workplace.
Forget camaraderie: it's every administrative assistant for
themselves. And that new intern wants your desk.
Based on a true story that led to the rewrite of Italian
labour laws, Comencini's subject is Anna (Nicoletta
Braschi), an invoice checker and single mother who arbitrarily becomes a company target when a merger refits her
long-time employer witih a cruel new manager of Human
Resources. A fait accompli sends her packing at the hands
of a co-worker ordered to annex her desk. Her computer is
sabotaged. She is forced to sit by the photocopier and interrogate users as to their intentions with the Xerox. Her
stone-faced boss assigns her next-to-impossible tasks, pitting her against co-workers willing to ignore, avoid, and
abuse her for their own survival. Forget the union representatives who inspire the same confidence as your high
school guidance counsellor, Anna's only ally is her self-sufficient latchkey daughter. But even she confesses to her
exhausted mother, *I don't want to be like you/
I Like to Work is simply told—Comencini resorts to the
time-old device of the important recital that will inevitably
be missed—but the straightforward structure allows the
director to linger on the stark, washed out imagery of a
workday morning. At one point the camera draws back as
Anna bleakly meets her own beleaguered expression in the
mirror, and pulls in at another to chase her subterranean
mission through a labyrinth of impenetrable file cabinets.
Braschi, recognisable from her role in Life is Beautiful,
commands the screen with a weathered grace at each
instance, fiercely refusing to kowtow even when her own
mental health is at stake.
I Like to Work is a intense indictment of a corporate culture that forces workers to be flexible until they break. ♦
Hari 0m
Playing Oct. 3
by Ajay Puri
Growing up, I watched my fair share of Bollywood films.
You know the typical plot boy meets girl, girl rejects boy's
affection, dakus (bad guys) take away girl, boy rescues girl
by killing hundreds of dakus and they happily get married—of course I've omitted an hour of musical numbers.
Well, going in to watch Hari Om, I was expecting another
typical Bollywood style movie; however, to my delight it
turned out to be atypical and indeed quite comical.
Bharatbala's Hari Om is what could be labeled as one of
those 'off beat' Indian films such as the ever popular
South Asian hits as Monsoon Wedding, East is East or
Bend it Like Beckham.
Being of South Asian decent I appreciated the humour
and sub-dialogues which reminded me of the fun and
charming side of Indian culture. Most enjoyable were the
various Indo-pop numbers remade by Nitin Soni and the
witty Indian slang. This film can be enjoyed by all South
Asians, and is also entertaining for those not accustomed
to the Indian humour as the characters and plot cater to
all audiences.
In a coconut shell, the movie is about an auto-rickshaw
driver (or 'four-wheeler' as they say in India) named Hari
Om, played by Vija Raaz from Monsoon Wedding, who
gets himself involved with a crook and ends up owing him
a fair chunk of change. To avoid selling his four-wheeler,
named Madhuri, he escapes serendipitously with
Madhuri and a charismatic and lovely woman from
France named Isa, who is played by Camille Natta.
Escaping the boredom of her boyfriend Benoit played by
Jean Marie Lamour of Swimming Pool, Isa joins Om on
this spontaneous voyage. The two travel across the beautiful landscape of Rajasthan—the land of love stories-
finding out who they really are.
What made the night most memorable was having the
director, executive producer, main editor and even the
mother of Ms Natta present at the screening. After speaking with director, Bharatbala, I got an inside listen to the
many interesting tidbits that the audience probably didn't
know. Like how the film amazingly finished only ten days
prior to the Toronto International Film Festival, with the
whole film taking only 45 days to shoot
Arriving home I realised two things from the movie,
that there is always a human connection between any one
of us despite our differences and secondly, as the director
put it, "everybody has a love story*
The Machinist
Sept. 26
by Eric Szeto
Sept 24 & 25
by Chris Little
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2004 Sundance
Film Festival, this feature-length documentary by director
Ondi Timoner is a fascinating and devastatingly candid
update of the often tiresome rock biopic formula Shot
over a period of seven years and culled from more than
1500 hours of footage, the film chronicles the career trajectories of two (former) darlings of the indie scene, The
Dandy Warhols and The Brian Jonestown Massacre, as
well as the friendship of the bands' respective leaders,
Courtney Taylor and Anton Newcombe.
Dig} begins by focusing on the common desire of
both groups to stage a revolution in the extremely conservative music industry, which was then dominated by boy
bands and disposable pop fluff. However, the Dandy's
short-lived status as the "next big thing* and their corresponding decision to sign with a major label soon establishes an irreconcilable rift between Taylor and
Newcombe. Eventually the pair's differing approaches to
balancing creativity with success place them fundamentally at odds. This story is played out amidst revealing
shots of the bands' triumphs and catastrophes, both onstage and behind the curtain.
Without a doubt the central figure of the film is
Massacre front-man Newcombe, whose delusions of
grandeur and maniacal egotism are only magnified when
contrasted with the 'well-adjusted* presence of his rival
and former friend, Taylor. Both men endure their fan-
share of difficult moments, yet Newcombe emerges as
easily the more volatile, nearly self-destructing at every
available opportunity.
Although Newcombe may well be a musical genius,
Dig! demonstrates that unmitigated talent when combined with an unbroken string of selfish actions and poor
decisions can easily lead to nowhere, or at least relative
obscurity. ♦
After not having one night of sleep for more than a
year, Trevor Reznik's mind begins to break down.
Tie Machinist is a psychological drama starring
Christian Bale as Trevor Reznik. He holds down a 9
to 5 job, but as his insomnia begins to compound
he starts to distance himself from the rest of the
world. Unable to account for the bizarre string of
events that surround him, Reznik cannot understand who or what is responsible for all this.
The separation between reality and Reznik's
dementia begins to obscure as the movie unfolds.
His behaviour becomes unstable and erratic as this
whirlwind of confusion blows into his life. His only
explanation is that the people around him are
devising a plot to ruin him.
Ivan, played by John Sharian, is the mysterious
character Reznik formulates some suspicion for as he
goes to great lengths trying to prove Ivan's existence is
not just a figment of his own imagination. It is this
obsessive determination that reinforces to the audience that Reznik's sanity is indeed questionable.
Leading a lonely life that is compensated by his
frequent visits with Stevie, a prostitute played by
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Reznik looks to her as his
only source of salvation. The two develop a genuine relationship, but as his mind begins to psychologically unravel and break, so does his relationship with Stevie.
Bale, from American Psycho, once again shows
his viewers how good he is at playing bizarre and
twisted characters, giving a memorable performance in this film. He also provided us an inside
glimpse at how losing 60 pounds for a role can
create a buzz of repugnance throughout the entire
The downfall to this film is that as the story
unfolded, it became predictable. At times Ivan, who
was obviously his alter ego, started to resemble
Brad Pitt's character in Fight Club. The film
became a little tedious and slow in its delivery,
which took away from its ability to be a psychological suspense thriller. ♦
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Another kick
at the can
Women's soccer goes
for third straight
national championship
by Kelsey Blair
What do you think about when you're
a two time defending national champion team? Do you rest on the glory
of last year? Do you think you're
invincible? Do you feel pressure?
If you are the UBC women's soccer team, you simply go out and try to
prove yourself.
A new season means a new team,
and with a record of 3-1-1, the 2004
Thunderbirds are already showing
that they are ready to compete for
another title.
In the last two years, the team has
a 32-3-2 record, including the playoffs, a school record 16 game winning streak, and more than eight
To boot, UBC all-time scoring leaders Sarah Regan and Ros Hicks were
also named the most valuable players
at the last two CIS championship
tournaments. Those are pretty big
cleats to fill.
This year's captain Heather
Smith will be looked to on and off the
field. The fourth-year, who was a staple of the defensive line last year,
will be moved to midfield in order to
get more touches on the ball. Along
with fifth-year players Candace
Lovstad and Amber Brownlee, Smith
will be looking to lead this
year's team.
With the departure of Hicks and
Regan, one might assume that the
team's weakest link is in the forward position. Wrong. There are
five players all vying for spots up
front.  North Vancouver's Janine
Kerr netted five goals for the Birds
last regularseason and according
to her coach Dick Mosher she is "a
natural forward who is ready to
step up.*
Danielle Tabo, who led the
British Columbia Collegiate Athletic
Association (BCCAA) in goals scored
last season, is another threat and will
compliment Kerr nicely. Also packing an offensive punch are Ariane
Williams, who currently plays in the
mid-field, Katherine McRae and
rookie Jill Kinsman.
Mosher is particularly enthusiastic about Kinsman, who scored twice
in UBC's 7-0 rout over the Regina
Cougars on Sept 18.
"She has Canada West [All-Star]
written all over her,* said Mosher.
"With a 'never-say-die' attitude, she
can play anywhere on the field.*
If the cliche "offense wins games
but defense wins championships"
has any element of truth, this year's
team must be feeling pretty confident Last year the team boasted
eight shut-outs—a very difficult number to match—but the T-Bird defense
has the potential to be just as strong
this season.
Mosher boasts that UBC has "the
best goaltending tandem in the country." Goalkeeper Hannah Shochiet,
who was rookie of the year in the
2002 season but sat out last year
because of knee injuries, will split
the netminding duties with Kelly
McNabney, who was named the top
keeper at last year's CIS
Despite suffering their first loss
of the season this past weekend in
Calgary, the Birds are still poised for
a run to the playoffs. Mosher is definite about his what focus of the first
half of the season is: "to prove that
we are able to compete with the best
in the league.
UBC runners on the road
The UBC women's cross country
team placed ninth overall and
fourth among NAIA teams at the
Stanford Invitational 4km race on
this past Saturday.
UBC, ranked second in the
NAIA heading into the race, was
led by sophomore Shannon Elmer,
who placed 24th in 14:48.
Teammate Celia Ambery was 30th
in 14:53.
The Stanford team, who compete in the NCAA, placed first overall, while SFU was the top NAIA
school. The UBC men had the
weekend off.
The UBC cross country season
had kicked off a week previous at
the University of Washington's
Sundodger Invitational on
Sept. 18.
The T-Bird women couldn't
defend their title at the event, finishing second behind SFU, while
the UBC men placed third behind
SFU and Eastern Oregon.
Both men's and women's teams
are in action this coming weekend
at the Willamette Invitational in
Salem, Oregon.
If was both feast and famine for
the UBC men's hockey team in
their weekend exhibition series
against the Southern Alberta
Institute of Technology (SAIT)
Trojans this past Friday and
In Friday night's game, the T-
Birds exploded for six goals in regulation time and the visitors kept
pace, scoring a half-dozen of their
own. It took overtime to settle the
affair, with UBC's Jon Kress netting his second of the night to
clinch the 7-6 victory.
Casey Bartzen led the UBC
attack on the evening with four
assists while Derek Dinellle, Steve
Bunney and Jarret Winn all had a
goal and an assist.
On Saturday afternoon, the
teams faced off at the Pacific
Coliseum and perhaps the change
of venue distracted the shooters.
The final result was a 2-1 win for
the Trojans, despite UBC outshoot-
ing SAIT 32-21.
UBC was significantly short-
handed in the second game with
six regulars out of the lineup
including Bartzen and starting
goaltender Chris Levesque. ♦ THE UBYSSEY
OP fashioned whupping
UBC features balanced attack in a 44-21 defeat of the Regina Rams at home
AERIAL BOMBARDMENT UBC enjoyed a fine day on offense on Saturday, with four
passes caught for touchdowns and 285 receiving yards in total. Nathan Beveridge led the
Birds with two touchdowns and 137 yards overall, rbchard lamajbc athletics photo
by Charlie Hatt
By this date last year the UBC Football team
was 0-3 and spirits were understandably low.
This season, however, is a decidedly different stoiy. With wins over Manitoba and
Regina, and a heartbreaking loss to Alberta,
the Thunderbirds have charged out to a 2-1
start and can legitimately think about the
playoffs instead of just playing the season
Perhaps the best word to describe the
2004 version of the T-Birds is balance. In
offense, an effective mix between the run
and the pass has led to success and a lot of
points on the scoreboard. On the defensive
side of the ball, the team has enjoyed stingy
run stopping and a secondary that has been
opportunistic in creating turnovers.
It was precisely this balance that was on
display Saturday afternoon for the Birds in
their home opener. Played in front of a near
capacity crowd at Thunderbird Stadium, the
Birds went to work early against Regina, scoring two touchdowns in the first quarter, staking themselves to a 16-0 lead.
Third-year quarterback Blake Smelser
connected with fifth-year slotback Nate
Beveridge for a big completion that set up
the Birds' first score: a two-yard run by Chris
Ciezki. Smelser found Beveridge just a few
minutes later for a 61-yard touchdown
"Give all the credit to the offensive line,*
Smelser said. "I had so much time today and
I could just sit back and read the field.*
Smelser enjoyed a career game, throwing
completions on 17 of 24 passes for 285
yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. He praised Ted Goveia, the team's new
offensive coordinator, for guiding UBC's
'Coach Goveia is doing good things, locating mismatches all over the place and we're
just capitalising on them."
The fog that rolled in for the second quarter mirrored the fog that the overmatched
Regina squad played in all day. Aside from a
small stretch in the fourth quarter where
Regina scored two quick touchdowns-
including one on a blocked punt—the Birds
dominated from start to finish.
Three second-half touchdown passes—
from Smelser to Jesse Tupper, Beveridge,
and Alan Pepper—and another Ciezki touchdown run cemented the victory for the
The UBC defence wouldn't let the offense
steal the show, as they limited the Rams'
rushing attack to 53 yards, nabbed two interceptions, and sacked the Regina quarterbacks four times. Nick Johansson, a fourth-
year defensive tackle and the team's lone
returning first-team All Canada West selection from last season, had one of those sacks.
'A quick move inside worked out for me
and I got to the quarterback,* said Johansson.
He cites the effort of players that have had to
step in for injured starters as a key to the
Birds' defensive success
'Anytime anybody steps up you know it's
really good. We're playing hard and going at
The T-Birds now have the second highest
points per game average in the Canada West
Conference and with upcoming games at
Saskatchewan and in the Shrum Bowl
against SFU, they'll need every point they can
muster. Goveia thinks they're up to the task.
That's the game plan, to win and put up
as many points as you can,* said Goveia. 'So
as long as we continue to improve each week
we should be able to get the same results, but
it is a tough conference.*
Any football coach will tell you that balance is a crucial quality for a team that wants
to contend. The 2004 UBC football team
hopes for balance both offensively and defensively but there is one category they wouldn't
mind seeing conspicuously unbalanced—
iheir win-loss column. ♦
Field hockey Birds off to winning start
by Dan McRoberts
Ten weeks, nine games and a three team fight for two
berths in the national championship. That was the situation facing the UBC women's field hockey team as they
took to Wright Field this weekend to begin their Canada
West regular season with games against the university
teams from Victoria, Calgary and Alberta.
'Canada West is an extremely competitive conference,* said T-Birds assistant coach Dallas Plensky. 'All
three teams we are playing are very competitive.*
The Birds emerged as the class of the field, however,
with one-goal victories against Alberta and the UVic Vikes
book-ending a comprehensive 6-1 drubbing of the Calgary
The three wins put the defending national champs in
pole position in what Plensky describes as the most competitive conference in Canada.
With the national championships being held this
November in Edmonton, the Golden Bears have a guaranteed place as hosts, but the Prairie visitors still gave
UBC all it could handle on Friday afternoon. A late goal
from Stephanie Quinn proved to be the only entry on the
score sheet from either side as UBC got off to a winning
Alberta went on to lose to Victoria by a 2-1 score before
recording a come-from-behind win in their last game of
the weekend against the Calgary Dinos. Down 2-1 early
on, the Bears struck twice in four minutes to win 3-2
against a Dinos team that went winless at the tourney.
The Calgary team suffered the most lopsided defeat of
the weekend at the hands of the T-Birds on Saturday afternoon. The UBC attack was led by Laura Dowling's two
goals scored in the 46th and 49th minutes that effectively
put the game out of reach. Kathyrn MacPherson,
Stephanie Quinn, Leigh Sandison and Devon Bromley
rounded out the T-Bird scoring.
UBC's control over the match was quite complete, as
they peppered the Calgary goaltender with shots and dominated in midfield. Indeed, it was against the run of play
that the Dinos managed to break the shutout in the dying
minutes as the game finished 6-1 for the Birds.
For Sunday's finale it was fitting to see a rematch of
last year's CIS championship final as UBC met up with
their arch-rivals from the University of Victoria. With both
teams undefeated going into the match, the result would
have a tangible impact on this year's race for the championship as weE.
The Thunderbirds started with two quick goals from
Quinn and MacPherson around the 20 minute mark, and
held on for the win. Victoria replied in the 32nd minute,
but could score no more as the Thunderbird defense
stood firm.
With the victory, the Thunderbirds have a clear leg up
on their rivals with only six games remaining. The team's
intense schedule of practices should mean that UBC will
improve in time for the next tournament in Calgary (Oct
8-10), said Plensky.
'It's such a short, intensive season, only ten
weeks...you have a lot of time with the athletes and you
can really make a difference in their skills because you're
with them so much,* she said.
Fifth-year midfielder Stephanie Jameson, the T-Birds'
co-captain, said that while it's still early on, the team
seems to be in the championship mindset
'Our team is actually quite similar this year, I think
this year everyone seems a little more cohesive as a unit,*
said Jameson. "Everyone is really excited, I know we were
excited last year but everyone has a really good feeling '
about this year.*
If this weekend's action is any indication, the Birds will
face some tough battles in the weeks ahead. Jameson welcomes the challenge.
'Personally I think that it's actually really good that
the games are going to be fairly close this year,' she said.
'I think that our team does better when we have strong
competition.* ♦
NO REVENGE HERE: UBC forward JenniferTait pushes the tempo
against the UVic Vikes Sunday (Sept. 26). The Birds defeated the
Vikes 2-1, the team they beat in last year's CIS championship final.
After winning all three games this weekend, the Birds next see
action Thanksgiving weekend in Calgary- nic fensom photo
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Jesse Marchand is sitting around and Michelle
Mayne is staring at her ass. Sarah Bourdon laughed
so hard that Alex Leslie had to cover her ears. Dan
McRoberts was confused by the different lengths of
his legs. Ania Mafi slid the soap over the soft, supple
curves of the countertop. In terms of socio-ecomon-
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When Translink officials present their fare
increase recommendations this week, it's not
likely that their first thoughts will he of the needs
of students. Not that this should be expected.
Students, of course, only make up a large percentage of the transit-using public and are
among the demographics least likely to own
cars. Or, that is, cars that don't bear the appearance of having just been assaulted by a convict
with a screwdriver.
Translink's new proposal includes adding
two dollars a month onto the price of our U-
Pass, which will contribute to the $41 million
in extra revenue the company hopes to rake in
by 2007.
Now, at first glance, this proposal seems justifiable. After all, bus service to and from UBC is
in definite need of improvement. The U-Pass has
increased transit ridership to a level that has
placed major strain on the system. Every morning, students in all degrees of dampness watch
with mounting frustration as buses whisk past
like awkward, smoke-spewing steeds.
As a remedy, Translink proposes to replace
entire fleets of buses, including the archaic trolley
fleet A spokesperson from Translink explained
that small buses will be replaced by bigger buses
on main arteries such as Broadway to deal with
swollen ridership.
Okay. So the proposal sounds like it will benefit students in the long run. But there's something wrong with this plan.
With the introduction of the U-Pass in
2003, it became mandatory for all UBC students to fork over $20 per month to
Translink. This guaranteed Translink a lot of
money—much more than they likely would
have made without the pass. With 40,000 stu
dents paying $ 160 for eight months of transit,
they were guaranteeing themselves $6.4 million. The proposed extra $2 per month will
add another $640,000 to that per year.
Now, with the AMS adamant that students at
UBC should not pay more than $20 a month and
UBC refusing to pay any extra increases that
Translink might insist on, it looks like students
will be the ones screwed in the end.
After only one full year of ridership and no
summer U-Pass in sight, Translink is already trying to change the contract and the onus looks
like it will be on us to pay for it.
Why, after only two years, are we being asked
to pay more money for a program that has
already fattened Translink's purse? For such a
small slice of the population pie, students are
contributing a fairly large chunk of money
towards Translink's wish list.
From so-called increased bus service to the
controversial RAV line, Translink is grasping at
funding straws everywhere to fund their $ 1 billion expansion project. This will include $59
million worth of bus and HandyDART fleets and
$84 million for for 34 new sly train cars. And
$ 15 million for an "expanded cycling network.*
Additionally, nine overpasses or roads will be
improved or widened. Why are students the
ones being asked (again and again and again) to
foot the bill?
We at the Ubyssey adore, as much as any
other commuting soul, the smell of a
stranger's moist gortex poncho pressing into
our freshly-washed (nay, freshly-scrubbed)
morning faces. But, to quote the venerable Jay-
Z, 'money ain't a thang*—indeed not, unless
you don't have any. Coughing up unagreed-
upon cash to Translink, which is already profiting from our spending, will amount to moving money from thousands of meagre wallets
into a snugly-stuffed coffer.
Jay-Z would surely not approve.
AMS VP Admin double-talks
by Mike Mjanes
In his recent commentary
"Corporate support an evil necessity,* AMS VP Administration Lyle
McMahon attempts the very delicate art of talking out of both
sides of his mouth.
In response to a recent complaint about corporate advertising on campus, Mr McMahon, to
whom this responsibility falls,
admits that he is against this
advertising on principle. He
implies that if he could do something about it, he would. Alas, his
hands are tied. He is simply stuck
with the legacy left to him by previous administrations. But he
admonishes us, the student body,
to elect "a progressive executive*
to make decisions differently in
the future.
While I applaud Mr McMahon's
political acumen, I have to take
exception to this blatant opportunism. What exactly would this
"progressive executive* accomplish for us, the students? Cut out
a much-needed source or revenue
from the AMS coffers? Increase
student fees? Cut services? While
the advertising revenue does represent a small percentage of the
AMS' total budget it is money
nonetheless and, as any student
knows, every little bit helps.
But after urging us to vote for
change, Mr. McMahon proceeds
to detail the steps already taken
by the AMS on this issue. I
applaud the pragmatic approach
taken by the AMS with regard to
corporate sponsorship, and
would hope that it continues.
Taking a strong policy stand against
companies with unacceptable
labour practices is a terrific example
of the way that the AMS can use its
clout to affect positive change.
Likewise by setting firm guidelines
regarding the content of advertise-
ments. There should be no place on
this campus for sexism or any other
type of discrimination, irrespective
of the source.
Mr McMahon characterises
the corporate advertising on campus as an "encroachment on public space.* This is the common cry
of the anti-corporate groupthink
so pervasive on campus. Of
course, this objection is always
limited to the corporations that
have actually paid to be there. No
one seems to mention the dozens
of flyers, ads and handbills that
are posted on every free pole
around (and occasionally in) the
SUB. I don't mean the student
selling used textbooks, or the
local clubs shilling for members
either. Take a peek at the bus loop
sometime. Surely framed and
professionally prepared advertising, with restricted placement, is
less of an encroachment on our
public space than this unregulated posterama, from which no revenue is derived. And what is the
environmental impact and cost to
the school once these ads become
dislodged and litter our campus?
The fact is, you can't pretend
we don't live in a free market
society, or that advertising is not
a part of our world. Academia is
insular enough without burying
our heads further in the sand.
The presence of advertising on
campus seems to only bother
those who have for some reason
never learned how to filter it out.
And let's be honest, it's not exactly Times Square here. The last ads
I saw 'plastered' in the SUB bathroom were for anti-smoking. But
truth be told, most of the lime I'm
in the can, I'm a little more
focused on the reason for my visit
than whether or I not I should buy
a car.
I agree with Mr. McMahon
that we need to vote and hold
accountable our AMS representatives. But we could also use a lot
fewer ideologues and a lot more
practical policy.
—Mike Mjanes is a
first-year Law student
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Choice of "barrier" term is misleading, says resident
I read with interest your story
regarding the South Campus Plan
(South campus plans get tentative
nod) in The Friday edition (Sept
24th) of the Ubyssey. Allow me to
first state that in addition to being a
faculty member in the Department
of Anthropology and Sociology I am
also a resident of the campus community living in that area of campus
formerly known as B Lot (Hawthorn
Place). I was also the UBC Faculty
appointee to the South Campus
Working Group, to which you refer in
your article. My letter today reflects
my personal opinion and response
to the quoted statements attributed
to Mr Jim Moodie, the private consultant contracted by UBC to facilitated the development of the South
Campus Neighbourhood Plan, and
should in no way be read as an official statement of either the
University or the Faculty Association.
In your article, Mr Moodie is
quoted as saying that "one point of
contention was the potential for the
development to become a 'gated
community with a natural buffer'
due to the treed barrier zone designated to run along the southern side
of West 16th Avenue.* I understand
that Mr Moodie very likely said a lot
more then could be incorporated
within the context of a newspaper
article, nonetheless, it strikes me as
unfortunate that of whatever he said,
this is what was repeated, especially
as it does not reflect the reality of
either the plan or the nature of the
extensive community involvement
in generating these plans. Perhaps it
does reflect the fact that there has
been a strong push by some mem-
bers of the residential and development community here at UBC to
remove as many of the mature second growth forest as they can get
away with and replace them with private market condos.
After learning through their experience of the University Boulevard
Plan about what doesn't work, UBC
set up the innovative and creative
South Campus Working Group to
ensure full and adequate consultation at all stages of the planning
process—that is, to bring in potential
critics (and supporters) before the
project hit the big time stage. The
working group included not only
UBC staff and consultants, but a representative body of community
stakeholders such as graduate and
undergraduate students, faculty,
staff, University area residents, and
other interested community groups
designated by the University. Last
spring the working group met weekly for several months. We listened to
experts, community members, outside interests, developers, and all
manner of people. As opposed to the
more tightly controlled and restrictive UBC/GVRD appointed Advisory
Planning Committees, the working
group was truly able to draw upon
the expertise, knowledge, and experience of a wide cross section of people who comprise our university
The plan that left the hands of the
working group was a truly amazing
document While still a 'conservative' document in many senses, it
did present some rather daring and
ecologically friendly characteristics.
It had broad based support from
working group members and it contained a number (rf very creative features. One of these was the forest
buffer that Mr Moodie appears to
have implied will create a gated community (for interest sake, a. gated
community is already under construction at UBC at the intersection
of Larkin Drive ami West Mall where
for the minimum price of 1.25 million dollars anyone who wants can
buy a piece of seclusion backed by a
patch of forest). I would strongly urge
the Ubyssey and any of its readers to
take a walk up to the Fishery
Building, just south of 16th, off of
Wesbrook Mall, and consider the
fine stand of second growth forest
that is there. This is the 'barrier' that
some seem concerned about In feet
let's consider our words. This is hot
a barrier, nor shoald we even call it a
buffer—it is a forest a grove of trees,
a woods. To call it a buffer or a barrier is to make it- one step closer to
becoming firewood and timber.
While it may not have the majesty of
Cathedral Grove on Vancouver
Island or Lighthouse Park in West
Vancouver, it is a forest worthy of
keeping. It is a. piece of second
growth forest that if maintained,
could contribute important ecological values to our already overcut and
damaged environment
The plan proposed by the South
Campus Working Group doubled
the width of the buffer mandated
in the Official Community Plan. It
did so, not to create a 'gated community' but to respect the ecology
and the potential to maintain and
enhance local biodiversity that preserving the forest would lead to.
Yet, there are strong pressures to
remove all of the forest except
what they are forced to keep. Some
vested interests will point to the
clauses about 'tree retention' and
promise that for every tree cut
down a new tree will be planted.
But, in the same sense that a
replanted clear-cut does not make
a forest, neither will a one for one
on-campus tree replacement model
preserve that wonderful stand of second growth trees that have survived
for over 80 years on South Campus.
At the end of the day the forest will
be cut down again and for what?
I suppose that there is a rhetorical purpose to talk about barriers
and gated communities. Most of us
who live, work, and study in the university community are very concerned about creating false barriers
and enclaves of privilege. It is, however, sad to see language turned
upside down so that an act designed
to keep as much as South Campus
Forest open and living as possible
for all of us has now become an
attempt to create an exclusive gated
community. While it is easy these
days to be pessimistic about human
defacement of the environment, one
does hope that a will and a way to
keep this forest can be found.
—Charles Menzies
Faculty and UBC resident
Downtown Eastside Visit
was a Dog and Pony Show
Governor General Adrienne Clarkson
didn't achieve anything by strolling the
Downtown Eastside. The san itized version of Vancouver's skid row didn't
truly show the brokenness that
Clarkson needed to see.
Instead, she opted for the scenic
tour with Mayor Larry Campbell and
Councilor Jim Green as guides and a
mini-phalanx of security. The stops she
made had no homeless people or had
been 'cleaned out' before her arrival.
Protestors were jeering at Clarkson and
company, but their screaming fell on
deaf ears. She and her entourage
*walk[ed] all over us* said anti-poverty
activist Bill Cunningham, and didn't
really care about what they had to say.
The demonstrators had every right
to voice their concerns, but their criticisms toward Clarkson wouldn't do
much because she doesn't hold political
power. Instead, it's more effective for
them to vent their anger at the mayor,
who said, *I do whatever I want and if
[the protestors] don't like it they can
vote me out* You all heard his challenge, folks.
If Clarkson really wants to see first
hand what the poverty is like on the
Downtown Eastside, she should go
there alone without Mayor Campbell or
other politicians tagging along. She can
even take a tour with a street worker.
Better yet, she can volunteer at a soup
kitchen to get a sense of the desperation
and actually serve the people of
Canada. After all, she always talked
about wanting to connect with
Canadians from all walks of life.
—Kenneth Chan
Ubyssey Writer
Discover the cultures of Africa and the Caribbean at
Colour Bash, a three-day diversity fair from
September 29 to October 1 at the SUB
Conversation Pit.
Drop by for display booths, dance, and music
between 12 noon to 2 pm. The Diversity Fair,
coordinated by the Student Administrative
Commission - Culture, was designed to provide
learning and appreciation of various cultures
among students.
There are four other Diversity Fairs planned for the
rest of the year, with themes including Asia, South
Pacific, Europe, Middle East, and Latin America.
U-Pass Awareness Days
September 28 - 29
12 pm-1:30 pm
SUB South Alcove
Last week Translink proposed an increase in
ridership fees for 2005. Find out how this wiM
affect the U-Pass program and voice your
concerns and feedback on student transit
Reminder: The deadline for U-Pass subsidies is
October 8. For subsidy criteria, please refer to
http://www.ams.ubc.ca and click "U-Pass" on
the left-hand menu bar:
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Is your club looking to tap into additional funding
Try the AMS Club Benefit Fund which is available for
activities such as travel conferences, special projects,
fundraising events and academic programs that
reflect UBC student life. The AMS will fund up to half
the cost of the project, to a maximum of $450.
Criteria requirements and applications are available
at the Student Administrative Commission office at
SUB Rm 238F. Applications must be submitted 4-6
weeks prior to the event date. Contact the Financial
Aid Commissioner for more details at
Financial Awareness Days
September 27 - 29
12 pm to 1:30 pm
SUB South Alcove
September 27,6:30 pm to 8 pm
Totem Park Residence
September 28,6:30 pm to 8 pm
Place Vanier Residence
Not sure where to find information
about student loans? Trying to find
cost-effective ways to live on campus?
Drop by the SUB during Financial
Awareness Days for informative
presentations from student financial
advisors, UBC Career Services, and UBC
Financial Assistance and Awards and
other professionals.
Snacks and refreshments provided.
Presented by the Finance Commission.
Don't wait for your mid-term exams to find out about AMS Tutoring Services. Get on
the fast-track by checking out what they offer, including:
Free Drop-in Tutoring: Help offered for 100-Ievel courses in Math, Chemistry and
Physics, ail levels of English and writing for all courses. Available Monday to
Thursdays, 4-10 pm in the SUB South Study alcove.
Appointment Tutoring: Available for a range of first and second year level courses.
Cost is $17/hour - can be used for individual sessions or group sessions.
Tutor Registry: Look for an on-line tutor, based on your academic needs and rates,
by visiting http://www.ams.ubc.ca/tutors.
Interested in becoming a tutor? Register on-line at htfp:///www.ams.ubc.ca (under
Tutoring) or through the AMS Tutoring office, located at SUB Rm 2490.
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The Province of British Columbia is adding 25,000 new post-secondary spaces by 2010.These new spaces will increase access
to university, college, and trades training for British Columbians of all ages.This will give students more options closer to home,
saving them thousands of dollars each year. From one corner to the other, every region of the Province will benefit. Our post-
secondary schools have always been a source of pride. And now they're even better.
Fraser Vafley: 8000 New Spaces
SFU Surrey: 1850 New Spaces
SFU Burnaby: 1150 New Spaces
Douglas College: 1500 New Spaces
Kwantlen Univ. College: 1800 New Spaces
Univ. College of the
Fraser Valley: 1700 New Spaces
Lower Mainland: more than 4500 New Spaces
UBC: 2200 New Spaces
Emily Carr institute: 150 New Spaces
Capiiano College: 350 New Spaces
Langara College: 500 New Spaces
Vancouver Community College: 600 New Spaces
BCIT: 1145 New Spaces
Central & Southern Interior: 6300 New Spaces
University College of the Cariboo: 800 New Spaces
UBC Okanagan: 4500 New Spaces
Okanagan College: 1000 New Spaces
Kootenays: 700 New Spaces
Selkirk College: 250 New Spaces
College of the Rockies: 450 New Spaces
Vancouver Island: 4000 New Spaces
UVic: 1900 New Spaces
Camosun College: 550 New Spaces
North Island College: 250 New Spaces
Malaspina Univ. College: 1100 New Spaces
Royal Roads University: 200 New Spaces
Northern BC: 1500 New Spaces
UNBC: 600 New Spaces
College of New Caledonia: 400 New Spaces
Northern Lights College: 250 New Spaces
Northwest Community College: 250 New Spaces
To learn more about your education options, visit www.AchieveBC.ca
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