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Array Finally doing the dishes SINCE 1918
January 30,20121 vol. XCIII iss. XXXVI
UBC-V DUNKS 21 Page 2101.30.2012
What's on
This week, may we suggest..
Ritual, Community and Conflict Lecture: 8-9pm @
Coach House (Green College)
Not getting your fill of lectures during the daytime? Come and listen to
a free public lecture examining the role of ritual in social groups from an
anthropological, psychological and historical perspective.
31 TUE
Purple & Yellow Volunteer
Night: 6-9pm @ Bike Kitchen
Want access to the fleet of purple
and yellow bikes around campus?
Come to the Bike Kitchen at the
SUB basement and be a volunteer
mechanic for a night
team to Knit Workshop:
12-1pm@ CIRS third-floor
Learn to transform yarn into
various useful items for fun and
profit. All wool and needles provided. Free.
UBC Rec Gladiator: 4pm-12am
@ The Birdcoop
Come watch, cheer and gawk
at other people performing
amazing physical feats, including
mastering a giant maze and inflatable obstacles. Pre-registration
reguired to participate.
The Muppets and Amelie:
7pm and 9:15pm @ the Norm
The Ubyssey strongly supports
taking any possible opportunity
to see. or re-see. this new Muppet
movie. Stick around for Amelie
after, if your daily adorableness
guota isn't filled yet.
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Our Campus
One on one with
the people who
make UBC
If you've popped into the Delly in the SUB basement for lunch, you've likely met the always-friendly Rajan.
At the Delly, it's food fit for a king
Brian Piatt
Features Editor
Nizar Rajan doesn't like to draw
attention to himself. When I
go into the Delly and ask for an
interview with the person who
runs the place, Rajan points to
one ofthe other employees. The
other employees all point to Rajan.
Finally, he smiles and agrees.
If you've popped into the Delly
in the SUB basement for a sandwich, soup, salad or one of their
many other lunch options, you've
likely met the always-friendly
Rajan. He joined the Delly in 1992
as a manager and owner, though
it's been in the family since 1975
when it was bought by his brother,
Zaher, who is now retired.
The Rajans were born in Kenya,
moved to Uganda and then lived
in Rwanda. It was in Rwanda that
Nizar and his brother got started
in the restaurant business; they
owned a combined restaurant,
bar and cinema there. The cinema
played movies every day, usually
American films dubbed over in
But the restaurant was a little
different from the one he operates
"The embassies used to come
have dinner there for their parties," Rajan said. "When the king
of Belgium came to Rwanda, the
reception was held in my restaurant. The president of Tanzania
came once."
In 1974, Rajan left Rwanda and
came to Canada. The restaurant
is still there, he said, though it
doesn't host many fancy receptions anymore. "There are so
many [fancy] hotels now."
The cinema, however, is gone.
"All the videos and DVDs, you
know," Rajan explained.
Rajan's brother bought the
Delly in 1975, and Rajan helped
get the place running. But that
wasn't his main job. Rajan decided
to start a store that sold leather
jackets and other leather products.
In 1992, he closed the leather
store and joined his brother as a
full-time owner and manager of
the Delly.
When the Rajans first took over
the Delly, it only sold submarine
sandwiches. They thought it could
be so much more.
Today the Delly sells a large
assortment of fresh sandwiches,
wraps, soups, salads and pastries.
Eight years ago they added curries
to their menu, and they are always
trying new ideas. Rajan says their
best-selling products are still the
simple ones: chicken and turkey
sandwiches, and also the avocado
and greens sandwich.
Days in the Delly begin around
6am, when the staff show up to
start making all ofthe sandwiches
and wraps that will soon be on
their shelves. Many ofthe Delly's
12 staff have worked there for a
very longtime. "One just retired
after 25 years," Rajan said.
Rajan enjoys operating a business on campus, so he was very
happy when the AMS recently
told him that the Delly will have
space in the new SUB. He's hoping
to move the business more heavily into organic foods. "Students
are really into that organic, you
know," he said. "We've got so
many ideas, but it's so small in
here. Hopefully the new place
[will be bigger]."
What won't change is the
casual, happy atmosphere that
students have come to expect
from the Delly—even when they're
jam-packed into line-ups during
the Friday 3pm specials.
"The students are very friendly," he says with his usual smile.
"Meeting people, meeting all the
professors...that's what makes it
special." tH News»
Editors: Kalyeena Makortoff & Micki Cowan
01.30.2012 | 3
New international students hit with three per cent tuition increase
Dominic Lai
While most UBC students can
expect a two per cent increase in
tuition this year, discrepancies between tuition rates of incoming and
continuing international students
are causing some dissent.
Incoming international undergraduate students will be hit with
a three per cent increase starting
May 1, followed by guaranteed two
per cent yearly increases until 2016.
Meanwhile, international students
already attending UBC will only see
a two per cent increase from 2012 to
2015—a capped guarantee for 2012
set by the Board of Governors last
AMS President Jeremy McElroy
said he expressed his disappointment about the increase.
"For the first time, one international student...who started this
year, and a student who started last
year will pay different amounts of
money for the exact same class," said
McElroy. "[The] AMS is adamantly
opposed to the idea of differential
tuition. I really hope the university
hears that and rethinks its decision
to increase by three percent."
Current international students
also expressed their concern for the
discrepancies. "That is bad news
for the new international students.
I haven't heard of that plan until
now...I have no idea why the school
does not apply the same tuition to
them," said first-year international
forestry student Jihoon Jang.
But the university sees the two
different increases as justified.
"A fundamental principle of
international student tuition is that
it accurately covers the real cost of
delivering the education and does
not include subsidies from domestic student tuition or the provincial
grants," wrote James Ridge, associate vice-president and registrar for
UBC's Enrolment Services, in an
email to The Ubyssey.
"The proposed difference for the
incoming students in 2011 and 2012
simply reflects the fact that the
actual cost of delivering a four year
education will be greater for those
entering in 2012 than for those
entering the year before."
And while incoming international students aren't given tuition
increase guarantees throughout the
entirety of their degrees, Ridge said
UBC will be revisiting the issue.
Before any tuition changes can
take place, UBC's Policy 71 requires
a tuition consultation process,
which is meant to inform students
and obtain feedback. Findings from
the consultation are to be presented
at the April Board of Governors
meeting before the increases are officially approved. 13
Morebroad-based admissions at UBC
Andrew Bates
Senior Web Writer
Samia Khan graduated from
Princess Margaret Secondary
in Surrey and received an
International Baccalaureate from
Semiahmoo Secondary School.
She was the president ofthe debate
club, volunteered at the museum
and worked with special needs kids
on the side—and got "pretty okay"
grades. This is the type of student
UBC is looking for.
The university announced last
week that the broad-based admissions program, which was previously available in select faculties
like Arts and Commerce, will spread
to all faculties with a common set of
"We've had [a] positive experience with it, so what we'd really like
to be able to do is expand that," said
James Ridge, UBC's registrar and
associate vice-president enrolment.
Judging on more than grades reduces reliance on high school transcripts as they become more subjective, accordingto AMS President
Jeremy McElroy.
"The move away from standardized testing in high schools and...not
requiring provincial exams in BC
specifically changes the scope and
scale of students that are applying
to UBC," he said. "With increased
competition, using marks as the
only metric wasn't necessarily getting us people who would benefit
mo st f ro m b ei ng at UB C."
The application allows students
to name up to five activities, which
can either be academic, club-based,
or related to employment or family
responsibility. "There isn't a right
or wrong submission," said Ridge,
addressing concerns that students
who had to work or help with family
News briefs
Video game programmers
gather on campus
Vancouver's best young video game
talents faced off this weekend at
Global Game Jam 2012. Part of a 48-
hour programming marathon held
at the UBC Life Sciences Centre, it
was the third time Vancouver hosted
the event and it was the largest of
90 world-wide events.
One hundred and fifty game designers from universities and colleges around Metro Vancouver-80 of
which were UBC students-worked
around the clock to create playable
video games.
The weekend was a semi-competitive, junk food-filled celebration that
closed with a presentation of crowd
Students balancing school, work and extracurricular activities might get a break when applying at UBC.
during school are at a disadvantage.
"You simply can't buy the best responses. There's no way to do that.
"Some ofthe most powerful
responses I've seen...are students
who've had some real adversity in
their lives."
"I think that universities nowadays are looking for people who are
more involved and are more diverse
in their interests," said Khan, who
is in her first year in the Faculty of
Arts. "The [type of] person who's
not only got good grades, but also
has accomplishments in other
The Sauder School of Business
brought in broad-based admissions
in 2004, and the Faculty of Arts
More cabs to fill weekend
demand in Vancouver
Vancouver's 4 major taxi services
are looking to add 99 weekend cab
licences to help meet demand on
Friday and Saturday nights. The push
comes after a study conducted by
Garland Chow, an associate professor at the Sauder School of Business,
that found extra weekend night
service provided by 65 temporary
operating permits inside Vancouver
was easily absorbed by customer
demand. The extra permits helped
increase the overall number of trips
by ten per cent.
The study found a "direct correlation" between the number of cabs
on the road and the trip volume
reported by all four cab companies.
adopted it later. Other faculties like
Science used to give students the
option to supplement their application. Lastyear, before itwas made
mandatory, one quarter of all students were admitted through broad-
based admission.
According to Ridge, building a
common set of questions was the
first challenge. The second challenge has been the extra work. "It's
certainly a huge logistic task. I think
that some faculties...are certainly
having more problems than others,"
he said.
One set of criteria is used across
all UBC faculties to score the answers to the questions, which quiz
students on their challenges, their
Chemistry prof to research
plants that could help treat
A $309,437 infrastructure grant
has been awarded by the Canada
Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to
the Irving K. Barber School of Arts
and Sciences at UBC's Okanagan
campus (UBC-O).
Susan Murch. an associate professor of chemistry at UBC-O. will use
the grant to purchase two pieces of
eguipment-a tissue culture chamber
and a mass spectrometer system.
She'll be using the eguipment to
study the potential of plants to produce components for pharmaceutical drugs that researchers hope can
be used to treat cancer and create
natural health products.
goals and what has helped change
their perspective.
Some faculties, like Engineering,
Land and Food Systems, Forestry
and Kinesiology, are banding together to process the applications
out ofthe same office. "We're in the
process of training up a small army
of people to actually do the reading
and scoring," he said. "Just in the
last week or so, we've trained 150
McElroy hoped that admitting
engaged students to UBC could help
improve engagement at university.
"I think the likelihood of getting
involved and pursuing those further
at UBC are that much greater," he
said, il
University students in BC still
face post-grad employment
While the number of available jobs
in the workforce has rebounded
since the 2008 global recession. BC
university graduates can still expect
difficulties once leaving school. By
province. BC and Ontario suffered
the largest drop in the number of
"high-quality" jobs generated in 2011,
while Alberta saw the largest number added.
A recent CIBC World Markets report suggests that Canada's employment market has not only stalled, but
the quality of available jobs has also
deteriorated. Salaries for many entry-
level jobs have been adjusted downward over the past three years. 13
Gender studies
institute to be
created at UBC
Megan Radbourne
UBC's Centre for Women's and
Gender Studies (CWAGS) and the
women's and gender studies undergraduate program (WAGS) celebrated their 20th anniversary this past
year—and announced the formation
of a new institute at UBC.
Gillian Creese, director of
CWAGS, announced the new
Institute for Gender, Race,
Sexuality and Social Justice, which
will encompass the research centre, undergraduate and graduate
Under their new name, WAGS
will continue to operate within the
College of Interdisciplinary Studies
and persist with a focus on how
gender intersects with all other
Leila Harris, assistant professor
with CWAGS, said there are "big
plans" for the new institute on campus and they hope to launch several
new initiatives.
They will also aim to attract a
number of faculty and students from
different disciplines such as health,
where the department has lacked
strength in the past.
"It's not just women's issues that
we focus on," said Creese, noting the
name ofthe new institute. She encouraged more students to participate in the many courses offered.
In 1991, women's and gender
studies at UBC emerged with only
an undergraduate program, low
enrolment and no permanent faculty. Creese said that although the
program took a while to grow and
is still not very large, the dedication and enthusiasm ofthe students
makes up for its size.
Harris insisted that gender studies provides an opportunity for
students to think about difficult,
uncomfortable questions and to
confront personal assumptions and
"Ifyou haven't ever taken a women's studies course, try one." 13 41 News oi.3o.2oi2
Albertan grads get grade boost
UBC adds two per cent to admissions average to correct "disadvantage'
In an effort to make undergraduate
admissions fairer, UBC currently
adds two per cent to the averages
of all high school graduates from
"[It's] not specifically about
Alberta. It's about all high school
applicants who aren't following the
BC high school curriculum when
they apply," said Michael Bluhm,
associate director of undergraduate admissions at UBC.
The policy that allows this
adjustment is UBC Senate Policy
J-50, which has been in place since
December 2009. Policy J-50 states,
"In calculating an admission average, grades reported for secondary
schools not following the BC/Yukon
secondary school curriculum may
be adjusted to accurately assess the
grades in terms of their ability to
predict future performance at the
The grade adjustment could
potentially be applied to the grades
of students outside the BC/Yukon
jurisdiction, but Alberta is the only
province the policy is currently being applied to.
"The currency of percentage
grades is different in Alberta than
in BC, and we have a sufficient
number of applicants from year
to year from Alberta to allow for a
Currently, Alberta is the only province with a large enough data set to warrant the average boost.
statistically significant data analysis," said Bluhm.
"For example, an 86 per cent from
Alberta suggests the same level of
academic achievement in first- year
at UBC as does an 88 per cent from
BC. Therefore, if we require BC high
school students to have 88 per cent
for admission, we should require the
Alberta student to have 86 per cent."
Bluhm stressed that the policy
itself does not specifically favour
Alberta students. "The two per cent
difference corrects a disadvantage
to Alberta students which previously existed when percentage grades
were assumed to carry the same
While other provinces may
be similar to Alberta in terms of
performance, only Albertan graduates make up a large enough pool to
allow for a statistically significant
Tne only other group that gets
similar grade adjustments are
those who took the International
Baccalaureate curriculum in high
school, a more advanced curriculum
that uses a different grading scale.
Alberta's two per cent grade
adjustment is not explicitly stated
anywhere in the UBC calendar.
Bluhm said this is because ofthe
dynamic nature ofthe two per cent
correction. Analyses of different
applicant groups are made frequently to correlate performance
in first year at UBC with high
school grades. Depending on future
analyses, said Bluhm, this two per
cent change could be increased or
Thariq Badiudeen, a fourth-
year UBC undergraduate and an
Albertan high school graduate, did
not know of this policy.
"I agree with their decision to
introduce this policy. I like the fact
that UBC is making an effort to
acknowledge and address the difference in grading scales between
AB and BC high schools," said
But, he acknowledged, the
adjustment may not be so fair for
students from other provinces who,
like Albertan students, may have a
grading scale different from that in
British Columbia.
Ultimately, Bluhm justifies the
policy because it levels the playing
field. "What we want is to know
that we are selecting students who
are equally qualified academically
to succeed at UBC, in light ofthe
competitive nature of UBC admission." 13
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It's your career.
Get it right.
Students march for
more funding options
Stephen Hargreaves
WINDSOR (CUP)-University
students across the country are
mobilizing in opposition to the
underfunding of post-secondary
education as part of a National Day
of Action on February 1.
"The National Day of Action is
part of a nation-wide campaign
called Education is a Right," said
Roxanne Dubois, national chairperson for the Canadian Federation of
Students (CFS). "The main goal is to
fight for an acceptable, well-funded
system of post-secondary education
in Canada."
Dubois points to the underfunding of education and risingtuition
costs as major factors in educational
inequity in Canada. "We not only
need to educate people about the importance of post-secondary education, but also the importance of fair
access to post-secondary education."
"Universities have been underfunded since the 1990s," said Vajo
Stajic, the education and advocacy
coordinator for the University of
Windsor's Organization of Part-
time University Students. "We need
to pressure both the provincial and
federal governments to make education a priority. Students can no longer stand by and let tuition fees rise
and rise. Post-secondary education
needs to be accessible for all."
Accordingto the CFS, only 34
per cent of university and college
students are eligible for the Ontario
Tuition Rebate launched this
month. Those not covered bythe rebate are part-time students, mature
students, international students and
students whose parent or parents
make over $160,000 annually.
Students in a second entry program,
including law, medicine and teachers college, are also not included.
"This is a lot of money to create
a program which is very complicated and expensive to administer,"
said Dubois. "It doesn't increase
access to post-secondary education,
though it does give some students
some help, which is important. The
campaign promise [made by the
Ontario Liberal Party] was a tuition
fee reduction of 30 per cent. That is
not what this is."
At the time the grant was announced, Minister of Training
Colleges and Universities Glen
Murraytold The Lance, "By giving a
grant to students, it reduces the cost
to students but does not deny important revenue universities need to
produce a high quality education."
When asked about the omission
of assistance for many students,
Murray said, "While we celebrate
today, I am rolling up my sleeves."
Accordingto calculations by
Dubois, if the $450 million assigned
to the Ontario Tuition Rebate were
applied universally to all students, it
would equal a 13 per cent tuition fee
reduction across Ontario.
"Students are calling on the
Ontario government to turn their
rebate into an across-the-board
tuition fee cut for all students," said
Stajic. "The students being excluded
by the rebate are those who are most
financially at risk."
Locally, University of Windsor
students will march in solidarity
with students across the country in
favour of affordable and equitable
The University of Windsor Senate
has granted academic amnesty to
participating students, so students
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Brock and Waterloo play in first ever CIS outdoor classic
William Crothers and Matt Homer
The Brock Press
once reserved for little more than
pickup games of shinny has definitely shown its value over the past
decade, now permeating multiple
levels of organized hockey.
The NHL's Winter Classic has
become a New Year's Day staple
since being embraced in the 2007-
08 season (after the initial success
ofthe Canadian Heritage Classic
in Edmonton in 2003). In 2010,
the American Hockey League
embraced the outdoor format,
which ultimately set the path
for this year's partnership with
the Ontario University Athletic
Association (OUA) to hold both an
outdoor men's and women's regular season game.
This year's festivities were
hosted at Ivor Wynne Stadium
in Hamilton, Ontario, home of
the Canadian Football League's
Hamilton Tigercats. The featured
game was between the Hamilton
Bulldogs and Toronto Marlies on
January 21, dubbed "The Steeltown
Showdown," which drew a record
20,565 fans. The showcase also
featured a Toronto Maple Leafs-
Montreal Canadiens alumni game,
and open ice sessions for the
Attendance for the OUA games
was a fraction ofthe AHL showcase, but made for a unique experience and cherished memories for
Brock, Waterloo and University of
Ontario Institute of Technology
(UOIT) hockey players.
"The event marked the first
time in 70 years that an OUA team
played outdoors," said Robert
Hilson, athletic director at Brock
University. "In 20 years, our student athletes might not remember
their 2011-12 record, or the score
ofthe game, but they will always
Waterloo's men's team defeated Brock 3-1. Brock's women's team took down UOIT 3-2.
remember playing these games
Hilson explained it was somewhat a combination of initiative
and luck that allowed for Brock's
participation in both the games.
"Ontario University Athletics
approached the Brock men's
hockey team to play Waterloo on
Sunday [January 22]. There were
only two OUA games scheduled on
that week, and the other game was
in Ottawa.
"Brock Athletics [then] proposed
that the OUA include a women's game on the Thursday. The
University of Ontario Institute of
Technology jumped on board immediately," he said.
The chance to play outdoor
hockey was something everyone on
the team was looking forward to.
"I think everybody is really excited and it's a great opportunity,
obviously," said Brock men's head
coach Murray Nystrom. "Probably
a once-in-a-lifetime [experience] to
be a part of it."
The different conditions offer
their own challenges, some of
which can't be simulated in practice. Outdoor game temperatures
are rarely ideal, whether they're
too cold or too hot.
Too warm, and ice conditions
deteriorate; too cold, and—well,
it's cold. The boards are less stable,
the brightness of natural sunlight
reflected off the snow and ice affects
vision and the ice in general needs
more repairs mid-game.
It was evident by Sunday that
the ice around the goalpost pegs
had deteriorated, as evidenced by
several nets being knocked off with
very little contact. Outdoor cardio
and practicing with an extra layer
of clothingcan help, but unless you
have some very high-end outdoor
facilities, there are just some conditions that teams cannot duplicate.
It makes for a choppier game,
necessitating a simpler, safer style
of play. But ifyou asked any player,
coach, referee or fan about their experience, you would be hard-pressed
to find someone who regretted playing or watching.
For players who spent their childhood honing their game on ponds
and outdoor rinks, playing in the
outdoor classic is what dreams are
made of.
"I'm from Alberta originally and it
gets pretty cold," said Brock forward
Ryan Allen, who hails from Fort
McMurray, Alberta. "[There's] a lot
of ponds and a lot of outdoor rinks
and that's all you did as a kid, play on
the outdoor ponds and dream about
doing it one day as a part of an organized game."
On January 19, Brock's women
took down the UOIT Ridgebacks by
a score of 3-2,comingbackfroma
2-1 third period deficit.
The aesthetic beauty ofthe outdoor game, which saw just about
every kind of winter weather, was
not lost on Hilson. "The women's
hockey game was out of a fairy tale.
An outdoor rink, snow and the sun
in the second period. Itwas absolutely perfect."
For the men's game, three busloads of Brock fans created a home
away from home for the Badgers,
singing the national anthem over
the music, eating turkey legs in the
stands and watching an impromptu
"mascot" fight between two fans
dressed as a hot dog and a bear.
"The atmosphere was electric and
when the national anthem didn't
work and the fans took over—well,
I don't think I have ever been that
fired up before a game in my entire
career," said Brock defenceman
Isaac Smeltzer. "I found myself hop-
ingthat each period would never
Waterloo won the men's game
3-1. •a
UBC shuts out first place Alberta
Huge effort by goaltender Jordan White clinches
T-Bird playoff spot, home ice advantage still possible
UBC's Marc Desloges fires a puck at the net during Saturday's game. UBC beat Alberta 1-0
Colin Chia
Goaltender Jordan White was the
hero as the UBC Thunderbirds
won 1-0 against the University of
Alberta in a tough-fought match
at Doug Mitchell Arena Saturday
night. White made 25 saves for the
shutout as UBC bounced back from
a loss to split their home series
against the Canada West league
UBC displayed plenty of grit
24 hours after head coach Milan
Dragicevic took the T-Birds to task
for a lack of intensity in a 3-1 loss
on Friday night.
"We challenged our guys quite
a bit before the game. There was
a battle out there today and I
thought our guys did a really good
job as far as battling and fighting
for pucks and playing to our identity," Dragicevic said.
The low-scoring game wasn't
lacking in excitement as both
teams kept up the tempo. White
made some critical saves to keep
the game scoreless through two
fairly even periods in which
Alberta had the better scoring
One of White's most important
saves came with 6:16 remaining in
the second period. With Alberta
on the powerplay and applying
pressure, White successfully made
a sprawling save. Alberta pushed
hard at the start of the third period
but White denied Kruise Reddick
and Johnny Lazo in the first five
minutes ofthe final frame.
"Jordan [White] was great.
There wasn't any second or third
shots and he played the puck behind the net very well. He gave
us that opportunity to win and
he's been great for us all season,"
said Dragicevic. "The guys want
to work hard for him and the guys
want to win for him. He's a leader,
even though he's a goalie."
Dragicevic added that he
thought White was in the running
for league MVP. "For us to be successful, we need him to be like that
down the stretch."
UBC got the only goal ofthe
game when Jordan Inglis dug the
puck out of corner on the right
wing and found Nate Fleming
open in the slot. Fleming then
backhanded the puck past Alberta
goalie Real Cyr with 13:51 left in
the game.
The forward line of Inglis,
Fleming and Wyatt Hamilton got
some praise from Dragicevic. "That
whole line was rewarded [by] getting the game-winning goal. They
just work so hard and they keep
things so simple and that's the key
to their success," he said.
In a similar play, UBC nearly got
a second goal with 9:32 remaining
as Scott Wasden passed it to Max
Grassi on the doorstep ofthe goal,
but Cyr came up with a brilliant
save. Alberta had a shorthanded
chance with 2:46 left, but centre Sean Ringrose couldn't beat
Jordan White.
In the final minute, Alberta
threw on an extra attacker and
pinned the T-Birds in their own
zone looking for the equalizer, but
UBC managed to hold on. The win
clinched a playoff spot and keeps
UBC firmly in fourth place as they
seek to ensure home ice advantage.
"Our goal hasn't changed, we
still want to finish in the top four
to host. We're in control of our own
destiny," Dragicevic said.
While it was important to get
a victory over Canada West's top
team, Dragicevic emphasized that
beating Alberta just shows that the
T-Birds have to work hard every
"It just solidifies the fact that
we want to play like that. That's
the way we have to play for us to
be successful, and it doesn't matter
if we're playing against the first-
place team or the last-place team,
we have to play the same way." 13 Opinion »
B Editor- Rrian Piatt
01.30.2012 | IQ
The Last Word
Parting shots and snap judgments on today's issues
"Shit UBC Says"awelcomebut
rare addition to campus culture
We watched "Shit UBC Says" in our
office when it started to go viral on
Twitter, and were happy to see a few
students had taken it upon themselves to produce a local version of
the ever-expanding meme. (See our
story on this in the culture section.)
But what we also noted was that
videos like this are the exception,
not the rule, at UBC. Nearly 50,000
students attend our school, and yet
the level of internet culture—blogs,
discussion boards and silly YouTube
creations—is really quite low. Of
course, this is essentially a reflection
ofthe lack of vibrant student culture
on the whole.
So we hope to see many more
videos that play up our university's
quirks, and encourage anyone with
the germ of an idea to just put it out
there. It's really not that hard to do
ifyou have a few basic editing skills.
Yes, we'll see a few cringe-worthy
productions—but that sure beats
nothing, which is what we've got a
whole lot of now.
Of course, we'll still be producing
as many of our own videos as possible. And it's pronounced "YOU-
buh-see," for the record.
The AMS shouldbe watching
Belkin5 digitization project
It is great that the Belkin Gallery is
putting its collection online, a move
that has already been made by many
ofthe top art museums around the
world. As their public programs and
relations manager says, there are
many pieces in that collection that
normally sit in storage, out of sight
and mind ofthe Belkin's visitors.
Viewing artwork online will
surely never match the experience
of seeing it in person, but that's not
the point. This isn't a choice between
seeing it online or in the gallery itself;
it's a choice between seeing it online
or not at all—remember, these pieces
are otherwise sitting in storage, except for the odd showing.
Does this remind you of anything
else? Oh right: the AMS! Students
have just overwhelmingly voted
to give the AMS permission to sell
three of its most valuable paintings.
One ofthe main reasons why the
AMS wants to sell some of its artwork is that it can't afford to properly
display them. Havingthem online
would be a fairly easy way to raise
awareness about these paintings
and increase public accessibility to
them—and the Belkin could give the
AMS advice based on its experience
with digitizing its collection.
We hope the AMS keeps this in
mind when making choices about
what to do with the paintings that
are not sold off.
It takes guts to run in an election
Another AMS election season has
come and gone, which customarily
means we congratulate those who
emerged victorious from the messy
sandbox that is student campaigning.
But really, congratulations should
be extended to all candidates.
Puttingyourself in the spotlight, believing that you are equipped to represent 45,000 students in positions
with considerable authority requires
a certain amount of hubris. Yet it also
requires a great degree of courage.
Most ofthe people who ran in
this election were interacting with
a giant populace in a public way for
the first time in their lives. They
were challenged, questioned and
occasionally mocked—sometimes by
this newspaper. Politics, even at the
student level—make that especially at
the student level—is a nasty business
that turns away many decent people.
Those that put themselves through it
deserve congratulations, regardless
of vote total.
Congratulations to Parson—and
now the work begins
However, a hearty congratulations
should also be extended to those who
did manage to convince the most
students to vote for them. They will
run the AMS and be your representatives at the highest rungs of power
at UBC next year. If housing is to
become more affordable on campus,
if instructors are goingto be more
accountable, if local government is
goingto become more representative, if clubs are goingto have more
resources—they will have played a
large role in it.
Much of this will fall on the
shoulders of Matt Parson, the newly
elected president. BeingAMS president is a stress-filled job where most
work is unacknowledged and most
students will only have an opinion about you ifyou do something
But Parson, like presidents before
him, will be the person who leads
his team of executives and attempts
to make the AMS more important to
all students. He will work with the
university to find ways to improve
the mental health of students and
make UBC's land use decisions more
And as part of his platform, he'll
be out there every day, talkingto students about what matters to them—
or else he'll dock his salary (and trust
us, we'll hold him to that pledge).
It's a tough task, but if lie succeeds,
all students will be better off for his
work. We wish him well.
If we want more voters, they'll
need to have choices to make
Accordingto voter turnout, 88.4 per
cent of you apparently don't care
who runs your student union.
We had 5789 students voting in
this election, and while this isn't a
terrible number, it's indicative of
the lack of engagement on broad,
campus-based issues. This happens
for a lot of reasons—the number of
commuter students, the focus on
academics, and so on—but we think
it also happens because candidates
aren't really talking about issues that
galvanize students.
Let's take the race for president.
The biggest issue for Alyssa Koehn
was "engaging" the campus, the biggest pledge from Matt Parson was
"communicating" with ordinary
students, and the biggest promise
from Ben Cappellacci was creating a
lobbying group. And while agreeing
to talk to people is a worthy cause,
it's also somethingthat isn't goingto
make students come out and vote.
The fact that over 5000 students
voted in an election where publicity
was low and most candidates refused
to draw contrasts with their competitors is a good sign. But to those
considering running next year, we
ask you to give students more concrete reasons to vote for you—and to
potentially disagree with you. Who
knows, you might actually win. 13
A simple and effective
scholarship is gone
When I was a bright-eyed 18-year-
old applying to universities, there
were two reasons I chose to come
to UBC.
The first was a summertime tour
of campus that made the university
look like the Garden of Eden. (Little
did I know that during the winter,
UBC goes from paradise to puddle.)
The second was much more
tangible: a $4000 scholarship that I
automatically qualified for because
of my admission average.
But students applying to UBC this
year won't have the same option.
Last week, UBC announced
that they will be cancelling the
President's Entrance Scholarship
(PES) and divertingthat money
towards major entrance scholarships, bursaries, Work Study and Go
The $6 million will be going
towards good causes. Being able to
give more students major entrance
scholarships means more students can graduate debt-free. And
programs that enrich the student
experience are vital to a full education. But the trade-off is that a
larger number of students will have
trouble paying their tuition.
The main reasoning behind
the PES was not to increase
accessibility, but rather to convince
students to choose UBC over other
universities. But the PES made sure
that students who worked hard in
high school and focused on their
academics got a little bit of help
right in their first year.
Many students choose to go to
a college for the first two years of
their degree simply because it's
cheaper. Many of them have the
grades, but don't have the money.
It may swing them back towards
choosing university if they know
that their high school academic
achievements will give them financial relief.
But reliability wasn't the only
thingthat made the PES great; it
was also the simplicity. You didn't
have to fill out forms, write bad essays about your trip to Rwanda or
beg history teachers for references.
Ifyou got the grades, you got the
Furthermore, the application
process is often daunting for those
who may have the skills and experience to qualify for other scholarships—especially when they're busy
enough with the university applications alone.
More investment in bursaries is a
good thing, but many students don't
know that those resources are available. At the very least, I hope UBC
advertises these new funds better.
The PES was simple, effective and
helped abroad range of students.
Incoming students don't know what
they're missing. 13
When the AMS meets
student development
Re: "Students Under Development,"
January 23
While student development and
the AMS have overlapping goals at
times, they have different purposes.
The purpose ofthe VP Students office is to raise UBC's reputation in
non-research areas. Increasingly in
post-secondary circles, this includes
wellness and student perception
surveys (the largest, the National
Survey of Student Engagement, has
only existed since 1998). The purpose
of student unions is to lead the voice
ofthe student body (a tradition borrowed from Britain just following
confederation). Efforts like student
development are a needed step as
Canada deindustrializes its universities away from degree mills, but student leaders must not misinterpret
these new resources as genuine leadership. Vision on campus will always
come from those with highest stakes
and the least to lose—the students
organizing for themselves.
—Alex Lougheed
Former VP Academic ofthe AMS
As someone who refers to the
Centre for Student Involvement as
her second home, spending more
time there than anywhere else on
campus the last two years, I really
appreciate the thoughtful piece
written on the connections between
student development and student
politics. When I ran for president
I really wanted to show that these
two communities can, and should,
But what was missing from the article was a discussion of how student
development, beyond its benefits of
institutional history and engaging
students with the university administration, contributes to effective
student leadership. At one point, an
interviewee describes student politics as a place of student support and
student development as one of staff
support. I think this separation is
inherently incorrect.
The greatest benefit of working with student development is
the training and guidance you are
given on how to support your peers.
The staff is well versed in theory,
research and practice on how to
provide resources to students that
allow them to grow as leaders. Yes,
the staff will be there to catch your
projects should you fail, but their
true support is in helping their students learn to be stronger leaders, to
better facilitate teams and to be well-
rounded people. The student support
in this department is the strongest I
have ever known.
These resources are what I have
often found lacking in student societies. The benefit of this training is
invaluable, providing students with
all levels of leadership experience and
new skills to better put their ideas
into action. I am excited for more
students with student development
backgrounds to engage in student
politics and I also hope that our
student societies will seek to provide
these same types of resources to their
councillors and executives. Both
communities can do even greater
things by engaging with each other.
—Alyssa Koehn
2012 AMS presidential candidate Scene»
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01.30.2012 | 11
How to avoid visiting the doc during flu season
Skip the exorbitant prices of drugstore medicine by using homemade recipes
Maybe some of us had to fly across
the country and share an enclosed
space with coughing individuals.
Maybe someone sneezed on us on
the 99 B-Line. Maybe our houses
are so dirty, they might be harbouring hopeful bacteria. In any case,
everyone's a-snifflin' at UBC and
blamingthe bone-licking cold.
As a student with one part-time
job of gratefully received but symp-
tomatically minimal revenue, I've
never, ever wanted to spend money
at Shopper's Drug Mart for your
average Tylenol Sinus or knock-
you-out-cold NeoCitron. Non
merci! Sparing pennies is ever so
beautiful, so I've come up with the
briefest of lists to emerge from the
depths of lung-rattling colds which
should cost you very little compared to your average painkiller.
Linus Pauling, as well as winning
a couple of Nobel Peace Prizes, was
the only scientist to ever launch
a long-term study on the value
of Vitamin C as a supplement.
Cited in Harri Hemila's "Common
Cold," strong doses ofyour average
supplement or citrus beverage will
botn alleviate cold symptoms and
shorten its duration if taken at the
start. So yes, downing hot toddies—
that delicious beverage with scotch,
lemon or orange and honey—is on
the list, as well as sipping OJ, slurping grapefruit cocktails and eating
lemons without the rinds (a less exciting but equally plausible option).
Apitherapy (honey) is also an
antiviral and antibacterial, and is
claimed to improve blood circulation and alleviate muscular tension.
Aged garlic, perhaps stored and forgotten in a closet, is also supposed
to have amazing antioxidative
activities. Ginger can reduce lung
inflammation and is known to relax
the smooth muscles ofthe body, like
those in our respiratory tract.
Aged garlic is
supposed to have
antioxidative activities, and ginger
can reduce lung
inflammation and
is known to relax
the smooth muscles of the body,
like those in our
respiratory tract.
Hemila, a Swiss physician, claims
antibiotics are not the most effective way to treat a cold. In the realm
ofthe completely anecdotal, I've
been told by a mother of eight that
warm, damp cotton socks inside
Home remedies like ginger and raw garlic can provide the same sort of congestion relief as over-the-counter cold medicine
a second pair of socks relieves all
kinds of congestion, both nasal and
intestinal. This same woman lauded
the bacteria-attracting capacities
of onions, which should draw them
all out, if put close to your ear when
you have an earache. I wouldn't
suggest ingesting it afterwards,
I'm ofthe belief that we often
become ill because we require rest.
When my immune system is shutting down, everything that is important becomes the priority and all the
fluff I stress about has a tendency
to gently disappear. This may not be
your experience, but I'll guarantee
napping will make everything better.
However, ifyou are in Conquering
UBC in 2012 mode and you have
no time to rest, know that exercise,
a full night's rest and the hot/cold
flush are really key in nipping a cold
in the bud.
Between jumping into the pool
and runningto the steam room, you
should feel better in no time. tH
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19- Merciless
22- Advanced degree?
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29- Drowsy
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43- Olds model
45- Former nuclear agcy
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48- High-speed skiing
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51- Blend
52-Center Ming
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63- Draw a bead on
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67- Friends
68- Sibilate
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3- Counterfeit
4- "Farewell!"
5- Cupola
6- Bibliography abbr.
7- Bang-up
8- Balaam's mount
9- Before marriage
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13- Breathless
14- Like Fran Drescher's voice
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27- The ideal example
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30- Arabian republic
31- Cpl.'s superior
33-Gal of song
35- VCR button
37- Sportscaster Albert
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42- Internet writing system that
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