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Tuesday, 5 September, 2006   THE UBYSSEY
UBC hopes to become the first Canadian
University in the NCAA
"NCAA"continued from page 7.
considered a professional league
by the NCAA, therefore rendering
its players ineligible to compete at
the amateur level. Basketball
would also take a few years of
recruiting to become competitive,
and football even longer, according to Philip.
"Because you need so many more
players [than most sports], football
would be the hard sport to be competitive in Division I," said Philip.
Marg McGregor, chief executive
officer of the CIS—where UBC currently competes—said that UBC's
switch would pose no threat to the
existence of the CIS and the current
state of Canadian university athletics.
"UBC is unique in its ability to
raise a significant amount of funds
and they would like to be able to
provide those funds to student athletes in greater amounts than what
CIS policies indicate," said
McGregor. "The majority of CIS
members support the rules which
have a bit of a salary cap, so we
don't see this being an opening of
the floodgates at all."
Though UBC's high academic
standing provides a significant
appeal to a league rocked by academic scandal in recent years, UBC
admission into the NCAA is far from
complete, according to Philip.
"I think it's premature to say
that we're in because we don't
know what they're going to come
back and say, and our position
right now is that they're going to
come back and tell us something,
it may be a course of action to get
in, it may be 'if you want to get in,
here's what you have to do,' at
which point we'd have to take a
look at what that entailed.
"If we go Division I NCAA, we
have to do this right, and we'd
have to have all our ducks in
order...I'm not saying that we
couldn't be playing in the league
in three years or so but
realistically, we'd have to do
this right."®
Not authoritative, but a good place to start, says
Wikipedia Spokesperson
"Wikipedia"continued from page 7.
coming up in a press release,"
Saewyc said.
Saewyc emphasised that
Wikipedia should only be the
first step in doing research for a
paper. "Wikipedia is not authoritative, but it's a good place to
start," he said. "Don't try to cite
any encyclopedia if you want to
get a good grade. Any encyclopedia is not appropriate for
good research, and it just tells
your teacher that you didn't put
the effort in."
Like the creators of Wikipedia,
many professors stress caution
when using Wikipedia as an academic resource.
Richard Rosenberg, professor emeritus from the computer
science department, said that
the biggest reason to read
Wikipedia critically is that it is
impossible to tell what the
authors' backgrounds are, or
what slant or bias they are pre
senting in their article. The
authors of Wikipedia's entries
can remain entirely anonymous, along with their biases
and personal agendas.
"I think it is a valuable
resource," Rosenberg said,
likening Wikipedia to any other
encyclopedia. "But I think students should be cautious. They
should use it in a careful way as
an introduction to a topic, and it
should lead to other resources
that are more reliable."
Many students are also wary
of Wikipedia's credibility.
"I trust it enough to use it for
trivial things, but I don't trust it
enough to use it as a legitimate
source," said Stephanie Ellis, a
fourth-year biology student.
Wikipedia was created in
2001 and now has almost four
million articles in 100 languages and is the 16th most visited website on the internet,
according to the online ranking
facility Alexa. @
AMS subsidiary violates motion
"Perspectives"continued from page 7.
principle reason for the misdemeanor. "The AMS went as far as
making last year's motion but not
enforcing it," said Yuen.
"[It was] a lack of communication
from the AMS to them. If you're not
aware of the direction from your
committee or organisation then I
don't think it's fair to impose a repercussion on them because they basically weren't aware."
Last week, in reaction to
Perspectives, the Student
Administrative Commission (SAC), a
committee with more  overseeing
power over AMS subsidiaries, passed
another motion that reiterated the
same basic tenets of the motion the
AMS subcommittee passed in 2005.
This, according to Yuen, will
ensure that future AMS subsidiaries
will get the message that they cannot
get away with advertising companies
that promote academic dishonesty.
There will be no repercussions
issued to Perspectives for consulting
their own contracts because, according to Yuen, there was no violation of
any AMS bylaws. The contract, said
Yuen, was a verbal agreement Unless
there is a physical contract, it does not
violate any AMS protocols. @
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we may or may not hit on you.
no guarantees.
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Sunday, Sep. 10
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Round out your first weekend
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Sean Proudlove as he wel
comes some of Canada's
hottest upcoming talent.
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Friday, Sep. 8, l-8pm
company,and a workout that
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addition to K-OS, bands
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include Immaculate Machine,
Thursday, Sep. 7
PrideTiger,and UBC's own
Old Administration Building 2:30
Shukov. Plus,entrance is free
Get your shoes shined by UBC
until 3pm ($3 thereafter).
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On thefirst day of school Eric Szeto, Carolynne Burkholder
and Colleen Tang decided to carpool. On the way to school
they stopped at Tim Hortons to pick up coffee and doughnuts for Boris Korbyjesse Ferreras and Nomoko Price. As
they were pulling out of the parking lot they realized that
Champagne Choquer had forgotten one of the coffees.
After getting the last coffe the carpool continued on their
way to school, but the car suddenly stalled on street heading up hill.Mary Leighton, Andrew Mackae and Kellan
Higgens arrived on the scene and rescued their stranded
friends. Oker Chen and Levi Barnett were the mechanics
who were able to fix the car with nothing more than a
bottle of water and a screwdriver. Finally, arriving at school
the group was greeted by Claudia Li, Drew Gilmour, Kian
Mintz-Woo and Sunny Freeman, were upset that they didn't get a coffee. Becky Mceachern,Will Keats- Osborne,and
Leah Poultancameto the rescue with a big thermos of
green tea. While drinking their tea, Cheata Nao,Candice
Okada,Jessica Roberts-Farina,and Greg Ursic came running by and knocked the thermos of tea on everybody
sending everyoneto the burn ward atthe University
Hospital instead of going to classes.
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Number 0040878022 THE UBYSSEY   Tuesday, 5 September, 2006
Residents still feel green about new contracts
UBC Housing and Conferences sends red flags to Green College residents
by Colleen Tang
Although Green College residents
have made some ground in their
fight with the College, as a result of
admendments made August 31,
they are still concerned about
their contracts.
"There are still flaws in the contract," said Mika McKinnon, Green
College resident, referring to a
clause that allows the contract to
continually change with notice
from the Principal of Green College
and a clause that does not require
the Principal to keep written documents of decisions made regarding residents who are accused of
Currently two residents are facing
eviction and there are some who
have chosen to give notice and leave,
said McKinnon, adding that she has
yet to sign the contract herself.
According to Keith Benson,
Principal of Green College, the residents and the general public are
missing the context of the situation.
"I was not aware we had an infrastructure problem. In essence our
[66] bathrooms had failed," he said
of when he arrived at Green College
in 2004, adding that massive renovations were needed.
Housing and Conference Services
became involved when the
University formed a committee to
remedy these problems. They provided the funds, approximately two million, to pay for all the renovations.
"Nobody is going to give you two
million dollars and say you don't
have  to  give  us   anything,"   said
LEAVING GREEN COLLEGE? Mika McKinnon holds up her eviction notice, kellan higgins photo
Benson. "It was the decision of this
committee that..the residential part
of Green College should be maintained by Housing and Conferences."
This agreement resulted in a
change to the residents' contracts.
"Once [University Counsel] saw
our license agreement they said [it
was] not adequate," said Benson,
adding that they had never reviewed
the contracts before.
Benson believes that consultation from the residents is not
always required.
"This is a Housing and
Conferences contract. If they had
wanted residents to be involved,
they would have asked them," he
said. "There has to be much more
trust on the part of the residents to
their administration."
"We really should...accentuate the
positive and get out of the negative
name calling, finding fault in everything and being suspicious in everything," he said.
Hubert Lai, with University
Counsel, said the University was not
surprised there were concerns over
the contract, adding that residents
received sufficient time to decide to
sign or not, given their extensions.
Lai said the contract "is a red herring. People should not be getting
worked up over the contract," adding
the main point is to keep Green
College self-supporting.
"The University is taking steps to
put Green College on a sound financial footing. That solution
involves...Housing and Conferences
coming in and that will, of course,
involve some changes," he said.
The belief that there were only a
few students concerned with this new
situation and causing a fuss is false,
according to Lauren Hunter, GSS VP
Academic and External Affairs.
"In my interactions with the residents there that hasn't been the
case. Their concerns are genuine,"
she said.
Hunter said one of the main
problems is that the residents of
Green College were told a memorandum of understanding was to
be developed between the
Principal of Green College and UBC
Housing and Conferences.
"I think that's a problem...to be
asked to sign a contract that is
administered by Housing when
they still don't have access to the
memorandum of understanding
about what that relationship actually is," said Hunter.
Green College and UBC Housing
and Conferences are currently in
the final stages of that agreement,
said Benson. He added that this
memorandum only affects how the
maintenance of the college is handled, not the nature or culture of
Green College.
But the residents are still concerned about the lack of consultation.
According to Murray
McCutcheon, member of the
Green College Residents
Association, "such a contract really
deserves a consultation process
with residents and I don't think
this is unique to Green College."
"The residents feel really strongly
this contract contradicts the founding
image of Green College," he said. @
Textbooks are breaking the bank
by Leah Poulton
The UBC Bookstore estimates that
each student will pay between $800
and $1,600 for textbooks this year—
and that's just for the required texts.
"I was really shocked," said second-year science student Eric Liow of
his first experience buying textbooks
last year. "You go from high school,
where you pay $30 if you lose it, to
paying hundreds of bucks for books."
"It's such a big profit margin, it's
insane," he added.
But not all students suffer from
the bookstore sticker shock. Ashley
Henderson, a fourth-year psychology student, was completely prepared for the huge dollar signs she
saw at the bookstore till.
"I was warned and fully prepared to spend," she said. "I don't
mind spending the money on new
books because I want to keep a lot
of them."
Many students are willing to
pay the bookstore prices for the
mere convenience of location and
the store's excellent organisation,
said Henderson.
"As much as we complain, most
of us wouldn't actually go out and
find all the books ourselves," she
said. "The bookstore can get away
with the prices because they are
providing us a required service—
we can find exactly what we need
all in one place."
But according to staff, the bookstore isn't reaping the benefits of the
soaring prices.
"For every textbook dollar
spent, over 74 cents goes to the
publisher,"  said  Debbie  Harvie,
UBC Bookstore director.
This portion covers mostly copyright and marketing costs. The
store takes only about 12.5 cents of
the dollar to finance staff salaries,
inventory costs, and basic occupancy expenses such as utilities and
repairs. That leaves about 11 cents
for students who sell back their
books, and approximately two and
a half cents for other university
programs, said Harvie.
If a new textbook costs $ 100, less
than $25 of that money remains in
the school, something the bookstore
can do nothing about
The bookstore also doesn't have
control over book selection, according to Harvie. They have no way of
ensuring that cheaper version of a
book is available.
"It's completely the professor's
decision," said Harvie. "We send
them a list, they send it back, and
it's our job to go out and find all the
books they need."
Harvie's only advice is to buy used
books and to sell your books back to
the store.
"Even if it's a used book, you still
get 50 per cent of what you paid for it
if UBC is still using it," she said.
Students in the bookstore had
their own advice for their fellow
"Go online, talk to old students, do
whatever you can," said Liow.
"Go early if you want to get used
books," added Henderson.
Used books are in high demand at
the bookstore.
"It's a big challenge for us
because there will always be more
demand than supply," said Harvie.
"We try to encourage students to sell
their books back because that's the
only way we can get the used books
onto the shelves."
Harvie said the promotion of the
Buy Back program and a website
designed to tell students exactly how
much their used books are worth will
hopefully increase the flow of used
books into the bookstore. @
UBC mining engineering
program to double in size
Teck Cominco donates $7.5 million
by Leah Poulton
UBC's mining engineering program
will nearly double in size thanks to
a significant donation from
Canada's biggest mining company.
This spring, Teck Cominco Ltd.
pledged $7.5 million to transform
the existing department into the
Norman B. Keevil Institute of
Mining Engineering. The donation
will allow for a substantial increase
in education and research opportunities for UBC students.
"Before we were
handicapped, facing
significant constraints in facilities."
-ErinRose Handy,
Faculty of Applied Sciencce
"We have the largest undergraduate enrollment in the program since 1916," said Malcolm
Scoble, head of UBC's Mining
Engineering program. "There is
also a serious human resources
crisis in Canadian mining, so this
came at just the right time."
The donation, which was more
than the department was expecting from Teck Cominco, will allow
for aggressive faculty recruitment,
as well as the creation of new
courses and more field trips for
students. The existing facilities
will undergo major renovations to
accommodate the increased
amount of research.
"It will allow UBC Mining
Engineering to achieve its vision
of a more responsible role in the
world," said ErinRose Handy, communications officer for the Faculty
of Applied Science. "The faculty
was thrilled."
"We were already well-recognized as a program, but better
instruction will allow our students
to get better career opportunities,"
said Scoble. "Before we were handicapped, facing significant constraints in facilities."
Teck Cominco has worked
closely with UBC's mining program for years, providing job
opportunities for students and collaborating on research.
Norman B. Keevil, the
Chairman of the Board of Teck
Cominco, is a pioneer of mining
development in Canada, and the
institute, to be named in his honour, will be no different.
The school will have a unique
emphasis on progressive education and research, said Handy.
There will be a focus on how
future workers in the industry will
deal with challenges that are
already appearing in the labour
"This year, we have 100 undergraduates. We hope to have 20 or 30
more next year, because we can now
accommodate it," said Scoble. @ Shinerama THE UBYSSEY   Tuesday, 5 September, 2006
Haikus for raw meat and plenty of it
by Drew Gilmour
When I was first exposed to the idea
of eating raw fish, I put it in the category with eating prairie oysters:
something that I wasn't going to
rush out to do, but wouldn't shy
away from if the opportunity came
up. Eventually I tried it, got hooked,
and have been learning about it ever
since. Sushi, though, is expensive
and can leave a budget badly damaged. So, a good way to learn about
sushi is to try places that have all-
you-can-eat menus.
All-you-can-eat sushi is not like
an all-you-can-eat buffet. At a buffet patrons go up and fill their
plates, come back to their seats
and when they have finished, they
can go up and get another—all-you-
can-eat sushi is different. It comes
in rounds delivered to the table,
has different menus based on the
time of day, and you have to eat
everything that you order. The two
menus consist of an elaborate
expensive one (usually a dinner
menu around $25 dollars) and a
basic, inexpensive one (lunch and
late-night around $10.) You have
to eat what you order because they
try to limit the amount of food they
waste by charging you for leftovers. So if you order 300
California rolls and eat 50 they are
going to charge you extra for the
uneaten ones. You eat in rounds
which means you make an order,
they bring it to you as they make it,
and then if you are still hungry you
can order more. Once you get used
to the difference, this way
becomes normal and the old buffet
style will start to seem wasteful.
There are certain things that
set all-you-can-eat sushi restaurants apart, such as service, quality of food and variety. To help you
with your raw fish experimentation I will give you the courtesy of
passing   along   my  hard-earned
sushi knowledge by reviewing six
all-you-can-eat sushi houses along
with little haikus summarizing the
reviews for you.
Shabusen Yakiniku House
2993 Granville Street
Shabusen Sushi
This is where the tourists go
Newbies will like it
Shabusen is a big, busy restaurant with a little ambience, a little
bit of gimmick and a lot of word of
mouth advertising. It is all-you-
can-eat sushi for people who don't
really care about what they are getting, but are looking for a lot of
food and a barbecue pit they can
cook their own food in. They have
a lot of space and quite a few big
tables, unlike most of the other all-
you-can-eat sushi restaurants, so
they receive several large groups.
Because of this, when you ask
someone where you should go for
all-you-can-eat sushi, Shabusen
gets mentioned a lot. It is not all
that special. Perhaps some people
like the barbecue pits in the middle of the tables, but this diner just
finds them tedious. Other than the
gas pits and its size, it is an average all-you-can-eat-joint, no matter
what your friends may tell you.
Verdict: Good for groups, but if you
have less than ten people there are
better places.
E Bei Sushi
112- 5901 Granville Street, Vancouver
Palm pilot waitress
While we were ordering food
It was delivered
E Bei is a tight fit for walk-ins;
they may or may not have room
for you if you don't have a reservation, but the sushi is tightly rolled,
the  staff is  competent,   and the
tables are clean. The service is
very efficient and you will get
everything you order. The waitress
has a palm pilot which links up to
a computer that the chef can see
right away, so they will usually
have your appetizers (miso,
sunomono, gomyae) out to you
before or right after you finish
ordering. It is a tightly run ship
and a rewarding experience. You
pay for the quality, but if you are
in the area it is worth a stop.
Verdict: A bit far to travel, but their
full menu is worth it.
BC Sushi
2126 W Broadway
Is your manager
really as bad as you say?
He was nice to us.
BC Sushi, being the closest all-
you-can-eat sushi restaurant closest to campus, is a student
favourite. As such they have dumbed down their full price menu and
strengthened their lunch and late
night menus, which means that
you should avoid the expensive
one. The wait-staff is a bit chatty,
especially if you mention the manager, but they come around, put
the food on your table with a
half smile and they keep the
teacups full.
Verdict: Close and adequate. The
place to go for the impulse binge
Ohako Sushi
1414 West Broadway
Dirty carpets, fresh fish.
I did not order that dish,
'scuse me, more tea please
Avoid this place—there are too
many better sushi restaurants in
the city to dine here. The fish is
fresh, but it is probably not the
fish that you ordered. Your teacup
irifeS _-
FISH TO GO: Sushi from BC Sushi on Broadway okerchen photo
will probably run empty and you
might have to get up and find your
waitress to order your second
Verdict: This place needs some
refurbishment of its decor and staff.
Wait until they get it before you go.
Shin Ju Sushi
1414 West Broadway
Personable staff
pay attention to their guests
and bring them fresh fish
This little gem is tucked away
in a corner a block away from
Granville right across from Ohako.
Why is this place so good? The
rolls are expertly prepared, the
service pays a lot of attention to
you, and they are inexpensive.
There is not as much selection on
the menus as at some of the other
places, but somehow the warm
service and good food make it
feel like you could not want
anything else.
Verdict: This author's personal
favourite—besides, they have pictures on the menus to help
you learn.
/122 Den man Street
Extra menu items
but everything is lukewarm
Please care about me.
Tampopo has a patio, a diverse
dinner menu, and no limits on Sashimi for the lunch menu. Walking up to
the second floor, you will find the
ambience to be a cross between classic sit-down sushi and The Keg. The
food is delivered to the table quickly,
but even at the start of the night the
food is old. On my visit the avocado
was brown, the sushi/sashimi was
room temperature and the fried dishes were cold. The only thing that
seemed fresh was the miso soup,
which is made by adding boiling
water to a mix. The service was also
cold, it took close to a half an hour to
find out if the rest of the order was
coming to the table (which it wasn't)
and a couple of requests for a glass of
water and more ginger.
Verdict: While there are lots of nice
items on the menu and the house staff
do do a good job preparing them, low
quality of ingredients and wait staff
make this a place to avoid. @
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Blackbird Theatre
Vancouver East Cultural Centre
September 8-27
by Jesse Ferreras
"Go round about, Peer."
These words are spoken by a great,
formless monster to the titular hero
of Henrik Ibsen's epic play, written
originally in rhyming verse, about a
flighty young man from Norway's
Gudbrandsdal who makes a lifelong
journey trying to define his true self
before he is forced into a reckoning
in the final act.
Ibsen's Peer Gjnthas served as a
passion project for UBC professor
Errol Durbach, previously the president of the International Ibsen
Committee. He translated the play
back into its original verse form for
a UBC production in 1999, and has
since had to update the play for
Blackbird Theatre's upcoming production at the Vancouver East
Cultural Centre.
His passion for Ibsen's work
rises in his voice as he remarks
about the play. "I'd seen the play a
number of times and I'd always
disliked it," he says. "Then I went
to the first Ibsen festival in Oslo
and I saw the first Peer Gynt I actually ever liked."
"What I did hear was the
rhythms and the rhyme that I'd
never heard in any English performance of the play," continued
Durbach. "It was absolutely wonderful...all the wit was in the
rhythm and it certainly struck me
that this is what English translation
never manages to accomplish."
The play itself was written originally as a poem in five acts in which
the spirited yet irresponsible Peer
flies from one place to the next and
on the way encounters a series of
eccentric human and supernatural
characters. Some of his most memorable encounters include a kingdom
of trolls, where he is nearly married
to the princess and forced to scratch
out one of his eyes; the devil posing
as a photographer who, because of
his inability to define the young man
as either good or evil, will not admit
him into Hell; and finally the Button-
Moulder, who forces an older Peer
Gynt to account for his life or risk
having his soul melted down into a
button. Durbach's adaptation has
placed special emphasis on the
encounter with the Button-Moulder.
"In Errol's version, the Button-
Moulder starts the play," said
director John Wright, who also
directed the acclaimed Theatre at
UBC production in 1999. "He
begins the play with Old Peer and
his reckoning...and the rest of it
plays out. He more or less re-plays
his life to show the Button-
Moulder that he doesn't deserve to
be melted down."
"The Button-Moulder is a kind
of existential angel," said Durbach.
"He's somebody who tests your
capacity for living the authentic
life. And so you watch Peer living
the inauthentic life until he hits
Act Five and confronts the Button-
Moulder who  says,  'You have  a
reckoning. You have to make an
account of your life.' But I think if
you put that right at the beginning,
you have a sense of where the play
begins and the route that
it's taking."
Peer's struggle forms the dramatic arc of the play, but there are
also witty moments scattered
throughout that arise, as Durbach
mentions, from the rhythm and
the rhyme. His adaptation was
praised in 1999 for its incorporation of subtle jokes at the expense
of various Canadian politicians
and icons, which he has had to
update for the latest production.
Wright, however, is mum about
the details of who takes the brunt
of the play's satirical jabs this
time around.
"Let's say that 1999's crop of
political targets have been replaced
by a new crop." @
Dark Quiet a subversive, comic film about suburbia
Now playing
by Jessica Roberts-Farina
After her father dies in a car accident, Dot (Camilla Belle), deaf and
mute, moves in with her godparents and their daughter. The Deer
family seems to be the perfect picture of suburban American life,
especially in the form of the gorgeous and popular cheerleading
daughter, Nina Deer (Elisha
Cuthbert). However, "seems" is the
appropriate word in this film, for
the principal characters are all hiding dark and often very disturbing
Directed by the acclaimed
Jamie Babbit (But I'm a
Cheerleader), the film is shot in
high definition, bathing much of
the film in a seductive moonlight.
The consequent focus on the visual
interplay between light and shadow perfectly establishes the sinister yet hopeful tone of the film and
keeps it up until the end credits.
Due to the film being shot in hi-
def, the shots are long and seamless, allowing the darkness of the
story and its suspense to build a
decidedly uncomfortable knot in
your stomach.
Similar to Babbit's film But I'm
A Cheerleader, The Quiet is a dark,
yet subversively comic exploration
of American suburbia, highschool,
sexuality, and family. Written by
Abdi Nazemian and Micah Schraft,
the screenplay manages to effectively mix tragedy, humour, and
hope; however, a handful of scenes
that should have elicited silent
uneasiness from the audience
were met with laughter, which took
away from the tragic and often horrifying thrust of the film.
Although there is occasional
awkwardness in the script and
direction, the performances more
than made up for anything lacking.
Elisha Cuthbert delivers a fantas
tic, multi-layered performance that
is seldom seen from actors of her
age. In a riveting scene when Nina
reveals her secret to Dot in the
school cafeteria, Cuthbert conveys
both voracious sexuality and inner
chaos. Camilla Belle is also strong
as Dot, and the interactions
between her and Cuthbert are
memorable. Although Edie Falco is
only in a few scenes as Nina's
mother, she makes her presence
known by nailing the denial of a
woman whose life has long since
fallen apart. In the role of Nina's
father, Martin Donovan—he delivers a flesh-crawling performance
as a man simmering with rage and
The Quiet is an excellent film
that deals with a number of issues
in an honest fashion rarely seen in
movies, especially those regarding
highschool and teenagers. Whether
you can handle the often disturbing subject matter or not, it is definitely worth going to see because
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play integral parts in all of our
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400 students for one professor? That's preposterous!
Now Playing
by Greg Ursic
While his friends busily prepare for the "college experience," Bartleby Gaines is searching
for a way to tell his parents no school wants
him that won't result in an inevitable verbal
ass-kicking. His solution is to "create" a college, complete with an official website, mission statement and dormitory. Unfortunately,
for every foolproof plan there is a fool that
manages to find a loophole—or in this case
legions of like-minded misfits with tuition
money navigating their way to his website.
Hello, faux Ivy League.
I'll be blunt—the trailers for this movie
suck. If my decision to plunk down thirteen
bucks on this movie were based on the trailer
alone, I'd avoid it like the plague.
Consequently, I went to the press screening
expecting the worst and was pleasantly surprised. Justin Long (who plays the Mac guy in
the company's TV ads) is the perfect casting
choice for Bartleby: his glib, smooth-talking
manner is evened out by his goofy guy-next-
door looks and he once again demonstrates
his skill with physical comedy (he took repeated wrenches to the head in Dodgeballj. He's
joined by Jonah Hill, who plays his best friend
Sherman, the smart fat kid, who strikes an
unlikely balance between perpetual optimism
and paranoia. Hill possesses remarkably sub-
Justin Long is the perfect
casting choice... his glib;
smooth-talking manner is
evened out by his goofy
guy-next-door looks...
once again he
demonstrates his skill
with physical comedy.
tie comic timing and he and Long share great
onscreen chemistry. Adam Herschman is
hilarious as Glen, the bumbling stoner who
possesses near-mystical abilities in the culinary arts. Finally, Daily Show alumnus Lewis
Black delights with rants about everything
education—or government-related. The script
has its uneven moments, however.
The speechifying near the end is heavy
on the melodrama and breaks the movie's
momentum, and I found the evil dean of
Harmon College and the nefarious frat boys
to be tired cliches. I thoroughly enjoyed the
tongue-in-cheek riffs on academia however:
stifled creativity, rote memorisation, overcrowded classes—first years take note. And
while I hate to sound like one of "those" critics, I found the theme of empowerment
both refreshing and accessible. The writers
also deserve kudos for refraining from four-
letter tirades and the standard gaggle of
gross-out gags.
Although you may recognise elements of
Animal House and Revenge of the Nerds, the
final result is far more than a cookie cutter
copy: Accepted features a solid cast, light-
hearted performances and witty writing. It
presents an interesting interpretation of
higher education. If you're in the mood for
something that will give you a break from the
months of thinking you'll be doing this year,
Accepted will fill that need. @
More Service for
Now, there's more bus service for University
of British Columbia students
The 84 provides limited-stop service seven days a week between
the UBC campus and VCC-Clark SkyTrain Station along the 4th
Avenue/6th Avenue corridor. Travel time is approximately 30 minutes
—about the same as the 99 B-Line trip time between UBC and
Broadway/Commercial. And now, the 84 will run more often—every
10 minutes during weekday morning rush hours and every 12 minutes
during the afternoon rush. The 84 also provides evening service.
Connecting Richmond City Centre and Marpole with UBC, the 480
service now runs more often on weekdays. Buses now run every 12
minutes in the morning rush, every 15 minutes in the afternoon rush
and every 20 minutes during the midday period.
w    The 49 serves destinations along 49th Avenue from Metrotown to UBC.
Buses now run every 7-8 minutes westbound to UBC, weekdays from
8:30 - 10:00 am. The buses also run every 7-8 minutes in both
directions weekdays from 3-6 pm.
The 25 and 41 routes will also see additional service, as will the N17
NightBus. Two new Community Shuttle routes—the C20 and C22—
will provide transit service on the UBC campus.
For more information, including transit schedules and trip-planning assistance,
visit www.translink.bc.ca or call TransLink Customer Information at 604-953-3333.
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TRANS/tlNI THE UBYSSEY   Tuesday, 5 September, 2006
Silly dancing, haphazard slotting and 40's give Zero 7's audience what they're looking for
Zero 7
Commodore Ballroom
September 2,2006
by Kian Mintz-Woo
One of the greatest things about Zero
7 is their sheer gall: two nerdy UK
boys stand behind their laptops and
press play, emerging periodically to
tap a cymbal or add some synths. And
you better believe they bounce to the
music. In order to justify the term
"concert," Zero 7 have to bring a
group of guests to the stage. You never
know how many people will end up
performing at any given time (in one
girl's timeless words, "zero to seven").
The night began with the sounds
of vocalist Jose Gonzalez's acoustic,
mood-setting music. He took the viewers through a humble set, his eyes
focused squarely on his guitar. Jose
has a strong, dramatic voice and he
would have brought the audience in if
he tried to engage with them. He
offered a shy "yo" between a couple of
songs and explained that the next
song was a cover—it wouldn't be Jose
without a cover—and that was basically the extent of his talking. He let his
music speak for itself. His perform
ances of hit songs like "Heartbeats"
and "Hands on Your Heart" were soulful. His cover of Joy Division's "Love
Will Tear Us Apart," however, lacked
emotion—when he adds the "again" in
the chorus there is no sense of finality
or resignation. His cover of
"Teardrop," however, contrasted with
the others—there was real zeal in it,
and it was disappointing that the
crowd really only started to get into it
during the last song of his set
The audience wasn't a normal
indie crowd—Zero 7's a little too universal for that—but they enjoyed
themselves, judging from the
response at the end of their set. They
got what they came for: the easily
digestible folksy-electronica with the
always amusing Sia Furler. She came
onstage and sang a few songs and did
some of her "silly dancing." It's ironic that the most amusing part of the
show was also the most disappointing: she didn't seem to be pushing
her voice or letting herself go in her
dancing. She left me thinking that
she's done these dance moves a million times and that this was the same
old routine. Then she pulled out a 40
and began to chug. I could see that
that was the turning point—she began
to sing with more gravelly authority
and danced as if truly excited.
The music was exactly what you
expect from Zero 7, with almost no
deviations, although it was slotted in
a somewhat haphazard manner. Of
special note was Rob Mullarkey's
superb bass playing—it's too bad he
has to hide behind Zero 7 (and out of
the lights, most of the time). I've
always thought that "Futures" is one
of the few Zero 7 tracks that is fully
realized: it creates a complete aural
surrounding, and apparently others
liked it too. I also enjoyed Sia's droning in "The Pageant of the Bizarre"—
the vagueness in her slurring words
compliments the song well. Maybe
the concert worked best when they
brought something a little different
The prize for most ill-timed song
came after a fan shouted "Marry
Me!" out to Sia. The singer then
made a segue into "Distractions," a
song about divorce. It was too bad
they didn't change their order or
stop for a second. Maybe there's a
message for Zero 7 in that. @
It's not really Manbearpig, it's just me, Al Gore
An Inconvenient Truth
Now Playing
by Sunny Freeman
An Inconvenient Truth is the first
major documentary from the activist
collaboration known as Participant
Films (Syriana). The film, directed by
Davis Guggenheim and starring former U.S. vice-president Al Gore,
revolves around his struggle to reveal
the "inconvenient truth" of global climate change.
This film is proof that at times
politicians can be most effective outside politics. Though Gore emphasises that global warming is a moral
issue and neither a partisan nor a
political one, it is difficult to imagine
what the state of the ecological and
political world might be if Gore had
been elected president
The film's content is presented
through a multimedia-laden lecture
that Gore has been delivering around
the world as part of an educational
campaign on global warming for the
last 20 years. Although the prospect
of sitting through a lecture on the
environment may not seem very
thrilling, his delivery is captivating,
and that is his intent—Gore seeks to
present the evidence in such a way
that it would be impossible not to
understand, and therefore not to
believe in its dark ecological forecast.
He presents ostensibly drab data
in such a simple, compelling, and
interesting way that even the most
skeptical audience member would be
hard-pressed to deny that the "climate crisis" is imminent.
Gore reveals a discomforting
inevitability about climate change
through the use of charts and stirring images, such as the projected
effects of the melting polar ice caps.
He reveals the long list of human
and ecological impacts we will feel if
the earth's temperature continues to
rise and we continue to emit greenhouse gases.
Gore argues that terrorism is
not the only threat that nations
must guard against in this era by
paralleling 9/11 with the threat of
rising ocean levels and eventual
flooding for lower Manhattan. He
also considers the impact of scarce
water resources in the Middle East
and Africa and the effects of dispossessed refugees on the world's
most affluent nations.
His lecture not only simplifies
such a complex and easily dismissi-
ble issue, but offers viable solutions
that can be achieved at the individual
level when state-level action fails.
His optimism is refreshing. Gore
is not simply fearful, but hopeful
about our collective power to overcome this crisis.
Skeptics may justifiably question
Gore's motivations for appearing in
the film. At times, the documentary
focuses heavily on Gore's own life,
such as his history of being a
Senator's son growing up on a farm
in Tennessee, and draws seemingly
unrelated sympathy from his own
son's brush with death.
The audience is left wondering
whether this is a documentary about
Al Gore, global warming, or if this is a
new style of political campaigning.
Could Al Gore be promoting himself
as the best hope for a Democratic victory in 2008, and furthermore, could
global warming be the wedge issue in
the next presidential race?
The problem remains that no matter how convincing his message may
be, the audience for the film will be
disproportionately comprised of liberals and those who already agree
that the ecological crisis we face is a
prescient issue. Hopefully, Gore's
passion for the topic will move viewers deeply enough that his warning
will not go unheeded or dismissed
due to politicking and will instead
spread to critical swing voters.
This documentary should be
required in every science curriculum
and should be seen by every student—it is our generation that will
feel the devastating effects of global
warming and it is us who need to contribute most to the green revolution
that Gore is promoting. @
Joan Donaldson
Newsworld Scholarship
Jayson Yu Go
University of
British Columbia
Each summer CBC Newsworld awards
eight outstanding journalism students
with the Joan Donaldson Newsworld
Scholarship. In honour of
Joan Donaldson, the founding head
of CBC Newsworld, the scholarship
recipients are awarded $2,000, special
training and a four-month summer
internship at CBC Newsworld.
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Shinerama 2006
Have fun, do good
Shinerama is a national student run initiative in which over 55 universities take part
every year. This year marks the 11th anniversary of Shinerama at UBC. Students raise
funds through Shinerama events for the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, to help
find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.
Shinerama features car washes, BBQs, information booth and all kinds of fun events to
raise money for Cystic Fibrosis- the most common fatal disease affecting young
Canadians today.
For More information and to join the fun, check out Shinerama online at
www.ams.ubc.ca/shinerama, email Shinerama@ams.ubc.ca or swing by the volunteer
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Sexual Assault Support Center Needs Volunteers
Volunteer Opportunities:
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Applications available at our office (SUB 119A&B)
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We are currently seeking caring, dedicated volunteers for the 2006-2007
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5,153 THE UBYSSEY   Tuesday, 5 September, 2006
UBC oh-so close against NCAA elite
Archibald dominant in T-Bird's loss
by Boris Korby
When the Thunderbirds finally
began believing they could compete against the best Division I
basketball programs in the NCAA,
it showed.
It took a couple games, but UBC
finally looked like a team that hadn't stumbled into the wrong gym
Sunday morning against the
Wichita State Shockers, giving last
year's Sweet 16 finalists all they
could handle before falling 72-66 at
the War Memorial Gym.
Against a team which boasts
one of the best up-and-coming
coaches in the NCAA is Mark
Turgeon and is ranked number 21
in both the Associated Press and
ESPN/USA Today Coaches Polls,
UBC fought back from an early 18
point deficit to tie the game at 43
with 12 and a half minutes to play
and managed to keep it close until
the final buzzer.
The Thunderbirds began the
game playing the same sloppy basketball which saw the team lose by
double figures in both of their previous contests this weekend
against Fresno State and Arizona,
finding themselves down 28-10
before the game was 12 minutes
old, and forcing head coach Kevin
Hanson to call his second early
timeout of the half.
After settling his team down,
Hanson's T-birds came back with
their best performance of the young
season, going on a 21-7 run that
saw them allow only a single
Shocker field goal over the last eight
minutes of the half, which ended
with UBC down by just four, 3 5-31.
"A lot of [the players] have
never played against such athletic
guys," said T-Birds assistant coach
Randy Nohr. "But once the game
started and they realised it's just
basketball, and maybe they're a little more athletic but it's still basketball, they were fine."
The second half saw UBC draw
even on a three-pointer from third
year forward Matt Rachar—who
went 4-4 with 13 points and three
assists on the day— but never take
the lead, as Wichita pulled away
down the stretch and held on for
the six point victory.
T-Birds captain Casey Archibald
put in his best game of the pre-sea-
son NCAA schedule Sunday, scoring a game high 24 points on 7-11
shooting to go along with a team
high four assists.
"This is the hardest loss I think
for our team right now," said
Archibald. "Losing by six points
hurts. The other teams, not a
whole lot of people expected us to
win those games, we can chalk
them up as moral victories—I
don't  really  buy  that—but  this
DIRKS LOST TWIN? UBC frustrated Kyle Wilson and the Shockers all game . kellan higgins photo
game I thought we should've won."
In the late game on Sunday, the
T-Birds,  led by newcomer  Chris
Dyck's 12 points, couldn't overcome
Mexico State Aggies, falling 74-63.
"I think this trip is a very big part
of what our season is going to be
like," said Theus.  "Even though I
paper, that's not going to mean a
thing if we're not together as a team,
and this trip to Canada has really
allowed us to get ahead of ourselves
NBA All-star  Reggie  Theus's New     think we would've been strong on     in that respect." @
Fresno State scorches UBC in opener of NCAA exhibition series
by Boris Korby
A half hour fire alarm delay right
before tip-off wasn't the way the T-
birds wanted to welcome Fresno
State to the War Memorial Gym
Friday night, but following the bulldogs 73-57 victory, there was sure to
be no hard feelings.
Sloppy play on both sides characterised the low scoring first half that
saw UBC lead from the opening minutes before ending the half ahead by
five, 32-27.
UBC took control of the game
early with a strong defensive performance that limited Fresno to 6-
31 shooting.
Twelve Thunderbirds saw playing
time before the end of the half as
head coach Kevin Hanson prioritised
the learning experience the match
provided more the final score.
"I thought our defense wasn't that
bad except for the last five minutes
we fell apart. In the first half I
thought we really controlled the
game, and I thought our defense did
a tremendous job," said Hanson. "I
thought we got a little bit tired, their
athleticism certainly took over [in
the second half]."
The second half saw the Bulldogs
take control of the game with a dominating performance on the glass,
out-rebounding the T-Birds  25-14
and outscoring them 46-25.
"This team we played tonight
had very good offensive players.
They're very quick, they shot the
ball well, they didn't shoot the ball
well in the first half but they shot
very well in the second half," said
Hanson. "They started to play better as the game went on. You have
to remember there's 11 of their
guys that are [returning] and we've
got seven new guys, and I think
that was indicative of what happened in the second half."
Fifth-year guard Jason Birring led
the T-Birds with ten points, with
Bryson Kool and Cody Berg chipping
in with nine each.
Ja'Vance Coleman led the way
for the Bulldogs with 22 points,
while Dominic McGuire added a
double double with 12 points and
15 rebounds. @
Attention Women Students at UBC!
The FWE BC is looking for you...
british Columbia
Founded in 1993 in San Francisco, the FWE is the premier
entrepreneurial organization for women aimed at
accelerating women's opportunities to launch, lead, invest
in, and build high-growth and market-leading businesses.
With more than 1000 members worldwide, the FWE has a
national office in the United States and a chapter in Europe.
A BC chapter (the "FWE BC") was founded in August 2002.
The FWE BC is currently looking for women
students at UBC to participate in its Student
Internship Program.
The Student Internship Program is a one year internship
program aimed at women students at UBC, which includes
training by industry professionals on venture capital,
private equity and entrepreneurial topics, a summer work
experience with a private equity or venture capital firm, and
direct mentoring with entrepreneurs.
If you are a female student at UBC who is interested
in learning about private markets, venture capital, and
entrepreneurship; willing to dedicate your time to the
program; and meet one of the following criteria, we want
to hear from you!
a. Enrolled in the Sauder School of Business MBA Program,
b. Enrolled in a Masters level Science or Engineering
Program, or
c. Starting your 3rd or 4th year of an undergraduate
program in the Faculty of Science/Engineering, or
d. Starting your 3rd year of an undergraduate program in
the Sauder School of Business.
Please come to an Information Session to learn more about this exciting opportunity:
Engineering/Science Students: Sept 12th 1:00pm, CEME Building, Room 1206
For Sauder Students: Sept 14th 1:00pm, David Lam Forum in the Henry Angus Building
H Capital
Interested student; should submit 4 copies of their
application package, which must include:
• A cover letter outlining why you would like to
participate in the program.
• Student "status".
• A one page resume.
• A copy (internet copy sufficient) of your transcripts from
your last 2 years of university/college.
Applications are due no later than Monday,
September 25th:
Students in Commerce: the Drop Box at the Business Career
Centre at UBC
Students in Engineering/Commerce: the Front desk of career
services at UBC.
For more information about the Student Internship
Program or about the FWE BC, please visit our website at
www.fwe.ca or contact Lisa Bingham at lisa@fwe.ca or
The FWE BC was founded with the help of Davis S Company. 14
Tuesday, 5 September, 2006   THE UBYSSEY
Dear AMS: Check your Perspectives...
In reaction to the Essay Experts ads that ran in
an Alma Mater Society (AMS) affiliated
publication last year, the student society passed
a motion in one of its committees stating that
"any AMS subsidiary should not implicitly or
explicitly promote academic dishonesty."
Former AMS President Spencer Keys and
current President Kevin Keystone both openly
admitted that Essay Experts promoted
academic dishonesty and that it was prudent
that they be boycotted from publications and
promotional materials indefinitely.
Even Essay Experts, a company that creates
custom-made essays, stated implicitly that their
work could be used dishonestly. There is "no
way of specifically binding [our customers] to
something that they are not going to act out [for]
their own purpose," they said in a previous
Ubyssey article, adding that they couldn't
guarantee their work would not be plagiarised.
Once Perspectives, the Chinese-English
newspaper that ran the ads, became aware of
Essay Experts' alleged improprieties, it was
expected that they would terminate their
contract The editor-in-chief at the time, Chris
Wong, told the Ubyssey that this would occur.
Fast forward to September 2006:
Perspectives has been caught once again
running ads from Essay Experts. In addition to
breaking last year's promise of reform, they
also went against the motion that was passed by
the AMS in 2005.
Upon this discovery, the AMS looked into
the matter and determined that there was no
one at fault except themselves.
Granted, it's true that the legislative
memory of the AMS inevitably falls victim to
oversight when there is staff turnover from
year to year. And unfortunately, this affects
every level of student government. Current VP
Administration David Yuen asserts that this
oversight will be properly addressed this year.
But wait, wasn't Kevin Keystone around in
2005, just like he is now?
The AMS claims there was a "lapse in
communication." Translation? "We aren't
doing our job."
Not holding Perspectives accountable,
despite evidence that they clearly broke
regulations, sends the message to other
affiliated organisations that AMS rulings don't
have to be followed. Why make policies if they
won't be enforced?
The AMS explanation is that the motion
passed through a committee that didn't have
jurisdiction over student society subsidiaries
and therefore Perspectives couldn't be held
accountable. But as far as we can tell, passing a
law through a committee that has no legislative
power over the very organisation it's trying to
regulate is a pretty terrible way to govern our
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student society.
In order for an AMS subsidiary to agree to
an outside contract, they must go through the
AMS first. Perspectives circumvented the whole
procedure by consulting their own contracts.
The AMS claim that they cannot be punished
for doing so because the contract that
Perspectives had with Essay Experts was a
verbal agreement. Why the AMS considers a
verbal agreement between student
organisations and businesses acceptable isn't
clear to us.
Last week, in reaction to the advertisements
in the paper, a bigger committee with direct
overseeing powers over AMS subsidiaries, the
Student Administrative Commission (SAC),
passed a motion that carried the spirit of the
motion that was passed by the
Communications Planning Group in 2005. This
time, the hope is that it will prevent their
affiliated clubs from running these ads again.
Perspectives has been advised not to do
such things in the future. But there hasn't
been any indication that the AMS will not
"forget" this the next time one of its
organisations makes such a grievous
It was up to the AMS to stop a publication
from advertising for an organization that
assumes a laissez-faire attitude to academic
dishonesty by saying that they can't help it if it
happens. The AMS, in turn, initially passed a
motion to stop them from doing so through an
impotent sub-committee with no special
powers to enforce the motion. The motion was
a mere formality. They only showed serious
concern about the problem once they were
called on it.
So is the AMS governing us or are we
governing them? @
How do you feel about students using Essay Experts or other services like it?
-Kaitlynn Livingstone
Science 1
like cheating, but I
guess it depends on
how they're using
it's pretty terrible."
-Jesse Ory
Science 1
"Oh no, that's brutal. If someone's
really rich, then
they can go online
and buy a paper,
but other people
have to actually
write them."
-Keegan Bursaw
"I'd turn [the students] in. Hurt
them. Fail them."
-Firaz Hassan
Commerce 1
'That's so cool. It's
cool but maybe it's
illegal or something. I don't know."
-Zosia Cassie
History/Theatre 5
"When you go
online and buy it,
that kind of defeats
the purpose. I think
it's silly. Get tutoring and write your
own papers and
get your degree."
In response to the
Ubyssey's August 16 editoral:
While I applaud your effort to shed some
light on one of UBC's most significant and
important undertakings, your comments
regarding the Marine Drive Student
Residences are inaccurate.
The $30 million increase in project
costs you refer to are the direct result of
delays caused by a tiny but vocal minority
that pitted viewscapes from a small portion of the intertidal zone against the provision of high density student housing on
As a result of this campaign, and subsequent pressure from the GVRD Board of
Directors, UBC Housing was forced to make a
series of design revisions, which had significant impact on the cost and feasibility of the
overall project Design revisions resulted in
the loss of 324 student beds from the original
2,000, and a project cost per bed increase
from approximately $62,600 to $85,900.
This, in addition to steadily increasing material and labour prices, will cost the University an
additional $28 million to complete the project.
It is also important to note that in no
way did UBC ever violate GVRD bylaws in
relation to the Marine Drive Student
Residences. The Marine Drive Student
Residences has always been in accordance
with the UBC Official Community Plan, a
bylaw of the GVRD; the UBC/GVRD
Memorandum of Understanding (2000);
and the GVRD Park Management Plan.
—Dennis Pavlich
Vice-President, UBC External & Legal
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photo editor
copy editor
Come by the office
and talk to an editor for more details.
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