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volume 77 issue 4
Tuesday, September 19, 1995
UBC alumnus sues RCMP constable
by Simon Rogers
A UBC alumnus is suing an
RCMP constable over an alleged
misuse of force that occurred on
campus last spring.
Paul Kent-Snowsell, a UBC
law school graduate, claims he
was physically assaulted by a
University Endowment Lands
(UEL) RCMP officer at a fraternity-sponsored dinner dance in
the spring of 1994.
Snowsell has launched a civil
suit against Constable Peter
Joseph Kennedy for an undisclosed amount in reparations for
the injuries he sustained in a
physical altercation with the constable.
The confrontation between
Snowsell and Kennedy began
after the RCMP were called in to
handle   a   dispute   between
"This was in my
view a case where
the RCMP, the two
officers involved,
were prepared to
tailor their evidence ..."
-Judge
Keith J. Libby
SnowselPs friend and a bartender
over the whereabouts of a bottle
of alcohol.
Snowsell claims Kennedy was
overly-aggressive from the outset.
"He came right up to me, within
inches of my face, and began
barking orders," Snowsell said.
Snowsell was forced to the
floor as the constable twisted his
arm behind his back. Snowsell
was then struck in the head by
Kennedy's baton. A bleeding
Snowsell was further restrained as
the constable used his baton to
apply a choke hold.
"As he had the baton pressed
up against my neck, I was fighting for air, trying to yell that I
couldn't breath," Snowsell said.
He maintains it was only upon
seeing all the blood that Kennedy
relaxed his grip.
Snowsell was later charged
TWO STUDENTS LOOK at one of the new anti-date rape posters.
PHOTO BY SIOBHAN ROANTREE
AMS sponsors'Broken Mike' forum
by Alison Cole
Student apathy once again
rears its ugly face at UBC.
The Alma Mater Society's
(AMS) first open mike session last
Wednesday aftemcon was officially
cancelled due to sound equipment
problems, but it wasn't as if masses
of interested students were turned
away. In feet, the turnout was practically non-existent
Namiko Kunimoto, AMS vke-
ems
to poor riming and location, as
well as to 'Wednesday's unusually
nice weather.
"live at Lunch" and "Laughs
at Lunch" were taking place in the
SUB at the same time, Kunimoto
noted. "It's hard to drag people
away from free entertainment and
free food to come and talk about
politics in a small, crowded
lounge."
The SUB's conversation pit,
the ideal location for an open discussion group like this to take
place, is not yet ready for use as it
is still undergoing renovations.
The AMS plans to use the conversation lounge, which will be
equipped with a podium and microphone, in the future for the
monthly "open mike" meetings.
Kunimoto expects a better turn
out for the future open mike ses
sions, since there will be more
time to advertise and encourage
students to attend and voice their
concerns.
She added that she hoped
council members, who also didn't
show up on Wednesday, would
be in attendance at the next discussion.
"I think the main point is for
us to be there, and get out there
and make ourselves accessible, so
students can talk to us,"
Kunimoto said. "If they choose
not to talk to us that's fine, that's
their choice, as long as we're fulfilling our responsibility by being
there and being accessible."
with assaulting an officer in the
execution of his duty, but was
subsequently acquitted.
Judge KeithJ. Libby, who tried
Snowsell's case, called the
RCMP officers' conduct "reprehensible" and recommended
their commanding officer conduct a review of their actions.
"I think it totally inappropriate
that this man even had been
brought to court," Libby said in
his judgement.
"This was in my view a case
where the RCMP, the two officers involved were prepared to tailor their evidence to cover their
behinds as a result of the actions
that they took."
In an interview with The Ubyssey, Fred Barber, Staff Sergeant of
the UEL RCMP detachment,
defended the constables' actions.
"I have confidence in my officers," Barber said. "I was satisfied
with what they did and how they
acted at the time."
Snowsell met with the RCMP
in an out of court settlement conference last month, but the
RCMP refused to setde for the
terms of reparations Snowsell is
seeking.
The New Westminster lawyer
is seeking reparations for the pain
and suffering caused by the injury
to his head, black eyes and swelling. Legal expenses, dented bills
and costs for damaged clothing
are also being claimed.
Snowsell's civil suit is scheduled to go to trial in January.
New anti-date rape
campaign aimed at men
by Matt Thompson
Men at UBC are telling other
men to say no as part of a new
campaign against acquaintance
sexual assault.
Organized by the university
Acquaintance Sexual Assault
Committee, the campaign differs
from previous anti-acquaintance
sexual assault efforts by specifically targeting men.
"The best way to
combat acquaintance sexual assault is through
education ... "
- Cheng Hen Lee,
AMS Safety
Commissioner
"Acquaintance sexual assault
campaigns are usually targeted at
the women, telling women what
not to do and how to take precautions," said Cheng Hen Lee, the
AMS safety commissioner and one
of the project's organizers. "But
now we want to take a different approach and target the men.
"We believe the best way to
combat acquaintance sexual assault is through education, and we
need to target both men and
women. It has to be a collective
effort."
The campaign makes use of
four different posters, each featuring a male UBC students
speaking out on acquaintance
sexual assault.
"Sexual assault affects virtually everyone," fourth year Dietetics student David Wellingham
was quoted as saying on one of
the posters. "If not you directly,
then someone you care about.
Some men become defensive.
Others, like me, take the offensive to work to create change."
AMS Vice President Namiko
Kunimoto said having men on
the posters is a positive step. "I
think now is the time for men to
get involved and become part of
the solution," Kunimoto said.
"The posters show women that
there are men out there who
care."
Kunimoto said there is an
awareness problem on campus,
citing a recent student safety report finding that 14.5 percent of
campus residents agreed with the
statement that "intoxicated
women are usually willing to
have sexual relations."
"It's not a problem limited to
just first-year students, either,"
Kunimoto said. "This is a prevalent problem campus-wide."
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Notices
Nominations are invited for
Student Representatives to the
Faculty of Arts
(a) one representative from the
combined major, honours, graduate
and diploma students in each of the
Departments and Schools in the
Faculty of Arts.
(b) Two representatives from each
of the First and Second year Arts
Student representatives are full
voting members in the meetings of
the Faculty of Arts, and are
appointed to committees of the
Fauclty.
Nominations are available from
School and Departmental offices,
the Dean of Arts office (B130
Buchanan), and the Arts Advising
office (A201 Buchanan), and Arts
Undergraduate Society office.
'TWEEN CLASSES
Tuesday Sept. 1
9th
Friday Sept. 22nd
Overeaters Anonymous -
Thursday Sept. 21 st
Forestry Undergrad Society -
Weekly meeting for compul
UBC New Democrats -
"Undercut 95" Dance
sive overeaters, bulimics and
Speaker: Svend Robinson
featuringjazzberry Ram
anorexics. 12:30 pm
12:30 pm Buchanan A100
Tix $10 from SUB box office
Lutheran Campus Centre
or FUS members
8:00 -12:00 am SUB Ballroom
Completed nomination forms for
(a) must be in the hands of the
relevant Department/School in the
Faculty of Arts not later than
4:00pm Friday, September 22,
1995. Completed nomination forms
for (b) must be delivered to the
Registrar's Office in Brock Hall no
later than 4:00 pm poon Friday,
September 22, 1995. Note: In
constituencies from which no
nominations have been received by
the deadline there will be no
representation.
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Tuesday September 19th
12:30pm
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AMS Update -,
CLUBS DAYS - Sept. 20 - 22    Your UBC Forums
Ever want to learn a martial art? How about ballroom dancing? Want to learn about a different
culture? Or just find a bunch of people to bzzr
garden with?
If you have an interest, we've got a club for you.
There will be over one hundred and seventy clubs
displayed throughout the SUB and they're all looking
for new members.  So if you've ever wanted to join a
club, come out on Clubs Days and talk to current
members.  If you don't know what the heck to join,
come out and look around — you probably won't
believe there's a club that shares your interests.
CLUB DAYS occur on September 20, 21 & 22 all
throughout the SUB.  It's far out, free and absolutely
fabulous. Everyone will be there so check it out!
Vice President, Student and Academic Services, Maria
Klawe and Vice President Academic and Provost Dan
Birch are holding a series of informal forums to seek
input from students and other members of the UBC community on how they can improve various aspects of the
University.
The first forum will be held Wed., Sept. 27th, from 12:30
to 2:00 in the Conversation Pit, SUB and will focus on
Admissions and Registration. A panel including students
and members of the Registrar's Office will respond to concerns and suggestions.
Subsequent forums include:
Safety on Campus - Oct. 27 * Access to Computing -
Nov. 8 * Teaching and Evaluation - Jan. 19 * Library and
Study Space - Feb. 14 * The First Year Experience -March 7
For more info, please contact Namiko Kunimoto, AMS Vice
President @ 822-3092.
ALMA MATER SOCIETY
STUDENT SOCIETY OF UBC
Prepared by your student society
The Ubyssey
Tuesday, September 19,1995 news
AMS to ask UBC students to cut athletics funding
by Sarah Galashan
In an attempt to strengthen the
Alma Mater Society's (AMS) external lobbying efforts, students
will be asked to cut funding to
athletics in a referendum next
January.
If the referendum passes, the
$7 athletic fee currently paid by
full-time students will be reallocated by the AMS. $3.50 will be
earmarked for a special fund
dedicated to "external and university lobbying and advocacy."
Coordinator of External Affairs Dave Borins said the external affairs department currently
has a $40,000 budget, but can
only use $5,000 for lobbying
projects. "The rest is burned on
office expenses...There is very little money that is actually available for discretionary lobbying
funds."
Director of Administration and
Referendum Committee Chair
Am Johal said the fund will allow
the AMS to lobby for 30,000 students more effectively. He said
the AMS cannot be an effective
political vehicle without the
funds.
Johal compared the AMS's
budget for external lobbying to
that of Langara College, which
has only 6,000 students com
pared to UBC's 30,000 yet has an
external lobbying budget of
$40,000.
Richard Bell, financial resources coordinator of Langara's
student union, said their students
pay 25 cents per credit on a maximum of fifteen credits towards
external lobbying. Bell added that
it was about time UBC students
took on their fair share of lobbying. "We're tired of carrying
UBC's weight, especially considering that their tuition is probably
going up $3,000-$4,000."
Athletic Department Director
Bob Philip supported the proposal, despite the loss of revenue
it will mean for his department.
The Department plans to charge
admission for varsity games to
make up for some of the lost revenue and the AMS has offered to
help with promotion.
Philip said charging admission
might actually increase attendance at UBC athletic events.
"People tend to place more value
on something they've paid for,"
he explained.
Both Philip and the AMS said
a reduction in athletic programs
is unlikely since the department
will still receive $125.22 from
each student through the university's student activity fee.
Ninth annual AIDS Walk set to stroll
How to Get Involved
Registration and pledge
forms for AIDS Walk '95 are
available at Starbucks, The
Body Shop and the Pacific
AIDS Resource Center at 1107
Seymour Street
Participants are encouraged
to register to make the process
easier. Tfou can do one of two
things:
1. Call 878-1295 to register
by phone or fax
2. Drop in at the Pacific
AIDS Resource Center
At the Walk:
On Sunday, Sept 24 bring
your pledge forms and cash
collected to Second Beach.
Registration begins at 8:30 am.
and shortly thereafter, the entertainment will start and last
until the walk begins at 11 a.m.
Walk Routes:
There are three routes all
starting and finishing at
Ceperley Park (the park with
the fire engine next to Second
Beach).
1. 2 km walk around Lost
Lagoon
2. 6.5 km walk to Brockton
Point and back
3. 10 km walk around the
Seawall
For more information, call
the AIDS Walk office at 878-
1295.        '     "
by Jenn Kuo
The ninth annual AIDS Walk
will take place this Sunday, September 24 at Ceperley Park to
raise funds for persons with
AIDS.
The major beneficiary of the
walk is the BC Persons With Aids
Society (BCPWA), a society dedicated to helping women with
HIV or AIDS to live and keep
healthy through their Complementary Health Fund (CHF).
Members of the BCPWA,
whose monthly incomes are under $ 1,500 and are HIV Positive,
are eligible to receive up to $ 100
a month for supplies and treatments not covered by the BC
Medical Services Plan.
"[The program] empowers the
individual to work with their
medical practitioners to find
other alternatives," said Brian
Thomas of BCPWA. These alternatives range from vitamins,
herbs and nicotine patches to acupuncture, massage and counselling.
On average, BCPWA gives
CHF grants to 225 people a
month with the money coming
from the AIDS walk and community donations.
Although most of the funds
from the AIDS Walk will be going to BCPWA, Walk Manager
Audrey Anthony said "a small
percentage of what we accrue
from the Walk goes to what we
call our Partner Agencies."
A Loving Spoonful, one organization which will be benefiting from the Walk, is an organization which provides, at no cost
to clients, a week's worth of supplementary fresh frozen food to
people with HIV or AIDS who
are homebound or at a risk of sig-
The remaining $3.50 from the
athletic fund will be divided
among resource groups. The Student Environment Centre, Women's Centre, Global Development
Centre and Gays, Lesbians and
Bisexuals of UBC (GLBUBC) will
receive $1.50. Intramurals will receive $1.50 to maintain and improve existing programs and the
WU.S.C. refugee fund will receive
50 cents to continue UBC's support of two refugee students at
UBC each year.
A second referendum question
on the January ballot will ask students to pay a $3 increase in stu
dent fees over the next three years
to create the 'Evelyn Lett
Childcare Bursary Fund.' The
money collected will be matched
dollar for dollar by the University,
and the interest generated by the
fund will be used to provide bursaries for UBC students with child
care needs.
"University child care was previously lobbied for by students,
and now that it is being built on
campus at St. Andrews, it must be
made affordable," said Johal. "I
think that both these reforms are
comprehensive and have something for everyone."
The AMS plans to collect 1,000
signatures from students to generate interest in the referendum and
to guarantee enough students will
vote in the referendum to reach quorum. They are hoping this will also
give an indication ofthe number of
people who are planning to vote.
As an incentive for students to
vote, a possible free tuition draw will
be held during the referendum.
The AMS encourages all students
with concerns to attend open meetings held in the SUB, room 245 at
7:00 pm on Thursdays.
Student Rec Centre set to show off coop
by Wah-Kee Ting
The long awaited Student
Recreation Centre (SRC) is now
partially open for business, and
the new high-tech BirdCoop
weight room will be open within
a week.
The doors will officially open
on October 13 in conjunction
with UBC's 80th anniversary,
but Intramurals will begin running some programs this week.
All free drop-in programs, including badminton, volleyball
and basketball will be open to
the students beginning September 18.
The $9 mttlioa dollar SRC
has three full-sized gyms on the
upper level. It also has the
BirdCoop, a studio for aerobics
and dancing, a Dojo studio for
martial arts and administrative
offices for Intramurals.
A major feature of the SRC is
the BirdCoop, which will be
open on September 25. Occupying an area of 8,000 square feet,
it has the latest in high-tech
equipment including a Virtual
Reality Bike and Treadwall, a
rotating mountain climbing wall.
It will also contain the latest in
weight training equipment
Sound inside the BirdCoop
will be provided by two white
spheres. The omni-directional
speakers are designed to "cover
a lot of area with two speakers,"
said Scott Morrison who installed
the system.
The Workit Circuit is a 45,
minute workout which alternates
exercises between machines for
strength training and stairs for
cardiorespiratory conditioning, A
to tell the participant when to
move to the next station.
Less than one quarter of the
2,500 members of die old weight
room were women. *Tbe
BirdCoop is going to cater to
women as well as men," said Associate Coordinator of Intramural Sports and Recreation Sonya
Lumholst-Smith. "I think that
with 53 percent of the students
being women, they need a place
where they can feel comfortable,''
Lumholst-Smith also said that efforts have been made to cater to
the older adults and people with
disabilities.
The BirdCoop will also offer a
Buddies program for the physi-
cally challenged and a Changing Aging program for older
adults. In the Buddies program,
people with a physical disability will be matched up with a
qualified Buddy on an ongoing
basis, to help them design a safe
and effective workout. The
Changing Aging program is designed to promote active living
for older adults with an emphasis on managing their own mental, physical and social health.
Wendy Pilla, a BirdCoop supervisor working for the Buddies
program, is really excited about
(he new SRC. "Ifs a whole package deal, and I think it is about
time the students get what they
are paying for it; they are going
to get more than what they ever
thought were getting."
*It is about time the varsity
athletes have the proper,
equipped facility to work out in,
and we are really looking forward to it," said supervisor Chris
Bogart.
UBC students can try out the
BirdCoop free of charge from
September 25-29. The old
weight room will also be open,
free to UBC students.
MUSCLE BIRDS will flock to the new facitlites at RecFac.
nificant weight loss because they
don't have the energy to cook and
eat.
A Loving Spoonful will be using any of the proceeds they receive to run their operations or
programs and to buy food for clients. Their presence at the Walk
will also promote and raise
awareness of their organization
and allow them to provide their
services to more people.
The McLaren Housing Society
of BC, another organization
which will be benefitting, provides a place for people to live
with HIV or AIDS who are in
need of housing. Any money they
SIOBHAN ROANTREE/UBYSSEY FILE PHOTO
receive from the Walk will be
used direcdy for the purpose of
providing housing for people.
Other agencies which will be
benefitting are Positive Women's
Network, Wings Housing Society,
Victoria Persons With AIDS Society and YouthCo.
Tuesday, September 19,1995
The Ubyssey feedback
The Ubyssey
asked students:
"What is your favourite
substance to douse and
how much will you
abuse it this year?"
photos by Andy Bonfield
The Ubyssey holds staff meetings
every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.
All students are welcome to attend,
and encouraged to come out and
participate In their student newspaper.
This week, The Ubyssey will be discussing
selection of its Ombuddies.
THIS PARTY
COULD
CHANGE
YOUR LIFE
If you are in third or fourth year and you're looking for a
career in the business world, come see us. We're Chartered
Accountants from firms downtown and in the Lower
Mainland, and we'll be on campus to talk with you about
career possibilities in one of the most stable professions -
chartered accountancy.
There are jobs available in chartered accountancy for non-
Commerce grads from all disciplines. The CA Education
Foundation has $2,000 scholarships available to make the
decision even easier. Chartered Accountants come from all
backgrounds, bringing new skills and diversity to this growing, dynamic profession.
Chartered Accountants set the standard for accounting
and auditing in Canada and, because of their education and
training, are in demand by business around the world.
Here is an opportunity to talk to CAs on an informal
basis at a social evening and explore opportunities. You may
be an ideal candidate for Canada's fastest-growing profession.
DATE: Wednesday, September 20
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
PLACE: David Lam Management Research
Centre Forum, U.B.C, Vancouver
RSVP: Colin Wong, 681-3264
For more information call The Institute of Chartered
Accountants of British Columbia at 681-3264. Visit our
Internet site at http://www.ica.bc.ca
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Chartered
Accountants
of British
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Stephanie Hewalo
Arts
"My favourite substance
to abuse is my friends.
I'll abuse them for rides
and parties; I'll abuse
them just too much to
mention."
Brandon Jackson
Psychology 4
"Chemically enriched
junk foods and non-foods
such as cheetos and
freetos; things that contain the minimalest
amounts of nutrition."
Chris James
English/Anthro 4
"Peanut butter. In summertime I would have a
peanut butter and banana sandwich a day, that's
at least two Costco tubs
per summer. "
19P5 - 1995
.x'YfcARa of Leadership
Dylan Roche
Arts2
"It probably would be
coffee. Sometimes upwards of four cups a
day."
Michael Granum
Human Kinetics 3
"Alcohol. A case tonight/,
Maybe two cases a week."
(survey note: this was
by far the most popular response.)
Luis Goyzueta
Computer Science 3
"Iplay cards all day long
and skip classes. Pretty
much all day."
You are invited!
We are over 180 UBC faculty, staff, students,
administrators and associations who support the
implementation ot measures to create an inclusive and
non-discriminatory climate at UBC.
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graduate students and faculty in political science, who are
committed to creating a healthy and open environment in
theunh*ersitycotnrnunity.
If you share the goal of improving the climate at UBC and
, of promoting constructive change throughout the institution,
please support President Strangway's efforts to address
issues of racism and sexism and join the Coalition for an
Inclusive University. Send your name and e-mail address
to trew9unixg.ubc.ca or fax 822-8777, or drop by me
Women's Students Office, Centre for Research in Women's
Studies and Gender Relations, the Graduate Student Society
or the Alma Mater Society offices.
Coalition for an
Inclusive University
Faculty of Dentistry
The University of British Columbia
Department of Endodontics
The UBC Dental Clinic is
accepting patients for
ROOT CANAL
TREATMENT
Referrals should be sent in
writing to
The Faculty of Dentistry,
University of British Columbia,
2199 Wesbrook Mall,
Vancouver BC, V6T 123,
Attention: Shauna Singh.
Please include a periapical
radiograph of the involved tooth
for screening.
Further details of referral
can be obtained by
contacting Shauna Singh at
822-5668.
The Ubyssey
Tuesday, September 19,1995 Hackers are not all that Suspect after all
The Usual Suspects
at the Granville 7
by Peter T. Chattaway
If you're in dire need of a neo-
noir fix and you missed your
chance to see Steve Soderbergh's
superbly crafted The Underneath,
drop everything right now and go
see Bryan Singer's The Usual Suspects. Though bereft of femme
fatales and the visual dexterity
that marked Soderbergh's entry,
this slick thriller has all the paranoid charm and narrative schizophrenia you've come to expect
from the best noir flicks, and it's
made all the more enjoyable by a
dynamite cast.
That much is obvious right from
the start, when five criminals are
rounded up by the police for a
suspects line-up and they lampoon the whole procedure. What
they do take seriously is the fact
that all of them are actual criminals; the police normally summon
one authentic felon and four
Mummies". If twice is coincidence
and thrice is conspiracy, putting
five former convicts in the same
police station definitely reeks of
"set-up".
But while they're in the cell,
they might as well plan a job together, which is what the manic
McManus (the stubbled, glassy-
eyed Stephen Baldwin) soon proposes. The rest are into the idea,
except for Dean Keaton (Gabriel
Byrne, sort of a poor filmmaker's
Al Pacino), an ex-corrupt ex-cop
who apparently wants nothing
more out of life than to start a restaurant business with his lawyer
girlfriend [Blown Away's Suzy
Amis).
Keaton does agree to help them
get their hilarious revenge against
the brutal NYPD: once out of the
can, the five perform a quick, clean
sting that makes them all richer
and gets 15 on-the-take cops
busted by their own department.
After that, Keaton wants out,
but he finds it increasingly difficult to shake his new compadres,
especially when a Pakistani envoy named Kobayashi (Pete
Postlethwait) arrives bearing a
message from Kaiser Soze. The existence of the Kaiser has never
been proved - Verbal Gint (Kevin
Spacey) calls him "a spook story
that criminals tell their kids at
night" — but somebody out there
seems to know all about these five
aiminals and their private lives,
and it is that somebody who arranged for them to meet in the
police line-up. And now he wants
them to go on a suicide mission —
and if they don't comply, friends
and family will get hurt.
Puzzling over the identity of this
arch-criminal bogeyman (if, indeed, he exists) is one of The Usual
Suspects' many pleasures. Add to
that John Ottman's powerful score,
the complex flashback narratives,
and a grab bag of magnificent
character actors — Byrne's tortured conscience is perfectly
complemented by Chazz
Palmiriteri's tough-guy detective,
Benicio Del Toro's effete gangster,
and Kevin Pollak's droll explosives
expert, among others - and
you've got one of the best kickass
movies of the year.
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Seattle, 1988. Dade Murphy has
been sentenced to probation from
computers until his 18th birthday
because he started a computer
virus more effective than any other
virus in history. Directed by Iain
Softley, who most recently helmed
the Beatles biopic Backbeat,
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Seven years later, Dade (Johnny
Lee Miller) is moving to New York
with his mom. He is being forced
to start his senior year at a new
school, but since he is 18, he now
has access to his computer. Battling the local police, the FBI, and
the evil sysop at Ellington Mineral
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hacker friends, Dade uncovers a
worm, exposes a conspiracy, and
falls in love with Kate (Angelia
Jolie), one of his fellow hackers.
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not really expecting much from
this movie. I thought it was just
another one dfthose commercial
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group of rollerblading, hip, young,
computer hackers.
This movie, however, is nothing like the trailer. It has smart,
funny scenes and, save for one
scene, it does not go out of its way
to use technical computer lingo
and thereby seem like a legitimate
"computer movie". The scene
where one hacker denies that he
is a computer addict is particularly
funny. Calling the computer virus
Leonardo Da Vinci was a nice
touch too, as there is a real virus
in existence called Michelangelo.
The special effects weren't all
that bad either. In the beginning
of the movie, as he is flying into
New York, Dade looks out the window of the plane at the city's tall
buildings and all the parallel
streets. Suddenly, we are in his
mind and the city streets look
more like a computer's motherboard.
When he plays computer
games, he enters the game world
and things fly by so quickly that if
the screen was any bigger, you
would think you were in an
Omnimax movie.
When an actor is "hacking",
they jump into the computer and
its swirl of background colours,
moving at an accelerated speed. I
really enjoyed the effect of moving the camera shots faster while
the actors were working with
their computers. It was like the
speed of a computer's data-processing translated into big-screen
action.
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movie, you should definitely go
out and see it. It strays away from
the reqcent slew of depressing
drama movies out there, and it
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The Ubyssey Moe Berg trivial but brilliant
JENNKUO
The Pursuit of Happiness
September 14 at the Town Pump
by Chris Nuttall-Smith
There's nothing extraordinary about The Pursuit of Happiness' Moe
Berg. "We just do the same thing that everyone else does, you know,
have a little drink and a bite to eat and go poopie and that kind of
thing," the thirty-something frontmanAyricist cum Canadian pop demigod conceded to The Ubysseylast Thursday.
For the star attraction of a band featured in the likes of Spin magazine and responsible for the current hit single 'Young and in Love/
Berg is downright self-effacing. So long as he's not on stage.
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aU-the-words-to-aU-your-incredible-songs TPOH groupies
and a great room - like the Town Pump last Thursday - and
Berg is transformed into a witty, hard driving pop star. Or "Mr.
Shit," as only Berg could want to be called.
"I don't know if all you have heard, 'cause I don't have
access to Rolling Stone or People magazine, but in case you
haven't heard, and if ever you run into me or something and
you don't mind, could you please just refer to me as 'Mr. Shit?'"
So with bright green barrettes fighting to hold the long
blond hair out of his face (it's the Tori Spelling look, he said)
and a tee-shirt that not-so-mysteriously read "four inches"
draping his skeletal frame. Berg and his five-person band
found happiness smack in the middle of Gastown.
The music was great. The sound wasn't good, wasn't bad.
They played everything: 'No Reason,' 'White Man,' their signature 'Gretzky Rocks/ 'She's so young/ 'Confusion/ "Young
and in Love.' And the bang-on background vocals of Pursuit
"chicks" Kris Abbott and Rachel Oldfield's cast an ethereal
dimension on Berg's whiny, simpleton voice.
But somewhere between all the energy and the showmanship Berg's whimsical lyrics got lost, often indecipherable.
It's a fucking shame when a verse like: "We dig Chinese
call-girls and black street ladies / but we marry chicks like
Kathie Lee and Marcia Brady / our clothes are boring and our
food is bland / but no one can drink like a white man can,"
gets lost.
Berg said that "White Man' was representative of much of
TPOH's new release Where's the Bone? "It's more topical and
not quite so paranoid as our other albums. Most of the subject-matter is dealt with in a funny or ironic or whimsical
manner," he said. And with a hint of a smirk he concluded,
"There's nothing I feel I can't trivialize."
But trivial or not, TPOH's lyrics are brilliant. Berg says that
he's never sure who he's writing for because he still can't
figure out who the average Pursuit of Happiness listener is.
With his off-stage modesty. Berg adds that with few excep-
^       tions, his lyrics aren't a good record of real situations.
photo       "I don't think that my life is so wildly interesting that I
could sustain listeners' interest for forty minutes. I definitely have
to embellish a little," he said.
Berg doesn't try to act like he leads a wild life. In between loads
of laundry ("Yeah, we do laundry, who's going to do it? Do you
think we just drop it off at the record company so they can do it?")
he says he just does "ordinary stuff."
Like watch Beverly Hills 90210. After explaining his Tori Spelling look to Thursday's crowd, Mr. Shit got to bantering about the
shoWs season premiere. "Can you believe it. Donna gets all drunk
and Ray still didn't fuck her!" he whined to the near-capacity crowd.
"Well you know what J was doing when I was watching it."
And so frontmanAyricist Canadian pop demi-god Mr. Shit and
The Pursuit of Happiness will probably go on to make more records
and draw bigger crowds to better venues with clearer PA's. But Mr.
Shit doesn't really seem to give one.
"We're going to go out and entertain Canadians, that's our job. I
don't set unreasonable goals for myself, I just want to play and
haye some fun, just like Sheryl Crow."
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Baryshnikov outshines his troupe
The White Oak Dance Project
with Mikhail Baryshnikov
September 14-16
at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
by Rachana Raizada
Ballet British Columbia, celebrating its tenth
anniversary this year, commenced its 1995-1996
danceAlive series with an absorbing program of
modern dance.
The White Oak Dance Project was founded by
Mikhail Baryshnikov in 1990 in cooperation with
Mark Morris, enfant terrible of the dance scene
and the reigning queen of modern dance. Initiated as a project among mature artists operating
as equals, it is also a means of showcasing works
by lesser known choreographers. The evening
began with make like a tree by one such choreographer, Kraig Patterson. It turned out to be an
intriguing piece set to some edgy, plaintive music [String Quartet No. 1 by Alberto Ginastera)
played live by the excellent White Oak Chamber
Ensemble.
Mr. Patterson is a long-time member of the
Mark Morris Dance Group and that influence is
very obvious in the choreography: the familiar
stomach crawls across the floor, the slight vulgarity and androgyny exuded by the movement.
As the lights dimmed for the second piece and
the string quintet began the first of various compositions by Giovanni Pergolesi, the heightened
anticipation of the audience was palpable.
Mr. Baryshnikov was simply superb in
Pergolesi, excelling with a casual, controlled ease
of movement combined with his unique droll
style. Even though this piece by Twyla Tharp
pokes fun at classical ballet, even picking on some
steps in particular (for example, those rather ugly
hops in arabesque from Swan Lake), it is a tribute to Baryshnikov and his command of pure classical technique that it is never foo silly. From the
moment of his elegant entrance to the last dramatic flourish of his arms, as he pretends to conduct the music to a close, he is brilliant, compelling and funny. A rare virtuoso who takes his
work, but not himself, seriously.
Merce Cunningham is a choreographer who
"thinks in terms of neither music nor steps but
segments of time". "Given ten seconds," he says,
'the dancer has to define the phrase and accent
something within the time." That may
have been the root of the problem with
his piece Signals. The choreography is
dulled by too much empty space, both
in the movement and in the music, even
though the dancers are strong and bold.
It did not help that it was danced to a
noisy and random industrial soundscape.
Unspoken Territory was an odd piece
by Dana Reitz, and as with most of her
works it was performed in silence 'to reveal the movement's own musicality." It's
a good thing for her that this piece was
a Baryshnikov solo or the audience might have
thought itself tone deaf. But, danced as it was by
a master of both mime and movement,
Baryshnikov fascinated his audience, speaking
eloquently with the merest of hand gestures or a
shrug of the shoulder. Humorous as always, the
audience was startled as he made a jackal's
shadow and burst into a shrieking laugh — magnificent even in his madcap Aquarian mode. (As a
side note, the lighting was often too dark for the
fine, subtle expressiveness of this piece and I suspect there were many who wondered what exactly he was up to out there in the dark).
The evening closed with Blue Heron, by the
young German choreographer Joachim Schlomer.
The music was a smooth violin and piano piece.
Suite in Olden Style by Alfred Schnittke. The women
wore long loose flowing dresses, the men were
dressed in black. Danced against a simple red backdrop, and with more than a hint of melancholy, it
was a pleasure to watch Mr. Baryshnikov dance
with the members of his ensemble.
The White Oak Project
is testimony to the legacy
that ballet can leave for
modem dance. A blend of
the far right (Baryshnikov)
and the far left (Morris) can
be potent. But there is still
a lot of work to do. In spite
of his stated intentions, the
project would be just another modern dance group
without Baryshnikov himself.
Baryshnikov's versatility and originality as a
dancer have made an immense contribution to ballet. If he can leave a fraction of that to modern
Wilde sex at the Fringe
Salome
dosed September 17 at Station
Street Arts Centre
by Jeff Orr
Question: What do you get when you
mix Mad Max with the Old Testament? The
answer, in this case, is a great Fringe Festival adaptation of Oscar Wilde's Salome.
Set in a post-apocalypbc version of King
Herod's court, the play is an examination
of the power relationships and gender politics between King Herod (Richard Luxtord),
his niece, Salome (Terry Winkleman), and
the prophet Jokanaan (Robert Dugdale) Director Gerard Plunkclt's pared down adaptation gets rid of most of the ndiculously
flamboyant prose of the onginal script, giving the thematic points a much more im
mediately relevant power, and making the
play more accessible to the average audience.
The play gets off to a bit of a slow start,
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Herodias). In particular, the energy and
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(and no, its not just totally gratuitous nudity).
In spite of the occasional stiff line and
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comment on relationships and power, not
just m our society, but anywhere. It's live
sex. violence, and social commentary, all
for less than the pnee of a movie.
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To Mr. Baryshnikov and his merry band, Encore/
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Soccer teams each win two
Men's volleyball team
returns from Korea
SCOTT HAYWARD PHOTO
ZOE ADRIAN (right) about to shoot the winning goal in Sunday's game against the Pandas.
by Colin Pereira
The Canada West soccer season kicked off last weekend, with
both of UBC's teams sending
notice they will not relinquish
their conference crowns easily.
With Canada West now awarding three points per victory, wins
are at a premium in the short ten
game season. Thus, the 2-0-0
starts by the Thunderbird men's
and women's soccer squads were
just what the teams needed to
begin their seasons.
The UBC men opened the
defence of their CIAU title by
posting a narrow 2-1 victory over
the Saskatchewan Huskies on Saturday, as midfielder Trevor Short
scored a late winner from a free
kick for his second goal of the
games. The team followed up
with a 2-0 win over the Alberta
Golden Bears on Sunday, with
second half goals coming from
Sean Margison and newcomer
Ken Strain.
UBC captain Colin Elmes felt
the T-Birds showed improvement
over the weekend as they began
to gel as a team. "We don't generally make any mistakes at
home, and even if we play poorly
we usually find a way to win,"
said Elmes. "We certainly did that
[against Saskatchewan]. [With
Alberta], we had it in hand, and
if we'd had any luck in the first
half it might have been two or
three-nil at half-time.
Meanwhile, the UBC women
began their season impressively
as they rolled over the Huskies
4-1 on Saturday, with captain
Heidi Slaymaker contributing a
pair of goals. Sunday's match
with the Alberta Pandas proved
to be a much tougher proposition
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for the T-Birds, as they eked out
a 2-1 win with a late UBC goal
coming against the run of play.
After dominating a first half in
which the teams traded goals,
UBC struggled to contain the
Pandas after the intermission. But
the Birds held out and got a fortunate break late in the game
when Panda goalie Stephanie
Glas was unable to hold onto a
high cross from Slaymaker. Zoe
Adrian pounced on the ball and
shot home the game winning goal
from three yards out.
Head Coach Dick Mosher felt
his team could have had a big
lead at the half, but gave credit
to the Pandas for their performance in the second half. "They
took the momentum and the play
from us in the second half," he
said. "We were very, very fortunate to come away with the win."
by Wolf Depner
UBC's men's volleyball
team returned from Korea
psyched for the 1995 season.
Long-time coach Dale
Ohman recently took fifteen
players on a thirteen day exhibition trip to South Korea. The
Birds played five exhibition
games against high-calibre
competition including their
host Sung Kyun Kwan University in Seoul, three company
teams and a city rep team from
Inchan.
"We [went] over there basically as learners,* said Ohman.
"It wm great Wr.****treated
Power hitting duties have been
turned over to fourth year
Mike Kurz and third year
Shaun Nevett, two former college standouts. Kurz was
named National College all-
star last year, while Nevett was
named MVP at last
December's National College
Championship where he led
his to team to a national championship.
Ohman also spoke highly of
freshman Guy Davis, who was
named Calgary's high school
player of the year. Fourth year
Graeme Middkkamp will pro-
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tag &e team a bead start in its
preparations. "Usually in the
first term, there is a whole series of team bonding. Well, that
m already completed,'' he said.
"That's a real advantage."
The Korean trip also answered questions about the
team. Ohman's major concern
was the loss of two power hitters from last year's team.
Competition will be tough
with Regina, Winnipeg, tmd
defending CIAU champion
Manitoba joining the Canada
West conference. The defending Canada West champions
from Alberta are also expected
to be strong this year.
Despite stiff competition,
Ohman thinks the team wfll be
in the hunt for a place in the
national tournament in
Calgary next March. *I think
we have an excellent chance
to be number two, and if we
can maintain our jump and our
edge and improve faster than
Alberta does, we will be at the
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capable of such a crime and go into denial after
they have committed it.
The crime is acquaintance sexual assault and,
yes, it does happen frequently on this campus.
Approximately one in five women students
at UBC have experienced an unwanted sexual
incident, according to a recent student safety
report prepared by a UBC sociology professor.
The university community's most recent response to the alarming number of acquaintance
sexual assaults has been to mount a campus-
wide poster campaign. These posters feature a
group of UBC men speaking out on the need
for "respect in relationships."
The poster campaign is a positive first step,
but as sincere as the men's testimonials are, one
has to wonder whether they will actually reach
their target audience. Unfortunately, this campus is littered with posters-and good intentions.
In 1993 the university administration said they
had similar concerns about the safety of women
on campus and decided to implement a $15
million plan to improve campus lighting over a
ten-year period.
Despite the university's ambitious plans, campus lighting conditions remain inadequate. If the
latest postering campaign is not followed up by
something more substantial, it will quickly become another example of good intentions gone
to waste.
If the university and the AMS are concerned
about acquaintance sexual assault (and we know
they are), perhaps they should find it in their
budget to sponsor a more direct, aggressive campaign.
The student safety report found half of the
disclosed, unwanted sexual experiences occurred in student residences and that "women
residents are at risk of repeated victimization
on campus."
With this in mind, any campus anti-acquaintance assault campaign should actively target this
high risk group.
Posters are a start, but residents should be involved in more direct and innovative forms of
education such as group and one-on-one discussions, role playing, as well as a broader poster
and literature campaign.
Men need to be actually talking to other men,
not just reading their comments on a wall.
the
ubyssey
September 19,1995
volume 77 Issue 4
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cafied up CharfieCho,lteBK£m and Colin fere^
party. Wah-Kee Ting and Siobhan Roantree worked on an album cover that
would show guitar cases bearing the names al exotic places like Matt
Tbompsontown and Sarah OTJonnellviDe.Joe Moran took photos of the band,
but Jeff Orr had to airbrush the liver spots. Sarah Galashan started sending
press releases to the newspapers, which were ecstatic with glee. Peter T.
Chattaway wrote an absolutely gushing piece, but RachanaRazaida was more
reserved: "They once thought Chris NuttaH-Smith was going to have a great
comeback," she said, "but nobody was prepared for the marketing juggernaut of Andy Barham's reunion with Andy Bonfield." Jenn Kuo agreed. "In-
deed," she said, "the Traveling Ubysmais will have a tough time beating the
Scott Hayward & Christine Price six-month anniversary tribute album. It's a
guaranteed platinum.''
Editors:
Coordinating Editor: Siobhan Roantree
Copy Editor: Sarah O'Donnell
News Editor: Matt Thompson
Culture Editor: Peter T. Chattaway.
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letters   '
St Andrew's
Dean disagrees
To the Editor:
I must admire reporter Alison
Cole's ability to distort facts to
create a catchy headline, but I
have to question whether it constitutes responsible journalism.
Her report on the difficulties we
have experienced at the new St.
Andrew's residence does not
convey the actual situation. Students did not have floor lamps
in their units for the first 10 days,
but all other electrical lighting
was in place and working well.
If it was not, we would not have
recieved the required interim
occupancy permit from UBC.
All ofthe units had locks on their
outside doors. Those missing
were within shared quad units.
The arrival of that hardware was
delayed by a train derailment this
summer in Kamloops. New locks
are on site and being keyed. The
elevator has been out of service
on rare occasions while adjustments were being made. This, we
understand, is normal as such
equipment is beginning to be
used. Chairs, as indicated, arrived late but now all in place.
The blinds also arrived late, but
are being installed as I write.
There is no question that
we experienced difficulties and
that some of our new residents
were seriously inconvenienced
during the last couple of weeks.
For this we apologize. I simply
write to express my disappointment in the slant that Ms. Cole
placed on our efforts to provide
accomodation when we promised it and to clarify the current
situation.
Respectfully,
Brian J. Fraser
Dean
St Andrew's Hall
Ed. 'sNote: Ubyssey editors wrote
the headline that accompanied
the St. Andrew's Residence article, not Ms. Cole.
Do residents
have a say?
A B.C. Ministry of Highways'
work crew returned to University
Boulevard Thursday, September
7 and Monday, September 11 -
this time to survey access points
from the south Boulevard into
residential areas of student and
working famillies; of schools,
daycares and playgrounds. The
points surveyed were at Acadia/
Toronto, Daihousie and Allison
Roads.
Since the Ministry's survey
agrees exactly with a road
developement process outlined
in UBC's Greater Campus Plan,
residents in the area - largely student and faculty famillies - need
to put a blunt question to the
Strangway administration and to
the B.C. government. Where, in
this endless, creeping corporatism, may the people say "no"?
Nancy Horsman
Reform does not
mean Fascism
In a letter published in
the Sept 12/95 issue of the Ubyssey
entitled Trees have it better elsewhere", Kathleen Trasov says, "I
have been a supporter of the
New Democrat Party for over
forty-five years." and then goes
on to state that, "In Berlin a permit is required in order to chop
down a tree on your own property." As if this is a good thing.
As if the government has a right
to dictate to an individual what
he does or does not have a right
to do on his private property.
Does Ms. Trasov need reminding that the Germans (and
Americans) had forced sterilization programs in the 1930's? If
the government can control the
use of your property, how long
before they control the use of
your body? In today's China,
permits are required to have children. Is this the society Ms.
Trasov wishes us to emulate?
Ms. Trasov is the kind of person who ignorantly labels the
Reform Party as fascist or Nazi. I
would like to remind Ms. Trasov
that Nazi stands for National Socialist and that Hitler controlled
private property rights. I would
also like to remind her that fascism is defined as "a totalitarian
system of government". We, as
members ofthe Young Reformers, are on the opposite end of
the spectrum. We believe in the
bare minimum of government
invasion into the political, economic and social lives of individuals. So I just have one last
question for Ms. Trasov and her
NDP friends, WHO'S THE
FASCIST?
John Galea
Co-ordinator
Young Reformers of UBC
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The Ubyssey
Tuesday, September 19,1995 commentaiy
Let's clear the air UBC: bus, bike and carpool
Been feeling stressed
lately? Jfeusea, headaches,
dizziness, eye or throat
irritation? If so, you're not
alone.
More and more
Vancouverites are experiencing some or all of these
ailments on a regular basis.
Is it a strange, foreign
disease? Is there a flu bug
going around? Well, no.
Believe it or not, these
symptoms are part of an
ever-worsening problem
in the Lower Mainland -
air pollution. Gases such as
carbon monoxide (CO),
ground-level ozone (O3),
methane (CH4) and nitrous
oxides (NO) have been
shown to cause various
physical ailments like the
ones described. And the
most significant source of
these pollutants? You
guessed it-motor vehicles.
According to the
GVRD, cars were responsible for 87 percent of
Vancouver's air pollution
in 1992. In addition to the
obvious health hazards
associated with motor
vehicle emissions, automobile pollutants are also
responsible for contributing
to other problems such as
stratospheric ozone depletion (from the release of
CFCs in air conditioners),
global warming and acid
rain. And we are all aware of
the ugly layer of smog that
can coat our beautiful city,
making once-spectacular
views downright unattractive.
With a population of
approximately 40,000 people, the UBC community
contributes substantially to
Vancouver's air quality
problems. Approximately
31,000 cars arrive on campus
each day according to UBC
Reportsfieb. 6,1992). The
average commute is eight km
each way or sixteen km total.
The average car will produce
7.36 m3 of CO2 travelling this
distance. All together this
amounts to almost 250,000
m3 of CO2 produced by
UBC commuters every day!
This is enough carbon dioxide to fill BC place stadium
every eight working days!
This is just the amount of
CO2 produced, never mind
all the other pollutants.
Clearly, our habits must
change.
Transportation alternatives
are available to UBC coiijr
muters, although many may
not be aware of them. The
Jack Bell Foundation coordinates a carpooling program
for UBC staff and faculty
members. They also currendy have nine vanpools
coming to UBC each day.
These vanpools are for six or
more individuals. Anyone
interested in starting their
own carpool or vanpool
should contact the Jack Bell
Foundation at 879-7433.
For students, the AMS
plans to reactivate its
carpooMng program this year
to match Students who
commute from similar areas.
Contact the AMS or the
Student Environment Centre
at 822-8676 for details.
Carpooling or vanpooling
can save you money and
time, and it produces less air
pollution per person than
single-occupant vehicles.
Taking the bus is another
alternative for UBC commuters. BC Transit offers
extensive services to UBC
including express routes
from some areas of the city.
Information on bus routes
and schedules is available
from Speakeasy, located on
the main concourse level of
the SUB.
Let's not forget about
cycling or walking to campus. Such options are sometimes just as fast as driving to
UBC, produce no pollution
and are good for you as well!
In an effort to promote
awareness of Vancouver's air
quality problems as well as
the transportation alternatives available to UBC
commuters, the UBC Student Environment Centre
(SEC) is presenting Let's
Clear the Air Day at UBC
on Wednesday, Sept. 27. The
purpose ofthe event is to
encourage UBC students,
staff and faculty to use an
alternative means of transportation on this day-
bicycle, bus, walking or
carpooling.
Free coffee wul be provided in the morning
outside roe south entrance
of the SUB for those with a
bus transfer, bike helmet or
an honest face (and their
own commuter mug). There
will be a variety of displays,
booths and demonstrations
from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m,
outside the south entrance
of the SUB from groups
such as Better Environmentally Sound Transportation,
the GVRD, the City of
Vancouver, Our Community Bikes and BC Transit
The Student Environment
Centre is also issuing a Clear
Air Challenge to staff and
faculty departments. This
friendly competition will
serve to promote Let's Clear
the Air Day as well as add
some fun to the event Watch
forit!
So mark September 27 on
your calendar as a day that
you have set aside to make a
personal contribution to clean
air in Vancouver. Of course,
the biggest challenge is to
change our habits on a
permanent basis. If we all do
our part, we reatty can make
a difference.
Research in Space • Glassblowing • Life in the Past Lane • Ask a Mathematician • Making Ocean Music: Sound Play
UBC IS OPENING ITS DOORS TO BRITISH COLUMBIANS THIS FALL!
UBC
OPEN HOUSE
It's An Odyssey of over 300 events in three days! Don't miss it!
Call for Volunteers
Participate and receive:
• a distinctive Open House T-shirt
• refreshments
• an exclusive invitation to
the post-Open House party
Be part of the event of the year! Sign up with a friend! Make new ones!
AN (5DYSSEY
We're looking for 420 friendly and outgoing people who are proud and supportive of
their association with UBC. A variety of opportunities to work with the public are available. No experience is necessary. You'll get the inside scoop on Open House at our
orientation and training sessions. We need your help for only four to eight hours.
Interested? For more information on volunteer opportunities, visit us at the following locations:
• Student Union Building, September 11th to 22nd, 10:30 - 2:30
• AMS Volunteer Services, Room 100D, Student Union Building
Supported by:
Apply this week. Applications accepted only until September 27th.
VOLUNTEER
VANCOUVER
AMS      .
VOLUNTEER
Enter the draw to win one of a growing list of prizes for volunteers only!   Prizes include:
•computer • software • Vancouver Grizzlies tickets • text books • movie tickets • gift certificates • dinners for two • UBC sweatshirts
Measuring Human Motion • Totally Harmless Explosive Demonstrations • Will the Frog Kiss the Princess?
Tuesday, September 19,1995
The Ubyssey
11 F3IRD
SPORTS SHORTS
by Scott Hayward
Football
The T-Birds lost 45-43 to the
Dinosaurs at McMahon stadium
in Calgary Friday night.
They gambled on third down
and one on the Dino 27 yard line
while trailing by ten points midway through the third quarter,
instead of kicking a field goal.
Calgary stopped the T-Birds, who
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failed to score any points on the
drive.
In spite ofthe loss, quarterback
Adrian Rainbow threw a T-Bird
record 34 completions for 463
yards in the game. The potent
offence scored 22 points in the
fourth quarter, and UBC's five
TDs were spread out over five
different players.
Women's Ice Hockey
The Women's Ice Hockey
team has jumped to a higher division for its second season of
play in the Lower Mainland Female Ice Hockey Association
(LMFIHA).
There are three divisions in the
newly structured league: A, AA
and AAA. The team played in
"basically the equivalent of A,
and we did very well. We won it
easily, so this year we will be in
AA," said Bennion. "We're looking to get into the AAA level as
fast as we can."
Although the team does not
play in the Canadian Interuniver-
sity Athletics Union (CIAU), it
does receive some funding from
the Athletics Department as a
club team. "The athletics funding
covers ice time, a small coaching
salary, some equipment and all
the registration fees," said
Bennion.
Bennion's roster will carry sixteen skaters and four more players on the practice roster. "The
quality of player that has come
out to our team this year is head
and shoulders above the quality
of player that came out last year,"
she said.
Bennion is clear about her
goals for the team this year.
"We're aiming to win it. We want
to go to the provincials," she said.
Men's Hockey
Hockey coach Mike Coflin sees
95-96 as "an opportunity to build
on a fairly successful year last
year. We seem to be improved on
the areas we need to be, and
everyqne's fairly optimistic," he
said.
Coflin believes both the defence and forward corps will be
deeper. "Last year was a really
young team. We returned some
people and if they improve and if
our others fit in and maintain the
kind of chemistry we had last year
we should be a little bit better,"
he said.
The Birds have also picked up
goaltender David Trofimenkoff, a
sixth round draft pick by the New
York Rangers in 1993, and for
ward Shayne Green who has
played on the Canadian National
team and recently with the
Vancouver VooDoo.
Second year "Doug Ast is coming off an outstanding roller-
hockey year [with the Voodoo]
where that experience and that
confidence should transfer to us,"
said Coflin. "Here's a guy who
should be able to explode."
Last year the team had a 10-
13-5 record, but was a disappointing 0-6-2 in its last eight games.
"We entered February last year
with a great opportunity to be in
the playoffs. We didn't play
poorly, but didn't really step forward and play like a playoff team
down the stretch," said Coflin,
who thinks the additional experience will help the team down
the stretch this year.
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