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put together. Do some proofs, see
the "behind the scenes" and get a
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fight for democracy."
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The Chan Shun Concert Hall during Arvind Gupta's installation ceremony in 2014.
The Chan Centre for Performing
Arts is an architectural marvel
Austen Erhardt
Opinions & Blog Editor
It's probably not a building that
you walk past every day. Chances
are, you've never had a class in
it, and it's even less likely that
you've slept in it. But if you were
to ask a someone in Vancouver to
name a UBC building, it's likely
that this would be it. The Chan
Centre for the Performing Arts
is one of UBC's most striking and
well-known buildings.
The building was constructed
from 1995 through 1997 at a cost
of $25 million, with donations
by the Chan Foundation of
Canada, Telus, Royal Bank and
the B.C. government providing
the vast majority ofthe funding.
The eponymous Chan Shun,
on whose behalf his sons (Tom
and Caleb) donated $10 million
ofthe required funds, was a
self-made clothing magnate
and philanthropist, who moved
from Hong Kong to Vancouver
in 1989.
The Chan
is widely
acclaimed for
its precise and
as well as
its stunning
The Chan Centre is widely
acclaimed for its precise and
impressive acoustics, as well as
its stunning architecture. The
building's cylindrical zinc —
chosen for its eco-friendliness
and reflective qualities — and
glass exterior with incorporated greenery was designed to
complement and merge with the
surrounding foliage. The build
ing was collaboratively designed
by three architecture firms, one
of which is Vancouver-based.
The interior ofthe building features three venues: the 1185-seat
Chan Shun Concert Hall, the
275-seat Telus Studio Theatre,
and the 160-seat Royal Bank
The Concert
Hall, likely the
most renowned
section of
the building,
has curvea
walls built to
resemble the
shape of a cello.
The Concert Hall, likely the
most renowned section ofthe
building, has curved walls built
to resemble the shape of a cello.
This design is intended to maximize the acoustic qualities of
the chamber, a task in which it
is aided by a 22.7-tonne, chandelier-like canopy. The placement
ofthe canopy can be altered
depending on the needs of each
performance, and ensures that
the intimacy ofthe hall never
leads to a performance being
overpowering. The room also
has mechanized banners that
fold down on the walls and
serve as sound absorbers. In
addition to its technical marvels, the interior is beautifully
designed, reflecting the modernity ofthe architecture while
simultaneously reminiscent of
an ornate 18th-century opera
The Telus Studio Theatre,
described as an "experimental
venue", has seating arranged
in 12 three-story towers. It's
intended to be flexible, functioning as an effective venue for
theatric productions, smaller
concerts, receptions and lectures. The Royal Bank Cinema
is essentially a luxurious lecture
hall, with cushioned seats,
expansive multimedia capabilities and surround sound. Even
your aging professor's grainy
YouTube videos are guaranteed
to look good in here. The building also houses a glass-walled
lobby with a bar and patio, and
a lounge adjacent to the Cinema
with its own bar and seating.
In addition to its primary and
intended use as a musical and
theatric venue, the Chan Centre
has made the jump into film:
it's been used as a set for shows
such as Battlestar Galactica,
The 4400 (in which it served as
the eponymous "4400 Center"),
Fringe, Fantastic Four: Rise
ofthe Silver Surfer and many
others. Its popularity as a set for
sci-fi productions, in particular,
reflects the modernity ofthe
building's design.
The Centre regularly features
performances by both local and
travelling groups. This year, the
Centre has already played host
to a music, dance and acrobatics act from China and Arvind
Gupta's installation ceremony,
among others. As any student
who attended Imagine Day can
tell you, the President of UBC's
annual first-year address also
takes place here. The programming for the upcoming school
year includes performances by
the UBC Symphony Orchestra
and members ofthe Vancouver
Symphony Orchestra, a CBC
Massey lecture by Adrienne
Clarkson, several performances
by international travelling
groups and, in February, a UBC
School of Music production of
Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro.
Many ofthe events and performances held at the Centre
over the course ofthe year are
free for UBC students and are
great opportunities to explore
types of art and music different
from one's customary interests
at little or no cost. Even if the
genres featured at the Chan
Centre don't seem to be your
type, at the very least they
offer a fantastic opportunity to
experience the awesomeness of
UBC's landmark auditorium in
all its glory. Xi // News
Hong Kong Students' Association supports pro-democracy protests
Vincent Veidt
On October 1, the UBC Hong Kong
Students' Association (HKSA)
organized a show of solidarity
with the pro-democracy protestors
in Hong Kong by raising awareness ofthe nation's demands and
issuing yellow ribbons as a symbol
of universal suffrage.
HKSA PR Director Marcella
Chow said that the protests began
when the Chinese government refused to allow the people of Hong
Kong to vote for a chief executive
candidate in the 2017 election.
"The protest is based on the fact
that we were promised that we
could vote for our chief executive,
that everyone was able to vote,
however, the committee is now
saying that the nominees that we
can vote for are going to be chosen
by them, so, basically, it's not really
democratic," said Chow.
According to Chow, the
current dispute echoes the 2010
marches for universal suffrage in
Hong Kong.
The HKSA has expressed a
strong support of student protestors in Hong Kong and around
the world.
"Students from all across Hong
Kong are trying to get their voices
heard," said Chow. "There are students out on the street who are just
doing homework, they're apologizing for all the inconvenience. It is
definitely a nonviolent protest and
that's the message that's being sent
across the world."
But according to Chow, nonviolence has not been an entirely
mutual approach.
"At the start, the police used
tear gas, pepper spray and [other]
violence. They wanted to get the
The Hong Kong Students' Association held an on-campus demonstration in solidarity with Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests.
students off of the street," said
Chow. "Right now the situation is
that the police are outnumbered,
so they have given up on the
violence and they're just waiting
it out."
Franco Ng, HKSA HR Director, said that many ofthe HKSA
members are concerned for the
safety of friends and family who
are currently in Hong Kong.
"With the protests going on in
Hong Kong right now and all we
see in the media, we're all very
concerned, especially for the welfare of the students in Hong Kong,
and especially for family there,"
said Ng. "They're trying to do their
best to keep their nerves and keep
calm, and doing everything they
can to avoid something like Tiananmen Square from happening
ever again."
Though support for the
pro-democracy demonstrators is
widespread, some students remain
critical ofthe protests.
Jason Zhou, an unaffiliated
attendee ofthe HKSA event, said
there needs to be more historical
and political context included in
conversations about the protests.
"I think the Western media is
really biased in portraying this
topic," said Zhou. "I think it's
really hypocritical that Britain is
saying now, after the handover,
that you should give [Hong Kong]
democracy. Why didn't Britain
give it democracy in the first
Zhou also added that, considering the rapid changes in Chinese
history over the last few decades,
he sees the proposal as progress, if
not a complete fulfilment of popular demand in Hong Kong.
"I think we're not really giving
China enough credit," said Zhou.
"Democracy, I don't think is the
[only] answer."
Chow, however, said that the
people of Hong Kong were let
down when the promises of democracy were not fulfilled.
"If you're promised democracy, then that's what you should
be given," said Chow. "What
you're being promised versus
what you're being given.... If you
just submit to whatever they
give you, they get the idea that
they don't have to follow their
Ng also said that while it is
difficult to judge how the current
protests will play out, he remains
hopeful that they will lead to a
strong democracy for the people of
Hong Kong.
"I can only say it's going to be
difficult; what they're doing, especially the relationship with China.
I can say I'm hopeful," said Ng. Xi
Charles Fipke makes $9.1 million donation to UBC Alzheimer's research
Canadian diamond magnate Charles Fipke has recently made a $9.1 million donation to Alzheimer's research at UBC.
Joshua Azizi
Canadian diamond magnate and
UBC alumnus Charles Fipke has
recently donated $9.1 million to
the research program on Alzheimer's disease at UBC's Faculty
of Medicine.
Fipke was prompted to make
the donation by the plight of his
longtime friend, former B.C. Premier Bill Bennett, who was recently diagnosed with the disease.
"I was stunned to learn about
Bill Bennett's illness — yet another
great mind stricken by Alzheimer's," said Fipke. "I want to
do anything I can to help UBC's
researchers find a cure."
Fipke has a history of philanthropy at UBC: he has previously
donated $8.7 million towards
building development at the UBC
Okanagan campus.
"He has been a very generous
donor, both to the Okanagan campus and to the Point Grey campus,"
said Sarah Roth, the Assistant
Dean of Development and Alumni
Affairs at the Faculty of Medicine.
"He saw some ofthe Bennetts
at a Christmas party a few years
ago and learned of Bill Bennett's
struggle with the disease, and he
thought to himself, 'You know, I
should really do something.'"
Ofthe $9.1 million donated, one-
third ofthe money will go towards
the funding of a highly-qualified
professorship that specifies in Alzheimer's research. The program is
spearheaded by Haakon Nygaard,
a Yale University Ph.D. graduate
and faculty member. At UBC,
Nygaard has already planned out a
series of research projects towards
the treatment ofthe disease.
"It's not easy to pull people
from an Ivy League medical school
in the United States," said Roth.
"These funds allowed us to provide sustainable support for this
Apart ofthe money will also go
towards the funding of advanced
research equipment for the
professors' laboratory. In particular, $5.5 million will be used
to help purchase state-of-the-art
brain-imaging technology.
Roth also said that, alongside
Alzheimer's research, the technology will be used for a variety
of experiments for other diseases,
including multiple sclerosis,
Parkinson's, ALS and various
psychiatric diseases.
After graduating from UBC in
1973 with a Bachelor's of Science
as a geology major, Fipke worked
all around the world for various
mining companies. He eventually
returned to Canada to work on
searching for diamonds in the
Arctic. Fipke's career skyrocketed
when he discovered a large
concentration of diamonds in the
Northwest Territories. This led
to the founding ofthe Ekati Mine,
Canada's first diamond mine.
But having once been a student
with a wife and child, Fipke, at
one point, had trouble funding his
education. He turned to Walter
Gage, the Dean of Administrative
and Inter-Faculty Affairs at the
time, for support. As such, Fipke
uses the generosity that he had
once received as inspiration to
give back to the causes that matter to him. Xi
The double-
edged sword:
profs discuss
laptops in class
Mateo Ospina
Even if the information has already
been covered in the syllabus, the
question ofthe professor's policy on
laptops in class still comes up at the
beginning of each course.
The debate over whether laptops
are practical for taking notes or
just a major distraction has widely
influenced the electronic protocols
of UBC professors. Much ofthe
research in the topic has pointed
towards laptops and internet access
as being extremely limiting for students using the devices and for other
students around them.
For most professors, the solution
is not a direct banning or allowing of
laptops in class. Economics professor Nisha Mohaltra allows students
to use laptops in class despite putting an explicit ban on electronics in
her syllabus. As such, Mohaltra asks
students who type out notes to send
her copies after class.
"Students are generally very
happy after doingthis because they
realize they haven't missed much in
class," said Molhatra.
Many professors feel like a
direct ban will lead to an aggressive
classroom environment. Philosophy
professor Michael Griffin believes
that students can make their own
decisions about how to distribute
their time between class and the
internet. He also hopes that laptops
are being used productively rather
than as a distraction, although he is
sure that both are occurring within
his class.
Griffin said that despite the many
opportunities that laptops provide
for distraction, he remains optimistic in hoping that students are still
paying attention to class material.
"Most of my class makes eye
contact with me so I don't think that
they're not giving me attention,"
said Griffin.
This method of allowing students
to choose how to use their technology is common among professors.
However, psychology professor
Catherine Rawn has seen research
that shows that students who are
not using laptops but remain in
the presence of screens also suffer
negative effects. Rawn's personal
policy is to have 15 rows in the front
dedicated to students that wish to
not be distracted by laptops, thus
allowing those who are in the back
to make their own decisions without
distracting others.
"I do still believe that autonomy
is important to promote," said
Rawn. "I also am very aware of how
distracting laptops are, but I don't
want to rob students of their ability
to choose."
As such, it seems that many
professors hold a belief that laptops
promote distractions that could
be avoided, but do not want to
ban them completely because of
the changing times and benefits
they provide.
"Looking at mostly Apple laptops feels like the modern world,"
said Griffin. "It feels natural." tJ 4    I    NEWS    I    MONDAY, OCTOBER 6,2014
Hong Kong Protests
UBC weighs in on the future ofthe public outcry in Hong Kong
by Veronika Bondarenko
Veronika Bondarenko
News Editor
On September 26, thousands of
protesters, many of them students,
took to the streets of Hong Kong to
rally against the Chinese government's recent decision to vet the
candidates who will run for the
position of chief executive of Hong
Kong in the 2017 elections.
The protests, which have been
called the Umbrella Revolution
due to the large number of protesters who had shown up with
umbrellas to shield themselves
from pepper spray and tear gas,
have been going on for nine days.
With protesters blocking off major
financial and shopping districts in
demand for a greater democracy
and autonomy for Hong Kong,
there have also been clashes with
the local police and government,
who stand by Beijing's decision to
have a National Congress Committee select the chief executive
candidates. In total, at least 165
injured people have been sent to
public hospitals since last Sunday.
At UBC, many others have
shown support for the protests
and democracy movements in
Hong Kong.
The UBC Hong Kong Students'
Association (HKSA) has been
actively involved with spreading
support for the protesters. In a
show of solidarity, the HKSA
has handed out over 300 yards of
yellow ribbon to people on campus
on October 1, the National Day of
the People's Republic of China.
Club members are also providing
poster boards and markers for
students to write messages that
will then be sent to the protesters
in the streets.
Patricia Poon, president ofthe
HKSA, said that the mandate of
the club has been simply to help
spread awareness and gain momentum on the protesters' movement to bring a stronger and
fairer democracy to Hong Kong.
"We don't want to criticize
China or the Hong Kong police,"
said Poon. "It's, ultimately, for
the people of Hong Kong to decide what's best for them in the
upcoming days."
At the same time, Poon said
that many ofthe HKSA members
have expressed an active interest
in flying back to Hong Kong to be
with the family and friends who
are participating in the protests.
"I really think allowing the
Hong Kong people to elect
their own candidates would be
the best step in establishing a
more democratic Hong Kong,"
said Poon.
Leo K. Shin, a native of Hong
Kong who teaches Chinese and
world history in the departments
of Asian studies and history at
The Hong Kong Students' Association shows support for the Umbrella Revolution.
UBC, said that the current protests go back to a deeper sense
of discord about the future of
Hong Kong among its people that
increased after the former British
colony was handed back to China
in 1997.
"In the 1990s, but after 1997 especially, the society of Hong Kong
has changed quite a bit," said Shin.
"It's no longer a British colony, it's
now very much a part of China, so
there are different opinions as to
how integrated Hong Kong should
be with China."
At the same time, Shin said that
the increased frustration with the
Hong Kong government is causing
many who would not otherwise
have been interested in politics to
take a stronger stand.
"One ofthe longer-lasting
impacts of this is that the lack of
attention or the lack of leadership
ofthe Hong Kong government
has led to an increased level of
divisiveness among the people of
Hong Kong," said Shin. "People
who used to be apolitical or not
radical at all, they are now beginning to speak up, either for or
against the protests."
Poon also said that while the
protests are quickly gaining
momentum with the younger
crowds, some people, including
many from older generations,
are more critical ofthe protests
due to their potential to cause
long-lasting damage to Hong
Kong's economy.
"[These people] have been
really concerned for Hong Kong's
economic standstill for the past
week and, coming from when
they were growing up, they definitely lived in a time of a lot of
political unrest," said Poon. "So
many of them believe that this
protest is kind of unfounded, it's
kind of not worth it."
Pitman B. Potter, Director of
the Institute of Asian Research
at UBC, drew a parallel between
these recent events and the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989,
which were also student-led.
"[The students] are truly
standing up, very courageously
and at great potential and cost to
themselves for something that
was a matter of personal interest," said Potter. "That said, it is
extremely unlikely that the protests will lead to the significant
change that many are looking
According to Potter, the
Beijing government is not likely
to change its stance with regard
to Hong Kong, in part because
of the fear that similar protests
could eventually spill over into
Mainland China.
"It is very worrisome as to
where this is going to end up because the principles that the students are articulating are widely MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014    I    NEWS
shared and the need for some
sort of result, I think, is important," said Potter. "At the same
time, the type of results that they
are looking for may be beyond
the actual willingness or ability
ofthe government to give."
The role that the upcoming days
and weeks will play in determining the future of Hong Kong is still
unclear. Potter, however, hopes
that the Chinese government will
listen to the protesters' wishes
for more freedom to conduct its
own elections and determine its
own government.
"I really hope that this can be
resolved peacefully, but I hope
equally that the government will
realize that a deeply unpopular
electoral system will not generate a legitimately-elected leader,
no matter what the votes are,"
said Potter.
Shin said that while Hong Kong
continues to retain strong cultural,
historical and economical ties to
China, it is also important for it to
maintain its own sense of identity
in order to move forward into a
better future for both.
"As we hope China to become
more open and democratic and
free, it is vital for Hong Kong
to set an example or to become,
perhaps, a beacon of change for
China," said Shin. "It will not
happen if Hong Kong becomes
China. It can only happen if Hong
Kong retains its own sense of law,
of freedom, of democracy." Xi
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Jack Hauen
Sports and Rec Editor
The Calendar and the UBC Skate
Club put on a barbecue and skate
jam extravaganza on Friday,
complete with prizes for the top
skaters and one dollar hot dogs.
"It's way bigger this year than
last year," said Sean Kinnon, a
skater at the jam.
The event began on the sunny
afternoon as casuals and pros
flooded the bowl, some of them
there to win the prize packs
given out for the competition and
others just there to shred.
"It's pretty cool to see events
like this because it brings out all
the UBC kids," said UBC Skate
Club member Pat Wilkie. "The
park's really getting used to its
full potential."
UBC Skate wants to hold
more events like the Skate Jam
in the future, said club exec
Kade Philps.
"We're going to try and throw
events to encourage people who
don't skate so often to ... get into
the skate scene. Our biggest thing
is trying to get people who want
to skate, to skate." Xi
UBC Skate Club's 2nd Annual
Jam and BBQ
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Start your morning Dark and sexy theatre thriller
with some classy
classical music
Musical Mornings is a morning concert series founded by Sarah Hagen
Jasmine Cheng
If you are dreading waking up
to dreary autumn rain, perhaps
it's time to schedule a bit of live
music into those wet autumn
mornings. Musical Mornings is
a series of salon-styled classical
concerts at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam. Now in
its third season, the program was
created by critically acclaimed
concert pianist, producer, and
touring musician Sarah Hagen.
What is now a highly anticipated
yearly tradition began as a series
of intimate music sessions hosted
by Hagen in the comfort of her
own living room.
"After some time I outgrew
my living room and thought, well
I love the feel of it so much ...
wouldn't it be great to take that
experience to the stage," said
Hagen wasn't the only one
who saw the potential in her
salon-type concerts. She now has
to travel to host and play in ten of
these music series in venues all
over Canada.
This year, Musical Mornings
will feature six musicians,
including two artists who are
currently a part of our community here at UBC. Rebecca
Wenham and David Gillham will
be performing together at the
first concert on October 8. Gill-
ham is a renowned violinist in
both North America and on the
international scene. Aside from
his position as assistant professor
of violin at UBC, Gillham has
performed with Chicago's Dame
Myra Hess Series as well as with
numerous orchestras around the
globe. For his contribution to arts
in Canada, he received the Queen
Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002.
Wenham is a doctoral candi
date of music at the UBC Vancouver campus. Also an internationally eminent musician, Wenham
holds an astounding number of
scholastic degrees and competitive titles.
"She's an incredible cellist.
She can go between genres;
she's such a natural player," said
Hagen, who has quite the list of
accomplishments as a world renowned concert pianist herself.
The opening performance
will be a unique collaboration
between these three musicians.
All the music played at Musical
Mornings will be strictly classical. The morning will start off
with a Hagen and Gillham duet
of a Mozart sonata, and then
Hagan and Wenham will play
a tango. The three will finish
with the first Mendelssohn trio.
If this sounds like just the type
of soothing and soulful morning
remedy for you, you're in luck.
And if you've got no idea about
the difference between a Mozart
and a Mendelssohn — not to
worry. Hagan assures us there
is nothing overly technical that
requires any sort of knowledge of
classical music to appreciate. The
musicians will even engage in a
little banter and discussion about
the background ofthe pieces
before each performance.
"The overall philosophy for
me behind the whole theory
was the idea that it's not just
the artists who are a part ofthe
musical experience. It's all of us
being present," said Hagen. "And
it's such a friendly crowd that I
think even if you go by yourself
you'll feel like you're part of
Musical Mornings is a series of
five performances from October
8 to April IS at the Evergreen
Culture Centre in Coquitlam.
Tickets are $20 per concert, $15
Hunter Gatherers is a play that follows a couple's civilized dinner party as it devolves into something much more primal.
Braedon Atkinson Pauze
Theatre productions are constantly faced with the problem of
staying relevant in a society that
fancies shock-value and immediate gratification. Staircase Theatre's latest production Hunter
Gatherers takes advantage of this
device, forcing audiences to face
humanity's primal and animalistic nature head on. Don't worry,
though - it does so in a comedic
and sometimes weirdly erotic way
that makes it nearly impossible to
turn away.
Staircase Theatre was founded
five years ago by former UBC
students and has been dedicated
ever since to bringing intelligent and contemporary theatre
to Vancouver. For their fifth
performance they have decided
to tackle Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's
twisted and hilarious work,
Hunter Gatherers.
The play is set in a seemingly
normal and mundane situation: a
dinner party hosted by a mar-
The Vancouver International
Film Festival is still on-going in town until October 10
and there have been some
stellar showings. This year's
VIFF includes the works
of two current UBC students. Matt Kennedy and
Lucas Hruzbizna are both
film production students in
the department of theatre
and film. Kennedy's film The
Editor is a dark thriller about
the murders that plague a
film production. Hruzbizna's
film Hard Card is about a senior who rigs a bingo game
to win money for a life saving
The Centre for Interactive
Research on Sustainability
will be playing host to a
concert on October 19. The
concert will centre around
themes of sustainability and
is a part of the Vancouver
New Music Festival. CIRS
will also play host to the
Panel Discussion on Arts
and Sustainability the same
day. 13
ried couple hoping to catch up
with their childhood friends.
However, the play quickly takes
a turn into something dark as
the night degenerates from a
civilized dinner party into a
bloodthirsty orgy. As director
and UBC alumni Ryan Gladstone explained, "prepare to be
"The play starts very tame and
normal, and you think its just
going to be a really funny living
room drama or comedy. It slowly
... devolves," said Gladstone of
the play, which will be his first
with Staircase Theatre.
Gladstone will certainly have
a lot to work with, not only in
regards to the wonderfully written script but also with a cast of
actors full of UBC alumni.
The cast includes Jessie Award
winning actors Jay Clift and
Peter Carlone, a Jessie Award
nominee Pippie Mackie, as well
as co-founder of Staircase Theatre Maryanne Renzetti. "It's
an incredible cast and it's very
exciting," Ryan said.
The calling card of the Hunter
Gatherers is its unpredictable and
hyperbolic nature. It's pointless
to have expectations. "When I
ran it for the first time what I
loved about it, the phrase I used
is 'It goes there,'" said Gladstone. "It keeps setting these
expectations, meeting them, and
then smashes through them into
the next thing. It's something
surprising and awesome." It truly
is a play like no other, perfectly blending crude horror with
witty humour.
"I mean, for students at UBC,
it's definitely the play for all of
them. It's super dark and super
super funny," said Gladstone, citing the play's use of gruesome and
erotic subject matter as being perfect entertainment for university
students. The untouchable nature
ofthe play is well worth it for a
night of comedy, lust and sex.
The play will be running from
October 30 until November IS at
the Havana Theatre. Tickets will
be on sale at the door and online for
$20 to $25. Xi
You can make a difference
Use recycling stations
to sort your food scraps
and recyclables into
the proper bins.
Sort it Out.
ubc sus
istain.ubc.ca/sortitout 8    I    CULTURE    I    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6,2014
Students aren't
always recycling,
but that doesn't
mean it's a waste
You see them every day but you don't always use them: recycling bins
Gabriel Germaix
"I won't walk the extra five metres
to find the right bin. I pick the
one nearest to me," said Raphael
Brauner. He has nothing against
waste sorting. The fourth-year
Asian studies student is one of
many with this perspective, a
silent demographic — but is this
group even a minority? On campus, there are many who sort when
they can, but will not go out of
their way to do so.
UBC pats itself on the back
for being super eco-friendly, and
one cannot ignore the numerous
campaigns that AMS sustainability and UBC throw each year.
Ripple Effect, Sort-It-Out and
Doing It Green are some ofthe
campaigns and initiatives that
have become part of our everyday
lives. It would be hard to find
someone to argue that UBC is not
respectful ofthe environment, as
ecology is maybe the one theme
that unites students in a pseudo
campus spirit.
Yet, there is still a culture of
non-recycling on campus. "I think
most people are like me in the
sense that they won't walk the
extra mile to just find a bin, even
if it is overflowing," said Brauner.
"They just think that someone
will take care of it."
If students were bored enough
to play the thrilling game of
'watching how people act when
they approach a recycling station', they would discover that a
not-negligible fraction of them
stop in awe, before dumping
whatever they have in the garbage
bin. Even if it is plastered with
the phrase: "stop! Is that really
David Stonham, who is the Sustainability Projects Coordinator
at AMS sustainability, tried to explain this particular concern. "If
you contaminate one ofthe bins,
then... there is a big chance that
the whole bin will be rejected and
turned into the garbage stream,"
said Stonham before inviting
unsure students to prefer the garbage bin to an unsafe choice.
But fear of contamination is
most likely not the only factor to
account for the persistence ofthe
non-recycler community. "Maybe
they feel like they do not have
a lot of time and they cannot be
bothered to sort through their
things," said Alyson Small, a first-
year Arts student. It is no breaking news that students are lazy.
It is, however, interesting to see
how laziness, a trait about which
many boast, is suddenly concealed
when it comes to recycling. When
we approach a recycling station
and take the daring decision to
dump everything in the garbage,
we tend to do it with a muttered
slur, and usually with unnaturally
quick movements.
Is that a product ofthe "green
norm" that is commonly accepted
on campus? "If it is the social
norm to recycle, people are going
to conform to that," said Stonham.
"We are trying to make it a norm."
An enforcement that Freedom
Fighters will not dare criticize. If
there are still students who really
do not care about the environment, they are not very loud, proof
that UBC and AMS sustainability
are succeeding in establishing
those social attitudes. "The Sort-
It-Out campaign is doing a pretty
good job so far," stated Stonham.
Yet, as Brauner said, "you can
try to educate people, but that is
not always effective." Be it a product of this lack of interest or not,
the garbage bins are overflowing
at least once a day in the SUB.
The next step on the path of
green perfection that UBC has
set for itself will probably come
with the new SUB. Indeed, AMS
sustainability is trying, together
with the UBC administration, to
create a labeling code for UBC-
based food business, a clear list of
"what goes where" for the cutlery
and containers sold on campus — a
nice feature to finally understand
where those plastic sushi containers soaked in soy sauce and
wasabi go. That is only one ofthe
many daunting interrogations of
recycling rookies that might at last
be answered if the project is to be
adopted. tJ
UBC film production student draws on past for film
Hard Card is a film produced, directed, writen and edited by UBC film production student Lucas Hrubizna
Sam Fruitman
You may already know that Canada is home to many acclaimed
directors, but what you might not
be aware of is that one of them
currently walks amongst you
at UBC.
This year's Vancouver International Film Festival has an
added splash of local talent with
the premiere of UBC student
Lucas Hrubizna's short film, Hard
Card. The fourth-year BFA film
production major furthers his
childhood goal of making movies
as his film opens at film festivals
across Canada.
The film, for which Hrubizna
assumed the roles of producer,
writer, director, editor and sound
designer, is a "dark comedy that
centres around an elderly gambling addict who decides to rig
a bingo game to fund an illegal
life-saving operation."
"I think it probably has a bit of
a cult film vibe, like a midnight
movie sort of feeling to it. It definitely pulls a lot from [David] Lynch
and the Coen brothers. It's a big
mash of that stuff, stuff I like."
Hard Card reflects many
aspects of Hrubizna's childhood.
"Growing up and travelling
around Northern Alberta with my
family, I got this really strange,
sort of surreal sense from the
small towns that we'd go to," he
said. "There's this kind of facade
to those places, but below the
surface there seems like there's
an uncomfortable, terrible thing
happening somewhere. That feeling was something that I wanted
to deconstruct and try to rebuild
in a film."
Hrubizna got his start in
filmmaking at a very young age.
He recalls being interested in
making movies since age eight,
at that point primarily producing
skateboarding videos. He then
progressed to making documentaries in middle school in lieu of
writing papers.
His filmmaking career began
to flourish in grade 12, when he
received permission from the
Alberta government to spend a
semester creating a 30-minute
documentary on an eccentric artist in Calgary for school credits.
When it came time to choose
a post-secondary institution,
Hrubizna favoured UBC's film
production program over other
film schools in the area. "I wanted
to have a conceptual basis for the
films I was making," he said. "I
was interested in doing a program
that was established and that had
[a variety of] components to it, so
that [making a film] wasn't just a
technical exercise."
Hrubizna's advice for filmmakers trying to get their work
out there is simple: make the films
that you want to make.
"Don't think about making
a film that's going to get into a
festival, because that's the last
thing you want to do. All of the
programmers that I've ever talked
to at festivals say they know those
films immediately; the topical films that deal with topical
things, and they feel very forced,
like they have this very moral
basis to them. Just make what
you like, because that's when the
passion ends up showing." Xi
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OCT 10 - NOV 1
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nsters of Schlock and Kinshira will not be performing on October 10-12. // Opinions
UBC needs to expand its career
fair offerings for Arts students
Culture Editor
This past week, the SUB played
host to Career Days — a two-day
event hosted alongside the Graduate & Professional Schools Fair.
This event is an opportunity for
employers and grad schools to solicit the interest of current — and
sometimes past — UBC students.
While this premise in and of itself is a fantastic idea, the problem
with this specific event is its complete lack of opportunities for Arts
students. Career Days had booths
for industries such as oil and gas,
forestry and engineering, with job
opportunities for those specifically in coinciding programs.
The graduate programs and
professional schools focused on
medical schools, law schools and
business — with a few outliers
such as UBC's School of Library,
Archival and Information Studies,
and UBC's Faculty of Education —
which is highly unrepresentative
of student interests.
The major flaw in this year's
— and arguably previous years'
— Career Days event was the
complete lack of opportunities
for Arts students whose interests
lie outside of Law and Education.
It's important to note that
Student Services is not at fault
for the one-sided outcome ofthe
event, as employers and schools
pay for the booths they are assigned, and were not sought out
specifically by Student Services
to take part in this event.
That being said, it's obvious
from having walked around
the floor that there was a lack
of opportunities for Arts students as well as being an unfair
representation ofthe varied
interests of all students. Career
Days is hardly a new event, so
why hasn't Student Services put
together an event such as Career
Days for Arts students or actively
sought out opportunities for
Arts students?
It's a fact that students who
graduate with a liberal arts degree have a harder time finding
employment after graduation
than business or engineering
It is surprising to see that
a university whose largest
faculty is the Faculty of Arts
isn't providing more Career
Days-like opportunities.
From the moment students
begin their career in the liberal
arts they are bombarded with
questions like "what are you going
to do with your degree?" or "so
you're going to teach then?" Arts
students don't need a reminder
that their degrees aren't marketable or that there are so few job
opportunities for liberal arts students — what they need is a little
Sure, attending a resume seminar
or an interview prep session is helpful — but what would be most useful
is a chance to see what opportunities are out there after graduation.
Not all students get into co-op
programs and there's only so much a
resume seminar can teach you. Arts
students need more opportunities as
they are severely lacking in those at
the moment.
What I'm sure many students
would find helpful is for Student
Services to have a heavier hand
in Career Days, to seek out grad
schools and work opportunities
for Arts students, or perhaps to
host a seminar on how students
can go about finding a job in our
current economy. Anything but
what they're currently doing: next
to nothing. Xi
Anti-prostitution bill C-36 is relevant
to UBC — and it isn't going to help
On September 21, 2014, The
Ubyssey interviewed law professor Janine Benedet on Bill C-36,
Justice Minister Peter MacKay's
newly proposed law that would
criminalize the buying and trafficking of sexual services in Canada. If this bill passes, its ramifications could prove devastating
for some ofthe most marginalized
women in B.C. Indeed, this issue
is pertinent to UBC students as we
are not excluded from that group
of women: some of us engage in
sex work in order to afford tuition.
While Benedet is an expert
of criminal and labour law, her
interpretation ofthe bill does not
reflect how sex workers themselves see the law impacting
their lives. Since Bill C-36 aims to
criminalize every level of sex work
except sex workers themselves, its
goal isn't to create safer conditions
for sex workers, but to end demand
for sex work and to abolish sex
work altogether.
As noble as arresting pimps and
Johns may sound, and as much as I
agree in the importance of ending
sexual exploitation of young girls,
current and previous adult sex
workers are well-acquainted with
the dangers of criminalizing the
sex industry. Giving sex workers
immunity under the law is meaningless if racialized, indigenous,
mentally ill, and trans women
living in poverty enter the trade
because their marginalization in
society makes non-sex work jobs
inaccessible in the first place.
From these women's positions, doing what they can to secure clients
is a survival strategy.
Bill C-36 will force even more
sex workers underground: sex
workers who previously used
online escort ads may be pushed
into street-based sex work, putting
more pressure on women to fight
each other for their corners. Police
violence against sex workers will
then escalate.
Pivot Legal Society's research
supports the inevitability of these
results, based on sex workers' own
accounts: when criminalization
of any part of sex work means sex
workers' fear of police harassment,
sex workers do end up turning
tricks in "dimly lit, and isolated
areas" where they have been
raped, tortured and killed. The last
three decades of street-based prostitution and the missing women
from the Downtown Eastside are
evidence enough.
As noble as ending prostitution
may seem, UBC students and its
surrounding communities need
to know how criminalization has
affected sex workers. We cannot experiment on marginalized
women any longer: Bill C-36 needs
to go. tJ
Jane Shi is a third-year English Literature Honours student
involved with various campus
initiatives. Her views do not represent the positions ofthe Pivot Legal
UBC needs to enforce smoking ban
To the editor,
It is absolutely disgusting to see
the amount of cigarette butts
lying in the gardens near the
waterfall at the west side of
Koerner Pavilion. It is appalling
that UBC allows smoking to
continue in the vicinity ofthe
The ban against smoking on
campus should be enforced.
- Hugh A. Daubeny. Xi
Ask Natalie: On creating and maintaining intimate relationships
Advice Columnist
"My girlfriend went to a different
university in Ontario and people
keep telling me that it won't last.
I love her, but sometimes I waver.
Any advice?"
Yeah, I have tons.
First, stop letting other people
tell you how to have a life. There's
a difference between people giving
you advice and people telling to
break up with your girlfriend so you
can hook up with the girl two floors
Second, figure your feelings out.
If you are having these feelings of
doubt, your relationship probably
isn't perfect, but is it good enough?
Is she worth the hour long Skype
sessions multiple times a week,
while the guys on your floor get
drunk? She may be. But she may not.
I'm not going to tell you to break
up with her because I know couples
who spent months being miserable
before realizing they wanted to stay
together. But I'm not going to tell
you to stay with her either because
I know people who wished they had
broken up earlier.
Talk to your girlfriend. Since
she's probably hearing all the same
things as you, this isn't just your
issue. This is a relationship issue you
should work on together.
If you think you can make it
work, do it. If people start talking
about your relationship, tell them
you love your girlfriend and are
dedicated to making it work. Remember, there are only two people
in your relationship.
Whatever your outcome, remember to have a life outside your
girlfriend. If your relationship is
stopping you from making friends,
going out or joining clubs, she's not
helping you grow.
Keep in mind that long distance
relationships can be more stressful than other relationships. Be
prepared and know nothing is more
awkward for your roommate than
waking up to you crying because
she can't make it home for reading
"My single high school days are
over! How do I find a boy/girlfriend?"
I believe that people who go out
looking for a relationship always
have the hardest time finding one.
When you start seeing the opposite gender only as potential romantic
interests and not as people who have
interests and lives, you can't fault
them on not entering a relationship
with you. I have no issue if you're
single and ready to mingle but if
you're actively seeking a relationship with everyone you meet, that's
when a line gets drawn.
Keep that in mind as you get
involved, hang out with different
groups of people, and go out. Be proactive. If you like someone you've
met while out or in your class, give
them your number and let them
make the next move.
Take a chance on people you
normally wouldn't. Talk to people
in your lectures. Join a club, not
only for a chance to find someone
with similar interests, but also for
Make sure your social, academic, and personal needs are met.
Make sure you're happy with you
before starting a relationship. Don't
go looking for love for the wrong
Best of luck and go get 'em tiger.
Need advice? Write to Natalie at
asknatalie@ubyssey.ca and have
your questions answered in a future issue. Xi
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Perfect weekend for UBC Soccer
Mens and women's teams shut out Thompson Rivers and UBCO
The women's team has
Olamide Olaniyan
Staff Writer
ft allowed a single goal at home this season.
Coming off a restful bye week,
the Thunderbirds battled to a
close 1-0 victory against the
Thompson Rivers University
Wolf Pack on Friday evening, and
doubled up on the UBC Okanagan Heat the next day for a
2-0 win.
"[Friday's] game was a rough
start for us," said assistant coach
Mark Eckerle. "I think as the
game progressed, though, we
were able to shake the rust off and
find somewhat of a rhythm and a
way to get the results."
From the early moments of
the game, Thompson Rivers
played a dangerous attacking
game with lots of possession.
Despite some sloppy passes, lost
possession, and missed shots, the
Thunderbirds showed off their
very solid defence to fend off the
early siege. Midway through the
first half, the 'Birds began to pick
up possession.
In the 38th minute, second year
defender Aman Shergill dribbled
through defenders and fired her
second goal ofthe season into the
left corner ofthe net. The rest of
the game was filled with several
close calls for both the home team
and the away, but the score line
remained the same even into the
dying minutes ofthe game.
T-Bird goalkeeper Marlee
Maracle held off TRU's attacks
on goal and made five saves in the
game. In the 59th minute, Wolf
Pack midfielder Kelsey Martin
fired a shot on target, which was
tipped over the top bar by the
Oakville native. Maracle, a second
year Arts student, maintained a
clean sheet and also won the MVP
ofthe match.
On Saturday, second year
forward Amirit Berar gave a
superb performance as she scored
the only two goals ofthe game,
putting the Thunderbirds out in
front. The first goal was a header
in the second minute during a
corner scramble, and the second
was a clinical finish in the 76th
minute, after some brilliant
passing from forwards Shayla
Chorney and Jasmin Dhanda.
Despite an early goal in the
opening minutes, and a second
closer to the end, both sides remained consistent with pressure
and attacks leading to several
near-goals and great saves. For
head coach Andrea Neil, it was a
considerable improvement for the
Thunderbirds compared to the
previous night.
"It was a tremendous response
ofthe players," said Neil. "We made
our opponents chase and maintained good control ofthe match.
Our high point was sticking together, and sticking to the plan. We saw
that throughout this match."
Even though it was a beautifully played game, there was also
a definite air of aggression on
the field, with several dangerous
tackles made and several stops of
play due to fouls. But these types
of games should be expected
against very capable opponents.
"There was a lot of emotion, this
is our sister university after all and
it is a very tight table as far as the
Pacific Conference is concerned.
We came off a tough match last
night and came out with some
emotion in different parts of this
game," said Neil.
"Obviously there were times
when we didn't have the control
ofthe match that we would have
liked to, but in the end we regained
our calm."
The Thunderbirds have not
lost a single game or conceded a
goal in any of their home matches
so far. The lone goal conceded
throughout the season resulted
from a penalty scored by UBC
Okanagan defender Hayley Carlson, which led to a tie at the end
ofthe match.
Overall, said Eckerle, their performance still needs to improve,
and it isn't hard to tell why. The
next couple of weeks will include
games against Canada West top
contenders like the University of
Victoria and Trinity Western, but
Eckerle showed optimism for the
coming weeks.
"We will face Trinity Western
a couple of times in the next few
of weeks," he said. "It will definitely be a challenge, but we feel
that when we play our way, with
our style of play, we can compete
with anybody." tJ
Soren Elsay
Staff Writer
The Thunderbirds maintained
their unblemished season this
weekend with a 2-0 win against
UBC Okanagan that pushed their
record to 8-0 on the year. Coming
off of a convincing 6-0 win over
Thompson Rivers University, the
Thunderbirds put newcomers to
the league, UBCO, to rest under
the lights of Thunderbird Stadium thanks to goals from Sean
Einarsson and Niall Cousens.
The Birds' mounted early pressure to start the game but it was
UBCO that earned the first good
chance. Following a giveaway in
the UBC half, Thunderbird keeper
Luke O'Shea was forced parry
Jordan Leib's powerful shot from
16 yards out.
From there on out UBC took
control, dominating possession
for long periods of time. Milad
Mehrabi had his curling free
kick stopped by a diving Christopher Cuthill in the UBCO net
and Navid Mashinchi saw his
glancing header go wide before
Sean Einarsson gave UBC the lead
in first half stoppage time. A slick
counter attack concluded with
Tyler Mertens playing a cross in
from the right wing which was
calmly collected and buried by
Einarsson from eight yards out to
give UBC the lead going into the
The Thunderbirds' command
of the game carried over into the
second half as they monopolized possession for much ofthe
remaining game. This possession led to a number of scoring
chances as Mehrabi sent a volley
over the bar and Cousans had his
thirty-yard effort hit the post all
The men's team is 8-0 on the season and shows no signs of slowing down.
within the first ten minutes of
the half. UBC eventually got the
insurance marker that they deserved in the 65th minute thanks
to some good work from Chris
Serban. The left back chased
down a long pass deep in UBCO
territory to keep the move going
which ended with Cousans guid
ing home his sixth goal ofthe
year after a mad scramble inside
the UBCO box.
The Thunderbird's pressed for
more but Cuthill stood tall in the
UBCO goal making top drawer
saves off of Boris See and Karn
Phagura to keep the deficit at
only two.
After the game head coach Mike
Mosher had nothing but praise for
the opposition from Kelowna who
were not broken down easily by the
two time defending champions.
"Well coached, well organized,
worked hard, you can see why
they're getting some results ...
kudos to them," he said.
Overall, Mosher was satisfied
by his team's performance with
only three games left.
"It was a good, competitive
game, I liked some of what we
did and sometimes we were just
half a step or a final pass away
from really springing a player ...
not a bad performance at all." Xi MONDAY, OCTOBER 6,2014    I    SPORTS    I   11
Women's hockey splits a pair against bitter rival
Jenny Tang
Staff Writer
There were two classic playoff
rematches between UBC and the
University of Saskatchewan on
Friday and Saturday evenings. On
Friday, the 'Birds narrowly lost in
a 5-4 shootout, but on Saturday
UBC not only redeemed their loss,
but also their early exit from the
playoff series last season in a 2-0
shutout victory.
"I think that last night we had
a good game, we dominated a lot
of it," fifth-year captain Sarah
Casorso commented. "But tonight
we just had a whole 60 minutes of
pure hockey."
Saturday's first period was
strong for the Thunderbirds.
Within the first 10 minutes they
were up 2-0 to the Huskies. The
first goal was scored by Emily
O'Neal less than three minutes
into the game, which was followed
in the tenth minute by Casorso
moving up to face goalie Cassidy
Hendricks alone, and flinging the
puck into the back ofthe net, courtesy of a clean pass by teammate
Rebecca Unrau. This brought the
score up to 2-0, which was enough
to secure the win for the 'Birds.
"It feels good to score," Casorso
said — the Saturday goal was her
second ofthe weekend. "Most
goals do, whether they're in the
beginning ofthe season or not."
The Thunderbirds played hard this weekend against the team that ended their season last year.
The 'Birds put up a good defence
against the Huskies, surviving
five power-plays, four of which
happened in the second period, and
held 2013-14 CIS Rookie ofthe Year
Kaitlin Willoughby off the score
sheet. T-Bird goalie Samantha Lang-
ford stopped all 28 shots fired at her.
Huskie goalie Cassidy Hendricks
stopped 14 out of 16 shots from UBC.
'Birds bounce past Seattle
UBC hit their stride late enroute to a preaseason win.
Jacob Gershkovich
The UBC men's basketball team
soared past the Seattle Mountaineers by a score of 91-75 at the War
Memorial Gym on Friday night.
The tilt was the team's first
since mid-August, and remnants
ofthe boys' summer hangovers
still lingered in the first quarter
ofthe preseason match. Some early miscommunication on defense
and a few sloppy turnovers by the
Thunderbirds allowed Seattle to
remain relevant. Hanging on to a
slim lead, UBC led 24-18 after the
first quarter.
Tommy Nixon, the 5th year,
6'6 forward who led UBC in
scoring last year, picked up two
quick fouls and was resigned
to the bench for the first half.
Conor Morgan, the second year
forward out of Victoria, B.C.,
took over the offence in Nixon's
absence. Morgan rebounded the
ball and knocked down rainbow
three-pointers like some sort of
fiend, finishing with 12 points in
the half. UBC remained disorganized, however, and entered
halftime hanging on to a precarious 43-39 lead.
"We weren't sharing the ball
well enough," said head coach
Kevin Hanson. "We had some let
ups defensively. Our transition
defense wasn't good at all, so we
made some adjustments."
I happened to bump into Seattle's head coach in the washroom during halftime. He didn't
have much to say, but seemed to
be enjoying himself.
With Nixon back in the game
to open the second half, UBC
pulled ahead and maintained a
comfortable lead until the final
buzzer. Nixon quietly dropped
18 points without even breaking
a sweat. David Wagner was also
impressive for the Thunderbirds.
The veteran forward was good
for a modest 10 points, each of his
baskets coming from inside the
paint. Wagner finished second on
the team in scoring last year, and
the team will depend on him once
again moving forward.
It was good to see UBC's two
new international recruits, Stef-
anos Fasianos and Daniel Sutcliff.
Unfortunately, neither player
fared too well — Fasianos fell into
foul trouble, and Sutcliff forced a
few errant passes that resulted in
turnovers — but let's chalk that up
to jet lag. Beyond the stat line, the
two showed some real promise.
Fasianos is strikingly quick and
has a smooth stroke from behind
the line; Sutcliff was throwing
down some ofthe most impressive
dunks I've seen in a while during
the pre-game warmup.
Preseason is all about finding
your stride, and this team seems
like they're on the right track.
UBC looks poised and highly capable as the 2014-2015 campaign
approaches. They hope to improve
on last year's mediocre 15-16
record; Friday was an auspicious
start to the long road ahead.
"I think this team is really
deep," said Hanson. "We've got
a lot of talent, some size, some
quickness. We're going to set our
goals pretty high. If we put all the
pieces together, by the looks of
things, we're going to be a pretty
dangerous team."
So far so good, coach. Xi
This was Langford's first
game back, as a high ankle sprain
had kept her from playing in
the preseason.
"I had to calm the nerves and
get back in the season," said Lang-
ford. "We didn't have the ending
that we wanted [on Friday] so we
battled hard and today everyone
came out flying and we took it to
Langford's goaltending was
a big part ofthe impressive
Thunderbird game, which combined crisp passes and aggressive
play in the defensive end for a full
60 minute effort.
Coach Thomas was impressed
with the win on Saturday, and
happy with the weekend as a
"That was one of our best games
this season," Thomas said. "Along
with our exhibition match against
Guelph, it was a really good effort."
"We had a bit of a collapse yesterday, but we were still really focused
on the process," he said. "This was a
learning opportunity from yesterday."
For some ofthe 'Birds, including
Casorso, this was their last home
opener ofthe season, but Casorso
did not let the sentimental feelings
stop her from playing her best.
"I treated tonight like any other
weekend." Casorso said. "I kind
of forgot that it was my last home
opener until [Friday] night when we
had that bitter ending, it wasn't our
best day so we made the best of it."
But for now, the team is content
with their win.
Next week the 'Birds will head to
Calgary to take on the Mount Royal
Cougars on Friday at 6:00 pm and
Saturday at 2:00 pm. Their next
home game will be Friday, October 24th against the University of
Regina at Doug Mitchell Stadium
at 7:00. Xi
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