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ThSJjbyssey I November 30™, 2007
UBC Thunderbirds
Where: War Memorial
When: Men 8pm,
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rivals, the UVic Vikes
Pride On the QT
Where: Room 200 of
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Time: 6pm-8pm
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Sonnet Slam
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Time: 8pm
What: "An evening of
poetic extravagance."
Bring verse to share
Cost: Free
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Where: Chan Centre /
When: 8pm-10pm   ,
What: UBC singers and
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classical music can be
Cost: Students-$15
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Run In the Woods
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Law and Society
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Young and Dr. Renisa
Students volunteer time to fight human trafficking
by Amy Hadley
News Writer
The head of the new provincial
office to combat human trafficking was at UBC on Monday and
saidthat Canada needs to do
more to raise awareness and
prevent exploitation of trafficking victims here in Canada.
Robin Pike didn't have a
hard time selling her message to
an audience composed largely
of a group of Law students who
are already dedicating their
time to a landmark study of human trafficking in Canada.
The UBC Human Trafficking
Working Group invited Pike to
speak to them and the public
about government action and
inaction in fighting human
trafficking—the recruiting,
transferring, harbouring or receiving people for the purpose
of exploitation.
Law professor Benjamin
Perrin started the Working
Group just months ago with the
aim of providing recommendations to the government. He
hopes to raise awareness of a
problem that people tend not to
associate with Canada.
"Canada has one of the
worst records in [the] developed world in terms of combatting human trafficking," Perrin
said, citing a 2006 report of
the Future Group, a non-governmental organisation he
founded in 2000 while working
in Cambodia with victims ofthe
child sex trade.
In September, Perrin set up
posters advertising the project
and received an "overwhelming
response"—about 75 students
in the first week. He chose 12
law students to work on the
The group is focusing on
sexual exploitation and examining different aspects of the
problem. Some students are
studying Canada as a destination for trafficked people, and
some are looking at Canada as
a source country. Others are
examining the transition of
people through Canada to the
US. The group is also studying
the involvement of Canadians
in sex tourism outside of the
country, since tourists fuel the
demand for trafficked persons
in destination countries. Based
on their analysis, Perrin hopes
to provide recommendations
on how the government should
deal with the problem within
two years.
Spending three to five hours
a week studying the problems
here in Canada, Perrin's group
of 12 volunteers don't receive
academic credit for their efforts. But without these volunteers, such a research effort
would normally cost upwards
of a quarter million dollars. To
date, no human trafficking studies have been done in Canada,
Perrin said, and it's the volunteers that make this possible.
The only paid member of
Perrin's team is research assistant Jody Barber. The third
year law student was interested
in human trafficking research
before she joined the project,
but even she didn't realise the
extent of the problem here in
Canada. Barber assumed she'd
be focusing on Thailand or
Cambodia and said, "it didn't
occur to me that I would focus
on Canada."
In Pike's presentation,
she spoke of a lack of public
awareness about the problem
in Canada. Exploitation may be
more visible in countries like
Thailand and Cambodia, but
Canadians need to realise that
it's a big problem here at home,
Pike said.
The RCMP estimates that
upwards of 1200 people are
trafficked into Canada each
year, about half of them women
brought here for the purpose
of sexual exploitation. Labour
exploitation is also a problem,
Pike said, as is the using of
trafficked people, including
children, for drug smuggling.
And it shouldn't be assumed
that all of the victims come
from outside Canada. Domestic
trafficking tends to fall under
the radar, but it happens, victimising aboriginal women in
particular, Pike said.
"Vancouver is a hot spot" for
trafficking, Pike said, and things
will get worse running up to the
2010 Olympics. The games will
fuel demand for cheap labour
and sexual exploitation.
Pike said that the establishment of her office in July 2007
was a good provincial initiative,
and that BC is leading the country in efforts to stop human traf
ficking. "Other provinces are
watching [BC]," she said. However, she added that resources
are still tight in her office, and
adequate protection for trafficking victims isn't in place, as
Canada lacks a central organisation to tackle the problem.
Raising public awareness is
key, she said, to draw resources
and energy towards helping victims of trafficking, because human trafficking simply isn't as
visible as some other problems,
like homelessness.
In Canada, human trafficking laws are relatively new
and difficult to enforce. Perrin
explained this is partly because
it's difficult to keep victims in
the country, as they're often
deported once discovered,
and partly because there's no
integrated law enforcement
team tackling the issue in the
There have been charges
but no convictions yet under the
2002 Immigration and Refugee
Protection Act.
More effort needs to be put
into prevention and enforcement, Perrin said. "Traffickers
need to get a clear message
we're not open for business."
He hopes that efforts like his,
and those of Pike's office will
help the government to make
that message loud and clear in
the future.
A 2006 UN report estimates
that worldwide, 800,000 people are trafficked annually. The
majority of victims are women
and girls, vl
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the last week obsessively videotaping with the help of Amanda Stutt. The
resultant tears were drowned out by the William Hung impression of David
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Culture     3
by Adrianne Davidson
Culture Writer
"We live Globally."
This  is  the  theory of Jolly  the
owner and chef of Jolly's Indian Bistro.
Nowhere is this idea of a local and
'global community more prevalent and
There seems to be no better way to
spend a late, dark, rainy Vancouver afternoon than in a cozy, warm, fragrant
Indian restaurant, sipping a steamy
cup of chai.
1 Overwhelmed by scents of vanilla,
cinnamon, and curry spice, I enter into
the well-sought-out haven that is Jolly's
Indian Bistro on Fourth and MacDon-
ald. Billowing saris hang from the
ceiling, engulfing the restaurant. Jolly
mentions that it is the ambience ofthe
restaurant that makes the dining experience. It needs to "feel like home" he
says, and stresses his love for colour.
He explains that colour is vital for feeding the mind, body and soul.
Jolly wants to focus on the community, on the students and professors
who patronise this inviting sanctuary,
though stars such as Nelly Furtado are
also known to drop by. His approach to
cooking is something that we could all
learn to live by: the simpler, the better.
The butter chicken, a special at
Jolly's, is definitely worthy of trying.
Jolly mentions that the menu will be
changing soon. As we enter into winter,
he points out, our bodies need more
vitamins, therefore he will try to make
the menu more vegetarian. He also is
looking to add a fish curry to the menu,
though he worries about the possibility
of getting the freshest unfarmed fish
for the restaurant.
You may just walk right past it, but
Mahek—on Broadway before MacDon-
ald—should not be missed. New to the
Broadway culinary scene, Mahek is a
great, affordable place for lunch, and a
cozy setting for an Indian dinner. Open
for three months now, it has been able
to prove itself as a classy, inviting, traditional Indian restaurant. The warm
setting is the biggest appeal in terms of
the experience. Its formality and rich
hardy colors speak to the wholesome
food it serves.
Owner Jaspal Singh explains that
"this is real Indian food, not the fusion
[food]...What you get here is what you
can get in India." Singh surprises me
by explaining how the food is getting
better here in Canada, especially with
the spices being imported; spices of
great quality are key to the skill of preparing Indian cuisine.
Singh, who has been in the restaurant business for 35 years, says what
he loves most about Mahek is being
able to give "his personal stories" to
the customers. He wants to be able
to share not only his food but his history with his patrons. What he ended
up sharing with me was that not only
does he find the people in Kitsilano
to be more receptive to the spicy, hot
dishes (compared to those in Surrey),
but he also tells me that his personal
favourites, the Vindallo dishes, are
growing in appeal. I would definitely
recommend the daal makhani (black
Lentils with tomatoes). As a vegetarian,
it was a filling, simple, and delectable
dish. The mix snack platter is a good
option for someone who cannot make
up their mind in terms of what to
order, as it consists of a flavoring of
many Indian treats, including samosas
and pakoras.
For some, it may be the simplicity
and richness, for others, it may be just
food, but for me, it's the philosophy
of Indian food that keeps me coming
back to these places of enlightenment.
As important as the words we absorb
in our textbooks, as the sentences we
write on our midterms, food becomes
something that should be respected,
loved and meditated on. Be prepared to
be well-fed, and to bring your friends.
With big portions and lots of delicious
cuisine, Indian food is a good way to
fill the intellectual bellies of hungry
students. \a
Lights, camera, ActionScript
by Paul Bucci
Culture Editor
The great tradition of UBC film
was upheld last Tuesday with the
vPortfolio Awards Ceremony, a
celebration of the completion of
the Computer Science program's
first video project.
They had everything: tuxedoes,
roses, catering. Photographers,
like Paparazzi, nearly swarmed
the filmmakers as they stepped
up to receive their awards, flashing winning smiles.
"The idea about the project is
that we want to give our students
a learning opportunity," said
Athena Li, one of the project's
main coordinators.
"Participating in this program, we think that the students
will benefit from this in many
ways, because video production
requires mental cognition, innovation and clarity."
To facilitate the project, the
UBC film production program
put on a number of workshops.
"[They] had one of their
professors come in and do a
workshop on filming techniques,
another one came around to give
us pointers about lighting and
sound," said Eugene Katsov, who
worked  on  the   award-winning
film, Fireworks Factory. "They
helped you get off the ground, in
terms of filming. It was a really,
really good experience."
The project provided the necessary equipment for the films'
production and offered the incentive of over $600 in prizes, including personalised clap boards
for each film.
The funding came from the
Skylight Centre for Learning
and Teaching, which is a UBC
initiative dedicated to "creating
an environment that supports
reflective science teaching and
learning practices."
"It doesn't matter if they need
these skills all the time, it doesn't
matter if they are doing something
acedemic, or for anything in their
future careers," said Li. "There is
a trend, we have found, that more
and more people have started to
put video into their portfolios for
any kind of acedemic applications
or job applications."
Li hopes to see the vPortfolio
project become a regular thing
for Computer Science students.
"I think the project was very
sucessful and we had a lot of positive feedback from the student
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While supplies last
Continued from Aiyanas Ormond's
story as told last Friday.
The APEC Noon Rally remained
at the flagpole for two hours and
began to disperse at about 2pm.
The crowd directed itself to three
exits from the University through
which the leaders' motorcades
would leave at the end of the
day. Two were at Gate 3, near
Green College at the intersection
of Northwest Marine Drive and
Chancellor Boulevard. Another
exit at this location allowed the
motorcades to veer left, continuing on to Marine Drive and down
to the oceanfront.
The other exit was Gate 6, on
NW Marine Drive close to Place
Vanier residence, on another side
of campus. It was here that leaders would be ushered off campus
in black limousines at around
4pm that day.
Gate 3 was the first exit reached
by protesters. Between 150 and
200 left Rose Garden Plaza and
headed toward Chancellor Boulevard, past the law school building and through the Vancouver
School of Theology. They seated
themselves across Chancellor
Boulevard near Theology Mall and
blocked the exit route.
RCMP officers tried to direct
protesters off the road but they
wouldn't move. At 2:30pm a demonstrator with a megaphone announced he was heading to Gate
6 and invited others to join him.
About 50 did, and they headed to
NW Marine Drive near Vanier.
Prior to APEC Staff Sergeant
Hugh Stewart was known to peers
as "Huggie." For close friends,
that's still the case. But before the
day was out he would come to be
known as "Sgt. Pepper," and not
because he was a Beatles fan.
Stewart was in charge of Quick
Response Teams, which included
150 RCMP officers and 60 members of the Vancouver Police on
bikes. His unit was charged with
providing security wherever
marchers were expected.
Aside from the fact that they
would be confronting demonstrators who had been preparing
for months, the whole operation
could not have started with more
hitches for the police. 131 officers
were expected for a 6am briefing at the UBC detachment. That
included four zone commanders
who would be in charge of specific
areas on campus throughout the
Instead, buses bringing officers to UBC were diverted to "E"
division headquarters on Heather
Street in Vancouver—miles from
the university. About a third ofthe
officers expected at the briefing
got there on time and zone commanders had to be appointed on
the spot.
"We really almost ran them
into the briefing room," an officer
later said. "I think [we] showed
them basically a chart that and
said, okay, this is Zone 1, 2, 3 or
west/east, and away you go."
The charged atmosphere at
UBC combined with the scrambling to get organised by police
made a stressful day for both
As commander of the Quick
Response Teams, Stewart was
present for many of the day's
biggest events. His teams were
present at Rose Garden Plaza for
the noon rally and he supported
the idea of allowing protesters to
reach the fence. That rally would
not be the last time that pepper
spray was unleashed that day.
At 3pm, about an hour before
the motorcades' departure time,
all three exits leading out of the
university were blocked. Over
100 protesters blocked the road at
Gate 3 and protesters had already
made their way to Gate 6. The
RCMP had an hour to move aside
a protest that would not immediately allow vehicle passage out of
the university.
Four officers were already present at Gate 6 when the protesters
arrived. The mood at the site was
described as calm and passive-
even peaceful. Protester Mark
Brooks carried a megaphone and
told protesters to follow whatever
police instructions they received.
Common strategy would dictate the possibility that protesters
might obstruct such exits, but
the situation was not foreseen by
RCMP plans. A potential blockade
was never addressed in the operational plan for dealing with protests. RCMP Supt. Wayne May, in
charge of security planning, knew
of no plan to deal with blockades.
The period between 3pm and
4pm was chaotic for the security
Protestors gather outside of the then newly constructed Koerner Library during a protest against the APEC conference 10 years ago. The protest, which began peacefully, ended with police using pepper spray on demonstrators.
operation at UBC. At one end there
were over 100 protesters blocking
the exit that was supposed to take
the motorcades out of UBC by way
of Chancellor Boulevard, at the
other there were protesters. Peaceful ones, according to reports, but
the RCMP didn't yet know how
they would deal with them.
The Gate 3 protesters were not
as friendly—they refused RCMP instructions to clear the road. Near
the gate, the officers in charge of
security discussed what to do. Helicopters to lift the leaders out of
the Museum were considered but
the idea was abandoned.
Around 3pm, Stewart issued
an order to call two reserve quick
response teams from the Seaforth
Armoury in downtown Vancouver.
At around 3:10pm, Supt. Trevor
Thompsett, site commander at
UBC, asked for two to three Quick
Response Teams to be sent to Gate
6 and was told it would be done.
Command Centre had different
plans. Thompsett was informed
near the same time that he was being replaced and decisions about
how to deal with the exit would
happen there.
Thompsett complied, and at
3:15pm, when itwas decided that
Gate 6 would be cleared, command knew nothing of the teams
coming from downtown Vancouver. They believed all Quick Response Teams were busy dealing
with the downed fence at Rose
Garden Plaza and needed to find
other ways to open Gate 6.
Officers were to be brought
on bikes from the Heather Street
barracks and from locations along
a planned motorcade route into
downtown Vancouver. 100 police
were expected to be available at
Gate 5 to ask the protesters to
move while the clock was ticking
on the motorcades.
A unit of crowd control officers
in "level two" attire—riot gear—replete with hard hats, batons and
shields were directed to Gate 6
through a lapse in communication
between Command Centre and the
officers at UBC. They ran to clear
the gate when Supt. Thompsett
drove up alongside them and said
the gate had been cleared. He told
them to get out of sight promptly
to avoid a scene.
This all happened around
3:40pm, with 20 minutes before
leaders' motorcades were to leave
campus. Confusion arose at Command Centre over whether the motorcades would leave at 3:55pm or
4pm. It was around this time that
Quick Response Teams in two vans
from the armoury arrived at Gate
3. Command Centre was overjoyed
to hear the news and gave confirmation for the teams, led by Hugh
Stewart, to clear Gate 6.
Stewart thought he had until
4pm to finish the job. He was
told that the motorcades would
leave between 3:55pm and 4pm.
The job, he was told, needed to
be done by 3:50pm. Sitting in a
van at Gate 3, he had six minutes
to clear the road and he was two
minutes away.
Stewart made it to Gate 6 with
his teams, thinking he now had
less than five minutes. No one told
him about the calm mood that prevailed at the road and he had just
come from dealing with resistance
protesters at Gate 3. He got out of
his van and carried a Mark 46 can
of pepper spray, about the size
of a fire extinguisher. Two other
officers with him were similarly
equipped. He had his eye on the
clock. Three protesters with locked
arms stood up and started to move
against him as he approached the
50 or so assembled there.
He approached the crowd and
addressed them with a CBC cameraman standing by:
"Ladies and gentlemen my
name is Staff Sergeant Hugh Stewart. I am clearing this roadway.
You have one opportunity to clear
off this roadway or you will be
arrested. I am going to use force.
Whatever force I deem necessary.
I do not intend to fool around. I
intend to clear this road. I intend
to clear it now. Put the dogs on the
side, you are going that way."
The cameraman caught him
on video as he unleashed the
spray. Many other officers had
used the chemical throughout
the day but this was the one that
people would remember, perhaps
because it was caught on TV. He
spun it around quickly, dousing
the camera in the process.
The image of Stewart firing the
spray was the lead story on the
evening news. In a single shot he
had gone from "Huggie" to "Sgt.
Pepper" in the eyes of Canadians.
Protesters ran away screaming
but some did not get up from the
road in time. A first-year student
said she was sprayed in the face
as she was in a crouched position,
trying to get up from the road.
Twenty protesters were later
seen standing at the intersection of University Boulevard and
Northwest Marine Drive. Another
officer sprayed in their direction
before they turned and headed up
University Boulevard, away from
the motorcade route. Stewart then
motioned for the spraying to stop.
The motorcades had a clear
path through Gate 6 and exited
without a hitch. When first asked
about pepper spray at a post-
summit press conference, Liberal Prime Minister Jean Chretien
would say, "For me, pepper, I put
it on my plate."
Stewart would later become the
symbol of a public furor against
APEC. The image of him spraying
a CBC cameraman would be replayed over and over on the news.
An inquiry was called by the Commission for Public Complaints
Against the RCMP. He would later
tell a three-member panel that he
should not be held responsible for
police actions against protesters.
Following this the Ubyssey head
line read, "Stewart shifts blame."
He testified that he was worried about the VPD riot squad being deployed at the Gate. In later
testimony he would say he was
sympathetic to protesters who
were pepper-sprayed and never
meant to spray cameraman Robb
Douglas. Twice, he said, he tried
to apologise to him and offered to
buy him lunch.
Public criticism of APEC would
later centre around the degree to
which the federal government had
a hand in security planning. Stewart denied at the inquiry that any
instruction came from the federal
government and said he wouldn't
have cared if it did—they weren't
his bosses, he said.
Solicitor General Andy Scott,
the federal minister responsible
for the RCMP, would later be
heard on a plane telling a fellow
passenger that Stewart would take
the blame at the end of it all. An
opposition MP heard him making
the comments and called him on
it. Scott denied making them, but
he later resigned his post.
The final report of the APEC
inquiry found that Stewart's use
of pepper spray was not an unjustifiable use of force. The "Sgt. Pepper" moniker would remain with
him nonetheless.
Hugh Stewart is now retired and
lives in the Lower Mainland. After
the APEC inquiry completed he was
promoted to Sgt. Major and won the
praise of his peers when he helped
erect a memorial to fallen RCMP officers at "E" division headquarters.
Ten years later, a 90-year-old
White Rock resident with the same
name continues to be peppered
with requests for comment about
It's November 22 and the sky looks
down on a quaint campus. There are
no steel barricades and no one is
being arrested for displaying signs
that say "free speech." The closest
thing is a quiet protest that sits at
the site ofthe old bus loop, where a
tunnel is being constructed.
Elsewhere, protests are still
happening. In Montebello, police
disguise themselves as anarchists
and attempt to incite crowds to
violence. In Sydney at the 2007
APEC conference, pranksters
pass themselves off as Canadian
diplomats and make it through
two checkpoints with one of them
dressed as Osama bin Laden. And
demonstartions continue to happen in Jakarta, Indonesia, even
though it's been nine years since
Suharto was last in power.
A painting that overlooks the
SUB's conversation pit is UBC's
sole monument to APEC 1997. It
shows students covering their faces
and retreating in agony from a line
of police. It's been placed on a plywood canvas and seemingly burned
into the wood, just as the event has
made its way into UBC history, vl 6     Editorial	
Our 2010 Olympic Masc
ThSJjbyssey I November 30™, 2007
Hailing from Prince
George, Tranni is an
Indo-Chinese, pre-op
transsexual with a raging
case of herpes. Watch
him/her as he/she protests
the Olympics games with
quasi-militant action.
It/she/he will welcome
all the anti-Olympics
crazies, making sure that
no one thinks "there's
no [mascot] there I can
relate to," as VANOC CEO
John Furlong feared.
Surri has run out of
useful real estate on his
arms and now needs
to shoot up through
his legs. Once those
veins go, it's either
the penis or the
Kitsyupi lives in
a million dollar
house in Kitsilano
where she does
yoga, composts and
dreams of opening
an organic coffee
shop when she
retires from
being a chartered
accountant at age
This is Bombi.
He's a little
late for the
Salt Lake
City games.
Whoopsie! The
empire stands
another day..Until
A girl educated on the
streets of Vancouver,
Snatchi plays into
the pre-teen
mascot market
monopolised by
Bratz dolls. Snatchi
has all the sex appeal
needed to work on Seymour
after-hours now, but by the
time 2010 rolls around it's
DTES for Snatchi. With the
mystic Canadian heritage of
the stoic beaver, this mascot
is sure to win the hearts of
tourists and Johns alike.
Streeters is a twice weekly column
in which students are asked a
question    pertinent    to    UBC.
See all their full comments online at www.ubyssey.bc.ca
What do you think of Vancouver's 2010 Olympic mascots?
Jessica Bryson,
History/Theatre 4
"They look like
Anime characters
for kids. It's
not for adults,
Bob Mills,
Enviro. Science 4
Heather McNulty,
Accounting Grad
"They're trying to
pinpoint an area
culture. I think
it's taking
multicultural to
the Nth degree. It
doesn't really show
what Vancouver...is
really about."
Tiffany Chu,
Science 2
"They're cute,
but I don't think
they can actually
represent Canada.
I don't understand
First Nations
history. And the
style looks more
Ktvaku Adu-Poku,
Arts 2
"I can definitely
see the reasoning
behind them
because they're
rooted in West
Coast history, but
they look kind of
silly to me."
rdinated by Jordan Chittley and Amanda Stutt, with photos by Brandon Adams
Rapist hasn't proven himself
After reading your coverage (Editorial [Nov.
27]) of the Paul Callow incident at Langara
college, I find myself unable to contain my feelings on the issue.
Are we all so stupid?
Just because a guy you're dating seems or
"looks nice" doesn't mean he actually is. Only
his actions can attest to his character.
This guy is a convicted rapistl
All too easily, the public seems to be confusing his having "served time" with his being
"rehabilitated". They are not the same thing.
Yes, he served a long sentence, he has "paid his
debt to society". But has he been rehabilitated?
Has he rid himself of his urge to rape women?
This is the core issue.
The only way we can ever know if he is truly
rehabilitated is if he spends the rest of his life
living, until the day he dies, according to the law
and never, ever re-offends. Never again rapes.
Until he has done this, anything less, any "forgiveness" we grant him is nothing more than a
gamble. The question then is are you going to
gamble on this guy with your daughter? Your
wife? Your mother? The onus is on this man to
prove himself rehabilitated, not for the public
to take a chance on him, hoping and believing
that he has. Langara was absolutely correct to
deny him access to their school. If he feels he
deserves and requires education to support
himself, he should have taken some education
while incarcerated.
Wait a minute. He wants to, feels he has the
right to, what? Take a program at Langara in
media, in TV and film? Study at a school with a
large population of vulnerable young women?
So he can work in the media industries well-
populated by attractive older women? He feels
this is his right? If he wants employment, let
him go work on a cargo ship at sea, where he
can earn a decent wage away from the public.
Let him work on an oil rig in the arctic. Let
him go to Afghanistan and re-build schools and
Hell, give him job training in high-risk mining! Let him spend the rest of his life far away
from the public that he has harmed, degraded,
eroded, offended and committed heinous acts
against. Let him rot. If he can do this for the
rest of his life without re-offending, then perhaps God will forgive him. That's God's job, not
the public's.
Our job is to protect our children, our mothers and daughters. This man has served time
in prison. Yes, according to the law he has
been punished. Does this mean he is "fixed"?
Or just that the courts and the over-burdened
penal system has taken their effort as far as it
can go.
Has he been rehabilitated? I don't know.
The courts and penal system feel he has been
punished, but what evidence do they offer as
proof of his rehabilitation? What proof do they
have? That while incarcerated with all those
other men, he never once raped? Is this proof?
Evidence of his rehabilitation? Are we really
this apathetic and stupid?
There's really only one proof of his rehabilitation, a lifetime of non-offense. Anything less
involves a leap of faith.
Is he no longer a rapist? Is he cured? Give
him the keys to your girlfriend or sister's dormitory room and see what happens. Only one way
to find out. Are you willing to take that chance?
Are we the public willing to take a chance?
That's the question, because if we permit this
man the same latitude as the non-offending
public that's all we're doing.
It's not that I don't have faith in humanity
to reform. But first, I want to see that my faith
in humanity's common sense isn't misguided.
Isn't it time we all woke up a bit?
—Paul Duke
Arts 2
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Sports     7
T-Birds, Vikes rivalry strong
This weekend will determine which team takes the top
spot in the Pacific division
Members of the men's basketball team eagerly await their turn to get into
the game last year.This weekend, they face the only other team in the Pacific
Division with a winning record and the nearest rival, the Vikes.The women
tip off at 6pm and men at 8pm today and tomorrow at War Memorial.
by Justin McElroy
Sports Writer
There is perhaps nothing better
in team sports than a good old-
fashioned rivalry.
Two teams, two enemies with
shared history, face to face. It's
not about winning—it's about
You hear one team, and another one immediately springs to
mind. Red Sox-Yankees. Patriots-
Colts. Oilers-Flames.
And here at UBC, in addition
to the Shrum Bowl for football, we
have the men's basketball rivalry.
UBC starts a 2-game series here
tonight against the foe from Victoria, the Vikes. The results from
this weekend may determine
home court advantage come playoff time.
If you show up to War Memorial Gym over the next two
evenings to watch the top two
teams in the Pacific Division go
at it, you'll probably sense a certain tension, a certain familiarity
between the two teams. That's
because this match-up has all the
characteristics of a great university rivalry.
It's something Ian Hyde-Lay
knows all about. He played for
the UVic juggernaut that ran
up seven consecutive national
championships in the 1980s,
and is an assistant coach for the
team today.
He notes that "History,
geography, and success of the
programs make for the rivalry
being what it is."
Truth  be   told,   it probably
means a little bit more in Victoria, the city that produced Steve
Nash, where it's not uncommon
to see thousands of fans sell out
McKinnon Gym come playoff
time. They're proud that their
university of 15,000 students has
been a national powerhouse in
basketball for decades, and they
don't want to see UBC usurp them
when it comes to BC basketball
But it's starting to matter
more on this side of the Georgia Strait. Two seasons ago, the
T-Birds were the consensus No.
1 team in the country the entire
year until they lost to UVic by ten
in the Canada West final in front
of a packed crowd at War Memorial Gym.
And last year, the Vikes and
the T-Birds had identical records
of 20-3 after regular season play,
both with national title hopes.
That was before the Pacific
Division Final when UBC overwhelmed Victoria in two consecutive games and effectively
ended the Vikes' dreams of winning again.
This season, most pundits believed UBC would dominate the
Pacific Division and UVic would
not be able to recover after losing five top scorers. But the Vikes
have persevered this year, and
with eight wins to just two losses,
they have a chance to claim top
spot in the division if they sweep
this weekend.
A lot of the credit for this has
to go to their head coach, Craig
Beaucamp. He's a lot like Jacques
Lemaire, coach of the Minnesota
Wild: he preaches defense, fundamentals, and team play above all
He could send out five zombies onto the court, and his team
would be competitive.
At the end of the day however, the games this weekend
will be decided by the players on
the court. The Thunderbirds will
continue to use the fast-paced offense that has served them well
so far this season, and coach
Kevin Hanson will use his deep
bench to keep the pace up for the
whole game.
But it may be in the front court
where this game is ultimately decided. Odds are UVic will pound
the ball inside to forwards Mitch
Gudgeon, Tyler Hass, and Rob
Kinnear all day long, and it'll be
up to veterans Matt Rachar and
Bryson Kool to tend the fort for
UBC and not get into foul trouble—otherwise, the T-Birds lack
of experienced post players may
come back to haunt them.
One thing is certain though:
you can bet this game matters
to the T-Birds, as they attempt to
prove why they are ranked No. 2
in the country. And as for Victoria, coach Hyde-Lay emphatically
states that "for our players, encounters with the Thunderbirds
never get old. We know that to win
on any given night we will have to
be extremely well prepared, and
perform accordingly."
On both sides of the ball, this
weekend will be no different.
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