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much-loved student pub will not be reopening
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What's on
HIS WEEK, MAY WE SI
What Can I Do With My Degree?: 4-5 p.m. @
Brock Hall, East Wing
Has exam time left you wondering where you will be once you finish your
degree? The Centre for Student Involvement and Careers is hosting a
workshop for science majors to connect degrees to potential job oppor-
tunites. CSIC is also hosting a workshop for arts majors on Saturday.
HEALTH »
Yoga and Relaxation Session:
1:30-2:30 p.m. @ I. House
If the title alone doesn't entice you
to take a break from studying, we
aren't sure what will. International
House is offering free yoga to help
you unwind a little bit. So dig out
that yoga mat and RSVP online at
http://ow.ly/fKUa9.
REST»
Sleep
We may not have many science
kids in our office to confirm this,
but Arts logic would suggest that
a day of rest is what the doctor
ought to perscribe for this day.
So take a break, hit up Trattoria
for brunch, and just remember:
there is life after exams.
LSAT Test Prep: 6-9 p.m. @
UBC Robson Square
Applying to law school afteryou
graduate? UBC's downtown campus at Robson Square is hosting
a series of LSAT prep classes to
prepare you for the daunting task.
While they may come with a hefty
price tag, the website clai ms they
work! Visit cstudies.ubc.ca for
more information.
SPORTS»
Tennis 1.0 Clinic: 9:30-11:30
a.m. @ UBC Tennis Centre
Who needs study skills? Go take
a tennis lesson for beginners at
the UBC Tennis Centre (that giant
building that you've probably
never been inside of). We literally
have nothing bettertosuggestthat
you should be doing today. So.ya
know, #yolo the day with tennis.
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DECEMBER 6, 2012 | VOLUMEXCIV| ISSUEXIXVII
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MAJTMEUSE PHOJWHE UBYSSEY
The current site at Main Mall and University Boulevard will feature a fountain engraved with the names of every UBC faculty.
UBC names Main Mall fountain
The Pulse at Piper Plaza will honour UBC's
nth president
The new plaza at
University Boulevard and Main
Mall will be named
after former UBC
President Martha Piper. UBC
announced the news in a
broadcast email Wednesday.
The fountain in the plaza
will be called the Pulse and
feature the name of every faculty and deparment at UBC.
The fountain's water flow
will be regulated accordingto
class schedules, with peak flow
during the 10-minute intervals
between classes during the
day.
At night, the fountain will
emit a mist instead of flowing water. The water in the
fountain will be potable and
circulated by an electric pump.
It was designed by architecture firm Phillips Farevaag
Smallenberg.
Piper was president of
UBC from 1997-2006. During
her tenure, UBC focused on
research, updating the university's brand and recruiting
international students.
She also presided over UBC
during the on-campus APEC
conferences, when several
student protesters were pepper-sprayed.
The fountain will officially
open in spring 2013. Xi tNewsl
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DRINKING
The campus pub has been closed since the summer of 2011. It was expected to re-open in January, but has been delayed due to contract negotiations.
Koerner's Pub opening delayed indefinitely
January re-opening date pushed back over contract negotiations
Brandon Chow
StaffWriter
The reopening of Koerner's Pub
has been delayed yet again.
Negotiations between the
Graduate Student Society (GSS)
and HK Commerce, the managing
company stepping in to operate the
pub, have dragged onto the point
where the GSS's hopes for a January reopening are now impossible.
Victor Padilla, GSS VP admin
and the person in charge of arranging the contract with HK, said,
"It's just the nature of the process.
We're just being extremely careful
right now,... making sure to go
through the proper revisions and
also ensuring that the proper legal
issues are taken care of."
The pub space was previously
student-operated by the GSS, but
NEWS BRIEFS
Campus childcare worker
union to hold strike vote
BCGEU local 303, which represents childcare workers at UBC,
has a strike vote scheduled for
next week.
The vote will take place from
Dec. 11 though 18.
The union local has been in
bargaining with the university but
negotiations have stalled.
The union has said that there
will be no job action during the
winter break.
BCGEU local 303 plans to enter
mediation with the university in
the new year.
Examiners grade based on
previous work: UBC study
According to a recently published
UBC study, examiners tend to grade
work in comparison to the work
they'vejustseen.
The study, published in the
Journal of the American Medical
Association, shows that when
physician educators in England and
Wales graded younger doctors'
work, they compared them to those
who had immediately come before.
If they witnessed a poor performance, they were more likely to grade
the person afterward higher.
"This experiment shows that
judging someone's performance— whet her it's clinical skills,
essay-writing orfigureskating — is
likely to be relative," said Kevin Eva,
the UBC professor who conducted
the study, in a press release. Xi
UBC ultimately has control of the
building it's in, the Thea Koerner
Graduate Student Centre. Padilla
said UBC still hasn't drafted a new
lease for the pub, which is a further
delay to reopening.
"[It's] out of our control, so I
don't know how long that's going to
take," Padilla said.
GSS President Conny Lin
regrets the delay, yet remains
hopeful. She said she expects a few
rounds of back-and-forth between
lawyers, and said their previous
goal of reopening in January is
now unrealistic.
The GSS voted to close the pub
last spring, facing a loss of nearly
$200,000 for the business during
the 2010-2011 year. As the closure
happened, the GSS tossed around
the idea of contracting a third
FEES»
Tuition lowered for
new econ degree after
student consultation
Will McDonald
News Editor
The UBC Board of Governors has
cut the price tag for the bachelor of
international economics degree by
just over $2,000 per year.
The program was originally set
at $10,000 per year for domestic
students and $29,000 per year for
international students, but after
elected representatives from student
groups on campus opposed the original rate, UBC reconsidered. The
new tuition is set at $7,670 per year
for domestic students and $26,939
per year for international students.
Last Sunday and Monday, the
representatives from the AMS,
Economics Students Association
and International Students Association met with Board of Governors
student rep Mike Silley, VP Students
Louise Cowin, and Angela Redish,
who played a major role in designing
the program.
"I think that perhaps some of the
homework that hadn't been sufficiently well done at the time this
motion originally came to the board
was undertaken [at the meetings],"
said Cowin.
To make up for the loss in tuition
revenue, two more seats will be
added to the program.
The Vancouver School of Economics will also cut one research
faculty member and one staff member to save money.
party to reopen the pub. However,
a dispute with the unionized pub
staff over the abrupt closure meant
the GSS wasn't ready to start
accepting bids to take over the pub
until the summer of 2012.
They chose HK Commerce as
the pub managers this September, and the society is being very
careful to ensure the financial
issues and liquor licence woes that
plagued the pub in the past don't
crop up again.
Despite third-party management, Padilla is insistent that
Koerner's will maintain its student
atmosphere. HK plans to do some
interior renovations, and add a
heater and new furniture to the
pub's patio.
"We want to make sure that
for whoever comes in, the price
is going to be a student price,
not another Mahony's," said Lin.
Padilla said there will be an overhaul of the drink and food menus,
with "slightly cheaper prices"
than before.
Although a contract between
the two parties hasn't yet been
signed, Lin said they have agreed
on at least one term: either $60,000
per year or six per cent of revenues,
whichever is more, will be paid to
the GSS by HK Commerce during
their five-year lease of the space.
HK Commerce refused to comment on the deal's financials until
the contract has been completed.
Both Padilla and Lin said they
hope the first round of contract
revisions can be completed in the
next few weeks to get Koerner's
reopened as soon as possible. 31
Angela Redish speaks at an October town
"I think what we wanted to try
to do was get to a balanced proposal
that was cost-defensible," said UBC
President Stephen Toope.
AMS VP Academic Kiran Mahal
said that the university agreed to
work with the Economics Students
Association in the future. The
university also intends to collaborate with the International Students
Association to decide how to allocate financial aid to international
students. Financial aid options will
be made clear in all promotional
material for the program.
Mahal said she received assurance from Cowin that the university
would work to improve the student
consultation process in the future.
The new tuition is set at seven per
cent above Sauder's.
The university said the current
tuition is necessary to be able to
contribute money both to the Vancouver School of Economics and to
UBC's central budget.
KAI JACOBSON PHOJWHE UBYSSEY
hall about the new international econ degree.
"We're happy to see our concerns addressed. We feel like we
were given adequate rationale and
honest rationale, which is what we
were looking for the entire time,"
said Mahal.
Mahal also said she received
assurance from the university
that the bachelor of international
economics is a unique case, and
it won't set a precedent for other
expensive programs.
"The last thing we want to see is
these kind of programs popping up
all over campus," said Mahal.
Mahal said the university still
has to work out some of the details
of the program, but she is satisfied
with the result of the last round
of consultations.
"This is, in fact, setting a precedent that consultation has to happen
immediately with students and that
students are a key stakeholder in
regards to tuition, even with new
programs," said Mahal. 31
COMPENSATION »
Sauder dean got
$600,000 interest-
free loan from UBC
Arno Rosenfeld
StaffWriter
UBC provided Sauder School of
Business Dean Robert Helsley
with a $600,000 interest-free
housing loan as part of an already
generous compensation package,
accordingto documents obtained
by The Ubyssey.
Helsley, who was hired this
summer, received the loan on top
of his $415,000 annual salary,
$30,000 annual research budget
and $75,000 honorarium intended
to cover the cost of his move to
Vancouver from California, where
he worked for three years at the
University of California, Berkeley's
Haas School of Business.
Helsley's salary is slightly less
than former Sauder dean Daniel Muzyka's salary, which was
$422,304 in 2011, his last full year
as dean.
Helsley's salary is well above
that of Gage Averill, the Faculty
of Arts dean, who is pulling in
$272,477 this year. However, Helsley is only the second-highest-paid
dean at UBC. First is Gavin Stuart
of the Faculty of Medicine, who is
making $499,150 this year.
The compensation packages for
Helsley, and Muzyka before him,
include many perks aside from the
base salary. Muzyka was allowed
35 days a year to work on projects
unrelated to his duties at UBC,
in addition to regular vacation.
This was reduced to 15 days a year
in 2007 after he requested, and
received, an increase in his salary.
The increase was made "in light of
the changing market for deans of
quality business schools," according to the documents.
Helsley is guaranteed that if
he becomes a professor after his
five-year term as dean is over, he
will make at least 90 per cent of his
salary as dean. Additionally, his
contract stipulates that UBC must
find a "meaningful role" for his
partner at the university.
Helsley's $600,000 interest-free
loan, administered by the UBC
Treasury, will remain active as
long as Helsley is still employed
by UBC and until his house is paid
off in full. The document says the
payment schedule is flexible.
"For senior administrators —
deans, associate vice-presidents,
vice-presidents — who are usually
recruited from outside B.C., an interest-free housing loan invariably
forms part of the package necessary to attract them to UBC," said
VP Human Resources Lisa Castle.
Affordable housing for UBC
faculty and staff was a key part
of UBC's Housing Action Plan.
The plan calls for more affordable
housing for professors and other
staff by mandating that a certain
portion of the housing built on
campus is earmarked for them.
However, even with the
Housing Action Plan, Castle said
the interest-free loans for senior
administrators are likely to continue for high-level hires, because
the plan wasn't made with them
in mind.
As for the loan, Castle said
that in addition to being standard
practice among universities in the
U.S. and Canada, it was different
than offering a higher salary or
other perks.
"It is a loan, it is expected to be
repaid and it is subject to the policies and practices of UBC Treasury to protect the university's
interests," Castle said. She added
that the interest-free aspect of that
loan was taxable as a monetary
benefit to Helsley. 31 4    I    NEWS    I   THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6,2012
SOCCER»
Whitecaps training centre to open in January
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The Vancouver Whitecaps are building a temporary training facility inside Thunderbird Arena to use until their campus fieldhouse is completed.
Andrew Bates
Managing Editor, Web
Vancouver Whitecaps FC and UBC
have put the finishing touches on
the plans for the first two years of
the soccer training centre on campus. Now, they're tryingto work
out the last 20.
The UBC Board of Governors approved a letter of intent on Tuesday
between the Whitecaps and UBC
on the National Soccer Development Centre, a $23.5-million training complex built around existing
fields at Thunderbird Park.
A temporary training facility
is set to open for the Whitecaps'
2013 training camp in January,
and negotiations are underway to
finish the full 22-year contract and
finalize the field house that UBC
and the Whitecaps will share.
"Any time you enter in a 20-year
deal, obviously it takes some time
to get through all the details,"
said Kavie Toor, UBC Athletics'
associate director for facilities and
business development. "There are
no substantial changes at this point,
just some clarifications."
"The focus is really on design,
look and feel, and making sure that
as we move through this design
and construction process, that it
meets all of our needs," said White-
caps FC chief operating officer
Rachel Lewis.
Accordingto Lewis, construction of the facility is a three-part
process. "It's a staged approach so
we can move our teams out there as
quickly as possible while construction is ongoing," she said.
The temporary training facility
is being constructed in a former
multi-purpose space in Thunderbird Arena and should be completed for the start of MLS training
camp on Jan. 17. According to
Toor, UBC will retain the training
facility to pursue similar infrastructure agreements with other
community groups.
The second stage is the renovation of two grass pitches at
Matthews Field, which is in front
of Thunderbird Stadium, and
possibly a new turf field replacing
a grass area adjacent to Wesbrook
Mall, accordingto Lewis.
The third stage will be any
remaining field renovations and
construction of the field house,
which is a locker room facility
shared by UBC and the White-
caps. Toor estimated planning
will take about a year, and the
building is targeted to open
in 2015.
UBC will be entitled to 25 per
cent of the turf field's use and 15
per cent of the grass fields. The
initial commitment was to have
50 per cent of the complex be
used for community spaces, and
Lewis said that will come out of
each group's allotment.
"Each of us will in turn allocate
part of our field usage to the
community," she said, pointing to
partnerships with the provincial
and national soccer associations
and youth groups. "We'll be running programs in coordination
with them and programs of our
own that will allow community
access to the field."
The grass pitches at Matthews
Field could be short term, as UBC
Campus and Community Planning has long-term plans to build
housing in the area. In 10 years,
UBC could repossess the field and
relocate the pitches.
"We're not looking at that when
we're considering our investment
in the fields," Lewis said. "If
something changes down the line
and we have to review our siting,
we feel great that the university
will accommodate us per our
agreement."
The Matthews pitches won't
have lighting, but Toor said that is
unrelated to the agreement, since
the fields will only be used 10-20
hours per week.
"Generally the rule of thumb for
a lot of groups [is]... grass fields
often aren't lit and turf fields are
more often lit," he said. "There
isn't a great need to have lights on
there because you're not using it as
much as you would turf fields."
Although the Whitecaps will
be putting $9 million into the
project and UBC doesn't have to
make a financial contribution,
the university will own all of the
infrastructure at the end of the
22-year contract.
Lewis said the club is not worried about losing that investment.
"We're very confident that what
we're building is goingto meet our
needs.... You have to look at the entire economic package and make
sure that it makes sense," she
said. "We think that it absolutely
achieves that.
"Twenty years is a pretty long
horizon, but hopefully after that
we'll be there for another 20 beyond that and 20 beyond that." 31
HEALTH»
U of S students exposed to TB
IMAGE COURTESYPULMONARYPATHOLOGY/FLICKR
Tuberculosis is a bacterial lung disease that, if left untreated, can cause lung nodules as
shown in this chest X-ray.
Daryl Hofmann & Bryn Becker
The Sheaf (University of Saskatchewan)
SASKATOON (CUP) - A student
enrolled in arts and science classes
at the University of Saskatchewan is
being treated for active pulmonary
tuberculosis (TB), and 589 of the
student's classmates and professors
have been identified as having been
potentially exposed to the disease.
The student is no longer on campus and is in non-critical condition;
furthermore, the student did not
live in residence and is believed to
have picked up the disease off-campus.
The rest of the student's information is being kept under wraps.
Individuals who have attended
the same classes as the infected student this semester are being notified via email and have been asked
to come in for testing next week.
"We are working to ensure that
all students who may have been
exposed are offered testing for
tuberculosis disease and we will
follow up with those students as
appropriate," said Julie Kryzanow-
ski, deputy medical health officer
for the Saskatoon Health Region,
during a press conference on Nov.
30.
The student was diagnosed with
the disease earlier this week and
has been away from classes. The
email sent to those identified as at
risk, accordingto a health region
press release, explains the symptoms of TB and provides information on where to go to get tested.
Testing for TB is done through
the skin. The test requires that any
potentially infected students attend
a clinic twice.
If an individual is infected with
TB and tests positive, they will be
administered a six-month dose
of antibiotics. But that doesn't
mean they will become sick and
it does not mean they are capable of spreading the disease,
Kryzanowski said.
Anyone infected with TB bacteria has a 10 per cent lifetime risk
of falling ill if not treated. If a patient receives antibiotic treatment,
they can eliminate the risk.
TB is a bacterial infection of
the lungs and is typically spread
through periods of close contact
with someone with an active
pulmonary infection. Spreading
saliva through coughing, sneezing,
spitting or speaking can transmit
the disease.
David Hannah, vice-president
student affairs of the U of S, said
this is the first time TB — or any
infectious disease — has been
reported at the university in at least
11 years.
"From what we have heard, the
risks are minimal, but there is a risk
there. So we are really encouraging
anybody who's received the letter
we have sent, students who were in
the same classes with the infected
student, to please get tested next
week," Hannah said.
Saskatchewan Tuberculosis
Control is investigating the case to
determine where the disease was
first picked up.
In 2010, Saskatchewan had 80
known cases of TB, 60 of which
were in the northern part of the
province. Sports + Rec
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WINTERSPORTS»
No skis or snowboard? No problem
B.C. offers a wealth of other adventurous winter activities for students
C.J. Pentland
Sports + Rec Editor
Snow on the mountains in British
Columbia doesn't just mean snowboarding and skiing. From ice-skating to snowshoeing to finding
Bigfoot, there are plenty of other
(and possibly cheaper) activities
students can do during the winter
break. So don't be dismayed by
the fact you never learned how to
strap on those skis — and don't just
curl up on the couch for weeks and
watch TSN's 2012 Year in Review
over and over and over. You're in
B.C., and you can't just let its nature
go to waste.
ICE-SKATING
Doug Mitchell Thunderbird
Sports Centre
Approximately one to two hours
are set aside most days in December for skating on the main rink.
Feel cool by skating on the same
surface as Olympians, Canucks
and your UBC Thunderbirds.
Admission is free with a valid
UBC student card, and rentals are
also available.
Robson Square
Located just outside of UBC's
downtown campus, this small skating rink in the heart of Vancouver
will get you in the holiday spirit.
The rink is open seven days a week,
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Sunday to
Thursday and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on
Friday and Saturday. Admission is
free, and rentals are available for
$4.
Grouse Mountain
Experience Vancouver's most
traditional outdoor ice rink by
heading to the top of Grouse
Mountain. Surrounded by snow
and the cool mountain air, the
8,000-square-foot rink is how
the rest of the world pictures
Canada. Access to the rink is
complimentary with Grouse
Mountain admission, and there
are rentals on site.
HIKING AND
SNOWSHOEING
There are several familiar locations around Vancouver, such
as Grouse Mountain, Seymour
Mountain and Cypress Mountain, that all have trails in a
range of difficulties. All three
also offer snowshoe rentals, and
you can book a guided evening
snowshoe fondue tour. However,
broadening your horizons beyond
the Lower Mainland will expose
you to some other outdoor experiences that few other places
can top.
Elfin Lakes: Red Heather Hut
About an hour from Vancouver and
just outside of Squamish, this trail
features a couple of rest stops that
allow you to crash overnight in case
you want to explore some more
the next day. There is a hut in the
Red Heather meadows that is free
and provides a place to warm up on
your journey. Further along, there
is a cabin that can house 30 people,
but the cost to stay there is $10 per
person nightly.
The trail can be tough to navigate
after a snowfall, so plan ahead to
make sure that travel conditions are
safe. Overall it is about five kilometres to reach the hut and then
another six to reach the cabins, with
a gradual climb of 5,130 feet. Travel
time depends on conditions and
the ability of your group, but it can
easily be done in under a day.
Manning Park
Located about two and a half hours
from Vancouver, Manning Park is
one of B.C.'s premier snowshoe destinations, thanks to the amount of
snow it gets. There are approximately 12 kilometres of marked trails to
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explore, and they provide fantastic
views of frozen lakes and the surrounding valleys. Manning Park is
also well-known for its cross-country skiing. Staying for a few days at
the resort there is well worth the
trip out of town.
SNOWMOBILING
If you're up for some extra
adventure in the mountains,
snowmobiling might be right
for you. Whistler provides the
closest option for some motorized fun in the snow; there are a
variety of groomed trail systems
that take riders into vast areas of
untouched powder snow, where
skiers and snowboarders don't go.
You can also ride across frozen
lakes and secret snow roads all
throughout the mountains, and
then go back to the Whistler Village and brag about it all.
Rides with expert guides are
available during the day and
night, ranging from gentle cruising to advanced back-country
powder riding. Overall, this is
guaranteed to be an experience
that skiing or snowboarding
cannot offer.
TOBOGGANING
Remember how much fun it was
when you were a kid? Well, now
it's time to relive those glory days.
Whether it's just hopping on the
lid of a garbage can, buying a cheap
toboggan from the dollar store or
greasing up a metal pan a la Clark
Griswold in National Lampoon's
Christmas Vacation, this a great
winter activity that's easy on
the wallet.
Good locations for this include
Diefenbaker Park in Tsawwassen,
Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver or down Dunbar Street at 3 in
the morning.
BIGFOOT SEARCHING
This is really up to you, because who
knows exactly where he/she/they is/
are. However, there have reportedly
been numerous sightings around
the Fraser Valley, specifically the
Chilliwack and Hope areas, so that
might be a place to start.
Ifyou manage to snap a legitimate photo, The Ubyssey may or may
not put it on the cover of our next
paper, but please, search at your own
risk. 31
TENNIS »
Student tickets made
available for Davis
Cup tennis matches
Andrew Bates
Managing Editor, Web
Tickets for the next set of Davis
Cup tennis matches at the Doug
Mitchell Thunderbird Sports
Centre sold out in 80 minutes, but
students still have a shot at seeing
tennis champs compete.
UBC Athletics has bought 300
tickets for a student sale, and will
sell them on Dec. 13 in-person
only, accordingto Kavie Toor,
associate director for facilities
and business development at UBC
Athletics. The tickets, on sale at
the Student Recreation Centre
desk at 10 a.m., will be for seats in
the west-side bleachers. They will
only be sold to those with a UBC
student card for $30 before tax
and fees.
UBC ran a presale for teams
and other groups earlier, and a
limited amount of tickets will be
available publicly closer to the
event. One thousand four hundred
tickets are reserved for national
associations and sponsors, and
about a third of those are likely to
be reopened to the public.
There were no student tickets
or presale for the Bieksa's Buddies
charity hockey game, and Toor
said that was at the players'
request. "[The] Bieksa game was
a little different because the
user group on board didn't want
anyone to have preferential access
because they knew the game was
going to be extremely popular,"
Toor said. "Kevin [Bieksa], in
this case, wanted to just do one
release for everyone, zero special
treatment."
The first-round tie between
Canada and Spain will take place
on Feb. 1-3, 2013. The tie is a
series of five matches; each side
plays their top-ranked player
against a lower ranked player
on Friday, a doubles match takes
place on Saturday and then the
matching seeds play in the finale.
The winning team will advance to
play either Croatia or Italy in the
next round.
Canada's Davis Cup team will
feature world-ranked No. 13 Milos
Raonic and No. 2 ranked doubles
player Daniel Nestor. Spain will
most likely counter with No. 5
ranked David Ferrer, and is waiting to see if No. 4 Rafael Nadal
can return from an injury in time
for the tournament. Canada is
currently ranked No. 12 in the
Davis Cup rankings, while Spain
is ranked first and has won three
of the past five Davis Cup titles. 31
B-BALL
STANDINGS
Men's basketball:
Canada West Pacific [
1 UBC 8-2
2. Victoria 7-3
3. FraserValley7-3
nompson Kr
7. Mount Royal 2-8
8. UBC Okanagan 1-9
Women's basketball:
1. Fraser Valley 9-1
2 UBC 7-3
3. Thompson Rivers
8. Trinity Western 2-8
OTHER
STANDINGS
Men's hockey: Top 4
1. Alberta 14-4-0
2. Saskatchewan 13-
4 UBC 9-6-1
Women's hockey: Top 4
1. Calgary 13-2-1
3. Alberta 10-6
UBC 7-6-3
Men's volleyball: Top 4
isternlO-2
. Brandon 9-3
UBC 8-4
Women's volleyball: Top 4
1 UBC 11-1
2. Alberta 10-2
3. Trinity Western 10-2
4. Mount Royal 8-4 FEATURE    I    THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012
Entering the interfaith realm
As multifaitn centres become a growing trend at
Canadian universities, why hasn't UBC joined in?
AlbaNg
Contributor
Promoting intercultural understanding is a big
part of many universities'mandates, but the
physical institutions to do so vary.
In 2004, under the project title "Interfaith
Centre," local architect Bruce Carscadden was
contracted to design a student prayer room
for the Brock Hall Annex on UBC campus.
The second-floor storage room of the Crane
Library was renovated into a prayer room that
is functional for multiple faith groups.
"The Muslim Student Association had been
booking space in [the Main Library, now Irving K. Barber Learning Centre] for prayer. And
this came to the committee's attention that
when the Main Library closed, the MSA were
looking for another space to book," said Janet
Mee, UBC's director of access and diversity.
The term "interfaith centre" denotes a
space designed to accommodate a variety
of faith-based practices and to encourage
interfaith dialogue and spiritual development
in student life.
In Canada, several major universities have
recently created such spaces. The Multi-
Faith Centre at the University of Toronto
was completed March 2007 for $1.8 million.
Accordingto its director, Richard Chambers,
the centre enhances the student experience
through interfaith dialogue. Students at U of T
have been responsive; the centre now hosts 50
events per week, double the number of events
in its first year of operation.
One compelling argument for the creation
of a university-funded Multi-Faith Centre
at U of T is based in provincial law. Under
the Ontario Human Rights Code, having an
interfaith centre on campus can fall under
"reasonable religious accommodation" if there
is a perceived lack of it.
In the 1990s, students at U of T led demonstrations against what they perceived to be
unfair Christian privilege on campus. There
were chapels in each constituent college
at the university, but non-Christian faith
groups lacked adequate accommodation for
worship practices, dietary restrictions and
religious holidays. These initiatives led to
the beginnings of the proposal for U of T's
Multi-Faith Centre.
Though creating a similar interfaith
space at UBC was briefly considered several
years ago, the idea has lost much of its steam
since then.
In 2009, during the planning stages of the
new SUB, the AMS hosted a forum to debate
what spaces should be included in the new
building. The forum revealed that, despite the
prayer room built in the Brock Hall Annex
in 2004, existing faith facilities on campus
are small and scattered, and booking schedules are becoming strained. Some students
proposed including an interfaith centre in the
new SUB to solve the shortage of space for
faith groups on campus.
Student groups also brought up the difficulty of carrying out certain religious practices, like smoke or fire ceremonies that require
a ventilation system. There are currently no
purpose-built spaces at UBC that accomodate
such practices; the prayer room in the Brock
Hall Annex was not designed with these extra
needs in mind.
However, this proposed interfaith space
was passed over in the final plans for the
new SUB.
"Through the finalization of the program,
it was opted not to be included," said AMS
President Matt Parson. "But there is a look at
expanding club space, and hopefully booking
space, in the new SUB.
"...What was brought up in 2009 through
the Schematic Design Program was a full
laundry list of the potential things we'd like to
see in the SUB."
To Parson's knowledge, current UBC
students have not expressed interest for an
interfaith centre.
"UBC is doing a fairly good job in the intercultural, both religious and non-religious, side
of things," said Parson. "You can argue that
you can still be able to have mixing and mingling and collaborating amongst groups without a building that has on its front 'Multif aith
Centre.' And there have been people putting
forth programs and initiatives together in the
current infrastructure."
Currently, UBC facilitates religious diversity by offering spaces for booking in campus
eateries and on-campus residences like International House, as well as collaborating with
the UBC Multi-Faith Chaplains Association.
The association represents various faiths on
campus, including Christian, Muslim, Jewish,
Baha'i, and Unitarian/Universalist groups.
Recently it hosted an interfaith potluck at the
Global Lounge on Marine Drive.
"I think the development of multifaith and
interfaith facilities [is] in line with supporting
student life and there are multiple ways to
achieve this," said Janet Teasdale, senior
director of student development and services
at UBC.
Due to a lack of funding and student interest, Teasdale said, an interfaith centre is only a
dream for now.
"It will be a different discussion if we have
donors or others coming forward and saying
that this is part of their vision of ways they
want to improve the university experience for
students," said Teasdale. "That said, I have not
seen, in the last ten years in this office, a significant amount of organization [by] students
to achieve such a space." 31
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Contributor
A secular institution since its conception, UBC
is composed of an increasingly diverse student
population. So what happens when the secular
and the spiritual meet?
"When we talk about a secular environment, that doesn't mean that it's an environment in which religion can't be discussed and
debated," said Paul Russell, who has been an
instructor at UBC for nearly 25 years.
"It's an environment in which no particular
religious orientation has a particular agenda
that students or faculty feel that they need to
conform to."
In his time as an instructor, Russell has
taught mostly politics and philosophy — topics
in which religious material is often included.
This spring, Russell will teach the 300-level
course Philosophy of Religion.
"I don't try to pretend to have a false neutrality or objectivity that I probably don't have
on some of these topics," Russell said. "I, like
everybody else, have my own particular religious or my own particular political views. As
a teacher, I don't think anyone wants to go into
a classroom and just be preached at, whether
[it is] religious, political or ethical."
With delicate subjects, the academic environment offers a chance for dialogue.
"I think [religion] is something people
tend to shy away from and tend to treat the
Priyanka Hariharan
Contributor
Tucked away in a southern corner of
campus, the Vancouver School of Theology, St. Mark's College and Regent College
boast a bustling religious community right
at UBC.
While there is a strong relationship
between the theological colleges, their
connection to the larger, secular UBC is
less obvious.
"As an affiliate college, as opposed to
being part of the main campus,... that
would remove the religious colleges
from the reality of students at UBC,"
said Father Mark Hagemoen, dean of St.
Mark's College.
Hagemoen also pointed out the studies offered at the theological colleges
differ from the majority of those at
UBC. Among the religious colleges, only
Corpus Christi, an offset of St. Mark's,
offers an undergraduate degree. All of
the other theological colleges offer only
graduate studies.
"[If] they are looking for a church or
a place of worship — that's what brings
the undergraduates to the theological
colleges," said Hagemoen.
However, there are historical avenues of
connection between the colleges and UBC.
"Someone enrolled at VST [Vancouver
School of Theology] has access to UBC's
library resources and vice versa," said
Stephen Farris, dean of St. Andrew's Hall
and acting principal at VST. "We have a
lot of UBC students who come study at our
library because it offers a quiet learning
space and we offer various resources that
a UBC student could find very useful."
In addition, due to the growing demand for housing on campus, many
UBC students resort to the theological
colleges for their housing needs. With
Carey College, VST and St. Andrew's
offering student residences, there has
been an increase in the number of UBC
students directly connecting with the
theological neighbourhood.
"There are more students from UBC
living in these residences than students
from the religious colleges. It is a great
way for UBC students to connect with our
close-knit community," Farris said.
But Hagemoen said he feels a connection
is still lacking institutionally.
"We have student leaders within the college, but they don't connect with the UBC
student execs. If there was a desire for the
student council of UBC to connect with the
leadership of the affiliate colleges, we would
respond favourably to that," said Hagemoen.
UBC's student council, the AMS, is a
main avenue for connection between students of the theological colleges and UBC.
However, their relationship hasn't always
been smooth.
Theological students from Regent, VST
and St. Mark's are full AMS members,
meaning they have the right to vote in
AMS elections and referendums, and have
access to AMS services.
Though VST and Regent College each
have a representative at AMS Council,
AMS bylaws limit their representatives
to non-voting positions. Amending the
bylaws to give VST and Regent voting
positions on Council has been proposed in
past years, but a 1997 referendum to that
effect failed to pass.
AMS President Matt Parson said the issue
of theological representation is relevant.
"That is something we are exploring for
our upcoming referendum, because they
are AMS members paying fees and should
have correct representation."
The 2012 AMS election saw serious
communication problems between the
AMS elections administrator and the
theological colleges. As a result, roughly
600 students from the affiliate institutions were unable to vote.
"AMS is purchasing its own voting software and it should better future elections.
The simple voting platform will be able
to make it less jumpy,... more consistent,"
said Parson.
As for future aspirations to narrow
the gap between UBC and its affiliated
colleges, the primary step Hagemoen
suggests is to allow students to study
across institutions.
"An institution faces various situations
when it comes to honouring the integrity
of their own academic programs," said
Hagemoen. "[Students] enrolled at UBC
can't take a graduate biblical course in St.
Mark's for credit at UBC. A lot of professors
here also teach at UBC. So they are certainly
capable. So courses that are being taught
here should be transferable to UBC."
Last year, Vatican astronomer Brother
Guy Consolmagno was received by the
theological colleges, who coordinated the
initiative with the department of astronomy and physics at UBC. Hagemoen said
he feels this sort of interaction is a step in
the right direction.
"That was mainly set up due to the
efforts and leadership of the members of
these UBC departments. It is a particular
example of how faith and reason mutually
come together. We want to build on that
success." 31
opposing respect with a little bit of revulsion,"
said Jonathan Wilinofsky, vice-president of
the secular club UBC Freethinkers. "You
know, we like to talk amongst ourselves and
like-minded people on our beliefs. It's important for everyone's say and position on a subject
to be known."
Though achieving objectivity can be difficult, Wilinofsky said he felt institutions should
not shy away from complicated material.
"You have to be able to teach people and
test them on [religious topics] if it's a core material of your subject," said Wilinofsky.
"Everyone should be able to practice their
religion as they see fit, but they should be
aware that the course material may come into
conflict with their core beliefs [and] what
they're taught."
Richie Speilding, director of campus
Christian organization New Horizons, said he
believes that the education system cannot filter professors' culture and religion out of the
classes they teach. But Speilding recalled how
as a UBC student in the 1970s, his instructor
for a class on Greek and biblical backgrounds
in literature never penalized Richie for disagreeing with his assessment that the Bible
was mythical.
With this acceptance comes the need for
religious accommodation policies. At UBC,
both students and instructors scheduled for
academic responsibilities on holy days can
notify UBC for rescheduling without penalty.
While Russell agrees with the legitimacy
of UBC's accommodation policies, he has
never had to change an exam or due date for
religious matters. Similarly, Wilinofsky, who
is culturally Jewish, said he has never felt the
need to use these policies and sometimes prioritizes deadlines over religious practices.
"[People] skip lectures for a host of reasons:
[they] slept through their alarms, et cetera,
and thankfully there's many ways we've
learned to cope with these issues. It's never
been a strong enough problem where I've had
to approach a teacher with these requests,"
said Wilinofsky.
Despite the many religious organizations
on and around campus, 60 per cent of UBC
students said they never participated in activities to enhance their spirituality at university, according to the 2011 National Survey of
Student Engagement.
But whether students are affiliated with
a religious organization on campus or not,
being able to express divergent and potentially
conflicting opinions is one of the advantages
of a secular institution.
"It's not as if there aren't alternative views
being expressed [on campus]. So I think it's
really important that people feel there is an
environment where all these different views
can be expressed," said Russell. "Different
classrooms and professors would like to emphasize one thing over another, but hopefully
over time, there will be a proper balance." 31
Campus faith
centres
USUn
Hillel House
The Hillel Foundation has centres for Jewish
students at over 500 colleges and universities
worldwide. There has been a Hillel House
at UBC since 1947. In 2010, the Hillel House
building was replaced with a newly constructed facility. The centre is open to "the
Jewish and the Jew-curious" students of UBC,
accordingto one of their brochures.
Musalla, Brock Hall Annex Room 2357
A room in Brock Hall Annex is home to a
musalla, a designated prayer room for Muslim
students at UBC. Open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.,
the musalla can be used for all five daily
prayers, from Fajr (dawn prayer) to Isha (night
prayer). In 2007, wudhu facilities — designed
for the required cleansing before prayer —
were also made available in the men's and
women's washrooms in the Brock Hall Annex
basement.
St. Mark's Chapel
St. Mark's Chapel was built in 1998 as part
of St. Mark's Catholic theological college. A
Roman Catholic congregation gathers there to
hold Eucharist on Sundays at 9:30 a.m., 11:30
a.m. and 7 p.m., as well as at 12:10 p.m. Monday
through Friday. There is also a free soup lunch
on Wednesdays. During Eucharist, the congregation gathers to worship and receive the
consecrated bread and wine.
University Hill Congregation
The University Hill Congregation, which is
part of the United Church of Canada, has been
meeting at UBC since 1928. Currently, the
Congregation leases the Chapel of the Epiphany from the Vancouver School of Theology
for worship. The Chapel of the Epiphany was
built in the early 1960s, and the University
Hill Congregation has been meetingthere
since 1985. Meetings are held at 10:30 a.m. on
Sundays.
St. Andrew's Hall
At once a place of worship, a centre of theological education and a residence hall, St.
Andrew's Hall is a unique faith centre on campus. Home to the Presbyterian congregation at
UBC, St. Andrew's Hall was built in 1957. The
building used to contain a chapel, but that land
was recently sold. Now, a small congregation
of 10-20 people meets in a large room (which
was the former cafeteria) on Tuesdays at noon
and Sundays at 7 p.m.
University Chapel
The building that became the University
Chapel was built in the 1960s, and it was
bought by its current owners in 1985. Interdenominational services are offered in three
different languages. There is Korean-language
worship on Sundays at 2 p.m. and Korean
Bible study on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. The
University Community Chinese Bible Study
meets there on Saturday evenings, with Bible
study at 5 p.m. and worship at 7:15 p.m. in
Mandarin. There are also English services at
10 a.m. on Sundays and an English evening
service for students at 7 p.m. on Sundays.
St. Anselm's
St. Anselm's opened in 1953 for what was then
a sparsely populated area around UBC. Now,
the multi-generational Anglican congregation
includes a number of UBC students as well
as community members. They hold a modern-style service Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and
offer Sunday school for children. They also
host free dinners and fellowship time for UBC
students on Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. The
"Thank God it's Sunday" dinner is open to all
students, even those who are not Anglican, but
visitors should phone ahead so they know how
many people to expect.
Ifyou belong to another faith not mentioned
here, check out students.ubc.ca/livewell/
spirituality/chaplains. Though not every faith
group has their own campus centre, UBC
has over 15 chaplains to guide you along any
spiritual path. 31 Culture
ANNAZORIA
FASHION »
Style tips to die for
A fashion guide for sensible doomsday trends
3TEPHANIEXU PHOJWHE UBYSSEY
Rhys Edwards
Senior Culture Writer
Regrettably, the end times are
upon us. On Dec. 21, the Mayan
calendar will terminate, causing
the space-time continuum to
rupture and bring about a new era
of unfathomable horror.
Although the moral fabric of
our culture may degrade to the
point of being unrecognizable, it
will still be important to maintain fashion sense. Otherwise,
what will distinguish us from
the mutated hellspawn that will
inevitably come to roam the area
formerly known as Thunderbird
Park?
Thankfully, since it rains for
nine out of 12 months in Vancouver, UBC students are already
highly skilled at keeping up
appearances during inclement
weather. All one needs to do is
add a few tasteful flourishes to a
pre-existing wardrobe, and voila!
You're set to strut your stuff in
the endtimes.
THE BASICS
Due to the risk of disease and
contamination, layering will be
more important than ever. Just
like before the Final Judgment,
a variety of fabrics built up thin
to thick will ensure warmth,
comfort and protection in the
adverse environment.
However, don't go overboard.
Tempting as it may be, bulking up
like the Michelin Man may impede your ability to move quickly,
and can soon cause dehydration.
Strike a middle ground between
aerodynamic design and warmth
by combining materials such as
PVC, denim and wool. Don't forget to round off your outerwear
with a reliable pair of lightweight, waterproof boots. We
recommend you barter for a pair
of Blundstones.
DESIGN
Traditional neutral tones of
brown, beige or grey will prevent
you from sticking out like a sore
thumb to potential adversaries.
As a bonus, these colours can
be worn almost anywhere at
any time of the year. No need to
change outfits ever again!
Camouflage also does the
trick, but as usual, don't wear
it unless absolutely certain you
can make it work. Break up the
monotony by sewing on strips of
fabric in complementary colours;
arrange them in a haphazard
pattern to evoke that don't-
care-anymore attitude.
It goes without saying that
nothing on your visage should
appear new. Even ifyou somehow make it through the Great
Transition with nary a blemish,
make sure that your clothing
is ripped, scuffed and stained
anyway. Mob mentality will be
the rule of the roost, and the
beleaguered masses will take any
reason to shun you — including
your apparent cleanliness.
ACCESSORIES
Accessories are what truly set the
individual apart, and in a cataclysmic world, how you go about
accessorizing could mean the
difference between starvation and
prosperity.
On the hands, fingerless gloves
will, understandably, become
popular once again. However,
for a more minimalist approach,
consider applying liberal amounts
of dirtied athletic tape to your fingers and wrists instead. Elsewhere
on the body, random assortments
of belts, Band-Aids and medical
braces create visual interest and
convey quiet desperation.
On the head, a head scarf exudes cosmopolitan chic, protects
against dust and wind, and can be
wrapped accordingto personal
taste. Eye protection is also a must;
ski goggles are the default option,
but for a truly timeless look, procure a pair of chrome, Cold-War-
era motorcycle goggles. Note that
it's in poor taste to actually wear
these goggles over the eyes unless
absolutely necessary; they should
normally rest over the forehead
or neck.
Finally, since civilization will
have reverted to bands of warring
tribes, consider facial markings as
a way to show your group allegiance. Lipstick, face paint or even
plain old mud are cheap and easy
solutions, but to leave a lasting
impression, use the blood of your
slain enemies instead. Xi
BOOKS»
Curl up with pre-apocalyptic must-reads
Zafira Rajan
Senior Lifestyle Writer
You're probably goingto die soon,
so naturally you'd want to complete tons of bucket lists before the
apocalypse. We've made one list to
save you the trouble: the page-turners that you need to check off before
you're blown to smithereens. Your
spirit will thank you.
THE CLASSICS
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE BY JANE AUSTEN
A popular story about a douchebag-
turned-gentleman through his love
for a woman who speaks her mind,
this book will induce laughter,
tears and "aww's" (after Mr. Darcy
stops being a prick). Read it and get
tangled up in a love story you wish
was yours.
THE GREAT GATSBY BY F. SCOTT
FITZGERALD
Since you'll probably die before you
see Leonardo DiCaprio play Gatsby
onscreen, console yourself with the
actual book. Gatsby is a mysterious
millionaire in the 1920s who throws
parties and fights with another rich
guy for a woman who likes throwing his expensive shirts all over the
place. This book stays with most
everyone who reads it.
LORD OF THE FLIES BY WILLIAM
GOLDING
This is a disturbing, allegorical
book about a group of fancy young
English boys who are going whacko
while marooned on an island. You
won't get it unless you're reading
Get busy reading: Dec. 21 is just around the corner.
deeper into it, but let's face it: if
you're in university you probably
over-analyze everything to begin
with. Aside from teaching you the
intricacies of group mentaility, this
small book will leave you horrified
and truly prepared to die.
JON CHIANG PHOJWHE UBYSSEY
BOOKS PEOPLE ALWAYS
TALK ABOUT THAT YOU
STILL HAVEN'T READ
THE HARRY POTTER SERIES BY J.K.
ROWLING
Despite its hype, it's shocking how
many people still haven't actually
read Harry Potter. It really needs no
further description other than the
fact that Hogwarts is the best place
to occupy the imagination. Soon
you'll be spending your time wistfully wondering what butterbeer
and chocolate frogs taste like.
THECHRONICLES OFNARNIA BY CS.
LEWIS
This is a timeless series that you
will love whether you're a teenager
or an adult. It's supposed to be an
allegory about Christianity, but just
get lost in the magic and the wild
animals. If your inner child is stifled
by the daunting approach of the
apocalypse, this series will bring it
back to life.
THE DA VINCI CODE BY DAN BROWN
Ifyou haven't read it, all we can do is
sigh heavily. This book blew minds,
stirred up controversy and was consequently read by people who don't
even like reading. So get a worn-out
copy from someone (because anyone who has it has probably read it
more than once) and jump onto the
mind-banging train.
LIFEOFPIBYYANN MARTEL
You could say this book is about an
Indian guy on a boat with a tiger,
but Martel's words capture much
more than that. Aside from being
an engaging story, Life of Pi is all
about survival tactics, which may
come in handy in a post-apocalyptic
situation.
BOOKS THAT WILL
DEPRESS YOU
THEDIARYOFA YOUNGGIRL BY ANNE
FRANK
This collection of diary entries is a
testament to living in the direst conditions and still retaining hope. Let
the words of a young girl transport
you to a time of terror, Nazis and
darkened rooms. And don't forget
the tissue box.
THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY BY
J.R.R. TOLKIEN
This complex masterpiece is
challenging, but very rewarding.
Yes, you won't register every single
word, but you will feel incredibly
proud once you accomplish this feat.
Ifyou find yourself running out of
time before Dec. 21, you can always
watch the movies in a one-night
marathon.
I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS BY
MAYAANGELOU
This graphic novel is both a stomach-churner and a page-turner.
Angelou is one of the most banned
authors in U.S. history, so naturally
this book deserves a place on your
bookshelf to inspire courage, wisdom and passion. tJ
FOOD»
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Bean tryin
to survive
STEPHANIEXU PHOJWHE UBYSSEY
WHAT AM I EATING?
by Tyler McRobbie
Those lucky enough to survive the
initial blast of the apocalypse will
find that, without electricity, one's
ability to prepare a simple meal is
severely diminished.
Luckily, canned beans are
something everyone can stock up on
ahead of time to ensure that their
safety and health (relative terms,
given that the world is about to end)
can be maximized.
1. Insulation
It's already unfortunate that the
world has to end, but that it has to
end in the middle of winter is just
plain cruel. Luckily, beans can act
as a great insulator. Use them to
patch small holes in your shelter to
keep the cold air out. Or better yet,
like blubber on a walrus, so too can
beans keep your body warm when
applied in a thick layer. Slather them
over your body and allow them to
dry into a hard shell.
2. Explosives
Remember the campfire prank
where someone buries a can of
beans in a pile of hot coals and
waits for it to explode? Harness the
awesome force of this eruption next
time your security is threatened by
roaming gangs of zombies, robbers
or other ne'er-do-wells. Timing
might be tricky, but the general
threat of getting blasted by scalding
beans should buy you some measure
of protection.
3. Primitive cutting device
Everyone knows how sharp those
jagged lids are after you take
them off with a can opener. But
instead of discarding them, why
not fashion them into a functional
knife? Whether for protection from
enemies or to assert your dominance
among your tribe of survivors, take
your commitment to recycling to a
new level by fashioning a stylish and
easy-to-use homemade knife.
4. Ponder your futile
existence
By now, you're probably struggling
with accepting your impending
doom. Metaphysically ponder the
meaning of life, your futile existence
and your hopes for the afterlife as
you run your hands through a can of
silky, cool beans. Find solace in their
infinite darkness as you lose your
grip on sanity. Congrats on holding
out as long as you did!
5. Mayan-inspired chili
High in protein, iron, fibre and
vitamin B, a can of beans is fast and
convenient for the modern day sur-
vivor-on-the-go. Jazz them up with
a few simple ingredients foraged
from your own backyard: berries,
herbs or even wild game. Cook over
a fire until hot and bubbly and you
have a hearty Mayan chili that will
last for days and days. How is it
Mayan, you ask? Well, they started
this whole damn thing, so who
better to pay homage to? 31 Said the Squid by Jeff Hollett and Lori-Lee Thomas
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HUMOUR»
Toope Talk: Toope for
the holidays
Happy exam season from the Ubyssey! Hope to see you on January 2nd
BENEFITS FOR NEW
SAUDER DEAN SEEM
OVER THE TOP
Okay, we know that for the past
few decades, universities have
been more or less judged on the
quality of their engineering,
medical and business programs.
And we realize that the people
who run these programs (in this
case, the business schools), are
ultra-mobile, ultra-employable
people who need incentives that
more or less match what they'd
make in the private sector. We
get that.
But the sweetheart deal
Sauder dean Robert Helsley got
seems a little excessive. On top
of his six-figure salary, UBC
has set him up with a $600,000
interest-free housing loan. That
goes beyond UBC's Housing
Action Plan provisions, which
offers prospective employees
subsidized mortgages on UBC
land. Seem over the top? We
think so.
BIE SHOULD HAVE BEEN
RECONSIDERED BEFORE
THE 11TH HOUR
In a surprise move, UBC has listened to concerns from students.
After doubling back on
the bachelor of international
economics program because
people were concerned that the
tuition was over twice the cost
of a bachelor of arts, UBC put
it back on the Board of Governors agenda with the exact
same price tag. But on Tuesday,
UBC's Board of Governors ended up passing a slightly cheaper
version of the program.
It's a positive move. The
program still costs more than a
bachelor of commerce and over
$3,000 more than an arts degree,
but the price for this boutique
program seems a little more
sane. The $2,000 difference in
the price is "cost defensible,"
accordingto UBC President Stephen Toope. That's a lovely piece
of university-speak that means
that there was no good reason to
charge that much tuition.
While it's great that the
university realized this, they
were told the exact same thing
in October when they consulted
students. The AMS and the
International Students Association did a good job of driving
the point home at the Board of
Governors meeting, but they
shouldn't have needed to. Ideally, UBC would have listened to
student concerns earlier or just
charged a "defensible" amount
of tuition to begin with.
In the end, the Vancouver
It's been rough going
for other campus pubs
lately — for instance,
the Pit is losing tons
of money this year —
and unionized staff
wages could make the
Koerner's reopening
far from easy
RE: Koerner's reopening delayed
School of Economics is still going to have a lovely flagship degree, and that degree is going to
be a little more reasonable than
it would have been otherwise.
But UBC needs to consider a
process where it doesn't just listen to concerns at consultations
— it actually acts on them.
WHITECAPS ON
CAMPUS? SURE, WHY
NOT
On its face, UBC's deal with the
Whitecaps looks like a win for
everyone.
The fields are hardly used
during the day (while UBC's
teams are, we assume, in class).
The Whitecaps want to shoulder the cost of improving the
fields and putting up a couple
training buildings, and in return, UBC will get everything
after they leave.
It now looks like the numbers about field use tossed
around at the press conference
in September — 50 per cent
high-performance sports, 50
NDIANAJOEULLUSTRATION/THE UBYSSEY
per cent "community sports" —
were more or less made up on
the spot, but nonetheless, UBC
doesn't appear to be getting
screwed on this one.
But this shows how eager
the university is to nickel-and-
dime away pieces of campus
when it's convenient: first to
outside residents in individual condos, now to an outside
organization setting up shop
for 22 years in the middle of our
sports facilities.
UBC Athletics has indicated
its eagerness to pursue more
partnerships like this in the
future. They might work out
just fine. But we hope Athletics
keeps in mind that there's only
so much of the campus around
to be given away.
THE KOERNER'S
CLOSURE DRAGS ON
The Graduate Student Society has
been a bit sluggish about getting
Koerner's Pub back open, and we
don't blame them. While it was originally slated to open in January,
the society has rolled back the
opening indefinitely. The next
incarnation of the pub will be a
massive crapshoot.
Getting a third party who
knows what they're doing to run
the place is probably a better idea
than keeping operations in the
hands of transient council members that have plenty of other
stuff on their plates.
But it's been very rough going
for other campus pubs lately —
for instance, the Pit is losing tons
of money this year — and unionized staff wages could make the
Koerner's reopening far from
easy.
When (or if) Koerner's does
reopen, it'll be the final litmus
test of what happened to UBC's
campus drinking culture. Did it
decline due to a slew of outside
forces — construction mazes,
price hikes, licensing pressures —
or is there just plain less of an appetite for chillaxing at a student
pub? If a pleasant, new, well-run
and cheap watering hole doesn't
make drinking on campus desirable again, nothing will. Xi
SCREENCAPTURE
We'll admit, it's our
last real issue of the
year, and the UBC
news is slowing
down. We were goingto write
some sort of sweeping retrospective on The Year 2012 and
What It Means, but, you know,
exams. So we decided to push our
anonymous source to get us some
more juicy staff emails from
UBC President Stephen J. Toope.
While we didn't find anything
too exciting, we did turn up
Toope's last email before leaving
for holiday at his manor in the
Quebec countryside.
From: Toope, Stephen
Subject: Happy holidays from
your president!
First off, I'd like to wish you all
the happiest of holidays! As you
all know, I away to Toope Manor
shortly after the end of classes, to spend the holiday season
catching up with the latest international law journals (and the
family, I suppose).
Of course, there are a few
things I need to wrap up before I
head off to the Quebec countryside. Like I've said before, there's
no Blackberry reception! I
apologize in advance for what is
something of a laundry list.
• Can somebody make sure to
add a few extra items to Dean
Helsley's holiday gift basket? I
know we try to make sure the
deans all get the same thing (that
is, for whoever's putting together
the baskets this year: a leftover
Wescadia catering fruitcake, a
bottle of Brian Sullivan's premium scotch and a signed copy of
my book, Legitimacy and Legality
in International Law). But Rob
keeps dropping hints that he'll
leave for another business school
if he doesn't get some of those
chocolate-covered oranges or
something. Between you and me,
these business deans are real
prima donnas, but can you imagine having to find another one?
• Somebody should send a nice
note to Public Affairs. We ought
to thank them for their hard
work this year, especially during
the strikes this fall. I know a few
people there had to deal with
The Ubyssey's incessant strike
coverage. I know I would have
snapped eventually. God, you
guys, it's a strike! They happen!
Get over it.
• I know you all probably think
I'm a little peeved about the
whole bachelor of international
economics kerfuffle, but I'm not
about to let a setback like slightly
lower tuition get in the way. We
got the thing passed! Two-tiered
international higher education!
The Globe and Mail is going to
love this shit. By the way, have
they called yet? Can somebody
let me know when they call? Like
ASAP?
• Speaking of consultation, the
president's office Christmas
party is coming up! After last
year's incident with the peppermint schnapps, I've asked Campus and Community Planning
to setup a series of hearings
on liquor for this year's party.
You're all encouraged to attend
and have your voices heard, but
honestly I've already ordered the
cases of cognac. Hope everyone
likes cognac!
Well, that's all I can think of. Remember, work starts bright and
early on Jan. 2!
Oh, just kidding, we'll still be
sleeping off massive ones. See you
on the fourth.
Happy Toope Year!
Stephen J. Toope.
"The peculiar evil of silencing
the expression of an opinion
is that it is robbing the human
race; posterity as well as the
existing generation; those
hose
n Stuart Mill
Elevate the discourse. Write for opinions.
coordinating@ubyssey.ca Scene
YOURRE       YOUR PROF
EXAM:
YOUR FINAL EXAMS
YOU
You have nothing to worry about!
Everything you're tested on was in
your readings/practice sets.
It's exactly like your midterm.
Study in groups; doing it alone will
hurt your mark.
Here s a list of a thousand
questions that you could be tested
I have to learn this in a DAY!?!
OMG WHY ISN'T THE INTERNET
WORKING
Facebook break—just five more
minutes...
I don't remember learning this in
class.
What's the minimum I need to pass?
I DURING YOUR EXAM:
MULTIPLE CHOICE
QUESTION LOOKS LIKE A SIMPLE CONCEPT. YOU'VE GOT THIS.
A. This answer is correct.
B. This answer is also correct.
C. This answer is correct if the things you thought made A correct is true.
D. None of the above.
A.K.A. Which
answer is the
MOST CORRECT?
Let's just pick one
and run with it.
PICK ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TOPICS THAT YOU KNOW
REALLY WELL AND WRITE ABOUT IT TO SHOW THE
PROFESSOR HOW MUCH YOU KNOW.
1. You know tons on the first half of this topic but nothing on the
second.
2. This was part of your syllabus? I guess skipping those lectures in
October didn't help.
3. How is it that none of these topics sing to you?
4. Well, crap.
ESSAY
LONG ANSWER
REMEMBER THAT CONCEPT YOU LEARNED? HERE IT IS AGAIN
EXCEPT PHRASED IN A WAY YOU'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE.
Here is a large space for you to answer this question. You should
question why your answer is so short.
This is nothing like
the midterm.
I*
AFTER EXAM
HACKEDEX
YOUR UBC WORD OF THE WEEK
HARRY POTTER ROOM
While officially known as the Ridington Room, the
Harry Potter Room is a study space found in the
north wing of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. It
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chandelier, spiral staircase and portraits upon its
walls.
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