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Array HAVE YOU SEEN THIS MAN?     UBCB-BOYS
Police have released a sketch ofthe suspect they believe to
be responsible for the sexual assaults on campus
Last One Stands brings the gospel of
street dance to campus
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WHAT'S ON J    THIS WEEK, MAY
THURSDAYi07
NOVEMBER BRINGING
YOU DOWN?
12:30 P.M. @ MACINNES FIELD
A psych prof will teach how to not let
the rainy weather and school-related
stress get to you.
Free, with food provided
FRIDAY ' 08
FREE ZUMBA CLASS
12P.M.-1P.M.@SRC
To wrap up Thrive Week, REC is
hosting a zumba dance class for
300 people. It will be the largest
zumba event on campus ever.
Even if you mess up, at least
you can hide behind one ofthe
299 others.
Free
SATURDAY ' 09
BASKETBALL
HOME OPENER
5 P.M.-9 P.M. @ WAR MEMORIAL GYM
UBC vs. Trinity Western. Support
our b-ball team before the Vancouver media decide it's on the
chopping block too. Women play
at 5 p.m. and men play at 7 p.m.
Adults $10;youth, seniors and
A-Card$5; UBCstudents$2
ON
THE
COVER
Underwater photos can be particularly difficult to shoot— especially
because some species like to hide.
Photo by Wiebe Nijland.
•
UBC's Remembrance Day Assembly
Monday, Nov. 11
War Memorial Gym, 10:45 a.m.
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NOVEMBER7,2013 | VOLUMEXCV| ISSUEXXI
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OUR CAMPUS//
ONE ON ONE WITH THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE UBC
PHOTO KOSTAPRODANOVIC3THE UBYSSEY
Redouane Fakir is holding a model of the Canamoon satellite that he hopes to launch off of the west coast of Vancouver Island.
Space not the final
frontier for Fakir
Natalya Kautz
Contributor
Tucked away in a remote corner
of UBC campus, an astrophysicist
is plotting Canada's rise to space
dominance. Sort of.
Three years ago, Redouane
Fakir announced that Canada
should be able to launch its
own satellites from Vancouver
Island. With this declaration, his
company, Space Launch Canada,
was born.
The development of this
satellite project was long in the
making. Born in Morocco, Fakir
knew from a young age that his
interests were far from mundane.
"At age 11,1 knew that I
wanted to do space science," he
said. "That was just simply [from]
looking at the stars. I remember
having this desire to understand
what was out there and how it
worked."
That first desire led him down
a long academic path. Fakir
originally came to Canada to
pursue a master of astrophysics degree at the University of
Montreal. Once finished, he
came to UBC to complete a PhD
in cosmology physics.
Despite his academic history,
Fakir explained the driving
force behind his studies was
never mechanical.
"I never wanted to do it to
be technically good, to be good
at math or physics," he said.
"That was never the ultimate
motivation. The initial reason
was really spiritual, and it still
is — but not spiritual in a wacky
sort of way.
"To allow you to have a context of what's going on in your
life, but from a big perspective,
from the cosmos.... I call it no
nonsense spirituality."
After finishing his PhD at
UBC, Fakir stuck around campus.
"I was going to start another PhD in the philosophy of
science," he said. "During that
time I came [to Green College]
because I wanted to do things
between philosophy and astronomy."
Instead of getting a second
doctorate, Fakir became a faculty member at the college. He
described the college as being
an "incubator" for his Space
Launch project.
"The reason Green College
worked perfectly for me is
because it doesn't pigeonhole,
there is no boundaries between
disciplines."
The company's current goal is
the launch of a compact satellite
from the west side of Vancouver Island, but in the long term
envisions Canada establishing
itself as "one ofthe world's
most desirable destinations for
launching space missions into
Earth's orbit and to further solar
system destinations," according
to their website.
Just like the college, Fakir
views the introduction ofthe
space industry to B.C. as an
interdisciplinary undertaking.
"It wouldn't be just another
business sector because it impacts in a big inspirational way,
it impacts the culture, the arts
... and that's something that we
need here inBC."
From quantum big bang
theory to satellites, no matter how remote his topics of
interest may seem, Fakir feels
that every corner ofthe universe
is reachable.
"I was told by my grandfather
that these things were very far
off, that its unlikely that we'll
get there physically. But there
is a way to get there, and that is
just through knowledge, through
learning about it." XI
HEADED FOR THE STARS
The object Fakir is holding in the picture is not a
futuristic soccer ball, but
a satellite. According to
the Space Launch Canada
website, they're hoping the
Canamoon-M5 satellite will
orbit Earth for 10 years, possibly extending to 25 years.
Upon completion, it will be th<
first all-B.C. spacecraft in orbi
around the Earth. // News
)RS WILL MCDONALD + SARAH BIGAM
POLICE »
URSDAY, NO
EDUCATION »
Investigators are currently working to develop a full profile of the suspect.
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RCMP release sketch of sexual assault suspect
Police received 57 tips in less than 24 hours after releasing drawing
Will McDonald
News Editor
At a press conference at noon
on Tuesday, the RCMP released
a composite sketch ofthe man
suspected of a string of sexual
assaults on campus.
The suspect is described as a
Caucasian male, in his mid- to
late 20s or early 30s, 5-foot-8 to
6-foot-2, having a long, rounder
chin and face with a straight
nose, broad forehead, short dark
hair, and wearing a hoodie.
Police believe the suspect is
responsible for six reported sexual
assaults at UBC over the past
seven months. The sketch was
based on information provided by
the victims.
Police said there are several
persons of interest in the case,
but no official suspects yet. Police
urged anyone with information to
contact them.
"Somebody knows who this person is," said RCMP spokesperson
Peter Thiessen. "Somebody knows
that their next-door neighbour,
their friend looks very close if not
identical to this."
Thiessen said the RCMP have
received 20 tips related to the
sexual assaults over the past week.
He said investigators are working
to develop a full profile ofthe man
responsible for the assaults.
"I can assure the public that we
are doing everything we possibly
can," he said. "We are utilizing
every tool in our toolbox to identify
this individual."
According to an RCMP media
release, they received an additional
57 tips "of varying reliability" since
the release ofthe sketch.
"Investigators are prioritizing
these tips that have been coming
in from individuals across the
province and country. We continue
to work diligently and thoroughly with all the new information,
and are hopeful that we will soon
identify the suspect responsible for
these assaults," Thiessen said in
the release.
RCMP said no additional sexual
assaults have been reported since
their press conference on Oct. 29. XI
SAUDER»
Dean Helsley disappointed by CUS referendum results
Students expected to come up with new plan to address rape cheer
Will McDonald i fund a sexual assault counsel- wm .-   -^tk%%M%MM^ ^^^^H
NewsEdltor j ling and education position. I
Sauder School of Business dean
Robert Helsley addressed the
failure ofthe recent CUS referendum at a press conference
on Monday.
Helsley said while the results
ofthe referendum, which would
have provided $200,000 to
sexual assault counselling and
education, was disappointing, he
would make sure Sauder students
fulfill their commitment after
the FROSH rape cheer scandal.
"I'm very confident that the
CUS wants to contribute to
positive change related to these
issues ... but I think we need to
give them a little bit of time,"
said Helsley.
CUS President Sean Fleming
said he thought students rejected
the referendum because they
doubted if the $200,000 was the
best use of their money.
"Students do take this seriously; they just weren't sure
that this was the right step going
forward," Fleming said. "Just because they voted no doesn't mean
they're indifferent to the issues
here on campus."
After the cheer came to light,
the CUS pledged $250,000 to
fund a sexual assault counsel
ling and education position.
The CUS board of directors has
already contributed $50,000 to
the position, but the remaining
$200,000 required approval from
a student referendum.
Helsley said he expects CUS
leaders to come up with their
own plan to take responsibility
for the FROSH events and improve their reputation.
"We're looking for some
leadership from them in articulating what they feel would
be a more appropriate way,"
said Helsley.
Helsley said the counselling office will be funded regardless ofthe
referendum results.
"The commitment about the position will be fulfilled," Helsley said.
"I'm hopeful that in their proposal
[the CUS] will find a way to make a
contribution, because I know that
was their intention all along.
"The position is going to happen."
Helsley added he was still hopeful
students would fund the position,
but said they could also take other
non-financial steps to help address
the FROSH events.
"I am deeply committed to ensuring that the culture that emerges
from these events... will be very
different from the culture that was
PHOTOGEOFF LISTER3THE UBYSSEY
Helsley said the counselling position will be funded regardless of the referendum.
present last year at CUS FROSH,"
he said.
Fleming said the CUS will look
into other options to address the
rape chant, but they haven't ruled
out fundingthe counseling service.
"We're not saying we don't want
to spend money... but we want to
make sure if we are spending a big
chunk of money it's spent well and
spent right," he said.
According to Fleming, the CUS
needs to do a lot of research before
they can commit to any plans.
"This is a long-term issue and we
want to make sure that we are doing
the right stuff to make sure it is
addressed," said Fleming. "There's
not going to be an end date to this
kind of stuff; this is an ongoing
cultural change and that takes a
long time." XI
Vantage College
looking to
introduce 70
scholarships
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10 of these awards will be full rides.
Brandon Chow
Senior News Writer
In mid-November, Vantage College
will be presenting a proposal for
70 new scholarships to the UBC
Senate for approval.
The 12-month program, which
accepts students who do not meet
UBC's English language requirement, will have two different kinds
of scholarships.
Susanne Shmiesing, director of
business operations and development for Vantage College, said 60
ofthe awards will be "differential"
scholarships. These awards have
a value of roughly $7,000, which
would lower the cost of tuition
from $30,000 to $23,000, the cost
of tuition for international students
at UBC.
Vantage College principal
James Ridge said the idea for the
differential awards came from the
International Students Association.
These scholarships will allow
students to go to Vantage College
and essentially pay only as much as
regular international students.
The other 10 awards will be
$50,000 or more per year full-ride
scholarships, continuing after
the 12-month Vantage College
program. These are intended to
cover all annual student expenses,
including rent, food and tuition.
"[This] is quite a bit if you
consider that we're looking at
about 300 students for next year,"
said Ridge.
During their 12 months at Vantage College, students will study
arts, physical sciences or computational sciences while practicing
their English skills before making
the transition to second-year Arts
or Sciences alongside the general
university student population.
"[The scholarships will] obviously be a function of academic
ability," Ridge said, "but there will
be a need component to all of our
awards as well".
Vantage College will begin its
first year of operation in August 2014, and there are plans to
increase the number of awards
as the student population grows,
according to Schmiesing. Seven per
cent ofthe $30,000 tuition goes to
paying for these awards, and the
current proposal for 70 awards is
based off of their expected intake
of 300 students.
As the number of students
increases, so will the amount of
money from tuition fees.
Ridge said that along with the
scholarships, there will be a small
amount of money reserved for
students in need or under financial
stress. "We will obviously allocate
awards on a case by case basis, in
instances like if a family member
dies and they need a plane ticket to
go back home, that sort of thing,"
he said. XI 4    I    NEWS    I   THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7,2013
SUSTAINABILITY »
UBC launches
Ripple Effect
campaign
PHTOTO CARTER BRUNDAGE3THE UBYSSEY
A live cow will be coming to campus next week.
Brandon Chow
Senior News Writer
A new campaign hopes to make UBC's sustainability practices more visible.
Hosted by UBC Sustainability, the two
week-long campaign, which started on
Monday, includes a variety of events and
exhibits. These include a tap versus bottled
water taste test, a 3D drawing of what a UBC
rapid transit line on Broadway might look
like and electric cars that will drive you to
class while teaching about how UBC is trying to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
John Robinson, professor of environment
and sustainability at UBC, said that the Ripple Effect project is part of a larger initiative
to make sustainability operations more
visible to the campus community.
"[This] campaign is kind ofthe beginning
of a process," he said. "It's mostly aimed at
students, though not entirely. The overall
goal is to highlight what we're doing in
sustainability at UBC."
Robinson explained why it's so important for UBC to take the stage on promoting
sustainability across campus.
"It's crucial for universities to take a
lead role in sustainability within society...
because we can test out and apply things
that are very hard to have out in the marketplace. Plus we do teaching and research so
we're able to do things others can't do, and
we can study from that, and learn from it,
and teach it to students who will then go out
into the world as citizens and be engaged in
living in the world where sustainability has
to occur."
On Nov. 12, Robinson will be giving a tour
ofthe Centre for Interactive Research on
Sustainability (CIRS) building as part ofthe
campaign. Other upcoming events include
free bike tuneups courtesy ofthe Bike
Kitchen, an art exhibition on sustainability
showcased at Buchanan A and a live cow
meet-and-greet where you can learn about
sustainable farming practices.
Robinson said that while promoting
sustainability across campus over the years,
he's discovered a lot of initiatives are "kind
of behind the wall.
"If you improve the energy efficiency
of a building for example, you don't really
see that as you walk by the building or take
a class in the building or even live in the
building. So a lot of what's going on isn't
highly visible, and we thought it was important to create a campaign that will sort
of bring to the surface all the things that are
going on.
"[It's] also important is to get peoples'
reaction to that. What do people think about
what we're doing? What else do they think
we should be doing? [It's] both to inform
people and to create a conversation."
Alana Thomson, a second-year arts
student who was observing the 3D rendition
of a Broadway station as it was being drawn,
commented on the display and the Ripple
Effect campaign as a whole.
"I'm really excited to see how this is going to look like when it's finished," she said.
"I know that UBC likes to promote itself as
being pretty green, but I think that the types
of events they have on for this initiative are a
bit more interactive and interesting, and will
get more students talking about it." XI
OIL»
UBCC350 launches divestment campaign
Marc Lee from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives spoke at the event.
Niklas Agarwal
Contributor
Activist group UBCC350 launched a campaign
on Tuesday to divest the university's endowment fund away from fossil fuel companies.
Cohen Hocking, the student coordinator
ofthe campaign, is asking the university to
remove all its investments in the fossil fuel
industry and forgo any future investments in
the area.
Divestment, he explained, is the opposite
of investment. It means to pull stocks, bonds
and funds back from fossil fuel companies. The
group calls for that money to be reinvested into
different domestic markets.
"Climate change will define the 21st century
and our generation," said Cohen. "UBC has a
goal for 2020 to reduce green house gas emission by 67 per cent. Divestment is just the next
logical step."
The group is part of a bigger 300-campus
wide campaign in North America to divest
money away from fossil fuel companies. Their
principle is that climate change is a grave
threat to the future ofthe planet, and action on
the issue requires shifting energy supply away
from fossil fuel sources.
"I believe in Canada we are very wealthy
and fortunate people, so we need to be leaders
in sustainability," said Cohen.
The campaign's first goal is to get a referendum on the ballot for the AMS elections in late
January.
In order to get a referendum in the ballot,
a group needs to get one thousand student
signatures. Accordingto Hocking, the group
has gotten 800 in the past two weeks.
The Endowment Fund is the accumulation
of 90 years worth of investments, money and
assets donated to the university. The UBC
Board of Governors establishes policy for the
endowment, and that money is then invested
by UBC Investment Management Trust into a
wide portfolio of companies.
Income earned from the endowment helps
fund UBC. The endowment fund is worth
$1.06 billion, and of that, approximately $100
million is invested into what Cohen calls "dirty
energy companies."
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Jason Zhang, a first-year international
economics student, thought that the fact
that the group focused on practical solutions, rather than abstract policy change, to
climate change was a big positive.
"When I hear about this sort of thing, I
think principles against practicality, so I
think a presentation focused on the money
side made a lot more sense," said Zhang.
The launch was well received, with about
120 people attending and several guest
speakers. Celia Beketa, a second-year Commerce student, said she was inspired by the
campaign. "If students are educated and if
they learn where the money is going, I feel
like it would be [a] very successful [campaign]," said Beketa.
Cohen said getting the AMS to endorse
the campaign and to draft a strategy for divestment is the first step in creating campus
awareness and action.
UBCC350 also wants the board of governors to endorse divestment and create a policy
to adequately respond to the wishes ofthe
student body, tl
MONEY»
AMS details spending on advocacy campaigns
Raman Sehmbi
Contributor
The AMS has budgeted nearly $40,000 for
advocacy campaign launches this year.
Based on budget information from VP Finance Joaquin Acevedo, last year's budget was
$42,000, but only $28,018 was actually spent.
Tanner Bokor, AMS VP external affairs, said
everything is budgeted through a budgeting
cycle with the VP finance.
"There are two sources of funding for this
office," Bokor said. "The first is general operations and the second is the university and
external lobbying fund."
Over the past two years, the AMS has
launched multiple campaigns that were
funded this way. Bokor said the cost of each
campaign varies, but generally ranges from
$500 to $1,500. Get OnBoard, from September 2012, cost $1,280, while this year's Build
Broadway launch cost $973.43. The Walking
Debt, which launched on Halloween, cost
$220.45.
Most ofthe money spent on these campaigns is for branding and advertising materials. This includes the cost of banners, flyers
and other print materials, as well as items
needed for media stunts such as the party bus
used for Build Broadway.
"[The cost of Get OnBoard] included sending out a media release on the news wire, and
we also had various other expenses related to
setting the stage," Bokor said.
"We try to keep [campaigns] fairly low
cost, but we always make sure we are being
as effective as possible and that we are using
student money as effectively as possible," said
Bokor. XI
The AMS launched their transit campaign by picking students up on a party bus.
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EDITOR  NATALIESCADDEN
T-BIRDS 5-ON-5
LUCKY NO. 7
AARON
HORANSKI
Baseball
1. Why do you wear number seven?
No real reason. 1 like it.
My best friend from
high school and 1 used
tosaythatthe number
seven appeared everywhere we went.
My sister's birthday.
Not by choice .actually.
In rugby,the numbers
are position specific.
I'm the openside flanker, so 1 wear number
seven.
It was theonly medium
[jersey] left.
2. What would you like to have seven of?
Seven free days to
catch up on Breaking
Bad.
I'd like to have seven
free trips to Menchies.
[Teammate and Canada West MVP] Reynold
Stewart, because he's
such a beauty.
Plane ticket vouchers.
Wishes.
3. Where's your dream vacation spot?
Somewhere with a Bali,
beach, some coral and
sea turtles.
Nice, France.
Iceland. Likely where I'd
use one of those plane
ticket vouchers to.
Hawaii.
4. What's the luckiest you've ever gotten?
5. Finish this sentence: If I won a million
dollars I'd...
Being abletogo
toschooland play
basketball in my
hometown.
.splurge a little bit.
The luckiest I've ever
been is when I won a
free muffin on Roll Up
the Rim.
...call a financial planner!
Going up $700 in
roulette.
...wake up in a new
Bugatti.
have yet to miss a plane
despite cutting it very
close on numerous
occasions. Do you have
anywoodtoknockon?
...buy us a new set of
rugbyjerseys. The
ones we have are tight
enough to restrict blood
flow.
Define "lucky"...
.turn it into $2 million.
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SCUBA DIVING »
Exploring B.C.'s underwater re:
Words by Angela Tien     Photos by WiebeNijIand     Map by Nena Nguyen
Vancouver is host to a wide variety of outdoor experiences, but among
these, the underwater realm remains relatively unknown.
Usually, when people think of scuba diving hot spots, they think
ofthe tropics, but they have never been so wrong. Some ofthe most
unique and colourful species of marine life in the world reside in Vancouver,
and many dive sites are accessible year-round. In fact, winter actually brings
the clearest visibility.
To get a better idea of what Vancouver has to offer divers, The Ubyssey spoke
to some experts from the UBC Aqua Society about some ofthe most popular sites
and the marine life found there. Brendan Andresen is the shop manager and PADI
(Professional Association of Diving Instructors) course director, Meagan Abele is
an instructor and training manager and Rahim Kaba is an instructor.
Club dive: underwater pumpkin carving
On Oct. 27, while everyone else was sleeping off the previous night's
Halloween liquor, members of the UBC Aqua Society prepared to
carve pumpkins underwater, and I was lucky enough to be invited
along.
Arriving at 11 a.m. in the Whytecliff Park parking lot, we emptied out
the guts of our pumpkins and set out with our gear, receiving ponderous
looks from onlookers.
Descending into the water while holding onto a pumpkin is no
easy task. Someone dropped their pumpkin, which plunged to the
sandy bottom. Mimicking the precisior
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their club dives.
Porteau Cove
Located off Highway 99 between Horseshoe Bay and Squamish, Porteau
Cove is a diver's sanctuary. There are change rooms available, including
showers for rinsing gear, and it's lit at night, which makes it an excellent
spot for night diving. It's got an easy entry: just 20 steps down from the
parking lot, you're in the water. It's also a marine protected area, and a
good location to practice underwater navigation as it's shallower and mostly current-free.
Andresen affirmed that for someone who's never been diving in B.C., and
only has access to shore diving and a limited amount of time, Porteau Cove is
definitely the dive to do.
"Personally, I think Porteau is one ofthe easier sites to go to," Andresen
said. "They have these permanent lines [attached to buoys]. It's nice to go
hand over hand down the line, because some people have problems equalizing the pressure; they have to stop, or they get a little bit more nervous. You
can stop and relax, it's not like going down into the blackness."
Porteau contains four boat wrecks, three of which are easily accessible
even for beginner divers. There's a 95-foot ship named the Granthall, a 48-
foot sailboat called the Sinbad el Marine, and a smaller steel dredge tender
called the Centennial III. These were sunken deliberately as artificial reefs
by the B.C. Reef Society, along with artificially constructed jungle gyms,
dubbed the Leaning Towers of Porteau.
"They're made out of tires and metal," Abele said ofthe jungle gyms.
"There's tons of sponges that grow on them. It's kind of hard to tell what it is,
though, because there's plumose anemone growing all over it. You're basically looking at sponges in that shape."
Another highlight of Porteau Cove are the huge lingcods that hang around.
"Because it's a marine protected area, the ones there just chill, because they
know they're safe," Abele said ofthe lingcods, which can grow up to six
feet long.
Equally interesting are the glass sponges, which are native to B.C. and
Washington state. Once thought to be an extinct species, the bigger ones are
most likely hundreds of years old. People call them living fossils since the
sponges grow only a millimetre a year.
Whytecliff Park
One ofthe most popular sites for teaching open
water certification courses, Whytecliff Park's shallow waters are filled with marine life. Located on
Queen Charlotte Channel, west of Horseshoe Bay,
a short path downhill from the parking lot takes
you toward the beach to Canada's first marine
protected area.
Smooth rock walls cover the Whyte Islet, dropping
to smooth sandy bottoms at about 50 to 60 feet. It
bottoms out at roughly 90 feet, with clearer visibility
there. There is plenty of marine life to see: dungen-
ess, red rock, hermit, and decorator crabs, rock fish,
gobies and sea cucumbers. There are also massive sea
stars mating on the shallow part of the wall.
Other notable features of Whytecliff Park are
the Anenome Gardens at a depth of 50 to 80 feet,
and the Cut, a trench that attracts experienced
divers to its steep drop-off. Once there, giant cloud
sponges, squat lobsters and the beautiful red Irish
Lord dot the crevices ofthe wall.
"I like the Anenome Gardens because when
you go around the corner from the bay towards
The Cut, it's a plain wall and then all of a sudden
it's just fields of white," said Abele. "Plumose
anenome look like giant cauliflowers, and sometimes you can find little crabs and shrimps living
amongst them."
In between Whyte Islet on the left side and the
right side that takes you towards the Anenome
Gardens and The Cut is a large bay that is ideal
for beginner divers. With a sandy, gently sloping bottom, it's where skills are taught during
certification courses.
1: A lingcod perches on a shipwreck at Porteau Cove, which is known for<
2: Divers swim through the Anenome Garden at Whytecliff Park, Canada's
3: The author, right, poses with an instructor during the UBC Aqua Societ THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2013    |   SPORTS + REC    |   7
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5: A map of the local dive sites featured in this article. 6: The bull kelp at Ogden Point.
Ogden Point
Breakwater
Ogden Point is located two minutes outside of
downtown Victoria, with a dive shop onsite. Divers
should be aware ofthe currents deeper underwater
and, due to the thick entanglement of bull kelp and
fishing lines, should carry a knife with them.
"It's a fairly big site. The farther you go along
[the breakwater], the deeper it gets," said Kaba.
Ogden is another excellent site for wall diving.
"There's life all over the wall," said Kaba. "[The
wall] is where a lot ofthe stuff sticks: anemones,
algae, and other life."
Between the broken rock and the bottom are
schools of rockfish, and at night, the occasional
sailfin sculpin. At the deepest end, divers often find
hordes of scallops swimming.
"I saw Puget Sound king crabs, pretty big ones,"
Kaba added. "They're purple and orange."
But the greatest part of Ogden Point for Kaba
and Andresen were the wolf eels.
"They're very friendly, despite it's name and
despite how it looks," said Andresen. "They're very
smart and they can recognize the diver. The cool
thing about them is that they mate for life, so once
they find a mate, they stay together, living in a hole."
"Some guy told us to go to the end, that there's a
really friendly wolf eel that sits on your shoulders,"
recalled Kaba. "And it was there. I saw four wolf
eels and the one wolf eel actually came out and
played with us. It just kept on circling around us
for 10 minutes. It was huge. Meagan actually kissed
it, with her regulator."
7: Cloud sponges attach to the rock wall at Kelvin Grove. 8: A sole camouflages itself in the sandy bottoms of many local dive sites. 9: A red octupus sighting is a rare treat. 10: A decorated war
bonnet. 11: Sea vase tunicates line the rock walls at Tuwanek.
Kelvin Grove
Located in the village of Lion's Bay, Kelvin Grove is
a fantastic wall dive that is home to plenty of marine life. The rock wall slopes down to the bottom of
the sandy beach at about 110 to 120 feet.
"It's this huge rock wall, and it's cool when you're
diving because you're basically hovering at any level
of it," said Abele. "It's like if you could fly beside the
mountains and just go up and down all of it."
Cracks and crevices in the wall serve as hiding
places and homes to many species, including
sea stars, pink dahlia anemones, white plumose
anemones, quillback rockfish, greenlings and
sea lemons. Farther along, you may find sailfin
sculpins, alabaster nudibranchs, sea cucumbers, giant sunflower stars and red brotulas. If
you're really lucky, you may also see octopi and
wolf eels.
"There are cloud sponges there if you go deep
enough, and there's usually tons of starfish, but
they're dying off this fall," Abele said.
"I usually find a lot of grunt sculpin, which is one
of my favourite fish. They are totally helpless and
very small, and they're cute," she added, laughing.
Kelvin Grove is a residential area, and the site
is usually closed around 10 p.m. Divers should be
mindful and respectful of those that live there, and
should also be aware of boat traffic in the area.
Tuwanek
The Sunshine Coast's sunny, well-lit waters make
Tuwanek a photographer's favourite diving site.
It's located north ofthe town of Sechelt, on the
Sechelt Inlet. The site contains three small islands
divers can circumnavigate underwater.
According to Andresen, Tuwanek is one ofthe
best shore dives for visibility around B.C. Painted
greenling fish chase you from their territories at the
50- to 75-foot range. There are also red hydroids,
shaped like tulip bulbs, lined up along the rocks at the
wall, as well as sea vase tunicates. Various types of
nudibranchs reside there too.
"Nudibranch are like slugs, but have these
different ways of breathing under water, with gills
that come out," Andresen explained. "The giant
dendronotid [nudibranches] can actually swim.
Say a predator tries to get it — it can detach itself
and wave their whole bodies, and they detach their
gills, so if someone tries to grab it, it just detaches
[its] gills and swims off." XI II Culture
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DANCE»
Popping, locking, hip-hopping and not stopping
Crowdfunded Last One Stands competition brings global hip hop dance scene to UBC
PHOTO CARTER BRUNDAGE3THE UBYSSEY
From left to right: Lana and Abe Chen, Dylan Young, Kuan Lee and Eric Wang are responsible for helping to bring Last One Stands, a major hip hop dance competition, to campus.
Reyhana Heatherington
Senior Lifestyle Writer
For dancers, the language
of movement transcends
conventional boundaries.
"We have so many friends from
Japan who don't even speak English, but we're suddenly really tight
with them just because we dance,
we share a love, and we share
knowledge," said Dylan "Virtue"
Yung.
Yung, a computer science and
math student and UBC Unlimited
Dance Club president, has teamed
up with "Lockin" Kuan Lee and
Abe Chen to bring street dance
to the UBC campus. All three
dancers thrive in freestyle-based
dance, and met each other
through their involvement in the
downtown dance community at
Robson Square.
This Saturday, street dance
champions from around the world
will arrive at UBC for Last One
Stands, one ofthe biggest competitions of its kind in North America.
Dancers representing France,
Germany, Taiwan, Japan, Canada
and the United States will compete
in front of three judges in one-on-
one battles in three categories:
hip-hop, locking and popping.
Lee and Chen, the co-founders
of Last One Stands, initiated a
Kickstarter campaign in September to bring world-class street
dance to a wider audience. They
surpassed their $3,000 goal with
donations coming from as far as
New York and Las Vegas, and rewarded their sponsors with prize
packages. These contributions
allowed the duo to set aside tickets
for 200 UBC students and 50 high
school students to attend for free.
"It's always a shame that we're
doing amazing things for the
community and for this culture
and people didn't get the chance to
see it, or they [could] not afford it,"
Lee said. "I think [a] huge aspect
for this culture is really about the
youth, the younger generation."
Regardless of age, race or
religion, dancers find acceptance
through their artistic expression,
and Yung said he has "kicked it"
with dancers around the world
whom he considers extended
family members.
"Street dance has always been a
really big unifier of people. There's
so many things in this world that
seem to segregate us," Yung said.
"But with street dance, it's like I
have a new familiarity with other
people and there's no discrimination in it whatsoever."
Lee and Chen have been dancing for almost a decade. Lee, who
studied sociology and psychology
at UBC, said the goal ofthe event
is to bring awareness to Vancouver's street dance community and
trigger interest in the improvisa-
tional dance culture.
"It's like [a] clash of [the] titans
in UBC," Lee said. "It's super high-
level dancing. It's your only chance
to see what this culture's all about
in the fullest form."
Junior Boogie, the Last One
Stands 2012 hip-hop champion
from Montreal, said in a promotional video that he anticipates
expanding his dance style by
participating in the event.
"Vancouver people hold it
down," he said. "I'm looking forward to growing in that flavour,
and learning from that flavour,
building with that flavour and
then mixing it with mine. Like a
melting pot of crazy stuff."
The event has grown exponentially since it first began.
When Lee's dance crew Groovy
Gentlemen put on their first show
in 2007, there were only 40 participants, including the audience
members. Last year a crowd of 500
experienced the event, and the
organizers said they are aiming for
a total of 800 people this weekend.
Lee anticipates an engaging
show for spectators.
"Yo, they can experience the
funk."
Doors for Last One Stands open at
3 p.m. Saturday Nov. 9 at the Chan
Centre. The first 200 UBC students
get in free at the UBC Unlimited
Dance Club booth starting at S p.m.
Tickets are $35+ at the door. Vi
THEATRE»
UBC grads produce provocative post-war trauma parable
Sarah Louise Turner plays Katie ORourke.
the wife of a traumatized war veteran.
Kari Lindberg
Contributor
The Gulf War may be over, but the
battle still continues in the heads
of its veterans.
In time for Remembrance
Day, People Like Us, a new play
premiering at the Firehall Art
Centre, addresses the difficult
topic of soldier trauma and veteran policy. Director Sarah Rogers,
a graduate ofthe UBC theatre
program, refers to the subject of
People Like Us as "the best kept
secret ofthe Gulf War.
"The unique weaponry used
in the Gulf War resulted in a
large number of soldiers being
exposed to chemical radiation,"
she said.
The plot centers on Kate
O'Rourke, the wife of Canadian
Gulf War veteran Jerry. The entire play is a monologue told from
Rourke's perspective, probing
into her experience struggling in
her marriage to a soldier who has
post traumatic stress disorder
(PTSD). Through the voice of her
monologue, audiences are given
a bird's eye view into the life of
a woman who must become a
caregiver to her husband, who, in
addition to PTSD, also struggles
with cancer.
The emotionally heavy storyline, by Vancouver playwright
Sandi Johnson, is not entirely
solemn. "The beauty of this
play lies in [its] great heart and
fantastic humour," said Rogers, who confided that People
includes lighter elements such as
a belly-dancing scene.
The play's uniqueness doesn't
just involve the specific subject
matter, but also extends to the
play's production, as the cast and
crew are almost entirely female.
"This is a story about women,"
said Donna Spencer, artistic
director at the Firehall Art
Centre. "It was inspired by a real
woman's actions in Halifax; [it
was] written, directed, produced
and started by women."
The play switches between
two worlds — an "attack mode,"
as Rogers calls it, and the safety
ofthe home. While Sarah Louise
Turner's acting as Kate bring
these two worlds together, the
set design emphasizes the setting
ofthe home, and acts as a tool to
demonstrate the effects of war
and how it invades the safety
of home.
"The lighting was used as a
tool to juxtapose the two realities of home and the memories
of war," said Rogers. "The sound
used was simple: a combination
of music with the sound of war."
"It's a story of love and
courage and celebration," said
Spencer, herself a UBC theatre
graduate, "because [Kate] chooses life in the face of everything.
So people can come expecting a
very human story. A love story
that will be entertaining — but
they will certainly experience
the horror of war.
"More and more, this same
story is being revealed [in
real life], as veterans' groups
across the country fight to have
Canadian veterans treated with
respect and care after having
committed to giving their lives in
service to the Canadian people,"
said Spencer.
"The play has a lot of humour
and compassion in it — it is poetic
and hopeful and reminds us that
life can change and what happens
next is beyond our control."
People Like Us runs until November 16 at the Firehall Arts Centre,
280 East Cordova St. Vi
CULTURE VULTURE
UBC student wins an
Oscar, sort of
Two weeks ago, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts
and Sciences awarded the
2013 Nicholl Fellowship in
ScreenwritingtoUBCMFA
graduate Patty Jones. Her
screenplay, Joe Banks, was
selected out of the 7,251
scripts submitted.
According to the Academy website, Joe Banks is
a story about the "son of a
Nobel Prize-winning novelist
via a genius sperm bank is
determined to follow in his
father's footsteps, but suddenly finds himself on a wild
odyssey with his real father,
a drinking, man's-man,
lothario authorof airport
novels who was stripped of
his own Nobel after a sex
scandal."
On Nov. 7, the Academy
will present the award to
Jones, along with a $35,000
prize for her outstanding
work.'a THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2013    |    CULTURE
SWAG»
Knick-knacks, handbags and gladrags
Eastside Flea Market comes to Student Union Building for clothing and antique exchange
Soumya Gupta
Contributor
In the words of organizer Linda
Ounapuu, a flea market is "a hybrid of an antique emporium, garage sale and craft fair all brought
into one."
Ounapuu, who has worked in local business management, founded
the Eastside Flea Market along
with Jill Whitford, a graduate of
the UBC Sauder School of Business, earlier this year. Specializing
in vintage clothing and antiques,
the market bills itself as a "community flea market." And for the
first time ever, it's coming to UBC.
According to Ounapuu, the
idea for the Eastside Flea Market
was a response to similar successes in the United States. "We
first witnessed these markets
in larger cities like New York
and Los Angeles, and feeling as
though it was missing in Vancouver, we just decided to give it a go
one day."
On Nov. 7 and 8, the SUB will
host the Eastside Flea Market from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The market offers
a special exchange like no other
before it: for only five dollars, students can trade a bag full of their
old clothes for new ones. Students
will also be able to ply their wares
at their own stalls.
Flea markets are an antique
collector's dream, and a hoarder's
worst nightmare. With so many
hidden gems, it's easy to see how
one might get lost; our guide to
efficient flea marketing will produce a satisfying student shopping
experience.
BARGAIN, BARGAIN,
BARGAIN!
The very first rule of flea marketing: never settle for the first
price you see. Don't be shy to
negotiate — haggling is something all vendors expect. Here
are a couple of tips to help you
out: instead of asking the vendor
what their best price is, try and
suggest a price. Usually, they
take 10 to 20 percent off their
original price. Play it cool.
Dresses, blenders, ancient tomes -
ILLUSTRATION INDIANA JOEL
- flea markets have them all. With stuff so cheap, there's no need for the mall.
Bargaining is similar to wooing
a love interest: you cannot show
that you are too desperate, yet you
want to show you are interested.
Put on a good poker face, and you
are sure to get abetter deal. If you
buy multiple items from the same
vendor, group them together and
ask for a reduced price from the
total sum.
DON'T DRESS TO IMPRESS
A flea market is no gala, so tame
your inner diva while you browse
the market. It's the basic economic
principle of price discrimination:
vendors give different prices to
different customers.
SAY NO TO HOARDING
It's easy to be tempted by the cheap
prices and the attractive items, but
be sure to only buy things you have
space for. Stay focused! It's good to
keep an open mind when shopping
in a flea market, but it's even better
to have a list, just so you don't end up
with a bunch of knick-knacks that
you won't have any use for at the end
ofthe day.
INSPECT YOUR ITEM
A lot ofthe articles in a flea market
are secondhand items, so be sure
to check to what extent age has
damaged the item. Check for imperfections such as scratches and
defects. The more extensive the
damage is, the more you can use
that as a bargaining tool.
MAN VERSUS MACHINE
Vendors will generally pump up
the price for handcrafted materi
als, but it's easy to get ripped off
that way. Be sure to check if the
stitching is done by hand or machine. Furthermore, do not forget
to check the labels for the items
being passed off as vintage brand
names.
ITS ALL ABOUT TIMING
University life is busy, but for
those of you who have some free
time, be sure to get to the market
as early as you canto get the best
items before they sell out. One can
also attend the market closer to
its closing time, just to snag some
final good deals. At this point,
vendors are just about ready to
give stuff away for free to avoid
packing it all up again.
ASK FOR SPECIFIC ITEMS
If you came prepared with a list and
are looking for a certain item, do not
be shy to approach the vendor and
ask if they have that specific item.
The worst they can say is "no," but
perhaps they will be able to guide
you to another vendor or surprise
you with a similar item. If you don't
ask, you will never know what you
missed out on.
Bargaining is similar to
wooing a love interest:
you cannot show that
you are too desperate,
yet you want to show
you are interested. Put
on a good poker face,
and you are sure to get
a better deal.
CASH ONLY!
Some vendors take cards, but most
vendors only take cash. To avoid
the commotion of walking to the
ATM and back, we suggest you
take cash with you instead.
Lastly, don't forget to have fun. To
quote Tom Zart: "One man's trash
is another man's treasure." 31
ART»
Review: Invisible Portraits at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum
Alice Zhou
Contributor
Through high-tech images of
microbial life, the Beaty Biodiversity Museum will gross you
out and make you want to wash
your hands.
Nevertheless, the museum's
current art exhibition, entitled
Invisible Portraits, will entice you
regardless of whether you are
in Science or Arts. The exhibit
displays different types of microbes alongside famous scientific theories, in the form of big
metal sculptures, wood carvings
and even jewellery. In this way,
the show incorporates art into
an inherently scientific topic —
the result of which is an original
presentation of biodiversity.
The creators ofthe works
come from a scientific background. They include Kevin Carpenter, a former researcher in the
field of microorganisms at the
Biodiversity Research Centre at
UBC; Patrick Keeling, a professor
of botany as well as the head of
the microbial investigative team
at the Biodiversity Research Centre; and Erick James, the team's
lab manager.
One ofthe notable works in
the exhibition, meticulously
forged by James, is a three-dimensional steel rod sculpture of
Charles Darwin's sketch ofthe
"tree of life" in his notebook on
the "transmutation" (what we
now call evolution) of species,
where he also scribbled down
private ideas, questions and fragments of conversations related
to his thinking on the topic. The
element that renders the presentation ofthe tree sculpture
more memorable, especially to
audiences who may not be familiar with Darwin's works, is the
inclusion of Darwin's succinct
caption, "I think," which was
scribbled above the sketch ofthe
tree.
However, to know exactly
what Darwin meant by "I think"
or to receive additional information or clarification on most
of the works in the exhibit is
not very viable, as there are few
employees in the exhibit area
and only a brief description on
the plaque beside the works. As
a result, some viewers may find
themselves leaving the exhibit
intrigued but unsatisfied, unable
to fully understand what they
have just viewed.
Still, the sculptures, wood
carvings and jewellery — carved
in the shape of different living
microbes — are creative, and will
evoke awe in those who would
otherwise be impassive in a
biodiversity-themed exhibition.
The Beaty Museum's mission
to "make biodiversity better
understood and appreciated,"
through stimulating interaction
between art and science with
respect to biodiversity, has been
accomplished — although this
interaction is more evident in the
sculptures, wood carvings and
jewellery than in the high-tech
images of microbes displayed on
the wall.
Visitors to the Beaty Biodiversity Museum can explore
the beauty of microbes, otherwise invisible to the naked eye,
until Jan. 5, 2014. Admission
is free for students, staff and
faculty. XI
The exhibit
sculpture.
PHTO CARTER BRUNDAGEffHE UBYSSEY
features large-scale photographs of microbes as well as jewellery and Colonialism must be
discussed, police are
not enough
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WEI LAN
Op-Ed
As a student who had studied
at UBC, I am very displeased
with the lack of new educational
initiatives in response to the six
reported cases of sexual assault
against young women on the
UBC campus.
I do not need armed officers
with a saviour complex to harass
me about how I can make their
jobs easier and become more
grateful by policing myself. I resist slut profiling, racial profiling
and all other tactics informed by
colonial oppression.
Granted, not all officers
have been resistant to practicing anti-oppressive solidarity
and responsibility. However,
we need to look to recent news
and examine our police force
as an institution with an organizational culture of colonial
oppressive values — including but
not limited to gender policing,
systemic sexual assault against
indigenous women and the colonial construction of their bodies
such acts require, and insidious
systemic misogyny within the
RCMP.
It's important to acknowledge
that we need a lot more than increased arrests, criminalization
and demonization of perpetrators
of violence. An increased police
ILLUSI RAI ION EDWARD LINLEY SAMBOURNE
Cecil Rhodes embodies European
imperialism.
presence alone does not ensure
students' feelings and realities of
safety, physical, emotional and
cultural. At best, police presence
is a bandage solution that makes
some students feel safer, others
less safe and retraumatized,
and it may deter public acts of
physical violence.
In our society, systems of
oppression include but are not
limited to white settler colonialism, ableism, Eurocentricism,
heterosexism, cissexism and
hegemonic masculinities.
In the cases of UBC Vancouver
and UBC Okanagan, the operation of some of these systems on
both campuses have been documented in "Implementing Inclusion," a report released by UBC
in May 2013. The report presents
In our society,
systems of oppression include
but are not limited to white settler colonialism,
ableism, Eurocentricism, heterosexism, cissexism
and hegemonic
masculinities.
"the substance of concerns
voiced to [UBC] during the consultation process that pertain to
the lived experiences of students,
alumni, staff and faculty at both
campuses" and includes concerns
about race and ethnicity, gender
and transgender and disability. If
not to become a place of advocacy
in the world, UBC must at least
become a place of good mind, by
dealing with oppression in its
own backyard where students are
suffering and ill. 31
Wei Laii is a former UBC student.
You can read a longer version
of this article at http://weilaii.
tumblr.com/.
Our rape activism is meaningful
A Take Back the Night rally was held at UBC on October 30,2013
LAURA FUKUMOTO
Op-Ed
In "A shameful show of activism on
campus" published by The Ubyssey
on Nov. 3, Arno Rosenfeld wondered, "Just what are these activists
out to achieve? Why are they trying
to achieve it now? Do they expect
anyone to take them seriously?"
Let me enlighten readers about
our "militant leftist agenda".
First, we are demanding that rape
culture, among other academically
loaded terms, become household
words. I want the words sexual
assault to fall off your lips with the
same weight and meaning that it has
for one in four women in Canada.
I want you to barb-wire your
mouth and speak the word "rape"
for the 90 per cent of sexual assault
victims whose silence prevents them
from receiving justice.
I want you to say, "13 per cent
of aboriginal women aged 15 and
older have reported being violently
attacked," and then tell me Canada's
colonial past and present has nothing to do with that.
I want you to say, "50 per cent of
transgender people have experienced sexualized violence," and
then be grateful when you walk
into a gendered public washroom
without notice or question.
I want the casual rape jokes to
stop until we can collectively laugh
that there was ever a time when
silenced survivors lived lifetimes of
fear and shame.
I want people to live and breathe
their relationships without fear.
Why are we acting now? Because
every 17 minutes, another person
— usually a woman — is sexually
assaulted in Canada.
Rosenfeld's abhorrent column
suggests that feminists, in all of our
complicated manifestations, are taking advantage of a media firestorm.
That is absolutely correct. Why
shouldn't we seize this opportunity
to engage our community and country in discussions that have been
absent for far too long?
The author is inexcusably incorrect in saying that these assaults
aren't about rape culture. Please
inform me, then, what exactly rape
culture entails, if not sexual assaults
on a university campus? These
sexual assaults are part of a broader
spectrum of words, media, violent
events and ingrained ideas that we
have been steeped in our entire
lives.
Rape culture manifests itself in
words we do not think to question.
It sings to us in the hit songs ofthe
summer. Rape culture is thoughts
and whispered comments of, "Why
did she drink so much?" and, "She's
a slut, I'm not surprised." Rape
culture is people saying, "She was
stupid for not being careful" instead
of, "He's a fool for thinking he can
get away with it."
This is how rapists become
chameleons, blending into an environment in which self-entitlement
extends to other people's bodies.
The author seems to be under the
naive assumption that this string of
assaults is a lone, mentally unstable
man and that Take Back the Night
was responding only to this singular
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example of rape culture. As much as
I wish the discussion and solutions
were that simple, it's not.
The "stranger in the bushes"
is not the only context in which
women are being attacked and marginalized on campus. If these seven
sexual assaults are not indicative
of rape culture on campus, then
the perpetrator must be attacking
women by mere coincidence.
Sexual assault happens often,
quietly, invisibly, with or without
violence, and this is our secret
radical agenda: we refuse to be
silenced by rationalizations and
apologists. The recent campus sexual assaults maybe the
inciting incident, but the issue
goes much further. This is the
story of millions of women across
Canada and the world. This is my
story and the stories shared by
survivors holding their heads up
against relentless rain, wet feet
in boots at a rally in Place Van-
ier's muddy field sharing their
stories for the first time with
shaking voices.
How dare you attempt to
shame that?
You want something good to
come from this? Then do your
homework, step up and shut up.
Listen to what we say. Read. Take
our voices seriously, especially the
quietest ones.
I am not desperate for indicators
of rape culture on my campus — I
have all the proof I need. 31
Laura Fukumoto is co-organizer of
March to Reclaim Consent, scheduled
for Nov. 22.
Time for a bit of #communism
GARY ENGLER
Op-Ed
Sometimes I ask myself what's up
with young people today. Mostly
I'm just amazed they're not out in
the streets making a revolution.
Aside from the ongoing crap
— war, the latest empire trying to
dominate the world, poor people
being screwed, aboriginal people
being screwed, racism, sexism,
other forms of discrimination — the
economic system has put a huge
bullseye on young people's backs
and the environment is about
to collapse.
University and college costs at
least six times more than it did when
I was young, and this at a time when
you need a graduate degree just to
get an unpaid internship. Youth
unemployment is high and rising.
And the jobs that are available?
Suck-up service jobs. Smile and say,
"Have a good day," or you won't
get a tip — if you're lucky enough to
have a job where you get tips. More
likely you don't have any incentive to
smile at all, except fear of a pathetic
power-deprived supervisor who will
ream you out for telling a customer
your true feelings.
But let's say you do get a decent
job working for the government
or making things in a factory or
working in an office. The current
economic system still says you're
worth less than your parents, and
you damn sure don't have a right to a
decent pension and benefits.
A steady job? That's not how
it works anymore. Retire at 65?
Sorry — if you're under 40, you'll
have to work years longer than
your parents to qualify for any
sort of pension. And all those
good union jobs that people once
enjoyed? Forget about it. The system has decided to crush unions.
Or, in the unlikely event you do
find a union job, the new reality
is lower wages for new hires.
Since the era of Ronald Reagan
and Margaret Thatcher, the system
has gone out of its way to screw
young people. Since the stupid capitalists took power, the system says
it can no longer afford the wages,
benefits, social services and rights
that the smart capitalists managed
to provide in the 1950s, '60s and '70s.
(But it can afford war and bailouts
for banks.)
Ever since the rise of neoliberal-
ism in the 1970s, the cheerleaders
of capitalism on crack have been up
front about attacking unions, pensions, public education, healthcare
and social services — all stuff that
people over 50 got to benefit from,
but which young people are told
they can't have.
Then, to top off all this shit,
people under 40 and their kids are
the ones who will really feel the
effects of global warming.
So, what's with a generation
that accepts punch after punch
and then insults on top of the
beating, barely raising a peep in
protest? How could anyone under
40 support capitalism? Why
aren't they organizing, striking,
picketing and marching?
Most likely, young people are
so brainwashed by the system that
they simply can't imagine another
world is possible. Consumerism and
its evil twin individualism are the
most likely culprits. Both have been
pushed down the throats of young
people the past four decades, like
bird parents stuff regurgitated food
into the beaks of their babies. Buy,
buy, buy. Me, me, me. Both these
-isms lead to ill health, alienation
and social paralysis. Inaction is
the result.
And who is responsible for
pushing individualism and consumerism? People my age. The "me"
generation. Hippies. The turn on,
tune in and drop out crowd. The
feel-gooders through substance
abuse. Individualism and consumerism were their bag.
"Teach Your Children" was the
name of a famous 1970 song. We did,
but now we can only hope that they
are wise enough to unlearn much of
what they were taught.
Take some advice from a grandfather: dream of a better world with
a democratic economic and social
system. A system that lives in harmony with the environment rather
than one that wrecks our planet. Get
involved to make it happen. Take
action — especially collective action.
You'll have the time of your life. 31
Gary Engler, a Vancouver writer
and union activist, is a co-author of
the newly released New Commune-ist
Manifesto: Workers ofthe World,
It Really is Time to Unite (www.
newcommuneist.com), an update
ofthe original designed to provoke
discussion about the future of unions
and the Left. The Vancouver book
launch is today, Nov. 7 at 7p.m. at the
main branch ofthe Vancouver Public
Library. THURSDAY, NOVEMBERS 2013    |   SCREEDS    |   11
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Environmentally friendly? UBC and its sustainable initiatives are called into question by their investment of tens of millions of dollars in
fossil fuels. While students may be coddled with LEED-certified buildings and Plant Ops hybrids on campus, the university is using its
endowment to support companies responsible for global warming and pollution that decimates various local communities.
LAST WORDS//
TIME TO DIVEST
The Ubyssey strongly endorses
UBCC350's Divest UBC campaign,
and join in their call for our university to cease investing in fossil
fuel companies and divest from
their existing fossil fuel holdings
— perhaps over $100 million —
over the next five years.
UBC seems earnestly committed to sustainability at the
university, as evidenced by the
construction of environmentally-friendly buildings, use of
hybrid vehicles around campus
and incorporation of topics like
conservation into the curricula of
relevant majors.
However, all that seems hypocritical when one considers they
are investing a serious portion
of their endowment, which is
around $1 billion, in energy companies that are responsible for
massive international issues like
global warming, as well as more
concrete pollution and exploitation of local communities where
they operate.
UBC's sustainability
initiatives seem
hypocritical when
one considers they
are investing in dirty
energy
"Economically, screening out
entire sectors such as the Canadian energy sector would push
more ofthe endowment outside
ofthe country into geographic areas that often have more
questionable social and environmental records," UBC's Board of
Governors said of divestment.
That might conceivably be
true, but they could also reassign
the dirty dollars currently invested in fossil fuels into sectors
not in countries with questionable environmental and social
records.
UBCC350 points out that
Canada itself has quite a poor
environmental record. The
government left the Kyoto
Protocol when it became clear
they couldn't meet their commitment to lowering pollution, and
they are on track to miss their
commitment to the Copenhagen
Accord by as much as 50 per cent.
While economic concerns are
important to take into account
when investing an endowment,
Divest UBC cites a study by S&P
Capital IQ which found that if
universities had divested from
fossil fuels 10 years ago, their endowments would be even larger
than they currently are.
Granted, it wouldn't be easy to
divest from fossil fuels, as much
ofthe endowment is invested
in hedge funds which invest in
energy companies on their own.
Still, when you ask the financial
institutions you've tasked with
handling hundreds of millions
of dollars to help you out, they
should oblige.
Right now, Divest UBC is
working to gather signatures to
create a referendum asking the
AMS to change their official
stance on whether the university
should divest from fossil fuels,
and we encourage readers to sign
that petition.
"A strong endowment is
essential to the sustainability of
UBC's vision to help our students
become exceptional global citizens," President Stephen Toope
has said. "The magic ofthe endowment is that it brings benefits
not just for this generation, but
for all generations."
Let's support UBCC350's mission
to make Toope's comments a reality.
TIME FOR SAUDER
ADMIN TO CREATE
CHANGE
Sauder School of Business dean
Robert Helsley said at a press
conference on Monday that he was
still hopeful his students would
fund the remaining $200,000
ofthe $250,000 commitment he
coerced from the CUS leadership
and told the media about on Sept.
18 — before anyone had a chance
to vote on whether to put the
quarter of a million dollars toward
unclear goals.
Since students just voted down
the funding by a margin of three
to one, this seems unlikely. And
it's understandable why they
rejected the referendum: it's a
vague commitment to a vague
and unnecessary position that
was conceived only to placate
the local and national media who
pounced on Sauder after The
Ubyssey broke the CUS FROSH
rape cheer story.
Your crude public
relations stunt failed at
the ballot box. Robert,
stop trying to make
'fetch happen.
This crude public relations stunt
failed at the ballot box. Stop trying
to make "fetch" happen, Robert.
Anything Sauder does in response to the chant and the cultural problems it points to should
be a well thought out and meaningful contribution to changing
the atmosphere around sexual
violence on campus and in the
business school. The proposed
curriculum changes Helsley has
announced will require followup,
but they seem like a good start.
Sauder also said they will
bridge the gap in funding between what the CUS can pledge
over their objection of their
members — $50,000 this year,
$100,000 over the next two years
if they choose — and how much it
would cost to hire a new counsellor, or whatever the money was
planned to go toward. We'll see.
"We're looking for some
leadership," Helsley told
the media.
Us too. Perhaps it's time to
look in the mirror, Bob.
SEXISM AT THE
PROVINCE
It's rather confusing why Vancouver has two newspapers given
that both are in financial trouble,
owned by the same company and
run very similar content.
Perhaps it's so The Province
newspaper can run the sexist
drivel The Vancouver Sun doesn't
have room for.
Following a column in The
Ubyssey that criticized him for
sexism in his critique of UBC's
sports review, Province columnist
Tony Gallagher doubled down in
a Tuesday column.
Gallagher describes the
committee overseeing the sports
review, headed by VP Students
Louise Cowin, as a "'think tank'
of experts composed of eight
women, nine if you include Cowin herself, and two men.
"Given its makeup," he adds,
"you can pretty much guess the
outcome will favour club and recreational sports to the very great
detriment of varsity teams.
The Province: Where
rape culture goes
in quotation marks,
women hate sports and
UBC experts decisions
are predetermined by
their gender.
"Just in case you might be
holding out hope that the men
might sway the obvious direction
in which this is headed, they've
already made sure that at least
one ofthe men won't be getting
too uppity, given that Richard
Price just happens to be the
senior advisor to UBC President
Stephen Toope."
Cowin's panel of advisors has
six men, in fact — more than
half of the total. Which must be
of some comfort to Gallagher,
because he apparently thinks all
women hate varsity sports and
all men love them, and that committee members will base their
decisions solely on their gender.
What kind of editors could
have published this? The same
who work at a newspaper which
published an editorial saying the
Sauder rape cheer was a case of
insignificant college hijinks.
While both The Province and
The Ubyssey think it was right
of students to reject the referendum, the similarities end there.
"The University of B.C. was
wrong to seek the cash in the
first place after a few students,
including young women, got
caught singing that idiotic chant
during frosh week that the
furrowed-brow crowd at UBC
claims demonstrates student
support for something they call
'rape culture.'"
The Province: where rape
culture goes in quotation marks,
women hate sports and UBC
experts' decisions are predetermined by their gender.
AMS: MAKE US CARE
The AMS has launched two major
advocacy campaigns this year:
Build Broadway and the Walking Debt, both of which could
be better.
The Walking Debt was a pun
poorly executed. When we tried
to find these undead zombies on
campus to cover the event, we
couldn't, because they had gone
off course.
Build Broadway had a great
launch, but it hasn't started a student conversation — which is bad.
The AMS has a flashy new
website dedicated to promoting
their campaigns, which is good.
But there isn't enough promotion
for it, which is bad. The graphics
look cool, which is good. But the
current ho-hum-ness of their social media streams is concerning.
In a nutshell, AMS: be more
innovative, don't play it safe,
have more gumption and get us
riled up about these important
issues. XI
Cheering for
accountability
STEPHEN PETRINA
Op-Ed
All together now: A.D.M.I.N.!
A is for we like Accountability!
D is for it will be Deferred!
M is for the Money that runs
the show!
I is always for I point the other
way when the heat is on!
All together now!
UBC President Stephen Toope
and Sauder School of Business dean
Robert Helsley, how accountable is
it to let two student executives ofthe
Commerce Undergraduate Society
(CUS) take the fall for the Sauder
rape cheer?
At Saint Mary's University, where
a similar cheer took place, Student
Union president Jared Perry said, "I
tender my resignation."
At UBC, Enzo Woo and Gillian
Ong, president and VP engagement
ofthe CUS respectively, resigned.
All together now: A.D.M.I.N.!
A is for we like Accountability!
D is for it will be Deferred!
A month and a rushed fact-finding report later, the administration
at UBC remains entrenched solely
in damage control. Curiously, the
words "administration" and "administrator" do not appear in the
fact-finding report.
Protect the brand! Especially
now. Especially for commerce. No
resignations, no accountability.
However, amidst the smoking
guns and smoking pipes of politics
back east, UBC's rape chant is still
making headlines.
On Oct. 31, the CUS rejected a
referendum to approve a $200,000
allocation for student counselling
and education on sexual abuse and
violence.
Still talking but not walking,
Helsley issued yet another statement
that he was predictably "deeply
disappointed." Why? Maybe because it is time for Helsley to walk
and for Toope to walk the talk.
From all optics, it is the students
who are taking care of business
— resigning, reflecting, self-governing, voting and regrouping.
Students have realized that lines
were crossed and are dealing with it.
Given the rejection ofthe referendum, are the students simply saying
they are dealing with their own
behaviour?
Administrators, figure out what
your role is for oversight of students in the 21st century. Enough
of remaining "deeply disappointed"
that students are not assuming
your accountability.
There is an apparent culture of
entitlement within Commerce. That
may be why neither the president's
office nor the Sauder dean's office
have tendered resignations, cut
salaries or revoked budget lines. We
dare not conclude that atrocious
chants originate or thrive within
these cultures, yet one may draw
conclusions that a culture of entitlement hurts accountability at the top
in times like these.
This entitlement is apparent
when faculty contracts are negotiated, with Sauder's breakaway
faculty association independently
bargaining for bigger pieces ofthe
pie for themselves; when the Sauder
chief is appointed to oversee the
University's budget; and when its
bloated administrative lines are
sacred.
Yet to this moment in the throes
ofthe rape chant controversy, not
a single Commerce administrator
has resigned, and the President has
pulled not a single line. XI
Stephen Petrina is a UBC professor
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Add your voice to the development of UBC's Transportation Plan!
In April 2013, we reached out to and heard from the university community on issues related to on-campus
transportation. Your feedback has helped us identify opportunities to better address how we get around on
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about the planning process to date. Give us your thoughts and ideas on the proposed transportation policies
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