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Tuesday, September 30, 2003
U*7
Volume 85 Issue 9
Shizzle to the fizzle since 1913
Known con man back at UBC
AMS Joblink pulls ad
after students complain
by Megan Thomas
NEWS EDITOR
A known Montreal scam artist is back at UBC
allegedly trying to gain money and free labour
from unsuspecting students, says a spokesperson for a campus job posting service.
Harris Black, also known as Harris Simon,
posted a job with the Alma Mater Society's
(AMS) Joblink last week, said Natasha
Norjberg, coordinator for Joblink. Bfack
requested the job posting under the company
name "HMB' and gave Joblink different contact information.
Three students then complained to Joblink
and UBC Career Services about the job posting. Complaints were also registered with the
Vancouver Police, said Norjberg.
The complaints came when Black allegedly
told two students replying to the posting that
for $100 he would spruce up their resume
and distribute it to companies looking for
employees.
"That should be a warning bell to the students,* said Una Walsh, acting director of UBC
Career Services. "If you are replying to a job ad
a legitimate employer would never be asking
you for money.'
Another student complained about going
for a job interview and being put to work for
three unpaid hours making calls to male
applicants. The calls were to find a candidate
to fill <in undetermined job from a stack of
resumes, said Norjberg.
'Our concern is that he was doing this to a
bunch of students so that he could get a bunch
of free labour out of it," she said.
The posting was pulled as soon as Joblink
received the complaints, added Norjberg. "If
we get a significant complaint from a student
that we think is valid we will go ahead and
pull it.*
Black declined to comment for this stoiy.
- He first surfaced at UBC last November
when several students complained about suspicious interview procedures after replying to
his Joblink posting.
Black has a long histoiy with the Quebec
Consumer Protection Agency, including eight
charges relating to scam| and a $2000 fine for
taking clients' money without providing
employment
He also received 18 months probation for a
1999 sexual assault charge.
'Were we to know we would never post it,*
said Walsh.
Job postings on the Joblink or UBC Career
Services website are not pre-screened, but students must check a disclaimer before viewing
postings. .     .   ;,
'We can't really guarantee eveiything
about the positions,* said Walsh. "The best
defense against this kind of really unethical
behaviour is good knowledge about a correct
interview procedure."
Walsh encourages students to consult UBC
Career Services for information about correct
interview procedures.
The Vancouver Police could not confirm
whether they are looking into the matter by;
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Travel CUTS
lawsuit still flies
by Jonathan Woodward
NEWS EDITOR
-A motion to- drop out- of a lawsuit -
against the Canadian Federation of
Student-Services (CFS-S) over the
ownership of bookings agency
Travel CUTS was the centre of heated debate at last week's Ajma Mater
Society (AMS) meeting.
The AMS" deliberated over the
motion in a tense, three-hour council session during which neither the
public nor the media could not be
present
The AMS executive was divided,
as Laura Best and Josh Bowman.—
two ofthe five executive members-
voted to withdraw from the lawsuit
The motion eventually failed by a
vote of 22 to seven.
Chief among the reasons for the
motion was concern about the financial health of the AMS, said Board of
Governors representative Amina
Rai, who initiated the motion.
"We were under the understanding that there were to be no more
fees incurred,' she said. "Seeing that
there are incurred costs, we have to
reexamine whether this is beneficial
to students.'
In 1999 the AMS joined the student societies of Queen's University,
the University of Alberta and the
University of Western Ontario in the
suit against CFS-S, a subsidiary
owned by the Canadian Federation
of Students (CFS).
They allege that the transfer of
Travel CUTS from the now-defunct
Association of Student Councils
(AOSC) to the current CFS-S happened inappropriately.
"The transfer of AOSC's assets
was intended to remove Travel
CUTS from the reach of AOSC members who were not members of CFS,
leaving the company solely under
CFS control" says a joint statement
by the student societies.
, They argue, that norirCFS schools
were not adequately represented m
the 1987 AOSC meeting when the
agreement was made to transfer the
assets. .     '   -v"
They also claim that because the
transfer of assets did not actually
occur until 1991-, the- 198? order
did not apply. Consequently the student societies are seeking joint
ownership.
CFSS Executive Director Philip
Link maintained that the transfer
was late because AOSC needed to
wait until Travel CUTS's budget was
able to pass government scrutiny as
a transferred asset.
Action taken by student societies
should have happened in,the form
of a complaint against the AOSC
executive at the time. Link added.
"UBC gave up its stake in Travel
CUTS long ago. This is a poorly
thought out attempt to reverse a
decision that happened 20 years
ago," he said.
The controversy came on the
heels of another motion passed by
council that allowed $1000 more to
be spent on the lawsuit.
The money has already been allocated in the budget and would not
detrimentally affect the AMS's
finances, said AMS President Oana
Chirila. The money spent would be
See "Travel CUTS" on page 2.
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Hundreds rally against US occupation
by Erie Szeto
NEWSWRlTER
Masses of demonstrators blocked
traffic for a city block in downtown
Vancouver on Sunday to protest the
continued foreign occupation of
Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan.
After the march, the 450 or so
demonstrators, complete with, rainbow flags and communist placards,
gathered at the Vancouver Art
Gallery to hear several anti-war
speeches.
One speech, by rally organisers
Charles Demers and Itrah Syed,
brought chants of, 'No more invasions, no more occupations!* from
the largely upbeat crowd
The current state of the Iraqi people and their country remains a concern, said speaker Bill Senders from
the steps of the Art Gallery.
"National self-determination is a
part of democracy,* he said to the
crowd.
Sonders also condemned the US
and Britain for invading the foreign
territories.
Talk then turned to how demonstrations "do make a difference."
For speaker Sid Schniad, demon
strations that took place the 'day
before in London, Paris, Seoul,
Ankara and Athens showed strong
support for the removal of troops
from the Middle East
"This opposition is the world's
second global superpower,* he said
prompting cheers.
Speaker Ali Mihrij then suggested what should be done with the $87
billion US President George W. Bush
requested from Congress to rebuild
Iraq.
"Send the money to Africa and
See "Rail/'on page 2. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2003
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AMS spends and extra $1000 on lawsuit
"Travel CUTS" frompagel,
beneficial in the long run, she added.
"We have a lot to gain in terms of righting the wrong
that happened to us quite a few years ago, and also settling a question that's been on a lot of people's minds as
to who's really the owner of Travel CUTS," she said.
The AMS had initially planned to spend a maximum
of $20,000 on legal fees for the Travel CUTS lawsuit
After a recent $6911 bill from legal firm McKenzie Lake,
the legal costs rose $872 abovg that maximum. The AMS
passed the motion to spend $ 1000 to cover the bill.
The trial date has been pushed back to November
2004 because of scheduling conflicts on both sides.
Mark Sellers, general manager of the University of
Western Ontario student society, was pleased that the
AMS motion to withdraw failed. "We're glad UBC is still
aboard." ♦
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details about alleged injustices
against the Palestinian people by
Israel.
They said the Israeli occupation
wa3 not about security but, "an
imperialistic drive for land and
water."
The two also criticized the
lack of balanced Candian news coverage about the Palestinian-Israeli
conflict
The peaceful rally drew a diverse
group of people, including university students, seniors and toddlers.
Throughout the crowd, the mood
was upbeat and inquisitive.
"These demonstrations give
people a voice," said Shon Tarn,
who describes himself as a socialist
and activist who regularly attends
rallies. 'It's a place for people to
speak their mind and to see that
they are hot alone out there."
Stopwar, an international coali-
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Laura Best is the Alma Mater Society vice president academic and university affairs, not vice president
external as stated in the Friday, September 26„ 2003.issue of'the Ubyssey. The Ubyssey re^ret^ the error, ,♦.
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Manji is the talk of the town
Muslim scholar looks to open
discussion about Islam
byMikey Powar
NEWSWRlTER
More than 2 50 people gathered to discuss the need for open,
debate about mainstream Islam religion in a forum last
Thursday.
In the first of this fall's Talk of the Town lecture series at
UBC Robson Square, Irshad Manji spoke about necessary
reform within the Muslim faith.
"There is not yet a critical mass of Muslims, first of all,
speaking up particularly in the West about the need for
reform and second of all, questioning the presumed divinity
of the Quran,* said Manji
The trouble with Islam for Manji is how it is practised,
especially in those countries where Muslims are the majority. The specific form of Islam she took issue with is a fundamentalist type she called, "Desert Islam—an arid, witched
form of Islam,*
Manji said her criticisms of fundamentalism are criticisms of Islam as a whole because these so-called problems
are mainstrearn practices that need to be called into
question.
"In the Muslim world today we see the ill treatment of
women, we see..Jew-bashing, even among Muslims right
here in the West, and We see the continuing scourge of slavery in.countries that are ruled byjslamist regimes. I do not;
see what is anti-Quran or anti-Muslim about defending universal human rights," said Manji
She added while other religions do have their problems
with fundamentalists and literalists, these groups are on the
periphery. In Islam she sees these sects as having a firm grip
on the mainstream. .
Although she thinks it is necessary to make distinctions
between different sects of the religion, Manji wishes that
those distinctions could be made in the countries where
Islam is practised as a dominant religion.
Forum host Hal Wake asked why Islam was the problem, as
opposed to a particular practice or particular politics of Islam.
"Prophet Mohammed said when asked, 'What is religion?'
that religion is the way we conduct ourselves'towards others,
where by that standard how Muslims actually behave is
Islam,' replied Manji
To reform mainstream Islam, Manji proposed the revitalisation of a 'tradition of critical thinking,* called "itjihad*.
Thi3 word, meaning independent reasoning and thinking,
comes from the same root as the often exploited term "jihad*,
meaning 'to struggle'
She also said she does not know how long it will take for
itjihad to take place on a public level in those states where it
is needed the most ,
But she added that the initial struggle would come from
Muslim youth in the West—trying to balance the values of
their faith with pluralistic Western values centering on critical independent thought and reasoning.
Manji is a UBC graduate and author of the Canadian bestseller The Trouble With Islam: A Wake-up- Call For Honesty
and Change. She was also the first humanities student to win
the Goveiiioi General's award for top graduating student and
was'hanied one of Canada's "100 leaders for tomorrow' by
Maclean's magazine.
Those in attendance left the talk with the impression of an
author who had a deep desire to open up debate about Islam,
from within the Muslim community and outside of it.
But, according to one, student the d|scu§sign,waf laqkin&
"While overall the^ discupion was mtefesting; Manji^iYep^afj
ed reference^ to'^atem]ents jhat are:"ip; ufa biok**''ixiade,tha
lecture feel too much like a book sell," said Langara college
student TzzaraJohL
"I would have liked to see Manji give a more personal and
specific account about the Islamic values that she identifies
the most with, beyond the anti-materialism she repeatedly
referred to,* added Johl. ♦
Sorority house to join nearly compl
Construction starts on one ^
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building for all UBC sororites
by Michael Cook
NEWSWRlTER
UBC  sorority girls will soon be
spilling ^fi^J^tbejr qyrg byil^pg,. .^
Workers began" digginjfbn tiie'site1 *~
where a sorority house will stand
next August—the university's first in
five years.
But the house, which will be located on Wesbrook Mall next to the UBC
RCMP detachment provides "a
mixed blessing* of one building for
UBCs eight sororities rather than a
building for each of- them, said
Gamma Phi Beta member Sarah
Pilgrim.
"ItV unfortunate that we each
don't have our own houses," she said.
"The women that come through the
Greek system here miss out oil a part
of sorority life that is offered on campuses everywhere else.*,.. ■»,
Currently, there are multiple
houses for UBC's ten fraternities.
The sororities will have to share
the house because much of the
money  came  from  alumni and
■ **s:\7r
fundraising, said Sarah Fairburri, a
spokesperson for UBC's sororities.
The Greek system in Canada, particularly for women, is not popular
: enpug^,- to generate > the; necessary
fuhdd for separate houses', sheiadded:
The house will have 72 spots for
some members of each sorority. It
will also provide eight chapter meeting rooms for sororities, which now
meet irregularly in classrooms where
ho academic classes are going on
because of noise concerns.
Fairburn said sorority housing i3
a not a new concept on UBCs campus, Jhgre used t&be a PanrH|Uenic
house on SW Marine Dr7     '"*,>..
"It wasn't really safe for 200
women to be living off in a dark corner of campus," she said, adding that
the building was eventually condemned f6f health reasons in 1997.
Next door to the new sorority
building, UBC is also slated to complete seven new houses for campus
fraternities after leases on the old
Wesbrook Mall buildings across from
UBC hospital expired.
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The new buildings, which will
house 220 people and cost about $8
million, should be completed by
the end of October, fraternity
members say.
"The new buildings are a step up/
said Graham Pence, President pf the
UBC Inter-Fraternity Council "They
sleep paor? members, and are newly
furnished as well as having more
space."
The site for the new buildings was
approved in July 1999 after consultations, said Matthew Carter, project
development manager for UBC
Properties Trust the company build
ing the new houses.
"The fraternity village is better
consolidated than the old houses,"
said Carter.
The land the new fraternities will
sit on was allocated by UBCs Board
of Governors as a 99-year lease,
he said. ♦
Foreman leaves $5 million
to UBC
Vancouver resident Florence May Foreman,
who passed away March 24 at the age of 88,
stated in her will that 75 per cent of her entire
estate would be distributed among five
Canadian universities, which include UBC,
SFU, USask, Bishop's and McGill.
The universities were selected primarily
due to their locations in the three provinces
where , Foreman's family fortune was
established.
Foreman, who was born in Swift Current
Saskatchewan, inherited a family fortune
built through lumber and food distribution.
Foreman Uved the latter third of her life
in Vancouver's West End, was a dedicated
philanthropist and frequently made anonymous or unpublicised donations to various
charities.
The total amount ofthe Fpreman donation
is $21.5 million, with each university named
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receiving an equal share. No terms have
been set for the donations but foreman's
interests were in research.
Late bar hours extended
Students can continue to drink the night
away because 4am closings for Vancouver
bars will continue until Nover&ber 30,
The city has lengthened the trial period
for extended bar hours until city council can
be presented with the results of the
experiment.
The trial period was scheduled to end on
September 29 but the earliest date available
for city staff to report back to council is
expected to be in November.
Bars have been open until 4am on
Fridays and Saturdays, as well as during
holidays and citywide festivals, since July 4.
All bars already closing late will have to
re-apply for extended hours and the city will
not be accepting applications from bars not
aljready part, of the trial period.
Any bars that have had problems surrounding noise will not be receiving an
extension and the city is encouraging additional public feedback.
Smart Media slow
Students will have to wait a little longer for
the much anticipated Smart Media Group's
(SMG) electronic transfer machines (ETM)
to appear iii the SUB.'■'■•'---■-■'■'■> i
The ETMs, scheduled to arrive by this
first week of school, will now be arriving in
early October. The delay is due to the construction of the machines, said Alma Mater
Society (AMS) VP Finance Brian Duong.
The5 machines will dispense cash and
coupons for7 a- $1.50 transaction charge,
while displaying advertising—complete with
audio and plasma screen enhancements.
The contract between SMG and AMS will
net the student society about $245,000 a
year. The contract is foi two years, after
which the AMS v^illhaye th^ option
to extend. ■'
.. The AMS \vill not lose any revenue from
SMG because" of the delay in constructing
the machines and getting them set up un
the SUB. ♦ «   ex.1
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2003
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Out to the movies at the 22nd annual VIFF
We sent over 20 writers to over 50
films to give you a healthy look at
this year's Vancouver International
Film Festival (VIFF). Showing 300+
films at four separate venues, this
wortd-renownecl film festival is
hosting acclaimed directors and
even comic legend Stan Lee.
IS
Sept. 29 <    '     ■
by Sara Grosse
CULTURE WRITER
If you're expecting to §ee scenes of Singapore's
reputed clean, green and orderly state in this film,
think again, Roystgn Tan's 15 shows the dark,
grim side of Singapore that stains its stereotypic
image as a country with hard working, litter conscious, gum chewing-deprived citizens.
15 follows the lives, of five school |?oys—
Melvin, Erik, Shaun, Armani and Vynn—as they
immerse themselves in a life of drugs, gangs and
self-mutilation at the young age of 15. Amid
scenes of coarse language, gang beatings and
attempts at suicide is an underlying critique of
the Singapore culture that places great emphasis
on the academic success of its youth. Whether it's
Melvin getting kicked out of his house for failing
his math test or Shaun being roughed up by his
father for not studying, the constant pressures
these students face to do well in school is evident.
With a reputation as good-for-nothing troublemakers and rejects of a rigid educational system,
these five boys turn towards body piercing, skipping school, gang fights, drug dealing and, most
of all, each other for refuge. What stands out the
most in this film, however, is not their rebellious
nature, but-rather their emotional need to feel
loved. Their self-inflicted acts of pain and their
suicide attempts disclose the worthlessness and
loneliness that they feel every day.
Despite the gloominess of the social issues at
hand. Tan does integrate amusing rap scenes,
cartoon animation and, at times, cheesy comput
er graphics that offer the audience breathing
space from the overall bleak tone of the movie.
However; be prepared for a few disturbingly
unpalatable scenes of actual gang fights,
self-mutilation and particular drug smuggling
techniques that will leave many cringing in
their seats.
For those interested in observing a side of
Singapore that is rarely seen, heard or talked
about, this film^nytee^ tgbel^ggimstJig£pnser^
" vativQ and confoTijusfaspectbf IfeTSiffitiy*. The"
impact 15 has on Singapore.an . and non-
Singaporean audiences will of course differ, due
not only to the aformentioned's understanding of
the culture, but also because tha film's full
essence may have been lost due to its somewhat
inaccurate English translation. Nevertheless,
Tan's depiction of the physical, but more importantly, the emotional pain thes6 boys go through,
has enough of an irppact to break though any language barrier ♦^
TO KILL A KING
Octl
by Jeanne Chapin
,.' CULTURE WRITER
To Kill a King is an excellent work of historical
drama that focuses on King Charles' defeat after
the civil uprisings in England in 1645. The King
is under constant watch by bis Puritan captors,
and although imprisoned in a nice room, he still
has sway over those around him. The drama
quickly unfolds as we find out just how much
corruption power commands. The theme lhat
power corrupts is cliche, but in defense of the
movie, it is a historical truth.
In all hqnesty, I was- prepared to yawn
through the entire film but was pleasantly surprised to find the movie riveting. Although lacking in action, the political suspense, mind games
and intrigue ire completely engrossing. The
movie draws you in with the first shot—a hanging skeleton.
The cinematography is beautifully done, with
unique shots of both the squalor (mud, blood
and lots of dead people) and splendor (mansions, silk finery and a plethora of'mirrors J* of
historical England. .   ' , • ; '
Tha acting is admirable, with Tini Roth atf the
entirely dislikable Oliver Cromwell, Dougray
The VIFF runs until October 10,2003. Look
for more coverage in our next two issues.
THE DAY MY GOO DIED
Sept 29
by Greg Ursic
CULTURE WRITER
The Day My Cod Died is a powerful
and moving documentary that is difficult to watch due to its offensive
subject matter. However, only by
exposing the horrors of child prostitution can efforts be brought about to
fight it
While technically illegal in India,
child prostitution is rampant with
children as young as seven years old
who are forced to sell themselves.
The police are content to look the
other way as long as they receive
their kickbacks (and many are not
above availing themselves of these
services when off duty). The girls are
usually drugged, kidnapped and
delivered by people they know and
trust They are then raped and beaten until they agree to sell themselves.
Those that refuse to cooperate may
be maimed or killed as an example to
others. Aside from the physical and
emotional trauma, they risk death"
every day: over 80 per cent of
Bombay's prostitutes are HIV posi
tive with 95 new cases every hour.
For the lucky few that escape,, life is
still extremely difficult
Upon returning horne, most ofthe
girls are shunned and their kidnappers are rarely brought to justice. As
witnessed in an interview: conducted
with two young women recently repatriated to Nepal, the^ police officer
focuses on what they did sexually
("Did you enjoy it?*) rather than the
details of t their 4 abduction*
Thankfully, others have taken up
their struggle.
Groups hke Maiti Nepal provide
the girls with housing,.*leach them a
skill and provide a hospice for those,
suffering from AIDS. These groups
rely on the efforts of young women
who've escaped to educate parents
and children about the dangers of the
sex trade. They also go back to the
brothels to rescue others, which often
entails an amazing act of courage:
confronting their former "jailers."
Their efforts have led to other women
. being freed as well as brothel owners
being arrested and charged, an action
previously unheard of in India.
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Sept 28
by Ian Duncan
CULTURE WRITER
On a rainy night in Taipei, King Hu's 1966 movie Dragon Inn runs on
the projector, a film within a film. The audience is composed of a box
office girl with a lame leg, a shy projectionist .ayouth looking for some
form of physical comfort and a few ghosts who haunt the run-down
movie house. Symbolically, the lack of audience within the film is
director Tsai Ming Liang's commentary on the decay of cinema and
appreciation for film.
As the rain pours outside, the water that leaks into the decrepit
building gives the impression that even the theatre itself is lamenting
over the death of its identity. The camera searches the large movie
house for its lost patrons and expresses the loneliness of the building
and the characters that work inside.
Though the film may take some patience, Liang's signature shots—^
which hold for what seems like' an eternity in several minutes—create"'
a beautifully crafted visual requiem of Chinese cinema and film in general Liang's comments on this technique are that he wanted to hold
the shots even longer and was only held back by the physical restraints
of running out of film. The lengthy shots become a forum for the audience tp become either attached or estranged to the characters and to
reflect on their roles in the film and the rest of cinema.
Another technique wonderfully exploited by Liang is the use of
sound, which functions to punctuate the isolation of the characters in
their solitary world. Liang stated, "In lonely times the sounds come
out" The sounds help to accentuate the biting instances of dark humour
that percolate in tha film.  - -   ■ —        ----- ■-        t-.^
"Sound replaces music in my films,' added Liang.
Desolate and lonely, cruelly funny and strong with symbolism.
Goodbye Dragon Inn is a beautiful obituary for modern cinema. ♦
Scott as the morally conflicted Thomas Fairfax
and Rupert Everett as King Charles. Rupert
Everett's sad eyes and regal air make it impossible not to feel sorry for him as his fate ia
debated.
The music is a strong orchestral background
that weaves tragedy into the story. I knew it was
good when I found myself glued to the seat for
the credits, even though I had an 8am class the
next'day.
Overall, the movie was good. One more reason to go see To Kill a King is that there are no
subtitles, which means less eye-strain. ♦
DISTANT
Sept 27
by Dario Todorovic    '     f -.
CULTURE WRJfER        4  ■   V     3
After winning the award for B§st Director at
this year's Cannes Film Festival. Turkish
director/writer/producer Nuri Bjlge Ceylan
brings his film Distant to the Vancouver Film
_ Festival. A painfully tedious exercise of artistic cinematography, Distant is photographically a beautiful picture. However, with practically no storyline or developed themes, both
Ceylan's directorial mastery and weakness as
a writer are revealed. -  :
Mahmut (played by Muzaffer Ozdemir) is
a bitter and egotistical industrial photographer who lives in a spacious Istanbul apartment His routine-laden and compulsive life
is interrupted for a short period by Yusuf
(played by Mehmet Emm Toprak, who died
shortly after the film was completed), a
younger cousin from the same village forced
to seek work on a shipping boat This is essentially the entire plot of the film. Loneliness is
pervasive in all segments as we witness an
unmotivated Yusuf wandering through the
streets of Istanbul, focusing his attentions on
women instead of work. This apparent loneliness and fear of the opposite sex can be the-
matically linked to Mahmuf s feelings of failure as an artistic photographer andjiis own
loneliness (mide apparent through countless
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scenes where he simply watches television).
Yet, even this parallel is a far cry from a concrete theme or plot, a$ the director chooses to
focus on long, drawn-out shots of walking,
smoking or lying in bed, without successfully
integrating them or proving there is some
reason behind this film.
In fairness, Ceylan is a master of patience,
choosing to involve his characters in short
realistic and physical dialogue, but a lack of
story sabotages believability. Although the
film's direction is focused on what real people
do, this is the whole extent of these men's
character depth. Their 'realism* is limited by
the lack of development and purpose. Scenes
in this film play like "endless introductions
with none ofthe concepts being explored. We
learn of Yusuf s debt at the village, the problems with a mouse and Mahmut's visitations
with prostitutes. On two occasions we are
introduced to Jytahmut's feelings for his ex-
wife. However, a story simply cannot be told
through a culmination of random thoughts
derived by characters engaged in sleeping or
eating, yvho every so often say something like
'artistic photography is dead.'
The movie ends just as it begins: with long,
drawn-out shots. The Uttle story that there is—
Yusuf s search for a job—is left unresolved
and we are never informed of the fates of
either character in the film. Despite the brilliant cinematographic and artistic promise,
poor writing and lack of depth make Distan t a
disappointing film. ♦
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2003
VOLUME 8J ISSUE 9
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The ongoing debate surrounding gay and lesbian marriages has taken its toll on the VanCity
Credit Union. The Catholic church has chosen
to blacklist VanCity, an institution particularly
supportive ofthe queer community as a whole.
Despite die generally reputable nature of
VanCity, Canada's largest credit union that also
sponsors coundess initiatives and charities, the
church justifies severing its ties with the union
because VanCity markets towards gay and lesbian communities. Severing the partnership
with the credit union involved Archbishop
Adam Exner. callMg an end to VanCity's junior
banking program in four Greater Vancouver
Roman Catholic schools.
n-iThe drastic decision made by.Archbishop
JExneibwas-jt direct result o| the frantip comr
plainte of the?- children's; parent* wh6' disap*
proved of VanCity's support of homosexual
lifestyles. This shows a significant shift in the
nature of how the Catholic church acts upon
their ideals of sexuality.
One of VanCity's marketing campaigns features a gay couple and the caption, "I want to
bank with people* who value all partnerships.*
Iri addition to the boldly supportive advertisement, VanCity has also sponsored the
Vancouver Queer Film + Video Festival. The
banking program, which was in effect for a
decade, connected the bank directly to Catholic
elementary schools.
Despite the fact that the Catholic church,
schools and Archbishop Exner see the junior
banking program as highly beneficial—it teaches children the importance of financial responsibility—the potential damage of the affiliation
to the bank seems to far outweigh the benefits
ofthe program, according to the church's point
of view.
'    VanCity's marketing campaign challenges
-.the Catholic church's disdain of hoi^"6sexuahtyi*'
'a strongly held belief entrenched i|i numerous .
Biblical passages'.
The Catholic church a3 a whole will not conduct homosexual marriages, and recently condemned politicians supportive of the same-sex
marriage bill to "eternal damnation.' This is a
stance that directly affects the relationship
between queer individuals and the Catholic
church.
As opposed to this direct interaction, blacklisting a business that supports the gay and lesbian community is multi-tiered. The Catholic
church is now not only avoiding queer individuals but also the organisations that support
them. As a result the church's stance becomes
increasingly more complicated. Will they have
to conduct elaborate screening tactics to ensure-
that all businesses that associate with the
Catholic church are free from pro-queer sentiment? Additionally, will members of the
Catholic church also be encouraged to blacklist
businesses that are supportive of gay and lesbian partnerships?
!"*   The sudden decision by the church means
• t)iat they're willing to burn bridges despite beneficial partnerships.
LETTERS
If a long-time Catholic came through the
church doors after having found a new bank in
VanCity/ would that person find themselves out
of those doors searching for a new church?
The church should be dealing with other
problems: scandals, lawsuits and the realisation that, yes, homosexuals are, in fact, members of parishes and are part of the clergy.
There is much more to worry about beside
making new decisions to. boycott companies
and exclude minorities.
The Catholic church has a strong presence in
many communities as an inclusive and caring
institution. However, VanCity has community
initiatives as well It uses its financial clout to
fund environmental advocacy, the community
and arts events—and does it more inclusively.
While we would rather come out against
capitalist advertising campaigns and the targeting of minorities as a profitable market, the
inclusivity of the Catholic Church seems to be
stagnating while a caring, open financial institution iS stepping up to take a larger role in our
community. ♦,.      •.
Safewalk is a
-run service
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by Tyler Bryant
I read with great interest your article on Campus Security and commend your paper's concern with
campus safely and the effects these
layoffs will have. There are some
•issues raised by CUPE 116
President Paul Cooke
' in regards to the AMS
Safewalk       service
which I feel is my
duty to help clarify.
It is unfortunate
j that Mr. Copke seems compelled to
;--, m,ake assertions about our service
and its relationship to Campus
; Security when he knows httle about
'' AMS Safewalk and- has not taken
the* tune to: find out anything about
,u's. I would request that when Mr
Cooke is going to make potentially
damaging statements about AMS
' Safewalk, he at least not make erroneous statements.
., In-the article, Mr Cooke states
'Our employer [the university) is
trying to hire students paid slightly
above minimum wage to do our
job/ There are two issues brought
up here which are completely
wrong. First the University is not
trying in any way to hire Safewalk
employees. AMS Safewalk is an
Alma Mater Society service run and
paid for by students. Everyone
from the coordinators to the
walkers  of the
1 I ( i I   !   j serv*ce are stu"
/  dent employees
of tie.* AMS
which has no association to the university's human resource policies.
Since the creation of AMS Safewalk
(originally called "Walk Some'),
AMS Safewalk has always been paid
for by student fees with the help of
various grants and funds (Walter
Gage). So Me Cooke, "your employ-"
er" is in no way involved in trying
to hire students.
The second problem with the
statement above is that AM?,
Safewalk is in no way trying to; do
Campus Security's job. Our service
provides students with a safe and
enjoyable transport from their pickup to their destination. We are peer
walkers and dq not necessarily like
students to associate us with a security staff. Our service is also committed to non-intervention. In the
event of security situation,
Safewalk's responsibility is to
inform Campus Security and/or the
RCMP: In all likelihood Safewalk
works as a ■ facilitator to security
issues for Campus Security. So to
challenge your'statement, Mr Cooke,
I would say that Safewalk "actually
provides for more work/opportunities for the campuS security instead
of trying to do your job.
The larger issue here is that I
am afraid that the rift in the relationship between Campus Security
and Safewalk will le^d to an ultimately less safe campus for ajlthe;
people using it *\Vhen two large
safety providers are being played
off each other because of ignorance
and misinformation ttie "cpmmuni-.
ty itself Jiuxt^'I, believe that Mr
Cooke should inform himself and
the members of the union he represents about the benefits of
Safewalk to Campus Security and
tackle the real issues ofthe labour
dispute instead of attacking a student service committed to safety.
—Tyler Bryant Is the coordinator
of AMS Safewalk
Concerned about safety
I am very concerned about what
appears to be a significant reduction in patrol services on Campus.
This change could compromise the
safety of students on campus. I
have hojc beeii given any information or details directly, and hope
the university administration will
invite a student perspective on the
potential impact of recent layoffs.
—Sarah Twomey,
AMS Safety Coordinator and PhD
- Student Educational Studies THE UBYSSEY
CULTURE
TUESDAY^ SEPTEMBER 30,2003
Cast of 'Formicans' fails to take off
TALES OF THE LOST FORMICANS
at the Frederic Wood Theatre
Until Oct 4
by Anna King
CULTURE WRITER
It seems like Constance Congdon has written a funny, sardonic and moving play with "tales of the Lost Formicans.' But with
the UBC Theatre's uneven production I'm not entirely sure.
This is not to say the Freddy Wood show is without merit—tight
direction, some successful comedic acting and appealing sets"
pull the two-hour production a good distance—but weak performances by many of the leads often leaves the story emotionally dragging behind.
Congdon's premise is this: alien anthropologists have
uncovered artifacts of the 'Lost Pbrmicans' (i.e. one-time
formica-owning earthlings) and are giving a show of their findings to us, the audience. The mixed^up aliens' attempts to illuminate the mysteries of the human race result in ironic blundering, the funniest parts of the show. Interspersed between
alien presentations, a family of present-day humans acts.qut
scenes from their unravelling lives. ••" *>
At the start ofthe play, Cathy and her teenage son Eric leave
New York due to unhappy circumstances in order to live with
Cathy's parents in a Colorado suburh:. Her parents are even
more miserable than she is and wander the halls of their house
screaming or dazed. The other two cast members are neighbours: a paranoid introvert who hysterically recites facts about
JFK, and Judy, a childhood friend of Cathy, who wiggles her ass
up and down the block,, alternately trying to find her son and
her lover. '...■' 7
Jerry, the isolated neighbour whbs^ aj)surdib| males "him
ultimately the most lucid of the characters^was^Jtly brought
to life by Mike Waterman. There are iwb casts playing on altering nights, anion the Sept 24 showing, Waterman outshone
the rest of the cast by a light year, stuttering comedically
through a botched seduction attempt with impeccable timing.
Joel Redmond as the grandfather gave a notable performance
as a good-natured carpenter losing his sanity to Alzheimer's
(the play was written as a tribute to Congdon's own father, who
died of the disease). Mike Griffin played the belligerent son
with convincing vehemance, while the rest of the cast struggled
to keep the script afloat As the grandmother, Robin Mdoney's.
constant hysteria was not exaggerated enough to ba k parody .•
and it came off as grating and uncomfortably unconvincing.
Sarah Brown bravely attacked the role of the flirtatious neighbour but her bouncy delivery frequently garbled the script's
meaning, Emily Laue's emotional insincerity posed the show's
biggest problem. Her role, when performed well, should set off
the harshness ofthe other characters with a mounting fragility
or bind the disconsolate characters together into a web of
dependency and chaos'. Frankly, I don't know how this crucial
character should be played; all I know is that vapid, cutesy and
skittish is wrong, wrong, wrong.
But; back to .the aliens Congdon's awardwmning script
: makes great use-ofith^ e'.^tra-terrestrial niouf by weaving mto
'the stoiy bf individual frailties a picture of an entire society
gone mad through loneliness. This is a place of vacant strip
malls and vandalised Corvettes, of empty parks and silent living
rooms. It looks eerily familiar. "Look at America,' Cathy cries
out at one point 'It's so goddamn big...Didn't they think about
how someone could get lost in a place this big?' Everyone is lost
in this world, even the smiling aliens who try so hard to make
sense of it, but there is something beautiful about this play's ultimate acceptance of loss. And on the alternate cast's night,
maybe everything about this play will be beautiful ♦
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Birds master
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SPORTS WRITER both teams for their spectacular play.
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sports fanatics everywhere, or at least vol- have to respect the Masters' team on how
leyball ones. they played. They are gritty competitors.'
And it did. The well attended match T-Bird   captain   and   centre   Dave
played out before more than 200 people.
gamescore
3
I,Of J
UBU
who were treated to an entertaining game.
They witnessed the
T-bird men come
out'wctqndtfit by if«
score of 3-1 (2S-16,
25-19,   15-25,  25-
21). .Billed as the
'old-timers vs the
young  guns,'  the.
younger        Birds
proved to be too
powerful   for   the
ojder   but   more ^,%   .      .- .   ,
e|periencecKplayer^*fwinytfie.-meii's>
national Masters' team* *     -   *rf *-?"" •'
Ignited by the potent offense of UBC's
right setter Steve Corothers and backed
up with the shot-blocking prowess of middle blocker giant Ryan Gandy, Team
Canada was outmatched.
The first two set*3 were taken in relatively easy fashion by the T-birds and for a
while it looked to be a 3-0 sweep by the
hosts. But the volleyball legends would not
be deterred as they took the third set in
cgriw^ciijg style1, forcing a fourth and ultimately final set.     .     -
4
i
y
Masters    /
Beleznay echoed this sentiment "They're
a wily bunch, they pushed us today. I don't
think we played our
, I -t "day. There were
\ i > ■> when,we played
i'i -'.'/ but I'm not
,■' itely happy with
■ ■ r , rformance.'
i1 * performance
- ■ ^ aside, this win
■ ' ' well for the
. . !- Looking to
improve on their 7-20
, record from last year,
this year's inen's t^api has worked hard
tie last two weekVm.PFfeparati^fQir.
Friday's match.
Although player and coach expectations are high, the mood is very positive
in the T-birds' camp. Knowing what it
takes to' win, having the patience to
improve their skills and team chemistry
are their goals.
And after observing Friday's
encounter, it would be fair to say that the
T-birds are well on their way in achieving
that UBC continues the pre-season at the
University of fcalilornia next Thursday. ♦
GOOD ENOUGH FOR GOLD:
weekend, peter kLEsi*tEd ftfotb
The Birds were able to beat the
veteran volleyball
Masters last
Cross Country Dashes to First
The women's cross country team raced to first
place in Seattle this weekend, beating 17 other
teams. Fourteen UBC women competed in the
5km with Celia Aihbery leading the pack in
fourth place out of 200 runners. The combined. §,core,^o| the, jEe^q, led th^ip to,the first;
place ^overall victory. The , meii placed sixth,
overall, with ah amazing second place finish
for Jerry Ziak in the 8km race. Team UBC goes
on to Salem, Oregon this weekend to compete
in the Willamette Invitational.
Football Birds Rammed
The football Birds are now 4-0 for the season,
after losing to the Regina Rams on Saturday.
Despite a touchdown by T-Bird Blake Smelser
^"-* *4fl thl first six minute a, UBC was unable to
avoid penalties, losing 138 yards in the fray.
The Birds go on to play the infamous Shrum
Bowl at Swangard Stadium on October 3.
Rugby Shapes Up
The Thunderbirds rugby team kicked it up a
notch this weekend tying the UVic Vikes 22-
■_ 22.*Thjs picked up considerably from their
., earlier loss of 0-55 against Seattle. They play
* again at Wolfson field this weekend, this time'
fighting the Brit Lions on Saturday at 2:30pm.
Thunderstruck Hockey
The Lakehead University Thunderwolves
proved their bite wa3 too strong for the
Thunderbirds last weekend, winning both preseason games. While UBC looked strong in the
first game, they fell just slightly short, losing 5-
4. The Wolves, however, were quick to move in
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STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES
2003/2004
FACULTY OF ARTS
The call for nominations for student representatives
to die Faculty of Arts has resulted in the following
7 constituencies being filled by acclamation;
B. 1: First Year Arts Students: Napcy Fong _.
First, Second, Third, Fourth Year, Diploma and Graduate Students:
A.2: Art History, Visual Art and Theory
A3: Asian Studies
A.5: Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies
A.6: Economics
A.8: French, Hispanic and Italian Studies
A. 10: History
A. 12: Library, Archival and Information Studies
A. 15: Philosophy
A.18: Social Work & Family Studies
Judy Barry
Dean of Arts Office
Faculty of Arts
for the kill on Saturday, annihilating the Birds
with a score of 7-1. So far, the T-Birds remain
winless but perhaps a competition rest until
the tenth will give them the strength they need
to take on Colorado College.
Soccer Sfam Weekend
Both UBC's Sarah Regan and Steye Frazao took
home the honour of being named Canada
West Athletes of the Week this weekend after
both teams won both their games against
Lethbridge and Calgary. Regan scored four of
the seven go^ls that smashed the Lethbridge
Pronghorns'' zero goals. The women went on
to shut out the Calgary Dinos 2-0. And while
the men didn't get a shutout, they sucessfully
beat the Pronghorns 2-1 and then booted in
three goals in the second half to win 3-1
against the Dinos. Both teams go to TWU on
Thursday to take on the Spartans. ♦
Stacy Hilton
Erica Chua
Ignatius Przbyla
Elain Li
Claire Yei-Weqn Sung
Laura Rivers-Bowermait
Ntcole Kruppi
Camille Johnson
Chrissy Thorsteinsorc
01 :; intros
02:: voters
03 :: all candidates' forum
04 :: voting
05:: social recap
06 :: first nations issue
07 -caucuses
08 :: 85th anniversary
09 :: other business
-10.:: postmortem
THEUBYSSEY
;        PRATTLING SINGE 1918

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