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Trick or retreat
Three more students arrested during APEC protest
by Wolf Depner and Douglas Quan
One anti-APEC protester remains in police custody charged with criminal mischief after refusing
Monday to agree to bail conditions not to protest at the home of Martha Piper, the UBC president.
Jonathan Oppenheim, a UBC grad student, is in the Downtown Pre-trial Centre in Vancouver.
Two other protesters, Victoria Scott and Caleb Sigurgeirson, were released earlier when they agreed
to sign the bail condition.
But Scott held out until about 5 pm Monday, until her bail hearing at Richmond Provincial Court
ended. Sigurgeirson signed the agreement on Friday.
Oppenheim, Scott and Sigurgeirson, all APEC-Alert members,
were arrested Friday afternoon by campus RCMP and charged with
criminal mischief after using washable markers to draw anti-APEC
slogans on the atrium of Piper's campus residence, Norman
MacKenzie House.
The slogans were written in protest of the Asia Pacific Economic
Cooperation (APEC) summit to be held in Vancouver from November
17 to 25. UBC's Museum of Anthropology will be used for the APEC
Economic Leader's Meeting (AELM) and the leaders will attend a lun
cheon at the President's official residence.
"The\' have been telling us all along we [are] able to protest on cam
pus as long as it is peaceful," Oppenheim said in a telephone interview from the Downtown Pre-Trial Centre this weekend.
"If they want to limit protesting on campus, they have to get a court
injunction and they are trying to get around that with bogus charges,"
said Oppenheim. "Wo want the court to decide, not tlie RCMP."
Ali YusuX Oppenheim and Scott's lawyer, said during the bail hearing Monday that barring the students from protesting at Piper's residence stripped them of their ('barter rights to peaceful assembly.
"The student protest amounts to little more than a cry in the night," Yusuf added.
A trial date was supposed to be sot this morning. The earliest trial date mentioned was December 30.
Scott said she agreed to the bail conditions only after being told she would be transferred to the
Burnaby Correctional Centre for Women. She said she was afraid of going to the institution.
APEC activist
victoria Scott
said she could
not promise she
won't return to
protest at
f-nntiniinH nn nitfa 9    APK ALERT_VDU'RE UNDER ARREST Student Victoria Scott, dressed as Martha Piper, is arrested last
COnilnUcQ OR Pdgc L    Friday after participating in an APEC protest. She spent the weekend in jail, richard lam photo
Corporate sponsorships get broad, but shaky support
by Chris Nuttall-Smith
An Angus Reid survey of UBC students, faculty, staff and alumni shows broad but shaky support for business partnerships
between tlie university and corporations—with conditions.
Respondents limited their support to open deals with good
corporate citizens, and indicated they don't want their consumer choice limited at UBC.
Also, three out of four respondents opposed tuition increases as a means for UBC to raise money.
Other findings:
LI A majority supported guidelines to limit business involvement in research and teaching.
□ Nine out of ten respondents supported UBC seeking
donations from corporations.
□ Just 17 per cent thought the university should cut back on
services for students, faculty and staff.
□ Support dropped 17 per cent for partnerships that keep
some information confidential.
The telephone survey, conducted by the Angus Reid Group
last July, was rommissioned by UBC's business relations
department to test the waters as a number of corporate deals
are being negotiated and solicited by the university.
Respondents were asked twice whether they support business-education partnerships. The question asked whether
respondents support or oppose "Seeking to negotiate partnerships with businesses where cash contributions would be given
in return for business and promotional opportunities."
Initially 73 per cent of respondents said they supported
partnersliips, but seventy-eight per cent were in support when
asked a second time. Support for business partnerships fell to
29 per cent ii' the partnerships give a corporation exclusive
access to campus for direct marketing.
The findings shed some light on what has been at times a contentious issue on campus. In 1995 the university and the Alma
Mater Society signed a ten year deal that gives Cora-Cola the
exclusive right to sell its products at UBC. UBC makes an estimated $850,000 annually from the deal and the AMS makes
$ 130,000. Most details of that agreement have been kept confidential.
UBC's business relations department is also looking to forge
a number of exclusivity deals for the university. The Ubyssey
reported last week the department has formed a consortium
with nine other Western Canadian schools to arrange an exclusivity deal with a sportswear nianufacturer. Business relations
is also recommending UBC's Board of Governors (BoG) accept
a deal that will give two banks a joint monopoly on campus; as
well as a telecommunications deal, an airline deal and a travel
agency deal.
Business relations could not be reached by press time, but
Paula Martin, manager of UBC public affairs, said the universi
ty would take the survey results "very seriously" in forming a
policy on business-education partnerships.
She said policy will also come from input at a public forum
with Martha Piper, president of UBC and Shirley Chan, BoG
chair on November 17; as well as from a committee on business-education partnerships that was approved October 9 by
"I think you want to make sure you're getting divergent
opinions and we had committed to talking to campus through
a forum and also through the advisory committee," said
Martin said the survey cost $30,000, which will come from
revenue from future partnership agreements.
Kevin Dwyer, the Graduate Students' Society (GSS) president, complained last summer that the survey was a university
attempt to undermine student representatives. As of Monday
he said his position hasn't changed.
"My concern now as it was last summer is that we can't
advocate a point of view that we've reached in consultation with
students who care enough to come to us, when UBC pulls out
survey results that seem to contradict our position," Dwyer
said. "The university is upping the ante in these issues."
In early August UBC refused to release the survey to the
Ubyssey and it was the subject of a Freedom of Information
dispute until last Thursday. The release came after a student
forum when Piper was asked why the survey hadn't yet been
made public.
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But in an interview after her release, Scott said
she couldn't promise she won't return to protest at
Norman MacKenzie House.
"I don't know—I'm a reallv spontaneous person
so I can't be sure about what I'll do in tlie future,'
she said.
While in jail Oppenheim said the protesters did
not damage any property Friday afternoon. He also
insisted the rally and subsequent arrests were not
designed as a publicity stunt to garner media attention. "None of us expected to be arrested for chalking," Oppenheim said. "No media were called and
we felt what were doing was completely legal."
But a campus RCMP staff sergeant, Iloyd
Plante, called Friday's graffiti painting a serious
invasion of privacy. "When somebody attends a
private properly and damages that property, to me
that's a very, very serious situation," said Plante.
"Based on that, I felt that it had gone too far and
made the decision to make the arrests."
Andrew Epstein, a Vancouver lawyer, said it
was unusual for the RCMP to take the two into custody at all. Epstein said normal procedure for mischief cases is to issue a ticket requiring the recipient to appear in court to be formally charged.
According to Epstein, the protesters could have
been arrested because of university pressure on
the RCMP.
But Dennis Pavlich, UBC's vice president of
academic and legal affairs, said the University did
not instruct campus RCMP to step up their
response. "I flunk the students stepped it up,"
said Pavlich.
APEC-Alert's media strategy has emphasised
the possibility of arrests at protest events. In a
press release to alert Vancouver media to a weekly ball hockey game in Piper's driveway last week,
the group wrote "UBC students to risk arrest three
times this week as opposition to APEC grows."
APEC-Alert has been actively protesting and
oppose APEC because it doesn't address human
rights concerns in the forum's 18 member
economies. And they oppose having Jiang Zemin,
the Chinese President to UBC.
JONATHAN OPPENHEIM. a grad student, is arrested minutes after a Halloween protest richard lam photo
Jiang is widely blamed for severe human rights
abuses in China. Protesters also criticise UBC for
welcoming Indonesia's President Suharto,
responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of aboriginal people after the 1975 invasion
of East Timor by Indonesia.
At Friday afternoon's protest only a small
media contingent was present to cover the incidents and APEC Alert Spokesperson Shiraz
Dindar questioned the timing of the arrests. But
Plante scoffed at the notion that the RCMP did not
make any arrests on Wednesday because of the
massive media presence.
"I don't think anybody is going to be too excited
about somebody playing ball hockey on a driveway," said Plante. "But if it goes beyond that, if you
start physically clamaging property or writing slogans on property it has gone too far," Plante
Friday's arrests followed an APEC-Alert protest
rally around campus.
Carrying placards condemning corporatisation on campus and accompanied by percussion
instruments, 24 protesters met near the Goddess
of Democracy and embarked on a tour of what
Scott called "the seven scary sights of corporate
dornination" on campus.
A UBC patrol man confronted the group and
asked Scott not to deface the glass on the Atrium.
FoUowing a brief exchange, the patrol man allowed
Scott to paint the first slogan on the window.
As workers made minor repairs to Norman
MacKenzie House in preparation for the APEC
summit protesters scribbled slogans like "APEC is
coming-Head for Hills" and "Act like a Human—
not like a President" on the $400,000 Atrium
which will be used for the APEC Leaders Meeting..
Sigurgeirson was arrested by RCMP later outside the SUB at which time Scott and Oppenheim
handed themselves over for arrest
Shiraz Dindar, a member of APEC-Alert said
it's hard to get out the anti-APEC message at UBC.
"We're just beginning to try to get our message
through," he said.
And Dindar defended the methods used by
APEC Alert to do so.
"What we have done is really petty compared
to what others have done. The severity of APEC
calls upon severe measures. People are being
shielded from what's happening."'?*-
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Busts up on Wreck Beach
by Emily Yearwood
Drugs on Wreck Beach are nothing
new, but enhanced RCMP patrolling
An October 11 th arrest of a drug
dealer at Wreck Beach marked the
start of such patrolling. The police
seized a small amount of marijuana
from the individual, a 38 year old
male, who will be charged with trafficking.
Currently,, because of its remote
location, Wreck Beach provides a
haven for drug dealers and their customers alike to make transactions
away from tlie eyes of the law—or so
they thought.
"It's probably more prevalent on
Wreck Beach primarily because of
the difficulty that law enforcement
has to get down to it and the relative
seclusion of the beach. There's this
perception of safety for the drug traffickers," said Staff Sergeant Lloyd
Plante of the RCMP university
The October arrest was made after
a drug dealer made an offer to an
undercover police officer. Plamte said
the RCMP are not specifically targeting dealers selling marijuana but that
they are not differentiating either.
"There's cocaine being sold down
on the beach, so in other words,
there's hard drugs down there.
Certainly marijuana- soft drugs- are
very prevalent," said Plante.
Traditionally, police surveillance
has been heaviest during the summer months when the beach is most
frequendy used. However, extra
funding from the Greater Vancouver
Regional District (GVRD) means the
campus detachment can intensify its
patrolling of the area through the
winter months as well.
"As a result of meetings that I've
just recently had with the Greater
Vancouver Regional District, we've
agreed to extend the enhanced policing through to the end of tlie year,"
said Plante.
"It became apparent to me that
although there may not be as many
people on the beach during the winter months, there's still a fair
amount of drug activity."
Despite the upcoming Asia
Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, during which 18 world leaders
will visit the Museum of Anthropology (located less than a kilometer from the beach), the RCMP
say the initiative comes in
response to Lhe request from the
Wreck Beach Preservation Society
to better manage Lhe activity. And
that it has been made possible due
to $14,000 in funding given by the
The campus detachment and the
GVRD have partnered up because of
their joint interest in the area.
According to Plante, the GVRD is
mainly concerned with the beach's
shady reputation and that it keeps
families away. He denies that one
particular incident may have
sparked the increased attention to
Wreck Beach.
The extended patrolling will
involve covert plain clothes operations, as well as more obvious policing. Currently, police are busy tracking down a second person involved
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Ontario gov't employees tattle on Tories
as profits reaped on student debts
by Shauna Hemingway
TORONTO (CUP)—Ontario government employees
and students are demanding an explanation from the
education minister over the government's refusal to collect outstanding Ontario Student Assistance Program
(OSAP) and business loans.
Last week, the Ontario Public Service Employees
Union (OPSEU) announced that some of its members
were advised by the government in May 1996 not to collect more than $300 million in defaulted loans.
"The government is not allowing our members to do
their job," said Len Hupet, an OPSEU official. He pointed to a May memo instacting employees of the Central
Collection Services not to touch cases dating back to
December 1995.
This coincided with the developmental stages of the
government's plan to privatise the collection of outstanding loans and Hupet says he thinks there is a connection.
"The government has taken this underhanded
approach so that they can sweeten the pot when [loan
collection is] offered to the private sector," he said.
In a $320-million deal that could be signed with three
private collection agencies as early as December, the collection agencies would take a 20 per cent commission
on the amount they collect for the government.
Interest has been accruing on student loans and business opportunity loans since December 1995, when
they went into default.
"Students were calling in, willing to pay on a voluntary basis, and were told that, 'We can't accept your payment'," said collection officer Brian Cunningham.
Wayne Poirier, Ontario chair of the Canadian
Federation of Students, said the number of crisis calls
his office received from students in default over the last
year make perfect sense now.
"When students are able to start paying back their
loans there has to be a system in place," he said. "For
this government to take this opportunity for students
away and to increase the level of debt that they will be
starting their lives with is despicable.
"They directed student loans to sit idle while interest accrued on them so that private benefactors could
reap the benefits of this accrued interest," Poirier
Union representatives say interest continued to pile
up on these loans at the prime rate plus one per cent.
Figures provided by the union show that as much as
$630.38 may have been tacked on to a $7,200 loan over
a year and a half while an extra $1,313.32 may have
accrued on a $ 15,000 New Venture loan.
The new outsourcing was first introduced under former management board head David Johnson, who has
since been moved to the education portfolio.
A spokesperson for the minister could not be reached
for comment, but a manager at the Central Collection
Services says the transfer of responsibility from in-
house collection services to private companies will save
time and money.
"Collection activity can be done better and more effectively by the private sector," Asiya Azim said. "The government wants to make sure it spends all its efforts on
its core business."
But figures from OPSEU show that the new private
system will prove even more costly.
Currently, 67 per cent ofthe outstanding caseload is
already outsourced to private companies. OPSEU has
estimated that it costs the government 17 to 23 cents in
commission for every dollar collected by an outside
"For a government that is so concerned about being
business-like in its approach that's a loss from the bottom line," said Frances Lankin, an NDP member of the
provincial legislature. "Who's going to benefit from this?
Once again it's the private sector friends of the Harris
government who will benefit at the loss of decent, secure
jobs in the public sector."
Six major private collection agencies are currendy in
the running for the government contract, including
EquiFax Accounts Receivables, who contributed to the
1995 Conservative election campaign, say OPSEU representatives.
But Jim McPeak, a spokesperson for the management
board secretariat, says the accusations are unfounded.
"It has to be done above board," he said. "You can't
just do a sweet deal for one company and not another."
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APEC renovations to change
scape of anthropology museum
 fay Sarah Galashan
UBC's Museum of Mtiiropology (MOA) is getting a face lift
in preparation for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
summit (a\PEC), when UBC will welcome 18 world leaders to
a meeting at the MOA November 25.
Landscapers are pruning and trimming trees and shrubs
around the museum and filling in a pond in preparation for
the meeting.
The Department of Public Works and Public Services
Canada is charged with the actual landscaping. For one day
the MOA grounds will look the way they were supposed to
when they were designed in the 1970s.
The most notable change will be the pond behind the
The museum's initial design included a large pond but
the plan was scratched after a technical survey showed uie
pond would speed up erosion of the cliffs behind the MOA.
And for Judy Williams, Chairperson for the Wreck Beach
Preservation Society, the stability of the cliffs are more
important than a two hour meeting. "We're absolutely
Williams said that previous cliff slides and the most
recent one on September 25 gives the society a reason to be
very concerned.
"You have to understand those cliffs are perched aquifer
typography meaning that there are permeable and impermeable layers," said Williains, who added that any substantial leak could prove disastrous.
But accqrdiflg to David Grigg, the manager of urban planning and infrastructure for UBC campus planning and
development, a recent geotechnical report said it would be
safe to fill the poad for the 24 hour period around the meeting- ,
"We did a test fill in early Septen&er to see if there were
any concerns that the pond could leak. The study done at
that time said 'no, there's absolutely no concern what so
ever," said Grigg.
The pond will be filled at least a day in advance of the
meeting to allow it to settle and will be drained following the
leaders summit. Grigg said there are no plans to keep the
pond filled long-term. "I don't think it Hie wish of the university to have to continually defend this position of filling
the pond," he said. The benefits of filling the pond seem to
be outweighed by the rancour it causes."
The most noticeable change will be that (the back face of
the MOA] will... become a more manicured and noticeably
enmocetittic type of garden as opposed to a meadow with a
gravel feature," said Grigg.
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CANADA WEST Champions gather around captain Chris Franks to celebrate victory richard lam photo
'Birds take Canada West
by Wolf Depner
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Memo to the men's soccer team: don't forget to pack gloves
and long underwear. Halifax, the site of this year's national
championship tournament, can be pretty cold in early
But UBC, the only undefeated team in the country, is
sure to warm things up on the chilly Atlantic coast Forget
El Nino. UBC is the real heat wave rolling East
No UBC player is causing more defensive meltdowns
than striker Ken Strain. He's scored a goal for the third
straight game as UBC won Saturday's Canada West final 2-
0 over the Alberta Golden Bears.
Strain's goal, his third of the season, came in the 72nd
minute, six minutes after UBC went up 1-0 on an Alberta
own goal, proving once again the old maxim that a good
team is also a lucky team.
UBC has now won the Canada West title six times this
decade and when the Birds leave today for the Atlantic
shore, they will go fishing for the school's sixth national title
in eight years.
The team of the 1990s hoped to net another last year,
but underestimated the Victoria Vikes and lost to the eventual national champs 3-0 in the Canada West final.
Fast forward exactly one year to the day. After an indrf-
ferent start, the Birds were in the same position they were
last year: playing at home against a team they had dominated in the past As one ran well imagine, reels of last
year's collapse were played over and over in many theatres
ofthe mind.
"I still had nightmares about it [Friday| night" admitted
striker Troy Wood after the game.
But on the day after Halloween, the Birds chased away
last year's demons with a grinding, physical effort
"The guys wanted it so badly, that they just refused to let
the game slip away today," said UBC head coach Mike
Mosher, who will make his first trip to nationals as head
coach. "Coming back from last year's crushing loss, the
boys are certainly ready to get the job done."
Saturday's game, played under sunny and chilly conditions, begs the question what can this team not do. The
Birds can win with finesse or they can win with power. Now
they have to find a way to win on the artificial turf of
Dalhousie University.
"We haven't played on that all year. So we're going
to need two or three training sessions before we're
ready. And it might even take us the first game to get
used to it. But hopefully, it won't be too late by the
time we get the job done," said midfielder Chris
Franks, who earlier last week was named Canada
West Most Valuable Player.
Franks certainly lived up to his MVP status as he controlled the game from the start Although Franks didn't figure on the score sheet—the crossbar robbed him of a
deserving goal in the 85th minute—he distributed the ball
with confidence and finesse.
Barely hampered by the dry but bumpy field, Franks
dazzled the 200 fans with deft flick-ons, precise crosses
and superb individual skills. "What a player," marveled
But if Franks seemed to take delight in peeling away
Alberta's defense one pass at a time, left fullback Jeff
Skinner took a more direct and powerful approach. Think
classical music versus rock and roll.
In addition to winning almost all oneon-one battles in
the back. Skinner made some key runs down the left wing.
It was one of those powerful runs that earned UBC the cor-
nerkick leading to Mick Wall's own goal.
While UBC dominated possession, they had nothing to
show for it until the 66th minute It would have taken but
one mistake to send them tumbling towards defeat
Content to sit back most ofthe game, Alberta hoped one of
their speedy forwards would catch the Birds napping.
Ian Diaz almost did when he surged fifty yards down-
field only to see UBC keeper Mike Franks deny what would
have been a brilliant individual effort This wasted chance
would haunt Alberta because only two minutes later the
Birds would get the break they needed.
The goal itself is best compared to the famous
"Wembley" goal of 1966 scored by Geoff Hurst in the World
Cup final between England and West Germany. Chris
Franks' cross licked off Wall's head, then hit the underneath of the crossbar only to bounce back out Referee
Gerry Proctor first indicated the ball did not cross the line
and allowed play to continue. His decision drew loud
protests from the Birds who urged Proctor to consult one of
the linesman. After a brief discussion, Proctor reversed his
"1 was standing right beside tlie ref and I was surprised
he didn't call in because it was clearly in," said Strain. "The
linesman was in good position and he was able to call it
That was nice. The linesman did his job."
The Bears certainly didn't think so and protested vehemently. But Proctor, who handed out three yellow cards
against Alberta, didn't listen.
And there was no arguing six minutes later when Strain
made it 2-0 as he ran onto a cross from Wood. It was a classic Strain goal. Held in check by Alberta's defense all game
long, Strain timed his run into Alberta's six yard box perfectly, and placed a powerful header past Alberta's keeper
Glenn Gehlert
It was fitting that Strain and Wood clipped UBC's ticket
to Halifax. Unlike Franks, who will go to his third national
championship in four years, neither Strain nor Wood were
with UBC when the team last won a title in 1994. They are
now one step closer to what they thought was i*ightfully
theirs last year.
1 didn't come back here just to be second best" said
Wood. Three more wins at the nationals and UBC won't
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some courier ass
by Alec MacNeill-Richardson
What do you get when you mix
free-flowing beer, bands, and
bike couriers from all over the
world? Something like Uie
Dunhill Alley-Cats Hell'oween
This past weekend Nootka
Hall off Clark Drive hosted a
group of hard-core group of
international cycle messengers
who were competing head to
head to capture an elusive spot
in the World Championships to
be held in Boston.
But before top riders could
duel it out for that final spot
Saturday, the Babe and The Road
Warriors grabbed all the attention. We're not talking about a
movie double bill featuring a
sheep-herding piglet and Mad
Max. We're talking about the
Cop-Courier Classic bike race.
Pitted against each other,
competitors had to circumvent
the velodrome from hell, a figure
eight plywood track designed
with Uie express purpose of
killing the unseasoned cyclist.
Many hoped this would be an
opportunity to laugh at Uie bicycle police force, those poky riders who never seem to leave the
middle chain ring.
While it seemed the couriers
held an unprecedented advantage—riding forty hours a week
must be good for someUiing—
one felt the cops would not bite
Uie dust. After all, Uiey have
As the first race got under
way, tbe cheers of the courier-
dominated crowd turned to
cries as Uiey watched their fellow courier fail further and further behind. Ten laps later il
was all over as Supercop won
Uie first race. It appeared Uiat
no amount of road cycling could
challenge the vigorous police
But before anyone could get
too cocky, the second race, featuring two women, got underway. It was close before the dangerous track took centre stage.
The cop, falling behind, put a little extra juice into Uie hairpin-
raising corner and took a spill.
Although some cheered at her
misfortune, most turned their
eyes away from plywood burned
flesh ofthe cyclist. But she shook
it off and finished Uie race.
Tlie next three races had no
casualties and ended in a 3-2
advantage to the couriers. Then
came the semis. One race saw
three cyclists take the course,
increasing the odds of a monumental disaster. No such luck.
Two couriers and one cop,
Supercop, advanced to the final.
While speed was an asset,
endurance would play a big part
as the race was lengthened to
twenty laps.
From the first turn, Supercop
took Uie lead and increased it
two-fold each lap.The couriers
looked like they were riding tricycles. Five laps later, and it was
clear who was winning.
Supercop never even broke a
sweat, let alone slow down. The
courier crowd was glad Supercop could not compete in the
real event*
by Wolf Depner
Seldom has a team relied so heavily on one
player as Uie UBC Thunderbirds have on running back Mark Nohra this season.
The 5-2-1 Birds will now have to find a way
to win without the nation's second leading
rusher when they host Calgary in Friday's
Canada West final.
Nohra, who has rushed for 1216 yards and
11 touchdowns this season, suffered a partially
torn medial collateral knee ligament during
UBC's 27-6 win over the Manitoba Bisons
Nohra said he'll be ready to play against
Calgary, but UBC trainer Ted Lorenz said
Nohra's status for Friday's game is doubtful.
He'll reassess Nohra's status today.
UBC and Calgary met last in the Canada
West final in 19 92. The Dinos came away with
a 26-24 overtime victory.
If Nohra does come back, it will increase
UBC's chances of beating Calgary who
advanced to the Canada West final with a 27-
12 road win over the defending national
champion Saskatchewan.
Nohra loves to play against Calgary. In the
two games against Calgary this season, Nohra
has collected 710 all-purpose yards and scored
five touchdowns.
If Nohra doesn't play Friday, the pressure
will be on UBC's passing game to put points on
the board. "I think we'll be alright," said quarterback Shawn Olson who passed for 2 54 yards
and completed 15 out of 30 passes Friday
night. "Obviously, he has been a big part of this
team all year, but I Uiink we have a lot of other
TAKE THAT Defensive End Alex Charles says hello to Bison pivot Nathan Thompson, richard lam photo
Scoring against Calgary's soft defense is not
the real challenge for UBC. The key to Friday's
game is to stop Calgary's high-scoring offense
led by quarterback Darryl Leason.
"The biggest thing with Leason is you can't
get to him," said defensive end Alex Charles
who had two sacks and five tackles Friday.
The last time Calgary and UBC played,
Calgary scored 37 points against UBC's
defense. But that game was played on artifical
turf and Charles said the muddy Thunderbird
Stadium field will make a difference.
"Calgary is a good team, but over the past
couple of years they had trouble playing on Uie
grass and our defense has hopefully stepped
up since that last game," Charles said."We
should be ready," Charles added.
UBC's defensive line heads into Friday's
final with serious injury woes. Standouts
Travis Fehler and Ryan Atwell are banged up
and may not be available for the final.
Friday night Darren McFielden and
Sandor Kardos had to step in and did well
against Manitoba's mammoth offensive line.
But then again Manitoba's Craig Carr, second-
leading rusher in the Canada West, did not
play, rendering Manitoba's offense punch-
Nohra scored two touchdowns before
being injured on an innocent looking play in
the third quarter. A 2 7 yard field goal by Aaron
Roed and Akbal Singh's two yard run were
UBC's other scores. Manitoba conceded two
safeties. UBC wide receiver Brad Coutts finished the night with 145 total return yards.*
Birds sweep Pandas
by Clif Prowse
Doug Who? Rookie head boss Errninia
Russo has compiled a perfect record four
games into the season, making everybody
forget about her former boss and current
national team coach Doug Reimer. Well,
not quite.
But Russo has served noticed that UBC
will be in good hands as the Birds swept
the three-time defending national champions Alberta Pandas this weekend.
Saturday night, Uie Birds won 3-0 and
followed up with a 3-1 win Sunday. But Uie
Birds hardly made it look easy on Sunday.
The Birds quickly led two sets to none,
exuding ten times Uie confidence they
showed in the season opener just a week
before. Down 4-0 in the second set, UBC
rattied off 15 of the next 17 points to
secure Uie set.
"In Uie first two games, we were serving the ball tough, and to the right people," explained Russo.
No single UBC player really stood out
over the first two sets. Instead, it was a
solid team effort, combined with effective
serving that kept the Pandas on their
heals as UBC threatened to turn the game
into a blow-out.
"We don't have a superstar whose
going to be able to put Uie ball away for us
every time," Russo. "We had three or four
people who just played very solid volleyball, and that's what we need.
Cue Uie third set. UBC came into the set
looking cold and unprepared. And Uie
team that just moments ago had seemed
confident was tentative and out of sync.
Panda setter Miroslava Pribylova played
mind games with Uie Birds all set long,
baffling UBC on several occasions with a
variety of fakes and soft shots.
- Alberta went on to win Uie third set 15-
10 and led Uie fourth set 13-7. The game
seemed likely headed for a fifth and final
set. Cue the UBC comeback. The Birds
rediscovered their serve and put the
Pandas on the defensive. The punishing
power of Barb Bellini and Sarah Maxwell
then sparked a 9-1 run to secure set and
"We were serving the ball too easy in
Uie third and fourth games," said Russo.
"We've got to take more risks, and we
just tried to play it too safe. We dictated
the rhythm in the first two games, but
then I think we got a litUe bit too fancy
instead of just playing good volleyball."*
Nurses and Rehab tie T-Cup football game
by Jo-Ann Chiu
Neither the players nor Uie fans really knew
what the game of football was supposed to be
about as they watched the T-Cup, Uie annual
female full-contact pigskin challenge. Judging
by Uie enthusiastic crowd, it was unlikely anyone cared.
"The score? Oh, I don't know. I don't know
anytiiing about the game," huffed one Rehab
player as she came off Maclnnes Field, where
the game was played Friday during noon hour.
"The score is 14-6 for Rehab," said one
onlooker. "Because the Nurses missed Uie
field goal attempt." The spectator was probably referring to a one-point convert attempt
that follows every touchdown.
But the T-Cup is not about technicalities. To
sa}* Uie rules are bent is an understatement.
Players often do not know anything about the
game prior to joining Uie team. Coaches are
allowed to be on Uie field with their teams and
help call Uie plays during Uie game.
While Uie Rehab Sciences team had just
one coach on Uie field Friday, the Nurses had
an average of three coaches on the field during
the game.
"They need that much more help," chuckled Rehab Sciences centre/noseguard Brenda
Kehler, referring to the fact that the Nurses
still trailed 14-6 for most of the match and
turned over the ball several times. (Official
game stats are not available because no one
was taking them.)
The game itself ended tied 14-14 amidst
A Rehab Sciences coach claimed there had
been just one minute left in the game, yet
Uie refs allowed the clock to run for another
five minutes. This enabled the Nurses to maintain a long scoring drive resulting in a touchdown. The Nurses then scored a two-point convert to tie Uie game. Rehab Sciences, who won
the game 7-0 last year, were allowed to keep
the T-Cup
Friday's game raised $450 for the BC
Children's Hospital through raffle tickets sold.
The Nurses will meet with Uie new Food &
Nutritional Sciences team this coming Friday
in the second leg of this year's T-Cup.
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Vancouverites get erotic at Hallowe'en ball
at the Firehall Arts Centre
Oct. 30-Nov. 15
by Jaime Tong
Exotic Erotic Halloween Ball
at Hyatt Regency Hotel
Oct. 31
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j Vancouverites were on public display as the Hyatt Regency Hotel
i played host to the First Annual
Exotic Erotic Hallowe'en Ball on
Friday night. As the doors of the
Regency Ballroom opened at 8pm,
office workers, students, homemak-
ers, transvestites, clubbers, and people watchers streamed in, sporting
costumes made with an assortment
of rubber, leather and spikes.
Francine Scotes, a homemaker in
Burnaby who was dressed in particularly disturbing fetish attire, stated,
"Half of the fun is seeing
what * everyone   else   is
The party began early
S as the dj's took over and
the bars opened at 8:30.
1 . f2 The normally banal Hyatt
Regency Ballroom was
then transformed into a
den of depravity. Perry
Mann, the man behind
this San Francisco based
party, said it best when he
told the Ubyssey, "It's all
really about a venue1 when
one night a year people
can come out and let their
hair down, let it all hang
out. Literally bare it all."
Put together by Vancouver based
Monica Productions, the fashion show
sported   wares   provided   by   local
/ designers Bleed, Boutique Succubus,
\ PVC-The    Underground,    Collective
4 Kunundrum, Demon 7 Leather and
Accessories, and MOR-Rubber Wear.,
Models wore clothing suited for both
work and play. Pats on the back should
be extended to local make-up artist
Triste L. September whose work was
f just short of amazing.
f      As the fashion show came to a
close, the dance music resumed and
' the dance floor was quickly filled with
i more  scantily dressed bodies than
'* before. As if not already wild enough,
j the crowd grew giddier by the ininute
4 and so did the employees of the Hotel,
not to mention the police and security
officers. One officer was spotted patting the behind of one ofthe women in
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what they wore
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the hallway just outside the Ballroom.
This incident brought smiles to all who saw
the incident as well as to the officer's face.
Nearing 2 am, after the crowning of Mr.
Hunk and Miss Erotic Exotic and after seven
hours of drinking and dancing, I left the
parry, with a new awareness of the people
around me. It's hard not to be aware of others
when the last seven hours have been spent
with nearly, naked individuals.
Hallowe'en parties don't often get this wild
in Vancouver. The Exotic Erotic Ball was a
success, so much so that Vancouver will surely play host to this event again next year.
"I know where I'm going to be spending
my Halloween nights from now on," said
John Greneda, a Vancouver office worker.
"Things can't get much better than thisl"**
Sitting through a performance of Sisters is like
holding a Polaroid in your
hand and watching it
develop into a rich painting. Wendy Lill's play
attempts to tackle the
issues of abuse in residential schools and to
take a critical look at the
nuns who taught al those
schools and participated
or perpetuated the abusive system. The result is
an honest and ambitious
production that is well
worth watching.
The narrative, of the
play uses flashbacks to
flesh out the story, and
the character, Sister
Mary, walks between two
timelines   bridging   the
gap between her memories and the action taking place in
the present. Upstage right is the county jail where Mary,
who is suspected of burning down her residential school,
has her meetings with the lawyer. The rest of the stage
moves between scenes in the residential school and of her
Me before becoming a novitiate. .
As if Sister Mary is dying, key moments in her life flash
before her on the stage as she begins to hear voices from
the past. The audience is witness to the change in Mary
from the idealistic novitiate being broken in by Mother
Agnes, to finally becoming the abusive Reverend Sister
who has lost sight of why she decided to become a nun.
Strong performances from the principle actors save an .
overly ambitious script. Cheri Maracle successfully cap-r
hires the innocence and idealism in the younger Mary,
making the change in the character of the older Mary,
played by Marie Clements, all the more disturbing.
Clements manages to find a balance between portraying
the older Mary with too much emotion and not enough
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emotion. It is Patricia Idlette's performance that really
stands out as superior. She subtly and skilfully brings out
the complexity of her character. Sister Gabriel.
llie technical aspects provided the outline, while the
actors filled in the colour of the production. The set is both
symbolic and functional. The raised floor, representing the
residential school, is in
the shape of a cross.
There is also a second
cross hanging from the
ceiling. Despite having
these crosses under
their feet and above
their heads, the sisters,
ironically, are blind to
the very values that
they represent. The
windows ofthe school
are hung crookedly at
an angle which is symbolic of how the nuns
11 ive lost touch with the
meaning of their spiri-
mality that is literally
•-faring them in the
1.ice. Both images, the
(i osses and the windows, seem to represent the nun's inner
and outer discord. The Hghting adds another creative
dimension to the production. The projected images of
stained glass windows and flames dance across the stage.
The only weak point in the production was the sound
design. Although the singing and most ofthe sound effects
enhanced the scenes, one confusing choice was the heavy
breathing sound effect This seemed to be an attempt to
express Mary's psychological state. In the end the choice
was a redundant one because Clements had already con-
veyed those feelings, far more effectively than this heavy
handed sound effect did.
What would have been yet another look at how the residential school system destroyed children's lives was made
fresh by shifting the focus to how the system affected the
nuns and examining the reasons why they participated in
the abuse or stood silent when they had knowledge of its
occurrence. Lill's witty, literate but overly ambitious script
is saved by a talented group of actors who portray the characters with emotion and intelligence.^*
Daniel Selanger opens Coup de coeur
festival with songs and celebration
Danifl Bo iamgir
at Richard's on R-chards
Nov. 2
by Alison Cole
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UBC Anime Club screens real films not cute cartoons
by Gloria Ma
If you are one of those skeptics out there who believes that
the Japanese cartoon industry has nothing more to offer
than cule little green frogs, then I suggest you open your
eyes. There is a huge trend out there and it's called
Japanese anime, and it is anything but cute. These films are
jam packed with violence, suggestive language, nudity and
sexually explicit scenes. But while these are adult films,
they are also art, and they have a following at UBC at the
ever growing Japanese Anime Club.
With over 170 members, this club meets at least once a
month lo host showings of the latest Japanese imports.
Marathon screenings are usually held on Friday nights and
last up to five hours. A recent screening at the club featured
the popular films Battle Angels, Neon Genesis Evangelion,
and Tenchi Muyo.
The club's meetings are held in one of the theatre style
lecture halls in IRC. The set-up is ideal for those who want
to watch Japanese' anime on "the big screen." And hke any
other movie theatre the atmosphere is generally quiet
except for the .occasional sound of a pop can opening, chip
bags rustling, or outbursts from the guy in the front row
who keeps laughing at things that just aren't funny.        ;
As for the movies themselves, it seems as though the
Japanese have taken the medium to new extremes. The
Anime Club shows a. wide variety of features films which
are much darker and more action packed than any episode
of Sailormoon. The most recent screening event even
necessitated an up-front warning from the club's president,
Darren Matsumura, that "some scenes in Neon Genesis
contain nudity and there are a few suggestive scenes in
Battle Angel." Most of the cartoons are dubbed in English,
though some get screened in Japanese with English subtb
ties. Although this can take away from the actual story, the
intricate Japanese art and animation can still be appreciat
The concept of this club is indeed unique, especially for
those actually interested in Japanese anime. The one drawback is that the club does not provide much opportunity to
meet or socialise with the members. There were many people who showed up the most recent screening by themselves, and simply took a seat and watched the movies,
choosing not to actually interact with the members. One
would think a club with organised events would invite
some kind of social interaction. The Anime Club is not very
strong in this area. Unfortunately, the only time to slrike up
conversation with someone occurs during the fifteen
minute intermission between films. Perhaps this is a club
that is more suited towards introverted personalities.
If you are not busy on a Friday night and want to spend
a quiet night watching some Japanese animation with others that truly appreciate it, then drop into one of the Anime
Club's monthly screenings. The next show will be on
November 2!.♦ ,
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packed wuli i]ieh.*:d laoL-iiiaer lari<s a.- lhe frdiicipliti
ncs of llie ■ iiy i:a:ni* luf'-'.hi'r in Mippnrt of their
'avou* ill1 Quebecois vb.in.-fur The concert was like
stepping i'lto Quebec for 1 wo hours -.-.hat a perfect way
lo t.penil oiiP s "I't'to," is I was doing.
j-id^irj*, from Re'an^fr's **hf.il. f-loiky --lahiri' ..nd
ciiiisiTVatiii! appearance, one might Tint e\petl him to
ho. a nolcihli! roi k ii on. So what is :L Qui die.v llie huge
i rowih' It'<- hi-* nvi-ir, itidhi-*ilo\t llvi railed lyric s ihat
go along with it P>el'.ri»er draws lhi.n a vai iety of muM
c al h!yle<* braes, pop, folk and rock - and he. combines
them w ith artful and (.ompeU'cglyri. s. One can feel the
ficnuirie hiib.-tance hi his music, and Sunday night .\ is
no CMeptii.ni
'the m. ji inly of the night's muj-ic. was richly ■nellow.
A pattJCiikL'jy tame MT>ion >if 'Sec he V,-* pleur-/ was
H-"ii'.\h;il di-uppoiniing, despite expei'imer'lati'.n ,\ith
ihe iii*Lrumeri.jlii>n This experiment jlion .\as especially {■ouil in h.f* o'l^tage interpretations of 'Lo bon
heur" and 'Quand le jour se le\t'," both uf which were
so fdhtand haidc-cire lhe nius-lciani, could have nioTnen-
Lanly parsed for home loaded teenage, punk band.
Watching Belangcr and rambunctious bassist. Jean
'x, juinpe-i-i up and down on Ihe -lage
■if 'h.-ir iowIv par's was uniii'-.*i-{ a:ul
ine\i.eiled. if only they ii.id attempted lo
body surf on he i rowd! Leimeui was e^pet lally jJ.yhi
t .1. sweat <ciiis1aril!v diippina Troin his face ,ih hi'
■^lappi'ii sin] Uiunibplui ked Lis h i-s
Thoiioh most of IVIanger's ]ierii*n'ianc.t* ciiaioi'ue.
wu-. brief, he was dblo, to relay :i humourous rapport
with :he audience t-aily on :n the; show, at one point
diviclii'g the t.rnwd into "wi-m liHe   and "section*
g.uvon' so that both section-* could sing along with the
nmsie. l'he aijilie'icn p'ulicipaled enthusi>i>ti< u-Iy and
sac**, .darn, with lieliiiiyer practically Lhrc-u^lumt tlie*
wh.ile >«hi)w  Dunng o.it* of the sImw's, encores the
crowd be.llowed out the words to  Opium * Yes, or>e of'
Lhe '/i/"t; encores. With crazed laia like lh.it, there's;,"
onlv fine '.hiej to !«■ said. Vn ■; Daniel Belaiverl^ ;
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by John Bolton
I saw Ang Lee's The Ice Storm within twelve hours of
Paul T. Anderson's Boogie Nights. Both deal with sex
and death in the seventies but the similarities end
there. Boogie Nights is burning hot, baby; The Ice Storm
is as cold as, well, ice.
Lee won't let you forget it either; ice is constantly
being cracked and rattled into glasses. Trie colour
scheme of browns, blues, and whites and greys also
says a lot about the moral frigidity of the times. And
Richard Nixon is never far from the action, either
brought up in discussion, or seen on television or
shown dry humping a thirteen-year old.
Yet Lee's formal preoccupations only occasionally
get in the way of his essential humanism. In a recent
interview Lee said he's happier working with other people's writing than his own. The Ice Storm was adapted
by James Schamus from Rick Moody's novel, and Lee's
doubled distance from the source material gives his
film an observational quality. This film is a work of art,
carefully crafted, dealing with the most serious univer-
sals as well as the specifics of its time. It's also a straightforward presentation of four family members whose
emotional distance is inversely proportional to their
physical proximity'.
The pace is glacial as the Hood family ranges dazed
through the fall of 19 73. Kevin Wine is the most versatile stage-trained movie star of our time; he's perfect as
the father who can't even relate to his mistress
(Sigourney Weaver, a frostily self-regarding presence)
let alone his wife and kids. Though Kline gets top
billing, the film divides its attentions fully between each
family member. The fact that Joan Allen has portrayed
Nixon's wife onscreen gives her work here a weird resonance, and she offers another searing performance as
Kline's wife. She knows of his adultery and can't understand what's happening to her, turning to a smarmy
new-age priest and petty theft for purposeless diversion.
The kids are just as sexually lost as their parents in
this film. Christina Ricci is busy seducing the boys next
door (Elijah Wood and Adam Hann-Byrd) while her
brother (Tobey Maguire) is experiencing the pains of
adolescent love himself while away at boarding school.
Ricci and Maguire are the best ftiings about The Ice
Storm. There's a real bond between these siblings, the
only trusting relationship in the film, and it's fitting
enough as Maguire is one of the few characters who
deals with his own problems with maturity. Maguire is
able to smile at himself and his problems, and this only
highlights the total humourlessness of everyone else in
The Ice Storm. There's very little emotion at all in this
film, in fact—even the pathos is listless.
Ironically, the film is still moving and funny. The climax of The Ice Storm is a "key party" where wives swap
spouses. The scene barely resolves itself, and is rather
anti-climactic. Like the film as a whole, the characters
are dazed and the action is slow. So many of the relationships are cold and distant; these characters desperately need love but are too self-absorbed to find it. It
takes tragedy to bring the Hoods together. Even this reconciliation is only by default, leaving the audience with
mixed feelings about the future. The conclusion is
uncompromising. Kline's wretched tears are the first
display of emotion he's been able to muster up, but
they're mere pathetic than cathartic.
For all the strengths ofthe wiring and acting (and
a lot of credit must go to cinematographer Frederick
Elmes and editor Tim Squyres), this is still Lee's film,
and it's a triumph. He uses the post-production toys
Hollywood has afforded him to further his artistic
and creative aims. The Ice Storm is the sort of movie
where one's involvement with its characters and
their struggles becomes clear only in hindsight; the
subject matter sort of soaks into you, thawing even
the most jaded heart. Despite its withering, depressing subject matter, The Ice Storm won't leave anyone
Wilson's Rendezvous shines
Cassandra Wilson
and Jacky Terrasson
by Ronald Nurwisah
What do you get when a record label
teams up two of their finest artists on
one CD? In this case, a collaboration worth keeping.
Rendezvous is a fine demonstration of what Cassandra
Wilson and Jacky Terrason do
so well—make great jazz.
Terrasson's deft handling
of both a Steinway and an
electric piano sets the stage
for the full rich voice of
Wilson, who infuses the album with
warmth and life from note one. It's a
shame that Wilson was not on every
track on the album. However, the
album does not suffer for it There are
several tracks when the producers
decided to let Terrasson shine, and he
does especially on tlie last track ofthe
album for his own creation called
Chicago 1987.
The pieces chosen for Rendezvous
are an interesting mix of old jazz standards and new pieces by the likes of
Herbie Hancock and Terrasson himself. Terrasson and
Wilson radically
change these timeless jazz standards to
the point where they
are quite unrecognisable. Take for
example, the Wilson-
Terrasson remake of
the Tennessee Waltz,
in its own right
already a slow song but in the hands
of Wilson and Terrasson it becomes
the Tennessee "crawl."
Wilson and Terrasson do a good
job with these songs, the transfor
mation of the up-tempo Rodgers
and Hammerstein number It Might
As Well Be Spring into a slow
lamenting ballad by Wilson is great,
although it takes a while to get used
to the slow and very full voice of
Wilson. One piece deserves special
attention, that is the Wilson-
Terrason re-interpretation of the
song Tea for Two. Wilson's voice
gives the song that warm, inviting
tone that the song truly requires in
order to be great.
In the end the CD reminds you
of a night in a very small and intimate jazz lounge, cigarette smoke,
drinks and all. Rendezvous doesn't
pull you in right away with its music
either, the fusion of the piano and
voice lulls you in, hypnotises you. It
is definitely an album for all those
jazz mavens out there,but if you've
never cared for jazz, better let this
one stay on the shelf. ♦ THE UBYSSEY • TUSDAY. NOVEMBER 4,1997 I
Nova Scotia student assn.
on brink of extinction
Engineers get tanked, too
by Kaveri Gupta
HALIFAX (CUP)-Nova Scotia's 20year old student union is
on the verge of dissolution as a result of political differences between its members.
At the Student Union of Nova Scotia (SUNS) general
meeting October 4, John Francis, president of the St.
Mary's University student association, put forth a motion
for the dissolution of the union. The motion followed a dispute that arose when several members introduced a new
constitution to replace SUNS's existing one.
SUNS president Rhonda Coleman says while the organisation needed some changes, it didn't require a completely new constitution.
"SUNS was not looking for a new constitution. We do
review things ever}' year to update policy, but I don't feel
that the proposed constitution was solid enough to replace
the existing one," she said.
Several members said they were disturbed when they
were asked to ratify tlie new constitution, as they were
under the impression that it was only a proposal. The new
constitution was voted down. The motion for dissolution
was then introduced.
The motion was much more than simply a response to
the defeated constitution, Paul Black, president of the
Acadia University student union, says.
"The motion to dissolve was not solely because the proposed constitution was defeated," he said. "SUNS has not
been an adequate representative of provincial issues for a
"The motion was made after serious frustration on the
part of those who were interested in making changes."
Black says that more focus needs to be placed by the
organisation on provincial issues and national affiliations
need to be shed.
Though toee-fourths of the members at the general
meeting voted in favour of dissolving the union, SUNS still
exists as a result of procedural rules.
Accortling to Coleman, notice of a motion of dissolution
must be given six weeks prior to a general meeting.
She adds, however, that in all probability, SUNS will
cease to exist in the near future.*
Source: The Dalhousie Gazette
by Jo-Ann Chiu
Most UBC students have seen it
at least once: a boisterous posse
of red sweaters swinging an
unfortunate sou! into the pond
outside the Main Library or in
the custom pond outside the
engineers' hangout at the
Cheeze Factory. For tlie price of
a Hal of beer, you too ran hire
UBC engineers to liquidate a
Johan Thornton, president of
the Engineering Undergraduate
Society (EUS), said tanking isn't
new to UBC. "Tanking has been a
tradition for as long as the cam
pus has existed," he said.
Originally a tradition within
the faculty, tanking was and still
is clone for the simple moments in life, such as the engineer who is celebrating a birthday, the one who received
100 per cent on a mid-term, or the person who forgot to
order beer.
But the engineers are not above hiring themselves out
for contract tanking in exchange for a two four of brewski.
They also boast a surprising clientele.
"AMS councilors," reveals Thornton. "Like Ryan Davies
[the AMS president]. But the one we did for Shirin
[Foroutan, AMS coordinator of external affairs] was a free-
Thornton is referring to the recent plastic-wrapping of
Foroutan on her birthday last week, which was a gift from
tlie engineers just because they like her, he said. Saran-
wrapping consists of mummifying tlie target in plastic-
film, then carrying the package to a pre-determined public
place and leaving the person there.
It has become a popular contracting option to tanking.
Potential clients need not conform to conventional tanking,
either, as the Engineers offer variations on the tanking theme.
These include miner tanking, rose bowl tanking, ocean tanking
and the electrical engineers' favourite, hot-and-cold tanking,
where a bucket of warm water is sloshed over the restrained
captive's head, followed by a bucket of cold water.
UNFORTUNATE SOUL tanked outside Main Library, photo courtesy of eus
Thornton claims that several tankings occur even.'
week, usually after EUS meetings on Tuesdays. He estimates that the Engineers average one hundred tankings
per year.
Since all dunkees are stripped to their dainties before
getting tossed into the water,, tanking constitution stipulates that female targets be given 24 hours notice, so thev
can wear a swimsuit under their clothes.
But no one is ever tanked if they don't want to be.
"Otherwise it would be assault" explains Thornton.
In addition to tanking, the Engineers have earned quite
a reputation for their pranks, most occurring during
Engineering Week in late January or early February.
Thornton's all-time favourites include stealing the
1992 Rose Bowl from the University of Washington and
the 1984 hoisting of a Volkswagen atop the clock tower
outside the main library .
Thornton, who studies electrical engineering, has
also made his mark in the Engineers' yearbook. In
1988 he re-programmed the lights on the Lions Gate
Bridge to blink "UBC ENGINEERS DO IT AGAIN" in
Morse code.
"It was two hours before [city officials] shut it off," said
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Chief Retunwne-Officer for
1998-Board elections
-Not a UPS Board Member or Candidate for the Board
-Not a Staffer (or if a Staffer, one that will not be involved with
paper for length ofthe CRO term)
-Must be a member ofthe Society in good standing
-Must be on campus eve'ryday (Monday to Friday) during voting
-Should be someone familiar with AMS elections procedures:
ie. a polling clerk in previous elections if possible, but not
-Must be on campus in last week of November and from
January 5 onwards
-Must be able to work up to 30 hours during election week,
Jan 19-23
-Must possess excellent communication skills
-To report to the board
-Liase with the AMS Elections
-Provide for the advertising of nominations
-Liase with candidates and ensure their adherence to rules
-Promote the elections
-Become familiar with AMS and UPS Electoral Procedures
-Hold office hours during campaigning and voting week
(at least 1 hour per day)
-Monitor polling stations daily
-Count, or provide for counting of, ballots
-Approve campaign materials (posters)
-Provide written report to the Board with Election Results
-Provide written report for the benefit of future CRO's
-Prepare elections budget and administer funds for elections as
dispersed by UPS Business Manager and approved by Board
-Pay rate is to be honorarium of $500, to be paid on
the acceptance of CRO's report by the Board
Deadline is Tuesday Nov. 4 at 5:00 pm
Call Fernie Pereira at 822-6681 or fax
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The circus comes to campus
With APEC only a few weeks away, the university
aclministration and APEC Alert are facing off
against one another. And not, as you might
expect, in Martha Piper's driveway.
When APEC Alerters put makeshift goalposts
on the UBC's President's property last
Wednesday, their goal was not only to score one
for exploited workers in Indonesia or student
protesters in China. That aim, after all, could be
achieved through pamphleting or public speeches.
Their goal was to score a coup with the media.
They figured it would be a sure thing, a breakaway of sorts. If they could get arrested, as the
RCMP had implied they would, then it would be
hard for the press to ignore them. After all, BC
hasn't seen a dozen dissidents hauled away
since Glen Clark declared war on Greenpeace.
Think about it
The UBC adniinistration spoiled the party,
however, by not breaking it up. To the dismay of
the 20 reporters and photographers, the RCMP
stayed away, and the spectacle fizzled.
Then, on Hallowe'en, three APEC Alerters
were arrested for writing "Boo APEC with water
soluble marker on an atrium window at Norman
MacKenzie House, with only the Ubysseythere to
record the arrests.
Score one for the adniinistration. The last
thing they need is a bunch of righteous students
behind bars, berating UBC on the big screen.
After Wednesday's hockey game, UBC
Manager of Public Affairs Paula Martin said that
as long as there's no damage, playing hockey at
the President's residence is not a problem.
Clearly, the administration isn't adhering to
this logic. Not only were students arrested for
grafitti that would wash away with the rain; but
only a week after two other students were
arrested for painting APEC free zones around
campus, other students were performing the
same action with impunity.
But an image of consistency is the last thing
the administration wants to give off. There's no
better way to undermine media stunts than to
keep protesters guessing about what they will be
arrested for.
Expect the media stunts to continue. Don't
expect Jonathan Oppenheim, the student protester still behind bars, to choose jail over freedom for much longer once his media victory is
scored and the headlines have hit the streets
Tuesday morning. Do expect the adniinistration
to pay hp service to the next APEC Alert spectacle, but call in the cops for the follow-up.
Sit tight, folks. The game is only just getting
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"I can't take it anymore!* wailed Wolf Depner, his hands
grasping the rotting bars of his jail cell tears streaming
down his cheeks. His cell mates Richard Lam and
Federico Barahona ignored his cries, lighting over a
stale piece of toast A few cells down inmates Alison
Cole, Jo-Ann Chiu and Gloria Ma took turns chiseling
away at a hole in the wall. Their attention was diverted
by the hollering coming from the cell across the way. *I
get top bunk! No I get top bunk!" screamed Jaime Tong
and Richelle Rae who were pulling at each other's hair.
"Shut up down there!" yelled Bruce Arthur who was
competing with cell mate Alec MacneillRichardson to
see who could do more push-ups to pass the time.
Suddenly the clang of the hallway entrance silenced
everyone. They all rushed to see who was coming down.
It was Deputy Sheriff Joe Clark escorting a desheviled
and tattered-looking Chris Nuttall-Smith who was arrested for beating up Doug Quan who called his article less
than stellar." Sarah Galashan whistled at him as he
made his way past her cell. So did Ron Nurwisah. Clark
gave a stem look at Bryce Edwards andjamie Woods for
beating up on John Bolton. Bolton didn't mind though;
he relished at the thought of being sent to infirmary
nurse Marina Atunes for treatment
His words against
their words
Making reference to APEC Alert's
weekly "Road Hockey Against
APEC games at Martha Piper's
residence—site of a luncheon by
the 18 APEC leaders and dictators
on November 25—Staff Sergeant
Lloyd Plante of the campus RCMP
is quoted as saying that he "never
suggested the RCMP were going to
come down in full force and arrest
kids for playing hockey."
He adds, "That's a comment
that Jaggi Singh made alleging that
I had made and that was completely inappropriate," (the Ubyssey,
October 31).
Actually, Plante, along with six
RCMP and campus security officers, prevented APEC ALERT from
playing road hockey on October
22, insisting that we would be
breaking the law. Moreover, in
phone conversations with another
APEC ALERT member before the
October 29 game, Plante said
explicitly that members of APEC
ALERT would be arrested if we
were to return to play hockey on
Piper's driveway. He also intimated that students would face potential academic discipline.
Importantly, Plante stated that he
had  approval for arrests from
President Martha Piper herself.
I suppose the veracity of
Plante's comments are a matter of
APEC ALERTs word against his
own. It's instructive, however, to
examine the RCMP's actions and
Plante's comments just two days
after the hockey game.
Shortly after another APEC
ALERT protest at Martha Piper's
residence on Halloween, which
involved writing washable slogans
on the glass of the $400,000 atrium extension to her house, three
students were arrested, handcuffed, frisked and jailed. At the
time of the writing of this letter,
two of the students remain in custody and wall have stayed in jail for
at least three nights before their
first public hearing. Plante's
excuse for the RCMP's heavy-handed tactics against non-violent protesters: "They were on private
properly," ("Three students at UBC
arrested in APEC protest,"
Vancouver Sun, Nov. 1).
Road Hockey Against APEC was
also on the same private property
(although Piper's house is, technically, publicly funded). Could it be
that the presence of a host of television cameras prevented the
RCMP from carrying out arrests on
Were Friday's draconian arrests,
away from the media glare, indica
tive of Plante's real intentions?
I leave it to the reader to make
their own judgment about the issue.
I know that I've made mine: Staff
Sergeant Lloyd Plante of the campus
RCMP is a liar.
Jaggi Singh
Taking sides not
such a bad thing
Commenting on the Ubyssey's
decision to take an editorial stance
against APEC Ben Liu asserts that
it is "absolutely inappropriate for
the Ubyssey to take sides on any
The whole point of an editorial
is to express an opinion—that
seems to be something Liu missed.
But besides that, Liu would do himself a favour to set aside his archaic notion of "objective" journalism.
Several years ago I was at a journalism conference in which Victor
Malarek, a journalist with CBC's
Fifth Estate and former Globe and
Mail journalist, stated that the era
of "objective" journalism is over,
both in reahty, and in the opinion
of most journalists. How would Liu
suggest that the Ubyssey not "take
sides?" Even in choosing to cover
one story over another, a journal
ist is subtiy expressing his or her
Would Liu assert that the
Vancouver Province or the Globe
and Mail are somehow more
objective than the Ubyssey ?
There is a socio-political context
which strongly affects the political
slant of any newspaper. So, for
instance, the Province focuses
heavily on sensational crime, and
the Globe focuses on conservative
What really makes good journalism is the attempt to uncover as
much information as possible and
present it as fully as possible, with
out over-saturating the reader with
inofrmation. This may well involve
"taking a stand." How can you say
anything without taking a stand?
Liu, the medium is the message.
I sympathise with Liu's mistrust of newspapers, but it is the
reader's responsibility to scrutinise what he or she reads. In fact,
as an independent student newspaper with no major corporate
ties, I find the Ubyssey a much
more trustworthy source of news
than most major Canadian newspapers, many of which fall ultimately under the editorial control
of one man (need I say his name?).
Shiraz Dindar,
Fourth year Sociology
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U of 0 signs controversial research contract with Nike   Protestor roughed up at Nike demo
OTTAWA (CUP)-The University of Ottawa is
skating around some delicate questions after
accepting a research contract from Nike
Under the $600,000 agreement, U of 0
researchers from the School of Human
Kinetics and the Faculty of Health Sciences will
be conducting research on ice skates for Nike.
Sandrine Oka, resource co-ordinator wilh
U of O's Ontario Public Interest Research
Group, says last year Nike made record profits of $795-million while Indonesian workers in Nike subcontractor factories made
$2.46 a day.
Mario Lamontagne, the U of 0 professor
who heads the research project, defends the
university's decision to accept the contract.
"Sometimes I'm a little sick and tired of
these accusations," Lamontagne said. "We
should not exploit humans... but [Nike is] trying to do their best."
Oka adds that government cutbacks have
forced universities to pursue private funding
from corporations and disregard the ethics
of the companies in the process.
The provincial government has cut U of
O's funding by $22-million in the past two
Source: The Fulcrum
by Chris Anderson
Mount Allison plans annual drug-checks for athletes
SACKVILLE (CUP)-AU varsity athletes
at Mount Allison University can expect
to be tested for performance-enhancing
drugs at least once a year as the result
of a new testing program introduced by
the school's athletic department.
Jack Drover, Mount Allison's athletic
director, says the school decided to implement its own independent program
because the one used by the Canadian
Interuniversity Athletic Union (CIAU) tests
only a small percentage of athletes.
"It's not working because everybody is
not screened," Drover said. "And until
you adopt a process in which everybody
is screened, it's not a perfect system."
This past month, four university
football players—three in Ontario and
one in Nova Scotia—tested positive for
steroid use, and Drover says this shows
the need for testing of all athletes.
"[Those results are] from testing a very
limited number of student athletes," he said.
Mount Allison will still be subject to the
CIAU's drug testing policy, and will use CIAU
criteria in defining banned substances.
Mount Allison athletes who test positive or refuse to be tested will be given
a four-year ban from competition, the
same penalty meted out by the CIAU.
Drover says, however, that Mount Allison will not release publicly the name of
students who test positive. The CIAU does.
But Casey Wade, spokesperson for the
Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport
which tests university athletes on
behalf of the CIAU, says there are dangers in not disclosing names.
"It's a closed system whereby they're
testing their own athletes," Wade said.
"It's not open to public scrutiny. They
may or may not issue names of athletes
who test positive, so an athlete who
tests positive at Mount Allison might go
and play for another university and no
one would ever know about it."
Mount Allison is the only school in
Canada to have its own independent
drug-testing program. The University of
Calgary ran a similar program in the
mid-80s in which it tested all of its varsity athletes, but later cut the program
because it became too expensive.
Source: The Argus
Ontario college strike looms on horizon
TORONTO (CUP)-A strike looms at
Ontario's community colleges as an
overwhelming majority of faculty have
rejected their latest contract offer and
there is no end in sight in the dispute.
Ninety five per cent of faculty at
Ontario's community colleges recently
voted against the latest offer from the
Council of Regents.
In the rejected offer, management
proposed a new workload formula to
replace the current one, which was put
in place after a province-wide strike in
1994. The formula guarantees teaching
hours for class preparation, curriculum
development and student evaluation.
John Tibbits, president of Conestoga
College in Kitchener and bargainer for
the council, says management is simply
looking for more flexibility in a time of
fiscal constraint.
"These issues do not affect quality
education, they're about flexibility," he
said. "The colleges need to be more
market-oriented and market-driven."
But Larry Olivo, a professor at Seneca
College, says it is this precise attitude
which has the faculty up in arms.
"People are angry [that] manage:-
ment is trying to turn colleges into an
education factory," he said.
Ted Montgomery, president of the
Ontario Public Service Employees
Union does not expect a strike before
next spring, but he is concerned that
the Conservative government's reaction to the province-wide strike of elementary and secondary teachers may
affect their negotiations.
"If those teachers get pummeled, so
will we," he said.
Source: The Varsity
BURNABY (CUP)-A former UBC student is considering laying assault. charges against shopping mall
security guards after a protest against labour practices turned ugly.
The protest, held around the world on October 18,
targeted Nike's use of low wage labour in developing
The Vancouver protest began when approximately
40 people gathered outside the Robson Street Nike
location. After several hours, smaller groups of protesters broke off and headed to Pacific Centre, where
they continued the protest outside a Foot Locker store
which had a large selection of Nike merchandise.
Several protesters entered the store and distributed leaflets to customers and also placed them in
shoes and other items of dothing.
a^fter about 10 minutes, the protesters were asked
to leave by shopping centre security guards.
Protester Jaggi Singh refused to do so until he spoke
with a police officer.
He was then seized by security.
'They grabbed my arm and twisted it and put me
up against a wai... it was horrendous pain," said
Erin Harper, an SFU student participating in the
protest said Singh was screaming in pain. She says
the protesters were committed to a peaceful demonstration and itt no way vandalised anything or
behaved in a threatening maimer.
Singh said police arrived after about 20 minutes
and arrested him under the charge 'assault by trespass.' He spent the night in jail after being booked
finger-printed, photographed and strip-searched.
While in jail, Singh said that arresting officers told
him that he was also going to be charged with resisting arrest
'I told him that I have at least half a dozen witnesses that can teQ you I was doing no such thing...
moreover there is a security camera account of the
whole incident* Singh added.
Singh was released the next morning, all charges
against him dropped.
Singh says he is considering filing a complaint
with the Vancouver Police Department and also laying assault charges against the shopping centre security guards.
Another international day of protest against the
corporation is planned for next April.
Source: the SFU Peak
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New planning boss pledges free bike system
by Chris Nuttall-Smith
Geoff Atkins, the associate vice president of
Land and Building Services, has pledged a system of free bicycles for use at UBC.
"I suspect the focus will be that we have
enough bikes around here so that you can go to
a bike rack and you get on a bike and ride it and
leave it somewhere else and someone can pick
it up and take it around," said Atkins.
"White bike or purple bike or whatever we
do, I expect we will see something like that as
early as next summertime. I think it's definite."
But while he says his credibility stands
behind the commitments, it will he up to the
full time transportation director Atkins hired to
start implementing them as soon as he starts
his new job November 10. That director will be
Gord Lovegrove who will leave his current post
as Kelowna's transportation manager.
Lovegrove, a UBC alumnus, will be responsible for implementing many of the transportation initiatives that were included in the Official
Community Plan (OCP) for UBC that was
approved by tlie board of the Greater
Vancouver Regional District (GVRD)July 25.
UBC's transportation commitments vvithin
the plan include:
•establishing a discount bus pass with BC
Transit by September 1999 for people who
travel to and from the university, and funding
the pass with a university contribution of
$250,000 per year;
•discouraging people from driving to UBC by
raising daily parking rates;
•examming the possibility of changing class
scheduling to coordinate better with transit
•starting a 'white bike' system and buying
bikes in large volumes to sell to the campus community.
Overall, the university's goal under the OCP
is to reduce single occupancy vehicle traffic to
UBC by 20 per cent in the next few years. But
the OCP also committed UBC to hiring a trans-
lyst, said the student union voted last month to
support many of the transportation initiatives
in the OCP. But he said he was surprised UBC
would go ahead with the free bicycles plan.
"I would like to
see some immediate
reaction here.
I don't think we
should wait for a
couple of years
before BC Transit
addresses service
problems to UBC,"
—Geoff Atkins
GO AHEAD take a bike, says UBC. tara westover photo
portation director by July 31, 1997—three
months earlier than it finally hired Lovegrove.
Atkins admitted the delay poses a credibility
problem for the university. But he said the delay
happened because UBC's first pick for the job
was hesitant about accepting to decide whether
he wanted it and ended up tiirning it down.
Atkins said his word and his reputation will
ensure UBC meets the transportation goals he's
"What I do know is that I'm not going to disappear, basically there's no question in my
mind, I've said this in the public meetings, all
the commitments that UBC has said they will
take on on transportation related matters we
are committed to that," promised Atkins.
Desmond Rodenbour, the AMS policy ana-
"It's sort a Chinese government way to do
things," Rodenbour said, referring to the popularity of bicycle transportation in China.
"I wish the university luck. I'm not sure that the
culture at UBC is such that people would make
good use of them—I don't know if people would
understand that really. But if they've got a plan and
they think it would work they should contact us.
"I'm sure the AMS would work with them on
it, particularly if it was open to students and targeted to students," Rodenbour said.
Atkins said the system of free bicycles would
be cheap, he suggested they would cost about
$ 15 each and UBC students could fix them up.
And he said not to worry about losing a few.
"I wouldn't want someone to get so paranoiac about someone stealing bikes that we
would tell people 'now you can have these bikes
but you can't take them off campus,'" said
Atkins. "That's precisely the point—people are
adults here and just because someone takes a
bike off campus doesn't mean they're going to
steal the thing.''
Traffic and transportation to and from campus have long been a headache for UBC.
Neighbouring residents along SW Marine
Drive, and along traffic busy traffic routes in
Point Grey, Kerrisdale and Dunbar have complained for years about the; growing volume of
traffic to campus.
Also, many people who take BC Transit to
UBC have made a pastime of griping about
growing transit fares (the latest increase for
many students took effect last month) and poor
As the number of people at UBC mushrooms
in the next 30 years—the OCP also paves the way
for another 9,300 UBC residents by 2021-the
transportation problem will only compound.
The initiatives in the OCP are designed to undo
the problem before it gets worse.
Atkins, who was a public transportation
planner in Edmonton before coming to UBC,
said he doesn't want to stop at transit commitments laid out in the OCP. And like many transit users, Atkins has lots of suggestions for better bus service. Like why do drivers pull their
buses into the UBC loop then shut the doors
and leave people waiting outside for 15 minutes? Why can't BC Transit lease some trolley
buses that are sitting empty in Edmonton right
now, he asks.
"I would like to see some immediate reaction here. I don't think we should wait for a
couple of years before BC Transit addresses service problems to UBC," he said. He added he's
brought those suggestions to meetings with BC
Transit officials.**
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