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UBC and AMS chefs are partnering
with the UBC Farm to bring a sustainable "community dinner" to Main Mall
There will be white linen tablecloths,
candles and performances from UBC
Music students.
Student tickets are $18.
Come support T-Birds Men's
Hockey in their first home game
of the year. The team is facing off
against the 2014 national champions, the Alberta Golden Bears.
Tickets are $2 for UBC students
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snowseason at discounted prices
(60-95% off retail.) It's also a good
chance to meet up with other skiers
and boarders and sort out some ride
shares for the season.
Free; buy whatyou want.
The Pharmaceutical building is
soooo cool.
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31-year-old Michael Griffin is an assistant professor who specializes in ancient Greek philosophy.
Bold and brilliant: Michael Griffin is one
of Canada's youngest profs
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Contrary to pop culture portrayal, professors are not all greybeards with wrinkled skin whose
purpose in life is to bore students
in lectures. In fact, UBC is home
to one ofthe youngest full-time
professors in the country. Assistant professor Michael Griffin,
who teaches Greek classical
philosophy in the Faculty of Arts,
received his PhD at age 26 — eons
before the average age for the
American PhD graduate. Currently, he is only 31. Who is this
outstanding individual? What is
his story?
Well for one, he is an alumni of
the campus. Griffin completed the
University Transition Program,
which provides a transitional
experience to young students who
want to accept the challenge of
early entrance to university. At
age 15, he was sitting in a lecture
hall, much like the numerous students who currently attend UBC.
"I started at UBC in 2000,
and it was because I was really
attracted to the Department
of Classical, Near Eastern &
Religious Studies here. Getting
a sense for all the aspects of
culture in one department was
something that excited me,"
Griffin said.
Then why, you may ask, did
Griffin choose to pursue Greek
philosophy — infamous for its
ability to put students to sleep?
"In the last few years of my degree, I came to feel that philosophy was most alive and relevant
today. I came to think of philosophy as a method of exploring
ancient revelations. Philosophy
is about the rules, the grammar
of imagination, and a good way
to train our imagination to see
things in new ways."
After completing his undergraduate degree at UBC, Griffin
went onto complete his master's
degree and doctorate at Oxford
University as a scholarship
student. During his time in
England, he gained insight into
the British college system, which
he felt was different from the
environment at UBC.
"Oxford has this college system
which is something that makes
the university scale feel smaller.
Instead of thousands of people,
you're in a college with 300
people," said Griffin.
This more intimate experience
with post-secondary study left
a lasting impression on Griffin,
who is now trying to bring the
type of interactivity and dialogue
employed by the college system to
As a researcher, Griffin's
specific area of expertise is translating ancient texts into a language that 21st century researchers can understand and utilize.
"One example would be the
idea of inertia. It was recently
shown to have been developed by
a Greek philosopher in 6th century AD, centuries before it was
previously thought to have been
developed," Griffin said.
"...I feel like I've found
my place in being an
educator. Everyone
finds, through their
imaginations, a place
to stand and change
the world... for me it's
higher education. What
I'm most excited about
now is working on a
project to understand
how coursework in
the humanities and
the classics can foster
citizenship skills, like
empathy... how Arts
work could do more
than just pass on the
So how did he end up here, at
UBC? Griffin considers himself
to be lucky; there happened to
be an opportunity for a teaching
tenure at UBC when he was on
the job market, searching for a
teaching position. Also, he found
that he could pursue both of his
passions at once: Greek classics
and philosophy.
"Other places I would be
employed by one department:
classics or philosophy," Griffin
His impact on this campus
has been nothing if not positive.
Griffin teaches in the program
which sparked his academic career, sharing his passion for Greek
philosophy with current students ofthe Transition Program.
Also, he is the current professor
in-residence at Totem Park. When
asked why he subjects himself to a
lifestyle prone to the negative aspects of dorm life, he replied, "It's
a way of getting into human scale,
face to face interaction. There is a
chance for students and faculty to
actually talk to each other." Griffin is invested in making personal
connections with other residents
of Totem Park — so don't be afraid
to strike up a conversation over
The campus enjoys his presence, but does Griffin also relish
teaching at UBC?
"Yeah, I feel like I've found my
place in being an educator. Everyone finds, through their imaginations, a place to stand and change
the world... for me it's higher
education. What I'm most excited
about now is working on a project
to understand how coursework in
the humanities and the classics
can foster citizenship skills, like
empathy... how Arts work could
do more than just pass on the
content," he said.
In Vancouver, Griffin is right at
home. "I was born here and I felt
really lucky to come back here.
They call UBC 'a place of mind'
and it's in a really unique place.
It has Asia and the Pacific on one
hand and America and Europe
on the other. For a global citizen,
Vancouver is the perfect home."
In regard to advice for
students, Griffin said this: "No
matter what anyone says, if you
find something you love — cliche
as it sounds — stick to it, because
you will be good at the things
you love in ways no one, even
yourself, can foresee yet. And if
you're good at something, you'll
find a way to support yourself by
doing it. I think you can make a
good life of it." ta // News
UBC prof sending yeast into space for genetics research
Will McDonald
Coordinating Editor
A UBC professor is sending yeast
into space.
Associate pharmaceutical
sciences professor Corey Nislow
will be sending 6,000 variations
of yeast aboard the International
Space Station to study the affects
of reduced gravity on genes.
According to Nislow, yeast
has long been used for genetics
studies, as it goes through a new
generation every 90 minutes,
allowing scientists to do the
equivalent of long-term studies
in a short period of time.
"You can get a very nice global
view of how all the genes on
the cell respond to a particular
insult. You're probably think that
has nothing to do with space ...
but space represents a unique
environment," said Nislow.
Nislow said the team is able to
manipulate individual genes in
yeast allowing them see the effects of reduced gravity on each
genetic variation. At the end of
the experiment, the researchers
will use "genetic barcodes" they
have mapped to see how each
variation reacted to the different
environment in space.
"It's pretty clear to us that we
don't know a lot about the basic
biology of how cells and organisms respond to the environment
of microgravity," said Nislow.
Nislow said cells produce
reactive oxygen when in low
gravity environments, which can
cause damage. He pointed out
the toll reduced gravity can take
on astronauts in space — they
can often lose up to 40 per cent
of their bone density in a matter
of months.
UBC associate professor Corey Nislow is sending yeast into space.
"Before we send these people on
such long missions, I think we owe it
to them to have... at least a core biological sense of that environment."
Nislow said that beyond interests in how microgravity affects
astronauts, the research could
have applications on the ground
in a variety of areas including
cancer research.
"The best insights often come
when we understand how to exploit
what the cell has already figured
out how to do," said Nislow. "For
example, if we figure out how cells
deal with reactive oxygen, we can
amp up this process to lessen the
damage or exacerbate the production of reactive oxygen to encourage cancer cells to kill themselves."
The team of researchers will
also be replicating the experiment
here on Earth, but Nislow said the
circumstances in space create a lot
more controlled and well planned
research — which is essential when
it costs $25,000 to send a pound
of material on the International
Space Station.
"Failure is much less of an
option when you're sending
experiments to space ... you have
to control every variable ... and
that's just been one ofthe unanticipated benefits in that it forces
you to spend a lot more time,"
said Nislow.
Nislow said the data from the
study will require long-term
analysis, but he expects some
initial results to be apparent by
March 2015.
"You sometimes think that all
the big questions have already
been answered, and this is a
great case, I think of how ...
there's so much more that we
have to learn," said Nislow." Xi
UBC prof explores the balance of power in economics
Why Gender Matters in Economics draws on
Mischa Milne
Why does the gender pay gap
still exist for the vast majority of
jobs? How can gender relations
contribute to a more equitable
corporate environment?
UBC economics professor Dr.
Mukesh Eswaran recently completed a book that seeks to answer
these very questions. Why Gender
Matters in Economics explores
the factors that contribute to
gender disparities in the global
economic system. By covering
topics such as the differing behaviour of men and women in eco-
datafrom past studies to explore how gender
nomic situations and the balance
of power in the household, the
book aims to be a comprehensive
examination on the economic
wellbeing of females.
The idea for Eswaran's book
came approximately ten years
ago, when he was teaching an
economics course and noticed
that there was a dearth of literature about the role that gender
plays in economics.
"Back in 2002 or 2003 I started
teaching an undergraduate course
called Women in the Economy',"
said Eswaran. "I started looking
around for textbooks and was
really surprised because there
influences financial actions.
weren't many that covered the
topics I wanted to teach."
Eswaran also noted that the
majority of existing economics
textbooks deal with women's employment and participation in the
labour force, but do not go farther
beyond that. He wanted to write a
book that would be accessible to all
students who have taken courses
in the basic principles of economics and bring them up to date in
terms ofthe current research in
economics on gender issues.
"The book is about economic
conditions that impinge on the
wellbeing of women, not just in
the developed world but in the
developing world as well — and
the conditions can be very different," said Eswaran.
According to Eswaran, each
chapter begins with a question
and then examines the empirical evidence and existing theory
behind gender disparities.
The book also discusses data
compiled from academic papers
on economic studies done under
laboratory conditions. One study
featured in the book is called the
Dictator Game, where participants were each given $10 and
allowed, but not required, to
give some of it to a hidden and
anonymous partner. Women on
average gave away $1.61, while
men gave away $0.82.
Additional experiments
mentioned in the book found
that women would negotiate
harder when they were working
on behalf of others rather than
themselves, and were more likely
to initially co-operate in a group
setting rather than employing
opportunistic behaviour.
As such, Eswaran will be
using his book to teach about the
ways that gender roles and social
dynamics affect the economic environment in his 'Women in the
Economy' course next semester.
"Economics has a great deal to
contribute to our understanding of
the well-being of women," said Eswaran. "However, since behaviour
is determined also by social interactions, laws, religion, culture,
psychology, and biology, one needs
to study how these interact to
produce the economic behaviour
of women and men. It's not enough
just to study economics." tJ
UBC students
hold flash mob
in protest of
Canada's ebola
Mariam Baldeh
Students from the School of Population and Public Health (SPPH)
held a doctors-versus-Ebola virus
flash mob race around campus
on September 23. The event,
principally organized by Nicole
Markwick, an MP candidate at
UBC, aimed to raise the profile of
the Ebola issue and incite political
action and a greater response from
the Canadian government.
Participants met up in the lobby
ofthe SPPH building, with one
individual dressed up as the Ebola
virus and the remaining participants dressed up as doctors in lab
coats and paper syringes. Armed
with whistles and noisemakers to
draw attention, the 'doctors' then
proceeded to chase the 'Ebola
virus' from the SUB to the REC
centre and finally to Irving K.
Barber, while periodically yelling
"We're coming for you, Ebola!"
With major calls to action by the
UN and Doctors Without Borders
not being matched by international
response, the event aimed to get
the word out that Canada, with its
ample financial and medical resources, needs to step up its game
for dealing with this epidemic.
"In no way are we trying to
trivialize [the issue] at all," said
Nicole Markwick, the principal organizer ofthe event. "In
fact, what we're trying to do is
overcome this incredible apathy
and media burnout by putting a
different spin on [the issue.]"
Sally Lin, another organizer, also said that flash mob was
intended to raise awareness ofthe
urgency ofthe health crisis.
"More people are dying, and at
a much faster pace, so we [Canada]
need to move at a faster pace as
well," said Lin.
Markwick and Lin have managed to get friends at McMaster
and Guelph on board with holding
their own flash mob race on Tuesday. They have also been trying
to reach out to other universities
across Canada.
"Ideally, what we want is to get
the whole country involved, but
people [at the various universities]
are definitely aware and want to
contribute," said Lin.
Suud Nahdi is a recent UBC
graduate who played one ofthe
doctors in the race. According to
Nahdi, the event is supposed to
start conversations about how to
increase response to the disease.
"The event is about raising more
awareness and showing people
what they can do [to get more
involved]," said Nahdi.
Lin also said that she hopes the
event will inspire more people to
protest for a bigger response to the
"We want to get the momentum
going so we're starting this now, but
it's not the end," said Lin. "It's not
over until the outbreak is over." Xi NEWS    I   THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
Student Finances
and Budgeting
One ofthe truest stereotypes of university students is that the vast majority of us are strapped for cash.
Thankfully UBC has a policy stating that no Canadian student will be prevented from attending the
university for financial reasons alone, so that's good news for a big chunk of prospective undergraduates.
But what happens when wallets start to hollow out during the school year? And more importantly how
can students avoid going broke?
We talked to a UBC Enrolment Services Professional about all the concerns that come up for students
early in the year when dealing with payments, budgeting and general finances. Here's what we found out.
One Year
The average cost of a single year at UBC
Books & Supplies
Food & Groceries
On-campus Housing
Student Fees
B.C. Health Insurance
Phone Bills, Hobbies & Clothing
Early in the school year, some
ofthe most frequent concerns
students are bringing to Brock
Hall are the ability to meet tuition
and fee deadlines, student loan
troubles, and housing payments
concerns, according to Enrolment Services Professional (ESP)
Cheryl Tyler.
Average undergraduate tuition
payments for a full course load
vary roughly from just over
$4,800 upwards to a whopping
$28,000, depending on year level,
program and whether you're a
domestic or international student.
Dealing with these sums, along
with the extra costs of student
fees, living expenses and school
supplies among many others,
is difficult for any student
to manage.
Most domestic students
pay for their schooling with a
combination of familial contributions, savings, work pay and
student loans.
Naturally, not all students are
able to juggle their finances at
the beginning of each semester.
If you're taking out student loans,
but aren't able to pay tuition on
time, Enrolment Services offer
a number of options to solve
the issue.
"We encourage students to
apply [for Canada Student Loans]
no later than about July 15th,"
said Tyler. "If we see that students have done that, we can give
a one-month deferral [of tuition
It can take up to six weeks for
student loan applications to be
processed, and money is usually received in the first week of
classes. If assessments by the
loan provider do not meet a stu- THURSDAY, AUGUST 22,2014    |    NEWS    |    5
Tuition comparison
International costs are almost 5 times domestic
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dent's financial need, ESPs can
go through the application and
find any possible errors. If there
are none, "often it's a matter of
going back and having a chat
with family," said Tyler.
For students who do not meet
their deferred payment deadline
or didn't apply for loans by the
recommended summer date, the
repercussion is being put on "financial hold," which results in a
$35 late payment fee charge and
restricted access to their Student
Service Centre (SSC) accounts.
"At that point, students are
also prevented from changing
their registration," said Tyler.
"Loans are not
a nice to have,'
said Tyler,
"they're a no
other option.'"
"We don't want students to take
on more classes if they're having
trouble paying for the ones
they're registered in. It's meant
to be a means to prevent them
taking on more than they can
In the event of a student being
put on financial hold, UBC Enrolment Services are also unable
to release transcripts or diplomas
to the students in question. If a
student's account is on hold for
over a month, monthly interest
is charged on the initial late
payment fee. As soon as tuition
and fees are paid in full, the hold
is lifted and students are able to
access their SSC account.
But how do you make your
payments if you don't have
the resources?
Tyler suggests looking into
scholarships, bursaries and
non-government student loans.
"Loans are not a 'nice to
have,'" said Tyler. "They're a 'no
other option.'"
Tyler also said that students
should not rely on funding
options that aren't guaranteed.
Other options include trying
to decrease your course load or
finding part-time work — but
only if your schedule allows for
"Your priority is school,"
said Tyler.
Enrolment Services recommend students connect with
the Centre for Student Involvement and Careers through the
Work Learn program, which
offers students with part-time
career-building positions that
fit their school schedule. Work
Learn position postings can be
found on UBC Careers Online,
an online student and alumni
job board
Overall, Tyler recommends
that students plan out their
budgets far in advance ofthe
school year.
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"All of us [at Enrolment Services] would encourage students to
contact their ESP with any financial
concerns," said Tyler. "We're here
to help students with things like
budgeting, financial planning for
the year and understanding what
their options are for funding beyond
student loans or family assistance."
When cash gets tight, it's easy to
feel overwhelmed with how expensive going to university really can
be. Unexpected costs are around
every corner, and the best way to
be prepared for every penny you'll
spend is to thoroughly budget for
your semester.
UBC's Wellness Centre offers
drop-in peer guidance. According to
Centre coordinator Veronica Mar-
chuck, Wellness Peers are always
available to chat about stress caused
by finance troubles, help you set
financial and work goals and refer
you to mental health resources to
sooth your fiscal worries.
It can be incredibly useful having
help budgeting for the school year,
as second year Science student Eric
Chung can attest to.
"I'm always worried that I will
run out of money halfway through
the term," said Chung. "Even
though I try to keep a balanced
budget of what I spend as I go
through the school year, it's difficult
to not go over budget at some point
"There are options [all over
UBC] that you
can use to piece
together your
overall financial
in the month. After tuition, books,
rent and food all factor in, there
isn't very much spending money left
The Wellness Centre and
Enrolment Services both offer
assistance and advising for student
financial planning. UBC Counselling Services and AMS Speakeasy
are also available to help students
deal with the stress that comes with
tough budgeting.
"I'm just starting to get used
to the idea of balancing studying
with financial planning," said Janet
Wang, a first year Science student.
"But I will definitely considering
usingthe resources that UBC offers
if I start to feel overwhelmed in the
years to come."
According to Tyler, UBC Enrolment Services' online cost calculator, which is found on the Undergraduate Programs and Admissions
website, is students' best tool for
realistic budgeting for school year
expenses. The calculator rounds
figures up and provides detailed
estimates based on a full course
load to help students properly
plan their expenses, while leaving
some wiggle room for anything not
accounted for.
Whatever financial concerns
students have, Enrolment Services
encourages students to let their ESP
be their first point of reference. Xi
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604.822.9836 NEWS    I    THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
UBC biotech startup aims to print living human organs
Aspect Biosystems is hoping to start 3D printing organs in 10 to 15 years
Veronika Bondarenko
News Editor
A group of UBC researchers is
striving to bring printed organs
out ofthe science fiction and
into the everyday.
Co-founded by UBC electrical engineering professor Kon-
rad Walus and several graduate
students, Aspect Biosystems is
a biotechonology company that
creates living human tissues
through 3D printers.
In order to print these human
tissues, different types of cells
are combined, suspended in the
liquid form of hydrogel and fed
into a printer that solidifies and
positions them in a 3D space.
Tamer Mohamed, who is one
ofthe company's co-founders
and a UBC masters student,
said that the ultimate goal of
the company is to eventually be
able to generate human organs
in the same way.
"Layer by layer, we build
up these 3D structures," said
Mohamed. "And we layer these
cells in a 3D arrangement and
we culture these cells and then
they form networks and then
ultimately generate physiologically relevant tissues."
In the same way that these
printers currently use cells
to generate tissues, the cells
of an organ such as a heart
or a lung could potentially be
replicated to create an entirely
new organ.
Simon Beyer, UBC PhD
student and fellow company
co-founder, said that despite
the difficulties of creating
organs that can be accepted by
PhD student Simon Beyer is using 3D printers
the human body, this can soon
become a reality.
"Our strategy right now is, we
see all these early business opportunities for this technology," said
Beyer. "At each one of those stages
we're developing that technology
more and more and getting closer
to create human tissue cells.
and closer to building actual
organs while also being able to
sustain the business."
But even though the possibility of printing organs in
this way is still at least 10 to 15
years away, Aspect Biosystems
is already finding many other
uses for these high-tech printers, including the ability to
create human tissues for pharmaceutical drug testing.
"Our initial target market is drug discovery," said
Mohamed. "We want to build
these 3D tissues that can be
used to enable the development
of new therapeutics or potentially allow pharmaceuticals to
reassess drug candidates that
they may have discredited."
As the demand for printed tissues grows, Aspect
Biosystems expects to make
headway in the development
and testing of pharmaceutical
drugs. The company has already secured their first client
and will be supplying tissues to
them in the upcoming months.
According to Beyer, one ofthe
major advantages of being able to
print human tissues is the ability
to shift away from animal testing.
"I think there's a general
motivation in society and the
industry to stop using animals,"
said Beyer. "If we can draw out
a replacement for it, that's one
of our goals."
Aspect Biosystems has
recently won second place and
a prize of $55,000 at the BCIC
New Ventures Competition, a
months-long contest on business technology development.
For now, the company has
plans to continue improving on
the technology that will one
day make it possible for them
to print human organs.
"Our goal is to provide the
drug discovery market in producing these tissue models and
develop our printing and technology," said Mohamed. "In
the meanwhile, other fields are
being developed that extend on
that technology and both have
the final end of that long term
vision of printing organs on
demand." ^S
Four UBC professors named Royal Society of Canada fellows
ronomos. Kliromonos is the first
professor from UBCO to receive
this award.
"It's a sign of their development
as a research campus", said John
Hepburn, Vice President Research
& International. "John's election to
the Royal Society of Canada indicates that the research that's going
on at UBC Okanagan, at least in a
few ofthe laboratories, is of a standard that's the best in Canada."
UBC's David Granville and
Karen Bakker were also selected
into the inaugural membership of
the RSC College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, which
is a separate accolade intended
to recognize the accomplishments of scholars at early stages
of their careers. Postdoctoral
fellow Dr. Kanna Hayashi will
also be presented with the Alice
Wilson Award for her research
on addiction and HIV treatment
in Vancouver.
As an Institutional Member of
the RSC, UBC has a storied legacy
of fellows inducted into the society. Over the past five years, the
number of inductees has ranged
between two and seven on any
given year.
But Hepburn, who is himself
a fellow ofthe Royal Society of
Canada, hopes to see that number increase in the upcoming
years. Richards also expressed a
desire for this award to serve as
an opportunity to increase public
interest in UBC research.
"I hope with all of these awards
this year it is a chance to showcase
some ofthe really interesting and
exciting work that is happening at
UBC," said Richards. U
Dr. Michael Richards was chosen to be a Royal Society of Canada fellow.
Veronika Bondarenko
News Editor
Four UBC professors are receiving the highest academic recognition in the country.
The Royal Society of Canada
has announced that seven UBC
professors and one post-doctoral
fellow will be formally recognized at their annual banquet and
Induction and Awards Ceremony
on November 21-22 in Quebec.
Harvey B. Richer, Mark
MacLachlan, Michael Richards and David Wilkinson will
be inducted as fellows ofthe
RSC, which is considered to be
the highest scholastic honour
in Canada.
Richards, who is Professor of
Anthropology and Associate Dean
of Research and Graduate Studies,
said that the news of being selected came as a total shock.
"It is a wonderful honour to
receive, and in academia there
aren't many chances to hear from
your colleagues that they like the
research you do, so that is really
rewarding", said Richards.
As part of his scholarly work,
Richards focuses on the field of
archaeological anthropology and
analyzes how human diets have
changed over time.
The peer-nominated accolade
will also extend to one professor
from UBC Okanagan, John Kli-
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Ebola is an epidemic that is quickly
spreading through Africa, and the
accessibility to affordable medication is a serious issue. As a form
of protest and to bring to light the
injustices of western governments
and their inaction in Africa a
group of School of Population and
Public Health students gathered
together in a particularly active
form of activism. All of this is well
and good, in theory; the execution,
however, was an embarrassment.
The group dressed as a mix of
doctors and Ebola personified —
because apparently that's a thing.
The organizers ofthe event said
they didn't mean to trivialize the
issue, but they failed miserably in
that endeavour when they turned
a serious epidemic into a glorified game of tag. Running around
campus chasing "Ebola" is hardly
a serious form of activism. There
is no indication that the organizers on the event handed out any
information regarding Ebola and
the role — or lack thereof — that
the government of Canada has had
in aid relief.
There's nothing like being caught
off guard trying to print an assignment at the library and not being
able to because your print card
has become obsolete. UBC Library
recently changed their printing
system on campus and it's, well,
different. While in some cases it
makes the system more streamlined — suddenly your UBC-Card
has a purpose beyond buying rez
cafeteria food — but it completely
disregards historical processes for
printing at UBC. Some students
have had their print cards for
years and suddenly the university
library is going to change their
system without warning? What
about all the people who have
print cards and were perfectly
content with that way of life?
The least they could have
done is send an email detailing
the change and explaining how
students who have print cards
can transfer their money and
add money to their new pay for
print accounts. The next time the
university library makes a change
to their printing system, the least
they could do is let students know.
The idea of printing organs is
a damn cool one! Popping real,
usable organs that can transfer
straight into the human body out
of 3D printers seems like something that comes straight out of
Brave New World, but it looks like
the future is coming up fast. Professors and students from UBC are
already using 3D printers to turn
cells into human tissue, and have
big plans to continue elaborating
yoga? slack lines? storm the wall? how would
you use outdoor space around the sub?
Ideas Fair - October 2
UBC is in the process of redesigning the outdoor areas around and including
Maclnnes Field, the new pool, the existing SUB, Alumni Centre and the new SUB
See the schematic below for a view of the area under redesign.
We'd like to hear from students on how you would like to use these outdoor areas. Those who submit
their ideas in person or online will be entered into a Prize Draw. The outcomes from the Ideas Fair wil
inform the programming for this area
Date: Thursday, Oct 2, 2014    Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm    Place: Bookstore Plaza (Northside Patio)
Can't make it October 2? Visit
planning.ubc.ca by October 10
to submit your ideas
For additional information on the
project, contact Aviva Savelson,
Senior Manager, Consultation,
Campus + Community Planning
at aviva.savelson@ubc.ca or
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this technology to be able to print
human organs in the same way.
Of course, it'll be a while (at least
10 or 15 years) before this moon-
shot goal can become a reality,
but it definitely seems like these
researchers are on the right track.
It's also great that the tissues that
they are currently creating have
so many practical uses, including
the development and testing of
pharmaceutical drugs. To sum
up, we are throwing our hats off
to Aspect Biosystems for their
innovative ideas and great work in
actually making them come into
fruition. We can't wait to see what
they'll be able to achieve in the
next few years.
Your first reaction to reading
about yeast being sent into space
is probably incredulity. Yeast is
something that we buy for a couple
dollars at the grocery store and use
to make dough rise and beer ferment — why would anyone spend
the tens of thousands of dollars
it takes to send something out of
the atmosphere on something so
mundane as yeast?
The thing is, groundbreaking
research isn't always the product
of a linear, planned-out process.
Tons of major scientific discoveries over the years have, essentially, been accidental. Yeast has
some promising properties that
suggest that make the study of it
more conducive to important discoveries — namely, its short-lived
generations. These discoveries can
range from curing diseases like
cancer that plague our societies, to
making space travel by astronauts
safer and more viable. Regardless
of your priorities, these are two
pretty compelling arguments.
If science isn't really your
thing, there's always the chance
that radiation will result in Super
Yeast, a fungal organism that seeks
to uphold the quality and integrity
of baked goods and beer around
the world and beyond. Either that,
or in a few short years we'll be
living a 50s-style horror movie —
"The Yeast Monster from Space."
Regardless ofthe outcome, it's
important to place some faith with
the people behind this experiment.
Most of them have dedicated their
lives to studies like this, and it's
safe to say that they have a pretty
good idea of what they're doing.
BE OPEN 24/7
Like thousands of other UBC
denizens, our editorial staff has
frequently been inconvenienced
by the UBC Bookstore's limited weekend hours. Our senior
aviation correspondent, Parker
J. Avian, is one of many whose
weekend has been ruined by the
Bookstore's inadequate opening
After falling asleep waiting in
line in the Bookstore Starbucks
on Saturday, his weekly double espresso with a foam heart coming
too late to inspire his wakefulness,
Parker awoke to find himself alone
in the Bookstore. Though understandably panicked, he calmed
himself with the thought that he
would surely be freed by staff the
next morning. Unfortunately for
Parker, the Bookstore is closed on
Sundays. Parker was trapped in
the building — forced to subsist on
coffee grounds and muffin crumbs
— for 42 hours.
Though his case is extreme,
Parker is far from the only UBC
resident to be inconvenienced
by the Bookstore's hours. The
Bookstore actively discriminates
against people who are early
risers and prefer to do their book
shopping prior to 9:30 a.m., and
those who have class from 9:30
a.m. through 7:00 p.m. Monday
to Friday and are off campus on
weekends. How is this sizeable
minority to purchase their textbooks? Are they expected to skip
class in order to purchase the materials necessary for those classes?
After all, it's not as if there is a
service accessible via the internet
that provides free delivery to one's
In all seriousness, if the Bookstore truly wants to be accommodating to all of its (would-be)
clients, 24/7 service is clearly
the answer. The Ubyssey would
wholeheartedly endorse a move
like this, and all 11 members of our
editorial board would regularly
patronize the store in the wee
hours ofthe night, helping ensure
that such a policy would be not
just inclusive, but feasible. Xi
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Arts on Air podcast broadens horizons
The Arts on Air Podcast explores the nature of Arts academics outside of all the research
Gabriel Germaix
A little more conversation, a little
less action. That could be the
motto ofthe Arts on Air podcast,
hosted on CiTR by ex-CBC book
critic and English professor Ira
Nadel. As he invites Faculty of
Arts members, students or administrators alike in the studio,
Nadel engages in a dialogue that
seeks to explore more than just
the stage of academic research.
In this "behind the scenes"
approach ofthe somewhat stern
world of papers, reports and
classroom drama, Arts on Air
looks for the story behind the
"It's about the people and it's
about what brought them to do
what they're doing," said Nadel.
"I do not want you to tell me
abvout your research into 16th
century economic theory in Italy
... but... how did you become
interested in that? Did you spend
a summer in Italy? Did you have
a professor at one point who was
obsessed with medieval economics?"
This approach eases the
listener, whose ignorance ofthe
Italian Wars or coin minting in
the Renaissance era would not
prevent them from sharing the
pain of a high-school trauma
with the guest speaker. This
bond is paramount to Nadel, as it
is part ofthe mission of academia
to stimulate the transmission
of knowledge, a concept that is
inherent in the academic world.
"I feel that kind of obligation
to extend and broaden the horizon of faculty members, to get
them to reach towards the public.
Not just their students, but to a
larger audience," he stated.
Arts on Air focuses on the
Faculty of Arts in its full range.
Arts on Air guests have included
the former head ofthe history
department, young professors
"fresh out of Graduate School,"
and even the Dean of Arts,
Gage Averill.
Together they shape the
diversity of a faculty, a faculty
whose essence and purpose is
difficult to grasp without a constant effort of public relations.
"It's also part ofthe effort, but
this sounds too administrative, of
the kind of effort in the Faculty
of Arts to enhance communication," said Nadel.
The podcast is more than a
formal task ordered from the
Dean, Arts on Air appears as an
existing project that fits the gen
eral trend. "This is an adjunct of
that whole effort, which is now
5 or 6 years old, in the faculty
to tell the story, and to tell it in
interesting, attractive ways, of
course to students, but beyond."
For that enterprise, the host of
Arts on Air can count on the support of Nicole Gibillini and Linda
Givetash, both graduate students
in Journalism and producers of
the show.
"They run the technical side of
the recording," said Nadel. "And
most importantly they promote
the show through social media."
The show is now almost 3 years
old, both producers joined last
"He had the show but he wanted to expand it," said Givetash.
"[Nadeljis not a journalist, he is
a professor, so he really needed
more support."
Their work as producers, in
addition of post-production, also
shape the interview itself. "We
brainstorm [potential guests],
decide who we want to chase ...
We contact them, see if they're
interested and then pre-inter-
viewthem," stated Gibillini. Both
students set a framework for the
host, and try to get the guest in
the frame of mind of a meandering conversation, and not just a
report on their research.
Transmitting towards the
American border, east into
Coquitlam, and North and West
Vancouver, Arts on Air comes to
audiences who would not click
on a UBC web link. The podcast
not only enlarges the walls surrounding the Faculty of Arts, but
also seeks to bring them down,
and in turn to reveal the people
behind it, and the fresco they
together compose. Xi
UBC Film Society provides more to students than cheap movies
Joining clubs is a great way to meet
new people, and FilmSoc gives you
opportunities to both make new friends
and engage in something you love
Arman Raina
The UBC Film Society started off
the year with a screening of Godzilla at the Normand Bouchard
Theatre, located inside the SUB.
The original Godzilla premiered
60 years ago — it showed the
iconic monster laying waste to
Japanese towns just a decade after
Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and soon
became an international sensation. Despite relocating several
thousand miles to North America,
not much else has changed for
the "King-Of-Monsters." According James Mackin, FilmSoc
chairperson, the film was chosen
"because it did pretty well when it
came out and [they] thought they
could repeat that success."
However, the FilmSoc is not
all about second-runs of box office hits, Mackin explained.
"Sometimes we'll have periods
where we show more artistic
films. More films that university
studentfs] would expect to see at
university. And then we've had
periods of times where we show
more second run films. These are
films that have been in theatres
but they haven't come out on
DVD yet.... We are currently,
hopefully, in the transition of a
phase from a second-run theatre,
to a theatre showing more artistic films," said Mackin.
Whether it is an art film or a
commercial one, the FilmSoc's
immediate draw would appear to
be the relatively cheaper theatre
tickets ($5 for non-members
and $4 for members). The club
operates on an innovative credits
scheme which translate into half-
price drinks, free movies and
possibly free membership. Credits are obtained by volunteering
for the club and theatre, which
would in turn, help to keep costs
low. No experience is required to
volunteer, since any training necessary is delivered on the spot.
The contribution of volunteers and members seems to be
a cornerstone of FilmSoc. The
Norm theatre itself is named
after Normand Bouchard, a former executive ofthe society. The
Norm Theatre was built alongside the SUB in 1967 and has been
run by FilmSoc ever since and,
Mackin FilmSoc will continue
to run the theatre once the new
SUB is built.
One of perks of becoming a
member is the access to the club
room, featuring a 42-inch TV and
a predictably huge stash of DVDs.
The clubroom is at the North
Entrance. One has to be careful
not to miss it, since it's nestled
between the two sets of doors.
Alongside movie viewings and
a sweet clubroom, FilmSoc hosts
a few film production events
every year. The soonest being the
"10-hour Film Race," on October
10. While "it's open to public to
come and write, shoot and edit a
The Film Society holds both movie screenings and other film related events
film in 10 hours," Mackin clarified that "we are not teaching,
it's a competition. We will be
screening the films at the end of
the day."
Not all FilmSoc members are
learning film, though. Mackin does have a background in
film studies, though he said the
FilmSoc does manage to attract
"a wide variety of students, many
from arts and many from engineering." The FilmSoc offers a
variety of opportunities. Whether you just want cheap movies,
or dream of producing the next
Godzilla, UBC FilmSoc might
have something for you. Xi THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014    |    CULTURE
Joel Bakan is more than
your regular law prof
Beyond Words series gives
environmentalism a rlnewed voice
Filmmaker, author, prof, and juror for this year's BC spotlight Joel Bakan
Conner Bryan
Joel Bakan is not only a professor
of constitutional and contract
law, but also a filmmaker and an
author. As one ofthe jurors of this
year's BC Spotlight competition in
collaboration with the Vancouver
International Film Festival, Bakan
was tasked with the job of giving
recognition to local films.
Bakan teaches constitutional
and contract Law here at UBC.
His background extends to having
taught at the University of Toronto
Law school as well as New York
University. From the chilling
bite of an eastern wind blazing
through the streets of Manhattan,
Bakan moved to the rather similarly paced city of Vancouver roughly
thirty years ago to resume teachings. Starting in 1985, he worked as
a clerk for the Chief Justice ofthe
Supreme Court where he looked
"at relationships and often the gap
between law and social justice." A
central issue to a groundbreaking
film he co-created entitled The
Corporation (2003).
"I'm an accidental filmmaker,"
said Bakan, explaining how he
came across the idea of starting
The Corporation. While attending
a funeral he met with his co-creator Mark Achbar who pointed out
his interest in creating a film centred around globalization. Coinci-
dentally, Bakan was working on a
scholarly book he christened The
Corporation: A Pathological Pursuit
of Power. After slightly modifying
the book to accommodate a wider
range of audience, the two went
on to release both publications
"I'm a big believer in Canadian
film," Bakan elaborated. "And The
Corporation is a good example of a
film that probably could not have
been made in the United States
because it was made almost exclusively by public money."
This idea of socialized film
production lets people with an
"aesthetic vision," that are also
"politically challenging" — as
Bakan puts it — to enter the public
realm of entertainment whereas
major corporations like Disney and
Pixar for example, would normally
turn down the funding for such a
controversial screenplay.
That being said, Bakan noted
"the current federal government is
shrinking the budget for programs
like RCPC (aka the Canadian
Network for Psychoanalysis and
Culture), programs like Telefilm
Canada," which helps to organize
funds for supporting initiatives
and events that would primarily be
allocated to industry professionals.
So the government isn't as friendly
as it seems towards cultural institutions. Nonetheless, a little bit of
individual volunteer effort goes a
long way.
His sphere of influence in the
film industry is broadened further
once one takes into account his
participation with BC Spotlight.
Drawing from his professional
background, he worked with his
wife, actress, and singer Rebecca
Jenkins with regards to her film
Bye Bye Blues. The Vancouver
International Film Festival is
putting on a special 25th anniversary screening, in part, because
Bakan played a contributing factor
pertaining to the legal status ofthe
rights to this film.
"The film was dying," he stated.
"We couldn't get it on to iTunes,
we couldn't get it on to Netf lix,"
essentially because the rights
to the film were getting "lost in
to oblivion." This will ignite the
discussion held after the screening
facilitated by panelists on the topic
of preserving lost Canadian films
within the industry.
Bakan recently performed, as
a mere citizen, the role of juror for the upcoming Vancouver
International Film Festival where
he and three others were given
thirteen movies and told to watch,
take notes on, then rank these
films based on particular criteria.
The parties then collaborated in
order to come to a consensus on
what was best or in other words,
what rightfully deserves recognition.
As a citizen, above all, Bakan
puts an emphasis on the need for
individuals to "re-occupy" the
democratic institutions which
encourage cultural differences,
political enlightenment, and economic stability in a sense to see a
community within a society that
tends only to aggressively pursue
its own self interest. Xi
Jasmine Cheng
The third series of Beyond Words
introduces an intriguing and
uniquely original collaboration
between renowned Inuit throat
singer and recent recipient ofthe
Polaris Music Prize Tanya Tagaq
and environmentalist Severn
Cullis-Suzuki. Using spoken word
and music as their medium, the
two women will explore themes
ranging from justice to sustainability.
"[Beyond Words] started as a
very simple idea where I wanted
to combine writers and music,"
said Wendy Atkinson, Chan
Centre Programming Manager
and one ofthe program's founders.
Previous seasons have showcased
performances by songwriter John
K. Samson, writer Ivan Coyote,
performer Rae Spoon, and most recently, word artist Shane Koyczan.
Themes presented have ranged
from personal explorations of
gender issues to an anti-bullying
"It morphed from writers and
music to just using words in some
way as part of a performance but
throwing the net pretty wide as to
what that can look like. So it can
look different ways depending on
the performers that we chose,"
said Atkinson.
This season, Beyond Words
brings together two women who
are well known in their respective
fields in a collaboration that infuses topics of ecology, culture and
activism into a marriage of word
and music. It will be the first in
the Beyond Words series to touch
upon these themes. Although the
general concept behind the show
is made public, details ofthe performance will be kept secret from
the public until the live show. The
management team at Chan Centre
World renowned Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq
has given the duo artistic freedom
to create their own agenda and
shape the way their performance
will look. But from the little that
Cullis-Suzuki has revealed to
the productions team, it seems
that there will also be significant
focus on student opportunities for
"You can talk about environmental issues, but if people don't
have opportunity to have their
voices heard, or to be involved in
those decisions, then it doesn't
matter. They need to be involved,"
said Atkinson. "I think people can
be dismissive of younger people
and not encourage them to make
their voices heard and to be decision-makers and to be part ofthe
If Tanya Tagaq's and Severn
Cullis-Suzuki's past performances
are any indication of how this
show will turn out, theatre-goers
should prepare to be surprised,
moved and enlightened. Atkinson
predicts the show will be unlike
any other they have put on before.
"It's as much a mystery to me as
to anybody else who's in the audience. I just know they're excited to
work with each other."
Atkinson encourages students
in particular to come out, and
ensures that there will be ample
time provided at the end ofthe
performance for a question and
answer session and open discussion with the two women.
Beyond Words collaboration of
Severn Cullis-Suzuki and Tanya
Tagaq runs for two performances
on October 16 and 17 at the Telus
Studio Theatre in the Chan Centre
for the Performing Arts. Tickets are
$20 for students. Xi
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On Sunday and Monday, members of the Greek system celebrated as their recruitment peried came to an end and potential new members accepted bids to join the chapter of their choice. New fraternity recruits burst from the Klkt ] // Sports + Rec
The Boys
Mens squad focused and determined
Jack Hauen
Sports and Rec Editor
Continued from p. 16... Character
is built when your team goes
through a tumultuous review
process that threatened to destroy it altogether. It's built when
you see your fans' true spirit and
passion for your team as they
come together to do all they can
for the future ofthe game.
"It means we lean into pain. It
means when we have adversity,
we strive under adversity. We
love it when it gets hard. We long
for it. We beg for it," said Kuntz.
It's that attitude from their
head coach that means the
Thunderbirds can expect to put
in hard work in order to achieve
their individual and team goals.
"It's been hard every day. We've
challenged [the players] every
day because we know that this
is a hard place to be a student
athlete, this is a very hard sport
to be a student athlete. There's
no use disguising it, we might as
well show them right off the bat
that this is extremely hard."
They got a chance to prove
their willingness to perform in
difficult situations in the recent
three-game University of Regina
Tournament over the September
12-14 weekend. The Thunderbirds began the tournament with
a bang as they beat the Golden
Bears, the team that ousted them
from the post-season last year.
The next two games were both
one goal games — Calgary took
Saturday's game by a score of
4-3, scoring the winner with 1.9
seconds left on the clock. The
'Birds bounced back, however,
for Sunday's game against Lethbridge, in which they scraped out
a 5-4 victory after nearly blowing
a 4-1 first period lead. Kuntz had
to be pleased with the fact that
The men's team faced their fair share of adversity last season, and they'll have to do it again in 2014/15.
his team handily beat the squad
that knocked them out ofthe
playoffs last year, but said that
his team "could've done better"
in the series.
The men's team was on the chopping block last year -
they need to prove they can challenge expectations.
Milan Dragicevic was bench boss for 12 seasons - the
team will have to adjust to Kuntz's style.
Matt Hewitt needs to be better than his 4.10 GAA and
.874 SV% from last season if he wants the starter gig.
When they won, they often won big - but they were also
blown out too many times for comfort.
Before regular season play
ramps up again, Kuntz has been
getting his players ready for the
new year — that includes seven new faces in his lineup. The
Regina Tournament might not
have been the best outing for the
'Birds in terms of stability, but
Kuntz likes what he sees from his
new recruits.
He'll have a larger pool to work
with as far as goalies go this year,
as Matt Hewitt — who split the
season with Steven Stanford,
Luongo-Schneider-style — returns for another year in net. He
finished last season with a 4.10
goals against average and a .874
save percentage, but his statistics don't tell the full story, as
he sometimes found himself in
net during blowout games, the
responsibility for which can't be
placed entirely on his shoulders.
In addition to Hewitt, two
new masked faces join the 'Birds:
Eric Williams and Khaleed Devji.
Williams joins the team from a
starter position with the Western
Hockey League's Spokane Chiefs,
where he has spent the last two
and a half years. He posted 73 wins
in that time span, and maintained
an approximate 0.900 SV%, and a
3.14 and 2.67 GAA in 2012-13 and
2013-14, respectively. He's already
proven himself a winner, and
Kuntz said that he's "battling hard
every day in practice."
Devji comes from NCAA Division Ill's Salem State University,
where he only played four games
in 2012-13. Before that, he played
two seasons and 86 games with
the BCHL's Coquitlam Express,
keeping a 3.48-3.98 GAA and a
SV% just under 0.900.
"Khaleed ... saw an opportunity to be on our roster and has
worked hard, been a good person,
been a good teammate," said
He wouldn't comment on
who would be the starter, but
on paper, it looks to be a contest
between last season's half-starter
Hewitt and newcomer Williams.
On the front end, the Thunderbirds added five forwards to
their attack. Perhaps the most
interesting recruit is David
Robinson, a player who has spent
the last two seasons as a coach
of the BCHL Vernon Vipers.
Previously, he has played for
the Calgary Dinos in the CIS, as
well as the Vipers and the WHL
Chilliwack Bruins.
"He was a big recruit," said
Kuntz. "When he was recruited
in 2011 we went after him real
hard, I've kept in touch with him
ever since. He's got a lot of character, works real hard, he's the
kind of identity we're searching
Also new to the program is
Adam Rossignol, a veteran of five
seasons in the WHL and winner
ofthe Ed Chynoweth (WHL
Championship) Cup with Koote-
nay in 2011. He scored 57 points
in 223 regular season games
during his WHL career.
Rounding out the recruiting class for the 'Birds are left
wingers David Robinson and
Manraj Hayer, as well as right
wingers Justin Georgeson and
Robert Lindores.
Aside from the players, UBC
added one more major "recruit"
to their team: Tyler Kuntz. He's
been a five-year veteran defence-
man for the Thunderbirds, and
he's spent seven years as assistant coach — there are few people
with a more intimate knowledge
ofthe team. After Milan Dragicevic was let go, Kuntz was the obvious choice as his replacement.
Putting Kuntz at the helm
meant keeping the coach as
someone close to the 'Birds, and
in turn, keeping their core team
identity intact. "I like our group
returning," he said. "We've got
good leadership, got lots of skill,
got lots of character, and they
work hard."
They've proven they can play
under adversity, they've proven
they can take on the best team in
the league, and they've proven
they can be legitimate playoff
contenders. Now, the Thunderbirds just need to prove they can
go the distance.
The 'Birds play their homecoming game this Friday, September
26 at Doug Mitchell Thunderbird
Arena at 7:00 pm against the
Alberta Golden Bears. Xi THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25,2014    |   SPORTS    |    13
The Girls
Women's team looking for redemption
After an early playoff defeat last year, expectations haven't changed for the record-setting women's squad.
Jenny Tang
After a disappointing third
place ranking in the Canada
West League and a bitter loss
in the second round of playoffs, the UBC women's hockey
team is looking to bounce back
and make more history for
the Thunderbirds.
New recruits and coaches are
joining the Thunderbird family.
Among those is Assistant Coach
Mike Sommer — whose credentials range from his native BC
all the way to New Zealand — as
well as Goaltending Coach Brendan Metz.
According to coach Thomas, last year was "emotional
and mentally inconsistent. We
focused so much on getting [to
Nationals], when we should
[have] really [been] focusing on
[the current] weekend and the efforts during the week in practice,
in the classroom, in the weight
room and on the ice."
The 2013-14 season was a
roller coaster of ups and downs,
but the 'Birds most notable
accomplishment was their 20
regular-season wins, which
made history at UBC. However,
the T-Birds are starting off on a
clean slate with new ideas and a
new mindset.
"We're just going to get better," Thomas said. "And focus
on building and go through the
process together as a team and
not get caught up in our wins and
Coming off of a clean sweep
at the BC Challenge Cup, and
winning 2 out of 3 of their matches in the Calgary Exhibition
Tournament, it would be easy for
the 'Birds to get complacent. But
with the regular season looming,
the team can hardly slack.
"We can't take anything for
granted, nothing's going to come
easy," said Thomas.
"I feel like we have the strongest league in Canada, and it's going to be hard. Even the bottom
teams got [stronger]."
Everyone is eager for some
Thunderbird action, from the
freshmen who will be wearing
blue and gold for the first time,
to the middle year students who
return eager to push harder than
ever before, to the seniors, who
want to make this season count.
The 'Birds will be welcoming
back their veteran players, such
as fifth year Tatiana Rafter, who
was named Canada West player of
the year and was on the gold-winning Canadian team in the Winter
Universiade in 2013, and fifth
year Sarah Casorso, who (along
with Rafter) was named to the
first-team Canada West All-Stars.
They will be saying their goodbyes
at the end of this season, but not
without making the most of their
senior year.
Thomas emphasized his team's
commitment to the big picture.
"Our focus this year is to try not get
caught up in games, or in the ranking or individual accolades, and
instead focus on the team," he said.
On paper, the biggest upgrade
the women's team has made is
on the defensive end. All three of
UBC's goaltenders are returning,
as well as a fourth addition in the
form of newcomer Katie Green-
way, who played in the Calgary
Tournament with the Thunderbirds last weekend.
The women's squad also added
four new defensemen to stack
their back line, one of whom is
Kelly Murray, a major recruit
for the 'Birds. Murray spent the
last two seasons with the NCAA
Division I Cornell University Big
Red. She has also won gold with
Team Alberta's Under-18 section
at the Canada Winter Games, and
taken part in Hockey Canada's
U18 program.
"I think we're going to be a
team to contend with." Thomas
said. "We're pretty solid."
That said, the Canada West
League is not an easy pool to
be in; the 'Birds have not been
the only team building up their
roster. Their rival — and the
team that beat them the previous
weekend — Calgary Dinos have
recruited two Russian Olympians
to play along with their returning
"It's exciting because we all get
really competitive," said Thomas,
"but at the same time there's not
going to be any easy games, so
we have to make sure that we're
dedicated and that we work to get
better all the time and make sure
that we get to where we want to
be at the end ofthe year."
The 'Birds will be offered a
chance at redeeming their shortlived post-season from last year.
The opponent in their season opener is none other than the Saskatchewan Huskies, who they lost to in
their second round of playoffs.
The 'Birds will play the University of Saskatchewan Huskies on
Friday, October 3rd at Thunderbird Arena. Look for them to come
out flying — as Coach Thomas has
said once before, "It's time for a
little redemption." Xi
It was an early exit for a team with normally high expec
tations - look for them to rally this year.
Coach Thomas said it himself: this team needs to stay in
the moment and take it game-by-game to win.
New Faces
It's unlikely that any of their additions will turn out poorly,
but with so much talent, it's always a balancing act.
but suffered from Canucks disease and choked when it
mattered. 14    |   SPORTS    |    THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25,2014
Preseason tournaments
The men's squad beat their most bitter rivals in Regina.
Jack Hauen
Sports and Rec Editor
The men's team took part in the
University of Regina Tournament
over the September 12-14 weekend
to play three games in three days
against three different teams.
Fatigue was definitely an issue for
the team by the end of the series,
but they managed to skate away
with a winning record of 2-1.
UBC began their weekend on
the right foot. In a show of exorcising their demons, the 'Birds
took Friday's game by a score of
4-1 against reigning CIS champions - and the team that knocked
them out ofthe playoffs last year
- the Alberta Golden Bears.
The 'Birds continued the
tournament Saturday as they
fell 4-3 to the Calgary Dinos in
a last-second heartbreaker -
almost literally - as they netted
the winner with 1.9 ticks left on
the clock, 10 seconds after Brad
Hoban had a beautiful chance to
net the winner himself but was
stoned on a breakaway.
The tournament ended on a
positive note for the T-Birds, as
they took home the final game on
Sunday against the Lethbridge
Pronghorns. Although UBC came
perilously close to blowing their
4-1 lead, they held on to take it
Though he was obviously
pleased that his team beat last
year's CIS champions, Kuntz
wasn't impressed with their
overall effort. "I thought we
could've done better," he said. "I
thought we had a chance to win
on Saturday, I thought we had
a chance to put away a team on
Sunday with a 4-1 lead. No, I'm
not happy." tJ
■ Both sguads'records in their tourneys.
Combined goals for.
-  Combined goals
The women's squad left the Calgary Tournament with a 2-1 record.
Jenny Tang
This weekend the women's squad
hit the ice in Calgary, emerging
victorious twice out of three times
in the Calgary Tournament.
The 'Birds faced off with their
Canada West rival, the home team
Calgary Dinos, and came out on
top with a 4-3 win on the first
night. They then went on to play
the Calgary Infernos, a professional team with some of Canada's
top-ranked players, in an exhibition match that the Infernos
went on to win 4-2 with an empty
netter goal in the last minute.
However, the Birds bounced
back and played the University of
Guelph Gryphons, and, playing
what was considered their best
game against the top-ranking
team, had an easy 5-1 victory.
"We got our mojo on," coach
Thomas said, seemingly very
happy with the results. "Sometimes you get some lulls or down
periods, which is something that
we struggled with last year."
The weekend also gave
newcomer goalie Katie Green-
way a chance to don a blue and
gold jersey in the Inferno game.
Greenway is one ofthe many
new recruits that the 'Birds are
hoping to have in their regular
season games for the upcoming
2014/15 year.
"We got a real team builder
weekend out of that, we got to
spend some time together as a
team," Thomas added. "A weekend like this away is great, it was
really an accomplishment [with]
getting to know each other better
and playing as hard we can." Xi
quentin schmidt ■ nikola brown-
; i
1. What classic UBC thing do you still need to
do before you graduate?
Overnight in some slightly
illegal/frowned upon
On campus self-directed pub crawl, and find
oneof my stolen bikes.
I have never done the
guess I am stripping
down this year.
Jump into the outdoor
pool after hours, but I
think its a little too late
Participate in Storm the Wall.
2. What do you think is the biggest myth about
being a varsity athlete?
The "dumb jock", at least
[it's] not applicable to
volleyball guys...
That we eat and sleep more
than babies. Actually that's
That we are actually an
undercover bicycle gang.
That we are athletes before
students and get everything paidforus.
People think varsity athletes
have a healthy lifestyle,
but in reality we also have
our moments of unhealthy
3. What "words of wisdom" do you live by?
"If you ain't first, you're
last"-Ricky Bobby
As the great Ms. Frizzle
says: "Take chances,
make mistakes... get
"Hard work beats talent
when talent doesn't work
No pain no game.
4. Finish this sentence: When I was a rookie..
...I looked great dressed
up as a care bear.
...skit night was
women's hockey first
post-season win in
program history.
... none of this anti-hazing
stuff was around. Life was
rough, but way better.
...things hurt less. And
learned "time management" is not a joke.
... it was difficult to adapt
to balancing school with
my soccer commitment.
5. What activity will you take up when you
Exploring the world! Or
Leisure exercise, like
Probably take up hot
1 lovesnowboarding and
1 will never retire from
falconry. Or both.
power walking or boga
yoga with my new best
it will always be my winter
the beautiful game of
friend ZoeFettig-Winn
from the rowing team.
Maybe see where that
hobby, but aftera decade
of rugby and a couple impeding injuries 1 mightfind
something newand less
stressful on the body.
soccer! THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25,2014    I    SPORTS    I   15
Places to Be: Canmore, AB
Ha Ling Peak in Canmore.
Mormei Zanke
Most people have heard of Banff,
the small rocky mountain town
nestled at the base of Rundle
Mountain, but most people will
have no idea where Canmore is.
If I only had a few words, I
would say Canmore is like Banff's
infinitely more relaxed half-brother. In Banff you get the mountains,
nature, and all the rocky moun-
tain-themed magnets your heart
desires. In Canmore, you get the
nitty gritty, mountain local, run-
into-a-moose lifestyle. And the
strangest part about it? Banff and
Canmore are only 20 kilometers
Canmore rests against the
backdrop of Ha Ling Peak, not too
far away from the infamous Three
Sisters mountain range. The bow
river streams through the measly 70 kilometre squared town of
Historically a mining town,
there are a few pretty interesting
legends about the small metropolis.
The one on the top of my list is the
story of Ha Ling, the man after
whom the surrounding peak is
Ha Ling was a chef back in 1896
for the Canadian Pacific Railway.
He was bet $50 that he couldn't
climb the peak and plant a flag at the
summit in less than 10 hours. He left
early on a Saturday morning, and
according to the local newspapers,
was back in time for lunch. Unfortunately, the flag he planted was not
visible from the bottom, so he had to
lead those who were skeptical back
up the peak and plant a larger flag
beside the original.
Now, Ha Ling Peak is a popular
hiking trail and a climbing staple
for all locals in the area. The story
of Ha Ling embodies the spirit of
Canmore; the town is inhabited
by people who, like Ha Ling, work
hard and have a deep respect for
I am reminded ofthe time my
dad insisted we hike the trail in
mid-February. I only had a pair of
fleece pants and a too-small ski
jacket, but accepted the challenge nonetheless. My dad did not
orchestrate this hike out of cruel
intention, I think he legitimately
wanted to climb Ha Ling in the
snow. Which, in my opinion, is a
special kind of crazy.
In any case, we started out early
and made our way up the winding
peak. When we reached the tree
line we no longer had shelter from
the wind and blowing snow, and we
struggled to scramble up the steep
precipice. The loose stone worked
against us and as a result we had to
climb on all fours up the treacherous
incline. Then, like a good dream,
we made it to the summit and were
greeted by the radiant view of Can-
more. It had been patiently waiting
there for us the whole time. I like to
think Ha Ling had similar emotions
when he completed his trek.
One ofthe side effects of being
located in one of the most beautiful places in the world is that
nature automatically shapes the
composition ofthe municipality.
In Canmore you can find seriously well-established cultures
surrounding hiking, mountain
biking, skiing, boarding, rock
climbing, skating, camping and
anything else related to the great
outdoors. Canmore is where the
real locals live, the ones who live
and breathe the Rockies.
There are hundreds of hiking
trails leading out of Canmore
to take advantage of. Another
perk is the close proximity to the
Nordic Centre, which is used as
an Olympic training ground for
cross-country skiers. As a result,
they have some pretty fantastic
facilities! You can hike front
country and get some spectacular
views ofthe reservoir below and
the outstretched valley. Not to
mention their biking trails, day
lodges, and disc golf equipment.
The trails within the city
are pleasant as well. One of my
favourites is a trail that hugs
the bow river. It leads you to a
canola field with a great view of
the Three Sisters who look on in
splendid passivity. The quaint
path takes you throughout the
whole city and then unleashes
you out into a forest.
Of course, if one hikes a lot,
one must eat a lot, which is
why Canmore is also known for
its excellent restaurants and
bistros. They've got everything
form tapas to sushi, spaghetti to
grilled cheese.
My favourite restaurant is a
place called Chef Studio Japan.
It is tucked away in a side street
and is crowded with pillows and
low tables. The restaurant is actually probably only 300 sq. feet,
so the lineup is always long. The
sushi is made in front of you and
the teriyaki is always steaming.
Canmore is full of those kinds
of surprises. It's different for
everyone. It is what you want it
to be. It's a place to shape your
own experiences.
Ha Ling climbed that peak for
$50 dollars, but he also climbed that
peak to prove a point. He was just
one guy with a flag. Go and have
your own adventures. Canmore's
the place to do it. Xi
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Men's & Women's
Hockey Previews
"Speed. Work ethic. Character."
Four words that new head
coach Tyler Kuntz expects his
team to live by this season. Speed
and work ethic are clear-cut
expectations — time from blue
line to blue line, hours in the
gym. Character is more difficult
to qualify.
It can be built from positive
outcomes, as it was last year
when the Thunderbirds barely
snuck into the playoffs, only
because another team lost, or
when they took the first round
from the Saskatchewan Huskies against all expectations.
It can be built from negative
outcomes, as was the case when
the Alberta Golden Bears shattered the 'Birds' hopes in two
games on their way to becoming
CIS champions.
Continued on p.12
The men's team will strive to prove their doubters wrong, while the women's squad will look for redemption in 2014/15.
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16- Iridescent gemstone
17-Voice of America org.
18-Swedish imports
19- Exchange for money
20- Woman s loose dressing
22- Head supporters
23-Jazz flutist Herbie
24-Queue before Q
26-Nautical pole
33-Olds model
34- Form of lyrical poem
35-Uno + due
36- Must've been something
37- "Die Fledermaus" maid
38-Biological bristle
39- Kind of fingerprint
40-"All My Children" vixen
41- Gossip
42- Vigorous exercises
44- Burning of another's
45- Paint layer
48- Lustrous black
51- Inhabitant of Spain
55- Eye layer
59- Dresden denial
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61-Writer Sarah Jewett
62-IRS IDs
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