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Canadian folk-pop troubadour Jeremy Fisher first broke onto the scene
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LAST DANCER • The UBC Film Society will be showing Mao's Last
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Council cuts Ahmadian off from land use
AMS Council has passed a motion ordering AMS President
Bijan Ahmadian not to discuss land use issues with the
The resolution, which passed
23-3, gives VP Academic and
University Affairs Ben Cappellacci the sole power to communicate with the UBC administration about the proposed changes
to the Land Use Plan. The resolution came because council believed that Ahmadian was not
following its will when it came
to land use negotiations.
This motion comes just weeks
before UBC will hold a public
hearing on amending the land
use plan, which determines
what gets built where on campus. The hearing is scheduled
for November 30.
Katherine Tyson, the chair
of the university and external
relations committee (UERC,
also called 'UnECoRn'), alleged
that Ahmadian had deliberately
changed the content of a letter
to UBC Campus and Community Planning (CCP) that the committee had drafted.
Tyson said that this was a
breach of the president's responsibility to implement and
From left to right: Bijan Ahmadian, Elm Tayyar, Jeremy McElroy and Ben Cappellacci. GEOFF LISTER PHOTO/THE UBYSSEY
communicate policy decided
by council.
"We read through both letters and found it quite disturbing how different they were,"
said Tyson during the meeting.
The letter was drafted in response to CCP's request for input on zoning definitions for the
University Boulevard and Gage
South neighbourhoods. Ahmadian said that he changed the content of the original letter, which
was drafted by Associate VP Academic and University Affairs
Sean Cregten and VP External
Jeremy McElroy, because itwas
"not in accordance with council policy."
"In fact, it [said] a lot of new
things that council has never taken a position on," said
Council passed an official
land use policy on September
15. Ahmadian was the only person to vote against it.
Ahmadian claimed that council's motion silencing him on
land use violated AMS by-laws
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which give the president sole
responsibility over public relations. He claimed that "public relations" included dealings with
the university and was notlimit-
ed to speaking to the media and
responding to public inquiries.
He told council multiple times
that because of this he would not
adhere to the motion.
"I will continue to tell the university that I have the final say
in what the council's policies
are," he said.
"Council would
never ask me to
He also maintained that he
would represent the AMS at the
public hearing if he believed
Cappellacci would misrepresent
AMS policy.
"If I see something that I don't
like and he doesn't change it, I
will be behind the mic giving
that speech," he told council.
Tyson disagreed. "The only
one that has misrepresented
our policy is Bijan," she said.
"Ben has never misrepresented our policies."
Arts Councillor Rory Breasail
said that he had lost his faith in
"I have no trust in this president's ability to represent accurately the views that the committee has decided upon," said
Breasail. "Ifyou decide to overrule the will of council, expect
a censure motion."
McElroy, Cappellacci and VP
Finance Elin Tayyar all spoke in
favour of the motion, although
they abstained from the final
"Bijan, the things that you
said about the land use plan and
thatyou are the spokesperson of
the society, is something we've
had issue with in the past," said
Cappellacci, who, aside from a
few comments, did not engage
in the debate.
Earlier in the meeting, Ahmadian had praised Cappellacci for his work on the land
use issue. As the debate became more heated, however,
Ahmadian claimed that at times
Cappellacci has misrepresented
the AMS to the university.
"In fact some of the things
that he has said in meetings,
I've had to go back and apologize for," Ahmadian said. He
declined to give specific examples of such incidents.
The motion also contained a
clause asking the AMS ombudsperson to investigate whether Ahmadian's actions were
"I'm absolutely confident that
what I wrote was [more] in line
with the council policy.. .than the
letter they had originally produced," said Ahmadian.
Last November, council voted on whether to censure former AMS President Blake Frederick following a press release
he sent out in response to the
cancellation of the bus loop
project that was critical of UBC
Administration. Some councillors compared Bijan's defiance of council to that previous AMS scandal.
"I seem to recall an individual lastyear who was exactly in
your same seat and claimed the
exact same thing. And he went
out and made a complaint to
the United Nations," said Commerce Councillor Chad Embree.
Ahmadian said he resented
such comparisons.
"[Frederick] was presenting
something that was not council's position, whereas here I
was presenting something that
was council's position."
"The only one that
has misrepresented
our policy is Bijan."
During a presidential debate in January, Ahmadian
said that he would resign if
council asked him to by a two-
thirds majority.
"When your council has lost
confidence in you, there's no
point in staying there," he said.
Ahmadian is not concerned
that this is a possibility.
"Council would never ask me
to resign," he said, tl 4/UBYSSEY.CA/NEWS/2010.11.15
Veterans honoured at ceremony
Eighty-seven-year-old veteran
and UBC graduate Ed Trewin
wears his Canadian Air Force
attire once a year.
His shoes shined and neatly
laced, the former pilot can find
only one word to describe the
feeling of putting on his uniform on November 11.
"It's wonderful," he said. "Just
Trewin was one of approximately 1000 people who gathered in the War Memorial Gym
on November 11 to observe Remembrance Day
Professor and University Marshal Nancy Hermiston began the
ceremony by offering a solemn
reminder ofthe importance of
Remembrance Day.
"It is a time to honor and to remember not only all those who
have served but also those who
continue to serve in times of
war, military conflict and peace.
We pause to acknowledge their
sacrifices," she said.
Hermiston underscored Canada's privilege of being a peaceful nation. Reading a message
from the Federal Department of
Veteran's Affairs' Ian Robertson,
past chair ofthe UBC Alumni Association, she emphasized, "This
peace is possible only because
it has been protected by the efforts...of generations of Canadians over the years."
Vancouver MP Joyce Murray
praised, in French, the work of
those who work to maintain
peace and equity.
Murray also offered an account of two young Vancouver
reservists in Italy, on leave from
active duty in Afghanistan. Upon
their arrival in a small town,
"Matt and Kyle" were greeted
with embraces from an elderly
Italian woman," who thanked
them for her liberation by Canadian soldiers 66 years earlier."
Murray drew parallels between the campaigns of earlier wars and current conflicts.
"Matt and Kyle expressed
their hope that there would be
a young Afghan girl who, years
from now, will give thanks for
Canadian efforts in a difficult
war," she said.
The traditional moment of silence was observed at 11am, followed by the placing of wreaths.
The University Singers followed
AMS President Bijan Ahmadi-
an's reading of "In Flanders
Fields" with a moving a capp el-
la rendition ofthe poem.
Hermiston closed the ceremony with a reading from Laurence Binyon's "For the Fallen."
"At the going down ofthe sun
and in the morning/We will remember them." tl
Sorority raises $15k for diabetes
in 12-hour cycle-a-thon
as soci ate. news@u byssey. ca
Members of the sorority Alpha
Gamma Delta are riding high after raising $15,000 for The Canadian Diabetes Association.
They had initially aimed for only
The sorority organized a 12-
hour cycle-a-thon fundraiser last
Sunday at the UBC Bird Coop
as part of National Diabetes
Awareness Month, which aims
to create awareness of the illness throughout November. The
profits raised will go to Camp
Kakhamela, a summer camp for
children with type one diabetes.
"Internationally, the Kappa
Delta Gamma sororities collectively chose to fundraise for the
cause of diabetes," said Jess Murphy, event coordinator and sorority member.
The event was the first of its
kind for the sorority. "I've always
wanted to put on a cycle-a-thon. It
really makes sense for our organization because we value being
active on campus," Murphy said.
Camp Kakhamela was chosen because many of the sorority members have close friends or
family who have diabetes, including one member ofthe sorority.
Johanna Mickelson had a cousin who had type one diabetes who
passed away from her illness and
acknowledges the importance of
the cause.
"Camp Kakhamela is an amazing experience that allows children to have fun in a camp designed for them, where they get
the love and support from nurses, doctors and, most importantly, their peers," she said.
"It is a great
feeling knowing
that through this
one event we
are sending 15
children to camp.'
"While I firmly believe that
research is a fundamental aspect to tackling this illness, I
also believe this camp really
helps with the present situation
and how to make the best of it."
Angela Miller, one of Sunday's
participants, is looking forward
to seeing the sisters' efforts put
into place.
"We always raise money for a
diabetes foundation, but when
raising money for this one specifically we are able to see the results of our efforts," she said. "It
is a great feeling knowing that
through this one event we are
sending 15 children to camp."
Murphy wanted to remind
students that November 14 is National Diabetes Awareness Day
"I think it's really important
that everyone should research
diabetes and understand the
causes and effects," she said.
"So many people are susceptible to type one and type two diabetes, and I would advise that
in spare study time [students]
look it up and try to gain some
understanding of it," she said. 2010.11.15/UBYSSEY.CA/NEWS/5
Researchers misdirecting money intended for students
'n-campus research jobs
are an enticing way to make
good money, limit commute
times and gain relevant work
But there can be a catch. For
many, the line blurs from student and supervisor to employee
and employer. And there are cases where researchers are taking
funds intended to pay students
for work and diverting them to
pay for their grants and labs.
Sumedha Sharma, president
of the Science Undergraduate
Society, said that research positions for undergraduates are
very competitive and students
would be loath to lose them.
"There's not much exposure
for these opportunities out there
for students, and if there is, it's
really competitive," she said.
Sharma, who is a fourth year
student majoring in integrated
science in geology and microbiology, went on to say that undergraduate researchers are sometimes treated poorly in labs.
"[There's] noway they'll put the
lab at stake for you, so if something goes wrong, the pain does
come down on the lowest person
working in the lab, which are the
undergrad researchers," she said.
Two students have independently come forward to the The
Ubyssey alleging that UBC researchers were falsely claiming they were paying students
in their labs and were instead
redirecting those funds towards
paying off research grants or
purchasing equipment for labs.
A student who wished to conceal his identity in order to protect his job, hereafter referred
to as Hassan, said that he was
hired on to his position in the
"My supervisor and I never talked about finances...but
it was pretty much a full-time
job," he said.
Hassan continued working at
the lab when the school year began and was expected to work as
much as he did during the summer. He said that he was given even more responsibility
and was essentially the project manager of the team.
One day, Hassan stumbled upon a budget for the
project that allocated over
$10,000 for an undergraduate student to lead the
project. He said that this
budget, obtained by The
Ubyssey, would be used to apply for research grants. He has
never been paid.
"When I first found out I felt
really upset and really taken
advantage of," he said. "I didn't
feel comfortable taking these
concerns to the researcher [because] I knew that my job would
probably be at stake because
there's someone who would do
it for free and it's a very good
According to Hassan, his boss
would often make comments
that hinted at the fact that he was
lying on his grant applications.
"There would be times in lab
meetings where he would say,
'Well, whatyou put on the grant
applications isn't necessarily
what you do,' and make a joke
about it," said Hassan.
Because he isn't being paid for
his work, Hassan needs to work
a second job—on top of his academics—to pay his bills.
Another undergraduate student, Gary, was excited when he
got a research job in his field.
And when Gary, whose identity has also been changed,
suggested to his boss that
they make his job a Work
Study position to allow
him to get a raise, his
employer was very
much on board.
"My boss was
just as I excited
as I was," said
Study is a
at UBC
campuses in which universities subsidize the wages of students who are employed on campus. At UBC, the amount is usually $9 an hour.
However, when the application
went through, Gary said that his
boss told him that he had to lie to
UBC Career Services about how
many hours he was working.
The researcher asked him to
report working significantly fewer hours than he was, so that
he could be paid the same as if
his job wasn't a Work Study position. His were not would then
use the money Work Study was
providing to pay off research
grants. His employer told him
that he had asked other students in the past to lie about
their hours as well; by this logic, if Gary were to be paid the
the full amount, it wouldn't be
fair to those students.
"I was pissed off, but was too
cowardly to say anything [to
anyone else]," said Gary.
Gary felt conflicted, but decided that he didn't feel comfortable lying. He eventually left his position because his employer said
he couldn't afford to
pay him his full salary.
"I wish that I hadn't
even asked for Work
Study. I don't understand what [my
boss] was thinking. Why would
I go to Work
Study to help
him pay off
his grants?"
that he
someone from UBC Career Services, but they weren't able to
help him. He said that if he
filed a complaint and UBC did
an internal audit, his work relationship would be ruined
with the researcher, and so he
would probably have to leave
his job anyway. He also said
that any chances of receiving
a good recommendation letter
would be totally lost.
Sharma said many students are unlikely to speak
out against professors because
they need the reference letters.
"You're in a position of lower
power, and you want the reference, obviously," she said. "You
won't be against the prof."
Director of Career Services Howie Outerbridge said
that this is not the first time
he's heard about this sort of
"This has come up in the past,
[although] very infrequently
considering that this year we
have close to 1500 students
going through the Work Study
program," he said.
"We are in very close contact
with internal audit as well as
human resources departments
on campus to try and ensure
that students are indeed being compensated for the work
that they're paying at the wage
that they've been agreed to be
paid at.
"And when you're off campus
working, things like the Employment Standards Act, laws
around discrimination, human
rights code, etcetera would protect you."
Sharma, who was involved in
Work Study, said that she is not
aware of any resources presently that students could turn to in
these situations.
"I know co-op has work visits, but Work Study has none
of those," she said. "I honestly
don't know myself if there are
any other resources."
This is little consolation to
Gary, however, who believes
that many other students are
in similar positions to his.
"There's hundreds of work
study positions out there, so
there's absolutely no chance
that I'm one in 1600," he
"If this happened to me,
it happened to somebody
else, and that's just not
cool." til 6/UBYSSEY.CA/CULTURE/2010.11.15
ASSOCIATE ANNA ZORIA»associate.culture@ubyssey.ca
"The Andy Warhol of his time"
Man Ray and African art in the West
For most of Western art's history, artwork from non-European,
non-Christian cultures was not
attributed any intrinsic artistic value. A Buddha statue from
northern India or a totem pole
from Canada's northwest Aboriginal communities were both categorized as curio or artifacts,
not art. They had anthropological significance, and could provide glimpses into the cultures
and cosmologies of "primitive"
peoples, but they possessed no
inherent aesthetic value.
That began to change in the
early years of the 20th century
via avant-garde movements in
North America and Europe. This
transition is the focus of Man
Ray, African Art and the Modernist Lens, featured at UBC's
Museum of Anthropology until January 23. The exhibit features photographs of African
sculpture by the titular artist
and other members ofthe Surrealist milieu taken in the 1920s
and '30s. Many ofthe sculptures
are featured alongside their photographs, leaving visitors to interpret the gap between the reality ofthe objects and their in-
tepretation on film.
"By conflating the
content and the
the African objects
and experimental
photography—theres a
reciprocal relationship."
Man Ray was, in the words
of Wendy Grossman, the show's
curator, "the Andy Warhol of his
"He had a great career, both
commercially and artistically,
in the Surrealist circle," said
Grossman. "Andre Breton, [in
his] Surrealist Manifesto, and
Photos contrast humans with sculptures. PHOTO COURTESY OF MOA
subsequent publications and
literary [works], [featured] Man
Ray photographs. He was at the
forefront of avant-garde photographic practices."
The American photographer
made use of dramatic shadows, image reversal and solar-
ization to highlight features of
the sculptures he was photographing. Many are depicted
alongside human models, who
pose with the objets d'art wearing expressions that range from
reflective to silly. In the course
of arranging and photographing
ritualistic artifacts from Africa,
Man Ray and his ilk projected
them from the realm of anthropological curiosity to that of high
art. By tracing their subjects
in black and silver, light and
shadow, artists brought them
from the realm of concrete existence to two-dimensional
"We see the apotheosis of
this development in 1935, when
the Museum of Modern Art in
New York put these objects in
the same room...[and] on the
same pedestals where they had
months before done their exhibition of modern art," said
Grossman. The appearance
of Man Ray's photographs in
publications like Paris's Cahier
D'Art brought African art into the
Western consciousness, giving
validity to anonymous artwork
created in the context of radically different cultures.
At the time when Man Ray's
work began gaining popularity, photography was regarded
as a convenient technology for
preserving memories rather
than a means of artistic expression. By combining photography with sculpture from other
cultures, the works on display
at the MOA changed the roles
of both mediums in Western
artistic culture.
"By conflating the content
and the form—meaning the African objects and experimental
photography—there's a reciprocal relationship," said Grossman. She was quick to note,
however, that photographers
weren't the only ones raising
the aesthetic value of alien art
"It was the Surrealist artists,
the painters, the sculptors, who
also were embracing this kind of
aesthetic appreciation of these
objects. The main uniqueness of
this exhibition is that, historically, this story of the modern artists' appreciation and embracing of African art in the early
20th century has been all about
the painters and the sculptors,
and photography has basically
been ignored. This is adding to
that story," she said.
The viewer is able to separate
the reality of the objects themselves from their photographic
interpretations when the two are
depicted side by side. They are given the opportunity to see the objects as the artists did and recognize the spirit imbued by the camera. Ultimately, it is this discrepancy between reality and depiction that Grossman wants to see
visitors take away from the exhibit—the ability to "realize that every
photograph, no matter how documentary it pretends to be, ultimately is an interpretation." tl
Man Ray, African Art and the
Modernist Lens runs until January 23 at the Museum of Anthropology. Entrance is free for UBC
students and staff.
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While not
known for its
desserts, Japanese cuisine
has a plethora
| of sweet treats,
proving that
iare is more diverse than sushi and miso
soup. From the ever popular mochi
to green tea ice cream and sweet
buns, these desserts can be enjoyed by sugar addicts and those
with a softer palate alike.
First and probably one ofthe
most well-known is mochi, a small
golf ball-sized cake stuffed with
something sweet. The mochi batter is made from glutinous rice,
giving the dumpling a spongy texture and a gelatinous consistency with a mild taste. This treat is
usually filled with sweet red bean
paste made from the azuki bean.
Because the paste is almost sickly sweet, the neutral taste of the
mochi batter balances this nicely.
As a final touch, mochi is sometimes rolled in powdered sugar,
peanuts or sesame seeds.
"Mochi is eaten during the Japanese New Year," explains Angie
Chen, a fifth year student in dietetics. "The mochi is traditionally made using a wooden mallet
and mortar. However, it can be
easily bought in supermarkets,
so this method isn't as common
Japan is also home to several
varieties of sweet buns, the most
popular being anpan and mel-
onpan. Anpan is typically filled
with red or white bean paste.
The dough which surrounds this
paste is made with white flour
and has a plain taste. Melonpan,
which resembles a cantaloupe, is
another version ofthe sweet bun.
Covered in a thin layer of cookie
dough, it doesn't taste like melon.
Instead, it is popular for melon-
pan to be filled with dark chocolate or rich thick custard. Funnily enough, both of these sweet
bun varieties spawned popular
anime characters: Anpanman,
whose head is an anpan, and Mel-
onpanna, his female sidekick.
So, where is the best place in
Vancouver to sample these treats?
I would recommend Kei's Bakery
at 2351 Burrard Street, which can
be easily reached from campus
via the 84 VCC-Clark. An authentic Japanese bakery, the service is
exceptional and dessert prices
reasonable, tl
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We all know that every decade
has its "look." The 80s were all
about the bad boy a la Christian
Slater; the 90s were about the pretty boys such as Leonardo DiCaprio
or boy band drones. Well, come
2010, thanks to nerd heroes like
Michael Cera and Andy Samberg,
girls all around the world have
come to realize that male nerds
are actually super hot.
Just take Garth, who's in his
fourth year in animal biology
and is giving us a confident look
that says, "Yeah, I've been getting more pussy than an SPCA.
What have you done with your
life?" So ifyou need an excuse
to start wearing chunky cardigans and shoulder bags, that's
it right there.
There's only a few nice days of
fall left until things outside get
ugly, so whip those shorts out of
the closet and show winter that
you're not going down without
a fight. As a general rule, you
should keep the bare skin ratio
from tipping into slut territory by picking only one asset to
exploit: gams or cleavage. So if
you're gonna take your legs out
to party, leave your shirt bunnies at home.
Third-year English major
Amanda shows that she has fully grasped this concept by pairing her short shorts with an oversized blazer and a scarf. The classic Doc Martens are also a great
choice for rain, shine or inducing chubbies in punk-fetishists.
Eric, who's in his fourth year at
Sauder, defies the business stereotype and shows thatyou can
look cool and collected without
wearing a suit and pretending
you're Don Draper.
It's also refreshing to see a
guy with a skateboard wearing
a leather jacket totally devoid
of liberty spikes or a Crass back
patch. With his immaculately disorganized hair and graphic designer glasses, Eric gives a nod
to punk rock while managing to
stay within Sauder's clearly defined radius of non-offensiveness.
Notice that both gentlemen
are also rocking some facial
scruff. This look is especially in
right now, as we are in the month
of Movember.
BFA Acting
His friend Ben, who's in the BFA
acting program, goes for a casual look with plaid, a corduroy
jacket and ripped jeans. Surprisingly, he has told us that
most of his clothes have either
been stolen from his friends or
bought in thrift shops.
We like to imagine he has a
friends list full of guys with
the same body type, from
whom he casually picks clothing items like some sort of cat
burglar trying on outfits in
the dead of night. Follow his
lead. This weekend, go shopping in your friends' closets.
Bonus points if they're not
home/passed out/too rich to
notice. It's the best deal in
town, til
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Fine Mist on heart, drum breaks
Local pop duo burn bridges on Public Domain
A word of warning: if for some
reason you leave your drums at
Fine Mist's house, they will have
their friends from Japandroids
come over and beat the shit out
of them. No exceptions.
"The Weakerthans left a bunch
of stuff at our house, their equipment," explainsJayArner, the beats,
loops and synth half of Vancouver
electro-pop duo Fine Mist. "Our
friend is in that band, he's the fifth
Weakerthan. They were on tour,
and they left all their stuff at our
house for maybe more than two
Lead singer Megan McDonald
picks up the story. "After a while
we started to open things up,
like, 'Whatever, it's been here
long enough.' Then Dave Prowse,
who's a really big Weakerthans
fan, was like 'Oooh! I want to play
his drums!' We set them up and
he played them and he recorded
live drums on the Weakerthans
drums for us.
"He was really pleased about
that. Itwas really loud."
They're the only live drums
you'll hear on Public Domain, Fine
Mist's first proper LP, which was
released in late September. While
the two sometimes perform with
a full backing band, McDonald
said they were more than happy to record Public Domain on
their own terms, at home in Vancouver and on a farm outside
of town.
"[It was] very laid back," she
said. "We can record whenever
we want for free. Financial and
time constraints can really influence an album."
Lyrically, Public Domain puts
a lot out there. On "Because It's
the Ocean," McDonald sings
very bluntly about saying no to
being separated from a crush
Fine Mist performing at the Biltmore last spring. GERALD DEO PHOTO/THE UBYSSEY
by circumstances: "Fuck that
you're leaving for Europe/Fuck
thatyou're leaving forever." Many
feel like classic heartbreak songs.
On "Stop or Start," she croons like
ascornedlover: "Trying to live life
like a musical is far better suited
to you/than it will ever be to me."
"People thatknowme andknow
us are going to be able to figure
out who the songs are about, unfortunately," she laughs. "But that
was also kind ofthe project: to be
the most obvious and transparent about certain things, to be
able to live my life in a more
public way."
Arner provides a lush backdrop for this airing of grievances. He plays synth, runs the beat
machine and provides some
backing vocals. This fairly low-
key set up has allowed for drop-
of-the-hat recording.
"It went really well and we
started cranking out all these
songs," he said. McDonald agreed
that the recording of Public Domain was very low key, but disagreed with his verbage. "Grinding
out all these songs," she teased.
"Cranking is just as bad."
''People that know
me and know
us are going to
be able to figure
out who the
songs are about
"Cranking is not as bad as
grinding!" Arner shot back.
For McDonald, the album
is about cutting the crap that
comes with relationships.
"What's the point in dicking
around and hiding things?
"Ifyou like someone you like
someone. If there's a problem
there's a problem. As long as you
can say it and move on to the
next thing then it's awesome. If
you like someone, just say it." tl
The University of British Columbia's Public Hearing Committee will hold a Public Hearing respecting
proposed amendments to the Land Use Plan for UBC's Vancouver Campus. The Public Hearing is
being held in accordance with Part 10-2010 of the Municipalities Enabling and Validating Act.
Proposed amendments affect the UBC Vancouver campus lands,
as shown in Map A.
The proposed Land Use Plan amendments include, but are not
limited to:
• Increasing housing choice and affordability through
adjustments to residential and commercial floorspace, building
height and unit caps;
• Retention of the UBC Farm by changing the land use
designation for the UBC Farm from "Future Housing Reserve"
to "Green Academic";
• Transferring housing density from UBC Farm, University
Square, Thunderbird Future Housing Area and Totem Field to
the eastern side of Acadia, East Mall South, and Wesbrook
South/Wesbrook Place; and
• Regularizing land uses to better align with the university's
academic mission and vision. This includes defining the
"Academic", "Green Academic", "Village Centre Academic"
and "Neighbourhood Housing" land use designations and the
designation of Gage South as an "area under review".
All persons who believe they may be affected by the above
proposal will be afforded an opportunity to be heard in person
and/or by written submission.
A speakers list will be available for the public to sign at the
entrance of the Public Hearing venue approximately 30 minutes
prior to the start of the Public Hearing. Speakers will be asked to
come forward in the order of the speakers list and will be allowed
up to five minutes to address the Public Hearing Committee
regarding the proposed amendments.
a place of mind
Should you have any concerns or comments you wish to
communicate to the Committee in advance of the Public
Hearing, you can write to: Committee Clerk for the Public
Hearing, c/o Campus and Community Planning, 2210 West Mall,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4 or public.hearing.clerk@ubc.ca. To be
considered, advanced submissions must be received by noon
on Tuesday, November 30.
Submissions can also be made directly to the Committee
Clerk until the end of the Public Hearing. Written submissions
received prior to or submitted during the Public Hearing will be
included as part of the official public record by the Committee
Clerk. Submissions received after the conclusion of the
Public Hearing will not be considered by the Public Hearing
Committee or the UBC Board of Governors.
The proposed amendments and relevant background material
may be inspected at the offices of Campus and Community
Planning, 2210 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday, except statutory holidays,
from November 15 to November 30, 2010.
The Procedural Rules for the Public Hearing are available for
inspection at the offices of Campus and Community Planning
or by contacting the office as noted below.
For further information, contact:
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Please note, no refreshments or food will be provided at the hearing.
Date:   Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Time:   6 p.m.
Place:  Ponderosa Centre, 2071 West Mall,
Vancouver, BC
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Baseball 'Birds discover Japan beyond their expectations
Endless flights. Oppressive humidity. Unknown language. Indeterminable foods. New culture.
What were they getting themselves into?
This past August, eight UBC
Thunderbird baseball players
crossed the Pacific to represent
Canada in the World University
Baseball Championship in Tokyo,
Japan. The WUBC, held once every two years, showcases the top
university talent from across the
planet, with teams from China,
Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Cuba and
the United States competing this
summer for the world title.
Although several of the Canadian players had competed previously on the international stage,
the consensus was clear: this was
different. "We tried to get ready for
what we were going to see and experience but no one really knew,
anditwas definitely more than expected," said UBC pitcher Shawn
Hetherington. "It was wild."
Before the tournament started, Team Canada stayed at Ris-
sho University in Kumagaya to
play exhibition games against the
university team. They stayed at
the university dormitories, which
UBC catcher Greg Densem noted
were "really different—the way
the rooms were set up, how close
quarters everything was—justbe-
cause of their culture. Everything
is smaller."
As the only team staying at the
university, Team Canada was a
novelty around campus. "We were
like celebrities there," recalled
Hetherington. "They had a big
'Welcome Team Canada' banner,
and when we walked around campus, people would freak out if we
asked to take a picture with them."
Their hosts' blatant acknowledgement of the team's nationality manifested itself in other
ways. "The food was pretty funny," said Hetherington.
"They attempted to Americanize their food for us: they
gave little buffets for us for every meal, and we ate a lot, a lot,
of spaghetti—like, breakfast,
lunch and dinner spaghetti.
I guess that's what they think
our food style is." The cutlery,
however, exposed the incongruence: "We ate every meal with
chopsticks for the whole time
we were there."
Despite the cultural differences, the members of Team Canada
and the university team made
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"They would come out and shag
[batting practice] with us, and we
would try to have conversations
with them," said Hetherington.
"It was really cool to try to communicate with them at a very basic level and still just have a ball."
The language barrier was tangible, but the team was able to pick
up a few key Japanese phrases.
"A couple guys bought [translation] books," said Hetherington, "and we all learned the basics: hi, bye, how are you, asking
for stuff, and saying thank you;
and then the funny phrases: we
learned how to talk to girls and
say inappropriate things in Japanese, and the locals would just
love it when we would try to say
stuff like that. Itwas funny."
Although the local language
remained foreign, the local food
did not. The buffets in the hotel
included primarilyjapanese food,
which Hetherington described
as rice, fish, different kinds of
meat and veggies and "some
funky items that we didn't even
know what they were, but we just
tried them."
Both Densem and Hetherington recounted another similar instance: "One day we went out, we
were with our trainer, who was
Japanese, and he took us to this
restaurant and ordered a bunch
of samples of all this food and
wouldn't tell us what it was until after we'd eaten it," said Densem. "We ended up eating intestines and guts, and we're eating
it, and we're like, 'This stuff's not
half bad.'"
"They weren't bad," agreed
Hetherington. "Then he was like,
'Yeah, those were cow intestines,'
and we were like, 'Okay thanks...'"
Team Canada played six games
in the tournament, going 4-2 and
finishing in fifth place. They
played in professional stadiums,
which Hetherington described as
"A couple of the games in the
tournament had up to 10,000 or
11,000 fans; the most we had was
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probably 6000 or 7000, but there
was always atleast 1000 or 2000.
It was kind of deceiving because
the stadiums hold 35,000, so it's
not really filled, but then you figure out how many are there, and
it's pretty cool."
The grandeur of the stadiums combined with the calibre
of the competition made for an
outstanding baseball experience:
"Pitching in those stadiums, and
at thatlevel, is just unbelievable,"
said Hetherington. "Just the coolest feeling. And wearing the jersey for Canada obviously is really cool."
As excited as the team was to
be playing baseball, many ofthe
most memorable moments ofthe
trip occurred off the field.
"The place we were was so new
to me," commented Densem.
"[Seeing] Tokyo Tower [and other] landmarks that we went to and
visited and did and explored—other than the baseball, those are definitely some highlights."
One of the other landmarks
that they explored was Mt Fuji.
"After the tournament, a group of
12 of us gottogether and climbed
Mt Fuji, which was unreal," said
Hetherington. "We didn't know
what we were getting ourselves
into, and we probably were not as
prepared as we should've been,
but we did it. It was great."
Hetherington's description of
the boys' expedition up Mt Fuji
is reminiscent of his assessment
of the trip as a whole: they were
uncertain of what to expect and
perhaps not quite ready for what
they encountered, but they did
it and it was great, tl
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Canadian medical schools are changing their entrance requirements in order to broaden and diversify their student bodies and the skills they
possess. Schools are encouraging applicants to
develop 'soft' skillsets by developing interpersonal skills and taking on leadership roles in their
communities. These measures will also increase
ethnic and socioeconomic diversity in med school
We think making the future roster of Canadian doctors more diverse is a swell idea. But what
gets us really excited is the prospect that the requirements for becoming an MD will require
students to develop individual qualities beyond
the ability to internalize nervous system-related mnemonics and suppress their gag reflexes
at the sight of blood-infused pus.
These measures are a good start, but not enough
to fully educate med students in the grey areas
their textbooks don't cover: human emotions, for
example, and other subtleties of the doctor-patient relationship. Further steps need to be taken.
For one thing, it would be nice to see some doctors with a better sense of humour. It's always been
said that laughter is the best medicine. When we're
having a knife wound sewn up, we'd like the doctor to have us in stitches in more ways than one.
You see what we did there? That was medical comedy. Feel free to steal it, future doctors. There's
more where that came from. No bones about it,
let's see some more laughter in the ER. The only
off-limits area is jokes about cancer. Unless, you
know, the patients are cool with it.
To encourage this change from stuffy, professional Dr Serious to wacky, awesome Dr Funtimes,
the requirements for becoming a medical doctor
need to be changed. Six years of post-secondary
andhundreds of hours of on-the-job training are
enough to make anyone dour and introverted.
Therefore, we suggest the creation of a two year
certificate program to train future doctors that is
available at most community colleges. As a society, we shouldn't expect more from our doctors
than we do from our mid-level cabinet makers or
furnace repairmen. Doing so discourages good
dancers and funny sloppy drunks from entering the medical profession. We don't want a doctor who knows every little fact about the human
liver—we want a doctor who takes massive bong
rips like a champ.
So come on, med schools. Loosen up a little.
Sounds to us like you need a 50cc injection of
good, old-fashioned fun. tl
Sometimes, the only way that people come to realize that stupid rules are stupid is if something
very stupid indeed happens. It would seem like
this is currently happening to the practice of police departments investigating themselves. To
which we say: good.
For those unaware of the case, the facts (briefly) are as follows: two Vancouver police officers
went to a house after a 911 call alerted them to a
woman being assaulted by her drunk husband.
The constables went to the right house, but the
wrong door, where Yao Wei Wu lived. Wu resisted arrest, and the officers assaulted him, breaking an orbital bone on his left eye.
Wu filed a complaint, which was dealt with, as
all complaints are, by the police itself—the Delta
Police Department, to be specific. A nine month
investigation followed. The officers were found
innocent and not disciplined.
At UBC, ifyou file a complaint against the RCMR
the complaint is dealt with by..the RCMR Upon
learning this, most react with outrage, along with
vague mumbles that "the man" is trying to "screw
them" (or words to that effect). The point is that
even if the police do a fair, objective investigation, the perception within the general community is that the deck is stacked from the outset.
Trust is broken.
That the greater BC community is realizing
this should be commended, although the fact it
has taken such a tragic case is regrettable. But it
seems the wheels are turning. Last week, Delta
Police Chief Jim Cessford, the man in charge of
the investgation, called for an independent agency to investigate police, tl
McElroy: The arrogant AMS President, Version 2.0.
Those who only pay attention to the children's sandbox known as 'student government' when things go terribly, terribly wrong might want to tune in for
the next few weeks.
Lastweek, after months of disagreements about whether the AMS should
ever criticize UBC or not, council gave
VP Academic and University Affairs
Ben Cappellacci the power to "liaise"
with UBC. The coucillor who put forward the motion, Kyle Warwick, tried
to frame it as a procedural issue. The
VP Academic and University Affairs is
in charge of overseeing, well, affairs
with the university, so why shouldn't
he be in charge of this?
But President Bijan Ahmadian is
about as perceptive as he is stubborn
and saw through this, claiming it was
an attempt to subverthis power as president. And it was. Make no mistake: this
was a decision reached through chats
between councillors and other executives to strip the president of his power in the most important issue that the
AMS faces this year.
It's the right decision, because while a
president should be in charge, when he
and the rest of government disagree so
strongly about a specific issue, the rest
of government should win out. In this
case, when the land use process began
in earnest, your student union believed
it needed to develop a strategy to fight
for student rights during critical negotiations. Or at least, that's what most of
the executive thought. Bijan had a slightly different two-point plan:
1. Let me deal with the university.
2. Trust the university
To ensure success of his two-point
plan, he took control of the land use
portfolio away from Cappellacci, and
did his best to try and stop other people
from ever talking to anyone aboutland
use issues. That this created a problem
was an inevitability. That it took people
this long to publicly do something about
itwas foolish.
Presidents have a tendency to become
unbelievably arrogant and stubborn, the
result of being young and having power. Whether it's the United States or the
high school debate team, you give someone the name "President" and they think
their opinions matter much more than
they actually do. That this has happened
with the AMS for two straight years is
not terribly surprising. That council and
executive once again allowed the situation to fester for months is. Being proactive after months of silence doesn't
make you bold, it makes you silly, tl
No questions today. We present a vagina-
themed rant by one half our team, Austin
Holm, foryour enjoyment:
As you may know, I'm known to occasionally do a bit of impromptu stand-
up comedy. So it was that last weekend this writer found himself uncomfortably sober in front of a crowd of
about 100 people giving a brief speech
on the inevitability of masturbation
and the sublime virtues of dick pics
and Reddit gone wild. When all the
joking was done, a few angry voices
arose. I was offensive, they told me,
deeply offensive.
"I realize that dick jokes aren't for
everyone," I said, "but surely a little
verbal genital tomfoolery isn't hurtful,
especially at a banquet nominally dedicated towards the discussion of sex."
"Oh no," they told me, "nobody
minds the dick jokes. People are just
offended by the phrase 'cunt-nuggets.'"
Now, I'm going to stop my little story
here for a moment to apologize for the
fact thatyou just had to read the word
'cunt-nuggets,' and the fact thatyou're
going to hear it a few more times before we're done here. Ifyou don't like
it, it's my understanding that there
are some deeply hilarious three-panel comics not too far away.
Anyways, apparently, it's offensive.
I was unaware of this at the time. I
mean sure, saying something like,
"Hey, cunt-nuggets, get off the damn
road!" is a bit hurtful. Certainly, accusing a young lady of suffering from the
aforementioned affliction is gauche.
But using the term in a purely descriptive sense? I'm not so sure.
You see, I'm a big fan of cunt. Obviously, I love the body part, but I'm
also a big fan ofthe word. Cunt. Cunt!
It sounds strong, powerful. Cunt takes
no prisoners. Vagina, on the other
hand, for all its clinical-sounding uses,
doesn't appeal to me. It reminds me
too much of a fajita for me to be totally comfortable. Penis is also a disappointing word. Neither of them lend
themselves well to saucy bedroom
talk. Example: "Oh yeah, pound my
vagina with your penis!" versus, "Oh
yeah, pound my cunt with your cock!"
See, cock is a great word. Men love
saying cock. It sounds like your penis
is some kind of love-cannon, needing
only to be wanked into firing position
before a mighty love-explosion. Cunt
is a word that sounds like it's ready
for that. A cunt can handle a cock (or
another cunt, for that matter). They're
on equal footing, at least as far as I'm
See, young men will throw around
penis names all day: wang, Johnson,
pecker, cock, pole, hump-stick, dick,
dong, schlong, Clinton, love-musket.
I could go on. We embrace our power-
towers. Ask a man to describe a friend
of the also-male persuasion. "He's a
dick," we'll say, "but in a good way."
I was under the impression that women had caught on to this and reclaimed
the word cunt from an offensive misogynist slur into a take-no-prisoners
name for their own palace of wonders.
Not so. Apparently the female vagina
is still considered so disgusting, so repulsive, that even proud owners of such
equipment may not speak its name except in clinical terms, may not speak
its name with joy and pride.
So maybe I should just run away and
join the He-man Woman-haters' club.
Maybe the word cunt really isn't beautiful and strong. Maybe vaginas really aren't as awesome as I like to think.
I don't have any answer today, dear
readership. All I have is a word: cunt.
And I'm going to scream it from my
lonely mountaintop until the word-
Nazis who use it to repress women
realize that it is impossible to have
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