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MONDAY    17
March 17 has been a Christian feast
day since the early 17th century.
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Retired from teaching in 1991, Klaus Strassmann taught hundreds of students and played a role
in creating partnerships between the theatre and creative writing departments at UBC.
Theatre master Klaus
Strassmann passes
Rhys Edwards
Culture Editor
On March 3, UBC lost one of its premier educators.
Klaus Gerhard Strassmann passed away peacefully at the UBC Hospital — not far from his apartment in the Village, where he had lived ever since
his retirement from the theatre department in 1991.
Strassmann is widely respected for his influence
on the Canadian theatre community, as well as his
role in creating a strong link between the theatre
and creative writing departments.
"Klaus would have influenced a number of people
who went on to become important artists in the
country," said Colin Thomas, theatre critic for the Georgia Straight.
During his tenure at UBC,
Strassmann taught hundreds
of students on the subjects of
western theatre and directing, and
directed more than 100 productions over the course of his lifetime. He mentored many students
who would go on to lead successful careers as artists, writers and
educators; such luminaries as
Camille Mitchell (star oiSmall-
ville), John Gray and Eric Peterson
(playwrights behind Billy Bishop
Goes to War), Joy Coghill and
Morris Panych (both recipients
ofthe Governor General's award
for their contributions to theatre),
alongwith dozens of others, all
studied under Strassmann.
Strassmann was born in Germany in 1926.
Despite lacking an education in theatre at the
graduate level — he received his PhD in philosophy
from Stanford — students and faculty respected
Strassmann for his profuse capability to convey the
style, technique and meaning behind every play
he worked with or taught. He would frequently
provide acting demonstrations for the benefit of
his students, though he never took to the stage
to himself.
"He had a real gift for distilling a play down to
its poetic expression," said Gerald Vanderwoude,
current assistant dean ofthe Faculty of Arts.
"What he represented to us as young people was
he was a physical embodiment of European theatre,
of a lot of things we didn't know," said Greg Strong,
English professor at Aoyama Gakuin University in
Japan and a former student of Strassmann's.
Strassmann tended to teach and direct productions that were resource-intensive, rarely per-
Klaus was warm,
supportive and funny.
The material ofthe play
was sexually charged
and quite dark often,
and Klaus guided us
through that very
Colin Thomas
Theatre critic for the Georgia
Straight and former student of
formed and controversial in content, such as Frank
Wedekind's Spring Awakening in 1971. He believed
in the social efficacy of theatre — but he never victimized students at the expense of making a point.
"Klaus was really warm and supportive and
funny," said Thomas, who starred as Melchoir in
Spring's Awakening during his time as an undergraduate at UBC in the early 1970s. "We were
together for a long time and it was a really tight
cast, and that's a function of how he was handling
all of us, and it was pretty challenging material....
The material was really sexually
charged and quite dark often, and
Klaus guided us through that very
Other highly lauded productions that Strassmann worked
on include Sean O'Casey's Purple
Dust, Friedrich Durrenmatt's The
Visit and Samuel Beckett's Happy
Days, the latter of which he was
particularly fond.
Strassmann was renowned for
questioning students' directorial
decisions and ideas — all the while
puffing on a pipe.
"He'd put his pipe in his mouth
and sort of chomp on it," said
Strong, "and he'd light a match ...
and he'd take the pipe out of his
mouth and he'd say, 'Well, let us
get to the raw meat ofthe situation.'"
"For him, truths in any play kept developing as he
studied the play more and as he worked on the play
more," noted Vanderwoude, who had Strassmann
as an MFA advisor in 1998. "There could be many,
many truths, and it was a question of which one did
you want to present to the audience, and what did
you want them to make you feel."
During his retirement, Strassmann travelled the
world, making return trips to China and India. He
was an avid gardener and handyman, often acting
as a caretaker for his apartment building, and he
was commonly observed sunning himself in the
plaza outside ofthe Village Starbucks.
"I was blessed to have known him,"
said Vanderwoude.
Strassmann is survived by his son Kirk and wife
Danielle. A memorial ceremony is being organized
for this spring, and a scholarship is currently being
developed by the department of film and theatre in
his name. XI // News
Council voted down a motion to cut current president Tanner Bokor's bonus for last year by 25 per cent.
AMS exec bonuses still secret
Sarah Bigam
News Editor
The AMS has decided how much of
a possible $25,000 they will give in
bonuses to last year's executives, but
they won't say who is getting how
much money or why.
At an AMS Council meeting on
Wednesday night, council determined in closed session the amount
of money each of last year's executives would receive for their performance accountability incentive
(PAI) — a bonus based on the extent
to which executives reach goals they
set at the beginning ofthe year.
The maximum bonus each exec
can receive is $5,000. Aaron Bailey,
the chair ofthe oversight committee that allocates the bonuses, said
AMS code prevents the AMS from
discussing the executives' PAI goals,
as well as their PAI allocations and
reasoning behind them.
"It's accountable to the students
who are elected to represent the
rest ofthe students on campus [to
keep it private]," said Bailey. "I think
the reason that things are done in
camera is more so to protect the
executives themselves in their personal lives."
At the meeting, current AMS
president and former VP external
Tanner Bokor asked to give up his
entire bonus, and former president Caroline Wong requested an
increase to hers. Council also voted
on whether or not to reduce Bokor's
and former VP administration
Derek Moore's allocated bonuses
"due to a breach of AMS values."
The motion to reduce president
Bokor's PAI for last year by 25 per
cent failed, with nine councillors
voting for, six against and 10 abstaining. The motion required two-
thirds approval to be passed.
Council reduced Moore's PAI by
50 per cent, the maximum penalty
for a breach of values.
Bailey would not comment on
which values Bokor and Moore
breached. The AMS's values are
honesty, accountability, teamwork,
efficiency and respect.
"I think it's more important for
students to be aware that there was
a breach in the values in general,"
said Bailey.
Bokor asked Council to rescind
his PAI allocation in full. He called
PAI "financially irresponsible"
while campaigning for president.
This motion passed 13 for and
zero against, with 11 abstaining.
However, not all councillors were
happy with his decision to forfeit
his PAI.
"While I voted in favour of this...
going forward for current executives and future executives, I'd like
no one to release whether they are
goingto give up PAI or not," said
Graduate Student Society president
Chris Roach. "I think some individuals do need it — they come from
lower socioeconomic statuses... and
it's not really fair as an executive to
say, T am going to be doing this so
maybe you guys could too.'"
Roach said he did not know if
executives this year felt pressured to
give up their PAI allocation.
Wong's appeal for a 14.57 per cent
increase to her bonus failed.
Council also determined that the
oversight committee would begin a
review ofthe PAI process.
"What we have found... and the
reason that we are recommending
this review is that performance
accountability incentive, the way
that it's structured currently doesn't
effectively motivate and really
encourage our executives to go
above and beyond the call of duty,"
said Bailey.
"It puts more undue pressure on
them and the council and [councilj's
relationships with the executive in
its entirety than it does benefit the
Bailey said eliminating PAI is not
the sole goal ofthe review, but is
a possibility.
"What we really want to do
through this review process is come
out with something that allows us to
support the executives in the work
that they do, and allow council and
the executives to maintain a very
positive working relationship while
motivating the society to move
towards a position that we all want
to see it evolve to," Bailey said.
The review's findings will be presented at the first Council meeting
in May.
Bokor, Wong, VP Academic Anne
Kessler, former VP academic Kiran
Mahal and former VP finance Joaquin Acevedo declined comment on
their PAI allocations. Moore did not
respond to requests for comment.
Bailey said the total dollar
amount the AMS paid in bonuses
will come out in AMS fiscal reports
later in the year. XI
-With files from Will McDonald
UBC study explains causes of
brain damage
A UBC study is shedding light on
thescience behind brain damage.
The study shows how a lack
of oxygen and inflammation to
the brain arising from conditions
like strokes or Alzheimer's cause
damage such as memory loss.
The study found that lack oaf
oxygen and inflammation to the
brain weaken the connections
between brain cells.
"This is a never-before-seen
mechanism among three key
players in the brain that interact
together in neurodegenerative
disorders," said researcher
Brian MacVicar.
UBC researcher develops new
device to detect oral cancer
An associate UBC professor has
developed a new way to detect
oral cancer.
Catherine Poh, an associate
dentistry prof, developed a device
that uses blue light to detect oral
cancer. Healthy and cancerous
tissues appear as a different colour
underthe light, allowing doctors to
immediately detect oral cancer.
"It will give doctors a better indication which patients require immediate treatment while giving peace of
mind to low-risk patients," said Poh.
Surgeons can also use the device
to determine how much tissue to
remove, xi
New SUB name
choices narrowed
down to 2
Paul S. Jon
The AMS has narrowed down the
New SUB's name to two possibilities: the AMS Student Hub and
the AMS Student Nest.
The options are the top two
from a process begun in June
2013 when the AMS started
accepting naming suggestions
from students. Suggestions were
put into a list of possible "starters, middles and enders," which
the New SUB committee pieced
together to create seven names.
Students voted on these seven
over Facebook.
"Out ofthe seven names, the
Nest and the Hub were by far the
most popular," said AMS VP Administration Ava Nasiri. The Nest
received 328 votes on Facebook
and the Hub received 475; third
place was "the AMS Student Life
Pavilion" with 31 likes.
The final decision on the name
will be made by AMS Council at
their meeting on March 26.
An area in the New SUB is
already designated to be called
"the Nest." When the names
were presented to AMS Council
on Wednesday, New SUB community engagement coordinator
Rae Barilea said that if the Nest
is chosen as the New SUB name
then that area would be called "the
The New SUB will be called either the Hub or the Nest.
Nest in the Nest" or have its name
A name was supposed to have
been decided upon by September
2013, but the process has been
delayed several times. Voting on
the seven possible names closed on
Oct. 30.
According to Nasiri, since October the AMS has considered hiring
a consulting firm and worked with
constituencies "to make sure student input and student representation were taken into account."
"There was mixed feedback.
Some students were sort of
feeling out ofthe loop or feeling
unapproached," said Nasiri.
Nasiri said looking into hiring
a consultant took time and led to
"[In the end], we made a
decision that it would be best for
the students and have the most
amount of legitimacy if we move
forward with the votes of students
and the top two names from that
voting process," said Nasiri.
Student opinions vary regarding
the two choices.
"I like the Nest because it
fits the Thunderbirds, which
is our team name," said Nicole
Kee, a third-year Land and Food
Systems student.
Chloe Kerr, a third-year Arts
student, preferred the Hub. "The
AMS Student Hub makes me think
of an Ethernet hub, a connecting
device," Kerr said. "So, I see the
new student building as being
quite rightly that — a place of
"I don't care for either," said
Tiffany Yang, a first-year Science
student. "Hub feels like something
out of Star Trek and Nest makes
me feel like a bird." XI
Health and dental
plan fee may soon
have to increase
The fee for the plan is tied to CPI, which
increases slower than the plan's costs.
Sheliza Halani
The AMS Health and Dental Plan
fee will increase slightly this
year, but the increase may not be
enough to maintain the current
level of service.
The health and dental plan fee
increases every year to adapt to
inflation. The cost ofthe plan
has been tied to consumer price
index (CPI) since it began in 1991.
However, according to Chris
Roach, chair ofthe AMS health
and dental plan committee, there
are risks associated to tying the
fee to B.C.'s CPI. While the CPI
rises by one to two per cent every
year, most health and dental
plans actually increase in cost by
five to eight percent.
"[The] unfortunate thing
with ... most health and dental
plans is the amount in which
they increase per year is usually
irrelevant to CPI," said Roach.
"Because we link all of our fees
to CPI, we're constantly in a situation where the cost ofthe plan
rises at a heck of a lot faster rate
than we can actually increase the
On Wednesday night, AMS
Council voted to tie the plan's fee
to B.C.'s total CPI, rather than
the health and personal care
component of CPI. This component was significantly lower than
B.C. CPI last year. Roach said at
the meeting that this was not a
permanent fix.
"Either this year or definitely
by next year we'll have to look
at cutting services off the plan,"
Roach said.
Roach hopes to soon see a
change in the way the fee increases annually so it is tied to
health insurance inflation, which
tends to rise faster than CPI.
However, a change like this
cannot happen without the fee
change going to a referendum.
Roach said that in next year's
AMS elections he would like to
see a referendum question asking
students if they would prefer to
see the plan's cost increase or the
number of services offered by the
plan decrease.
"I think we actually need to
put that option in front of students and have them make that
choice," Roach said. XI
School of Economics to form own student society
Jovana Vranic
The Economics Student Association (ESA) hopes to form its
own student society by the end of
this school year.
Up until now, the ESA has been
run as an AMS club and as a contingent ofthe Arts Undergraduate
Society (AUS), from which it gets
its funds. The Department of
Economics earned standing as an
independent school in late 2012,
and now the ESA plans to separate
from the AUS.
"Next year will be a trial run
with a lot of frameworks and
things being established. We
have a strong team in place and
really good student support,"
said ESA president Viet Vu. "My
ultimate hope is that by the
time we move into the new lona
Building, we will have a good,
solid structure in place."
The ESA is currently holding
a referendum to reallocate a
student fee that was being paid
to the AUS and Arts Student
Centre to a new fee for their own
society, which would represent
students in the Vancouver School
of Economics (VSE).
The recently established bachelor of international economics
program will be represented by
the new society. "It's a new program and there's nothing in place
to support it," said Vu. The ESA
plans to fund events for this bachelor program, including its own
frosh event, through the new fee.
As discussed at the VSE's
annual general meeting, the fee
The Vancouver School of Economics will be taking up residence in the lona Building.
restructure will also open up the
opportunity to establish a grant
program and a fund to sponsor
student events and projects.
At an AMS Council meeting
on March 12, Vu presented the
VSE's plan for forming its student
society. However, there was a
miscommunication around how
the VSE's new student society will
be represented on Council.
At the meeting, parties were
informed by the ESA that the
AUS would be losing a seat in
council, while the VSE's student
society would be gaining one.
Sebastian Silley, president ofthe
AUS, said he was not informed of
this change.
One seat on Council represents
1,500 students at most, according
to AMS president Tanner Bokor.
"The VSE only has about 759
students right now, so it's not a
sizable enough change [for the
AUS] to lose a seat," said Bokor.
According to Bokor, the VSE
student society will receive its
own seat, and the AUS will keep
its eight spots.
Both Silley and Vu said the assumed change in representation
on AMS Council is one of many
miscommunications they are
working towards clearing up.
"Right now the AUS hasn't
been extremely informed about
what's been happening," said
Silley. The VSE fee referendum
was pushed back two weeks for
the ESA and AUS to further collaborate on the proposal before
voting opened.
Silley and his team are still
uncertain how great an impact
the new VSE student society will
have on the AUS. According to
Silley, the decrease in the number of students the AUS represents may affect their budget.
Strong collaboration between
the AUS and the ESA is key
for the new student society to
successfully establish itself, said
Vu. "The economics and Arts societies have a great relationship,
and we really don't want to damage that, because the AUS will
probably be our biggest partner
going through with this."
By ensuring availability the
funds necessary to move forward
with the project, the fee restructure will be one ofthe major
steps in solidifying the new
student society. "The separation [from the AUS] is creating a
space where students have some
representation and will actually
have [sufficient] funding available to them," said Vu.
Voting on the VSE fee referendum will close in two weeks.
From there, the new AUS president, Jenna Omassi, will continue to work with the ESA to put
the finishing touches on the new
economics students society. XI
Plan for high-rise development near campus under review
Arno Rosenfeld
Features Editor
Plans for a high-rise, mixed-use
development just east of campus
are currently being reviewed
by the University Endowment
Lands (UEL) administration.
The Musqueam Indian Band,
which owns the plot, is confident
their request to rezone the tract
of land, known as Block F, from
multif amily housing to comprehensive development will be
approved, despite some opposition
from current residents ofthe
endowment lands.
Musqueam Capital Corporation, the economic development
arm ofthe band, submitted their
rezoning application to the UEL
administration in December after
a year of planning that included
several community open houses.
The current plan calls for several high-rise residential structures,
including two 22-storey towers
as well as a "commercial village"
with retail and office space and a
120-room hotel. Block F, which is
currently park land, is zoned for
four-story multif amily housing.
"We wanted to create ... a wider
range, so it wasn't just one form
of housing," said Steve Lee, the
CEO ofthe capital corporation.
"Hopefully we can attract perhaps
some rental, perhaps some young
families and perhaps some mature
couples who want to live and stay
in the area."
But Ron Pearce, president of
the UEL Community Advisory
Council, said local residents were
blindsided by the revelation that
they would be losing the parkland
and by the scale ofthe zoning
changes Musqueam is requesting.
Concept art of what the Musqueam Indian Band hopes Block F will look like.
"Very few people people were
happy that the whole thing happening at all," Pearce said. "It took a
little while for people to stop being
quite irritated with that, to use a
mild word."
Lee said current plans call for
145,000 square feet of commercial
space, including the hotel, and 1.1
million square feet of residential
space — enough to accommodate
between 2,250 and 2,500 perma
nent residents. In December 2012,
Musqueam councillor Wade Grant
told The Ubyssey the development
would consist of low- to mid-
rise towers of no more than 12
stories and 30,000 square feet of
commercial space.
Pearce said specific concerns
around the development centred on
the planned density, given that it is
located outside of an urban centre.
He said he expected the current
request to be denied or scaled back
bythe UEL administration.
"I don't think that what
they've applied for is going to fly
and frankly I don't think they do
either," Pearce said. "If they try
to do things that aren't going to
work then we'll pump for turning
it down [entirely]."
The UEL administration, a
provincial body which Pearce's
council can only advise, is current
ly conducting a technical review.
That process involves assessing
the environmental, transportation and urban design impact
ofthe proposed rezoning. The
timeframe, expected to be approximately one year, depends on
how quickly Musqueam responds
to feedback from the UEL, the
administration said.
Following the technical review,
the UEL will solicit public feedback before passing its recommendation along to minister for
community, sport and and cultural
development, Coralee Oakes, who
oversees UEL governance, for a
final decision.
Musqueam, which maintains
historic claims to the land in Point
Grey, took ownership of Block F's 22
acres and the University Golf Club
in 2008 after they sued to prevent
the province from selling the land
and a court sided with the band.
The golf course must remain
such until 2083 as part ofthe
court agreement.
While Lee said it would be
too early to cite specific revenue
Musqueam would receive from
the project, he said the funds
would be put toward healthcare,
education housing and elder care
for Musqueam band members
which number around 1,400
including 800-900 who live
on the Musqeuam reserve near
UBC's campus.
"With our own source of revenue
... we can provide for the community not just now, but generationally
so that we're secure and sound and
sustainable," Lee said, adding that
the development would provide
employment opportunities from
construction jobs to property
management for band members. XI II Culture
Alma Mater Hollywood
Why the movie industry loves to film at West Point Grey
Alex Meisner
You may pay $175 for a two-day pass for the
happiest place on earth, but film companies
pay UBC $2,500 a day for the benefit of one
ofthe most diverse settings in the world.
The UBC Vancouver campus is notorious
for several things: Wreck Beach, bad Subway
experiences and hosting celebrities and
the feature films and television shows they
perform in. For the most part, commercial
filming has had a positive effect on campus in
light ofthe opportunities they provide for the
university, and their overall cultural impact.
"Our experience with commercial productions has been uniformly excellent," said
Robert Gardiner, head ofthe theatre and film
department. "The disruptions are minor,
the small amount of revenue is good for film
students, and the opportunities for students
to watch professional crews in action is good
for training."
UBC filming experiences are made appealing to companies by those in charge of
the management of film productions on
campus. Arlene Chan, the events
and film liaison for UBC,
believes the prospect
of filming on
benefits the university as a whole — as long
as it poses no impact on the daily life of UBC
and its students.
"When they first request to film on campus, we look at the timing so that it doesn't
interfere with any UBC operations such as
exams, graduations, that kind of thing," said
Chan. "Filming is not meant to interrupt the
general operations ofthe university."
Following an examination of location, a
script review and a cheque, productions are
granted permission to snap their clapperboards on campus for $2,500 a day. With the
average filming project requiring a preparation day, one shooting day and a wrap day,
the university cashes in on half ofthe fee
for reinvestment into the film program. The
other half is divided between UBC Central
Planning and facility upkeep for whichever
specific campus site is used.
"We use the money we receive to purchase
cameras and equipment for the film students,
and to purchase rights for our collection
of videos that are shown in film classes,"
Gardiner said.
Over the past few years that Chan has
been responsible for managing the shooting
of productions, she said the increase in film
crews on campus is highly variable from year
to year. In the past year, UBC has provided
settings for a variety of major upcoming movie and television releases, including the film
adaptation ofFifty Shades of Grey, Tomorrow-
land (starring Hugh Laurie and George
Clooney), the pilot for Agent X and
a third Night at the Museum
Just last week, filming even took place at
the New SUB construction site for a show entitled Warriors about a team of elite doctors
who treat war veterans.
"Right now there is an increase, but it is
very cyclical," Chan said, regarding current
demand for UBC as a set. "One year it could
be a little lower, the next year it could be
a lot higher; it all depends on the types of productions that are being written and where
locations are required."
This demand, Chan said, is due to the fact
that UBC's campus canbe interpreted in so
many different ways.
"We have quite a diverse area," she said.
"When you go into the city, that's it, it looks
just like the city. But when you come out to
UBC, it could be a city, but it could [also] be
some rural area because you have so many
trees, and looking at some ofthe gardens
and wooded areas we have on campus as
well. When you look at the [Irving K.] Barber
Learning Centre, part of it is old and part of
it is new, and that has an appeal for a number
of productions.
"If [a production] can find the right
location on campus and make a number of
days of it, they can accomplish a lot in a more
controlled environment," Chan said — as opposed to filming in the city, where the roads
are busy even on a good night and there are
people everywhere.
Culturally, filming doesn't seem to have a
negative impact on campus.
"I think it is an opportunity for the university to be portrayed in this manner. We try to
engage the film students with the production
as often as we can so they can actually see a
production in process," Chan said.
"It's exciting, too, when you turn on the
television and you see UBC, and... the way
they can make it look so different or
exactly the way it looks." tJ
Good Luck Chuck I
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
The Hit List
A partial history of film
and TV at UBC
MacGyver (1985-1992): The popular show about the mullet-wearing secret agent super repairman filmed at the Irving K. Barber
centre — so don't be surprised if all those computers are actually
made from nothing but twigs and a Swiss army knife.
The X-Files (1993-2002):The classic '90s sci-fi show filmed one
of its early episodes near Irving K. Barber. Unfortunately, it will
probably take half a series to convince Agent Scully that this fact
is true.
Smallville (2001-2011): The TV origin story of the Man of Steel
filmed in Koerner and other parts of campus, hopefully without the
Last Son of Krypton dishing out the billion-dollardamagecosts
caused in his latest movie.
BattlestarGalactica (2004-2009): This epic space opera TV
series remake covering the conflicts of humans and the robotic cy-
lons had both sides duke it out occasionally at places like Koerner
Library and the Chan Centre.
Supernatural (2005-present): The hit TV series about a pair of
demon-hunting brothers has dropped by to film here at UBC on
occasion — probably not without a handful of fans ogling the two
leads, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, from a distance.
Fantastic Four: Rise ofthe Silver Surfer (2007): This sequel
about the further adventures of the popular Marvel superhero
group shot a scene in Chan Centre.
Chuck (2007):
This critically panned
comedy about a man cursed
to break up with every woman
he sleeps with filmed some of its antics
around Green College, which shouldn't be surprising given that location's ranking in our sex survey.
Fringe (2008-2013): This contemporary X-Files and Twilight Zone
hybrid was also filmed around parts of campus — or at the very
least, their parallel dimension counterparts.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009): This origin story of everyone's
favourite swearing, adamantium-clawed Canadian X-Man used
the Buchanan tower as a stand-in for a prison — not far from the
real thing, really.
The Company You Keep (2012): This espionage thriller starring
Robert Redford and Shia LaBeouf filmed some scenes along Main
Mall. Fun fact: LaBeouf got involved in a bar fight on Granville
Street on the night ofthe UBC shoot.
—Miguel Santa Maria, Contributor
The Company You Keep CULTURE   I    MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014
Climate change,
wardrobe change
Dressing for volatile weather
Olivia Law
You wake up in the early hours of
the morning for your 8 a.m. class
to the sounds of thunderous rain
pounding on the window, so you pull
on your rain boots, thick leggings, a
heavy sweater underneath a hoodie,
and your ski jacket. After your
crowded commute on the bus to
campus, you're hot and sweaty from
being bumped up against strangers
— who are also wearing bulky ski
jackets — and try to run to class,
only to trip due to the awkwardness
of rubber rain boots. After a long
morning of classes, you emerge into
the blazing sunlight to see students
lounging in the grass wearing shorts
and sunglasses — and you're the
idiot in the winter gear.
Normally, such unpredictability
wouldn't be usual. Earth and ocean
sciences professor Douw Steyn
argues that Vancouver faces some
ofthe most consistent weather
conditions on the planet. "By world
standards, the Vancouver weather
is not particularly changeable — it's
quite bland," Steyn said.
Even the U.K., an area usually
considered similar in climate to
Vancouver, experiences storms of
greater intensity. "Because it's a
small area, the wind and rain can
get pretty violent pretty quickly,"
said Steyn.
However, March is the most
"energetic" month in terms of
changeability, according to Steyn.
"There is even poetry written
about changing from winter mode
to summer mode. After periods of
days, perhaps, in winter where there
is constant rain, we need to ask
ourselves, 'What do I do now?' come
springtime. You need to dress for
change, dress in layers."
It looks like there's not much we
can do about the climate situation
in B.C., aside from emigrating to
the Caribbean — and even there,
the weather isn't consistent enough
to create confidence in your outfit
choice. And if climate change continues to produce volatile weather
conditions, what is one to do when
faced with the possibility of four
different seasons in one day?
Experts everywhere stress the
importance of layering your clothes.
First, you need a base layer, then
another layer for warmth — fleece
jackets are recommended — and
another waterproof layer on the
outside. Then layers can be added or
removed as necessary.
Although lots of thin layers are
recommended, something ex
perts are keen to stress is to avoid
cotton at all costs. "You don't want
anything cotton next to your skin,"
said Jenna Brent, a staff member
at Mountain Equipment Co-op in
Vancouver. "Cotton absorbs all the
water from your skin, which will not
wick any ofthe moisture away, so
you'll get cold and start to shiver."
Even though you may think you're
trapping all ofthe heat between thin
layers of cotton T-shirts, you may in
fact be making it worse.
So who should we look to for
outfit inspiration? Anyone who has
looked at catwalk videos from recent fashion weeks in London, Paris,
New York and Milan will know the
designs on show are perhaps not
the most appropriate for everyday
wear for an average UBC student.
Sime Godfrey, professor of French,
Hispanic and Italian studies and
a campus fashion expert, believes
many students at UBC need to pay
more attention to the weather situation when making outfit decisions.
"It surprises me about the
number of people wearing ballet
flats with no socks or stockings
regardless ofthe weather," Godfrey
said. "It's like they feel waterproof
Godfrey, however, also acknowledged the mundaneness of wearing
the same wet-weather gear every
day. "Leggings and hunter boots and
that sort of thing — everyone's kind
of done with it."
So what does she suggest? Not
straying too far from home. "People
are Hogging about wardrobes in wet
weather, taking photos and posting
them online. [These are] real people,
not manufactured by the fashion industry. When you come across a pair
of neat looking rain boots online, it's
exciting - you want interesting rain
gear that doesn't look like everyone
Looking outside of Canada is also
a good source of inspiration. "I'd
start by looking at magazines which
come [from] other rainy countries,
for example Belgium or Scotland,
where their weather isn't too different to ours," Godfrey said. It appears
that the best advice and inspiration
comes from those "like us." Something as personal as our clothing
choices can't come from one place —
it's about taking styles from sources
that you love, whether it be movies,
people you see on the street or periods of history, and adapting them to
suit your own situation.
For your benefit, we've come
up with three outfit ideas suited
to different styles which appear
popular around campus.
It's another Ubyssey giveaway!
Ubu Roi
The infamous first line of this 1896
satire of greed and abuse of power is
The Ubyssey has tickets to give away
for the March 20 to March 29 showings at Frederic Wood Theatre.
Curtain at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to
For tickets, go to SUB 23.
Thefirst is a grunge-inspired look.
Beginning with a pairof cuffed
skinny jeans (keeping them as
farfromthesplashing puddles as
possible), ankle boots and a T-shirt,
you can layer up numbers of shirts
depending on the temperature.
Adding a light hoodie underneath
the shirt ensures extra warmth
and protection in case of sudden
showers. By choosing waterproof
ankle boots ratherthan conventional rain boots, you have the
freedom of sporting this outfit on
a day where the drizzle is enough
to dampen yourspirits, but not
enough to pull out the waders. A
hooded parka or umbrella could
also be added for warmth, protection from the elements and style.
Forthe guys, it doesn't always
have to be about the heavy rain
jackets. You're going to school,
not on a hiking trip. Many people
seem to forget about the classic
leather jacket when considering
the practicality of an outfit. Not
only will it keep you warm and dry,
you'll lookadamnsightclassierfor
investing in such a lifelong wardrobe staple. Paired with sturdy
waterproof shoes and a simple
outfit, you can be set for a day of
fourseasons. In case ofa sudden
sunny moment, simply remove
your(UBC-branded) hoodie, stash
it in your backpack and sling your
jacket over your shoulder. You'll
look like you just fell off the catwalk
in Milan.
Forthe more feminine fashion-
istas among you, it's difficult to
revert to jeans when you know a
cute dress is all that's needed to
brighten the day. Although some
may have reservations on the
subject of dresses and rain boots,
you only have to look at the music
festival scene all overthe world to
know that this is a fun style that's
perfect for a dreary day. The best
part of wearing a summer dress
in the transitional seasons is the
ease at which they can be layered
up with a pairof thick tights, a
cardigan and a waterproof top
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Get it right. MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014    |    CULTURE
This Stays in the Room, directed
by UBC theatre alumna Mindy
Parfitt, will play at Gallery
Gachet (88 East Cordova St.)
in the Downtown Eastside
from March 19 to 30. During
the show, seven professional
performers share dramatized
stories of sexual abuse, homophobia, shame and forgiveness with audiences— all of
them based on real-life events
that occurred in the lives ofthe
show's creative team. Since the
gallery isn't a real theatre space,
there's no barrier between the
actors and the audience, meaning attendees can expect some
very intimate moments indeed.
Oscar's Art Books, one of the
last independent book stores in
Vancouver, will close at the end
of March. The store, which has
been located at the intersection
of Broadway and Granville
Street for over 24 years, was
a popularsourceforrareand
unusual books, and offered
discounts on all new stock in
addition to frequent sales. In a
written statement, the store's
owners pointed to the rise of
Internet technology as the
primary source of competition
and consequential decreased
revenue, tl
ROAM wins
Last Band
Marlee Laval
Indie folk rockers Rebel on a
Mountain jammed their way to
the top spot of Last Band Standing
during the competition's finale on
Thursday night.
After weeks of preparing
and practicing for the big night,
ROAM outplayed local bands of
all genres to earn this year's title.
Hot on the heels of their win, the
boys feel not only satisfied, but
extremely honoured.
"When we were announced the
winners, I felt... deep respect for being awarded the top spot in a group
of very talented and capable bands,"
drummer Christopher Rogers said.
"It was the perfect way to solidify
that our hard work had paid off,"
said lead vocalist Kristian Wagner.
The band agreed that the energy
and support from the finale's audience helped make their win even
more rewarding.
"So much energy and happiness
were in that small confined space
and we completely fed off that
energy, which made our performance even crazier," said bassist
Christopher Goodchild.
Along with a spot on this year's
Block Party lineup, ROAM's prize
pack includes a cash prize, airtime
on CiTR, a VIP experience with
Molson Canadian and a live performance music video from Green
Couch Productions. tJ
Unnatural history
Beaty Biodiversity explores natural devastation
Kaidie Williams
Animals ofa different kind are the
subject ofthe Beaty Biodviersity's
Museum's latest art exhibit.
Spectators must be in a state
of constant reflection and deep
thought when viewing Dana Cro-
mie's "Remnants: A Visual Survey of
Human Progress" at the Beaty. Until
April 20, Dana Cromie's work will
be on display at the far end ofthe
Cromie, who focuses on the relationship between art and gardening,
is the current artist in residence at
the UBC Botanical Garden. Cromie's
work highlights the 19th-century
move to a more industrialized society at the cost of natural habitats for
plants and animals.
The exhibit has a vertical format
similar to the appearance of a timeline. In this way, the progression of
viewers through the exhibit mirrors
the progression ofthe human race
in the industrialization era. Cromie
begins with a large, quilt-style
collage of plant and animal sketches,
reminding viewers ofthe world
before it was immersed in indus-
Cromie's work includes both sketches and collages depicting the collapse of the
trialization culture. The blues and
whites ofthe sketches quickly fade
into a more a solemn colour choice,
black and white.
Cromie's use of monochrome
sketches allows viewers to appreciate the species on display in virtue
of their physical existence, not
merely through their naturally bold
colours. Viewers have no choice
but to be engaged in the solemn
atmosphere evoked by the black and
white shades used to enhance the
Cromie's detailed sketches
include depictions of plants such
as the northern balsam root and
the Spanish clover. His work also
highlights a scanned copy ofthe
club clover, a plant that has not been
spotted in southern B.C. since 1904.
As the exhibit progresses, images
of insects — all 11 by 14 inches in
size — are added in order to create
a natural habitat on the walls ofthe
gallery. They range from butterflies
such as the island blue to wasps and
even earthworms. Every physical
attribute ofthe insects is on display,
magnifying their delicate and vulnerable nature.
Suddenly, one photograph composed of several ships emerges. The
ships are the same size, pattern and
colour. Cromie repeats this pattern
with trees, grazed land, houses and
luxury items. These items begin to
impose themselves into the natural
habitats ofthe plants and animals
observed in the first half of the
exhibit. At first, it is hard to spot
the products of industrialization
in the photograph, but as progress
continues, they become more and
more evident.
Cromie concludes with a
collage of insects, plants, trees,
houses and all the other products
of human progress. In a single
photograph, there is little space
for the insects and plants to
exist; there are only remnants of
their existence, as their environments have been rendered inferior to human wants and needs.
Only fragments of organisms remain, no match for the progress
of human growth, tl // Sports + Rec
UBC football looking for new general manager
Position created just 3 days after the second stage of sports review results were announced
Mehryar Maalem
In their goal to become the best
football program in the country
and win their first Vanier Cup
title since 1997, UBC football has
created a new general manager
The job posting came just
three days after the university
announced the second stage of
results for the sports targeting
review. Football is one of seven
teams slated to receive enhanced
support from the university.
"Any time you're running a
football program you have a good
idea of what people are doing in
our country and what you need
to be doing to be successful," said
head coach Shawn Olson. "This is
the direction we knew we'd have
to go into."
The search for a general manager is part of a transformation
process for a squad that finished
4 -4 in the regular season this year
before losing in the first round
of Canada West playoffs to the
University of Calgary Dinos, the
eventual Vanier Cup runners-up.
Looking ahead, UBC football aims for more specialized
personnel to help the program
improve its fundraising, sponsorships and marketing. The role
of the new general manager will
be to bring a fresh perspective
to the business operations of
the program that will help build
a foundation for UBC to consistently compete for the Vanier
"The desperation and the ambition is to be the top-three team
in the country every year," Olson
said. "To do that you need the
The UBC football team has created a new general manager position in the hopes of becoming the best football program in Canada.
organization and the structure behind you to be able to support the
type of product you want to put on
the field to be successful in a very
competitive environment."
The ideal candidate for the
position would be someone with
a strong background in business,
fundraising and sports marketing, according to Olson. Having
worked in the Vancouver area
before would also be an asset,
since established connections
are essential. It is also important
for the candidate to have strong
financial management, advertis
ing and community engagement
"Every city has its own unique
characteristics," said Olson. "It's
important to get your head around
exactly what those are and where
the niche is for the business opportunities that are appropriate for a
football program at a university."
The position will be responsible for increasing the program's
revenue and creating a first-class
environment for the players to
succeed. With other universities —
such as Laval who has won seven of
the last 11 Vanier Cups — having top
programs consistently every year,
Olson believes that a restructure is
key to get his team to that level.
"If you want to be the best at
something you need to have a bit
more specialization, and that's
kind of what has driven us to do
this," he said. "We want to be the
best program in the country and
we feel that this is a step into that
Olson said this direction is not a
new plan, but rather a goal that has
been long overdue. He also said
the sports review might have had
a small impact on inspiring the
organization to start taking steps.
"The sports review definitely has
had something to do with it as far
as creating the will and the desire
to change a little bit, but I wouldn't
say it's a direct result of it.
"The best organizations in the
world are always evolving and
that's what we're trying to do."
The application period for the
new football general manager position closes on March 17. The first
round of interviews are scheduled
for April 3. a
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Red Bull hosts 5-on-5 soccer
tourney with a twist
Paul S. Jon
Maclnnes Field was the site of Red Bull's Winning 5
soccer tournament on Friday afternoon. Twenty-one
teams competed in five-on-five tournament-style soccer with an interesting wrinkle: each goal scored would
eliminate a player from the opposing team. The first
team to eliminate all five opposing players or the team
with the most players left on the pitch after 10 minutes
would win the match. There were no goalkeepers and
goals could only be scored from the attacking half of
the pitch, making the play fast and frantic.
The first team to score would generally go on to
win the match, either by running out the time or
by knocking off the rest of the opposing team. The
snowballing effect of losing a player after being
scored on seemed an insurmountable obstacle for
teams who suffered first blood.
The final came down to two teams: FC International and the SN1P3RS. Much ofthe match
remained scoreless when, with only a few minutes
remaining, Thomas Pound ofthe SN1P3RS demonstrated his team's name, driving a shot from near
centre field into the opposing goal. Down one player,
FC International fought hard in the dying seconds to
tie the match, narrowly missing a shot on goal, but
the SN1P3RS held on for the victory.
By the end ofthe tournament, the field had become torn apart, posing an extra challenge for the
players. "The grass started to get ripped up at the
end so it got a bit messy," said Pound after the match.
The five SN1P3RS were all members ofthe same
Vancouver Metro Soccer League team, the Snipers
FC. Five other members also participated as a separate
team in the tournament under the name "Better SN-
1P3RS" but were eliminated in their first match against
the winning SN1P3RS. It was the first time any of them
had participated in this format of play. "It's a little more
Twenty-one teams participated in the Friday tournament.
important not to concede," said Miguel Estrela, a member ofthe winning SN1P3RS, regarding the format.
The SN1P3RS enjoyed their victory with a playful
dedication to their fans. "We're proud to give the
fans the title they have been looking for and deserve," said Estrela.
"Just look out for our open-top bus parade on
Wesbrook Mall," Pound said.
Alex Mascott, an event organizer and UBC varsity
rugby player, explained Red Bull's purpose behind
hosting the event.
"It's to get people excited about the brand as
well as bring people in UBC to promote health and
wellness," Mascott said. "Recently they've allocated a bunch of money away from certain things
into promoting health and wellness, so Red Bull
wants to continue that sort of trend and bring the
campus together in a fun tournament."
The Winning 5 tournament is also taking place
at Simon Fraser University, UBC Okanagan and the
University of Victoria later this month. XI MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014    |    SPORTS + REC
Another historic season for UBC women's hockey
Jenny Tang
It was a tough playoff season for
UBC women's hockey this year, but
despite bowing out to the University
of Saskatchewan Huskies in the
Canada West semifinals, the team
still made history.
The odds were not in UBC's
favour going into the playoff
weekend in Saskatchewan against
a team that had handed them
two losses just two weeks earlier.
But despite the two-hour time
difference and the travel, the
'Birds played hard and outshot the
Huskies two to one in game one.
However, Saskatchewan goalie
Cassidy Hendricks stopped all
38 shots to ensure the Huskies
claimed the first win of the best-
of-three series, a 2-0 victory.
The T-Birds managed to pull out
a 4-2 win the next night, but it came
at a cost. Late in the third period,
UBC goaltender Danielle Dube was
pulled out with an injury. Dube,
who had stopped 20 of 22 shots in
the victory, was unable to play the
deciding game the next night.
In a do-or-die game three,
UBC spent 18 minutes on the penalty kill. Danielle Lemon stood
strong in net, stopping 22 of 25
shots. A goal that was taken back
in the end of the second period
disheartened the 'Birds, but the
game remained tied at two with
less than four minutes left on the
clock. But an interference penalty
lead to a Saskatchewan powerplay, and Kandace Cook gave
the Huskies the go-ahead, and
time ran out on UBC's efforts to
come back.
"It was an unlucky game," said
head coach Graham Thomas. "We
thought our girls played really hard
and gave so much effort and played
as a team. It was one of our most
consistent weekends that we had.
There are definitely some adjustments that we have to make as
The UBC women's hockey team celebrated 20 regular season wins this year, a school record.
coaches and players and there are
lessons you need to reflect on just
to make us better for a bounce-back
season next year."
While the Thunderbirds had
set out to give their 2013 Canada
West championship banner some
company in Thunderbird Arena,
they didn't quite leave empty-handed despite the loss. T-Bird
Tatiana Rafter was not only the
top scorer in the entire Canada
West conference with 20 goals
and 38 points — both UBC records — but has also been named
Canada West Player ofthe Year
— the first Thunderbird women's
hockey player to ever do so.
UBC's Sarah Casorso, Christi
"Caps" Capozzi and Hannah Heisler
were also decorated with honours.
Casorso and Rafter were named
first-team Canada West all-stars,
while Capozzi was named a second-
team all-star. Heisler was named to
the all-rookie team.
In addition to their Canada West
honours, Rafter and Casorso were
also named CIS first-team all-Canadians on Wednesday night at the
CIS women's hockey banquet in
Fredericton, N.B.
Graham Thomas was named
Sport BC's Coach ofthe Year last
Thursday in recognition of his
team's historic turnaround in 2013
and continuing into 2014 with an
impressive track record.
The 'Birds won 20 regular season
games this year, surpassing their
all-time best win total — a record
set in their historic 2012-13 season.
They were particularly dominant
on home ice, with a 13-0-1 regular
season record at Thunderbird Arena
and sweeping their only home playoff series with two more wins over
Calgary. But in the end, the Huskies
got the better of them, both in the
final regular season weekend, which
cost the Thunderbirds the first-place
seed in the Canada West playoffs —
and then in the semifinals, which
cost them the chance to go back to
the CIS tournament.
"We really need to remember
that you can't take anything for
granted and make sure that you
don't think it's going to be any easier
or that anything is going to be given
to us," Thomas said. "And another
thing is really ensuring that we set
ourselves up for success in the best
way possible, and that's playing all
the games at home and getting that
by, and finishing in first place so
that we can host all the way through
for the best situation."
Looking forward to next
season, Thomas still has his
eyes on his main goal: winning a
national championship.
"We want to win nationals and
we have to win Canada West to do
it, and now that's going to be our attitude and our mindset as we move
forward next year." XI
—With files from Natalie Scadden
Stickin it to cancer: charity road
hockey tournament raises $26,000
Jack Hauen
It was a typical Vancouver Saturday
when Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE)
Phi Alpha fraternity's Stick It to
Cancer event took Thunderbird
Avenue parking lots by storm.
This marks the third year Stick
It has taken place, and the donations raised certainly make it
worthwhile; in its first and second
years, participants raised an
impressive $3,815 and $7,006 respectively. This year, they expected
a humble increase from previous
events, and set their goal at $10,000
— and they destroyed it. DKE
raised over $26,000 online for the
Canadian Cancer Society, blowing
the previous totals out ofthe water.
"I'm still shocked," said Gurdeep
Roycombough, the event's chairman. "On top of our online donations, we have all the money we
collected from team registrations,
as well as donations we got at the
event itself, [from] the minigames,
the raffle and the 50-50. Realistically, we're close to $30,000."
And they had fun doing it. The
just-for-fun spirit of Stick It was apparent well before the event began,
as teams signed up with names
including Prestige Worldwide, the
Wayne Gretz-Phis, Honey Nut Che-
lios and the Pen Islanders. Some
teams joined just for fun, while
others took it seriously. The divide
was apparent in their appearance,
with certain ragtag groups in
vaguely similarly-coloured clothes,
and others sporting dedicated Stick
It shirts along with the occasional
pair of hockey gloves or shin pads.
There was no shortage of
smiles in any ofthe eight games
being played at once during the
tournament. The 27 teams (20
men's and seven women's) played
tournaments divided by gender:
round-robin games to decide the
playoff combatants, then brackets
of quarterfinals, semifinals and the
grand championship game. The
winners would get a shiny trophy
and that wonderful feeling of yearlong road hockey bragging rights.
During the soggy event, the players weren't the only ones having fun.
The areas surrounding the gated-off
play areas included amusing distractions for spectators. Some played
target practice with a hockey net
and the classic four-corners target
setup. Others tested their brawn in
a slapshot competition that included
a shot speed tracker. Still others
bought 50-50 tickets or competed
in the silent auction for signed and
framed pictures ofthe Canucks,
and some were content to huddle
under the popup tent concession
stand selling burgers and hotdogs
(or, for the big spenders, the Hungry
Nomad food truck).
As the event wore on, it became clear that one team stuck
out among the group: the Joyce
Express, winners of every Stick
It championship so far, including
this one. "This is our three-peat,"
said the aptly-named team captain Garrett Stickler. "We were
expecting to face some tough
competition, which we did, but we
were ready to play."
Though his team practiced
every weekend leading up to the
event and was competing hard to
win, they still had "a blast," and
will be coming back next year to
challenge again.
Overall, it's not hard to say
that the event was a huge success.
$26,000 raised for cancer research
in one event isn't an easy task, but
DKE and everyone else involved
proved that dedication to a cause
pays off. And even though it
poured, the Vancouver spirit pulled
through to contribute to an event
that will hopefully stick around for
a long time. XI
27 teams took part in the Stick It to Cancer charity road hockey tournament on Saturday.
Frosted Tips
How to improve
your hockey shot
If you play hockey at any level, you
probably want to improve your
shot. Even if you don't play hockey,
chances are that you know some
youngsters who play. Become their
favourite university student when
you teach them to shoot pucks like
an all-star with some tips from a
UBC Thunderbird.
I had the chance to ask my teammate and roommate Cole Wilson
some of his tips for players looking
to improve their shot. He's a pretty
good guy to talk to, both because his
room is right beside mine and because he led our team in scoring this
season with 18 goals in 28 games.
Here's what he had to say:
Beginner players often don't know
how to "load" their stick. Sticks are
designed to be flexible and whiplike nowadays. When you learn to
lean into your stick prior to a shot,
you learn to preload the stick, allowing it to whip forward and propel the puck towards the net when
you unload it. "I lean on my stick
to get more power and a quicker
release on my shot," says Wilson.
Using momentum generated by your
body will help add more power to
your shot. Just like a soccer player
or football kicker gets more power
when they are running toward
the ball, a hockey player gets more
power when their body is moving toward the net during a shot.
Beginner players sometimes fall
away from their shot; expert players
have all their energy going towards
their target when they shoot. You
can shoot by shifting your weight
from your back foot to your front
foot, or even your front foot to your
back foot. "I always try to get my full
weight into my shot," says Wilson.
"I do that by shifting my weight
towards the net on every shot."
"Your hips and arms need to work
together," says Wilson. Try different foot positions to allow your
hips to turn unimpeded with your
stick. Just like a golf swing, much
of your power comes from your
hips. They have to move powerfully and in sync with the rest of your
shooting movement.
Pulling the puck into or away
from your body changes the angle
of your shot and makes it more
deceptive. Wilson has a habit of
always pulling the puck in with
the toe of his stick before shooting.
"The goalie lines up to where you
position the puck while shooting.
If you change the angle a bit before
you shoot, you can catch them out
of position," says Wilson.
The one thing that Wilson
stressed again and again as a
critical part of his shot development
was practice. He would practice
shooting for hours everyday in his
backyard. Give these tips a try next
time you're on the ice! XI
Jason Yee is a third-year kinesiology
student and a defencemen on the UBC
men's hockey team. To check out his
.goto train2point0.wordpress.
com. II Opinions
Young punks think
they can get away with
anything these days
The AMS Council is increasingly using closed sessions to discuss banal items that don't deserve secrecy.
You elect the AMS Council and
executives. You also make up most
of their budget with their student
fees. For these reasons, transparency is of utmost importance to how
they operate.
Council meetings are open to the
public, though they got rid of free
dinners recently because of massive
budget problems — fair enough.
They also, reasonably enough, ask
members ofthe public to leave
when they handle personnel issues.
If a truly private matter is being
discussed, we have no problem
granting the individual privacy and
having the AMS close the meeting.
However, it seems like Council is
increasingly going "in camera," as
the closed sessions are referred to,
in order to discuss things like the
future ofthe Whistler Lodge. This is
unacceptable. Going in camera is not
a proper tactic for avoiding scrutiny.
It is for discussing legitimately confidential matters, and for that only.
When you start to play loose
with closing meetings to the public,
including media, you risk losing the
trust ofthe student body, which,
again, pays AMS officials salaries.
Both sides ofthe Block F debate are
going to need to give a little.
The Musqueam band are hoping
to build a commercial village on
campus, where there are currently
only trees. The University Endowment Lands (UEL) is sad about losing those trees. So what? Wesbrook
Village came at the cost of some
green space, not to mention everything else on this campus which
used to be Musqueam territory.
Block F belongs to Musqueam,
and if they want to build something there, they should be able to.
The Musqueam shouldn't lose out
on revenue to support their band
just because the UEL doesn't like
That said, for the Musqueam to
make their idea a reality, they must
take into account the community
feedback, like anybody who is
building here should. Their current
plan would increase the number of
permanent residents in the endowment lands by about 25 per cent,
and in the past year their plan has
changed from 30,000 square feet
of commercial space and towers of
no more than 12 stories to 145,000
square feet of commercial space and
22-storey towers, none of which the
UEL is happy about.
The Musqueam need to confirm
exactly what they're planning to do
and work with the UEL to address
their more reasonable concerns as
to how this will impact campus.
The UEL needs to take the stick
out of their ass, accept that this is
happening, and figure out how they
can get along.
Here at The Ubyssey, we abide by
the Canadian Press style guide
when editing our copy, and while
it's generally a pretty good and
forward-thinking corpus, let us tell
you, there are some real stinkers
in there.
Thankfully, we now send
emails (instead of e-mails, like the
Associated Press does), but we still
use the Internet like it's the late
'90s or something. We're actually pretty progressive in terms of
making things one word rather than
creating hyphenated monstrosities
— after much hand-wringing, we
now use cellphones and smart-
phones, finally, like the rest ofthe
civilized world.
But the worst CP convention of
all, for our money, is the inclusion
of periods in geographical acronyms, such as the U.S.A., the U.K.
and our very own home province.
As a Vancouver-based paper, we
frequently find ourselves writing
stories that take place in B.C. But
you're not quite sure where that last
sentence ended, are you? That extra
dot threw you off, just like when a
sentence ends with a time given in
a.m. or p.m.
See? It happened again. Unforgivable.
This is made even worse when
writing about organizations who
don't use periods in their official
names, like the BC Civil Liberties
Association — you end up with an
article that looks like the copy editor
was asleep at the trigger. We ran
a particularly vexing article a few
weeks ago about a house on campus
that used to belong to a man known
as B.C. Binning, whose estate was
involved in a legal dispute with
the provincial government. It was,
predictably, a dot-littered mess, but
at least it happened in the current
era — had it happened 2015 years
ago or prior, it would have been the
B.C. B.C. Binning house's BC dispute
with B.C.
Style guides are important.
They help a publication maintain
consistent copy standards across
the board, something particularly important at student papers
where there is such high turnover.
But please, Canadian Press —
you really need to do something
about all of these unnecessary
goddamn dots.
Do not get us started about the
Oxford comma. XI
Council members and execs are keeping their student-funded bonuses secret.
Editor's Notebook
The AMS established the Performance Accountability Incentive (PAI)
to try and create a way to encourage
execs to go above and beyond their
duties with the hopes of earning a
$5,000 bonus. While the plan may
be an incentive, it doesn't seem to be
generating performance or accountability.
Do you know how much the
AMS is giving out in bonuses to
each of last year's execs? Neither do
we. And neither the AMS nor the
individual execs will say how much
ofthe potential $25,000 pot they
each received.
We could guess how much they
got based on their performances, but
neither the AMS nor the execs will
say what goals they had to reach to
get their full bonuses, or if they even
reached those goals.
Aaron Bailey, chair ofthe AMS
oversight committee, said AMS code
prevents him from releasing any of
the bonus amounts or the reasons
why they were allocated as they
were. He said the process keeps
execs accountable to Council, so
the average student doesn't need to
know how much money each exec is
getting or why. In an interview, he
explained that students elect AMS
representatives to represent them,
and suggested we at The Ubyssey
may be interested in getting the
opinions of other students on the
PAI allocation process.
Twisted logic and condescension
aside, the PAI process needs some
serious reform.
AMS execs are students too,
and they may not want everyone to
know exactly how much money they
make. But if a student is elected to
a public office, they give up some
amount of privacy. Their salaries are
public, the AMS is in a deficit, and
students should know how the AMS
spends their money.
All of last year's execs, some
of whom are currently in office,
declined to talk about their PAI
allocations. While we like Bokor's
decision to give up his bonus money,
we don't appreciate his decision to
decline comment on it. When he ran
for office, he said PAI wasn't "financially responsible" given the AMS's
financial position. Well, the PAI process isn't only financially irresponsible — it's also not accountable.
Before Bokor gave up his bonus,
Council voted to cut his PAI
allocation because he breached
AMS values. Neither he nor the
AMS will say which one ofthe
AMS values — honesty, effectiveness, accountability, respect and
teamwork — he allegedly violated. Council also determined that
former VP admin Derek Moore
violated AMS values, and docked
his PAI allocation by 50 per cent.
These value violations could range
from something minor to something very serious, but students
have been left in the dark.
Although Council made a point
of discussing all this money and accountability in closed session, they
accidentally left what looked like
one ofthe exec's bonus amounts on
the projector — then quickly hid it —
as people trickled back into Council
chambers for open session.
While Council has ordered a
review ofthe PAI process, we hope
they will scrap it altogether. The
process is too arbitrary and secretive. Execs should set high goals and
achieve them regardless of potential
bonus money. If the AMS wants to
be accountable, they should stop
conducting so much business in
secret. XI
Why don't we care
more about the
movies shot at UBC?
■■Editor's Notebook
The fact that so many films and
TV show are shot at UBC - and
that students are generally indifferent to the filming — says a lot
about campus culture.
For one thing, UBC's ubiquity as
a filming location belies a lack of
architectural character on campus — film crews are attracted
here since virtually any facade can
function as a generic placeholder
for either the typological "modern laboratory/software industry
building" (e.g. the Koerner Library)
or the "old academic university
building" archetype (e.g. the
Chemistry building). In the past,
UBC's architects have said they've
intentionally avoided creating an
imposing, consistent cross-campus
architectural style in order to promote greater freedom among UBC's
students to interact with and shape
their academic environment as they
choose — which is laudable.
But the result of this "everywhere
and nowhere" aesthetic attitude results in the absence of any defining
feature towards which residents,
students and faculty can develop a
sentimental attachment, which is
one ofthe reasons the administration has historically struggled to
cultivate a strong connection between the university and its alumni.
Of course, if UBC did have more
defining architecture, it would
struggle to attract film crews, which
are a source of badly needed moolah
for the administration and the film
department. That said, a campus
with a signature character has compelling brand power — and in the
long term, it's the consistent alumni
donations and student attendance
derived from brand power which
reaps the greatest dividends, not
unpredictable film shoots.
The way in which students
respond to film shoots also merits
some examination. By and large,
students don't get excited about
seeing film crews on campus —
this can be partly attributed to the
prudence of UBC Planning, which
isn't in the habit of advertising major
film shoots. But even when dozens
of enormous trailers, props and expensive equipment are distributed
liberally across every major thoroughfare, most students grant them
barely more than a passing glance.
This is bizarre, given that the titles
being shot are often big-budget
releases with a large fanfare —
productions we will eventually pay
to see on the big screen (or stream
illegally in a darkened dorm room).
In other circumstances, one would
cherish the opportunity to casually
stroll through a Hollywood film set.
So why don't we care more? It's not
as if, despite UBC Planning's efforts,
we're unaware that these films
are being made here — but you'd
be hard-pressed to find a student
who cites the campus' popularity
as a filming location as one of their
incentives for coming here.
Regrettably, the lack of interest
reflects an age-old flaw with UBC's
student community — an egregious
lack of community engagement.
Our noses are too buried in our
smartphones and our gradually
diminishing attention span is too
occupied with every tweet, update
and post to pay attention to the
spectacles which surround us — not
even when, paradoxically, those
spectacles are the source ofthe very
same products which will eventually come to consume hours of our
time on Netflix. XI II Scene
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