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The Ubyssey Oct 15, 1998

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Prof misconduct
by Douglas Quan
For the firsttimein its 20 year history, ;'<&£;;;
Social Sciences: and Humaaitie& Research;'.: i
CounciliSSHRC) is responding to allega-':;i
tions that its research ethics policies have
been breached by a professor.
But how far the federal research funding
agency can go ih itsinvestigation ofMillie
Creighton, who holds a;fenured position
within UBC's dnthropplogy department, =
depends oh whether the university agrees
to hand over a report of its own inquiry into :
the matter last yeaKUBG hasbeen reltictant
so Jar.
In a letter to SSHRCJast May, UBC^vtee j
president of research Bernard Bresslersaid
BC's privacy legislation prevented the university from handing over the report
But SSHRC JOTpte back atthe end of the
summer to say that UBC would not be vie-
lating privacy Jaws by releasing the infer-,
This week, UBC lawyer Dennis Paviich
said a decision whether torelease the report
should come within two weeks. He added
that in no way was UBC trying to stonewall
"We didn't say to them, 'We won't give
(the report) to you.' We thought it was protected by privacy laws."
Meanwhile, Creighton told the Ubyssey
this week that dealing with the allegations
over the last two years has been stressful.
"It's all misinformation about me," she
said. "It's frustrating"
Creighton has been oh leave of absence
since July, and hopes to go on sabbatical in
the new year.
At issue is whether Creighton followed
proper procedures for doing research
involving human subjects during the course
of her field work in Japan and Russia in the
: Creighton was swifyfngmetmpact of the'
JSIibutani dam on the indigenous Ainu peoples of northern Japan.
student whowas worlds with Creightori in
the same department;and ^thesame field
at the time, those guidelines were not
adhered to.
■;.. 'For example, Tanaka alleges that
C^ghtpii-didhbtobtain rhe viriirttert consent-of terite^arch subjects; nor did she
inform tfaemflf the nature or purpose of her
Tanaka also alleges that at a 1994 acader
mlc conference in Wadivostofc Inwmdhshe
was an interpreter for Ainu leader Kaizawa
continued on page 3
APEC walkout
Hearings into the actions of RCMP officers during last
November's APEC summit could be a 'whitewash' say the
unpaid lawyers representing students
by Sarah Galashan
A lawyer representing over two dozen
students involved in the APEC inquiry
said Wednesday he had enough of the
hearings, and walked out.
Cameron Ward joined lawyer Joe
Arvay, who'd walked out the day before.
Both said they couldn't wait any longer
for Solicitor General Andy Scott to decide
whether to provide the students with
legal funding.
After reading his opening statements,
Ward walked out of the hearing room followed by his assistants and student complainants into a crush of media cameras.
"If the government and Mr. Scott, in
part, deny my clients a fair hearing, this
could be a whitewash," Ward told
He added: "I will continue to do whatever I can within reason to help my
clients get justice on this matter...We
intend at the end of the day, whether it's
here or elsewhere, to get to the bottom of
Ward said it was unfair that the RCMP
and the government were being represented by a team of high-priced lawyers,
while the students received no legal
funding at all.
One of Ward's clients, Garth Mullins,
said he hoped the walkout would pressure the panel overseeing the inquiry to
create a more level playing field.
"This is the only way the hearings
have responded to us so far, by putting
the pressure of the public on them
direcdy," Mullins said.
Before walking out on Tuesday, Arvay,
who represents law student Craig Jones,
requested an adjournment until a funding decision was made.
"I can simply not afford to be here,"
Arvay said. "Why should the solicitor
general take one more hour? What's so
complicated about this request?"
Arvay said he regretted having to leave
the hearings, and said he worried his
client's reputation may be tainted during
the rest of the proceedings.
Jones, who is the only complainant to
testify so far, completed his four day testimony and cross-examination on
During his opening statement on
Wednesday, Jones said accusations that
Arvay and Ward were grandstanding and
UNPAID: Cameron Ward leaves the RCMP Public Complaints Commission hearings
on Wednesday over the issue of legal funding. Students complainants claim that
the hearings are biased and unfair and favour the Federal Government over APEC
protesters, richard lam photo
manipulating the media were unfair.
Jones was arrested at UBC last
November's APEC summit for placing
two protest signs by the motorcade route.
At the hearings, Jones said his arrest
constituted a violation of his and other
protesters' Charter rights. He also alleged
that the RCMP acted on orders from the
prime minister.
Speculation about the role the Prime
Minister's Office played in security at
APEC has consumed the front pages of
newspapers and tops of newscasts regularly over the last few months.
This week, RCMP lawyer George
Mcintosh submitted as evidence a stack
of e-mail correspondence between Jones
and CBC TV correspondent Terry
However, during the course of his cross-
examination of Jones, Mcintosh only
referred to three e-mails. And in the end the
remaining evidence was dismissed.
Students accused Mcintosh of trying
to embarass Jones, and cited Mcintosh's
tactics as a reasun they can't proceed in
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CRAIG JONES, UBC law student and complainant in the RCMP Public
Commission hearings, testified over four days this week as to the events
during APEC at UBC. richard lam photo
"I don't think these
people want to get
to the facts and
they will use any
pretense to leave
the room."
Ivan Whitehall
Government Lawyer
continued from page 1
the hearings without lawyers.
But on Wednesday, Mcintosh
said the commission must proceed with the hearings because
the reputations of their clients
are at stake.
Mcintosh also said the commission must now decide the
validity of the complaints now
that the students and their
lawyers have walked out. "My
clients are as much in limbo as
they were before [the hearings
Government lawyer Ivan
Whitehall said he was dismayed
with the walkout. "I regret that
the students left," said
Whitehall, but added, "I don't
think these people want to get to
the facts and they will use any
pretense to leave the room."*>
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APEC Investigation
Vancouver-Quadra MP, Ted McWhinney, came out recently against the Liberal party line
and in support of students' request for legal funding at the RCMP inquiry. McWhinney
was removed from the Foreign Affairs Committee days before the committee could vote
on the issue, and his replacement cast the deciding vote: against funding.
Thank you, Dr. McWhinney, for standing up, and taking a fall, for UBC students.
And thank you, Mr. Chretien, for making it abundantly clear just how far you'll go
to silence dissenting voices.
Funding is key to the fairness of the Public Complaints Commission process. In July, the
Federal Court ruled that "without state-funded legal representation, the complainants / applicants will be at a great disadvantage - there will not be a level playing
field." Two weeks after this judgement, the government announced its denial of such
The Solicitor General, Andy Scott, is currently considering a second request by the Complaints Commission to provide funds for the legal costs of complainants. The RCMP
already has access to extensive state-funded legal resources. Now is the time for UBC to
come together as a community and make the government see that democratic rights
matter to Canadians, and that nothing short of a fair hearing - with balanced legal representation - will be tolerated by voters.
Write to: MPs David Anderson (AnderD@parl.gc.ca) and Herb Dhaliwal
(DhaliH@Parl.cg.ca). Tell them that Canadians demand to know the truth about who
gave the RGMP orders during APEC, and that to come to that truth we need a level
playing field; we need legal funding.
To find out how you can get involved in fundraising and publicity, contact Vivian Hoffmann, AMS
President: 822-3972 For latest news on the issue, check http://www.newsworld.cbc.ca
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Sessionals' pay stays in slumps
SESSIONAL LECTURERS debate merrits of new contract last Thursday. While many were upset
that there was no salary increase, they ratified the agreement this week, julian dowling photo
by Daliah Merzaban
UBC's 150 sessional lecturers have ratified the faculty association's
new contract for them, despite the fact that the new agreement doesn't include a salary increase.
Even though they have the same qualifications and workload, sessional lecturers earn 20-50 per cent less than tenured faculty at UBC.
Their salaries fall in the range of $23,000-$29,000 a year.
At an information meeting about the proposed agreement last
Thursday, faculty association president Mary Russell acknowledged
the imbalance.
"I think it is clear to all of us that sessionals have not been paid well
by the university for a very long time," Russell said.
She added that the faculty association is trying to tap into government equity funds to solve the problem.
"These equity funds are the only funds available for salary increases that are beyond the provincial government's stipulated [salary]
guidelines and we are aggressively looking for those equity funds."
The new agreement, which was put together by a committee of
three faculty association executives and a panel of four sessionals, is
intended to give sessionals more job
security and benefits.
Some of the clauses in the
agreement include the following
guarantees: that appointments
will continue following the completion of 36 months of full-time
work; that reappointment is not
based on seniority; that job
descriptions will be clearly outlined at the time of employment;
that any work done outside of the
contract will be paid; and that
there will be grievance procedures
if agreements are violated.
Under the agreement, sessionals will receive four per cent vacation pay, 10 per cent increase in
their pension contribution, and
$250 for a discontinued or cancelled course.
Even though most sessionals
ended up giving their approval to
the new agreement, several
expressed their dissatisfaction last
Claire-Use Rogers has been a
sessional with the French department for the past 22 years. She doesn't think the faculty association has
given enough consideration to long-
term sessionals.
"It was a good intent," said Rogers, "but I think at the same time
they should have not neglected the people who have been working
under these conditions for so long and who have PhD's and the qualifications—they should have considered us a little bit differendy."
Rogers added that she would like to be offered a 12-month lecturer position, and more retirement benefits.
The sessional agreement applies only to sessionals who teach two
or more courses, which is currently only 150 of the approximately 700
The faculty association has not been able to negotiate anything for
sessionals who teach only one course.
In the agreement, departments can only discontinue an appointment for reasons of teaching performance, lack of funds, or discontinuance of a course.
Clint Burnham, a sessional with the english department, worries
that the university will use lack of funds as an excuse to replace third
and fourth year sessionals with first year sessionals.
"There's a lot of outs for them here and I don't know if this [agreement] is going to change all that much."<»
Strangway still on payroll
by Stanley Tromp
During his term at UBC, it was reported that
former president David Strangway received a
$250,000 interest-free loan from the university's Board of Governors to help buy his retirement home. But a Freedom of Information
request to see records on the loan repayment
reveal that $350,000 was loaned to Strangway.
In a written statement, Strangway
explained that UBC never intended to mislead the public, and that by the time the
Vancouver Sun reported the figure in 1993, the
loan had been paid down to a $250,000 balance.
To repay the loan, Strangway's 1991 contract stated that $3/31 would be deducted
from his paycheques. In 102 monthly statements from March 1991 until August 1999
UBC Treasury branch records show
Strangway has made every payment to date.
As part of the university's policy, Strangway
still receives a full salary as does Peter Ufford,
the university's vice president of external
affairs and advisor to the president on business relations.
Strangway is being paid for two years of
administrative leave for each of the two six-
year terms he served as UBC president Ufford
is currendy on administrative leave.
During the 1998-99 fiscal year, Strangway
will receive $176,415 and Ufford $235,188.
Ufford is due to return to UBC in April 1999.
Both are presently working to create a private
university in Whistler, a project which some
observers fear could compete with UBC for
new faculty.
"It made me feel very uncomfortable," said
UBC faculty BoG member Phil Resnick, "that
the former president who just stepped down
turned his attention immediately to set up a
small institution which will be a potential rival
to the university he served for 12 years. I felt at
the time it smelled bad, and to be blunt, I don't
like it"
To stem a potential "brain drain," Mary
Russell, president of the UBC Faculty
Association, said that the university's faculty
and administration have created a $500,000
Faculty Retention Fund to be distributed by
the President's office.
"Basically the fund is to help pay to keep
faculty here at UBC whom we're concerned
might go to Whistier or elsewhere," Russell
In his statement, Strangway said he
applied the university loan to the $580,000
purchase price of the house he bought in
November 1989, and that the balance of the
cost came from the sale of a house that he
owned in Toronto.
The BC Assessment Authority states the
market value of his current home as $626,000
While living at UBC, Strangway collected
rent from tenants renting his house for eight
years. But, he added, "I lost substantial money
in renting this out I probably recovered less
than half of the mortgage payment This was a
losing proposition but we did not want to be
trapped without a home to move to upon
retirement In fact I sold my house in Toronto
at a low in the market and bought here at a
high. In housing it has cost me a great deal to
move to Vancouver."
UBC also granted two loans of $200,000
each in the 1993-94 period, to the Institute of
Sustainable Development director John
Robinson, and to the dean of dentistry Edwin
Yen. "The program was discontinued due to
budget pressures in 1993-94," noted a 1994
memo from the Ministry of Advanced
But UBC public affairs official Stephen
Forgacs said the program was restarted again
18 months later. He added that the only loan
over $100,000 granted since was to dean of
arts Shiriey Neuman in 1995, but he wouldn't
provide the precise figure.
Forgacs said these loans are necessary to
attract new faculty to the high-priced
Vancouver housing market. Today, UBC
attracts between 50-100 new faculty per year,
and many of these receive a staiidaid $25,000
SFU and UVic have similar programs.**
continued from page 1
sional conduct
She claims that Creighton "chased [them]
wherever she could," and "exploited [her] ability to interpret between Japanese and English,
for her command of the Japanese language is
extremely limited."
According to Tanaka, an article published
by Creighton in 1995 on the plight of the Ainu
was full of errors and misrepresentations and
was offensive to the Ainu people.
Tanaka presented a translated copy of a letter written by Kalzawa after the article had
been published, parts of which read:
"I once did receive a translated Japanese
version of her paper, but it was so full of errors,
misunderstandings, and baseless speculation
that I neither attempted to correct it, nor did I
send any reply to her...
"As far as I remember, I never signed any
document concerning myself, and even if I
had, she should only have published after I
had approved the relevant parts."
But Creighton says she did get consent
from Kaizawa while visiting Japan in 1993. She
also says it's "unfathomable" that Tanaka and
others didn't know she was writing an article
on the Ainu.
In order for her to have received her SSHRC
funding for her trips to Japan in 1993 and 1994,
Creighton says she had to have her project
passed by a UBC ethics review committee.
She also suggested that Kaizawa's angry
opinion was prompted more by the "biased
and inducing letter" which solicited it—a letter
written by Tanaka's husband, Gary Arbuckle, a
lecturer in UBC's Asian Studies department
Creighton said the article was based on
extensive research she had conducted since
1989, well before Tanaka entered the department. It went through a peer review process
before it was published, and won raves from
her colleagues across North America after it
was published.
UBC sided with Creighton.
In a letter to Tanaka in November 1997 (one
year after Tanalca had filed her complaint with
the university), Shiriey Neuman, UBC's dean
of arts, concluded that Tanaka had "offered no
convincing documentation of the charge that
Dr Creighton plagiarized [her] work."
To Tanaka's even greater surprise, the dean
announced that the contract Tanaka's husband had with the faculty would not be
renewed. Neuman alleged that Gary Arbuckle
had breached UBC's conflict of interest policies by purporting to be Tanaka's research
supervisor while they were living together.
Dean Neuman deferred all questions to
UBC's public affairs office.
However, Richard Spratley, UBC's director
of research services, told the Ubyssey that as far
as he was concerned, allegations of misconduct against Creighton are unfounded. "I
reviewed the (initial ethics committee] review,
and it was done fine.
"Did we diligently review the research? Yes,
we did"
Dissatisfied with the university's inquiry
into the matter, Tanaka forwarded her complaint to SSHRC this year.
According to SSHRC secretary Pamela
Wiggin it is the first time the national funding
agency has had to deal with such an allegation.
"We've never had a case come up in the
whole time SSHRC has existed. This is the first
case to come forward where someone is
charging a violation of ethics."
Not only that, but SSHRC is responding
after the university has already conducted its
own investigation.
While Wiggin would not say whether the
scope of SSHRC's investigation could expand
into how the university handled the matter,
SSHRC posted on its website just last week
"Procedures for Responding to Allegations of
Research and Scholarly Misconduct."
Wiggin said it was just "coincidence."* 4 THE UfiYgEY . THURSDAY. OCTOBER 15. 1998
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UBC VISION includes plans to renovate decaying classrooms, tara westover/ubyssey file photo
Classroom renovations underway
by Ian Sonshine
A plan is currently underway to confront the growing decay of UBC's classrooms. The initiative, headed by Geoff Atkins, associate vice president for lands
and buildings services, will see close to $50 million
being spent over the next five years updating and
renovating facilities in the hopes of bringing rooms
up to present standards.
"We can't expect students to have classes in a lot
of the classrooms the way they are right now," Atkins
said. "If you're paddling around with the ducks, ifs
kind of hard to soar with the eagles."
The proposed renovations are called for in UBC's
vision Statement, which outlines the university's
goals over the next several years. Specific classrooms
which have been singled out for attention include
those in Buchanan, Angus, and MacMillan buildings.
Atkins says renovations will involve a variety of
improvements and the magnitude of the changes will
depend both on the extent of the decay and the projected uses of the classroom. Possible improvements
include purchasing swivel chairs, increasing ventilation, and creating tiered seating and better acoustics.
"I think it's really necessary," said AMS vice president Neena Sonik. "It's about time the university
commits to something like this."
The principal barrier standing between Atkins
and the renovations is funding. Fundraising for
existing buildings, he says, has proved difficult in the
past And although the provincial government has
pledged financial support, they are not willing to
foot the entire bill.
Funding the project has thus become a project in
itself. So far, a number of fundraising ideas have
been raised ranging from the issuing of bonds to
working with the private sector.
Over the past 15 years, upgrading existing facilities has largely been ignored at UBC. Instead, the
emphasis has been placed on erecting new buildings. According to Atkins, this ttend cannot continue.
"I can't see UBC professing to be the university of
quality that it is if we don't do something to stop the
decay in the infrastructure," he said. "We have to
transform this place."
A report on the issue of the classroom upgrades
and improvement options will be presented to the
Board of Governors in January.*
Security Council appointment gives
boost to UBC Model UN Students
by Julian Dowling
Canada's reputation as a leader in international diplomacy was given a boost last week when it clinched a
seat on the United Nations (UN) Security Council. For
members of UBC's International Relations Students
Association (IRSA), the timing couldn't have been better.
They're currently recruiting delegates to participate
in the sixth annual UBC Model UN to be held next
January in Vancouver. The event brings in about 200
students from universities across BC, Alberta, Oregon
and California.
Students get broken up into two General Assembly
sub-committees and a Security Council committee.
According to Rebecca Clapperton, a fourth year
International Relations student and Model UN organiser, it's a chance for International Relations students
to test their diplomatic skills.
"You get a sense of how bureaucratic negotiations
take place and also how these negotiations can be held
up by rhetoric," Clapperton said.
. Last year's conference focused on such conttover-
sial issues as landmines, biodiversity, and the Israeli-
Palestinian peace process.
This January, the rights of indigenous peoples will
likely consume a lot of the time of the General
Assembly members.
Clapperton anticipates sparks will fly during discussions of the Chiapas situation in Mexico, and the
Nisga'a treaty in BC.
"The General Assemblies will need to interpret the
charter.. . they'll deteirnine whether self-determination applies to all indigenous peoples, and that could
spark a really heated debate," she said.
Even though they are far from UN headquarters in
New York, it is likely these students will be watching
Canada's participation closely.
UBC political science professor Allen Sens says the
rights of indigenous peoples will likely be an issue that
the Canadian delegation tackles.
" [Setf-determination by indigenous peoples] represents a direct challenge not only to the laws of states
but also to their sovereignty," Sens said.
"What rights should be extended to indigenous
peoples: self-government, schooling, religious practice taxation policy, access to resources, the legal status of territorial ownership? These are huge issues that
spark controversy even in our own province."* THE UBYSSFY . THURSDAY OCTOBER IS. 1Q<M 5
U of A and UWO
by Cynthia Lee
The student council of the University of Alberta (U
of A) has decided to join a $100 million lawsuit its
counterpart at the University of Western Ontario
(UWO) launched against the Canadian Federation
of Students (CFS) last year.
Both student councils, neither of which is affiliated with the CFS, allege that the national student
lobby group has been collecting an unfair share of
funds from the student-run
travel agency, Travel CUTS.
In 1987, the CFS claims
that it acquired ownership of
Travel CUTS from the hands
of the now-defunct
Association of Student
Councils (AOSC). But the student council at UWO, which
had been an AOSC member,
claims that while it gave the
CFS the authority to manage
Travel CUTS, the ownership shares were never surrendered.
According to Jennifer Quick, the UWO student
council spokesperson, the issue was never resolved
by the July 1988 deadline because the AOSC had disbanded.
"All of the members of AOSC are [thus] entitled to
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Bears stuffed for Thanksgiving
by Bruce Arthur
like the UBC football team did on Friday, we'll get the
punisliment out of the way early: UBC beat the stuffing
out of the Alberta Golden Bears.
Coming off their first loss of the season, UBC took
out some frustrations on the 1-4 Bears in a 35-3 whipping at Thunderbird Stadium.
"Chalk it up," said interim head coach Dave
Johnson. "It is nice to win the games you're supposed to
win, and this was definitely one of those."
UBC defensive lineman Tyson St James tore up the
Alberta offence with three sacks and nine tackles and
was named the Canada West defensive player of the
week for the second consecutive week.
"He is a maohine," smiled Johnson. "He is a unique
St James also recorded three sacks against
Saskatchewan, and leads the Canada West with seven
on the season. And St James, who is only in his second
year of eligibility, is starting to dominate on a play-byplay basis.
"I would play again right now if I could," said an exuberant St James right after the game.
On the other side off the ball, tailback Akbal Singh
continued to run away from the rest of Canada with 159
yards rushing, while wideout Brad Coutts continued his
sparkling play of late with 153 total yards. He caught five
passes for 71 yards and a touchdown, while piling up 82
yards on seven punt returns with quarterback Shawn
Olson finishing 14 of 21 for 219 yards and three touchdowns.
"We definitely wanted to make sure we're still as
good as we think we are," said Coutts, who also took a
jab at his own excellent play of late. "And I'm getting to
know the difference between man and zone."
With the win, UBC moves to 4-1 in the Canada West,
with their only loss being last weekend's 38-34 last-second heartbreaker to the archrival Saskatchewan
Huskies. But in Friday night's game, the T-Birds served
notice that they're the same team that raced out to three
Canada West blowouts to start the year.
"We needed to see if the engines were a-go," said St
James. Iinemate Alex Charles agreed.
"We knew we had to move back up the ladder and
re-establish ourselves in the West," said Charles.
The Birds set the course of the game on. their first
drive, when they efficiently marched the length of the
field to score on a 12-yard dart to Coutts from Olson.
From there, UBC's defence swarmed the Golden Bears
while UBC kept hanging touchdowns on the board,
resulting in a 28-3 halftime lead.
The second half was an exercise in patience, as the
Birds added a final touchdown and employed liberal
substitutions. UBC will travel to Calgary to meet the 3-2
University of Calgary Dinosaurs, whom UBC thumped
at Thunderbird Stadium 37-22 on September 11. The
Birds will look to sweep the season series with the Dinos
for the first time since 1987.
The season appears to be leading to a crescendo for
the Birds when they host division-leading
Saskatchewan in the last game of the regular season on
November 6. It's a game that will likely determine the
winner of the Canada West But Johnson, while eyeing
November 6, is taking this season one week at a time.
"Saskatchewan won't mean anything if we don't take
care of things up to then."**
Alberta 3 UBC 35
Calgary 63 Manitoba 29
Saturday, October 17
Saskatchewan at Alberta
UBC at Calgary THE UBYSSEY » THUR5PAY, OCTOBER 15,1338 7
short gsme,
Harada may stand only five
feet and change tall, but
she's plenty big enough to
represent Canada at the
Commonwelath Games.
by Bruce Arthur
In addition to the goalkeeper's requisite litany of sprains, bruises, contusions, and broken fingers, UBC's Ann Harada could add a bigger obstacle: she once feared she might never walk again.
In the twelfth grade, Harada was skiing and went off a precipitous
jump. In the fall, she fractured a vertebrae in her back, and was temporarily paralysed below the waist.
"Honestly, the first thought that came to my mind was, 'I won't be
able to play hockey anymore,'" says the fourth-year Human Kinetics
student. "But then it came back to the basics that I won't be able to
walk anymore."
Harada was lucky. The feeling returned to her legs within the hour,
and she hasn't wasted the second chance.
But if not for a whim of her childhood soccer team, Ann harada
may never have begun playing field hockey. Athletic careers have started
with less, but not much less.
"I originally started because my entire soccer team decided to try
field hockey," smiles Harada, who plays goal for the number-one ranked
UBC women's field hockey team. "I've always wanted to play ice hockey,
and my mom never wanted to get up at five in the morning to drive me
to ice hockey practice. I thought, 'Hey, it's hockey, so let's give it a try.'"
So at the tender age of 11, Harada began to play field hockey. She
played for a weaker team in the Tsawassen youth leagues, and because
the play was constantiy in her end, she chose to play goalkeeper.
"I thought it might be fun," she said. "And also in goal, you didn't have
av%f>C .."frl^ Mto wear a skirt I'm not that big of a
_   fJUaMiy^llIgiriie-girl,myself."
Harada claims to stand 5'3", but
her coach puts her closer to five feet.
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■ ■ ■ ** ■ Harada is not your typical goalkeeper.
"She's only tiny, and she has to protect this huge seven foot by 12-
foot goal," says Hash Kanjee, UBC women's field hockey head coach.
"And she's amazing. It's phenomenal."
I ID^ MA3||#AAnQV     Harada has started in net for the T-Birds since the day she arrived
^~2i ■# ■ ■     IVvvJIC I from Tsawassen four years ago, and this summer was selected to play
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Harada, meanwhile, is all done getting taller.
if—     »%%^«»i»%*»jj     ■■■>%     +l*r\     "Every other national team seems to have gone with larger goal-
IS     rnOViriQ     U|J     TllCkeepers, between 5'9" and 6'1", 6'2"," says Kanjee. "So she's definitely
■•*■       m    m        ■» .W jhe odd person out. But I tell you, she holds her own."
Her selection to the national team proves it. Harada displaced the
backup keeper who was with the team for two years. She found out
■     J^| i«h4«|%     •*%     I ~i about it while in the hospital.
IClUU6r    Willi     CI     lOX     "The day I was named to the Commonwealth team, I had just been
cracked direcuy from about five feet away just straight on my collarbone," she says. "And they weren't sure if it was broken or not. I found
out I made the team after I found out my collarbone wasn't broken."
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field hockey
ladder with
of heart.
was the culmination of years of hard work. It's also been a longtime goal. After high school, she eliminated the idea of pursuing a scholarship at a US school because, as she says, "I wanted to play for Canada and
I should stay in Canada," she explains. A Canadian flag adoms the wall in her Gage Towers quad, and a
Commonwealth Games flag sits opposite it. For Harada, playing for her country is where it's at.
"The thrill of playing for your country, of playing for your university," she says when asked what
she loves about field hockey. "I love team sports and I love working with a group of people towards a
common goal."
Harada needed an edge to make it this far, and she's got one. She is intense. Harada doesn't back off
from anyone, and she says that when she shouts directions to her defence, they listen.
"They know when I yell at them that they need to run," she laughs.
Hi^ada's aggressive goalkeeping is another edge. She reasons that the further back in the net she sits,
the more net there is to shoot at. With her size, she doesn't get away with as much as a bigger goalie would,
and she knows it.
"Your angles have to be precise, everything has to be precise. You have to modify your style of play—I
would categorise my play as one that's a lot more agressive."
But beyond her style and her athleticism, you can see the focus in her dark eyes, just as you can see it
in everything she does. In the classroom, Harada is an academic All-Canadian. On the field, she was second team All-Canadian in 1997. It's her willingness to go all out that has made all the difference.
"She's a litde bit of a maniac," laughs Kanjee. "I mean, she's a goalkeeper, you have to remember that."
Kanjee's favourite Ann Harada story involves a teaming session from two years ago. In the early morning light, he led his troops down to the beach for running work. Well, Capture the Flag running work.
"Before our second Canada West [tournament] in my second year," Harada says in the tone of someone who's told this story more than once. "There were logs around the flag, and I had to get back across
the line, and a girl was chasing me, and the logs were coming up. I wasn't about to stop and be tagged, so
I kept running as fast and as hard as I could"
As she planted her foot on the first log, Harada's foot slipped in the dew-heavy moss and she went
careening into the next log shin-
first. At first, Harada thought that
she'd broken her leg.
"But it was just a massive
hematoma," she says cheerfully. "I
couldn't walk that weekend, so
they pretty much carried me to the
turf, got me in my equipment, and
stuck me in net."
That kind of dependability will
win you the coach's confidence.
"She comes ready to play every
time," enthuses Kanjee. "She's
never come to a practice or a game
where you're not sure what you're
going to get—you're always going
to get Ann at her very best, which is
nice to know."
That injury is probably the most
descriptive of Harada's self-
described "quite elaborate" history
of injury. She's no shrinking violet,
but she's not the stereotypical crazy
goalie, either.
"I just like a bit of excitement in
my life," she smiles.
After she graduates and plays
out her varsity eligibility, Harada
plans to either attend physiotherapy school or to complete a
Masters' and PhD in biomechanics. Harada claims to be "actually
quite psyched about doing a thesis," despite the fact that nobody
ever gets "psyched" about a thesis.
Maybe Ann Harada's idea of "a little bit of excitement" is itself a litde bit different.
Either scholastic option may be
put on hold for her athletic career,
she says, because academic life will
always be there waiting. A chance
at the Olympics comes only once
or twice in a lifetime. She will likely
play in next year's Pan American
Games trials, and if Canada wins
they will qualify for the 2000 games
in Sydney, Australia. Considering
Canada's world ranking, the odds
are long, but don't talk to Ann
Harada about long odds. She's
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On a dreary and damp Saturday morning, a grey asphalt parking
lot is not where you'd think to find a party. But this morning, as
on every Saturday since June, the parking lot at Trout Lake
Community Centre is brightened with rows of colourful pitched
tarps. It's the last day of the season for the East Vancouver
Farmers' Market, and the farmers have arrived early to ensure
themselves a spot to sell their goods.
Under shelter of their tarps, the farmers unload their vans
and set up tables. Crates spill over with colour, filled with mundane and exotic varieties of fruits and vegetables. Hand-painted
signs describe what's for sale, and most announce that the produce is organically grown. A banner strung between trees invites
people to the market, and even though it's not yet nine o'clock,
people are already browsing among the stalls.
Still, not everyone is happy. A man, towing an overflowing
shopping cart, is having an argument with a woman who is
telling him that there isn't any space for him. He's been pushing
his cart from Broadway and Main, he says. He's reserved a space
She's sorry, she says, but vendors were told to set up by eight-
thirty or else their spot would be given away.
Devorah Kahn, the woman having the argument, later
explains that the market has been popular from the beginning.
She is the market manager, and one of nine volunteers who
helped get the market going in J995.
She says they got the idea when they heard a speaker from
Ontario give a talk about farmers' markets. That was back in
March of 1995, and over the next few months, she and eight others worked 20 to 30 hours a week to put it together. The first market happened that JuJy. But Kahn says that it was surprisingly
difficult to attract fanners, and only seven showed up on the first
"We thought that would be easy, because we realised that
there's a fairly large agricultural area outside the city. But the
farmers were fairly skeptical—they didn't think that the city peo-
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Local farms are being sold to developers quite
rapidly, JCahn says; one of the main goals behind the
market was to support local farmers.
"You know, an acre of farm land as farm land can
sell for about $4500," she explains, "but for developers |it can] go for almost half a million. So, if you
were a farmer and you wanted to get out, how would
you sell it?"
"Farmers are doing things not to make money,"
she adds. "They have chosen their profession
because they love doing what they're doing."
At the market anyway, everyone seems to be having a good time. At one end, the farmers are doing
brisk business. At the other end, local craftspeople
have set up shop. Pottery, handmade soap, decorative trinkets, and jewelry are all for sale. A lineup has
started at an espresso stand, and a duet with an
accordion and acoustic guitar have started playing
folk tunes for spare change.
At one stall, two men with scruffy grey beards
push their inventory of peppers and squash. One
man says his name is Ron Coghlan, and that his
family started farming fourteen years ago with a
small garden in Lytton.
"We just started selling here this year, and this is
really good, it's been really great, selling here," he
says. "Our neighbour over there turned us on to it,"
he says, pointing to a booth directly across from
He says their farm, now grown to five acres, has
been organic from the beginning. "To me, it's the
only way. I would never go any other way. It feeds the
land instead of robbing the land, basically."
As well as avoiding chemicals, they work their
farm by hand. "We do have a tractor, but we don't
use it very much," he says. The result, he admits, is
that his prices tend to be higher. But he says that his
prices are more realistic compared to the very large
growers, who produce so much that they can afford
to dump their product cheaply onto the market.
"That's another perception of food—is that people gotta start realising that food is not just this disposable income type of thing. Food takes a lot of
hard work to make, produce."
That's a view shared by most at the market. One
of those, Jack Reimer, grows on thirteen acres of land
in Abbottsford. Today, he's selling apples, and he
looks every bit the salesman as he tries to get
passersby to sample a wedge of fruit. He says the
reason he comes to the market is to get a fairer price
for his product than he would through the wholesale market.
"I get about nine cents a pound if I ship to my
processing plant, and we just don't make any money
at it," says Reimer. "As opposed to here, I'm selling
for 89 to 99 cents a pound. So if you can bypass that
middleman and go directly to the consumer, then
it's reasonable."
Because of those prices, Reimer says it's hard to
survive as a small farmer. "Yup, it is. No doubt about
it. The costs are high, food prices at a wholesale level
are low."
The thing that keeps him in farming is the investment in the land, which his father paid $5000 for
and is now worth about a million. That, and it's a
great place to raise kids, he says.
But sometimes it's hard not to sell it off and walk
away. "Sure, some guy walks in and says, 'Here's a
million and a half dollars for your property,' that gets
Even so, Reimer says he has no intention of giving it up. "For me, my wife and I, it's where we want
to live—it's where we want to raise kids. I don't see
any other place where I want to do it."
Jk t eleven o'clock, the market is packed, and people bump
-impast each other as they browse the kiosks. The crowd is
made up of all types: the well heeled, parents and their children,
woolly Commercial Drive types. The children, however, naturally gravitate towards George the magician, who dons a yellow
balloon animal on his head and performs slight-of-hand tricks
for a crowd of knee-high toddlers.
Many of the booths have long lineups. Behind one of them is
Karl Hann, an organic greenhouse farmer from Abbottsford.
Like the others, he's come to the market to get closer to his customers. It's his first year at the market, and for him it's a last
effort to try to make a living at fanning.
After six unprofitable years, he's accumulated a significant
debt. He's come to the market to see if he can rum it around.
"I paid my bills only because I borrowed another $20,000,
another $30,000, another $100,000. That's how I survive, and
that is not good."
People are undereducated about agriculture, he says, so
farmers are always represented as second-class citizens.
"I'm coming from Romania, and in Romania food is appreciated a bit differently, because there, people have nothing to eat,"
he explains.
As we're speaking, a woman places a yellow papaya the size
of a small football on his scale.
"$6.60, please," says Hann. The woman looks taken aback for
a moment, frowns, and walks away.
"You see?" says Hann with a shrug. "$6.60 for a papaya, an
organic papaya, no. $4 for a coffee, no big deal, right? You see
how it shifts. $5 to rent a video, $2 for a bottle of coke, 99 cents
for some friggin chips, it's okay, you know. But for food, you don't
Still, he thinks that places like farmers' markets might be the
"Yes, because here you get to talk to the people. If you are not
so busy, you get a chance to explain what this is all about and
then maybe they'll understand."^
CORNUCOPIA of local produce attracts crowds to the East Vancouver Farmers'
Market every Saturday during summer months. The market also brings in
musicians and local craftspeople. All of the farmers are locally-based, and
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ird People falls short of high hopes
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Disappointing. That is how I would describe The
Bird People of China. Perhaps my expectations
were too high. I'd heard and read good things
about the film, and was truly
excited to watch it. I went into
the theatre hoping to be
inspired and mesmerised;
instead, I was simply entertained. The Bird People of
China is a film that had a great
vision, but failed to effectively
present that vision on screen.
Mr Wada (played by
Motoki Masahiro) is a young
Japanese businessman sent to
China in search of jade but
unexpectedly finds himself
entangled with the Yakuza. He
and a member of the Yakuza
reach their destination, which is a rural and isolated area of China. It is here that lives are being
transformed from those of technical, fast-paced,
city dwellers to lives that regain a connection
with nature and humanity. They learn of a legend
The biggest shortfall of the film,
though, is its inabil
ity to depict the
these men are supposed to have
about the bird people of China, which in turn
helps return the vigour for life that has left their
There are a few points that work for this film.
One of them is Masahiro, who plays Mr Wada,
and who's charismatic and delightful to watch.
Another high point is the film's cinematography,
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and rich culture of Yun Nan
Unfortunately, the film is
unable to deliver in a few
areas. The feelings that are
supposed to exist between
Wada and his love interest
are nowhere to be found. The
Yakuza character is overplayed and his schtick gets
tired. The biggest shortfall of
the film, though, is its inability to depict the enlightenment these men are supposed to have experienced.
This is a good film, just not
a great film. Yes, it is missing the level of spirituality I was expecting, but—as I mentioned earlier—perhaps 1 was expecting too much. Hence,
my advice is to go in with no expectations and be
pleasantiy entertained. ♦
West Beirut enchants and chills
Ran as part of the Vancouver International
Film Festival
by Megan Quek
West Beirut is an amazing film. It will take you
to a place filled with raw human emotion. It
will lift you up, and it will
bring you down—it may
even make you cry. It is a
film about life, compassion,   and   growing   up
amidst the chaos of civil
West Beirut takes place
in Lebanon in the 1970s,
during    the    civil    war
between the Muslims and
Christians, or West and East
Beirut. Through the experiences of a teenage
boy named Tarek (played by Rami Doueiri),
we see the fear, stress, misery, and tension
that people feel during a time of violence and
civil unrest. The dampening of the soul, which
becomes heavy with the weight of war. The
film also explores the simple joys and social
turmoil of growing up.
The film becomes like a
game, where the director wants to exude a
sense of realism, as
well as ffctionaffsm.
The film plays with the audience by drawing the audience in and out for the duration
of the film. West Beirut is a braiding of actual
news and fictional footage to create cohesive
sequences of fiction and non-fiction. The
film becomes like a game, where the director
wants to exude a sense of realism, as well as
fictionalism. It's a highly intelligent way to
keep the viewer in check,
not allowing them to
confuse fact with fiction.
The definite influence of the French New
Wave style can be seen
in the cinematography,
particularly in its handheld camera work, and
in its storytelling style.
The ending of the film is
ambiguous and lacks closure, but it reflects
the unending religious conflicts that continue to manifest in society and which   West
Beirut portrays.
An ingenious film that intertwines the
experiences of boyhood adolescence and the
effects of civil war, West Beirut is an unforgettable 120 minutes of your life.** THE UBYSSFY » THURSDAY
Playing at Studio 58
Running until Oct 18
by Ronald Nurwisah
Aristophanes's Lysistrata has the distinction of being
one of the first dramatic examples of the battle of the
sexes. Lysistrata, the play's title character, is a headstrong and bold Athenian woman tired of the 20-year
old war between Sparta and Athens. So she concocts a
plan: all the women of Athens and Sparta will refuse to
have sex until the war stops.
Originally written as a farce by Aristophanes, the
play has been adapted by local actor Peter Anderson,
who strips away the traditional classical Greek structure. Anderson modernises it, sharpening the feminist
and anti-war messages of the play to a fine point
This version of the play is peppered with references
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been invented.
The set and costumes are an interesting mixture of
the classical and the modem. Columns and pillars litter the background, and the women of Athens dress in
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LYSISTRATA: An updated version of a dassical play
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While it was entertaining, the play did suffer from a
lack of polish. The choreography and accompanying
music were undenvhelming and often unoriginal but,
fortunately, detract only slightly. So if you're not intimidated by a little grit go see Lysistrata. It'll leave you with
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ORCHID HIGHWAY: A good live band, but their studio work is lacking
[Naughty Records]
First off, I'd like to state that I saw
Orchid Highway at their "Live at
Lunch" gig and thought they were
great. Their 'London circa-1966'
garb and engaging and energetic
stage presence made for an enjoyable show, as they nicely balanced
campiness and carefree pop.
Orchid Highway's 4-song e.p.,
fourplay, doesn't fare as well.
Here, Orchid Highway lose their
charisma and come up with bland
and derivative songs. They seem
to be reaching for a Beades or
Monkees sound, but instead wind
up crafting musical wallpaper.
What's worse is that this music is
performed without any sense of
irony or kitsch. With a sound so
formulaic it could be parody, this
earnestness is pretty incredible.
The record opens with "I Don't
Know What You're Trying To Hide",
the strongest song of the collection. It's far from great, but it's lis-
tenable and upbeat. The next
track, "Drown", drags on for six
minutes and what we get in return
are insufferable lyrics. Track 3, "So
Alive", isn't worth the ink I'd need
to write about it. Finally, the closing track, "All The Same". It's an
okay song, but its use of a funky
sitar background only reminds us
of how cliched all of this is.
These songs should either be
more tongue-in-cheek or a lot
more original. This isn't a terrible
e.p., just a boring one. Try to catch
their live show instead.**
—Duncan M. McHugh
Livp and direct
A smokin' show
At tJie Ford Centre for
Performing Arts
Plays until October 18th
By Janet Ip
You know that "Hound Dog" and
"Jailhouse Rock" were made
famous by Elvis Presley. What you
might not know is that they were
written by songwriting team of Jerry
Leiber and Mike Stoller, who also
wrote and produced all of the
Coasters' hits. Their songs make up
Smokey Joe's Cafe.
This musical is a tribute to
Lieber and Stoller's creative genius
and contribution not only to
American rock and roll, but to
pop, rhythm and blues and jazz.
Combining talents in 1950, Leiber
and Stoller have had their chart-
topping hits recorded by musical
giants—the Beades, The Rolling
Stones, James Brown, Litde
Richard, and Jimi Hendrix—just
to name a few.
Unlike most musicals, Smokey
Joe's Cafe has no storyline but rather
consists of a whopping forty songs
performed one right after the other.
And it's done in style.
The show's interplay between
male and female is great, and the
male quartet of Robert Mack, Chris
Morgan, John Woodward III and
Terrence Charles Rodgers provide
highlights with comical renditions
of several Coasters' hits. Their synchronized pelvic thrusts and bobbing heads accompany marvelous
vocal  harmonies   in  "Keep   on
Rollin, Searchin,'" "Poison Ivy"
and "Shoppin' for Clothes."
The show's women, meanwhile, are as sexy as the men are
clownish. Venise Eldridge and
Ashley Amber Haase perform
"Trouble," a jazzy rhythm and
blues piece. The number features
plenty of flesh, leg kicking in Can-
Can fashion, and curvy silhouettes behind hanging screens.
Each succeeding song grows
more familiar, leading to the climatic "Stand By Me," co-written
with the legendary Ben E. King.
Starting off as a heartfelt solo, it
gradually encompasses more and
more of the cast, building up into
a powerful finale that makes you
tingle from head to toe.
The fabulous cast, live orchestra,
choreography, and sharp direction
by four-time Tony award winner
Jerry Zaks make Smokey Joe's Cafe a
first class act Full of vigour and energy, it makes you dance in your seat
Although it may not be an
Andrew Lloyd Webber-style musical, it does takes you back in time to
the Golden Age of rock and roll,
making you hum and tap along to
old favourites, and feel downright
good inside. ♦ THE UBYSSEY . THURSDAY. OCTOBFR 15. ■<)<*, 1 3
Vancouver filmmaker Bruce Sweeney
is back with a new feature, a couple
of disorders, and a bunch of twisted
characters. Check it out. It's Dirty.
by John Zaozirny
Bruce Sweenev s latest film. Dirty, opens
like this: a.naked man (Ibin Scholte)
creeps up the stairs and enters a bedroom
where he finds bis lover, filly-year old
Angie (Babz Chula), who humiliates hini
before finally allowing him to have sex
with her.
Within the first five minutes, you realise
this isn't your ivpical film. Bui then again,
it's a Bruce Sweuney film, so you should
have known whs it you were getting into.
Sweeney's dehnl film, live Bait,
focused on the relationship between an
older woman (also played by Babz Chula)
and her much younger lover. It was shot
for $20,000, took three years to make and
pushed Sweeney to the forefront of
Canadian filmmakers. It was a film that
served notice that Sweeney was not a
director who'd bow to tradition or make it
easy on the viewer.
Now he's back with Dirty (which opens
this Friday at the Caprice).
"I think one goal of a filmmaker, and
one goal of mine," Sweeney says, "is to not
present people with scenes the} 've seen a
numbci ol times before."
Sweeney wants his films to escape
easy categorising—Oh, it's about incest;
Oh, it's about sexual abuse; Oh, it's
about coming out.
"I'm mien sted in viewers trying to
grapple with 'What is going on in tJiis
scene?' or 'What is going on in this film?"
and 'Wli> am I feeling this pit in my stomach?' mid 'Why is it that J can't categorise
this scene instantaneously?"'
Dirty is certainly a film that should
leave viewers grappling. Delving into the
lives of lour main characters, Sweeney
takes on a huge number of issues, from
alienation to sexual desire to loneliness.
Sweeney's screenwriting process, derived
from famed British director Mike Leigh,
springs from collaborating with the actors
to en-ate a living film.
"For Dirty, we started with a basic
premise and I htm we |thc actors and
Sweeney] went inin these improvs. The
basic premise was: there's two women on
the east side oflown and there's two men on
the west side of town. Hiere's a character in
each house that is actively lighting a sort of
disorder—sexual on the pan of the man
and eating on the part of the woman. The
idea was to get them to interact and collide."
And collide diey do. Angies a pot dealer who's emotionally distant for just about
everyone, while David (Scholte) is her university student lover. Davidis roommate is
Tony (Benjamin Ratner), a rather dim-witted and confused out-of-towner, while
Nancy (Nancy Sivak) is Angiefe banlatipt
shopping-obssessed tenant Each character smashes into each other, causing little
but pain—David is obsessed with .Angie,
while Tony's blind date with Nancy is a
complete disaster. But more than these
other characters, it's David and Angie who
do so much to destroy their own lives.
For Sweeney, Ihe film sprang from
exploring the dynamics of compulsive
behaviour—a subject he found fascinating.
"I was interested in trying to get at
the heart of a kind of behaviour which is
detrimental and whose patterns arc;
very hard to stop," he says. "J wanted to
find the form of the piece by not saying
beforehand what the form was going to
be, but just to take an improv genesis
approach to the work. I didn't know
when; I was going to end up when I
But for all the strange and debilitating
behaviour in the film, and all the emotional brutality lhat results, there's something
that Sweeney can't seem to avoid—the
issue of the older woman, also explored in
I.iiv Bail. Sweeney returns to it in Dirty.
"That's something that always interests
me," he explains. "And I think that in society it's very common to see die 50-year
Hit Canad
Hawn, for example, going out with a 22-
year old guy. And (if there was one] that
would be itbe mam thing, right?"
As Sweeney collects more awards for
Dirty and goes on to more renowned,
UBC film students should be pleased to
note that the filmmaker was once one of
them— Live Bait was his master's thesis,
in fact. Sweeney is part of a growing crowd
of Vancouver filmmakers, including Mina
Shum, that sprang from John Pozer's UBC
production 17ie Grocer's WiJ'e.
When asked why Dirty lias acted as
catalyst for Vancouver filmmakers,
Sweeney, who worked as boom operator
on the film, was quick to praise Pozcr as an
"I think he sort of led the field in that
he made something happen and he was
so steadfast in his refusal to compromise
and to make the film he wanted," he says.
"I think John just paved the way for another kind of thinking, which was: if you want
to make a feature, go make one."»>
UBC film grad
Bruce Sweeney
working on his
latest work,
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When the Ubyssey published its first issue on
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and wiped out a generation.
The Russian Revolution was one year old,
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It was a strange time.
Since that first day:
The roaring Twenties, the Great Depression,
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The shooting of JFK and Martin Luther King
the Vietnam War, Muhammed Ali, Pierre
Trudeau, the FLQ crisis, Brian Mulroney, a referendum that nearly split Canada apart, Stephen
The fall of the Berlin Wall, the spectre of corporations larger than national economies, the
poisoning of the environment, the paving of the
planet, the continued Americanisation of
Canada, AIDS.
Swing, big band, blues, jazz, rock and roll,
folk, soul, disco, punk, funk, metal, pop, rap,
grunge, hip-hop, techno, swing.
The invention of television. Walter Cronkite.
Knowlton Nash.
It has been 29,217 days since the Ubyssey
began publishing on an autumn day in 1918.
We have made news, made mistakes, and
made a difference.
We have been cursed, praised, vilified, shut
down, and reborn.
It is still a strange time.
80 years later, AIDS is ravaging Africa and the
world, wiping out a generation.
Government is becoming irrelevant as
nations melt into one corporate globalised state.
The death of the fisheries, the resurrection of
Native land claims, the disappearance of the
middle class.
The old genocidal hatreds returned, the global economic framework out of control,
Microsoft, Nelson Mandela, Mars, Cuba.
Dying currency, the MAI, APEC, the Internet,
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I never thought I would
say it, but Brian
Mulroney is looking pretty good these days.
I watched part of the
[APEC-related] proceedings on Newsworld this
afternon and found it to
be quite interesting. I
would like to make a
couple of points on this
shocking scandal and
they are as follows:
1. Our disgusting PM
has to be called to give
his side of the story
under oath. (I suspect he
would lie anyway, but...)
2. Andy Scott has to be
3. The students have
to have their legal bills
paid for by us tax payers.
4. I don't think the
PCC is the right tool to
use to get to the bottom
of this scary mess.
5. I   hope   we   can
impeach Chretien!!!!!!!!!!!!
6. Have I pre-judged
this event? Yes.
Clive Brewer
As more and more information is "brought to
light" concerning the
APEC student protest
"pepper spray" incident at
UBC, my sense of admiration for the students who
were involved continues
to grow. If I recall correctly
Watergate began in a similar fashion. What eventually became known as the
Watergate story began
with a small time burglary
not far from the White
House. This relatively
minor incident eventually
became a "steamroller,"
forcing a President of the
United States from office,
and making public for the
first   time   the   "secret"
world of American politics.
The manner in which
the students handled
themselves during APEC
merely underscores their
treatment from the police.
The Prime Minister's role
in the affair and the apparent disregard for the
democratic rights of
Canadian citizens has far-
reaching implications.
Canada's reputation as a
bastion of democracy has
just received a "black eye."
When I was a student at
UBC for the first time
nearly thirty years ago
there were many opportunities to "stand up and be
counted." What kept me
from doing so was simply
a lack of courage and conviction. With a tidal wave
of apathy about to roll
over top of us, it is
extremely heartening to
know that we have students like these at our university. I take my hat off to
Hugh Nevin
Third year Arts
I would like to respond to
Vivian Hoffman's rebuttal to
my previous letter. I realize
that this $10,001 expenditure
was made with honourable
intentions and it is difBcult
for any political leader to
have to spend this much
money on a cause that some
people will find unpopular. I
would not have wanted to be
placed in that position. But I
take issue with her philosophy on democracy and
Canada's role in the worid.
The notion that we should be
encouraging other very different cultures to adopt our
system is morally wrong in
my opinion. The days of
'Great White Father' showing
'Ignorant Savage' the proper
way to live, eat, pray etc. are
long over, although the US
has "been very slow on the
uptake. It is not our place to
influence other countries to
use a system that has no
bearing on their history, aspirations and cultural identity.
What makes everyone think
that democracy is the way to
go? Can it claim to cause
fewer innocent deaths? One
look at the military history of
this century will answer that
one. The court case going on
right now is a farce and the
charges are being changed
daily. What started as a personal lawsuit against individual officers has changed into
a massive political witch
hunt and anyone with an axe
to grind is lining up for the
burning. You have to admit
that the thought of the political left and the Reform Party
sleeping together is hilarious
and just shows that everyone
has their own agenda When
we finally get bored of it all
we'll still have all the freedoms that we did before and
the debt will be a few million
dollars larger. The East
Timorese? They'll be able to
be slaughtered with the satisfaction of knowing that
Canadians can demonstrate
wherever they damn well
please and will thank you for
your contribution.
Thanks for the last eighty years
by Craig Bavis
Seven years ago I arrived on this campus. I was a bright eyed,
first year Arts student, anxious to be dazzled and enlightened by academia and yearning to become a part of this
renowned institution known as UBC. Within weeks however, I was far more overwhelmed than enlightened and soon
discovered that the campus was much bigger and lonelier
than I could have imagined. Instead of being welcomed and
embraced by thirty-thousand fellow students here,
I encountered a familiar feeling—isolation.
It's a strange sensation to feel alone when you're
crammed on a bus with 80 other sleep-deprived
commuters trying to make an 8:30 lecture, to feel
like an outsider when you're one of thousands surg- -"■—■
ing across Main Mall between classes, and to not
feel like a part of the university when you spend
more time in the library than in your home. Figuring out
how to survive at UBC is not an easy task, and neither is
becoming a part of the campus community. After you have
mastered the basics of finding classes, figuring out the
library system, and discovering where the best coffee is, you
still don't feel like you belong. It seems like there is a whole
system of acronyms and jargon, politics and policies, and
bodies and boards that only isolate people and make the
campus more foreign.
Yet somewhere in the morass of bureaucracy, one facet of
the university made me feel a part of the campus: the
Ubyssey. I discovered the paper in my first week on campus
and have read (although not always liked) almost every issue
since. That familiar flag on stacks of newsprint in buildings
across campus does more to create a feeling of community
than anything else at UBC. Through the paper I began to
decipher such abbreviations as BoG, SAC, CP&D, and FoGS,
to learn who Suangway was, and to figure out what the AMS
actually did. More importandy, I discovered the Ubyssey as
the unofficial forum for debate and discussion on campus.
It's reassuring to read the letters section of the paper and
realise that Parking and Security annoys everyone equally, to
discover that others agree UBC is too bureaucratic. To pick
up the Queer issue and know you're not the only gay student
at UBC. To read the news and learn that someone else cares
about issues like security and is working for better lighting
and a safer campus. To read the editorials and see opinions
you hold are shared and unapologetically advocated, and to
find that someone is not afraid to challenge the UBC administration or AMS on decisions and positions.
It often takes courage to forward one's views in society
and many of us would rather remain silent than be forced to
defend an unpopular or controversial viewpoint. The
Ubyssey has always had the courage to speak its mind (even
when it's been wrong), take criticism, and allow those that
disagree the chance to be heard and respond. This principled commitment to free speech, demonstrated by the
Ubyssey's refusal to publish for a year instead of surrendering editorial control to the AMS in 1994, speaks more about
the paper than any editorial or letter could.
Unfortunately most of us that pick up the paper usually
forget what should be an immediately obvious fact—that
the Ubyssey is published by our fellow students,
people falling asleep beside us in our economics
lectures and fidgeting endlessly in our bio-chemistry labs. The vast majority of readers will never
think about, or have the opportunity to know, the
people behind the names on the masthead, just as
the editors and. staff will never know what most
readers think of the paper or what the Ubyssey
actually means to them.
So to those myriad unrecognised volunteers that have
sacrificed passing grades, untold amounts of sleep, a regular
diet, a normal social life, a decent income, a healthy liver,
and a shot at scholarships and awards to produce the
Ubyssey, I've one simple sentiment to express.
For the tens of thousands of students that you've empowered, engaged, enraged, and entertained over the last eighty
years—thanks. •>
Craig Bavis is a taw student, and the
president of the Ubyssey Publications Society
Teacher's evaluations and foul language
by the AMS Academic Issues Committee
Silence is a great oppressor, and so too is the feeling that one
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Use of Abusive Language in Teaching Evaluation Forms).
Instructors who experience racist, sexist, homophobic,
able-ist and innumerable other hurtful comments in their
evaluations are not alone in being attacked—these are not
isolated events, and cannot be treated as aberrant phenomena.
These instructors should not be
left to fend for
against prejudice
as if it is a problem
limited to the individual. Neither are they defenseless victims
who cannot help themselves. Rather, they are agents who act
to change the world around them, and who educate us.
Abusive language in teaching evaluations is a con-
tentious and sensitive issue specifically because it deals with
the notions of rights, individual and collective. It hits at a
particularly sensitive nerve: one's profession,
one's feeling of respect, one's dignity as a
teacher. It has the effect of undercutting the
legitimacy of the instructor, and using bigotry
as a harmful weapon of power.
It seems that we are caught in a frustrating
tension between the rights of students to voice our opinions
and the rights of instructors (as people and as teachers) to be
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ing evaluations.
Ms. Jette's suggestion ("Protect
the Rights of Students" October 2,
1998) that this committee is tied
up with censorship, is inaccurate.
As student representatives on the
committee, we are adamantly
against censorship of student
opinions. We sit on this committee specifically because we
believe in the value of student
input on decisions that directly
impact our education and our
rights to speak as we see fit.
We should also clarify that the
notion of removing anonymity
from evaluations was but one of
many suggestions. In fact, we as
students shared Ms. Jette's concerns; as a result, putting names
on teaching evaluations is no
longer considered a viable solution by the committee. We are cur-
rendy actively looking for alternative solutions. No decision has
been come to yet, and will not be
for some time.
We are not here to, nor do we
have the capacity to, establish policy. Our goal is in some ways wider
than that. The vision that we, as
the students representatives have
for this committee to is to make
suggestions to not only change to
way evaluations are done, but on a
more substantial level, to change
the way we think about evaluations. Our aims are awareness and
sensitivity in order to ensure that
as many students as possible take
evaluations seriously as a forum
for constructive critique and recommendations to the professor,
not as a channel for hatred.
How, then, do we reconcile the
rights of students to say what we
please, and the rights of instructors to be protected from hurtful
comments? In our view, these two
are reconcilable. The purpose of
this committee is to explore how.
We don't have any immediate
answers, but we believe that we
are moving in the right direction
by discussing the problems of
abusive language in teaching
We welcome your concerns,
suggestions and questions. Please
email us at univc@ams.ubc.ca
with your thoughts. ♦
Ed Yeung
(AMS Academic Issues
Commissioner, University
Neena Sonik
(AMS Vice-President; Student
Representative on the
Augustine Park
(AMS University Commission,
Vice-Chair; Student
Representative from Arts on the


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