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Male and female basketbirds come out on
top of the Pacific Division. Page 9
Waxing critical about waxing. Page 6
Assessing this year's AMS executive.
Page 10
Engineers can
still pull it off
by Amanda Stutt
UBC engineers combined shenanigans and charity this year with a
very creative prank for their notorious "Skulk Night" to kick off
Engineering Week.
Instead of finding an erroneously
placed statue in front of Buchanan
or a Volkwsagen Bug strung from
the Lion's Gate Bridge, this year had
the Greater Vancouver Food Bank
Society shocked and delighted to discover that the savvy engineers had
constructed a massive tower built
out of Campbell's soup cans and
placed it near their front door.
Lisa Martella, associate director of
the Vancouver Food Bank society,
described the donation as "a total surprise to all staff."
"We had no contact with any member of the Engineering Undergraduate
Society, but we were pleased to see
that-they thought of us," explained
Martella, who has a brother in graduate level engineering and is familiar
with their prank traditions. "February
is a slow time. We don't get'many
donations after the holidays. It was
nice to receive the food."
In total, there were over 800 cans
of food in the tower, shaped as the
"Cairn"—the Engineer's trademark
Ryan Clare, VP Internal for the
Engineering Undergraduate Society
(EUS), said the idea was a donation
representative of the Cairn. "We
like to donate... and we haven't
been doing a great job of it in the
past. Our food drives have kind of
fallen off. We haven't been getting
as much food to them, and it's definitely a worthy cause, feeding the
homeless and the hungry."
Clare explained that the project
was meant to be both something
good that reflects well on engineers
and would act as a role model for
other student societies.
"We also do other charity events,
like blood drives...and phone
drives for the CKNW orphans'
fund," he said.
Clare also noted that it was Alpha
Omega Epsilon, a national engineering Sorority, which is not recognised
on campus by the Panhellenic
Society, who were in charge of the
"It was their idea," said Clare, noting that the EUS provided the funding. "It's not just us that can take the
One of the objectives with the
donation, explained Clare, was to
change the students' perception of
engineers on campus.
"Engineering in the past has tried
to set an example and enhance student life on campus. We're trying to
move back towards that..changing
our reputation," he said. "We know
that we don't have the best reputation
on campus right now."
Clare explained that the EUS
endeavors to change its image, and
have a stronger focus on professionalism and charity work. "Doing good
things for the community is very
important," he said.
To donate to the Vancouver Food
Bank visit, www.foodbank.bc.ca. H
Tuesday, 28 February, 2006
-What happens in Champagne's bathroom stays in Champagne's bathroom since 1918
The presidential fortress
Is it the work of "the Black Hand, the Engineers and the assorted members of the Keystone Appreciation Society," or has
outgoing AMS President Spencer Keys barricaded himself in his office? Perhaps he's not ready to relinquish the reins of Dower
Making students strategically important
AMS Strategic Framework strives to improve relations with student body and gauge overall effectiveness
by Paul Evans
Alma Mater Society (AMS) council
unanimously approved a long in
the works policy document sets
out to fundamentally change the
way the student society operates
last Wednesday.
"The AMS Strategic Framework
is our guide and our commitment,"
read the beginning of the document
"It pledges the Alma Mater Society to
actively engage UBC students in its
development so that it can better
serve their aspirations."
Spencer Keys, outgoing AMS
president, weighed in on the significance of the document
"By saying we exist to serve the
aspirations of UBC students, it's
saying that we are looking towards
the future and the long term so
that we are constantly making the
lives of students better and that we
aren't doing in just the  short
term," commented Keys.
The AMS Strategic Framework
outlines four main values, constituents, resources, stewardship
and community, and discusses the
role they play within the student
society and establishes criteria to
monitor these values.
The AMS, for example, will
now be tracking the percentage of
issues raised that are realised
over the  course of the year to
gauge how effectively the organisation is performing.
Additionally, the framework indicates that ideas must come not only
from AMS councilors and executives, but from students as well.
"What's new about this document is that it clearly sets out a few
key goals...but what it also does is
set out a process for creating methods to actually achieve change on
See "Framework"page 2.
US sanctions against Cuba violation of human rights
One of the most horrific campaigns
that the United States has operated
is the blockade against Cuba, said
UBC student and member of the
Free the Cuban Five Committee
Nita Palmer at a human rights
A small group of UBC students
gathered in the SUB last Tuesday to
protest the ongoing US sanctions
against Cuba, emphasising the devastating economic and social
effects that restricted access to
health care and food cause in the
small island nation.
In 1962 the US imposed a controversial trade embargo in
response to Cuba's alignment with
the Soviet bloc during the Cold
War; restricting imports and
exports with the United States. The
embargo, one of the longest standing   in   modern   history,    also
restricts private citizens from
making purchases or traveling to
Cuba, and further threatens to
apply sanctions against non-
American companies trading with
the country.
As a result, international companies must decide between trading with Cuba and maintaining
relations with the US, explained
Estimates suggest that prior to
the Cuban revolution in 1959, in
which the government of Fulgencio
Battista was overthrown, as much as
90 per cent of Cuba's trade occurred
through the United States. After the
Cuban-US relationship faltered,
Cuba fell back on trade with Eastern
Europe, Palmer added.
In 1991 Cuba lost 90 per cent
of it's trade for the second time in
history, leaving it's people in dire
conditions, noted Palmer.
"It's pretty hard to deny that
the blockade  is  a violation  of
human rights," he said.
John Waller, representative of
Pastors For Peace, an organisation devoted to challenging the
blockade, spoke about the opportunities for activism and encour
aged students to get involved with
Caravan to Cuba.
The Pastors for Peace initiative
launched the first grassroots chal-
See "Violation" page 2.
END THE EMBARGO: Denouncing US policy, khatsdja vaiya photo
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Tuesday, 28 February, 2006   THE UBYSSEY
Most councilors admitted they hadn't actually read the framework
LISTENING INTENTLY: AMS council digesting the framework, yinan max wang photo
"Framework" from page 1.
these issues," explained Keys. "What it says is
that we have a relationship with our constituents that isn't particularly strong so we
should be doing things to consistently work on
that and make it better."
Keys suggested that the underlying aim of the
document was to fundamentally change the way
the AMS operates.
"If there's anything that this framework is
going to do, or that it should do, it's to move
our organisation from one of being reactive
to proactive."
He said that the document will be included
as part of the package given out to new councilors, whom he hopes will embrace and fulfill
the document.
"This is not mine," said Keys. "This is council's, this is the AMS', this is every student's
who's ever been frustrated about a lack of community or a lack of action from their student government or lack of connection to UBC."
He sees the AMS, not just the executive, as
essential to ensuring that the framework
becomes a lasting and integral part of the AMS.
"The worst thing for us to do would be to
make a commitment like this and for students to
find out it's effectively a false one."
Keys' reliance in the councilors' commitment
was tested at the council meeting where a stroll
poll of councilors made it clear that very few had
read the document
When discussion around whether or not to
table the vote on the document until all councilors had read it came up, councilor Gary
Gaudin, representative from Vancouver School
of Theology, warned if it wasn't passed now, it
might never be.
"Tabling this...moves [the AMS] into the land
of ardent ridiculousness," he said.
The framework comes into being just as
Spencer Keys leaves office and hands over the
reigns of the presidency to Kevin Keystone, who
will be charged with implementing the policies.
"The strategic framework is really a document
that puts together what it is that makes the AMS
valuable to students," said outgoing VP Finance
and incoming AMS President Kevin Keystone.
He noted the benefits afforded by the framework affords in terms of minimising the difficulties associated with the yearly turnover.
"It really is one of the greatest attempts to
overcome the fundamental flaw of a one year
turnover, of both the executives, council and
even key student support staff at the AMS,"
said Keystone.
He did highlight one concern he has with
institutionalising the document—that it may
cause the workings of the AMS to be bogged
down in committee or bureaucratic shuffling.
"I certainly don't want to see more barriers. I
think one of the challenges of this documents is
how to make it happen in a way that increases
access, not decreases it" II
It's very important for Canadians to stand up and say'no'to the US trade embargo, says speaker
"Violation" from page 1.
lenge against the blockade in 1992, sending a
caravan with 15 tons of humanitarian aid in
the form of medicines, bicycles, powdered
milk and school supplies to the country.
Despite ongoing opposition from the gov
ernment, 16 shipments have been sent to
Cuba since the program's inception.
Waller outlined the organisation's struggle to
bring attention to the issue through active nonviolence, and described the initiative as "an exercise in people to people foreign policy."
After urging students to sign petitions against
the blockade and become active in other movements opposing the embargo, Palmer pointed to
Cuba's emphasis on universal heath care and
education and aligned Cuba's values with those
of Canada, commenting, "It's very important for
people in Canada to be standing up and saying
'no' to this." II
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The Norm Theatre
February 29, 7pm
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proceeds go to Oxfam's efforts
in Darfur, West Sudan. Join
them at the fundraising party
at The Gallery.
The Marriage of Figaro
The Chan Centre
March 2-5
The UBC faculty of Music are
here once again to perform
this Mozart classic that
brought you the Magic Flute
earlier this school year. Come
and support the Music faculty.
The Kitchen
Media Club
March 3,8pm
Come check out this local
indie funk/rock/soul band at
this CD release party.
David Suzuki
The Chan Centre
March 13, 12pm
Come see David Suzuki at the
third part of the Global
Citizenship Series. Tickets are
free for students and faculty.
Bring your student card to the
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News/National 3
Building without borders
Engineers Without
Borders involved in
over 20 countries
by Whitney McCaskill
In 2000, the United Nations outlined
the Millennium Development Goals
in an effort to accelerate sustainability in underdeveloped countries.
In response to this bold initiative, two University of Waterloo
mechanical engineers scribbled
down on a napkin in a Toronto coffee shop the plan for what would
one day become a $2 million international sustainability organisation.
It's hard to imagine that
Engineers Without Borders (EWB),
an international organisation that
has sent more than 150 Canadians
abroad to lend their expertise in
underdeveloped communities,
grew from the humble beginnings
of two maxed out credit cards.
With roughly 30 members in its
UBC chapter and over 6,000 members in Canada alone EWB has developed the capaciiy to be involved in 34
projects in 20 countries.
EWB is not advertising to send
engineering grads on the field trip
of a lifetime, but rather its focus is
on promoting the importance of
sustainability at the local level while
supporting development efforts
abroad. As fourth-year mechanical
engineering student and EWB representative Michael Kang describes,
"in terms of international development, work overseas is just the tip
of the iceberg/ EWB has developed
a focus on promoting sustainable
energy and development here in
Canada, he added.
"An EWB member at UBC/ Kang
explained, "is typically involved in
ENGINEERING AWARENESS: Micheal Kang is the EWB rep at UBC. yinan max wang photo
fundraising and educating him. or
herself on matters of sustainability." This grassroots approach is
designed to educate EWB members who can then promote sustainability locally in their own
And Canada, he said, is one of
those places that needs to be more
aware of sustainability issues.
"Canadians are consuming much
more than their rightful allotment,"
said Kang.
Energy waste in Canada is of particular concern to EWB. Environment
Canada's website identifies electricity production as the number one
source of carbon dioxide. This is
the sort of engineering short-coming that EWB works to create
awareness of and generate solutions to. On an individual level,
Kang suggested, "Canadians don't
understand what sustainability
While EWB's website notes that
Canadians are largely generous in
their contributions to aid organisations, many do not understand the
importance of contributing lo sus
tainable development which EWB
considers "of utmost importance."
For the typical student looking to
get involved in EWB, there are a
number of openings for volunteers.
Volunteers, who make up the bulk of
EWB staff, are the back-bone of promoting sustainability awareness
locally while supporting overseas
developments, explained Kang.
The EWB is hosting its Annual
Local Conference: International
Development and- the, Unbeaten
Path Ahead on March 4 at the UBC
Forestry Sciences Centre. SS
University bans wireless, draws fire
by Jennifer Cudmore
current electronic trends move
further away from wired devices
to wireless devices, Lakehead
University in Thunder Bay is going
against the flow. The school has
enjoyed a recent rash of publicity,
thanks to University President
Gilbert's decision to ban wireless
internet access on most of the
When asked about the possibility of a wireless network on campus, Gilbert's answer is firm.
"There will not be wireless networks while I am president of the
University, except in circumstances where there is no other
alternative," he said. "Until such
time that there is adequate proof
that there is not a health risk
involved with wireless networks,
there will be no wireless networks."
Gilbert's main concerns regarding health deal- with the electromagnetic fields (EMF) that are
emitted from the hotspots.
Gilbert's background is in biology
and he has concerns regarding the
impact of EMFs on people, especially those in their youth whose
developing bodies are most vulnerable to the EMFs.
While there is still no concrete
evidence to suggest any health con
cerns, Gilbert is not willing to take
any risks. He likens knowledge
regarding affects of EMFs to the attitude about cigarettes' affect on
health before studies were done. He
believes the technology is too new to
really have a good understanding
about what long-term affects could
Lakehead University Student
Union President Adam Krupper
says that "students are irritated" by
Gilbert's decision. "They want wireless capabilities...they want to be
able to do work where they feel
most effective." When asked about
health concerns of wireless networks Krupper commented, "If it
causes cancer, it'd be something to
worry about. But then again,
Lakehead still uses pesticides/
The appeal of wireless access to
the Internet is obvious—the freedom to roam and still be connected is an advantage to those who
take their work with them. "Hot
spots'—areas where wireless
access is available—are popping
up all over. University and college
campuses around the country are
moving towards wireless internet
service allowing students to access
the Internet just about anywhere
on campus.
Krupper is quoted in the Reuters
article expressing sentiments that
echo what he previously told The
Argus. "Considering this is a university known for its great use of
WHERE DO I PLUG IN AGAIN? Lakehead University students
complained and e-journals ridiculed the university president's
decision to forbid the installation of wireless Internet access on the
technology, it's kind of bad that we
can't get Wi-Fi."
The Reuters article also quotes
the director of consumer and clinical radiation protection at the federal health department, Robert
Bradley, as saying, "If you look at
the body of science, we're confident that there is no demonstrable
health effect or effects from wireless technology."
The decision by the president
has become a source of ridicule
for internet surfers. The popular
website, www.fark.com, which
rates news stories from around
the world and provides a forum
for people to comment and discuss, has rated the story as
Both www.yahoo.com and
www.cnn.com carry the Reuters
story. It seems that the story was
picked up after the report from a
university Town Hall meeting of
November 30, 2005 was posted on
the Lakehead communications
website in early January. II
basketball star
charged in $10
million public
transit scam
by Colin Smith
TORONTO (CUP) —Twelve years ago
Alex Beason was not only the best
basketball player at Ryerson, he was
one of the best varsity basketball players in the country.
Now Beason faces 15 charges in
connection with the largest counterfeit ring the Toronto Transit
Commission (TTC) has ever seen.
Beason, 36, and his brothers,
Alfredo, 49, and Reginald, 47, were
arrested two weeks ago after a two-
year investigation concluded with the
seizure of thousands of counterfeit
TTC tokens and the arrests of about
25 people.
In 1994, the 6-7, 230-pound forward, nicknamed "The Beast," was
a 24-year-old high-flying Ryerson
rookie who almost took the Rams to
the national championships. That
year Beason's 33.4-point-per-game
average set a new Canadian
Interuniversity Athletic Union
record. He still holds the Ontario
University Athletic Association single-game scoring record for his 52-
point performance in a game
against the Laurentian Voyagers.
Beason was selected to the OUAA
all-star team and also earned a place
on the CIAU's All-Canadian second
"It's a big honour to be selected/ Beason told The Ryersonian at
the time.
But Beason's many accolades that
year were overshadowed when his
past caught up with him during the
last game of the season, a playoff
game against Laurentian.
In 1992, Beason had spent 13
■months in prison after he was convicted of armed robbery.
Laurentian fans, well aware of
Beason's past, showed up at the
game in prison outfits and waving
signs saying "You have the right to
remain silent!" and "Alex Beason:
Most Valuable Prisoner." A pair of
handcuffs was even thrown at
Beason as he stood at the free-
throw line to shoot.
Beason is accused of heading the
counterfeit token operation along
with his two brothers.   _
The scheme produced five million fake tokens and cost the TTC
an estimated $10 million over the
past two years.
"Yes, this may have cost us $10
million, but we stopped the bleeding," said TTC chairman Howard
Moscoe at a news conference at TTC
headquarters last week. The quality
of the fakes was so high, Moscoe said,
he couldn't tell the difference as he
held one of the counterfeit tokens for
cameras. The fake tokens are shinier
than real tokens,' and have slightly
different letters.
Ryerson's manager of interuniversity sports, Terry Haggerty,
coached Beason during his two seasons with the Rams. Haggerty agrees
that Beason was easily one of the best
basketball players to play for
"If it's true, it's just disappointing
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Beason was granted bail on Friday
and is scheduled to appear in court
on March 6. II
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Inconsolable memories
Belkin Art Gallery
until March 19
by Ruth Chan
Vancouver-born visual artist Stan
Douglas' most recent project has
just taken centre stage at UBCs
Belkin Art Gallery. An artist who
needs no introduction to any serious visual arts student, Douglas is
internationally renowned for the
use of his moving images to
explore complex social issues in
both historical and contemporary
Douglas' film and photography
exhibition,'Inconsolable Memories/
is made possible with the assistance
of the UBC Dean of Arts. The film,
based on a Cuban masterpiece by
Tomas Gutierrez Alea entitled
Memories of Under-development,
explores the 1980 Mariel Boatlift,
in which nearly 125,000 Cubans
were permitted by Castro to sail to
Florida and request for asylum.
Through the use of fictional and
non-fictional clips, Douglas artistically weaves both past and present
together to present a spectacular
work that seeks to intellectually
confront its audience." The exhibit
also includes photographs taken
during his recent trips to Cuba.
As part of the exhibition's opening, Douglas spoke last month to a
packed Freddie Wood Theatre, presenting students and professors
alike with an overview of his career
and his many projects, including
analytic, synthetic and recombinant (or remade) filmwork. When
asked which artists have been the
most influential to his work and the
development of his own unique
and diverse style, Douglas draws
from all fields of art, including
author Samuel Beckett whose ideas
about the limitations of language
have greatly influenced his linguistic pursuits. As a jazz enthusiast,
Douglas even names Miles Davis as
a significant influence. "[Davis is]
an artist who over his career has
changed the context of his music a
number of times very dramatically,
showing that you're not stuck in
one style and that there's numerous possibilities."
Currently the visiting artist in
Residence for January, Douglas is
working one-on-one with students
in the Master of Fine Arts program.
"It's always great to talk to students, to keep yourself sharp, and
be able to discuss things that you
take for granted. Students are
always able to question things that
you've forgotten to think about,"
he enthuses.
The exhibition is open to the
public and runs until March 19. 81
In praise of Tommy Lee Jones
now playing
by Kian Mintz-Woo
After Brokeback Mountain changed
our conception of the traditional
cowboy movie, it feels comfortable
to slip into a cowboy movie both as
modern and as thoroughly typical
as The Three Burials ofMelquiades
Estrada. Tommy Lee Jones' directorial debut tells the story of
Melquiades (Julio Cesar Cedillo), a
Mexican illegal immigrant working at a ranch for Pete Perkins (a
name so cowboy I feel like it's
going to bring home a bull) played
by Jones himself. In a series of
flashbacks, the companionship,
between Melquiades and Pete is
revealed to be casual, but strong.
When Melquiade-? is found dead,
the local sheriff (Dwight Yoakam)
and his new guard Mike Norton
(Canadian Barry Pepper) cover up
the corpse, figuratively and literally.
Pete takes matters into his own
hands to find the killer and make
him atone. When he finds out who it
is, he takes the corpse and the killer
back to Mexico to bury Melquiades
in his hometown.
If the story sounds minimalist
and classic, that's because it is. The
scriptwriter Guillermo Arriaga,
who also wrote 21 Grams, keeps
the story simple so that his observations on life and death can resonate. There is a sense of expanse
in the script, the existentiality of
life. There are also hilarious
moments involving a soap,opera.
Jones, in the role of Pete, feels
natural and gritty. Stoic, with a
moral code and a strong sense of
karma, Jones controls the journey.
He also pulls out a coarse and
resilient performance from
Pepper. The most disappointing
note in the cast comes from
Norton's uninterested wife, played
by January Jones. When her character comes into her own and begins
to take control, Jones fails to make
the switch crucial in her character.
But the Three Burials' biggest
failings must be attributed to editor Roberto Silvi. The crucial scene
in which Melquiades dies is shown
from two characters' points of
view, but is edited in such a way
that the two versions have different tempi. The time between the
events is significantly shorter for
one character than for the other,
and given that the scene is so pivotal in the movie, the discrepancy
is jarring. The editor also left in a
scene with Don Casimiro that
served no narrative or aesthetic
purpose. This scene left several
questions open regarding
Melquiades' prior life in Mexico,
all of which seemed impossible to
answer or support. In a script this
powerful and stripped down (it
won the award for Best Screenplay
at Cannes), these questions feel
distracting, and only distance us
from the emotional journey of the
central characters.
Jones has great promise as a
director; he pulls out strong performances and crafts a subtle,
moving portrait of Texas. It is clear
that he feels something for this
state and its people. If this is how
he begins a directorial career, I
look forward to more. II
IF- THE UBYSSEY   Tuesday, 28 February, 2006
Culture 5
Anthology amplifies Caribbean and African voices
by Simon Underwood
A construction crew is steadily dernohshing
the southern wing of the old Main Library, but
a few metres away, Idrissa Simmonds' voice
rises calmly above the din.
"There's an entire continent that has virtually no presence at UBC," she explains—and
she isn't referring to Antarctica.
Along with a small group of volunteers, the
fourth year v student in English and
International Relations is spearheading We
Have A Voice: An Anthology of African and
Caribbean Student Writing in British
Columbia, an anthology of creative and academic writing tentatively set for publication in
May of this year. If all goes well, the volume
will brim with poetry, fiction, essays, academic articles, and personal narratives exploring
the trans-cultural experiences of self-identified
students across the province.
Simmonds spent her first two years of
post-secondary at Concordia University in
Montreal, where she enrolled in African-
American literature, and enjoyed the choice
of a number of courses dedicated to Africa
and Caribbean studies spanning faculties
and departments. But when she arrived at
UBC, the situation told a different story
"The presence [of African studies at UBC] is
nil," she says, "and it's treated as if it's not a
necessary presence." A cursory glance through
the online course catalogue, or a perusal of the
library database finds little content devoted
specifically to the study of African or
Caribbean nations, nor does this purportedly
global institution provide a cohesive set of
resources relating to the lived experiences of
individuals who form this diaspora.
It's a pedagogical problem long addressed
by campus groups like Africa Awareness and
the Caribbean African Association, and a gap
on the library shelves that Simmonds and the
anthology team hopes that We Have A Voice
will help to fill.
"The fact that these resources aren't available is really problematic," notes Anjuli
SolanM, a fourth-year student in Human
Geography, and. the promotions coordinator
for We Have A Voice. "A lot of people are interested in knowing more but [the status quo] just
keeps it undercover."
Simmonds concurs. "It's not about students being black," she says. "It's about students...not being able to explore their identity or have it presented at all during university and how that has affected their experience
and education." She formally proposed the
concept of an anthology as she sat at a
Caribbean African Association meeting last
October as the issue of a resource library^vas
being discussed.
"The idea was brewing in my head for a
while," says Simmonds, "and I kind of
thought the two ideas could compliment
each other." The proposal was received with
enthusiasm, and with the support of Yvonne
Brown, a professor in the Faculty of
Education who has tirelessly fought to
address the deficit in African and Caribbean
studies at UBC, Simmonds, began working
out the logistics of the project. Funding.pro-
posals were drafted, and We Have A Voice
began making itself heard.
"We wanted to get a wide range of people
interested," says Simmonds. "We're looking at
a ballpark figure of twenty to twenty-five writers." The We Have A Voice team is already
working with ten students across the province,
and "word of mouth is really how it's getting
out," she explains. Organisers are already in
touch with students at Langara, Kwantien,
BCIT, Douglas, and SFU. •
The cost of the anthology and the launch
party is about $7,000, but Simmonds laughs
that the budget "is constantly being
revised." Funding for the anthology has
already been procured from the AMS,
Colour Connected, and the Social Justice
Centre, and Simmonds is still waiting to
hear from the Walter Gage Memorial Fund
and the Innovative Student Fund.
So far, the response to the initiative has
been favourable, although Simmonds has
faced resistance from a few individuals.
"Some people have difficulty understanding
why this is important," she says. "That said, we
have been getting a ton of support and interest," attributing some of the reluctance to
"part of how [African studies] is so buried and
"This is a first class university," says
Simmonds. "This should be here."
The deadline for submissions to We Have A
Voice is March 1—entries and inquires can be forwarded to wehaveavoiceanthology@gmail.com.
Further information on the project can be found
online at http://voiceanthology.blogspotcom. II
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when it comes to body hair. Over the
course of her career, she has
removed hair from hundreds of legs,
backs, butts and bikini lines, and there is
plenty more of it on the horizon.
Just like hair, the industry built around its
removal is experiencing constant growth as
people look for new ways to shave, wax, pluck
and laser away their undesirable bits. From
her experience as a registered electrologist
and the manager of a ten-year-old laser hair
removal clinic in Vancouver, Johnson has
gained plenty of insight into the relationship
between humans and their hair.
*I use hair as this amayiing metaphor for
eveiything else that goes on in our social, cultural environment It's stuff thaf s perfectly
normal, that everybodys got, that nobody
wants to admit to and that everyone spends a
lot of energy rnding,* she explains.
A lot of energy, and a lot of money-
Johnson's clinic, New-Tech Hair Removal
Solutions, has done over $ 1 million
in hair removal procedures since its
It is clear mat when it comes to hair,
many people are willing to do what it takes to
be rid of it As journalist Shana Alexander
The desire to remove hair has persisted for
thousands of years—evidence suggests that
cavemen used sharp rocks to remove the
hair from their faces. In more recent times,
shaving and waxing have become common,
every-day hair removal practices, allowing
those who don't want body hair to manage it
from the comfort of home. As technology has
developed, some have been leaving home
and venturing into the world of spas, beauty
salons and hair removal clinics.
The industry has traditionally catered
to a female clientele, with women having
hair removed from their faces, stomachs,
bikini areas, arms, armpits and legs. This
trend, according to Katelyn Mclntyre, a
fourth-year physiology student at the
University of Saskatchewan, is indicative
of society's expectation that women maintain a specific appearance.
"As far as the face goes, such as brows, lip
and chin, I just think there's a lot of pressure
to look a certain way," says Mclntyre. As for
other parts of the body, she explains: "It's the
way that women are portrayed in Hollywood,
you have all these girls walking around in
microscopic clothing and you can't have hair
coming out of every nook and cranny.* Case
in point the widely-publicised objection to
said, 'Hair brings one's se&image into focus;    Julia Roberts's unshaven armpit, which was
it is vanity's proving ground. Hair is terribly
personal, a tangle of mysterious prejudices/
Though it may seem strange, these prejudices have produced a flourishing industry
and a host of fascinating and bizarre techniques to help humans deal with hair.
*! know body hair bothers some women, but
a lot of men like a lluffy partner.*
—Dame Edna Everage, British comedian
exposed to the world in a paparazzi photograph several years ago.
More recently, however, an increasing
number of men have been taking an interest
in hair removal, according to Johnson. As
Johnson explains, social influences are equally responsible for this more masculine flurry
of hair removal activity.
'We're mammals, we have hair! And people don't like it, especially because you never
see it now,* she says. *I mean, we've gone
from Sean Connery and Magnum P.I. to
Calvin Klein. Seriously, Calvin Klein has done
a total number on body image. Society has
definitely swung that way.*
Whatever the societal or cultural influences, decisions on hair removal are often
simply a matter of personal choice.
*I think a lot of the time it is something
that I do for myself to make me feel clean and
girlie,* says Sarah Hutchison, a University of
Victoria theatre graduate. "But sometimes I
just don't care at all and feel that others can
take it or leave it It really changes day to day.
"I like being hairy sometimes."
"Yqoooooqoqow! Kelly Clarksonl*
-Andy Stitzer, in The 40 Year-Old Virgin
(on having his chest hair waxed)
The wax feels nice and warm for the few
brief seconds before it unceremoniously
yanks my eyebrow hairs from their previously comfortable home. Yes, I am a bit of
a waxophobe, but have decided for the sake
of experience to try it out.
*It will hurt for only a second," says
Kelsey, an esthetirian at Filomena's Day Spa
in the University Village. And it does. Then
it's over, and I look in the mirror. Not so bad
at all. Kelsey suggests next time I try a leg or
bikini wax, but I'm really not sure what I
think of that idea.
Waxing has become a very common hair
removal procedure, as people have looked
for alternatives to shaving or using depilatory creams, such as Nair.
"Shaving can be irritating. The hair is so
coarse,-it can be itchy or uncomfortable.
When you Wax, you don't have that itchiness," Kelsey explains. "Depilatory creams
can be really irritating on the skin. There
are a lot of chemicals in them. Also, people
are not goingjtd get long-term effects from
them, the hare is not going to grow back
less. "With waxing, it lasts three to four
weeks and your hair tends to grow back
less and softer. The hair is a lot finer.*
According to the estheticians at the spa,
bikini lines, eyebrows, and legs are the most
common requests for female clients.
However, they also see male clients.
"There are quite a few men that come in.
They get back waxes, chest waxes, we also
offer a male Brazuian, we've had a couple of
those," explains Kelsey.
Our obsession with body hair
by Sarah Bourdon | Features Staff
People who wax for a long period of time
find that sections of their hair won't grow
back, she says. "We have clients come in who
have been waxing for ten years and they just
have small patches."
Though waxing has become a mainstream practice, there are still a few things to
think about before trying it out
"You may be a little bit sensitive, your
skin will be a little bit red," Kelsey says.
"Making sure the person you're going to is
a licensed esthetician is really important
because I've had clients who have gone
somewhere and had skin removed from
improper waxing. And making sure the
place is sanitary is also important."
"I've actually gone to the zoo and had
monkeys shout to me from their cages, Tm
in here when you're walking around like
—Robin Williams, (about his body hair)
Though waxing is popular, an increasing
number of people are willing to pay the price
for a more permanent technique—laser hair
removal. This method, according to Dr Jason
Rivers of the UBC Laser Hair Removal Clinic
at Vancouver General Hospital, is one of the
most popular cosmetic procedures done in
North America today.
Laser hair removal differs from electrolysis, another common method, in several
ways. Electrolysis destroys a hair follicle by
changing the electrolytes in the area of tihe
follicle, explains Rivers.
"The electrologist puts the needle or
probe into the follicle and pushes on the
pedal and that will destroy the follicle,"
explains Rivers. "It's a slow process, so you
can only do a hmited area at a time, it has
to be done on more than one occasion, it's
painful, and at times, if the electrologist
doesn't know what they're doing or doesn't
have a lot of experience, they can cause
scarring." ;
In addition, electrolysis can only target
one hair at a time, whereas laser removal can
destroy several hairs, at once, using an
intense laser beam to destroy hair follirjess.
"Lasers don't use an electrical energy per
se to destroy the hair follicle. The conamon
modality is, to some degree, heat,* ejpains
Rivers, adding that the pigment in 1|^ hair
can be used to selective^ destroy it without
damaging surrounding tissue, *By iSifbg the
pigment as a target you could .&eo§fticaHy
heat up the target and desteoy it"   ■;;?
Earlier hair removal lasers weras^bt nearly as effective. Besides being- m&ii&islower
than the newer lasers they <?oul4 $e used
only on very light sltated people/ ,«
"They would not oaty take out jtt hair follicle, you would take out the pig&lat on the
skin's surface, which could c&i^&listering
and dispigmentation/ describes pvers.
The UBC clinic now uses/aji EpiTouch
Alex laser, which they say is jS^iames faster
than other hair removal, lasers^
"You can scan a much larger area in a
shorter period of time wii%tips laser. Instead
of one pulse per second; y&a could do multiple, pulses per second," Rivers tells me; It
would have, taken me several hours to do
someone's back before, Lean now get it down;,
psM&t an hour or less.*
v'-* hi some areas, such as the face, hair.;
between four and eight treatments per
patient A single treatment at the clinic can
cost between $ 125 and several hundred dollars. Each day the clinic sees approximately
40 patients, according to Rivers.
"Common areas are all the areas you can
think of—face, armpits, bikini area, men's
backs and beard area, even genital areas for
guys, and we do know that the laser if useful
for people who get ingrown hairs a lot."
Though the common belief is that laser
removal is a complete, permanent procedure, Rivers emphasises that it cannot offer
that guarantee.
"The important thing for people to know
is that it is permanent hair reduction and
that means, defined by the FDA, a 50 per cent
reduction in terminal hair growth for two or
more growth cycles...It's quite substantial
though it may not be 100 per cent"
Still, laser techniques have advanced the
field of hair removal by leaps and bounds,
says Johnson.
"I'm still astounded, after ten years, about
laser hair removal," she says. "If you can get
rid of 80 to 90 per cent of somebody's hair in
six months, which is a growth cycle on normal body hair, that's astounding to me. With
electrolysis it used to take us like a year and
we'd get down, if we were lucky, to 50 to 75
per cent of it"
_ Johnson is a personal fan of the laser
methods—as I speak with her, she extends
her leg and says, "Feel this, feel my skin, it
feels like this even when I have goose-
bumps." It's true; her leg is smooth and
virtually hair-free due to the wondrous yet
bizarre practice of laser hair removal. *I
haven't owned a razor in seven years/ she
tells me.
Though Johnson sees more female clients
for laser treatments at her clinic, the number
of males getting treatments has increased.
"One of my favourite jobs is necks and
cheeks [on men]/ she says. *It makes a guy
look so clean and well-groomed even if
they haven't shaved in. a number of days.
We get a lot of lawyers, a lot of real estate
agents, we get guys inwi|dyDression-based
jobs. In addition, we do nmlegs and we do
a fair bit of pubic work. JS**^ hate it when .
they have hairy butts, so* We do a lot of that
kind of stuff/ /r
When it come? to, ls£9er hair removal,
Johnson warns «0BS«im^ t*ot to rush into a
particular technique afcil toot to be hasty in
choosing a prac^tio^r^A jconsumer s expectations may not be id jm^with what a clinic
can accomplish, shesafs.
"People still u«de^stimate the biological .
component of ,h^^wth.' The truth is that
as we get older^ ^^get,haiier.,.Yott,have to
understand whai^^^:4^1w3tg with md
what fhBtedm^f^j^oi a£epmpBsh.*
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getting all the h^rr&ation;befpre undertaking any hair re^^^deavouir/ (
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MiniSchool. This includes: planning the course schedule, selecting instructors,
handling course sign-up, promoting the program and liaise with all relevant on and
off-campus groups. They should have knowledge and awareness of student
interests in short term courses.
Minimum of 15 hours per week (more during weeks with heavy class schedules)
from May 1, 2006 - April 31,2007 including availability for training in early July.
AMS Safewalk Coordinator
AMS Safewalk is student-run service essentially comprised of a foot patrol
initiative that will accompany anyone between points on campus. It employs well
over 100 students and also works to encourage safety all across campus through
various promotion and outreach booths. Employees are trained in the safety
policies of this non-intervention service as well as in basic protocols such as radios,
client interaction and knowledge of available safety resources.
The coordinator is responsible for ensuring smooth operation of the Safewalk
Program. This includes: hiring new staff, organizing training sessions, scheduling
shifts for employees, coordination with payroll, employee discipline and conflict
resolution and seeking to improve the Safewalk service; working with other
campus organizations to improve campus safety as a whole. On-call duties with 1-2
assistant coordinators).
Applicants should have a concern for safety on campus and experience with safety
issues. Experience working with Safewalk and knowledge of the service structure
and context an asset, though not required. Receptivity to change and innovation.
Minimum of 25 hours per week from May 1, 2006 to April 30, 2007 and availability during Safewalk operating hours. Must be able to work flexible
hours/weekend and late nights due to nature of Safewalk service. Increased hours
during the Safewalker hiring in August and September. Sits on several committees
and attends weekly and bi-weekly meetings, contributing to larger safety issues and
bringing Safewalk into the larger community context.
AMS Speak Easy Coordinator
Speakeasy is a volunteer based organization with an anti-oppression framework,
which provides information, referrals and confidential peer support counseling for a
wide variety of issues to the UBC community. The trained and friendly staff helps
anyone who approaches the desk or calls the information or crisis line. Speakeasy
also provides on and off campus referrals for further support when needed. Volunteers are also serving as an information resource through managing the SUB
Information Desk throughout the school year.
The coordinator manages all aspects of the AMS Speakeasy office and service.
This includes: hiring and training coordinators and volunteers peer counselors,
developing a sense of volunteer community, liaising with UBC Counseling
services, the Sexual Assault Support Center, the Wellness Center, and other health
and safety related services at UBC, attending meetings, training sessions, and
sitting on various committees, developing promotion materials.
The applicant must be a UBC student for the full-term of employment. Counseling
or peer support, facilitation, workshop development and event planning experience
are required. Experience within Speakeasy is strongly advised. Knowledge
areas: community building strategies, and a vast range of issues and previous
training in providing support in areas such as suicide, sexual assault, coping
mechanisms, stress, depression, relationship concerns, etc. desired including
an understanding of the anti-oppression framework and the ways in which
various oppressions impact individuals and groups. Connections with on and
off campus services related to but not exclusive to counseling, health, and
wellness needed.
Minimum of 20 hours per week from September 1, 2006 to April 30, 2007.
September hours will increase to 304- hours a week due to interviewing and
training of volunteers. January hours during the week before training will
increase to 25-30 hours a week due to training. Availability for 5-10 hours of
orientation/transition during March-April is preferred.
AMS Tutoring Services Coordinator
AMS Tutoring helps students achieve their academic goals by focusing on
helping them become an independent learners. It is available both as a drop-in
and as an appointment service.
The coordinator manages all aspects of the AMS Tutoring Services, including: recruitment, hiring and training of employees, liaising with all relevant on
and off-campus groups, tutoring programs, tutoring workshops, the tutor
registry and other initiatives, and assisting in long term funding/support
development for the service.
Experience with tutoring and hiring an asset. Needs strong leadership and
management skills with the ability to manage a staff of assistant coordinators,
interns, and volunteers Familiarity with computers, specifically the ability to
make text web updates. Interest in innovation and improving the Tutoring
Minimum 20 hours per week from May 1, 2006 to April 30, 2007
AMS Volunteer Connections Coordinator
AMS Volunteer Connections connects UBC students to volunteer opportunities in the AMS, on campus, in the Lower Mainland, and around the world.
The service provides individual consultations to students looking to volunteer,
as well as an online database of available volunteer opportunities. Volunteer
Connections also collaborates with organizations and student groups to run
charitable events such as Shinerama and Raising the Roof.
The coordinator manages Volunteer Connections. This includes: consulting
with students looking for volunteer opportunities, managing the website and
online database, liaises with AMS departments and staff, construct a marketing
plan for the service and develop promotional materials and initiatives. They
also the chair the Shinerama Organizing Committee and attends the Shinerama
Applicants should have experience in the volunteer sector and knowledge of
opportunities available to students, enthusiasm and fresh ideas in the realm of
marketing and student outreach, and familiarity with computers, specifically
email and scheduling software, as well as a basic understanding of online
forms and databases. Experience with event organization an asset.
Minimum 20 hours per week from May 1 to August 31. 2006. Minimum of
10 hours per week from September 3, 2006 to April 30, 2007.
AH coordinators are expected to attend Student Services meetings, maintain
regular office hours, gather student feedback during the year and keep
statistics on their service, prepare a detailed budget, and provide operational
and financial reports. They must be UBC students.
All of these positions each receive compensation of $12,000, including 2
weeks paid vacation coordinated through the ECSS considering service
For complete job descriptions see www.ams.ubc.ca.
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Women's basketball wins Pacific Division
by Megan Smyth
The UBC women's basketball team broke
SFU's home winning record during the Pacific
Division finals this past weekend.
Although SFU hadn't lost a home game in
over two years, the Thunderbirds were able to
beat the Clan on both Friday and Saturday
*I think Simon Fraser is not a very friendly
gym for visitors and we've certainly been on
the receiving end of that before over the
years,* said Coach Deb Huband. *So it's not
our favourite place to play, but I think sometimes you have to focus on other things, particularly on the game plan."
Friday night's game resulted in a huge confidence boost and a 68-56 win for UBC. The T-
Birds hadn't beat the Clan throughout the
entire regular season.
"I think on Friday we had a lot to prove to
ourselves and to some other people who
thought maybe SFU was the better team,*' commented UBC guard Erica McGuinness.
UBC was able to maintain their half-time
lead and keep SFU struggling to get points on
the board.  Erica McGuiness pulled in   17
points for the Thunderbirds as well as five
assists. Teammate Kelsey Blair also scored
high during the game, earning 14 points for
On Saturday, the T-Birds didn't have quite
such an easy time during their second Pacific
Division final game against the Clan, but were
still able to pull off stronger defensive plays
and win 62-54 during overtime. This win
allows UBC to host the Canada West Final Four
this weekend at War Memorial Gym.
"I think as we proved on the weekend we're
fine playing in other gyms, but it's always nice
to win at home and host Canada West,* mentioned McGuinness.
UBC will be joined by SFU, the University of
Saskatchewan and the University of Winnipeg
in this weekend's Final Four tournament.
The T-Birds played hard in the second half
to regain the lead after slipping behind SFU by
seven points. UBC wasn't able to pull ahead of
the Clan until Cait Haggarty got a three-point
shot with just six minutes left in the game. In
the end Saturday's game was a one of intense
skill from both sides right up to the very end.
Blair pulled UBC to a tie in the final six seconds of regular play.
"On Saturday we just wanted to come out
and take care of business,* said McGuinness.
'We wanted that second win.*
The Thunderbirds went on to grab ten
points during the extra frame—even without
Friday's leading scorer McGuiness, who had
been fouled out just before regulation time
ended. SFU only managed two points during
overtime play.
"I think when the game went into overtime
because we tied it to go into overtime, we were
all pumped up. I find that the team that ties it
ends up winning it because you have a little
more momentum coming in and we had
made a little bit of a comeback in the second
half,* McGuinness said.
"We did a good job preparing for them and
we wanted to just go in and execute our game
plan. I think for the first time this year against
Simon Fraser we really did a good job of executing our game plan and having people compete, in other meetings we had maybe two
people perform well and the rest maybe
under-perform for themselves, but this weekend we had a good team performance and a
lot of solid contributions from a variety of people,* remarked Huband.
Canada West Final Four games begin at
2pm    on    Friday   with    SFU    taking    on
Saskatchewan in War Memorial Gym. At 6pm
UBC will play Winnipeg. The results of Friday's
games will determine the bronze and gold
medal match-ups for Saturday.
*I think having a close playoff series over
the last two weekends has given us more confidence and is indications that we are peaking
at the right time,* said Huband. II
Close call in pivotal game
OT determines new men's Pacific Division champions
by Erie Szeto
It would have been a monumental failure if the
UBC Thunderbirds squandered away their season over the weekend. They came 30 seconds
from accompHshing that Sunday afternoon.
With little under half a minute left in regulation and the UVic Vikes up two, all-star
guard Pasha Bains nearly threw away the season when he was stripped of the ball. Rather
than let UVic have an open fastbreak that
would have made it a two basket difference,
Bains immediately regained possession and
passed it off to rookie forward Mathias
Dockener. Dockener, from 16 feet, hit the
biggest shot of his young collegiate career,
tying the game and forcing overtime.
As the first minute of the extra frame began,
the ignited crowd soon discovered UBC wouldn't be pandering to those hoping for a nail-biting finish. Instead, they executed with precision
as Bains and guard Casey Archibald hit a pair of
timely three-pointers in the final two rninutes,
sealing the 72-66 victory to win the series finale
and the Pacific Division.
Scores, however, can be deceiving.
UVic held on to a slight lead throughout the
entire first half until UBC went on a 9-2 surge
that evened the score. UBCs continuously poor
team play marked by sloppy rebounding and ill-
timed three points shots made it seem as if they
hadn't shaken off neither Saturday's loss nor
the Vikes' sweep of them during last year's
Pacific Division final.
The T-Birds—however poor their play-
managed to carry a slim two-point lead going
into the half.
If lead changes are any indicator of a close
game, the second half was filled with plenty.
Every UBC basket would be countered by Uvic
in the see-saw second half that alternated from
tie to lead change to tie again.
UVic held on to a late lead after some exceptional defence, but also captialised on UBCs
careless passing. On back-to-back plays, UBC
had the ball stolen, once on a lazy pass by guard
Jordan Yu which led to a UVic fastbreak, the
other on the ensuing inbound.
But as UVic started pulling away, the T-
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Birds leveled themselves.
Sparkplug Yu, rectified his earlier blunder
by taking control of the game and displayed
some gutsy late-game heroics by scoring seven
consecutive points to close the score within one
with minutes to play.
Yu finished with 13 points and five assists,
11 of which he collected in the second. The
dynamic duo of Archibald and Bains provided
more than half the scoring for the T-Birds.
Archibald finished with a game-high 21 points
while Bains collected 18.
The T-Birds, who host the Canada West
Final Four this upcoming weekend, will play
the University of Saskatchewan next Friday
at 8pm. The winner of the Final Four will
head to Halifax to play in the CIS national
championships. 81
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Tuesday, 28 February, 2006   THE UBYSSEY
The Ubyssey weighs in on the 2005/06 AMS Executive
Spencer Keys: President	
Spencer Keys didn't have big shoes to fill when he came into
office last year. His approach to the position of president was
focused on responsible management of the student society and
this meant that he didn't have time to fulfill some of his own priorities, like raising the AMS student fees to the national average
or implementing his touted Student Assembly.
Keys' term was not without accomplishment, however. He
was able to settle the longstanding Travel CUTS lawsuit and draft
the AMS Strategic Framework while in office. In addition, thanks
in large part to his position on the board of directors of the Canadian Alliance of Student
Associations, Keys was able to make some significant breakthroughs on the federal level.
Along with Jess Klug,, Keys was able to well represent the AMS at the University and
provincial scene as well, creating a positive relationship that will hopefully carry over with
the new executive.
The restxxicturing of the Sexual Assault Support Centre was a low point for Keys. While he
and Gavin Dew did eventually get the job done, they did manage to generate some resentment from the staff and others in the AMS in the process.
The Keys presidency, while conservative in its ambition at times, has moved the AMS in a
generally positive direction. Given his strong managerial skills, the Ubyssey gives Keys a B+.
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Jess Klug: VP External
The best moment of Klug's term came right at the end. Organising
"Provincial Lobby Day," she and 22 other students headed off to
Victoria to meet with nearly 50 MLAs to get student priorities on
the agenda. Commumcating effectively with all levels of government and various political actors has been one of the strengths
Klug has brought to her position.
With provincial, municipal and federal elections all occurring
under her watch, Klug ceilainly had her work cut out for her in
terms of generating student interest and as she termed it in her
latest speaker series, "anti-apathy." Some of the ideas were truly novel and it's unfortunate
that most of the events organised by her, with the exception of the Vancouver Quadra forum
for the federal election, were poorly attended. Additionally, Klug drew fire for not extending
the invitations to the federal debate to the non-mainstream party candidates, some of whom
showed up to protest their exclusion. Though not entirely her fault, it was frustrating to see
that for yet another year, students simply weren't being engaged to the extent they should be
on the issues affecting them.
Klug's work on U-Pass and transit issues was solid and the time-saving albeit expensive
decision to mail out U-Passes was certainly a relief for anyone who's had to wait 30 minutes
in a lineup at the bookstore. Klug gets a well-earned B+ from the Ubyssey.
Manj Sidhu: VP Admin	
Sidhu, for the most part, fulfilled what she set out to do in her
portfolio as overseer of the Student Union Building. The addition
of the sliding doors to the entrance of the SUB and renovations to
the building's conversation pit highlight some of her accomplishments. She also facilitated a fairly successful Clubs week and got
the gender-neutral washroom up and running in September.
While she has been actively involved in many initiatives,
Sidhu will unfortunately be remembered as the executive who
assisted in spoiling the high profile "Partners in Peace" event that
saw the Jordanian ambassador and the Israeli ambassador to Canada speak to a crowd of
empty seats over a lapse in communication.'
We are hard pressed to label Sidhu's actions as anti-semitic, but given the high profile of
the event, the lapse in communication' should not have occurred and has put a black mark
on the AMS' dealings with the Jewish community. Ultimately, she is responsible as she is the
one in charge. She has taken some steps to rectify the situation, proposing changes to the
SAC handbook, which will help mitigate logistical errors that might have occurred in the
past, but her legacy will be tarnished with that one controversial decision. This event shouldn't undermine all her hard work, however. Her performance as VP Adminstration, if at
times taxed due to her full course load and other jobs, warrants a B-.
Kevin Keystone: VP Finance
This year marked another year of competent financial management of the AMS. Balancing the student society's books was
Keystone's first accomplishment, and given that he was able to
achieve this without the usual help of "Coke money," a pat on the
back is well deserved.
Speaking of Coke, Keystone took it upon himself to be the
AMS' representative to an investigation of alleged human rights
abuses by the soft drink giant in the nation of Colombia. The
report he and others are drafting will undoubtedly factor in greatly to any decision the AMS makes on whether to enter into another exclusivity contract.
Keystone's presence at AMS council was one of his strongest points throughout his term,
if at times a little tedious. His attention to detail and willingness to ask tough question of
University officials was something the other executive and AMS councilors often seemed
reluctant to do.
The only thing Keystone could have done better was to work more with students on issues
related to finance. While he hosted financial awareness seminars, it would be nice to see a
VP Finance who is dedicated to ensuring that students are as financially sensible as they are.
A solid voice on council and sound financial management, Keystone deserves an A-.
Gavin Dew: VP Academic	
Having the most open-ended portfolio out of all the executive positions, the VP Academic and University Affairs is involved in numerous facets of University operations and is confronted with one of the
most difficult jobs. Having not even received a transition report
from last year's VP Academic, Dew had to delve right into dealing
with many of the University's planned developments, and was the
first exec to actually get the AMS talking with the University
about lessening the impact of the various developments, including University Boulevard.
Dew was also engaged in many committees and was heavily involved'with the reforms
made to student teaching evaluations. He also helped create LEAP, a collaboration between
students, faculty and administration developed to strategically coordinate the use of
resources to better meet the learning and research needs of UBC students.
Many of the projects that he undertook may not bear fruit for years, but it will have a lasting
impact for many executives to come.
While his strong work ethic at times put even Quicky Mart attendent Apu to shame, there was
a certain level of bureaucratisation that Dew brought to the AMS. One might argue that this was
a good thing and guaranteed effective policy, but one could also argue that he further muddled
an already lengthy process.
Dew headed up the AMS survey initiative, which the AMS has approved up to $10,000 to
finance with student funds. While we question the validity and efficacy of such surveys, Dew purports that this will have very substantial strategic ramifications for the AMS. Hopefully the survey won't follow in the footsteps of its predecessors and be a frivolous expenditure. For his
efforts and dedication, Dew deserves an A-.
Closing remarks
The AMS executive of 2005/2006 brought a
necessary return to the professionalism a
successful student society requires. A stark
difference from last year's executives, this
group spoke with a unified voice and had the
confidence of council throughout the year.
While there is definitely room for
improvement, the executive has set the standard of a responsible and hard working student government.
As a whole, for a job well done, the executive gets a B+.
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Olympic editorial gets it wrong, there is some good in the CBC coverage
by Marlon Richmond
I read the Editorial in Friday's
Ubyssey that outright bashed the
CBC's coverage of the Olympics.
While the CBC really was not at its
best in its coverage of the games
this year, especially when compared to 2000 or 2002, the editorial got various things completely
wrong. The CBC does not hold a
monopoly of Olympic coverage.
There was no mention of TSN in
the editorial, which has been
showing live Olympic coverage
(mostly curling and hockey), and
also shows highlights on its
Sportscentre program, which airs
at multiple times over the day
(3:30pm, around 8pm, 11pm,
3am), plus CBC Newsworld shows
highlights very frequently throughout the day. Due to the stubborn
sticklers at the CRTC, CBC
Newsworld is not allowed to show
live sports coverage, which is not
the case in the US, where NBC
owned stations MSNBC and CNBC
do air additional Olympic event
coverage. Blame the CRTC for
The deal that gave TSN broadcast rights was made before CTV
owned TSN, and the networks
became competitors. Because of
this, there is really not enough
cohesiveness between networks,
which has lead to a less than stellar amount of coverage. Curling
and hockey, the two highly rated
team sports have had greatly
increased coverage, CBC Country
Canada, which is a digital channel
that very few students get, also
airs the Olympics. Country
Canada has been airing the
Nordic events (Cross Country
Skiing, Biathlon and Ski Jumping)
live as well as in prime time, but
with inferior announcers to the
CBC's main coverage, and a much
lower proportion of cross country
skiing on the main networks coverage. In a perfect world (one with
flexible licenses for cable stations), Newsworld would be showing the Olympics, but that is not
possible in Canada. In 2010, CTV
will televise the Olympics, and use
their sister station TSN even more
than it's currently beingused.
One problem that I have with
the   CBC  is  that the   CBC  runs
advertisements for Olympics
Video on Demand, which it turns
out is only available in Eastern
Canada with Rogers Cable. There
is absolutely no mention in these
ads that say that viewers west of
Ontario cannot access this
package, which does tarnish the
CBC's image, and reinforces East
Coast bias.
The dirty little secret is that
outside hockey> curling and figure
skating, none of the sports get ratings in Canada worthy of wall-to-
wall coverage of the lesser competitors. Most of the sports of the
Winter Olympics are just glorified
skill competitions, and get especially boring when watching athlete after athlete perform the
same skill over and over. Unless
the athlete is going to win, or is
Canadian, most viewers get bored
watching the full event coverage.
The switching around is appropriate for these marginal sports.
And finally, truncation means
to end abruptly before the end.
These Olympics have actually had
the least truncation, as in previous Olympics (2000 and 2004)
the CBC signed off when there
were still events being played to
go to news or other programming.
These Olympics have actually
been better, as the CBC signs off
after the events have been played,
and doesn't take any news-breaks
in the middle of coverage.
—Marlon Richmond is a student
in fifth-year science
i THE UBYSSEY   Tuesday, 28 February, 2006
Sports H
UBC takes conference
The UBC women's volleyball team.
goes into this weekend's CIS championship in Calgary as the tournament favourites. The T-Birds swept
the Alberta Pandas at War
Memorial Gym this past weekend
after dominating weekend play
from start to finish. UBC captured
the conference banner for the first
time since 1999. This season the
T-Birds had a 19-1 regular season
record and continued their
achievement by winning four playoff games. The Thunderbirds will
face off against the Saint Mary
Huskies on Thursday night in the
opening game of the CIS championships.
T-Birds drop competition
The UBC swim team pulled in their
ninth National Championship win
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University. The men swept all
events on Friday, starting with a
new CIS record by veteran Brian
Johns in the 200m freestyle.
Saturday night saw Darryl Rudolf
break the CIS record in the 50m
butterfly. The men's night was
capped by a win in the 4x2 00m
relay. The team was anchored by
fifth-year captain Will Walters, who
swam the last leg and brought the
relay team to victory.
Sunday belonged to the ladies.
The 4x100m relay comprised of
Kelly Stefanyshyn, Haylee Johnson,
Erin Miller and Elizabeth Collins,
set a new Canadian and CIS record
with a time of 4:05.25. Brian Johns
was golden in all seven of his
events. Scott Dickens and Darryl
Rudolf swept the breaststroke and
butterfly events. Galium Ng and
Robert Miller combined won five
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1Q:00AM to 4:00PM. ,*:. '   ^;
UBC ^Supplyi^ffa^ment presents Sri Trek to all Faculty and
- Staff. Check atitthis amazrng science and research related
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UBC Robson Square, HSBC Hall - 800 Robson St:
Ingredients for a Healthy City
6:00PM to 8:00PM
Rob VanWynsberghe and others wi|l'talk about issues of
sustainability and community as,they relate to Vancouver's
development towards an Olympic host city. This is a free event
and due to space limitations, pre-registration is required via
their website: www.wuf3.ubc.ca/program/living.html
UBC Robson Square Theatre - 800 Robson St
MARCH ifl^L.
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8:30AM to 5:d0|8>^
Dr. Salim rW^g§|ary Canada and Dr. Andy Moiiscnf i^Sl
from Mitsubishi ^CSf^g|earch Labs will give keynote        " w^*
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details visit http://b««^ca/workshop.html or call 804- * u " ^:&*
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Kaiser Bldg. - 2332^
Engineering Open House
10:00AM to 4:00PM Friday * Saturday
Say the word "doctor* 0r "lawyer" and an immediate
picture springs to mind of wbat these career's entail. Mow try
"engineer/ it's* little hard%isn!t It? loin us and learn about
the excttingand diverse^ world of engineering at the free
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AERL-2202 Main Mall
Diabetes Research Forum &
10:00AM to 12:00PM
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