UBC Publications

UBC Publications

UBC Publications

The Ubyssey Feb 1, 2000

Item Metadata


JSON: ubysseynews-1.0128046.json
JSON-LD: ubysseynews-1.0128046-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): ubysseynews-1.0128046-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: ubysseynews-1.0128046-rdf.json
Turtle: ubysseynews-1.0128046-turtle.txt
N-Triples: ubysseynews-1.0128046-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: ubysseynews-1.0128046-source.json
Full Text

Full Text

BC's radio station
es with the AMS
over funding conflict
'omen Birds take on
oria Vikes in
rovincial showdown
BC students strut
their stuff in Photosoc
the vilest rag east of Blanca since 1918
www. ubyssey. be. ca
Short-lived strike Sf^f^
say mm to Coke
by Daliah Merzaban
/After over a year of negotiations and a
campus-wide strike yesterday,
Canadian Union of Public Employees
(CUPE) support staff locals at UBC
have finally reached a contract agreement with the university.
Support staff at BC's four universities went on strike yesterday, slowing
down traffic and disrupting classes.
Picket lines at UBC came down before
noon. But although the strike was
short, its impact was significant.
John Geppert, president of CUPE
Local 116, one of UBC's two support
staff locals, believes that yesterday's
escalated job action pressured the universities to expedite a settlement. He
explained that until a full strike was
declared at midnight on Sunday, the
negotiations faced an impasse.
The half-day of job action ended
when support staff formally agreed to
a settlement at the BC Labour
Relations Board. A special mediator
had been appointed two weeks ago to
help seven BC locals resolve provincial
issues of wages and benefits concurrently.
*I think the fact that we were withdrawing our services right from midnight told the universities to try to
come to a collective agreement,* said
He explained that after 2 7 straight hours of bargaining,
the CUPE locals and the universities were able to work out
a satisfactory agreement on wages and benefits.
Geppert cited increased gender equity funding for all
employee positions as one of the benefits of the agreement. He also named a deal that would give universities
provincial funding to purchase bulk benefits at a reduced
cost as one of the key achievements.
CUPE was trying to supplement strict government wage
increase guidelines with value-added benefits.
'I'm extremely happy that we've finally put some closure to this. There were compromises made, but it's a satisfactory settlement,* said Geppert.
Local 2278, UBC's teaching assistants' union, was also
in negotiations yesterday, and managed to achieve salary
protection and a meaningful benefits package.
i\ll contracts negotiated with the universities must still
be ratified by the universities, the union, and the Public
Sector Employers' Council.
And UBC's Associate Director of Public Mfairs Paula
Martin said that UBC is satisfied with the agreement.
"We're pleased we've reached agreement and we're
pleased that it was with minimal disruption to the students of the campus and other employees on campus,*
she said.
Students coming to school by bus were dropped off far
before picket lines—located at 17 entrances to campus-
forcing them to walk long distances to get to their early
morning classes. Blockades also backed up traffic, leading
Ppflilsflna CampPi
FRUSTRATED: Two support staff workers picket the intersection at University Blvd. and
Wesbrook Mall, tara westover photo
some drivers to force their way into the picketing crowd.
Under UBC's strike policy, professors must respect the
right of students not to cross picket lines.
Martin, said, however, that the majority of students
crossed the lines anyway.
'We've only heard of a handful of classes [that] were not
available to students out of how many hundreds, if not
thousands, go on,* she said.
Campus facilities run by CUPE workers saw reduced
hours, but did not close down. At Totem Park, Place
Vanier, the Bookstore, and the libraries, managers took
over for the striking workers.
But many students did stay home, and others could be
found on the picket lines supporting the striking workers.
Students for Fair Treatment, a group formed in support
of the CUPE locals, defended students' right not to cross
picket lines as they picketed on the corner of University
Boulevard and Wesbrook Mall.
'We want to let the university know that this strike concerns us all,* said Nathan Allen, a Students for Fair
Treatment member and the Alma Mater Society (aAMS)
Coordinator of External Affairs. The aAMS had previously
established an advocacy office to ensure that the university strike policy is upheld.
Many faculty members also respected picket lines.
Charles Menzies, a professor in the department of
Anthropology and Sociology, emphasised the importance
of supporting picket lines on campus. He said the underlying issues of pay equity and employment equity affect
workers at all levels of the university, and have a direct
bearing on education.***
^^B^|pri|pi) and Vakfvei^^^^^m^^m
^^0^^A^^00^^^^^ad both
:!^i^ gtKSBag&r apposed Hu*'<JteaL
"3&m bafoafbt, it .was i^tajidiOsd bwne^ifa&
radraiaiafra&qft decided* it would '#iiii|$-t^
h$0i&jfjp$p sales e$ ^^mths^^ff^;,' '-%V!>
^^0&^s^e^.&i^^0k! y lfof|_ o r "<4
illlk&Po. - '^' 'llfe^^L^' S^^^^^S
ei&tt become farther depeiofoia pa {lie ^ivate.
stalled deal is an example of sfcMaLents* araccesiiik
£-; 1?i3gayi$a^^
mttttt a* MfiGfli '3Hifc£t&$ ,**e ^m^L^L^m
whether &£? too can hoidfc i&eraiid&m tat fl»i|
^^^^aiab^tSppl^p: ''■,■: :'-i^:r':^i^^^m
ItnlM^Ll fit '^^^t^i^^m^i^^^^^M
#BB^tluM^tOik^fmiilUi&tives, batJtego*^
This issue of the Ubyssey was produced without crossing picket lines THE UBYSSEY • TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1. 200Q
hi (Mar 22-26). TESOL teacher certification course (or by correspondence).
1,000s of jobs available NOW. FREE
information package, toll free 1-888-
Positions available for talented, energetic,
and fun-loving students as counselors in
all team sports including Roller Hockey
and Lacrosse, all individual sports such as
Tennis and Golf, Waterfront and Pool
activities, and specialty activities including
art, dance, theatre, gymnastics, newspaper, rocketry and radio. GREAT
SALARIES, room, board, travel and US
summer work visa. June 17th - August
16th. Enjoy a great summer that promises
to be unforgettable.
For more information and to apply:
MAH-KEE-NAC www.campmkn.com
(Boys): 1-800-753-9118
DANABEE www.danbee.com (Girls):
Interviewer will be on campus Tuesday,
March 7th, 10am to 4pm in the Student
Union Building, rooms 214/216.
MUSICIANS WANTED Grace Vancouver Church needs musically diverse artists
for Sun. evening service. $35 per night-
call 871-4331.
asked the question a thousand times
"How did you get this amazing job?!"
The answers are in, A Canadian Guide
to Jobs Down South' Visit us at:
usiness opportunities
TODAY!! - GREAT JOB OPPORTUNITIES with Sales and Marketing
Group whose clients include: Labbats,
Pepsi, BMG, Microsoft and more!
INFOSESSION: Feb. 1 Westbrook 100
STUDENT LOANS. Internet, Webster,
home-based business in one opportunity.
All you need is access to a computer, a
three ring binder, a telephone, persistence ana coachability. Team support
provided to help you get started. 24-hour
messages @ 1-800-987-1157.
are available in the UBC single student
residences for qualifled women and men
applicants. Single and shared rooms in
both "room only" and "room ari^boawi'L
residences are available. Vacancies'can be'
rented for immediate occupancy in the
Walter H. Gage, Fairview Crescent,
Totem Park, Place Vainer, Ritsumeikan-
UBC House and Thunderbird Residences (availability is limited for some
residence areas and room types).
Applicants who take occupancy of a residence room are now endued to
reapplication (returning student) privileges for a "guaranteed" housing
assignment for the 2000/2001 Winter
Please contact the UBC Housing Office
in Brock Hall for information. The
Housing Office Is open from 8:30am -
4:00pm weekdays, or call 822-2811
during office hours.
ROOMS ON CAMPUS - 2 FURNISHED RMS. available on campus
either Feb 1st or immediately. Upstairs
$390/mnth. Smaller room $350/mnth,
incl. utilities. In family residence near
Brock Hall shared with female student
and adorable baby boy. TV rooms, study,
laundry and bike storage on site. Parking
available $25. Sorry, no smoking or pets.
Please call Cindy at 827-0014.
SAT FEB, 26 @ SUB. Reg. fee $10 if
before Feb. 15.  Morning workshops will
focus on Globalization and the issues
arising from it. j\fternoon sessions will be
on Issues of Social Justice. For more info
call 822-9098 or email
caaemic services
TIRED OF TYPING? I will type/edit all
your papers/assignments for 1.5 cents per
word. 983-0749
shy, sweet, on-campus, zany. Seek female
for friendship or more who shares these
qualities. I like cooking, memetics,
movies, swimming. Email me at
.ra uiirricinar
you are interested in joining the executive for the upcoming school year please
contact us A&AP.  Next years executive
will be determined at end of Feb. If
interested please send email to
•'expressing re^scyis for interest in field
and for joihingVdUr executive.
GRIZZLES VS. BULLS. Feb. 4. Section
323, 2 tickets for $50 obo. Call 730-
$448(r/t + taxes), (Travel May-October)
Hawaii $129 (o/w), Call: 415-834-9192
ROADTRIP. Incl. NY and Boston. 6
weeks in a self-contained RV shared cooking, driving and costs. One spot left!
Approx. $1000 + spending $. Email me!
BI-CURIOUS? BI? GAY? Club Vancouver, Bathhouse for BI and Gay men.
Rooms, lockers, steam, showers, snackbar,
videos. 24 hrs/ 7 days. Students Yi price all
the time with valid student ID. 339 W.
Pender St. 681-5719.
Telus deal announced
by Alex Dimson
To flace an
Ap or a
fleafe call our
Despite a complaint filed against
it, UBC recently announced a formal five-year partnership with
telecommunications company
Signed in December, the deal,
which is the latest in a number of
big business partnerships with
the university, is worth an estimated $4.1 million to UBC and
will provide Telus with around
$30 million in potential business
over the next five years.
Under the agreement, UBC
will primarily use Telus products
and services, and all office, staff
and faculty lines will be provided
by Telus. Students, staff, and faculty may use any teleconununica-
tions supplier for personal service, however.
Under the deal, a $500,000
Industrial Research Chair and
several other funds for research
and information technology support will be created.
But Geza Vamos, a UBC gradr
uate student, believes the deal
constitutes an unfair monopoly
and has filed a complaint with
the Canadian Radio-Television
and Telecommunications
Commission (CRTC). He is also
worried that the research funds
will give Telus too much control
over future UBC research.
"Sponsorship needs to have
no strings attached so UBC is
free to allocate the funds to
research as faculty, not Telus, see
fit," said Vamos.
But in a previous interview
with the Ubyssey, Jim Tom,
UBC's director of Information
Technology, said that he believes
the Telus deal will not create a
monopoly since "students would
have the right to choose [their
service provider]."
Tom could not be contacted
for further comment by press
And Paula Martin, UBC's
director of pubhc affairs, said
that the deal, which has been
under discussion for two years,
will not result in any drastic
changes on campus, but simply
means UBC has "grouped together [its] telecommunications."
Telus Director of Media
Relations Doug Strachan further
stressed the benefits of the deal,
which is the first such partnership in Telus' history. He said
Telus will provide UBC with the
opportunity to test new telecommunications technologies before
the general public has access to
them. Martin belives this "beta-
testing" will allow UBC to stay on
top of telecommunications for
the next decade.
Vamos is not the first to complain about UBC's telecommunication services. The CRTC also
received a complaint from former Thunderbird resident Brian
Sieben in 1995 about the quality
of UBC's ResTel service—the
exclusive telephone provider to
the Thunderbird residence. The
Alma Mater Society and the
Telecommunications Workers
Union later endorsed the complaints*
visit us at www.ams.ubc.ca
Health & Dental Plan Student
Assistance Fund Available
^>^ Students needing financial assistance with
f \ the AMS-GSS Health and Dental Plan can
^**"-    <V      apply to:
As part of the referendum passed last fall, money from the
Health and Dental Plan premiums will be set aside to help
students in financial need. For more information, contact
Roger Miller at president@gss.ubc.ca or Ryan Marshall at
All applications are confidential.
Strike Update... Check out www.ams.ubc.ca/strike/
If you have any questions about the AMS please email us:
Employment Opportunity
Inside UBC Coordinator(s)
Successful applicant(s) will be responsible for production of the Inside
UBC Handbook, a detailed guide to UBC, Alma Mater Society, university
and student life, campus resources and other topics of interest to
students. Apply with cover letter, resume and a representative sample of
recent work by Feb 15/2000.
Responsibilities of the Inside UBC Coordinator:
confirming the print specifications of the project
- creating a budget for the project, submitting the budget for approval and adhering to
the approved budget
• developing and adhering to the entire timeline of the project, from conceptual
planning to actual distribution on campus
• working with the advertising coordinator to organize and coordinate advertisements
- contacting all clubs, constituencies and subsidiary groups to contribute articles and
club blurbs to the Inside UBC handbook
• contacting necessary universities offices to contribute and confirm submissions for
- may involve taking pictures for publication in the handbook
• ensuring accurate information is contained in the Inside UBC handbook
- responsible for ensuring that all spelling and grammatical errors are fixed
■ • must submit a draft copy of the handbook to the AMS Executive Committee and
"Communications Coordinator for feedback and approval before going to print
i;   may design print advertisements for commercial clients from time to time
• other duties, as assigned by the AMS President and the Communications Planning
- responsible for distribution of the final product
■ must submit a detailed report outlining recommendations for next year
Resumes should be submitted to:
Inside UBC Coordinator Search Committee
C/O Room 238
Student Union Building
6138 SUB Boulevard
Vancouver, B.C.
V6T1Z1        Closing Date is Feb 15/2000   	 THE UBYSSEY • TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 1, 2008   3
CiTR battles AMS over funds
by Daliah Merzaban
A disagreement over funding for CiTR,
UBC's radio station, has erupted between
station management and the /Alma Mater
Society (aAMS).
Last October, students voted in favour
of a $9 increase in AMS student fees to
create a student services fund. This fund
would largely go towards CiTR, Safewalk,
and expanded student swimming hours at
the UBC Aquatic Centre.
CiTR officials had understood that the
station would obtain $4 from each student
under the new fee plan. But the aAMS is
now proposing that CiTR receive $4 from
every full-time student, but only a prorated amount—$2—from every part-time
student. The aAMS would devote the
remainder of the money to a fund for
future student services demands.
Because there are roughly 8500 part-
time students at UBC, under the current
aAMS proposal, CiTR would receive some
$ 17,000 less than it expected.
"We were clearly under the impression
that we were getting $4 for all students
during the referendum because ihe wording of the actual referendum campaign
said nothing about pro-rating," said CiTR
President Tobias Van Veen.
But AMS President Ryan Marshall
asserts that the aAMS made no such agree
ment with the radio station. He said that
the aAMS always intended to pro-rate the
fees of part-time students, and that the referendum question itself did not offer any
specific breakdown of how the funds
would be allocated. AMS councillors discussed the CiTR contract at an in-camera
council session last Wednesday.
Marshall, who is also the aAMS representative on the CiTR board of directors,
pointed out that the other campus services covered under the fee will also be
receiving funding based on a pro-rated fee
for part-time students. The extra money,
according to Marshall, will go towards
starting up new services, possibly including a frosh week, and helping current services with any future financial need.
He argues that CiTR has already seen a
significant increase in funding this year:
the station's budget this year is $ 122,000,
compared to $85,000 lastyear.
"Seventeen thousand dollars—some of
our other AMS services don't even have a
budget that big—and we could create a
whole new service with that $17,000,"
said Marshall.
CiTR station manager Linda Scholten
said that CiTR would like to create its own
reserve fund so that, in the future, it can
avoid having to go to council whenever it
needs more funding. The radio station
receives all of its funding from the aAMS
and fees collected from its membership,
and its equipment is in need of extensive
"We want to have enough funding so
we don't have to keep bugging students
every time we need [funding]," said
She said that in two independent referenda, CiTR failed to secure a $5 fee from each
student Even though roughly two-thirds of
voters supported funding the station in the
referendum last January, the question failed
to reach quorum—ten per cent of students
voting in favour of a question.
CiTR had hoped that a referendum
question dealing with funding for a variety of student services would be more suc-
"We originally wanted $5 per student
but we agreed to go down $4 in order to go
for the group question [in October] and to
get the question through to get as many
students to support it as possible," said
Scholten. Although the vote was close, the
$9 fee increase was passed in October's
But Marshall refutes CiTR's claim to
the $17,000, and has asked CiTR to provide written figures indicating why it
needs more funding.
"It's aAMS council's money, and they
decide where the money goes like they do
with all aAMS money. All the money,
5SM#,i':.:^' ;     '
fc^**".'v* life
*!»      "
iliik 11§
f «•»
*#J     :
*             JTJL-
MARSHALL: Fighting over CiTR funding.
whether it be for student services, for the
lobbying fund, we decide where it goes,"
said Marshall.
Negotiations between the .AMS and
CiTR will continue this week. A proposal
will likely be presented at the aAMS council
meeting on February 9.*>
Man charged in music thefts
 by Daliah Meizaban
The RCMP ha; attested and charged a
man in conne-. don with the recent theft o£
musical instr omente from UBC's School of
Music, and police officials say he's
involved in numerous other break-and-
entars and thefts on and around campus,
Former-UBC student and employee
Aaron Patrick Switzer was charged with
Gve counts of break, enter, and theft, and
one count of theft on Friday at the
Richmond Provincial Court He has since
been remanded into custody.
According to Staff Sergeant Lloyd Plante
of the campus RCMP detachment, Switzer,
27, stole the instruments for money to support a drug addiction. Plante said that the
RCMP, with the help of the Vancouver
Police Department (VPDfs property crime
unit located two of the stolen instruments—both clarinets that have been missing since early last month—at a Vancouver
pawn shop last week.
The instruments stolen from the School
of Music on two occasions in January are
worth over $40,000. The clarinets located
by the VPD were stolen during Ihe first
break-in, on January 3. Two violins and a
trumpet are still missing from that theft
Two weeks ago, a second break-in claimed
six trombones, two French horns, and one
trumpet Most of the instruments were the
personal property of students.
The RCMP has yet to locate ihe olher
mis-sing instruments.
According to Plante, tlie School of Music
thefts were not isolated incidents. He indicated that the RCMP has been looking for
Switzer since last February in connection
with a number of other on- and off-campus
"Our interest in this individual sort of
of Music. He's been involved in other activities on campus as well as activities off campus in our overall community in the \ini-
versity endowment lands," said Plante.
Since September, there has been a
surge in the number of locker break-ins
on campus, mostly in the Buchanan.
Chemistry, and Angus btuldiiigs. Two
weeks ago, the Commerce
sindergraduate Society (CUS) put up a
cash reward of $500 for anyone with
information about the break*ins in
Angus. Injanuary alone, there were over
30 break-ins, with around $15,000
worth of personal belongings stolen.
Plante would not verily whether
Switzer is connected with these break-ins,
but he did allude to the possibility.
'1 think there's evidence to indicate that
the investigations we have conducted widi
respect to Mr. Switzer are associated or
perhaps directly related to the other thefts
from lockers on campus," said Plante.
.Although the other instruments have
not yet been located. Music Undergraduate
Society President Colin Giles said that
Switzer's arrest raises his hopes that the
remainder of the missing instruments
might be found. Most of the students who
lost their instruments do not have insurance, and are having difficulty fulfilling
their course requirements because many
of the classes are performance-based.
'It does give me optimism because now
I know for sure that at least one or two of
the instruments didn't get shipped out of
town," said Giles, who added that he wasn't
surprised that police .say that the instruments were stolen to pay for drugs.
"That's what I would have suspected.
My primary thinking behind why they
were stolen was drug money," he added.
But Steve Mynett a music student who
lost two trombones in the second break-in,
said he still wouldn't feel safe leaving an
instrument in the building. He worries that
the School of Music hasn't taken enough
precautions to enhance security.
Mynett and other trombonists have
written a letter to the School of Music in an
effort to bring up safety issues at a future
faculty meeting.*
Presicleni s Dervice Aware.
F or Jbrfxcelience IN oniiinaiioinis
The committee is seeking nominations of
outstanding faculty and staff who have made
distinguished contributions to the university.
<$or a nomination form, call 822-2484.
Please mail riominations to:
President's Service Award for Excellence Committee
c/o Ceremonies Office
2nd Floor, Ponderosa B
Campus Zone 2
Sophie invites you to dinner!
CZ' o & m I c:     CZ j** fs' e
Come and enjoy our 3urger&,
Chicken, Steaks, Fresh Seafood,
Fast-a and Vegetarian fare!
Receive one complimentary dinner entrie when a second
entree of equal or greater value is purchased.
Valid after 5pm, Sun. to Thurs.
0TJP0N     Maximum value of $14.95.
Coupon not valid Feb. 14th. Sorry, no takeouts.
Not valid with any other offers.
Coupon expires Fe&. 20th, ZOOO. THE UBYSSEY ■ TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1. 2000
Copies Plus
81'2X 11,
each side
Featuring easy to use, fast Konica Copiers
•autofeed *autosort "resize 50%-200% «autostaple «auto doubleside
Also available 81/2 x 14 and 11 x 17 at extra cost.
Sale from Jan 3 - Feb 29/2000
Discover the Friendly Competition!
tel: 224-6225
Phone: (604) 224-2322
4320 West 10th Avenue Vancouver, B.C. V6R 2H7
• Denotes Optometric Corp. Email: info@westlOthoptometry.bcca
3*fyarm up with a bowl of chili
and a toasted bun.
Q-OY the verv best sandwiches,
visit the Q)ellv.
Open Monday to Friday • 7:00am to 6:30pm
On The Lower Floor of the SUB
^rStudents get
r 10% off
an entree!
Birds drop two to U
 by Bruce Arthur
The same old song was playing in War
Memorial Gym this weekend, and the
UBC women's basketball team wishes
it would just go away.
The number-one ranked University
of Victoria Vikes swept into town and
swept the T-Birds by close scores of 70-
67 and 54-50 to drop UBC to 9-7 on the
season and fourth place in the Canada
If you think you've heard this tune
before, you're not alone—Victoria, now
16-2 on the year, has dominated both
regular season play and the playoffs
against the T-Birds, ending UBC's last
four seasons with two-game sweeps in
Victoria's McKinnon Gym. And though
the Birds are closer than ever, they're
still coming in second.
"[Victoria's] done it so many times
before, I guess, that they think they
deserve to win and some people on our
team don't have that yet," said fifth-
year forward Jessica Mills, who has
been a Bird for all four playoff defeats.
"...They're ranked number one, and we
lost by a total combined seven points
over two games...we had the chance
and we gave it away, and that's just
Friday, UBC started on its heels, letting the Vikes run-and-gun their way to
a 37-31 halftime lead. The score flattered UBC, as Victoria seemed to be
wide open on every possession, but
missed some easy shots. As well, Mills,
the Birds' leading scorer and rebounder, ran into the same old problem: she
picked up two fouls in the first six minutes and sat out the rest of the half.
After the intermission, UBC clawed
back to take a 48-47 lead ten minutes
in. The game seesawed from thei-e
until the final few minutes, when the
Birds came apart like cardboard shoes
after leading 65-62. First, Vike Lindsay
Brooke hit a long three to tie the game
65-65 with 2:12 left; then UBC fell
asleep for a shot clock violation. Vike
Janet MacLachlan then made two free
throws, but after the teams exchanged
missed shots, MacLachlan blocked a
Julie Smulders drive, and Mills fouled
out. The teams then traded free throws,
and a desperation three-pointer at the
buzzer by first-year guard Carrie
Watson was nowhere near, sealing
UBC's 70-67 loss.
"For the [UBC] players, I think there
is a little bit of a mental hurdle to get
over," said UBC head coach Deb
Huband. "When it comes down to the
end of the game, my money would
probably be on the team that's been
there a little more often, and has experience, and is stubborn."
Saturday, UBC again died in the heat
of the final minutes, as turnovers and
missed shots led to a 54-50 loss. Again,
it came down to the experience and
confidence of the 1998 national champion Vikes: they made all the plays
down the stretch; UBC, whose current
roster has never made a Canada West
final, did not.
"We didn't play in the last three minutes, we just froze up," said Mills, nursing a bruised right knee.
The Birds are now all but assured of
finishing fourth in the Canada West
and facing the 5-11 University of
Saskatchewan in a first-round quarterfinal. But if the Birds do finally win a
playoff series,  they'll likely have to
stretches to shoot, tara we
make the trip to Victori
in five years. An
MacKinnon has been 1
their playoff hopes so r
hardly a pleasant thouj
Chapters takes on U
 by Michael Winters
The Gateway
EDMONTON (CUP)-The University of
aAlberta's Student Union (ASU) is contemplating whether to allow book giant Chapters to
run the campus bookstore.
Student politicians say the plan could
result in lower textbook costs for students.
"We've found that students are not shopping at the University Bookstore because they
can find books much cheaper
at Chapters," said ASU's vice-
president external Leslie
"Chapters gets a larger
discount from publishers
than the University
Bookstore simply because
they're such a large client."
Church cautioned, however, that Chapters would have
to keep its prices competitive
in the market
"Right now [the prices]
are much lower, partially
because [Chapters is] trying
to capture the student market, and in some cases they
have taken losses on the
textbooks they try to sell just
to get students in the
But TJ Adhihetty, ASU vice-
president academic, questioned whether a large corporation like Chapters would be
interested in making a deal
for students.
"Does a large conglomer
ate want our business? Is it possible? Would it
be cheaper? Can the bookstore compete?," he
"Those are the type of questions we're trying to answer alongside with the administration so that they can see the research we're
But Julio Pinchea, manager of the
University Bookstore, said Chapters would
not be able to accommodate all students'
needs. He criticised Chapters' book-selling
"They sel
them for—tl
deep pocket
Pinchea j
only concer
Unlike the ]
dors don't <
used textboc
In additii
the Universi
Day of Action to pi
by Daliah Merzaban;
UBC students will be among thousands
of protesters in a rally downtown
tomorrow afternoon in protest of federal cuts to post-secondary education.
The Canadian Federation of
Students (CFS), a national student
lobby group, is holding its national Day
of Action in cities across Canada in
order to shed light on its Access 2000
campaign, an initiative aimed at pressuring C^tawa to restore funding to the
provincial transfer payments that
were cut during the 1990s.
Since 1995, according to a BC government estimate, $1 billion has been
cut from post-secondary education
funding for all the provinces. In addition to Ihe increasing of transfer payments, tiie CFS is concerned with mam-:
taining Ihe tuition freeze Ir B&jmprovr;
ing federal grants, and harmonising
national standards ibr education.
"We want to make sure that we ge
good, positive attention for the issue:
that we're putting forward that resul
in the federal government moving
forward and funding education," sak
Michael Gardiner, a CFS organiser:
"There are too many people wh<
aren't getting the education the?
need because of financial barriers-;
he continued.
The CFS' efforts are gaining sup
port from the provincial government
Tara Wilson, a communications dffi
cer for the Ministry of Advance!
Education, says that while BC conns
ues to increase funding for post-sen
ondary education, the federal govern
ment must cany a: greater share o
the financial burden.
"[BC Advanced Education Ministe THE UBYSSEY • TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 1. Wb
J Vic UBC topsy, turvy^^^^^vv^^^^^
by Bruce Arthur
: UBC's Stacey Reykdal
ictoria for a fifth time
And    given    that
>een the graveyard of
- so may times, that's
thought. ♦
It must be tough being a yoyo—always up and down, up and down. Well, UBC's men's
basketball team could probably teE you how it feels, as the only consistent thing about
their play of late has been its stunning inconsistency.
The 10-6 Birds split two tough games with the visiting 10-8 University of Victoria
Vikes at War Memorial Gym this weekend to continue the Jekyll-and-Hyde act that has
plagued them all season. aAnd it seems that nobody is sure how to fix what's ailing this
"aAll I'm thinking about [is] we've had a very,very tough December, and we've had
a very, very rough January," said UBC head coach Bruce Enns, pointing out guard
Courtenay Kolla and forward Jason Bristow as two players who played well Friday. "We
have spent less time on our opponents this month than ever, because we have tried
everything in our power to try as quickly as possible to get this team turned around."
Friday, UBC won what must have been one of the least entertaining games in
Canada West history, riding an offensively strong first half to a battered, foul-filled,
barely bearable 82-66 victory. The two teams combined for 57 fouls, 31 missed free
throws, and 2 7 turnovers in a war of attrition that left the referees' whistles whistled
right out But it was the largest margin of victory UBC has enjoyed over the Vikes in
recent memory—so the lack of style points wasn't high on anyone's agenda.
Saturday, though, it was Victoria that won the war of aggression. They beat UBC to
loose balls in jumping out to a 15-point first-half lead as fourth-year guard aAli Wilmott,
coming off an uncharacteristic 3-of-15 horror show from the field Friday night, blew
the Birds' doors off with 14 quick points. Thanks to the open-court energy of Birds first-
year guard Zaheed Bakare and his ten points, UBC found themselves down only 4 7-3 8
at intermission.
"If [Bakare] wasn't the best player on the floor, somebody is missing something,"
said Enns.
The second half showcased the other side of these Birds once again—they ripped-
off to a 9-0 run to start the half and tie the game, rocked the gym on back-to-back three-
pointers by second-year guard Courtenay Kolla, and then relaxed enough to let Victoria
steal the game. With the Vikes up two, Wilmott, who finished with 24 points and six
assists, hit a 26-foot three-point bomb to widen the margin to five with 1:38 left
Wilmott then got the ball back, drove the length of the floor, made a running layup and
was fouled by Bakare to all but end the game with a minute to play. The Birds never
came within four again, losing 77-72.
"We didn't lose the ballgame, Victoria won it," said Enns
Now the Birds find themselves in third place, with two more wins than the fourth-
place Vikes, two weekends to go, and a long way to go before they know where they
"We just have to become a lot more confident and a lot more consistent," said Kolla,
who scored 18 and 16 points in the two games. "We know we can do it—we do it in
practice every day, it's just got to transfer onto the court." ♦
by Sara Newham
Even with their troubles this season,
the playofls aren't out of sight for the
UBC men's hockey team.
UBC was, 3-14-3 and seven points
out of a playoff spot heading into the
two-game series against their chief
rival, the University of Lethbridge
Pronghorns. But the fourth-place T-
Birds beat me third-place Prairie boys
3-2 Friday and 2-1 Saturday, taking
four (very) big points and making the
playoff picture look a lot more inter-
1 thought our team had a lot of
energy, a lot of determination. It [was]
very determined to beat Lethbridge
twice on the weekend," said UBC head
coach Mike Coflin. "It's nice, and they
deserve it'
As expected, the two teams came
: out playing rough to start Friday's contest It was especially rough though—
the Pronghorns were assessed two
penalties in the first two minutes and,
with one second remaining on the 5-
on-3 power play, T-Bird captain Trevor
Shoaf wired a shot past the Lethbridge
0 at 13:26 ona great individual effort
by fonvardGlend^n Comminetti.
UBC continued its hard work in Ihe
second period, getting spectacular play
.from Slovakia gcwltender Robert Flic
and defenceman Tyler Knntz. UBC left
winger Moat iteSd made it 3-0 atthe
^hmittd |l|«it FJoyde, bolt :r!idJost3^
sowed to ma>e it 3-2. But the Birds
held on for the win. .,;     ,
"We played vety good defence: We
skatefd] a tot and everybody (held] his
player," said Flic.
UBC needed to cany the momentum over to Saturday's game, and they
did, drawing first blood when Sandy
Hayer shoveled the puck past Floyde
oh the power play at 9:12.
But Lethbridge tied it: up, scoring a
power play goal of their own at 5:37
when Michael Myhra beat Flic on a
shot that seemed to deflect off a couple
of UBC players before it went into the
But after two even periods,
Lethbridge woke up to fire a staggering
20 shots in the third. The Birds were
the team that scored, though as Reid
scored 90 seconds into the period. But
though Flic stopped shot after shot the
Horns made a late run—with 38 seconds remaining, the T-Bfrds got into
some penalty trouble and the Horns
had a two-man advantage. To make
matters worse, the goalie was pulled
for the exua attacker. But somehow,
UBC managed to surivive the 6onf3
assault and emerged victorious for the
second straight night
• "I'm somewhere between excited
and relieved," said Coflin.
UBC is now three points out of a
: playoff spot with 6ix games remaining,
but have a tou^ schedule ahead.   ;
o;   "We played ve|y/ well. We 3&& out
p^m two wins on tie w^
J Of A bookstore Polytechnique marker
to be built on campus
;y sell books below what we can buy
for—they lose money, but they have
ockets and can do this."
:hea pointed out that students are not
Dncerned about the price of books,
the University Bookstore, some ven-
on't offer full money-back refunds or
ddition, Pinchea indicated that while
iversity Bookstore is required to keep
textbooks for each class in stock, Chapters
often has to wait weeks for high-demand shipments.
"We are cognisant that students do look at
pricing but we're not out to gouge students.
That's not our mandate. We try to make it
affordable," said Pinchea.
Pinchea suggested lifting the GST on textbooks and broadening tax exemptions as
more viable solutions to decrease the cost of
books for students. ♦
~ ^sf^^^^^J^'s^'^i^'-.^^p^-^^''
protest funding cuts
?e get
! who
s Sffi-
ire of
Andrew Petter] completely agrees
with the Canadian Federation of
Students that the post-secondary education system desperately needs a
funding injection," said Wilson, who
estimates that between 1992 and
1998, BC spending on post-secondary
education grew by 26 per cent compared to an average decrease of three
per cent in other provinces.
Increased federal transfers, she
said, would go towards increasing
accessibility to higher education, creating spaces for more students, and
expanding direct funding into BC
post-secondary institutions.
While Gardiner agrees that students in BC have benefitted from
shorter wait lists, lower tuition, and
greater course availability, he doubts
pohdes like the tuition freeze can continue without Ottawa's assistance. He
expects that BC will require $80 million in new funding next year alone to
maintain an adequate level of service
in BC colleges and universities.
"If the federal budget isn't restored
and if there aren't increases in
provincial budgets for education in
the coming years, there's going to be
some real problems that are going to
arise," said Gardiner.
And Alma Mater Society
Coordinator of External Affairs
Nathan Allen worries that students
will increasingly have to shoulder this
financial burden if funding isn't
restored soon.
Tost-secondary education should
hot be funded on the backs of students. It should be funded through
investment Of public spending, arid
this priority has to be put back into the
mindsof politicians," said Men ♦
 by Michelle Mossop
A monument to commemorate the 14 female
university students who were killed in what
has come to be known as the Montreal
Massacre of 1989 will go up at UBC this term
to raise awareness of the continuing problem
of violence against women.
This monument is one of many anti-discrimination awareness projects that are part
of the Alma Mater Society (AMS)'s Not On
Our Campus campaign—an initiative aimed
at fighting discrimination on campus.
"Not On Our Campus is a program unique
to UBC," said AMS Coordinator of External
Affairs Nathan Allen.
"We hope that this challenge will inspire
other universities in Canada to make the
same statement of intolerance towards any
type of discrimination," he said.
The campaign, run by Men and the other
members of the AMS External Commission,
includes both student-initiated projects and a
speakers' series. The projects are designed
specifically to combat sexist, racist, and
homophobic sentiment on campus.
UBC students were asked last term to
come up with innovative ways to fight discrimination. The aAMS then distributed six
grants-valued between $100 and $1000-to
fund the projects of six successful applicants.
In addition to the monument to the women
killed at the Ecole Polytechnique, the funded
projects range from theatrical performances
that celebrate cultural diversity to an "Ally
Program"   sponsored   by  Pride   UBC—the
resource group representing UBC's gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered community.
The "aAlly Program," modeled after an initiative at McMaster University in Hamilton,
will allow students to sign a pledge form
against homophobia and in turn receive a
pin. The pin symbolises that the student,
regardless of his or her own sexual orientation, is sympathetic towards the sexual orientations of others.
"This is very important. Homosexuals are
probably the most discriminated against
right now on campus, and in our society,"
said aAllen.
"By wearing the pins UBC students are saying, 'I am an ally of this community, and gay
bashing is not tolerated," he said.
Co-chair of Pride UBC Brian MacLean
agrees with aAllen.
"A lot of us from Pride really like the spirit of it and we think it is a really great way to
reach out to the straight community and
show that a lot of people do support the gay
and lesbian community," he said.
jAs part of the speakers' series, BC Attorney
General Ujjal Dosanjh—also the Minister
Responsible for Multiculturalism and
Immigration—led a discussion in the SUB last
November about multiculturahsm, human
rights and immigration.
Future speakers will target other types of
discrimination, including ableism. This particular discussion will consider how campus
buildings, including the SUB, could be made
more accessible for people with physical dis-
abilities.*> THE UBYSSEY • TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 1. 2000
Bruce Arthur
Nicholas Bradley and Daliah Merzaban
Duncan M. McHugh and Jaime Tong
Naomi Kim
Tom Peacock
Cynthia Lee
Tara Westover
Todd Silver
WEB Flora Graham
RESEARCH Daniel SKennan/Graeme Worthy
The Ubyssey is the official student newspaper
of the University of British Columbia. It is published every Tuesday and Friday by The
Ubyssey Publications Society.
We are an autonomous, democratically run
student organisation, and all students are
encouraged to participate.
Editorials are chosen and written by the
Ubyssey staff. They are the expressed opinion
of the staff, and do not necessarily reflect the
views of The Ubyssey Publications Society or
the University of British Columbia.
The Ubyssey is a founding member of
Canadian University Press (CUP) and firmly
adheres to CUP'S guiding principles.
All editorial content appearing in The Ubyssey
is the property of The Ubyssey Publications
Society. Stories, opinions, photographs and artwork contained herein cannot be reproduced
without the expressed, written permission of
The Ubyssey Publications Society.
Letters to the editor must be under
300 words. Please include your phone number,
student number and signature (not for publication) as well as your year and faculty with all
submissions. ID will be checked when submissions are dropped off at the editorial office of
The Ubyssey, otherwise verification will be
done by phone.
"Perspectives" are opinion pieces over 300
words but under 750 words and are run
according to space.
"Freestyles" are opinion pieces written by Ubyssey
staff members. Priority will be given to letters and
perspectives over freestyles unless the latter is time
sensitive. Opinion pieces will not be run until the
identity of the writer has been verified.
It is agreed by all persons placing display or classified advertising that if the Ubyssey Publications
Society fails to publish an advertisement or if an
error in the ad occurs the liability of the UPS will
not be greater than the price paid for the ad. The
UPS shall not be responsible for slight changes or
typographical errors that do not lessen the value
or the impact of the ad.
Room 241K, Student Union Building,
6138 Student Union Boulevard,
Vancouver, BC. V6T 1Z1
tel: (604) 822-2301 fax: (604) 822-9279
email: feedback@ubyssey.bc.ca
Room 245, Student Union Building
advertising: (604) 822-1654
business office: (604) 822-6681
Fernie Pereira
Jennifer Riley
Shalene Takara
Flora Graham and Duncan McHugh prepared to eJhctiveh/ implement the
new motion. Jaime Tang, Uaa Denton and Melanie Streich all rnrntpufiirat.
edwrith Uim-aiiniMM that had rinnw thu impartat}!preliminary wnrk; Nlrhfllaa
Bradley and Laura Blue cheeked the finance*. Daliah Merxaban stepped up
to Ihe microphone, but Tom Peacock and Todd Silver had already guessed
her significant copduakm. Tare Westover worried about the efficienty of the
proceedings, mainjfy because the chair Graeme Woi-hy had told everyone to
go to halL Sara Newham felt no one was taking anything seriouafy because
Bruce Arthur and Naomi Kim were encouraging each other to make ejcea-
nw use oiitalio. Cynthia Lee. Julian Dowling, and Alicia Miller started a bet
ting pool on what lima the process would end although Jerome Yang argued
that such matters undermined the cooperative ipirit of the gathering. Ales
Dimson won the election in the end but Michelle Moeaop Just laughed and
laughed at the 'two turntables and a fanny pack.* And Tristan Winch, he
thmtr bod it the other people on the plane.
Canada Post Publications Sale. Agreement Number 0732141
For once, the real thing
Out East, there's a revolution brewing.
Okay, it's not quite a revolution yet, but in
Quebec, where the whiff of political relevance still lingers from the 1995 referendum, students are making themselves relevant again.
It's all too easy to dismiss students as
self-interested, uninformed, and uncaring.
We've used the word 'apathy* so many
times that it's become almost meaningless.
All across the country, student politics fails
to garner the attention—much less the interest—of the students the politicians purport
to represent. But it's not always that way.
And it doesn't have to be.
Two universities in la Belle Province—
l'Universite du Quebec a Montreal (UQAM)
and l'Universite Laval—have been told what
students wanted in no uncertain terms.
And both universities have listened. The
students opposed the exclusive cold beverage contracts signed by the respective
schools. What's so big about that? Both
deals were annulled after students made a
lot of noise. When was the last time that
happened at UBC?
When UBC and the /Alma Mater Society
(AMS) signed the Coca-Cola exclusivity deal
for an undisclosed amount of money in
1995, the small swell of protest failed to
sway the agreement in the least. Since then,
if you've wanted to drink Pepsi on campus,
it's been an uphill battle.
But Coke versus Pepsi isn't the issue.
Whether the deals are good or bad isn't the
issue, either. In Quebec, the deals got killed
because there were enough students who
didn't think the deals were good for the
schools. The belief in the power that people
have in poltitics is still very much alive—
perhaps a legacy of action that remains in
the province which nearly muscled its way
out of the country five years ago.
The Quebecois care enough to debate
things, and we, it seems, don't Even with the
recent uproar over the Residential Tenancy
Act, that uproar was mostly about self-interest. Where is the self-interest in what happened at Laval and UQAM? There isn't any.
It's good that they care, and that they
made their universities change their
minds. It'd be better if we had the vision or
the desire to do the same. When we do, we
may see what they've been seeing in
Quebec all along—change motivated solely
by public interest.
Change is driven by crisis. aAnd when 60
students were arrested protesting the cold
beverage deals, a crisis was created. aAnd
the universities—big, monolithic, and generally autocratic—were made to listen.
But can this sort of thing happen here?
Will we ever find out?
We, as students, pay this university a lot
of money. And without us, there wouldn't
be a university—just a research centre with
a Latin motto. So why shouldn't students
have a say in and influence on how things
work? University administrators have ears,
and students have voices. It's not too hard
to figure out.
Students at Laval and UQAM have
proven that students can be heard. And
whether it's Pepsi or Coke, BC or Quebec,
one thing's for sure—it doesn't have to be
'Always Coca-Cola*—or anything else, for
that matter— if we don't want it to be.
Now that's refreshing.*!*
Skimpy clothing grabs attention
by Orly Givton
Women are wearing less and
less to clubs these days. With the
already tiny tube tops and especially the recent invention of the
backless top, the expression
'showing some skin* has been
taken to a new, much more
revealing level. Men must have
a heyday when they finally go
out for drinks, overwhelmed by
scantily dressed women prancing around them.
While a good looking man
can receive plenty of attention in
jeans and a turtleneck, put an
attractive woman in a similar
outfit and she'll get lost in the
crowd. The truth is, an unattractive woman wearing skimpy
clothing will get a lot more attention than a gorgeous one that
doesn't reveal her assets.
Now, I know that people don't
go to clubs in order to flaunt
their personalities or intelligence levels, however, it seems
that women will go to no end to
take the male gaze away from
other women. I conducted my
own little experiment, jumping
on the backless bandwagon to
input. Well, perhaps not all men
share this perverse perspective,
but it really wouldn't be too surprising if that was the next step
in the never-ending saga of
skimpy clothing that gets more
risque by the day.
So what's my point? Well, it's
see if I received more attention
than usual, and of course, my
findings were conclusive. The
less you wear, the more attention you get...not to mention
more free drinks. One of my
friends told me bis opinion on
the subject: "They should invent
frontless tops* was his only
not exactly a point, but rather an
observation. I suppose it's the
fact that a man is noticed more
for how he acts and behaves
while a woman is noticed more
for her body. The concept is
nothing new. It's been this way
since the beginning of time.
Women have always used their
bodies and their sexuality as a
way of gaining power over men
and it seems that this really hasn't changed. One could argue
that it is the biological nature of
men to be attracted to the female
with the best assets, yet my point
here is that a large-chested
woman in a turtleneck still gets
less attention than a small-chested woman in a tank top. Men
don't go to clubs in order to find
a suitable mate to procreate
with, they go in an attempt to get
laid (excuse my vulgarity). But
listen, boys, the most promiscuous woman could easily be the
one in the turtleneck, so don't
judge a book by its cover, and
don't judge a woman by her
clothing, or lack thereof. ♦
—Orfy Givton is a fourth-year
English student UBC
at the SUB
until Feb. .
It always amazes
how artistically
dents    are
Enlo Bin S
by Jerome Yang
"Booze-fueled, folky,
bluesy rock and roll" is how the
guys from local indie band Victory Gin
describe    their    music.    The    foursome
(Jonathan Truefitt, John Mozer, Sean McCready,
and Paul Hausmanis) name a wide range of bands
from Gomez, Ween, and The Who to Nirvana, Radiohead,
and the Beades as influences.
Although the band is relatively new, tht>se guys aren't
exactly rookies. For example, Truefitt describes his last
band, Catch 22, as "Green Day-ish." Mozer's last band. Lit
Up, was a southern California-type punk rock band. The four
members of Victory Gin, who were already friends to begin
with, just decided to get together to try sometliing new. Two
of them, Truefitt and Hausmanis, also happen to be third-
year Science students at UBC.
Victory Gin has been trying to build a following since last
year, playing gigs at Place Vanier, UBC Forestry's
"Undercut," Oktoberfest, the Gallery, and some local bars.
Truefitt and Mozer estimate their total earnings at an
astounding $!).20 and seven pints each, but the band just
wants to play as many shows as possible; "Right now we
don't really get paid at all, but it's okay 'cause we treat playing shows like dealing crack. Your first Tiit' is free, then
once you're hooked, that's when we start charging."
Truefitt, who writes most of the songs, says that a good
song is one that can blast but can also be stripped down for
acoustic sets. Victory Gin's music reflects this kind of versatility. "Black Jack* is a blues tune about women and Jack
Daniels whisky, 'Tired* employs a Celtic feel to vent childlike frustration, and "Stuck on Yesterday" sounds like
Britney Spears being beat up by Green Day, according to
Their live shows are good old rock and roll fun, with the
exception of unplugged sessions at hangouts like the
Gallery. Being a fairty new band, they axe slowly amassing
material for performances and commercial releases. They
are working on producing a four-song EP in March, which
will most likely be distributed independently.
—Victory Gin will be playing at the SUB Party Room on
February 4.*>    " ~<% .    y/; „   , P :.'" '■
by Alicia Miller
more amaizing is
how these students
find the time (and
the money) to develop, and oftm excel
at, their p irticular
talent out ride of
their studi bs. The
members of the
UBC Photc graphic
Society (Pho tosoc) are a gcfod example. As thsir annual Photosoc
exhibit der lonstrates, tiese stu-
at their craft-
dents excel	
for some students, their photographic work may actual y be requisite for their coujsfS—hulJhiL,
many members of 1 'hotc soc, photography is an aside to tjieir studies. All I can say is w dw.
The work current y dis played in
the SUB gallery is s ronf. Indeed,
there are simply too many outstanding pieces to do jusl ice to the
entire exhibit in this shori review. I
will discuss some of the p iecesthat
gallpry tn pick ynur nwn favourites.
The Photosoc exhil it includes a
diverse range ofsubjo its. Thoro aro
photographs c f peop e, including
Toby Wendland's "Canal Street"
(1999) which depicts an elderly
homeless mar seatec and leaning
against a buiding with his eyes
the pie<j:e is
Kath ;rine
tograph 3
startling of all
m the
closed in wear iness. 1 he soft black
and white qua! ity of th b photo gives
the viewer a s. use of he photographer's empahy f6:■ the man.
aAnother photograph, entitled
Carla, Denma a. Islam., BC" (1998),
taken by Lesle y Bald\ in, is a shot
of a heavier w aman ^ nth childlike
features grinning ecstatically as
she sits on a merry- ground-like
playground apparatus, the trees'
blurry Outlines in the background,
mqvemei.t and simplicity of
a celebi ition of and
to   life   in   its   purest
One is a shot of three
young dhildren in sharp focus in
the fore ground with a tierd of cattle
distance. Th< eldest boy
at the camera with an
expression which is both concerned md indifferent One could
highlighting his elaborate beaded
and metal necklaces and earrings,
and    making the    photograph.
Pettit'i;   two   pho-
of tl ie "Tril ie People of
1997) are am ang the most
)to graphs on
opinion of the camera
capturing his image forev-
and his:
which ii
Simi arly astounding is the
accompanying shot of an older
tribe mi m from the chest up with a
womanjs watchful form a blurry
stand out in my mind but I strongly suggest that you head to the
outline in the distance. The sun
glints gff his forehead and his
exposed shoulder, giving his face a
shadowy and thoughtful quality,
appear simultaneously i s a silhouette and a portrait Thes e two photographs are a tribute to the people
that are their subjects.
There are also photographs of
nature. Jim Landecker's "Henty
Dunes, Tasmania" (199 3) is a gorgeous shot of eerie, sw: rling sand
patterns perpendicularhr cut by the
long, thin shadows of sticks protruding from the sand. 11 seems as
if every grain of sand is visible in
the photograph, a quality which
extends to the sky in thi s image of
beauty and isolation. Ar other photograph representing the same
themes is Peter Kao's untitled
image of Siwash Rock in Stanley
Park. The water surroinding the
rock is calm and the sea vail is still.
The natural structure s< ems luminescent and powerful, di isolate and
Lastiy, there are phot Dgraphs of
objects and architecture! The comically entitled "It's Hard to Live
Together" (Spring 1999) by
Edward Ching is an amazing shot
of two foosball players with paint-
chipped faces and tired expressions in distinct focus, surrounded
by a veritable army of their fuzzy
Jteam mates Andrew Rpat's
5 in
"Reflections" (1999) of Piazza
Marco in Venice is arguably
best piece of the exhibit. A
graph of a sidewalk puddl
which the precise spires of
ornate palatial church is refle
the photograph is technically
feet and visually stunning.
In short, the Photosoc Annual
Exhibit is amazing and well worth
the time. Go see it.»>
&s*0* 'Pi***'*   .j^g*
All games are on Friday nights at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased any time up until 90 minutes prior to the start of the game. For more information please call 899-RUSH.
This offer is only valid for tickets in select price ranges only. Subject to availability and while quantities last. Offer valid for games listed on this ad.
Please show current student ID at time of purchase. This offer cannot be combined with any other ticket offer. Ticket prices include GST and are
subject to Ticketmaster service charges.
w %
MiOiWwuwXp A
receive a movie pass for Two
Tw0 Catwtks or Grizzlm Tktets
Matthew Perry
HITTING THEATRES SOON    mmmmmmmmmmm 8
Yep, we've got the whole thing covered.
—the ubyssey
bc Hydro Scholarships
February 1 to March 31
Students who obtain above-average marks,
portray a balanced lifestyle and
demonstrate a commitment to their
communities are encouraged to apply.
Students can apply in more than one
scholarship category.
General Program:
Offered to BC residents currently enrolled in
a BC university, technical school, college or
who are in Grade 12 and will be pursuing a
public post-secondary education in any field
of study.
Power Smart Scholarship:
Offered to BC students who have completed
an energy efficiency or conservation
project/paper for school and who are
currently enrolled in a public post-
secondary institution or who are in Grade
12 and will be pursuing a public post-
secondary education. A summary (maximum
of 1000 words) must be included with the
L'Ecole Polytechnique Memorial
Scholarships are offered to BC female
students at any BC university, technical
school, college or who are in Grade 12 and
will be pursuing a public post-secondary
education in any engineering or technical
Aboriginal Scholarship:
Offered to individuals who are status/non-
status Indians, Inuit or Metis and are
residents of BC, and who plan to enroll in a
post-secondary institution or who are
attending a public post secondary
institution in any field of study.
Electrician Pre-Apprentice Scholarship:
Offered to residents of BC who are planning
to enroll or who are enrolled at a BC
vocational/trade school in the Electrician
Pre-apprentice program. Applicants must
have completed Grade 12, including English
12, Physics 12, and Math 12 or equivalent.
College Scholarship Program:
BC Hydro offers scholarships to BC colleges.
Each college is responsible for the selection
of recipients each year. For details please
refer to the college's calendar of your choice.
Application forms available:
For further information phone:
(604) 623-3994 or (604) 623-4098
Drop off completed applications:
BC Hydro's Power Smart Centre at
333 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver, B.C.
BG hydro M!
at Christ Church Cathedral
Jan. 29, 30, Feb. 21
by Julian Dowling
There is something uplifting about watching a production of Romeo
& Juliet in a church on the corner of Burrard and Georgia. The
Capulets from West Vancouver and the Montagues from Burnaby
put aside their differences and meet downtown for an evening of
pure, unadorned Shakespeare.
This is not a Baz Luhrmann-style production with helicopters
and gun battles, but back-to-basics Shakespeare. The play is
stripped down to its essence—the spoken word. How would the
Bard himself feel about all of this? No doubt flattered by the fidelity of the performance to his script, but also perhaps bemused by
the setting of the play in a church. /After all, it is the meddling Friar
who is at fault for the young lovers' deaths.
Beginning this month with Romeo & Juliet and continuing for the next two years, the Savage God theatre company, under the direction of actor/director John Juliani, will
present dramatic staged readings of the entire
Shakespearean canon. Juliani's ambitious project is
aimed at exposing a wider audience to Shakespeare's
work, as well as providing an opportunity to showcase
local acting talent.
The performances by a cast of local actors are generally well-polished and entertaining. Scott Bellis as
Mercutio was an audience favourite, as was the nosy
Nurse played with glee by Christine Willes. Mercutio's
wit steals the spotlight from Romeo, played by McGill
grad Alessandro Juliani, who could stand a little more
The balcony scene, set in the pulpit, lacks hanging
vines and a swimming pool, but with a little imagination
the words do the rest. The simple image of an angelic
Juliet reaching down to take Romeo's hand with the two
lovers gazing into the cloister is spellbinding. Jayne
Paterson is wonderful as Juliet, descending from wide-
eyed innocence to despair after Tybalt's death. Other
members of the cast to note are Bernard Cuffling
(Capulet) who seems born to play a doddering old fool.
.Also excellent with a thick Scotch accent is Forbes /Angus
as Captain of the Watch.
The prologue suggests that the play will endure for
the 'two hours traffic of our stage,* but with a running
time of three and a half hours, including intermission,
this production puts a strain on the most 'patient ears.*
By the end of the third act, you're wishing that the star-
crossed lovers would just get it over with, and die.
Nevertheless, the actors clearly enjoy their parts.
/After the performance, it's obvious that Romeo & Juliet
speaks to us today with as much force as it ever did.
Future productions in the Shakespeare Project
include King Lear in March and The Taming of the
Shrew in May.*>
International Careers in TAIWAN
GEOS Taiwan, a member of the GEOS International group, is looking
for friendly, ambitious and professional minded people to teach at its
newly opened schools. GEOS, a global EFL leader with over 480
schools worldwide, offers its students and staff dynamic opportunities. Enjoy ongoing training and career advancement opportunities
such as Head Teacher, Teacher Supervisor, teaching for GEOS Japan , Korea or Canada and more! You must be a motivated and hardworking leader, committed to teaching English in Taiwan for a one
year renewable contract. A two day interview session will be held at
our Vancouver school on Feb. 26th and 27th. To apply, mail or fax
your cover letter and CV by Feb. 11th quoting UBC1.
GEOS provides:
* Competitive Salary
* Financial Incentives
* Housing Assistance or Homestay Placement
* Health Insurance
* Completion Bonus
* Paid Holidays
GEOS Corporation, Taiwan
GEOS Language Academy, Box 12165,405-808
Nelson Street, Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6Z 2H2
Fax: 604-684-5667
No telephone enquiries please.
4© VISa/


Citation Scheme:


Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics



Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            async >
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:


Related Items