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The Ubyssey Oct 28, 1997

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Array Football
Mark Nohra keeps
T-birds playoff
chances alive.
Kip off
Overcoat really suits
Vancouver Playhouse.
Students say gov't scheme
in Newfoundland pays
less than minimum wage.
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Sneaker deal on track
UBC and nine other schools seek exclusive sportswear deal
by Chris Nuttall-Smith and Wolf Depner
UBC's athletics department will form a consortium with nine other Western schools to solicit
and negotiate an exclusivity contract with a
sportswear company.
Canada West and Great Plains Athletic
Conference (GPAC) schools have until November
1 to sign on with Vancouver-based Spectrum
Marketing to arrange a deal.
"What's happened right now is there's an
agreement between the Canada West schools to
look at, to have [Spectrum] do a feasibility study
to see if there's any deal to be had," said Bob
Philip, director of UBC athletics.
He said Spectrum estimated- ten Western
Canadian schools would have roughly the same
number of sports fans—and market—as one
major US school, like Penn State.
"rm not really sure that we
are for sale. I'm not really
sure I want Nike plastered
all over my campus."
—Ian Reaoe
U of A Athletic Director
Exclusive deals with sportswear companies can
mean big money for the organisations that sign
them and the comparison to Penn State was not
random. Three years ago, Penn State signed on
with Nike in a deal estimated to be worth millons.
The deal puts Nike's logo on two outdoor scoreboards and its shoes and clothing on athletes of all
29 Penn State varsity teams. Nike also supports
athletic scholarships, but Budd Thalman, associate athletic director for communications at Penn
State, refused to disclose exact figures.
While UBC is at the forefront of the deal, some
other Western schools are less enthusiastic. Ian
Reade, athletic director at the University of
Alberta, said his school is not interested in an
exclusive deal.
"First of all, I don't buy the theory that there is
a whole lot of money available from Nike or
Reebok or Adidas for [Canadian] university
sport," Reade said. "We just don't have that kind
of profile."
"And I'm not really sure that we are for sale,"
Reade added. "I'm not really sure I want Nike
plastered all over my campus...if you are buying
a $ 140 pair of running shoes, you might want to
have some choice."
Currendy, Canada West and GPAC teams
arrange their own deals with sportswear companies. The practice has clothed and shod UBC's
sports teams in a hodgepodge of labels.
The women's basketball team has a deal with
Adidas while men's basketball is with Nike.
UBC's men's and women's soccer teams have
deals with Umbro and the volleyball teams have
a deal with Mizuno. Just as those companies'
shoes are a staple at varsity games, so are their
banners and signs.
Spectrum Marketing approached UBC last
year with the idea of finding an exclusivity deal,
said Philip. "We were approached and asked if we
were interested if there was any deal to be made
and we said 'well obviously we'd like to hear what
the deal is'—so that's where it stands right now."
The company has arranged several commercial partnerships between UBC and private companies, including the controversial Coca-Cola
deal, giving the soft drink company exclusive
rights to sell its products on campus.
Spectrum is also involved in the arrangement
between UBC and BC Tel announced last year. In
the fiscal year ending March 31, 1997, UBC paid
$267,468 to Spectrum.
Corporate partnership arrangements at UBC
are being handled through the business relations
department and any exclusivity deal will have to
be approved by the UBC Board of
Governors. Business relations could not be
reached for comment.
According to Philip the Athletics department has been trying to make or save money
through sponsorship and exclusivity deals
with private companies. Athletics had to cancel
a sponsorship agreement with Pepsi when the
UBC Coke deal was signed in 1995. Athletics
now takes a cut from an estimated $850,000
UBC earns annually from that contract.
Philip suggested that finding a sportswear
deal is a natural extension of Athletics' search for
funds. But since the department doesn't actually
buy much sportswear. Athletics can't offer its
business in exchange for favourable terms. But it
has a market to offer.
"They're [Spectrum is] looking at the potential,
like what is tlie marketing, what's the advertising
potential in athletics, like are you ready to put
adds on your scoreboards, can you advertise in
your community sports summer camp when you
deal with kids, so what is the potential?" he asked.
"Who would like to advertise through athletics,
aside from cigarette and beer companies, which
we can't do. Footwear companies are up there,"
said Philip.
Several footwear companies have faced criticism lately over their labour practices in less
developed countries."Nike has been targeted for
its treatment of workers in factories in China,
Indonesia and Vietnam, where human rights
workers claim the people who make Nike apparel face verbal and physical abuse, 72 hour workweeks and wages below minimum. Some of the
workers are 13 years old, critics say.
But Penn State's Thalman dismissed any ethical concerns surrounding Nike's treatment of
overseas workers. "I think anybody who takes the
time to investigate Nike's human rights record
will understand that it is not really the issue it is
portrayed to be," he said.
Philip said human rights will likely be an issue
for some people when UBC gets closer to a
sportswear deal. But he conceded he didn't know
much about labour practices in developing countries.♦
FREE ZONING: despite fears of further police action, APEC protesters enlarged their "APEC Free Zone" outside Koerner Library Monday. Campus
Security personnel looked on as protesters painted and the RCMP was
not present. Last month two APEC Alert members were arrested and
charged with mischief after painting in front of the Goddess of Democracy.
AMS to lobby gov't on tuition
by Sarah Galashan
The AMS decided last week to push
the provincial government for a landmark move to entrench a BC tuition
cap into permanent provincial legislation.
Shirin Foroutan, AMS coordinator
of external affairs, said she presented
the motion for a legislated cap
because she's worried students won't
be able to budget for their education if
they're uncertain about what future
tuition levels will be.
"The most important thing that we
can work towards now is...to ensure
that students will be able to plan for
the budgeting of their education,"
Foroutan said.
She told council that an AMS position in support of a tuition cap—at or
below the inflation rate—might end
UBC's fight for higher tuition before
the fight begins. Martha Piper, the
new president of UBC, has said she
will lobby the province to end the
tuition freeze because it hurts the university.
As well as freezing tuition for
Canadian students in most BC post-
secondary programs in Spring of
1996, the provincial government has
since forced UBC to increase its enrolment and accept a freeze in provincial
grant funding.
Foroutan said she hopes last
week's AMS decision will help convince Piper to act in tandem with the
AMS to promote a tuition cap and
push for more provincial funding.
"If we can ensure a cap at [or
below] the rate of inflation and it can
be written into the act than it would
be perfect," said Foroutan, adding
that presently the government has
only committed to the cap with a
While the tuition freeze is set to
thaw   this   March,   the   Tax   and
...continued on p.2 THE UBYSSEY •'TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1997
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Consumer Rate Freeze Act, which
affects BC Hydro, auto insurance
and tuition and tax rates, will continue untill the year 2000.
AMS Policy Analyst Desmond
Rodenbour said if lobbied successfully the AMS motion will send a
clear message to the public about
the government's commitment to
post secondary education. "The spirit and intent ofthe motion is that the
government write it into law."
Kera McArthur, a Board of
Governors (BoG) student represen
tative, told council that Piper is
serious about a tuition increase. "I
believe there is a desire from the
university to get the cap out so that
tuition can be raised. If we want to
keep the cap we are going to have
to make sure that our voices are
heard very strongly."
All of council reiterated Mc-
Arthur's concern voting favourably for the motion, but not questioning whether a continued
freeze was a possibility. Something CFS Chairperson, Maura
Parte, calls a priority.
"Certainly if tuition fees were
only going to increase by [the rate
of inflation] that would be excellent, but I think that we should still
be lobbying for a continued
freeze," Parte told the Ubyssey.
Parte   said   that   any   tuition
increase sends the message that
the onus is on the individual user to
pay for the cost of education.
According to the CFS the cost of
education is a public responsibility.
"We may get it better, and get
[tuition] frozen for longer, but our
best case scenario is if it's
promised that [tuition] can't be
raised past the rate of inflation,"
said Foroutan, who added that she
now hopes to speak with UBC's
president and ask that the university and the AMS approach the
provincial government with a
solution that will satisfy both the
students and the school.
"It's obvious that the university
requires more money and we want
that money to come from the
province. If the university can
agree with us that the money
should be coming from the province and not from the students
then that's common ground," said
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by Lorna Weeks
Robert Fowler, Canada's ambassador to the
United Nations, told students at UBC Friday he
wants them to care about the UN and the role
Canada plays in the organisation.
"I want you to care about this," Fowler told
a packed lecture hall in the Law buildings.
"You should care about this. Benign neglect
will not cut it."
Fowler's sombre picture of the UN depicted
an organisation in "mid-life crisis," facing a
financial crunch caused mainly by the US
refusal to pay it's back dues to the UN.
"Contributions are dropping across the
board—the one exception being the Nordic
countries," Fowler said. "The malaise, uncertainty and doubt that financial uncertainty
causes affects every aspect of UN endeavour."
According to Fowler, questions of whether
the UN should focus its activities on peacekeeping or development, and dwindling public
support for the UN and its peacekeeping, are
also taking a toll.
When asked about the effect of the Somalia
incident on Canada's reputation at the UN,
Fowler said Somalia didn't do a thing. He said
the UN is a sophisticated audience that under
stands the pressures of peacekeeping and was
more accepting of the incidents than was the
public. According to Fowler, "this kind of thing
happens less with Canada."
International media attention has focused
on the role of Canadian Airborne troops in the
torture and murder of a Somali youth and the
shooting of another.
Fowler also justified UN peacekeeping
and used Somalia as an unlikely example.
"When the UN arrived 3,000 people
were dying every day. When they left, it was
250 per day." Fowler said that while this could
by no means be called an unmitigated success, it is something. "I deal in shades of
He acknowledged that the UN is at times
slow to act. "If the UN had acted as expeditiously as it was capable of acting [in Rwanda],
it could have prevented the bulk of 850,000
Fowler is in the third year of his term as
Canada's ambassador to tlie UN, and is currently campaigning on behalf of Canada for a
position as a non-permanent member of the
five member security council.
Fowler said Canada is still the "peacekeeper
of choice. If there were a UN good citizen ofthe
year award, we would win it, I think."♦
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(IPF). A total of $150,000 will be avalaible for 97/98.
Get up and get moving. Applications and information
are now available from SUB Room 238 in the SUB.
Deadline is Wednesday,
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"Believe it or not! The Psychology of Belief"
by Dr. Ernest Poser
(Professor Emeritus of Psychology)
12:30, Tuesday Nov. 4th
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V-ball 'Birds open new season
By Clif Prowse
The curtain went up on the 1997 women's volleyball season
Friday night. And as expected, the Birds—sporting brand
new uniforms—suffered from stage fright in facing the
Winnipeg Wesman.
Visibly battling first game jitters, the Birds blew a 12-8
lead to lose the first set 15-13. But they bounced right back,
winning the next three sets in a row—15-10, 15-13 and 15-
6—to make Errninia Russo's debut as UBC head coach a hit
with the critics.
But inconsistency seemed to plague the Birds who couldn't deliver the fatal blows when they needed to. UBC's play
ranged from brilliant to almost chaotic at times.
"We need to get into a rhythm, and I think we're struggling with that a little bit. We seemed to play well for two or
three points, then drop two or three. We need to get to a
more consistent level," said Russo.
She admitted she felt anxious about the getting the season finally started.
"We came out strong, then seemed to hold back and wait
for Winnipeg to make mistakes. And we cannot afford to do
But the Birds were never in danger of losing Friday
night, getting superb performances from their veterans.
While Sarah Maxwell led with 15 kills, Izabela Rudol had
28 digs. Third-year power player Barb Bellini also had a
strong performance Friday night, although her play reflected the team's overall inconsistency.
Showing tremendous power at times—she had 14 kills-
Bellini also made some mistakes. "She hasn't been a consistent starter for the past two years, but last year she was very
close," said Russo of tlie 6' power hitter. "I think once she gets
comfortable, and develops
her confidence, she'll be a
tough player to stop."
Russo and company
stayed a roll the next night,
beating Winnipeg three
sets to none to sweep the
The men's team split
their first two games of the
Friday night, the Birds
looked like they belonged
in a different league, handily defeating the Wesmen
15-9, 15-6 and 15-10.
Power hitters Mike Kurz
and Jamie Mackay had
strong games Friday night
in contributing 12 kills
each. Guy Davies had 12
digs while Sean Warnes,
who was named player of
the game, had ten.
"We were looking forward to playing tonight,"
explained an upbeat head
BLOCK PARTY: Izabela Rudol and Melanie Griswold stretch for the block, richard lam photo
coach Dale Ohman who enters his twentieth season as UBC
head coach. "We weren't sure what we were getting into.
Winnipeg had just won a major tournament two weeks ago,
so they were ranked number one in the country. But I was
pretty sure from watching the tape we would be competitive
with them. I don't think they played overly well [Friday night],
but I think a lot of that had to do with what we were doing."
But what the Birds did Saturday night was blow a big
chance to sweep the series. Winnipeg rallied to send the
game into a fifth and deciding set. UBC then choked in the
final set. Leading 14-10, they allowed six straight Winnipeg
points to lose the game.<*
Day of Longboat, Nohra runs wild as 'Birds tie Dinos
wet and cold      	
by Wolf Depner
by Ronald Nurwisah
An annual ritual at UBC, Day of the
Longboat, wrapped up over fee weekend. Thisyear over 2 50 teams—2 500
stndente-parttripated in the event
which dates back to 1986.
Along with Storm the Wall and the
Great Trek Fun Run, Longboat is one
of the events that make up the
Intramural Triple Crown.
When asked about the wet, cold
weather racers had to endure
Intramural Special Events C&oidmfr
tor Steve Laing said 'its a little bit
colder than we'd like, but its pretty
good paddling weather.'
Mike Laracy, a 2nd year Human
Kinetic student didn't share that sentiment They should have heated the
ocean for the event' he said
But most of the Longboat racers
seemed to be laving a great time
despite the weather. Karen Vetter, a
physiotherapy student suggested the
cold weather has become part of the
event '[The] cold is almost fan,' she
While most participants endured
the cold weather, many complained
about the delays between races-
some races were 45 minutes behind
Sarah Tarry, an event volunteer,
admitted chaos is a big part of
Longboat Laing said the main reason behind the delays was a shortage
of equipment Taking photos of the
teams, another new addition to Day
ofthe Longboat also posed problems
for event staff
So what's in store for Longboat
next year? Will it become more international? Laing said Intramurals
used the Dragon Boat festival which
attracts hundreds of teams from all
over the world to promote Longboat
"Whether or not we'd be able to
attract the international teams
[remains to be seen]. It is something
we haven't put a very big focus on,*
he said. ♦
The football Birds had their playoff lives flash in
front of their eyes Saturday afternoon as they
started the fourth quarter against the Calgary
Dinosaurs in the twilight of McMahon Stadium.
Trailing by 23 points, the Birds looked as if
they were going to drop to 4-3, effectively ending
what could have been a championship season.
But this is Canadian university football and
anything can happen. It did as the Birds came
back to tie the game 3 7-3 7. "I almost thought our
season was coming to an end, but we pulled it
out," said full back Mark Nohra.
Well, actually Nohra pulled the game out ofthe
fire for the Birds who can now go from almost not
making the playoffs to hosting the Canada West
final if they beat Manitoba and Calgary beats
Saskatchewan this weekend.
If they do, they better thank Nohra who seems
unstoppable at the moment.
Saturday afternoon, he carried the ball left. He
carried it right. He carried it. up the middle. He
then carried it some more - 48 times to be exact
— as he rushed for 351 yards and three touch
downs, the final one coming on a one-yard plunge
with five seconds left to tie the game.
Oh by the way, he also caught three passes
worth 62 yards to smash his own school record
for all-purpose yards he
established against the
Calgary Dinosaurs on
September 19. Nohra
also obliterated previous school records for
most yards rushed in a
game and number of
"I had no clue about
the records," said
Nohra. "I was just trying to stay in Ihe game
because I was so tired.
I never thought I
would come so close to
touching the ball so many times, never mind
actually doing so. It was definitely an experi
Left tackle Bob Beveridge agrees "He took off
his helmet when there was an injur'/ on the field
Nohra pulled the
game off for the Birds
who can now go from
not making the
play offs to hosting
the Canada West final
if they beat Manitoba
and Calgary beats
Saskatchewan this
and his head and lips were purple because he
was so tired," said Beveridge of Nohra's superhuman effort. Nohra is now a serious candidate for
the Hec Crighton Award given to the most outstanding player in Canadian university football.
"I'm not really worried it," said the 24-
old Toronto native who forewent a pro
career in the CFL for one more season at
"I came back to win a championship -1
haven't won a championship in high school,
I haven't won a championship at college. So
the championship comes first, but if anything comes along with that I'd obviously be
But Nohra said that for now he wants
to  focus  on being  consistent.  He  also
wants to break a big run. "I lose sleep
about it," he quipped. Nohra is certainly
causing nightmares among defensive coordinators around the Canada West.
And if he continues to cause havoc, Nohra
may just become master of his own destiny and
turn his dream of a national title into reality. ♦
Men soccer in, women out of playoffs
by Wolf Depner
The undefeated men's soccer team,
ranked first in the nation and
already assured of home field
advantage for Saturday's Canada
West final, had nothing to play for
this weekend.
So you can excuse the Birds for
not playing up to par as they beat
Lethbridge 4-1 on Saturday and tied
Calgary 2-2 Sunday.
But Ken Strain, who entered the
weekend still looking to hit the score
sheet after he led the team with
seven goals in 1996, finally did what
he is supposed to do: score goals.
Strain silenced his critics by scoring his first goal of the season
Saturday and adding another for
good measure on Sunday.
While UBC midfielder Aaron
Keay scored twice in Saturday's win,
Strain drew all the media attention.
"Sometimes   the   goals   come,
sometimes they don't," shrugged
Strain when asked why he had struggled so far. "Last year was a good year
for me, but I guess I haven't had that
touch around the net"
So what made the difference?
"I just wasn't worried about [not
scoring]. Every game it was like
'yeah, I gotta score, I gotta score.'
And everybody is like 'when are you
going to score?' Now, I just go yeah,'
as if it is going to happen."
A local newspaper article suggested the striker, who suffered a
serious knee injury over the summer, lost his touch that earned htm
the nickname 'Drainer' last season.
But it seems like the 'Drainer' is
pulling out the stops again, an
encouraging sign heading into
Saturday's Canada West final
against the Alberta Golden Bears.
While the odds are certainly
against the Golden Bears—UBC has
beaten Alberta in three straight
games—they improved substantially
over the weekend.
UBC centreback Steve McCauley
will sit out the game due to suspension for a red card he received fifteen
minutes into the match against
Going up for a ball, he elbowed a
Calgary player, prompting the referee to send him off. Playing short-
handed for the rest of the game,
UBC fell behind 1-0, but battled back
to take a 2-1 lead on goals by Strain
(54th minute) and Nick Hopewell
(83rd minute) who finished the season second in team scoring with
four goals, one behind Chris Franks.
The Birds looked as if they were
going to hang on for the victory, but
conceded the tying goal with three
minutes left
"I don't want to say today was a
step back, but it certainly wasn't a
good performance," said Franks.
At least the men's team is in the
playoffs. The same can't be said
about the women's team.
UBC missed the playoffs for the
second time in as many years. Prior
to last year, UBC had not missed the
playoffs in modern team history.
Head coach Dick Mosher made no
effort to hide his frustration.
"I feel fucking shitty about it," he
said. When asked why he thought
the team fell short after he had predicted the Birds would make the
playoffs, Mosher freely admitted,
"we just weren't good enough."
The Birds played well enough to
shut out Lethbridge 3-0 Saturday,
but UBC's playoff fate was sealed
when Calgary defeated Victoria 3-1
to clinch the second and final playoff spot.
UBC needed Victoria to beat
Calgary and then beat the Dinos
themselves by three goals on
Sunday. But UBC lost the game 2-1
to finish the season 5-4- !.♦ 4 THE UBYSSEY • TUH5DAK OCTOBER 28,1997
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also representives from the
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Death takes no cream
DC/mi Writes: a curious notebook
[Arsenal Pulp l-tess}
by Darlene Bany Quaif e
If the Grim Reaper kept a journal what would it say?
In Death Writes Darlene Bany Quaife rescues an
abandoned school scribbler from the coffee house
recycling pfle.
Subtitled 'A Curious Notebook.' the book is narrated by the alphabet, each letter initiates a passage
that is thematicaBy linked to that letter, F=The Girl who ate Flowers, etc.
Death dominates thematically, but
doesn't weigh down the easy sentiments. The notebook is part coffeehouse journal, part diary and poetic
observation. Lines like Tve been to
markets in the high Andes, bazaars in
Tibet, the West Edmonton Mall, but
the suburban garage sale, now there's
marketeering. There is nothing of
necessity here. The place reeks of
domesticity; a shrine to 'permanency*
are both ironic and sarcastic.
The parody, it seems, is that the coffee house journal is the leading means
of literary expression. Quaife dismisses the 'next Rimbaud' at the bade of
the Starbucks, while writing an eclectic ensemble of quotes, short stories
and various clippings. This notebook
is everyone's journal, complete with
embarrassing observations of the
obvious, and those approaching
But,   a  disarming  amount  of
thought is behind the initial^ translucent line. With
"UFO's are the late-twentieth century's angel' Quaife
shrugs off faith like a fictional account of an anthropologist mocks academics:
"\ say, 'Margaret Mead, you're full of yourself.' She
hands me a glass box full of dirt. 'Buy this,' she oom-
mands, 'It's worth every penny."
Quaife's notebook captures both the bizarre and
unintentionally funny. One clipping reproduced from
London's Daily telegraph, recounts a team of British
scientists latest foray into immortality,- with their
attempts to develop a computer chip mat records
memories and experience.
'Winter's team of eight scientists at BT's
Martleslmm Health laboratories near Ipswich calls
the chip 'the Soul Catcher." Death continually
reminds us of life, Quaife suggests.
Ifnfortuna^ly, the delineated medium of the
scrapbook prose faus to cwmment on what she choosesto recowl, fiecoB|ctton of recent and obscure articles and quotations, like any journal, documents the
writer's eclectic influences, rather than expand on the
collage of thoughts the collective worf implies.
Under letter 0 she writes her own obituary, assembling some quotes to be read as toasts at her wake.
"Eternity is a terrible thought, I mean, where's it
Quaife, a local Vancouver writer, quotes another
local product,, Dpigta time the let
ter S is read, "Saint sanity sat savant science sensational sight signs sham status success', this line could
easily refer to this book. Or maybe her espresso inspiration was wiistring off. It* s either that or an ironic jest
atuiedeathof good writing/*
by John MacAlister
Exotic Erotic Ball the place to bare it all
Exotic Erotic Halloween
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Oct. 31
by Marina Antunes
Two leather bikini clad women rubbing backs together and looking
really elated isn't everyone's idea of
a good time.
Fortunately, there are some people who find it amusing and
even entertaining. One of
these people is Perry Mann,
the brains behind the S&M
Halloween extravaganza,
appropriately called the
Exotic Erotic Halloween Ball
"My partner, Luis
Abolafia and myself came up
with the idea...Freedom of
expression and creativity.
It's all really about a venue
when one night a year people can
come out and let their hair down, let
it all hang out. Literally bare it all.
My partner actually coined the '60s
phrase 'Make love, not war,'" Mann
said with a laugh that came over his
cell phone.
Mann's dream is one of world
"We're looking at doing exotic
erotic cabarets around the world.
We have a pay-for-view corning out
BALL this October, a video and, of course,
we have the travelling show this
year with a first stop in Vancouver.
We also have a theme song that I co-
wrote with some other people. It's
got some great reviews from
Billboard magazine." But Mann
isn't ready to stop there.
"We're actually going public
soon. We're going to be selling
shares on the stock market."
Perry Mann
I tell you, this ball is the future of
Halloween celebrations worldwide.
But all good things have a down
side. In Vancouver, the ball had a
location problem.
Originally, it was to take place at
Richard's on Richard's, but when
the management saw the add for
the show, they decided that perhaps
the Ball wasn't Richards on
Richards material, causing Mann to
shop for a new location with less
than three weeks before the show.
Now, the Ball is taking place at
the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Mann
is excited.
"We're  at  the  fabulous Grand
Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency and
it's very classy and very plush."
In addition to a leather fashion
show, the Ball will have all sorts of
"deviant"  entertainment.   "There's
thousands of dollars in costume
contests, there's a Miss Erotic
Exotic contest, a Mr. Hunk contest, and other performers both
local and from San Francisco."
But of course, what would a
party that originated in San
Francisco lie like without special
"Madonna and  the Stones
(YES! as m the Rolling Stones)
have been invited to the party
and  they've  been  [to  others]
before so we should expect to see
Mann does have one thing to say
to anyone considering attending the
"Remember that everybody is a
star at the Exotic Erotic ball. I'll be
there and I can't wait. I'm going to
be wearing loonies and toonies to
cover up my sharoonies."
The Exotic Erotic Halloween Ball
1997, hits Vancouver with a bang
on October 31 .♦ *v. ..:_■_ Yj-^y ■ fi.,_iyv>, x ',
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The Routledege
Kathryn Jacobi
at Diane Farris Gallery
Oct. 23—Nov. 8
by Andy Barham
The woman is coming towards me, hands outstretched, eyes
pleading, mouth open wide, wordlessly imploring me to
understand something... Is she calling for help? I don'tknow.
Whatever it is she wants, she forces me to wonder what
missed connection occurred between us as she looms out of
the inky darkness ofthe canvas like some disembodied ghost
trapped in the labyrinth nether world of a deranged psyche.
Is she trying to tell me something so important that I'm just
not capable of getting it?
She's the Diva in Extremis and I've only seen her previously in the photographs my sister-in-law showed me some
months gone. Now, at last, I'm seeing the actual work. It's
large, the painting dominates the gallery in which Kathryn
Jacobi is showing her work. Jacobi's work is arresting. You
can't walk past without stopping to take a look.
Dancers is one ofthe most compelling series of paintings
in the exhibit. The figures are intense, brooding; the dancers
look like they're trying to throttle each other, one achieving
momentary dominance in one panel, only to lose it to the
other in the next.
In Extremities, another series of paintings, a lone female
sits in a lotus position, her head—due to the blending of her
dark body into the blackness of the background—appears to
be disassociated from the over-large hands and feet, suggesting a Buddhist-like meditation. But her arms are closed in
towards herself, rather than extended to open the body up to
the external vibrations of Nirvana, indicating that this is not a
woman meditating. She, too, is a dancer.
In the final panel, the dancer's eyes are raised heavenward
staring blindly. Her mouth is as slack as a junkie's after
whacking a big hit, and her arms are raised to the heavens,
like some mad ISyzantine saint transfixed by the fire of God.
Any connection with the calmer, more contemplative meditations ofthe Far East is severed forever in this horror of divine,
Gothic ecstasy.
Jacobi's work puts one in the mood of the Renaissance—
the figures in her paintings are viiidly three dimensional,
and seem, when not appearing as wraiths and shadows dogging the footsteps of more substantial figures, to possess the
same kind of inner luniiiiescence that was once the hallmark
ofthe great Italian masters.
Her work betrays a Judeo-Christian influence without being
manifestly religious. It is in her spirituality that she diverges
from paths once trod by Da Vinci and Michael Angelo, however. Her subjects, arms outstretched or raised heavenward,
mouths open, as though screaming or crying out, and eyes
transfixed by distant inner visions, harken back to the Darker
Ages of European Christianity, when Medieval monks practiced
self-flagellation and extreme deprivation in a warped attempt to
achieve oneness with God. It is this stark depiction of the inner
reahty which gives Jacobi's work a connection with our age. It
reeks of post-modern angst, the angst of a post-apocalyptic age
that has already seen the holocaust and reduced it to Art.
Only one painting in the show breaks away, momentarily
from, this bleak, end-ofme-millennium obsession with the
dark undercurrents of a seething, desperate humanity. Alone
among the dark, despairing creatures looming from the
gloom of Jacobi's paintings, sits a still life of peaches and nectarines which is so full of fight that the fruit literally glows on
the canvas. It is here, in this still life that Kathryn Jacobi finally affirms life and light over darkness and death, resolving,
finally, our post-modern dilemma.
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UBC opera may lack fine tuning but they know how to have fun
An Evening of Opera
at Chan Centre
by Ronald Nurwisah
Opera is esperiencmg a bit of a resurgence. Operatic
scores and arias can be heard selling everything from
mini-vans to airlines. The unfortunate Vancouver fiasco
of The Three Tenors notwithstanding,, opera is selling out
stadiums worldwide. Opera is once again cool and in the
mainstream and not just an activity for the culturally
The renewed interest that opera is receiving is great for
the UBC Opera Ensemble. Having just returned from a
tour of Europe, which took them to Germany and the
Czech Republic, the Opera ensemble begins the season
with a free performance along with the UBC Choral Union
An Evening of Opera was a collection of Operatic
pieces ranging from the very popular, to pieces rarely
performed in North America. These pieces effectively
represented these two ensembles very well, but also
made their technical weaknesses apparent
The night began with a two selections from the Mozart
operas Idomeneo ad Cosi Fan Tutte. The first half was
the weaker half of the two, the crowd was not very
responsive, but more importantly the singers themselves
seemed slightly nervous and as a result their performance seemed to suffer. But by the end ofthe first half of
the evening the crowd was warmed up. Especially, by
their performance of Bizet's Habanera, from the
cpara Carmen. Grace Chan in the role of Carmen was
great as she sang and seduced men from the UBC Choral
Union The playful nature of the piece eased the tension
in the audience and performers, setting the tone for the
second half.
The second half began with a sprightly piece from
Wagner's The Flying Dutchman. Here the women of
the UBC Choral Union took centre stage and shined.
The next piece was from Donizetti's opera The Elixir
of Love. James Mclennan playing the role of
Nemorino, a bumbling, drunk suitor, put in just the
right mixture of foolishness and yearning needed for
the character. The opera ensemble continued with
pieces from the operetta The Merry Widow. The two
ensembles continued playing with the audience, as
both the men and women not only sung to the pieces
but formed a small can-can line to boot.
Tne night ended with three pieces by Gilbert and
Sullivan. The first two pieces were quite good but it was the
final, closing piece J3aace a Cadf2ucha,iromtheopera The
Gondoliers which was clearly special It had members of
the UBC Choral Union literally dancing through the aisles.
Despite their technical weaknesses the UBC Opera ensemble shines. They add an element of tun and playfulness
often missing in many ofthe larger professional opera productions.*
The Overcoat
at the Vancouver Playhouse
till Nov. 15
by Bruce Arthur
it's different and it's powered by some local heavyweights. The best part is that
it's happening at The Vancouver Playhouse, a theatre whose attendance and artistic daring have been waning of late. But with a new artistic director and a new
direction, the Playhouse seems headed back to pre-eminence. And the first
step in this renaissance is called The
The 0\!ercoat is an original Vancouver
production, based loosely on Nikolai
Gogol's short story ofthe same name.
It's the latest in an ongoing series of a
nonverbal, movement-based pieces
that co-creators and directors Morris
Panych and Wendy Gorling have
explored; and is a collaboration
between a professional theatre company (Playhouse Theatre Company)
and a local theatre program (the
Langarabased Studio 58). What The
Overcoat is not is just another
Playhouse production
This collaboration is the first of its kind for Tbe Playhouse, and is largely the
brainchild of Panych and Studio 58's artistic director Kathryn Shaw. The two
began discussions at a Playhouse premiere early this year. The road up to The
Owrcoat actually began much earlier—eight years ago, in fact
"Morris said, 1 really want to have students in it I want a big cast—I see a lot
of people in this'," remembers Shaw. "In many respects, this really started when
we produced Nocturne at Studio 58 in 1989. Morris had come to me, and said he
had this idea of producing short scenarios, which sort of evolved eventually into
doing these nonverbal pieces to music."
Panych, finding he needed help with the physical movement ofthe piece, then
brought in Wendy Gorling, Studio 5 8's longtime mask teacher, and a partnership
was born. The two reunited in 1992, and produced Scenes From a Courtroom.
This time, there was more of an ongoing story to the play the story of a murder
mystery, told without words.
"Then, in 1995, we did The Company, and the formkept evolving," says Shaw.
"The Companywas much more detailed. The form was evolving more, and again
they [Panych and Gorling] were back to having a milieu to explore, without a specific story.'
has been shifted from the cosy confines of Studio 58 to the big time of The
Playhouse. Their exploration, while original in its own right is practically revolutionary when you consider that Panych and Gorling have kept the connection with
Studio 58 by incorporating students from the Studio into almost, every phase of
the play's development Ten ofthe 22 actors are students,and behind the scenes,
there are Studio 58ers everywhere—two as intern stage managers, one as set
designer Ken Macdonald's assistant as well as students working on the crews for
props, costumes and publicity.
That [the behind the scenes] is something I think we'll definitely be carrying
on" says Shaw. "We're certainly interested in pursuing as many associations as
possible, but those are easier to pursue because of the Canadian Actor Equity
Association rules about non-Equity actors on the Playhouse stage."
The appointment of new Playhouse artistic director Glynis Leyshon was key to
the collaboration. Shaw explains: "Glynis is very supportive of framing, and I think
that had a lot to do with her taking the reins with an adventurous spirit, and also
a generous spirit—a lot of people say, 'Oh, students couldn't be any good. But I
don't think she thought that at all—neither did Morris or Wendy."
With Leyshon now at the helm of The Playhouse, Studio 5 8 hopes that this kind
of on-thejob training project could be the wave ofthe future. "I think we'll certainly
be looking for opportunities and ways to work with The Playhouse, and I hope that
they'll be looking for that with us too," Shaw says. With the success of Overcoat ihe
Playhouse would be wise to
strengthen the bond with Studio
58, which despite financial
restaints and a substandard space,
manages to continue producing
working actors with both training
and dedication. For the Playhouse,
that's a talent pipeline worth pursuing.
the dark, dank obscurity of their
basement suite at Langara to the
bright lights ofthe Playhouse offers
a myriad of benefits. Though Studio
is regarded as one ofthe finest theatre schools in Canada, this is the
kind of move that can establish   PETER ANDERSON and Wendy Noel star in the
them one ofthe rountry's   leading co-production, The Overcoat
schools. From the high visibility a Playhouse production can offer to a viial connection into the professional world, the Overcoat could be the opening salvo in a
charge to make Studio 5 8 the only theatre school in Vancouver for those who want
to make it as professionals.
Shaw admits that for the students involved, the shift offers unlimited possibilities..
"Working with professional actors is something we try to pursue as much as
possible—I think it's invaluable," she says. -"Working with people that are the best
in their fields—it's the professionalism and making the contacts, quite frankly."
Shaw's goal is being realised. The Os'ercoat is definitely a triumph for Shaw
and the Studio program 1 think the fact that The Playhouse is working with us is
a vote of confidence in the framing that we do here. It's good publicity for our program, and it's an incredible training opportunity. We're very pleased."
and Gorling were interested to see how this nonverbal format worked on a larger
scale. "I mean, just look at the size of the space," says Shaw. "There's an amplification of movement that's required. To be that big physically and still be honest is
a real challenge."
Actors Wendy Noel and Peter Grier, two of the professional actors in the play,
"Sometimes trying lo gel a handle on what Wend}' wanted was difficult* says
Grier. "Even in your ordinary life, you're used to using words. But it's wonderful
when you actually see it work."
Noel, whose movement framing was somewhat limited compared with some
other cast members, admits that at first the style gave her difficulty. "When they
[Panych and Gorling] say show it and you show, it's wrong, because you're only
showing. What they mean is be it—be it with movement Find that language, do it
exactly right and trust it all to work."
It was the bright-eyed Noel, in lad, who initially recommended Gorling to
Studio 58 while a student there 19 years ago. She asserts that movement as part
of training has come a long way since
Gorling has taught at Studio 58. "When
she came into the Studio, she was really
slagged—[the students] hated it" she
says. They hated mask, they hated
mime, they hated movement I mean,
coffee and cigarettes were the warm-up."
Both Noel and Grier came into the
Overcoat from a different background
than the student actors. Noel graduated
before Studio's program became more
movement focused, and Grier graduated from UBC's Fine Arts program in
'UBC is less comprehensive than
Studio 58—they're inhetween being a
university program and a conservatory-
iype program," points out Grier. "We did
do movement training but most of my
training has come from Wendy Gorling."
The professionals appreciate the
value ofthe experience for the students.
For Grier, who worked on a professional
production while at UBC, the experience
was an important one. "It's great to get
that exposure to the professional world,
and it's reassuring that whatyou learn in
school is applied. The real world in the theatre is the same as school"
innovative Playhouse Studio 58
used to. The lack of script limited the actors' conception of their characters
while at the same time freeing them to create. "The first week was the hardest" remembers Grier. "We had a one-word description'You're an architec-
t'and then, 'Go.' With what? Tou have to make choices now.' In some ways we
had the ultimate freedom to create these characters, but at the same time
that's incredibly nerve racking, because you have to make choices and take
"Working from the inside in," is how a laughing Noel describes the process.
When asked if trusting the actors to make good choices was a risk, Grier and
Noel both nod. "Sure," laughs Grier. "It is a risk, I suppose. But we're damn
So thej'are. The Overcoat is a marvel of innovation, and a breath of fresh
air in an increasingly stagnant theatre scene. Be sure to pay attention, as this
is not the last step in this story's evolution—keep an eye on the architects of
this revolution, and most specifically on Studio 58. The success of this production will likely engender still more movement both onstage and off.*!*
Cramps and Guitar Wolf let latex spectacle do the talking at Graceland
The Cramps/Guitar Wolf
at Graceland
Oct. 24
by Andrea Gin
This review should probably be prefaced by the fact this
show was a bit of a reviewer's nightmare—one of those
times where I spent most of the night coming to the
unsettling conclusion that I would be completely unqualified to make any kind of informed comment on the
activities at hand, but would have to try anyway.
Take, for instance. Guitar Wolf. I think they could
have been from Japan, and I think that their black
leathered, pompadour wearing singer was endlessly
screaming to their loud punk(abilly?) music in some
foreign language. Then again, it could very well have
been English. It was just really really loud, so I can't
be sure. Especially since, partway through their set,
the singer stopped to strap his guitar onto some random rowdy from the crowd who was so out of it that
he probably didn't even knew he had an instrument
in his hands. In any case, he could definitely not play
and he mangled their sound even more—which was
probably the whole point Or maybe not
Then there was kind of a difficult break between
Guitar Wolf and the headliners. 'Difficult' because it
seemed like there were way too many people stuffed
into Graceland to begin with, which was made that
much more uncomfortable by the fact that everyone
shoving by was wearing something that felt really weird
and slippery or worse, something metal and hooky. In
what I deduced to be the tradition of the Cramps, everyone's vinyl and sequins were either blood red or black.
When they finally came on, the Cramps were indeed
a sight to behold; with a frenetic front man howling at
the crowd, a scantily dressed woman with huge red
hair rocking out on guitar, a stoic long-haired bass player who stared at his feet the whole time, and a rocka
billy drummer who once in a while would play with a
pair of gigantic bone shaped drumsticks.
To the uninitiated, the Cramps, and for that matter
Guitar Wolf, are more than a little surreal—they have
an exaggerated, cartoon-like quality on stage. It was
almost too distracting to watch them if you weren't
familiar with their music. Between their stage antics
and musicianship, it's unlikely that you'd remember
their sound at all.
Other than that, there's not much more I can say.
Except that, at the very least, it wascertainly the right
way to get into the swing of things before
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In her travels to native reserves across Canada, Rosa Lee
Tizya has heard unimaginable stories of pain, frustration and
"You have no idea of the depths of despair," she says.
"Going into the communities, [I've found out] how massive
the sexual abuse is, in. some cases it's the whole community
thai has experienced this.
"In the process of healing, they're asking themselves
'Why? Why is this happening to me? Why did I have to go
through this?'" Sometimes what she had to say was too difficult for a couple of listeners to take, and they had to walk
Last Saturday, Tizya addressed a small group of people at
the Native Education Centre on the east side of Vancouver.
The talk was not geared so much to retell the grim details of
abuse, but to offer a warning: the processes which have led to
the erosion of native communities in Canada—Hie kind of
policies that favoured economic and financial gain at the
expense of Indian people's culture and belief systems"—continue to manifest themselves. And they include Canada's
involvement in APEC, the Asia Pacific Economic
Her speech was sponsored by organisers of the second
International Women's Conference against APEC, which wiE
be held November 17-18 as part ofthe People's Summit.
Most of the people at Saturday's gathering represented local
anti-APEC groups.
"What's happening in the Indian communities now is that
government is working with different Indian leaders in
designing policies and programs that eventually are going to
affect the land base of the people who are on reserve," she
"The move is to get the Indian reserves from being
reserve land to being what we call a fee-simple title. Once the
governments can achieve that..the door opens for business
to move in."
Tizya said treaties recognising native self-government
offer little protection. In fact, they speed up the process.
Under the treaties, she said, native governments have to
raise their own money to support themselves. But it's nearly
impossible to achieve given that the poverty level is so !iigh,
she said.
"What Indian government in Canada has that capacity to
tax poor people?" She said if native leaders can'traise money
through taxes, thej^'ll have to raise it through their land base.
"That may mean borrowing mone3' against land, using
land as collateral. It may mean selling off portions of their
land," she said. "A lot of that is being driven by this APEC
process of attracting monies in the whole Pan-Pacific area"
However, Tizya and organisers of the women's conference admit they have had a difficult time organising native
resistance to APEC.
A forum devoted entirely to aboriginal issues had to be
canceDed from the People's Sixmmit agenda. °We took it as
far as we could, hut we couldn't get any response from
indigenous groups," said Mildren Poplar, a member of the
Union of BC Indian Chiefs on the summit steering committee. "J*
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genocide to save lives
From the Holocaust to man-made famines
History Professor Frank Chalk, a New York native,
and Ghana-born doctoral student Edward Kissi share
an intimate and profound knowledge of genocide
and of its devastating effects throughout history.
Dr. Chalk specializes in the historical understanding
of genocide and is renowned worldwide for his
Holocaust-related research. He is one ofthe founders
and major driving forces behind the Montreal Institute
for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, an organization
which seeks to develop and mobilize scholarly resources
on genocide.
Edward Kissi has always thought that many of the
famines which have afflicted African countries were
political and man-made, strategic tools used to achieve
military objectives. Armed with a Rockefeller Foundation
grant and with the help of Dr. Chalk, he set off for
Ethiopia in 1994 to test his own theories. He found
little comfort in being right.
Towards a more humane future
As Dr. Chalk so aptly puts it: "Understanding the ideologies of hate that drive people to genocide is the first step
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McGill student union gets ready for legal battle   Police prepare for APEC
MONTREAL (CUP)-McGill University's student
union won't have to wait much longer for its day in
The student union's legal challenge of Quebec's
new differential fee structure will be heard in
Quebec's Superior Court on December 2 and 3.
The Students' Society of McGill University and
McGill student Paul Ruel are challenging the constitutionality of charging higher tuition for students
from outside of Quebec. They say differential fees
violate students' mobility and anti-(Uscrimination
rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and
Freedoms. They also say the law contravenes the
Quebec Education Act, which prohibits discrimination in education.
The differential fee structure came into effect in
Under the new structure, Quebec students are
charged $1,668 for a school year while out-of-
province students are charged over 32,800; an
increase of over $ 1,000.
The additional fees go to the Quebec government, not the universities.
With approximately 24 per cent of McGill's student body coming from provinces other than
Quebec, there's a lot of campus support behind the
court challenge. When informally polled about the
increase earlier this fall, most students from outside
Quebec said they thought it was unfair.
Other students are in favour of the differential
fees because of cutbacks to federal transfer payments to education, or because it simply raises
McGill's tuition to the national average.
Source: Quebec Bureau
^   by Douglas Quan
V**nc*ouver traffic will see serious disruption with
November's Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
(APEC) summit Local commuters brace yourself.
Policing efforts were noted last Monday when
two-dozen officers riding on 20 shiny BMW and
Harley-Davidson motorcycles, and driving halfa
dozen police cruisers demonstrated how they
wifl be transporting leaders of the 18 APEC countries around to dty during fee conference from
November 17 to 25.
"We're in control of the road," Constable Bob
Munro told reporters on Monday at a police con-
Another CIAU football player fails drug test
Over 100 officers from Vancouver and
Victoria's traffic unit, and members from various
RCMP deta(*hmente are taMrig part in the motorcades. It's an art they've been rehearsing forme
OTTAWA (CUP)-Yet another Canadian university football player has been caught using
steroids, bringing the total number of suspended players this season to four.
Martin Arsenault, a fifth-year lineman with
the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees, was suspended October 15 by the Canadian
Interuniversity Athletic Union (CIAU) after test
ing positive for the steroid Stanozolol. He is the
second Ottawa player in as many weeks to be
suspended for steroid use.
"I'm furious," Ottawa head coach Larry
Ring said. "We've had over 80 tests conducted
in my seven years here and only two have come
out positive, unfortunately back-to-back."
Ring says Arsenault was a player with a
lot of promise who met with him on several
occasions over tlie past year to discuss everything from his class schedule and personal
training to his role on tlie team and his
future in football.
"What's ironic is Marty [Arsenault] was one
of a handful of guys who approached me
about the possibility of (other suspended player Constantin) Sousha taking the stuff," he
Ring says he has contacted the CIAU about
the possibility of conducting more tests for
steroid use on his leam.<*
Source: Tlie Fulcrum
*We dWt want to turn this into road races,"
Mumosaii me objective is to transport the leaders from site to site without stopping. To achieve
this, motorcycle escorts will be leapfrogging
ahead of the motorcades to block upcoming
intersections and may reach speeds of up to
Based on previous trial runs officers still have
a few kinks to work out Radio corrununication
being one and jaywalking pedestrians being
Newfoundland government youth scheme pays less than minimum wage
ST. JOHN'S (CUP)—Student leaders in Newfoundland are questioning the legality of a government funded work-experience program
for youth and may pursue tlie matter in court.
Under the Student W ork and Services Program, students work for
non-profit organizations that ideally are related to their field of study.
They receive $50 per week plus a tuition voucher for $ 1,400 at
the end of the work placement.
Dale Kirby, Newfoundland's chairperson for the Canadian
Federation of Students, says he is troubled by the fact that students
receive small cash payments during the work term, and that the
voucher they receive can only be used for tuition. He says the federation is presently working with labour groups and lawyers to deter
mine whether there are grounds to challenge the program and its
$50 per week salary under Canada's labour codes.
"We're in the process of investigating the legalities of paying
someone $50 per week, and whether or not that is under iTikiirnurn
wage labour," he said.
He adds that if the program is run again next year, a legal challenge may be launched.
A spokesperson for tlie program, Jill Sooley, says the provincial
government is quite pleased with the program, adding that students
have gained much-needed experience in the workforce tlirough it.
"It's actually one of our most successful programs," she said.
Source: the Muse
Commuters could have to wait 10 to 15 minutes at intersections. Stopping and parking in
most of theT4owntown core wiE be prohibited.
Munro said the motorcades wiE use Granville
and Burrard to get from the airport to the leaders' downtown hotels. AE meeting sites are within the immediate area and are sot expected to
create inconvenience. However, he said they
have not made a decision on what route to take
from downtown to UBC, ihe site ofthe last day of
And in case mere are any troubles along the
routes, such as demonstrations spilling onto ihe
streete, there are al*ways alternative routes, he
added. "We're evqseeting protesters, and we're
The Ubyssey Publications Society seeks a
Chief Retuwittft Officer for       .
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-Not a UPS Board Member or Candidate for the Board
-Not a Staffer (or if a Staffer, one that will not be involved with
paper for length of the CRO term)
-Must be a member ofthe Society in good standing
-Must be on campus everyday (Monday to Friday) during voting
-Should be someone familiar with AMS elections procedures:
ie. a polling clerk in previous elections if possible, but not
-Must be on campus in last week of November and from
January 5 onwards
-Must be able to work up to 30 hours during election week,
Jan 19-23
-Must possess excellent communication skills
-To report to the board
-Liase with the AMS Elections
-Provide for the advertising of nominations
-Liase with candidates and ensure their adherence to rules
-Promote the elections
-Become familiar with AMS and UPS Electoral Procedures
-Hold office hours during campaigning and voting week
(at least 1 hour per day)
-Monitor polling stations daily
-Count, or provide for counting of, ballots
-Approve campaign materials (posters)
-Provide written report to the Board with Election Results
-Provide written report for the benefit of future CRO's
-Prepare elections budget and administer funds for elections as
dispersed by UPS Business Manager and approved by Board
-Pay rate is to be honorarium of $500, to be paid on
the acceptance of CRO's report by the Board
Call Fernie Pereira at 822-6681 or fax
resume to 822-1658 "l«BD»%<SrTOBER 28, 1997
Editorial Board
Coordinating Editor
Joe Clark
Sarah Galashan and Chris Nuttall-Smith
Richelle Rae
Wolf Depner
Jamie Woods
Richard Lam
Federico Barahona
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is published every Tuesday and Friday by
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The Ubysseyhad a tired crew, and talk abounded of taking a
vacation-all they needed was a destinatioa Suggestions rained
in from all over, let's away to Octoberfest to shave Bavarians!*
cried Wolf Depner. *No, to Monaco, Wolfie!* exclaimed Chris
NuttaUSmith. *I need some sunJ'HoDy Kim, Cliff Prowse, and
Andy Barham all nodded solemnly in agreement Ron
Nurwisah asked ifhe could go to Las Vegas, and Emily Mak and
Marina Antunes chimed in with a vigourous *Us, too!" "You're
all too young to gamble, ya babaies!" barked Richard Lam.
"Let's go to Calgary, where Federico Barahona and 1 can show
off my lineriancing." Andrea Gin swooned precipitously at the
thought Alec MacneiltRichardson decided that I*dinborough
would be super, and Bruce Arthur and Jamie Woods slipped
away to the airport with him to take in a real Scottish game of
footbalL Richelle Rae chirped "I wanna go to Japan! Imissitso!"
Doug Quan asserted in a manly fashion, "Letsa go ta New
Yawkl* "Been there, done that" sighed the jetsetting Sarah
Galashan. Joe Clark looked at them all with wide eyes, and qui
eoy whispered, "Winnipeg" John McAllister and Wesley Chiu
led the deafening shouts of "Why, yes! Hooray, hooray, away to
the Teg!' And so the Ubyssey packed their bags, and set to
portage their way to a city of magic—an enchanted village
where the streets have no name, in the wintertime—due largely to the damn snow. And John Zaozirny was shipped to
Winnipeg in a kennel with a sexy young St Bernard named
Sheila, thinkiass bulk.
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T-Bird shop issue
The Ubyssey has done a fine job
displaying its one-sided reporting
and appears to be completely
oblivious to the meaning of context. Since the issue of the
Thunderbird Shop lease hit the
front pages a short time ago, the
paper has found itself rallying to
the side of the bitter and the misinformed rather than making
even the simplest attempt to actually tell a story in an unbiased and
factual manner.
A number of veteran AMS
Council Members recall being
informed about the decision not
to renew the lease of the
Thunderbird Shop and instead
run the retail operation as an AMS
business. The Ubyssey noted that
"many of the greenhorn councillors around the table had the fire
of mutiny in their eyes" a situation
attributable to the fact that most
Council Members have not been
around very long.
Board of Governors student
representative David Borins
appears to enjoy masquerading
as the one true messiah, ready to
fight injustice wherever he finds
it. A messiah maybe, but a false
messiah indeed. Minutes of the
Commercial Services Planning
Group dated July 2, 1996 state,
under the heading "retail opportunity" that "we have moved to
assume the space presently occupied by the Thunderbird Shop
upon the end of their lease next
year." This decision to allow the
lease to expire was discussed in
a regular, and open meeting of
Council while David Borins was
President of the AMS.
Contrary to insinuations made
by Ubyssey reporter Sarah
Galashan, money for any possible
relocation of the Gallery Lounge
and retail operation would not
come from any possible $ 10 AMS
fee increase, but instead would be
paid for out of funds currently
available in the Capital Projects
and Acquisitions Fund. The CPAC
Fund is mandated by AMS Bylaws which may only be changed
upon a vote of the AMS Membership, a fact continually ignored by
the Ubyssey perhaps in yet another cheap attempt at slamming
democratically elected student
The decision to take over the
retail operation currently provided by the Thunderbird ship is
simple. Profits, instead of being
taken off-campus, will now be
available to support the valuable
services that the AMS now provides and will provide in the
future. Perhaps critics should
walk around the SUB and discover for themselves the dozens of
programs, services and businesses run by students for students.
Jason Murray
AMS Council (Arts)
Fate of T-Bird shop in
best interests of students
In response to the October 24
Ubyssey article "Thunderbird
Shop: Here today gone tomorrow?" we wish to offer your readers the AMS executive members'
perspective on this issue.
The mandate of the AMS is to
act in the best interest of its members, UBC students. The challenge
we face is that the Thunderbird
Shop's lease expires this year.
Though the Thunderbird Shop
has provided an excellent service
to students over the years, the
AMS executive and General
Manager felt obligated to consider all options before proceeding
with a renewal of the lease. After
careful consideration, and delib
erations that have taken many
months, we have concluded that
the AMS could replace the
Thunderbird Shop with a comparable, student run and owned
business. Our goal, if we proceed,
will be to offer students a wider
selection of products, more student jobs, competitive prices, and
100 per cent of the profits going
to support student programs and
At last Wednesday's AMS
Council meeting, many council
members raised legitimate concerns as to whether this was
indeed in the best interests of
UBC students. Council passed a
motion to withhold its final
decision on this issue until a full
presentation of the options can be
presented. This was a very rational decision, and was unanimously supported by Council and
Executive members alike. Every
effort must, and will, be made to
ensure that whatever the final resolution it is in the best interests of
Vivian Hoffmann
Jennie Chen
Shirin Foroutan
Ryan Davies
Ruta Fluxgold
AMS executive An open letter to Martha Piper
I appreciate your reply to my letter of August 29th. Unfortunately, your
responselargely fails to address my concerns about the .AELM or to propose
a process for engaging them seriously. Moreover, much of your letter is evasive, at worst deceptive. For example, youe letter states:"It is my understanding that the decision for UBC to serve as the venue for the APEC
Economic Leaders' Meeting was taken without the approval of the
University's Board of Governors, on which sit student, faculty, and staff representatives." In fact David Strangway's decision to host the AELM was
reported in the Vancouver Sun in January of this year and the Board of
Governors was not officially informed until March. At that time the two student representatives brought forward a motion opposing the decision
which was defeated. The Board of Governors has never actually explicitly
endorsed the decision.
To say that the decision to host the AELM is "consistent with [UBC's]
overall aims, objectives and philosophy" is just evasive. If UBC's aim is to
serve the interests of government and big business and to market itself to
the world, fair enough, you should make that dear publicly. But if the
University is about learning, community and democracy, then I fail to see
how inviting people with guns and a very specific political agenda onto our
campus is constructive. Please be more specific about what you see as aims,
objectives, and philosophy ofthe institution.
You suggest in your letter that Prime Minister Chretien selected UBC as
the venue for the AELM in order to showcase democracy and human rights,
yet when APEC officials were asked at a recent forum on campus why UBC
had been chosen, they said it was for the scenery. A recent Globe and Mail
article suggests is was chosen for security reasons (particularity to protect
General Suharto from embarassing protests).
Finally, if UBC is indeed an institution where "free thought and free
assembly are protected", why is our right to free assembly being denied
within the AELM security zone on November 2 5th, where we would be seen
and heard by the 18 men making these momentous decisions which affect
us all. You say: "What better place than a university campus to illustrate the
immense value of these democratic principles to the APEC leaders, the
world press, and the international community?". Well, what better way to
represent the APEC agenda than by riraimventing even the minimal
democratic process ofthe university, mtimidating students by arrests and
threats of academic discipline, and limiting students' movement on their
own campus?
This letter is open to the public in the interest of a more vigorous and
honest debate in our university community.
Aiyanas Ormond
APEC Alert Volunteer
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by Wolf Depner
Make no mistake—a 2-1 win in their home
opener against the Calgary Dinosaurs
Friday night is no reason to rejoice and
proclaim the UBC men's hockey team a
There is still plenty of work left for the
Birds, now 2-2 on the season, after they
split a weekend series with the Cowtown
The power play is just plain bad four
games into the season—UBC is one for
fourteen with the extra man— and the
Birds fell back into some old bad habits
Saturday night, allowing a 3-1 second period lead turn into a 4-3 loss.
"If you lead 3-2 heading into the third
period on home ice, you gotta win. It's that
simple," said head coach Mike Coflin.
Given the funeralesque atmosphere in the
locker-room, the Birds knew they blew it.
But let's be clear about one thing. If
UBC plays anywhere near the way they
played Friday night for the remaining 24
regular season games, the many losing
seasons of the past may well be history.
The Birds served notice Friday night
that they are no longer a pushover on
home ice. They dominated the Dinos from
the start and took a 1-0 lead 2:35 into the
opening frame when Dan Nakaoka took a
drop pass from Steve Williams and wired
it into the bottom right corner.
The Nakaoka-Hayer-Williams line continued to fly up and down the ice in the
first period and had several high quality
chances to increase UBC's lead.
UBC's plugger line—Loui Mellios, Troy
Dalton, and Andy Clark —also played a
solid game. They spent all night deep in
Calgary's zone fore-checking and Dalton
scored UBC's second goal at 14:19 ofthe
second period.
After winning yet another face-off in
the offensive zone, Dalton pulled the puck
back a few inches and lasered it into the
top left corner.
Dalton's first goal of the season was all
the insurance UBC goalie Jon Sikkema
needed as he stopped 24 shots, including
10 in the third period alone to earn his first
win ofthe season in front of 1,200 fans.
While Calgary poured it on the final
frame, the Dinos didn't get on the board
until 15:37 when centre Scott Longstaff
finished off a nifty three-way passing play.
Calgary continued to press for an equaliser, but Sikkema kept his composure as the
clock ticked down.
"Jon was amazing," said Clark. "You
can't say enough about our goal tending."
Dave Trofimenkoff was in goal next
night and had to reach behind him for the
puck only 1:39 minutes into the game
when Dino Todd Johnson connected on
the powerplay, blasting a low shot from
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Sandy Hayer's first period marker
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goals by Loui Mellios and Geoff Lynch
gave UBC a two-goal cushion late in the
second period.
But a late Calgary powerplay goal-
Calgary was perfect on the evening with
the extra man—changed the tone of the
game heading into the third period.
"That gave them a little bit of momentum, they saw some light and they took advantage of it," said right winger Corey Stock.
Calgary came into the third period pressing and exploited a fatigued-looking UBC
defense to score consecutive goals within
90 seconds. "In a league of one-goal games,
you can win or lose on one shift and I felt we
did that tonight," said Coflin.
Despite Saturday's loss, optimism
seemed to prevail.
"I think we did a lot of things well. We
made some small mistakes, but we'll
learn from them and take it from there. I
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