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Tuesday, October 8, 2002
Volume 84 Issue 11
African..err, Asian since 1918
NEWS: UBC greets the
Excitement reigns as thousands
greet the monarch. Page 5.
CULTURE: Dizzy Gillespie?
Almost His alumni play the
Chan. Page 11.
FEATURE: The deal with
Cult or cool? A look at the controversial and misunderstood
SPORTS: Hawaii Bound
Meet triathlete Tracy Hill.
by Megan Thomas   '
Lian Anson, a fourth-year history
and geography student, is proposing^
to enhance UBC-TV and has submitted one of several proposals for the
old Bank of Montreal (BOM) site in
the SUB basement to this end.
Anson's goal is to create a station
that will involve the entire UBC community.
"I would like to make it so it's
campus-wide and focuses on varsity
games, academics, guest lectures,
theatre productions, graduations
[and so on]," Anson said.
Currently UBC-TV is a closed circuit campus- TV network that occupies channel two in all campus resi*
dences and is run by Intramural
Sports, a division of the UBC
Athletics and Recreation
The channel began ten years ago
and currently broadcasts everything
from Alma Mater Society (AMS)
events listings to religious and
sporting events.
Anson's plan is to use volunteers
to create a student-run organisation
that produces shows relevant to the
She thinks the SUB would make
Queen's visit
to UBC a
popular event
by Kathleen Deering
Thousands of students swarmed
UBC's Main Mall yesterday, hoping
to catch a glimpse of Her Majesty
Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal
Highness Prince Phillip the Duke of
Edinburgh, as the Royal Couple
toured campus.
The Royal visit was the fourth to
UBC, this time as part of the Golden
•Jubilee celebrations commemorating the Queen's 50-year reign.
At about 3:30pm, the festivities
commenced with a performance
from the Musqueum Warriors, who
represent the First Nations traditional territory where UBC's Point
Grey Campus was built Irish
dancers and the Strathcona Chinese
Dance Company (SCDC) followed.
Valerie Ho, who graduated from
UBC's Education program in
August, wore a dragon costume in
the SCDC dance, which performers
had prepared specially for the
Queen. "I feel pretty honoured to be
dancing for [the Queen]," she. said.
T mean, it's the Queen. What else
can you say?"
Fellow dancer Alfred Liu added,
"We want to show the cultural diversity that Vancouver has.*
The Queen, flanked by UBC
administrators as well as members
of  the   federal   and   provincial
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QUEEN-ON-CAMPUS: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II made UBC one of her stops Monday, on her
royal tour of Canada.Thousands of students surrounded Main Mall to gawk, ryan wilson photo
Pettigrew speaks on campus
SUGH SWEET HAIR: Pettigrew speaks at
the Liu Centre, chris shepherd photo
Canada's international trade
minister discusses the changes
facing the world today
by Chris Shepherd
Pierre Pettigrew, minister of international trade,
gave a brief talk on Friday at the Liu Centre for the
Study of Global Issues. The minister stopped at the
university as a part of a tour of the West Coast
which included attending a North American Free
Trade (NAFTA) conference in San Diego.
Pettigrew addressed a crowd of roughly 100
people—many of whom had to stand—composed of
faculty and students for over half an hour. The
themes of his discussion centred around democracy, globalisation and sustainability and the relationships amongst those three concepts.
On the topic of democracy, Pettigrew focused
on civic engagement—the way that people become
involved in government—and how the way that citizens do this has changed.
Younger people do not find themselves attracted to the political parties, Pettigrew said, and only
62 per cent of the population voted in the last federal election.
, The reason, according to Pettigrew, is that there
has been a shift in the way that people are empowered. Orginally the government was heavily
involved in numerous facets of public life and so
people voted to exercise their power. That has
changed as the government has pulled out of various areas, however, and people must now express
their power differently.
People now wield power through their economic decisions, Pettigrew said, citing investment
decisions such as green funds and simple purchasing decisions.
"[This shift away from government poses] a
problem for democracy and that creates a problem
for the role of government and [its] state in all
things,* Pettigrew said.
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"Queen" from page 1.
government proceeded onto a stage
and was seated. UBC President
Martha Piper welcomed the Queen
back to UBC, drawing cheers from
the crowd. She praised the Queen
for her understanding of the importance of education and the role it
has played in imposing order on
human experience and destiny.
"We are honoured to have you
with us as we seek to inspire students to probe the mysteries of the
world/ said Piper, 'and to develop
an independent perspective on the
nature of their lives.*
Some students in the crowd
greeted the next speaker, BC
Premier Gordon Campbell, with
boos as he extended a welcome to
the Queen. Objections from the
crowd came mostly after he stumbled during his speech, saying the
entourage was able to enjoy music
and dance performances from
African-Americans, instead of
He continued, and celebrated
Canada's cultural diversity. He said
literacy was a common bond that
unites Canadians. "Literacy, the ability to learn, to share information, to
understand one another, is funda
mental to that goal. Literacy is in
fact the cornerstone for democracy,"
said Campbell, bringing attention to
UBC alumnus Irving K. Barber's
recent $20 million donation toward
the UBC Main Library.
The Queen unveiled a bronze
book plaque commemorating her
visit, and the naming of the Golden
Jubilee room in her honour. This
room will be located in the future
Irving K Barber Learning Centre, as
a reflection of her Majesiy's lifelong
commitment to learning and literacy.
The Duke of Edinburgh, meanwhile, proceeded into Koerner
Library to view displays of students
from the Institute for Resources,
Environment and Sustainable
Development Research.
Other highlights of the event
included red-jacketed UBC
Engineering students presenting
the Queen with her own red
Engineering cardigan to remember
her UBC visit by as she walked past
the crowd.
Children gave the Queen flowers
as she continued to walk down Main
Mall, and more cultural performances were put on for the Queen.
Chris Harming, a history
exchange student from the
University of Edinburgh, dressed up
in a Union Jack flag for the occasion.
He explained the Queen's visit
prompted his patriotic display.
"This is how I express my true feelings towards the monarchy,* he
said. "I just put this together this
UBC Campus RCMP Corporal
Dan Splinter said last Thursday's
Gordon Campbell protest outside
Main Library prompted police to
take extra caution with the Queen's
visit Initially, 16 uniformed members and 14 plain-clothed officers
were slated to handle UBC's security
However, after assessing an
increased possibility of violence
after the October 3 protest, RCMP
upped their coverage to 80 uniformed police standing outside the
venue, and about 15 plain-clothed
officers were interspersed throughout the crowd.
There were no security problems
with yesterday's Royal Visit. "It went
off without a hitch,* said Splinter,
"but if something had happened we
could have handled it [without a
The Queen and followers departed near the Flag Pole Plaza on the
North end of Main Mall at about
4:10pm. ♦
"Pettigrew" from page 1.
This shift to economic power,
Pettigrew says, also poses a challenge for people who do not have
many economic resources.
"Voting power still counts, and
they have that power and it is important that it remain significant,"
Pettigrew said. "It's very important
that they have a responsive government to their needs.*
Pettigrew went on to discuss
what he considers to be the close of
the modern era and what the implications are for the planet as a whole.
The societies that developed in
.this outgoing era—primarily western ones—utilised modernity, which
Pettigrew asserts is based on reason, science and materialism.
It is this materialism and consumerism, however, that could be
the downfall of the planet, Pettigrew
"If we do continue with the values
and the dogmas of modernity, which
I support for the time when it was
here...we are going to hit a big wall."
The reason, he says, is because
there are not enough resources to
support the entire population consuming in the same manner as the
western world does now.
"I'm not saying that we should
maintain the gap between the rich
and the poor," Pettigrew explained.
"I am saying that we must learn how
to continue prosperity and scientific
development with objectives that
will be less individualistic, materialistic and [instead lead] to the common good of whole societies."
The challenge is how can we
maintain the mentality of confi-
ance—the French term for trust and
confidence—that science can make
progress and that the future belongs
to us, explained Pettigrew.
Part of the answer, according to
Pettigrew, lies in trade.
"I believe that through trade we
will be able, and have been able, to
improve lives in a lot of societies,"
he said, citing the development in
Europe over the last fifty years and
how the improvement of trade
seems to have prevented war
amongst the powerful nations of
that continent
Pettigrew went on to say that a
new era will require new concepts
and values for it to be a viable option.
"You cannot, through globalisation, continue to propose to people
your values and think that our poor
limited planet will be able to bear
Reaction to Pettigrew's speech
was enthusiastic as evidenced by the
vigorous applause at the end of his
"Once you get technology and science, you're not going to stop it, so it
becomes a question of managing it,"
said Dr Hamish Kimmins, a professor from the Faculty of Forestry. "I
got a sense that [Pettigrew] had a
good appreciation of the process,"
he added.
And how do students and universities fit into this change in eras and
this global flux?
"The young do not necessarily
have the prejudices and the baggage
that people of the old generation
have," Pettigrew said. "You always
want to change the world when you
are young and it's a very good thing
to be idealistic."
"By definition the young
always have the last word,* he
summarised. ♦
"UBC-TV" from page 1.
the best location for the station
because it is central for students
and is the site of many UBC activities.
Anson feels her previous experience in the TV industry, which
includes working at the Cambell
River Cable station CRTV and being
a director of the intramural video
program, gives her a head start
Her goal is to be in production by
September of next year, but she
admits that there is much work to
be done to gather funding.
"Funding is still a bit of a blank
right now...There [are] definitely
possibilities...but I haven't gotten
anything concrete," notes Anson.
However, she says she is still in
the beginning stages of the project
and she remains enthusiastic about
the need for the station on campus.
"Most people, when I explain it to
them, they [say], 'well why doesn't
UBC have this already?" said
The decision of what to do with
the vacant BOM space rests with
the AMS. AMS Vice-President,
Administration Oana Chirila is head
of the renovations planning group
that has been accepting proposals
for the site.
"The AMS is definitely considering {Anson's] proposal and it sounds
like a really exciting thing to do. I
think it would bring a lot of community to the campus," said Chirila.
The AMS has no plans to contribute funding to Anson's proposed
station, however.
The current UBC-TV station has
its own broadcast centre run by
intramural sports that produces
both promotional material and post-
event content Station Media
Manager Myles Constable says any
change that would build on the existing UBC-TV would be a step in the
right direction.
"We are actually very enthusiastic about changes being made to the
station," Constable said. "[But]
essentially because of lack of funding only so much can be done."
UBC-TV is funded solely by intramurals at the moment and
Constable is not aware of any additional funding that could be utilised.
The station is allocated $200 a year
for equipment maintence.
"Until someone comes up with a
minimum $10,000—but probably
more like $30,000 to $40,000-1
can't see much of anything happening aside from what we have right
now," said Constable.
He also stressed that the current
station is run by intramurals but
students are encouraged to submit
material that they would like to have
Students had a variety of opinions on UBC-TV and the proposed
changes. One concern is that campus residents do not recieve the TV
listings channel because it is
replaced by UBC-TV.
Fourth-year Science student
Kathy Osenenko said she does not
currently watch the station but is not
opposed to it
"No, it doesn't matter because
we get the paper," said Osenenko
regarding TV listings.
Bob Henderson, a fourth-year
Mechanical Engineering student,
says he would rather residence
recieved the listings channel but he
would still like to see the UBC-TV
improved upon.
"Yeah, that would be cool if they
did [those changes,]* said
Henderson. ♦ THE UBYSSEY
ana s
makes it
big time
by Karen Cheung
After three years of hard work,
Nana's Kitchen and Hot Sauces
Ltd—a local company that got a kick
start at UBC—is expanding to keep
up with the amount of orders it
now receives.
Sisters Shelina Mawani and
Nasim Dhanji head the family-oriented business that sells a range of
African and Indian-flavoured
sauces, wraps and samosas at UBC
and throughout the Lower
Dhanji initially catered to her
family and friends and later began
a commercial operation that did
not fare too well at the start.
The sisters eventually
approached UBC Food Services in
March of 1999, and began working
with UBC in marketing their products to students.
"Students are looking for 'grab
and go'—a qualify product with
budget in mind," said Mawani,
which is exactly what she claims
her products are.
The sisters began by selling
their Wraps and samosas in all UBC
Food Service-operated cafeterias
and coffee kiosks, the Delly in the
SUB, the cafeteria in St John's and
Regent College.' "
UBC students, who turned out to
be the perfect clients, gave Mawani
the confidence and exposure she
needed to penetrate a competitive
samosa market in Vancouver.
"UBC was always very good to
us..it's always been a good account
that we would like to have and
maintain," she said.
Dorothy Yip, the Manager of
Purchasing and Project
Coordination with UBC Food
Services, commented that, she is
'very happy with [Mawani's] product" and that it has "always been of
good quality."
Yip felt from the beginning that
Nana's products would be popular
with students, citing their "perceived value for money" as the reason she chose to go with Nana's
As for their continued success.
Yip points out their ever-expanding
line makes sure students don't get
bored. Mawani and Dhanji have
recently expanded their product
line to include a new chicken roti
wrap and vegetable roti wrap.
The company is still very
involved with UBC and is looking
forward to further expansion with
UBC Food Services.
Nana's Kitchen Products are
also carried at large chain retailers
such as Safeway Canada, Sammy J.
Peppers, Urban Fare, Shell, Husky
and Petro Canada.
As for the future, "we would like
to see ourselves as a household
name," remarked Mawani. She
would like to see her products sold
at all universities, hospitals and
gas stations and hopes to double
her sixteen:person staff in the near
The sisters have already been
featured in Vancity Magazine and
the VTV breakfast show, and are
finalists for the BC Women's
Entrepreneur Award. ♦
DON'T DO IT! Scott Ritter details why not to attack Iraq, ahmad syed photo
Ritter speaks out against war
Scott Ritter urges
Canadians to reject
war on Iraq
by Ted Chen
Former Chief UN Weapons
Inspector Scott Ritter delivered a lecture to a packed audience at
Vancouver's First Baptist Church on
October 4.
Ritter, who worked in Iraq from
1991 to 1998, believes the Bush
administration has no legal basis to
wage war on Iraq and urged all
Canadians to speak out against Jean
Chretien's government for supporting the Bush administration.
The event was organised by the
Campaign to End Sanctions Against
the People of Iraq (CESAPI), a local
grassroots organisation that has lobbied against the US sanctions on Iraq.
Svend Robinson, the MP for Burnaby-
Douglas, also spoke at the event
Ritter, a former Major in the US
Marine Corps, described himself as
a "card-carrying Republican," yet
lashed out at the Bush administration because he does not believe
there is enough proof that Iraq possesses weapons of mass destruction.
"No one has substantiated the
allegations that Iraq possesses
weapons of mass destruction or is
attempting to acquire weapons of
mass destruction," Ritter said. "It
has been nothing but rhetorically-
laced speculation, not hard facts,"
said Ritter, "that have been presented by either the United States or
Great Britain to back this up and—
until they provide hard facts—there
is no case for war."
Ritter also questioned the US government's threat of war against
Iraq, its continual imposition of economic sanctions on Iraq and its
refusal to allow UN weapons inspectors to re-enter the country.
"America's policy on Iraq doesn't
deal with disarmament. It deals with
regime removal," Ritter asserted.
He said he believes the US is
using the issue of Iraq's weapons of
mass destruction as an excuse to go
to war. "The United Nations has a
system in place that can deal with
weapons of mass destruction without going to war," he said. "It's
called weapons inspectors."
"But if you send inspectors into
Iraq, not only are they going to be
tasked with finding weapons, but
there could be a possibility that they
will find that Iraq has no weapons,"
added Ritter.
Despite allegedly being investigated by the United States' Federal
Bureau of Investigation for spying,
Ritter is still adamant about sticking
to his"stated beliefs and"offered ah
explanation for his motivation and
"What motivates me? I am an
American for God's sake. I live in
that country. It's my country. It's the
country that I'm going to try and
raise my family in. If I remain silent,
the country isn't going to be the
country that I grew up in," said
- Sharon Hager,  a member of
CESAPI, also shared some of her
thoughts on the US sanctions
against Iraq.
"The Iraqi people are struggling
in misery in Iraq because of the
sanctions and because of the attitude of the United States government toward Iraq. It isn't just
against Saddam Hussein. It's [the
US government] against Iraqi people and thousands of children are
dying everyday in Iraq," said Hager.
Robinson also spoke out against
a war on Iraq, citing the negative
effects war has on people.
"It would be a humanitarian and
environmental disaster for there to
be a war launched on the people of,
Iraq," said Robinson. "They are
already suffering under inhumane
economic sanctions and I hope that
the Canadian people will speak out"
"I hope that UBC students, faculty and staff will speak out in the
strongest possible terms against any
suggestion that Canada will join in a '
George Bush-led war on Iraq,"
Robinson added. "It will just be a
disaster." ♦
Science Council award given to engineering physics prof
by Zerah Lurie
Dr Jeff Young, professor and director of the UBC
Engineering Physics program, has won the BC
Science Council's New Frontiers in Research
Award for his work in the field of optics, semiconductors and two-dimensional photonic crystals.
Young is the third UBC physics professor to win
the New Frontiers in Research Award in the past
five years.
"This is a timely contribution to a hot area," said
Tom Tiedje, head of the UBC Physics and Astronomy
department referring to Young's research.
Photonic crystals research has exploded over
the last couple of years. Tiedje, a research colleague of Young's, nominated him for this award,
which recognises outstanding British Columbians
whose research contributions have led to major
advances in scientific and technical knowledge.
Photonics is the control, manipulation, transfer
and storage of information using light Whereas
electronics uses electrons, photonics uses photons—the particles that make up light Photonic
crystals have the potential to become important
components of photonic or optical circuits.
Right now light is typically moved and manipulated using optical fibers, but if the fibers bend too
much, light escapes. Photonic crystals might be the
answer to this problem since they are able to
reflect all of the light
With photonic crystals it should be possible to
move and manipulate light around optical circuits,
or as Young puts it make little wires of light"
"It's a way of guiding and trapping light—it's a
way of controlling light a little bit
similar to what you can do to
electrons in integrated circuits,"
said Tiedje. "You can make small
channels that the light goes
Photonic crystals can be
used to increase the transmission capacity of telecommunications systems. Currently, optical
transmission capacity is limited
to the electronic technology
attached to the optical fibers,
which cannot process very high
transmission rates.
Photonic crystals could be
attached to the end of optical
fibers and process the information using one optical device
only, instead of several electronic devices.
Finally, photonic crystals also
have the advantage of decreased size, lower costs
and higher performance over current technology.
Young added, "If you really look [to the future]
you'd like to do away with electronics as much as
Young's research was greatly aided by the graduate students in his laboratory. Jody Mandeville,
now teaching at the United States Air Force
Academy, dealt with the experimental aspects of
photonic crystals, and was able to map out the way
light propagated within them.
Allan Cowan, now a PhD student, tackled the
theoretical aspects of photonic crystals and helped
his lab. nic fensom photo
develop a computer program for modeling their
interaction with light
Young and his students' work on photonic crystals has led to the creation of Galian Photonics, a
small Vancouver company employing, among others, a number of past and present UBC physicists
and engineers. Galian Photonics is only one of a
handful of companies worldwide trying to harvest
the potential benefits of photonic crystals.
Young will receive his award during the
October 28 BC Science and Technology Council
Awards Dinner held at the Fairmont Hotel
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UNION JACKS AND NICE BLUE HATS: Eager UBC students plus an estimated 50,000 outsiders flocked to
campus with flags, flowers and sometimes strange style. With more than five times the number of police
originally planned on campus, at least it was a safe event. And Piper was happy, so we're happy.
What does the Queen's visit to UBC mean to you?
More comments about the Queen
Miguel Tejeda, fourth-year psychology: "I have no problems with the
woman...It's neat that she is here but it's not like the world is going to
turn upside down.*
Melanie Power, Phd Fisheries Centre: "I live on campus. I should be
home working on my thesis but I am here instead!*
Josh Hernandez, fourthyear Histosy "It's not making my day but it got me
out of class. I don't mind, I need the break, especially around this time.*
Joel Atwater, mechanical engineering: "Well, what are we going to tell
our kids? That we saw the Queen and gave her a cardigan or we went
to class?* (Atwater was part of a group of Engineering students who presented the Queen with a red Engineering cardigan to remember her
visit to UBC)
Wayna Alien, Vancouver RCMP: "We haven't really taken any extra-special precautions. Mainly just crowd control, making sure people are in
safe areas where they get a good vantage point. It's a celebratory type
of event as opposed to a political type of event and I think people
respect that They're here to enjoy it and see the Queen.*
Jesse GreenalL UBC graduate: *Yeah, I wasn't going to [come], then my
mom talked me into it because her family is English and she said I
should go—and it's part of my heritage...my grandparents would want
me to come.*
Amir Esfandiari, third-year physics: "Look at this, look at this, imagine
having one class in the chem building and the other one in Angus or
the math building. How are you supposed to get around—you have to
walk all around. I mean, honestly, if she didn't show up today, would it
really make a big difference?" ♦
My whole family's from England, so
it's always been a part of my life-
Canada's very multicultural but it's
great to have one person who symbolises all of Canada."
—Laurin Thompson
Arts 4
"For me it's kind of personal...mainly
because I've got family in
Europe...I've been to see [the
Queen's] palace many times, actually
seven or eight times, so it's Wonderful
to see the Queen in Canada. It's kind
of neat to see pieces of the monarchy
now, before it all dissipates.
—Julianne McEwen
Arts 2
"I would have checked it out if she
would have sat down and talked
with me...If the Queen wanted to
hang out with the J.B. [Jordan
Bowers], then he would be down
with that"
—Jordan Bowers
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with Koop
at Sonar
Sept. 26
by Ian Duncan
Begin transmission:
Breathe. This is when I came in. Look. Red. A Sky
of pictures, of anticipation, of clouds heavy with passion, waiting to slide out like silk or hail down in turrets of latin sambas to bathe us in heat and conga
drums. Listen. Smoke and honey voices, percussion
so spicy it will make you sweat. Vibes, bass, and those
sounds within you that can't be heard with your ears.
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Move. The ice becomes jealous in people's neglected
glasses. I am driven by something much bigger than
myself to leave my body at my seat and move across
the floor to open my eyes and arms to those clouds
above, and they begin to pour.
Just breathe. Breathe.
End transmission.
Fact 1: '
Jazzanova is an assembly of several Berlin-based
DJs, including Jurgen von Knoblauch Stephan and
Alexander Barck, who were seen on the reported date.
Their styles range from smooth nu-jazz to house to
drum 'n' bass. Their talent is phenomenal.
Fact 2:
Koop is the Tsooperation' of Magnus Zingmark
and Oscar Simonsson, a Swedish duo who has
changed the approach to the fusion of jazz, and written their own genre of smooth, sexy, and swinging
beats, which may or may not include excellent complimenting vocals.
Fact 3:
These two phenomenal groups are touring
Europe and North America. Both have been around
since the late eighties, mixing beats, creating genres,
and changing the face of club music in their respective cities. Jazzanova has written itself into the canon
pf acid jazz (or nu-jazz) as well as a respected spot
among house DJs. They complement their many previous LPs and albums of unique remixes with this
year's release In Between, featuring all original
Jazzanova sounds. Kopps has recently gained notoriety from widely recognised groups, like Jazzanova, as
well as from the house DJ scene as a whole. They
bring to the table a fresh approach to the fusion of
house music and jazz, but without losing the roots
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major scene with the release of Waltz for Koop in
"...It's a cooperation between me and Oscar. New
and old. Jazz and house. Us and the audience...it's
very simple, we just want people to listen to the music
and have a good time."—Magnus Zingmark, Koop
affiliate, after the show at approximately 2:30am.
Both of these highly acclaimed and acknowledged
European DJ teams successfully unite modern and
classic jazz sounds, bringing into the mix their own
creative and unique styles. The combination of their
music as well the combination of performing together may cause one to experience moments of the sublime. Their ingenious redesign of jazz genres into a
whole new element of modern music will leave one.
pulsing with the soul of an Ella Fitzgerald scat, and
the energy of a sexy, swinging dance floor. Both
albums are incredibly versatile, with music that is
great to chill to, get up in the morning to, drink with
friends to, get intimate with someone to, and especially swing to. ♦
by Stan Douglas
at the Contemporary Art Gallery
until Nov. 3
by Ian Duncan
There are days when you w t'k d n\ n
the street and feel secure a» 1 < >p'i-
fortable in the world. There lie 'L'js
when, you blissfully dwell on 'he
assumption that the weather ni
economy will hold, that racibin Jo_s
n't exist anymore, and that for this
moment the world is without problems. Those days, when you are in
such you're-okay-I'm-okay-every-
thing's-okay humours, are the best
days to visit the Contemporary Art
Gallery in downtown Vancouver to
witness Stan Douglas's exhibit
Journey Into Fear, just to deconstruct
your ha£py world a little bit
The exhibit features the Canadian
premiere of the Vancouver-based and
internationally acclaimed artist's
recent short film. Journey Into Fear.
The title is an allusion for two other
films, the 1940 original directed by
Orson Welles, and the 1975 remake
starring Vincent Price, which was one
of the first motion pictures ever
filmed in Vancouver.
Douglas' Journey Into Fear is a
heated conversation and political
debate between a man and a woman
set on a container ship en route to
Vancouver in the 1970s. The intensity
of their topic, the compact quarters of
the ship and the isolation of the setting very realistically creates the feelings of anxiety, panic, claustrophobia
and paranoia in the viewer. The tension rises between the two characters,
stuck on a ship in a never-ending, constantly mutating cycle of scenes. Did I
mention the threat of murder lurks
aboard this shadowy barge? (Did the
walls seem to close in a bit or was that
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flux of uncertainty at the beginnings
of mternatiohalism and globalism, a
time when the economic systems of
the world were balanced precariously
with the experimental ideas of society.
The ship in the film acts as stage and
metaphor for these ideals.
This DVD installation is accompanied by several photographs, including a detached view of the confined
spaces where the film was shot and a
five-metre-long depiction of the south
side of the 100 Block of West Hastings
Street entitled: Every Building on 100
West Hastings. The photograph examines the plight of the downtown east-
side through urban geography and
social history. The recent works stay
true to Douglas's style of art, incorporating old films (usually film noir),
bizarre looping techniques that force
the viewer to see the film in a different perspective—sometimes even a
different context—and a sense of
uneasiness and deconstruction.
This is an amazing exhibit, if not for
its political message then for the sheer
manipulation of the viewer's emotions.
You will definitely come out of the
galleiy a little more nervous, a little
more paranoid, and a little more unsettled than when you went in. The sun
will shine a little colder on your happy
little day. Deconstruct your comfort
limits and go see Journey Into Fear. ♦
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Italian family
at the Waterfront Theatre
until Oct 19
by Jose Velasquez
Lies, love and secrets make Vittorio
Rossi's play, "The Last Adam," a delightful and unexpected treat. Set in
Montreal's Ville Emard, the five scenes
of the play tell the multi-faceted story of
the Leone family, their conflicts, their
aspirations and their broken past
The lives of the play's seven characters—Grace, Marco, Lina, Salvatore,
Rosalia, Gaetano and Armando—converge, interconnect, and grow in the
Leone household. And like most homes,
it's not a perfect Leave it to Beaver
household. The tensions between siblings, friends, generations and sexes are
well acted out, and easy to relate to if
you've never had a 'perfect' family.
Moreover, each scene's tantalising
details keep you wanting to know more
about the family's secrets, their
lives,and their lies. The play begins with
several delayed entrances, but doesn't
beat around the bush in getting to
Adam, the deceased son of Armando
and Rosalia, and the "family secret*
That's when Salvatore Leone, the
youngest and irresponsible son,
becomes obsessed with the death of his
twin, Adam, who died 27 years before
the play begins. As the plot develops,
and relationships and business partnerships are strained, the family struggles
to hold itself together while Salvatore's
obsession deepens and leads to the
play's surprising and tragic ending.
The characters' Italian flair is wonderfully played out, with food, gestures,
and accents that make the characters
memorable and believable, but don't
expect anything like the Sopranos.
However, do be prepared to have
your emotions quickly change from
laughter to tears as the Leones play out
their tragic tale before you. When I
attended, many in the audience left crying, deeply moved after the award-winning play's two hours. ♦
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until Oct. 26
by Alison Bones
It is rare to find a play where 100 per cent of the
actors give 100 per cent of their energy to create a
100 per cent production. To discover this rarity, I
suggest you go to the Pacific Theatre and see Peter
Shaffer's hilarious comedy, "Lettice and Lovage."
Of all the performances I've ever been to in
Vancouver, I have never seen such strong actors as I
did in this play The two main players, Erla Faye
Forsyth and Trish Pattenden, were amazing. They
made it seem that their characters were specifically
written for them. Their characterisations were
believable and interesting and their vibrant energy
filled the room, making the two-and-a-half hour production completely exhilarating.
It goes without saying that, Shaffer's script for
"Lettice and Lovage" was brilliant The unpredictable
plot twists and witty dialogue added to the electricity
of the production. I cannot imagine a better delivery
of such an excellent script.
The unique set, intimate stage setting, appropriate costumes and music worked to make the production even more effective. Having the audience so
close to the stage allowed more involvement and
intrigue, making the performance all the more hilarious. The set consisted of different levels, so instead
of focusing on a single stage, the audience could see
action in numerous areas, whether it was oh steps,
platforms or a guillotine block. The only thing that
didn't impress me about the production elements
was the use of a live cat The poor thing was on stage
for half a scene and couldn't stop meowing. I have
never seen such a stressed-out feline. Considering
how little the cat contributed to "Lettice and Lovage,"
I thought that the play would have been just as effective without it
Lettice and Lovage is a production that has a lot to
offer. Whether you go for the comedy, acting quality,
script or simple entertainment, you won't leave disappointed. The director. Dean Paul Gibson, is definitely successful in his goal to "Enlarge! Enliven!
Enlighten!" ♦ "
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by Madeline Sonik
by Heather Neale
Weeping shoulders hang heavy on the girl
with no arms; she is sad„ helpless, trapped
and alone in a mystical forest "If I had arms,
I would slap him with my hands, pinch him
with my fingers, twist them over his throat
until he choked and did what I said."
Vancouver-based Madeline Sonik, a black
• cord priestess of 13th House Mystery School,
practising witch,   and   author  of Arms,
■•=. embraces readers with hex wild and poetic
tale of a girl tortured by her family's dysfunction. The girl's arms, strong metaphors for
agency and self-love ih a chaotic world, are
lost to the turmoil that surrounds her. Her
quest to gain them back takes readers
through a maze of struggles for both she and
her brother Joe.
The figurative becomes literal, as Readers
watch Joe transform into a savage dog,
obsessed with ripping apart human flesh,
always hungry for more. As heads roll on
table, and hearts tear from torsos, as human
dogs sit obediently awaiting their master,
nothing is quite as it seems. Joe marries into
a  family of corrupt robotic  witch-angel
hybrids, and works in a typically human
white-collar job. He deals with the very things
that make us human and the things that set
us apart.
The author explores the primal needs,_
desires and sadistic tendencies of humanity
in her magic realist tale, maintaining superior writerly integrity with her carefully mastered prose and her unique interpretations of
personal environment In a book fraught
with similes like the sky is with stars, she
brings readers into tremendous visions of
greed, betrayal, shame, alienation and love.
Most importantly love.
"I looked to the place of my arms and the
words of this story written. The spirits said,
'And they shall hold the days of your life and
the nights of your days and the years of your
destiny. They shall capture all you lose."
There is no limit to the vivid imagery
Sonik presents. Mothers "inhale like expanding furnace[s]," "foremothers breast-feed the
nation," and "forests dance outside bleak
green walls under purple skies." Sonik
returns readers to their past, as young, imaginative creatures. She lets us stay there for the
entirety of her story. And now that I am here;
in this dream state, I may stay a while, arms
outstretched in anticipation of her next book.
"There is nothing lost And the spirits of
the arms remade themselves in these
words." ♦
Good music for good people
DJ Paul E. Lopes spins everything
by Ian Duncan
"We play music to dance, to sweat, to make
people feel sexy," states Toronto DJ Paul E.
Lopes. The fusion of music that is latin samba,
funky bass and vocals, and highly addictive
house beats spun by Lopes is the perfect music
to enjoy at a club, in the home, and whilst one
is 'getting close' with another. His music is the
kind that makes you feel sexy and eager to
move, but is also very chill and makes you
want to groove in your own little world.
Lopes has been bringing to the Toronto
area the fusion of funky house with the
provocative sounds of latin jazz percussion for
some time. Soon he will be audibly servicing a
greater audience, thanks to his recent signing
to Virgin Records. Lopes views his new position as a great opportunity to get his music out
to more people. "Just relax and boogie," is the
take-home message that Lopes plans to spread
under his new major label.
Lopes started out DJing when the art was
first hitting the scene in the early eighties.
Since his skills did not really fall into the categories of break dancing, rapping or doing graffiti, Lopes turned to a pair of old turntables.
Thus the funky, sexy sounds of Paul E. Lopes
were born.
The fusion of latin and other international
sounds present in his music is not some
strange experiment or happy accident Being
from his area of north Toronto, dubbed "the
Village," international sounds have always
been a part of Lopes's life and influences. The
crossing over of different elements in music is
not a foreign concept to Lopes, who has been
listening and spinning similar sounds in clubs
and venues all over Toronto. The influences of
the diverse community that he comes from
are present in his music and blend very naturally into Lopes's unique musical mixture.
Whatnaut House is Lopes's first compilation album in an anticipated set of four. The
album is a delicious bit of ear candy that displays his style, skills, and 'spin everything' attitude. Of course, his ultimate goal is to release
an album {via Virgin) by his own production
team, Augusta. His focus is to "bring good
music to good people," and to be a source of
music that one can "enjoy and feel attached to
at home and also enjoy loud in a club."
Lopes's music successfully marries the
multiculturalism of his hometown with a mod:
em twist on classic sounds. Lopes will be tour* ■
ing with De La Soul all over North America for
the next couple of months, before cutting his
next album. Be sure to nab a listen, and you'
will be in store for a very sexy treat. ♦ 8
John   F   McCreary   Lecture
Why is it so hard for health professionals
to work together in complex environments?
sholom glouberman, ph.d.
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Lecture Hail #1, Woodward IRC, UBC
Sholom Clouberman is Philosopher in Residence at Baycresl Centie for Geriatric
Care, Associate Scientist at the Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit and
Adjunct Assistant Professor at ihe University of Toronto.
For the past 25 years he has applied philosophical methods and conceptual analysis to organizations and systems. In recent years, he has focused increasingly on
the notoriously intractable area of health and health care as Lhe single most challenging and little-charted frontier.
for further information, please call
the .College of Health Disciplines (604) 822-5571 or
the School of Audiolocy & Speech Sciences (604) 822-5591.
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MONTREAL (CUP)-John Manley
wants eveiyone to know about
Canada's recent economic success,
but no one seems to care.
Canada's surging economy and
the Canada-US relationship dominated a wide-ranging speecb-that the
finance minister and deputy prime
minister delivered to a packed room
at McGill University Friday morning.
But many hi attendance were
more interested in the minister's
views on Canada's role in a possible
war with Iraq, the future of education and social services in Canada.
In a casually delivered speech
peppered with quips and jokes, the
Liberal leadership hopeful touted
Canada's status as a member of the
G8 and as a nation known worldwide for its humanitarian values.
Manley also underlined the
importance of confronting "the
world of need* as a necessary step in
the war on terrorism.
"If we don't admit that there are
cesspools of poverty and despair out
there—places that are breeding
grounds for people who believe they
have nothing to lose and that they
must do desperate things—we will
never root out the terrorists," he said.
"That doesn't mean the terrorists
were justified, but dignity is an
important facet of human character."
The finance minister also
described a recent visit to New York,
where Iraq, not Canada's economic
success, was the only topic that
interested his audience.
"It is important for us to know
the preoccupation of our biggest
trading partner. There is still very
much a sense of vulnerability and
frustration after what happened last
year," he said.
Later,' when the floor was
opened to questions, the audience
made it clear that they were interested in more than just the
Canadian economy.
Deirdre Morris, a UBC student
living in Montreal, asked Manley to
justify any Canadian military participation in a possible war with Iraq
as consistent with Canada's humanitarian values.
While Manley agreed in principal
that money spent bombing Iraq
could be better directed toward
social purposes, he made it clear
that responsibility for avoiding war
rested with Saddam Hussein.
"The best thing is for Iraq to let
inspectors in to satisfy the world
that they Eire not pursuing a program of developing weapons of
mass destruction," he said. "Saddam
Hussein is a poison in an already
troubled region."
McGill Student Union Executive
Member Nick Vikander asked
Manley to state his position on the
status of education in the future
Free Trade Agreement of the
Americas (FTAA).
Manley took a firm stand in
favour of the FTAA, arguing that liberalised trade benefits Canadians,
but said that the Liberal government
would protect education and health
in any free-trade agreement.
Vikander later told the Canadian
University Press he remained unsatisfied by Manley's response.
"So far, the Canadian
Government's position on this
issue has been ambiguous," said
Vikander. "[International Trade
Minister] Pierre Pettigrew has said
that education won't be included in
the agreement but [Ambassador to
the World Trade Organisation]
Sergio Marchi has said that education is a service and therefore will
not be exempt." ♦
Rate your profs...on sexiness
by Cortney Pachet RateMyProfessors.com founder
CENTRAL BUREAU and California software engineer
John Swapceinski believes the sexiness rating enhances the entertainment value of his website.
"I thought it would be fun for the
students," said Swapceinski. "In the
comments students were writing
Tie's cute' or 'she's cute."
Swapceinski says the site should
act as a source for students selecting
professors or courses, not as a measure of their attractiveness.
To protect against misuse,
Swapceinsky says the site goes
through several levels of screening
to ensure nothing libelous or profane is presented on the site. A filter
automatically removes any profanity and comments are read by screen-
ers within 24 hours of being posted.
A red flag system is also in place for
users to alert the screeners of any
inappropriate comments.
"It's a form of freedom of
speech," stated Morton. "As long as
the comments on the site are not targeting qualities of the individual that
are irrelevant to teaching."
One thing all three seem to agree
on is the merit of being able to criticise a professor.
Swapceinski said the focus of the
website is on the student, not on the
teacher. "It's not a concern of mine
if professors like the site," he said.
The website has had mixed
reviews from professors.
"Some professors have written in
and demanded to be taken off,"
admitted Swapceinski "Others write
in and jokingly complain that they
have no chili pepper [the sexiness
symbol]." ♦
WINNIPEG (CUP)-Students across
North America can rate the sexiness
of their professors on a popular website, but some students and professors are calling it mean-spirited and
More than 8000 students in
Central Canada have used
RateMyProfessors.com to grade
their professors. The site gives students the opportunity to rate their
professors based on a list of four categories: helpfulness, clarity, easiness
and sexiness.
Marc Ducusin, a fourth-year
English Honours student at the
University of Winnipeg, believes the
site is mean-spirited.
"Generally, I'm against censorship," said Ducusin. "But I certainly
hope professors won't go to see this
site. They would have to have a really thick skin."
He also fells the sexiness category is irrelevant
"[Sexiness] never enters my
mind at all," said Ducusin. "That's
not something I look for in a professor. I think I'm a bit more concerned about the way they speak,
their teaching style and the assignments they give."
"I think that sexiness can be relevant in terms of the student's engagement with the course," said Dr Mark
Morton, Assistant Professor of
English at the University of
Winnipeg, who has been rated
favourably on the site. "If I were creating that site I wouldn't call it a sexiness rating, but a charisma rating." THE UBYSSEY
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Instructors in training to teach self-
defence program to women
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by Chris Shepherd
The Rape Aggression Defence (RAD) program is
returning to UBC starting this week. RAD has been
at UBC since 1989, and teaches women how to deal
with threatening situations.
Training of the instructors began on Monday
and ends Wednesday, after 33 hours of training.
Five men and five women are taking the course and
if they complete all of the requirements they will be
able to teach the course.
One of the students taking the instructor course
is Brian Maclean, a Science student at UBC.
Maclean, who is also a Speakeasy and Sexual
Assault Support Centre volunteer, has been looking
forward to being able to take the course.
"It's just a way for a guy to get involved,"
Maclean said of the opportunity to teach the
The RAD program originated in the US and was
designed by Laurence Nadeau, a former US army
colonel and police officer.
The course is taught by a team of one man and
one woman and is currently offered to women only.
"If there is a mixed group with men, women may
not feel comfortable if they're survivors of a sexual
assault" said Tom Claxton, Community Relations
Officer with Campus Security and one of the trainers with RAD.
"Some stuff comes up in the course that it wouldn't be appropriate for men other than the instructors to be involved [with]," Claxton added.
The RAD program has two main components:
safely tips and physical safety techniques.
Examples of safety tips include relatively easy
steps to reduce the chance of an attack. These
include measures like ensuring that car doors are
locked and staying aware of the surroundings.
RAD also teaches skills that some people may
take for granted.
"We also talk about describing people," said
Claxton. "At lunch hour we'll have people go and
take a snapshot of somebody in their mind and see
if they can recount as many characteristics of that
person as possible."
Another issue covered is the choice a woman has
about whether or not to resist when attacked, which
can be a very personal choice, said Claxton.
"Lots of cases from [US] statistics have shown
that resistance is the best chance of surviving an
attack," Claxton said. "Each situation is, of course,
The simulations involve numerous defense techniques for various situations and attackers' body
types, and includes moves such as the "hammer
first to the forearm," and "straight kick to the
Women pay between $15 and $50 and instructors volunteer their time to teach the course. The
fees students pay go toward the costs of the manual
that the women recieve.
Classes of 15 to 20 people will be offered in the
SUB in rooms donated by the Alma Mater Society.
Women interested in signing up can check out the
Campus Security website.at www.securify.ubc.ca. ♦
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Come and sing your heart out at Karaoke Tuesdays at the
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XFM Thursdays at the Pit Pub
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XFM radio personalities. 9:30 pm sharp!
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great trekker.
Great Trekker Award Nominations
Each year, the Alma Mater Society presents the Great Trekker
Award to a UBC alumnus.This award was established in 1950
to commemorate the Great Trek of 1922, and recognizes
individuals who have achieved eminence in their respective
fields, made a special contribution to the community, and
maintained a continued interest in UBC. Past winners have
included former Prime Minister John Turner, author Pierre
Berton, and philanthropists Cecil and Ida Green.
We are currently accepting nominations for this year's recipient.
This year the theme is "achievement in health science." Please
forward any nominations to Paramjit Raj: 822-3971, SUB 238 by
Tuesday, October 15th to ensure consideration.
ubc annual general meeting
Monday, October 21,12:15 -1:00 p.m. at the Robson Square campus.
The entire proceedings will be Webcast-all staff, students and faculty are invited to view and participate in the event.
There will be an opportunity to submit questions to the speakers and university administration via the Webcast.
Link to the Webcast from 12 noon onward on October 21, at:www.ubc.ca
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Health Plan Premium Assistance Fund
health plan
Partial or full reimbursement of the health plan fee ($ 180) is available on a need-basis from the AMS and GSS.The
application for reimbursement requires detailed financial information. Please note that the deadline is October 15,
2002 for applications for the period of September 1,2002-August 31,2003.The deadline for applying for the
Assistance Fund is February 15,2003 for those students who enrolled at UBC for the first time in January 2003.
Students can fill out an application on-line atwww.gss.ubc.ca/health/application.html.
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If our beloved monarch ever consented to dropping her exquisite white gloves and entering the
ring, the Ubyssey would place their bets on Her
Royal Majesty. Why? Because—compared to the
assortment of tyrants, exiled fashion icons, and
needy figureheads of obscure countries—Her
Majesty is downright sensible.
The Sweetheart
Queen Elizabeth the Second,
Age: 76.
Birthday: April 21, 1926.
National holiday in honour of her birthday.
Second weekend of June.
Length of Rule: 50 years.
Estimated worth: $600,000 million US.
Children: Charles, Anne, Edward, Andrew.
City/palace of residence: Buckingham
Palace, London.
4 Social .Calendar; 350 official engagements
per year
Power base: Declares and appoints officials
of the government and the Anglican Church,
opens Parliament, and confers knighthoods.
X-Factor: The Queen has launched 17 ships,
mailed 3 7,000 Christmas cards, and approved
3135 acts of Parliament in her 50-year tenure
as Head of State. She's rolled up her sleeves and
served hot dogs at a royal banquet for the
American Bar Association, and pays tax on her
personal income and capital gains. She also
wears fabulous hats.
The Heavyweight
The King of Tonga, Taufa'ahau Tupou
Age: 84.
Birthday: July 4, 1918.
National Holiday in honour of his birthday:
Independence  Day in the US on July 4—
although most Americans don't know who the
King of Tonga is.
Length of Rule: 3 7 years.
Children: Three sons, one daughter.
Nepotism: King Tupou's oldest son is the
Minister of Foreign Affairs.
City/palace of residence: The Palace, PO Box
6, Nukaulofa, Tonga.
Previous Job Experience: Was Minister of
Health and Education from 1943 to 1950, and
Prime Minister of Tonga from 1950 to 1965.
Power base: King Tupou declared himself
sovereign in 1945. He appoints the Supreme
Court and the Cabinet, and controls the country's estimated $49 million bank account.
X-FactoK King Tupou was declared the heaviest monarch in the world in 1976, weighing in
at 443 pounds. He was subsequently put on a
diet that soon became the national health plan,
and now goes to the gym three times a week.
For an octogenarian, that's not bad. Whether
his bodyguards do his workouts for him is
another question entirely.
The Prince of Liechtenstein, Hans Adam II.
Age: 57.
Birthday. February 14, 1945.
National holiday in honour of his birthday
Perhaps in Liechenstein, they send roses to the
king instead of to each other on Valentine's Day.
Length of rule: 13 years.
Children: One son.
Need for Validation: In February of 2002,
Hans threatened to go into self-imposed exile if
the government denied him more political
power. All 32,000 of his royal subjects have yet
to protest
City/palace of residence: Vaduz Castle, plus
several palaces outside of the Prinicipality of
Liechtenstein, including one in Vienna.
Power base: The prince has the power to
make princely decrees for the security and welfare of the state in times of emergency without
consent of the people—as long as he can get the
Head of the Government to co-sign the papers.
X-Factor: By far the youngest of the monarchy, he's also something of a babe, who
makes a point of never wearing ceremonial
dress in order to "be more culturally relevant'
It seems to have worked, as Heath Ledger,
another babe, pretended to be the Baron of
Liechtenstein in A Knight's Tale.
The Underdog
The Empress of Iran, Farah Pahlavi.
Age: 65.
Birthday 1938.
National holiday in honour of her birthday
Exiled in 1979, it's safe to say that the Queen
rarely receives birthday cards from the 6 7 million citizens of Iran.
Length of rule: In her mind, she's still the
queen. For the rest of country, she doesn't exist.
Children: four (seemingly the royal requirement—see Queen of England, King of Tonga).
City/palace of residence: it's a secret, as the
Queen has been hiding from the media for the
past 40 years.
Power base: She has her own website.
X-factor: Often compared to Jackie Kennedy,
Queen Farah is a patron of the arts, and something of a fashion icon to "millions of Iranian
women." (Except for the fact that she wears
pants, which is strictly prohibited in most parts
of the Islamic world) ♦
Rallies are important!
At that rally on October 3 outside
UBC's Main Library ("Students
protest at Main Library" [Oct4]),
where Premier Campbell was giving a speech, protesters spoke
about things like how the government's income tax cut has led to the
biggest budget deficit in BC history,
how hundreds of millions of dollars
in lost revenue went back into the
pockets of BC's wealthy and how
the government knowingly lied
when they said the cuts would pay
for themselves.
Other speakers gave first hand
accounts of the impact of government cutbacks. The head of Women
Against Violence Against Women
(WAVAW) spoke of the effect of the
funding cut to WAVAW's rape crisis
line. A handicapped aboriginal
man talked about his experiences
as a squatter at the old Woodward's
store, where police reactions have
included throwing the squatters
belongings into the garbage and
"using heavy handed tactics which
left him requiring over a dozen
stitches. He still hopes for some
kind of social housing in the
provincially-owned building. '.
These were interesting stories,
but two things about the rally struck
me as really strange. University
administrators were standing nearby at the door to the Main Library,
and smiled broadly as they greeted
well-dressed people coming to hear
the premier. Yet it is this premier,
and his government, which have
made it necessary for libraries to
cutback services, hours and periodical collections.
The other strange thing was seeing students, looking smug or
embarrassed, pushing through the
rest of us who had gathered to listen. Here was an opportunity for
them to hear voices seldom heard
in our community, to involve
themselves just a bit in social
action—in fact, to benefit from
some elements of a true education.
But most of the young people on
Wednesday were quite literally
passing this opportunity by.
—James Boucher
Vancouver, BC
Unimpressed with us
In the news section of the Ubyssey,
dated October 1, an article entitled
"Uniting Against Globalisation"
appeared. Unfortunately, there are
several corrections which have to
be made. The first correction which
should be made concerns a certain
quotation attributed to a statement
allegedly made by myself appearing on the first page. Referring to
the connection between globalisation and the war in Iraq and
Palestine, the news writer wrote
that I said the following: "The two
are inextricably linked. [These conflicts] are fundamentally about oil-
not just these, but every other conflict in the world."
I did not say the latter part of
this quote, nor would I posit or
even think something of the sort I
did not say every conflict is about
oil, though this is definitely true
about this particular conflict. What
I did say was that every conflict in
the world is fundamentally economic in nature and, therefore,
about the control of resources,
commodities and cheap labour.
The second thing that should be
pointed out is that the focus of the
protest at Grandview Park was not
on globalisation, but rather on
imperialism in Iraq and Palestine.
Though many at the event, I am
sure, link globalisation (or what
would much more accurately be
described as 'advanced global capitalism') directly to imperialism,
this was jnot a view shared by all.
This is an extremely important
point There were people at the
protest who do not share this opinion and there are many more out
there who may oppose the brutal
and hypocritical actions of the
United States and Israeli states, yet
do not have an anti-capitalist/imperialist analysis.
—Jagdeep Singh Mangat
External Relations Officer,
Simon Fraser Student Society
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Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Stars
at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
Oct 5
by Cait McKinney
Saturday night's performance by the Dizzy
Gillespie Alumni All-Stars was a reminder that
bebop jazz is still alive and kicking. Dizzy may
have departed the jazz world years ago, but his
spirit was definitely alive at the Chan Centre
Saturday evening.
Led by John Faddis, arguably the best living
jazz trumpeter, the All-Stars are a rotating
group of musicians who played with Dizzy at
different stages in his career. Saturday's show
featured Faddis on trumpet, James Moody on
sax and flute, Slide Hampton on trombone,
John Lee on bass, Dennis Mackrel on drums
and Vancouver's own Renee Rosnes on piano.
The show opened with a powerful run
through Gillespie's classic, "Groovin High," featuring Faddis's masterful trumpet skill. Lee's
percussion shot to life with an amazing solo,
setting a high standard for the rest of the night
The band played several well known classics, including "Salt Peanuts," "Birks Works'
and Thelonius Monk's "Round Midnight" The
highlight of the show came towards the end,
with an inspiring rendition of Gillespie's most
famous work, "A Night in Tunisia." This song
marked Dizzy's initial mixture of traditional
Afro-Cuban rhythms with contemporary jazz.
Faddis embodied Gillespie's often eerie trumpeting in the dramatic solo that ended the
The concert also featured the same sort of
humour that is such a quintessential part of
Dizzy's five recordings. At one point during the
show, Moody told Faddis, "John, you look like a
million dollars." Faddis replied, "You ain't
never seen a million dollars." Moody's return:
"That's what I'm talkin' about You look like
something I ain't never seen."
The best thing about the night was seeing so
many living jazz legends together in one room,
paying tribute to the man who changed their
genre of music. Hearing James Moody's voice
on "Poor Joe" was a flashback to Gillespie's
original recordings. I could almost hear the
crackle of spinning vinyl in the background..
Dizzy's profound influence on John Faddis
was evident throughout the concert. As
Diz2y's protege through the 80s, he was often
called "Young Diz." Saturday night was proof
that he's earned this tide. Faddis's solo at the
end of "A Night in Tunisia" rivaled Dizzy's
own work. His innovative improvisation featured noises that I didn't know a trumpet
could make.
Overall, a great night for jazz fans and one
of few tributes that manages to do its subject
justice. ♦
Faculty of Arts
The call for nominations for student representatives to the Faculty of Arts
has resulted in the following constituencies being filled by acclamation:
First, Second, Third, Fourth Year, Diploma and Graduate Students:
A.2: Art History, Visual Art and Theory                      Michelle Casavant
A?5: Classical,, Near Eastern & Religious Studies          Daniel Grice
A. 10: History      x                                                   Chris Eaton
A.11: Journalism, General B.A. Program, Canadian     Claude D'Souza
B.1: First Year Arts Students:                                   Kristina Smith
8.2:. Second Year Students:                                    Lori Lam
Third Year, Fourth Year, Diploma and Graduate Students:
The following students were elected by majority vote:
A.7: English                                                         Joanna Track
A. 15: Philosophy                                                   KylaDennedy
A. 16: Political Science                                          Kari Nelson
Run-off elections resulted in the following:
A. 7 Anthropology and Sociology
A.6: Economics
Tim J. Cairns Shand
Michael Kotrly
Judy Barry, Dean of Arts Office
Faculty of Arts
Problem-Based Learning Option
Bachelor of Education Degree
Students enrolled in this option are invited to an
Important Meeting   -
Thursday October 10,2002
3:30 pm
British Columbia College of Teachers
#405 - 1385 West Eighth Avenue
Vancouver, BC
The knowledge and job-ready skills that BCIT students
gain are of great benefit to our organization. They are able
to hit the ground running with relevant technical skills.
Sue Melik
Technical Recruiter
Crystal Decisions
With BCIT training focused o'n industry needs, we find
the graduates to be weil-rounded in all facets of the
aviation industry.
Robert C. Brown
Manager, Line Maintenance, Vancouver
Air Canada Technical Services
Visit BCIT's BIG info Session Oct 23
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Eight consecutive shut-outs, nine wins
and ten game points make the women's
soccer team number one in the country
this week. The winning formula
includes rookie goalkeeper Hannah
Soichet and UBC strikers Kristine Jack
and Sarah Regan, who are ranked in the
top 15 goal scorers in the country. The
Birds are now headed down the final
stretch of their regular season, with a
roadtrip to Calgary and Lethbridge.
The men battled against Victoria this
week to snatch a much-needed point,
tying up the Vikes 1-1 Sunday and moving into third place in the Canada West
Steve Frazao tore up the field as usual,
sealing die tie in the last five minutes..
The Birds are off the grass this week
before they join the women on the road.
Shrum Bowl
While the football team was taking a
quick break at halftime, a streaker was
break-dancing in the end; zone. After
wiggling out of a security guard tackle,
the fast-footed young man treated the
sell-out crowd at Thunderbird Stadium
to a 150 yard dash performance before
scrambling over a fence and out of the
grasp of stadium security.
Wall of Fame
After thirteen years of careful
research. Athletics Historian Fred
Hume watched the unveiling of the UBC
Wall of Fame on Friday evening at the
War Memorial Gym. With almost 100
former athletes and influential educators in attendance and enough wine
and cheese for all, the event was a success. 'I think people were honoured to
see their face and name on the wall."
said Hume. "I did get the odd person
that came up and suggested that I
change their picture—now that they
realise they're all over the world."
The oldest person in attendance was
Mary CampbelL the star of UBC's 1930
world championship basketball team.
In her 90's. She is still quicker than
most After this Ubyssey editor sat
down next to Campbell and remarked
that she was famous, she smarfly
replied, "And you're tall." To take a closer look at UBC folks who are both tall
and famous, the Wall of Fame is on the
web at www.ubcsportshalloSame.com.
Wall of Shame
The UBC cheer squad may provide
pep for most teams, but don't expect
them to throw any punches when the
going gets rough. They simply stood
back to watch as UBC mascot
Lightening was mauled by 12 burly SFU
cheerleaders at the Shrum Bowl Friday
night. Instead of joining the fray and
aiding the hapless Thunderbird, the
squad blinked as Lightening was
chased along the sidelines and tackled
* in the endzone. ♦
Birds mauled
by Bears
by Dan Morris
Opening night for the UBC men's
hockey team began with one of the
toughest draws in all of the
Western Division: the University of
Alberta Golden Bears (U of A). And
yet; despite not having made the
playoffs in a few decades and then
drawing the number one ranked
team, there was optimism going
into Friday night's game. This season is the first for head coach
Milan Dragicevic, who brings a
fresh start to the new season.
In the first period, the Bears
came out storming, peppering
UBC goalie Robert File with shot
after shot. UBC didn't make any-'
thing better by drawing two early
penalties in the first five minutes.
File made several great saves, and
the Birds, though being badly out-
shot, were able to stake a claim to
a 1-0 lead on a low shot by forward Tim McEachen:" I got the
puck down low from [forward
Trevor] Alto, on my stick and got it
past the goalie."
Six minutes later, a horrible
clearance attempt by the U of A
Goalie led to a gift right on the
stick of Matt Reid. The Birds were
up 2-0 on the top team in the
Western Division. The T-Birds
were out shot 15-6 in the period,
but were up 2-0 on the strength of
opportunistic play and Robert
File's outstanding netminding.
But the T-Birds got into penalty
trouble in the second period, and
the Bears quickly capitalized on a
power-play marker. With the
score 2-1, File conceded a weak
low wrist shot by Steve Shrum
halfway through the period, and
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all of a sudden, the game was
even at two points. Angry with
their unfocused play, a melee
broke out at the end of the period
and one UBC player was sent off
the ice.
Properly re-focused, the Birds
came out of the locker room with
renewed vigour. A great point
shot by new defensemen Ryan
Thrusell gave UBC the lead once
again. However, Alberta quickly
responded to tie the game once
again. With two minutes left, UBC
took a foolish penalty—and forward Steve Shrum-who had
burned UBC all night-gave the
Bears the 4-3 edge for the victoiy.
After the game, Dragicevic
commented on the team's defensive troubles, as UBC was outshot
33-15. "Any time you have a 2-0
lead you have to hold it. We sat
back too much. We can't win by
allowing 33 shots a game."
Despite the loss, Robert File
was one of the notable players of
the game, making 29 saves,
including an absolutely sensational paddle save in the third period,
keeping UBC in the game.
Forward Nils Anton was quick to
praise File. "He was standing on
his head. They [would] have been
up by three if not for Filchy's
Defensive zone coverage was a
re-occurring issue throughout the
BEAR ATTACK: Alberta takes the Birds to the ice. roberto
game, as the T-Birds often found
themselves trapped in their own
end. Furthermore, numerous crucial penalties gave Alberta the
ability to regain control of the
game. "Their forwards are small
and their defensemen are big—
they can clutch and grab us. We
have to get more pucks on the
net," commented forward Matt
Reid, who scored UBC's second
goal of the night.
Saturday night, the Birds were
sluggish from the get-go and
found themselves in a 2-0 hole by
the end of the first period. The re-
occurring theme, though, was that
UBC was once again heavily out-
shot: 15-5 in the period and 3 7-20
overall. The Birds finally got on
the scoreboard with a goal from
forward Corey LaFreniere, but
were unable to get the equalizer.
However, T-Birds goalie Robert
File stopped 34 of 37 shots, proving that he has ample ability to
keep UBC in the game.
Unfortunately, Dragicevic's
debut did not start out ideally, but
there were some positive signs.
UBC, especially in the first game,
was able to compete with one of
the best teams in the nation, and
if not for a few lapses, could have
won the game. With goalie Robert
File giving the Birds a chance to
win every night, UBC now has to
focus on getting more pucks on
the net and tightening up their
defensive zone coverage. UBC
plays next Friday and Saturday at
home against Saskatchewan. ♦
irds lose Shrum; miss playoffs
Running back Dan
Lazzaru was the lone
Thunderbird to make
it to the end zone in
Friday's contest,
catching a 36 yard
pass from quarterback Rob Kenney for
the touchdown. SFU
won 22-12, taking
home the Cup, and
stamping out all UBC
hopes of making it to
the playoffs. Coach
Lou Deslauriers now
has the unenviable
task of motivating his
team to play well in
their last two games
of the season. UBC
has yet to win a
game, with a 0-5
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