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Katie Jeanes was trekking through Bali in 2011
when she got the inspiration for her latest company,
HelenJean is an online retailer that produces
made-to-order dresses, taking away the fitting-room stress many women feel. The company
turned one year old in September 2013, but to the
26-year-old entrepreneur, the company is only one
of her many business initiatives.
Jeanes finished her kinesiology degree back in
2009, where she was heavily involved with UBC
REC while on campus. Halfway through her last
term at UBC, she decided the physiotherapy career
she had originally planned on wasn't actually for
Upon graduating, she started a job that was
research heavy, but didn't stick with it for long;
her entrepreneurial side called, and she went on to
launch A Little More Good, a digital strategy agency
now in its third year. Then, she took her trip to Bali,
where she bought a few tailor-made suits, coats and
dresses, and the idea for HelenJean was born.
"I knew there were some custom options for men
like Indochino, but there [weren't] any for women,
so I thought I would start HelenJean so we could do
custom clothing for women," she said.
It's a truism for many people: once you get into
the change room, the ideas you had in your head
don't always transfer onto your body.
"We're always thinking, T wish this was bigger;
I wish this was smaller,'" Jeanes said. Named after
her two grandmothers Helen and Jean, her company's dresses are customized specifically to the requirements of customers. Jeanes herself designs the
collections, but there are also collaborative options
for clients who want extra touches such as pockets.
Jeanes has always loved clothes and considers
herself a more "sciencey-social media person," but
the support from the people in the fashion industry
has helped her get started.
The relationship with the tailor she met in Bali
helps keep her business successful. She works with
a co-op, a collection of families who source the
material and sew the clothes. Since starting her
business, Jeanes has gone back to Bali to work with
her suppliers, and plans to return in the near future.
What keeps Jeanes going is seeing women transform from feeling insecure about their bodies to
"super-confident, watch-out-world-I-can-do-any-
thing," all by wearing one of her custom-fit dresses.
HelenJean dresses don't have size numbers on
their tags; rather, they have "intention tags" where
customers put down how they feel when they wear
their dress. Some examples include "beautiful,"
"strong" and "really, really good-looking."
This summer, Jeanes started a campaign on
Indigogo, the online crowdfunding platform, to
raise enough money for the next six months to
bring HelenJean across North America. Although
it fell short of the $10,000 goal, the exposure and
the $6,000 raised helped to expand the clientele.
Shoppers from Georgia, Chicago and San Francisco
all ordered HelenJean dresses online.
HelenJean just launched their fall collection, and
will soon be releasing their holiday collection. How
does Jeanes keep all her projects balanced?
"I don't," she laughs. "I'm not really good at work-
life balance, but basically I just block my time.
"It's an unbalanced balancing act."
Her advice for aspiring entrepreneurs is simple: "Just start," Jeanes said. She finds everyone
has this need for every piece of the puzzle to be
worked out before beginning, but you'll never be
prepared enough.
"You are going to make mistakes," she said, but it
is all a learning process. XI
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Sexual assault on campus
Police issue warning after woman groped
Will McDonald
News Editor
RCMP have issued a warning
after a 19-year-old student was
sexually assaulted on campus
over the weekend.
According to an RCMP release,
the woman was walking alone
along the 6300 block of Biological Sciences Road on Saturday
morning around 2:45 a.m. when
a man grabbed her from behind,
then carried her to a garden and
groped her. Biological Sciences
Road extends from Swing Space
to the new Earth Sciences
Building. The suspect fled after
the woman screamed and fought
RCMP described the suspect
as "olive skinned, mid to late
20s with an unshaven face ...
approximately 5'8" with a thin
build ... wearing a dark blue
hoodie with the hood over his
head, dark pants and running
RCMP said the assault was
an isolated incident, but issued
a warning reminding people
walking alone on campus to be
vigilant. XI
The sexual assault occured on Biological Sciences Road.
COPE 378 passes strike vote
AMS administrative staff voted in favour of job action.
Will McDonald
News Editor
Unionized AMS administrative
staff voted in favour of job action on
Monday night.
The 17 AMS administrative staff,
represented by a bargaining unit
within COPE 378, voted 93 per cent
in favour of job action at a meeting
last night.
COPE 378 spokesperson Jarrah
Hodge said the union does not know
what form the job action would take.
She said they are waiting to hear if
the AMS is willing to return to the
bargaining table before they decide
if job action is necessary.
"I think it's in everyone's interest
to make sure that we get a fair deal
and that there's no disruptions," said
"The members are clear that the
work that they do is important and
it needs to be treated accordingly. So
if they have to take job action, they
Hodge said she is hopeful the
AMS will be willing to return
to negotiations.
"We're just keeping our fingers
crossed right now. We're ready to
back it up with action, but we hope
that won't be necessary and that the
AMS will return to the table and
negotiate something," Hodge said.
AMS President Caroline Wong
said the AMS was unaware of the
strike vote.
"From our perspective, we
haven't seen any notification of this
[strike vote] yet The union has not
given us any notification of their
secret ballot yet. So we'll just wait
until we hear the notification,"
said Wong.
COPE 378 members voted 60
per cent against a proposed tentative agreement with the AMS
in August. XI
CUS endowment
referendum passes
The referendum to place $300,000 in an endowment fund passed with 472 votes.
Will McDonald
News Editor
The Commerce Undergraduate
Society passed a referendum on
Sept. 29 to place $300,000 in an
endowment with the university.
The vote passed with 472 students in favour and 82 against.
The CUS had accumulated over
$441,644 in budget surplus as of
May 2013.
The CUS tried to create an
endowment last year, but the
motion failed after AMS Council raised several objections to
the plan. Councillors argued
that the previous agreement
gave too much control of the
money to the university and the
Faculty of Commerce, rather
than to students. Councillors
also questioned whether UBC
Investment Management Trust
(IMANT) was the best place to
invest the money.
Newly-elected CUS president
Sean Fleming worked on the endowment agreement as a member
of the CUS Board of Directors.
He said the university can still
change the agreement unilaterally, but there are more restrictions
on how they can change it.
"The language surrounding
that was originally quite vague
and generic and we added in a lot
more language surrounding what
had to go into that alternation
process," Fleming said. "If you're
going to change it, it has to benefit students."
Fleming said IMANT is the
best investment for the CUS's
leftover money, but they also
considered a few other options,
including investing in the AMS
endowment or using the money
as a down payment for a new
Commerce student space.
Fleming said the money in the
endowment is expected to generate around $10,000 every year
in interest, which could be used
to pad the CUS budget or provide
additional services. Another referendum this year lowered CUS
fees from $266 to $245.
Once the money is placed in
the endowment, the CUS will
have to get approval from the
UBC Board of Governors before
they can take any money out of
the endowment.
Fleming said he was uncertain
whether the CUS would ever be
able to remove the money from
the endowment to build a student
"It's better to treat it as not
able to retrieved because we're
not sure ...the contract requires
Board of Governors approval
which can be challenging to get
... but it is possible."
According to Fleming, interest
from the endowment to fund
year-to-year projects or services
would be the best way to use the
CUS money to benefit Commerce
students of the past, present
and future.
"I think it's the best choice
given all our constraints as a
student society," said Fleming.
"All that money that's paid in will
actually do good, rather than just
sit in our operating accounts." XI
Hackers bring down UBC sites with denial-of-service attack
Sarah Bigam
News Editor
Hackers tried to shut down
a number of UBC websites
on Tuesday.
The distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack was first
reported at 9:18 on Tuesday
morning. Affected sites were intermittently available throughout
the morning.
A distributed denial-of-service
attack is a common method hackers use to take down websites.
The affected areas included
http://cms.ubc.ca, http://elearn-
ing.ubc.ca, http://presid.ent.
FASMail, CWL authentication
for Wi-Fi, voicemail and other
services such as the Student
Service Centre and SISC. Connect
could still be accessed through an
alternative link.
By 12:15 p.m., the attack had
subsided and the network had
been restored. Jennifer Woo,
communications manager for UBC
IT, said that as the IT network
management centre was tracing
back to the source of the attacks,
the attacks stopped. The incident
is still under investigation.
UBC also reported at 1:35 p.m.
on Monday that some sites — including http://cms.ubc.ca, http://
elearning.ubc.ca and http://presi-
dent.ubc.ca — were unavailable,
though none of the bulletins verified that yesterday's and today's
incidents were related.
Woo said that at the moment,
no connection has been found between the Tuesday attack and the
issues experienced on Monday.
Although they are investigating, Woo was skeptical that the
culprits would be found.
"With these things, it's difficult
to trace where they come from,"
she said. "Unfortunately in some
cases — and this is true for all of
these types of attacks — is that you
never find out who it is."
Woo said that such attacks are
not common, although in a written
statement released on Monday
night, she said that DDoS attacks
are becoming more prevalent in
the higher education space.
"I don't remember [in] recent
times one [attack] of this magnitude," Woo said. "Unfortunately,
it's possible for any organization
to be attacked [like this] if you are
connected to the Internet. We do
everything we canto mitigate this
type of attack." XI
A distributed denial-of-service attack affected several UBC websites this week NEWS    I   THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3,2013
is new
Fleming won with 71.6 per cent of the vote.
Milicia Palinic
Sean Fleming has been elected as
the new president of the Commerce Undergraduate Society.
In light of the recent FROSH
rape cheer scandal, the previous president Enzo Woo and VP
engagement Gillian Ong resigned
from their positions as advised
by Robert Helsley, dean of the
Sauder School of Business.
Fleming, a fifth-year marketing student, won with 71.6
per cent of the vote, beating out
Muieen Cader, who received 11.8
per cent of the vote.
Fleming served as CUS VP
engagement last year, and currently serves on the CUS board of
Given Fleming's experience in
the CUS, he ran believing he was
well-suited for the job, especially
having to take over mid-year.
"It's a very challenging
situation to step into," Fleming
said. "I was already part of the
organization [as a member of the
board of directors] basically at
the same level as president, so it
made sense to step in when Enzo
[Woo] had to resign."
Fleming declined to comment
on Woo's resignation following
the FROSH rape cheer revelation.
After the cheer gained international attention, the CUS
pledged $250,000 towards a new
professional position aimed at
fighting sexualized violence and
misogyny on campus.
The CUS board can approve
$50,000 inunbudgeted expenditures per year. Fleming
said he supports the decision
to put $50,000 towards the
new position.
The CUS also pledged to
support a referendum to give
the remaining $200,000
to continue funding those
counselling services.
"The $200,000 of the
$250,000 will be up to the students to decide whether that's
a good use of their student fees
to tackle some of the problems
that were uncovered during the
recent media issues," Fleming
said. XI
A new working group made up of students and representatives from UBC administration aims to promote accessibility to alternatives to bottled water.
UBC-wide initiative promotes tap water
Amy Spence
A recent and ongoing UBC initiative is hoping to change students'
views on bottled water.
Springing from UBC Common
Energy's Tap That petition to
ban the sale of disposable plastic
water bottles on campus, the
newly formed Tap Water Declaration Working Group has met
regularly since last term to come
up with ways to increase access
to, and educate students about,
the drinking water already available free of charge from faucets
on campus.
The working group is made up
of 11 representatives from AMS
Sustainability, Common Energy,
Student Housing and Hospitality Services, Athletics, UBC
Marketing, Building Operations,
the SEEDS program and UBC
Food Services. Over the past four
months, the committee's research
has shifted the focus of the campaign from banning bottled water
to "celebrating the tap."
"We took the flavour of what
UBC really is, about getting to
truth and doing what's right, and
that's how we got to ... celebrating
the tap," said Victoria Wakefield,
working group chair and Student Housing and Hospitality
purchasing manager.
The group hopes to reduce the
sale of disposable bottles significantly by providing access to
drinking water close to all washrooms, food service locations
and high-density outdoor areas,
without resorting to an outright
ban. Wakefield said the group will
remain in existence until this goal
is met.
Wakefield said that to increase
water accessibility, the working
group has proposed several changes to UBC's current drinking
water situation, including installing a universal symbol in buildings to indicate the location of a
drinking water source, creating a
mobile app to help students locate
the nearest source, fixing or upgrading current water fountains
and making Waterfillz stations
wheelchair accessible.
There is currently no set date
for when all of these changes
will be completed, but the AMS
is currently working with the
supplier to develop prototypes for
wheelchair-accessible Waterfillz
stations, according to Wakefield.
Wakefield predicts that once
this infrastructure is put in place,
the demand for bottled water will
"You won't spend your money
on that when you can buy beer,
you can buy another burger — you
won't spend it on water which is
You won't spend your
money on [water] when
you can buy beer,
you can buy another
Victoria Wakefield
Tap Water Declaration Working
Group chair
Wakefield said she isn't sure if a
ban on bottled water sales at food
outlets is the final goal. "That's
removing an option that the community desires and needs," she said.
The group also found that an
outright campus ban on bottled
water would be impossible, since
it is required to keep bottled water
around the university as part of
disaster response plans.
Another large part of the initiative is education. The group found
that bottled water is also popular in
dorm rooms and at athletic events,
and is sometimes handed out at
club events — all of which are out of
UBC's direct control.
"It's short-sighted to target just
food outlets or vending that have
bottled water," Wakefield said. "We
need to be addressing the purchasing and the consumer habits at all
Last winter, a petition run by
Common Energy asking the university to make a commitment by
March 13,2013 to go "bottled water-
free" was signed by over 3,000
students, according to Common
Energy's Campaign Team co-leader
and second-year Land and Food
Systems student Veronika Bylicki.
Bylicki said that while last year's
campaign lobbied for the infra-
structural and policy change which
is now in the works, this year Common Energy will focus on behavioural change. By raising awareness
about the benefits of drinking tap
water through documentary film
screenings andtap-versus-bottled
taste tests, Common Energy aims to
help educate any wary drinkers.
"It's really about changing that
behaviour and making reusable
bottles more of the staple item to
have at UBC, and really pushing
[and] spreading awareness about
those water alternatives," said
Bylicki. XI
UBC phasing out pharmacy bachelors degree
Karen Wang
2018 is expected to be the last year
a class of UBC students graduates with a bachelor's degree
in pharmacy.
Pharmacy schools across Canada
are transitioning to providing a doctor of pharmacy, or PharmD, program as the entry-to-practice level
of training. UBC is following suit.
Despite the name, PharmD is
not a PhD program — it is closer
to an MD. Students will enter the
four-year program after completing
at least two years of prerequisite
Peter Loewen, director of the
doctor of pharmacy program at
UBC, said the reason for this shift
lies in the changing roles of pharmacists in Canada's healthcare system.
Alongwith Glenda MacDonald,
clinical assistant professor and
director of the continuing pharmacy
professional development program,
Loewen is in charge of the planning
team for the new program, scheduled to start in 2015.
Loewen said pharmacists now
do many tasks formerly handled
by doctors.
"All these things mean that
they need more trainingthan we
currently give them and more
trainingthan fits inside a bachelor's
There is already a PharmD
program at UBC, but the new
PharmD program will place an
emphasis on integrating knowledge
from different disciplines — knowledge that would traditionally be
taught separately.
"Now it's all being put together,
so when you're talking about certain
disease states, then you'll learn
everything that will apply to that at
the same time."
Another major change is a greater
focus on interprofessional learning
- learning to work in teams with
other healthcare professionals.
The new curriculum will also
have nearly twice the amount
of experiential learning, where
pharmacy students can apply their
knowledge and learn to look after
patients under the supervision of
practicing professionals.
This increased experiential
learning component appeals to
Aaron Sihota, a fourth-year pharmacy student and president of the
Pharmacy Undergraduate Society.
"That's really when you apply
what you've learned from the classroom," he said. "I think that's where
you really get to make a difference in
the lives of [others]."
Carly Webb, a fourth-year pharmacy student and the Pharmacy
Undergraduate Society's Kappa Psi
regent, shared Sihota's optimism
about the changes. "I'm pretty positive about it," she said. "I think most
students are. I think it will just help
to have pharmacists trained a bit
more, especially with all these new
skills that we're required to have."
One of the concerns raised about
the new program is its cost. "Tuition
could be something that will be a
point of contention," Sihota said,
"and always will be."
On the whole, however, Sihota
does not see any major issues with
the change.
"I think that it will really provide
new skill training for our students,
and in general, it's a positive direction that we're taking with this
For those already practicing,
UBC is also building a flexible doctor of pharmacy program to teach
the skills new pharmacists will be
learning. Students will be able to
complete the optional program at
their own pace while employed over
the course of three to five years.
The first phase of the program is
done online and the second phase
consists of 12 months of experiential
learning, which can be done nearly
anywhere in B.C. that has Internet
access. XI THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013    |    NEWS
Meet your candidates
for AMS VP academic
Former VP academic and university affairs Kiran Mahal stepped down
on Sept. 12. The position is currently filled by Mona Maleki, the interim
VP. The AMS is holding a byelection to choose a new candidate for the
remainder of the term. Campaining runs from Oct. 2 to Oct. 8. Voting will
run from Oct. 9 toll.
By Will McDonald. With files from Brandon Chow.
Photos by Will McDonald.
Anne Kessler hopes to
put her AMS experience to work as the
AMS vice-president academic and university affairs.
Kessler's platform centres
on improving the student
housing situation, and also
includes a plan to start a
campus-wide education program about sexualized violence. As a student senator,
she is currently working on
creating standardized syllabi
for courses.
Kessler cited Acadia Park
as an example of the need for
better consultation between
the university and students
on housing.
"We need to put the
pressure on the university to
consult students with what's
going on and to really listen,
and I think the VP academic position has a really big
role to play in how vocal
they are about these issues,"
said Kessler.
Kessler also wants to push
for more rights for students
as tenants on campus, since
the Residential Tenancy
Act doesn't protect students
in residence.
"[Students] don't necessarily have any rights
as renters, so when stuff
like flooding in Ponderosa happens, they have no
opportunity to say, 'You have
to compensate us for this,'"
said Kessler.
Kessler said the housing
contract should be modified to give students more
rights, while still allowing
the university to have
some protection.
A fourth-year geography
student, Kessler began her
career as a student politician when she was
elected as an Arts
representative on
the AMS Council in
her first year. Kessler
is currently the head
of the AMS legislative
procedures committee,
as well as the chair of the
student senate caucus.
Kessler said the few
months she could have in
office would be enough time
to be productive.
"There are a lot of things
that I would like to work on
that are simply too big to be
dealt with during this time,
but I think there's also time
to take on certain projects,"
said Kessler.
Kessler said that as VP
Academic she will also
continue working on her
projects as Senator.
"One of them is to create
standardized syllabi so that
there are certain elements
that professors have to
include, so students [will]
succeed because they're [not]
confused," Kessler said.
Adam Melhem, a
fifth-year political
science and economics student, is vying
for the position of AMS
vice-president academic and
university affairs.
The key points of Mel-
hem's platform include
affordable student housing
and development
of flexible
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She also wants to make
students aware of mental
health resources such as
tutoring services and the
writing centre.
"I think that [being a senator] will allow me to jump
into the [VP] position a little
bit more and work on things
because I have a fairly good
idea of what's going on with
the university and the AMS,"
said Kessler.
Kessler said in her free
time, she likes to study geography.
"I'm totally obsessed with
maps," she said. "The geographic information
center in the geog
raphy building was giving
away maps and I took 50."
learning initiatives.
Melhem said the university needs to provide
more affordable housing
to students and increase
financial aid.
"Student affordability
has to do with finding ways
for students who are not
strictly on financial aid to
receive bursaries from the
university, and housing is
to do with simply living in
Vancouver as one of the most
expensive [cities] to live [in],"
said Melhem. "It's really
important to make sure that
the dialogue revolves around
housing itself as well as student affordability."
Melhem said his biggest
focus as VP academic would
be guiding the university
as it forms new flexible
learning initiatives.
"Flexible learning is something I'm really passionate
about. Simply being spoken at
for an hour or two is simply
not effective," said Melhem.
"Flexible learning is still
in its baby stages, and so
what I really want to do is
involve the student voice
in it, because it's based on
creating the best student
environment. In order to
create that environment,
you have to have the student
voice, or you're constructing
something that has nothing to do with students,"
said Melhem.
Melhem has previously
served as the vice chair of
the Student Administrative
Commission, which oversees AMS clubs, and as the
president of Amnesty International at UBC. Melhem
said this experience will
help him take on the role of
VP academic.
Melhem said the few
months in office he could
have as VP academic would
be enough time to take on
new projects.
"Kiran [Mahal, former
VP academic,] left at a time
when there were a lot of projects that were continuing,
so I'll be able to come into
the role and continue a lot
of these projects while also
starting a lot of projects as
well," said Melhem.
Melhem, whose first language is Arabic, is originally
from Lebanon, though he
moved around a lot growing
up. He said his hobbies include playing guitar and listening to stand-up comedy. XI
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Stereophonies at the Commodore
Graffiti on the Train is Stereophonies' eigth studio album in twice as many years.
Carly Sotas
More than a decade and
a half after first adopting
the name, Stereophonies
are showing no signs of
slowing down.
Despite taking their longest break between album
releases to date, the Welsh
rock band has returned to
the spotlight for an international tour in support of
their newest album, Graffiti
on the Train.
On Sunday, Oct. 6, the
tour will bring Kelly Jones,
Richard Jones, Adam Zin-
dani and the band's newest
addition, Jamie Morrison, to
Vancouver, where they will
treat fans to a live performance at the Commodore
Nearly three years have
passed since the band
last came to Vancouver to
perform for the 2010 Winter
Olympics Victory Ceremony.
"It was an honour to be
asked to play our little part in
the celebrations," the band's
bass guitarist Richard Jones
said modestly, speaking to
The Ubyssey from his hotel
in Denver.
Though the smaller size
of the Commodore may not
compare with the scale of
the band's performance
at BC Place, Jones isn't
bothered. "It's the variety of
shows that [we] look forward
to," Jones said. "Everywhere
you go, its different. A different-sized room can create an
entirely different vibe."
Reflecting on his previous
experiences playing at the
Commodore, Jones recalled
the "really good crowd" and
"excellent acoustics" offered
by the historical venue.
"We want the
band to be the best
it can be at that
period in time,
whatever that
looks like."
Richard Jones
Stereophonies bassist
When the band released
Graffiti on the Train earlier
this year, it quickly rose to
the number three position
on the UK Album Chart.
Having released over seven
albums, Jones said, the band
was sick of the way the music
industry releases albums.
"[This time, we wanted
to] let the songs breathe and
speak as they wanted to," he
said. "[We wanted to] go back
to why we started making
music in the first place."
After building their own
studio back in the U.K,
the band had the freedom
to take a new approach to
writing the album. "[We had
our] own space to take time
with.... We didn't have that
luxury before," Jones said.
"No pressure.
"We knew as soon as we
started that it was going to
be different this time. It felt
different, and we noticed
right away."
Though the band has
been performing together
for over a decade, Jones said
that they've always had the
same goals.
"We want the band to
be the best it can be at that
period in time, whatever that
looks like," Jones said.
He admits that in
hindsight, they might have
chosen to do some things a
little differently — "I mean,
we've all had bad haircuts
and such" — but ultimately,
he has no regrets. "You can't
change the past. Life is just
too short."
The band made its first
stop in North America in Detroit on Sept 27th, and will
wrap up in London, England,
after a final performance on
November 28th. While the
tour is based on their latest
album, audiences can still
expect to hear them perform
their most popular songs,
which, according to Jones,
have "made the band what it
is today."
As Vancouver fans look
forward to Stereophonies'
Sunday night performance,
the band looks forward to
pursuing future projects,
already planning the release
of another album for fall
next year. Even as they leave
Vancouver and head back to
the U.S. for a performance in
San Francisco, it sounds like
fans still have a lot more to
look forward to from the
band in the years ahead, tl
Stereophonies are playing at
the Commodore, 868 Granville Street, on Oct 6 at 8pm.
Stravinsky at the Chan Centre
The Rite of Spring is so unconventional that when it was first performed 100 years go, the audience rioted.
Reyhana Heatherington
Senior Lifestyle Writer
One century ago, Igor Stravinsky's famous composition
The Rite of Spring premiered
in Paris accompanying the
Ballets Russes, a legendary
ballet company. This Saturday, the UBC Symphony
Orchestra will perform
the piece at a free public
concert to commemorate the
UBC's director of orchestras Jonathan Girard is a
third-generation student of
the piece's original conductor Pierre Monteux,
and he will conduct the
performance. Girard trained
with Michael Jinbo for two
years at the Pierre Monteux School for Conductors
and Orchestra Musicians
in Maine.
"This really was a major
piece, so it's pretty neat
to be able to resurrect it,"
Girard said.
The inconsistent metre
and varying beat lengths in
The Rite of Spring make it
difficult from a conductor's
perspective, but facilitating
cohesion among performers
is the top priority for Girard.
"What made Pierre Monteux so successful was that
he [was] truly dedicated to
the musicians, to seeing their
success happen," he said.
"So in some ways, that's [the]
philosophy that I've been
raised in as a conductor."
At the original 1913
performance of The Rite of
Spring, the unique demands
made of each instrument
in the orchestra presented
audiences with sounds they
had never heard before.
"It starts off in such a
high register that when the
piece was premiered, many
people in the audience didn't
think it was the bassoon performing," Girard said.
The mentally intense
piece lasts 35 minutes and
is extremely challenging
for musicians to rehearse
and perform.
"Stravinsky uses every
instrument in the orchestra
basically as a percussion
instrument at some point in
the piece, and so the players
have a very demanding
workload," Girard said.
"The whole orchestra
have to become specialists
at performing very tricky
The student orchestra of
105 players will be the largest ever assembled for a single performance at UBC, and
marks the first time The Rite
ofSpringwiW be performed
by students in Western Canada. Girard said the complex
Stravinsky requires many
talented musicians, and few
schools in North America
can rise to the challenge.
"It's an enormous task
to take this piece on, and it
really shows the quality and
the competency and the high
level of performance that's
happening here in the School
of Music," he said. "It's
very exciting that we have
such highly-trained student
musicians here that we can
mount this production."
Violinist Gabriele
Thielmann is in her fourth
and final year in the UBC
Orchestra. She is looking
forward to the variety of
the concert's program,
which also includes Maurice Ravel's Pavanefor a
Dead Princess and Mother
Goose suite.
"We have kind of sweet
and simple Ravel, and then
very complex, rhythmical
Stravinsky, so it will be a
very well-rounded program," she said.
The repetitive elements
of Stravinsky's work make
the piece unique, as each
small section is repeated in
unpredictable patterns and
"That's kind of what
makes The Rite of Spring
challenging to play as a performer, just because it kind
of toys with everybody's expectations," Thielmann said.
Thielmann hopes the
concert will help highlight the talent of the UBC
Symphony Orchestra and
bring orchestra music to a
broader audience.
"I've met some people
in my non-music classes
that didn't even know
UBC had an orchestra,"
she said. "If just a couple
people attend that haven't
been before, it's very
fulfilling for me as a performer to know that I've
reached a wider audience
that way." U
The concert will take place
Saturday Oct. S at 8p.m.
at the Chan Centre for the
Performing Arts. Admission
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Brains in demand on Death Island
Multimedia production company launches sequel to immersive horror experience
The Zombie Syndrome is a synthesis of improvisational theatre, scavenger hunt, murder mystery, and fairground horror experience.
Angela Tien
The end of the world is coming —
and it's going to be fun.
This October, the Virtual Stage,
a Vancouver-based theatre and film
production company, will launch
The Zombie Syndrome: On Death
Island, a roving, smartphone-enabled, site-specific, zombie-themed,
theatrical scavenger hunt adventure. That's a mouthful — but like
all things original, it's difficult to
describe with just a few words.
On Death Island is an interactive
play staged at various locations
around the city, explored by audiences numbering no more than
15 in size. Last year, The Zombie
Syndrome: No Exit was nominated
for several awards, and won Jessie
awards for both Outstanding
Production and Critics' Choice
Innovation. With the success of
last year's production, the Virtual
Stage received support from all
levels of government for this
year's show, including the Canada
Council for the Arts, the British
Columbia Arts Council and City
of Vancouver. There are also two
student groups playing zombies:
the senior classes of Lord Byng
Secondary School and Killarney
Secondary School.
Two of the actors from the
show, Dustin Freeland and Raphael Kepinski, are graduates of
Studio 58 in Langara, along with
the artistic director of the Virtual
Stage, Andy Thompson. Kepinski,
who plays the mad scientist Sgt.
Sullivan, graduated from UBC
with a bachelor of science in cellular biology and genetics. On Death
Island is Kepinski's fifth Virtual
Stage production.
"I do have a science degree, so I
can correct Andy's things," Kepinski joked. "[But] it is a zombie
virus, so he doesn't have to obey
too many things.
"The whole show is like seven
different plays in seven different
sites," he said. "Last year, sometimes we had to slow people down
while the next group moves in.
There's a lot of improv involved."
Sgt. Sullivan, Kepinski said, is
the source of the undead outbreak.
"[Sullivan is an] evil genius who
has mutated the zombie virus and
he has this kind of electrical device that can control the zombies,"
Kepinski said. "[He was] responsible for the outbreak last year [in
No Exit]. The whole show is [the
audience] trying to find [his] lair."
Freeland, who plays Sgt.
Benjamin Allan, met Thompson through the Virtual Stage's
workshops, graduating three
years ago from Studio 58. He
was featured in another recent
Virtual Stage production, Broken
Sex Doll.
"Sgt. Benjamin Allan is new to
The Zombie Syndrome, and I've
always imagined that these two,"
Freeland said, referring to his
relationship to Sgt. Sullivan, "were
always the best of friends until
the huge treason, and now, [Allan
has] a personal vendetta against
In On Death Island, audiences
are charged with avoiding a
massive hoard of raging zombies and outwitting the lunatic
Sullivan while also completing
unique roles assigned to them.
Audience members play various
characters in the story; this year,
the audience is a group of elite
soldiers, with people playing
individual roles such a biologist,
an engineer, a psychologist and
even a ninja.
Thompson, the writer, producer and director of both Zombie
Syndrome productions, has over
20 years of experience in the field.
He's studied as a filmmaker, a
playwright, a theatre producer, an
actor and a director. He discussed
how the Virtual Stage emphasizes technological innovation in
their productions.
"We require the audience to
bring their smartphones, so we
send a preparatory email out to
people," said Thompson, mentioning that they would be used
to scan QR codes, watch film clips
and find GPS routes.
"We're mandated with investigating new technologies, so we're
specifically interested in technologies that are just becoming more
feasible for people on low budgets,
like a smartphone."
Audiences are not told the
location of the show until shortly
before it begins. "You buy a ticket,
and we don't tell you where it is,"
said Thompson. "We give them the
coordinates and time."
"It's a mixture of in and out
doors, we ask people to dress for
the weather," he added. "There's
walking around. There's a unique
form of transportation I will not
disclose. There's some really cool
surprises I won't give away."
Thompson's inspiration for
The Zombie Syndrome comes
from several sources, including
the films 28 Days Later and I Am
Legend, among others.
"I went to England and then
saw this show called The Accomplice and I thought, this is such a
great way to do theatre — like, having the audience roaming around
specific sites in real time, blending
fact with fiction. Someone [called]
this show 'The Amazing Zombie
Thompson plans to continue
The Zombie Syndrome with a new
story line every year, and he hopes
to see adaptations of it in other
cities, too.
"My hope is that it's something
that people get excited about doing
every October, [a] Halloween fun
thing. It'll be a real gift [if] this
[became] something the general
public would be really excited and
anticipating about on an annual
basis," he said.
In Thompson's opinion, the best
part of his work on The Zombie
Syndrome has been the response
from the Vancouver community.
"We have community partners
we're not even advertising because
it would reveal where the show is.
I'm excited about the challenge of
doing it again and doing it bigger
and bolder."
"The show... involves [the
audience] so much," said Kepinski.
"There's a real payoff when people
are really all in the show. They
really want to know what's going
to happen, and they're part of it —
they affect the outcome." U
The Zombie Syndrome: On Death
Island runs from Oct. 3 to Nov.
3. Tickets can be ordered online
from the Virtual Stage's website.
A smartphone is required in each
group. Attire should be both indoor
and outdoor appropriate.
American angst inspires UBC alumni in Speech S Debate
Alex Rose, Claire Hesselgrave and Scott Button star as a group of adolescents in search
of an identity.
Kaidie Williams
Confusion, discovery, experimentation and ambiguous self-identities mark the years of adolescence.
Speech £t Debate, a play written
by Pulitzer Prize nominee Stephen
Karam, embodies these elements
of adolescence through the lives of
three teenagers in Salem, Oregon.
The cast includes Howie, an openly gay boy; Solomon, a geek; and
Diwata, an unfashionable young
woman obsessed with music.
From Oct. 3 through 12, these
characters will grace the stage of
Studio 1398 on Granville Island,
under the direction of UBC alum
Brian Cochrane.
The Twenty Something
Theatre production explores
the distinct worlds of the three
teenagers as they attempt uncover
a sex scandal while trying to
understand their transition from
adolescence to adulthood. They
are both curious and uncertain
about their sexual and intellectual
desires. The Internet also figures
heavily in the plot, exposing each
character to possibilities beyond
their small town.
Speech £t Debate is a journey of
self-discovery as the characters
struggle to be seen as adults. The
production, which also stars several graduates from the UBC theatre
program, poses two central
questions: when do you become an
adult, and how do you know that
you are one? Cochrane described it
as a coming-of-age story.
"We were all teenagers once,
and we are all able to recognize
elements of ourselves in each of
the characters," said Cochrane,
who received his MFA in directing in 2011.
Although the play is no High
School Musical or Glee, it does
incorporate singing and dancing
in order to ease the tension and
loosen up audiences. However,
integrating these technical aspects
of the play together in just under
four weeks proved to be the most
challenging task for the cast and
crew. Cochrane also described the
naturalistic dialogue as another
challenge faced by the actors, since
it required perfect timing.
The director was originally
enticed by the play's sharp script
and youthful vigour, which were
appropriate for young actors and
young audiences. This fits perfectly with Twenty Something's
mandate to produce contemporary
theatre that is both provocative
and relevant.
"The audience should expect to
have a really good time. It's a lot of
fun," said Cochrane.
Speech £t Debate is a faithful
examination of what life is like
for teenagers and young adults
growing up in a world where technology is moving as fast as their
"It is full of surprises, and flips
whatever expectations you have,"
said Cochrane. tJ
Speech & Debate runs from Oct.
3-12 at Studio 1398 on Granville
Island. // Sports + Rec
1. What's your favourite pump up song?
soccer goal
Anything with a fast beat
that I know all the words
to so I can sing along.
and leading
"Levels" by Avicii.
"Hotel Room Service"
by Pitbull.
"Wind" by Brian Crain.
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"Tsunami" by DVBBS
and Borgeous.
2. Favourite sports movie?
Friday Night Lights.
The Replacements.
Air Bud 3.
Friday Night Lights.
The Replacements.
3. Which TV show character are you most
I'm Spinelli from Recess.
Always been into sports
more than most girls.
Apparently Chandler,
laughing at my own
Cookie Monster!
That'stough, but I'm
going to go with JD
from Scrubs.
Harmon Tedesco.
4. Athlete you look up to most?
Andrea Neil — one of
the best female soccer
players of all time.
Ryan Giggs. Played his
entire career loyal to
[Manchester United],
[Canadian triathlete]
Simon Whitfield.
Rod Smith [Denver
Broncos] — undrafted
and nevercompained.
[Oakland Raiders
kicker] SebastianJani-
5. Name a random item off your bucket list.
Swim with sharks!
Go fishing in the Vedder
Riverwith my buddy and
roommate Jack Bruchet.
I would love to take a
road trip where there is
no destination.
Two UBC triathletes conquer the Ironman
It took him 13 hours, but Chris Hart still
found the energy to leap across the finish
ine at Ironman Canada.
Seth Bluman
Three years ago, UBC grad student
Brendan Naef found school interesting, but felt that he "needed a
bigger challenge." The answer?
Long-distance triathlons.
Without knowing exactly how
the sport worked, he decided to
jump right in. After three years of
swimming, biking and running,
Brendan now competes professionally in Ironman races. An
ex-competitive skier, Brendan
trains during the year with the
UBC Triathlon Club to stay fit and
motivated so he can accomplish
these epic races.
"For Ironman, there is no Team
Canada," said Naef. "You're pretty
much on your own, that's why
being part of a club like UBCTC is
so important."
In late August, Naef represented
UBC at Ironman Canada (IMC)
in Whistler. He was proud of his
effort through the 10-hour performance, despite having trouble
on the bike.
"IMC wasn't a great race for
me," he admitted. "Time-wise,
it was one of my worst, besides
the swim. I pulled myself back
from the dead on the bike and dug
deeper than ever to run a decent
marathon. This gives me the confidence to go hard on the bike in
future races. Not proud of my time,
very proud of my effort."
Triathlon involves a wide range
of race distances, but the Ironman
is on the longer side of the spectrum. Ironman races consist of a
3.86-kilometre swim, 180-kilometre bike ride and a marathon
run — 42.2 kilometres. With the
amount of training required, you
would expect time to be a major
limiting factor those who strive
to accomplish this feat. Yet Naef
somehow managed to complete five
Ironman races this past year, all
while holding two part-time jobs
and working on his law PhD.
Naef said these triathlon experiences have had an immensely positive impact on both his confidence
and lifestyle, and have helped him
learn more about himself. "You
learn that your personal limits are
way wider than you thought they
were — it's actually kind of scary,"
he said. "Your focus becomes much
narrower. You become more disciplined and organized in general."
Naef also noted how his dedication to the sport has changed his
lifestyle, especially when it comes to
healthier eating habits and alcohol
consumption. "I cannot see myself
going back to the type of life I had
before getting involved in [the] UBC
Tri Club and endurance sport."
Like Naef, Chris Hart started his
undergrad never having imagined
himself doing an Ironman. Before
coming to UBC just two years ago,
Hart was an avid soccer and tennis
player. Lookingto challenge himself
with a novel experience, he joined
UBCTC and tried out a few races.
"I switched to [triathlon] to do
something new and to do something more rewarding," Hart said.
"I saw a TV recap of Ironman Canada. Seeing the expressions on the
finishers faces was just something I
wanted to experience myself."
Hart completed his first Iron-
man during the summer following
the first year of his undergraduate
degree. He now volunteers as VP
athletics for the UBC Triathlon
Club to help support and coach
others toward their triathlon-related goals. After focusing his
time during the past school year
to train others, Hart took on his
second Ironman Canada race in
August, coming back from a long-
term injury.
Both Hart and Naef say that
triathlon is a sport for all ages, body
types, and fitness levels.
"Almost anyone can do [an Iron-
man] if they stick to a well-structured training plan for at least
most of a year," said Hart. "[Triathlon requires] strong mental,
physical and nutritional discipline,
but mainly just time."
He also pointed out that there
are plenty of inspirational stories
of cancer survivors, amputees and
250-pound finishers who have
persevered to get themselves to
the finish line.
"If you're cool with having your
first workout of the day done by
the time most people are waking
up, then you've likely got what it
takes," added Naef.
While some may not feel quite
up to the challenge of an Iron-
man, both Naef and Hart say
those just starting the sport can
experience immense satisfaction
in completing shorter triathlon distances that still offer a
significant challenge.
"Find your passion, challenge
yourself, and enjoy the work it
takes to improve at what it is you
love — whether that be an Iron-
man, a much shorter triathlon
distance or some other sport that
you value," said Hart. XI
Computed CAPEX
and OPEX. Then
learned how to
cook Tex-Mex.
"One thing I've learned during
my first year here is that capital
expenditures and operating
expenditures are only part of
the EY eguation.
On my project team, I work with
people from around the world.
Thursday is our international
cooking night, when we share
our favorite dishes and a bit
about our ancestries. We're a
team in the office, a team in
the kitchen."
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The University Golf Club is hoping to get certification from the Golf Environment Organization, a comprehensive sustainability designation that would be the first of its kind for a Canadian golf course.
Greening the greens at the University Golf Club
Reyhana Heatherington
Senior Lifestyle Writer
How did a self-described environmental activist end up working
for a golf course?
"As a passionate environmentalist, I was told by one of my
teachers: 'Instead of pointing your
finger, go get it dirty,'" said Scott
Morrison. "To me, that meant go
be part of the solution."
Now based in Toronto, Morrison, who studied sustainability
management at UBC, works with
golf courses around the world
and has been guiding the University Golf Club (UGC) toward
reaching their sustainability goals
since 2012.
As the environmental movement has gained traction over
the last several decades, the golf
industry has also seen an increase
in popularity. There are now
three times as many golfers in the
U.S. as there were in 1970, and 5.7
million golfers in Canada alone.
Corporate environmentalism and
practices of "greenwashing" —
that is, superficial environmental
changes to appease consumers — have become concerns in
various industries, and golf is no
exception. Now, golf courses like
the UGC are meeting ecological
concerns with practical changes.
And indeed, the golf industry
has some very real environmental concerns to address. Brian
Wilson, a professor at UBC,
co-authored an article called
"Super Intentions: Golf Course
Management and the Evolution
of Environmental Responsibility" that recently appeared in
The Sociological Quarterly. He
said that when golf first gained a
mass audience in the 1960s, the
immaculate Masters course set an
unrealistic standard for golfers
who watched the tournament on
television: the so-called "Augusta
National Syndrome."
"When people saw this image
on television they thought, 'Oh,
I'd like to play on a course like
that,'" Wilson said of the pristine, verdant course, located in
Georgia, U.S.A. "The concern
that people have about this is that
Augusta National was viewed
by many as sort of an unrealistic
course to try and aspire to look
Wilson said much of the current debate around environmental
practices on golf courses stems
from these idealistic aspirations.
"That's where the use of pesticides and excessive water is sometimes an issue," he said.
Phil Bunting is the UGC's
superintendent, whom the club's
general manager Michael Mather
calls a "steward of the environment." He has worked at the UGC
for 25 years and has seen many
changes over his time at the club
— including the adoption of integrated pest management (IPM),
a set of practices and techniques
that are becoming increasingly
popular in the industry.
Bunting monitors pests and
tries to minimize the use of pesticides. Bunting said he targets only
about three acres — two per cent
of the 140-acre property — with
fungicides, and favours landscaping and other non-chemical
techniques instead. These techniques include vertical mowing,
venting greens, topdressing and
using a moisture metre, which
determines how often greens
are watered.
"Watering used to be kind of
an art," Bunting said. "Now we're
getting a little bit of help from
The average 18-hole golf course
uses between 3,000 and 5,000
cubic metres of water per day —
enough to meet the daily consumption needs of approximately
15,000 people. The UGC's total
usage is much lower, thanks in
part to its shaded location and
Vancouver's heavy rainfall. Bunting said the UGC uses 850 cubic
metres on a hot day.
However, Morrison acknowledged that water use will be a
central challenge for the course
going forward.
"Water [will] continue to be
their big thing, because they are
currently on a municipal supply
of water, so they're looking at reducing that drastically," he said.
Increased public awareness of
environmental issues has put the
industry in the crosshairs of late,
but golf courses want to preserve
environmental standards on their
own terms, according to Wilson.
"The industry has expressed
a clear interest in maintaining control over how it does its environment-related work," he said.
In a 2012 report on cosmetic
pesticides, a legislative committee recommended that the B.C.
government "ask the golf industry to develop a province-wide
certification process, or to modify
an existing one, that will ensure a
high standard of pesticide use by
all golf courses in B.C., including
the use of IPM principles."
Since the UGC — a public
course — leases land from the
Musqueam First Nation, it is
required to send its records to the
province annually.
Wilson said that while practices have changed over time,
the history of golf courses'
environmental impact warrants
a discussion.
"It is worth attending to when
you're going to a place that has a
history of... not being the most
environmentally-friendly [of]
places," he said.
Wilson added that attention to
sustainability in the golf industry
has followed an arc seen in many
other industries.
"There was denial at one point
in time, [then a shift] to more
of a compliance piece, to now a
leadership piece. This is the normal trajectory that a lot of industries take, and the golf industry is
no different than that," he said.
While most Vancouver
courses, including Langara Golf
Course and Point Grey Golf
and Country Club, are certified by New York-based Audubon International, the UGC is
aiming for Scotland-based Golf
Environment Organization
(GEO) certification. Bunting
said this certification appealed
to the UGC for its focus on
comprehensive sustainability.
"That's just the way our business is going," he said. "We just
think [GEO] is one step above
Audobon because it incorporates
the clubhouse."
The UGC hopes to be GEO-cer-
tified by the end of next year. This
designation would be the first
of its kind for a Canadian golf
A number of golf courses around
the world now operate under a
"zero waste" model — that is,
reusing their own organic waste,
sending as close to nothing as
possible to landfills, and reducing
their use of resources in the first
place. For Morrison and the UGC,
this is the way forward.
"Golf courses have got so
much opportunity to be self-sufficient," Morrison said. "Instead
of viewing their waste as a
liability, [courses should] view it
as an asset."
In his analysis of the UGC,
Morrison found that the club already uses a high percentage of
local materials. Out of 650 suppliers and service providers, 54
per cent are located within 25
kilometres of the course — twice
the industry average, according
to Morrison.
By 2015, organic waste —
including food scraps and
food-soiled material — will
be banned from the garbage
in restaurants and homes in
Metro Vancouver. Morrison is
confident the UGC will meet
its zero waste goal before this
bylaw takes effect.
"We've got some hurdles, but
we're going to be able to do it
without a doubt," he said.
Bud Fraser, water and zero
waste engineer at UBC Sustainability, said much can be gained
from aligning with surrounding
groups, and he would be happy to
collaborate with the UGC.
"It would be great if places
like the golf course had similar
programs in place or similar messaging," he said. "All the players
in Metro Vancouver have the
same challenges and are trying to
achieve the same thing, so there's
a lot of collaboration."
So far, the UGC has used old
pavement from University Boulevard for cart path construction,
as well as fill material from the
University Hill school construction to build tees.
Looking ahead, Morrison is
optimistic that the golf club can
further collaborate with UBC and
the local community.
"Golf courses have the ability
to use a lot of materials that would
otherwise likely go to [a] landfill,"
he said. "You've got to look into
what the neighbourhood needs are
and what your needs are, and sort
of balance them out." XI
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The CUS elections have always been
a great place for those who want
to push something through the
Commerce student body, and this
year is no exception. The relatively
uncontroversial-looking topics and a
big name on the ballot meant that it
was easy to predict the final result.
New CUS president Sean Fleming's dirty laundry was never aired:
Fleming sat as last year's VP engagement and was in charge of FROSH.
Students seem not to have taken a
deep look at their endowment fund
as they passed another $300,000
into the university's hands, assured
by their student union that it won't
disappear into the ether. While it
was high time the student fee took
a cut, the eight per cent drop still
means that commerce students pay
more than twice that of engineers,
the other highly active student society, and more than eight times their
fee if you include the Commerce
student building fee.
While it's great to see referen-
dums make quorum, it would be
even better if their was an ounce of
critical thought in the CUS underbelly.
In our coverage of the UBC Symphony Orchestra's performance
of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring,
one violinist lamented that some
of her friends don't even know the
orchestra exists. This is a sad state
of affairs.
Upon hearing the phrase "symphony orchestra," some students
may be incited to immediately
collapse into a boredom-induced
stupor. As far as they're concerned, anything made before
1988 is completely irrelevant to
their own life, and although The
Rite of Spring is unconventional
even by today's musical standards,
they categorize it as a "classical"
abstraction anyway.
Orchestras don't perform for
niche specialists, or old, pretentious sycophants — they're for
everyone, regardless of age or
background, to enjoy. And given
that our own Symphony Orchestra
is performing for free this Friday,
at an outstanding venue, you owe it
to yourself to at least try listening
to something that doesn't come out
of an earbud or amplifier.
Want to go play basketball or
badminton on campus? Just show
your student card and you can go
up to the gymnasiums and play for
free. Want to go swimming? Once
again, just scan your student ID
card and the pool, along with their
weight room, await you. But want
to go golfing? That'll be about $60,
thank you very much.
Yes, golf is a luxurious sport and
isn't cheap anywhere. But despite
being on campus, there are no
discounts for UBC students at the
University Golf Club unless you
join the UBC Golf Club and even
then you just get a handful of discounts. You can get the $49 senior
rate on Mondays to Fridays before
noon — because it's not like students have class during that time
— and the senior rate on weekends,
too. Awesome.
There are a few more deals
regarding lessons and the driving range, but they aren't exactly Boxing Day savings. To the
average student, they really don't
help much.
The thing is that the majority
of students who really care about
golf have memberships elsewhere,
because other courses are more
affordable. With the University
Golf Club not offering memberships, there's not much incentive
for a student to golf there, as the
good players will stick to their own
club and the newbies will not want
to pay that much.
If the newbies do go, they won't
exactly be well-received by the
plaid pant-wearing regulars who
give passive-aggressive looks to the
student who has to putt five times
before getting the ball in the hole.
The University Golf Club is a
beautiful green space on campus,
but for most students, it's just some
scenery that passes them by while
on the 99. There are junior and
senior deals here — why not a student one as well? It may not bring
out a whole lot more students,
but it definitely wouldn't turn
them away.
The AMS was supposed to have had
a name for the New SUB a longtime
ago. Since they can't seem to come
to a conclusion, we took it upon ourselves to offer some suggestions:
BOOM SUB: The AMS thought
it was a good idea for the new Pie
R Squared. Why not apply it to the
whole building?
AMSterdam: The new student
union building will be a haven for
students looking to avoid UBC's
draconian drug laws.
The Next Obsolete Building
(NOB): Let's face it, construction
will never end on campus. Soon
enough, students will be sick of the
new SUB and will want some other
shiny new building.
The Ubyssey Center for Children Who Can't Read Good and
Wanna Learn to Do Other Stuff
Good Too: If the New SUB gets this
name, we promise to teach students
to read good and do other stuff good
A letter from America
Learning to love apathy and
despise a Canadian senator's ilk
We'll keep the maple syrup, but you can have back Calgary-born goofball Senator Ted Cruz.
Frankly, we'd all be better off
if conservative Americans and
their elected representatives were
a little more apathetic about this
whole Obamacare thing.
Sure, some low-income Americans won't be bankrupted by
unexpected surgeries or diseases,
and that makes your blood boil.
But hey, instead of forcing millions
of government employees and
services and the full faith and
credit of the United States of
America to ride on whether or not
you can bring this new entitlement
to its knees, maybe you should just
return to ATVing, loading up on
credit-card debt and washing your
fried cheese balls down with a few
cold ones.
Yes, a (somewhat) liberal
president — and a Mack one at
that! — scored a legislative victory,
ensuring that tens of millions of
American citizens will be forced
to fork money over to private corporations, but hey, Larry the Cable
Guy is telling fart jokes on one of
your 700 television channels — life
ain't so bad after all.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - There's
something rather strange about
travelling around this city. Looking out the window on the bus, you
see the headquarters of the World
Bank, the CATO institute, Gallup,
and suddenly these amorphous
purveyors of policy and insight
— normally just words in news
articles — are made strangely real.
But aside from the giddiness
you get from seeing a sitting
senator jog by on the national
mall — hey, there's Pat Toomey,
sweat pouring down his workout
clothes, legs protruding at odd angles from shorts far too revealing
for a man of his age, as he heaves
his way past tourists — you face
a realization that this is where
politics happen.
Then, in a moment of darker
realization, it occurs to you that
that senator, along with some of
the other various suits scurrying
from one government building
to the next, occasionally stopping into pricey lounges for noon
drinks, are the people responsible
for the current shutdown of the
federal government.
In the last issue of The Ubyssey,
we ran an article about the
problem with political apathy at
UBC. Students, it seems, are too
busy, too distracted, too uncaring,
too priced off of campus and out
of the community to organize
protests, vote in elections or stage
the acts of civil disobedience that
characterized campus protests
on the Vancouver campus in
years past.
We portrayed this "death of the
activist" as a problem. But being
back in America, I realized that
political action run amok is almost
as problematic as its absence.
The shutdown of the American
government has consequences
that are both blunt — no more
inspections of imported food and
drugs — and more abstract — as
in, it could force the United States
and possibly the rest of the world
back into a recession. And the
government was driven to this
point by legislators who, simply
put, care too much. Legislators
elected by voters who, likewise,
care too much.
These legislators — one a dentist
who suddenly decided to run for
congress — are so passionate about
gutting America's measly attempt
at creating affordable healthcare
that they have no qualms about
destroying the rest of the country
in their quest to eliminate it.
Political action
run amok is
almost as
problematic as
its absence.
There's tremendous reason
to encourage political activity,
especially on college campuses. It
would be awesome to see passionate students standing up for good
causes. It's quite a shame that,
while the Ubyssey archives are
chock-full of photos of students
marching around with signs, braving the rain to make their voices
heard, such protests have been
few and far between in the last
several years.
But there's a danger in the masses mobilizing, or even small groups
mobilizing. In my role as the token
American on this newspaper of
(mostly) poutine-eating, hockey-loving, over-friendly Canucks,
I feel some responsibility to warn
my North American brethren that
unless you're knowledgeable, reasonable and advocating for a just
cause, maybe you should stay out
of the political realm.
All those who advocate for
increasing voter turnout and political activity without qualifying
that said voters and populace be
well educated on the issues and
learned in the ways of not destroying your federal government over a
pet peeve political cause are dead
wrong, (continued on p. 11) II Scene
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Fascism and stupid action both bad
(continued from page 10)
After observing the rise of the Tea Party,
which follows in a long line of horrible American political passion — the genocidal settlers
of the American West, the Confederacy, the
KKK, America Firsters, the anti-bussing
movement of the 1960s, evangelical anti-gay
activists, gun rights advocates, those insisting
on inserting creationism into textbooks, those
still tryingto block minorities from voting
and women from getting abortions, to name
just a small few — and their ability to destroy
my government from within, I'm increasingly
convinced that Canada's toned-down political
culture has its merits.
Take the Wild Rose Party in Alberta, the
conservative fringe of Canada's conservative
fringe. They want to privatize the provincial
healthcare system in Alberta, the Texas of
Canada. Even in the right-wing bastion of
Canada, that position is seen as radical. Yet
there's a portion of mainstream America
that refuses to support the expansion of privatized healthcare. A portion of American
politicians are shutting down the entire federal government to oppose such an action.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who was born
in Calgary and spent the early years of his
life with his parents in the Alberta oil fields,
is the main crusader behind the current
government shutdown. He holds positions
that would presumably get him (rightfully)
laughed off the stage even at a Conservative
Party event in his native province, and yet
us suckers down south have embraced him
with open arms.
America's founders were onto something when they tried to limit the country's
democratic elements to an elite (they were
wrong in confining that elite to white,
landed males, but I digress). They recognized that telling children reared on rotted
moral values and uneducated in the ways
of government and history they could be
anything they wanted might have disastrous consequences. And if we take that
dentist-cum-congressman as any example, it
looks like they were right.
Since then we've reformed the founders'
limited democracy in ways good (you don't
have to be a landed, white male anymore)
and not so good (we've opened the political
system to the Fox News-watching, government-hating American masses) and are now
reaping what we sowed.
I explain all this by way of warning. If
any of you Canadians are thinking of adopting any of the looney ideas espoused by us
Americans — giving guns to the blind, privatizing the education system, banning poor
people from voting, removing all environmental regulations — and are willing to
bring Ottawa down unless you get your way,
do all of us living in your country a favour:
keep it to yourself, at least until Washington
has gotten back on its feet. XI
we miss about September
fy Thefeelingofsunonourskin
O Orange popsicles outside
the bookstore
OThat one day where it smelled like
school spirit
O Back to school parties and shindigs
Q LabourDay
O  Free stuff outside the SUB by companies who want our business
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the syllabus
Q Shorts, sundresses and flippy-
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40-Parks on a bus
41- Liquid waste component
45- Place of extreme torment
50- Having a notched edge
55-Guadalajara gold
56-Pretend to be
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59-Wispy clouds
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