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Tuesday, October 29, 2002
Volume 84 Issue 16
Washed up fences since 1913
eer gardens
enaing earner
Alcoholic events on campus
only held until 11pm
by Kathleen Deering
Beer gardens at UBC will now end at
1 lpm instead of 12am, due to a recommendation by campus RCMP
Staff Sergeant Barry Hickman.
Safely concerns are the primary reason for the change, he said.
Hickman said the RCMP was having difficuliy providing resources to
cover the campus properly between
12am and lam, when beer gardens
end and most people leave the Pit
Pub. s
"We staggered the times so that
all the different venues aren't all
closing at the' same time and creat
ing a number of high-risk opportunities that would be unmanageable,* he said.
Campus security and Alma
Mater Society (AMS) safety services
such as Safewalk could also run into
problems trying to accommodate a
high number of students leaving
events at one time, said Hickman.
Liz King, coordinator for
Safewalk, said it's difficult to say if
the recommendation has made a difference, because it has only been in
effect for a few weeks in October—
not the busiest month for the service. "In general, it will probably
make a bit of a difference,* she said.
'A lot of people tend to be travel
ling in groups on Fridays anyway,"
King said, adding the Safewalk shuttle bus, which operates from 10pm
to 2am, helps to alleviate the
demand on Safewalk.
Beer garden times are booked in
the SUB through the student and
commercial booking representative
for the AMS. Oana Chirila, vice-president administration for the AMS,
said the AMS has decided to implement the recommendation on a trial
basis, possibly until the end of the
school year.
Beer gardens in the SUB are now
are scheduled for 3prtt-7pm, and
7pm-1 lpm slots—a change from the
previous time slots of 4pm-8pm and
8pm-12 am.
Y "What happened before was
because we have a limited security
staff under the AMS, we could only
cover these two time slots, the four
See "Beer" on page 4.
NEWS: Fair trade coffee taking over campus?
Local group wants students to
consume coffee with a conscience. Page 5.
FEATURE: Parade ofthe Lost
A Halloween photo feature.
Pages 6-7.
CULTURE: Experimenting
Music, film and literature.
Page 9.
SPORTS: Super soccer
Both teams are off to the Canada
West this weekend. Pages 11-12.
$46 million
for high-tech
by Anna King
UBC will receive $46 million from
the BC government to expand the
facilities of the university's high-
tech programs.
The one-time capital investment
will go towards new buildings for
the computer science department
and electrical and computer engineering department, as well as part
of a new chemical and biological
engineering building.
The total expansion will provide
more than 2 5,000 square meters of
added space.
The funding, announced October
18, is part of a $95 million capital
expansion program at BC's four universities and part of the provincial
government's spring commitment
to doubling the number of BC graduates from high-tech programs over
the next four years.
Derek Atkins, associate vice-
president of academic planning,
said building will start as early as
See "Tech" on page 4.
AMS not involved
in continuing
FTAA debate
by Kevin Groves
Despite infighting over who started
the idea, some of BC's student
unions are preparing to take up the
megaphone to help revive debate
over last year's Free Trade Area of
ihe Americas (FTAA) agreement
Scheduled to take place on
Halloween, the BC protests will be
part of an international day of action
coinciding with the resumption of
FTAA talks in Quito, Ecuador.
"[The protest] will basically
address what life under the FTAA
will be like and what's at stake;* said
Jaime, Matten, BC chair of the
Canadian Federation of Students
(CFS). "Things like shifts in public
services, environmental standards
and human rights will all be talked
But despite the goal, Jagdeep
Singh Mangat, a member of the
Simon Fraser University (SFU) student union, said the protest idea
orginated with the Solidarity
Network to Stop the FTAA (SNSF),
not the CIS.
The SNSF is composed of several
CFS student unions—including
SFU—and planned the protest independently to avoid moving through
the CFS, said Mangat.
"We wanted to cut some of the
red tape and allow for a bit more
flexibility in terms of our actions
See "FTAA" on page 4.
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by Kathleen Deering
Teaching assistants (TAs) are gathering support from around campus as
they prepare to meet with the university again to discuss the TAs' new
contract. Discussions will centre
around the loss this year of 16 per
cent of their wage.
Although graduate student
tuition will increase by $1475 over
three years, TAs have not had a
wage increase. Conditional to their
employment, TAs pay
tuition directly out of their
wages, and therefore their
overall pay has decreased.
TA Union President
Alex Grant said the TA
Union wants the university
to compensate TAs for the
pay cut To raise awareness
and support for the cause,
a petition is circling
around campus both
online and in classrooms
for students and facully to sign.
Over 200 people signed the petition in the first few hours of it being
available last Thursday, and hundreds more are signing each day.
TAs are also passing around a
motion for department heads to
sign. 'We got more departments
signing on to the motion," said
Grant. 'The current list at the
moment is botany, zoology, earth
and ocean sciences, political science, history, chemistry and computer science."
Brian de Alwis, president of the
Graduate Student Society (GSS), also
offered support. He believes if UBC
expects to continue to attract excellent grad students, UBC needs to
offer a package that rivals that of
other schools. Currently the
University of Toronto pays TAs $5
more per hour, and SFU pays $2.50
more per hour.
"The GSS council passed a
motion supporting the TAs' petition
that they've asked all the departments to pass," said de Alwis.
As well, TAs had their annual
general meeting (AGM) October 16,
and Grant said he was very pleased
with the 200 TA turnout, adding that
it was the largest meeting in a
decade. 'The title ofthe meeting was
'TA paycut, is this acceptable?' And
the answer...there definitely was a
resounding 'no'," he said.
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with TA Union reps last
Wednesday to discuss the
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the meeting, said Grant
He expects the next meeting, which will take place
at an as-yet undetermined
date, will touch on the TAs'
contracts, which hasn't yet
been formally discussed.
"We are running out of non-monetary things to talk about," said
At the AGM TAs decided that if
gathering departmental and student
support does not result in compensation from the university, they will
meet again to discuss possible strike
action. Grant said TAs would gain
access to a $200 per week union
strike fund—which is just under the
top TA pay rate of $240 per week.
The top rate of pay for UBC TAs is
$9221 per year.
Grant hopes that if the university
sees the strong support from the student and faculty bodies, the university might decide compensation is
the best route. Those who wish to
sign the petition may do so at
www.petitiononline.com/cupe22 78
/petition.html. ♦
Trick or eat
Students scare
up food in
by Ayla Newhouse
VICTORIA (CUP)-This Halloween,
students at universities across
Canada will have an opportunity to
dress up in their most outrageous
attire for a good cause. Instead of
asking for candy as they trick or
treat students will request non-perishable food items, which will be
donated to local food banks.
The program, called Trick or Eat,
is spreading all over Canada this
Kimberly Moss, one of two coordinators bringing Trick or Eat to the
University of Victoria, heard about
the program during a retreat for
Millennium Scholarship National
winners in Ottawa this fall.
'It's fun for students and it's also
for a good cause," she says. "It's an
easy thing that university students
can do to help their community and
meet other students who are interested in getting involved in volunteer work."
Moss was introduced to the idea
at the volunteer fair during her
retreat, where Jeff Richardson and
his colleagues set up a booth for
Meal Exchange, a nation-wide organisation dedicated to feeding the hungry. As the general manager of Meal
Exchange, Richardson is in charge
of getting the program up and running on campuses by supplying
resources, advice and posters.
"We want to get students more
involved in the community," says
Richardson "The vehicle we use to
do that is addressing hunger in the
country. By starting this program,
we hope to get students involved in
other aspects of volunteer work as
Members of the community
think that Trick or Eat is a good
"What a great way to help others
less fortunate than ourselves. It's
great that university students have
taken the initiative to help others in
the community," says Barb McLeod,
a Victoria homeowner. "I'll make
sure to have some non-perishable
goods on hand when the Trick-or-
Eaters' come to my door."
While this is the first year that
UVic will be involved in the program, last year 21 Canadian universities participated with great
success. This year Richardson
hopes to see as many as 45
involved. Information is available
at www.mealexchange.com. ♦ THE UBYSSEY
Vancouver resident
attempts recall of
BC Premier
by Kevin Groves
The BC government machine could get
an overhaul if Louise Camden succeeds
in getting Premier Gordon Campbell
Camden, a resident of East
Vancouver, has started an electoral recall
campaign in Campbell's home riding of
Point Grey, citing concerns over the government's 7 7-seat majority in Victoria.
"This is my last attempt to believe in
democracy," Camden said. "The [BC] government is doing a lot of horrendous
tilings and getting away with them."
According to Elections BC spokeswoman Jennifer Miller, BC is the only
province in Canada that can recall its
MLAs. Petitions can be obtained from
Elections BC after November 18, 2002.
Once a canvasser has received a petition, they have 60 days to collect signatures from 40 per cent of registered voters who voted in the MLA's riding in the
last election.
Elections BC will then verify the petition's signatures by checking the voter's
list from the previous election. If a sufficient number of valid signatures are on
the petition, the MLA ceases to hold
office and a by-election must be called
within 90 days. A recalled MLA can be a
candidate in the by-election.
Miller refused to speculate on
whether the Premier or any provincial
MLA should be concerned about being
"It's hard to say, we literally won't
know until the petitions start coming
though our door," Miller said.
But Paul Tennant, a UBC political scientist, was less optimistic. He said any
effort to recall the Premier, or most
MLA's, will likely fail.
"The [recall] process is intended to be
difficult," Tennant said. "This legislation
was created by BC MLA's who naturally
are not eager to make [recall] effective."
Tennant said there have been 11
attempts to recall MLAs in BC since
1995, when the legislation was introduced. None have succeeded, with the
possible exception of independent MLA
Paul Reitsma, who resigned in June
1998 during a recall campaign in his
Parksville-Qualicum riding, Tennant
Tennant added that BC's recall legislation is ineffective because MLAs are
often required to vote along parry lines.
That tendency makes it harder for the
public to judge an individual MLA's performance and easier to blame all contentious government acts on the Premier
or a cabinet minister, said Tennant.
'Recall legislation is really designed
for an environment like the US where
the party controls on individual members are weaker," he said.
Still, Tennant said a recall campaign
might succeed in constituencies where
the victory margins were close. One is
the Victoria-Beacon Hill riding where BC
Liberal MLA Jeff Bray won by only 3 5
All government MLAs are currently
attending a BC Liberal conference in
Penticton and none could be reached for
comment by press time.
Meanwhile, David Cunningham, a
spokesman for the Premier's Office, said
he was not aware of Camden's campaign
to recall the Premier.
Camden admitted that her efforts to
recall the Premier would likely be unsuccessful but said there are other benefits
to the process.
"If it gets Campbell concerned about
the next election and gets more people
involved in the political process then this
campaign will have done some good,"
she said. ♦
Raising psychosis awareness
by Zerah Lurie
A new series of posters are making their appearance on campus, featuring fictitious sufferers of
psychoses. These posters are part of an effort by
the Early Psychosis Initiative (EPI) of British
Columbia to raise awareness about psychosis
around UBC.
Psychosis means loss of contact with reality
and is related to a number of mental illnesses
such as depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar
disorder. Psychosis generally first appears
between the ages of 13 to 30, but the average
age of onset is 17 to 24—the age group containing the majority of university students. The EPI
wants people to know that psychosis can affect
anyone; three out of every 100 people experience psychosis in their lifetime.
According to Dr David Irwin, medical director ofthe EPI, the goal ofthe initiative is to create awareness among both doctors and the general public about psychosis. Typically, psychosis
sufferers aren't treated until years after symptoms first appear. EPI's goal is to diagnose and
treat psychosis suffers as early as possible. The
earlier a patient is treated, the better their
chances of recovery.
"Most people aren't aware of what to look out
for in terms of early psychosis," says Irwin.
'Early on, the signs like aggressive behaviour
are fairly rare. Those kinds of things typically
aren't cropping up until the person has been
unwell for some time."
"The things that we're really looking out for
in terms of psychosis showing itself [early on]
are more subtle things," said Irwin, "like a person starting to have trouble with school or work,
with friendships, people having trouble with
sleep or appetite...particularly if [these signs
are] lasting for days or weeks at a time." Irwin
cautions that psychosis symptoms can actually
be quite subtle.
Despite the provincial health cuts, the EPI
has survived and hopes to flourish because of its
focus on prevention and cutting costs.
"One ofthe biggest health care costs is inpatient treatment," said Irwin. "It's enormously
expensive compared to any other kind of treatment and it's well-proven—I would say—that this
kind of early intervention approach dramatically reduces the need for hospitalisation."
The awareness campaign at UBC hopes to
connect with an audience that can be difficult to
reach. Irwin explained that the target group is
generally independent, and not always being
looked after by their parents or a partner.
The EPI is also focusing on an awareness
campaign at UBC because ofthe role stress plays
in psychosis. Stress does not cause these conditions but it can mask their existence, said Irwin.
'And let's face it, going to college or university is a stressful period for almost everybody,"
Irwin added.
"We're trying to raise awareness in the community as to what [psychosis] is, that it's very
treatable, that it doesn't have to get really bad in
order to get treatment and that people will do
much better if they can get help earlier," said
Miriam Cohen, a registered nurse who helps
coordinate the EPI and who works on the EPI's
help line.
Christina Yee, a third-year political science
student who is putting up posters on campus for
the campaign, feels that psychosis is a serious
issue for people in university.
"It is something that can come out of
nowhere and it's just good to be aware that
there is this early" intervention program out
there," she added.
The EPI program has set up a website,
www.hopevancouver.com, with answers and
information about psychosis. Those with questions regarding psychosis, or who know someone who needs help or referral to these programs, can call the EPI help line at (604) 822-
9732. ♦
Local artist helps palliative care
by Carly Fay
John Koerner, a local artist, former art professor at UBC and nephew of Walter C. Koerner
(the namesake of a UBC library), held an art sale
October 19, donating the proceeds to the palliative care program at UBC Hospital.
Koerner thought the idea for a benefit sale,
suggested by a friend, was good because he knew
first hand the significance it had for people and
their families. Koemer's wife, Eileen Koerner,
was cared for by UBC Hospital's Palliative Care
Program. She passed away last March
"They took such wonderful care of her. I was
very impressed," he said ofthe care provided at
UBC Hospital.
Dr Romayne Gallagher, director of the division of palliative  care  in the  Faculty of
Medicine, described palliative care as "a comprehensive philosophy of treatment that focuses on whole-person care."
The program at UBC Hospital provides
extended care, consultations, counseling and
connections with community services.
Koerner, who was born in the Czech
Republic, said that he has been painting all of
his life. "You have to be passionate about it then
it just comes out naturally."
Koerner quit his job teaching when he was
finally able to support his family by selling his
work and continues to paint about things that
are relevant to his life. His work includes a
series of Nigerian paintings inspired by a vacation he took there.
Recently, his work has focused on what he
calls "The Lighthouse Series," in which his
paintings depict many different lighthouses as
symbols of perseverance, guidance and support He found inspiration for the series in a
biblical quotation: "the light shines in the darkness and the darkness cannot put it out."
Although he describes his work as 'against
the mainstream" in terms of dealing with political and social issues, Koerner said the main thing
he wants people to take from his paintings is the
feeling of happiness. "I want to make people feel
better when they see my paintings," he said.
Koerner has sold 11 paintings already and
has a few more customers lined up. He is not
sure how much money will be raised but he said
that he is planning to donate a fixed amount no
matter what is raised.
Koerner is also involved in the creation of
the Eileen Koerner and Marion Owen Graduate
Fellowship that helps doctors to pursue added
training in palliative care for one year. ♦
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"Beer" from page 1.
to eight, eight to 12 time slots, just
to make sure that we have enough
staff scheduled on hand," said
Beer gardens take place at the
SUB mostly on
"■WrmSsdays and Fridays,
but are not limited to
these days, and Chirila
said the 3-7pm and 7-
11pm time slots are not
set in stone. As long as the
event ends by 1 lpm, students can arrange any
time sjot during the night.
-'That's just for ease of
scheduling when there's a
lot of beer gardens in the
building in one night," she said. "If
the group is the only group having a
beer garden that night, they can
work out a deal with security."
She said although ending beer
gardens at 11pm may alleviate
stress on RCMP resources, it could
create problems in other areas.
"We're going to see how it goes,"
Chirila said. "Three to seven might
be a little early to drink."
"There could be issues with people trying to crash the Pit at 11," she
added. "They get out [of beer gardens] and feel it's too early to stop
drinking...that's speculation at this
point We'll tiy it out. We're not
 sure," she said.
"I think it's a good
move," said Danjenkin, vp
events for the UBC Surf
club. "Quite frankly the best
time for a beer garden is six
to ten...seven to 11 is just
one step closer to that goal."
But some clubs aren't
happy with the early end to
their beer gardens.
At the Ski and Board
CHIRILA cM)<g October 18 beer garden, said club President Sebastian
van Wollen, the club was unable to
obtain a 4pm-8pm booking^ and
was told it had to take the 3pm-7pm
slot. Van Wollen called the RCMP
and learned it was just a communication error, and the club was able
to obtain the 4pm-8pm booking as
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lous," said van Wollen. "From four
years of experience from beer gardens, the trend is that people show
up after six. Between six and seven
beer gardens fill up, and between
seven and eight we serve all our
beer and make most of our revenue," he said, adding that lhe club
would have had to cancel the event
if they had to schedule it at the
earlier time.
He thinks the university needs to
address the problem differently.
"First of all, it's part of the university to create an atmosphere of fun,"
he said. "If a few bad apples want to
disrespect that...I don't think it's'
going to be any different at 1 lpm or
Hickman said his recommendation is not meant to reduce fun on
campus. "There have only been a
few Special Occasion Licenses (SOL)
that haven't been approved over the
last three years," he said. "It's not
reducing anyone's number of permits...in fact this year we've probably issued more SOL licenses than
we have any other year at this
point" ♦
"Tech" from page 1.
April 2003 and should be finished
by spring 2005. "We can do what's
necessary with this amount of
money," Atkins said.
The computer science department will expand by 6,500 square
metres. A new building will be
attached to the current the Leonard
S. Klinck Building and the Centre for
Integrated Computer Systems
Research building will be expanded.
Dr Robert Woodham, head ofthe
department of computer science,
said there will be new space for
offices, labs and lecture halls.
"It's exciting," said Woodham.
"As with all building projects, it
means we'll have to live in a construction zone for a while, though."
He added that this expansion is a
good incentive to start new, innovative programs in the computer science department and will insure
that UBC plays a leadership role in
high-tech research and development
in Canada.
When asked if the money could
be better spent on repairing old,
decaying buildings instead of building new ones, Mike Weisbart, manager of special projects in the land
and building services department
said, "Have you ever heard the
expression 'don't look a gift horse in
the mouth?" He added, "I can't
imagine anyone thinking this
money could be better spent"
"It really is politically neutral,"
said Geoff Atkins, assistant vice-
president for Land and Building
Services. "It's the government
addressing an issue that's critical."
Atkins also pointed out that to an
extent the funds will address the
problem of old buildings. "A part of
the [expansion plan] is to build a new
Chemical and Biological Engineering
building, which will replace the old
Chemical Engineering Building,
which is very decrepit"
Part of the new Chemical and
Biological Engineering building, a
10,000 square metre, six-storey
structure, is being funded through
this initiative. Construction will
begin in December 2003.
The electrical and computer
engineering department will also
get a new building, which will adjoin
the" north face of the MacLeod
Building. ♦
"FTAA" from page 1.
and political messaging," Mangat
said. "Sometimes federations tend
to control what the political messaging is."
But Matten said the event is still
CFS-inspired since all the SNSF
members are CFS student unions.
""The issue of a name on a poster
is not really an issue," Matten said.
"The issue is making sure the event
happens and raises awareness."
Rallies and marches have been
planned in Vancouver and Victoria
followed by teach-ins at SFU, the
University of Victoria, Kwantlen
University-College   and   Douglas
Meanwhile, UBC's Ahna Mater
Society (AMS) has no similar action
AMS Vice President External
Tara Learn admitted there are no
plans to endorse a similar protest at
UBC but plans to talk about the
FTAA at an Canadian Alliance of
Student Associations lobby conference in Ottawa this week.
Learn added that the FTAA could
affect students down the road but
said UBC students are more concerned with other issues, like the
amount of money in their pockets.
"I don't know how many students are interested in the FTAA but
if you polled students here they'd
probably say they're more concerned with tuition increases,"
Learn said.
The FTAA summit in Quebec City
was intended to further talks
toward expanding a free trade zone
around 34 countries of North,
Central and South America, and the
Caribbean excluding Cuba.
Leaders of the participating
countries plan to have the agreement ratified by 2005.
Many critics feel the agreement
threatens democracy and gives too
much power to big business, while
jeopardising the environment and
social programs. ♦
Local network suggests fair trade
AMS considers
whether to
exclusively offer
fair trade coffee
by Krista McFadden
Fair trade coffee is a hot topic these
days and the Vancouver Fair Trade
Coffee Network (VFTCN) is a nonprofit organisation working to
make Vancouver businesses and
UBC campus fair trade coffee
The VFTCN is a local network of
non-profit groups and social
activists that started five years ago.
According to Michael Zelmer,
chair of the VFTCN committee and
a UBC student, the network's mission is to boost the demand for fairly traded coffee in Vancouver.
"This is done through a number
of means," he stated. "One of which
is public education, through workshops and public events...Another
one is through helping various
businesses to switch over and to
carry fair trade coffee."
Fair trade coffee involves having certified fair trade suppliers
and distributors ensure that their
growers receive a fair price for
their coffee beans and are not
Recently, the VFTCN has been
contacted by more interested businesses and retailers are supplying
the coffee in larger quantities. So
far, there are approximately 40
businesses and retailers in the
Vancouver area that are supplying
fairly traded coffee.
Currently at UBC, fair trade cof
fee is supplied and brewed through
the Graduate Student Society and
the Alma Mater Society (AMS), at
stores such as Blue Chip Cookies,
the Pendulum Restaurant and
Bernoulli's Bagels. Zelmer revealed
that the VFTCN is already involved
in a campaign to make UBC a fair
trade coffee zone.
The AMS has offered fair trade
coffee as an alternative to regular
coffee since lastyear.
When asked about buyer
response to fair trade coffee
offered in the SUB, Vice President,
Administration Oana Chirila said
that last year one cup in 20 sold
was fair trade coffee and this year
two cups in ten were fair trade
Chirila said that the AMS is
holding preliminary discussions as
to whether the AMS would sell fair
trade coffee exclusively.
"At the moment," Chirila said,
"we're trying to improve awareness
[about fair trade coffee] and let students choose for themselves."
Currently fair trade coffee costs
slightly more than non-fair trade
coffee in the SUB.
According to Chirila, the slightly
higher price is due to their distributor, Canterbury, which is faced
with higher costs in order to establish itself as a fair trade distributor.
"If it didn't cost the AMS more,"
said Chirila, "we would definitely
offer [fair trade coffee] at the same
price [as regular coffee]."
The barriers that fair trade coffee suppliers run into is a lack of
consumer knowledge, small budgets for advertising and the costs of
providing machinery to brew the
coffee," said Zelmer.
Yet, even with increased prices
and minimal advertising, students
at UBC seem to be aware of fair
trade coffee. "I've known about it
for a long time," stated fourth-year
Arts student Julian Radlein.
Other students were unsure as
to whether having UBC offer only
fair trade coffee was the right idea.
"I think it's a great thing that
they are pushing towards [making
UBC a fair trade coffee zone], but
maybe it is a little totalitarian to say
you have to buy it," said Jordanna
Deveau a third-year Arts student,
"Although I don't see any reason
why people would purposefully
choose not to drink fair trade." ♦
NDP candidates call for free tuition
by Steve Durant
ST JOHN'S, NFLD. (CUP)-Despite agreeing on
most issues, including eliminating tuition for
post-secondary students, the NDP's federal leadership hopefuls each say that they offer a new
direction for their beleaguered party.
The candidates were in St John's last Saturday
to participate in a leadership debate. The two-
hour event, in preparation for a convention in
January, attracted about 100 party supporters.
However, it was tamer than most political
debates, with the candidates readily agreeing on
several key issues.
Toronto City Councillor and part-time professor Jack Layton, United Church minister and MP
Bill Blaikie, long-time Saskatchewan MP Lome
Nystrom, lawyer and MP Joe Comartin, and former NDP Associate-President Pierre Ducasse
participated in the debate. Former UBC Alma
Mater Society Councillor Bev Meslo is also running for the leadership, but could not afford to
make it to Saturday's event.
An e-mail question from a Newfoundlander
living in the United Kingdom started the question period asking how each candidate would
address student debt and increasing tuition.
"We have to eliminate tuition fees," said
Comartin, citing the success Ireland has had in
not charging tuition. "They had their society
ready, they had their students ready."
Blaikie focused on student debt, saying the
federal government should administer the loans
system. Layton went further, saying the government should forgive all interest accrued on loans
since 1995, the year severe cuts were made to
the amount of money the federal government
transfers to the provinces.
"There is no reason students should be making banks rich," Layton said.
The candidates also expressed misgivings
about partnerships between universities and the
private sector. In this month's speech from the
throne, the federal government said it will
encourage partnerships in years to come.
"The problem is some universities, because
of the cutbacks, almost need this funding,'
Ducasse said.
Comartin says corporations on campuses
have already caused problems in other provinces
because corporations often benefit economically
from patents that result from university
"Tn effect, what we're doing is we're subsidising...the corporations in this research, and they
get all the economic benefits. And there are
times when some patents, some copyrights, have
meant tremendous amounts of dollars for the
private sector that, in fact, we've contributed to
as a society," he said.
Layton worries that funding for research
could hinder basic rights.
"It's all part of a worldwide movement to take
things that used to be public and make them private," he said. "I think it's fundamental to the
concept of freedom of thought, of freedom of
speech, that your training and education not be
financed by one particular subset that has a veiy
distinct economic interest."
Corporate control and foreign policy received
the most attention during the debate.
The candidates broke from their measured,
calm manner of speaking when Memorial philosophy professor David Thompson asked about
world peace, which turned the debate to Iraq and
the United States.
"We'll say to George Bush, read our lips—
we're Canadians. Your father got it wrong, and
you've got it wrong," Layton told a cheering
"We're all tired of being the puppets of George
Bush," Nystrom said. Comartin went further, saying Canada has become "a joke" on the international scene since Brian Mulrooney strengthened ties with the United States in the 1980s,
breaking away from the more distanced attitude
of Pierre Trudeau. ♦
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POST ROCK! Toronto futurists at fever pitch, nic fensom photo
with Le Fly Pan Am
at Richard's on Richards
Oct 24
by Phoebe Wang
It was a difficult case for Do Make Say Think and
Le Fly Pan Am to present Their brand of instrumental and conceptual rock, often classified as
post-rock, has a tendency to startle while it's
being persuasive. On Thursday night a packed
room was willing to hear out two variations of a
parallel logic.
Do Make Say Think and Le Fly Pan Am are a
pairing that has taken place before, due to their
shared lodgings on Constellation records. Home
to the pillar band Godspeed You Black
Emperorl, the Montreal label is low key enough
that fans on the lookout for other sources of
orchestral-like rock haven't had trouble. Their
lack of lyrics is another corresponding point,
but both bands effortlessly justify that lack. And
of course, being from back east they've been
slotted together for this North American tour.
The first out-of-towners up were Le Fly Pan
Am. The young band released their third full-
length album earlier in the year. Ceux Qui
Inventent N'ontjamais Vecu (?) felt to me like it
was offering a series of framed stills rather than
definite versions, and I was interested to see
how and if the band would push and improvise.
Vancouverite Tim Heckler joined them, layering
his samples and collapses in with the band's
splintering high guitar notes and dodgy funk.
Their pieces stretched to opus-like lengths, but I
was never distracted. Their compositions
seemed to incorporate distraction, wandering
in and out of syncopation.
Seated, the band looked like they were battering at instruments rather than playing them.
Using repetition as tension, the pieces built to
predictable breaking points. The simple bass
phrases tied the pieces to a dry stuttering beat
None ofthe parts were stunningly complex, but
put together, the band displayed unique and
promising compositional skills.
I felt tired out with listening by the time Do
Make Say Think had started, but the Toronto
group was willing to do the work for me and let
my thoughts wander. It was a sound crowded
with warm, cloudy guitars, textures and brass
instruments. Their phrases built on gradual
semi-tonal and tonal progressions that gave the
feeling of a journey without completion.
Pairings of trumpets and horns sounded out
long held notes which were beautiful in their
simplicity, but not unforgettable. The incoherent compositions worked only because a coherent order didn't seem to be their point Which
isn't to say that the band's dispersed sound
wasn't pleasing—it was. But on the first listen,
it's overwhelming to have humming textures
instead ofthe usual constraints.
Do Make Say Think is a group of older performers, combining a jazz sensibility with a
loud heart The positive press on their latest
release, & Yet & Yet, has spread here from their
hometown of Toronto.
Neither of the bands offered the amount of
improvisation I'd hoped for. The performances
were surprisingly structured, which perhaps
says something about the albums' seeming lack
of order. It was pleasant for Vancouver to be the
host of a sound that hasn't been in the forefront
in this city—we found ourselves feeling like
Word up to the
Vancouver International
Writers and Readers Festival
by Alyssa Burtt
This year, for the first time ever, I
perused four different events at the 15th
annual Vancouver International Writers
Festival. Being an avid reader, an English
arid creative writing student, and simply
an appreciator of the magic art of words,
my experience this year inspired me and
reaffirmed many of my writerly aspirations.
The events I attended were "The Best of
Alternative Press," on Thursday evening,
and "The Language of Threads," "Short and
Sweet," and "Skin and Bones," all on
Saturday. It was definitely hit and miss
with these events. "The Best of Alternative
Press" was by far the most solid and
impressive. It was a collection of writers
and a few musicians, all emerging and
publishing in underground and independent presses. Many were even locals. It was
great to see how much talent there is in the
local underground scene! I bought two
books of poetry and wanted to go home to
my pen and paper, sit down and just write.
I wanted to drink a double espresso, buy
myself a pair of thick-framed glasses and
come out of the beatnik literature-junkie
I left the "Short and Sweet" event wishing I had a steady paycheck in order to
buy some of the impressive short story
collections I heard excerpts from. Michel
Faber> Bill Gaston and Lisa Moore were
the three, authors who read their work.
Each had a very distinct and engaging
voice and the explicit use of imagery
made it a very visual experience.
The last two events were more difficult
to get engaged in. "The Language of
Threads," with Gail TsuHyama and UBC's
own Nancy Lee, was vaguely interesting,
but I was not familiar with Tsukiyama's
writing, nor did I connect well with the
excerpts she read.
"Skin and Bones," with Tim Flannery
and Abdul-Rasheed Na'aDah, was an event
I was very excited about The program
advertised that Na'allah of Nigeria is well-
versed in the traditions of Yoruba street
poets and Tim Flannery of Australia is a
natural historian and mammologist I was
expecting a lot of energy, street poetry and
interesting discussion. The air, however,
proved to be much more dry and intellectual and I had a hard time following. The
one poem Na'allah read was interesting,
but it was the wrong kind of atmosphere
for the loose rhythms of African verse.
There were many events that I could not
attend at this year's festival, either
because of time restraints or sold-out
shows. Next year I hope to make it to some
of the more legendary events, such as the
"Poetry Bash' or the "Literary Cabaret'
The Vancouver International Writers
and Readers Festival is a great event for
anyone looking for some quality literary
entertainment For students or anyone
wanting to save some money, volunteer
positions are available and give you free
access into all the events listed, plus a ten
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Amenka is dead.
Long live Amenka!
Vancouver filmmaker toys with the US
and viewers
at the Blinding Light!! Cinema
Oct. 19
by Bryan Zandberg
When was the last time you went to a film that
was 11 years in the making arid composed of
three images projected simultaneously onto one
screen? A covey of underground film aficionados
turned out for precisely this sort of visual bombardment on Saturday night at the Blinding
Light!! Cinema, where filmmaker and former
SFU prof Al Razutis was on hand to present his
65-minute experimental film Amerika, created
between 1972 and 1983.
True to its title, Amerika is a portrayal—albeit
a very raw and desolate one—of the great empire
to the south. According to Razutis, who both
introduced the picture and led a discussion afterwards, the work began purely as an experimental conceit but over time it spilled over to
embrace overtly political content Backed by a
live audio mix of incomprehensible voices,
crescendoing noise, feedback and even Razutis's
own phone conversations, images flood the
screens. Spliced and bleached-out segments
from silent films are juxtaposed against sped-up
and effect-ridden footage of empty- streets in
Vancouver, and both images are counterpoints
to a rotating gnpme's head. Empty landscapes
pulsate with colour and explode. Razutis, splayed
out on a sofa in an undershirt and with nylon
stocking pulled over his head, chugs a beer as he
vacillates and then finally manages to shoot up
his television screen. A blonde in a black leather
jacket and a red skirt spray-paints cryptic messages on a doorframe. Hardcore porn. Diagrams.
Empty motel rooms. Graveyards.
Nailing down just what topics this film
addresses is rather difficult Razutis's phantasmagoric effects, images and tongue-in-cheek slogans definitely lambaste the evil and dissolute
aspects of American culture and politics, but he
also raises questions about gender roles, sexuality, film theory, class structure and censorship.
Funded entirely out of Razutis's own pocket this
film is also a condemnation of the status quo in
the Canadian experimental film scene, a criticism
Razutis echoed during the discussion after the
film. An indie film die-hard, he takes issue with
what he terms the "art empire," emphasising that
the only filmmakers who get money these days
are those that sell-out to industry, or are a part of
the clique that schmoozes such agencies as the
Canada Arts Council or the National Film Board.
For Razutis, it's all about the freedom of content, about the need to never let up when it comes
to experimentation, rather than enshrining styles
or commemorating "apostles of film." Twenty
years after its completion, Amerika is still relevant But interestingly enough, the old analog
film format he used to shoot this picture has
shrunk, a detail that did not go unnoticed as the
middle projector hung up repeatedly during the
exposition. Al Razutis believes in the continual
rebirth of art it seemed fitting, then, to see that
even an epic project like Amerika is finite and
passing away.»> 10
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Chris Shepherd
Michael Schwandt
Sarah Conchie
Duncan M. McHugh
Anna King
Nic Fensom
Hywel Tuscano
Jesse Marchand
Parminder Nizher
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The hottest costumes
Every year the race to have the best Halloween
costume becomes more and more fierce. Sure,
you could be Spiderman or a vampire or Sexy '
Jesus, but these costumes don't exactly smack of
originalily. Just in case you're still not sure
about which outfit to wear, the Ubyssey has a
few suggestions guaranteed to be original,
frightening and timely.
UBC administation negotiator with the
Teaching Assistants' Union
Costume: Running shoes, tape over mouth.
To pull off this costume you're going to have
to concentrate on being unreliable. Tell your
friends you'll' meet them on the corner to go
trick-or-treating and, when you're supposed to
meet, run away. If you do meet up with your
friends, try to convince them that four Snickers
bars last year is equal to three Mars bars this
year. If anyone asks you to explain yourself {like,
say, a local newspaper), do not reply.
Mysterious Russian nerve gas
Costume: Puffy, foreboding cloud.
While no one has said which gas was used to
sedate hostage-takers in Moscow,last week,
nerve gas sounds scarier than other possible
culprits like Valium and benactyzine—not that
the gas needs any help in the scary department.
With 116 fatalities, it is 58 times more deadly
than the Chechen rebels who seiged the theatre.
Mystery gas {which has left 405 former hostages
hospitalised, 45 critically) seems to be frightening enough by itself.
Provincial government service cuts
Costume: Chop off both arms and a leg, wear
a suit
Much like the Liberals' recent gutting of several social programs, this costume demands
that you cut down to the basics. Do you really
need more than a leg and some teeth to trick-or-
treat? We (and Gordon Campbell) don't think so.
Despite your bleeding stumps you do have to
look good to do business, so make sure to top
this costume off with a suit Just because you're
missing a majority of your limbs doesn't mean
you shouldn't look sharp.
UBC Athletics 2002-2003 budget
Costume: A long, dark cloak of mystery.
Although the budget has been 'released/ the
task force review ofthe entire athletics program
remains shrouded in mystery to the students
whom it will ultimately affect. Targeted for
completion in July, the review reportedly details
which teams will be kept and which teams will
be axed, who gets to keep their jobs and who
gets downsized, and new user fees for campus
facilities. The most important part of this cos-
tume? Keep promising that you'll eventually
reveal what's underneath that cloak, and then
wait a few decades, hoping that nobody will
remember to ask anymore.
Jennifer Clarke, NPA mayoral candidate
Costume: Ever-present grin, bloodied corpse
of Phillip Owen's political career dragging
behind you.
We'd say that the sight of Jennifer Clarke, the
'Non Partisan' Association's mayoral candidate,
is scary enough by itself, but the addition of current mayor Phillip Owen's murdered political
career makes this one of the year's best costumes. For accessories, try a gentrification
wand or keys to a house in Shaughnessy.
Woodward's building
Costume: Giant W on head, sleeping bag at
feet. Placards with "social housing now!" and
spray paint slogans on T-shirt and pants.
Make sure your friends take lots of pictures
of you squatting beside needle-strewn East
Vancouver streets. Having friends dressed as
abusive police can only add authenticity.
The Underground, The 432 or The Point
Costume: Take a vat and fill it with shit, weak
jokes and low production values.
It's like the Ubyssey, if the Ubyssey had been
dropped on its head as a child. ♦
Globe and Mail deserves
the criticism
The Globe and Mail deserved
every word of your acerbic editorial ("Fifteenth, my ass," Oct. 25,
2002) for their laughable 'survey'
of Canadian universities. (As a
refugee from the Gerontocratic
Republic of Victoria, I too was
struck by the laughable suggestion
that UVic's "off-campus environment" could be anything other
than soul-destroying, much less
the second-best in the country).
But before we throw the Tiorse-
shit' results onto the compost, I
would suggest that the survey does
have one potential value—if read
in reverse. After all, even if this
survey tells us nothing about
which schools are better than each
other, it does tell us which universities have the most students
dumb enough to give their e-mail
address away to e-marketers.
—Simon Grant
Graduate student, Arts
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Pandas and Huskies left whimpering
Soccer women
end the regular
season in
first place
by Jesse Marchand
The women's soccer Birds have had
ample opportunity to play their rookies this year, and the Birds' last two
games during the regular season
were no exception. Friday's game
against the Alberta Pandas was an
easy win, ending 7-1. Sunday's game
was an even bigger win, as the Birds
shut out the Saskatchewan Huskies
After putting both games away in
the first half, the Birds had the
opportunity to play their rookies and
showcase fifth-year players who will
not be returning to the UBC field
next year.
UBC's Friday matchup against
the Pandas was exceptional considering Alberta, currently ranked
eighth in the country, was the national champion last year.
"We had a lot to prove coming out
today," said second-year midfielder
Heather Smith "I think we worked
well as a unit, and did a good job of
containing [the game]."
The tone of the game was set
within the first four minutes when
Bronwyn Hunt scored the first goal.
A Bird free-for-all ensued, and UBC
ended the half 4-1.
"As a team we came through and
did what we had to do," said veteran
forward Rosalyn Hicks. Although the
Pandas started out well, two garbage
goals against them in the second half
visibly deflated them, and UBC got to
play its entire bench.
Losing seasoned players and
switching coaches in the off-season
made the Pandas a less-than formidable team this year, but coach
Mosher thought the Birds were more
than ready for a landslide win
against an old nemesis.
"It was one of those games where
everything we touched turned to
gold," said Mosher afterwards. "But
maybe we were due for one of those.
I think it was justified. It shows that
we're peaking at the right time, right
before Nationals—that's important"
Not only was it important, but the
game propelled the Birds into first
place in the Canada West Division.
The following afternoon, UBC put
the Saskatchewan Huskies away
early, scoring six goals in the first
"We basically controlled the game
from as soon as the first whistle
blew," said team captain Kristine
Jack. "We had a little trouble scoring
our first one," she added. "But once
we got our first one in, it was just
home free the rest ofthe way."
While the Huskies were panting
away on the field/the Birds were
clearly enjoying their last season
game on Wolfson Field.
"We clenched [sic] first [on
Friday], so we basically made a point
of playing all the fifth-years plus getting all the rookies involved too,"
said Kristine Jack.
"I think our team's pretty excited
right now," said Smith, "We want[ed]
to go into the tournament ranked
number one, and we want to come
out ranked number one." ♦
UBC will play Alberta in the semi-
final round of the Canada West
Championship November 1 and 2 at
Trinity Western University. Kickoffis
at 12:15 pm Saturday.
Football birds end season right
by Coreena Robertson
In the movies, the final varsity football game is shot in
heroic proportions. That enthusiasm was on display for
real Friday night at Thunderbird Stadium as the T-Birds
set out to finish what they started three games back.
After a dismal start to their 2002 campaign, which
had them losing five straight quarterback Blake Smelser
was given the nod in the fourth quarter of the Shrum
Bowl. Things just haven't been the same since. Smelser
and the Birds greased though the final
three games of the season and the
Thunderbirds defeated the University of
Alberta 32-7 Friday. Graduating wide
receiver Dan Lazarri echoed the confidence the team was feeling. "We knew we
were going to win—we're too good of a
team to be in last place in the league
come the end ofthe season."
Finishing fifth overall, one spot ahead
of their cross-town rivals SFU, the Birds had a great final
hurrah. Returning next year for UBC, quarterback Blake
Smelser heated up the field in the third after connecting
with Lazarri for a 60-yard touchdown that put the Birds
up over the Bears 8-7. A little later in the same quarter,
the Birds failed to make good on an Alberta fumble in
Bear country as Alberta tried to take the ball out after a
missed field goal attempt. But UBC didn't let that affect
their demeanor, as within seconds Sandy Beveridge
intercepted a second pass. Two plays later, Smelser
worked his magic in the pocket and ran the ball in from
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six yards to put the Birds up 15-7 over the Bears.
Dan Lazarri wasn't ready to settle with just one touchdown, and with 4:23 left in the fourth quarter, he
wrapped up his UBC year with another quick six, making
the score 22-7. Running back Julian Radlein added a
final touchdown at the 12 minute mark, and Leon
Denenfield sealed the win with a 2 7-yard field~goal.
A huge reason for the change in UBC's season was a
change behind the bench. UBC's athletic director. Bob
Philip, was partly responsible for the decision to replace
.then head coach Jay Prepchuk with Laurent De slauriers.
"We were in all the games we played this-
year—I take responsibility for not making a coaching change sooner, in the
sense that we didn't hire Lou earlier to
go out and get some players," said
Philip. "[But] the coaches did a great job
with the talent they had this year. The
kids really came to play."
Deslauriers ends his inaugural season with a 3-5 record, missing the play-
It's very disappointing that we're not in the post
season/ said Deslauriers, "but I said long ago this team
has tremendous character and grit and they showed it
the second half."
It's safe to say the foundations of a great football team
have been laid this year. Deslauriers, who was hired
after the recruiting season was over, now has the opportunity to recruit and build. Deslauriers and his
Thunderbird football crew are no longer behind the
eight ball, and are in great position to make their 2003
campaign memorable. ♦
^•ffl**r UBC is considering raising non-instructional fees.
These fees are for services like processing applications and
writing deferred exams.The AMS is concerned about a
number of proposed increases including a $30 fee for
deferred exams. Deferred exams are usually granted because
of a serious illness or a death in the family - things beyond a
student's control.The proposed fees may still be modified. If
you have any concerns or would like more information,
please contact Brian Silzer, Associate VP and Registrar, at:
Do kjoxj have a vision?   jljp
Each year the Alma Mater Society makes a donation to the
University.This gift is in the form of a fund available to all students,
staff and faculty. In an effort to enrich and develop the social and
cultural climate at UBC, the Innovative Projects Fund, (IPF) provides
those with such a vision, the financial backing to bring their idea to
fruition. So, if you think you have a really good idea, drop by SUB
room 238 and pick up an application. Deadline for submissions:
.November 29th, 2002. .
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IKM0 Council
Wondering what's going on with the renovations in
theLower Level ofthe SUB? The AMS Renovations Planning
Group will be presenting to AMS Council on Wednesday,
November 6th at 6 pm - guests are welcome. If you have any
questions, please contact Oana Chirila, VP Administration, at:
XFM presents A Big Free Halloween Party,
featuring the Town Pants and Exithiside.
Pit Pub, Oct. 31 st - No cover! Doors at 8:30pm
The XFM street team will be on location with tons of prize
giveaways. Nintendo will also be coming in and giving away a
Game Cube. Costume contests and tons of fun!
Vice-Chair^Extemal Commission:
•acts as chair in the absence of the VP External Affairs;
■assists the VP External in many different aspects including:
-lobbying the federal and provincial governments on issues of
Interest to students, such as post-secondary education
(PSE)funding and student loans.
-communicates with other student groups and national organizations;
-informs UBC students about relevant PSE issues & communicates the
activities of the Commission;
•co-ordinates and supervises many ofthe activities ofthe Commission;
■prepares agendas for and takes minutes ofthe meetings ofthe Commission;
•handles correspondence & arranges meetings ofthe Commission;
■performs other tasks as assigned by the VP External Affairs or the Commission;
■Vice Chair honorarium up to $3,500 (pro-rated amount).
Deadline for application:Tuesday, November 5,2002. Please submit a resume
and cover letter to SUB room 238.
'Red Cross Southern Africa
Food Crisis Appeal Concert
The Red Cross presents an evening of music, dance, food, fashion and
fundraising to make a difference for those starving in Southern
Africa. Friday, November 8th, 7pm onwards.
Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Don't forget to take care of friends when the
Halloween fun sets in!
The most common drugs associated with sexual
assault are alcohol and marijuana. Other drugs such
as GHB have been used both recreationally and for
the purpose of committing a sexual assault. A few
tips to keep in mind during the Halloween fun:
»U -Educate yourself about drink spiking safety
-Stay together with friends
-Monitor drinks
-Avoid tasting or exchanging drinks with others
-Refuse any drinks from open containers
-Throw away drinks that taste funny or salty
If you suspect your drink has been spiked, tell a
friend, call 911 and/or go directly to the hospital
with someone.
Featuring: Capoeira Ache Brasil, Kibwe, Bounty Hunta, Feso, Fidgital,
Dubfreque, 333 Soul/The Movement, WRDP Drummers.
Tickets: $ 15 in advance from: Jenny Moss at (604) 709-6662, Black
Swan Records, Zulu Records, Marimba and at UBC during ticket sale
days outside the Student Union Building: Nov 4-8.
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October 31 st, 5-7 p.m.
UBC students will canvass different Vancouver
neighborhoods (in costume) for non-perishable
items that will be donated to local social service
If you would like to help us, please contact
Kasandra Palmer, Campus Coordinator at:
The Elections Committee is looking for four
members, one of whom will be the Chief Returning
Officer, all of whom will assist the Elections
Administrator in conducting elections and referenda.
Honorarium of $500 for each member.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to:
Christopher Lythgo, VP Academic & University Affairs,
Chair of the AMS Appointments Committee.
Room 248-6138 SUB Blvd., Vancouver, BC V6T1Z1,
For more information: go to www.ams.ubc.ca.
Sustainability Initiatives
The AMS Impacts Committee is looking for creative
ideas to make the AMS and the SUB more
sustainable. Please submit suggestions to Oana
piirila, VP Administration at: vpadmin@ams.ubc.caj 12
by Sarah Conchie
Coach Mike Mosher stood immobile on the
sidelines as angry Saskatchewan supporters
came close to the UBC bench Sunday afternoon, incensed over the Birds' 2-1 win over
the Huskies. Mosher didn't even blink. After
watching his injury-plagued squad triumph 4-
2 over the top-ranked Alberta Golden Bears
the previous day, Mosher had more important
things on his mind than sour grapes. Securing
third place in the playoffs, the Birds will face
the Alberta Golden Bears in the Canada West
semi-final on Alberta's home turf.
"We're well prepared going in," said
Mosher. "Hopefully, some of these injured
bodies will get healthy through the week—
that's key."
The Birds' final game against Saskatchewan
wasn't spectacular, but after a gritty win over
the Bears the day before, UBC was understandably tired. Not only did they have a depleted
roster of just 13 players because of injuries,
but they were also up against the previously
undefeated Alberta squad without leading scorer Steve Frazao. Although the Bears' hotshot
striker Eric Pinnell {who has ten goals to
Frazao's 12) had the field all to himself, UBC
still prevailed—thanks in part to UBC's third-
year striker, Dave Wong.
After fielding four penalty calls in a row,
and allowing an aggressive Alberta offence to
tie up the game 2-2 in the first few minutes of
the second half, the Birds needed a comeback.
Wong delivered in the 80th minute, outwitting
the Bear goalie on a rebound and making the
score 3-2.
. "[That goal] felt great," grinned Wong afterwards, "It always seems like the other team
will come back, get another one and tie it up,
or get two and beat us. It's great that we
showed that character and came back and got
the victory."
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The women's volleyball team flew into
Langley and beat the Spartans twice this weekend, winning 3-0 Friday and 3-1 Saturday.
The road wasn't as smooth for the men's
team as they split a series with the Calgary
Dinos in Alberta this weekend. After a four-set
loss Friday night, the Birds bounced back with
a five-set win Saturday, and now have a week
to regroup before hosting the University of
Manitoba Bisons November 1 and 2.
HEADS UP: Graeme Poole out-jumps a Husky in Sunday's 2-1 win over
Saskatchewan, kris mezynski photo
That character was coupled with
admirable depth on Sunday. The Huskies
came out snarling, making it difficult for UBC
to play cleanly. With a playoff spot already
secured, Mosher let his starters rest, leaving
the field open for less visible players to assert
"It's an awkward game in thafihere's not
much to play for," said Mosher. "Guys are out
there and you're concerned about them. You
don't want any more injuries, and you don't
want to pick up any more cards and stuff. At
the end ofthe day, we [didn't] want to get into
any bad habits—just come out with a result
And we did, so good enough."
Second year midfielder Graeme Poole was
Still no wins for the 0-8 men's Ice Birds,
after being trampled by the Bisons 2-1 and 6-
0 in Manitoba. UBC must win its next series to
make the playoffs. UBC hosts the Regina
Cougars November 1 and 2 at the Winter
Sports Centre. The puck drops at 7:30pm. ♦
UBC's lone goal scorer, outstripping the goalie
twice and netting the deciding goal at the
72nd minute. "It all just popped up at the right
place and the right time. You get those once in
a while, and the ball comes on your foot at the
right place and it ends up in the back of the
net It's just lucky," Poole said modestly.
The Birds will have to rely on more than
luck in the upcoming Canada West tournament. While Mosher hopes that he'll have a
full, healthy squad going into the semi-final,
especially with Steve Frazao gingerly limping
towards recovery, this weekend's results
prove that previous rankings mean little when
game day arrives.
"We figure them the other strongest team
in the West" said Poole. "I'm looking forward
to it already."*>
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