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 Axworthy calls for greater
humanitarian support
by Ai Lin Choo
Wr Muniing from j fart-finding
•iiissii'ii in Pakistan, Llo\d
\xAorthy called for greater
hii'-.3::i! :ri.!ji .lid to Afghanistan
Awurlhy, 'liroi lor of UBC's Liu
Cn.'i'ro for the Study of 01ob.il
Issues :md Canada's former for-
t ign :ni::ibter, said that the ill st
thing the intern iliuni'1 < o:nmuni-
!y must draw aitt-jtion to is the
Nrge. number of people -n
Afghanistan who fate sUrviti-.n
■.his -a'.pier.
"We niw all these wry desper-
.iLi strt's :-.nd realised really hew
'.y.'la is being done to address
I'-or.i," Mid Amvorthy. who led the
v.cekl-.ng delegation lo i'd^stii
for 0\.f-m.
A\ "orihy, ^j'( iVng at d forum
ws'":i iy it ihn Liu Centre, said
*::icr:i-:i ddwLccs in
Afghan'--t.in jver lhe weekend
>.!i(iii'd be '.wed is an opportunity
'o farther Lupir-iuWiiin effort.
*it Bijikfs T.e that with the
iha^ges '-hat !<'ck p!a< e Jus wcek-
enl—J"-a 'i'-iite serious setback to
lhe TV-ibun and the basically rerouting of their troops—the next
step "should be a h>:niarilarian
on?," he s?id.
A\-.vor!hy said the US and its
allies should now ru-iVe xajor
efforts to 3'r''lft FjoJ ;<rid demonstrate proper poiiticu will lo show
Af.ihunist-in that lhe coalition is
ni't simply a military one.
Ho odded >hat a stronger UN
presence in Lhe region is needed
as the/e is currently no way to
»!fective!y monitor human rights
issues in Afghanistan.
"In tlie future, with all the turbulence going on inside
Alghariisuin...there simply will be
a lot of displaced people," he said.
'We have to ntr-ke sure that they
don tbeiome caught up in the turbulence, and get their own existence swept ..way."
Zulie Sarhedina, a me-nber cf
Oxfam Canada's board of governors, said that while Oxfam's estimated figure of 7.5 nullum people
rd( mg starvation—a number
.released five weeks ago—was inac-
ci-rate, the situation was still serious for those living in remote
regions of'die country.
'That {number] was a woist-
rase scenario—we're hopeful of
the fact that it is not that bad in all
of Afghanistan. But there are pockets of areas where the situation is
dire snd where we think a concerted effort should be put in
using perhaps non-conventional
wajs of getting rood m there,* she
Sachedina said lhat before
September 11, the situation was
already grim, but since the US
started attacking Afghanistan, the
situation has been exacerbated.
Axworthy said that the coalition must make a decision on how
much time it can commit lo die
country. He said lhat an international presence in Afghanistan is
required immediately so future
incidents can be averted.
While Axworthy said that food
aid is 3 primary concern, internal
issues such as education and
health care are important as well.
"Arc we going lo mobilise a
program for education? That's the
kind of issue that Canadians will
ha\ e to look at,' he said.
He added that next week's
International Monetary Fund
meeting will be a good opportunity to discuss humanitarian issues.
While       stating       that       he
See "Aid" on page 2.
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MORE PLEASE: Elections Administrator Jo McFetridge counts...not enough votes, nic fensom photo
to meet quorum
by Sarah MacNeill Morrison
The students have spoken and apparently they don't care.
Well, not enough to respond to
questions asked in the Alma Mater
Society's (AMS) referendum held last
Referendum questions asked students if they agreed to have their student fees raised by $3 a year for the
next four years until they reach a total
of an additional $12, and if they
agreed to proposed changes to the
AMS Bylaws. In a non-binding question, the AMS also asked if students
supported the idea of differential
But despite a draw for free tuition,
an e-mail sent out to all UBC students.
and a beer garden held to encourage
turnout, neither of the binding questions met quorum.
For an AMS referendum's results
to be considered legitimate
and pass, ten per cent of
UBC undergraduates must
vote 'yes.' These rules are
much stricter than at many
other universities such as
SFU, where ten per cent of
students simply need to
vote. Other schools like
Queen's and the University
of Alberta have no required
number of voters.
While 3440 people
voted 'yes' to increase their student
services—62 per cent of the total
number of voters—it fell 239 votes
short of the 3679 students necessary
to   implement   a   supported   fee
The referendum question on
amending AMS bylaws
required the support of 75
per cent of those who voted
on the question. It also fell
short of quorum, receiving
only 2918 'yes' votes, but
would not have passed anyway as it only received the
support of 53 per cent of
those who voted.
AMS President Erfan
Kazemi said that he was
glad students who did vote
supported      the      increase      to
See "Referendum" on page I
A bittersweet finis
Soccer Birds win silver at CIS National Championship
by Laura Biue
CELEBRATIONS: UBC's Kasra Asran Haghighi celebrates his
equalising goal in the final, christian laforce/ubc athletics photo
It was so close.
This weekend, the UBC men's soccer team won silver at
tlie CIS National Championship. It was a fantastic result for
a team that struggled to score goals for much of the regular season, but also disappointing end for the team, which
conceded the winning goal of the CIS final just two minutes
from time.
"It's so disappointing," said coach Mike Mosher,
"because we were in with a chance. But at the same time
diere's so many positives to draw upon from the season."
On Friday, the Thunderbirds won their opening game
at the CIS National Championship, hosted by St Mary's
L'niversity in Halifax, with a 2-0 win over Waterloo. UBC
had most of the offensive pressure, throughout the game.
Co-captain Shawn Bobb opened the scoring midway
'.'trough the first half and midfielder Darren Prentice
cemented the UBC lead with another goal early in the second half. The UBC defence and goalkeeper Julian Phillips
played characteristically strong games to deny Waterloo a
After Friday's win, UBC only needed a tie in its second
game of the tournament to advance to the final. Saturday's
game against the University of New Brunswick (UNB)
began with a high-scoring first half. Midfielder Steve
Dickinson scored for UBC in the tenth minute, and UNB
equalised from a corner kick seven minutes later. The T-
Birds regained the lead just eight minutes later with a
header goal from first-year Graeme Poole. With a second
goal from Dickinson shortly before the half, UBC was up
UBC held its two-goal lead for most of the second half,
but conceded a second goal ten minutes from time. It was
too Hide too late for UNB, and the Birds finished with a 3-
2 win to qualify comfortably for the national final.
At Sunday's final, UBC played the defending national
champions, the Wilfred Laurier Golden Hawks, ranked second nationally coming into the tournament Both teams
started conservatively, defending well and limiting scoring
chances. Thirty minutes in, Laurier scored first on a penalty kick following a contested call on a hand ball in the UBC
18-yard box.
UBC came back hard, equalising the match just four
minutes later when Kasra Asrar Haghighi headed a free
kick from Canada West rookie of the year Terry Bell into
the Laurier net
The game was deadlocked  1-1  right the very end.
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"Referendum" from page 1.
"I'd say that I'm happy that the
majority of students that voted [were]
in favour of the services and safety
development fund, and amending
our bylaws," he said.
"Historically we've had difficulty
in attaining the quorum level, and
this year proved to be no exception,"
Kazemi said. Since 1990,2 3 out of 31
referenda have failed due to quorum.
He added that it was less critical
that the AMS was not able to update
its bylaws, saying that it was a "housekeeping" matter which has failed to
pass in several other AMS attempts.
But Kazemi said that the referendum results imply financial concerns
for future councils.
"We're going to have to look at creative solutions, there are going to
have to be some difficult decisions
made by future councils in terms of
the importance of services and what
we place on them," he said.
AMS Elections Administrator Jo
McFetridge attributed the bylaw question's failure to the extensive work
required to become knowledgable
about the changes to the AMS Bylaws.
She cited the high number of spoiled
ballots as a sign that many students
didn't feel prepared to vote on the
"I would expect that some people
wanted to make an informed vote.
and although the information was
there to a lot of people, I think it
would have taken a lot of effort for the
average voter to actually get enough
information to make such an
informed vote," she said.
While McFetridge couldn't provide
an answer to the student fee increase
question's inability to meet quorum,
Kazemi said he believes a short voting
period was partially responsible. AMS
code limits a referendum to one
week, and while in the past, the AMS
has suspended this rule, it was not
suspended in last week's vote.
But the president added he was
happy with the results of the non-
binding question on differential
tuition, a policy under consideration
by the university which would mean
that students in different faculties at
UBC would pay different rates per
credit in tuition fees.
Response to the question showed
that two thirds of those who voted
were opposed to the idea of differential tuition and Kazemi said that it
"validates the AMS's stance" of opposition to the policy, and can be used
in future lobbying efforts with the
The AMS budgeted $23,500 to
run last week's referendum. An additional $1000 was spent by the stu-.
dent society to encourage students to
vote 'yes' to increase their student
fees and approve the amended
bylaws. ♦
Referendum Results
Tot-d vo'es past - ■)4ul
L]i.oru::i for Alma Mater
Sucie'y (A.MS) referenda is 10
jj<.-r cent of enrolment or 3679
s'.'ido>i:!s. AH loipujed changes
to A.MS !5\hws require 75 per
p-Tit^es V:iL.\S.
1. Do you support an increase lo
yoi.tr annual AMS fens of SI I. to
be implemented oier four j ears
in $3 inm"!Lents', to create -i
Sen ices and Safely
De\ eioprrie.r.l I\uid, which ■.-*. ill
be used lo iirpro\e, prole.< t and
expand...AMS Sen ices?
N.o-1951 (36'.'o)
2. Do you accept die proposed
amendments to Jie AMS Bylaws
as presented?
No-1802 (3 3 Vo)
spoiled-741 (14!t)
3. Do you support differential
spoiled-104 {2'::.} ♦
"Aid" from page 1.
understands the difficulty in gaining
total consensus on political issues, he
emphasised that people still need to
deal with the specific areas in
Afghanistan without food.
As for UBC, Axworthy says that
students and faculty need to play a
more active role in fundraising and
ensuring that humanitarian issues
remain a focus.
"And from what I've noticed in
the past, UBC students are awfully
good at getting attention," he said.
Adam Young, a third-year ecology student who attended the forum,
agreed that UBC students need to
get more involved in ensuring proper humanitarian aid for
"I think there's been a lot of support for the military and not a lot of
focus on humanitarian issues," he
said. "There needs to be more big
names talking about the need for
humanitarian aid." ♦
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in Vancouver
by Laural Raine
The room was packed when globalisation expert Naomi Klein spoke at a
solidarity gathering last Friday, the
first day of World Trade Organisation
(WTO) meetings in Qatar.
More than 600 people crowded
into the Maritime Labour Centre to
hear Klein, Globe and Mail columnist and author of the bestselling
book No Logo, speak about
"Globalisation in our backyards."
Those who didn't arrive early enough
to find a seat stood five rows deep at
the back of the centre, while several
hundred others who arrived later
were not admitted.
Klein focused on the location of
the WTO meetings, which are being
held in Doha, Qatar.
"[The WTO] had a problem; no
one wanted to hold [the meeting]."
she said. "From the perspective of a
trade negotiator, Qatar had some
undeniable benefits: it's not a democracy, there are no protestors on the
streets, and Qatar was willing to
severely limit the number of visas
The atmosphere was upbeat, with
the crowd laughing and cheering during Klein's speech. Avi Lewis, Klein's
husband and former host of CBC
Newsworld's CounterSpin, sat in the
front row, often chiding his wife for
cheesy jokes or controversial statements, and other times nodding his
head in agreement or leading outbursts of applause.
Klein began her speech commending those in the audience who
attended the WTO protests in Seattle
two years ago.
"That was a moment that really
kicked this movement into high gear.
Because of you shit-disturbers and
trouble-makers who went to Seattle
two years ago, the WTO has basically
been in crisis ever since," she said.
"and the developing world countries
have been emboldened to stand up to
Europe and the US and resist the
pressure for a new round of negotiations."
Klein also commented on the
implications   of   the   events   of
September 11 for the anti-globalisa- .
tion movement
"Post September 11, we're
already seeing the 'war on terrorism'
being used, not to deepen democracy, but to systematically crack down
on pro-democracy and liberation
struggles around the world, whether,
it's a stepped-up military presence in
Chiapas, or the increased surveillance on our own local movments,"
she said.
Klein argued that the erosion of
public infrastructure in debt-ridden
and war-torn countries encourages
support for fundamentalists like
Osama bin Laden among a public
which is discontent with lack of basic
government services such as roads,
schools and basic sanitation She
said, however, that poorer nations
are not the only ones susceptible to
"Fundamentalism comes in many
shapes and forms and sizes," she
said. "The terrorists aren't the only
ones who believe that all of life can be
crammed into a set of rigid humanity-denying rule s, whether they be a literal reading of the Quran, or a rigid
faith in trickle-down economics. We
are surrounded by fundamentalism
of all kinds, and the task for those
who are fighting for humanity in all
of its diversity is to resist fundamentalism in all its forms: religious, economic, ecological, cultural, and political."
Klein also spoke about the future
of the anti-globalisation movement,
stressing the importance of a truly
global movement "There aren't any
fences built that are big enough to
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NO MORE WAR: Anti-war activists painted a 'no war zone' protesting US actions in Afghanistan.
The zone, which was placed around the Goddess of Democracy statue Sunday night, is reminiscent of the APEC free zone,' pa:nted shortly before ihe November 1997 summit nic fensom photo
contain a movement that is actually
everywhere," she said. "I really think
that maybe we'll look back on this day
as the beginning of a new chapter,
where we truly decentralised and
started to surround them from all
Proceeds for the event went to
Check Your Head, a group which
holds workshops in schools on topics
ranging from globalisation to media
awareness, and DanceArts, a group
which holds workshops which allows
young people to express their feelings and ideas through the arts. ♦
UBC gave massive loans to administrators
by Stanley Tromp
Over the past three years, UBC has
given more than $1.5 million in
interest-free loans to administrators
and professors.
Daniel Muzyka, dean of commerce and business administration
has received an interest free loan of
$500,000. Brian Sullivan, UBC vice-
president, students has been given a
similar loan of $461,750.
Additional loans have been granted to Education Faculty dean Robert
Tierney ($300,000), Brain Research
Centre professor Yu Tian Wang
($175,000), Economics professor
Paul Beaudry and Chemistry head
John Hepburn ($ 100,000 each), and
Human Kinetics director Peter
Crocker ($75,000). These figures
were obtained from UBC's finance
At UBC's annual general meeting
last year, a UBC building, union
employee complained to President
Martha Piper about $200,000 loans
given to two UBC deans: "They make
a good salaiy. Why don't they go to a
bank like everyone else? And how do
I get one of these loans?" he asked.
In response. Piper noted the high
cost of living in Vancouver, and
replied that such benefits were
essential to attract and keep talented
employees in a very competitive job
The standard UBC loan for some
one in Beaudiy's position is
$ 10,000; he received ten times more
than that because, according to UBC
financial documents, 'the loan is a
part of the strategy to retain Paul
Beaudry for UBC." Most of the loans
are being paid back through monthly
deductions from the recipients' payrolls.
According to figures from UBC's
annual statements for the fiscal year
ending March 31, 2001, two pathology professors were UBC's highest-
paid employees in the fiscal year
ending March 2001. Professor
Bruce McManus was remunerated
Bruce       MeMaius—Academic
head of pitbology and laboratory
Derek      Desa—Professor      zt
Martha Piper—UBC pr."<ide nt
Uuyd Axworthy-Director of did
Liu Centra for ihe Study of Globed
Andrew    Churg—Professor    of
with $288,795-a 23 percent raise
from lastyear—and professor Derek
Desa received $253,902. They are
followed by Piper ($242,165), and
Lloyd Axworthy, director of the Liu
Centre for the Study of Global Issues
' UBC is the Lower Mainland's
largest employer, spending $459 million on remuneration and $12 million on employees' expenses, about
the same as lastyear. In addition, the
university paid $313 million for
goods and services, an increase of
eight percent from lastyear. ♦
Duncan Anderson—Associate professor of ophthanolcssy
John Caj-ns—Dean of the Faculty
uf Medicine
Richard Hansen—Frcsident and
chief exec litive officer :>f the Rick
Hani-en Institute
$225 073
John Beredet—frofthsor of obstetrics and gynecology
Daniel   Muzyka—Dean   of   the
Faculty    of    Commerce     and
Business Administration
$223,103 ♦
Maclean's annual survey ranks
UBC second...again
This year's Maclean's university
rankings have no new surprises in
the medical-doctoral category. In
fact, the top four spots are identical
to last year, with UBC second to the
University of Toronto, followed by
Queen's and
McGill universities respectively.
Despite the
lack of improvement, UBC is
excited by the
the third year
in a row that we've retained that
number-two spot," said Scott
Macrae, UBC's director of public
affairs. Macrae also noted that it
is the second year in a row that
UBC has held the spot unto itself.
The national magazine ranks
universities in three different categories: medical-doctoral, comprehensive and primarily undergraduate. A variety of criteria are
considered, among them graduation rates, class
sizes, facully
awards, scholarships and overall reputation.
In the com-
fprehensive uni-
g^ versify category,
^K| Simon Fraser
■MP_ University fell to
number two
after maintaining the top spot for
five out of the last six years. In the
same category, the University of
Victoria held onto the number
four spot for the fourth year in a
row. ♦
Liberal cabinet approves ICBC rate hikes
Last year's surplus and resulting
$100 rebate for motorists with
good driving records seemed like
a distant memory Wednesday
when the Liberal cabinet
approved increases to ICBC premiums.
While the final numbers for
the new rates will be announced
sometime before Christmas,
increases are projected at an
average of 7.4 per cent
The announced hike is the
first in six years of frozen rates
maintained by the NDP government According to ICBC chairman Nick Greer, the rate increases are needed to balance the
crown corporation's budget.
Greer predicts that ICBC's deficit
for this year could soar as high
as $ 150 million.
The deficit is a result of several factors. ICBC lost hundreds of
millions on its investments due to
the downturn of the stock market
In addition, the reduction of the
corporation's workforce by about
700 people through voluntary
buy-out packages cost ICBC about
$50 million this year. Last year's
rebate cheques also cost the corporation about $200 million,
even thought the surplus only
totaled $139 million.
Further changes, including the
option of privatising the corporation, are being examined as part
of the Liberal government's core
review. ♦ 4     WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2001
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Forestry act sparks complaints
by Lorna Mace
The Martlet
VICTORIA (CUP)-BC's Liberal government may introduce legislation as early as next spring to compensate
logging companies for lhe province's newly-protected
In a press release, premier Gordon Campbell said
the proposed act will 'protect families and forest communities by defining and securing working forests in
British Columbia.*
The Liberals plan to include their proposed act in the
Forest Land Reserve (FLR), which presently applies only
to private lands.
Creating the FLR was viewed as a positive step by
environmentalists because it prevented urban and
developmental damage.
But the new Liberal proposal will extend the FLR to
public lands, which has some environmentalists concerned.
"The new FLR would prevent deletions of the log-
gable timber on public lands due to parks, watershed
reserves and land claims; hence it would be a major
impediment to environmental protection and justice for
First Nations," said Ken Wu, campaign coordinator for
the Western Canada Wilderness Campaign (WCWC).
The province must pass its working forest law within 18 months of legislation, or before the end of
December 2002.
According to a similar proposal considered when the
NDP was still in power, 43 million hectares of public
land were to be turned into permanent logging areas.
Wu said that would have included a majority of the
province's existing forests outside already existing
He added that a 'no net loss' clause in the act could
have a dire impact on future prospects for forest protection.
The clause would mean that in order for further land
to be protected, the government would have to compensate the logging companies, either with money or by
granting them already protected land.
"We fight for the protection of ancient forests in specific places, but this prevents us from protecting any
place in the province that we want to protect in the
future,' said Wu. "It's the worst thing imaginable for
people who want to protect old growth.'
The Liberals also claim, however, that the new act
would respect Aboriginal lands.
"The working fore st de signation would be made without prejudice to aboriginal rights and title,' said a recent
government press release.
Wu, however, said the 'no net loss' clause creates a
legislative hurdle for First Nations Peoples because logging companies could demand costly compensation for
lost forest land after treaties are settled.
A spokesperson for the Ministry of Sustainable
Resource Management said he couldn't yet comment on
the act but that a proposal will be presented to the public in the spring. ♦
Noble talks on academic freedom
 by Ned Richardson-Little
The McGill Daily
MONTREAL (CUP)-Academic freedom in North America is being
This was the message delivered
by David Noble, a renowned York
University history professor and
staunch opponent of online learning, at a conference on online education last Saturday.
According to Noble, academic
freedom is suppressed through the
silencing of academics and the
compliance of the
university community. He says the
erosion of academic freedom should
be a concern not
just to universities,
but to society as a
"The purpose of
academic freedom
is a larger public
purpose; that is, to
guarantee to the
public that supports and sustains
our institutions
some access to the
truth,' said Noble.
Noble added that academic freedom cannot exist without a community that defends and participates
in the academic process.
'A community engaged in the
open and free exchange of thoughts
and ideas—that's academic freedom.'
Noble referred to recent incidents he saw indicate an academic
climate increasingly intolerant of
alternative viewpoints.
Noble cited the recent case of
British scientist David Healy as an
Healy is suing the University of
Toronto, alleging that a job offer
was revoked after he made a controversial speech about the popular
anti-depressant Prozac.
Eli Lilly, the company that
manufactures Prozac, is a major
donor to the Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health, a teaching hospital affiliated with the University
of Toronto (U of T), and the hospital where Healy would have been
employed.   Eli   Lilly   has   con
tributed at least $1.5 million to
this hospital.
Noble also referred to the case of
Nancy Olivieri, who was shut out
from her research at the U of T after
she threatened to go public with her
negative findings about a new drug
manufactured by Apotex Inc.
Apotex, the Canadian generic drug
manufacturer that was funding her
research, terminated her project
and threatened to sue if she published her findings.
"Neither the U of T nor the
Hospital for Sick
Children, both
anticipating large
donations from
Apotex, supported
me in fulfilling my
ethical obligations
to my patients, or
my scientific obligations to the pub-
he,' Olivieri wrote
recently in The
Globe and Mail.
Noble said the
danger with cases
like these is that
the university community and the
public allows them
to go unchallenged.
"There are people who have consistently fought for
academic freedom, but they are a
distinct and identifiable minority,"
he said.
"The reason they are identifiable
is because of the atmosphere of
silence that reigns.'
If academic freedom is already
under fire. Noble warns, online
education has the potential to further erode its credibility.
Noble says computer technology
is a tool used by universities to contain dissenting voices.
"The transparency of online
instruction becomes not merely a
matter of academic freedom but of
larger political concern,' said
'Certainly administrators and
political authorities will be in a
position to monitor any and all
such activities as never before,
remotely and discreetly, without
permission or acknowledgement,'
he said.
Noble pointed to a series of
online educational tools, such as
"The purpose
of academic
freedom... is
to guarantee
to the public
that supports
and sustains
our institutions some
access to the
—David Noble
York History Prof
WebCT and Virtual U, that he says
have the potential to further weaken academic freedom.
The online course supplement
WebCT, used at a number of
Canadian universities, including
UBC, allows administrators to
record when students and faculty
log on to WebCT, and keep track of
all correspondence therein.
Virtual U, a similar online
course supplement in place at
Simon Fraser University, allows
system developers access to student
chat-rooms, group discussions and
e-mail communications, supposedly for the purpose of research and
product development
Noble' said that an online environment where participants know
they are being monitored is not one
in which academic freedom is nurtured.
"We all talk differently when we
know that someone else is listening. As a teacher for 30 years, I do a
lot to create a certain comfort level
in my classroom,' said Noble.
'All of that is for naught if there
are lurkers unseen,' he said.
Noble said the maintenance of
online materials is a role that has
been usurped by administrators.
He thinks the cause of academic
freedom would be better served if
this job were left to faculty.
"Courses are routinely audited
by the administration and the websites are typically created and
updated by a cadre of administration-appointed technicians rather
than the instructors themselves,'
he said.
Since September 11, Noble
added, the dangers to academic
freedom are greater than ever.
Noble said a crackdown on free
speech has sprung up across the
continent by administrations and
government alike since the terrorist
The most public of such cases
was the national outrage that followed remarks made by Sunera
Thobani a UBC women's studies
professor. Thobani's remarks were
highly critical of United States foreign policy.
"The message has been sent:
'Shut up!' But since people are
already silent, it doesn't seem like it
would take a Herculean effort to get
people to shut up,' Noble said. ♦ THE UBYSSEY
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14,2001      5
Birds win silver at Nationals in Halifax
"Silver" from page 1.
With just two minutes left in the game, Laurier
pulled ahead with a shot on goal that deflected
off a UBC player to pass Phillips. It was too late
for the Birds to create another goal. The game
was over. Laurier had won the National
"It's disappointing, obviously, to lose, and
to lose in the fashion in which things went,'
said Mosher.
"It was an average final" said fourth-year
defender Rob Hall, who was named a first-
team All-Canadian on Sunday. "They didn't
earn the victory. Neither team really deserved
to win the game during regular time, but they
certainly didn't deserve to win it in the fashion
they won it'
The Thunderbirds' trek to the CIS National
Championships was, to many, unexpected.
Finishing the regular season with an unspectacular 5-3-4 record, the team only secured the
fourth and final Canada West playoff berth in
the last week of conference play. But on
November 3 and 4 in Victoria, the Birds finally got the offensive breaks they'd been wanting
all season. At the playoffs, the Thunderbirds
defeated the nationally fourth-ranked Alberta
Golden Bears and seventh-ranked Victoria
Vikes to win their first Canada West title since
1997 and travel to the CIS Nationals in Halifax.
The path to almost-victory somewhat softens the disappointment of the Championship
"No one thought we could even make it out
of Canada West and we're one of the top teams
in university soccer in Canada,' said Bobb.
The team can attribute much of its national
success to playing in a conference with such
stiff competition.
"I believe we come out of the strongest conference in the country,' said Mosher.
"The only team we really had difficulty with
was Laurier,' Bobb said. "They were a good
team but I would say, overall, the Canada West
region definitely had better teams, and it was
more of an accomplishment to win the Canada
West than...the Nationals.'
And the players and their coach agree that
this year's team was unique for its passion, its
commitment and its unity.
"I thoroughly enjoyed working with the
group,' Mosher said.
"It's nothing that I've ever experienced
before,' Bobb said. "No team I've ever [played]
with has accomplished such surprise, considering the doubt that people had in us. It was
just an amazing ride.'
"I just want to congratulate the team, the
' guys, for putting together an unbelievable season,' said HalL "I hope every guy has an
opportunity in the next year or so, whether it's
club level or at university, to go to the national final again, because every one of those guys
deserves it They put their heart and soul in
the team.' ♦
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TROUBLE: UBC's Darren Prentice (right) and that other guy are about to kick each other
in the shins, then fall down and make a scene. Later, they will forget about the whole
incident and wonder why their shins are bruised...until they see this photo, christian
The volleyball teams left Vancouver's idyllic
mountains and trees for the urban sprawl of
Calgary last weekend. The desolate landscape
seemed to improve the men's luck, as they won    iC8 HOCKey
their first match of the season on Friday. But on
Saturday they lost bringing their record to 1-5.
The Dinos' women's team defeated UBC twice.
bringing the T-Birds' record down to 2-4. Both
UBC teams will march to the province of the cowboys again this weekend to play at the University
of Alberta.
The men's hockey team travelled even further
than the volleyball Birds last weekend, all for a
worse result The team lost a close 4-3 game to the
Manitoba Bisons on Friday and was smoked 6-1
by the same team the following night The Birds
now sit at the bottom of Canada West with a 1-6-2
record and a paltry four points.
The women's team didn't fare much better at
home in the Winter Sports Centre last weekend,
losing twice to Regina. They lost 5-0 on Friday and
4-1 on Saturday. Their record now stands at 0-4. ♦
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After its most successful National
Championships ever in Victoria last
year, the UBC rowing team had a disappointing finish at this year's
Nationals in St Catherine's, Ontario.
Although last year both the men's
and women's teams placed second
overall behind the ever-dominant
UVic, the men this year finished third
and the women finished fifth.
"Overall, we had a relatively good
performance. I think we rowed quite
well, but I don't think we achieved
the results we were going after,*
women's coach Craig Pond said. "It's
the first time we've finished that low.
We generally place second or third."
"It went really well. It just wasn't
quite as well as we were hoping for,"
third-year rower Christina Smith
The women were up against tough
competition, according to Pond,
since the quality of rowing has
improved in Ontario. This is a good
sign for rowing, said Pond, but a bad
sign for UBC. The women were also
hurt in the standings because eleven
of their senior rowers—over half the
team—left last year and because the
weather conditions were much
wilder and windier than those in BC.
The UBC women missed qualifying for the eight A final after Toronto
edged them out by a second. Because
the eight is weighted the most heavily, it was hard for the team to finish
well overall without a boat in the top
tier of the eight.
The men's eight fared much better. In the final, the UVic boat shot
ahead early, but the Thunderbirds
methodically narrowed the lead to
three seconds by the time they
reached finish tine. The men were all
very pleased with the narrow result
"The eight is a really, difficult boat
to get moving because you need eight
people who are all really, really
focused," rower Geoff Hodgson said.
"If you can get eight guys that work
together and move an eight really
well, it says a lqt for the depth of talent in the club."
Hodgson and Graeme Hill earned
another silver medal for the team in
the men's pair.
Chance ruined Adam Gant's race
in the men's single. Midway through
the race, the foot boards on the shell
the team had borrowed for him for
the Ontario race broke, leaving Gant
in fourth place. Men's coach Mike
Pearce said that it was unlucky, especially since a better finish would have
pushed the men's team to a second-
place finish overall, beating out Brock
who finished with 54 points, just two
points ahead of UBC.
Gant also blamed the team's slight
slip in the standings on the addition
of    a    new    lightweight    race.
Traditionally, the lightweight programs in the east have been stronger
than those in the west because there
are more rowers in Ontario.
But overall, both teams came back
happy with the results, and with
some new respect from other
Canadian teams.
"We are definitely starting to be
known as a powerful rowing school,"
Hodgson said. "In the rowing community, people have tended to regard
Brock, Western and UVic as the row
ing places, but I think UBC has definitely shown that it deserves to be
known as one of the top ones."
Hodgson was particularly
impressed with two of the team's
rookies, Jerome Wilkinson and Patry
Knox. "It's their first year competing
for the university but they did really
well. To be so young and competing
at this level, that impressed me more
than anything," he said. ♦
UBC NAVY: (above) Adam
Gant's race was ruined by
fauity borrowed equipment.
Had he done better, the men
would have had the two points
they needed to overtake Brock
University for second place in
the overall standings, matthew
Narrow SFU victory in B-ball home opener
' ; by Rob Nagai
In front of a huge, energetic crowd, the UBC men's
basketball team headed into consecutive matches
with their cross-town rivals, the SFU Clan, last
Friday and Saturday at War Memorial Gym.
With 1100 in attendance, Friday's game started
with a ground swell of excitement But in their first
regular season home game, the T-Birds weren't
able to pull it together in the first half.
SFU, ranked sixth nationally, exploded early in
the first half, taking control of the play and putting
plenty of points on the scoreboard in the first few
minutes. The Clan's defence held up, frustrating
the Birds' attempts to penetrate. Down by 14 at the
worst of it, UBC soon made a comeback. By the end of the first, they
were within four points of SFU.
The second half exploded, with
SFU scoring and the Birds answering back. UBC was able to bring the
game within two points. But that
was as close as they ever got
The team played well, but not
well enough to beat SFU. In the end the Clan ran
away with the game 76-65.
Kyle Russell had the top score Friday night with
24 points. He felt the team played well, only to
have a little slip ruin their efforts. "We had four
guys on the same page, and then one guy messed
up, including me at times."
Most of UBC's points were scored from outside the key, and despite a few chances inside
the key, they were unable to capitalise. Russell,
who made several successful shots from way
beyond the three-point line said, "My job is to
put points on the board when I get the ball. You
got to jack shots up. It's going to screw your percentage, but I'm not playing for stats, I'm playing for a win."
Jama Mahlalela, who posted ten points, including a buzzer-beater three at the end of the first
half, said, "We had moments of brilliance, but it
wasn't throughout the whole game."
Saturday's game against the Clan started to
look a lot like the previous night's first half. With
attendance slightly down at 850, the T-Birds had
trouble getting out of the gate and putting points
on the scoreboard. By the end of the half, UBC was
down by 13 points.
But something happened during the half-time
break and a completely different UBC team took
the floor. The Birds shut down the Clan's scoring
and were able to put some points on
the board.
Corey Ogilvie hit a three-pointer
at the 16-minute mark to put the
Birds ahead of SFU for the first time
y K during the weekend. That fired up
the Birds. Russell followed Ogilvie's
three-pointer with a shot from way
\ downtown for three points.
With ten minutes left, the Thunderbirds were
up 52 to 49. But SFU tied the game with a lay-up at
the two-minute mark. With 30 seconds left, UBC
was down by only two points. No fan left early as
the two teams waged what could prove to be one of
the most exciting games of the season.
SFU fought for their life, putting seven points
on the boards, five in the last ten seconds. UBC
coidd come up with only two. When the dust settled, the final score was SFU 76, UBC 69. The
Birds' season record fell to 1-3.
The Birds know they need to start stronger out
of the gates. As guard Brandon Ellis said, "We've
got to show up for [the full] 40 minutes."
Next weekend me Thunderbirds will host the
UVic Vikes at the War Memorial Gym. If the Birds
get back to basics and make a better showing in the
first, they should have a win on their hands. Tip-off
is at 8pm on both Friday and Saturday. ♦
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by Sarah Conchle
Size isn't everything, but it proved to be
the deciding factor for SFU's women's
basketball team, who towered over the
UBC Thunderbirds this past weekend
and slammed the T-Birds twice to bring
UBC down to a 1-3 season record while
padding the Clan's own second-place
national ranking.
On Friday night, a rambunctious
crowd of 500 watched as six-footer
Jessica Kaczowka plucked 15 rebounds
out of the air for SFU, and
dominated play under the
hoop with 22 points, leading the Clan to a 5846
win. It was a familiar ending for the UBC women,
who have battled in the
low post before, and
always come up short
"We just couldn't handle their big
player," said Thunderbird coach Deb
UBC's own Amazons, six-foot centre
Carlee St Denis and powerful rookie forward Annie Krygsveld, couldn't stop
Kaczowka from scoring, and only ended
up handing her more points off their
fouls. Huband also noted that UBC wasn't shooting too well and had trouble
executing its offence. Despite a gutsy lay-
up by forward Brandie Speers to tie the
score in the first half, SFU quickly rebuilt
a ten-point lead and continued to pull
down the rebounds.
"They have'a big girl inside who really cleahed up the boards, and there were
little things that we needed to take care
of," said Speers.
Missed passes and untimely fouls
plagued the Birds throughout the second
half. With three minutes left, SFU rookie
Dani Langford sealed the match with an
arcing three-pointer, and UBC was left
with a lopsided 58-46 loss against the
nationally second-ranked Clan.
The Birds and the Clan matched up
again Saturday night SFU got an early
lead, ending the first half with44 points.
sending the frustrated Birds to the locker room with a 20-point deficit on their
The night's highlight came in the
half-time show, when a tiny kid won the
free throw contest, beating a posse of
cocky 12-year-olds twice his height The
home crowd loved it and saw it as a
good omen for the embattled home
The Birds went into the second half
confident, and it showed in their play.
Veteran guard Carrie Watson racked up
2 5 points and second-year
guard Sheila Townsend
sunk every shot all was
not lost A beautiful three-
pointer from Townsend
"71 narrowed the gap to a
recoverable twelve points
and it looked as if UBC
would come back.
But the Birds faltered and their hopes
were soon buried beneath a wave of
turnovers and missed baskets. SFU's
Dani Langford once again iced the game
with a three-pointer. SFU's inside game
and shooting proved too much for the
smaller Birds, and the Clan won 71-51.
Despite the loss/ coach Huband was
quick to praise the Birds' outstanding
play and individual effort
"Carrie Watson had a spectacular
game tonight She carried the team on
her shoulders. She did everything for us:
defending, boarding, scoring."
Huband also stated that the defeats
came as a result of the team's play, and
not because the Birds were outmatched.
"I didn't feel it was anything [SFU] was
doing that we couldn't deal with. It was
just our own errors, and things that we
can control. We can play with the big
teams," she said.
This weekend's home games against
the Victoria Vikes might just be the perfect place to iron "out those kinks before
the Birds face the Calgary Dinos] who
are ranked fifth nationally. Friday and
Saturday's games- against Victoria start
at 6:15pm. ♦
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There is an award-winning choir on
campus. Our own University Singers
have toured Canada, the United
States and Europe to critical acclaim.
The group, led by conductor Bruce
Pullan and assistant conductor
Stephen Smith, focuses on early
choral pieces from the Renaissance
and medieval periods. This past
Friday, they took to the Chan Centre
for a breath-taking free concert
The choir started out sofuy with
'Factum est Silentium.* The piece
describes a battle in Heaven. The
tone and pitch of the sudden bursts of
singing mirroring the excitement of
the epic combat Following that piece,
the choir sang various other selections of 16th and 17th century motets
from famous composers of that period. The skill and strength of the
sopranos were heard most clearly in
"When David Heard" by English composer Thomas Tomkins. It was as if
the choir were a host of heavenly
angels singing -about David's dead
son, Abselah. Dispersed throughout
the song, there were many gorgeous
and fleeting echoes of "my son..."
The featured composer of the
evening was William Byrd, another
English composer with an interesting
history. Byrd was a devout Roman
Catholic in Elizabethan England,
when practicing Catholicism was
dangerous and the Church of
England dominated the religious
scene. Byrd wrote beautiful hymns
for the Roman Catholic Church in
league with Queen Elizabeth I herself
His Mass for Four Voices captures the
high points of music during the
English Renaissance. Each of the
six movements contains its own
individual characteristics and intricate choral arrangements, The second
movement, "Gloria," is a good example of this. A solo tenor starts and,
soon after, the sopranos and altos
Dining the intermission, another
group came onto the stage, the
Premature Modulation Singers (aka
PM Singers). This nine-piece chamber choir, directed by student Kevin
Zakresky, has much to boast about
considering the performance it gave.
Singing four pieces, the ensemble
immediately restored the tranquil
atmosphere of the Chan Centre,
singing the well-known English folk
songs "Scarborough Fair" and
"Greensleeves." The PM Singers'
robust tone was just as good as a full
choir and their dramatic interpretation of the pieces captured the audience's attention At times, the choir
went off-key, but their wonderful performance quickly patched any
botched notes.
They finished their set with an
amusing composition called "Piece,"
which introduced the fundamentals
of choral singing. The audience
responded with immediate applause,
obviously pleased with the comedic
actions and lines from the song.
The University Singers are a hidden gem within the university's
music community. When the Singers
hit a crescendo, the impact of the
sound can make your heart leap as
the music sweeps you in ♦
-Singing to Remem
at Christ Church Cathedral
Nov. 10
With its Requiem for War, Chor Leoni
reminded its listeners that this year's
Remembrance Day comes at a time
when memories of bloodshed are all
too recent and all too current The performance by the all-men's choir,
arranged and conducted by Diane
Loomer, certainly did not soothe one's
nerves with glazed-over musings on
wars long past Rather, this group of
gifted singers showered its audience
with fresh reminders of new wars.
Escorted Ihrough the magnificent
Christ Church Cathedral by firefighters
and four members of the local police,
the choral procession appeared like an
army unto itself With perfect pitch,
impeccable timing, and bold, dreadful
honesty, the choir surged forward
through themes of death, loss of innocence, torture, bloodshed, and hopes
for peace.
The first piece of the evening,
Kurt Weill's cantata "Das Berliner
Requiem! was musically a little hard
to take. Emotionless and hard, the
muddy discordance and lack of harmony came off a little too edgy, despite
the subject matter. Lyrically, Weill's
reflections on the anonymity of death
were moving and haunting. The choir
sang the piece's six movements in the
original German (an English translation was provided with the program).
With the lack of passion and the perpetual stodgjness of the various movements, it was impossible to surmise
the content matter by ear alone. The
experience became a bit like trying to
read a good book while listening to grit-
by Mara Meblenbacber
ty, high-volume radio feedback
The choir's performance of "The
Souls of the Righteous* was particularly moving, with its bold harmonies and
distinctively crisp layering of tenor,
baritone and bass. With his polished
radio-announcer's voice, Engliskborn
actor Christopher Gaze added a theme
of unfeigned dramatic sensitivity
amongst some of the choir's more
hardened performances. Solos by
tenor Paul Oullette and baritone
Jonathan Liebich were also noteworthy, peppering individualism into a
piece more concerned with the collec-
tivist theme of solidarity in batlle.
The only blunder during the otherwise seamless sequence of performances came during Gaze's reading of
Isaac Rosenberg's "Break of Day in the
Trenches." An accompanying trumpet
meant—I suspect—to punctuate the
text ended up being exceedingly loud
and completely drowned out the reader. To make matters worse. Gaze made
several unsuccessful attempts to be
heard over the trumpet by shouting
into the microphone.
Despite the rich musicality of the
choir singers themselves, a dispassionate ambiance hung like a shadowy
raincloud over the evening's performance. StuL with the night's theme of
equality, diversity and hope for peace,
the director and members of Chor
Leoni meant well—and for this Hie
audience was grateful A standing ovation marked the end of a thought-provoking two hours that could perhaps
be most poignantly summed up by an
excerpt from the reading of J.
McCutcheon's "Christmas Eve in the
Trenches,* which states, "on each end
of the rifle, we're the same." ♦ THEUBYSSEY
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There is a difference between art that is
merely expressive and art that addresses
social issues. Expressive art is based on the
artist's complete and independent volition—it is art for art's sake, rather than art
intended primarily to discuss a particular
issue. Social-issue art usually contains a
large amount of symbolism; it is created
more with the audience—and its reaction—
in mind. Social-issue art has been used to
raise the profile of causes and highlight
problems in society—it has even been
used as propaganda. Currently, close to
home, there are some good examples of
accessible and relevant social art on display at the SUB Art Gallery.
The House of Mirrors exhibit takes
advantage of one of the prime benefits of
social-issue art: it does not have to be technically brilliant in order to move the audience. In this case, the audience is presented with a simple, yet emotionally moving
display on eating disorders and the myth of
beauty   in   an   image-obsessed   society.
Although most of the works are not technical
, masterpieces, the honesty with which these
works deal with difficult issues was deeply
The exhibit works around three themes—
"The Lies We Are Fed,* "Swallowing the Lies"
and "Telling our Truths." All of the works in the
exhibit are drawn together through their use of
the same medium—the mirror. Difficult to
work with, and at times repetitive, mirrors
would have worked better as a theme than as
the common medium.
Nonetheless, the exhibit is effective. The
last theme is particularly moving; it contains
the pieces "Mirrors No. 1-6." Appropriately
placed in the centre of the room, Patricia
Murphy's pieces are the focal point of the
exhibit achieving the pinnacle of socially
conscious art involvement of the audience.
The works tell the stories of women with eating disorders, and relates them to the viewer. For example, in "Mirror No. 2," the stories of several women's eating disorders are
printed behind small wooden doors; one
door does not have print behind it, but
rather a small mirror. Just as this is a successful attempt to reflect the viewer's story,
and relationship with his/her body, so is
"Mirror No. 6," where the viewers are invited to write their own self-affirmations on the
mirror. Members of the audience have taken
the initiative to write their own private stories
and comments on the plaster surrounding
the mirror. Their comments show the importance of work like this. Eating disorders are a
large problem in our society—one that women
often face alone. This show is important
because it educates the public, while at the same
time validating the experiences and emotions of
those who have experienced eating disorders. ♦
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in the room. "What have you dose, jtm madman* she exclaimed.
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Trying to find out what's 'hot' and what's 'not'
for UBC's more than 40,000 students isn't
easy. But this is exactly what Maclean's magazine tries to do every year with its "Campus
Confidential/ a part of its university rankings
special issue. And while the Maclean's assessment of what's good and bad about our university will never satisfy every UBC student, this
year we think they managed to miss the mark
by even more than usual.
Recently, Maclean's called us to check facts.
They wanted to know, for example, whether the
Foundations program is ttot' or whether students think UBC's Trek 2000 program is actually where it's at 'Fact checking' involved asking
'Is this hot?" Apparently, they take "Uh...some
people might have heard of it" as an affirmative.
Instead of providing colour to the dry analysis of universities around the country,
Maclean's totally misses issues that really matter and fails to respect the diversity of our student body.
The Foundations program, one of the items
the Toronto-based magazine listed as 'hot,'
might be popular with new Arts students but was
preceded by an equally popular alternative program. Arts One.
The survey also listed UBC's Trek 2000 program in the "hot' column. How many students
actually know what the Trek 2000 program is?
Did Martha Piper put them up to this? The last
time any of us discussed what's 'hot' at UBC,
Trek 2000 didn't come up. If this is how
Maclean's assesses our campus, then would the
fact that the U-Pass transit pass proposal is effectively dead be 'awesome?"
Did Maclean's actually spend any time on
campus? How many students did they even
talk to?
Their list of 'what's not' hot at UBC is even
more inaccurate and badly researched than the
project's other half. It lists such items as "no
smoking in campus bars" and UBC's "sprawling
campus" as drawbacks. While the Alma Mater
Society referendum last week came up lacking,
we here at the Ubyssey are pretty sure a majority of students would vote down any proposal to
bring back cigarettes to our on-campus watering
holes. The only thing we want to smell of after
coming home from Pit night is sweat and the
bottle we smuggled in with us.
We don't intend to speak for the 40,000 students on campus but we enjoy going to campus
bars for a drink and not having to breathe in second-hand smoke.
And with the exception of the daily mass-exodus from the B-Lots, we're pretty sure that most
students actually enjoy this 'sprawling campus,'
one with green space and scenery. All those rainy
walks from Totem to Buchanan are balanced out
by glorious fall days, gorgeous summer afternoons and the option to hike in one of Pacific
Spirit Park's many trails. And let's not forget to
give a shout out to all the UBC folks who actually
live in the endowment lands. Now that's hot
More importantly let's look at what
Maclean's missed on their survey. How about
the university admitting an extra 1500 students
this year, affecting everything from bookstore
line-ups to class and residence availability? What
about the four-month long transit strike that isolated the university over the summer? Or that
further Translink cutbacks make it impossible
for UBC students to catch a bus from downtown
Vancouver after 2 am? What about the trimming
of lab hours for Science students, or that the
scarcity of space in first-year English classes
makes them notoriously difficult to get into?
These are some of the things that the Maclean's
list should not have missed.
By putting out such a flawed list, the magazine isn't doing anyone any favours. It paints
an incomplete and inaccurate picture of this
university. In the future, if the editors of
Maclean's want to do this survey right, they
should make the effort to try to spend some
time on campus and ask more students what
they think of UBC. They might not do a perfect
job but their findings would be far more accurate than the current ones. ♦
UBC's virtual goals
I am writing to clarify statements
that were attributed to me in the
article "UBC doesn't go the distance' in the October 10 issue of
the Ubyssey.
In attempting to explain the reasons why UBC chose not to join the
Canadian Virtual University (CVU)
consortium, I may have left the
impression that UBC has concerns
about the quality of the institutions
that belong to the CVU. This is not
the case and I apologise if the way
my comments were reported led to
this impression.
In keeping with Trek 2000, UBC
has chosen to focus efforts on international partnerships in distance
education which include our partnership with Tec de Monterrey in
Mexico and Universitas 21.
-Mark Bullen, PhD
Acting Director
Distance Education & Technology
Upsetting history
The days of under-reporting sexual abuse and torture of Native
women by European men are
long past, right? Not quite; at
least, not in British Columbia in
the fall of 2001. Though some
episodes of violence and torture
are more than 200 years old, the
inclination to under-report them
is alive and well at the journal of
the British Columbia Historical
Federation (BCHF).
Some of the words chosen by
Ahousat elder Peter Webster to
describe atrocities committed
against Mowachaht women during
the Spanish occupation of Nootka
Sound (1789-1795) were recently
deemed unsuitable for publication
in British Columbia Historical
News, the quarterly journal of the
BCHF. The Historical News is BC's
leading journal focusing exclusively
on BC history and is found on the
shelves of universities and colleges
throughout the province where it is
routinely consulted by students,
teachers and researchers.
According to the inside cover of lhe
most recent issue, it receives financial support from The British
Columbia Heritage Trust based, in
part on its commitment to increasing "public understanding of the
complete history of British
Columbia." In September of this
year, Peter Webster's narrative
offered the BCHF an opportunity to
demonstrate the strength of its
commitment to this objective.
Webster's account, previously
published by the Provincial
Archives of BC (as it was) in 1978,
was quoted in an article submitted
to the Historical News for its
"Special Issue on the Spanish
Presence  on  BC's  Coast"  (fall
2001). The article argued that the
popular image of genteel
Spaniards dining with jovial
Native chiefs on the shores of
Nootka Sound was constructed
solely by Spanish naval officers
and was largely self-serving.
Relations between the lower-ranking troops and the Native inhabitants, the article argued, were far
from harmonious; rather they
were infused with mistrust and
frequendy erupted into violence,
which, particularly during the
early years of the Spanish occupation, was consistently under-
reported. In support of this contention, Peter Webster's narrative
was quoted. The article was accepted for publication by the British
Columbia Historical News on one
condition: removal of the last sentence from the quotation: "They
[Spanish men) used to pull them
(Native girls] into the blacksmith's
without any romance, I think that
what the mamalni [white people]
call it without you know, trying to
flirt, or something. Some of the
Indian girls refused what these
guys wanted. The blacksmith had
that red-hot iron always ready for
those that refused. There'd be
more than two boys, mamalni
boys, open up the girl's legs and
poke that red-hot iron into that
poor Native Indian girl's vagina."
An editor explained his decision
to exclude the final sentence in the
following words: "There is no need
to upset even a few readers...I'd
rather tell you that I can't leave that
sentence in than have to defend its
inclusion to an upset reader." At the
request of the author, the editorial
decision was reviewed by the
Council of the BCHF on September
22. The Council apparently accepted the point of view that the commitment to furthering "public
understanding of the complete history of British Columbia" should
not be pursued at the risk of upsetting a reader and supported the
decision to publish the article without the final sentence.
For students of history, this is
troubling. It seems axiomatic that
'complete history' will upset some
readers. History is upsetting and
perhaps, because 'man's inhumanity to man' seems boundless, 'complete history' may prove to be completely upsetting. By rejecting the
hard edges of history, the British
Columbia Historical News patronises its readers and, in the long run,
risks exchanging those committed
to 'complete history' for those interested in history as entertainment If
this is the choice of the Federation,
it ought to inform its readers as
well as its funding agencies that it
is on a new path.
-Graham Brazier
UBC graduate
Denman Island, BC THE UBYSSEY
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  by Patrick Bruskiewich
The events of the past two months
show to what degree our Canadian
identity is based on compassion.
Each of us has been touched in
some way by the attack on the
World Trade Centre. Yet, despite
the tragedy, we continue to lead as
normal lives as
possible. We are
looking at what
we have in common as a measure of our
strength and character. Only a
handful are focusing on what
divides us as a nation.
I am proud to see four of our
five political parties in the House
of Commons in Ottawa work
towards a common and non-partisan national policy. These members of Parliament understand
that we Canadians are expecting
them to do this. As for the fifth
parry, it is slipping in the polls to
the point that its popular support
sits at single digits.
While our country is going
through a period of unique stress
and uncertainty, it is important to
set aside what partisanship we
may have and let the 301 men and
women we have elected to represent us in the House of Commons
do their jobs. They come from all
walks of life and Eire a fine, representative cross-section of the
views and expectations of
One may argue, and be naive in
the process, that our freedom of
speech is an absolute right In
doing so I wonder what one argues
are bur responsibilities? We live in
a world where we must, from time
to time, temper one with the other.
Most Canadians were happy to
see the United Nations and
Secretary-General Dr Kofi Annan
receive the Nobel Peace Prize. We
are also happy to see his thanks to
the United States and his comments on the importance of the
Pax Americana to international
peace and stability. Which came
first...the praise or the thanks?
Only the naive think the two are
not linked together.
The nations of the United
Nations, and by far the majority of
Canadians, feel that Americans
have sacrificed so much to bring
peace and stability to the world.
That is why we Canadians see the
country to the south as our neighbour, and its citizens as our
While Canada may send a few
ships and a handful of men and
women to a far-off place to fight,
be under no illusions: it will be
brave young Americans who will
be coming back in body bags. The
sacrifices our friends will undertake on our behalf should be
respected. There is a certain dignity we must all bring to our public
We Canadians are admired
because of our respect for generally recognised principles of international law. When we speak out
of turn or in a way contrary to
these generally recognised princi-
pies we do our country and its citizens a great disservice.
The great Canadian essayist
Northrop Frye in a Massey lecture
titled "The Educated Imagination"
once contrasted the contribution
of intellect to that of illusion. In
considering the concept of free
speech he had this to say, "Nobody
is capable of
free speech
unless he
knows how to
use language,
and such
knowledge is not a gift; it has to be
learned and worked at..Free
speech is cultivated speech."
Tbere is a world of difference
between what, for instance, Dr -
Michael Mandel is arguing at York
University—to question the soundness of our recent foreign policy
decisions—and the recent pronouncements of an infamous UBC
While I do not agree with the
conclusions of his arguments, Dr
Mandel is using scholarship to
argue something of academic
merit. I don't agree with his conclusions; however, I respect the
scholarly manner in which he is
presenting his case.
Dr Mandel's argument does not
acknowledge that it is the UN
Security Council that determines
the legitimacy of international law
and not the International Court,
and that the UN Security Council
condones the present course of
Nor does Dr Mandel acknowl^
edge that the United States is
approaching this crisis in a multilateral fashion, in conjunction
with its allies in the United
Nations, with its NATO allies and
with the stated support of Russia
and the People's Republic of
China. This is both international
law and fine diplomacy at work.
As for bin Laden and his Taliban
friends, "having sown the wind
they are reaping the whirlwind."
Let us hope Allah is merciful.
When this is over, perhaps
peace will be brought to a country
whose citizens have known no
peace in many decades. As we
have done countless times in the
past in the four corners of the
world, we Canadians will stand
ready to assist the United Nations.
There is, after all, a reason why,
when the world sees that red
maple leaf on our lapels, it opens
its arms and hearts to us
Canadians. It is because we are a
compassionate and cultured country which understands its responsibilities to humankind. That is
why we Canadians are respected
by all...yet feared by none.
As a Canadian who shares the
view that Northrop Frye so eloquently expressed, I would hope
the University of British Columbia
would measure the actions of its
faculty by culture and academic
merit, and for those who cannot
measure up to that merit, invite
them to cast their lot elsewhere. ♦
-Patrick Bruskiewich is a
graduate student in physics.
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with Rufus Wainwright
at the Orpheum Theatre
Nov. 8
THEY SING, L.KE...WITH THEIR VOICES: Rufus Wainwright {above) and
Tori Amos {right) know how to please people who have $40. Hey Rufus,
No other musician commands her instrument quite
like Tori Amos. She appears to punish and seduce
her piano at the same time, giving Thursday's sold-
out performance a particularly raw feel. Thankfully,
it was a solo show, so a theatre full of lucky fans
were able to enjoy Tori Amos, with no frills.
I dare you to name a more, perfect opener than
Montreal's Rufus Wainwright Back from an
American tour for his latest album Poses,
Wainwright gave a refreshingly sober solo performance. Seeing such a complementary opening artist,
one who understands that his function is to warm
up and not dominate the audience, is like getting
your cake and eating it too.
Anyone who saw Rufus with his six-piece band at
Richard's on Richards last May will be relieved to
hear that he left his diva sister Martha at home. This
time the audience got to enjoy an acoustic, undiluted Rufus. Among the best-executed songs wi-re "In
My Arms," "Grey Gardens" and, from the Moulin
Rouge soundtrack, "Complaints de la Butte."
Following. Rufus, the big event started with
Tori's chilling cover of Eminem's "'97 Bonnie &
Clyde," recently released on her album of covers,
Strange Little Girls. Between five albums and innumerable B-sides, I wondered what music would be
emphasised/and feared that the audience would
hear more covers than originals. Let's face it at
$40 a seat, fans came to hear songs like 'Putting
the Damage On," not a cover of Neil Yoing's
"Heart of Gold."
Luckily, Tori's plans for the evening seemed to
blend well with the audience's desires and her
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„ discography was fairly evenly represented. Aside
from her cover of Joe Jackson's "Real Men," the show
■was all original material from a variety of albums.
"Spring Haze' and "Space Dog" were particularly
well-received, as were "Go to Bed" (dedicated to
Matthew Sheppard) and "Me and a Gun" (written
about her experience of rape). Songs like "Mother,"
"Putting the Damage On," and "Playboy Mommy" all
put the studio versions to absolute shame.
Tori delivered five songs during her two encores,
and the no-nonsense Orpheum security finally
eased up, at her request, and let fans trickle down to
the stage while she played "Tear in my Hand," from
1992''s Little Earthquakes.
Tori's sold-out show was publicised as a "rare
solo performance." It's unfortunate that her solo
shows are such rarities. Having seen a few shows
at the Orpheum Theatre, I have never seen an
artist dominate a venue of that size with such ease.
With only her voice and her piano. Tori Amos
needed nothing more than an eager audience,
which she got last Thursday. ♦
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