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Tuesday, September 9, 2003
Volume 85 Issue 3
Siieesing ami wheesirig since 1918
$20 million name for Commerce faculty
Sauder donation
largest in history
for a Canadian
business schoof
by Megan Thomas
NEWS EDITOR
The UBC Faculty of Commerce has
received a $20 million name change
froni a former Chancellor William
Sauder.
The . new Sauder - School of
Business will also receive more funding from the BC government
"It's the largest single gift to name
a business school in Canada's histoiy," said Daniel Muzyka, dean of the
Sauder School ofthe donation.
The" $20 million is an endowment meaning the money is invested and the school receives the revenue produced each year. This will
mean about a million dollars annually lhat the Sauder School will use for
a variety of initiatives over time, lhe
highest priority at, the moment is to
recruit; facully and fund research ini-'
tiatives. -
"I was very, very careful not to
mak,e my specification to what it was.
It is up to the people who run the
school to use it to their best advan~
tage," said William Sauder of his
donation. "I hope that we can get
more students up here."
Sauder graduated from UBC in
1948 with a Bachelor of Commerce
and went on to become the CEO of
InterFor before stepping down in
2000. He also served as a chair for
the UBC Board of Governors and as
the Chancellor from 1995 to 2002.
The decision to make the name
SUITS 'N' SMILES: Dean pf Commerce Daniel Muzyka stands with with William Sauder, the largest benefactor in the history of
Canadian business schools, michelle mayne photo
change to th* Sauder School of
Business in light of the donation was
paade by VP Academic and Provpst
Barry McBride. "This i3 a normal
practice, particularly with business
schools, where someone makes a significant donation and the school is
named after them," he said. "[The
name] says that there are members
of this business community who
have great belief in the standards that
this school has set"
According to Sauder, having the
family name on the school instead of
just quietly donating the money, took
some persuasion "It took about four
months before we were convinced to
put our name on it I just thought we
would put the money into the school
and let them use it but [the university] badly wanted tlie name on it" he
said.
The provincial government is
matching the donation by providing
a million dollars in funding each year
to create 125 new student spaces.
However, the money and seats will
be phased in over a five year period-
starting with $200,000 for this year-
and will increase each year until the
million dollar mark is reached five
years from now. At that point funding
will remain at $ 1 million more than
current funding levels each year.
See"Sauder"onpage2.
Farm left out of South Campus planning
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BUYING THE FARM? UBC Farm activist Derek Masselink rails against the development that would
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by Jonathan Woodward
"   NEWS EDITOR
Massive development planned for
South Campus will see the UBC Farm
reduced to half of its size as part of the
upcoming Soyith Campus neighbourhood plan, says a farm activist
"What we're going to end up with is
the reserve area, which is about 66
acres, if we get that" said UBC Farm
Program Co-ordinator Derek Masselink.
"The worst-case scenario is to get about
10 acres/
, But Dennis . Pavlich, UBCVP
External, says that predictions of the
farm's demise are premature.
The future of the remaining half,
contained in a 'Future Housing Reserve'
is up in the air, pending an amendment
ofthe Official Community Plan (OCP)-a
legal document that guides future development at UBC—nine years from now,
said Pavlich.
The land is slated for housing developments,   including   a. community
See "Campus plan"on page 2.
THIS ISSUE:
FEATURE: Fun on the
Fringes of comedy
Full fest coverage. Pages 8-9.
CULTURE CD time!
Sloan takes another stab and    ■•■
Hidden Cameras focus in.
Page 11. 4    ''
SPORTS: first Flight foils
Football Birds fall short in game
one. Page 15. »
EDITORIAL: Sponsorship vs
Philanthropy
A hard look at the growing trend
to commercialise. Page 6.
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"Sauder" from page I.
' "It is not a one time one million dollar thing, it is every year/ said Karen
McDonald, director of communications for the Ministry of Advanced
Education.
"Their contribution is to provide
additional access to students/ said
Muzyka of the increase in government fiinding.
The seats will increase by approx
imately 25a year for five years until
the 125 seat goal is reached. Then
the 12 5 seats will remain in effect in
perpetuity; -
"It is not like we are saying we are
giving you a 12 5 new seats this year
and we afe hot funding them for next
year," said McDonald. "Basically
what it is doing is creating a certain
number of seats for eveiy year ofthe
program."
Although the funding scheme is
planned to continue indefinitely,
McDonald said that it may depend
who occupies government* in the
future.        7
"Every* government has its own
mandate that it follows and one
would hope that postsecondary education would continue to be, 3 priority for any government but I can't
speak to what the mandate of
another government might be/
she added. ♦
"Campus plan" from page I.
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centre, a school, and a shopping mall.
Biosciences in South Campus will be
amalgamated, while TRIUMF will be
unaffected, Consultation for this part
of the project, will begin in October.
"The future housing reserve's use
remains an institutional objective,
and will continue to be that until such
time that the university itself makes a
decision to change that/ said
Pavlich.
The UBC Farm is currently at 120-
acre facility that is shared between
the botany, biology, and agricultural
sciences departments at UBC as well
as the Faculty of Forestry. It also sells
approximately $40,000 worth of food
to UBC Food Services, and offers the
orjly agroecology program in Canada.
It sits on .the 66-acre area delegated in
the OCP as 'Future Housing Reserve'.
While an OCP amendment- is
required for any development in the
remaining portion pf the Farm, there
is no guarantee in any planning document that the Farm will exist in a land
area greater than 10 acres.
"South Campus- is a much larger
development than anything else the
university has planned," said Laura
Best Alma Mater Society (AMS) VP
Academic. 'When the consultation
process' starts, we want to be' fully
involved,"
.To that end, the AMS passed a
"motion ih support of the Farm at the
Aug 27 council meeting, reading in
part "Be it resolved that the AMS
lobby the University to ensure that the
Farm remains an integral and community component of the South
Campus neighbourhood."
"The Farm was in its infancy when
the OCP was made. It's entirely possible that [the university] didn't foresee
it's importance to campus/ said Best
Masselink, whose Master's thesis
deals with South Campus development in relation to the Farm, said the
Farm does not oppose residential
development but has been working
to see the Farm, fit into South
Campus' community green space
rather than be a segregated parcel.
"The Farm hasnever Been against
good development or the idea of
housing more people on campus, we
just do not like the way that the type
of development is being proposed.
It's very status quo," he said.
, Masselink proposes a system that
would be educational and sustainable, linked to houses; green spaces,
and gardens. "If our farm is saved,
but it's surrouncfed by a Surrey or a
Port Coquitlam, then we've really lost
out' he said. ";■■■:■■
Pavlich stressed that consultation
has yet to begin on §outh Campus,
and concerns are .premature,
Problems will be addressed in the
consultation process beginning in
October. "What I suggest they do is
put input into the neighbourhood
"planing process with regard to South
- Campus," he said. "It's going to be ^.
long consultation process. There will
be a lot of input up front, unlike
University Boulevard. Well be bringing people together to help create
that plan.' ,",>'..
'. The Intended uses ofthe faculties
of agriculture and forestry among
others will be considered in this consultation, he said. 'Always, the institutional needs trump the non-institutional. That land may continue to be
institutional until such time that the
OCP is amended, and even that may
never happen,*   *
UBC is expected to gain a significant amount of money from development in South Campus. Hampton
Place, a development north of 16
Ave, netted the university $85 million, and South Campus is about
three times larger than that development
The money will went into the university's endowment, said Pavlich.
"There was no profit it gets plowed
into institutional purposes, scholarships and chairs."
The OCP is an agreement on
future development signed in 1996
between UBC and the Greater
Vancouver Regional District and carries the force of law. It is the document that drives developments such
as University Town and East
Campus. Both are currently part of a
consultation process with students
and residents. Consultation on South
Campus will begin in October. '■'■''■'.''
Masselink remains hopeful that
his vision of the Farm will survive.
"\Ve've madeJbiscase,gv<|r apdoyer
again,* he said.. lie wquIcJ like'.tc* see
the farm become an integrated part
of campus in the future. "This is just
a matter of will,' he said. ♦
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2003
Cramped cjtiarters for first-years
Guaranteed housing forces more than 90 students to bed down in Totem lounges
by Megan Thomas
NEWS EDITOR
For the third year in a row, some
Totem residents are bunking three
or four to a lounge, at least temporarily. It could be as late as
November before permanent
rooms free up for many of the
students.
"There is no way for us to guess
when people are going to move and
when spaces are going to open up,"
said Fred Fotis, director of Housing
and Conferences for UBC.
"It does appear though that there
may be...some folks that are in
lounges still into November," he
addjed. So far the university has
managed tp find; permanent rooms
for 16 ofthe 96 extra residents. Last
year it took most "of the Erst term to
find rooms for all students.
"Stay on your toes, that is what
they say. Only bring your basic
things," said Rick Asher, a lounge
occupant.
The overflow exists because the
university honoured its guaranteed
housing commitment to first-year
students who live outside the lower
mainland or have won a University
Scholarship Program award. As
long as these students applied by
the May housing deadline the university was obligated to find them
housing.
..;,,."Certainly some students are
up^et th,at tljey don't have their
lounge. We know that it is frustrating sometimes for the student staff
as well who have to scramble to
have social space to be able to use
for programs," said Fotis, but he
added, "If you were an incoming
student who met .the residency
requirement wouldn't you want us
to be able to honour it?"
'It's big. You still have your own
space, but there's little privacy.
Studying is difficult," said Subin
Thomas of his Totem lounge room.
"It's a little bit different because
we don't-have a meeting place
where we caii all get together and
meet everyone and hang out,"'said
Liz Ferris, a;Totem resident of not
having the lounge space available.
But she added "You understand
everyone deserves to be ia{ residence. There's no point in not putting people in the lounge."
, Students who are sleeping in the
lounges this month receive a 20 per
cent discount off the regular double
room rent for Totem residence. If
they find themselves still in a
lounge by October they receive $75,
and if they are still in a lounge by
November they receive another
$75. The result is about a third off
the price for students who are in a
lounge for most of the first term.
"Later on it is kind of tough
because we try to build a floor camaraderie and then when they have tp
leave and go to another floor it is
really tough for them," said Paul De
JUST LIKE SUMMER CAMP: SubinThomas surveys his temporary digs, levi barnett photo
Jaegher, a fbtem floor representative. "They might get lucky and get
in our floor but it is really rare."
Lounge resident Ken Ziolkowski
agrees. "Preferably I really don't
want to move,* he said, adding that
it would be difficult to leave the
friends he has iftade on his temporary floor if his eventual room is in
a different residence.
"We know that this isn't an ideal
situation but we really feel that this
is something that we have to do, to
be able to honour the university's
commitment," said .Fotis.
: He also said that due to the
shortage of hpusing again this year
the current hpusing system may be
changing next year in favour of a lottery system. "I think that is probably
going to be something that is going
to be a reality for us in the coming
year because we are not going to be
able to house all of the returning
students who want to come back to
housing and still honour all the
, other guarantees," he said. ♦
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j&MS looking to start
financial awareness fad
by John Hua
CULTURE EDITOR
The AMS spent all summer planning
for this year's Financial Awareness
Days (FAD), and hopes to improve
on last year's forum by widening the
spectrum in terms of diversity arid
subject material.
; FAD is a series of presentations
and seminars aimed to increase
financial skills' and instill the student body with a higher awareness
of budgetary. management.
Beginning today, the sessions" are
spread across several different venues, including Totem and Acadia
Park.
"Just the way the situation is
nowadays with tuition rising on a
consistent basis, we're looking at 30
per cent a year, that definitely
makes finances a huger[sic] burden
on students," said Brian Duong, VP
Finance for the AMS, of the need for
financial awareness.
"Last year FAD was really
focused, there wasn't much diversity in the presentations," said Jason
Salvador^ financial aid commissioner for the AMS. "This year we tried to
have a lot of different presentations.
We have a person from UBC Career
Services talking about how to find a
job on campus, we have someone
dealing with credit cards, someone
speaking on investments, and just
general budgeting and financing,"
he added.
FAD is a three-day seminar and
each day will Be suifed towards a
specific theme. The headings are
'Surviving University", "Banking
and Credit Cards" and 'Thinking of
the Future." Each theme is to be presented by a large roster of guest
speakers, whose expertise lie in specific areas of budgeting and financial awareness, such as Derek Jones
of Penreal Capital Management and
Ian Sutter of the* Ilico Investment
Company. Guest speakers will cover
many topics including budgeting,
finance, investment arid RRSFs.
The AMS has also taken extra
steps to ensure that financial aware-
riess is properly conveyed. "Each
seminar runs three times, so if you
can't make the first one you can
make the second one, and there's
always a. question period as well,"
said Duong. "We'll also be giving a
list of contacts to people, to direct
thern to whichever way is necessary," he added.
The cost of FAD will be picked up
completely by the AMS and admission for students is free. "This
[event] is approved as a part of the
AMS budget...but we've definitely
been very cost conscious," Duong
said. 'It's an event run at a minimum cost* All the guest speakers
have donated their time to the event,
and it is run by volunteers in donated location spaces.
All those who attend will also
receive a free copy of The Debt-Free
Graduate, a book by Canadian writer
Murray Baker, to ensure follow-
through after FAD.
Tuition will rise again by approximately 30 per cent this year as core
government funding to the university decreases for the first time.
Duong hopes that FAD will offer
some tips to students who are coping with these struggles. •>
Kirsch returns to Canada
UBC hosts well-attended lecture with first
president of new International Criminal Court
by Scott Bardsiey   •
NEWSWRITER
. • it-
More, than 400 people packecj the Vancouver Law
Courts^' Great Hall last Thursday to see Philippe Kirsch,
the first president of the newly created International
Criminal Court (ICC), discuss the creation pf the ICC and
the fear that the court will be used to pursue politically
motivated cases at a UBC-Liu Centre lecture.
■• 'It is absolutely crystal clear to me that it is impossible for the court to act politically or to act on politically
motivated cases," he said.
While the court may receive such cases, its jurisdiction is confined to genocide, crimes against humanity
and war crimes. He added that there are numerous safeguards in the judicial structure to prevent political cases.
Called 'one ofthe most important new international "
institutions since the United Nations," t>y Lloyd
Axworthy, the director and CEO of UBC's Liu Institute,.
the ICC came into force in April 2002 following ratification ofthe 1998 Rome Statute. More than 90 states
are now part of the ICC. j
Kirsch, then Canada's Ambassador to Sweden, was
elected a3 its president last March.
Kirsh pointed out that although the court received
numerous statutes relating to the recent Iraq wai, it will
not be investigating any because both the United States
and Iraq have not joined the court and because the court
' saw no evidence that other coalition members would not
investigate such matters on their own.    -
The ICC only investigates cases when member states
are either "unwilling or unable' to pursue them on their
own, or if they only hold a sham trial.
The fear of politicisation has led to "quite strong and
virulent opposition directed towards the court" by the
United States' government, Axworthy noted.
Washington cut off aid to 34 countries on July 1 who
refused to grant American citizens immunity from the
ICC. It claims 50 countries, some secretly, have agreed
to its demands.
Kirsch promised that the court will be committed to
transparency and that victims can be involved in the
court system every step of the way and can receive
financial compensation. He said it aims to help with
reconciliation by showing people that they were victims
of individuals, not groups.
Another important promise of the court is to act as a
deterrent Kirsh said that because the UN tribunals held
in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda were retroactive
they only provided justice, not deterrence. The ICC,
however, is able to prosecute any matter that occurred
after July 2002 within its mandate.
Audience member Geoff Burgess was impressed
with Kirsh's work in the creation ofthe Rome Statute in
1998. 'He obviously pulled together something that
took a lot of diplomatic skill to achieve...so you've got to
give him a lot of credit for that.
'What did cpme out [of the lecture]," he noted, "was
that on a global scale it's going to be very difficult to
indict criminals in the first place and bring them to justice, and we have yet to see how well the process
will work."
Melinda Munro, another member of the crowd, was
impressed by the court's controls against politicisation,
but she added "It's a Uttle naive because any criminal
court is affected by politicisation of prosecution. Even
in Vancouver we chose to prosecute crimes that are
often crimes of poverty or crimes of marginalised
groups. It's politicised by its nature, so the
International Criminal Court will be politicised in that
way as welt"
Audience members left informed about the court and
impressed with the integrity of the new ICC President
"One feels very proud to be a Canadian in the presence
of Philippe Kirsch and I think Lloyd Axworthy is right to
say that we do have to stand up to countries like the
United States," Munro said. "We have to resist their pressure to limit the power of the court to do its job." ♦ Starting this September,
58,000 students at UBC and SFU wiil
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Good for students.
Good for the community.
Starting this September, 58,000 students at UBC and SFU
will receive their U-Passes. The U-Pass program makes getting
around Greater Vancouver a little easier for these students by
providing them with unlimited access to TransLink's transit
services at a significantly reduced rate.
U-Pass programs already in place at over 200 universities
across North America have resulted in:
• More affordable transportation for students
• Reduced traffic congestion and emissions
• Increased protection of green space
• Reduced need for expensive parking facilities
U-Pass holders will enjoy access to more transit services while
participating in a proactive program, that improves the quality
of life ort campus and in surrounding communities.
TransLink welcomes VanCity as the
exclusive sponsor of U-Pass.
Guided by a commitment to students, the environment
and the community, the U-Pass program is well-aligned with
the values of VanCity and its 292,000 members.
"VanCity and TransLink are thrilled to announce the new
U-Pass program and our support for public transit and ultimately
cleaner air. Our goal through this prpgram is to save students
money, provide unlimited..access to our region's bus, SeaBys
and SkyTrain services to help make their university years just
a little bit easier." 7 *
Dave Mowat, Chief Executive Officer
VanCity Credit Union
Greater Vancouver f Tiansportation Authority THEUBYSSEY NEWS/OPIN IO N tuesday, September 9,2003    5
Streeters*   ^as ^e ^ass changed
Photos by Michelle Mayne th6 Way yOU travel?
by Jonathan Woodward
NEWS EDITOR
Packed buses and a packed bus loop are problems that will get better in the coming year, say
Translink officials, but the crowding is evidence that the U-Pass is being used by a substantial number of students. Preliminary estimates of bus usage show that ridership, and
congestion, are up.
"AnecdotaUy, we're pretty Ml, from eveiy
area,' said Doug MacDonald, a spokesperson
for the Coast Mountain Bus Company, the company under Translink which administrates the
bus service. "The U-Pass is being used, and it is
taxing our system to the limit right now.'
The U-Pass, UBC's universal transit pass,
came into use on Sept 1, the beginning ofthe
school year. All yBC students are now able to
board any bus, SkyTrain, and SeaBus in all
three transit zones.
Translink prepared for the increased riderr
ship by' adding approximately 28,000 more
hours of bus services, as well as reorganising
bus service by adding a 'Special B'—ari express
service that takes, passengers from the
Broadway/Commercial stop directly to the UBC
bus loop—and replacing the #10 bus with the
#17. UBC has closed University Boulevard from
Wesbrook MaU to car traffic to help smooth traffic problems.
Translink has employed utility operators-
bus drivers on long-term disability waiting to
return to work—to help in the all-door loading
of each bus. According to MacDonald, the loading time of an articulated bus has been reduced
from 15 to five minutes as a result. ■>
The crammed service is expected to be tem
porary, according to Translink spokesperson
Ken Hardy. "Our experience in the past especially at UBC, is that at the beginning ofthe year
people want to get out there at about the same
time, until they get their schedules and routines organised...then it will level out" A ridership survey will be completed by December.
As of Monday, approximately 15,000 UBC
students had picked up their U-Pass, representing more than 1/4 ofthe student population.
UBC's TREK expects that to triple by the end of
September, although they make that estimate
with cautious optimism. "We don't have st crystal ball telling us how many students will come
and pick up their cards,' said Carole Jolly, program manager at TREK
Now that TREK is printing the cards as students, come to pick them up, they have sidestepped the problems of batch printing, which
would have seen cards being printed well into
October. UBC had insisted on printing its own
cards to keep student information on campus,
while SFU contracted out its U-Pass printing to
an outside contractor. SFU cards were available
for the originally planned start date of Aug. 15.
"[On-demand printing] cuts down on any
security issues that might otherwise occur/
said Jolly. "We don't have issues with lost cards
or stolen cards without a bunch of pre-printed
cards.'
The; university projects a skyrocketing
increase in transit ridership to and from UBC
in the future. This is one reason that the university feels it is necessary to renovate the bus
loop and place it underground as part of the
proposed University Boulevard development
plan. Student consultation on that, plan is
.. ongoing. ♦
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j  No, I took the btis all the time before. It's pretty crowded, like the buses are
' |- really busy but that's kind of expected at the first week of school. There's
\ definitely more buses coming tq the loop now; they've put a bunch of more
4V stops in, which is cool. But I mean, my bus is the 49, and it's pretty much
the same. It's a bit more regular, but other than that it's still pretty
crowded.
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Engineering Physics
I haven't picked up my U-Pass, but I plan to. Yes, actually, this year is the
first time I've used the bus. It's convenient It's pretty crowded, but doable,    j
Lisa Rodichaub
Art History 3
No, I haven't picked up my U-Pass. Where do you pick it up? I never use
the bus. I don't know how to use the bus. I drive to school.
Sonya Ki
Commerce J
I'm just running out to the bus right now. Before I was always scrambling
to find bus fare or find a ride to school even though I live just in Kits. It
makes a big difference. I can actually come to school and then go back if I
have to between classes, or go to work and come back and it doesn't cost
me eight dollars a day. You know, I thought it was going to be a lot more
crowded; but they've added some buses so it's not bad. I go home a little
bit after the rush. It's good. I'm very pleased.
Robin Ziebell
Commerce
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enough.
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Science 1
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Following the June 2003 Open Houses and a Campus and Community Public Meeting* consultation will continue
September 2-15, 2003 regarding the University Boulevard Draft Neighbourhood Plan and the preferred transit
service concept.
PLEASE JOIN US
Attend the following Open Houses (Sep_2-10) and Campus and Community Publi? Meeting (Sep 15) and give
us your feedback.
OPEN HOUSES
Come see us in our TEN r in the SUB PLAZA beside the Goddess of Democracy
('ot ated south of ti e Student Union Building at 6138 Student Union Boulevard).
Tuesday
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September -ii—10 am to 3-^m complete
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Yo'^r groi-p can lequest a -pedal meeting from September 2-15 by contacting the University Town inquiry line
Jt GO'J 82? S100 or by tn-ailing info.universitytown@ubc.ca
PUBUC MEETING
Mondoy, September 15 i» 7:00 pm in the Asian Centre Auditorium, 1871 West Mall. Parking is available in the
adjacent Frcjsor Paikdde.
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For a map showing the location of tha SU8 Plaza or the Asian Centre go to:.
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HOW CAMPUS & COMMUNITY FEEDBACK WILL Bi USED
Feedback gathered through this consultation will be reported to the UBC Board of Governors in October 2003.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
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Radio Smirnoff
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by Heather Adler
THE'GATEWAY        /
EDMONTON (CUP)-Ten grand will
buy you a lot of things: 556
Eminem CDs, four Arabian horses,
or 180 acres of rainforest in
Patagonia. It won't however, buy
you two hours of programming on
CJSR, the University of Alberta's
official radio station.
CJSR, was approached by
Smirnoff, the vodka company, with
a proposal that would see the station running a two hour pre-programmed show in exchange for
approximately $10,000.
Although the proposal has not
been officially turned down, CJSR's
Administrative Manager, Charlotte
Bourne, said that she can confirm
with 'fair certainty' that it won't be
accepted.
A major concern for CJSR came
from the Smirnoff show's corporate feel, which doesn't njeld well
with the station's current quirky,
offbeat sound.
'The problem with the Smirnoff
programming is that it doesn't
sound like us,' Bourne explained.
'The presentation of the program
was really hyped and we don't
agree with that.' Currently, most
advertisers who sign on with the
station are asked to allow CJSR to
produce their ads so the station's
mandate is maintained.
'If you look at what Smirnoff is
proposing it [includes] a lot of great
DJs: Christopher Lawrence, Paul,
van Dike, you name ilj they've got
it,' Bourne said. "That music isn't
already on other radio stations in
Edmonton, but it is already on our
station. We have a number of great
DJs like David Stone, Neil It, and
Tiyptomene, who are already covering those genres really well. So,
why do we have to'Sell our programming to some station in
Toronto when our own artists can
do it here?'
A final decision is expected next
month after the station contacts all
of its volunteers to get their perspective on the proposition.
"Regardless of what I, or anyone
else thinks, what the volunteers
want is going to be the most important part,' Bourne said. 'And if they
say 'there's no way you are selling
our programming/ then that's
going to be the decision.'
CJSR has firmly stated they will
not be taking any of their current
programs off the air to make room
for corporate players. They aj:e also
worried that accepting the deal
would make it tougher for local
• talent to shine.
'If we're saying 'here are a
bunch of DJs that have corporate
sponsorship behind them so let's
put them on the air' then the
chances of all the regular volunteers who walk in off the street getting the same opportunities is challenged,' Bourne said.
Listener donations, advertising,
and a dedicated fee from the university make up the majority of the
$200,000 budget CJSR runs on.
Bourne admits it's very tempting
for the small station. She contends
that the tentative decision against
the'program was made because it
wouldn't fit with the station's mandate to provide an eclectic mix o£
music that anyone can get
involved in.     ""',7 ■"*""*7 j
So far, three other campus stations have accepted the Smirnoff
deal and that's an example CJSR i3
hesitant to follow. "You're maiing a
dangerous precedent when you say
yeah, you can buy us and this is
how much we're worth.' ♦
Hunger striker protests
poor state of health care
Montreal man goes 21 days without food
by Joshua Ginsberg
THE MCGILL DAILY ;  • . :s
MONTREAL (CUP)-Robert Wilson has not moved in 21 day?. Sitting with a
large white sign and a jug of water in front of the Christ Church Cathedral,
he says he won't budge until the federal government acknowledges what he
believes is.a deteriorating standard of care and treatment in Canadian
hospitals. 7
Wilson entered the emergency room of the Royal Victoria Hospital on
August 14, complaining of severe neck pain and migraines. He said he
waited 10 hours to see a'doctor, was given a few pills and left in the hall
overnight with no access to a nurse. The next jnorning, after discovering his
clothes and wallet missing, he said that he was verbally abused by security
and thrown out of the hospital.
Blaming this incident on a lack of government funding and an overworked staff, he took his grievance to the street.
'I decided to concentrate on helping the system get fixed rather than fight
with the hospital/ said Wilson, adding that his protest is not 'a vendetta' but
an attempt to expose a system in crisis. .      7        *|
"The problem is 10 times worse than the government is willing to admit
We need the money they promised and we need th# system fixed/ said
Wilson, who is looking for others with similar experiences in order to organise a larger movement. -
Sheila Moore, the director of communications fpr the Royal Victoria
Hospital; said.tight funding is a challenge but not an iinpediment to providing health services. M'oore said that patients sometimes"wait in the hallway,
but are never neglected. "There is always nursing staff around.*
When asked about Wilson's incident,' Moore said she has a hard time
believing that the security staff were aggressive.
"This didn't sound like our security guys/ she said. "We have a very pro-
fessional security staff wjiqjjsf used td dealing with specific situations."
Asked how he felt having not eaten for twenty days, Wilsoii replied, "I'm
starting to look at car tires like onion rings. [But] I won't go away.' ♦ THE UBYSSEY
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trusting souls
on the ground
are covering
their junk.
Wimps.
MICHELLE
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' Trie East Campus area is located between Agronomy Road to the north, the new Fraternity / Sorority Sites to the'
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(kkated south of the Student Union Building at 6138 Student Union Boulevard). -
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Your group can request a special meeting from September 2-17 by contacting the University Town inquiry line
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PUBUCMEET1NG
Wednesday, September 17 # 7:00 pm in the Asian Centre Auditorium, 187T West Mall. Parking is available in
the adjacent Fraser Parkade. '
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or call 604.822.6400 for further information.
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HOW CAMPUS S COMMUNITY FEEDBACK WILL"BE USED       '',,'/
Feedback gathered through this consultation wijj be reported to the UBC Board of Governors in October 2003.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
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There will be a total of 24 student representatives:
a) 20 third- and fourth-year Art? stucients to be elected (one
representative fromi th&'cwbm^df major; honours, or graduate
program in each ofthe Departments and Schools in the Faculty
' of Arts); and
b) 4 first- and second-year Arts students to be elected (two
representatives frbm each of first and second year).
Student representatives are full voting members in the meetings of
the Faculty of Arts, and are appointed to committees of the Faculty.
Nominations open on September 2,2003 and close September 12,2003
Nomination forms will be available from School and Departmental
offices, the Office of the Dean (Buchanan B130) and the Arts
Undergraduate Society office (Buchanan A207). Submit completed
nomination forms to the Office of the Dean by 4:00p.m., Friday,
September 12,2003.
In constituencies from which no nominations have been received
by the deadline, there will be no representa tion.
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behind the arcade)
to receive a
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UBYSSEY
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Preview screening.
ennonites
ars and
ands
The Fringe Festival has come back to Vancouver,
once again providing theatre enthusiasts and thespi-
aris alike a rare opportunity to catch a plethora of
theatrical performances. The Fringe Festival is running from Sept. 4-14y and is spread out across nine
different venues. For info on shows, venues, dates
and times, visitwww.vancouverfringe.com. Here are
just a few reviews—courtesy of the Ubyssey— to give
lH6 UuVSSGy   you a quick taste of what this huge fest has to offer.
Readethon.
out loud at
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the Fringe
Festival with
BOY GROOVE
Azimuth Theatre and Ribbit Productions
at Waterfront theatre
running Sept.9 @ 8:15pm, Septll @
6:15pm, Sept. 13 @ 12pm, Sept. 14 @
6:30pm    '
I don't think I ever stopped laughing during
this show. I had to stop listening and take photos for awhile just to give my stomach a break,
except that Watching the four clowns of
Azimuth Theatre prance and pose through my
viewfinder was enough to set off another bout
of gut-wrenching laughter.
I don't know how these guys pull off a show
about a hypothetical boy band, a topic you'd
think would have been mocked to death
ilii--l'iy, but somehow, and with ultra finesse,
they do it The premise is a chronicle ofthe rise
and fall of Boy Groove, a producer<:reated teen ■
sensation where each band member is chosen
in an audition for his promise of fitting into a
particular role ('We heed a muscular one and
an angry one," one producer says, after asking
Jon to take off bis shirt, 'and it makes sense for
theih to be the same one. No one has any
patience for* overweight angry people.")
Andrew is the sensitive one who wants to save
the world but gets bogged down by *sig!b», all
the traveling and doing coke and boning
groupies," Lance is the gay one who falls in
love with a particular past member of Whaml
And Kevin is the cute and savvy one whose
hairless chest and fondness for a certain dirty
virgin makes him seem warmly familiar.
The biggest strength of the production is
the way the group jumps seamlessly from a
performance of their hit "You Make My Hips.
- Buck" ta ail interview with Spin Magazirie
("Boy Groove thinks racism is hot cool") to a-
team meeting about sex in the tour bus. The
timing and choreography of these scenes is
magic enough, never mind Chris Craddock's
hysterical writing and the group's pitch-perfect delivery.
If I had to grumble about anything, it
would only be that some -. of the trials the
group faces too closely mimic real-world
popstar sagas to the extent that it feels like
some originality is lost Quibbles aside,
Ribbit Productions really puts out for this
show; last year's "Be A Man* had me in
stitches,and this show is even better. Don't
let your hatred, love ol indifference for boy
bands get in the way of seeing this one. ♦
—Anna King
THE ONE MAN STAR WARS TRILOGY
Charles Ross >
at Ballard Lederer Gallery
running Sept.9 @ 6:15pm, Sept.13 @
11:45, Sept.14 @ 4pm
Have you ever been to a movie that
seemed so real, you could have sworn the
hero's sweat just dripped onto your face?
Well with Charles Ross' one-man performance of the original Star Wars Trilogy, you
not only have sweat dripping op you, but
spit spraying everywhere as well
Tlie appeal of i man'going, on stage for
an entire hour while reciting all the lines
frorrj the greatest trilogy of all time is. more,
than apparent. This was confirmee*^by the
soldout show of Star Wars enthusiasts who
were eager enough to line up in the rain
■ more than a half-hour before the show. -
By no means is this a simple recitation.
Charles Ross* brings the show' to life
through impeccable impersonations of
our favourite. Star Wars characters, as well
as over-the-top physical representations of
the movies' most dramatic scenes,
The most astonishing factor of the performance is its overall simplicity.
Performing the trilogy is far from simple,
but Ross is able to easily capture the
essence of the fflmi with his highly creative performance.
Staged on a bare set, with no props or
costuming to tickle the senses, Ross is
equipped with nothipg more than an all-
black outfit, elbow pads, a huge imagination and even larger knowledge of useless
Star Wars information. But that is far frorrt
enough to present a highly sharp, cohsis-'
tent and entertaining performance.
The physical demands of the performance are unreal, but Ross—who only paus-*
es for a few minuted in between each part
of the trilogy to drink water—fully coin-
. mits to the role, leaving him soaked in
sweat and panting for air.
If you have anj knowledge of Star
Wars be prepared to be humbled with
"The One Man Star Wars Trilogy". If you
know that TIE fighter stands for "Twin
Ion Engine" then it's a definite must-see
This performance embodies what the
Fringe Festival is all about: ah opportunity to check out a casual and entertaining night of theatra Definitely check out
this show, unless you're too busy "going
into Toshe Station to pick up some
power converters." ♦
EN-GER-LANO
Screwed & Clued Theatre .  4    ■ *--. .
atLindHall
running Sept. 10 @ 10:15pm, Septll @ 8pm
The Screwed & Clued triq has been putting out fine physical comedy
for years now and this year's show is another knock in the ol' capper,
if you kn^w what I mean. Hmm. What do I mean? Anyhow, the British
,la^S are up to something good with this tribute to the beleaguered
'English1 soccer team and the heady world of FIFA, And watching them
sweat it out on stage is a treat although occasionally an overly
'saccharine one. .   '
Vinnie and Peter are impassioned soccer fans conceived, as the
story gdes, at the exact moment England won the 1966 World Cup
finals in London. A few years later they begin what will become a long
and turbulent friendship with each other, along with a devotion to
their national team that eventually takes them to every World Cup
England qualifies for. As the years pass, and England still can't beat
fucking Argentina, the fellows get older and more messed up, but ultimately still find their passion for life expressed through soccer.
It doesn't exactly sound like a chick's show, especially one whose
interest in World Cup soccer is second only to her interest in boy
bands, but the show is dynamic and funny enough that it transcends
soccer-geek-dom easily. Best are the scenes where the three of them
(the third bloke plays the Ref and narrator) re-enact famous plays in
- exquisite slow-mo—someone jumping on someone else's back to carry
the ball through the air—or those where they sing hymns to the god
that is Gary Lineker.
I must admit, for the first ten minutes I thought it was going to be
a very long hour; the script fends towards the sentimental and the ultra
bloke-ish-ness of the trio was initially annoying in a Lock Stock and
Two Smoking Barrels kind of way. But honest, inspired acting and brilliant stage work has a way of winning you over> and this show has both.
Plus, the history of England's continual, crushing defeats makes for
killer Trivial Pursuit wins.. In fact, I think come 2006,1 might just have"
to turn on. the boob tube for a first time'glimpse ofthe dazzling, manly
and hopefully Argentinean-trouncing calves of David Beckham. ♦
' 7.    '        " —Anna King
CONFESSIONS     OF     A      REPRESSED
MENNONITE
Mennonite Bandit Productions
at Studio 16
running Sept.12 @ 10:30pm, Sept.13 @
4:30pm
If you're a Mennonite who's up for a little self-
mocking, this could be the show of the cenlu-
' ry for you. For everyone else...you can probably stay home. •/■■■ 7
Jason Neufeld has a lot of energy, some of
it dramatic, and his anecdotes often approach1
funny, but his manic, bug-eyed delivery and
cheesy stage persona ultimately annoyed me.
The one-man show consists of stories about
growing up ih Brandon, Manitoba, mired in a
Mennonite fog and always conscious of being
different from his schoolmates. Sex, drugs
and rock and roll were hard won, and performing illicit air guitar* to, Van Halen in a
friend's basement was the ultimate in subversion Actually, Neufeld is at his best when he's
doing a Van Halen cover: he lets his natural
goofiness transcend the 'crazy' personality he
is trying to push the rest of the time. It's just
too bad he also decides to sing so much.
Video clips where he asks people on the
street what it means to be Mennonite are
entertaining (no one is able to answer the
question whatsoever), as are the descriptions
of his hyper-sexed peers at the Bible college
he attended for a year. But this stuff is only
gold*. I'm guessing, if you've got some repression* of-your own to get off your chest The
crowd went crazy when Neufeld confessed he
still loved a certain type of (Mennonite)
sausage^ when he sang classic (Mennonite)
songs, and when he mocked (Mennbnite-rid-
den) Abbotsford. Sigh. I grew up in (ha ha)
Surrey, but I- never imagined that fact alone
would make for an hour-long stand-up routine. " ■. *   *-
Still, this guy has some promise; it's not
that his material is so bad, but that his overdone prairie drawl and repressed cute-boy
. schtick wears on the soul. "I'm a Mennonite
Bandit and I'm on the attack!" he shouts at the
end. Yawn, I say. I'm a bored critic from
Surrey and I'm going to bed. ♦
—Anna King
+
—John Hua
PRIVATES: A PUBLIC UNVEILING
Half-baked Productions
at Ocean Artworks
running Sept 10 @10:30pm, Sept
10:45pm
^iRs-egbw'
13 @
Michael V. Smith—as the wonderful Miss
Cookie La Whore—effectively brings the raunch
of his XtralWest column, Blush, onto the stage  '
in his one-woman show. While I am not sup-  .
posed to give the fiin awayj stop reading now  I
and go if you want to have a good time and are
comfortable in your own skin.
After an elegantly calm and comedic intra-  j
duction—"I'm a nice drag queen, just cooper-  '
ate"—she stripped down and displayed her
hairy ass and fiddled with her foreskin. S£e" j
also noted that it was quite Cold that night
The show was all about feeling "secure in
one's own body and involved casual nudity on
her behalf until the roles were reversed. '
As I entered the theatre I was given a small \
form to fill out my name and list gome parts of
my body that I don't like. It seemed weU-meah1
ing enough and reminded me of a Dan Savage
Q&A session so I fisted my stomach and potential monobrow.
The first woman drawn from the pile of
papers was asked to remove her pants to
reveal the thighs that she loathed so much. She
happily obliged as the rest of the audience
nervously tensed as they reaUsed what was
happening. Miss Cookie donned the woman's
pants commando and noted that she hadn't
had crabs in over a week.
I was lucky enough to be drawn next and"
lost my shirt to Miss Cookie for the rest ofthe'
show. As each person displayed the part of
themself that they didn't like, the audience was
invited to strip off that article of clothing and
show that part too. Popular choices were stomachs, thighs and strangely enough,; ankles—
though we suspect some people caught opr.
from the start .      .   7   .'■  • ,.
My friend and I had'only our pants on at the
end, which were rolled up, but couldn't go any
farther because we were wearing bad underwear—who plans to strip down or. pick up'at a
Frjnge snow?      . •"
' Getting mostly naked in front of *sex-positive
strangers is pretty fun. Other highlights included someone'!'left nut someone spreading
their ass cheeks' to our horror and another per-
soii who obliged when Mis3 Cookie asked
someone to cup her to keep her warm. The'
night of nudity eventually led us out onto the
street for a quick lap and some dancing. It was
liberating in a 17-year-old skinny dipping.
Wreck Beach kind of way. ♦
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by Sarah Deveau
[The pundurn Group]
by Greg Ursic
CULTURE WRITER    .
Sarah Deveau's guide to money management titled Sink or
Swim: Get Your Degree Without Droivning in Debt couldn't be
more timely. With tuition at an all time high, rising student populations and increasing debt loads, the average graduate can
easily come out with a $20,000 debt. Although tlie situation
looks grim, Deveau believes that this needn't be the case.
Deveau begins by uncovering two major misconceptions
about post-secondary education: tuition is too expensive (something Deveau believed until she became a full-time taxpayer)
and student life is one big party. Most people fail to realize that
in spite of increasing tuition, the government still covers 70°/o
of the costs. As for the party life, anyone trying to emulate
"Animal House" will likely be taking "a one way trip home come
Christmas.
The first order of business taken up is tq sit down and come
up with a budget This requires that you record every cent that
you spend in one month so you know exactly how your money
is distributed. Once you've completed this labourious task,
you'll have to differentiate between needs and wants. For those
unclear on the concept food and shelter are needs, whereas
projection TVs are wants. Now comes the hardest part, avoiding
the temptation to sway from your budget Sarah to the rescue.
A cornerstone of the book is 'the Good Enough For Now"
rule, which commands that you only buy the things you can
afford. She then tackles virtually every aspect of student life as
it pertains to finances. For example, if you can stay at home, it
Will help save onf of the greatest costs associated with an education. To get laid, on a budget (her words not mine), go for a
picnic, a hike, or check out free cultural events. And don't forget the free birth control that can often be obtained from student health plans. 7     .
Deveau alsa.outlines how to choose a banking plan, get a
credit card and apply for scholarships. She also includes numerous websites to help.inyour'search. One ofthe most important
sections ofthe book-how to obtain a loan-is left until the end,
symbolic of where this should fall as an option.
Deveau's writing is carefully balanced to ensure that the subject matter doesn't overwhelm her targeted audience and
includes step-by-step information and humourous anecdotes.
She also stresses that what she is proposing is not easy and that
students must truly commit*themselves to the tenets of her
plail ;'- * .       *       ' . - .» -
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book budget—you'll definitely get more bang for your buck. If
you're thinking that Deveau's* message is optimistic, I can
speak from experience that her ideas work. ♦
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Back for more Action
Sloan returns to what works, putting end to lame streak
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SLOAN
Action Pact
[BMGJ
by Duncan M. McHugh
CULTURE WRITER
Thank you, Sloan. Thank you for not totally losing the plot.
We weren't sure there for a while. You used to be the darlings
of Canadian rock, the only mainstream Canadian band worth
listening to. But then what happened? Terrible things, that's
what. Do we have to mention 'The Other Man," your last and
by far your worst single EVER. Hell, the entire Pretty
Together album was a bit of a wash.
But now/at least, we have Action Pact And while it pales
in comparison to your mid-90s albums (i.e. Twice Removed,
One Chord To Another and Navy Blues), it is still great.
The first single alqne proves that Sloan's got it together
again. "The Rest Of My Life," is a rollicking pop number sung
by quastfrontman Chris Murphy (Sloan's four members take
turns singing lead, but everybody knows that Chris'is The
Guy), even if it makes the band seem a bit older than their
years. It's kind of weird to hear the ever-boyish Murphy sing
about settling down snd starting a family. Thankfully, I can
still picture him punctuating the song with some acrobatic
cock rock kicks.
"The Rest Of My Life" segues beautifully into the next
track, "False Alarm," sung by Jay Ferguson. Over the last few
albums, Ferguson's bittersweet melodies (like "Waiting for
Slow Songs," and "Take Good Care of the Poor Boy" from
1999's Between the Bridges)ha.ve consistently been Sloan's
strongest songs.
As for action, there is plenty. With decidedly less ironic
detachment than on earlier albums, Sloan kicks off the
"album with three rawk numbers, in particular
"Backstabbin'." They're not really my thing, but they'd probably sound pretty good live.
In recent interviews, Sloan has called this their last shot
at major success. While not their best album. Action Pact still
beats the pants off most of what you'll hear on rock radio.
Who knows, maybe this'll be the album that finally puts them
over the top, or maybe just oyer the hill. ♦
Not to be hidden anymore
Hidden Cameras shower in praise
THE HIDDEN CAMERAS
The Smelt of Our Own
[EvUEvill.
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by Duncan M, McHugh
'   CULTURE WRITER
Golden showers? Tossed salad? "Fingering foreign dirty
holes in the dark"? Why, itmust be the Hidden Cameras!
Toronto's answer to the Polyphonic Spree, the 14-mem-
ber Hidden Cameras' first proper album. The Smell Of Our
Own. is an amazing achievement in "gay-folk-church-music"
as the band calls their sound. Joel Gibb, the Cameras' mastermind, is a daring and literate lyricist, unafraid to present
his sexuality frankly and with flair.
The album's opener is anode to the golden shower (i.e.
watersports, i.e. peeing on your lover to elicit sexual pleasure), yet "Golden Streams' is hardly lewd. A mellifluous and
gradually-building symphony of organ, glockenspiel, vibraphone, trumpets and voices lull you towards hot yellpw
shafts of musical enjoyment It's an irresistible beginning
to the album. , .. •
* From there,- the listener is whisked to a giddy condemnation of an archaic institution. "Ban Marriage" is the story
of a man late for his wedding because of the allure of those
aforementioned foreign dirty holes. Once the ceremony
begins, he and his husband have changed their vows to a
chorus of "ban marriage!" .
Evoking Belle & Sebastian and the Magnetic Fields at
their most orchestral, the Hidden Cameras make beautiful,
beautiful music that should be a part of everyone's daily-
life, including yours. Notorious for their live performances
(complete with masked go-go dancers), if the band ever
makes it west of Toronto be sure to check them out. For
now, however you'll have to make due with the excellent
The Smell Of Our Own. ♦
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FORUM FQB WOMEN -
ENTREPRENEURS
Founded in 1993 in San Francisco,- ther FWE te
the premier entrepreneurial organization for
women aimed at accelerating ■ women's
opportunities to launch, lead, invest in,- and build
high-growth and market-leading businesses. With
more than 1000 members worldwide,-the FWE
-, has six offices in the western United States and
outreach programs in France and England.' A BC
chapter (the "FWE BC) was founded in- August
2002.
The FWE BC is currently looking foi*"women
students at UBC to participate in jts Private
Markets and Entrepreneurial Internship (PME)
Program'.
The PME Program is a two-year internship
program aimed at women students at UBC, which
includes training by industry professionals, a
summer work experience with a private equity or
venture capital firm, and direct mentoring with
.entrepreneurs.
ATTENTION WOlftENSTUDENTS AT UBCL
THE FWE BC IS LOOKING FOR YOU...
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If you ar6 '£ female* student at UBC who is
interested. in learning about private markets,
venture capital, arid entrepreneurship; willing to
dedicate your tirrie/lo the jSrpgram; and meet one
of the following criteria*, we want to hear from you!
a. Enrolled.in the Sauder School of Business
MBAPrpgrart^or
b. Enrollecf jrt   a- Masters   level   Science Jx
, Engineering Program, or ^ ■-.
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Please gome to the Information Sessiqp to learn
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Interested students should submit 4 copies of their
application package, which must include:
• A cover fetter outlfning why you would like to
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• StudenPstatus".
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«   A  copy  (internet  copy
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Applications should be submitted to the Drop
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later than 5;Q0pmon September 19th, 2003.
Foe more information about the PME Program,
''       * please contact Christine Bergeron at
pme@fwe,ca. ■
-. For more information about the FWE BC,
please visit our website at www.fwe.ca or contact
Christina Anthony at christina@fwe.ca.
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AMS Resource Groups and Club Days are
happening once again in the Student Union
Building throughout the second floor and on
the main concourse. On, the IS* and 16mof
September, check out §nd get involved in our six
resource groups, and help make the world a better
plfce! On the 17% Island 19th of September,
come join one of our over 250 clubs, and learn,
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awesome people! This is your chance to check out
some great ways to get involved and be a part of
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Financial Awareness Days!  s
September 9 -11
SUB 207/209 • 3-5 pm
Totem and Vanier • 6-8:15 pm
Check out this great series of seminars featuring"
Josh Mitchell (UBC Financial Assistance), Gregt
Stoddard (CIBC Wood Gundy), lan Suter (ilico*
Investment Company), Brian Duong (AMS VPs
Finance), Derek Jones (Penreaf Capital Manage-*
ment), and Signy Wilson (UBC Career Services)   1
Seminars include:
• Canada Student Loan Programs i
• Budgeting and Financing 1
• Scholarships *
• Basics of Banking
• Credit Cards and Responsibility
'• Investments and RRSPs I
• Finding a Job and Improving Your Resume      i
For   speaker   information,   schedule,   semi-),
nar    descriptions    and    additional    informal
tion   on   FAC,   please  visit  the  web  site  at >
www.ams.ubc.ca/fad2003 i
Helping students make smart financial decisions.    ;
Come out and learn about the UBC Farm!
Friday, September 19, 2003
3 pm - 7 pm • free all ages event
The UBC Farm is located at 6182 South Campus
Road. Bring the whole family out to this great
event and enjoy...
• Local Music Talent
• Family Carnival with face painting,
activities, and games
• Interactive Art Display
• Local Vendors
* BBQ and Farm Produce
• Info Fair About the Farm and Other
•Sustainability Groups
For more information, visit:
www.agsci.ubc.ca/ubcfarm or
www.recycle.ubc.ca/wastefree/FarmAid.htm
ams tutoring
AMS Tutoring has moved! Come visit them in their
new home in the SUB South Alcove, For more
information on AMS Tutoring and its services,
check them out on the web at www.ams.ubc.ca
or contact them at tutoring@ams.ubc,ca.
fire relief fundraiser
Sept 16*, In the Pit Pub 8 pm until close. UBC
Students Helping Students, (all proceeds will go
towards helping students who are affected by the i
fires in the BC interior). $5 cover. *
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September 12 •Mclnnes
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student summit on
campus deuelopment
The University is planning on transforming UBC
from a commuter campus to a "University Town".
Massive developments are planned for the campus, including a large amount on non-institutional
projects such as shops, services, schools and grocery stores. 7 7   ''-*-'*:
Your student societies (AMS & GSS) are concerned
with several elements of this plan including:
• the commercialization of campus
• disruptive, ongoing construction
• housing developments that are too pricey for a
student budget
• development that does not prioritize student
space and needs
If you are concerned about the look and feel of
your campus and want to have a say in these
developments, we encourage you to attend the
Upcoming Student Summit on Campus Development. The Summit will include:
• A panel discussion on campus development
(specifically University Boulevard)
• Focus groups to discuss student needs and
concerns on a variety of issues (topics include
housing, transit, consultative process, athletic
facilities, shops and services)
• Free food!
Student Summit September 22nd • 4-8 pm • SUB
Room 214/216
UBC Public Meeting: September 15th • 7 pm •
Asian Centre Auditorium, 1871 West JVfall \'4
For more fnfp visit:      .. ,,
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G ULTURE
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2003
13
I'm sorry Daddy
OPEN RANGE
now playing
by Heather Pauls
FEATURES EDITOR
Kevin Costner stars in Open Range.
There's your first tip that the movie
will be a flop. The second is that he's
the director. Ouch. Dad, I'm so sorry
for taking you to see this on your
birthday.
The movie has no immediate
attention, grabbers. The first half-
hour is nothing but panoramic shots
of cattle grazing, cowboys drinking
coffee and technicolor Benji-
irispired shots of a panting fluffy
white dog. The half-hour's climax is
when the"' weather turns bad.
Boring. Very boring. And that's not
even the worst of your worries.
After thS half-hour of agrarian
bliss foreplay the film launches into
what some people might "consider a
plot it's free-grazing cattle herding
cowboys on the open range vs cigar-
smoking ill-wishing penned cattle
farmers from town. Whoa. Who will
win the ultimate face-off?
Piles of unnecessary ass-kicking
result in some ssort of conflict...With
people...and stuff. Some get killed. I
don't know why. There's a conflict of
some sort involving hired sharpshooters, the town sheriff and
Costner's crew. I was tiying too hard
to stifle my laughter at the time to
pay attention. Laughing at it, not
with it. Why? The scene cuts are not
exactly meticulous. One shot has
Costner in front of a herd of cattle.
The next time it's his turn to talk the
cows are mysteriously gone.
Cipemalic magic in all its prime.
One thing is unmistakable: there
was one mea4 western-style shoot-
off. This was the one entertaining
part of the movie. Bow-legged cowboys and suited sharpshooting
hooligans spun hand guns out of
' their holsters, Billy the Kid style, and
busted up glass and crashed
through seemingly delicate timber
walls. Costner survives hundreds of
bullets with near-Matrix likelihood,
but always stops, crouching behind
* horse water troughs to reload Blood
f, splatters. People die. Cowboys hobble wounded through the streets.
Action. It was about time.
And of course, what box office
bomb is complete without the sappy
romance subplot? What seems to be
brief, impersonal conversations
between the town doctor's sister
and scruffy sharp shootin' Costner
proves to be old fashioned pillow
talk, rendering the characters willing to spend the rest of their lives
together in the eternal bonds of
marriage. I guess they did it different in the good ol' days.
I'm not so sure what really happened in the film, or why the cowboys and townsfolk couldn't settle
their differences over a nice plate of
bangers and hash, but one thing is
for certain: the movie is lame. It's
really lame. ♦
It's Pha-real
CLONES
The Neptunes
[StarTrak]
by John Hua
CULTURE EDITOR     ,.
Remember back in the day when
Hip-Hop was kicking it strong?
Talent was raw, beats were* solid
arid influences were boundless.
This time long-past showcased
groups like A Tribe Called Quest
who brought the genre's music out
of its confines, and delivered something completely fresh yet still true
to the art
At present, the hip-hop scene has
drifted down to the life-sucking
prison of the mainstream. Aside
from a few pioneering, artists, hip-
hop has become a wasteland of
recycled failures. With each artist
adding inconsequential elements to
a dead formula, hip-hop is spiraling
downward into a void of unimaginative party songs that have nothing
to do with anything. It seems that
anyone who has the slightest comprehension ofthe phonetic alphabet
can rhyme his way into the music
industiy. However, there is a saving
grace, a vision that battles the infection of musical boredom, bringing,
finally, a tight new style. The messi-
ah that I speak of, the vision, is
incarnate within the group known
as the Neptunes.
The duo, consisting of pop-icon
Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo,
snuck into the hip-hop game, working their way into the world of
recruiting, selling and producing.
After no time at all, the duo straight
pounced, taking hold ofthe industry
under the name, the Neptunes.
Working with top artists such as 01'
Dirty Bastard, LL Cool J and Busta
Rhymes, the Neptunes went straight
to the A-list The world of hip-hop
soon became too small, and the
master producers quickly expanded
into the pop industry. Once again,
the Neptunes wasted little time in
taking on the leaders of the pop
game, Britney Spears and Justin
Timberlake. Still unsatisfied, the
group created tjieir own hip-hop
entity called N*E*R*D, blending
their own skate-influenced style
with their musical genius.
Now owning the hip-hop industry, producers Williams and Hugo
aren't only making their mark,
they're clearing the crap and
spreading the love. The Neptunes
are on a mission: to recruit the
chiefs of hip-hop and use their
names and voices to fulfill a
vision. The goal ofthe Neptunes is
to not only create music, but recreate it This is exactly what the
Neptunes have done with their
newest album Clones. Aside from
producing the entire album, the.
duo delved their hands into almost
every other aspect of its creation.
Having taken part in the writing of
all the songs but two, Williams and
Hugo are taking the task into their
own hands.
The mixes and beats follow
through to the bass-pumping, head-
bobbing, fast-paced signature style
of the Neptunes. This album is still
nothing but laid back. Clones features tracks performed by signature
artists such as Nas, Snoop Dogg, Jay-
Z along with youngblood efforts
from Star Trak artist Rosco P.
Coldchain, N*E*R*D and Williams
himself. From beginning to end, the
album is completely fresh and at
the root of it, just great hip-hop.
Proving more so that this album
comes straight from the Neptunes,
Clones offers two punk tracks, consistent with the street style of their
alter-egos, N*E*R*D.
Just when you thought that you'd
have to make another old school
mix, the Neptunes bust out with
something great Hip-hop still isn't
dead, it was just kicking it, drinking
a forty of Old E. Well, the Neptunes
just kicked its ass off the couch... it's
time to bounce. ♦
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9,2003
EDITORIAL
THEUBYSSEY
THE UBYSSEY
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9,2003
VOLUME 8J ISSUE 3
EDITORIAL BOARD
COORDINATING EDFTOR
Hywel Tuscano
NEWS EDITORS
Megan   Thomas
Jonathan   Woodward
CULTURE EDITOR
John   Hua
SPORTS EDITOR
Jesse Marchand
FEATURES EDITOR
Heather Pauls
PHOTO EDITOR
Michelle Mayne
PRODUCTION MANAGER
vacant
COORDINATORS
VOLUNTEERS
Sarah Bourdon
RESEARCH/LETTERS
Bryan Zandberg
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A Plajr iq Two Acta. A Darkly W wooden vessel interior. A window on
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a single torch Sicker* as the boat shakes upon the sea. Two me'a. talking. Duncan McHugh- Arrrt a nasty breeze it is that's blown' on thia
hera vessel. Jonathan Woodward, tye it tis. Ays lia so. Duncan
McHugh. Tit with no little desire that I be thmkin of mine own abode, -
fer rye had enough of these blasted waters, eh Jonathan Woodward.
Fer forty days and fer forty nights np solid ground 1 tread Its fer homa
IU be headia when this storm is blown. Duncan, \arrrrrr Jonathan
Arrrr. Duncait and Jonathan. Arrrr ,4 quick rap at the door is heard
Jonathan, opening the door. Blasted damnation! Who in hell's ditch
uioight that bel Eater Kevin Groves, Scott Bardsiey, Iva Cheung and
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beneath and above (hat stirs, for 'tis the crew and the workers thai of
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your bearda Duncan. Tis a mutiny on this vessel Tis 8 mutiny mine
only me wiH not have Jonathan. Soooo a mutiqy is what fhcgr'U have is
it? Ch er the plank they got Duncan. Over the Plank they go. Jonathan
and Duncan. Over the Plank they go. Arrrrrl Exeunt afl but Jonathan
and Duncan who continue to Arrr and Arrrr andcurse the forty dqy*
and forty nightM oa die vessel A short while later enter Kevin Scott,
Iva and Jesse. Fray, do listen Cap'ns Sirs for no souls but ar' own upon
this blasted vessel stir. Crvet lhe deck the crew has flown Now liltltf
hands have we (er the storm that's grown. Duncan. Me laddies and
Lasses fear not this storm we wiH make it ar own. Fer forty days and
forty nights these walls have been ara. now fer forty day* and forty
night* yel still shall they ba mina and yom. Arrrr* Duncan. Arrr.
Jonathan and Duncan Arrrr ACTA. On some far off idyllic island crystal dear blue water lap$ against the sandy shore. Levi Barnett Peter
Klesken and Melljsa Toon ansippmg Coranitas in the shade of a-i.
coconut tree: Not far to their rigiti Anna King Michelle Maynt and
John Hua are discussing the pros and cods afMxchelig vs Goodyear. To
the left Sarah Bourdon. Heather Pauls and John Hua sS around Greg-
Ursic as he tells a story. Greg Ursic. Mow fer forty days and forty nights '
these 'arring' rapscallions no beautiful beach did they see, but the endless lengths of the seven seas But enjoyed this the; did for stories they
duf teH storiqs aplenty. Arrrrr Finita la comedUt
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Canadian
University
Press
Canada ro.t sties A?cte
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ma
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name.'
While philanthropy has long been and continues
to be one pf the mainstays of university funding,
the increase in the number of corporations that
stand financially behind university initiatives in
a quest for more and more advertising is more
of a recent trend; It is also a concerning trend.
Where should the line be drawn between corporate advertising and university support?
Journalism school Director Donna Logan
:- once said that "in today's world, it's absolutely
necessary if you want something new to go to
the private sector.* But is it really necessary?
Should an academic institution funded primarily by taxpayer dollars really be a space for consumerism and corporatation-mongering? One
must always keep in mind that nothing in life
is free.
Around campus you can see the results'of
both corporate sponsorship and philanthropic
donors. Look at the Royal Bank Cinema in the
Chan Centre or Walter C. Koerner library. But-
even inside the, generously, .donated walls of
Koerner lurk the corpbrate^entities: rooms sponsored by Imperial Oil, Placer Dome Canada,
Toronto Dotininion Bank and Shell, just to name
a few.
With the introduction of corporate sponsorship it has become an issue of university identity, or the lack thereof. The face of UBC as a campus may slowly change from the familiar, affiliated; names of involved and caring alumni to a
fragmented vision pushed forward by multiple
corporate interests.
An example of this is the former Sing Tao
school of journalism, named after the Hong
Kong-based media corporation—thanks to an
endowment from Sally Aw, the heiress of Tiger
•Balm—who later withdrew its annual funding,
leaving UBC with no choice but to change the
name to the less exciting School of Journalism.
The arrangment'was to Benefit both sides;
advertising fpr one and money for the other, ft
was not a case of the personal satisfaction" of
someone looking to help the university give a
quality experience to as many students as possi-
JL
OMpH
tffhJi&S
ble. The generosity of it all was lost in the self-
serving nature of the transaction. With that in
mind it is not surprising that the bond between
Sing Tao and UBC was not a lasting one.
With core government funding meagre at best,
is it possible that UBC is becoming more and.
more dependent on these types of mutually beneficial arrangements? This is a frightening
prospect We as students piust ask ourselves what
the asking price is for our enquiring minds.
In an era of corporate scandals and ques>-
tionable environmental, ethics, the criteria with
which corporate donors are chosen is also pf the
upmost concern.;According to .UBC's policy
#124 on naming academic institutions the'
donor must be "compatible with the broader
purposes of the university." Not exactly conclusive and defined i& nature. What would happen
if Enron had decided that they wanted to.sponsor a new building to house the new Sauder
School of Business? Would this company fit with
the "broader purposes of the university?
Policy #24 also states that in order for the
renaming of an academic institution a significant portion of the operating budget of that institution must be covered by the donation. If this is
a corporate donation by a company that is at the
whim, of the economic market, is this a good
idea? If a dot-com company riding the market
boom of the last decade was supporting .the
majority of the budget for the operation of the
Faculty of Science, there njay have been problems when investors woke up and the dot-com
LETTERS
market dropped out The implications of an academic institution becoming dependent on
unstable corporate donors are serious for everyone's education.
The debate on this issue of corporatisation is
strangely muted when it concerns the.university. When the Alma Mater Society recently decid-
. ed to sign a contract with the Smartj Media
Group—a new, upstart company that exchanges
advertising in the SUB for cash—there was vocal
dissent at council and executives stepped with
care around the issue of corporate dependency.
Why has this kind of concern not been raised at
Board of Governors meetings where similar corporate invasions, disguised as generous -donations, are unveiled? ",,,, , ■...., 4..,-. -.,-.,-'-.
While we recognise'the intense pressure the
.university faces, as funning declitiea, ancj the student bo<iy grows, it is more important now than
ever tp think critically about whose support' {his
expansive institution will, lean on. ♦
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Pick up your trash
A lot of UBC's year-round, population gets really excited when
September rolls appund and all the
students return tp.cainpus:, They
like the hustle-bustle, the excitement, the fresh iieto faces ready to
be inspired (or. corrupted and
jaded, depending "'oil your opinion). The campus-' changes
overnight, assaulted with all sorts
of new challenges tb its. ^ijmJEnec-
time thresholds and. the first few
day* gliofa. evidence',of",&\_steep
learning' curve related , to' the
increased capacity'. Line-ups are
huge at financial s^rvi^es, pod
service establishments; seem hurried ._• and understaffed,,. paper
towel runs out in; all the ^bathrooms, the pop machines *a|e out
of, Coke before nponf aridt. you
couldn't log pn'to youi myUBC
account even ifyou Sacrificed your
first borij to ITservices,v '7   •
These tilings are annoying, but
expected and"eye« a bit amusing.
What really dfettjirb^ pfie '"** what I
saw this Saturday morning when I
walked with my battered thermal
mug to Blue Chip to get my morning fair-trade coffee. In the absence
of students, I could actually see a
clear path (extending* x-ray visionlike straight through the walls of
the SUB) between me aincf that purveyor of sweet black nectar. "How
lovely th,e rain-
starved straw*'of
the grassy knoll-
looks this morn-'
ingl", I thought.
My reverie,
accompanied by a construction-
noise soundtrack was shortly inler-
* rupted,' however, by a colbSsal
amount of crap scattered all over
the ground withiq a 400 .metre
radius ofthe SUB, Newspapers^ flyers, crushed pop cans, sindwich
wrappers saturated with hapibiirg-
er grease, styrofoam take-out containers, a book, of matches, gum
wrappers and th# like sullied the
southwest, plaza, ranging all the
way to the top of the grassy knoll
and spilling over the peak.
Perched in a teetering pile of
twisted metal and wood-patterned
arborite at the bottom of the knoll
was a folding table with pieces of
modular fencing propped up
against it looking like headboards.
Besides eliciting injages of some
poor froshie frat .boy passed out
and tied up for display to campus
ori Monday morning (I'll leave
those thoughts to Mrs Robinson),
this landscape sickens me with its
garbage-dump style.
It's really frustrating that a population of presumably
intelligent responsible, and independent urban citizens would be so
thoughtless' and apathetic toward
their environment If the university
doesn't have to hire street-cleaners
and trash-pickers to clean tip after
its 10,000-plus population during
the summer months, why should
they have to waste burf money
doing it now? "v '
With perfect tiromg* as I finish
typing this up, my labmate Matt
walks in and announces "this campus is a dumpl* My sentiments
exactly, I think.  He  continues:
"Young undergraduates, no
respect! They should bring back
hazing—like we had tack in
Edmonton—you know, get them all
excited so they don't just come in
and destroy everything. We've got
to establish, some "sort of
hierarchy."
"It has a social function," he says
confidently, coffee in hand, surely
imagining being carted around
campus in a undergrad-powered
rickshaw, free for the graduate student elite.
Let's try and take some responsibility for this place which is our
home for at,least 8 months of the
year. I don't want to live in a
garbage dump, let' alone display it
for all the conference and tourist
visitors. Please, let's all be accountable for our impact on campus and
pick up bur trash, dispose of our
luncntime waste responsibly (better yet, bring your own reusable
containers), and make the, campus
something we can be proud of, ♦
—Michelle McEwan is a
MSc candidate in Genetics
and Botany THE UBYSSEY
SPORTS
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9,2003
15
Birds foil to
take flight
KEEPING AN EYE ON THINGS: The Thunderbirds couldn't blame
the referee for their sh9ddy. offence last Friday, levi barnett photo
Football dreams dashed by Dinos
.  by Jesse Marchand
SPORTS EDITOR
r . ■        . . ■  . ■
It was ah agonising start for- the
UBC Thunderbird football team on"
Friday night.''
While the stands were packed"
arid othet' varsity athletes were
against the* Calgary Dinos who beat"
themi7's7;;-y -'■';; V-   '
While'many"veterans 'such as.
Nathan Beveridge arid &qb Keriny
returnee*! this year, they also have ;
many first" years making up-.' the '
massive 63-playe^teaini ..'•,'; 'Vt.
Head,Coach Lou DesLauriers •'
was  notfphaged by tlie-fearrt's-
dynamic^ ^We've got tp!' work guys.-
into those positions," he said of tha
new players." addjrfg' thati 'we're '
going to Ipse players eveiy year but
we're not 'going to. los^the quality .
and the experience." ■'*•"• ■"  .-•    '4]
But what DesLauriers-referred-"'
to as 'first game jitters* could have
been why the Birds were unable to
threaten,the Dinos, on. the* score-,
board until the fourth quarter.
Less than tivo minutes into the
first quarter, the" score was already
7-0 for the Dinos after Jeff Williams
scored oh a four yard ruri. The
Birds were then saved" from a field
goal attempt by Dinos Matt Nimik ■
which was returned after traveling.
42 yards at the 9:25 minute mark-   •
Goal attempts seemed,to stop in
the second quarter, however, as
UBC and" Calgary fought over
possession.
While action on the field stagnated, the action in the stands grew
as the night wore on„ Empty beer
cups and water bottles tumbled
down the stairs to the bottom of the
beer garden, and one would-be
streaker was ushered off the field
before he was able to remove
his pants.       "       .        '     '<,,,.
While most fans.came dressed
in their normal school or bar attire,
some canie^with jerseys and face
paint in UBC colour?'. One such fan
had the word "cocksucker" written
across his face and others shouted
profanity at everyone from Calgary
to UBC fq, the mascots'. Thunder
and Lightning.
Later  in  the   game   one   fan
jumped over the fence buck-naked
only to run up and" down the hill"
then back out again. Unfortunately
for the streaked, not many noticed
him as the Birds were coming back
in full force and making some serious advances ori the field.
The Birds managed to keep the
Dinos from any more points until
well into tie th^rd' when .Matt
Nimilc of Calgary scored a 19 yard
field goal. The Dinos then managed
to bump the score up to 17 by scoring on,a one yard press.
■ *' The girds finally turned on the
heat.in the fourth and began to look
like they might come back. At the
13th ipoinute first-year receiver
Trevor Gorety missed a long bomb
■fanding'near Calgary's 20yard line,
only to catch another at the Dino's
.50 yard, line two minutes later.
Unforijljiately his play was stopped
- immediately by the Dinos.
' -■. The hit and misses continued as
'another- first-year receiver Anton
Buteau-Protz stopped a renegade
Dino in his tracks after'catching a"
long bomb, only to miss his own]
pass less than 20 seconds later.
Then the points started to fly. A
safety earned UBC 2 points at the
7'25 mark and a touchdown by
fourth year receiver Nathan
Beveridge brought the Birds to 8.
But trie momentum of the Birds
was soon broken by problems with
the clock which slowed down the
last few minutes of play and left the
T-Birds with Utile heat and no time
to score enough points to tie
Calgary. .
For their next game against the
University of Alberta, head Coach
Lou Deslaurjers had some ideas to
improve the team. "We've got to get
a little bit more physical," he said.
'Our quarterback got hit way too
much...we couldn't finish drives,
.we.couldn't move the sticks on a
consistent basis [and) overall our
execution was not good enough to
win a g£,me-"   .   „
The T-Birds play? the Alberta
Golden Bears next Friday at
Thunderbird stadium. The game
starts at 7pm and boasts a $2.50
per drink beer garden- ,
. As for the Birds: "We're, going to
get better," said DesLauriers.
"We've just got to work hard." ♦
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by Marc Miquel Helsen
SPORTS WRITER
In Friday's final pre-season game, the soccer
Birds showed their well-rounded strength by
defeating Calgary by a score of 6-0.
From the initial whistle onwards, UBC
gained easy possession ofthe ball and dictated
the pace of the game, arriving quickly and easily to the front of the Calgary
net. As early as the tenth
minute, last year's leading
scorer, Steve Frazao, received
a beautifully-threaded centre
field pass* and beat the offside trap to head in one-on-
one   with   the   goalie.   He
slipped  it  through  for   a
1-0 lead.
The Thunderbirds reacted
confidently to Calgary's awakened attack and the whole team played a tight
defensive game, allowing Calgary neither the
space nor the time to mount any significant
threat. Other than Graeme Poole's speedy run-
back to rescue the Birds in the 15th minute
from a potential goal, Calgary was still unable
to pose any significant danger.
UBC
estroyed
UBC, on the other hand, moved throughout
the whole field with ease and good movement
of the ball. Even in tight corners when Calgary
closed in, the Birds were able to dictate the
pace ofthe game while advancing with the ball
in their favour.
Movement on the left was particularly
strong as Terry Bell rushed up on the wings,
connecting effectively with Steve Frazao's
quick drives down the
middle.
UBC's   second   goal
came in the 26 th minute
when   Adrian   Sanders
rushed   ori   a   speedy
breakaway and showed
great patience in waiting
for the Calgary keeper to
make   the   first   move
before slipping the ball
.       beneath him.
Six minutes later a series of rebounds and
a scramble in front of the Calgary net culminated with a point-blank shot by Graeme Poole
who sealed the deal and gave the Birds a comfortable 3-0 lead.
Rather than cooling off, the three-goal lead
made UBC even hungrier for a win, and they
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showed this through their relentless pressure
and their forwards' continuous pinching in on
the nervous Calgary defense.
The second half saw no change in p^ce;
and within the first ten minutes UBC was
rewarded for its persistence when mid-fielder
Terry Bell rushed up on the left side and tactfully sneaked the ball into the bottom, far right
corner of the net Defensively, UBC also shone
with effective shadowiflg and great timing
with their clearances. *.
Calgary desperately tried to shatter the
shutout but the UBC defense proved too strong
and tight. Adrian Sanders scored his secoild to
make it 5-0 and in the 20th minute Graeme
Poole headed one in off a beautifully executed
free kick from Terry Bell, just outside the 18
yard box.
Coach Mike Mosher was happy with, his
team's efforts, and though his offensive minded 3-5-2 formation yielded formidable results,
he stressed the importance of a well balanced
and just-as-effective defensive effort as well.
"What I think I liked the most of all was that
despite the six goals, we didn't concede any,"
said Mosher. "We gave up a few opportunities
and our goal keeper ihade the saves, which is
positive and encouraging." ,
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