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Reported attack puts focus on safety
by Sarah MacNeill Morrison
Following a recent on-campus
attack, UBC safety officials are
encouraging students to make use
of personal security programs on
campus.
On Friday, signs were plastered
around UBC residences warning
that a student had recently been
attacked by a stranger while walking on campus. The student was
able to call out and receive assistance, and managed to get away
from the attacker.
'All are reminded to exercise
caution when walking during
evening hours,* reads the notice,
released by UBC Housing. "We recommend that people walk in pairs
or groups."
The suspected attacker is
described as male, approximately
40 years old, between 5'8* and
5'10", of medium build, and with
olive-coloured skin, brown eyes,
and "greasy" short brown hair
straight to the ear and parted on
one side.
"We've put up the notices to tell
residents that this did occur and
. this has been reported, and to
remind them of the safety services
that are available,* said Janice
Robinson, assistant director of residence life for UBC Housing.
Robinson said that making students aware of the recent attack is
part of an ongoing attempt to make
safety an important issue on
campus.'
"We try to keep students
informed about [safety issues],"
said Robinson. "It's something they
always need to be aware of—not
frightened about but aware of."
Students in UBC residences
receive handbooks and newsletters
on safety. Floor and house meetings
in the junior residences also
address safety issues.
The RCMP will be releasing
more information on the suspect of
the most recent attack later this
week. Staff-Sargeant Barry Hickman
said that since the attack, the RCMP
has been working with UBC
Housing and Conferences to ensure
that students are safe.
But while this attack was report
ed to the police. Alma Mater Society
(AMS) Safety Coordinator, Sue
Brown, worries that because most
attacks are not reported to the
RCMP, many students believe their
campus is safer than it actually is.
An RCMP crime summary from
2001 notes 28 assaults reported on
the UBC campus. Three sexual
assaults were reported, but Brown
believes the actual number is much
higher.
"Over the years, the stats stay the
See "Safety" on page 3.
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Owen responds at Teddy Bear forum
 by Kathleen Peering
While many people oppose
the federal government's
controversial anti-terrorism legislation, Vancouver-Quadra MP
Stephen Owen believes the views of
the Canadian public are much more
diverse than those expressed by
protesters.
Owen spoke to an audience of
about 50 people at a public forum
held at UBC on Saturday. The forum
was organised by the Teddy Bear
Brigade, an organisation opposed
to Canada's proposed anti-terrorism legislation and the recently
passed Bill C-36.
"This is one very legitimate, concerned, important part of the public," said Owen at Saturday's forum.
"There was a consistent message
here that doesn't necessarily represent the broad majority of the people in the countiy."
Passed on December 24, 2001,
Bill C-36 defines 'terrorist activity,'
and places in the Criminal Code an
'investigative hearing,' where a person may be required under threat
of imprisonment to give evidence
to a peace officer investigating terrorist activity.
The bill also introduces into the
Criminal Code the power of preventative arrest which allows a person
to be arrested if there is reasonable
suspicion that a terrorist activity
will be carried out, even if the suspected terrorist has not committed
a crime.
"The definition of a terrorist is
too broad," said lawyer Connie
Fogal on Saturday, whose impassioned speech drew applause from
the forum's audience. "Police officers will interpret 'reasonable and
probable grounds' to 'reasonable
grounds' for everything. It's happening right now."
"If these bills are used as they
have the potential to do to criminalise dissent, then that affects
every single political cause that we
have,* said Clayton McKee, a UBC
student who helped organise
Saturday's event and a member of
the Teddy Bear Brigade.
But Owen defended the new law,
denying that protesters will be
targeted.
"[Bill C-36] specifically excludes
dissent, protest, work stoppages,
even if they're unlawful," he said.
"It's the major categories of
extraordinary crime, like killing or
major damages to essential services or the safety of the public [that
are targeted]."
Owen acknowledged that abuse
of the powers is possibile, but
insisted that the already passed bill
will not threaten civic freedoms.
"There may be some overuse of
powers, but there are safeguards.
It's not going to be a police officer
in a small town in some coiner of
the countiy, it's going to be the
Minister of Justice or the Attorney-
General of the province who makes
the decision to charge someone as a
terrorist," he said.
"Every year we're going to
review [the legislation], with a
report on how it's been used," he
said.
He said the September 11 terrorist acts on the US made people
aware of Canada's vulnerability to
terrorist attacks and motivated the
federal government to pass Bill C-
36 rapidly.
"We can't just wait until [a terrorist act has] happened,* he said.
"We've got to—as much as possible—get an idea beforehand, so we
can prevent it*
Others disagreed, however, saying September 11 is being used to
justify unacceptable measures.
"The events of September 11 are
an excuse to give increased powers
to...executives, and will prevent dissent." said Lindsay Lyster,
spokesperson for the British
Columbia Civil Liberties
See "Forum" on page 2.
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research as well as the government's
own statistics from workers' compensation and other areas that identified
how to improve Medicare and make
sure that BC residents got the right
treatment*
UBC students are also concerned
about the government's health cuts.
"I recently paid $30 for an eye
examination and it seems that privatisation is on the rise,* said third-
year sociology student Christine
Megg. "I am totally against the BC
Liberals' privatisation efforts of the
health system.*
According to Alma Mater Society
(AMS) Vice-President, Finance, Yvette
Lu, the AMS/Graduate Student
Society Health and Dental Plan does
not currently cover eye examinations
or chiropractic treatment since these
services were covered by the provincial government when the extended-
benefits plan was last negotiated.
The AMS is currently renegotiating the health plan, and Lu says she
has received a large number of
requests to include vision care in the
plan.
"There does seem to be a lot of
interest in including eye exams,* she
said. "It is something that we are
looking at*
In response to numerous
requests, Lu is also looking into
physiotherapy coverage, but she
said it is a very expensive service
to cover. She added that any
changes to the plan's premiums or
coverage will need to be approved
by referendum. ♦
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"Forum" from page 1.
Association and a speaker at
Saturday's event She said that the
new anti-terrorism legislation eliminates citizens' right to be silent
Bill C-3S and C-42, two other
controversial anti-terrorism bills
that have not yet been passed, were
also discussed at the forum. Bill C-
42 would allow the minister of
national defence to declare a military security zone—from which citizens could be forcibly removed—
anywhere in Canada.
The Teddy Bear Brigade hopes
to educate the public about the
threat these two bills pose to civil
liberties and prevent the government from passing the bills. But
Owen maintains that the powers
outlined in the bills are necessary.
"I  agree  with the  need  for
accountability in militaiy zones,*
he said. "We have an obligation to
provide security."
In December, members of the
Teddy Bear Brigade occupied
Owen's office for three days, asking
him to participate in public discussions on the controversial anti-terrorism bills and asking that his government eradicate all three bills.
"So many people just see this
happening and feel totally alienated from the powers that be, and
feel unable to do something, and
don't realise how much each person's individual voice does,"
said McKee. McKee commended
Owen for listening to the public's
concerns.
The Teddy Bear Brigade plans to
hold another public forum on
Canada's anti-terrorism legislation
early in February. ♦
feedback(o)ams
The AMS kicks off CASA week, January 21 - 25. CASA represents
over 310,000 post-secondary students and 23 governments
across Canada. CASA believes in working with the federal
government on post-secondary education policy and makin
education accessible to every Canadian across the country.
CASA Week • January 21 - 25th* SUB Concourse
Booths are open from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Come and chat
with us about your education concerns. Lots of prize give-aways.
AMS MinischooT
Offering affordable courses in Bartending, First Aid,
Web Design, Sign Language and more.
Registration deadline: January 18th
For more information, please email us at:
minischool@ams.ubc.ca
We are looking to fill the following part-time paid position:
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EVENTS AT THE AMS
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All ages evening • Friday, Jan. 25th • 6 p.m. to midnight
SUB Ballroom
Just five dollars let's you enjoy a night of gambling, dancing,
beer and prizes. Poker, roulette, horse races, zodiac wheel of
fortune and blackjack. DJ & Free dance lessons in adjoining
SUB Partyroom. Lots of prize giveaways including a BIG screen
TV and boat cruise.
AMS Resource Groups Renovation grand opening
Friday, January 18th 12 to 2:30 p.m.
Refreshments will be served-
Colour Connected, Pride, Social Justice, Student Environment
Center, Women's Center
Clerk of the Court
The Clerk of the Student Court is responsible for receiving
applications, arranging and publicizing hearings, recording and
publicizing the Court's decisions, and maintaining records. One
year term, beginning December 2001. Honorarium of $900.
Please address above applications to:
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AMS General Elections 2002
Polls open Monday, January 21,2002 and close Friday,
January 25,2002.
For information on the elections,
candidates, all candidates
forums, polling stations and
important dates please visit
the ams website at:
www.ams.ubc.ca.
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Elections 2002 THE UBYSSEY
NEWS
TU ES DAY, JAN UARY 15, 2002     3
AMS Executive Report Cards
2001-2002
Analysis by Ai Lin Choo and Sarah MacNeill Morrison
w
ill student politics at UBC
ever change?
Another year, another Alma
Mater Society (AMS) executive
elected entirely from one slate. Are
there any UBC students who
remember a time when the executive did not present a united front?
Although a one-slate executive can
mean more effective realisation of
common goals, UBC has seen a
lack of innovation and initiative
from AMS executives in the last
two years.
One year after they were elected, the AMS executives are finishing up their terms. And this is how
the Ubyssey rates of their performance:
This year's AMS president,
Erfan Kazemi, said in his
election campaign with
Students for Students that one of
his top three priorities was taking
"a firm stance against tuition
deregulation." This is great, and
it's been especially challenging
this year with the BC Liberals leading the provincial government. But
beyond a firm stance, could the
AMS do more?
While student unions across the
province have been planning
protests and rallies in anticipation
of the imminent end to tuition
freeze next month when the new
provincial budget is unveiled, the
AMS has been absent from any
sort of mass student movement. As
a Canadian Alliance of Student
Although a one-
slate executive
can mean more
effective realisation of common
goals, UBC has
seen a lack of
innovation and
initiative from
AMS executives
in the last two
years.
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HARVEY
this may be
the AMS's style: to lobby instead of
protest There have been numerous attacks on students—bus
strikes and cuts, the 'first-job'
training wage and, in all likelihood, the thaw of the tuition
freeze—and numerous causes that
could have benefited from the support of the student union of BC's
largest university.
One thing Kazemi has worked
towards is a more representative
environment for UBC's diverse student population. AMS
Council approved the creation
of an International Student
Commissioner last November, and
while a single commissioner hardly makes for effective and comprehensive representation, it's a good
start
Kazemi has appeared at least to
make an effort to represent students, repeatedly calling on councillors to bring forward ideas and
concerns at meetings.
Compliments shoidd also be
given to this year's AMS for its
attempt   to   finally   change   its
incredibly outdated
bylaws. Even though the
referendum eventually
failed—it also failed to
make quorum—students
can be proud of their
Council for the eight
hours of debate the councillors endured as they
tried to make a change for
the students they represent
In fact, it's almost
commendable that the
AMS decided to debate
the bylaws and put them
to referendum in the first
place, given the stringent
voter-turnout requirements for such changes to
pass.. Unfortunately, the
$40,000+ spent on the
referendum    ultimately
proved a waste.
The bylaw reform was part of
this year's executive's commitment to long-term planning.
Although Kazemi's five-year plan
for the student society has yet to be
released, his efforts to prepare the
AMS for the years ahead show at
least a desire for innovation.
The executive chaired long-term
planning groups to prepare for a-
future that presently looks financially shaky, following a failed referendum to increase student fees
and loss of revenue when UBC's
exclusivity deal with Coca-Cola
ends in 2005.
FRASER
results of those meetings won 't be
apparent until after the budget is
released on February 19.
This year, Harvey has organised
several student discussion forums.
Some were fairly well attended,
and some even probably answered
some questions for students wanting to learn more about differential tuition and bus service. But
beyond this, there has been little
innovation, or risk.
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iaking on one of the more
challenging executive positions, Kristen Harvey came
to her role as vice-president, external, with little experience. She had
a busy year. A bus strike, bus-service cuts which left students without
late night public transit, ongoing
negotiations for a universal bus
pass for UBC students, a provincial
election, the overzealous chopping
of the new provincial government.
and the introduction of a 'first-job'
training wage have all fallen under
Harvey's portfolio this year. And
her response to everything has
been much the same.
Her most common phrase at
Council meetings this year has
been: "We are lobbying." And
maybe this is a good thing. She met
with federal Finance Minister Paul
Martin twice.
Provincially, Harvey has been
fairly successful ensuring UBC's
inclusion in government consultations with student groups. The
AMS, which is not a member of the
Canadian Federation of Students
student group, has often been left
out of such discussions in the past
Harvey has met with BC Advanced
Education Minister Shirley Bond
twice this year to discuss the
tuition freeze and funding. The
Safety officials encourage awareness
"Safety" from page 1.
same. There's a very high percentage of young women who will likely experience being violated on
campus and will never ever report
it to the police," said Brown. "So
there's that dynamic that it is happening, but it's not being reported, so it's very difficult for the
community to have an accurate
picture."
But UBC says the university
tries to inform campus residents
of possible assaults, even when
assaults are not being reported.
'Usually if...information [about
safely incidents] comes forward,
the university investigates it, and
on occasion even if something
isn't reported to police, we talce
initiative to inform the campus
community that something has
happened," said UBC Personal
Safety Coordinator Paul Wong.
Robinson said that if a resident
complains about an attack or an
attempted attack, Housing will
encourage the student to report
the incident to the RCMP. If stu
dents do not want to report the
incident. Housing will inform
Wong without disclosing the victim's personal information so
measures can be taken to maintain safety.
"It's not that our staff hear
about great numbers of attacks
that go unreported," said
Robinson, "When we do hear
about attacks and assaults, we
encourage that student to make a
report*
In the VS, the Jeanne Ciery
Disclosure  of Campus Security
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uring last year's all-candi-
| dates' forums, Yvette Lu
seemed nervous and inexperienced, but as vice-president,
finance, she has proven to be one
of the most hardworking members
of the executive.
Lu's work on the AMS's
finances and the AMS/Graduate
Student Society Health and Dental
Plan has been noticed. In her
supervision of the health plan this
year, she worked with the plan
provider to allow students to opt
out permanently of the he alth plan.
Opting out of other services has
also become easier.
As VP-Finance, Lu produced the
AMS's $9 million budget, and so
far, has been keeping expenses
under budget
More quiet than the other executives, Lu, however, has taken a
fairly non-participatory role in
AMS meetings. When she does
speak, her ideas are intelligent and
well thought-out, but one hardly
finds her offering opinion and
leadership apart from her executive report
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■he VP-Administration has,
arguably, the easiest job.
Overseeing the operation of
the SUB, overseeing the facilitation
of clubs, constituencies and occasionally breaking up Genocide
Awareness Project/Students for
Choice fights—all in a day's work
for vice-president Mark Fraser.
Policy and Crime Statistics Act
require universities to gather all
reported crimes into a central
report and distribute it to students
and employers. In Canada, no
such law exists, but Brown
believes that UBC could learn
some lessons from the accountability required by US schools.
Showing a file of pink incident
reports from Safewalkers, Brown
said that there are numerous incidents never reported to the police.
She plans to compile these into a
report nonetheless.
Finishing up his second term in
the position, Fraser has overseen
the extensive renovations to the
SUB. This year, he supervised the
moving of the Ubyssey office and
the development of resource group
space in the northeast corner of
the second floor. There was also
the development of the new bagel
shop, and renovations to Blue Chip
Cookies and Pie R Squared.
SUB renovations are regularly
overbudget, behind schedule and
often have problems after completion. The utility of renovations to
Blue Chip is questionable—in interviews with the Ubyssey last summer, one employee called them
'pretty good,' and another called
them 'a total waste of money.'
How much does Fraser even
have to do with this? At AMS
Council meetings, he hasn't always
known the status of construction in
his SUB; much of the work seems
to be done by the staff workers.
After campaigning on promises of improvement to
campus safety, and online
resourses, VP-Academic Evan
Horie has had a somewhat
uneventful year. Horie has been
working on the Safety Advisory
Commission for most of this year,
the results of which are still
unknown. While lots of new information about the dismal state of
safety on campus has been recorded, so far not a lot has been done to
publicise it Nonetheless, knowing
that there are people working to
make our campus a safe place is
reassuring.
Ih terms of ensuring that students get the most out of their academic experiences at UBC, Horie
has not done much to distinguish
himself. Student representation
and input into all academic issues
is incredibly important, but in the
area of initiative, his term has
been invariably lacking.
This year's execs came in, and
did their jobs decently. But
since the same slate has swept
all positions two years in a row, if
only to fight apathy on campus, next
year's AMS executive should not be
drawn from a single slate. The executive is becoming stagnant set in its
ways, and needs an influx of ideas
from different groups. Maybe then
there will be more innovation—or
public fighting. ♦
The AMS has been encouraging
the community to become
involved in safety and has created
a 'community safety watch board'
in the SUB where students can
report crimes and learn about the
status of safety on campus.
Robinson encourages students
living in residences to use the
locks on their doors and not to let
strangers follow them in to buildings after unlocking doors.
"it's important to use the security measures that are provided,"
she said. ♦ -~ir
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The UBC men's basketball team lit
up War Memorial Gym this weekend, trouncing the University of
Winnipeg Wesmen and taking
their fifth and sixth straight wins.
Team captain Kyle Russell led the
Birds in scoring both nights and is
now reanked fifth nationally and
third in the Pacific division.
Before the winter break, the
Birds struggled in the
paint. This weekend
however, they owned
the inside. On Friday
the Birds put the first
six points on the board
within the eighteen-
minute mark of the
first half—all of it
under the boards.
The T-Birds, playing tight
defence, shut down the Wesmen
and never lost the lead. Going into
the second half, UBC was up 42 to
31 before Winnipeg tightened up
it's defence and was able to slow
down the Birds.
At times the game got ugly.
Winnipeg played hard in the key
and even instigated shoving
matches. UBC forward Jason
Bristow, who was tossed for fouls,
said after the game, "I am going
to step up and I'm not going to
take that shit in our house
anymore.*
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came out with a 85-76 win.
Russell led the Birds with 35
points, 12 boards and 5 assists.
While many of his points were
made at the free-throw line, he
was able to penetrate the Wesmen
defence numerous times. With 18
points, Corey Ogilvie continued
his hot streak and showed promising leadership when Russell was
on the bench. Grinder Jason
Bristow picked up
his presence under
the boards, giving
the Wesmen some
scuffles for the
play.
But by Saturday
night the Wesmen
had pulled it together. They picked up their defence
and were aggressive inside the
key. Winnipeg led early in the first
half; by the 12-minute mark they
were up on the Birds by ten
points.
Five minutes before the end of
the first half, UBC guard Mark
Tasic came alive. Tasic made several big plays, firing up the UBC
line-up. He rallied the Birds, scoring several points inside the paint
and hitting a fade-away jumper at
the ten-second mark to tie up the
game for the first time Saturday
night.
The Birds entered the second
half down by two points. It didn't
stay that way for long as Paul
Naka—UBC's new point guard—hit
a three pointer from way
downtown.
From that point on, Winnipeg
couldn't catch UBC. The Birds
rolled their team together and
played tight defence and aggressive offence. They were rewarded
with a 79-65 win and Tasic was
named player of the game with 22
points and 7 boards.
But Tasic was not the only
bright light, UBC's rookie guard
Naka looked a lot more confident
handling the ball Saturday night
and filled UBC's point-guard void.
As he gets the confidence to shoot
more, Naka is certain to be one of
UBC's premier players.
But for now Russell leads the
team, and despite describing his
condition as "sore, tired and old,"
he's averaging a superb 22 points
per game, making him not only
UBC's leading scorer but also one
of the top players in the CIS.
The Birds are definitely picking it up on the road and at home.
UBC now owns second place in
Canada West, one win behind
their cross-town rivals: the SFU
Clan. Expect a lot of action from
the Birds in the weeks to come as
they chase the Clan for top spot in
Canada West. UBC will play at
Victoria next weekend before
returning home to play Trinity
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After beirg Lorn apart 7-0 and 10-1 by Alberta in the Winter
Spirts Centre in '.heir opening tjames of 2002, tho vvomvn's ire
hotkey team hid to make an e\eu greater sacrifice lo lhe tih<'d-
uliiig gods last weekend. Once again, the gods sent the women
into bjltle against Alberta, but this time the Birds went lo
Edmonton, where the massacre continued. The Pirds fell 12-1 i>a
Friday' and 8 0 Saturday. Damn ihatiruel, iruel schedalo. At least
the Birds face an opponent that is polenti i'Iy beatable this weekend: the 1-7 Calgjry Dinos. ♦
Stuck eight points behind in the playoff
race and with only two wins this season,
the Thunderbirds men's hockey team came
into its weekend series against Calgary
looking like a bunch of dodo birds on the
verge of extinction. Even though the T-
Birds were facing the nation's fourth-
ranked team and their anemic offence had
not scored a goal in two games, UBC
refused to die.
The Birds started strong on Friday
night and never looked back. From
the start to finish in a game that went
down to the wire, UBC outplayed
Calgary in every aspect of the game—
except for the power play. In fact, the
Birds' play with the man advantage
was nearly their undoing.
After the scoreless first period, the Birds
got sloppy on the power play and ten minutes into the second, a shorthanded
Calgary scored. Going into the third, the
Birds had not scored a goal in over eight
periods of hockey.
"We were heading...deep into our ninth
period without scoring a goal," said coach
Mike Coflin after the game. "It was pretty
easy for guys to give up, but we didn't."
With four minutes left, the Birds were
desperately trying to score when their listless power play was given one last chance
to redeem itself—and this time the Birds
realised that playing five-on-four makes it
easier to score. Matt Reid scored to tie the
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Then, with the script calling for a fairytale ending, a hero came along. With just
over one minute played in the extra
frame. Nils Antons, the Bird's top sniper,
raced down the wing and rifled home his
eighth goal of the season for the game
winner.
"To get a win from a team that is ranked in
the top five like Calgary is a good feeling,"
said   rookie   defence-
man Tito Kamel.
"It was the first overtime win I've seen at
UBC for the last three
years,"   added   goalie
Robert File. "It was really a huge win, probably
the biggest"
Coflin felt that Antons's stellar play was
crucial. "Nils made two huge plays down
the stretch and that was the difference,"
he said.
A modest Antons attributed the victory
to his teammates' resolve. "Guys got down
a little bit, but we pretty much stuck to the
game plan. We knew we could come back,"
said the player of the game. "We got a little
lucky in the end, so it was great."
Lucky or not, the Birds would not have
won without goaltender Robert File. The
Birds relied on his brilliant—often miraculous—play to stay in the game. File made 2 7
saves total, including stopping a breakaway
and making a fantastic pokecheck save on a
\hree-on-one.
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On Saturday, the Birds had a chance to
win two in a row for the first time this season and they didn't waste it. Casey Bartzen
scored a career-high four points to help
take the Birds to a 5-4 vicotry, completing
their second major upset in as many nights
and their first weekend sweep of the
season.
By going 2-1-1 against Calgary this season, the Birds proved that they're not just
cannon fodder for the Canada West's premier teams. And with two Lethbridge losses this weekend, the Birds are only four
points behind the Pronghorns, putting UBC
within striking distance of the last playoff
spot in the CIS Mountain Division.
On January 25 the Birds will face
Lethbridge in a series likely to decide
which of the two teams secures the final
playoff berth. With a 4-2-2 home record,
playing in Vancouver could well be a huge
advantage for the Birds.
But before that contest, UBC will fly to
Saskatchewan. To keep pace with or gain
on Lethbridge, the Birds will need to overcome their 0-8-2 away record in the
Prairies.
Nonetheless, with the Birds playing
more home games than Lethbridge and
having an easier schedule down the final
stretch, Coflin likes the Birds' chances.
"I don't know why, but as a coach you
get a feeling about groups that you work
with, and I've just got some inherent feeling inside me that something good is going
to happen with this team." ♦
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So much for a parade. UBC's
women's basketball team had a
little rain this weekend, courtesy of the Winnipeg Wesmen,
who stormed into town and
ended UBC's sunny six-game
winning streak Friday night.
There's a reason the Wesmen
haven't changed their name to
suit these gendered times. Big,
surly and boasting the greatest
number of fouls committed in a
single CIS game this season,
Winnipeg's women are some of
the toughest in the
conference.
The UBC mascot
wasn't the only one
cowering Friday
night as the black-
suited Wesmen took
over underneath the
hoop early on. Although
Thunder birds point guard
Charmene Adams lit up the
board with some sizzling threes
and teammate Carrie Rodgers
scored 17 points, the Birds
couldn't stop the rangy Wesmen
from grabbing 32 rebounds and
scoring 40 points in the paint.
With a season-high 82 points
posted against them and a
third-place ranking slipping
away, the Birds were handed
their first loss of the New Year
by the seventh-ranked Wesmen.
UBC coach Deb Huband wasn't
surprised.
"Defensively, we let ourselves
down tonight. They're big,
they're athletic and they play a
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and we just didn't play to their
strength," she said.
On Saturday night, the Birds
were ready to fight. The Wesmen
cracked under the sudden pressure of UBC's newly employed
zone defence and were kept off
the boards. By double-teaming
the biggest Winnipeg post, the
Birds forced the Wesmen to try
for buckets around the perimeter, ending the half up 40-2 7.
As Winnipeg racked up six
fouls in a scant six minutes and
a rabid crowd hurled abuse
the referees,
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stayed calm
enough to claim a
67-49 victory.
Carlee St. Denis
led the onslaught
with 16 points,
and Carrie Rogers and Annie
Krygsveld had seven rebounds
apiece.
Huband felt that Saturday the
Birds turned the tables on the
Wesmen and played the game on
their own terms.
"We played a lot more zone
defence, and that caused them
problems," Huband said. "We
out-rebounded them, we worked
hard on the boards and we
almost doubled them in boards,
which made a big difference."
The win brings UBC's record
to 8-4, keeping the Birds in second place in Canada West. This
weekend they face Victoria,
whom they've swept once
already this season. ♦
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OP/ED
THE UBYSSEY
THEUBYSSEY
TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2002
VOLUME 83 ISSUE 29
EDITORIAL BOARD
COORDINATING EDITOR
Duncan M. McHugh
NEWS EDITORS
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CULTURE EDITOR
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SPORTS EDITOR
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FEATURES EDITOR
Julia Christensen
COPY EDITOR
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PHOTO EDITOR
Nic Fensom
PRODUCTION MANAGER
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COORDINATORS
RESEARCH/LETTERS
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VOLUNTEERS
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ShaEene Takara
Sarah Conchie was riding home on the bus one
night She had just got back from watching her
favourite basketball players, Scott Bardsiey and Ron
Nurwisah, when she overheard Nic Fensom's brother, Duncan M. McHugh, talking about the female
Ubyssey staff. "Sarah MacNeill Morrison and Laura
Blue are such sluts,* he said. "And who knows where
Hywel Tuscano and Julia Christensen have been? Ai
Lin Choo and Alicia Miller are just whorin* it up all
over town.* Graeme Worthy was furious with
Duncan's misinformed opinions on the sexual habits
of the Ubyssey staS, and Chris Shepherd vowed to get
him back. Kathy Deering and Sara Young found out
incriminating information about Duncan's childhood, which Courtney Bannon published in the next
issue. Tiffany Kan put Nair in his shampoo and Ted
Chen put honey in his shoes. Lisa Denton made sure
he would never get a date in this town again, while
Rob Nagai and Dustin Cook tar and feathered him.
Boy, did Duncan look like an idiot
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Who would have ever thought that journalists
would one day look back fondly to a time when
Conrad Black controlled Canadian print media?
Late last year, that was exactly what happened as Canadians saw corporate media sink
to a new low. The Asper family, owners of
Canada's largest media company, CanWest
Global Communications, decided that they
should control what opinions could and could
not be printed in the newspapers they own.
That's a big deal when the Aspers own The
Vancouver Sun, The Province, The Calgary
Herald, The Edmonton Journal, The Ottawa
Citizen, the National Post and The Montreal
Gazette, among others. Currently those newspapers, some of the most influential in the
country, must every week run three national
editorials penned by CanWest head office. The
Aspers—or those that work for them—have
also begun to screen content at their daily
papers, looking for stories, opinions and views
that contradict those held by the Asper family.
If it sounds like censorship, well, that's
because it is. The Aspers are using their
papers not merely as vehicles for profit, but
also as propaganda tools, pulpits from which
they can spread their views, and silence
those they do not want the Canadian public to
hear.
Take the example of Lawrence Martin, a
popular and widely read Southam columnist:
because of his investigations into shady deals
that the prime minister made in his home riding of Shawinigan his contract was not
renewed. He was, in effect, fired for doing
what journalists do best, investigating matters
of public interest. But because the Aspers are
close friends with the Prime Minister and
staunch Liberal supporters, Martin paid the
price.
There's also the example of Peggy Curran, an
arts writer with The Montreal Gazette. She had a
stoiy on a CBC documentary about Palestinian
journalists who were killed by the Israeli military.'The story was sent to the CanWest head
office for 'editing.' Unfortunately for Curran, her
story, which was critical of the Israeli army,
would have ruffled the feathers of the strongly
pro-Israel Aspers'.
Journalists and editors at The Montreal
Gazette who criticised the Southam policies
were also quickly silenced. The Gazette's pub-
Usher, Michael Goldbloom, resigned over the
new policies. When a number of other journalists at that paper raised a stink and began speaking to the public they were warned in a rather
sinister internal memo that those who 'disregard their obligations to the employer* could be
suspended or lose their jobs. Soon after the
memo, reporters and others from the Gazette no
longer spoke about the matter publicly.
The journalists who write for the Post, the
Journal the Gazette and the Citizen are amongst
the most talented and respected journalists in
the country. They have a job to do and the
Aspers ought to let them do it. Let them have
their own opinions, give them a stake in the
newspapers they produce.
The longer policies like these continue, the
more the Asper family shows its contempt, not
simply for its employees, but also for the public
that buy and read their papers. ♦
LETTERS
An open letter to the
candidates in this
year's elections
I write you today with a clarion
challenge: divest yourselves from
that which gives you an unfair
advantage. Stop binding the
mediocre with the magnificent Let
people be judged by the strength of
their ideas and experience over
their associations and alliances.
End slates at UBC.
Perhaps in my years here I've
grown jaded, but I've seen too
many good people summarily
trounced by a system that stops our
electorate from considering candidates on their individual merits.
Likewise, I've seen our student
society harmed by those whose
strongest point is simply with
whom they are running. Slates
limit choice and ideas and are
patently unfair to those with the
courage to run alone, both elec-
torally and financially. They are
also brutally effective. Well, I'm
tired of it.
In reponse to these concerns,
I've heard nothing but fear-mon-
gering: that by ending slates we'd
drop voter turnout. Well, in
reponse, I would retort in two
parts. Firstly, do we want an ill-
informed electorate to vote?
Because that's what slates do; they
encourage people to generalise and
not have to think of candidates on
their own virtues. Secondly, I would
counter that a varied election, with
many candidates actually challenging students to think (dare I suggest
that's why we're here), would actually increase voter turnout
One might raise the argument
of freedom of expression. Well,
how about the expression of the
independents? Expression that
could greatly benefit our student
society, if only they could get their
message out past the onslaught of
vapid and unrelenting communication from the slates. Further, it's
not a freedom, it's a privilege
granted in exchange for agreeing
to and abiding by certain restrictions. You agree to limit it everyday, and quite frankly, I think this
would be a far more useful limitation than some of the others we
have in AMS elections.
We talk about engaging the student body. Of becoming more relevant to them. Of challenging the
nearly insurmountable apathy
toward the AMS on our campus.
Well, if we want to make the student body open to us, we have to
first open ourselves to them. Slates
just advantage the hacks and the
hacks-to-be. They cause entry into
our system to be prohibitively diffi-.
cult to any outsider, and as such,
limit our democracy.
Ms Harvey, Mr Nagai, Mr
Dhillon: In two weeks, one of you
will be our president-elect Show
the student body that our candidates are competent enough to run
on their convictions. Tell us that
you'll ask people to stand on their
own ideas. Take a stand for our students and against party politics.
Pledge now that you will work to
make this the last AMS election
with slates.
I eagerly await your replies.
—Christopher Eaton
Arts 3
UBC Senator, AMS Councillor
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In search of The Other
THE OTHER
at The Roundhouse
Jan. 12
This winter holiday, I was one of many frustrated travellers who faced daunting lines at the airport and got
hassled by airport security {who knew that needle-nosed
pliers were considered weapons?). So when references
to airport security interrogation began emerging in The
Other, I was in stitches.
A traveller in The Other removes everything from lus
pockets, takes off his coats and even holds up his shirt up
to his chin to expose his innocent chest I anxiously waited for the moment when he'd be asked to remove his
shoes. It didn't happen. Montreal dance company
Pigeons International created the show in the spring of
2001—and at the time—its creators would have had no
idea just how opportune and prescient its references to the absurdity of airport security would be.  fi^&B&ffir&i"^
The Other is a dance-drama piece about the ', .-■■" "■>ritSaGt%* ■
search for one's beloved, inspired by the novel t .-^-''V^Y^^T,
Balthazar and Blimunda by Nobel prize-winning *'   'r' ' ""
Portuguese novelist Jose Saramago.
Choreographer and director Paula de Vasconcelos
has created a whimsical, comic and imaginatively
staged multilingual work for seven performers.
There are three sets of characters: an arctic
huntress and a cave-dwelling hermit, a king and
a queen, and an airport security officer, a
Ukrainian man and a frail woman in his suitcase.
After the captivating introduction of these three
very distinct sets of characters, I wondered
where this piece could possibly be going. Judging f^-
from the nervous laughter in the sold-out audito- £,:
rium, I wasn't the only one who found delight in
the bizarre combination of seemingly unrelated
characters.
The chaos is soon dispelled when a narrator
takes the audience by the hand and begins to
weave the story. We learn that the queen cannot
decide if she wants to be a queen. She asks the hermit what a king and queen must do to feel like a |£
man and woman. The hermit's response is like a --
Zeh Koan. The answer, in this case, lies in the
work. People should evolve, celebrate life and not
be constrained by their roles.
The show takes place on a soft quilt of furs that
add to the work's sensual nature. Performers and
props enter and exit from either side of the stage
in ways that often make the stage floor look as
by Courtney Bannon
though it was passing by like a conveyor belt The three
female performers are well-trained dancers, notably
more so than the men. Fortunately de Vasconcelos's choreography was tailored to highlight the strengths of all the
performers and their characters. Within the mix of spoken word and movement the story unfolds in a fantastical, yet distanced manner.
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NATIONAL
THE UBYSSEY
Jewish newspaper slams
Simon Fraser student press
j by Stephen Hui
the SFU Peak
BUI^NABY (CUP)-The student newspaper at
Simon Fraser University was condemned by a
Jewish newspaper last month for publishing
articles perceived to have a pro-Palestine bias.
A December 14 story on the front page of
The Jewish Western Bulletin, written by one of
the Bulletins owners, calls The SFU Peak 'a
hotbed of anti-Israel bias* and reports that
Jewish university students have been intimidated by some of the newspaper's material.
Elliot Campbell, president of SFU Hillel and
one of the article's sources, said he was concerned about the tone of the Peak's commentaiy on IsraeU-Palestinian issues. The tone of
"If you look at the
history of student
newspapers, they
have tended to he
the mediums of
alternative
journalism that are
expressing a view
that is not the
status quo and
challenging the
conventions of
journalism."
—Ian Rocksborough-Smiih
Features Editor, The Peak
the newspaper might dissuade people from
contributing to the student newspaper, he said.
"I have considered writing pieces for The
Peak on this issue before. However, I have
always been afraid that it wouldn't get published because my stance on the issue doesn't
fit with the way that it has been typically covered before in The Peak," Campbell said.
Campbell said that he feels there needs to
be more neutral coverage of the conflict, with
several different voices being heard.
"To have it go either way too much, I don't
think that's the right thing to do either. I think
there is a balance we can strike and hopefully
here we can all work together to strike that
proper balance,* he said.
Campbell said he plans to become more
involved with The Peak, starting with a
letter to the editor. He has written an e-
mail message to The Peak's editorial staff
expressing his dismay over the Bulletin's
article about The Peak and clarifying his
stance.
"I thought the [Bulletin's] article was a
little harsh,* he said.
Peak features editor Ian
Rocksborough-Smith said he felt the
Bulletin's article failed to uncover many
of the facts behind the issue. Reporters at
The Peak have merely been trying to put
forth ah alternative view, he said.
*Some people might try to associate
[The Peak's perceived bias] with anti-
Semitism, but I think that is a totally
incorrect assessment,* he said.
"If you look at the history of student
newspapers, they have tended to be
mediums of alternative journalism that
are expressing a view that is not the status quo and challenging the conventions
of journalism,* he said. "Coverage in the
mainstream media is not a balanced
report.* ♦
Calgary mall uses
renewable energy
 by Ancira Olson
the Gateway
CALGARY lCUP)-f<.r he first lime ever, a
Canadian mall is using renewable enersy
to meet :ts electricity demands.
Chinook Centre, a major s>uuth Calory
shopping complex, announced recently
mat Alberla electricity provider EN'MAX
has agreed lo support lhe Greenmax wind-
power development program
L'nder the agreement, wie per tent of
Lhe mall's energy bill will be spent "n wind
"eneration. The re-.lui lion in toid-buruing
will pi event over ICO Incju's of carbon
diowdc ffoci lieins released into ihe
almosphi-ro eai li j e-.r.
A mall relad niunager. MYirvin Holmen,
said ENMAX's derision to support
Gieenmux allowed the mall lo do its pait
for conservation, but was also just good
business.
"Lasljaim iry, when the eleiliicol market bi-c .une deregulated, wo knew we needed lo .ippr'Uih potential -•i.jiplsi-rs. "Vhen
we appr'i-ichi-il ENM.AX they < .une t'J i.s
vvi'h a pr.idurt th.it .lil.ivwd us to buy m.r
n-fdiiiar prci-lurt at i roiLp'-'ilive rate but
-uppli-iucnt it vvi'h the Crei i"ivitcp:"i.l u t
'\\V w mt I') support icrieiv.ilile i-'u ri^v.
'flint's m i'vpur ant imKs'ry in u"r opi-i-
ion for .he future of A.lviU," he .- ii'l "It's
iltfo ?n ipporii'iiiy for us lo bee.me ihe
!"j>L -hi'ppi:v centie i.i Cu'ijJu '. > pi.r-
thj'e :i purlum of ilie.r p"-.\i-r wv.'.s
Jiro.-fih renew.ilile eneray "
EN V. \X Tl.f l-ny ;<   »>,» .ll-l.-ri-ll <"..-d ,-|"..ll
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liie'ly in J i'iujiv JOfll, lhe i (■■np>iiiv J'..s
become an energy provider to over
400,000 business and residential customers across Alberta.
Created in 1998, the Greenmax program was the first of its kind in Canada,
incorporating the power generated by two
turbines into the provincial power grid.
Development costs, including the import of
nearly all the equipment to construct the
turbines, made the program costly to
expand.
But with the development of companies
which construct turbine materials within
Alberta, and most recently with the support
of large retail customers such as Chinook
Centre, wind farms are popping up in some
regions of the province.
Today Greenmax sells the energy of 42
turbines, and that number is expected to
grow in the deregulated market, said company spokesperson Sineh Seetal.
"Wind-generated power is much more
expensive than coal-generated energy-
each turbine costs about $1 million to construct,* said Seelal. "The development cosls
are quite substantial, so the more people
that support the program the more we are
.iV.e to spread the (i.>ls. The mure j..j"Lici-
ji.i! is, -hi! m.-re .'lfii i.'ut Ihe program
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