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Celebrate Hanukkah with Chabad
Jewish Student Centre—the first
annual Hanukkah party on campus.
There will be latkes,donuts,dreidel
games, menorah lighting and much
Sharon Smith speaks on mental
health and spirituality. She will share
her personal stories on depression
and offeradvicein approaching
mental health.
5 P.M.-6:30P.M. @ BUCHB218
Come to Colloquium's second interdisciplinary social of theyear.
We will discuss the story of Malala
Yousafzai and howthe media has
been a vehicleforthe promotion of
education for women in the Swat
valley, and, arguably, on a global
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Get your paws wet in near-freezing water with hundreds of fellow
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A key part of Mexican celebrations, come learn how to make a
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Comedy and design — Samuel McFaul can do it all.
Samuel McFaul lives and
breathes design
Sophia Yang
Creative design is a gateway to
every aspect of life, according to
Samuel McFaul.
In his time as Environmental
Design (ENDS) Student Society
president, Samuel has created
endless close-knit friendships,
chowed down on late-night
Chinese food and scrubbed
the occasional plate or two in
the architectural studio on the
second floor ofthe MacMillan
McFaul is currently in his
fourth and final year ofthe
architectural core and landscape
honours program in the Faculty
of Applied Science, a program he
says that is an extremely competitive and fits the persona of
"go-getters" and "goal-achievers."
Coming out of high school
immediately knowing that architecture and design was right
for him, McFaul also took extra
credit courses at the Emily Carr
University of Art and Design.
A long time Vancouverite, McFaul has lived in B.C. all his life,
enjoying post-rock — This Will
Destroy You in particular — and
the quirks and perks that come
with being an ENDS student.
One of those perks is using one
ofthe department scooters to
get around places. It is a regular
sight to see an Environmental
Design student emerging from a
wondrous haven known simply as "the studio" on a silver
"Everything is based around
the studio," McFaul said. "It
truly is the core ofthe program."
The studio, a pristine location
that consists of four smaller studios for 24-30 students each, is
the central location for architecture and design students.
When asked about other
aspects about his life, McFaul
"The studio and the entire
program becomes your life.
Everyone is your friend. Essentially you live with them,
socialize with them [and] study
with them."
But that still leaves times for
some comedy every now and
then. As an UBC Improv member
since 2011, McFaul brings the
funny and the design eye for the
team. He revamped the club's
visual image and designed the
new banners for the official
2013-2014 academic year.
As the ENDS representative
last year, McFaul made it big
with the creation of a new course
in collaboration with the School
of Architecture and Landscape
"The concept was a design
build course where we, the
students, worked with the city
and community groups to build
a variety of projects across the
After contacting CityStudio,
an energetic hub of learning
and leadership where students
co-create solutions on the
ground with city staff, the idea
came to life after close work
with city planners and community leaders.
The motive behind the project
was the lack of three-credit
courses on offer.
"We wanted a design build
course, so we wrote one," McFaul said. "[It] goes to show, if
you care about it, you can make
it happen."
It's safe to say that McFaul
eats, bathes and breathes design — and he isn't the least bit
ashamed of it.
"The entire program definitely embeds itself into your life,
from the lecture series to how
you think about solving a problem. Everything revolves around
design for me." XI
Come by SUB24. We like people. // News
Toope held a press conference to address rumours surrounding UBC's athletics review.
Toope talks UBC athletics review
UBC president addressed rumours surrounding the process
C J Pentland
Managing Editor, Web
At a press conference Tuesday
afternoon, UBC President Stephen Toope addressed the media
to dispel rumours surrounding
the university's sports targeting
In addition to stating the facts
regarding the evaluation and decision-making process ofthe athletics review, he also announced
new procedures for completing
the review.
Toope said the primary goal
of the review is to sharpen the
focus on high-performance excellence, while expanding opportunities for a greater number of
UBC students to participate in
Car crash near campus, no
injuries reported
Three cars were involved in an accident nearcampus last night.
At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, a car went
off course and crashed into two
other cars on SW Marine Drive and
Kullahun Drive, according to Sgt.
Drew Grainger of the university
Grainger said there were no
injuries, but the driver of the car that
hit the other two was issued two
tickets. One was for failure to keep
right and the other was for driving
without consideration.
"We suspect that he may have
been undertheinfluenceof alcohol,
but there was not enough information to charge him criminally with
that," said Grainger.
None ofthe people involved in
the accident were UBC students.
C20 shuttle rerouted, C22 to
be terminated
In November of last year, Campus
and Community Planning decided
to consolidate the C20 and C22
community shuttles, and on Nov. 14,
specified the new route.
The current C22 shuttle, identified
as being underused, will be terminated and have its service hours
reallocated to two new C20 routes.
The a C20 shuttle will leave every
15 minutes in one of two directions.
Both shuttles now go to Wesbrook
Place. One ofthe routes will go
along Marine Drive behind the residences and the other will go along
West Mall in front of them, xi
competitive sports at different
levels. To fulfill this goal, the
number of varsity teams will be
trimmed from its current number
of 29.
"This review is vital to the future health of UBC Athletics. The
university simply cannot sustain
excellence for 29 varsity teams
into the future on our current or
projected budget," said Toope,
who added that the University of
Washington supports 19 varsity
teams while operating on a much
larger budget.
Teams that don't receive
varsity status will become competitive club teams that will still
receive some support from UBC.
To determine which teams receive varsity status, the Depart-
UBC establishes
new centre for
indigenous health
Brandon Chow
Senior News Writer
A new UBC centre for indigenous
health is set to open next year.
Approval for the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health was
been passed by the UBC Senate on
Nov 20. Set to open in January 2014,
the centre will replace the former
Institute for Aboriginal Health,
which has lacked funding recently.
Leah Walker, a curriculum developer for the Division of Aboriginal People's Health who has worked
on developing the new centre, said
their goal is to preserve programs
from the former institute as well as
creating an intersection for aboriginal health programs across a wider
range of health disciplines.
Walker said a group of faculty
and staff in UBC's Faculty of
Medicine came up with the idea
for the centre after discovering
that their division of Aboriginal People's Health, focused on
aboriginal admission into the
field of medicine, was in danger of
being shut down.
"So that was happening, and then
the UBC College of Health dean
was having their own circle around
[aboriginal health programs] and
they said, 'Your idea for a centre
shouldn't be medicine specific, it
should be across all the health disciplines,'" she said.
ment of Athletics and Recreation
will help coaches collect data on
their teams relevant to the criteria, which judges teams on five
categories: competitive success,
competition and progression;
supports for competitive success;
community support and tradition; partnerships; and fit with
university mission. AMS clubs
can also gain varsity status.
Toope reinforced that UBC
hasn't come to any conclusions
on the status of specific teams.
"I cannot emphasize strongly
enough that no decisions have
been made, either as to how
many sports may remain at the
varsity level, nor as to which
sports will be at the varsity
level," said Toope.
To help UBC coaches who
have reportedly lost several
recruits to other schools due to
their teams' uncertain future, the
decision process will be sped up.
Toope, who repeatedly stressed
that a key part of UBC and the
CIS' overall mission is to keep
top Canadian talent in Canada,
announced that the initial results
of the review will be released by
mid-January 2014.
A second stage will follow for
the unconfirmed teams that will
allow them to develop a framework for meeting the criteria for
varsity status. The final decision
for those teams will be made at
the end of February.
Toope also clarified that the
review process is not a cost-cutting measure. No funds are
being cut from the athletics
department's budget, and no
money will be take from varsity
towards recreation or well-being programs. UBC will also
continue to provide roughly
$300,000 to the Millennium
Breakfast, which provides student-athlete scholarships.
"We are talking about using
these funds in a more effective
way so our student athletes benefit
fully from their experience here."
Despite the decision being
made shortly, Toope announced
that two more UBC sports
alumni will be added to the advisory board ofthe review to give
alumni more of a say. However,
Toope stated that during the consultation for the development of
the model, most alumni indicated
a high level of support.
In addition to the information
on the review, Toope said the CIS
will be a part of a high-performance pilot project in women's
hockey that partners with
Hockey Canada. The program
will provide a full cost of living
support in order to keep the best
Canadian student-athletes in
Canadian programs. Canadians
will not be forced to sit out a year
if they transfer to a Canadian
school from the NCAA. XI
The new centre will be be run from the School
Walker said part ofthe challenge
ofthe former institute was that they
weren't hosted by any faculty within
UBC. The new centre will preserve
some ofthe programs such as the
Aboriginal Health and Community Administration and Summer
Science programs, while offering a
better support structure within the
Faculty of Medicine.
Line Kesler, director ofthe
First Nations House of Learning,
said other programs from the
former institute will be moved
over to Land and Food Systems,
such as the Culturally Relevant
Wellness program.
Walker also described an
aboriginal health administrator
certificate program that will also
be brought over to the new centre.
The program, which was formerly
run through both Continuing Studies and the Institute for Aboriginal Health, didn't have enough
participants to run last year,
though Walker now believes they'll
of Population and Public Health
have a large enough network to
run again.
"We are able to work closely with
the health directors' association to
figure out how to make sure that
program continues to be appealing
and, more than appealing, relevant
to health care workers in communities. So I think that program is
actually going to be safer and more
improved in the new unit," she said.
The new centre will operate in a
variety of different locations. Walker
said fundraising for a new building
would be a large task, and for now
they will operate within the School
of Population and Public Health.
"[The School of Population and
Health] is a very supportive environment that has a couple of different
places. For example, my office is
downtown by St. Paul's Hospital...
which is perfect because it's very
close to the First Nations Health
Authority, and we have a very strong
connection to the School of Public
Health." XI
UBC alum
donates $2M to
John Montalbano donated the money.
Sarah Bigam
News Editor
The Sauder School of Business
hopes to direct $3 million towards
leadership education for women and
minority groups.
UBC alum John Montalbano
has donated $2 million to Sauder to
create a new position in the school's
leadership program called the Montalbano Professorship in Leadership
Studies: Women and Diversity.
Sauder has also pledged to raise
an additional $900,000. According
to a media release, $500,000 will
go towards MBA scholarships to
support women who want to take on
senior roles in business, $200,000
to PhD research in leadership for
women and diversity and $200,000
to community engagement initiatives associated with the professorship. RBC Wealth Management has
pledged an additional $125,000 for
these initiatives.
"There are just not enough
women and minorities in leadership
positions," said UBC President Stephen Toope at an event this morning
announcing the donations.
"By supporting learning and cultivating confidence in women and
minorities early in their education
and careers... we have the opportunity to change thinking, to change
practices and to change the culture
of business," said Robert Helsley,
Sauder dean.
Montalbano is the CEO of RBC
Global Asset Management. He said
the donation is meant to combat the
low numbers of women and minorities in leadership roles, which according to recent data have changed
little since 1987. He said the position
is named for his parents.
"The gift is in the memory
of my mother, who... bet on the
independence of women and won,"
said Montalbano.
An international search has
started for a faculty member to fill
this position. According to Helsley,
they aim to find somebody to start
in September 2014.
He said the person chosen will be
involved in research on the impact
of diversity or lack of it in the business world. He said the professor
would be teaching courses in these
areas and will likely be involved in
creating new courses about diversity, workplace equality and respect
for other cultures.
"I expect and hope they'll drive
the curriculum on this issue," said
Helsley said discussion about this
position began in the spring and has
no relation to the FROSH chants
this September.
This position was announced the
same day as the release of Sauder
study which found that women
directors get better deals in mergers
and acquisitions. According to the
study, which looked at a sample of
acquisition bids in the US from 1997
to 2009, each female director on a
board reduces the cost of an acquisition by 15.4 per cent. XI NEWS    I   THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2013
Distracted driving not a factor in crash
Names of UBC students who died released by coroner
UBC to waive tuition for wards
Arno Rosenfeld
Features Editor
The fatal Sea to Sky collision
on Saturday morning was not
the result of distracted driving, RCMP Staff Sgt. Brian
Cumming confirmed.
While the full investigation is
expected to take a month, Cumming said drunk driving and use
of a cellphone while driving have
been ruled out as causes ofthe
collision, which took place about
five kilometres north of Lions Bay
on Nov. 23.
Four women, all UBC students
between the ages of 19 and 20,
were driving north on the Sea to
Sky Highway in a Jeep Cherokee
when their vehicle crossed the
median and collided head-on with
a Chevy pickup truck, RCMP said.
The driver ofthe Jeep lost control
ofthe vehicle while going around a
bend in the road. The driver ofthe
pickup was treated at the scene for
minor injuries.
Valentine Leborgne and Olivia
Sonja Robertson, the two women
who were killed in the collision,
were roommates and second-year
students at UBC.
The two students, both 19,
were remembered by friends in
a memorial event on campus at
the Chan Centre on Monday. The
memorial was organized by Lebor-
gne's father, a family friend and
A wreath was placed at the scene of the crash in memory of the victims.
Leborgne's boyfriend with assistance from UBC Student Services.
The other two women involved
in the crash are being treated at
Vancouver General Hospital and
Lion's Gate Hospital and are both
expected to recover, said friends
with knowledge ofthe situation.
Leborgne attended high school
in northern California before coming to UBC and Robertson came
to UBC from a town in southern
Ontario, perched on Georgian Bay.
The B.C. coroner's office
confirmed the names ofthe two
students in a press release Monday
after receiving permission from
the families ofthe two women. XI
Dean of Arts to fund scholarship
Eliot Escalona
Dean of Arts Gage Averill will
be offering a new scholarship for
international students next year.
Averill will fund the $2,400
scholarship out of his own
pocket. It will be aimed at international students pursuing dual
degrees in the Faculty of Arts.
"I was really deeply impressed
by the quality of ... [international
students pursuing dual degrees],
and also by how tough it is going
to be for a lot of them with the
international tuition rates,"
said Averill.
"We want to be a university
where our students can have impact on the whole world, where
they can travel, and be mobile
and part of that is attracting
students from all over."
The scholarship will reward
students who show promise
of succeeding in a demanding
academic environment and who
show passion for what they do, as
well as an interest in giving back
to the world.
"If we had students receiving this bursary and they fit
some of that criteria, I think I
would feel very very proud of it,"
said Averill.
Flavie Denolle, a first-year
student in the Faculty of Arts
from France, thought the new
scholarship was good idea. "It's
very very expensive for international students so there [are]
never enough scholarships,"
Denolle said.
Denolle also praised the
scholarship requirements
for including criteria beyond
academic performance.
Kathleen Clark, a fourth-year
Arts student from Canada, said
she has mixed feeling about the
"I understand why some international students need it more,
but there are also amazing people
within Canada who need help
too," said Clark. "Some people here
have nothing, and they should be
given the same opportunities for
financial support."
She does agree with the dean
that it must be challenging for
international students to pay
such high tuition rates, but said
UBC shouldn't ignore its domestic applicants. XI
Milica Palinic
UBC has decided to waive tuition
for wards ofthe province.
On Sept. 17, the Board of Governors approved a proposal to waive
tuition for youth who are or have
been wards ofthe province and who
are eligible to attend UBC under
regular admissions processes.
The waiver will apply to both the
Okanagan and Vancouver campus.
UBC will cover all four years of tuition for an undergraduate degree.
"The vast majority of youth in
[provincial] care never complete
high school and very, very few
go onto pursue post secondary
education," said VP Students Louise
Cowin. "It's thought that tuition
is one ofthe barriers they face in
terms of having any aspiration of
going to university, and so a decision
was made to remove that barrier
of tuition so that those who are
academically eligible would be able
to attend UBC."
People become wards ofthe
province when they are separated
from their parents at less than 16
years of age, and age out of government care when they turn 19.
Ursula Baer, a PhD student studying German literature, was a ward
ofthe state growing up in Europe.
Her university tuition there was
waived. Baer said that had it not
been, she would never have been
able to attend university.
"There was no way, even with
working. At some point, it's just too
much," said Baer. "Here, I was very
lucky. I got a research grant and
was able to continue that way, but
I know that the tuition waiver is so
Baer emphasized that there are
not only financial, but also psychological barriers preventing wards
from attending university.
"One ofthe hardest things [for a
child aging out of care] is to really
believe that they can achieve something they meant or that somebody
actually cares what happens to
them," Baer said.
She said the tuition waiver
gives provincial wards a chance
to achieve more than what society
often expects of them.
"When I was a child and a teenager, it was pretty much assumed
that most of us would somehow end
up with teenage pregnancy or on
drugs or other things, and it's really
hard to fight against that, to prove
society wrong," she said. "I think
[this] would change the attitude
in society, to show these kids are
worth it and they are able to do it."
Ursula Baer was a was a ward of the state.
Baer is also involved in work
to establish a mentoring program
for government wards at UBC.
"There are so many other aspects
involved when you don't have parents and you can't call home and
ask for advice."
Currently, Baer is doing her dissertation on the function of foster
children in German literature.
"There are several universities
who are moving in this direction,"
said Cowin, "and I personally
think it's important [because]
these are children who have been
part ofthe child welfare system,
and one could argue that [they
are] among the most vulnerable
people in Canadian society."
UBC is following the example
of other universities across
Canada, including the University
of Winnipeg and the University
of Toronto. Until now, UBC did
not have any specific programs
for youth in government care.
The only options those students
had for financial support were
bursaries, entrance scholarships
and academic awards — the same
as any other student.
Cowin said universities and
colleges should work closely with
high school counselors and youth
agencies to help develop the aspirations of youth in care so they see
that university and college education is a viable option for them.
UBC associate professor of
social work Richard Sullivan
estimates that one to two students come to UBC as wards of
the province per year. Even with
the waiver, he predicts that this
number will not exceed 15. XI
BoG briefs: Board releases millions for construction
At yesterday's Board of Governors meeting, UBC's highest
decision-making body released millions of dollars for
construction projects.
The Board released $75,329,485 for
construction ofthe second phase of
Ponderosa Commons.
The design and program revision
have reduced the cost per bed from
$115,037 to $105,342. Primary
benefits for students and faculty
will include 1,158 new upper-year
residence beds, collegia for commuter students and new academic
space to replace aging facilities. A
few proposed areas were removed
from the building to reduce overall
construction costs.
Students are expected to be able
to move into Phase Two before construction is complete on all units.
Loans for the building will be
financed through student housing
as well as working capital. Annual
debt service will be sourced from
housing rental revenue, amenity
space revenue and the central
operating budget. These loans are
expected to be repaid over a period
of up to 30 years.
To date, expenses for Phase One
of Ponderosa Commons have been
$80 million.
-Tammy Kwan
The Board released $4.22 million
for construction of a new Engineering Student Centre. The centre
will be built in the courtyard
between the CEME Building,
the Fred Kaiser Building and the
MacLeod Building. It will be two
stories and 934 square metres.
A loan of $1.76 million was
also approved to support the
project. The loan will be repaid
by the Faculty of Applied Science
and Engineering Undergraduate
Society student fees over a period
of up to five years at a rate of 5.75
per cent per year. The total capital
budget ofthe centre is estimated
at $5,220,000 and the operating budget is set to be $86,500.
Construction is set to begin in
January 2014.
$200,000 was released to undertake schematic design of a new
dining hall, which is meant to
accommodate more people, at the
Loon Lake facility at the Malcolm
Knapp Research Forest.
The current hall, which is 40
years old and seats 100 people,
will be converted to accommodation. The new hall will be built
on a site that is currently accommodations. It will include a new
kitchen and washrooms and seat
150 people.
They were also authorized to
proceed with selecting a contractor. The preliminary capital
budget ofthe project is set to be
$3 million. The project has been
fully funded through donations
and the Faculty of Forestry has
committed to cover any shortfall in funding. The new dining
hall should be completed by
June 2015 and the old dining
hall should be converted by
June 2016.
$500,000 was released for to
begin schematic design for the
renovation ofthe old SUB.
The SUB will become the UBC
Life Building when the AMS
moves to the New SUB. Student
services such as counseling and
enrolment services will be centralized in this building. It will
also include a new fitness facility,
as demand for the Birdcoop, with
5,500 members, outstrips its capacity of 140 people at a time.
Two more collegia have also
been proposed for this building. The capital budget for
renovations is predicted to be
$58,250,000, $54 million of
which is expected to come from
Vantage College revenues. The
Board won't be asked to approve
construction until Sept 2014,
when there is more data on income from Vantage College. The
project is set to be completed in
June 2016.
-Sarah Bigam II Culture
Brewing a better business
How students are influencing the future of campus pubs and bars
Tim Yu helps run Koerner's Pub with his wife, Brittany. Despite its popularity, the pub only
recently reopened after two years of management issues.
Reyhana Heatherington
Senior Lifestyle Writer
What would it take to resurrect
the Pit?
Is a new manager with time
spent in the Cayman Islands
the answer?
Gary Carlson, the new general
manager ofthe Pit Pub, is on a mission to reanimate the storied university hangout. He comes from a
background in "cocktail mixology"
and has been in the nightclub business for about 30 years, including a
five-year stint as a senior bartender in the Cayman Islands. Most
recently Carlson worked as the
general manager ofthe Back Forty
Saloon in downtown Vancouver.
Throughout its 35-year history,
the Pit has never needed to work
on client outreach, but Carlson
said the market has clearly shifted
since then.
"[The Pit] had always done
well, [there] was always a captive
audience," Carlson said. "But now
the market seems to have changed
a little bit where we have to do
a little more to bring people in,
which we're doing."
Graeme Gilbert, a fourth-year
commerce student, said he was
excited to go to the Pit when he
arrived on-campus in his first
year. "It felt like a rite of passage,"
he said. His parents would tell
stories of partying at the pub and
seeing friends being carried out by
bouncers while they were students
at UBC.
Recently, though, Gilbert has
noticed a change. "Even on the
busier days it still feels a bit different," he said.
When Carlson first started as
manager ofthe Pit seven weeks
ago, he scheduled one-on-one
meetings with his staff — mostly
students — asking them, "This is
your bar, what do want to see?" He
attempted to respond to concerns
by implementing changes including new drink specials, later hours
and reinstating the in-and-out
Along with responding to
student feedback, Carlson is also
collaborating with groups like the
Night Club of UBC to use their
promotional networks and set up
regular DJ nights.
Luc Briede-Cooper, a first-year
physics major and an executive
ofthe Night Club, said Carlson's
vision for the Pit lines up with the
goals ofthe unofficial electronic
music club.
"They want student talent to be
performing... which is what we're
going for," Briede-Cooper said.
"We're trying to reach out and
build something."
The Night Club provides resources for DJs and promotes their
on-campus events as alternatives
to parties where "getting drunk
and flailing around on the dance
floor" often seems to be the
main objective.
"It's more about enjoying
yourself, enjoying the music and
enjoying it with everyone else,"
Briede-Cooper said. "We're creating an outlet for that where [students] can go and share that with
each other and with us through
these dances around campus."
Though Briede-Cooper considers himself a "bedroom DJ", his
goal is to help other student DJs
bring electronic music beyond
their dorm walls out to crowds
at UBC.
"They're stuck in their room
and we're trying to make that
room the whole campus," he said.
Pubs and bars around UBC are
used to the instability inher
ent in running a business on a
university campus.
Mike Mahony, general manager
of Mahony and Sons on the UBC
campus, said sustaining a restaurant at UBC is a difficult undertaking.
"It's a very tough business," he
said. "Particularly with a location
like this, with the fluctuations in
population and different events
going on at different times. It can
be quite the challenge."
Mahony said his business aims
to bring in everyone from families to students, and to connect
with students and other patrons
by focusing on their community
involvement in campus sports and
"We get to sort of build relationships with them on [a] one-on-one,
grassroots level, and help build the
business by promoting and helping
their causes and vice versa," Mahony said.
As popularity waned at the Pit,
some saw the Bimini Public House,
on Fourth Avenue in Kitsilano, as
an antidote to what had become
a somewhat stale Wednesday Pit
Night. UBC alum and Bimini's
general manager Chris Badyk
said the rise of cooking shows and
the associated "cool" factor has
resulted in a shift in the pub and
bar business.
"The food and beverage industry
is cool now and a lot of people are
entering it, which has spawned
more little restaurants and pubs and
bars," Badyk said. "There's so many
places to go now. You've got to be
very hungry for that market share
and you've got to reach out to everybody and you've got to back that up
with your customer service."
Brittany Yu, general manager of
the recently reopened Koerner's
Pub, said she and her husband,
UBC business alum Tim Yu, want
to contribute to a more vibrant
campus life by giving students a
reason to stay at school after class.
Yu said she has heard from many
students who travel abroad that
UBC lacks on-campus life, and her
goal is to "breathe some life back
into it."
"That's what makes university
life so great," Yu said. "You're
hanging out with everyone who's
going to that same university."
Koerner's, which targets a more
mature age group, limited its initial advertising only to Facebook
posts. Still, the positive patron
response was overwhelming,
given the bar's location in the far
northwest corner of campus with
limited food options and a bevy of
overworked and underfed graduate students. "I could spend lots
of time on Yelp and lots of time on
Facebook and Twitter, but really
the best marketing I'm going to get
is the people who are coming here
already," Yu said.
Yu doesn't see the Pit as direct
competition, but rather as another
option for students to generate a
stronger community out on the
western tip of Point Grey.
"I think competition always
helps because the more bars that
are on-campus, the more we can
try and keep people on campus,
which is our goal."
With a range of venues on campus each targeting varying clientele, it is unclear what will become
of Pit Nights in their final year in
the old SUB. The only guarantee is
that more changes will come.
Badyk knows the increased
competition among businesses results in more options for students
and creates a need for originality
in the form of themed events and
drink specials.
"Maybe we're just the new kid
on the block for a while and all
ofthe sudden the Pit's going to
be back the way they were in a
month," Badyk said. "So you just
never know." 'tJ
UBC alum Chris Badyk runs Bimini's on Fourth Avenue. The bar has become a popular
alternative to the Pit Pub on Wednesday nights.
UBC grad blends
classical and pop
in new video
Julie Gordon
UBC music alumna Tiffany Des-
rosiers is on the cusp of something
The video for her latest single,
"Fearless," released in October,
is only the first in a projected
trilogy. Considering that the video
features Vikings and an ethereal
Desrosiers dashing through the
trees of Stanley Park, the upcoming productions should be equally
"The back-in-time idea is meant
to represent my classical roots,
while still being a modern music
video and recording," said Desrosiers.
Desrosiers started classical
singing lessons at the age of eight.
She was in acting classes at the
time, but was inspired to try singing by some of her fellow students.
Desrosiers didn't begin to sing pop
until she saw an 'N Sync concert --
from that moment, she knew what
she wanted to do in life.
She lists Celine Dion, Adam
Lambert and Josh Groban as
her musical influences. Coming
from both a classical and pop
background has given her a rare
musical sound.
"Classical is very technical,
with no room for error. Pop is
about the imperfections, that's
what gives it style," she said.
It wasn't until later in her teens
that Desrosiers tried her hand at
songwriting. She now writes many
of her songs, including "Fearless."
Originally from Langley,
Desrosiers continued her education at UBC, graduating in 2010
with a bachelor of music in vocal
performance. She cites the numerous recitals, voice and technique
lessons as the most important
contributions to her singing.
One memorable challenge
included learning 11 songs in three
weeks. The pieces she and her
cohort sang were in an assortment
of languages, including French,
German, Italian and Latin; in addition to the songs themselves, the
class had to take language courses
in order to understand what they
were singing.
Despite her success in music,
Desrosiers admits the endeavour is
very expensive. She currently has a
full-time job in administration for
school boards, and works on music
at night. Much of her promoting
has to be done herself. "You get
used to being told no," she said.
In addition to music, Desrosiers
has one other great passion.
"I love animals!" she said. She
has two dogs, a Cavalier King
Charles and a Havanese.
Balancing a full-time job, two
dogs, a music career and life is no
easy feat — but Desrosiers gets it
done. 'tJ The life and
death of a
by Gabriel Germaix
have a life.
They have fathers,
mothers and
siblings. They
grow and expand,
experience midlife
crises, and
eventually die,
often out of sight.
There is much to
be said about the
hidden life of a
professor's best
friend, and much
yet to be learned.
'Just as most books start in
the brain of their author,
the inception of textbooks
is often in a university professor's mind. Professional
writers are a minority in
the business, mainly because the amount of work
required is very high.
Julia Gordon teaches Calculus III, as well as higher
"evel math classes, at UBC.
"To write a good calculus
textbook is a tremendous
effort," she said.
Gordon believes the
cash prize attraction is at
best a background motivation. "People have mainly
academic motivations for
writingtextbooks," she said,
"and I think there are better
ways for making money."
Some people, like James
Stewart, author of a best-
selling calculus textbook
used at UBC, can afford a
five-story 18,000-square
foot designer house and
legitimately claim to have
paid for it with the money
made from books alone. But
far from every author can
claim such fame and wealth.
Many professors start
writing simply because they
think they can do better
than existing textbooks,
or have a different point of
view on the subject.
After months or years of
labour, the book is sent to
editors, as a regular novel
would be. The difficulty of
getting published is a function ofthe stability and size
ofthe existing market; an
innovative calculus textbook
may still have trouble facing
the Stewart colossus, for example. If there is room for a
new textbook on the market,
editors will give it a definite
shape, and a new textbook
is born.
To know if they will
live and prosper, editors
send the textbooks to the
teachers who select them.
In his office, where shelves
full of used textbooks cover
chon explained the rush that
happens at the beginning of
the year.
Each year, editors send
their own reference textbooks directly to him. "As I
am listed as the coordinator,
editors usually find me," said
Manchon, a senior Spanish
instructor. "Textbooks are
coming out all the time, so I'm
always assessing the textbooks,
and when a new edition comes
up, it is a good time for us to
review it all and see if we want
to consider other textbooks." If
new, interesting content does
come up, Manchon passes on
the new material and discusses
it with other professors.
Among the selection criteria,
little place is made for the price.
"I try not to think about the
price. It is never going to be
cheap," Manchon said. Despite
asking for a custom edition
that leaves useless parts ofthe
Como se Dice textbook out, the
Spanish professor observed
that the price only dropped by a
small amount.
Instead, for Manchon, the
main criterion is academic.
"The idea is to find a textbook that fulfills my sense of
a pedagogical approach and
hopefully one that also is going
to be accepted by all" — in other
sive and practical.
Gordon faces the same challenge in mathematics. "UBC
has 1,700 students in first-year
calculus," she said. "It becomes
an industry. [The content] has to
be fairly standard. It shouldn't
vary that much from professor
to professor."
The textbook acts as a baseline for every teacher and allows
post-doctorates, graduate
students and senior professors
alike to spread uniform knowledge. "You need a solid basis,"
Gordon said.
Through administrative
channels, the list of textbooks
ends up on the UBC Bookstore's
buy list. While some students
prefer to shop on the Internet or
at the discount textbook shop,
a vast majority buy them at
the bookstore. Debbie Harvie,
managing director of University
Community Services (which in-
I. eludes the bookstore), explained
the process.
"[The bookstore] will look at
last year's history of sales, at the
number of students expected in
the class... and then determine
what our initial order quantity
is." Old books are also
bought from wholesalers,
students or other universities that don't use them.
As for unsold new
books, they are returned to
the publisher, while some
ofthe used ones canbe returned to the wholesaler. If
they can't be handed back,
they are put on Amazon.
"If the book has no value,
can't sell it, we will donate
it to Books for Africa,"
said Harvie.
Come the end ofthe
term, students face a
choice: to keep or sell the
textbook. For Gordon, two
factors should be taken into
account when facing this
decision: family, and future
use of a textbook. Your old
geography or chemistry
textbook could very well
find another life in your
little brother or sister's
studies; if not, students can
sell their books at 50 per
cent of their new price if
the bookstore has put them
on their buy-back list.
.   As for high-level, specialized books, they might
help students who pursue a
career where the knowledge they contain will be
put to use — as in teaching,
for example.
"Those are the books
you want to keep and keep
referring to," said Gordon.
"Some of my friends kept
their old university books
and still use them."
Old habits die hard, and
so do the best textbooks.
The textbook world, however, has recently undergone a little revolution
— one might say a kind of
midlife crisis — especially
among lower-level books.
The introduction of online
components has started to
deeply alter the way they
are used.
Some textbooks got a
facelift when editors started to add CDs, and later
Internet codes, to access
specific online content.
For many teachers, such
an introduction was highly
beneficial. Before the advent of online components,
for instance, some Spanish classes
used to last four hours, while others
lasted three hours and one hour
of lab. This difference became an
issue which the online components
ofthe Como se Dice book solved, as
Manchon explained.
"The best scenario was for
everybody to teach equally for three
hours," he said. "What the online
work allowed us to do was to include
a fourth hour."
And as for editors, online components, unlike hardcover textbooks,
can be set to have a limited lifespan.
Physical textbooks have a system of
pose, but in an imperfect way.
Andrew Rechnitzer, associate
professor in the math department,
confirmed this. "I find new editions
frustrating," he said. "Usually we
would be happy working with older
Gordon feels similarly. "Some
numbers change, some problems
sometimes disappear, some problems reappear, but it's not such a big
change. It really is for the purpose of
making more money, and that is just
not fair."
By introducing electronic components such as discs or Internet access
editors manage to limit the secondhand market. Giants in the educational technology industry help them
in the process: Quia and its parent
company, IXL Learning, have a large
share in the market for the online
components of language textbooks.
The same goes for NelsonBrain,
which hosts Aplia and other widely
used online programs.
When asked about the working relations such firms maintain
with editors, John Barth, technical
marketing lead at IXL Learning,
answered: "The editors that work on
the content work in-house here ... and
[the manager of that team are] not
open to sharing anything about the
One thing is for sure: the lifespan
of modern textbooks is shrinking. But
there is hope for textbooks' afterlife.
The slow vanishing of hardcover
books may lead to a new form of textbook: the open textbook, made of free
online PDF files. Rechnitzer wants to
examine the potential of this future.
"I think something is starting to
change," he said. "There's a lot of resources inside a really good textbook,
like Stewart's. And there aren't free
textbooks which are quite of that
standard yet. But I think it will come.
It may take a while. "Any changes
are slow, unfortunately," Rechnitzer
said — leaving the destiny of textbooks in the hands of universities,
students and editors alike. 'tJ THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2013    |    CULTURE
On the merits ofthe moustache
As Movember comes to an end and complaints about slactivism
subside, students reflect on the meaning of facial hair today
Though many men exploit Movember as a cheap excuse to avoid grooming, matters of moustachery are hairier than they may seem.
Jenica Montgomery
Short and scruffy, fine and fluffy
— the end of November means
bidding farewell to a bevy of illustrious beards and moustaches.
At university campuses and
workplaces across the world, the
month of November has become
known as No-Shave November,
or Movember. Since the Movember charity was first inaugurated
in 2004, men have grown their
facial hair in a show of support
for cancer awareness. While the
jury is still out on how effective
Movember is at actually creating
awareness of prostate and other
male-specific cancers, many
students still participate in the
activity that has quickly become a
yearly ritual.
Some see participation in Movember as a form of lazy activism,
a way to show support for a cause
without actually committing
to it. The original purpose of
No-Shave November was to raise
money and awareness for cancer, but it's easy to see how the
movement has become a reason
for young men to neglect socially
sanctioned grooming.
According to No-shavenovem-
ber.com, a website hosted by the
American Cancer Society, "the
goal of No-Shave November is to
grow awareness by embracing our
hair, which many cancer patients
lose, and letting it grow wild and
free. Donate the money you usually spend on shaving and grooming
for a month to educate about cancer prevention, save lives and aid
those fighting the battle."
However, the Western Gazette
recently reported that a study conducted by UBC scholars supports
the hypothesis that small public
forms of support lead to "slacktiv-
"I figure, lots of people grow
things but don't raise any money,
which is not really the point," said
Tom Antle, a third-year mechanical
engineering student.
However, regardless ofthe yearly
tradition, many young men grow
facial hair because they enjoy it, and
think it adds to their appearance.
"It's an individual preference,"
said Ariel Gelmon. "I enjoy having
a beard, it gives definition to my
"I kinda like it a little scruffy,"
Antle said. "I just don't like being
completely clean shaven. It's not
natural. Also it's a huge pain every
morning to shave."
Growing facial hair has become
culturally associated with a certain representation of men — an
image that some young men wish
to align with, but not necessarily
how men on campus see their
facial hair.
"Someone on Vine said, 'Trust
me, I have a beard,' as in, you're a
wise man if you have a beard. But I
don't necessarily agree with that,"
said Gelmon.
It's easy to point to men in pop
culture who are ostensibly "bearded and wise," such as Gandalf and
Dumbledore, but these are not
necessarily the connotations that
men on campus aspire to when
maintaining their facial hair.
"[I'm participating] kind of
just because. I did [Movember]
last year for fun with work," said
Jordan Traas, a third-year mechanical engineering student, who
describes his current facial hair as
"the pervy 'stache."
For many, the decision to grow
facial hair is a personal decision
not motivated by the desire to
attract partners. Much like a
hairstyle, tattoos or personal
dress, young men on campus see
their facial hair as an extension
of themselves.
"I don't really care about what
they think," said Gelmon. "I
would hope they would like it as
well, [but] I wouldn't shave it for
a woman. My mom asked me to
shave it, but I won't."
While it's easy to scoff at the
increase in "pervy 'staches" across
campus as a form of lazy activism,
moustaches and beards are just as
much of an expression of personal
choice as choosing what you're going to wear in the morning — they
just take a little more patience and
persistence. 'tJ
The 5 O'clock Shadow
beard, but you want to know what
it would look like. Or you forgot to
t for you. You c;
The Chinstrap
our beard into
You know your life is complete
when you become known around
campus as "the guy with the big
bushy beard." You should just
start wearing plaid and spending
your weekends camping in the
like it, you keep it.
School of Music says Hallelujah to Handel's Messiah
Over 250 students will perform on stage for the first full rendition of the Messiah in 15 years.
Rachel Levy-McLaughlin
George Frideric Handel's Messiah
marks the start ofthe holiday season every year, all over the world.
For the first time in 15 years, the
UBC School of Music will perform
the Messiah in its entirety this
Saturday, Nov. 30.
While portions ofthe Messiah
have been performed at UBC in
the past decade, this is the first
time it is being performed in its
full grandeur since at least 1998,
with a full choir and orchestra
playing for two and a half hours.
According to Graeme Langager,
conductor and director of choral
activities at UBC, the decision to
allocate the time necessary to put
together such a complex piece of
music was made in order to give
music students an unprecedented
performing opportunity.
The performance is one of few
that combines several musical
ensembles: the University Singers,
the UBC Choral Union, the UBC
Symphony Orchestra and members ofthe UBC Opera ensemble.
In combination, over 250 people
will perform on stage. "It gives
us a chance to do justice to some
great works we wouldn't be able
to otherwise, like the Messiah,"
said Marty Borch, a member ofthe
University Singers.
According to Laurie Townsend,
director ofthe School of Music,
Langager has chosen to give all of
the solos to students in order to
"showcase students, giving them
the opportunities." Langager has
decided to use the talents of almost
20 members ofthe choral ensembles
for the solos occurring throughout
the piece — something "very untrad-
itional," according to Townsend.
Many ofthe ensemble members
have performed bits and pieces
ofthe masterpiece before, but for
most — including Langager — this
is their first time performing it in
its entirety.
"This is my first opportunity
to conduct the whole Messiah,"
said Langager, "and it is one of
those milestones in a conductor's
Needless to say, Langager is
excited — as Borch said, "Dr. Lan-
gager's and the choir's excitement
is infectious".
While the performance is an annual tradition for many, the School
of Music will not perform the
piece every year. Langager hopes
to perform it often enough that
each student will have the opportunity to perform or attend during
their time at UBC. Anticipation for
the performance has led to tickets
selling faster than nearly any other
in the school's history.
Despite the novelty ofthe performance, Townsend simply emphasizes it as a seasonal perennial.
"[It's] one of those things done
at Christmas. It has become a
Christmastime tradition," she
Handel's Messiah will be performed
at the Chan Centre this Saturday at
8 p.m. A discount rate is available for
students. // Sports + Rec
Capozzi and Rafter to hit the ice with Team Canada
UBC women's hockey duo heading to Italy for 2013 FISU Winter Universiade
Reyhana Heatherington
Senior Lifestyle Writer
What were you doing when you
were 15 years old?
For two UBC varsity hockey
players, Grade 10 was the year they
committed to an athletic journey
that would ultimately put them on
an international stage.
Christi Capozzi and Tatiana
Rafter will jet off to Trentino, Italy
in December to represent Canada
at the 26th biennial 2013 Winter
Universiade. They will compete in
the same country where the inaugural tournament was held in 1959.
Rafter, a fourth-year gender,
race and social justice major, is
a forward and the leading scorer
for the Thunderbirds. She said the
reality of playing in Italy first hit
home for the pair when their Team
Canada equipment arrived two
weeks ago.
"Christi and I just got our
helmet and gloves when we played
Saskatchewan]," Rafter said with
excitement. "Then it kind of felt
like, 'Oh, we're actually going.'"
A native of Winnipeg, Rafter
also grew up playing competitive
basketball, and decided to focus on
hockey in Grade 10 by enrolling in
university prep school Balmoral
Hall. But Rafter credits setbacks,
including being cut repeatedly
from Team Manitoba, with pushing her to reach her full potential.
"I got cut from that team three
years in a row, and that was probably the best thing to happen to me
because it added so much fuel and
motivation for me," Rafter said. "[I
had a] 'this isn't gonna be the last
you see of me' kind of attitude."
When it comes to keeping
family and friends up to date on
her busy life, Rafter said she can
count on her father, who will
be accompanying her to Italy
next month.
"People send me texts or messages saying, T ran into your dad. He
wouldn't stop talking about you,'"
Rafter said, laughing. "He's always
pumping my tires. I don't need to
tell anyone what's going on with
me because they'll hear it from
him first."
Capozzi and Rafter are two
of five players from the Canada
West division to participate at the
International University Sports
Federation (FISU) event.
This is the first year two players
will represent UBC at the tournament, which also includes alpine
skiing, snowboarding, figure
skating and speed skating; in 2009,
Melinda Choy stood between the
posts for Team Canada.
Capozzi, the UBC Thunderbirds
team captain and a fifth-year
kinesiology major, said while she
has friends who have competed
at the Summer Universiade, she is
going into the tournament with a
fresh perspective.
"I'm not really sure what to expect, but I'm excited," she said.
Capozzi began playing hockey
around age five in Kelowna and,
like Rafter, also made the choice
to focus on hockey in Grade 10.
Her involvement in other sports
dropped off as she grew to prefer
the hockey atmosphere.
"I hated going to soccer practices and I just liked the speed and
the physicality of [hockey] and the
energy around hockey," she said.
"It's something different."
The FISU tournament has a
special significance to Capozzi.
Her family is Italian on her
father's side. Her grandfather,
the late legendary sports figure
Herb Capozzi, was captain ofthe
UBC football team in 1947 and
1948. Capozzi said her family is
looking forward to streaming the
games online.
"My dad was super excited and
so was my mom, and everyone's
really supportive and looking
forward to hearing about it and
watching the games online."
Until then, Capozzi and Rafter
are focused on the remaining few
games with UBC before heading
off to Trentino.
"Our regular season is what's
really important," Capozzi said.
"That's my team.... Right now, it's
about the UBC team."
Though the university athletes
from across Canada will have little
time to gel as a unit before playing
together, Rafter said the players
recorded three-minute video biographies to help with team bonding
before they arrive in Italy.
The Canadian squad is undefeated at FISU, and they have
outscored their opponents 97-10
since women's hockey was added
to the tournament program in
2009. As the defending Canada
West champions, Capozzi said the
UBC team mirrors Team Canada
this year.
"We've been playing with a
little bit of a target on our back
being the team to beat as the defending champions," she said. "So I
think it's similar to that going into
the FISU tournament."
Graham Thomas, head coach
ofthe UBC women's hockey team,
said players often get chances to
play internationally when teams
find success collectively.
"When the team does well, the
individual recognition and individual opportunities that come out
of it are greater, and this [tournament] is a good example of that,"
Thomas said.
While the mid-December
competition is fast approaching,
both players still have two regular
season games and exam preparation to contend with.
"I think it's going to happen
quick for them," Thomas said.
"[They] play our last games, write
a couple exams and they're gone
to Italy.... It's crazy. So I think it
is going to come up on them fast.
I just hope that they can prepare
and we can help them prepare."
Amidst the hectic fall schedule, Rafter recently came across a
universally applicable quote that
she reflects on when anxiety starts
to creep up.
"If I'm feeling a little stressed
out about pressure, I think, 'pressure is a privilege,' and I need to be
thankful for that pressure and use
that," she said.
Though playing in Vancouver
this weekend is the main priority
for Capozzi, she is grateful for
the opportunity to progress as an
athlete while representing UBC
and Canada in Trentino.
"I want to show my best and
try to develop as a player playing
at a high level and then just take it
all in," Capozzi said. "I just want
to enjoy it and see if I can bring
anything back that's going help
this [UBC] team."
As Rafter looked at the UBC
team credo in her team's lounge in
Thunderbird Arena, she became
emotional, describing how years of
hard work have led to this honour.
"I'm just very happy that I can
go to this tournament and my
Above: UBC'sTatiana Rafter (left) and Christi Capozzi (right) have led UBC to a 10-3-1 record so far this season, the best in Canada West.
Below: Capozzi has played over 100 games for UBC and was chosen as the team's captain this season.
family and friends have believed in
me all this time," she said, through
tears. "They're always going to
remember that I went, and I'm
going to feel like I really made
them proud."
Thomas said he has "all the confidence" in Rafter and Capozzi's
abilities as not only talented
athletes, but poised individuals
as well.
"They'll represent our current
players and the coaches with a lot
of dignity and a lot of class, and
I know that they'll do well over
there," he said.
The UBC women's hockey team will
close out 2013 with games Friday
and Saturday at 7p.m. at Thunderbird Arena.Xl ;    *in Canada West
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"The World"
1. If you didn't come to UBC, where would
you be?
2. How has your diet changed since moving
to Canada?
I'd beatSouthernCal.l
had an offerto playthere
while I was recruited to
UBC, and I chose UBC.
I'd say less fast food.
Also grocery shopping
is so expensive here I
can't make my gourmet
Playing basketball
So much sushi and
I would bestudying in
Austria with a lot more
money in my pocket.
No schnitzel, questionable beer. However,
my stomach must
have developed a new
enzyme to breakdown
sushi rolls.
Probably University
of Guelph because I
wanted to stay in an
now eat bagels and
sometimes bacon and
hash browns for breakfast. It took me two years
before I could do that.
I'd probably be in the
U.K. That was one ofthe
most common places for
students in my school to
goto, but it wasn't really
where I wanted to go.
It hasn't changed so
much, the only difference is notbeingable to
3. What's your favourite hobby?
When I'm not playing
basketball orstudying,
1 actually spend most
of mytimetalking to my
Rap battling.
Arguing with neighbours, who say that my
piano istoo loud and
that 1 shouldn't play it
after 10 p.m.
1 love turning up the
music in my living room
when my roommates
aren't around and imitating Beyonce's dance
Baking. 1 love baking
cookies or cupcakes on
the weekends with my
4. What would you say is the most "Canadian"
thing you've caughtyourself doing?
5. Name one other Canadian place you'd like
to visit and what you'd want to do there.
wouldn't say hockey:
still don't understand
the rules. I do more
yoga and longwalks.lt
feels like life has slowed
A road trip through the
north and explore the
territories where there's
only one person every
two to three square
Saying "eh?" Usually
I've heard Nunavut is
jean overalls and actually
iPod has more country
than yodelling and I own
a belt buckle.
I want to see Halifax, so
lean run around the city
and yell "Haaaaalifaaaax,
Nova Scotia" like everyone does here.
say "sorry" all the time,
even though I am not.
I want to go to the Yukon
orthe Northwest Territories, seethe northern
lights and throw a cup of
make snow.
Occasionally I find
myself saying "eh" and
have to do a double-take.
I'd love to goto Chur-
chill and see the polar
bears. That's definitely
on my bucket list!
Our take on the latest happenings in the world of
UBC sports
Coleman Allen   The third-yearswimmer won five gold medals at the
Canada Cup swimming competition this past weekend in
Toronto, earning himself $1,700 in prize money. Note:he
was competing for his club team, not UBC varsity.
Kris Younq  'ts 'iarc't0 'Deat a season in which you finished top
10 in the conference in points, rebounds and assists per game and took home MVP honours, but
her nine steals were the clear difference-maker in
UBC's win over Winnipeg last week. Her 27 points
didn't hurt either.
Coleman Allen won the 200m freestyle, 100m butterfly and 100m individual medley, as
well as two relay golds at the Canada Cup swim meet.
The six-time defending CIS champs    Women's
have won 10 straight and are unde-   volleyball
feated so far this season. But don't
get too excited j ust yet — they won
20 in a row lastyear, so there's still
a lot of work to be done to get that
record-breaking seventh straight
The injury-plagued men's basketball squad
dropped two games to Thompson Rivers a
couple weeks ago, a team they had never lost to
before. Thankfully, they're on the mend and held
on for two wins at home this past weekend to
push back to 4-4. That's as many as they lost all
lastyear, though.
Men's basketball
The ice is cold, and so is the men's
hockey team. They've lost five
straight games and are sitting second-last in Canada West at 3-10-1.
Men's hockey
Kris Young guards a Winnipeg player.
How I got street
harassers out of my head
Province columnist Tony Gallagher seems ready to throw a tantrum over anything.
John Montalbano was named
chairman ofthe UBC Board of
Governors for the upcoming year
one day after he donated $2 million to the Sauder School of Business for a leadership program
aimed at women and minorities.
This is good and bad.
It's good that UBC is perhaps
rewarding generous donors supporting important causes when
picking a new chairman. It is
good Montalbano is donating to
support an important cause
The bad part is that — well,
maybe UBC should have appointed a woman or minority to serve
as chairman instead of a rich
white man who wants to help
women and minorities.
Also, we love to rag on Sauder
dean Robert Helsley, and here's
another opportunity: at the
press conference announcing the
donation, Helsley said he first
started thinking about the need
to increase programs for women
and minorities after the racist
chant and the rape cheer at the
start ofthe year.
It did not occur to you before
September of this year maybe
such programs were needed
at any other point in your long
career? With leadership like that,
it is no wonder Sauder students
thought misogyny and racism
was okay.
In our cover feature this issue,
three separate on-campus businesses — the Pit Pub, Koerner's
Pub and Mahony's — all claim
they are trying to build stronger
ties with students.
They seem to believe they have
a responsibility to reach out to
students in order to develop some
kind of campus spirit.
Otherwise, students will keep
heading to Fourth Avenue, or
downtown, for their share of
nightlife (though whether a nightlife is what constitutes "spirit" is
another subject entirely).
But as Mike Mahony points
out, the student market here is
volatile. There's only so much
these businesses can do to satisfy
the fickle whims of students.
At the end ofthe day, it's the
students themselves that dictate
what campus spirit is, and what
form it takes.
Students want to have their
cake and eat it too.
We want a vibrant campus
community, but if local businesses or institutions (often
student-run themselves) aren't
providing the best possible deal,
we disappear instantly and flock
to the other clubs, pubs and bars
that have monopolized Vancouver's nightlife industry.
Students want to
have their cake and
eat it too. We want
a vibrant campus
community, but if
local businesses
and institutions
aren't providing
the best possible
deal, we disappear
instantly and flock
to the other clubs,
pubs and bars that
have monopolized
Vancouver's nightlife
Yes, the onus is on businesses
to advertise themselves and compete for their share of the market. But students need to recognize that loyalty is a fundamental
component of tradition, and as
such, the only way we're going
to get the traditions that foment
campus spirit is by pressuring
our campus institutions and
businesses to become what we
want them to be — rather than
just leaving them in the cold.
The local media uproar about the
UBC sports targeting review has
many athletes' and donors' blood
boiling about teams being "axed."
Reading the coverage in The
Province and The Sun feels like
reading the tabloids.
Every UBC student pays
roughly $200 towards UBC
Athletics, and you can bet the
vast majority of those students
would love to have some extra
cash back in their pockets if
they were given the choice, so
an internal review as to how
their money can be better spent
is absolutely necessary. Some
teams will without a doubt lose
some funding under this new
model, but they will not cease to
exist entirely. Many of those that
will be "cut", or moved into the
competitive club tier — which, by
the way, will still receive some
funding from the university and
likely carry the Thunderbird logo
— already function on a relatively
small budget to begin with. By
allowing some current non-varsity clubs into the UBC Athletics
umbrella, the Thunderbird brand
will surely grow.
The university's mistake
is in saying that no decisions
have been made. While this
may be the case from an official
standpoint, it's pretty clear that
certain teams aren't going to
lose their status. For example,
it was recently announced that
UBC will be hosting the 2016
CIS basketball championships
at Thunderbird Arena. By being
politically correct, Toope clears
the way for certain columnists
to insinuate that beloved teams
like basketball are going down
the drain, when realistically they
aren't going anywhere. If only
those columnists (and the donors
by their sides) would spend more
time and energy growing the
Thunderbird fan base, Athletics
could fill seats and support all of
its many teams.
Don't wait until someone dies
to give them flowers. Go support our athletes. A ticket to a
Thunderbirds game costs less
than an espresso drink at Starbucks ($2).
UBC's support for wards ofthe
state currently attending class is
commendable. This part ofthe
youth population is vulnerable,
with few support mechanisms.
They can't go home for the summer.
There is no home to live at during
school. And there are almost certainly no savings to rely on.
According to Vancouver Island
University, 64 per cent of Island
wards are aboriginal, one ofthe
most underrepresented populations
at universities. Combined with a
lack of resources and support, it's
no wonder that of UBC's 40,000
undergraduates, only two students
came to UBC as wards ofthe state.
UBC's tuition waivers may
encourage more kids in foster
care to pursue post-secondary
education. It's great that the
university is stepping up to provide an opportunity that these
kids would never get, even as
the province tightens the noose
around b the school's budget. XI
MONTREAL (NUW) - It's hard
to pinpoint when exactly it started
to affect me, but one moment definitely stands out. I was waiting at
a bus stop wearing a strapless shirt
and shorts when a guy yelled out,
"I'd love to bend you over," and no
one reacted.
The street was crowded with
people, including five other people
at my bus stop, but no one glanced
our way. Why would they, when
this has become a completely
normal moment to witness at two in
the afternoon?
I shot the man a disgusted look,
to which he added, "Whatever
baby, you don't dress that way to be
ignored. Don't blame me for giving
you what you want." This was the
first time someone put the blame on
me for their advances.
The changes started off small.
One winter I started keeping my
scarf on indoors to cover my chest.
Then I started wearing oversized
sweaters to hide my figure.
It didn't matter what I wore
because I would throw a scarf and
sweater over it just to reach a base
level of comfort. Once summer
came around, every skirt, dress and
pair of shorts I owned felt too short,
too tight, too something. I worried
about the way I moved in them
and obsessed over how I might be
perceived in every piece of clothing
I owned.
I want it to be clear that negative
body image wasn't the source of
this discomfort in the slightest.
I love my body and how I look in
most of my clothes. My obsession
was with the attention I thought
my clothing choices brought. I
stopped seeing items of clothing
for what they were and instead saw
them as symbols of past experiences, tainted by the sexual harassment I'd experienced in them.
My favourite high-waisted
blue shorts became the man on
the street that widened his eyes
and turned to stare at my ass in
them. My white V-neck became
the cashier at Starbucks who took
my order and my money without
once taking his eyes off my breasts.
My black leggings became the two
guys at Tim Hortons who laughed
as they offered to pay me $50 to
grab my ass while I waited for my
morning coffee.
Picking a shirt to wear became
a choice of which one covered my
breasts the most. I started considering how "rapeable" certain skirts
were. This led to my conclusion
that shorts were safer because they
were harder for a rapist to get into,
but with the downfall that they
might attract more attention since
they revealed more shape.
These considerations became
part of my daily routine and
became second nature whenever
I changed clothes. I found myself
longing to wear less layers but feeling like it wasn't worth the loss of
dignity and control I felt when men
objectified my body.
I know that dressing a certain
way doesn't excuse any kind of
harassment, but knowing it and not
letting it affect me through internalized victim-blaming were two
different things. For a while, my
actions were in line with the belief
that changing the way I dressed
was key to avoiding the attention I
didn't want.
I never would've admitted
it before, I blamed myself for
this attention.
This made getting dressed a
daily anxiety-inducing experience,
since I thought it would make all
the difference in how I'd be treated
that day, and that I was somehow in
control of this. I stopped dressing
for myself and let street harassers
win by letting them into my head
and my wardrobe.
The thing is, nothing changed
when I stopped wearingthe skirts
and dresses I considered "rapeable,"
or when I spent the day choking in a
turtleneck. Last winter I was wearing a knee-length, puffy parka with
a hood on and someone pointed at
me while loudly telling his friend
that he'd "tap that." Changing the
way I dressed hadn't made street
harassment happen less, it had only
made me feel less like myself.
Enough was enough, so this past
summer I made the decision to take
back the short shorts. I wore them
every day until I felt comfortable
enough to show skin whenever I felt
like it. I started dressing completely
for myself again, and it was fucking
Did I still get verbally harassed
on the street? Absolutely. Was it
more than when I was covering myself up? Nope. But the harassment
did become a little easier to deal
with when I felt like myself.
Ignoring this invasive problem doesn't make it go away, but
acknowledging and talking about it
could. Sharing our experiences and
finally placing the blame squarely on the perpetrators' shoulders
could. Seeing people publicly stand
up against it when they witness it
could. But most importantly, in my
experience, not allowing it to take
away our sense of self and worth
could be the biggest way we fight
back against street harassment
Editor's note: this originally ran in
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Don't overstress!
/U /Oi  of students experience stress
A "7 O/    felt that it negatively impacted
their academic standing
Follow these tips to stay healthy and manage
your stress during exam season
Maintain a healthy lifestyle and relax during busy times:
Sleep 7+hours
Eat balanced meals
Stretch or walk
Stay hyd rated
Take breaks
(5—10 minutes every hour)
Plan ahead:
Exam time:
some anxiety is
Schedule study times
Positive self-talk
Source: UBC Student Services
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