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Array WASTE NOT?
MARCH 18,2013 | VOLUMEXCIV| ISSUEXLVII
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WHEELS // Page 2
WHAT'S ON
PICS OF THE WEEK
MONDAY ' 18
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ORS WILL MCDONALD + LAURA RODGERS
MONDAY, MARC
ADMISSIONS »
UBC's new broad-based admissions policy means students need to demonstrate extracurricular excellence as well as high grades.
MABCOATES-DAVIES FILE PHOJWHE UBYSSEY
Broad-based admissions: making the cut
Geoff Lister
StaffWriter
UBC is releasing more information about how it uses its broad-
based admissions system to admit
students — and accordingto
undergraduate admissions director Andrew Arida, a 99 per cent
average may not be enough to get
in anymore.
2012 marked the first year that
all new students were admitted
based on not just their grades,
but also a written "personal
profile." The intent was to admit
well-rounded students with the
propensity to get involved on campus, rather than grade-grinders.
The average grade of accepted
students didn't go down, though; it
is 89 per cent, the same as it was in
2011. The university is now willing
to shed a little more light into
how personal profile data is used,
but most ofthe process remains
opaque.
"It was getting to the point
where the lines in the sand were
arbitrary, and we want the lines in
the sand to be more meaningful,"
said Arida. "Ifyou have very high
grades, odds are you're goingto get
in, because it's a balance between
the two. A student with a grade of
80 per cent would need a stellar
profile to gain admission. By the
same token, a student with a 100
per cent average would need a terrible profile to not get in. Obviously,
most students endup somewhere in
the middle."
UBC's Vancouver campus
received 19,404 direct applications
last year. Each faculty eyeballs their
own minimum cutoff average, according to Arida, and all applicants
with an average above that number
have their personal profiles read by
two reviewers. The university does
random checks to ensure applicants' responses about leadership
and work experience are truthful.
The profiles are scored, and if
the two readers disagree significantly, a third or even a fourth read
may be needed to come to a consensus. The readers are recruited from
staff, faculty and alumni in ratios
that vary from faculty to faculty.
For instance, according to Arida,
the Faculty of Arts has more faculty
reading applications, while the
School of Kinesiology relies heavily
on alumni. The Faculty of Arts puts
by far the most weight into the personal profile, accordingto Arida.
The process has only been
around for one year, and the kinks
are still being worked out.
For example, the length of time
it takes to review written applications has posed a challenge. "For
most people, it's additional work,"
said Arida. "It's not like we had the
extra time before [and] this is just
something else we have to do, so
workload is an issue."
And because the new format
requires applicants to do more than
just plug in high school grades,
more people put off submitting
their applications until the last
minute. In 2011, only 15 per cent of
UBC applications were received in
the last 10 days before the deadline.
In 2012 this number shot up to 55
per cent, and UBC's online applica
tion system crashed on the last day.
The university had to extend the
deadline to accommodate the snag.
For the class starting in 2013,
decisions about scholarships, as
well as admissions, are being made
based on personal profiles. Students who want to be considered
for scholarships needed to have
their applications completed by
Dec. 10,2012, so that UBC could
assess their applications earlier
and alleviate some ofthe strain on
the system.
UBC is not the first school to use
broad-based admissions to attract
a more diverse incoming class.
The University of Oregon was one
ofthe first to use broad-based
admissions, and they based their
approach on research by William
Sedlacek, a professor at the University of Maryland.
Oregon's process, which was
introduced in 2004, was designed
to attract students that show potential to be successful in first year,
despite their less-than-stellar academic performance in high school.
Twelve per cent of UBC's incoming class for 2013-14 would not
have been admitted based on the
previous admissions system.
The personal profile is a
series of short-answer questions
designed to assess students based
on Sedlacek's research. A typical
question might be, "Explain how
you responded to a significant
challenge that you have encountered and what you learned in the
process."
The responses are graded to
determine a student's self-concept,
how well they can navigate a system and their level of dedication to
leadership and community service.
These "non-cognitive variables"
have been shown to predict success in university courses.
But AMS VP Academic Kiran
Mahal wonders whether this attitude adjustment at the admissions
office is reflected in the rest of
the university.
"We're sending a pretty strong
signal that UBC wants to know
more about you as an individual.
But I haven't seen a significant
amount of change in the rest of
the university processes,... about
what that means that we have
more well-rounded students," she
said. "Are we starting to recognize people for more than grades?
Are we starting to emphasize
extracurricular involvement and
pursuing personal interests while
in university?"
High school grades are still the
best predictor of success. However,
according to Arida, they can only
predict 30 per cent ofthe variation
between students' grades in first
year."The remaining 70 per cent is
everything from how long is your
commute, did you have enough
coffee before your exam, did your
girlfriend break up with you the
night before an exam — those are
all things that can affect your
grade that have nothing to do with
your high school grades," said
Arida.
"Admissions is a social science,
not an exact science. It's human
behaviour and it's tough to predict." Xi
NEWS BRIEFS
UBC profs get $4.3 million to
treat clubfoot in Bangladesh
A project run by two UBC professors
to treat infants born with clubfoot in
Bangladesh received $4.3 million in
federal funding.
The project, called Sustainable
Foot Care, is run by UBC professors
Shafique Pirani and Richard Mathias.
It aims to teach local health workers
inexpensive methods fortreating
clubfoot, a congenital condition that
makes walking difficult.
"Despite being on another continent and having a vastly different
culture, Bangladesh faces many of
the same challenges as Uganda, and
clubfoot is just as much of a burden
for individuals, families and society,"
said Pirani.
$4.5 million in Canada research
chair appointments for UBC
The university received eight Canada research chairappointments
or renewals last week, valued at
$4.5 million.
UBC professors Loren
Riesenburg, Ken Harderand
Kenichi Takahata received renewed positions, while Jeanette
Armstrong, Gabriela Cohen Freue,
Daniel Justice, Sheryl Lightfoot
and Carles Vilarine-Guell received
new appointments.
The research chairs are funded
by the federal government to boost
research in Canada. UBC currently
holds 186 Canada research chair
appointments, thesecond highest
in the country. Xi
SPORTS»
Non-varsity clubs
support changes to
athletics dept.
Andrew Bates
Managing Editor, Web
Student groups are responding
positively to the proposed changes
to UBC Athletics, but they hope the
university will ask for more student
input before the plan rolls out.
"We're very excited... with
these changes being made, and
we just want to make sure that all
the [athletic] clubs continue to be
consulted," said AMS President
Caroline Wong. "Hopefully they
take student feedback back to
produce this structure so that it actually gets used and it makes sense
for students."
A UBC think tank founded by
UBC VP Students Louise Cowin
in May 2012 has proposed a new
structure for athletics and recreation at the university called the
"Competitive Sports Model."
The model will sort UBC's
competitive sports efforts into
three tiers: elite partnerships
with internationally competitive
teams, like the current deal with
Swimming Canada; varsity teams
that compete in Canadian Inter-
university Sport, North American
Intercollegiate Athletics and other
leagues; and partially funded competitive clubs, which will get some
use of UBC branding, uniforms and
facility support.
Currently, competitive teams
without varsity status, like wrest
ling, sailing and ultimate frisbee,
operate as AMS clubs. Athletics
gives the AMS some money for
these clubs through the Competitive Athletics Club Fund, which
has a maximum grant amount of
$3,000 per team.
Under the new plan, the AMS
would still run competitive clubs,
but UBC would directly give the
clubs uniforms, limited funding
and access to athletics facilities in
off-peak hours.
"At the moment, a lot ofthe
clubs, such as the UBC Ultimate
Club, need to rent fields," Wong
said. "This would greatly help our
competitive clubs with their costs
goingto rentals and equipment."
Wong said the AMS is lobbying
to get academic concessions for
club athletes, so they can travel
to tournaments during exam or
midterm seasons.
Sancho McCann, co-captain of
the men's ultimate frisbee team,
said their twice-weekly practice trips to distant off-campus
fields make it harder to pull club
members together.
"We do what we need to do, but
it would be a lot easier to get all of
our members out to all of our practices if we had a more convenient
location, like on campus."
Clubs may need to restrict their
rosters to UBC students only if they
want free field access. The men's
ultimate frisbee team currently
fields two players who are Langara
students, but McCann said they
might be willing to adjust in order
to get this perk.
The UBC Wrestling Club has
UBC Wrestling Club coach David Wilson is
made six unsuccessful bids for varsity status over the last six years,
accordingto coach David Wilson.
UBC Athletics' new plan promises
to make the process for varsity
applications more transparent, and
Wilson hopes this will improve the
club's chances on their next try.
"It's something that we can strive
for," Wilson said. "At least it would
give us an outline of what we need
to do."
The goal ofthe new athletics
plan, according to Cowin, is to
make UBC "the healthiest university in the world." The think
tank wants to get more students
involved in various types of athletics, but the details of how they'll
accomplish this haven't been ironed
out yet.
"How can we think about
programming that is goingto
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hopeful his team will get varsity status.
be attractive and engaging and
diverse and safe for all students
to come and be more engaged in
their physical self?" said Cowin in a
March 8 interview.
Wong, for one, is optimistic. "I
definitely think it would lay the
foundation for it, and we're going
to have to make a shift in culture
by the students," Wong said. "They
would need to implement a model
that makes sense for students [to
use]."
But for athletic clubs, competitive excellence is still the top goal.
"We're student athletes. We aim to
compete at a high level, whether or
not we have the [financial] support
from the university," McCann said.
"Just being able to really represent
UBC and to be Thunderbirds would
make a really big difference to our
team." tJ NEWS    I    MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013
MINISTRY OF ADVANCED EDUCATION »
Ex-minister Yap implicated in Liberal probe
PHOTO COURTESYOFBCGOVPHOTOS/FLICKR
A B.C. Liberal investiagation found that former Minister of Advanced Eduation John Yap
was involved in the rollout of the Liberals' maligned ethnic voter outreach plan.
Laura Rodgers
News Editor
A B.C. Liberal project using taxpayer-funded resources to mount
an election campaign targeting
minority voters ran out ofthe B.C.
Ministry of Advanced Education
with the knowledge of former
minister John Yap, accordingto
a report issued by Liberal deputy
minister John Dyble.
The report, at the centre of
an ongoing B.C. Liberal scandal, found a "serious misuse" of
government time and resources to
conduct party business: crafting
a strategy to promote the party
among B.C. voters who are members of ethnic minority groups.
The report said the once-secret
outreach project began in 2011
within the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation when Harry
Bloy, also the minister of state for
multiculturalism, held that post.
Bloy resigned from Cabinet in
the spring of 2012, and John Yap
took over as minister of state for
multiculturalism. Then in a summer 2012 cabinet shuffle, Yap was
appointed as minister of advanced
education, innovation and technology — and the ethnic outreach
project followed him.
Yap had already resigned from
Cabinet by the time the report's
results were made public last
Thursday. Two government staffers have resigned from their posts
entirely in the wake of the scandal,
and the Liberals have pledged to
pay back the $70,000 of taxpayer funds they spent on partisan
activities.
The report notes that Yap was
aware that former ministry staffer
Brian Bonney frequently used his
personal email address, rather
than his government address, for
communication about the project
in order to circumvent freedom-of-information laws.
Yap and Premier Christy
Clark have both apologized and
expressed remorse over what
occurred in the ethnic outreach
project. However, they have both
also said they had some degree of
ignorance regarding the project's activities.
The NDP, so far, say they aren't
fully satisfied with the outcome
ofthe report. They are calling for
a broader investigation from an
independent body. Xi
AMS, UBC measure success of waste reduction strategies
Ming Wong
Senior News Writer
Although the AMS is increasing
the use of compostable or recyclable food packaging, there
isn't any data to show if these
initiatives result in less waste
in landfills.
A waste audit breaks down
what materials go to landfill, what
is recycled and what is composted.
The last audit, in 2009, showed
that ofthe waste that went to
landfill, 38 per cent of it was food
waste that could have been recycled or composted. The student
society's sustainability strategy
calls for annual waste audits, but
AMS sustainability coordinator
Justin Ritchie said the $20,000-
$40,000 price tag is too expensive.
Although the data is from four
years ago, Ritchie said that based
on a glance at the overflowing
SUB garbage cans, things have not
improved. "Our waste diversion
is pretty terrible," said Ritchie.
"[We're] putting all kinds of things
in the garbage that really should
just not be there."
But Ritchie said the AMS does
its part to reduce waste by providing compostable or recyclable
takeout containers at most of its
food outlets. He said the Moon
will be cutting Styrofoam containers by the end ofthe month.
UBC Food Services already
mandates that all containers and
cutlery from its food outlets can
either be recycled or composted.
But Victoria Wakefield, purchasing manager of Student Housing
and Hospitality Services, said
many students don't properly separate their waste.
"The campus community tends
to just throw things in the easiest
bin instead of spending time sorting," said Wakefield.
UBC aimed to "divert 55 per
cent of annual operational waste
from landfill" by 2010, and according to the UBC sustainability
website, UBC currently diverts 59
per cent of its waste from landfill.
Wakefield said UBC is doing an
"exceptional job" in terms of food
sustainability, pointing to the university's composting program and
the Eco-To-Go returnable container program, which encourages
students and staff to use reusable
takeout containers. She said the
program has led to a 20 per cent
reduction in the use of disposable
containers since it began in 2011.
Ritchie said the AMS hopes to
adopt a similar program in the
new SUB.
Although compostable food
packaging is more expensive,
Wakefield said the costs balance
out when the composted containers become free fertilizer for
the university.
Ritchie hopes many ofthe
sustainability initiatives that did
not take off in the old SUB, such
as paper towel recycling, will get
a second chance in the new SUB.
The AMS ran a paper towel recycling pilot project in January 2012
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UBC currently diverts 59% of its waste away from landfills, according to Victoria Wakefield of Student Housing and Hospitality Services.
but it was ultimately shut down
due to budget constraints.
Ritchie also hopes his team
will weigh garbage daily in the
new SUB to measure the amount
of trash they are sending to
the landfill.
"What we'll do is make sure
that the staff is actually doing
things. We have a very committed
team on the AMS food and beverage side."
Ritchie said he hopes the AMS
will perform a new waste audit
in 2016.
But, he said, there are too many
projects going on in the sustainability office for just two student
staff to handle. "We just don't have
the staff right now to follow up on
those sorts of things." Xi
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EDITOR C.J. PENTLAND
SKIING »
Thunderbirds shred the slopes
Women finish fourth, men finish eighth at alpine skiing nationals in Idaho
Colin Chia
StaffWriter
Competing in a costly sport
with limited resources, the UBC
Thunderbirds alpine ski team is
making the most of what they have
and carving up challengers from
across North America.
At the United States Collegiate
Ski and Snowboard Association
(USCSA) national championships
in Sun Valley, Idaho from March
8-10, the team clinched fourth
place inthe overall women's team
standings and 8th on the men's
side. In the process of qualifying
for nationals, T-Bird Mike Bisnaire
also won the Northwest Conference men's overall individual title.
In addition to ski racing's usual
individual element, the USCSA
runs a team-based format for
giant slalom and slalom events.
Out of up to five competitors per
team in each event, the three
best times are combined to give
a "team time," which is used to
determine rankings.
The level of competition is high,
accordingto Ben Middleton, who
both competes and is the team's
head coach. Many top USCSA
racers boast national team experience or are on the cusp of Olympic
and FIS-level competition. To
help make up for that, the T-Birds
recruited Canadian junior national
team member Kelbey Halbert
this season.
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=HOTO COURTESYJ.R BISNIARE
The UBC alpine skiing team at the USCSA national championships in Sun Valley, Idaho.
Given UBC's limited resources, the T-Birds always aim to
finish third at nationals, said
Middleton. Unlike the T-Birds,
the USCSA's two powerhouses,
Sierra Nevada College and Rocky
Mountain College, are able to offer
full scholarships and cover more
team expenses.
"We have a really strong team.
We're just not quite there with
Rocky Mountain and Sierra Nevada.... If all of our skiers skied as
best we could, and all their skiers
skied as best they could, I didn't
see us beating them."
By that standard, Middleton
said the outcome at nationals was
disappointing. "As far as men's and
women's teams go, we could have
easily gotten third in every event.
"Ski racing always comes down
to one race. We had tough luck in
nationals this year, but regionals
went well. Nationals could have
gone really well, but they ended
up not going our way this year.
"We had one day of very, very
tough conditions for the men's
giant slalom; Austin Taylor could
barely see anything and really had
to take it easy going down."
The T-Birds face the additional challenge of funding their
own team. While UBC Athletics
funds a substantial part ofthe
team's $30,000 annual budget,
the athletes fundraise and pay out
of pocket for the majority of their
expenses, relying greatly on alumni
support. They only compete at
three ofthe four conference-level
meets due to budget constraints.
"We need to fundraise about
double what they give us,"
said Middleton.
Adding to the team's difficulties is the fact that Middle-
ton must juggle coaching
and competing.
"When we're at nationals, you
really notice how many other
teams have full coaches and what
it's like to have that kind of help
for your team," he said. "We're
missing that right now.... It puts a
lot more stress on the sport than
it should for me."
Middleton's varsity career is
now over due to his eligibility
ending at the end ofthe season.
He will be handing the reins over
to Austin Taylor next year.
"I hope the team keeps going
where it's going right now," said
Middleton. "I think if we had
more success at nationals we'd
get more recognition from the
school." Xi
SOCCER»
Whitecaps no match for Thunderbirds
UBC men's soccer dominates Whitecaps reserves, wins exhibition game 3-0
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UBC controlled the play for the majority ofthe game, beating the Whitecaps 3-0.
Andrew Bates
Managing Editor, Web
Between the fact that the Vancouver Whitecaps are an MLS
team in the middle ofthe season
and the UBC men's soccer team
is made up of returning CIS
national champions, one could
have expected a friendly meeting
between the two, with a pre-game
celebration, lots of easy passes and a
light-hearted atmosphere.
However, it was anything but
that. At 12:30 on a rainy Thursday
afternoon, the Thunderbirds ran
down the Whitecaps Reserves 3-0.
The match was tense, with the 'Caps
trapped in the same smothering
possession game UBC brought to
Laval for nationals. UBC buried
late and the Whitecaps had a man
sent off for roughness behind the
play. It was business as usual for the
T-Birds.
"That was point number one in
the team talk, was [to] come and
compete. You've gotta come and
compete against these guys," said
UBC head coach Mike Mosher.
"I'm sure that the [Whitecaps] are
disappointed in, sort of, the compete
level that their boys brought. I
thought we'd see them really getting
after it a little bit more, because
they're competing for spots."
Whitecaps head coach Martin
Rennie picked a second-string team
that included last year's starters
Brad Knighton and Camilo San-
vezzo alongside Canadian national
team player Russell Teibert and recent draft picks Kekuta Manneh and
Erik Hurtado. The team also featured an all-new centre back pairing, with Honduras national team
defender Johnny Leveron making
his first appearance in a Whitecaps
shirt alongside Adam Clement, who
signed a deal with the club earlier in
the day after a preseason stint.
UBC's squad featured all but
three ofthe 13 players that played
inthe Thunderbirds' 1-0 win over
Cape Breton University in November to win the CIS national championship. Fifth-year co-captain
Marco Visintin returned to play his
last game.
The T-Birds' play in the tournament was characterized by an
aggressive possession game that
deprived the opponent ofthe ball
and punished them on the counterattack, and they were able to use
a version of that offence against
the professionals.
Gagandeep Dosanjh was a key
figure in UBC's triumph. Dosanjh, who captained the Whitecaps'
under-23 PDL side last summer,
helped orchestrate the first goal
in the 16th minute. Dosanjh took a
pass from William Hyde and ran
down the left side with it, finding
Navid Mashinchi, who buried past
the keeper Knighton. UBC would
score again 10 minutes later on a
sensational individual effort from
Sean Haley.
Haley evaded a number of defenders before slotting it past Knighton. "His feet are unbelievable; some
ofthe stuff he does on practice,
sometimes in games, you just shake
your head. The guys are like, 'How
did he do it?'" said Mosher. "And he
showed that on the second goal. It
was absolutely terrific."
The rain was falling hard as
the second half kicked off, but the
Thunderbirds continued to move
the ball aggressively.
"Our front four, plus our two
holding midfielders, are all very
good on the ball, and they can keep
it," said Mosher. "But it's a different animal when you play against
players at that next level. You're
goingto be under more pressure."
The Whitecaps showed their
skill, giving the UBC defence
a test unlike any that it saw in
Laval. But Vancouver's professional speedsters couldn't really
get moving. UBC's defence kept
a solid perimeter in the box, and
Leveron and Clement were a step
behind in finding options from
the backfield.
The Whitecaps worked in earnest to try and get a goal back, and
Matt Watson almost made it 2-1
when his shot banged off the post.
The game proceeded to turn for
the worse when substitute Tommy
Heinemann was sent off after a
clash with William Hyde behind
the play. Now a man up, UBC
sealed the deal with a Greg Smith
goal just before the final whistle.
"It was an intense game; I never
like to be on the losing side, but...
I think today'll be a good day for
us," said Rennie. "I think we've
won a lot of games over the last
few months, and sometimes I
think when you win a lot of games
you stop doing the things you need
to do to be successful.
"I was really impressed with
how they played," Rennie continued. "There's a lot of respect
from us towards their team and
that respect goes even more when
you play in a game like that." Xi II Culture
ANNAZORIA
MONDAY, MARCH 18,2013
THEATRE»
Peering into UBC theatre's ci
As the theatre prepares for its last production of the season, we take a 1
Alina Anghel
Contributor
The queen has arrived,"
director Jennette White
says, as her black-and-
white pup wanders into
the production meeting, followed
by Fiona, the resident theatre
dog. It only takes one day with
Theatre at UBC to realize that
their world is full of characters,
on and off stage.
The faces behind set design,
costumes, props and stage
management have all gathered
for a production meeting to
fine-tune the details of Theatre
at UBC's last play ofthe season,
Blood Relations. Sound design is
looking for children who can record a song, and everyone agrees
it should be a group of three girls
to achieve a high-pitched, eerie
quality. The props department
has spent three days meticulously creating dainty high tea
pastries, but what actually will
be eaten requires a decision.
"She likes dates; I've been
feeding her dates," White says,
referring to the actor playing
Lizzie Borden, the infamous
woman behind the playground
rhyme "Lizzie Borden took an
axe..." In 1982, Lizzie Borden
allegedly murdered her parents;
now, at Theatre at UBC, she is
once again coming to life.
Joel Garner, who plays Lizzie's
father, and Courtney Shields,
who plays Lizzie, reveal that the
axe used on stage is real. The
director has no concern that anyone's hand might slip, but it does
add a hint of danger.
As for the ending, nobody is
willing to say whether the audience will witness the murder on
stage or not. "We'll see," they all
repeat. tJ
The moments we're
discovering in rehearsal — you
get chills onstage."
Joel Garner | Acting student
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DURING REHEARSAL IN THE B.C. BINNINGS STUDIO, MERCEDES DE
LA ZERDA HAS CONCERNS ABOUT HER MONOLOGUE. SHE AND
THE DIRECTOR DISCUSS HOW TO APPROACH AND INTERPRET THE
SCRIPT. THE SCENE IS REHEARSED FOR THE FIRST TIME: DE LA
ZERDA BEGINS TO SPEAK IN A PERFECT IRISH ACCENT AND MOVES
INTO A DREAM SEQUENCE INVOLVING A CAROUSEL, A HORSE AND
A MASK.
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As director Jennette White remarked, "rehe;
in French translates simply as "repetitioi
Repeat, repeat, repeat until opening night,
weeks from now.
THE WOMEN WILL BE
WEARING REAL CORSETS
ONSTAGE, ENDURING
CHALLENGES AS A
RESULT. ACTING STUDENT
MERCEDES DE LA ZERDA
REMARKED THAT FOR THE
FIRST 20 MINUTES THE
CORSET FEELS PERFECTLY
FINE, BUT AFTER THAT, IT
BECOMES HARD TO MOVE.
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reepy, eerie Blood Relations
backstage look at what it takes to bring a real murder mystery to life
THE STAGE IS TAKEN OVER BY A
GIANT WHITE BIRDCAGE WAITING
TO BE PAINTED. IT WAS BUILT IN THE
THEATRE PRODUCTION SHOP, WHERE
PINK FLAMINGOS, DINOSAURS AND
DRAGONS FROM OLD PRODUCTIONS
HANG ON THE WALLS.
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Catherine Guan
Contributor
Pedaling along to fluorescent synths and jungle
breakbeats, scores of
students came together to
recreate the ecstasy and abandon
of a 1990s rave scene — on two
wheels. The UBC Bike Rave, which
took place last Friday, promised
riders a night of lights, bikes and
music. It delivered all of this
in spades.
This night has been five months
in the making for the organizers,
fourth-year arts student Joshua
Campagna and second-year
science student Aaron Bailey.
The two Place Vanier residence
advisors wanted to bring the Bike
Rave to UBC "as a way to celebrate
the bike culture on campus and
people who ... ride bikes and practice sustainable transport," said
Bailey. The initiative won them
the support ofthe UTown@UBC
Community Grant Program.
Raves are making a nostalgia-fueled comeback. The Bike
Rave concept originated in the
communities of Vancouver and Toronto, and events have been smash
hits with cycling enthusiasts.
Scrubbed clean ofthe unlicensed
venues and illicit drug use characteristic of traditional raves, this
reincarnation is all about good,
clean fun.
"We all love music, we love to
dance and we love cycling. It is
sort of a fusion ofthe decentralized dance party [that] has been
sort of popular in the past, just on
bikes," said Bailey.
The rave began at 8 p.m. Decked
out in glow sticks, lights, glitter
and fake fur, the ragtag troop
of racers, BMX bikes and the
occasional tricycle rode out from
Koerner Plaza with speakers set
to CiTR. The two-hour journey
saw the riders circle the campus,
from East Mall to Lower Mall.
At various points in between,
they stopped for impromptu
dance parties.
Among the revelers were first-
year students Chiyi Tam and Ales-
sandra Felice, who raved about
the experience
"Awesome," said Tam. "Especially the moment where we came
together and cycled the flag pole.
That was frickin' amazing.... UBC
has this thing where whenever we
have a LipDub, whenever we have
a Harlem shake, we are totally
down for stuff like this to happen."
ASHERISBRUCKER PHOJWHE UBYSSEY
Russell Kramer, who graduated
from UBC two years ago, visited
campus to participate inthe event
for one simple reason: "I really like
bike raves."
The organizers are hopeful that
the Bike Rave will become a new
tradition at UBC.
"We do have people, like the
Bike Kitchen and the Bike Co-op,
who are doing awesome work and
they are not the most publicized
groups on campus," said Bailey.
"I think more events like this can
make them more known and just
bring people together who love to
cycle." 31
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U of R students shouldn't be deported: lawyer
Kay Adebogun is the lawyer representing two University of Regina international students
off-campus without a permit. He gave a talk advocating for leniency in the two cases.
Anna-Lilja Dawson
The Sheaf (University of Saskatchewan)
SASKATOON - Two Nigerian
students from the University
of Regina who face deportation are still holed up in a
church while their lawyer,
Kay Adebogun, works to keep
the case a top priority with
government officials.
Adebogun, who represents
Victoria Ordu and Ihuoma
Amadi, spoke at the University of
Saskatchewan on March 11 about
recent political issues concerning
immigrants and refugees in Canada and the two female students'
deportation story.
In 2011, Ordu was hired to
do product demonstrations in a
Regina Walmart. She worked for
a couple of weeks but quit as soon
as she found out that the Social Insurance Number she was
given did not allow her to work
off-campus. Weeks after she quit,
the Canadian Border Services
Agency arrested her.
Amadi began working at the
same Walmart a couple weeks
after Ordu quit, also without
a work permit. She was arrested at work and escorted
out by the Canadian Border
Services Agency.
The women received orders to
leave in November 2011, which
gave them 30 days to leave
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charged with deportation for working
Canada of their own accord.
They stayed so they could finish
their studies at the University of Regina without losing
their full scholarships from the
Nigerian government.
Ordu and Amadi received
deportation orders June 19, 2012,
and immediately sought refuge
in a Regina church. Almost nine
months have passed and the
women are still in hiding.
Adebogun informed University of Saskatchewan students
that changes have recently
been proposed to Citizenship
and Immigration Canada (CIC)
that will allow international
students at some institutions to
work off-campus without a work
permit. CIC will also hold the
authority to request confirmation from international students that they are registered as
full-time students. If passed, the
changes will come into effect in
January 2014.
Currently, international
students with student permits
are only required to show intent
of enrolling in classes to stay in
Canada, and do not need to be
enrolled throughout the duration
of their stay.
The changes made to the CIC
will help international students
find employment, but they will
not affect Ordu or Amadi's case,
Adebogun told the Sheaf. The
students' deportation orders
overrule anything else.
Amadi and Ordu have not
denied their infraction, but are
seeking a lighter punishment
than deportation. Adebogun
said the government should
dismiss their case and that nine
months of near-detention is
punishment enough.
"Considering the circumstances, the minister should
be able to grant them amnesty
on this one," Adebogun said.
"We're hoping time will heal the
wound."
For the time being, Adebogun
knows that Regina-area MLAs
and MPs have been lobbying on
behalf of the Nigerian students'
cause. Adebogun will continue
to pressure the government to be
sympathetic, something that may
be hard to do with the passage of
Bill C-31.
Adebogun's March 11 lecture
focused on Bill C-31, the Protecting Canada's Immigration
System Act. He discussed both
the act and the effects it is likely
to have on refugees coming
to Canada. Bill C-31 passed in
June 2012.
When entering Canada, people
hoping for refugee status must
claim that they are refugees and
give supporting reasons for their
case. With Bill C-31, claims to enter the country as a refugee can
be denied if the country of origin
is on a list of countries con
sidered "safe." Designated countries tend to have low numbers of
refugees coming from them, are
recognized as respectful of human rights and may provide state
protection for their citizens.
If a refugee's claim
is denied, they can be
immediately detained.
Adebogun is critical ofthe
new detention laws, saying that
anybody, including children, can
be detained for an undetermined
amount of time, from days to
years, and that the detention centres scattered across the country
are like "mini prisons."
Bill C-31 gives the minister
of citizenship, immigration and
multiculturalism the right to
revoke refugee status if that individual's country of origin is later
designated safe. If refugees were
misrepresented while acquiring
their permanent residency or
refugee status, either maybe
revoked and the person may be
ordered to leave.
After spending several years
in Canada, refugees are often
well-established in the country. At the lecture, Adebogun
expressed concern that parents
who have had their refugee
rights revoked might be ordered
to leave while their Canadian
children would be forced to stay.
Other changes in Bill C-31
include reducing the time refugees have to submit their basis
of claim to the Immigration
and Refugee Board of Canada
to 15 days after the initial claim
they make upon entry. Hearings
for refugees from designated
countries of origin must be held
within 45 days after a case is referred to the board, while other
refugees have 60 days.
Adebogun said that imposing
such time limits will result in
refugees being unfairly denied a
legal stay in Canada.
"It will lead to poor preparation, extra work for the Council
of Refugees," Adebogun said.
"In the process of trying to push
some of these cases through, a
thorough job will not be done."
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Timmy's line madness must stop
LETTERS
A MODEST PROPOSAL FOR
TIM HORTONS FORESTRY
CUSTOMERS
Dear Sir/Madam,
I have seen a good four metre of
line-up out the door at the Tim
Hortons located in the Faculty
of Forestry. I know it will take at
least 10-15 minutes lining up before you get to order and another
5-10 minutes of waiting for your
food, especially ifyou order sandwiches. I am not going to suggest
that you cook and bring your own
lunch or bring your coffee in a
thermos to keep it hot. I am sure
you have considered these measures and found them not applicable to you.
Regardless, I would like to offer
a practical solution. Half ofthe
people in the line usually come
from the same class. As noticed,
the line-up usually extends unbelievably after every class break.
Why not take a pre-order amongst
the class-member the day before
and place the order to Tim Hortons' management? For example,
we need 24 doughnuts of such and
such variety and this many cups
of coffee at 10 a.m. Though I am
quite sure the management will
likely offer the take-10. But you,
as a class, will be able to work it
out. Then there may be deposit involved but this too can be worked
out as a class. It will save your
time and the service will be better.
I don't think the management will
mind if the order includes a soup
combo or what not. Give it a try
and see ifyou like this way better.
—Sid Hazneza Abdul Hamid
Graduate student, forestry
UBC PARKING WOES
Parking and transportation are big
issues at UBC and in our resident neighbourhoods. Over and
over again UBC and its delegated
authorities attempt to place the
responsibility upon students and
residents as the cause of parking issues. The truth? It's UBC's
own commercial enterprises that
are driving parking and transportation problems on campus.
Take the ongoing debates over
parking in the Hawthorn Place
area of campus, the former B Lot
Parking area.
UBC sells its large-scale development plans to other levels of
government by claiming to reduce
resident and student car traffic on
and off campus. Yet UBC is simultaneously increasing the destination attractions of campus — the
Thunderbird Fields developments
with the national soccer program
and the commercialization and
marketing of Wesbrook Village as
a regional destination. UBC even
provides a handy "how long does
it take to drive here" map on the
marketing webpage for Wesbrook
Village. Through all of this UBC
constantly asserts that parking and
traffic issues are resident- or student-caused and that's where they
place their focus of enforcement.
Let's take a closer look at the real
situation.
Over more than a decade of living in Hawthorn Place I can assure
you that by and large parking is
not a consistent problem. In the
aggregate there is sufficient on-
street and underground parking to
accommodate all resident parking
needs. The real problem is external
to resident use.
There are two primary parking
pressure points: regular users of
the campus who do not currently
live on campus and, more problematic, destination traffic (recurrent
community sports use, recurrent
use of commercial centres, special
sports or entertainment events).
UBC has done a decent job regulating and controlling special event
traffic issues. The real problem
arises from the recurrent users of
areas like Thunderbird fields, the
arena and the new commercial
centre in Wesbrook Place (south
campus).
UBC has organized student
and resident parking to facilitate
on-campus commercial development. Restricted parking for
residents and students is green-
washed as a "lifestyle choice."
Meanwhile UBC commercial
ventures advertise the campus as
a destination only a few minutes'
drive from downtown Vancouver
or Richmond. It's a brilliant development plan: fund campus expansion through residential development, have students pay full cost
recovery in residents where they
have few rights, and then sell the
use ofthe public realm to people
who will drive to campus.
A real green parking and transportation plan would not involve
making UBC a destination attraction for Athletics or shopping.
Right now UBC makes money
by shifting a key cost related to
parking onto residents and student
communities. Until Athletics and
Wesbrook Village pay the full price
and take responsibility for the traffic they create, UBC's green transportation plan won't be worth the
recycled paper it's printed on.
—Charles Menzies
Associate Professor of
Anthropology, member UNA
Board of Directors
Demise of
community
garden shows
misplaced
values
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KATICHISMS
by Gordon Katie
Behind the MacMillan Building,
the Faculty of Land and Food
Systems cultivates a humble plot
of land called the Orchard Garden.
Planted and harvested entirely by
UBC students, the garden provides
an abundant harvest of fruits and
vegetables for the student-run
Agora Cafe.
The garden is more than just
a community-building initiative,
though. The Faculty of Land and
Food Systems and the Faculty of
Education use the space to teach
students about urban agriculture
and local food security, in addition
to conducting applied research
and supervising a number of
directed-learning initiatives.
However, UBC is planning on
destroying the Orchard Garden
and building an expensive mixed-
use housing development called
the Orchard Commons.
Ifyou have been around UBC
long enough, this story may sound
oddly familiar to you. Not so long
ago, there was a high-profile dispute when the university planned
to put market housing on a similar
plot of land, the UBC Farm. Like
the Orchard Garden, the farm is
used to grow local produce and
conduct interdisciplinary teaching, learning and research.
The arrogance of campus
developers yet again threatens
to create tensions. There has
been no formal consultation with
students who work on the garden,
with Campus and Community
Planning (C+CP) seeming to have
already made up their minds.
Students I spoke with suggested
there could be actions taken,
perhaps even an Occupy Orchard
Garden demonstration.
When I sat down with Joe Stott,
director of planning at C+CP, he
told me that C+CP only gave the
garden a temporary permit, on the
condition that faculty would not
raise a fuss when it would inevitably be destroyed. Moreover, he
claimed that the garden actually
expanded 50 per cent beyond what
its original permit had allowed.
Stott did add that C+CP could
be supportive of reopening the
garden at another location. But
Murray Ismam, the dean of Land
and Food Systems, told me that it
would take some time to cultivate
a suitable alternative, meaning
that students would miss out for at
least a year.
But this story is not really about
community gardening, urban agriculture or the politics of planning
at UBC. The Orchard Garden is
emblematic of a much larger issue:
in an era of dwindling government support for post-secondary
education, how will universities
fund themselves?
Ifyou visit the garden, you will
see that it does everything you
read about in UBC's strategic plan,
"Place and Promise" — experiential learning, community building, interdisciplinary learning,
sustainability — but it does not
do one very important thing:
generate revenue.
Atop the Orchard Garden, UBC
is looking to build a university-financed, mixed-use student hub
and residence. The Orchard Commons will most likely be the home
of Bridge to UBC, an initiative
designed to attract international
students who do not meet UBC's
entrance requirements. By 2016,
university administrators hope
the program will house at least
1,000 students and begin to turn
substantial profits.
UBC's funding squeeze has
forced them to be more creative and raise revenue through
alternate means, and international tuition seems to be the
most important. In 2013/14, $5
million of UBC's $8 million in
revenue growth will come from
increased international tuition.
This year, UBC has seen a 15 per
cent increase in the international
population, and projects nine
per cent annual growth into the
foreseeable future. In contrast, the
domestic undergraduate population will flatten by 2015.
It has been said that Bridge to
UBC will increase diversity by
attracting students from developing countries that are under-represented at UBC, like Vietnam, the
Philippines and countries in Latin
America. However, we might
want to ask what sort of student
from the developing world can
afford to pay the inflated $30,000
tuition to attend a remedial Bridge
program, with no guarantee of
being admitted to UBC after their
Bridge year. Is this the promise for
a more diverse campus, or UBC's
desperate attempt to attract the
under-qualified but well-to-do
international elite?
Moreover, housing and infrastructure improvements, like the
Orchard Commons, have them
selves been important revenue
sources. University auxiliaries
have taken on tremendous debt
loads recently to finance large-
scale capital projects. For example,
UBC's housing arm now spends 24
per cent of their operating budget
on interest payments. This debt is
in the form of high-interest internal loans (money the university
lends to itself), which have caused
a boom for UBC's investment
income, with investment revenues
rising 32 per cent from 2010/11 to
2011/12 - even though the UBC
endowment itself has been flat,
adding less than a percentage
point of value in 2012.
The debts are sure to be paid
down, but they will be paid by students in the form of inflated rent.
For instance, a room at the new
Ponderosa Hub is slated to have a
monthly rental rate of $900, and
the Orchard Commons will almost
certainly be just as expensive, if
not more.
As long as UBC is put in a funding squeeze by the provincial government, student-run spaces like
the Orchard Garden will never be
made a priority. Instead, unafford-
able student residences, market
housing developments, crooked
internal loan schemes, high-cost
international tuition and boutique
programs like Bridge to UBC will
rule the day. tJ // Scene
-HACKEDEX-
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established to develop and foster sustainability
projects proposed by students. Propose any idea
that you believe will create a more sustainable
campus or change ecological behaviour—you
might get a slice ofthe $100,000 in the fund.
Applications are reviewed by a committee.
Previous AMS Sustainability Fund projects have
included Sustainability Art, Vermicomposting,
Solar Car and UBC Got Skillz.
UBC Film Production
Information Session
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ofthe UBC Film Production Program
Friday March 22, 2-4 pm
All Welcome
(refreshments provided)
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Vancouver BC
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Public Open Houses - April 3 & 4
UBC's Transportation Plan
You are invited to provide input to the development of UBC's Transportation Plan!
In the coming year, we will be developing a Transportation Plan that focuses on
circulation on campus, whether by foot, on wheels, or by public transit. To develop
the Plan, we'll be taking our existing transportation policies, consolidating them
into one plan and closing any gaps that need to be addressed.
Join us at any of our four public open houses taking place on April 3 and 4, and give us your thoughts
and ideas on how to improve on-campus transportation.
Date:
Time and Place:
or:
esday, April 3, 2013
0am-1:OOpm in the SUB Ballroom, 6138 Student Union Boulevard, 2nd floor
..._0pm - 7:00pm at MBA House, 3385 Wesbrook Mall
Date:
Time and Place:
or:
April 4, 2013
11-O0aivi-1:00pivi at Marine Drive Residence, 2205 Lower Mall
)pm - 7:00pm at Acadia Commons Block, 2707 Tennis Crescent
Can't attend in person? Online consultation will be available from March 25 to April 8.
For more information on UBC's Transportation Plan or to participate online, please visit: planning.ubc.ca
For more information on the consultation process, contact: melissa.pulido-gagnon@ubc.ca
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Point Grey campus could be more effectively managed.
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