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Array Paying with cash since 1982
Hot dog invasion leaves top dogs steaming
CHRIS NUTTALL-SMITH
Meet the Competition. As Mr. Tube Steak moves onto campus thanks to a new trial contract,
CUPE and the Alma Mater Society are up in arms, with CUPE threatening to picket the hot dog
stands.
UBC leads the way to a
cashless society
by Chris Nuttall-Smith
The appearance of Mr Tube
Steak hot dog vendors on campus has AMS representatives upset and UBC's food services
union up in arms.
UBC Food Services or the
UBC Administration have entered a probationary contract
with Mr Tube Steak to allow non-
unionized vendors on campus. It
was unclear at press time who had
actually negotated the contract.
Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) local 116 representatives say the contract with
Mr Tube Steak violates the Food
Services employees' collective
agreement by contracting out
work performed by their members. And they're going to fight.
"Even if we have to set up information pickets down there day
after day and hand out 'do not
eat here' flyers - we will get Mr
Tube Steak off campus," vowed
Colleen Garbe, treasurer of
CUPE 116.
CUPE says that their union
members already serve hot dogs
in Pacific Spirit Place and that Mr
Tube Steak will create competition that threatens union jobs.
"We have people on layoff and
potentially more people laid off
come September depending on
business in Pacific Spirit Place,"
she said.
CUPE 116 has filed a grievance with Food Services and will
follow it through to arbitration
until the stands are removed from
campus, Garbe said.
AMS Director of Administration Am Johal also opposes Mr
Tube Steak's campus presence.
He said that students were not
consulted about the contract with
Tube Steak and that he didn't
hear about the plan until he saw
a stand outside Main Library. He
is also concerned that students
weren't hired to run the stands.
Garbe summed it all up: "I
don't think there's a place for
them, this isn't the PNE fairgrounds. This is the University of
BC."
UBC Food Services was unable to comment on the developments at press time.
by Chris Nuttall-Smith
It may be legal tender, but
UBC Financial Services does not
want anything to do with your
cash. Due primarily to safety concerns, financial services will not
accept cash tuition payments beginning this September.
"On certain days in September
and January we have students
standing in line with thousands of
dollars in their pockets, and we
have an excess of a hundred thousand dollars in cash. The concern is really for armed robbery,"
said UBC Financial Services Acting Director Gary Barnes.
Barnes said that other universities have been robbed and that
UBC's insurers were concerned
about the risk.
So instead of raising the height
of counter tops and installing bars
at payment desks - like their insurers suggested - UBC has installed direct deposit keypads,
and they just won't take cash.
Alma Mater Society Director
of Administration Am Johal
thinks the new policy will cause
more problems than it's worth.
"My concern is that UBC is a
public institution and they aren't
accepting the legal currency of
this country," said Johal. He also
said that the new policy may not
be practical for some students and
parents of students who don't
have a debit card or a bank account.
"There are a lot of international students coming in and it
takes them a while to set up their
accounts, so cash is an easier way
for them," stated Johal.
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Barnes says that Financial Services is not trying to make life
harder on students, and that students still have many payment
options.
Students can still use cash at
any Bank of Montreal location,
regardless of whether they have
an account at B of M. UBC will
also accept debit cards and
cheques and is working out the
details of a telephone payment
system with other banks.
Forest sciences centre replaces B-Lot
by Janet Winters
Construction for a new forest
sciences centre scheduled to begin this fall has reopened debate
on student access to parking on
campus.
The $40 million centre will be
built on the B3 parking lot near
Thunderbird housing, effectively
eliminating approximately 200
parking spaces.
This could cause further difficulties for students who drive
their cars to school. "It's just going to be a nightmare for anyone
who is trying to drive to campus,
and there should be some outcry
over that," said AMS Vice President Namiko Kunimoto.
AMS director of administration, Am Johal, warned students:
"If you're parking in September
and you're not here by 9:30am,
you're not going to get a spot in
the parking lots. Essentially,
you'll have the choice of either
parking on Marine Drive, or in
those $10 or $ll-a-day parkades
if you don't have a parking pass."
Johal said he worries about stu-
tor for Campus Planning and Development, said the university
has been building new parkades
"It's just going to be a nightmare for
anyone who is trying to drive to
campus."
- AMS VP Namiko Kunimoto
dents commuting to campus from
outlying areas where public transit is inadequate.
Freda Pagani, Associate Direc-
to compensate for the parking
shortage.
But Kunimoto said she felt the
university hadn't done enough.
"The impression I've got from the
university is they feel students can
afford it, which is a completely
false perception," Kunimoto said.
"What it says to me is they're not
concerned about accessibility for
students on campus."
Tom Berger, community representative for the Board of Governors at UBC, said the new forestry building's potential benefit
to the university far outweighs the
loss of student parking. "I think
parking lots are a colossal waste
of space when space is at a premium," Berger added. For Sale
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deadline is Tuesday at 10 a.m.)
How to Join The Ubyssey's staff
in four easy steps:
(1) Find SUB 241K, or call us at 822-2301
(2) Volunteer to do something, (production, news, culture, photo ...)
(3) Make three contributions to the paper, "editorial functions" as defined in The Ubyssey Publications
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(4) Read the Constitution and Bylaws ofthe Society and agree to abide by them.
Friday Aug 18th*s Staff Meeting Agenda
(1) Election of a Chair and Minute-taker
(2) Report on the Aug 17th meeting of the Board of Directors.
(3) Constitution and Bylaws of the UPS as they relate to staff and editors.
(4) Production—Page layout programs
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(6) Recycling
(7) Other business
-AMS Update	
The AMS's Finances
The 1994/95 year end financial statements show the AMS to be
in a deficit situation due to the over-expenditure that occurred
last fiscal year. In order to remedy the situation, Council resolved
to repay $50,000 annually for the
Income for FY 94WJ5
Student f*M -
$1,069,373'
. limettntentlMomt
$138,108
Spent from,.
Retenrat(nel)i
J326,480l
Business Operations
S6.648.250
next five years into its reserves.
The money spent from the reserves
in the 94/95 fiscal year affects the
income ot the society in the
upcoming fiscal year through a
reduction in interest revenue. Last
year investment income was
budgeted to be $180,000. The
actual intevestment income was
$130,000.
Furthermore, the implementation of the CORP Report recommendations
included several structural changes which resulted in an increase in
expenditures. The scoring system used to determine the salaries of
Student Service Directors, AMS Executives and the honoraria given to
volunteers has affected the budget.
spending of the student government. Refreshment, public relations,
official business and conference budges were all cut drastically. Of the
$50,000 needed to pay towards the deficit, $41,880.76 was found within
the expenses of student governmment.
In order to ensure that such overspending will not re-occur, a number
of changes have been made. The AMS Business Office will now treat
the student government and services more like it does clubs and
constituencies. In the same manner that clubs cannot enter into a deficit
situation without proper authorization, student government accounts will
require authorization to spend more than the budgeted amount.
As well, Budget Committee will meet monthly to compare the Society's
expenditures to the budget. Reports will be made every two months to
Council to inform them of the findings of Budget Committee.
Expenses for FY 94-95
Student Services
$2,309,155
Student Employment
$1,438,000
All these factors and more made
the budgeting process this year
very challenging. The.goal of
budget committee was to pare
back the spending of the society
to live within its means without
having the effects felt directly by
the students of UBC. The majority
of the cuts made were to the
This interim budget will be revisited in the Fall. If you have any questions,
concerns or suggestions, please feel free to come by Room 258 in the
SUB, or phone 822-3973.
The members of the AMS Budget Committee are:
Michael Blackman -
Joe Cheng -
Alison Cole -
Tara Ivanochko -
Namiko Kunimoto -
Selena LaBrooy -
Tessa Moon -
Ho Min Urn -
Engineering Rep. to AMS Council
Student Administrative Commission  (SAC)
Student-at-Large
AMS Director of Finance
AMS Vice-President
Student at Large
Science Rep. to AMS Council
Arts Rep. to AMS Council
ALMA MATER SOCIETY
STUDENT SOCIETY OF UBC
Prepared by your Student Society news
1995 UBC calendar carries advertising
This course brought to you courtesy of...
by Alison Cole
Student's flipping through this
year's UBC calendar and registration guide were offered a class
not listed in the official curriculum: a crash-course in commercialism. In addition to the usual
content, UBC's 95/96 academic
publications carry a substantial
amount of advertising.
Paid advertisments have appeared in the UBC calendar since
1991, but this year's ad content
has significantly increased. The
492-page calendar contains the
equivalent of eighty full pages of
advertising, or roughly 16 per
cent of the total content.
UBC is the only major Canadian university that currendy sells
advertising space to private consumers.
CHRIS NUTTALL-SMITH
BILL BRUNEAU checks progress of electronic petition
UBC Prof Fights French
Nuclear Testing Online
by Matt Thompson and
Chris Nuttall-Smith
Educational Studies associate
professor Bill Bruneau is no
stranger to anti-nuclear protest.
As a part of the peace movement
in the 1960s, Bruneau campaigned for the elimination of
nuclear weapons. His goal today
remains the same, but instead of
waving placards and attending
rallies, Bruneau is taking his protest on-line.
Bruneau is involved in the circulation of an electronic petition
protesting France's decision to
"I reached adulthood
in the mid 1960s,
which were full of
anti-nuclear activity. I
was educated by that"
- Bill Bruneau
resume nuclear testing in the
South Pacific. The 24-year UBC
Professor first heard of the petition three weeks ago in an e-mail
message from a colleague at the
University of Saskatchewan.
The petition, he learned, was
being organized by two Japanese
scientists who planned to collect
signatories world-wide via the
Internet. So Bruneau posted his
own message about the petition
on an educational studies and a
peace-oriented newsgroup.
45 people have answered
Bruneau's call to support the petition, sending him their names
to be forwarded to Japan.
"It will have a big impact on
politics in [France] if enough
people get themselves signed up
onto this list," Bruneau said.
In the five-and-a-half weeks of
the petition's circulation, about
5,000 people world-wide have
signed.
Bruneau says his days as an
anti-nuclear activist in the 60s
were a strong part of his desire to
contribute. "I reached adulthood
in the mid 1960s, which were full
of anti-nuclear activity," he said.
"I was educated by that."
In 1961 Bruneau became a
member ofthe Canadian University Anti-Nuclear Movement, and
was also an active Vietnam war
protestor. More recently, his role
as Faculty Association President
until last year and as a municipal
school trustee have also made
him more involved in peace issues.
Bruneau says the long-term
goal of efforts like the electronic
petition must not just be an end
to nuclear testing, but an end to
nuclear arms. "The point of these
protests is to finally put an end to
the idea that these items should
exist in somebody's cupboard. It
isn't enough just to end testing.
The real aim ofthe movement is
to have these weapons destroyed."
Almost all of the signatories so
far are academic scientists and
industrialists, but the petition is
open to anyone who wishes to
sign. The petition's e-mail address
is keshi@uticeaix hicepp.s.u-
tokyo.ac.jp.
According to Angela Runnals,
Assistant Registrar for Publications and the calendar editor, the
increase is a result of this year's
unusually large budget cuts. The
Registrar's Office decided to sell
ads as a means of generating extra revenue-a measure which has
raised more than $20,000 earmarked to subsidize the
Registrar's office budget.
Runnals said that without this
money, services to students
would have been reduced.
AMS Director of External Affairs, David Borins, acknowledged that the advertising was an
innovative way for the university
to raise money, but he also said
the ads are an indication of growing commercialization on campus.
"It does save us money in the
end. But I'm scared of the direction that it's taking this university in, because it's a statement
to the business community that
we are willing to commercialize
our operations," Borins,said.
"What I did with my calendar," he added, "is I ripped out
every page of advertising and
threw it in the garbage. Now I
don't have any advertising in it."
Runnals says the university is
simply seeking out alternative
income in the face of rising costs
and deepening budgetary cuts.
"There is a growing need at UBC
to seek sources of income other
than the traditional government
funding," Runnals said. "However, I don't feel that selling advertising in the calendar compromises the integrity ofthe university."
A disclaimer at the bottom of
every page containing advertising states that UBC does not endorse any advertisers in the publication. The disclaimer even
appears on pages featuring ads
for UBC's own programs and
services.
The reason for this, Runnals
stated, "was to say that we [the
university] are neutral, and we
didn't want to obviously endorse
some advertisements and not
others....It's certainly not meant
to reflect negatively on any UBC
service."
This year's advertisers range
from restaurants and car rental
dealerships to a body-piercing
store and even several other educational institutions.
Students can expect to see the
same amount of advertising in
next year's Calendar, but for
"readibility" purposes and to
"prevent people assuming that a
particular section of the Calendar endorses the ads next to
them," Runnals said the ads will
be moved to a back section of the
Calendar.
CHRIS NUTTALL-SMITH
VISUAL POLLUTION was cited by the University in their new policy to ban almost all exterior postering on
campus. The Bus Loop, shown here, would be unaffected by the policy.
UBC set to regulate
postering on campus
by Aaron Orlando
Groups that rely on postering
to get their message out on campus may be asked to clean up
their act this fall. Otherwise, they
could face stiff fines.
In a policy announced in the
June 15 issue of UBC Reports,
the university administration is
seeking to regulate the placement of posters and leaflets on
campus.
If approved at the October 15
meeting of the Board of Governors, postering of any kind on
building exteriors, telephone
poles, lamp and sign-posts, trees,
and outdoor benches would be
prohibited. The placing of ma
terials such as flyers and leaflets
on parked vehicles would also be
prohibited.
Under the policy, Plant Operations would remove any items
not placed according to regulation, and postering violators
would be forced to pay for any
costs incurred by removal.
The department of Campus
Planning and Development said
the proposal was intended to cut
down on "visual pollution" and
to establish more "systematic"
notice posting on campus.
"This policy is being developed as a result of complaints
that postering is harming buildings and landscape items," said
University Vice Provost Libby
Nason. The Department also had
concerns over safety issues posed
by fire and traffic hazards.
Indoor postings and those on
billboards would be not be affected by the policy. The campus
bus loop is BC Transit property
and would also be unaffected.
Implementation of the policy
is set to coincide with the construction of special postering
kiosks placed in high-traffic areas. According to Roger Morris
of Campus Planning and Development, the first examples of
these kiosks will be in place in
time for the university's Open
House in October. Some of the
kiosks may also include telephones and bank machines.
The policy is still at a working
draft stage, and students wishing
to comment can contact Libby
Nason by e-mail at
nason® unixg. ubc. ca.
Ubyssey News Notes
News Assignment Meeting Thursday at 12:30pm
Ubyssey News Seminar Thursday Aug. 17 at 7:30pm
Both to be held in SUB 241K. Musicolumn
Whale - Pay For Me [Virgin]
Punk rock form Sweden? Ya gotta be
kidding, right? Whale, now, that's what I
woulda thought, y'all.
Actually, Whale have put together a
compact little CD that easily puts most
modern punk acts, North American and
British alike, to shame, both in terms of
originality, and, just as importantly, listen-to-ability. In common with many
German punk bands, pFunk seems to
have been as influential as Oi, and then
some ...
There's some kind of weird Germanic
thing which somehow just seems made
for punk rock. I realize there's probably
a lot of Swedish people out there who
would take offence at the suggestion that
they might actually have something in
common with the Germans, but ...
Perhaps, when all's said and done, the
nicest thing about Pay For Me is that one
can actually listen to it without feeling
obliged to do so. - Andy the grate
Our Lady Peace - Naveed [Sony]
A few years ago I was distinctly pessimistic about the state of Canadian rock.
You had your Kim Mitchells and Tom
Cochranes polluting the airwaves.Thankfully things have changed with bands like
I Mother Earth, The Headstones, and The
Tea Party.
You can add Our Lady Peace to the
list of good Canadian bands because
Naveed is a strong major-label debut. The
latest trend in rock these days is to turn
down the distortion - i.e. make 'em less
grungey. Look at the popularity of acts
like Hootie and the Blowfish. OLP are a
wee bit harder but still let the melodies
shine through.
OLP also have a well developed sense
of dynamics, both in terms of song structure and instrumental layering. The two
singles 'starseed' and 'naveed' are catchy
pop tunes and the rest of the album's
tracks are worth listening to. My biggest
gripe is with their cumbersome and rather
pretentious name, but Naveed is a strong
first effort. - Andy Ferris
Fury in the Slaughterhouse -
The Hearing and the Sense of
Balance [RCA]
The Germans have a habit of making
really big words by compounding lots of
little ones, so I can only assume the long,
cumbersome names given to the band
and their CD are a reflection, of sorts, of
this band's Teutonic origins (who knows?
they may be one word apiece in the Bavarian dialect).
In this etymological spirit. Fury's music may be categorized as, say, rockcoun-
tryalternativeballadwithjustasplashof-
folkandperhapsasmidgen,butjustasmid-
gen,ofhiphop. Not that these elements
are fused into a single whole or anything.
Quite the contrary: each song seems to
exist in its own little world, with little to
connect it to the rest.
'Hello and Goodbye' sounds like a
retro-'80s sensitive rocker; 'Rainy April
Day', the obligatory song about Kurt
Cobain, embraces a soulful cello; 'Down
There' exhibits a sort of angst and
dreaded cosmic insignificance reminiscent of early Pink Floyd; and 'Your Love
Won't Take Me Anywhere' floats Cord
Downie-ish vocals over a hillbilly rhythm
replete with a distinctly non-ironic
"yippee yo yippee ay".
While any one of these songs is okay
in its own right, I'm not sure it adds up
to an album. Even 'various artists' discs
have a better coherence working in their
favour. - Peter T. Chattaway
Make no bones about it
Bone Man Slim
August 23 at the Unicom
by Peter T. Chattaway
I really like the word "bone", if has a really pleasant sound
And it rhymes with other words that sound like "bone"
Hey there, Mr Bones, I think ifs time to change your name
How about a name like Bone Man Slim?
The song came first. 21-year-old Alberta native
Wyndham Thiessen wrote 'Bone. Man Slim' before, as he
puts it, "this Azimuth [record label] thing came up" and
he needed to compile his songs for a debut cassette (titled,
with typical irony. Retrospective). Afraid that his real name
might cause listeners to expect "some Welsh/German
thing", he adopted the title of one song as his nom
de tune.
The Ubyssey met with
Thiessen between sessions
at a Richmond studio,
where he was recording
three bonus tracks for the
upcoming CD edition of Retrospective. In conversation
as in music, his trains of
thought had a way of veering off the expected track.
We asked how he got into
music. "I started on cello as a
six-year-old," he replied. "I
guess I identify with the cello
the most, it's my favorite instrument." So far so good.
"Spencer [Capier, a ubiquitous
fiddler on the local scene] sold
me a guitar in grade 10, and that
also happened to be the first day
I kissed a girl." Say what? "It was
quitei a momentous day in my life.   ^^..._
I totally missed her mouth. It was    pother head waiting
quite embarrassing."
Thiessen also picked up some harmonica during his
year at the University of Toronto, and he learned finger-
picking at the feet of Spirit Merchants guitarist Steve Dawson
(his dobro-playing graces the countryesque 'So Glad You're
Gone'). He also primed himself on the double bass when a
chance came to perform in Pacific Theatre's Coffon Patch
Gospel ensemble.
"I like acting," Thiessen said of the latter experience, "but
I don't really do very well on stage, stomachwise. I get
pretty nervous, but I'm getting a lot better. When I started
doing coffee houses two to three years ago, the whole day
I couldn't eat. The first time I officially opened for Allan
[des Noyers], as I was playing I was just so close to leaving
the stage. I was just a wreck, very nervous.
"It's also partly because I have this bad habit. The main
time I write is when there's a coffee house or something, so
I'll write a new song for it, but then that means, of course,
that I don't know it very well, so I'll
be fretting about this song, and that's
usually part of the reason I'm very
nervous."
Thiessen releases some of that
anxiety through lyrics that are
quirky, bizarre, and perhaps a bit
macabre (his songs' protagonists
have a way of dying or, in one case,
getting their heads pickled). These
stream-of-consciousness musings
float along on a perky musical current that Thiessen describes as
"guitar-oriented, folkie-sounding,
finger-picking, and vaguely
bluesy."
Plans are under way for a tour
sometime this fall, stage fright
and a UBC education notwithstanding. (Til drop courses depending on how long the tour's
gonna be," he says. "If it's
gonna be a week, I can probably do three or four courses,
but if it's gonna be a month, I
might do only two. We'll see.")
Local audiences will get an early chance to see Thiessen
in action at the Unicorn this Wednesday.
•""'gK'l&J**'
Rule of the Bone
Russell Banks [Knopf Canada!
book review by Andy Barham
Because of its subject matter, homeless street youth, I had intended to give
this book to a neighbour who was a
junkie, remains a heavy intravenous drug
user, and has associated with street
people most of his life.
However, the adventures of Chappie
in Rule ofthe Bone proved too fantastic
to bother pursuing this course. Methinks
they doth strain the novel's credibility to
the breaking point.
Chappie's misadventures begin in a
trailer park, with his alcoholic mother
and sexually abusive stepfather, and end
in Jamaica. Along the way, Chappie is
buggered, burned, and finally horn again
into Ihe cult of Haile Selassie, where he
hides out with an apocalyptic cast of
dropouts and losers «ulled from Escape
From New York outtakes. Chappie finally
finds redemption through a drifting
Rastafarian named l-man, who could just
as easily have been called Kane (of Kung
Fu fame), since he so readily fits a '90s,
post-punk version of that role.
There is a strong Hollywood bias in
Chappie's tale. Obviously Russell Banks
has been watching too many gritty action movies of the Kalifornia ilk. In fact,
there is a cartoonish cast to many of the
incidental characters Chappie meets
along the way. Like most of Hollywood's
output, the book's greatest defect is its
inevitable predictability.
I wish I could say that this novel was
an engaging and absorbing read.The best
I can do is say that, like any good Hollywood action movie, it is a brief diversion
from the rigours of getting an education
or earning one's daily crust.
Teatime was a real Party
Trie Tea Party
7 days ago at the Commodore
Ballroom
by Chris Nuttall-Smith
Imagine the sound of a near-sober Jim Morrison fronting the boys
from Led Zeppelin. Put them in a
great venue and add a mosh pit.
The Tea Party came close last
Thursday at the second of their
three Commodore gigs, but Zeppelin never sounded so good.
The Tea Party don't have
much going for them in the way
of originality. They pretty much
ride the formula Zeppelin laid
down 25 years ago, with
heavy drums, delicate guitar
and predictable bass. And
lead singer/guitarist Jeff
Marten is a dead ringer for
Morrison. But somewhere in
the mimicry, Tea Party
leaves      the      Dread
Zeppelinesque bullshit in
the dust and comes out
with a feel and sound
that would drive Page
and Plant back into
their rightful obscurity.
The       Windsor,
Ontario locals played
the raunchy blues,
delicate guitar solos
and bongo beats
that were characteristic of their first
studio       effort
Splendor Solis,
and they even lit
ah  incredible
(and well re-
Je#Marten ~
CQ°W**BAiDI
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ceived) sitar
solo with a
silver candelabra.
But despite
his Jim Morrison looks and
sound, front-
man Marten did
make   original
use of his sitar.
The sound first
appeared       on
Splendor Solis, long
before Page and
Plant hid under the
same Eastern sound
(among other things)
on their latest Unplugged effort.
The Tea Party was so
well received by the all-
ages crowd, in fact, that
' after reams of crowd
surfers had landed on
their heads in the stage
pit. Marten had to respond.
Sounding exactly like the
aforementioned Morrison,
he muttered, "I think a few
of you are a little happier
than you should be."
And why shouldn't they
be? TheTea Party had enough
talent and energy for a band
twice its size.
The Tea Party's two-hour gig
included a smoking 10-minute
version of the hit 'Save Me' and
tonnes of other great shit that left
the crowd begging and landed this
reviewer in the record store looking for more.
Mizrahi's home movie an exhibitionist delight
Captain Trips the light fantastic no more...
Unzipped
opens August 18 at the Park theatre
by Peter T. Chattaway
Unzipped begins and ends with fashion
designer Isaac Mizrahi heading down to the
newsstand to see what the critics have made
of his fashion shows. So if you're out there,
Isaac, I just wanna say, I loved your movie.
And Unzipped is definitely Mizrahi's show,
in almost every sense of the word. The credits extend their thanks not to Isaac Mizrahi
the individual, but to "Isaac Mizrahi & Co."
In addition, Nina Santisi, the Co.'s Vice President of Advertising, served as Unzippeds Ex
ecutive Producer. Toss in the frequent use of
16mm and Super 8 photography, and one
could justifiably say that this is not a documentary, but a corporate home movie (with
all the publicity and marketing potential that
that implies).
If that sounds self-serving, well, perhaps
it is, but all home movies should be this entertaining. With Douglas Keeve's camera
crew dogging his steps, Mizrahi apparently
had documentaries on the brain, and it filters into his work: his fake-furs Fall '94 Collection was inspired by the earliest cinema
verite of them all: Robert Flaherty's 1922 look
at Eskimo life, Nanook of the North. (In a
moment of idle whimsy, Mizrahi considers
designing all-fur jumpsuits, "like Banana
Splits." Mix that with old Hollywood flicks.
The Flintstones, the Mary Tyler Moore show,
and a handful of "the right dogs", and you
get a sense of his approach to fashion design.)
Perhaps the filmmakers also hit an exhibitionist nerve: Mizrahi spontaneously decides to set his Fall show's changing room
behind a translucent scrim, so the fashion
show's audience can watch the models doff
and don their clothes even as the cameras
offer us a closer peek behind the scenes.
Watching Mizrahi pitch the idea is an amus-
Isaac Mizrahi (the one laughing in the shadows) fixes an outfit on Kate Moss (the glum one) in Unzipped.
ing study in contrasts - "I don't give a shit,"
he says with dismissive bravado when
Santisi asks him, out of administrative caution, what the models will think of the idea; t
but with each reluctant model that he approaches, Mizrahi gets increasingly apologetic.
The women who pose for Mizrahi are a
vain, beguiling lot. Naomi Campbell's obstinate refusal to remove her navel ring is
matched only by her defensive insistence
that she not be required to take off her engagement ring. Perennial scene-stealer
Linda Evangelista scolds Mizrahi for sending her out in nothing but flats. And when
the camera rushes in for an intimate close-
up, Cindy Crawford protests, "Hello, my pores
are not that small!" (Not that she needs to
worry; they're not exactly as big as Richard
Burton's, either.)
Ellen Kuras's photography - an eclectic
cascade of styles, colours, and formats — frequently catches just the right shot, be it
Mizrahi's reflection in a stranger's shades or,
peeking over his shoulder in grainy black &
white, the image of prospective models strutting their way into a the murky depths of a
washed-out vanishing point.
Unzipped gets a surprising third-act twist
when Mizrahi discovers that rival designer
Jean Paul Gaultier has just issued his own
Nanook of the North ensemble. The creative
anxiety that sets in, presented on screen in
the Woody AUen-esque form of bittersweet
piano ballads and idle shuffles down New
that propels it far beyond the docu-/<w approach of Robert Airman's vaporous Ready
to Wear. .
At least Gaultier didn't have a camera
crew up his sleeve. Looks like Mizrahi gets
the last laugh after all.
5\
a moment of silence brought to you by Andy Barham
Jerry Garcia began his musical career in the early '60s
playing in various Frisco jugbands and folkie acts, ultimately teaming up with Phil Lesh, Ron McKernon (Pigpen), Bob Weir and Bill Kreuzman to form what would
ultimately become the Grateful Dead. The band which
would soon represent, for all time, San Francisco Flower
Power started by playing at Ken Kesey's Electric Kool Aid
Acid Tests as The Warlocks; they were, quite probably,
the first truly psychedelic band and, as such, they have
been the inspiration for numerous burgeoning musicians
attracted to their wildly experimental, freeform style.
Of all the '60s bands, the Dead were unique for a combination of reasons, including
a total refusal to sell out and
bow down to commercialism
.and the corporatization of
rock culture. Perhaps no other
band from that era has been
able to transcend generational
barriers like the Dead. But
then, perhaps no other '60s
band so clearly evinced such
an enduring loyalty to its fans;
Dead concerts were legendary
events.
Imagine thousands of
people, Deadheads from every
generation of rock and roller,
gathering in what can only be
described as the celebration of
a culture, a culture defined by
an endearing, if somewhat
nostalgic, counter cultural
ethic; peace, love, and harmony. Imbibing a variety of
GARCIA
Jerry Garcia's 1974 solo album
The demise of band members is nothing new to the
Grateful Dead — their first keyboardist Ron McKernon
succumbed to alcoholism at the tender age of 28, and
several subsequent keyboardists have likewise popped
their clogs over the years. But singer/songwriter Jerry
Garcia's freeform guitar style defined the band's sound.
As such, he is irreplaceable, and I don't see how the band
can carry on without him. It certainly wouldn't be the
Grateful Dead.
Considering what the counter culture once meant here
in B.C., if each flag ain't flying at half mast, then it fucking
well should be! But then, as a neighbour of mine, a drug
addict and street person who harks back to that era and
fellow lifelong fan of the
Dead, put it, "Yeah. He's
Dead. So what?"
It seems oddly appropriate that I happened to
be down at that part of
Wreck Beach where the
remnants of what once
was the counter culture
still gather when I heard
the news, since, disliking
crowds, I rarely visit that
part of the beach. Although, in this context, I
didn't equate the guy run-
ning down the steps
shouting something about
Jerry Garcia with anything particularly significant at the time, it does
kind of resonate on some
and grooving, just grooving. No violence, no heavy
handed security police swaggering around harassing any-
One that doesn't fit the middle class standard of obedient
conformity, just the Grateful Dead and their fans.
weird acid head level with something or other...
on this ea^buund^aneTButIBhTperhapTne rieveTre-
ally did. I, for one, shall miss him. All through my youth,
there was no other band who I listened to more. opinion
Doomsayers have been warning of the evils of
corporatization on university campuses for decades. Most
of these dire predictions have been largely ignored, occasionally for good reason.
Recent events, however, have made universities in general and UBC in particular more vulnerable than ever to
corporate influence. Massive cuts in federal post-secondary
funding have left universities desperate for alternative sources
of revenue, and most will be looking to the private sector to
make up for what they can't squeeze out of students in the
form of tuition increases. Changes to the student loan program places post-secondary financial assistance squarely in
the hands of private financial institutions, and universities
like UBC are already going to unprecedented commercial
lengths to raise funds.
Corporate influence on university campuses hats always
been most obvious in the area of research sponsorship. Private funding for R&D programs has always been attractive
to university departments, but now, universities are likely
to see corporate sponsorship as the only means of keeping
their prized research and development programs afloat The
private sector benefits from university R&D efforts, and
has an important role to play in funding them. But as corporate funding increases, so will its control over research
agendas, .This raises some obvious concerns; Esso isn't likely
to invest-heavily in the area of alternative fuels research,
and its questionable how well students and the general public would be served by a "Benson & Hedges" school of respiratory medicine, for example.
summerl
the ubyssey
August 17, 1995
volume 12 issue 6
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After four hours on the beach Peter T. Chattaway thought
he'd burned something important. "That's alright, I'll just turn
over-1, he thought. It had been at least twenty minutes since
Ben Koh and Siobhan Rnamrce had gone in search of skunk-
weed and he was. running out of money for the beer vendors.
What lo do, what to dor1 Perhaps Janet Winters had brought
the sunscreen, but maybe not judging by die frightening lobster
colour her butt was turning. I Ie'd already breezed through one
of those trashy novels by Scott Hayward and watching Andy
Ferns, Andy liaihain and Andy Bonfield play frisbee was
getting old. Sometimes you just wished people would put their
clothes back on! Alison Cole swung lazily through the heat
haze nearby hawking electric jello singing "there's always room
for jcUo* cutting clearly through the noise of Charlie Cho
wailing ''Everybody must gel stoned" from two posts over.
Nervous tremors suddenly ran the length ofthe beach. Hide
the boo'/c- the cops arc busting someone! Constable Wolf
Depner and his GVRD lacky James Rowan were forcing Matt
Thompson to pour out his entire cooler. Bummer. A thing like
that could min your entire afternoon, thought Chris Nuttall-
Smith. A trumpet blast rent the air and the shock forced
everone fn turn around and see Aaron Orlando with a fresh
stack of pizzas. "Nothing to worry about until it's time to walk
up that lull'', said Jrn Kuci.
Editors:
Coordinating Editor: Siohhdn Roantree
News Editor: Matt Thompson
Culture Editor: Peter T. Chattaway
Sports Editor: Scott Hayward
Photo Editor: Chris Ntirtal.-Smith
But there are also newer, more subtle forms of
corporatization on campus. UBC's administration has
already demonstrated its willingness to got to extraordinaril
commercial lengths to raise funds, whether it means bringing in its own convenience stores, hot dog stands, and strip
malls to campus or selling advertising in its own calender to
rival educational institutions.
The university's "full cost recovery programs" in faculties like pharmacy and business will require students to seek
corporate sponsorship for their schooling in apprenticeship-
type programs. It won't take long for these sponsors to begin demanding that changes be made in the university curriculum. The university will become, in their eyes, an organ of business charged with the responsibility of turning
out employees.
The UBC students union, for its part, claims to be mortified by the spread of university capitalist greed. It's not
obvious, however, whether it's commercialism the AMS fears,
or just plain competition. The society has its own impressive commercial stable to protect, and worries that plans for
the university to expand its commercial operations into new
areas will threaten its own businesses.
It's especially difficult to take the AMS rhetoric seriously
considering that the society is currendy negotiating an "exclusive beverage contract" with an undisclosed softdrink
megacorp. At long last, the AMS may have itself a referendum question capable of drawing quorum. Coke or Pepsi?
The rationale for increased corporate ties in both the AMS
and university has been much the same: we need the money.
Both are under legitimate budgetary pressure to seek out
alternative sources of funding, and in the current deficit-
obsessed climate, corporate-types are the only ones in a
position to contribute.
But corporate contribution never comes without strings
attached, and in exchange for greater funding, the private
sector will demand more say in the kind of education students receive at university.
Many see this as a positive step. Universities should be
in the business of producing graduates with skills employers
need. Groups and individuals across the country are being
forced to rationalize their fiscal raison d'etre, why should students be exempt?
The attitude is understandable. But it's surprising how
willing many Canadians - and Canadian legislators - are to
turn their universities into high-priced vocational schools.
The assumption seems to be that we can't afford to educate
in areas that don't contribute in an obvious, immediate sense
to the bottom line.
Implicit in this assumption, however, is the sense that we
can no loner afford to encourage critical thought. That we
can no longer afford to challenge the authority of corporate
institutions. That we can't afford creative solutions, only profitable ones.
The new university motto comes with fine print:
Tuum Est It's Yours.
(For a limited time only.)
Freestyle   '
Calendar Sells Out
Pop quiz: Which of the following appears on page two of the 1995-96 UBC calendar?
a) a statement of principles and university mission statement
b) a. warm-hearted message of welcome from university president David Strangway
c) a campus map
d) a table of contents or
e} a paid advertisement from the "UBC Hair Treatment and Research Centre"
If you guessed the last one, score yourself an extra point for this fall's mid-terms. In addition to the usual application dates, majors requirements, and fee
information, this year's calendar is chock-full of advertising. The campus map appears on page three, and you'll have to wait rill page nine for a table of
contents. As for Strangway's message of welcome, welL.rumour has it he's been busy considering a lucrative endorsement package from the hair treatment
people. ("He's not only the UBC-Hair Centre for men president, he's also a client!")
Calendar advertisers range from the obvious (photocopying services and computer retailers) to the somewhat less explicable (the "City of Surrey" and the
"Willy Wear" condom store, for example.)
It's obvious many ofthe advertisers have tried to target their ads at the brainy student demographic. Next! body piercing, for example, bills itself as "the
educated choice", and there's Wind Tunnel Music's promise of "Intelligent Music for Intelligent People." The Vancouver Sun does its best to present itself as a
kinder, cooler newspaper in its full-page ad: "Let's face it," it says in an earnest "we've-been-there" tone, "no textbook can tell you how to get a pizza
delivered to your dorm when you're cramming for exams at 3am. For that kind of help, .you need us."
Funny. I thought you needed a phonebook.
Office-equipment suppliers and catchy tongue-twisting sloganeers Bendorf Verster even go so far as to practically offer you a job. A highlighted box
announces, "UBC Graduates: Bendorf verster is pleased to consider all UBC grads for employment When you are considering your employment future call
Bendorf Verster." Take heart, Artsies; there's light at the end of the B.A. tunnel, after all.
Surrey is the lone municipality represented. "The City of Surrey is proud to support the 1995 UBC Calendar. That's because we too believe in the pursuit
' of excellence." Of course, Surrey is generally pretty proud to support the pursuit of something other than escaped felons. The Surrey public relations people
must consider this a real coup; the UBC Calendar is a pretty big step up from last year's choice, the Hooked on Phonics catalog.
Many ofthe ads have been placed in locations guaranteed to reach their intended audience. Feed and fertilizer ads appear in the Agriculture program
section,for example, and computer equipment and software follow the Science section. You'll find the ads for sawmill equipment in the Forestry section, and
in the Arts section, you'll find the ads for "Native Images Tattoo."
As with any bit of marketing there is, of course, the fine print. "UBC does not endorse any advertiser in this publication" sits as a footnote to every page in
a half-assed attempt to salvage a sense of academic propriety for what the university calls its "flagship publication."
There's also, somewhat strangely, lots of ads for rival schools. It doesn't instill a tremendous amount of confidence to see ads for other schools in your own
school's academic handbook. It's like they're just waiting for you to fail.
If your plans to be a doctor or lawyer or engineer aren't working out according to plan, there's a number of institutions eager to help with the adjustment
to your down-sized Xer dream. Can't afford the new "full-cost-recovery" MBA program? There's always CompuCollege. Failing Psychology 401? In just 15
short weeks you can become a "Registered Professional Counsellor" at the Counsellor Training Institute. The Vancouver Film School gets downright
philosophical with an ad that sounds like something lifted from the Tho le Ching. "We believe time is precious," the copy reads. "That it is not enough to
commit to change, one must commit to always changing." Koo-koo-ka-choo.
And in case you're thinking of applying your newly-won credit from the "West Coast School of Massage Therapy" towards your Sodology degree, think
again. "Any transfer of credit to UBC for course work conducted at other educational institutions is based solely on the UBC Transfer guide," the Calendar
reminds you a full 92 times in 5-point print If you thought transferring credit from community college was difficult, try enrolling as a "Carolyn's Beauty
Training Institute" tranfer student
There are ads for all sorts of things in the calendar. Ads for piano lessons. Ads for comic books. Ads for houseboat vacations. Ads for "cranialsacral
therapy." All in aU, there's been an awful lot of money spent to try and get your business.
If advertisers are serious about currying a little good favour with students, however, they're going about it the wrong way. Rather than paying to advertise
in a publication that has all the personality of an out-of-date phonebook, why don't companies truly pay more than lip-service to the notion that they're a
friend of students. For little more than the cost of one full-page ad ($2,135), a business could pay the tutition costs of the average UBC undergrad.
A little generosity might prove to be the best advertising there is. "  Matt Thompson This is what they call the Cerebral Vortex
by Peter T. Chattaway
The poor fools. The poor
bravehearted fools. "Write a
story, Pete. Tell us what goes on
in your head. We'll even call it
'Pete's Head'."
Oh, the things we can think up
with a tide like that. Personally, it
reminds me of the time my parents decided it was time to get me
started on sex ed.
They couldn't have manipulated the situation better. I was six
years old, We were living in Poland (a land filled with Catholics
and Communists, neither of
which were likely to intrude on
my prepubescent sexual propriety), and they had just purchased
a British kids' book entitled How
Your Body Works.
I must admit, this book excited
my curiosity. In a stroke of creative genius, the authors decided
to explain each of the body's
many and complicated systems
by inventing a machine that performed the same tasks.
For example, assembly-line
pulverizer operators stood on the
side of a conveyor belt, ready to
assault mammoth chunks of food
- obviously, the belt was the
tongue, and the unsung labourers my teeth (more and more of
which go on strike as the years
go by).
But the really ... uh ... interesting chapter was the two-page
spread on sex. What better way
to introduce a child - I was in
grade one, fer cryin' out loud —
to the not-so-imminent pleasures
of the flesh than to draw a picture of two robots before and after they get horny?
And they were on wheels. Two
big metal boxes with fire hydrants
for heads and kites that seemed
to catch the squalls of a hurricane
whenever these machines got
aroused. One with a pendulous
extremity that went rigid whenever hot-red blood flooded
through its spiral capillary tubes,
the other holding a velvet cushion in its core with a delicate red
spot just waiting for, well, whatever those watermelon seed-like
things were. And the two of 'em
were wheeling about like bumper
cars just waiting for something to
connect.
This may explain why I always
found roller skating rinks quite so
alluring in my younger days (my
much younger days, I might emphasize). Or why the very notion
of sex not standing up continues
to strike me as such a novel idea.
(To say nothing of my fondness
for, um, props.)
Not that any of this has anything to do with my cranium, as
it were. In fact, one carriage I
jumped in this train of thought is
the book's portrait of the brain as
a giant command centre complete with switchboard (kinda like
that operations room in the
sketch at the end of Everything You
Always Wanted to Know..).
Indeed, I have always wondered how all those technicians
could have fit inside the Bulbous
growths crowning those lusty automatons. This in turn leads to the
question: just how big are these
copulating monstrosities?
I sense this leading into a discussion of the mating habits of
Godzillas and giant apes, which
is really quite off-topic, so, if you'll
pardon the pun, I think I shall
stop while I'm ahead.
MATT THOMPSON
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Summer sport camps considered as revenue source
by Scott Hayward
Stop by the fields at the south
end of campus on a weekday afternoon and you are likely to see
hundreds of children participating in sports and developing self-
confidence. But like all other programs, Community Sports Services (CSS) sport camps will be
scrutinized for their revenue generating potential as Athletics
grapples with the financial challenges of the 90s.
Athletics manages several summer sport camps for the community through CSS. "Our mission
is to help young people feel more
significant, more capable, and
more respectful of themselves
and others," said CSS Coordinator Brent Berry. CSS began with
a Hockey Camp but has expanded to include other themes
including soccer, badminton,
leadership, and even a computer
camp.
The largest program is the soccer camp which appeals to over
1,000 children between the ages
of 5 and 17 each summer.
Sally Hoag drives her 12-year-
old daughter in from Langley for
the high performance soccer
camp. "She was the only one on
her team [to attend] last year, and
they convinced 12 of the 15 girls
to come this year. That's how
impressive it is," said Hoag.
The Athletics Department is
looking at various ways of raising
money. "One thing is certain and
that is that the potential for revenue on sport camps is very high.
I don't think that we're realizing
that potential here yet," said
Sports Information and Promotions Coordinator Don Wells.
Corporate Sponsorship is another
untapped area where Athletics is
looking to generate much-needed
revenue.
However using the sports
camps to generate additional revenue concerns Berry because CSS
programs compete with subsidized programs that are run at
community centres in the city. "If
somebody pays $80 for a program, they want $80 worth. It's
about getting them the quality
programs we can," he said.
Moreover he argued that CSS,
which rents the ice time, field time
and facilities it uses, already contributes financially to Athletics.
"We think that we use the facilities and generate a lot of money
to the university [during] down
time and facilities that would otherwise be empty."
Berry is aware of Athletics' situation. "I think Athletics is trying
to be really creative in looking at
the dilemma they're going to be
in... and I certainly know they're
looking at our program." He has
had talks with Athletics Director
Bob Philip, but "at the moment
they're just discussions," he said.
While no decisions will be
made in the short term, the growing gap between revenues and
expenses will have to be addressed soon. "Over the next few
years, [Athletics will] get as efficient as possible and then find out
what the gap is. And at that point
we would either have to raise the
fee that we charge the students or
cut back on [athletic] programs or
some combination of that," said
Philip.
PAVEL BURE'S successor may be here at CSS Hockey School
CHRIS NUTTALL-SMITH.
The Ultimate sport has a political philosophy, too
by Wolf Depner
Many people have found the
Ultimate sport which combines
physical activity and good sportsmanship with a minimum of
equipment. UBC students have
the opportunity to play the sport
of Ultimate either through UBC
Intramurals or in the Vancouver
City League.
Ultimate is a hybrid of football,
basketball and soccer and uses a
175 gram plastic frisbee or "disc".
It was conceived in 1969 at
Columbia High School in
Maplewood, NJ, and has enjoyed
a steady increase in popularity.
Today it is enjoyed in over twenty
countries.
It is played on a field which is
40 yards wide and 120 yards long.
Play is 7-on-7 and a game starts
with the throw-off, or "pull". One
team throws the disc to the other,
which then tries to score a single
point by passing the disc to a
teammate in the opposition's end-
zone, leading to the alternate
name "Frisbee Football".
Ultimate is a non-contact sport
and unlike football, players are
not allowed to run with the disc
after a catch. Instead, a pivot foot
similar to that in basketball, must
be established within three steps
after catching the disc. Once a
player catches the disc, he or she
must pass it within ten seconds
or it is turned over to the other
team.
Any pass which is incomplete,
out-of-bounds, or knocked down
results in a turnover. The high
frequency of turnovers makes
Ultimate a fast paced game that
provides an excellent cardiovascular workout.
A game lasts until one team
has scored a set number of points,
13 in Vancouver league play and
as high as 19 in national championships. A margin of victory of
at least two points is required, but
a game may also be time-capped.
Ultimate reflects the liberalism
that was present in the late 1960s,
and its lack of formal etiquette
encourages diversity and style.
For instance, it is not uncommon
for men to wear women's clothing while playing — in fact, the
more outrageous the outfit is, the
better.
Both sexes can participate
equally and respect for other
players is emphasized. There are
no referees in Ultimate, reflecting an indifference or even dislike towards authority, and a be
lief that the people can govern
themselves best.
Most importantly, the sport
prides itself on having a spirit that
emphasizes friendly competition
and positive, mutual recognition.
It discourages the winner-take-all
mentality that has at times
clouded the judgment of players
and fans alike in other sports.
Taunting and trash-talking
typical of the NBA is frowned
upon as it violates the game's
spirit. In fact, it is common for opposing players to congratulate
each other on a nice play, or even
for a good effort. After each game
teams compose friendly cheers
about each other, and often continue by sharing friendly cheers
together at a local establishment.
Swimmers return from Atlanta
ULTIMATE
8
enthusiasts in men's clothing
NUTTALL-SMITH.
by Scott Hayward
UBC swimmers Anita Lee
and Sarah Evanetz have both
posted personal best times in the
year leading up to the summer
Olympics. They just returned
from the Pan Pacific Championships in Atlanta, Georgia after
making the national team at the
end of July.
Lee finished 21st in the 50m
freestyle with a time of 26.94 seconds. In the 100m freestyle, "she
finished 10th with in her lifetime
best time of 56.93" seconds, said
coach Tom Johnson.
She also swam in the 4 x 100m
freestyle relay with Marianne
The Summer Ubyssey
Limpert, Shannon Shakespeare,
and Jessica Amey. Canada finished fourth in that event with a
time of 3:46.82.
Evanetz placed 7th in the 100m
butterfly with a time of 1:01.42,
less than 2 seconds behind the
winner, and within 0.16 seconds
of her personal best time. The
result is encouraging because she
is coming off a difficult year in
which she struggled with illness.
She also placed 13th in the
2Q0m butterfly with a time of
2:17.20. "At the nationals [in Winnipeg in July], she was 2:15.44
which was 2 1/2 seconds better
than her best time ever," said
Johnson.
Evanetz still has room for improvement. "She needs to address some technical aspects of
her swimming such as her start
and her turn in order to move up.
But physical parameters in terms
of conditioning and handling the
pressure of the moment have really come a long way," said
Johnson.
Tryouts for the T-Birds varsity
swimming team begin Tuesday,
September 5. All students are welcome and Johnson encourages
everyone interested to come out.
Tapping into the hidden talent at
UBC "could be the difference between having a championship
team and not," he said.
Thursday, August 17,1995

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