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OCTOBER 18,2010
• VOLUME 92, NUMBER XI33
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VOLUME XCII,  N°XIII
EDITORIAL
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MONDAY, OCT. 18
HUNTING FOR A NEW FORCE OF NATURE ATTHE
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Green College hosts a presentation about
the exploration for a fifth fundamental
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NEWS
EDITOR ARSHY MANN»news@ubyssey.ca
ASSOCIATE SALLY CRAMPTON»associate.news@ubyssey.ca
AMS makes push for rapid transit to UBC
ARSHY MANN
news@ubyssey.ca
The AMS is banking on Face-
book, 3000 emails from students and bright green t-shirts
to convince Metro Vancouver to
build rapid transit to UBC.
The Alma Mater Society is
currently in the midst of a nine
day blitz—with only three days
remaining—aimed at pushing
Metro Vancouver to make rapid transit to UBC a regional
priority.
This comes weeks after Metro Vancouver released the draft
of their regional growth strategy, which places rapid transit
to UBC as their last transportation priority, after completing
the Evergreen Line and increasing service for Surrey.
AMS President Bijan Ahmadian said that the status quo
along the Broadway corridor is
unacceptable.
"Students and other commuters are left behind every morning on the Broadway line," he
said. "We have this sustainable
culture of using transit to this
campus but the service level is
not there to support it."
The AMS has launched a website, ubclinenow.com, that directs students to email Metro
Vancouver and Translink about
the UBC line. They have also created a Facebook group that has
over 1100 members and will
be distributing around 20,000
pamphlets that direct people to
the website.
Ahmadian said that as of yesterday over 2000 students had
used the website to submit their
feedback to Metro Vancouver.
He said that he hopes at least
3000 people contact Metro Vancouver in support of a UBC line
by the October 22 deadline.
After Metro Vancouver stops
taking feedback, Ahmadian said
the AMS will directly lobby the
Metro Vancouver board and other decision makers as they finalize the regional growth strategy. If the AMS is unhappy with
the final outcome, he said they
Will you ever see one of these pull up next to the 1KB? GERALD DEO PHOTO ILLUSTRATION/THE UBYSSEY
will then focus on other actors, especially the provincial
government.
"Students from UBC come
from all over Metro Vancouver, we vote in all the regions
across Metro Vancouver and the
province," he said. "We're going
to make sure that all the politicians are held accountable for
the decisions they make on this."
The AMS is also working
alongside UBC and the University Neighbourhoods Association (UNA), which represents
residents who live in market
housing on campus.
"[They are] also stakeholders
in this...so we're going to build
an alliance to work together.
Our messaging is different and
everybody's approaching this
from a very different perspective based on what their interests are, but we all come down
to the same message that UBC
needs rapid transit and it needs
it now."
Despite support from the AMS
and UBC, rapid transit has long
been opposed by many businesses and residents along the
Broadway corridor. They fear it
could lead to serious disturbances similar to those that plagued
Cambie St during construction
ofthe Canada Line.
"In my view we have two alternative futures," said Jan Pierce,
Chair ofthe West Kitsilano Residents Association, at a Business
and Residents Association for
Sustainable Transportation Alternatives (BARSTA) meeting
in June.
"One looks to retain much
of our existing housing, green
space, heritage, and have
change happen in a more
gradual way that fits with our
neighbourhoods.
"The alternative, a rapid-
rail skytrain system, where
our neighbourhood goals are
transformed by the development goals of Translink, using
the excuse of perceived need to
increase ridership on their extremely expensive lines to justify the high costs."
Electoral Area A Director Maria Harris is also skeptical that
rapid transit is the best transit
option for UBC.
"There is an underlying current of pressure to have rapid
transit, which is a solution which
I don't think is necessarily feasible in the next five years, let
alone a longer period, simply
because of other legitimate regional requirements," she said.
"But I think there are a whole lot
of cheap fixes we can do in the
short term."
Before Metro Vancouver's regional growth strategy can be finalized, it must be formally accepted by all of Metro Vancouver's 22 member municipalities, the Tsawwassen First Nation, TransLink and all adjacent
regional districts, tl
—With files from Justin McElroy
Stigma of mental illness broken down by cracking up
CLAUDIA G00DINE
Contributor
It takes a certain strength of
character to stand onstage
and withstand a crowd of people laughing at your greatest
insecurities.
So it may seem counterintuitive to see people suspected of
having the lowest self esteem-
people living with mental illness—doing just that.
But six comics, each managing different mental illnesses
like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or depression, performed
with fine-tuned hilarity at last
Thursday's Stand Up for Mental Health comedy show at Totem Park residence.
Vancouver-based SMH uses
humour to raise awareness
and battle the stigma around
mental illness. Their current
tour of 25 universities across
Canada opens a dialogue about
a serious issue of particular importance to campuses.
Mental disorders manifest
most commonly in youths between the ages of 15 and 24,
according to Statistics Canada. Life transitions that are a
common part of the university
experience, such as being far
away from home, more exposure to alcohol and the stress
of school, can exacerbate potential for mental illness.
"Usually people get treatment in their 30s and 40s, but
it makes a huge difference if
you can go in earlier," David
Granirer, founder and teacher
of the SMH program, said before the show.
Unfortunately, shame that
follows from a prevailing stig-
matization of mental illness
often makes people less likely
to reach out for help and more
prone to self-medicate and develop addictions. According to
a 2008 study by the Canadian
Medical Association, 46 per
cent of Canadians think the
term 'mental illness' is used
as an excuse for bad behaviour,
while 25 per cent are afraid
of being around people with a
mental illness.
Onstage, Granirer, who also
battles depression, took a jab
at the latter assumption.
"People with mental illness
commit five per cent of all
crime. That's it. That means
normal people commit the other 95 per cent... I mean, I feel
way safer around some guy
who hears voices and thinks
he's the supreme ruler of the
universe.
"Put it this way: when you are
managing 50 billion galaxies,
you are way too busy to steal
my car," Granirer said to the
laughter of 50 people dispersed
in a sea of blue plastic chairs.
The hour and a half show sped
by with barely a pause, but it
wasn't all laughs. The gravity
of mental illness hung in the
air when 27-year-old comic Robbie Engelquist from New Westminster sat down to read an intimate monologue about living
with schizophrenia. He ended
with a smooth, powerfully delivered two-minute rap, owning the stage.
"I enjoy being onstage," he
said later. "I love to be able to
tell people my story and have
them listen to me."
First year Arts students Jen
Boyd, Diane Mutabaruka and
Alex Musgrove all agreed itwas
their favourite part ofthe show.
"When he read it was really
personal. It's awesome how a
show provides so much meaning," Boyd said, tl
NEWS BRIEFS
COLIN CHIA PH0T0/THE UBYSSEY
NEW BIODIVERSITY MUSEUM
OPENS ON CAMPUS
The new UBC Beaty Biodiversity Museum opened on Saturday, Oct 16, showcasing UBC's
rich biological and natural history collections.
There are over two million
specimens on display, a public theatre and Canada's largest blue whale skeleton. The
aim of the museum is to enhance the public's understanding and appreciation of biodiversity, and make the research conducted by UBC's Biodiversity
Research Centre scientists accessible to the public. The Museum and the Research Centre
are situated next to each other
in the Beaty Biodiversity Centre building.
WOMEN DELAYING PREGNANCY BECAUSE OF FALSE FAITH IN
FERTILITY SCIENCE
Women are delaying pregnancies because of misconceptions
about fertility treatments, according to UBC Psychology Professor Judith Daniluk's new
research.
Fueled by reports of celebrities who get pregnant in their
middle-age and misguided advice from family doctors, Canadian women believe that in-vi-
tro fertilization and other forms
of fertility treatments can help
them to get pregnant in their
40s, and even in their 50s.
The success rate of fertility
treatments drops rapidly after
the age of 34, barely reaching 1
per cent for those 46 years old.
UBC PARTNERS WITH MAX
PLANK SOCIETY TO TACKLE
QUANTUM QUESTIONS
UBC has forged a formal partnership with the Max Planck Society, a German research institution that provides funding for
and forms scholarly partnerships
with over 80 other research institutions worldwide.
They intend to create the
Max Planck-UBC Centre for
Quantum Materials, which will
bring together physicists from
all over the world under the
leadership of four Canada Research Chairs in the area of
condensed matter physics, five
fellows of the Royal Society of
Canada and visiting scholars
from the Max Planck Society,
32 of whom have won Nobel
Prizes in Physics since 1914.
Their research will focus on exploring the properties of nano-
structured materials when reduced below their current size
limitations, tl 4/UBYSSEY.CA/CULTURE/2010.10.18
CULTURE
EDITORS BRYCE WARNES & JONNY WAKEFIELD »culture@ubyssey.ca
ASSOCIATE ANNA ZORIA»associate.culture@ubyssey.ca
Because you can t read a blog on the toilet
Old-school self-publishing on display at Canzine West show
BRYCE WARNES
culture@ubyssey.ca
Before Facebook, Twitter or
blogs, the easiest way for an unpublished writer or illustrator to
share their work was through a
Xerox machine. But even in the
digital age, devotees to commercial print's oft-neglected brother—the zine—are keeping the
medium alive.
After a three year absence
from the city, Canzine West returned to Vancouver. October 16
saw the cavernous halls of the
W2 Storyeum lined with tables
loaded with local small-press
and self-published works. Organized by OCW Magazine and
Broken Pencil, Canzine was part
conference, part workshop and
part celebration ofthe medium
that has traditionally linked and
spread fringe culture.
The internet has in many
ways made the zine anachronistic. What was once done with
ink, paper and staples is now
done with Wordpress. Where
does this leave the humble zine?
"You can't read a blog in the
bathroom," saidjanelle Holly-
rock. Her publication, Mongrel
Zine, covers garage and punk
music from Vancouver and from
abroad.
"That's where people read
magazines, right? Take it into
the can. You can't take your laptop in there. It's just unsanitary,"
she continued. "Some guy was
here earlier and he was like, 'Oh
yeah, I saw this in my friend's
washroom.' And I'm like, 'Yeah,
that's how people find out about
my zine.'"
The latest issue of Mongrel
Zine is hefty. It's made of 24
8.5" x 14" photocopied pages, folded in the middle and
bound with two heavy-duty staples. The pages are packed with
Visitors browse tables at Canzine West 2010. TRISTAN MENZIES PHOTO/THE UBYSSEY
text—band Q&As, for the most
part, as well as literature reviews and a feature onjapanese
cult films—broken up by images arranged helter-skelter in a
manner that recalls the handmade, cut-and-paste layouts of
pre-Photoshop zines. Included
is a compilation CD of groups
covered in past issues. Total
asking price? Five dollars.
Hollyrock insisted that even
if the paper-and-CD media seem
outdated, she publishes that way
by choice. "It's just not the same
to have like, 'Here's a download
code, why don't you download
these songs off my blog.' That's
so fucking lame."
Mongrel Zine is sold at shows,
through record stores and via its
website. "With our zine specifically we interview bands," said
Hollyrock. "And a lot of bands
tour, and they need something
to read in the van. So our zine
is really good for that."
Karlene Harvey's table at Canzine West was covered with her
own creations—small, brightly-coloured booklets filled with
poetry, short stories and line
illustrations.
"I don't try to distribute them
across Canada or anything," she
said. "I mostly make them for my
friends, and for events such as
this. Or if I'm at a craft show I'll
share them."
"I've been making zines since
I was sixteen. When I was in
high school there was this really cool English teacher that
I had, and he made everybody
make zines. When I was younger, actually, I was really interested in making comics. I had
this pen-pal, and we used to send
comics back and forth to each
other. And eventually I made
these comic booklets. So I could
even say [I started] when I was
around twelve."
Like Hollyrock, Harvey publishes in zines by choice. Over the
past year, her writing and illustrations have appeared in several
commercial magazines, and she
added that she is currently working on putting together a portfolio of work. But the small-scale
allure of zines continue to draw
her back to the format.
Self-distributingyour own publication, by nature, tiesyou directly to your audience.
However, in zines—as in any
other medium—there are still
middlemen. Record and book
stores, infoshops and online
distribution services ("distros")
spread zines to a wider audience. And the Vancouver Public Library has been adding to
its collection in recent years,
making them available through
their online catalogue.
Lemon Tree, established by
Cholo Amcheta and Aaron Mo-
ran, serves as a distribution
method for Vancouver zine creators. Their store consists of
a yellow painted wooden cart
packed with self-published poetry and fiction, which they wheel
to author and illustrator conventions, poetry readings and other
events around the city. They also
publish their own zines under
the Smoke Signal Arts imprint.
"We want to have a really face-
to-face interaction with the artist. We want to provide them with
what they want, and what we
want," said Amcheta. By focusing on sharing art, rather than
accumulating profits, Lemon Tree
puts itself in line with the ideals
of the authors it stocks.
Paper wasn't the only material on display at Canzine West.
Screenprinted t-shirts, handmade jewelry and stationery
were on sale in the crafts area
of the convention center. The
voices of poets and authors reading their works on stage echoed
in the background.
Magazines—SubTerrain, Bea-
troute, Discorder, Broken Pencil
and OCW, among others—made
their presence known. Full-colour, offset-printed and even
glossy publications shared tables with zines folded and stapled together in their creators'
bedrooms.
"When I think of what a zine is
to me, it's this little space where
you can put all ofyour work, and
all of your time, into this project, and you have a product in
the end," said Karlene Harvey.
"And it's all yours, there are no
editors, there's no-one involved
other than you—literally creating this tangible thing thatyou
want to share with people." tl
Wombat: The Collected Comic Strip by Rob Filbrandt
COMICS WITH
MIRANDA MARTINI
MIRANDA MARTINI
Columnist
First published in
Discorder in
1984, then in
alt-weeklies
around Canada throughout the early
90s, Rob Fil-
brandt's Wombat follows a wayward youth
from his glue-sniffing punk rock
days to his noir-infused, alcohol-induced burnout.
Filbrandt's strips were recently compiled for the first time.
The collection is cleaved into
two ideological halves. I like to
think ofthe first half as Garfield
and the second half as Garfield
(without Garfield). The first half
plods along at its ease, goofy
and unconcerned, making up
for what it lacks in cohesive
punchlines and laughs-out-loud
with its strangely good-natured
sweetness. The titular Wombat
(if that is indeed his name), a
shy, ebullient punk sporting a
vast chin and mohawk, gets up
to Little Rascals-type mischief
and sounds the rallying cry of
drunk, directionless, nonsensical anti-conformity "Wild nose
hairs!" he cries, thrilled at the
prospect of another day lived
outside the Man's grasp. These
early strips have a similar emotional effect to Garfield sassing
Jon and punting Odie across
the room: their naive, innocuous rascality is calming to the
spirit, like elevator music. It is
pseudo-humour, gentle, nostalgic and frozen in time.
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Slowly, Wombat evolves and
the tone shifts. One day our hero
trades his mohawk for a ragged fedora and finds himself in a murky
demimonde peopled with bleak
thugs, sadistic femmes fatale and
the ghost of Montgomery Clift.
A backstory emerges, casting
shadows on the previously one-
off comics. It becomes apparent
that the eager wild child of earlier strips, so happily lost in the
world of his own creation, is now
drowning in that world. Without
a benevolent universe around
him to temper the protagonist's
nihilism and self-doubt, Wombat's blissful teenage wasteland
becomes a lonely echoing chasm
of the human experience.
Both worlds have their charm.
Neither the rough early strips
nor the relentlessly surreal later
ones ask much of their reader: the
punk kid and the comic-noir drifter both provide brief, entertaining and occasionally vulnerable
glimpses into their lives, but always with a wink and a nod that
says it's mostly pretend. It's hard
to know what we're supposed to
take away from the comic once
we've read the last page, or even
if there's anything to take away.
Still, as an indictment against the
modern world's insipidity or a talisman against its cruelty, or neither, Wombat is probably a world
worth visiting, if only once. u 2 010.10.18/UBYSSEY.CA/S PORTS/5
SPORTS
EDITOR IAN TURNER»sports@ubysseyca
Thunderbirds finish preseason
schedule with blowout victory
KELLY HAN
Contributor
On Friday night, the UBC Thunderbirds finished their exhibition schedule by dominating the
Laurentian Voyageurs 108-55.
The match was never in doubt,
as UBC started the game by scoring 15 unanswered points. The
team's aggressiveness was sustained throughout the game
with multiple steals and dunks
and the Thunderbirds kept up
the intensity until the game's
end, finishing with 13 steals
and 5 blocks.
Last year's CIS MVP Josh
Whyte, who had nine points
and four rebounds, said that
UBC has been making a point
of playing an entire 40 minutes
after a season last year that often saw them coast on their talent for entire quarters.
"We developed some bad habits last year that cost us some
games where we found ourselves
in situations tough to climb out
of," he said.
"One of our main focus[es]
this year is to have that mentality to come out and 'punch them
in the face' and really shake our
opponents up."
This year, head coach Kevin
Hanson has made it a priority to
maintain this intensity.
"Practices have been very very
intense and the guys are proving they want to get better. We
are still improving our defense
and that will lead to fast break
points. We are an aggressive and
physical team and we want to
maintain that throughout the
season."
To that end, none other than
former NBA shooting guard Michael Dickerson, who played for
the Vancouver Grizzlies and
Houston Rockets, has been present during team practices during the preseason.
"Michael has been a real inspiration to us. He's always the
first one in the gym, and his
work ethic is offloading to us
and keeping us motivated because we are constantly trying
to beat him in every drill," exclaimed starting point guard
Alex Murphy.
With the exhibition season
over, UBC begins the regular
season this weekend against
Josh Whyte leaps up in a preseason game. GEOFF LISTER PHOTO/THE UBYSSEY
Saskatchewan. After reaching
the finals the last two years, the
expectation is to win the Canada
West Conference, and then the
CIS National Championship. The
team is currently ranked No. 2
in the country behind the Carleton Ravens.
"I want our team to win it
all. The last two years we were
so close and we lost the national finals. I feel that with what we
have this year we can go as far
as we want," said Whyte.
What else to look forward to
this year?
"This year's team is a fast
paced entertaining style team,"
said coach Hanson. This basketball season will provide enjoyable games with high winning
percentages.
Starting forward Brent Malish is entering his final year at
UBC, along with Murphy and
Whyte. For them, it's the final
chance to bring home the first
national championship for UBC
since 1973. One thing's for sure:
they won't end up short due to
lack of effort.
"We have a really veteran
squad this year, with three fifth-
years and four fourth-years that
have been through a lot of rough
patches and rough games. As a
collective whole, when we do
come across adversity, we are
going to face through and not
let it affect us." tl
The season opener is this Friday, October 22, against lasty ears
national champions, the Saskatchewan Huskies.
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The UBC men's hockey team began their 2010-2011 regular season with a win and loss against
the Alberta Golden Bears. Following a 4-2 upset of the top-
ranked Golden Bears on Friday
night, UBC expected to continue the winning streak on Saturday. However, that was not
the case. With a final score of
6-2 for Alberta, UBC split their
home opener series and retreated back to the locker room looking for a way to improve before
their game against Calgary next
Friday.
"We got even-keel on our
emotions, last night we got a
good win," said first-year forward Mike Liambas after the
game. "We came in today thinking we didn't have to work as
hard...it obviously showed."
Alberta and UBC traded goals
in the first three minutes of action, with a shot from Liambas,
who formerly played for the Erie
Otters of the Ontario Hockey
League (OHL), tying it at 1-1
early on.
"He works hard," said head
coach Milan Dragicevic of Liambas. "We expect him to be
physical... to provide leadership
and character."
Despite being outshot 13-7,
the first period ended with UBC
tied at 2-2. Dalton Pajak scored
his second goal of the weekend
with the period winding down
on a five on three power play. It
would be the last goal the Thunderbirds would score.
The second period allowed
two more goals for the Bears as
they outshot UBC 10-4, scoring two goals and making life
miserable for goaltender Jordan White. The disappointed
Dragicevic said, "You're not going to win...hockey games with
under twenty shots, especially
when you have twelve minutes
of power plays."
The small but loyal crowd
of 200 cheering for the 'Birds
hoped for a strong comeback
in the last frame, but the team
didn't deliver. Two minutes into
the period, Bears centre Greg
Gardner scored the fifth goal
of the game. Even the disallowance of a goal due to goalie interference by the Bears did not
dissuade them as they scored
the final goal with 7.21 seconds
left in the game.
The Thunderbirds are looking to bounce back from a disappointing 2009-2010 season,
which saw them miss the playoffs for the first time in seven
years with a 8-19-1 record.
When asked after the game
about what improvements the
team could make in the future,
Jordan White suggested, "Make
them beat us rather than us
beating ourselves."
- Chantel Colleypriest
BIRDS BEAT BEARS IN
MUST-WIN FOOTBALL GAME
Needing a win to stay alive in
the playoff race and down 28-19
late in the fourth quarter, UBC's
football team came back to beat
the Alberta Golden Bears, scoring two last-minute touchdowns
for a 32-28 victory Saturday afternoon. Running back Perry
Harder gave UBC the nail-biting victory, running 32 yards for
a touchdown with just ten seconds left, ending UBC's four-
game losing streak.
"Our backs were against the
wall, the season on the line, and
over the last four or five weeks
we've eaten enough humble pie,
so it's good to get a result that
makes us feel good for a few
hours," said head coach Shawn
Olson after the game.
The win leaves both teams
with a 2-4 season record, and
keeps UBC in the hunt for the
fourth and final playoff spot in
the Canada West conference.
UBC will face the Saskatchewan
Huskies at Thunderbird Stadium
next Friday.
- Kai Green
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EDITORIAL
LET IT BE KNOWN: WE NEED RAPID TRANSIT
For anyone who has been caught in the doors
of an at-capacity 99, the idea that UBC is a low
transit priority is absurd. Yet Metro Vancouver's
regional growth strategy—a draft of which was
released this September—places UBC far behind
greater Vancouver's outlying suburbs as a priority
for transit by 2040.
While it's true that the population of the
suburbs, particularly Surrey, is slated to balloon
in the coming decades, transit options for the vast
majority of students at UBC are wholly inadequate
today. Last week, the AMS launched a campaign—
UBC Needs Rapid Transit—demanding a Skytrain
line to UBC.
We all need to get behind this. Transit use is
expected to grow by ten per cent each year, and a
train is the only long term solution to UBC's transit
woes. At this stage ofthe game, it's about making
it known to Metro Vancouver that UBC needs and
wants this. This week, you will be asked to make
your voice heard by Metro Van, the mayor and
Translink through petitions and emails.
But there's only so much Metro Van can do.
Like the Canada Line before it, a line of this size
will require massive financial support from the
province and a ton of political will. That means
even if there's an outpouring of support for this
proposal in the next week, it will fizzle if students
are not onboard through the whole process.
Students need to be vocal at the public hearings in
November, and throughout the ensuing lobbying
process. And the AMS needs to do its damnedest
to stoke the flames.
It will be a long drawn-out process. There will
be insufferable bureaucracy and jargon involved.
And you will not see the end result. But just
remember how shitty it is to have a 99 roll by
you on a rainy Monday morning.
CANADA'S UN LOSS REFLECTS CHANGING WORLD
Whither Canada? Where are we going? What do
we stand for?
They're those incessant questions asked on
the CBC, in history classes and during times of
national angst. While sometimes idle, feel-good
reflection, the answers to these questions often
have real world consequences.
They're the questions that are being asked after
Canada, we ofthe large contingent in Afghanistan's
most dangerous province, lost out for a UN Security
Council seat to Portugal, they ofthe 80 per cent GDP
to debt ratio and rampant unemployment.
Liberals argued the international slap was proof
that Stephen Harper's foreign policy is wrong-
headed. Conservatives shot back that this was
somehow Michael Ignatieffs fault (the stupid
answer) or that the UN isn't all that relevant and
it's rife with vote-swapping corruption (the slightly
less stupid answer, though still stupid because it
ignores the fact that the government tried very hard
to get the seat). Politically, the only thing it really
proves is that having an effective foreign policy
with a long-range pragmatic approach in a minority
government—in which long-term and pragmatic
are fantasy words—is difficult to do.
But this is a disappointment, no doubt.
Canadians are very proud of what others think
of them (sometimes to a fault), and obligatoryjokes
about Blake Frederick aside, the United Nations
is a decent marker of what the world thinks of
it. Anytime you try for something and fail, as
Canada did, it isn't a good thing, no matter how
you try and spin it.
Many have seized on the fact that Canada hasn't
lost a race for a Security Council seat in over 50
years, as though the world has suddenly stopped
appreciating Canada. However, the last time Canada
actually applied for a security council seat was
last century. 1998, to be exact. And at the risk of
sounding incredibly cliche, since then The World
Has Changed. Look at the countries that got seats
this time. South Africa. India. Germany. Colombia.
Important, strategic countries with essential roles
in today's geo-political game. Not that Canada isn't
important as well. Our history, size and values
counts for something, yes, but not as much as we
might think or hope. But we cannot rest on our
laurels, otherwise the next time UN Musical Chairs
gets played, we might end up on the sidelines, tl
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UBC students need
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comes down to. You
can help at www.ubclinenow.com. So
why should you care?
Yesterday's students stood up for
our interests, and it's our turn to pay
it forward. Affordable, readily available transit is critical to keeping education accessible. UBC students support and use transit, and led the adoption of the Greater Vancouver region-
wide U-Pass.
Thanks to our aggressive transit
advocacy, UBC transit ridership more
than doubled in the last eight years,
and grows by ten per cent everyyear.
Trips to and from UBC by transit versus
other kinds of transportation increased
from 18 to 47 per cent. Studies show
that U-Pass users continue to use transit even after graduation. We are building a generation of transit users.
As we wait longer and longer for
available bus space, we are victims of
our own success. Despite service improvements, 4000 transit riders are
left behind by full buses every day.
Ultimately, these people will get back
in their cars. Without rapid transit on
the Broadway Corridor to UBC now, we
risk losing momentum on transit use.
Transit riders make more than
100,000 transit trips on the Broadway Corridor every day—more than the
Canada Line or the Millennium Line.
44,000 of these trips go all the way to
UBC. We need rapid transit now, but
it's under threat by Metro Vancouver.
The Provincial Government and
TransLink have committed to building the UBC Line. TransLink is conducting technical studies. But Metro
Vancouver is trying to undermine rapid transit plans for UBC. Their draft
Regional Growth Strategy, released in
September, has nothing to say about
creating rapid transit for the Broadway Corridor to UBC.
Public comments on the draft Regional Growth Strategy close this Friday October 22. The plan will then go
to a vote in November. That's why the
AMS launched our website to help demonstrate supportfor the UBC Line. Inits
first five days, the site had more than
5000 visitors. 10,000 people have been
invited to the Facebook event by their
friends. Two thousand people have used
the site to email Metro Vancouver and
tell them that we need rapid transit now.
We'll also be advocating directly to
municipal, provincial, and federal politicians. This a regional issue. We need
to show politicians that UBC students
live and vote throughout Metro Vancouver and we will hold our elected officials accountable. UBC students need
rapid transit now, and we're tired of
waiting quietly. Do your part at www.
ubclinenow.com. ty
McElroy: Irish discrimination strikes a nerve
JUSTIN MCELROY
coordinating@ubyssey.ca
In my years writing for The Ubyssey,
I have been accused, directly or indirectly, of being anti-students, a future convict, a Liberal hack, an aspiring CanWest columnist and a degrad-
er of women. But never a racist. Or a
wanker. Until now.
"A piece of advice, watch whatyou
write, because such a slanderous, racist and delusional article such as this
could cause you to be removed from
UBYSSEY. Who knows, it could open
your eyes to life outside the confines of
your racist and bigoted existence. Isn't
McElroy an Irish name *
It's official: I'm one of them self-hating Irish. For those unaware, last week
I wrote a piece about the hundreds of
Irish visitors who live in and around
UBC in the summer. After talking to
dozens of people over the course of
many weeks in July and August, I discovered a few things.
The RCMP are frustrated by the
amount of time they spend dealing
with petty damage and excessive
drinking caused by these visitors,
and are actively working with fraternities and landlords to combat the issue. Two ofthe fraternities have seemingly reached their breaking point,
and were reviewing their rental policy. That one nationality had acquired
such a reputation at UBC due to the actions, year after year, of some of their
brethren was a story worth sharing.
So I shared it.
Of course, some people didn't enjoy
finding this out. Our website has been
flooded with visitors from the Emerald Isle, most of whom were less than
complimentary.
"If the word "Irish" in these two
quotes was replaced with the name
of another ethnic group, such as
Asians or Africans, would these
quotes have been published?," asked
one commenter.
"I got to know quite a few of 'the
Irish,' both exchange students and
those staying for the summer and they
all mentioned the discrimination they
faced right from the beginning. My
landlord even refused to let me sublet to an Irish student who I already
knew. If that's not racism, I'm not sure
what is," said another.
These are fair questions. Is discrimination againstyoung Irish vacationers racism, no matter what the justification? Is any sort of discrimination
justified? These are issues for the community to sort out, and hopefully this
article—and the response—will help
spur that. Because the current situation isn't tenable.
I also wrote at the end ofthe piece,
"The problem isn't really about the
Irish, though they're the face of it. It's
what happens when parcels of UBC become a summer vacation destination
for the same group of people, year after year."
If hundreds of students from any
country came to the same place annually and enough of them caused a
ruckus, it would create a conflict. The
unavoidable fact is that it happens at
UBC. With the Irish. And no amount
of sugar-coating or accusations of racism will make that fact go away, va 8/UBYSSEY.CA/OURCAMPUS/2010.10.18
OUR CAMPUS
The now famous UBC Apple Festival celebrated its 20th year on
October 16-17. The festival itself
has seen high growth in the years
since it started. Founders Margaret Charleton and Anne Gartshore
couldn't be more thrilled about its
success. "My inspiration was that
we were growing apples and that
was a way to get people to come
to the garden in the fall. It's just
taken off, it's amazing/' said Charleton. Starting with around only
40001bs of apples and losing money in its first two years, the festival
has grown to ten times its original size and is expected to sell out
ofthe almost 40,0001bs of apples
brought in for this year's festival.
Proceeds from the festival go towards the garden itself, with the
Friends of the Garden (FOG) volunteers making it all possible, tl
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UPCOMING EVENTS
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Justin Rutledge
October 20, St. James Hall
The Acorn
October 21, Biltmore Cabaret
Library Voices
October 29, Pit Pub UBC
Woodhands
November 9, Pit Pub UBC
Dan Mangan
November 11, Vogue Theatre
Do you have a vision but lack the
funding to see it through?
The Innovative Project Fund Applications are Open!
The IPF provides start-up funding for a variety of original ideas that will directly
benefit students and will enrich campus life. Successful applications receive
funding up to $5,000. The IPF is open to all UBC students, staff and faculty.
Projects must be innovative, original and of benefit to students and the
campus community. For further information or to download the IPF application goto: www.ams.ubc.ca
Application closing date is Friday, October 29,2010.    	
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Opening night, Oct. 18, from 6-8pm.
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