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UBC is covering tuition costs for
students who have been under
government care.
Tuition increase is justifiable,
biased grading and toxic
UBC prof Rachel Talalay
directed this year's season
finale of Doctor Who.
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The University of British Columbia was born in the midst of war, and war defined it for
much of its early existence. The university saw its students band together in the face of
devastation and adversity twice in 30 years, in the First and Second World Wars. From
military training concurrent with studying to going overseas, these are the stories of UBC
during the wars. // Page 2
This joint effort by FilmSoc and CiTR has resulted in a combined showing
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and The Scuffs. Cheap beverages will be available. $8 presale, $10 door. 19+
It's UBC basketball homecoming weekend and they're celebrating at The
Pit with a pre- and after-party. T-Birds will storm the gym at 6:00 p.m. for the
women's game, and 8:00 p.m. for the men's. Free tickets at The Pit at 5:00.
UBC's annual Remembrance Day Ceremony is being held on Tuesday. Join
your professors and peers at this ceremony to remember the victims of war.
Refreshments will be provided after the ceremony. Doors open at 10:00. Free
Sharing their photographs is
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Alex Hackney splits his time between his studies, Ultimate Frisbee and working as the vice-president of the PVRA.
"Frisbee Alex" is the ultimate disc athlete
Ciaran Dougherty
Copy Editor
The sport of Ultimate Frisbee is
young, but it is gaining incredible
momentum, especially here at
UBC. You only need to watch the
game to understand the level of
skill and physicality required to
be a good player. However, it is a
sport that anyone can pick up and
few people leave the field of play
without a wide smile on their
face. Alex Hackney, one of UBC's
top young ultimate players, is
no exception.
Hackney — or as his friends
know him, Frisbee Alex — a
second-year Science student,
seems to have a permanent grin
across his face that accurately displays his character; he is
happy, and has plenty of reasons
to be.
Earlier this year, Hackney
was one of several UBC Ultimate players to be selected for the
Team Canada U19 roster. This in
itself is a huge achievement, but
it's even more impressive when
you consider he had only been
playing the sport for just over a
year when he was chosen.
"I started playing in early
2013. Several classmates and
friends convinced me to come out
and try this 'new sport, Ultimate.'
I thought I should go out and sort
of appease them and also have
an activity that keeps me fit,"
said Hackney.
It's fair to say that he did more
than just appease his friends.
The sport proved to be a natural
fit for him, and he quickly developed a love for it. This affinity
has driven him to success; first
on the UBC team, then with the
selection to Team Canada.
I was actually in my
room in Vanier when I
got the email inviting
me to be part ofthe
U19 open team... I ran
to the floor lounge
because I wanted to
tell people... it was
one ofthe proudest
moments of my life."
Alex Hackney
Second-year Science student,
Place Vanier vice-president and
Ultimate Frisbee athlete.
"I was actually in my room
in Vanier when I got the email
inviting me to be part ofthe U19
open team. I ran to the floor
lounge because I just wanted to
tell people. Then I called several
people. I was just so ecstatic — it
was one ofthe proudest moments
of my life," said Hackney.
With the national team,
Hackney went to several tournaments including the World
Championship in Italy. However,
misfortune struck in the very
first game.
"The first game, we were
playing Japan. It was raining all
morning so we weren't sure if
we were going play. In the third
or fourth point ofthe game I
was out there on 'D' line and we
went up for the disc, swatted it
away and when I came down, we
landed and he landed right on my
ankle," said Hackney.
This injury kept him out for
the rest ofthe tournament and he
was forced to watch his team win
gold from the sidelines. Despite
this disappointment he enjoyed
supporting his team, taking
the unfortunate injury with
good grace.
"Obviously I wish I wasn't
injured and I guess it creates a
desire, I want to make it back to
the world championships or some
major tournament like that so I
can help my team but there's not
a ton of regret, I did what I could
to help my team," said Hackney.
Alongside his good nature
and evident talent, Hackney
has other interests off the
Ultimate field.
"I am the vice-president of
the Place Vanier Residence
Association, so we are sort of
the student council of Vanier, we
put on events for the residents,
make sure they are having a good
social life and getting a lot of
new experiences that they might
not have otherwise received,"
he said.
With sporting excellence, a
great team ethic and a desire to
improve the university experience for others, Hackney is a
character we are lucky to have on
campus. tJ // News
Engineers Without Borders students help bring clean water to Malawi
Elba Gomez Navas
UBC student Franny Varty has
spent the last four months volunteering with Engineers Without
Borders (EWB) to bring clean
water facilities to Malawi.
In its efforts to improve living
standards in developing countries around the globe, EWB's
UBC Chapter has recently
launched a new initiative called
the Junior Fellowship Program.
Varty, who is an international
relations and environmental
geography major, is among the
first generation of EWB UBC
Junior Fellows.
"I was working with the
water and sanitation venture in
Malawi," said Varty. "Their main
goal is building capacity within the resources that they have
available for the government to
do its work."
Still, Varty said that, as
outsiders, EWB fellows must be
careful not to overstep the decisions coming from within the
government sphere, but rather
serve as catalysts for ideas to
become realities.
"We wanted to have the movements be led by the government,
not by an outsider coming in and
tell them what to do," said Varty.
"I've seen this happen firsthand
and it can be very damaging."
One of their largest initiatives
came from Steve Meja, Varty's
supervisor, and district water
development officer in Machinga,
who suggested enlisting local
community groups to participate in the projects alongside
the volunteers.
UBC student Franny Varty is a Junior Fellow
"The way that people often get
water in rural areas in Malawi
is through a borehole or a well,"
said Varty. "An initiative that has
been set up in most districts is to
empower local volunteers to be
the ones to fix those boreholes or
wells if they're broken."
This initiative was successful
not only given its cost-efficiency,
but also given the existing connections between groups, which made
it easier for them to work together.
But there were also challenges
arising from imminent resource
constraints, including having only
four individuals working in the
with Engineers Without Borders.
Water Management Office for the
whole district and awaiting funding on a month-to-month basis.
"Four people for an entire
district is kind of difficult," said
Varty. "We thought about how
we could utilize other structures
of furthering those goals ofthe
district but using other local
structures to make sure everyone
is part ofthe process."
Nonetheless, Varty and her
team saw it as an opportunity to
thrive and experience a positive
side of Malawi that is not often
portrayed to western audiences
through the media.
"When we only hear that one
side we can forget that there are so
many governments, and individuals
and local initiatives that are trying
to support their people," said Varty.
Varty hopes the success of this initiative can open doors for more ventures into Africa in upcoming years.
"I would like to see more leaders
from countries in Africa taking
more roles within the actual organization," said Varty.
"Right now we have a lot of goals
in terms of sustainable food systems
and mining, so I would like to see
more impact in terms of more sustainable agricultural practices."
UBC student Urooba Jamal running for Park Board
Mariam Baldeh
Urooba Jamal, a fifth-year
international relations student
at UBC, is running for a spot on
Vancouver's Park Board with the
Coalition of Progressive Electors (COPE) in the upcoming
municipal elections.
A strong advocate for change
and social justice, Jamal has
taken on several leadership roles
both on and off campus over the
years. She was a Residence Advisor in her second and third years
at UBC, took on various executive
positions for clubs around campus
and is one ofthe co-founders for
The Talon, UBC's new alternative
student publication.
In her current role as a community animator for the Global
Lounge on Lower Mall, she manages a committee of students on
campus while still being involved
in off-campus, grassroots initiatives centred around artistic
expression through poetry and
other forms of performance art.
"I didn't know a lot about municipal politics, [but] as I learned
more and more, I realized that
there needs to be a fundamental
change in City Hall," said Jamal.
"One ofthe areas I wanted to
effect change in was youth
participation and involvement in
civic politics."
One of Jamal's main platform
points involves advocating on behalf of racialized youth and their
right to live in the city, particularly in the realm of arts, culture
and youths' access to various
programs and services.
Jamal's campaign also focuses
around economic justice — in
particular, Jamal hopes to push
for a $15/hour increase to minimum wage, widespread support
for Community Association employees' expansion to a unionized
workforce and more grassroots
community programming for its
power to mobilize people and
shift conversations.
"I really just want to see a shift
in politics that isn't for the benefit of developers in the city, and
that is [instead] able to produce
change for those most affected or
overlooked by the city's decisions
like working class populations,
women, indigenous peoples and
people of colour," said Jamal.
Jamal also said that a lot ofthe
same people are being pushed out
ofthe city because Vancouver is
becoming increasingly unafford-
able and less accessible, which
further motivated her to run
with COPE because ofthe party's
belief in bringing about change
through grassroots organizing
and people power.
Through her repertoire of
community development initiatives, leadership roles, commitment and passion for promoting
social justice, Jamal hopes to do
her part in creating a more inclusive and accessible Vancouver. Xi
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Jamal's platform can be found online at cope.bc.ca/urooba
to hold five
The new SUB is going to be home to five
gender-neutral washrooms.
Veronika Bondarenko
News Editor
The new SUB will have five
gender-neutral washrooms, but
each space will still be confined to
a single-stall room.
The washrooms, which will
each be equipped with a sink and
toilet fixture, will be placed in
between the multi-stall men's
and women's washrooms on each
ofthe new SUB's five floors.
Michael Kingsmill, project
manager for the new SUB, said
that the decision to put in more
gender-neutral washrooms was
part ofthe new SUB's initial design. While the current SUB has
three gender-neutral, single-stall
washrooms, the AMS wanted
to include several others in the
new building.
"Now that we've had opportunity to design a new building,
we've embedded it into the
building and also into the culture
that there are these universally
accessible washrooms for people
who are in need of these facilities," said Kingsmill.
Ashley Bentley, assistant
manager ofthe Sexual Assault
Support Centre (SASC), said
that gender-neutral washrooms
are an important step towards
creating a safe and accessible
space for people who identify as
"I think it's really important
for us that this happens because
we want to create an inclusive
space, a safe space for trans
folks, and washrooms are a really
important part of doing that,"
said Bentley.
While the washrooms will
be labelled as a safe space for
people of all genders, they will
also have signs that label them
as accessible for people with
physical disabilities and contain
changing tables.
"It will be very clear through
the signage that it's accessible
to all and that it's a safe space to
anyone," said Bentley. "But with
a lot of transgender people, they
don't necessarily always feel
comfortable being in a non-single
stall washroom, so I think it's
important that we have the single
stalls available."
Accordingto Kingsmill, the
increased privacy will provide
opportunities for anyone who
may not feel comfortable using
a multi-stall washroom to feel
more at ease.
"I'm optimistic that the more
we reach out to all people with
facilities that are accessible, then
that's a positive thing." tJ 4    I    NEWS    I   THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6,2014
Tuition waived for students
leaving government care
Researchers work on levitating cars, portable MRIs
UBC is waiving tuition fees for 11 students from UBC and six from UBC-O.
David Nixon
Senior Staff Writer
UBC has waived the tuition for 17
students who had previously been
under government youth care.
UBC is among seven post-secondary institutions in B.C. who
have responded to a challenge
from B.C.'s Representative for
Children and Youth, Mary Ellen
Turpel-Lafond to support youth
who are leaving government care
by waiving tuition.
"It's the first time in my life for
a very long time that my biggest
stress is almost purely academic,"
said one second-year Engineering
student who requested anonymity
around the sensitive subject.
After spending one year at UBC
already, the student was amazed
to learn that he qualified, and that
they would even refund him his
first year's tuition.
"It was a huge relief, a huge
weight off my shoulders," he said.
"To be frank I don't think I would
have been able to work through
the school year, because it has
been a very challenging school
year academically."
The program came at the right
time for him, when the high costs
and stress led him to look elsewhere, like the trades.
"Even if I were able to get
through it with work and loans,
it would leave me with a crap ton
of debt and I would be evaluating
at every point if it was worth it or
not," he said.
In B.C., all support for youth
in care ends at 19. Every year
about 700 youths "age-out" of
care, and are statistically at risk
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of homelessness, early pregnancy,
incarcerations and poverty among
other situations.
"UBC recognizes that we want
to provide access to education as
much as possible for this community," said Darran Fernandez,
associate director of enrolment
services for UBC.
UBC will waive tuition, while
related tuition fees will be waived
by the AMS and UBC together.
This can be applied for within five
years of leaving government care,
and students must qualify through
regular UBC admissions to get in.
Nine recipients this year were existing students and eight are new
students. There are 11 recipients at
UBC and six at UBC Okanagan.
"We anticipate seeing the numbers increase, and we welcome
that," said Fernandez. "We want
to make sure we capture as many
folks as we can, and then provide
additional support to them."
UBC also offers additional support through one-on-one advisor
services to help the students with
any problems along the way. The
program has worked with ease so
far, and the application takes only
about a month from start to finish.
"You don't have to push anything, they almost push it onto you,
it's not difficult if you qualify to
take advantage of this program,"
said the Engineering student.
The program has already had a
huge impact on this student's life.
"There's a chance I might not be
at the university [without it]," he
said, "and I appreciate it so much
and somewhere along the line I
hope to give back if I can." Xi
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A team of UBC researchers and
physicists is working to make
highly-efficient levitating cars,
portable MRI scanners and thinner power lines accessible to the
general market.
The scientists have received
$1.7 million from the provincial
government through the B.C.
Knowledge Development Fund
for a project that will help UBC
physics professor Andrea Dam-
ascelli and his team of student
researchers discover a new set of
quantum materials with superconductive properties. These
new materials are expected to be
superior to existing ones, as they
will be able to conduct electricity
at room temperature without the
loss of energy.
"[Superconductors] can give
you many applications and better
applications which are not possible through normal conductors," said Damascelli. "Magnetic
levitation is one of them."
Damascelli said that although
there are existing quantum materials that have the capacity to
lift a car or train into the air and
propel it into motion, they have
to be cooled to extreme temperatures in furnaces, which makes
the production process both
expensive and inefficient.
By using materials that are
not subject to thermodynamics,
Damascelli and his team hope to
make superconductivity at room
temperature a reality. If this is
achieved, levitating cars and
trains could become a standard
mode of transportation.
"We want to make materials for the next generation of
devices, materials which are far
beyond what you could grow
with conventional chemistry,"
said Damascelli.
Andrea Damascelli is working to make flying cars and portable MRI scanners a reality.
The results could also lead to
wider applications, including in the
field of medicine. Damascelli said
that if room temperature superconductivity is achieved, MRI scanners will no longer require a bulky
cooling system to operate. The new
MRI machines could potentially be
portable and, with a more versatile
scanner, as light as a laptop.
Fourth-year Engineering student Scott Lawson explained that
the discovery of new quantum
materials could also save billions
of dollars and lead to the discovery of new devices.
"A room temperature superconductor would basically
change our world," said Lawson.
"It would be a bigger discovery
than the first transistor. It would
save billions of dollars for power
transfer lines."
Damascelli also said that further research into how superconductivity can be achieved
at room temperature has the
potential to open up a wide range
of technological possibilities.
"If I could get one room
temperature superconductor,
that would be a gigantic breakthrough," said Damascelli.
"That would be a completely
different way of looking at the future in terms of technologies." Xi
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Ask Natalie: on toxic relationships
and the best place to go on a first date
Some students silently demonstrated at a Town Hall on UBC's housing and tuition fee increases.
This past Sunday I had an idea...
I've been thinking a lot lately
about the proposed increase in future international student tuition
and the increase in eight-month
residence fees. I've been really
happy about the emphasis on the
student body about getting informed. AMS representatives and
undergraduate society executives,
who have been heavily immersed
in the issue have been taking initiative. The Facebook page "I Am
a Student — UBC" is dedicated
to informing students although I
felt it could do more to encourage
open discussion, which cannot
be underemphasized.
Anyway, back to Sunday. Taking Cunningham's rule to heart
and staying true to Reddit's r/
changemyview, I posted this and
further elaboration to the "UBC
Class of 2018" Facebook page:
"Change my view:
The 10% increase in international tuition is reasonable.
By reasonable I mean:
-it is not inherently or circumstantially wrong (unfair, immoral,
-the pros outweigh the cons
***If you convince me that
the increase is unreasonable I
will actually buy you a Blue Chip
Soon after, I received a PM
saying, " ... I just wanted to drop a
message and thank you for starting the change my view on the
group and encouraging something
other than 'it's wrong.'"
It is clear to me that many
students value legitimately open
discussion and critical, rational
thought. I find we're most often
immersed in activist circlejerks
or circumstances where everyone
agrees we should "question everything" but no one knows how to
ask answerable questions.
Someone commented "Higher Education should be free for
everyone. An increase in tuition
prices is a step in the opposite
direction and so it is wrong." I like
the logically laid response but the
problem is its unsupported implication that higher education is a
right and not a privilege. Nowhere
in the Canadian Charter/Constitution nor in the B.C. School Act is
higher education given as a right.
Find the right in those documents
and you will convince me I'm
wrong. In terms ofthe tuition
increases, this means the increase
is not violating any rights.
To be fair, UBC's way of handling the propositions has been
very disappointing at best. When I
hear they were initially extremely
vague and quiet, I think "sketchy"
and when they cherry picked data
to claim rez fees are still below
market value I think "manipulative." It's condemnable but when
they said that international tuition
profits will be distributed as international tuition already is, I was
convinced it will actually serve its
purpose of funding research and
all else.
Also, it is a valid point that
international tuition is lower than
other Canadian universities and
7.4 per cent ofthe money increase
is going towards financial support
for international students. International scholarships are sparse
and the international student
financial support advisory group
may not be effective but permanently funding Jump Start as part
ofthe increase is a direct benefit
for future international students
However, profits from the residency fee increase will be distributed towards specified initiatives,
yet unspecified UBC bodies are to
implement it, which is sketchy in
a way the tuition increase isn't.
So far, I am convinced that
the increase in tuition itself
is reasonable, that the rez fee
increase itself isn't but as for
why they should be increased at
all, you will have to ask yourself
how much you value the quality
and prestige of a UBC education and how much to those, the
increase will contribute. Again,
my opinions on this are not firm.
Show me the tuition increase is
not reasonable and I will take
a new stance, but until the day
someone has changed my view on
this matter, no one will receive a
Bluechip cookie!
— Luc Briede-Cooper is a second-
year physics major.
Advice Columnist
"How do you get over someone
who is completely ignorant they
are hurting your feelings?"
First off let me say, I'm taking
this from a romantic point of
view. Let me also say, this is a
sucky thing for anyone to deal
with. I'm sorry this is happening.
There are a few things you can
do, but not all of them will have a
great ending.
You can express to said person
that they are actually hurting
your feelings. Since they don't
know that their actions are
hurting you, you could give them
a chance to correct themselves.
If it is a certain thing they are
doing or even just how they are
treating you, let them know that
it isn't okay and if they want to
continue being friends with you,
they have to stop. Give them
a chance.
But even if you do try and tell
them exactly what they are doing
to hurt you, they may continue
their actions. Some people don't
want to change. And even if you
pour out your heart and soul
about your feelings, they still can
turn you down. You can't force
someone to accept your feelings
and you can't force someone to
love you back.
Some say to get over someone,
it's best to just cut them out of
your life. If you cut the person
from your life, you give yourself
a chance to heal from them and
grow. It can be painful, but if you
think it's worth giving yourself a
clean break, it can be for the best.
It may be hard, but staying
with them without saying anything will only build unhappiness
within you. Not only will you
continue to get more and more
upset with this person, you will
also become upset at yourself for
not doing anything.
Either way, no matter what
you do, or don't do, know that
your worth as a person is not
dependent on how this person
treats you or if they like you.
"What's a good place for a first
There is the always The Point,
in Marine Drive. A classic, unmatched place for the first date of
many first-years, not only for its
reasonable prices but also the fact
that they accept flex dollars from
the residence's meal plan. Just
make sure you have something else
planned too and it's not just dinner.
I suggest you get the poutine and
plan a better second date. Xi
Re: UBC's confusing anti-bias
You see, there are some UBC
professors who ask that students refrain from including
their name on the assignments
they hand in. That way they will
be less biased in case what the
student is saying is against their
I think this might be slightly
effective if we are trying to weed
out bias, but not as effective as
what they could do. Here's what
I suggest: say, for example, that
it is a paper on religion, and the
prof is religious, let the religious
teacher mark it in the way she
thinks is fair. Then let another
non-religious teacher — or teacher from the other side ofthe coin,
in general — mark it the way she
thinks is fair. I think you might
be able to weed out bias quite
well then.
Why am I passionate about
this? I got 50 per cent last year
on a paper I put blood, sweat and
tears into (maybe not tears, but
still). Why? I have a feeling it was
because I took a pro-life position,
whereas that is not a popular
stance for many people, including professors.
— Jonathan Dueling is a third-
year philosphy student minoring
in music.
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The War Years
by Austen Erhardt
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In October, millions were touched
by the death of corporal Nathan
Cirillo: a young man murdered in
the line of duty, standing guard at
Canada's most profound monument to peace. Cirillo's death tore
at the hearts of people all around
the world including, to a great
extent, those of young people.
Maybe it was something about
Cirillo's youth, or the circumstances of his passing — but, regardless of the reason, his death
humanized the losses that have
been suffered over the years. His
life opened up to the world like a
book. Photos and stories of him,
his family, his pets and his friends
all painted a picture of his character: a biography that was both full
and all too short. Cirillo wasn't a
faceless soldier — he was a person,
and one with a full life left to live.
It's hard for people born in a
time and place of peace to relate to
the trials that faced our predecessors. With each year, more of our
direct connections to the World
Wars — the last remaining veterans — pass away. Our generation
is the last that will have anyone or
anything tying us to these wars,
beyond a distant relative or a textbook. What is crucial to remember is that these people, from the
soldiers of the World Wars and
the Korean War to those of modern conflicts, were and are more
than pages of a history book. Like
Cirillo, they had family, friends,
lives and aspirations. Like Cirillo,
many of their lives were cut short.
UBC was established in 1915,
near the start of the First World
War. Still a fledgling university,
located in Fairview and struggling to secure its future existence, the war ran parallel to academics. The construction of the
Point Grey campus, which had
been planned in the years leading
up to the war, was postponed at
its outbreak. Students and faculty
alike became involved with the
war effort, with 697 ofthe the student body enlisted in the armed
forces over the course of the war
(enrolment was 917 in 1918/19)
— of which 78 died in service.
Many of UBC's servicemen were
a part of the Western Universities Battalion, which first went
overseas in 1917. D company, the
UBC branch ofthe battalion, was
led by Dean of Applied Sciences,
Major  RW.  Brock  (after whom
Brock Hall is named) and included UBC's first AMS president and
later     chancellor,
Sherwood      Lett.
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and        developed
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opened    in    1925.
By   the   outbreak
of     the     Second
World  War,  UBC
was a well-established   —   though
still    growing    —
community,   with
an   enrolment   of
2,594 in 1939/40. Though there
was    considerable    uncertainty
surrounding the war in its early
years,  the  entire  campus  realized   that   life   at   UBC   would
change  dramatically with Canada having joined the war against
Germany and the Axis powers.
Soon after Canada entered
the war, military training was
made compulsory for all male
UBC students, largely as a part
of the Canadian Officers' Training Corps (COTC). Six hours per
week were dedicated to training, which included a mix of
lectures,   drills   and   exercises.
Bill Wong, a UBC graduate and
student from 1941 to 1946, was
one of the hundreds of students
for whom military training was as
much a part of his weekly routine
as studying and going to class.
"I   think   most   students   had
pretty busy lives, because there
was training every Saturday. That
means  Saturday, you're tied in
with your drills. And also once a
week, there was a
three hour lecture.     (m
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their army pay to
support   the   war
effort. The money
was used to build
and     equip    the
UBC       Armoury.
Though      military training was
compulsory   only
for    men,    many
female UBC  students contributed
to the war effort
in  various   ways.
Some  volunteered  for  the  Red
Cross, or sewed and sent letters
and parcels to soldiers. Others,
like UBC alumna Doris Gregory,
followed their male counterparts
overseas   in   organizations   such
as the Canadian Women's Army
Corps. Gregory started at UBC in
1940, and worked at The Ubyssey
for two years before deciding to
join the CWAC and go overseas.
"I wanted to get away from
home. In those days, girls stayed
at home until they got married
... So the idea of joining the army
appealed to  me, because  there
I'd   be   wearing  the   same   uniform  as   everybody  else,   going
through the  same regimen and
being more at the scene of the
action. University was kind of a
backwater at the point — everything was happening elsewhere!
It was the sense of adventure."
The war was, in all ways,  a
"total war" — demanding focus
and contributions from every level
of society. Though at least in some
ways, life on campus continued as
normal,   the   war
did leave  a gash
in    campus    life.
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"At the end of '41, so many fellas had left university to join the
army ... It left a
hole in the university — there
were no guys
to go to dances
with!" Gregory
said with a laugh.
Though many
UBC students
continued their
studies through to
graduation, hundreds put their
education on hold
or put it to use
immediately after graduating by
joining the active
service and going to fight overseas. At the peak
in 1940-41, 1,879
students were
enrolled in the COTC at UBC.
Over the course ofthe war, 1,680
would serve overseas. Of them,
169   would  never   return  home.
"Jack Morritt, who was in my
class. Really nice guy — a shock
of blonde hair. He was killed very
early in the war," said Gregory.
Although the war had an undeniable impact on UBC and its
students, coverage of the more
serious topics ofthe war was limited in The Ubyssey. It was common to see military orders placed
beside dance announcements and
fashion columns; obituaries and
discussion of significant events
overseas were surprisingly rare.
"Not much was written about
the war in The Ubyssey at that
time. I don't remember censorship
coming up, really, I think there
was sort of an unspoken willingness to not emphasize [the war] —
maybe there was pressure, but I
wasn't aware of it," Gregory said.
An exception to this was in the
final issues of the school year of
The Ubyssey, and UBC's annual
yearbook, The Totem, which included dozens of military photos
and a list of those in active service and who had been injured or
lost their lives in the line of duty.
Rationing was
a part of everyday life for students in the early
40s: everything
from sugar, to
gas, to alcohol
was conserved
due to shortages
resulting from reduced production
and availability.
Wong reminisced
on only having
enough gas allotted to drive to
UBC two days a
week, which led
to car pooling becoming the norm
among    students.
UBC had its
share of decorated soldiers, perhaps the most renowned being Robert Hampton
Gray. Gray, a pilot, was awarded
the Victoria Cross — the highest
Commonwealth award for valour
— for sinking a Japanese destroyer despite injury and a damaged aircraft. He was one of the
last Canadians to die in the war.
There was a
certain bond
between those
of us who went
overseas — a
I think it was
stronger for
those of us who
went overseas.
"He was able to
go to UBC in
the Air Force
doing reserve
duty... He flew
vampires. He
also flew search
and rescue, and
mercy flights up
into the interior."
The end of the war saw a massive influx of veterans enrolling at UBC. From 1944/45 to
1946/47, UBC's total enrolment
jumped from 3,528 to 11,446.
The university brought in temporary buildings — "huts" — to
accommodate the massive increase in the number of students.
Ed Trewin, who served in the
Royal Canadian
Airforce as a flight
instructor — having tested in the
top 10 of his flight
class — was one of
thousands of veterans who took
advantage of government grants to
attend university.
He worked at UBC
for years, and attended the Remembrance Day
ceremony at UBC's
War Memorial
Gym for decades without fail.
"After the war
he stayed in [the
Air Force], and he
was able to go to
UBC in the Air Force doing reserve
duty on the weekends ... He flew
Vampires. He also flew search
and rescue, and mercy flights up
into the interior," said Ted Trewin, Trewin's son, about his father.
It's been almost 70 years since
the end ofthe Second World War,
and for some, it's difficult to see
the relevance. For many of today's
students, the biggest issues that
are faced are working a part-time
job to pay tuition, keeping up our
GPAs and dealing with the construction that seems to be a constant on campus. What we have to
remember is that these men and
women were just like us. They
too were just entering adulthood
and discovering what they wanted to do with their lives. They had
friends, family and hobbies. They
probably enjoyed going to dances,
playing sports and meeting classmates at the bar. They worried
about their grades, what their parents would think of their newboy-
friend or girlfriend and what to
get their moms for Mother's Day.
They were students — just like us.
Some might say that these men
and women died before they had
a chance to make their marks
on the world — before they had
a chance to start
families and create and lead with
the knowledge
they gained from
their education.
But these men and
women did make
their marks. It's
because of them
that we're able to
live in the world
that we do. They
gave their youth
and their lives in
defence of their
country and the
ideals that they believed in. Whether it's Remembrance Day, or a
passing thought
on any other day
ofthe year, it's up to us to remember them. We owe them that, t)
A view of the UBC Point Grey campus from the 1945 yearbook called
The Totem.
UBC students in the Canadian
Officer's Training Corps march in
front ofthe recently built Brock Hal
memorial building during WWII.
A troop of UBC students stand at
ease outside the Arts building at
UBC's original Fairview campus. II Culture I
CBC's The Nature of Things
features the work of UBC post-doc
Roslyn Dakin is a UBC post-doctoral fellow with the department of zoology.
Alex Lenz
Sex — it's everyone's favourite
taboo topic. We blush, we giggle
and we gush when sex comes up in
conversation. But sex is a perfectly
natural phenomenon, an activity
that is characteristic of every animal
species on the planet. The omnipresence of sexuality among animal
species is what is being explored in
the upcoming documentary film,
Decoding Desire.
The film, which will premier in
this week's episode of CBC's The Nature of Things, features the work of
Roslyn Dakin, a UBC post-doctoral
fellow in the department of zoology.
Dakin's research, which she
completed while working on her
Masters and PhD in biology at
Queen's University, focuses on the
mating rituals of peacocks.
"Peacocks are a classic example
of sexual selection. The males have
this metre and a half long tail, with
these intricate feathers, and each
feather has a pattern with five or six
different colours, and the colours
change, depending on how you look
at them. How did that evolve? It's incredible to think about," said Dakin.
Peacocks are a prime candidate
for the study of sexual selection,
which is one ofthe central topics of
this film. "Not only do they have extravagant feathers, which I was really interested in as a topic, but they
also have courtship behaviours that
are really easy to observe. They're
big, they court out in the open....
So all of these behaviours that I'm
really interested in are out in the
open in these big populations, where
the birds are pretty used to humans.
So it just seemed like a really fruitful
system for being able to catch birds
and see lots of behaviour and get lots
of data."
The findings that Dakin compiled were mainly the result of her
extensive fieldwork in Arcadia,
California; a Los Angeles suburb
that is a hotspot for peafowl. The
birds roam freely throughout the
neighbourhoods in this area, which
creates a perfect environment for
observing the mating rituals of
these animals. Dakin also conducted
research at the Assiniboine Park
Zoo in Winnipeg, the Toronto Zoo
and the Bronx Zoo.
The Nature of Things invited
Dakin to be a part of Decoding Desire
due to the relevance of her research
within the context ofthe film's
theme. Decoding Desire touches
upon the sexual patterns of various
species and how they utilize sex in
order to survive. "There are a lot
of different ways of doing it in the
animal kingdom. And I think there
is a really strong temptation to
compare things that animals do to
Decoding Desire premieres on
the CBC's The Nature of Things, on
Thursday, November 6, at 8p.m.Xi
Tremors Festival brings simultaneous
sadness and hilarity
Emerging theatre talent were given the opportunity to work with seasoned professionals as a part of the Tremors Festival.
Mariam Barry
Newly coined theatre graduates
are often plagued with the difficult task of finding work, and
doing it well. Rumble Theatre
Company alleviated this anxiety
by aligning emerging talent with
seasoned theatre veterans to produce four plays for next week's
Tremor Festival.
However, this is not a festival in the conventional sense,
but rather a four day theatre
experience of three simultaneously staged plays presented
by Rumble Theatre Company.
Each night, three shows (Trainspotting, This is War and The
4th Graders Present an Unnamed
Love-Suicide) run concurrently
within one venue.
"If [we see Tremors as] a
theatre party, let's keep the party
going ... as theatre [at its essence]
is about getting people together
in a room," said Stephen Drover, Rumble Theatre Company's
artistic director.
When the performances are
over, the audience is invited
and encouraged to attend the
after-show party. The purpose of
the party is so that the collective
audience members, who have
had three individual experiences at the viewing of the various
productions, can have a communal experience as they get to
mingle with the cast and crew.
Post-show celebrations include
performances by emerging artists in slam poetry, drag shows,
burlesque and live music.
Additionally, Tremors features
the emerging talent of artists
within five years of their professional debut. Emerging directors, stage managers, designers,
technicians and actors alike have
worked together to mount these
upcoming productions, done
under the guidance of local theatre professionals. Every artist is
assigned a disciple-specific mentor from the professional theatre
community to offer them advice
throughout their creative process.
The mentorship "allows [new
artists] to ask questions about
their craft [and] build relationships with established professionals," said Drover. A rare
opportunity that actress Sarah
Roa of this year's festival extols
as an unbelievably encouraging
experience as "everyone is very
This year's selections of plays,
chosen by Rumble, share a resounding spirit ofthe drama that
ensues with being a young person
who inherits a situation they did
not ask for from the complex,
and often corrupted, world of
the adult. Each play explores the
intrigue of a young person dealing
with dangerous times.
Actress Naomi Vogt, a recent
UBC BFA graduate, who plays the
role of Rachel in the production
of The 4th Graders Present an
Unnamed Love-Suicide, echoed
the same sentiment as the production to her investigates "how kids
inherit a complicated life handed down to them by adults, and
[some children cannot] operate
within such a world."
The 4th Graders Present an
Unnamed Love-Suicide follows the
events of a child's life, eventually
leading up to their suicide. In this
play the victim has himself written a play as his suicide note, with
his 4th-grade peers written into
the show who stage it. Though
sensitive in subject matter, the
play is "a beautiful piece of childhood observation of some ofthe
most nightmarish elements of an
adult's existence," said Vogt.
The Tremors Festival runs from
November 12-15 at the Russian
Hall. Xi
Peace of mind
at the AMS
Art Gallery
Olivia Law
Senior Staff Writer
Psychological health is something
almost everyone is conscious of;
whether it plays an active part in
everyday decisions, or is simply a
niggling feeling in the back of your
mind, most UBC students are aware
ofthe impacts of stress and worry in
everyday life.
The BC Psychological Association is presenting viewers with the
question "what does psychological
health mean to you?" Addressed
through a variety of art forms, students from UBC, SFU, Emily Carr
and the greater Vancouver community show personal responses to
the question through their art. The
variety of styles and interpretations
ofthe question certainly reflects
the variety of outlooks upon mental
health, and the likelihood is that
almost everyone who visits will find
at least one piece which resonates
with them.
Each piece of artwork is accompanied by a placard by the artist,
explaining their decisions and
attitudes towards mental health.
Yuliya Badayeva emphasizes the importance of creating a life which is
fulfilling to yourself, demonstrated
through an explosive array of colour
and style. Like psychological health,
art can be interpreted in different
ways accordingto the individual.
Although almost every artist
involved placed an emphasis on
serenity and inner peace, each artist
chose to represent this in completely
contrasting ways. "The Girl at the
Edge" by Mary Savage uses calm,
smooth, swirling colours and strokes
in a painting inspired by a black and
white photo of herself, juxtaposed
to the layers and textures of Karren
Holland's "River Runs Through and
Ups & Downs: The Good with the
Bad," which places emphasis on the
strength ofthe unpredictability of
life and its paths. The meandering
rivers and rocky paths represent
the need to keep going through life,
even when the path is not what you
expect, showing that balance is key,
perfection unattainable.
Ron Schwartz's "Snakes and
Ladders" serves to represent the
different environments in life
through balance, travel and exploration. His dream-like painting
provides insight into what could
be considered the most important
aspects to a positive psychological health profile, showing that
differences are key to maintaining
balance in everyday life.
Although there is no specific
flow or theme in terms of style of
art, the initial question is demonstrated and interpreted in each
and every work. The Piece of Mind
exhibit, which is at the AMS
Art Gallery until November 7, is
thought-provoking and inspiring
to the viewer, challenging preconceived notions towards this potentially controversial theme. Xi THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2014    |    CULTURE
The two-part season finale of Doctor
Who was directed by a UBC film prof
UBC film production prof Rachel Talalay directed a two-part finale this year's season of Doctor Who.
Edmund Henry
Have you ever wanted to take
a look inside the TARDIS and
meet the Doctor? Well, that's
exactly what UBC Film Assistant
Professor Rachel Talalay did on
her first day on set, directing
the two-part season finale of
the immensely popular British
science fiction series, Doctor
Who, the first of which aired on
November 1.
"You just think, really? Is this
really happening to me? And you
are trying not to bust out into
the hugest smile," said Talalay,
who has had a versatile and
multi-faceted career in theatre,
film and television following her
first job as a production assistant
on John Water's Polyester in 1982.
Talalay, who graduated from
Yale University with a BA in
mathematics, grew up in a household of scientists who nonethe
less had a love for art. "I wasn't
born with a camera in my hands,
but with a passion for movies,"
she said.
Much of her early work was
within the horror genre, including a number of films in the A
Nightmare on Elm Street series.
She would revisit the horror
genre many times throughout her
career, most recently directing
the MTV horror movie, The Dorm
which aired on October 26.
"As I was producing the
Nightmare on Elm Street series,
I became more and more creatively involved, and as I worked
more closely with the directors,
the itch to direct myself grew,"
she said.
In 1995, she would direct her
last feature film, Tank Girl, a
science fiction film, based on
the comic series, about a fight
against a mega corporation that
controls the world's water supply.
Since then, Talalay's work has
focused on television, directing
episodes of Ally McBeal, Supernatural, Without a Trace, Boston
Public and many others.
"I have been incredibly lucky
to work in a wide variety of
genres. And Doctor Who needs
that," said Talalay when asked
how her past work influenced her
task on Doctor Who. "Especially useful experiences were the
Nightmare on Elm Street series,
Tank Girl, Wind in the Willows
and Touching Evil."
As a diehard fan, Talalay had
been hoping to direct an episode
of Doctor Who for some time.
"I've been pursuing it since
season two, and I absolutely
credit my agent for following
it up year after year," she said.
"Tom Baker was my Doctor of
the past and I have loved all the
new incarnations. It would be
impolite to pick amongst them,"
she said.
Talalay, who is currently on
sabbatical, has a number of upcoming projects she'll be keeping
busy on and with no shortage of
ambition. "I want to do a Marvel
movie. There, I said it."
However, she still has some
advice to give for any aspiring
directors in UBC's film department. "Respect and appreciate
everyone you work with as best
you can, which isn't always easy,
or even possible. And to quote
Doctor Who: 'Listen.'"
The second part o/Doctor
Who's season finale, "Death in
Heaven," airs November 8. Xi
Koerner's increases involvment
in arts and culture community
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Koerner's has become one of the go-to hubs for students on campus.
Previously run by the Graduate Student Society, Koerner's Pub closed
in 2011 due to significant financial
losses. Having re-opened in 2013, it
is now under the management of a
third party, HK Commerce.
After taking over, Tim Yu — UBC
alumna and the principal of Koerner's Pub — renovated the pub and
made it more stylish than before.
Changing the idea of what it means
to be a students' pub, Yu's new goals
included providing better food
and drinks.
"I like to think it's... an alternative to going to a food place in
Gastown," said Yu. But more importantly, he hopes to turn Koerner's Pub into a cultural hub and also
be "known to be the live music place
on campus."
Every Monday to Friday night,
Koerner's Pub has a list of events
to keep the campus community
entertained. Right now, they have
Open Mic Night on Monday, live
music on Tuesday, karaoke on
Wednesday and DJs on Thursday
and Friday. Yu also expressed
interest in hiring a house band in
the near future.
Yu acknowledged the wide
range of hidden talent here at
UBC. "I don't feel in the past few
years that there's been anywhere
on campus [for] people [to] express
that," said Yu.
Through events such as Open
Mic Nights, Yu aims to draw out
talented students with musical talents. Koerner's Pub is about providing students a stage to showcase their skills without the need
for "big events". Koerner's goal is
to become a part ofthe campus
culture, providing a consistent
cultural life five days a week and
bring the campus community
closer together.
Along with the Chan Centre,
Museum of Anthropology, Frederic
Wood Theatre and UBC Theatre,
Koerner's "really wants to be a part
of [the cultural precinct]" at UBC.
Located on Crescent Road near all
the cultural action, it strives to be
the place for people to have a bite to
eat before or after a show or event.
Yu wants Koerner's to become
more than just a bar for students,
he envisions a campus pub for
members ofthe UBC community.
"It's great when we have faculty,
students, visiting people who are
going to see a show. And its kind
of mixing things [which] is nice,"
said Yu.
Small things such as the interior
design ofthe bar help encourage Koerner's role in UBC's arts
and culture scene. Rather than
the individual small tables from
before, Koerner's has introduced
long wooden tables in the middle,
which allows groups of people to
share ideas and have larger group
conversation. The full glass window
walls showing the patio also foster a
warm and inviting area.
Now celebrating its one-year
anniversary, a lot has changed since
the re-opening in 2013. Koerner's
has new goals and is taking steps
to become a major player in UBC's
cultural precinct. tJ
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Men's basketball brings talent and experience into 2014/15
Led by a group of dynamic seniors, the Thunderbirds are among the early favourites to bring home the CIS championship this year.
Jacob Gershkovich
Staff Writer
With the start ofthe regular season
less than one week away for the
UBC men's basketball team, there
are many reasons for Thunderbird
fans to feel optimistic; UBC went
6-1 this preseason. They've looked
explosive offensively. Their roster is
abundantly deep. Knock on wood,
they're healthy.
I could go on, but first, let's remember what happened last year.
UBC finished the 2013-2014
season with an 11-11 record in
conference play, which was good
enough to secure them the final
playoff spot in the Pacific Division.
In the first round ofthe playoffs,
the Thunderbirds faced a University
of Alberta Golden Bears team that
won the Prairie Division with a 20-2
record. It took all three games of a
best-of-three series to determine the
winner. After leading early in game
three, UBC allowed the Bears to
battle back. Alberta won the game
by a score of 80-67, and UBC's year
came to an end.
"I think that making playoffs last
year and giving Alberta a run for
their money was a very positive sign
for us," said UBC's head coach Kevin
Hanson. "We were without three
starters for that series, we took them
to three games, and we gave them
all that they could handle."
The Thunderbirds are coming off
a year in which they finished near
the middle ofthe pack in virtually
every significant offensive and
defensive category. Averaging 74
points per game on offence, and
allowing 76.4 points per game on
defence, UBC respectively ranked
ninth and eighth in the conference. Considering UBC's roster
was plagued by injuries, lacking in
depth, and scarce in veteran leadership, this was no small feat.
"Last year, we missed many
man hours of practice time," said
Hanson. "A lot of our guys were
injured. I'm not trying to make an
excuse — we are what we are — but
we were shy of numbers. Some guys
logged a lot of minutes and got tired
by the end ofthe year. We weren't
deep enough."
There's good news this year.
After being resigned to the pine
last year with a broken foot, Connor
Morgan, the second-year out of
Victoria, B.C., is healthy. The kid
had a stellar preseason and looks
poised to put up big numbers this
year. Furthermore, the team had
one senior last year in Michael
Steele. This year, Tommy Nixon,
Andrew McGuinnes, Brylle Kamen
and Tonner Jackson are all entering
their fifth years. What's more, they
can all score. Nixon led the team in
scoring last year, and McGuinnes,
Kamen and Jackson all demonstrated their offensive abilities during
the preseason.
"I think the veteran guys are
playing like veterans. You need
those fifth-year guys to play
really well, and this year we'll be
expecting a lot out of our seniors.
The confidence is there. I think this
team believes," said Hanson.
With Connor Morgan healthy
and firing on all cylinders, Tommy
Nixon's consistent output and numerous other niche players to pitch in
here and there, this offence has the
potential to finish in the upper echelon of Canada West. They averaged
82.8 points per game during the
preseason. That number should be
taken with a grain of salt, of course,
but look for UBC to easily surpass
last year's offensive output.
Defensively, UBC has the size to
contend with anyone. They out-rebounded most of their opponents
during the preseason, and no one
was able to beat them down low.
Where they may run into trouble
is against quicker teams who can
knock down the deep ball, as was
the case with the Windsor Lancers,
the team that handed the Thunderbirds their sole preseason loss.
As far as individual performances go, here's what you can
expect from some ofthe team's
top players.
Connor Morgan #9
I've been hyping this guy up all
preseason. He's just that good. Morgan is a threat from anywhere on
the floor. The 6'9 forward can grind
down low, shoot the ball as well as
anyone from outside, and has incredible court vision. He's also very
modest. I asked him about he and
Nixon going head to head this year
for the team's scoring title.
"I honestly don't see it like that.
Obviously, I've had a couple of big
games this preseason, but we're a
team. If Tommy beats me in scoring,
I don't care, as long as we're winning games."
I suspect Morgan will draw
double teams and special attention
from opposing defences throughout
the season, and it will be interesting to see how the young forward
responds. At times his inexperience
shows. He'll force the odd ill-advised pass, or blow a defensive
assignment, but time will solve
the minor hiccups in his game. I'm
putting my money on Morgan to
lead the Thunderbirds in scoring
this year. If the season is to live up
to its full potential, this guy needs
to be huge.
Tommy Nixon #7
Nixon is the veteran leader of
this team. The 6'6 forward is stoical
on the court, his countenance calm
and undisturbed. Nixon possesses
the best basketball IQ on the team.
He led UBC in scoring last year
with an average of 14 points per
game and looked solid throughout
the preseason. Nixon is truly an
all-round player whose contribution to this team spans beyond his
scoring touch. He ranked second
on the team in rebounding last
year, second in assists, and led the
team in steals. Most importantly, the 'Birds will rely on Nixon's
leadership. If the preseason is any
indication, you can expect another
solid year from this senior.
Jordan Jensen-Whyte #6
The third-year guard out of Calgary is in an interesting spot. At 6'5,
he appears to be a natural guard at
the two or three position. Throughout the preseason, however, he ran
the offence from the one position.
Whyte will most likely start this
year as UBC's point guard, and his
ability to adapt to that role could
be pivotal to the team's success,
though he doubtlessly possesses the
talent to do it. Whyte is easily UBC's
fastest and most athletic player. He
can drive past defenders at will and
looks to push the fast break when
ever possible. If Whyte can keep his
assists to turnover ratio in check,
the offence will run smoothly.
Andrew McGuinness #3
McGuinness is UBC's purest
shooter, hands down. The 6'3,
fifth-year guard is lights out from
downtown. If he can find a way to
consistently take open shots from
the perimeter, he could easily match
or improve upon his scoring average
from last year.
Brylle Kamen #5
Another veteran force on this
Thunderbird's team is Kamen — the
6'7 forward out of Paris, France,
will pitch in some key minutes in
the post this year. Kamen led the
team in rebounding last year, and
he'll likely repeat that title this season. He's also a threat to score, and
doesn't shy away from the deep ball.
Sometimes he'll fall into trouble
when trying to do too much on
offence, but if Kamen can continue
to rebound and defend like he has
been, UBC will benefit greatly.
David Wagner #8
At 6'9,245 lbs., David Wagner
is a burden for opposing teams to
handle inside. He's big, he's physical, and he can finish plays and get
to the line. The fourth-year out of
Kamloops ranked second in scoring
last year for UBC, and led the team
with a .562 field goal percentage.
Amazingly, his field goal percentage
was better than his .552 free throw
percentage. If Wagner can subvert the stereotype and show that
centres can hit foul shots, he should
have no problem posting another
double digit scoring average.
Tonner Jackson #10
Jackson might be the hardest
working player on this Thunderbird
squad. He's the quickest of UBC's
three major post players, he's solid
defensively and he's a threat on offence. Jackson led the team last year
in minutes played per game (28.1),
and he'll see the floor often this year
as well. At times this preseason, he's
struggled to finish plays in close, but
he's better than anyone at fighting
for position down low.
Kedar Wright #11
Wright didn't play for most of
the preseason due to a lower body
injury, and he'll be out to begin the
year. The 6'2, second-year guard
out of Toronto, Ontario, posted
impressive numbers as a rookie. His
efforts were recognized when he
was selected for the Canada West
all-rookie team. Wright shined
during the playoffs last year, leading
UBC in minutes played (36.7) and
points per game (18.7). A relatively
small, quick guard, Wright's return
to the lineup will be eagerly anticipated.
"He's going to be a big part of
our puzzle," said Hanson. "He's
from Ontario, and he's got a little
bit of that Ontario attitude. He's
a hard-nosed guy, and it becomes
a personal battle when you're out
there with him on the court... Last
year he was fantastic for us in the
playoffs. He came alive, scored for
us, defended well, so he's going to be
our defensive stopper."
All of UBC's players will need
to be at the top of their game to
begin the regular season, as UBC
opens the year against two ofthe
toughest teams in the Canada West
conference. Their home opener is
against the University of Victoria
Vikes, a team that had the number-
one-ranked defence in the country
last year. The Vikes posted the best
record in the Pacific Division last
year at 19-3, and lost to Alberta in
the CIS bronze medal game.
Following a two game series at
home against Victoria, UBC will
head out west to Edmonton for a
chance at redemption against the
Golden Bears.
"This is probably the toughest
start to the season that we've had
since my time here at UBC," said
Hanson. "You've got to be good early on in the season, and we've been
preparing for it. I know that we're
going to be ready to get in there and
Hanson reached a milestone of
his own this preseason, when he became the winningest head coach in
UBC men's basketball history after
a road victory against the University
of Guelph Gryphons. With 338 wins
under his belt, Hanson will hope to
add a national championship to his
long list of accomplishments.
He might just have the team to
do it. Xi THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6,2014    I    SPORTS    I   11
Women's basketball knows what it takes to win this year
The women's squad retains a solid, experienced core this season.
Mason Mcintosh
This year's group knows the recipe
to success: creativity, hard work
and that championship-winning
component: defence. The question
on the Thunderbirds' minds is
one of leadership: who is going to
step up to lead this team through
Canada West, or the main goal,
Nationals? With an experienced and
well-rounded team offensively and
defensively, UBC looks poised for
success this season.
The T-Birds are led offensively by
fifth-year Kris Young who averaged
17.6 points per game (10th in the
CIS), 388 total points (eighth in the
CIS), and 6.9 rebounds per game.
This season being Young's last,
she expects big things from this
squad, and head coach Deb Huband
could not agree more.
"[Young] has a lot more support
than she did in past years, as far as
experience goes. The load on her
shoulder is nicely divided amongst
other players on the team," said
Another core player for the
Thunderbirds is Nebraska product
Harlene Sidhu, also playing in her
last season of eligibility. Sidhu's
basketball IQ is amongst the highest
in the CIS, and she continues to
excel in her post play. Last season she played with power and
consistency, averaging 15.1 points
per game, 8.2 rebounds and an
outstanding 50.7 per cent field goal
percentage — good for 10th in the
CIS — in the 29 games she played.
Her height and willingness to work
constantly gives her the space
needed to knock down long range or
inside shots.
Sidhu is proud of how the team
played this pre-season, but recognizes the team's lack of consistency
in the final minutes of their games,
"We all need to be making smart
plays and continuously be aggressive," said Sidhu.
Also instrumental to the
Thunderbirds' success this season
is Cassandra Knievel, the up-
and-coming shooting guard who
seems to be moulding this defence
together. Knievel is the player that
Huband can rely on for maximum
efficiency at any point in the game.
She is the core ofthe defensive
side ofthe court, and has already
averaged upwards of 31 minutes per
"Knievel has really shown
growth in her game in the last six
or seven months, I think offensively
and defensively. Under the high expectations of a fourth-year athlete,
she has made a big jump in performance," said Huband.
Knievel understands her position
on the team. "It's my responsibility
to be one of those players to always
be aware about what's best for the
team, and who needs the shot," she
UBC may have seniors to lead the
way this season, but depth down the
roster continues to be troublesome
subject. Hillary Wood, a third-year
transfer student from Scotland will
have to watch from the sidelines
this campaign due to injury. Joining
her will be Kiana Lalonde — the
ex-Kelowna Secondary forward is
another patient on the injury list
and will be red-shirting the entire
2014/15 season.
The Thunderbirds do have some
players who are looking to bloom
this season, patiently waiting for the
"Diana Lee is transferred in, she's
very experienced and skilled point
guard competitive and a two-way
player. She is strong defensively
and offensively; is a playmaker as
well as a scorer; we're looking to
her to be our extension of a coach
on the floor. Our vocal leader,"
Huband said.
It will be no easy task for the
2014/15 Thunderbirds to clinch a
berth in nationals this season; their
conference is no Cakewalk. They
seem to be exuberant that real
games are just around the corner,
but with powerhouse competitors
such as Alberta, Saskatchewan
and Regina, these players must
convert practice and solid preseason
play into concrete results when it
The Thunderbirds jumped out
ofthe gate this preseason with a
seven-game win streak including
wins over the University of Guelph,
Queen's and Fraser Valley. Also,
the Thunderbirds were Ryerson
Darcel Wright Memorial Classic
Champions; they met the University of Saskatchewan in the finals
and earned a 20 point lead at half
enroute to a 75-51 victory.
A single loss against the University of Western Washington disrupted the group's perfect pre-season; Thunderbird's came short with
an ending score of 62-68.
UBC's regular season begins on
November 7 against Victoria at War
Memorial Gym. Xi
Thunderbird swim team hosts, wins 2014 Odium Brown Colleges Cup meet
UBC won the meet, scoring more than 500 points over second place Calgary.
Lawrence Neal Garcia
Senior Staff Writer
The 2014 Odium Brown Colleges
Cup was the biggest warm-up for
teams prior to the Canada West
Championships just three weeks
later. As the first meet ofthe season,
it was also a chance for teams to
gauge their performance against the
competition. The meet had every
Canada West school in attendance
— minus the University of Alberta —
plus a high school all-star team from
the Lower Mainland. To foster competition within and between them,
the meet was divided into A and
B finals, with a maximum of two
athletes per school able to advance
to the A final.
The UBC Thunderbirds won
with a combined total of 1,674 points
(men's and women's) — over 500
points better than the University of
Calgary Dinos in second place, and a
promising start for the season.
"It bodes really well," said Steve
Price, the swim team's head coach,
of their performance. "I think we
basically established ourselves as
the number one team going into the
Canada West, so we're certainly
looking going in there and trying to
dominate that competition."
"But more importantly we're
getting ready for CIS in February,
and obviously we're getting ready
for Pan Am [Pan American Games]
and Worlds [FINA World Championships] trials in April. These are
all stepping stones towards what
we're looking for and we think we're
positioned well right now."
On the men's side, Price noted
the mix of younger swimmers and
veterans; but even without three
of their best swimmers — Coleman
Allen, Yuri Kisil and Luke Peddie,
who were away for the 2014 World
Cup in Singapore, where Allen recently took home silver — the team
still swam to victory.
Sergey Holson broke the meet
record for the 100mbreaststroke,
while Alex Loginov, Stefan Milosevic and Keegan Zanatta did the
same for the 50m, 100m and 400m
freestyle respectively.
Zanatta, a third-year transfer
from the University of Victoria,
also set the new pool record in the
1500m freestyle.
"I thought I would be close, but
I didn't think I would actually be
able to do it; so it was nice to come
home in the last 100 [metres] and do
it," said Zanatta, who is working to
break the team record for the 400m
free at Canada West, and is working
towards making the national team
in the summer.
On the women's side, Price noted
the strong, balanced performance
ofthe team. But there were also
standouts, with a number of meet
records broken by Thunderbirds:
Savannah King in the 200m,
400m and 800m freestyle, Tera
Van Beilen in the 100m and 200m
breaststroke and Erika Selten-
reich-Hodgson in the 200m backstroke.
As part ofthe Lower Mainland
high school team, Emily Overholt
ofthe West Vancouver Otters Swim
Club set the new meet record in the
200m IM.
Seltenreich-Hodgson also set the
new pool record for the 400m IM.
"It was some back-to-back hard
racing, but it's good do it at this
point in the season," said Seltenreich-Hodgson, who is also looking
to the summer competitions
[Worlds and Pan Am].
As for future college meets like
this one, Price hopes to build up
the tradition over the coming years
and carry it over to the forthcoming
aquatic centre. "Were just excited
about the results and we're really
happy that we can host a college
swim meet here at UBC." Xi 12    I    GAMES    I    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6,2014
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14- Chemical used on trees
15- Name on a bomber
16-Toward the mouth
17-Camp for children
20-That, in Tijuana
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24-California peak
27-Capital of Utah
33-Give it !
36-Macho guys
38- Lays down the lawn
39-Mum's mate
40-Give a ring
41- Devour
42-Eliot's Marner
43-Cartoon part
47- "Star Wars" princess
48- Uncounted
52-Sharon's land
55- He loved Lucy
57-Society page word
62- Novel ending
63-Grocery, e.g.
64- Title bestowed upon the wife
of a raja
65-Fabled fliers
66-Spanish Mister
67- Jack of "RioLobo"
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3- Navigators Islands, today
4- Upper limb
5-Consisting of words
6-Suffix with exist
7- Burden
8- Einstein's birthplace
10-Good brandy
11-1 smell !
12-Tibetan monk
13-Pastoral poem
18-Really bother
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54-Campus mil. group
32- Dixie pronoun
55-Pest control brand
33-On the briny
46- Expulsion
56- Monetary unit of Austria
34- Highway
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60-Canonized Mile.
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