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What's more country than a horse?
Corb Lund hoes down. Page 5
We breathe what they exhale. So it is a good
idea not to kill them. Page 13
It's about the unfeeling cold heartless
administration. Page 18
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Vol.LXXXVII   N° 3
Tuesday, 13 September, 2005
Fuelled by pure, inexplicable rage since 1918
I, ROBOLIBRARIAN: No, they're not filming another Star Wars episode on campus. Next time you want a book this contraption will fetch it for you. yinan max wang photo
Robo-library at your service: automated storage and retrieval system earns mixed reviews
by Niall Williams
Robots have invaded—the Irving K.
Barber Centre.
The four million dollar
Automated Storage and Retrieval
System (ASRS), the first in Canada,
is  being  housed  in  the   newly
opened Irving K. Barber Learning
Centre. Currently, it holds about
800,000 volumes, but has the
capacity to store 1.8 million. The
books are stored in 19,000 two
foot-by-four foot bins and are
retrieved from their slots by large
automated machines. When summoned it usually takes about five
minutes to fill a request.
ASRS will end manual browsing
for books, but according to Leeta
Solkalski, Circulation Manager at
the Irving K. Barber Learning
Centre, a great deal of effort has
been put into choosing material
that is used infrequently.
'The ASRS is currently process
ing about 100 requests a day,
which I think is quite high, considering we are only holding lower
use material,' said Solkalski.
Librarians tried to minimise
the impact of the ASRS by choosing out of date material such
as scientific journals and documents  from the  UBC  archives,
especially ones that are available
Sokalski points out that one of
the most important benefits of
theASRS is that it will allow the
University to keep physical copies
of the books.
See "Robots"page 2.
UBC triumphs with 3-1 win. Story on page 17. yinan max wang photo
"Canada's biggest small
university" opens its doors
UBC Okanagan
will have 7500
students by 2010
by Paul Evans
UBC grew by 3500 students and
400 faculty members with the official opening of UBC Okanagan this
past Thursday.
Speaking in front of a distinguished audience that included BC
Premier Gordon Campbell and
Senator Ross Fitzpatrick at the opening ceremonies in Kelowna, UBC
President Dr Martha Piper shared
her vision for the new university.
"We believe that UBC Okanagan
will provide the premiere undergraduate experience in this country.* Piper went on to describe the
new UBC Okanagan as "Canada's
biggest small university.*
Premier Campbell spoke to the
regional benefits of the newly created university.
'It's because of a vision that
called for a UBC Okanagan. .that
would provide access to learning
in smaller communities throughout this region and throughout this
province that today we can celebrate,* he said.
While Piper noted the significance of bringing to the interior
the educational experience of one
of the 'world's 50 best" universities, she acknowledged that the two
campuses would be distinct
"[UBC Okanagan} will be different than UBC Vancouver: smaller,
with greater integration of
research and learning and an
enhanced focus on a quality
undergraduate experience,*  she
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UBC Okanagan hopes to add medicine and athletics
program to school in the long-term, says offical
"UBCO" from page 1.
Formerly Okanagan University
College (OUC), UBC Okanagan was conceived when the provincial government
asked UBC to create a campus in the interior. Rather than remaining a hybrid,
OUC was divided in to UBC Okanagan
and Okanagan College.
"Yes, we are a smaller
campus and maybe we
don't have every single
faculty and school but
i think there has been a
real commitment to
making sure what we do
here is done very well,"
—Sarah Stang
Third-year UBC Okanagan
Anthropology student
Controversy surrounded the UBC
takeover as many students and staff felt
there wasn't adequate consultation prior
to the announcement.
But that has changed said Sarah Stang, a
third-year UBC Okanagan Anthropology student She feels that the University is making
a strong effort to work with students.
Stang was also quick to dismiss concerns that the University's small size
would impact its educational capabilities.
"Yes, we are a smaller campus and
maybe we don't have every single faculty
and school but I think there has been a
real commitment to making sure what
we do here is done very well,* she said.
Stang's  comments  were  echoed by
UBC Okanagan Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Barry McBride who said that the
University will take steps to ensure that it
offers quality courses and isn't viewed as
inferior to UBC Vancouver.
"We have our own Senate. We're going
to be making up our own academic programs. We're going to be very distinct in
that way," he said.
While he notes the importance of
being distinct from UBC, McBride also
sees the importance in cooperation
between the two campuses. "We have to
find ways in which we can bring the two
campuses together where it makes really
good sense and share courses, share faculty members, et cetera."
McBride acknowledged that the distance between the two campuses would
make communication difficult but said
that the University has plans to construct
faculty residences to encourage professors to come to the Okanagan.
McBride said that other long-term
objectives for the University include
adding a school of medicine and developing the athletics program.
For the time being, however, UBC
Okanagan will be busy expanding the
number of student and residence spaces.
The current target is to double student
spaces, resulting in 7,500 spaces by
This rapid growth alarmed Stang, who
said that while she didn't think it would
affect services, she was concerned about
the effect on class sizes.
"In some of my classes there's twenty
students. Five years from now is that going
to be the case? Maybe not," she said.
But these concerns were outweighed
by Stang's excitement for the future.
More jobs and more research opportunities are some of the benefits she foresees
in addition to a better education.
"Increased educational opportunities
are just the surface." il
ASRS most cost efficient
and provides shortest book
retrieval time of all options
"Robots" from page 7.
"Harvard has decided to chop their books and
store the information digitally. We have made a
commitment to keep the books... The automated
storage and retrieval system allows us to do this,*
she said.
The ASRS was being considered well before the
old wing of the hbrary was demolished. Irving K.
Barber had the idea in mind when he donated the
money many years ago. The University decided to
construct the ASRS and now the idea has finally
become a reality.
Catherine Quinlan, a University Librarian, noted
that a lack of storage space was one of the main concerns with the old library. She said libraries need to
plan for the future.
"When the construction of the Learning Centre
began in 2003, we had less than three years of
growth space left; therefore it was important that
this building provide capacity for the next ten years
at least. We buy or otherwise acquire (ie through
donation) approximately 100,000 print or physical
items each year."
There were several different options available to
the University, but said Quinlan, "The ASRS was the
most cost effective option and provided the shortest
retrieval time."
"The ASRS retrieves materials on demand. There
is a link via our online catalogue so the user can
activate the robotic crane as the request is made
within 60 seconds."
Students have had mixed reactions about the
retrieval system though.
"I haven't used it yet. It looks horrible," said Dan
Remple, a graduate Architecture student.
Rob Hawking;, a third-year science student liked
the system because he feels it is progressive.
Others have received it with open arms.
"I needed it as soon as it started up," said
Matthew Hasselfield, a Science graduate student.
"It's great for journals, no one needs to browse
journals... Browsing is helpful for books, you
can't find everything you'd need on the internet." II
Annual Writing Centre &
Department of English
Book Sale
Ponderosa C, 2021 West Mall
September 14,2005 Wam-4pm
50C paperbacks, $1.00 hardbacks. Proceeds will go
towards funding prizes and
scholarships in the English
Department and the Writing
Centre.This year the English
Department's share will go
towards establishing a new
award in the name of Dr. Gabi
MFA Graduate Exhibition
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery
September 15,8pm
Six emerging artists from UBC's
MFA program exhibit their
work in "Horses for Courses"
Opening ceremony on
September 15th; the exhibition
runs September 16-October 2,
2005. More info at www.belkin-
UBC Botanical Gardens'
Indoor Plant Sale
UBC Botanical Gardens
September 15, 1 lam-6pm
Started in 1977, the UBC
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Tuesday, 13 September, 2005
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Niall Williams, running past a doughnut shop realized that
Jesse Marchand wasn't wearing any pants, but Boris Korby
was wearing two pairs! Yulida Yulichia was wearing a skirt
she had borrowed from Tim Louman-Gardiner, who had been
shopping with Bobby Huang on Sunday afternoon. Now he
was hung over and wishing that Levi Barnett would stop
singing love songs to John Wang. Bryan Zandberg wanted to
grow up to be a pirate but Heather Pauls kept saying he
would nave to be a personal fashion shopper like she was,
but Carolynne Burkholder toid him to go tor his dreams. Ania
Mafi bought ice cream, but it melted on Megan Smyth and
Szabo took pictures. Justin Barrington-Foote learned how to
two-step from Claudia Li who was a doset reggae fan, and
Paul Evans who sang karaoke every Wednesday night at the
PitSimon Underwood sat under his desk and played Go Fish
with Michelle Mayne, while Alex Leslie and Liz Green went to
Bible Study and trie Szeto regained his former status of "Sexy
Santa" by skiing in a speedo. Yinan Max Wang just shook his
head, knowing he had a nicer speedo at home. Andrew
Cheng danced with Leigh all night but no one knew her last
name until the very last minute when they found out it
was... and then they all died.
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News/National 3
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Metric was at
the Pit Saturday
night to play a
few numbers for
a house packed
full with wide-
eyed dreamers
and drunkards
looking for luck
and lager at the-
most happening
place this side of
the enchanted
forest. Opening
for the band
were Elizabeth
and Edmonton's
own Columbus,
who brought a
much needed
dose of prairie
humility to the
headliner; enjoy
your frivolity
now, young
students, before
you grow up
and blow away.
Post-abortion support at McGill
"They're basically having
an abortion alone": student
by Liam Churchill
MONTREAL (CUP)—After an unsuccessful
search for an abortion support group in
Montreal, a McGill student is starting one.
Agathe Gramet-Kedzior has created the
Women's Abortion Support Group after she
was disappointed to find out that no such
group existed in the clinic where she had an
abortion, or in Montreal at all.
'They basically thought I was a crazy person/ she said of the abortion clinic staff.
She feels that the creation of an abortion
support group is important because it will
allow women to talk about their experiences
after a very difficult emotional period — an
opinion shared by Marius Wolfe, Health
Promotion Officer at McGill's Student
Health Service.
Wolfe believes that Gramet-Kedzior's
group will be helpful for some women
at McGill.
"This type of group is excellent because
it's about women talking to women who've
had the same experience," he said.
Wolfe also said that studies show that
some kind of post-abortion therapy-
ranging from psychiatric treatment to participation in a support group—helps reduce
some possible serious long-term effects of
having an abortion, which can include
Gramet-Kedzior insists that her group is
non-political and will not deal with whether
abortion is moral or immoral.
'I'm not trying to cause controversy. I'm not
taking a stance...It's purely a support group,
like Alcoholics Anonymous/ she said.
But Gramet-Kedzior is aware of the controversy that surrounds the topic, and she
is trying to ensure that her group will be as
private and confidential as possible. She
hopes the turnout at the group will be high
and that women will not be "too shy" to
come out and talk about their experiences
in a secure environment.
Gramet-Kedzior feels that McGill is a
good place to start such a group because a
critical mass exists here.
"I heard from my doctor that there's a lot
of young women at McGill who get pregnant
and don't tell their boyfriend or their parents. They're basically having an abortion
alone," she said, a
Bankruptcy still not an option for students
by Diana McLay
LONDON (CUP)—As it stands, a ten-year
waiting period to file for bankruptcy is still
in effect for graduates who have accumulated thousands of dollars in student debt-
despite a recent challenge from a prominent national student lobby group.
Over the summer the Canadian
Federation of Students (CFS), an organisation representing a coalition of Canadian
post-secondary students and student
unions, heard the ruling on a constitutional
challenge they filed against the Bankruptcy
and Insolvency Act concerning those who
have acquired student debt.
According to a CFS statement, Justice
Gordon Sedgwick ruled against CFS's challenge, "on the basis that student loan borrowers do not constitute as a protected
social category that should qualify for protection from discrimination/
The federal government amended the
Act in 1998 to prohibit those with student
debt from claiming bankruptcy until ten
years after completion of their last course.
CFS challenged the amendment under the
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms,
claiming students are being treated
"We were trying to say that students as a
group under the constitution can't be discriminated against," said George Soule,
national chair of CFS. "Just because you
have a student loan you will be treated differently than those with just debt."
Doreen Whitehead, manager of financial
aid at Fanshawe College in London Ontario,
said before the 1998 amendment some students would accumulate high amounts of
government debt and intentionally claim
bankruptcy to avoid payment.
Under the current amendment,
Whitehead said there are payment options
and debt relief opportunities for students
who are either unemployed or earning a
low wage after completion of school.
"I think the government has done a lot
for students after graduation," said
Whitehead. "Students are now more responsible for the agreement they signed."
According to Soule, the average family
income for those students claiming bank
ruptcy, prior to the amendment, was
"Students in most need were filing for
bankruptcy," he said.
Soule said that claiming bankruptcy is
not the easy way out for most graduates,
considering it's a long and tedious process
that is not easily forgotten by society.
A survey conducted by Statistics Canada
in 2002 found that 41 per cent of college
graduates left school with an average debt
of $12,600 in 2000. That amount is up 21
per cent compared to students who graduated in 1995, and up 76 per cent compared
to students who graduated in 1990.
Even though they experienced a minor
setback in their cause, Soule said the CFS
would continue their fight on legal and
poHtical levels.
"Students must realise that education is
their right, not a financial burden," said
On June 3 an amendment to the
Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act was introduced which would see the ten-year period
be reduced to seven. The bill has yet to be
passed. II
Burns Bog bums
If you were outside on Monday, you may have
seen and smelled smckc. The source, however, was not at UBC. It can be attributed to a fire
raging in Burns Bog that, with the help of wind,
is spewing smoke all over the Lower
So far, the fire has encompassed 12
hectares of the Delta bog, and firefighter officials estimate the fire may burn for another
few days. Reports have been inconclusive as to
the cause of the blaze.
Almost a million
UBC and associate school Monterrey Institute
of Technology University System (Tec de
Monterrey) received a total of $750,000 from
Scotia Bank to them help compensate for the
rising hving costs of visiting students.
Tec de Monterrey is Mexico's leading private university. UBC currently houses 100
Mexican students.
British Columbians will be headed back to the
polling stations to decide between a Single
Transferable Vote (STV) system and the current first-past-the-post electoral system in what
the provincial government is terming a "more
informed" vote. Scheduled for November
2008, the referendum will determine which
electoral system will be used in the May 2009
provincial election.
Nearly 58% of voters in the May 2005 referendum voted in favour of a change to STV
but the referendum failed because it required
a 60% majority.
BC Premier Gordon Campbell said that this
referendum would be different because the
government will try to better explain the
effects of the system on riding boundaries.
"We have listened to comments that the
pubHc wants more information about electoral
reform to make a more informed choice/ he
said. "Showing voters what their riding would
look like under the STV model may provide the
critical piece of information that was missing
at the time of the [2005] referendum." II
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Pussy Protectors aim to
defend students' vaginas
New advocacy group
aims to dismantle the
menstrual status quo
by Alex BiU
ST. JOHN'S (CUP)-There's a new
group watching out for vaginas on
The Pussy Protectors are a
recent society awaiting ratification
concerned about the environmental, psychological, and health
effects of the feminine hygiene
Carolyn Shimmin is the organiser behind the Pussy Protectors.
She had the idea after seeing a
similar group at Carleton during
her undergraduate degree, but it
really took off when she came into
contact with a more prominent
group in Montreal called the
Blood Sisters.
"I've had this growing awareness of the need for menstrual
activism," she said. "[We're about]
combating the silence that surrounds the female body, dismantling some of the patriarchal
taboos about menstruation, but
also informing [the public] about
the unhealthy and ecologically
unfriendly impacts of the feminine
hygiene industry."
The Pussy Protectors offer a
variety of services, particularly a
place to sit down and comfortably
discuss menstruation.
"When you look at menstruation, I think from a young age girls
are taught that their periods are
something dirty and disgusting
and something that has to be concealed and hidden," said Shimmin.
The shared shame associated
with a woman's period is illustrated by the marketing campaigns of
some tampon manufacturers,
according to Shimmin. Ads selling
concealed products in packaging
that can be mistaken for bubble
gum are prime examples.
The Pussy Protectors aim to
combat these traditions through
creative activism like art workshops and public campaigns, all
the while encouraging free and
open discussion about women's
menstrual cycle.
"Because of that constant message that we're getting that we
should be ashamed of it, even as
women we don't share stories
about our first period, and these
are monumental things in your
life," said Shimmin.
The Pussy Protectors also hold
pad-making workshops for women
to explore alternative options of
menstrual hygiene. Sea sponges
and cotton-knit pads are common
"It's a cool thing to do, as
women—the knit and bitch phase.
The whole sit-around to do these
types of things," she said.
The social effects of the industry
are not all the Pussy Protectors
intend to target. There are constant
environmental concerns circulating around the tampon industry.
Shimmin claims that in one lifetime, the average woman will use
16,800 tampons, which equals
between 250 to 300 pounds of
Some of the health concerns
mentioned by Shimmin include
the commonly known toxic shock
syndrome, plus the bleaches and
dioxins released into the most
absorbent part of a woman's body.
Shimmin also raised a concern
over tampons absorbing too much
vaginal mucous. Effects related to
this are a greater chance of yeast
infections and cervical cancer,
among other afflictions.
One product that can combat
both the environmental and health
effects of the feminine hygiene
industry is the DivaCup.
"The DivaCup or Keeper is like a
cup you insert and it holds the
blood, and then you pull it out and
you can empty the blood. You're
not absorbing the mucous and
that, you just keep rewashing and
it can last you up to ten years," said
The Pussy Protectors are trying
to arrange a bulk order of
DivaCups to offset the high cost
and provide them to MUN students
for as much as $20 off. (The usual
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Corb Lund and the Hurtin' Albertans don't hurt nobody
Not just your reg'lar
country musician
by Jodi Carlson
Hair In My Eyes Like a Highland
What exactly is a genre of music?
When you walk into a music store,
you will see many different sections—pop, rock, jazz, folk, R&B,
country, and so on. Sadly, these
labels may hinder your choices.
For years I have avoided the
country section, not wanting to be
labeled a hick from Saskatchewan.
Then I discovered Corb Lund, who
is bewildered at the fact that his
music is classified country. Having
played with The Smalls, when Corb
Lund began touring with his own
band, his fan base was mostly from
the indie rock group. It wasn't until
award season came around that the
Corb Lund Band was classified
Country; Lund has received
numerous awards in the
"Country/Western" field, including
"Independent Group of the Year*
from the Canadian Country Music
Association (CCMA).
Although new fans might be misled by the acoustic guitar and fiddle
in their tunes, Corb Lund and the
Hurtin' Albertans is not your classic
country band. Lund decided to
change the name of his band from
the Corb Lund Band to Corb Lund
and the Hurtin' Albertans after
being asked one too many times
what a Corb Lund was. Corb Lund
and the Hurtin' Albertans are used
to playing to a diverse audience in a
wide variety of venues. They have
played everything from Folk
Festivals to Indie Rock clubs and
most recently at the CCMA Awards
Show in Calgary.
The diversity of the band's audiences can be traced back to that of
the front man's musical interests
and influences. Lund follows the
work of many different musicians,
from Neko Case to the White
Stripes, and is influenced by his old
favourites, like Willie Nelson. When
writing, he can't pinpoint the
source ofhis inspiration.
Corb Lund was formally educated in jazz guitar and bass at the
Grant MacEwan Performing Arts
School in Edmonton but grew up in
southern Alberta, just outside of
Taber. After playing and touring
worldwide with The Smalls for 12
years, Lund still retains his country
roots. Perhaps that is why his sound
is mistaken for country. Despite the
experiences that have shaped the
Lund of today, his roots are still "a
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Steer is the fourth album for Corb
and his band. Lund wrote all 13
songs himself, which includes guest
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jazzy feel of "Big Butch Bass Bull
Fiddle" to the classic folk sounds of
"Counterfeiters' Blues/ For those
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Corb Lund is your new favourite
songwriter as "The Truck Got Stuck"
and "Hurtin' Alberta* demonstrate
his always lighthearted prairie
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the first time I heard "Five Dollar
Bill" (from his previous album Five
Dollar Bill).
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humble ponderings on the reason
for his music. While everyone these
days is trying to send some sort of
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the sheer escape from this world
that high-quality music provides.
Corb Lund and the Hurtin
Albertans will be playing at the
Commodore this Friday, September
16, 2005. Tickets are $19.50 and
available at Zulu, Highlife, or
Ticketmaster. Whether you're a
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lover or just up for a good time, this
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Got me looking so
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Smart Kid
by Jodi Carlson
Zaniness abounds in this bombshell disc by the Vancouver quintet
The Clumsy Lovers entitled "Smart
Kid.* Although they've been touring
for ten years, this is only their seventh album (second with Nettwerk
records) and surprisingly the first I
have heard of them. I am flattered
to say, however, that they were a
major part of my musical education
this summer. And they may
become a part of your musical education this fall semester.
For those moments where you
just need a boost of energy, may I
suggest 'Stand Up* or perhaps
when you are feeling a little arrogant—'Smart Kid?* Of course, we
need some time to wind-down as
well, and for that we have 'Not
Long For This World*, which is
perfectly placed as the last song on
the album. They are a little bit
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studentl Best played midway
through the first of many strenuous reading sessions to come this
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more to life than studying and
school shouldn't be taken nearly
so seriously because it's just
another one of life's lessons. Take
it from the smart kid: 'we are not
long for this world...* II
Let me see you
Luke Doucet kicks po'
Mariah to the curb
Broken (and other rogue states)
Six Shooter Records
by Simon Underwood
'One day you're gonna' miss
me/One day you're going to wake
up cold.'
Summer is a fickle lover. Was it
only yesterday that we were sunning ourselves on the veranda,
suckling languidly on the ripe
August teat, ever the proverbial
grasshopper launching idle kisses
to the sky? And now, peering out
from behind our bleary eyes, we
see that it's all over: summer has
flown and stolen away all the
tourists under a cover of clouds.
And we realize that we're back on
campus, rapidly being swarmed
by thousands of tiny little ants.
But eveiy sinking ship needs a
soundtrack, and Luke" Doucet's
Broken (and other rogue states) is
certainly a worthy candidate to
replace The Emancipation of Muni
on the turntable, however momentarily. Yes, Mariah may be flying
without wings once more, but
Luke Doucet is still working on
rehabilitation from the the Sallys
and the sauce. But the remorse
that writes the lyrics and dampens
the production is tempered by the
positively sunny sheen to Doucet's
voice. Picture a kindred spirit
commiserating over beer, helping
you clean up the sty that was once
known your living room; songs to
drift, through the Venetian blinds
and down through the ghostly
streets. The prairie twang is more
suited to the autumn chill than you
might think: Broken isn't debilitating, and neither is Vancouver the
cosmopolitan nexus once the
German tourists have packed and
left. 'It's not the liquor I miss,*
sings the Canadian troubadour.
But let's commiserate with Mr.
Doucet over a few beers anyway; if
these first few days are any indication, we belong together, n THE UBYSSEY  Tuesday, 13 September, 2005
Culture 7
Social disease? Sweating bullets? Did somebody say Megadeth?
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by Andrew Cheng
It was rumored that last year's Megadeth's
"Black Mail the Universe Tour* would be their
last—ever. But was it ever really conceivable?
Could they just hang it up and walk away—to do
what, start an antique shop? No way. Dave
Mustaine, founder of Megadeth and the self-
proclaimed "social disease" was inevitably
gonna' come back. But who knew he would go
on to headline his own heavy metal festival.
Last Friday was the day of the Gigantour,
a 7-hour heavy metal festival that brought
bands like Megadeth, Anthrax, Fear Factory,
and Nevermore to perform at the Pacific
Coliseum. This festival, according to Dave
Mustaine, "[provides] a more affordable
alternative to the choices out there." I think
he's referring to Ozzfest.
Megadeth's performance at the festival was
awe-inspiring and packed with a number of
their greatest hits, a frenetic playhst that included "Peace Sells", "Hangar 18", "Wake Up Dead",
"Angry Again", "Sweating Bullets", "Symphony
of Destruction", "In My Darkest Hour", and
"Holy Wars...The Punishment Due", which they
brilliantly saved for the show's finale.
But the Gigantour was more than just a
heavy metal festival. It was a welcome breath
of fresh air to those still smarting from the
metamorphosis of rock into it's soft-core
alter-ego, "pop-rock", a process that started in
the early '90s and is still decomposing today.
Ever since Nirvana, rock has been in a nosedive. Why? Because they made it "cool to
suck"; no guitar solos, sloppy execution, and
the guise of amp distortion to make their
chords sound hardcore. The door was open
for bands like Green Day, Weezer, and the
Smashing Pumpkins—markedly different
bands then the gods of the '80s. Back then, to
really rock out, you had to be more than just a
really good musician: you also had to know
how to play a really killer guitar solo.
Think of it this way—when Britney Spears
goes on tour, she too probably has a band that
plays with her. Now if this band played her
songs with a lot of amp distortion, would this
make it hardcore? Would it be rock just because
a few average Joes are strumming away at an
electric guitar?
The Megadeth act at the concert was
refreshing and it showed us how creative
rock could really be. Their show was innovative and hardcore not simply because of the
amp distortion, but because the musicianship on the fret board. H
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Culture 9
A toy xylophone suspended over a tiny piano
Contemporary art gallery goes one for three
by Leigh Kamping-Carder
"I have thought of my ideal artist's studio as
a small office with a glass paneled door on
which was painted my name in gold letters,
windows covered with Venetian blinds, a
hat rack, filing cabinet, framed degrees on
the wall, and a desk with a typewriter, a telephone, and a bottle of booze." By realising
his lofty ideal studio in the gallery space,
Daniel Olson —the artist responsible for a
third of the exhibition on now at the
Contemporary Art Gallery (GAG)—demonstrates how entertaining contemporary art
can be. There are the requisite Dada references, to be sure, but there is much in this
show to be enjoyed by majors beyond the
confines of the Lasserre building.
Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of
the exhibits by gallery mates Ceal Floyer and
Micah Lexier—but more on that later.
For Twenty Minutes' Sleep, Olson collects
together "interactive sound sculptures* and
other custom-made office supplies—which
may sound pretentious (or boring?) but is
actually a whole lot of fun. The works include
a toy saxophone suspended over a toy piano
that you can actually play; a video of a tea ket
tle boiling and its
multi-note whistling
soundtrack; and a box
of xylophone plates that
would take 400,000 or so
tosses before all the possible
tunes could ever be composed.
iliP^ My personal favourite was
Cultural Residue, a square marked
with grey smudges. Nailed to the wall
next to the piece was a matchbook of eraser shavings and a placard denouncing the
excess amount of culture in Paris. Olson has
taken it into his own hands; it's this kind of
humour that, to my mind, makes the best
contemporary art. Who needs complicated?
Just bring on the comical.
If only Micah Lexier and Ceal Floyer had
followed suite. After a massive publicity campaign at the CAG, which saw 50,000 buttons
pinned to its outside walls, each bearing a
response to art ("indoctrinated," "stubborn/
"horny"), it's a shame that two-thirds of the
current show are exactly the kind of impenetrable, academic mumbo jumbo that makes
people turn away from the gallery's giant
glass doors.
Working in collaboration with the CAG's
director, Christina Ritchie, Lexier chose
close to 100 objects, organised them into
three groups, and presented each group
with one ofhis own works. Coins, postcards,
a score pad for a game of bridge: the display
reminds me of a glass case of museum artifacts—but without any kind of context or significance attached. Maybe that's the point?
In any event, the fun and the power aren't
there. I'm left with those questions that
infuriate me when other people ask them:
you spent how much money on this? And
you say this is art?
At first glance, Ceal Floyer's work comes
across the same way. Her minimalist contribution. Draft, combined with the accompanying text posted just outside, is initially overwhelming. But Floyer's creations are all
about that moment when you realise there's
something more to be seen (or heard), and
it's worth it to pick up one of the tiny blue
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Tuesday, 13 September, 2005   THE UBYSSEY
Spurlock's newest film
uncovers the futility of
working for minimum
wage in the USA
Sept 19 on the Indepedent Film Channel
by Carolynne Burkholder
After super-sizing his meals and his midsection, Morgan Spurlock decided that another gig as an actor/documentary filmmaker
was a tasty way to super-size his wallet too.
Best known as the 'Super-Size Guy' after he
memorably documented the physical degradation that inevitably results from eating
three meals a day at McDonalds for a month,
Spurlock is back to show his versatility both
behind and in front of the camera with his
new television show, 30 Days.
Beginning September 16th, Spurlock's
new adventure will be airing on the
Independent Film Channel {IFC]. In a series
of six hour-long episodes, Spurlock documents the hves of people subjected to 30 days
outside of their 'comfort zone'. Spurlock,
along with his fiance Alex, are the stars of the
first episode, embarking upon a drastic
departure from their comfortable New York
City lifestyle as quasi-celebrities to Hving
below the poverty line as minimum wage
earners in Columbus, Ohio.
"Millions of Americans work full time jobs
and still Hve below the poverty line," says
Spurlock. "How do they survive? Could I do
it?* The answer to his first question: just
barely. And to his last question: not without
major sacrifices. "We've been Hving the good
life ever since Super Size Me hit it big," says
Spurlock, who describes himself as "the worst
with money." Sticking to the formula that
worked well the first time around, the first
episode of 30 Days has several rules participants must adhere to. First, they must work
minimum wage jobs. Second, they only have
the amount of cash that a minimum wage
earner would earn in a week—a measly $206,
$ 148.47 after taxes. Third, their credit cards
are frozen, as is their bank account, and all
other cash is left at home.
The show begins with their search for an
apartment and then for jobs, which prove surprisingly easy to find in a state that has lost
250,000 jobs in the last four years. Spurlock
finds work with a temp agency doing manual
labour, while Alex busses tables and washes
dishes at a local coffee shop. The show has the
charm reminiscent of Super Size Me, with
the sound cHps from men in suits, exaggerated animations, and diversions to keep the
audience from getting bored.
The main difference is that the first
episode of 30 Days ranges from shghtly
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Culture 13
Practical tips for aspiring gardeners on their way to the UBC Botanical Garden's Indoor Plant Sale
UBC Botanical Garden Indoor Plant Sale
September 15-16
by Heather Pauls
This year, the UBC Botanical Gardens celebrates the 28th
anniversay of the Annual Indoor Plant sale. That's 2 8 years
of selling luscious tropicals, kitchen herbs, and exotic
orchids to students who can barely even keep them alive for
28 days. Also available are hanging plants and flowering pot
plants, all awaiting mistreatment, neglect, over-watering,
and too much exposure to the sun.
The plant sale runs from September 15 to 16, from
1 lam to 6pm, and is located at the Botanical Gardens in the
reception area, and along the boardwalk near the entrance.
There will be free parking; if you take the bus, simply hop
the UBC Shutde Service bus. The Stadium route will bring
you right there.
Here at the Ubyssey, we encourage students to decorate
their dorm rooms with gorgeous plants from our very own
campus, but please, for the love of all living things, please
read and heed our warnings. This practical guide might just
save a life.
Give the lovin'only a plant needs
Let's play pretend, shall we? Imagine your plant as a living,
breathing entity that deserves constant adoration—an
unbearably ciite kitten, per se. Now imagine yourself forgetting to feed said kitten, not giving it adequate shelter and
care. Please don't let your kitten down. Give it love and
attention as follows.
3fc Most plants come with a little plastic marker shoved in
the pot This is not just a photo of your plant at maturity; it
is your guide to keeping this plant alive. There will be cryptic indications of how much sunlight it requires, how moist
to keep its soil, and at what temperature it is most comfortable. Before buying a plant, look closely at the guide and
compare it to your living environment. If you live in a
depressing, dark basement suite, don't buy a plant that
needs constant sunlight. If you Hve in a house with skylights, don't buy a plant that likes the shade.
■& Many people don't realise this, but the sun can be a threat
to the health of your plant. Too much sun and the soil will
dry out faster. In some cases the leaves will get scorched,
resulting in irreparable brown crispy leaves. Gross.
^ This is very important: water your plant This is the simplest of commands, but the one that is most often forgotten.
Remember that your adorable kitten needs food. Take a
green pencil crayon, and scribble brightly into your agenda
book which days you're going to water it. Most plants
require water every three days. No water = death. It's also
nice to spray the leaves with water sometimes because spider mites like dusty leaves.
■&~ Using a hairbrush or sex toy as a microphone, sing passionately to your plant It's green-thumb folklore that music
will make your plant grow healthier faster. Kinda wacky, but
whatever. I personally recommend 'English Country
Garden* or 'Total Eclipse of the Heart*
^ Make sure that your plant is in a container with holes on
the bottom. Water needs to move freely in and out of the
soil. If there are no holes, your plant will last no longer than
a flower arrangement
"^ Be observant Returning once more to the kitten analogy,
if a kitten starts losing for, you know something is wrong. If
it seems to be losing weight and develops crusty eyes, tihat
ain't right Similarly, observe how many leaves your plant
tends to lose! If it's wilting, feel the soil to see if you've neglected it or watered it too much. If you over-water a plant,
leave it alone till the soil is dry again and the.plant looks
happier. If it's spotty, it probably has some weird disease, so
figure it out yourself with the help of Google.
* Plants naturally bend towards their source of light so
keep spinning it around every couple weeks so that the
foliage is foil on every side—sort of like rotating ahotdog
over a campfire. Cook that baby even.
^ If you're feeling really nice, give your plant a treat Most
gardening stores will have some sort of Miracle Gro product
that will give your plant some helpful minerals. Your greens
will be greener; your browns less brown. Don't give them
too much at once or they'll die. It's like steroids, but for your
plants. It's legit
cactus maw
Keep your baby far far away from
burns, canker sores, herpes, cold
sores, and gingivitis. But honestly, if
you can't keep a simple cactus alive,
give up and buy realistic plastic versions of houseplants and stay away
from all living things. My cactus has
been growing since I was eight, and
on several occasions I've forgotten
to water it for over a year. If a cactus
is too much responsibility for you,
you have the touch of death. Never
buy a kitten. Never make babies.
Keep in mind that dried flowers are
also available at the sale.
prayer plants momwttar
They're called prayer plants because they close
their leaves at night and pray. They pray to god
that you'll water them. They have lovely broad
leaves with red and dark stripes attached to a
longer vine, and can be quite striking once they
get to a notable size.
Spider pldnt eA/&?«fl6#/ie/m>c&modwm
Spider plants are magical college plants. They live
through anything, and you can steal them from
your friends. How? If anyone you know has a spider plant, in the fall the plant will throw down
vines with baby plants on the bottom, complete
with tiny, undeveloped roots. Snip one off and stick
the bottom into anything containing moist potting
soil. It will grow. They like cooler temperatures and
bright, indirect sunlight Hello basement suite window ledge. Spider plants will put up with your neglect, except sometimes they don't like chlorinated
water. Use filtered water or rainwater if you can.
drdCaenaS ttmeaentiA
Wowl It's lime green! Treat it somewhat like a
cactus and let the soil get dry between waterings. It will add a real flash of colour to your
drab, cubicle-style dorm room. But watch out;
some of them can grow to be 10 feet tall. Buy the
two feet tall kind;
IVy AecfenzrAetto}
The best thing about ivy is that it
grows in strings like Christmas
lights, and can be draped in
numerous designs. Wind it around
a lamp cord, a structural beam, or
let it dangle from a hanging basket. Why not make a 'computer
halo*—an allegorical union of
Mother Nature and 'the Man.*
And there are numerous types of
ivy too, complete with such enticing names like 'golden snow,*
'congesta* and 'duck foot*
aloe vera rtfae$avfadm&
Burns. Canker sores. Herpes. Cold sores. Gingivitis.
Hallo Vera! They have a magic all their own, as
they're known to accelerate healing and reduce pain.
Place it near a window and water when needed, and
soon you'll be able to snip off an inch or two. Just use
scissors so the plant can heal itself tidily, and squeeze
out the gel. Smear it around to calm the incessant
burning sensations.
Trading spaces: transplanting 101
ff you follow these instructions correctly, soon your plant will
be leafy and huge. But if it gets too huge, then you've got
another problem on your hands, ff s time to transplant to a
larger container for growing room, ft might Mil your plant so
toe emotionally prepared lor this loss. Buy-sterilised potting
soil put a fair amount fate* your newer, bigger container, and
pour enough water on it to mafee the soil moist—not wet
enough for water to gush from between yow fingers tf you
squish a fistful.
Use the-fresh dirt to tine the waits of the new container
and fiH the bottom—making sure to leave the perfect
amount of space for your plant and all Its dirt .This is the
scary part pick up your plant, and let your fingers hold the
base of the plant To be perfectly dea&tfwbase is where the
plant grows out of thedJriTTSpIt over,letting the plant and Its
noot ball dip out of the container. Carefully kmver it into the
fresh soil—right-side up, if that isn't obvious—-fiftfnj} in all the
gaps where dirt is missing. Press it down gendy and water ft
Pray that that your pfantwiH not freak out go hito stood!* and
die. Perhaps ft will need some-ejdi^ewjifo^amsJd?^ during
this diftteuft timettf transition;'
«*AH £r=*
Take a break from the rainy winter weather, your midterm blues
and get out there and live! Enroll in the lifestyle classes offered by
the AMS. Not only are we offering classes that are fun, but useful.
Running for several years, AMS Minischool has been offering fun
and interactive courses taught by qualified instructors. Many
popular courses are being offered this year by Minischool. Our
classes for Fall 2005 are (UBC student rates):
Beer Tasting - 4 weeks - $45
Wine Tasting - 4 weeks - $45
Introduction to Photography - 6 weeks - $45
Beginner's Guitar - 5 weeks - $45
Exotic Pole Dancing - 6 weeks - $60
Relaxation Massage - 6 weeks - $45
Beginner's Web Design - 6 weeks - $45
Intermediate Web Design - 6 weeks - $45
Introduction to Acting - 6 weeks - $45
Thai Massage - 6 weeks - $45
Hatha Yoga - 6 weeks - $45
Beginner's Sign Language - 6 weeks - $45
Intermediate Sign Language - 6 weeks - $45
Standard First Aid & CPR - 4 weeks - $120
Beginner's Film Making $45
Beginner's Belly Dancing - 6 weeks -$55
Intermediate Belly Dancing - 6 weeks - $55
Beer Festival - 1 day @ $25
Basic Investing - $60
Intro to Digital Video Making - 5 weeks - $50
Where's Waldo?
Come and find Waldo and get involved in extra
curricular activities as a vital component of the
University experience. At AMS Clubs Days - no
matter what your likes, dislikes, fetishes and
proclivities - one of the approximately 200 clubs
is bound to tickle your interest. Find Waldo in
the mysterious club booth and win a surprising
prize — 50 prizes awarded each day.
September 19-23, Monday to Thursday 10 am to
4 pm, Friday 10 am to 2 pm, SUB Concourse
The Players Club Fall Show,
The Importance of Being Earnest, is running from September
19-24,2005. Doors open at 7:00 and showtime is 7:30.The
venue is the Hut M-18 Studio on campus, at 6361 University
Blvd. Tickets are $5 for club members, $8 for students,
and $10 for regular.
Please contact Players Club President Daniel Gore
(778-232-8993, dantelkgore@gmail.com) for more information
or to reserve your tickets. Tickets will also be sold at SUB 125A
starting September 6,2-4pm.
Students can sign up for all the courses at the AMS Administrative
Office (2nd floor SUB) Registration begins September 19th, 2005. All
classes are offered to UBC students from UBC and residents from
the Vancouver Area, so don't miss out and sign up before space
runs out. AH courses are offered at a reduced rate compared to
similar courses and programs offered throughout the Lower
For more information: http://www.ams.ubc.ca OR 604-822-9342
What would you do with $101?
$101 is an average tuition increase for all programs in 2005-
2006, and in the interest of making sure students are aware of
their fee increases, the AMS is giving away a terrific prize! Look
for the bright orange STUDENTS FOR BC mailbox in the SUB
during the week of September 12th for your chance to enter
the prize draw - deadline is September 16th! See details at:
www.studentsforbc.ca THE UBYSSEY  Tuesday, 13 September, 2005
Culture 15
The 4th Annual Indie
Music Video Festival
The Railway Club, Vancouver, Friday Sept
9th, 2005
by Szabo
The Indie Music Video Festival has been giving
bands and filmmakers the opportunity to strut
their stuff for four years now and can no longer
call itself a Vancouver Festival after representing in Toronto, Victoria, and Seattle.
The 20-odd music videos shown on the
second night of the festival ranged from
MTV-polished to your-dad's-old-8mm-gets-a-
new-lease-on-life, to trippy-oh-so-trippy animation. The music was consistently quality,
mostly indie but with some punk, pop,
downtempo, and even a hip hop track
thrown in for good measure. Toronto-based
Rythmicru's 'Crazy as a Loon* is a hot track
and worth checking out—they've put their
entire album on their website at www.iyth-
Two videos tied for first place in my
books. Start looking put for both of these
bands, if you haven't discovered them
already. There are few songs ever created
that near rock'n'roll perfection, as defined
by the *it-couldn't-be-any-better-no-matter-
what-you-did-to-it" maxim, but Winnipeg-
based Novillero's "The Hypothesis/ avail
able on the band's site www.novillero.net,
hits the mark. The video, whimsical yet
unflinchingly professional, is an absolute
gem—the band turns out as a boy's project
for the school science fair, and watching
nerdy grade schoolers head-bang is joy not
easily matched.
Boyskout hails from San Fran. The video
and their song 'Jesse James* were so tight you
wanted to believe that they were created
together—twin love children of a sublime
Gothic Western lesbo-punk goddess, filmed in
sepia and sung in a minor key. When the video
was done, the audience was completely silent
We all needed to recover from the compelling
beauty of what we had just witnessed.
I turned to the man next to me, a filmmaker
who had made one of the videos that night and
said as much. He replied, breathlessly:
"That worked on a lot of levels.*
*I don't know which one it left me on but
I can't get off it*
'I know. I'm still there too."
We both went to the bar and got more beer.
The other band to look out for is Xiu Xiu,
but all I could make out from my scribbled
notes was that their song "Muppet Face" got
top marks and the video was "omigodgood."
The night doubled as a CD release party
for Immaculate Machine's Ones and Zeros.
The band hails from Victoria but is about to
take over the world. I confess that I didn't
think their music was really my gig, especially judging by the first track I heard on
the CBC in June, the pop-like "Phone No.*
Their music is so infectious (like a high-
school soundtrack for your adult life) and
Kathiyn, Brooke, and Luke are all so darned
nice (and drummers that sing are so darned
sexy) that I've started my own little fan club.
You can join if you like. They rocked the
Railway Club right out on Friday night,
demonstrating their ability to adapt to the
crowd and winning a few more members
for their fan club I'm sure. They're just so
Immaculate. It's as if they're a Machine. 11
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Tuesday, 13 Sefitember, 2005   THE UBYSSEY
Sports meeting! This Friday, September 16th, at noon!
SUB 24!
Keeping it sassy since 191S
A Glimpse into the Future of
UBC's Point Grey Campus
Wednesday, September 14,2005
This annua! open house provides an opportunity for the campus community to iearn more about University Town
and get updated on the status of various academic and residential campus projects.
Time: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Venue: 'Under the Tent'
Student Union Plaza North
,-^S   Tuesday, September 20,2005
• Dennis Pavlich (VP External Affairs): Overview of University Town Initiatives.
• Moore Ruble Yudeil of Santa Monica with Hughes Condon Marler of Vancouver:
The winning team of the University Boulevard International Architectural Competition will present their vision
for University Boulevard,    (www.universitytown.ubc.ca/aichcomp)
• Dr. John Robinson (Sustainable Development Research Initiatives): A presentation on the vision for the new
Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) building.   {www.sdri.ubc.ca/CiRS)
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Refreshments wil) be served
Venue: Hebb Theatre, 2045 East Mail
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Canadians perform despite
poor medal performance
Strong showing in soccer,
fencing and volleyball
give reason to cheer
by Rob Terpstra
Izmir, TURKEY (CUP)-So you may
be asking: how did our athletes really do at the World University Games?
Some may know of Tonya
Verbeek's silver medal and Canada's
surprising dominance in women's
wrestling, but beyond the headlines,
what really happened in Izmir,
The women's soccer team
matched their best ever result, finishing fifth overall. The star-studded
lineup held its own against soccer's
elite. In one particular game, they
showed a collective poise against
their Czech Republic opposition
that was clearly over-aggressive on
the ball.
The Czech team collected two red
cards after Canada built a 3-1 lead
off a pair of deft goals via set pieces.
Rather than run up the score on the
depleted Czech squad, the women's
team stuck to their game plan and
continued to make high percentage
passes. It was with this fair play
approach that was most impressive.
"It was a pressure situation, but
our team handled it so well/ York
University's Kristy deVries said.
"The team is great, confidence-wise
and player-wise."
Canada also competed well at
fencing—a sport often overlooked by
the media and the average fan—but
one that combines sportsmanship,
camaraderie, and finesse.
At the pristine venue, thousands
of foil, epee, and sabre bouts were
waged. Monica Kwan from the
University of Victoria, who finished
25th in the women's foil division,
was the epitome of a laid back and
care-free individual. She reveled in
the fiercely competitive, yet gentlemanly display of sport.
Clearly exhausted, but satisfied
with her performance, she talked
candidly about the art of fencing.
"There's always the same things
that I am always working on/ Kwan
said. "Being faster, improving my
footwork, you can just always get better, it's shown me that I still have a
lot to work on, but it reinforced what
I already knew."
Kwan said her experience at the
Games was a positive one and said
she was encouraged by the presence
of other cheering Canadians, the
friendliness of the volunteers,
and the overall atmosphere during
her stay.
"Izmir is beautiful...I love it/ she
said. "The city, just driving through,
was amazing and the venue is really
good too. Air conditioning is a must,
so I'm glad they have it. The competition is pretty strong actually. It's
tough, but it's good experience/
Across town, in another air-conditioned facility, which, in the sweltering heat, served as sanctuaries
for spectators and athletes alike,
Canada's women's volleyball team
took on the world under the most
difficult of circumstances.
Facing a raucous crowd at
Karsiyaka Spor Salonu, Canada,
comprised almost entirely of West
Coast players, fell victim to a crazed
pro-Turkish crowd.
"We were in an environment that
we had never seen before/ said
University of Calgary graduate,
Amanda Moppett, who played libero
for the squad.
"Did the crowd affect our play?"
University of Alberta setter, Larissa
Cundy, said. "I would say in an indirect, subtle way, but that was a very
good team, we hadn't seen a level
like that yet/
Canada went on to lose their
game against Turkey, and later fell
out of medal contention after losing
a do-or-die game the next day
against Thailand. The team went 2-2
the rest of the way, finishing the
tournament in 12th place.
Win or lose, the volleyball team
showed an unparalleled upbeat attitude. There was constant encouragement and not the slightest bit of
envy on the part of the substitutes,
who continued to cheer on their
teammates throughout the trying
Beneath the headlines and displaying an unrivaled passion for
sport, Canada didn't just do well at
the Games. Rather, they competed
fairly, displayed gamesmanship,
and fought to the final whistle. SI
Did you notice all those cars,
media vans and police cars
over on Kullahun Drive near
South West Marine Drive this
past week? On Sunday, the
Bell Canadian Open golf tournament wrapped up at
Shaughnessy golf and country
club. Mark Calcavecchia
came away with the trophy
after shooting 275 over the
course of the four day tournament. Canadian Stephen
Ames shot 279 to tie with
Trevor Immelman and Vijay
Singh. II THE UBYSSEY  Tuesday; 13 September, 2005
Sports 17
Hockey/Birds dust off Canucks' prospects
by Bobby Huang
In a game that has traditionally highlighted top
Vancouver Canucks prospects such as Alex
Auld and Jason King, it was the Thunderbirds
who stole the show on Thursday night
Having lost all four previous meetings
against the Canucks's prospects, the
Thunderbirds were hungry for a win. In the
fifth annual UBC-Canucks prospects game, the
T-Birds finally beat the Canucks, earning a
3-1 victory before a capacity crowd at
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre.
Highly touted Canucks draft pick Luc
Bourdon opened the scoring 27 seconds into
the game, with a long floater into heavy traffic
that sneaked by UBC rookie goalie Jeff Weber.
After an inauspicious beginning, the UBC
net morphed into an impregnable web. Weber
rebounded from the early goal by stopping all
20 remaining shots he faced.
Not to be outdone, Canucks' goalie
Alexandre Vincent stopped all 14 UBC shots,
including breakaways by forwards Kyle Bruce
and Tyler Dietrich before Matt Violin replaced
him at the halfway mark of the game.
"Vincent was great in the first period,"
remarked Canucks head coach Marc Crawford.
"The play was really scrambly in the first period and he had to make a flurry of saves."
UBC remained scoreless through 40 minutes but in the opening minute of the third
period, defenseman Kevin Seibel ripped a top-
corner shot from a sharp angle that beat Violin.
In an intense, hard-hitting game that featured a steady stream of penalties, it was only
fitting that a power play played a deciding role
in the game.
With Canucks's tough guy Adam Keefe
penalised with a five-minute fighting major,
UBC captain Dustin Paul potted the winning
goal as he stepped out from the left boards and
snapped a quick, low shot past Violin with less
than four minutes remaining in regulation
time. Left-winger Chris Curran topped off the
win with an empty-net goal.
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"The Canucks are a good hockey club so
it's tough to get a lot of room against those
guys but this particular time I was able to get
some room and capitalise by stepping into the
shot that I had/ commented Paul on his
power play goal. "Our defense was standing
up very well and our forwards did a good job
jumping into holes and our goaltender played
very well. You put that all together and you
have a win/
UBC head coach Milan Dragicevic believes
this victory will inspire further confidence
amongst his team.
"I'm very happy with a 3-1 win," said
Dragicevic. "These guys have got to believe
we're a good hockey team. We have always
thought in years past we're a good hockey
team but we just have to prove it These guys
now believe they can win and that's half
the battle/
The T-Birds lost their leading scorer from
lastyear, Casey Bartzen, but they have recruited a talented group of junior hockey players
including   forwards   Adam   Taylor,   Tyler
Dietrich, Peter Hay, Darrell May, as well as
goalie Jeff Weber. These additions should
make UBC a very dangerous team capable of
an extended playoff run.
'We've always just made the playoffs and
this year would be disappointing just to make
the playoffs/ commented Dragicevic. "We
can't just improve from lastyear. We have to
be a lot better than last year."
UBC continues its exhibition schedule with
home games against Grant MacEwan College
on September 23 and 24. V
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Tuesday, 13 September, 2005   THE UBYSSEY
Frustrating finances
Subject: RE: I can't pay my tuition
From: UBC Student Finance
To: Jim El-Brokeo
Dear Jim,
Thank you for your recent email regarding your inability to pay
this year's tuition in a timely manner, and welcome to your first
year at UBC!
Firstly, we at UBC Student Finance appreciate your frustration
that tuition is due on the second day of school. However, we refute
your arguments that this early cut-off date is "unreasonable, unrealistic and does not even line up with when [your] long check
(cheque?) [sic] is due/ You see, here at UBC Student Finance we
are starting up a new program this year: "UBC Student Finance
Cares—Feel the Stress!"
Other UBC groups, like the Wellness Centre, the AMS and that
goliath of cheery purple-ballooned welcomehood. Imagine UBC, all get
cool slogans and cheerful programs. But here at UBC Student Finance
what do we get? Nothing but surly students with bitten-down fingernails and pennies rolled into their stress-sweat-stained shirt cuffs. So
this year we started up "UBC Student Finance Cares—Feel the Stress!*
To show you how much we care, we're clamping down on referrals
that don't involve complaints of death, psychological meltdown or a-
certain-recent-hurricane, cutting off interchange accounts of students
who don't pay on time, assigning even less of our employees to our
desks in Brock Hall, and, lastly (our tour de force!), stealing by night
into the bedrooms of those students who do not pay their fees by mid-
October and branding their foreheads with a scarlet dollar sign
embedded in the UBC crest As Nathaniel Hawthorne taught us,
there's nothing more motivational. Brilliant, right?
Hopefully, "UBC Student Finance Cares—Feel the Stress!* will make
new students feel more at home at UBC, right away. How better to
make you feel genuinely part of this university than to make you an
immediate party to our most precious, enduring truths: bureaucracy,
frustration, and phone hold muzak?
Secondly, we at UBC Student Finance understand that tuition fees
are now at an all-time Swiftian-absurd high. The thing is: that has nothing to do with us and we really don't care. Telling us that you can't pay
your tuition because the fees are just too high (your frantically-mumbled reasons may include: Gordon Campbell, soulless capitalism, rocketing rent, et cetera) is like telling your grandmother that you can't
make it to your weekly Sunday dinner because the Arcade Fire is putting on a free concert downtown. Your grandmother doesn't follow the
Arcade Fire, she doesn't talk to the Arcade Fire, and she hasn't been
downtown since Virgin's was a whorehouse run by Captain
Vancouver's misguided nephew. When you start talking politics, this is
what we're thinking: *Hmmm...is the mushroom burger combo deal
at the Pit today or tomorrow?"
On that food-related note, we hope that you will attend the Free
Gruel event on the fourth day of the "UBC Student Finance Cares—Feel
the Stress!" kick-off campaign! We'll show you how to cook yourself up
a tasty pot of the good stuff (bring your own roughage, please). Also
check out the seminars on bootlace-sucking (Going Deep For the Juice
of Life), writing a successful application to the redeye shift at
McDonalds (Mcnuggets by Candlelight), and (we're really excited
about this one!) Premature-Osteoporosis Cures for the Non-Powdered
Student on a Very Powdered Milk Diet.
Thirdly, we here at UBC Student Finance acknowledge that it is
often not our inability to be of assistance but our cold phone manners, our endless line-ups and our bureaucratic circuitous conversation habits that frustrate and sadden students in financial distress.
To that end, we've made the "Shout It Out!" event a prominent feature of "UBC Finance Cares - Feel the Stress!" The roomful of students in attendance will have the opportunity to shout their complaints all at once, so that they can duly be recorded by our oldest,
deafest secretary. As students will all shout at the same time, the
process will be time efficient (no line-ups!). Plus, we won't even have
to make up an excuse for not listening to you. Everyone wins.
Happy? We thought you would be.
Lastly, Jim, we know you're upset, disoriented and currently subject to a great deal of anxiety—but name-calling really isn't going to
help anybody. The last time we checked, "elephantine ignorance" wasn't a nice thing to accuse someone of; that equally applies to "purveyors of ferocious tedium" and "the stupidest stupids who ever stupid-
ed." Stupided? Come now, Jim. You're a University student. You can
do better than that!
Thanks again for writing. After lengthy pontification, we've decided to give you a deferral of one day for your tuition, so you should have
your cheque in tomorrow. Sweet dreams!
Have a great UBC experience.
Dollars and Smiles Team
"UBC Student Finance Cares—Feel the Stress!"
UBC Student Finance
Unhealthy policy
UBC and Coke signed an exclusive
deal in 1995. Now we learn that
the deal 'failed' because UBC students and staff failed to drink 34
million Coke products by 2005.
The contract failed because "UBC
students were too healthy."
Doesn't it seem odd that we are
negotiating contracts, the success
of which depends on making our
UBC staff and students less
—Dr Jim Frankish
UBC Institute of Health
Promotion Research
Watch your belongings
Hello to the students and faculty
of UBC from the University RCMP
Detachment. For 2005, the RCMP
is taking additional steps to
become more connected with
your community.
During September, most of you
will be busy with finding classes,
buying expensive books and dealing with line-ups. This is also a
time that the number of property
crimes increase, especially for
those who Hve on Campus. Please
remember the following: it only
takes seconds for a thief to steal
your expensive laptop and PDA.
No one is immune from this, as
faculty have had their laptops
stolen in the middle of the day
from their classrooms. Please, no
matter where you are, take your
valuables with you, and if applicable, secure your doors at all
times. Be aware of your surroundings and do not be hesitant to
report suspicious activity to the
police by calling 9-1-1 immediately, or you could contact Campus
Security at (604) 822-2222.
— Cst Rob Saguri
Community Liason Officer
Rob Saguri is also a brain-cancer
survivor actively involved in Cops
for Cancer. The Cops for Cancer
bike-ride will be starting on
September 24 and will help raise
funds for children with cancer to
attend a summer camp. Contact
your- local RCMP for details.
"Not too good. My student loan
isn't in by then and then I end up
having to pay the late fees."
—Mosen Mazaher
"I think it should be extended a httie further. I think it's just a lot all
at once. I think that if you had a
couple of weeks even—I would
appreciate a little more time/
—Janelle Feenan
"I had no problem at all paying. I'm
not really under any economic
—Thomas Elliott
Political Science
"I don't pay tuition because my dad
is a prof here. But it was annoying
because my tuition waiver didn't
come through right away and I
ended up lining up three times.*
—Jemina Neufeld
Human Kinetics
"It was very sudden. I kind of forgot
about it actually."
—Emily Keureorst
&fe&r>« THE UBYSSEY Tuesday, 13 September, 2005
Sports 19
UBC Thunderbirds get Rammed
by Tim Louman-Gardiner
"We weren't ready to play, and it
showed," T-Birds football coach
Lou DesLauriers said after Friday
night's 41-23 loss to the University
of Regina Rams at Thunderbird
Going into the game, UBC and
Regina seemed to be two teams
headed in opposite directions. The
T-Birds were ranked ninth in the
CIS rankings after a 5-3 season—
their first preseason top ten ranking since 1998. By contrast, the
Rams were coming off a winless
2004 season, going 0-8.
In front of a loud crowd estimated at 2,800, UBC opened the
scoring midway through the first
quarter when Chris Ciezki rumbled into the end zone after catching a Blake Smelser pass in the
flat. The play was set up after a 30-
yard carry by Derek Townsend,
sprung free by a devastating
Ciezki block.
But as the sun set on the Point
Grey stadium, so it set on the fortunes of the T-Birds. In the second
quarter, a series of critical UBC mistakes changed the momentum of the
game. After UBC dropped a pass on
the third down, Regina marched 75
yards, reaching the end zone on an
11-yard touchdown run by Graham
Mosiondz to take the lead, a lead
they'd never relinquish. Then, after
a UBC no-yards penalty nullified a
UBC fumble recovery on a muffed
punt, Regina scored on a one-yard
touchdown plunge by quarterback
Teale Orban to extend their advantage. Two successive Rams field
goals closed out the half with a 21-7
Regina lead.
The second Regina touchdown
was set up by the lethal Regina
long ball combination of Orban to
receiver Chris Bauman. Bauman,
at 6'5", towered over UBC corner-
backs Darren Wilson and CJ
Stephenson and terrorised the
UBC secondary all night. He
caught six passes for 180 yards,
including a touchdown. During the
second half, the Regina offense
seemed to move the ball at will,
with Orban lofting the ball in
Bauman's direction as though he
were Randy Moss.
Speaking after the game, coach
DesLauriers refused to blame
Bauman's 7-inch height advantage. "None of our DBs have
grown," he said. "They were all the
same height last year. We didn't
play the ball very well, we mistimed our jumps."
Bauman rarely failed to come
down with the ball, as Regina
scored 20 consecutive points to
open the second half. The contrast
between the two teams could not
be starker. Regina scored on four
of their first five second-half possessions, while UBC made it into
Regina territory only twice in the
third quarter. One possession
ended with Smelser stacked up
short on a third-down gamble at
midfield, which led to Bauman's
touchdown reception. By the time
Orban scored his second touch
down early in the fourth quarter,
the game was well out of reach.
Regina scored 41 unanswered
points during the game, led by
kicker Peter Scarcelli, who converted on four of five field goal
attempts. UBC's Darren Wilson
was unsuccessful on both his field
goal tries. As the game seemed to
slip during the 41-point run, so
did the fan support, as the fan
base started to stream towards the
exits. Not even the third quarter
streaker could revive the crowd
(though he did refrain from celebratory somersaults down the
Thunderbird Stadium hill.)
As the fourth quarter drew to a
close, the remaining fans saw some
reason for optimism. UBC scored
two late touchdowns, the first on a
15-yard Smelser pass to speedy
receiver Mark Esteban, and the second on a 25-yard Ciezki rumble.
The last touchdown was engi
neered by backup quarterback
Steve Goosen, whose athleticism
and precision was apparent as he
moved the team confidently into
scoring range. He even completed
a pass for a two-point conversion,
making a difficult throw across his
body to third-stringer Braden
Smith in the end zone.
There were a few bright spots
on the T-Birds roster. The defensive front four got excellent penetration, stopping their running
backs for a loss five times during
the game. Third-year running back
Derek Townsend also turned in a
great multi-purpose game. He
caught three passes for 57 yards,
had nine kick returns for 157
yards, and, behind Ciezki's vicious
blocking, rushed for 73 yards.
Ciezki, though, was the main star,
with bruising downhill runs and
blocks accounting for 110 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns.
UBC's receiving corps had a
rough game, dropping several
Smelser passes early on and preventing UBC from taking early
momentum. With starters Mike
Lidstrom and Joe Cruickshank out
with injuries, only Alan Pepper
was on the field as an experienced
target. However, coach DesLauriers was pleased that the substitutes showed "a lot of improvement/ and hoped that Lidstrom
would be able to return next week,
with Cruickshank the week after.
Coach DesLauriers said his team
would use this game as a building
block. "Well teach, learn try and
progress—learn from our mistakes,"
he said. Fortunately for the T-Birds,
the season is young and they have
plenty of time to improve.
The T-Birds next game is Friday
against the Manitoba Bisons.
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Showcasing Leadership
on Sustainability Street
The hodgepodge of overgrown
planters and aging signposts that
now characterize Stores Road
between Main Mail and West Mall
will soon be a thing of the past as
the collaborating minds of UBC's
sustainability community push
ahead with a plan to transform the
area into a Sustainability Street — a
working demonstration of sustainable design at UBC.
The departments of Land and
Building Sendees, Campus and
Community Planning, the Campus
Sustainability Office and the Design
Centre for Sustainability gathered
input from the UBC community to
determine how best to transform
this public space and demonstrate
the university's expertise in sustainability. This information, together
with university physical planning
policies, and innovative research projects on campus has become a set
of instructions for the design team. The area will be re-invented, re-landscaped, and re-paved to showcase best management practices for sustainable development such as the collection and re-use of water, alternative
energy, and unique landscape management practices.
Sustainability Street will be one of UBC's signature projects for the
upcoming World Urban Forum in June 2006.
Chancellor House Recognized for Design Excellence
Ramsay Worden Architects has received an Award of Excellence in Urban
Development for Chancellor House as the Best Low-Rise Development
2005 by the Urban Development Institute, Pacific Region. Located in University Town's Chancellor Place Neighbourhood, Chancellor House is a
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UBC is recognized internationally as a leader in campus sustainability initiatives.
collection of terraced apartments
and duplex townhomes in a style
that responds to the neighborhood's
existing buildings - both heritage
and modern.
Ramsay Worden Architects has
designed several other buildings in
Chancellor Place, all for Intracorp
Developments. Environmental
responsibility was fundamental to
all decisions, and concepts for
Chancellor House set the direction
for all subsequent projects of
Intracorp in Chancellor Place
Neighbou rhood.
Winter Sports Centre
Goes Green
Planning is underway for a new
UBC Winter Sports Centre that will
be a secondary venue for Men's 8c
Women's Hockey for the Vancouver
2010 Olympics. The existing
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre
has served UBC Athletics and the University community for 40 years,
but like any aging elite athlete the facility is in need of repair and
The new centre will be a multi-functional facility with two new ice
surfaces and the rehabilitation of the existing main rink. The $40.8m
facility ($30.8m contributed from the Vancouver Olympic Committee)
will have a new entry plaza from Wesbrook Mall 6c Thunderbird Blvd as
well as direct access to the athletic fields to the south. It will have
temporary Olympic seating for 7,000 people and permanent seating for
5,500. The project is to be designed to achieve the equivalent of a LEED
(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) silver building rating,
which ensures a high standard of energy efficiency.
Construction will be completed in January 2008.
Mvard winning and now-occupied Chancellor House.
Construction of the new Thunderbird Olympic Centre will begin in 2006.
Why Own When You Can Share?
UBC's TREK Program Centre has introduced a new 12-montb pilot
Shared Vehicle Program (SVP). The SVP operates using a web based
booking system that lets UBC staff and faculty who choose not to
commute to work via cat; have access to a vehicle during work hours
for business meetings or research trips. Cars, trucks and vans are
rented via a convenient monthly billing service.
For further information visit: http://www.trek.ubc.ca/
University Public Events
The University Town community is invited to meet and greet fellow
members of the eamptis community and to get updates on such
initiatives as the new University Boulevard Neighbourhood and the
Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainabiltty (CIRS), a building
planned for UBC's Great Northern Way Campus that will showcase
state-of-the-art sustainable building and urban development practices.
Neighbouring community members are welcome too!
Open House: September 14,10 a.m. ~ 7 p.m., on the plaza at the
Northeast corner of the Student Union Building
Town Hal! Meeting: September 20,6 p.m. - 8 p.m., in the Hebb
Theatre, 2045 East Mall. Snacks and refreshments will be served.
Strategic Transportation Plan Approved
UBC's Board of Governors approved the University's 5-year Strategic
Transportation Plan (STP) in July, The plan includes a revised target to
reduce daily Single Occupancy Vehicle trips per person by 30 percent
from 1997 levels, and a new target to maintain daily automobile traffic
at or less than 1997 levels.
Welcome Logan Laners!
On September 15th residents of University Town are invited to attend a
Hawthorn Place community BBQ. This annual event will feature food
and entertainment and will welcome the new residents of Logan Lane,
UBC's latest faculty and staff co-development townhouse ventured Visit
the University Neighbourhoods Association (UNA) website for further
details: www.myuna.ca
University Town UBC External Affairs Office 6328 Memorial Road, Vancouver BC V6T 1Z2 T: 604.822.6400 F: 604.822.8102 www.untver5ttytown.ubc.ca


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