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Array '" ON THE BALL
Women's soccer team comes
out on top. Page 15
NOT FOR THE BIRDS
Quoth the crow: you shalt go!
Page 7
MY FROZEN ROCK!
Denmark and Canada vie over a piece of
highly insignificant land. Page 18
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Vol.LXXXVII   N°7
Tuesday, 27 September, 2005
.Winnie the Pooh in various animal costumes—cuter than exploding heads since 1918
AMS recommends boycott on Essay Experts
Perspectives newspaper
will not renew contract
with company, and will
pursue other avenues
for ad revenue
by Eric Szeto
NEWS EDITOR
A campus newspaper says it will no
longer be running advertisements from a
company that creates custom-made
essays after it was purported that the company's customers, primarily college students, use the service for plagiarising.
Perspectives, an Alma Mater Society
(AMS) affiliated Chinese-English campus
newspaper that publishes quarterly,
signed a one-year contract with Essay
Experts, which was to end this
September. It was only when suspicion of
Essay Experts' ethics was brought to
Perspectives' attention that they decided
not to renew the contract
"I've heard from a couple of sources
about that but they actually have been
advertising with us for one year, since last
year, and at the time we weren't aware of
that But this year were not advertising
with them anymore," said Editor-in-Chief
of Perspectives Chris Wong.
Essay Experts provides many services that include custom essays,
resumes and term papers that can be
delivered to the customer within 24
hours, if necessary.
See "Essays"page 2.
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The UBC men's hockey team is undefeated in the pre-season. See page 19 for details on the T-Birds' latest win!
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UBC one of top ten
patent powerhouses
in North America
by Kentaro Ide
NEWS WRITER
A recent survey found that UBC is
the leading Canadian university in
terms of the number and quality
of patents it is awarded annually.
With a top ten ranking in a
recent survey of North American
"University Patent Powerhouses,"
UBC continues to strengthen its
status as a "research university,"
explained Angus Livingstone,
Managing Director of the UBC
University-Industry Liaison Office
(UILO).
UBC's $350 million research
budget is funded by various public
grants, but almost 99 per cent is
provided by UBC's partnerships
with numerous private companies, said Livingstone.
According to Livingstone,
UBC's strong hand in research has
increased opportunities for hands-
on experience for both graduates
and undergraduates in faculties
such as engineering and science.
Tim Louman-Gardiner, student
Board of Governors (BOG) representative, agreed, stressing that
"students learn better by doing,
not by getting talked to."
Furthermore, having an active
research division has allowed UBC
to recruit a great number of distinguished professors and experts
to its staff, Livingstone explained.
But both quickly denied any
conflict between meeting commercial interests and the educational
needs of students, as they both
stated that a doctrine of balance
and integration was essential.
As Louman-Gardiner points
out, conflict is avoided in large
part because "most research funding isn't money that would go to
students anyways [research] really
only becomes a problem if the university totally ignores its pedagogical needs. I don't see that happening."
Livingstone described UBC's
research and education as "very
much interlinked," though conceded that a small percentage of projects don't involve students or postdoctoral.
Louman-Gardnier, however,
had concerns with the lack of
research opportunities in the arts
and humanities
"All these research benefits-
it's all in science. None of it's in
the humanities and the social sci-
See"Patent"page2.
High tech crime incidents on the rise
VIRAL INFECTION: Computer malfunctioning? Maybe you should
get it checked out. yinan max wang photo
by Carolynne Burkholder
NEWS STAFF
The rapid increase in internet hacking is worry enough, but it is the
type of attacks hackers are using
that is the real cause for concern.
Last week Symantec, an internet
security company, reported a 142
per cent increase in malicious computer viruses and worms in the first
six months of 2005, when compared
to the same period the previous
year. The report also showed tljat
the latest attacks are motivated
mainly by profit.
"A lot of hacking [today] is not
like the early stuff, but is about causing damage, making money, and
stealing personal information,* said
UBC computer science professor
Richard Rosenberg, who has
researched computer crime and
security.
In the early days of the internet,
hacking was more about fame than
fortune, said Rosenburg.
"There were competitions
among different hackers to show
their skills,* said Rosenberg. "They
were also angry at the corporatisation of the internet—it started out
as a system where people communicated ideas...and now it's a marketing tool.*
These hackers even went so far
as to develop their own moral code-
dubbed 'the hacker ethics'—which
includes mistrust in authority, promoting decentralisation,  and the
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Reputation not worth putting
into someone else's hand,
Essay Experts owner said
"Essays "from page I.
According to the owner of Essay Experts Marcel Vilanez,
every document that is produced by their company is the
property of the establishment, and should only be used as a
guidance tool.
"We have a legal binding agreement that states that the
papers remain our property. It's the property of essay experts
and this is meant to be used as a guide in helping you write
your own paper," he explained.
Vilanez said that he could not guarantee that their documents wouldn't be plagarised, but argued that, "it wouldn't
make sense that there is someone else putting their reputation
in someone else's hand."
"I have no way of specifically binding them to something
that they are not going to act out on their own purpose...it's
impossible almost to do with any kind of ramifications on it,"
said Vilanez.
"There are loopholes around everything," he said.
In light of recent events, Perspectives said it would be pursuing other avenues for advertising revenue.
"We will try to stay away from companies that are involved
in these things," explained Wong. "This will be the last time we
will be advertising with them."
In the meantime, the Communications Planning Group
(CPG), an AMS subcommittee unanimously put forward a recommendation that "any AMS subsidiary should not implicitly
or explicitly promote academic dishonesty."
Whether the boycott on Essay Experts is to be temporary or
permanent is yet to be determined.
"We don't endorse Essay Experts—because it's really quite
obvious the moment you do go their website it is a factory,"
said AMS President Spencer Keys.
"It is quite clear that it is something that promotes academic dishonesty," said Keys. "We probably should not have
that in any publications in the AMS."
AMS VP Finance Kevin Keystone agreed that it was prudent
that Essay Experts was boycotted from publications and promotional materials indefinitely.
"You pay them and they give you an essay and that's not
guidance. That's not tutoring. That's not sitting beside a
human being," explained Keystone.
Keystone added that any other advertiser that is accused of
similar illegal activity would incur the same consequences, il
More emphasis needs to be put on social sciences
and undergraduates, says Louman-Gardiner
Tuesday, 27 September, 2005   THE UBYSSEY
"Patent "from page 1.
ences. That's a problem. I think there's
the potential for a lot of students to be
missing out," Louman-Gardiner
stated.
Alma Mater Society (AMS) VP
Academic Gavin Dew voiced a need for
more  research  opportunities  at the
undergraduate level.
"Recent pedagogical theory shows
the value of effectively integrating
research into undergraduate education," he said.
"There are a number of innovative
programs at UBC toward that end,
but there could always be more," said
Dew. II
Virus programs can operate in a computer
background where users aren't even aware of it
"Virus "from page 7.
freedom of information.
Although these hackers caused
havoc back in the early days of the internet, their pranks pale in comparison to
what is happening today.
"There has been a movement away
from traditional hacking to this blatant
straight-forward theft. There are no
more higher motives—now it's just
'what can we steal, how can we make
money?'" explained Rosenberg.
"Hackers that have been in the business a long time would argue that these
people are not hackers—they are just
thieves with computer skills,"
Rosenberg continued. "They are not
interested in any of this look at how
smart I am' and look at how terrible
corporate America is."
As the threats posed by hackers continue to increase, Rosenberg emphasises that people must exercise caution
when using the internet. With the
growth in computer crime, particularly
identity theft, it is not just large corporations who are at risk.
"There are a lot more attacks on personal computers," said Rosenberg.
"Some of these programs operate in the
background and you wouldn't even
know they were there."
Most UBC students are aware of the
problems that computer viruses cause. "I
always use commercial anti-virus software," said UBC science student Andrew
Gray. "It must be working because I've
had no problems in four years."
"I would be extremely upset if a
[hacker] stole my personal information," explained UBC student Allison
Miller. "[The threat] could stop me from
using my computer."
Although anti-virus software and
email filters can help protect your
computer, Rosenberg believes that
your top defense against hackers is
common sense.
"Do not reply to spam email even to
ask them to take you off their Hst," he
advised. "What you are telling them is
actually [that] they reached you and that
they were successful."
As well, he cautioned, don't open
files from senders you don't recognize,
especially those ending in '.exe'.
"As the technology develops it gets a
lot more automatic [and] it puts more of
a burden on individuals to be careful
and more wary all of the time," said
Rosenberg.
He added, "There are a lot of smart
people out there who are trying to grab
information about you that they can use
for financial gain." II
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Buddhist teachings on
power of the mind
C.K. Choi Building, 1855 West
Mail, Room 120
September 28,4-5:30pm
Find out the answers to
meaningful questions—is
the mind a reality?—and
find out the root causes of
human suffering and unhap-
piness from Buddhist monk,
Dr.JinYing.
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Tuesday, 27 September, 2005
Vol.LXXXVII  N°7
Editorial Board
coordinating editor Jesse Marchand
coordinating@ubyssey.bc.ca
news editors Paul Evans &£ Eric Szeto
news@ubyssey.be. ca
culture editor Simon Underwood
culture@ubyssey:bcca
sports editor Megan Smyth
sports@ubyssey.be. ca
features/national editor Alex Leslie
features@ubyssey.be. ca
photo editor Yinan Max Wang
photos@ubyssey.be. ca
production manager Michelle Mayne
production@ubyssey.bc.ca
Coordinators
volunteers Liz Green
volunteers@ubyssey.be ca
research/letters Claudia Li
feedback@ubyssey.be. ca
The Ubyssey is the official student newspaper of the University
of British Columbia. It is published every Tuesday and Friday
by The Ubyssey Publications Society. We are an autonomous,
democratically run student organisation, and all students are
encouraged to participate.
Editorials are chosen and written by the Ubyssey staff. They
are the expressed opinion of the staff, and do not necessarily
reflect the views of The Ubyssey Publications Sodety or the
University of British Columbia. All editorial content appearing in
The Ubyssey is the property of The Ubyssey Publications Society.
Stories, opinions, photographs and artwork contained herein
cannot be reproduced without the expressed, written permission
of The Ubyssey Publications Society.
The Ubyssey is a founding member of Canadian University Press
(CUP) and adheres to CUP's guiding prindples.
Letters to the editor must be under 300 words. Please include
your phone number, student number and signature (not for
publication) as well as your year and faculty with all submissions.
ID will be checked when submissions are dropped off at the
editorial office of The Ubyssey, otherwise verification will be done
by phone. "Perspectives^ are opinion pieces over 300 words but
under 750 words and are run according to space."Freestyles" are
opinion pieces written by Ubyssey staff members. Priority will be
given to letters and perspectives over freestyles unless the latter is
time sensitive. Opinion pieces will not be run until the identity of
the writer has been verified. The Ubyssey reserves the right to edit
submissions for length and clarity.
It is agreed by all persons placing display or classified advertising
that if the Ubyssey Publications Society fails to publish an
advertisement or if an error in the ad occurs the liability of the
UPS will not be greater than the price paid for the ad. The UPS
shall not be responsible for slight changes or typographical errors
that do not lessen the value or the impact of the ad.
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Today was a spedal day. Andrew MacRae, Carolynne
Burkholder and Joel Libin knew it Simon Underwood,
Jesse Marchand, and Michelle Mayne were too exdted to
think of anything else. Alex Leslie, Megan Smyth and
Btyan Zandberg shook their heads in shame while Liz
Green and Paul Evans jumped up and down in anticipation. Eric Szeto, Kim Peterson and Yinan Max Wang almost
shit their pants. Colleen Tang and Mai Bui laughed gleefully. Boris Korby,Zach Goelman and Greg Ursic spread the
word. Matt Simpson, Aman Rai and Jason Webb gathered
everyone for the long hard journey ahead. Chris Maimo,
Sean Lee and Caroline Chuang led the pack. Heather Pauls,
Mary Leighton and Ritu Kumar took up the rear. Benjamin
Coli, Jackie Wong and Justin Banington-Foote took pictures to remember this moment. Bobby Huang, Linosay
Frod and John Wang were the first to give up. Caleb Scott,
Kristin Warkentin and Sienne Lam noticed Candice
Vallantin, Matt Hayles and Kentaro Ide giving up.
Eventually they found it. Claudia Li took the first sip.
Eureka! It was the best damn bubble tea in the world!
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News 3
State-of-the-art research facility opens
by Kristin Warkentin
NEWS WRITER
A blight and spacious lobby welcomed guests to the grand opening of
UBC's Kaiser Building on September
15. The state-of-the-art structure, built
to house UBC's growing computer
and electrical engineering departments, was made possible by four
million dollars in funding from the
Kaiser Foundation, in addition to
22 million dollars from the provincial government
'The building has come as a
result of the Doubling the
Opportunity Initiative, which was
planned by Gordon Campbell back
in 2000,' said Erin Rose Handy,
Communications Officer for the
Faculty of Applied Science.
"Basically, that called for double
the number of computer and electrical engineers, as well as computer
science and high-tech student spaces.
So the building basically allows the
programs to expand to accommodate
that additional number of students.'
The number of undergraduate
students in Electrical and Computer
Engineering (ECE) has doubled
since 2001. And while the increase
in enrollment spaces was a positive
thing, according to ECE Student
Society President Justin Williams,
there was simply not enough space
in the existing McLeod Building.
'It was getting to the point there
wasn't enough research facilities,'
recalled Williams. "We were really
cramped in that building.'
The answers to this problem were
the Kaiser building along with a renovation of the McLeod building.
However, while the Kaiser building
was built due to the increase in
undergraduate students, it does
not contain a single classroom. What
it does contain is state-of-the-art
research facilities for professors and
graduate students. It is also home to
Engineering Student Services, the
Technical Communication Centre
and the Faculty of Applied Science
Dean's Office and other offices.
This has enabled the once scattered department to have a central
area and to hire more professors.
'They wanted to hire new professors. Well, if you don't have
offices for them, if you don't
have anywhere to research...we
had professors in electrical engi-
neering that had their offices in
the Caesar building,' explained
Williams, who said he has no complaints about the new building.
'If you want to attract the top
professors, you need good research
facilities...I want to be educated by
the top research engineers.'
In addition to attracting new
professors, the Kaiser building has
helped to create space in the
newly renovated McLeod building,
which  still  contains  all  of the
undergraduate teaching spaces for
the Electrical and Computer
Engineering program.
'It all got renovated...and that
really affects undergraduate students because now we have better
facilities, we have better laboratories, we have better equipment to
work with. That's very important to
us. And also, all of the old professors' offices in the building have
now been turned into study spaces
for students,' said Williams.
As for Fred Kaiser and his foundation, Williams had only gratitude: 'It's very kind for him to support students like that. Because
that's what he's doing—he's supporting, students.' IB
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UBC prof ranks among Darwin, Einstein
Math specialist
admitted into Royal
Society of London
by Sienne Lam
NEWS WRITER
UBC math professor Martin Barlow joins
the echelon ofhis great, great grandfather
Charles Darwin and other prominent scientists like Albert Einstein and Issac
Newton in his recent election to the Royal
Society of London.
'The very first time I worked with
[Barlow], it was very clear that he's an
extremely gifted scientist-it's clear that he's
on his way to great things,' said Ed Perkins,
UBC Mathematics Professor, of his colleague and longtime friend.
According to Barlow, what really triggered his interest in studying random
walks in irregular spaces was the first
paper he wrote with Ed Perkins, which
became one of the founding papers in the
whole field.
After 20 years of research in this area.
BARLOW
Barlow has replaced previous theoretical
models on diffusions on fractals with a more
accurate one. He pioneered mathematical
tools to analyse the flow [and] transport of
heat waves and liquids
over irregular objects.
Barlow's breakthrough
theory made him one of
the 44 new people the
Royal Society of London
admits each year. The
Society was founded in
1660, making it one of the
oldest and most prestigious scientific academies
in the world. With a membership of 1,300,
including 20 Nobel Prize winners, the
Society' recruits the finest scientists, engineers, and technologists in the United
Kingdom, Commonwealth countries, and
Ireland.
"I was of course very pleased when I
heard about my election to the Royal Society.
I would say that mainly this pleasure was
personal, but having a famous ancestor who
also was a fellow of the Royal Society was a
bonus,' said Barlow.
Barlow's entrance into the Society is one
of immense honour as very few academics
from Canadian universities are admitted.
Perkins said he is sure that Barlow's election
will help elevate the prestige of the
University of British Columbia. Post graduates wanting to further their studies in the
area of probability theory and mathematics
will be drawn to UBC upon observing the
notable CVs of faculty staff.
Barlow explained that his future plans
are centred around his professional goals—
to continue his research in mathematics. He
said he would also like to see the Canadian
presence in the Royal Society increase, but
he recognises that it is a more important
goal for Canadians to build up the strength
and reputation of the Royal Society of
Canada. Barlow commented with regret,
'Sadly, while the Royal Society [of London]
receives substantial support from the
British government for its work in science
education and policy advice, the Royal
Society of Canada currently receives no support from the government of Canada.'
Professor Barlow is currently in Kyoto
furthering his research with Japanese
mathematicians. He is also doing a
series of lectures at the Kyoto University
and the Rims Research Institute of
Mathematics in Japan. W
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Rain Drain
The weather gods did not look favourably upon the
22nd annual Welcome Back BBQ as rainy periods
scared many students away from hamburgers, beer
and Finger Eleven.
While the precise figures aren't currently known,
AMS Events Manager Shea Dahl said that the barbecue lost money. The rain was probably the decisive
factor in that,' he said.
He noted,, however, that the barbecue probably lost
less money than last year. AMS President Spencer
Keys added that a sponsorship deal with Molson will
help recover some of the losses and said that the event
will likely be continued in the coming years with the
hope of better weather.
Business School scores serious bling
$15 million dollars is the amount the Sauder School of
Business is set to receive for its graduate education programs. Dr. Robert H. Lee, a real estate leader and former
UBC Chancellor, made an initial contribution of five million dollars which was then matched by the University.
Both Lee and the University have created a joint commitment to secure the remaining five milHon dollars, a
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AND THIS IS ONLY THE FIFTH EDITION, FOLKS: It's pretty hard to get
through life without money. And it's pretty hard to get through school
without books. Enter logic. And your wallet is empty. John wang photo
Textbook costs
continue to rise,
triple 1986 prices
by Diana McLay
INTERROBANG
LONDON (CUP) - According to
a new study conducted by the US
Government Accountability Office,
college textbook prices have nearly
tripled in price from December
1986 to December 2004—twice the
rate of inflation.
Even going north of the border
doesn't exempt Canadian college
students from gouging textbook
prices.
"Textbook prices in Canada and
Australia tend to be similar to
those in the United States because
the instructional styles tend to be
similar in that instructors select
specific textbooks for their classes/ the study says.
ally takes 24-48 hours for students
to receive up to $500 for expenses.
"My experience has been if they
don't have their books within the
first two weeks of school they fall
behind/ Whitehead said.
"We don't take a high cut on
books in comparison to clothing
and merchandise/ said Smith,
who explained the Fanshawe
College bookstore has a 22 per cent
margin on texts.
Smith, who also teaches economics at Fanshawe, said it is hard
for teachers to find relevant
resources and most good information comes at a high price.
The GOA study claims the gradual rise in textbook prices can be
associated with new features, such
website    access    and    other
as
factors contributed to the change in
price and international differences
in textbook costs by interviewing
publishing executives, used textbook wholesalers, textbook retail
store operators and the National
Association of College Stores.
"I feel for kids with limited
budgets and grants. In terms of
tuition, books have gone up a lot in
20 years/ said David Smith,
Manager of Retail Service at
Fanshawe College, who also said
students are initially "stunned" at
textbook prices.
"I was expecting [textbooks] to
be expensive, but it just seems like
one cost after another," said Lucas
Shearer, first year Landscape and
Design student, who spent about
$800 on books and supplies for
his program.
The Ministry of Education recommends students in both college
and university set aside $ 1,000 for
textbooks and supplies each school
year. Considering the average college student pays $1,820 for
tuition, the bill for books and supplies equals more than half the
amount paid in tuition.
Financial Aid have been issuing
emergency bursaries for students
who have trouble budgeting for
essential supplies and according to
Fanshawe Financial Aid Manager
Doreen Whitehead, requests for
funds to buy books are topping the
Hst of emergencies.
"We have had so many requests
I can't even count," Whitehead said
about the amount of students who
have recendy asked for financial
help to purchase textbooks. It usu-
"A lot of my books are new editions. They get you with those/
said first year Developmental
Services Worker student Heather
Archibald, who spent $500 on her
first semester textbooks.
Although those supplements
may aid both students and teachers, the GOA study points out those
enhancements limit the longevity
of texts.
"Wholesalers, retailers and others suggest that while supplements
may be of value to students, the
increasing practice of packaging
them with textbooks effectively
limits the students' ability to purchase less expensive used books,"
the study found.
By issuing pin codes for access
to textbook affiliated websites,
resourceful textbook publishers
have found a way to cash in on the
used textbook market. Students,
including some at Fanshawe, who
buy used textbooks are at times
required to purchase pin codes in
order to access information
and even assignments from the
course websites.
According to Smith, individual
teachers decide whether or not the
pin codes are necessary for courses. He also said that supplementary material found on the Internet
and course specific WebPages are
valuable sources of information.
The GOA study suggests textbook prices will continue to climb,
due to publishers lack of consideration for students when developing
the text, who will be ultimately
forced to purchase these textbooks
one way or another. IB &
THEUBYSSEY  Tuesday September 27, 2005
Feature 5
A UBC student on
exchange writes home
from France about
the steps toward
studying abroad
by Candice Vallantin
FEATURES WRITER
It was one of those cold damp, rainy
Vancouver days. I was strolling along East
Mall, towards Buchanan, late as usual on my
way to class. I'd barely started my first term at
UBC and I was already blase and jaded. The
crisp smell of autumn no longer did it for me.
I was officially sick of the Vancouver scene and
I needed some sort of dramatic twist to spice
things up or I knew I would never make it
through to the end of my degree.
That's the day I decided I would go on
exchange.
I thought at the time it would be a great way
to satisfy my restlessness, without extensively
prolonging the duration of my studies. It
seemed like a foolproof plan: a vacation with
credits! (Oh, and some books, too.)
Going Global
The first step towards your flight out is only a
walk away. If you have the travel bug and feel
the need to flee the country, first head down
towards the Go Global office located on 1783
West Mall, on the top floor of the International
House building, or check out their website
http://students.ubc.ca/global/. The Student
Mobility Program offered at UBC has been in
place since for nearly 18 years and has 145
partner universities from around the world.
During the 2004/05 academic year, 509
UBC students participated in an international
program through Go Global. To qualify, you
need to be considered a full-time student with
a 70 per cent average in 2nd, 3rd or 4th year.
You also need to come back for at least one
term after the exchange is completed.
Before applying to go on exchange, attend
an information session. These usually take
place in October and November in the SUB
building where foreign students and past
exchange students give you a heads up on
what to expect at the destination of your
choice. This is probably the most helpful information session organised by the Go Global
office. While parents, professors and administrators are full of advice, only those who just
came back can tell you the real deal. Students
are generally the best resource, as they have
no motive to mince their words.
If you can't attend the information sessions, read the "personal reports* also on the
Go Global website, written* by students upon
their return from exchange. While some are
more accurate and detailed than others, they
leave a strong impression of what to expect
and prepare for while abroad. However, don't
rely on the student budget reports, as most are
incomplete and unrealistic.
Don't feel limited to a university exchange;
there are different kinds of exchange programs. You can go abroad to study, volunteer
or you can participate in an international coop program to gain international work experience as well. Your options will vary depending
on your subject of study, career aspirations
and destination of choice, but don't simply
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Global. SWAP, Young Professionals
International, or Canada Corps for example
offer a variety of interesting options. Figure
out your goals and do your homework.
Once you have a basic idea of where you're
going and what you're doing, start getting
together your application. Although it's not
due until January or February, depending on
your destination, the application consists of
lots of random pieces of paper, signatures and
things that simply can't be done at the last
minute. For a start you will need academic references and three proposed study plans for
three different universities. These things take
time and usually don't get done during exam
periods, Christmas breaks or when classes are
just getting started in January and your profs
have never seen you before.
In other words, if you want to get out of
town, get off your ass.
El Dinero
The whole idea of studying, working or volunteering abroad all sounds fabulously
glamorous, but not everyone can just pick
up and leave.
Based on conversations with other
exchange students here in France where I'm
currently studying, although it depends on
where you're headed, covering all the costs
associated with the exchange program over
the year will set the average student back an
estimated ten to twenty thousand dollars. That
is considering traveling expenses, housing,
food, tuition and spending money. To make
things more complicated, you may not be
allowed to work in your host country during
your stay. Don't go buying a ticket for the 6/49
just yet though; you might be able to find
someone else to foot your bill.
"One of the key barriers to student mobility is finance..." Carol Zachs, responsible for
students in Europe and tbe Americas, assures
me the Go Global program is well aware of students's precarious financial situations. But are
they doing enough to make the program more
financially accessible? Currendy, UBC offers
an exchange scholarship to all students who
are accepted to go on exchange and have
achieved a 75% average on their best 27 credits dining their last winter term. Although the
amount offered varies each year, the Go
Global website says it averages a dismal 650
dollars a term. If you're lucky, that should
cover about one month's rent and utilities in
Europe, maybe more in South America.
However, there are quite a few non-UBC
related financial assistance opportunities that
may help some students cover costs. This year
for example, the Lee Foundation Student
Mobility Award helped 60 UBC students go on
exchange. The catch to most of these awards
though is that they are restricted to students
going to specific countries or establishments,
so choose your prospective location wisely.
But when all of these options fall through,
or simply aren't enough, many just resign to
fall into debt. Nathan Lusignan, a 2nd year
arts student and scholarship recipient estimates he'll come back to Vancouver five to
seven thousand dollars in the hole. But this
is nothing new. According to an article published by statistics Canada in April of 2004,
45 per cent of bachelor graduates were in
debt an average of twenty thousand dollars.
But is it still worthwhile?
"Yes," Lusignan affirms without hesitation, "It's an investment and you're getting
dividends paid back on so many different
levels. You'll be more employable, you'll get
to explore a variety of academic mediums
and you'll have a shit-load of fun. It's definitely worth it."
You're in!
So much to do, so little time.
It's early spring and you've just got your
acceptance letter. You're now only a few
months away from refuge of your choice,
what do you do now?
Refer to the exchange handbook the Go
Global Student Mobility Program sent you.
It's a good summary of all the wrinkles
you have to iron out before you leave as well
as things you can't forget about while you're
away and when you get back. It's concise
and it has a lot of useful links that you might
want to refer too when applying for your
visa, passport or health insurance. All of
which are things you will want to get on,
pronto. Visas and passports can be particularly difficult to obtain on short notice.
Go Global also offers or imposes a
mandatory "Pre-departure Orientation".
This is long and tedious and doesn't really
offer any information you can't find out
about yourself. It involves a lot of "remember to be culturally sensitive* talk that
seemed excessive, but the advantage is that
you will meet other students who will go on
exchange to the same university or region
as you. These are contacts you will definitely want to use the first couple of weeks when
you may be feeling a little out of place.
Bon voyage!
And then, that's it! You've got all the paperwork in place, say your good byes, write down
important emails, addresses and phone numbers and hop on the plane. Don't look back
and enjoy the ride.
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Vonnegut spills his guts
A MAN WITHOUT A COUNTRY
by Kurt Vonnegut
Seven Stories Press
by Benjamin Coli
CULTUREWRITER
Sitting down with Kurt Vonnegut's
latest, A Man Without a Country,
was much like having a conversation with a beloved geriatric
uncle. Vonnegut has always been a
very special writer for me—one
who makes me laugh
while he's pretending to
try to make me cry, and
who will show me the
way to the gallows
while nodding a sly
wink from behind his
moustache.
Vonnegut is famous
for his fictions—
Slaughterhouse Five and
Breakfast of Champions,
to list just a few—screamingly funny books with
ridiculous science fiction
mechanisms built into
them, but books with
profound things to say
about serious subjects.
Over the decades, Vonnegut has built himself a
cultish following of readers, and deservedly so.
It's not everyone who
can write a funny book
about the firebombing
of Dresden.
For Vonnegut, A Man
Without A Countryis part
of a move away from fiction and towards a general  dispensing  of folksy
wisdom and humour. He
praises   librarians,   he
talks about the blues, and
he gives pointers on how   -Jf*T:
to write stories.  He talks     /f^
about how badly things
are going in the United
States.    He's no fan of the Bush
administration, (which is no novelty these days), but the novelty
lies in Vonnegut's outlook and the
deceptively simple presentation of
his arguments.    The book is not
primarily about politics, however,
and when things are looking their
darkest,  Vonnegut turns  around
and smacks you with an anecdote
about the Saab dealership he once
managed   and   why   he   hasn't
received a Nobel Prize for literature from the Swedes.
Vonnegut is a shining optimist
wearing a sometimes-convincing
pessimist costume.  A true pes
simist will shake his head at bad
news, shrug his shoulders and go
back to watching the world fall
apart as expected. What makes
Vonnegut's pessimistic writing so
beautiful is that all of the dark happenings in the world hurt him so
badly. He's a man who loves
humanity and can't stand that
things are going so badly, that
some people are so stupidly brutal.
Vonnegut announces in A Man
Without a Country that he has, at
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the age of 82, finally given up on
humanity. 'Life is no way to treat
an animal,* he says. From here,
he immediately destroys his credibility by relating a charming tale
of his Uncle Alex, or a story about
his infatuation with the woman
at the post office who he has only
ever seen waist-up. No one as
charmed as Vonnegut by the
details of humanity can ever
plausibly maintain a position of
pessimism.
It is easy to understand
Vonnegut's gloomy outlook, particularly in regard to his own country. Vonnegut is a pacifist and a
socialist in the old American tradition, and the internal changes and
external actions of his country in
the last five years have left him
feeling homeless. As an external
observer, however, it is the existence of Americans like him that
proves they're not all Crawford
Texans, that there is a glimmer of
hope remaining.
Those familiar with Vonnegut's
previous work will notice that he
rehashes a lot of old stories in this
book. It doesn't feel
like a rip-off, though; it
feels like a reunion
with old friends.
Besides, he does come
up with some very good
new jokes. For example, he threatens to sue
the makers of Pall Mall
cigarettes for not
killing him as the warnings Tomised, because
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^^* when  the  three  most
powerful people on the
whole planet would be
named Bush, Dick and
Colon.* Sure, it's infantile, but more importantly, it's funny.
If you haven't read
any of Vonnegut's
previous works, don't
start with this one.
Read Slaughterhouse
Five and learn how
Billy Pilgrim has
become unstuck in
time, or read Cat's
Cradle and be terrified
by Ice-9. Learn first to
love Vonnegut, and
* then return to this conversation with a very
funny man who understands the awkward-
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ment of being human.
If you do know and love
Vonnegut, run out to the bookstore
and pick up A Man Without a
Country and get a nice, warm hug
from your weird uncle Kurt.
And if you really know
Vonnegut, you'll know that those
hand-drawn asterisks that appear
in all of the breaks between the
chapters and other places aren't
asterisks or stars, but portraits of
the author's asshole. An 82-year-
old man covering a book with
crudely drawn pictures of his own
asshole, likely laughing himself
half to death over it—a literary
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Culture 7
Aviary art show a gothic gallery of birds in flight
by Caroline Chuang
CULTUREWRITER
"Crossing Boundaries" is all crow. The oft-
malinged bird is at the centre of a collaborative exhibit at the Surrey Art Gallery until
October 9. Experimental and brave, the
works appear to be undertaken with the
vigour of an art student unleashed. But the
artist is no novice. Capturing the crows individually and in flying formation, Northcott's
fascination with the gothic creatures stems
from the fact that she can find the beauty
beneath the flaws: something that takes true
wisdom to see clearly.
For Northcott, the flaws represent the
possibilities characteristic of an in-between
state; where despite change and flux,
"things are not too messed up." I attended
the artist's talk and reception last week,
where she spoke about her work over the
past three years, sharing the creative
process and personal narratives that
inspired her work. She relates the crow symbolically, as a "totem of my late ex-
boyfriend, who hung himself."
But Northcott is every bit the subject of
her own obsession. Her eyes are piercing
and she's got a wonderfully prominent, dis-
tincive nose; also, her hair, shorn and
jagged, is dyed black.
It is no surprise Northcott is self-taught. I
always find this attribute in an artist exciting, because the self-taught are unusually
inventive and daring. True to form, the huge
three panel video installation of her show
counts as the first time she has used video
for an art piece.
This installation is worth seeing: in a
huge, empty room, we were all a bit like
QUOTH THE...CROW A new art exhibit features photos of birds a few pegs up from
pigeons on the annoyance scale, suzannne northcott photo
crows ourselves, swarming the space in disorder, each contemplative and soothed by
the images of crow activity. The viewer is
quieted by the dim illumination of the room
with blue lights, in contrast with the lively
crows flying haphazardly across familiar
cityscapes; solemnly reposing on building
tops, a power line, small ponds, perched on
a lamp post—and even appearing like outlines of leaves, attaching to bare tree
branches like shadows in the night hght.
In her talk, Northcott brings up an article
published in the Vancouver Sun last Thursday,
about the cancellation of the "gay play," The
Laramie Project by the Surrey School Board.
She re-inteiprets one of her crow pieces as having a connection to the murder of Matthew
Shepard (upon which the play is based) identifying with Matthew's mother on an intuitive,
emotional, and spiritual level—the work was
originally dedicated to exploring the themes of
grief and loss in relation to the death of
Northcott's nephew.
This particular mixed media piece combines acrylic on canvas with photo transfer, and
features a heartfelt poem written right onto the
"Capturing the crows individually AND IN FLYING FORMATION,
Northcott's fascination with
the gothic creatures stems
from the observation that she
sees beauty in the flawed...
Northcott herself is every bit
the subject of her own obsession, her eyes are piercing
and she's got a wonderfully
prominent, distincive nose;
also, her hair, shorn and
jagged, is dyed black."
canvas. It evokes the spiritual and mystical, as
so much of Northcott's work does. She talks of
mourning and healing through communion
with nature with the inscription: "unless your
tears cleanse/the skin of the earth."
Northcott cited a piece by Barnett Newman
as a major impetus for what she terms "the
Barnett Bar." A horizontal line on the canvas, or
the separation of a picture by a horizontal
divide, enables the juxtaposition of the crow
with scenes of the city, such as the industrial
areas of the east side, or the BCAA building,
each scattered along the crow's route to the
roost
"Crossing Boundaries" lives up to its title.
When viewed through Northcott's lens, the
crow transcends its traditional archetypal role
to become something more complex, mystical
and even harmless. II
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What does it take to turn someone into a radical extremist? This was the
question that many Britons asked themselves when the news came that the
London suicide bombers were largely British born and raised. Yasmin has no
ready answers, but it dares to raise some intensely topical questions.
Yas (Archie Panjabi, the fashion-obsessed sister in Bend It Like Beckham), as
her workmates call her, is a typical working lass. She visits the pub after work,
hangs with her mates, and has a hankering for a good-looking local bloke.
But after 9/11, everything is different. Small things (notes left in her locker,
slurs on the street, and a few well-thrown eggs) escalate into more intense
violence, forcing Yasmin and her family to reassess their entire place within
the community. When Yasmin's brother is recruited by Islamic extremists, the
family must finally face the ultimate question of identity and loyalty.
Director Kenny Glennan and screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (The Full Monty)
worked with community workshops in Northern England, and much of the
material generated in those workshops formed the basis for the film. Yasmin's
words to her brother as he departs to join the Jihad: "I think I preferred you as
a drug dealer...
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The Jew, the Italian, and the redhead Gay
New Comedy Network series not nearly as funny as it sounds
STELLA
Comedy Network, Tuesdays at 10:30pm
by Zach Goelman
CULTUREWRITER
Three things that I rarely do: watch TV, submit a
negative review, and write in the first person singular. When a package from the Comedy Network
arrived at the Ubyssey Culture desk, I was excited. It was the premier episode of the new show,
Stella, starring and created by Michael Showalter,
Michael Ian Black, and David Wain.
These three men have a history of performing
comedy in New York City; they created the shortlived comedy show The State; and they put
together the 2001 movie Wet Hot American
Summer. I enjoyed all of their previous ventures
increasingly as they appeared.
The attached packaged was credited as a
return to Marx Brothers-style comedy, to a surreal vein similar to Monty Python: very high compliments in my eyes.
I brought the preview cassette to my friend
Jeffs house. It is where I perform the majority' of
my television viewing, since I lost the remote
control to my small 12" tube. Following dinner,
Jeff, his roommates Alana and Andy and I made
tasteless jokes about 'America's Topiess Model,"
and laughed crassly as one of the gorgeous contestants bawled over her traumatic childhood
relationship with her mother. I wish I was
reviewing that show.
We then began Stella, and I was so eager that
I even asked the audience to muffle their laughter because I had to pay close enough attention to
write a review, after all.
Without actually describing the show in all
its dead-pan puerility, I would like to share the
following comments made throughout our
viewing: "Huh, I would have done that part
differently*... "They, they really took that too
far*... "This makes me feel awkward*... "At least
I don't have to muffle my laughter*..."That's
rather tasteless, considering that Simon
Wiesenthal died this week"... and "I'm sorry,
guys."
Considering that The State featured satisfactorily humorous sketches, namely "The Jew,
the Italian, and the redhead Gay/ Stella's
attempted narrative failed to evoke much
other than concern for the future of the
Comedy Network, which usually boasts better
programming.
If anyone is interested in borrowing the cassette for their own analysis, they can root
through the wastebasket next to the Ubyssey culture desk. M
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by Ritu Kumar
CULTUREWRITER
13 Ways of Listening to A
Stranger: the best stories of
Keath Fraser
Thomas Allen Publishers
What do you get when you combine
a thesaurus, genocide, and Club
Med? No, not a killer linguist in
Mexico, but an impressive and captivating collection of short stories
entitled 13 Ways of Listening to A
Stranger by Vancouver's own
Keath Fraser. With a career spanning twenty-five years and accomplishments that include being
short-listed for a Governor
General's Award, this compilation
showcases Fraser's array of stories
unique in voice, character, and
topic.
Fraser brings life to the voices
and viewpoints of the many characters he creates and seems, in
fact, to personify. In 'Waiting/ he
becomes the 'White Man's
Burden,' a young Indian man grappling with his identity in an upper-
class white man's society. Rather
than attempt to reclaim his cultural identity, he settles on being
judged as a "raghead," a 'Sick
Sikh,' and a 'Paid," understanding
that his own experiences with prejudice are shared by an entire cul
tural group.
In "Bones," Fraser takes on the
role of Dr Bartlett, a fight-hearted
chiropractor who makes a habit of
naming skeletons. On a trip to an
alternative healing conference,
Bartlett becomes an unwilling Red
Cross recruit, left in a genocide-
stricken nation to reconstruct the
skeletons dug up from a mass
grave. Abandoned by his recruits
in this secret location, Bartlett
must cope with a situation he can't
fully understand while attempting
to bring hope to a nation.
The most challenging narrative
in the collection arrives when
Fraser writes as a woman reflecting oh abuse and misdirection.
She chronicles an escape to Mexico
culminating in near-rape and the
onset of hopelessness.
Jumping skins with equal ease
and grace, Fraser moves effortlessly from the upper class white man
to the middle class woman, from
the aging to the minority. His stories captivate the imagination and
engage the heart as they weave in
and out of all classes, races, genders, and social situations.
Despite the span and depth of
Fraser's stories, 13 Ways is an easy
read. Usually, calling something an
"easy read* is an insult, lumping
the prose in with trashy novels and
10-cent murder mysteries.
When I refer to Fraser's collection as an easy read, however, I
mean to say that his words flow
easily, expressing thoughts and
concepts that seem at home in my
mind. Fraser's work makes for an
effortless read because his prose
travels smoothly from the page,
allowing your memory to fool you
into believing that you are a part of
his stories.
While the collection has a fluid
melody, the size of the book may
unnecessarily intimidate or deter.
But unlike other compilations of
short stories by a single author,
reading 13 Ways feels like each
story is written by a different
author as Fraser takes on a fresh
new voice and persona with every
story.
Fraser's style shows varying
degrees of movement and experimentation. In one short story that
lends its name to the collection,
Fraser's employment of unique
typefaces injects assymetrics into
the prose: "How come I HEAR
pigeons -every morning in my
room?.* In "Foreign Affairs",
Fraser depicts the decline of a
diplomat through sentence structure: "Suppose you do have the
ans?" Fraser has adopted a playfulness with structure usually
reserved for poetry and refreshing
to see in prose.
In the end I wasn't able to come
to a verdict about which story was
the best; each selection delivered
some new insight. It is rare to find
a collection like Fraser's—heavy,
unknown, mediocre cover graphic
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asking for more.
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pull you into the book, pick it up
for the shout out to Tony Parsons
and White Rock. Holla. II
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speak or present at the 'town hall' meeting may register for the speakers list by telephone:
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where visitors can view plans, and speak with University staff and consultants.
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by Aman Rai
CULTUREWRITER
Ever told a lie? Did it ever go too far?
Cry Wolf is a new teen-targeted horror
movie inspired by this very sort of fib. The
movie is set at an elite private school in a
quiet suburban milieu. But when a murder
shocks the town, two tricky teenagers,
played by Lindy Booth (as Dodger) and
Julian Morris (as Owen), send out a bogus
mass e-mail, warning fellow students that
the death was just the first of many, grue-
somely describing how a succession of victims will bite the bucket. But then someone
starts to commit the murders that the pair
so vividly describe. Did someone read the
e-mail and decide to make it a reality? Ten
dollars will buy you the answer.
But it won't buy you any stars: the
movie does not have any really big names
except for some old guy named Jon Bon
Jovi. Surprisingly, Mr. 'It's My Life* isn't
half-bad at playing a teacher who indulges
in sexual affairs with his students. While
some people may be skeptical of Bon
Jovi's acting abilities, I think he made
quite a believable cradle-robber.
Cry Wolf is aimed at teenagers and should
satisfy its target audience. It isn't a particularly intellectual thriller, but if you are interested in an hour or so of shock and horrors,
be my guest Despite the lameness of the conclusion, Ciy Wolf did remind me of the successful Scream thrillers trilogy and definitely
has enough gory moments to help any horror
film junkie get their fix.
Spoiler alert! But the whole thing just
ends up being a prank set up by Dodger and
the rest of her minions to scare poor Owen,
a la '...and it was all just a dream.' Not bad,
but definitely not worth paying ten big ones
to find out n
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AN UNFINISHED UFE
Now playing
by Mary Leighton
CULTUREWRITER
Think Robert Redford in long Johns—butt
flap and all—milking a cow. Or, imagine
Robert Redford leaping across a table in a
small diner to hold a fork to the jugular of a
young punk. These moments, and moments
just like them, ensure that An Unfinished
Life will be recalled as something more than
dull, patchy, and emotionally contrived.
Rather, it will be recalled as a small constellation of great moments on an otherwise
desolate screen.
We follow Jean Gilkyson (Jennifer Lopez)
through the Midwest as she flees her abusive boyfriend, with but the clothes on her
back and her l l-year-old daughter Griff
(newcomer Becca Gardner). From the
moment their car breaks down on the highway, we know that this mother-daughter
team is in for an emotional ride that rivals
the best of the Hallmark Channel features.
The plot thickens when the pair is forced
to seek shelter at a ranch in Wyoming,
owned by Jean's crotchety old father-in-law
Einar (Redford). Emotional baggage surfaces quickly as we learn that Einar blames
Jean for the death of his son in a car accident On top of this, Jean attended the funer
al without announcing that she was pregnant with Einar's granddaughter. Thrust
suddenly into the roles of father-in-law and
grandfather, Einar must also continue to
tend for his sole companion, played by the
ever-wise Morgan Freeman. As Mitch
Bradley (Freeman) is treated for wounds
caused by a run-in with a grizzly bear, he
offers Einar a fun combination of shit disturbance and sage advice.
The semi-functional, tossed-together
family is nothing new for Lasse Hallstrom,
director of Cider House Rules and Chocolat,
but here the process of estrangement, guilt
anger, and reconciliation falls flat. The
result is that we must turn to the film's few
exceptional moments in order to find value.
The setting, a ranch outside the rural town
of Ishawooa, Wyoming (actually Kamloops)
adds to these moments by encouraging the
down home country feel. I think of Einar trying to fix his truck, while directing muttered
obscenities at Mitch, who in his crippled
condition can do Httie more than sit on the
porch. Like a hand into a glove, Freeman
slips into a Midwestern drawl and calls out,
'How Taout I come over there and hang
my bad foot in your ass?* The line got
deserved laughs.
The acting was as predictable as the
plot; Redford and Freeman fulfilled our
expectations, J-Lo was an indignant fighter, and Josh Lucas as the town sheriff was
typically boyish and appealing. The exception was Becca Gardner, a fresh face lacking any of the over-the-top sweetness of
Dakota Fanning. Adding to my personal
compilation of stand-out moments, she at
one point asks Mitch and Einar if they are
gay. If so, she says, it's 'totally cool.* The
expressions on the faces of Redford and
Freeman make up for at least twenty minutes of the rest of the film. My advice: Go
with a friend and compete to see how
many times you forget that you are in a
generally unforgettable movie. 11
A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
Now playing
by Jay Webb
CULTUREWRITER
Honestly, I wasn't prepared for this one.
Canadian director David Cronenberg is
known for his exploration of biology, media
and sexuality, but A History of Violence is so,
well, domestic. This film is a meditation, or
rather, a search for the meaning of identity in
a pool of sticky blood and broken bones.
Cronenberg fans might find this departure a
httie difficult to appreciate, but after the opening scene concluded on a chilling note, I
knew I was entering the familiar landscape
Cronenberg painted since his 1983 horror
flick Videodrome.
Based on the graphic novel by John
Wagner and Vince Locke, the story centres
upon Tom Stall (Viggo Mortenson), an every-
man Hving a comfortable, small-town life. He
has a loving wife (Maria Bello), two charming
kids (Ashton Holmes and Heidi Hayes), and
he runs a humble, respected diner in town.
When two ruthless killers attempt to rob
Tom's diner, his explosive actions to defend
those inside propel a series of events that wtfl
threaten his quiet, comfortable existence. As
soon as word gets out on Tom's heroism, he
attracts some unwanted attention. You see,
mob boss Carl Fogaty (played with a cool
menace by Ed Harris) thinks Tom is actually
Joey Cusack, a mobster with a talent for murder. Mortenson plays Tom pretty stoically,
which would suit a bloodthirsty gangster but
betrays the warmth expected of a loving
father and husband. Bello deftly handles a
variety of ranges, from flirtatious to outraged,
yet  she  maintains   a  sturdy  composure
throughout the film. Her performance was
worth watching.
The film progresses at a steady pace,
bouncing Tom back and forth between his
two possible identities: this is the real meat
of the film, and despite my initial reaction—why not toss in some red herrings for
the audience and build the tension?—the
struggle between Tom's desperate cling to
his family man persona and his antagonist's insistence that he should embrace
his (possibly) murderous self is crafted naturally, without the mechanical dialogue
reserved for bad television.
As always, Cronenberg continues his tradition of forcing inappropriate responses
from the audience. Sex becomes a disturbing,
brutal act, and violence approaches the level
of slapstick. Watching the violence choreographed in the film was like viewing an
episode of Tie Three Stooges in a gladiatorial
arena. I found myself laughing out loud
whenever Tom drove his fist or foot into
some poor sucker's face.
The fact that we're treated to some
pretty explicit sex scenes (by the way,
don't make the mistake of seeing this with
parents, grandparents or priests) in all its
X-rated glory has Cronenberg's stink all
over it. Each scene is composed with the
same warm, cozy colours in each scene,
which is contrasted against the "bad men"
as they swagger and pose in such familiar
surroundings, adding a sense of dread
whenever they appear. This was a
favourite at the Toronto International
Film Fest, and I can see why. For the
comic geeks out there, DC Comics will be
re-releasing a soft back edition of the original graphic novel in September. H
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Bedouin Soundclash
SOUNDING A MOSAIC
Bedouin Soundclash
Stomp Records
by Chris Malmo
CULTUREWRITER
Driving anywhere soon? You'll certainly want to snag a copy of
Bedouin Soundclash's sophomore
album, Sounding a Mosaic, before
you hit the open road. Although the
album was first released back in
2004, the single 'When the Night
Feels my Song* is finally getting
some well-deserved time on the
airwaves.
Their sound is at times reminiscent of the Police and Bob Marley.
But these tunes defy convention,
blending rock, reggae, dub, and
punk into an enigmatic confection
of bass hooks, crisp drumbeats,
garnished with the silky smooth
vocals and strumming guitar of
frontman Jay Mallows.
The band's political interests
shine through in tracks like
"Immigrant Workforce", the story
of an immigrant boy's dream and
the discouraging reality of working a minimum-wage job: "did
you put your luck in North
America?.. Join the workforce:
"boy if you want some more/you
might find what you're looking
for."
The urgent lyrics of "Murder on
the Night Train" and its driving,
then descending bass line make
for a tune that will not leave your
head—that is until you listen to
"Criminal", "Shelter", "Shadow of a
Man", or any other track for that
matter.
The only fault I can find with
the album is that the remixes
tacked onto the end of the disc
simply can't compete with the
original tracks. But Sounding a
Mosaic remains a solid piece of
work that should ensure Bedouin
Soundclash a pivotal place in the
emerging music scene. Throw it
on the turntable and torque the
volume knob to high. II
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RANDOM ORDER
Juliet
Virgin
by Mai Bui
CULTUREWRITER
Random Order is a dance album.
I felt it needed to be clarified.
Just in case Juliet's propensity to
spell words in a dialect of "1337
hacker sp33k" (for example, the
song "New Shoes" is uses backward 3's for E's and upside-down
5's for S's) might erroneously hint
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In case her come-hither pose on
the album cover, stretched out on
the floor, might mistakenly suggest
a passe Donna Lewis songbird.
Nope. Juliet makes electro-pop
dance music, and she is on the
mike because she's done dancing
on the floor.
For a debut dance album,
Random Order is solid and edgy.
Not as catchy as Kylie Minogue,
but not as kitschy, either. The
hardest-rocking dance numbers,
"Ride the Pain," "Never Land," and
"On the Dancefloor," take their
own sweet time building tension,
using minimalist percussion and
vocals. The chorus releases furious, melody-driven, pure-adrenaline fun, so much fun you don't
even mind if, characteristic of
dance tracks, it repeats like the
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Random Order combines this
melodic finesse with unexpectedly
competent lyrics. The chorus of
"Ride the Pain" tells you she "can't
explain with an answer" but, as the
very last line reveals, if you "ride
the pain into the pleasure/ you'll
find your answer."
With a voice that manages to
vary between Pink and Bjork—
depending on the tempo—Juliet is
just as convincing when belting out
"Can't help the state I'm in!" in "On
the Dancefloor" as when crooning
"What is obvious?/ Is it greater than
this silence?" in the ambient
"Waiting."
Unfortunately, the few down-
tempo numbers, while not lyrically
uninspired, are wallflowers bordering the dance floor of chorus-driven
upbeat numbers. At best, the contemplative "Pot of Gold" winds
down a good aerobics session. At
worst, the quiedy pouting "Untied"
is dead air.
Inevitably, Juliet will have to face
the fact that Random Order is not a
revolutionary album.. She may well
face the fate of the "Nu Taboo" that
she understands so well: "You're all
the rage and then you go away."
But in the meantime, she is
indeed all the rage. And in the
meantime, you will find plenty of
booty to be shaken in this album. II
WAR PROFITEERING IS
KILLING US ALL
The Suicide Machines
Independent
by Sean Lee
CULTUREWRITER
"Opinions are like assholes, everyone's gotta em." The 21st century has
already witnessed a handful of artists
taking, a stand and offering opinions
on domestic politics and international affairs: the Dixie Chicks versus the
war in Iraq in 2003, or Kanye West's
recent on-air rant concerning George
Bush's racial agenda.
Which brings me to War
Profiteering is Killing Us All, the
new CD from Detroit's seminal
punk band The Suicide Machines.
Traditionally, punk rock has always
served as a outlet for resistance
against social norms—one can look
to bands such as The Clash or
Reagan Youth for easy examples—
but with the slow but steady commercialization of the genre, some
may fear that the burning soul
behind the music has finally extinguished. But in my view, The
. Suicide Machines proves otherwise.
Released on an independent
label, and without the assistance of
soapbox rants on MTV or VH1, War
Profiteering is Killing Us All gives a
very clear message of where the
band stands politically and most
importantly does so through the
music. Catchy riffs, well timed
vocals and an unmatched sense of
passion, the Suicide Machines bust
out 14 killer tracks each with their
own unique mix of the band's punk,
hardcore and ska roots.
With songs such as "17% 18-
25", a response to the lack of young
voters in the last United States presidential election, and its lyrics that
exclaim "Revolution's in the air/
Our government's in need of
repair", much of the album is filled
with anthems of resistance. But
some light-hearted tracks, such as
"Twelve Years on Tour and All I
got was this Lousy T-shirt", are
also thrown into the mix bring
some balance to the album. More
mature and focused than previous
releases by the band, War
Profiteering is Killing Us All
proves that the DYI soul behind
the punk movement is still alive
and well.
Ultimately, while this CD may
not become a huge commercial
success or draw international
press attention, in the end it does
what socially conscious music
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As a painter casts hues to stain a canvas, musicians use acoustic imagery
to draw designs upon minds. A successful artist can create patterns that
infect us with ideas and concepts,
and K'naan does just that with his
freshman release.
The Dusty Foot Philosopher
invokes the artist's projection of himself. The collection of imagery of dust
drums, dance and water compile
ingredients that when cooked together, present-the perspective of this
Somali-Canadian addition to our musical libraries. K'naan paints the image
of homeland and struggle, the way
Nas painted the ghetto in Hlmatic
Born in Mogadishu, the eruption
of the Somali civil war ended
K'naan's childhood and forced him to
prematurely come of age. In the song
"My Old Home/ K'naan contrasts the
Utopia and contented lifestyle of his
childhood with the terrible violence
that commenced when he was just
ten years old. The disintegration into
the hell of a civil war under a hail of
bullets is the central experience of
the record. This painting begins with
a foundation of earth and water,
upon which humanity can either
build itself up or tear itself down. The
horror of war and starvation are contrasted by the sheer passion of hope
for the future.
K'naan's presentation of a place
and time is constructed from his personal experience and his relationship
to those experiences. He has organised his memories into a personal
narrative. In an interview, he
described the creation of the album
as the reconstruction of himself on a
record. The narrative is compassionate, offering the morals of lessons
learned the hard way.
A major element of the record is
the immigrant tale: K'naan is using
adopted language to describe his
place of birth. On the song "What's
Hardcore?" he takes hip-hop's
favourite cliche and asks if it applies
to the streets of Mogadishu, a place
where 'we begin our day by the way
of the gun/rocket-propelled grenades
blow you away if you £ront/.../you
can't go half a block without a road
block/if you don't play at the road
block you get your throat shot" The
song makes tough-guy 50 Cent look
like Limp Bizkit
A strict description of his style
would mention thathe seems to have
picked up where Arrested
Development left off, with a positive
creative bend to mainstream hip-
hop. The associated hand-clapping
nature ofhis production uses similar
fuzz-distortion methods that K-OS has
used to date. His own distinctive
voice occasionally adopts the same
lilting flow popularised by Eminem.
He has mastered the chorus, with
every song providing a refrain that is
exotic and interesting yet easily
picked up by the listener.
When asked why he used hip-hop,
as his avenue of expression, K'naan
offered the suggestion that rap was
"talking blues, the ability to speak a
struggle with rhythm, with passion,"
but that hip-hop was not at the forefront of his influences, rather he
draws on his family tradition of poetry and song, finding that this fused
with what we call rap. But The Dusty
Foot Philosopher covers enough ter
ritory between Eritrea and the West
Indies to please more than hip-hop
fans. "I was Stabbed by Satan* is a
musical ode to pain in life, reminiscent of mournful blues sung around a
bonfire. On the track "If Rap Gets
Jealous", K'naan offers the reassurance to rock-lovers that he isn't
bound by any one genre.
Utopia and dystopia are themes
rarely searched out in any depth in
rap. In a lot of industry hip-hop, the
two exist, albeit undeveloped and
intertwined—the fused images of
gratuitous glamour with grotesque
violence. The same music video
will display the harsh life of the
street alongside 30" rims and
swimsuit models. The contradictory parity of these images creates
schizophrenic and distorted vision
of reality that most have accepted
as signature of hip-hop.
K'naan has fully separated and
contrasted his hving memory of the
beauty ofhis home and the current
horror of the same streets. His message speaks clearly on song after
song, and in his own words he
expressed his hope that his audience
will be spurred into investigating the
sources of his imagery. "People are
interested in the source of things—
the source of beauty, the source of
destruction. If I've offered people any
insight into where these things originate, [both] around the world and
inside themselves, then I've done it I
believe I have." Bi
What you know about ballin'for real? Czar-Nok puts the "Pimp" in "Tight"
CZAR-NOK
That One Way
Capitol Records
by Jackie Wong
CULTURESTAFF
Sometimes, life deals you cards where it becomes necessary for you to jump into your Plymouth Laser, pack
a nine in the glove compartment and barrel through
the streets of Kerrisdale blasting the crank-tight beats
of Cincinnati hotshots Czar-Nok at full volume. With
their debut album That One Way, you'll be ready to
scale small buildings and/or engage in hand-to-hand
combat in no time.
Whether it's the imperative of *buy[ing] that ho"
if you "wanna try that ho" ("G.A.M.E."), "putting
blood on your doo-rag" ("Street Money"), or "hus-
tlin' from one in the mornin' to one in the mornin'
rippin' and runnin,' getting' rid a' what's bein
fronted" ("Throw Me that Pack"), That One Waf is a
popular Cincinnati phrase which means "to get
something done by any means necessary."
Czar-Nok holds nothing back when it comes to busting out a deft first album rife with the best of straight-
up illin' this side of the American Midwest A match
made in pimp-sweet heaven, rappers Hayczar and Br
Nok aren't going to bullshit the politically progressive
tendencies characteristic of recent trends in under
ground hip hop. In the words of E-Nok, they're "having
fun and getting crunk with crowd participation—all the
street dudes know our face, from corner to corner and
hood to hood. It's That One Way."
The album's greatest strengths lie in the opening tracks, before heavyhanded overproduction
threatens to clean up the blood spilt in "Throw Me
That Pack" and "Gangsta." While Industry types
point to the easy-listening merits of "Table Dance'
and the star presence of Kanye West producing on
*A Time to See," Czar-Nok's best work comes from
the fresh-cut determination of That One Way's less-
polished numbers.
Firestarters "G.A.M.E.* and "Street Money" axe
dark, dirty, and packed with all the aural hydraulics
you'd need to crunk up a Corolla. "Pimp Tight*
bounces with a joyous energy that will shake shoulders and move hips.
Overstated final tracks conjure too many images of
underage camel toe, whereas the first half seems to
achieve—lyrically and musically—that which Czar-Nok.
set out to accomplish after leaving the streets of
Cincinnati to pursue a musical career.
The album art features ashed-out cigarettes,
rolls of twenties, and porcelain hands sculpted in
prayer. Bust out the badditude, kids— That One
Way is a truly refreshing change from all the emo-
rap you've been listening to. The album rolls like
fifties off Hayczar's back. H
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Unleashed: Yngwie Malmsteen lifts
the goblet of rock to the devil of music
Yngwie Malmsteen
Unleash the fury
Spitfire
by Heather Pauls
CULTURE STAFF
The storm clouds part and thunder
rolls to the jagged mountaintop. With
raised Excahbur, Thor, god of thunder and rock, lifts his mighty steel
heavenward and roars. Lightening
blazes, splashing light on his minions
below. Meanwhile, a white tiger riding a Harley Davidson swats at a bald
eagle wearing an American flag bandana. Wolves howl at a flying
Pegasus. Lions prowl through the
shadows of Stonehenge. Leopards
are spray-painted on Dodge vans.
And yes, hair bands shriek to the
cacophony of wailing guitars.
Loft your goblet of rock skyward,
and drink your mead to the honour of
Yngwie Malmsteen, if you can manage to pronounce it
With more than ten other albums
under his belt, Malmsteen's latest.
Unleash the Fury, showcases his signature wanky guitar and ill-placed
lyrics. Although lauded as a prodigy
about 20 years ago, Swedish-born
Malmsteen still has all the jaw-dropping rock and classical riffs—played
a thousand miles an hour—he
always had.
It would seem that in the
recent wake of The Darkness, the
general populace would embrace the
newest outcroppings of Malmsteen's
"rock genius." - However, his music
lacks the irony, fun, and cutthroat
lyrics of The Darkness's debut album.
Admittedly, Malmsteen's skill with
that axe is unbelievable. His abiHty to
wax poetic, on the other hand,
deserves more mockery than his
thinning ratty perm.       '
I quote: "You're a hypocrite;
what you say and do are not the
same." Thanks for the definition,
Malmsteen.
And what is more: "We'll fly without a care, it's liquid speed, this royal
steed, will never cease." That's too
much awesome for one song. The
context is unimportant, as any example of his lyrics will have your eyebrows furrowed.
You will wonder whether to
turn the album off or laugh. But
you can't laugh; it's too real. It
lacks any ironic edge.
To wet your palette, here are
some more wicked lyrics: "Don't
cry for those who bled, cause I will
rock your world from dusk to
dawn. I am the bogeyman." Then
there's "Winds of War (Invasion),"
which has the exact same melody
as "Don't Stand So Close To Me" by
The Police. Two tracks stand out in
particular not for the wankiness of
the guitar, nor for the almost-as-
bad-as-Lenny-Kravitz lyrics.
"Cherokee warrior, you lost the
battle, that's for sure. Oh no! But
what you left behind, let me tell
you, it's still shining." Close your
eyes, think deep thoughts, and nod
a gradual nod. Because after all,
Cherokee warrior, "in our hearts
your [sic] still alive."
Up next is "Crown of Thorns."
Instantly I'm thinking Petra, that
1980s Christian rock band with
just as much, if not more, flying
hair, tight pants, and men shrieking like eunuchs.
Then, just when you least
expect it, the fog machines stop
their spewing, the Marshall stacks
cease to blare, and Malmsteen
plays "Fuguetta - Instrumental," an
elaboration on chosen themes by J.
S. Bach. ':•-:-,
As last side note, take a glance
at Malmsteen's musical repertoire—not for the songs, but for his
superior graphic design. His
album War to End All Wars has an
illustration of armoured devils
bludgeoning each other. In the CD
insert for Magnum Opus, he holds
his guitar in one hand and a
massive sword in the other. A personal favourite is Inspiration,
where a blown-up figure of
Malmsteen dominates the skyline
of Stonehenge. He's wearing
leather pants!
If you're looking to listen to
someone who can play the guitar
really, really fast listen to Yngwie
Malmsteen. But be warned, you'll
sit there wondering why the music
is just not hitting the spot. Let me
tell you why that is: the man has
no substance. Don't leave your
Wankdar at home. 11
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by Colleen Tang
CULTURE STAFF
When it conies to Idlewild's fifth
album, the promises indeed outweigh the warnings.
The Scottish band—formed in
1995—bring us their fifth album,
Warnings/Promises, and long
time fans of the band will be
pleased to hear that their sound
hasn't strayed too far from its
roots.
This new sound is a httie less
edgy than previous efforts, The
Remote Part and 100 Broken
Windows, but the same mellow
moods   soon  surface.   The  band
wrote a dozen new tracks for
Warnings/Promises, each filled
with soulful melodies nuanced
with a slight alternative edge.
If there is anything worth warning about, it would be the abrupt
ending that closes "Too Long
Awake*. There's nothing quite as
disruptive as when a song is suddenly pulled right away from my
ears. But other than that, I found
myself listening to this album over
and over again, especially the soft
acoustic tracks.
I am often enthused about finding hidden tracks stowed away
within albums, and Idlewild does
not disappoint in this department.
Sure enough, the last track,
"Goodnight", leads into another
gem that begins about three minutes later, maintaining the gloomy
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the expressive set of vocals.
Listen to Warnings/Promises it
as you're coasting along a long
highway or even as a lullaby to
send you off to sleep. With that, I
bid you all a goodnight. II THE UBYSSEY  Tuesday, 27 September, 2005
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by Lindsay Ford
SPORTS WRITER
The women's soccer team
kicked up another win on
Sunday at Wolfson Field, shutting out Alberta 2-0. Ranked
second in the overall standings, the T-Birds are now
'unbreakable' in their last
four games and continue to
dominate their opponents by
generating countless scoring
chances.
"We came together as a
team, even though we had
unlucky chances," said Janine
Kerr who was undeniably
on fire. The early scoring
opportunities were a sign that
the Thunderbirds were eager
to win.
The energy that was given
off by- the T-Birds forwards,
Kerr and Dani Tabo, controlled much of the T-Birds
early scoring opportunities
sending numerous shots
toward Alberta's keeper.
Tabo's header off of a shot by
Kerr early in the first half
opened up the game to a 1-0
score board. Minutes later,
mid-fielder Heather Smith
added a second goal with a
power shot from just inside
the 18-yard-box.
This is the third shutout out
of five games for the
Thunderbirds this season.
Hannah Shoichet defended
goal at Sunday's game, capitalising on Alberta's weak forward line. Shoichet, who may
appear small in net,
remarked, "I had my springs
on,* as she acquired her first
shutout this season.
The T-Birds defense
remained strong throughout
the entire game, keeping solid
control of the ball more effectively in the second half, denying Alberta any hopes of a
comeback. The Thunderbirds
bench continued to echo their
support, helping to bring the
women to yet another victory.
'We have a very deep
bench,* said mid-fielder
Stephanie Shwetz, commenting on the T-Birds unrelenting
success, 'even when we're
injured we have replacements
who I have complete confidence in; I just have a lot of
confidence in our team."
The unbeatable women's
soccer team will hit the road for
their next five games, looking to
continue their success against
Mannitoba, Calgary, Lethbridge
and Trinity Western. The T-
Birds will then return home to
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The UBC men's soccer team pulled
off two wins this weekend as they
moved ahead of Calgary to take the
top spot in the Canada West standings. On Saturday UBC put four
balls past Saskatchewan, while
leaving the opponents scoreless.
UBC won the Sunday match-up
against Alberta. Although it was a
httie bit closer, the T-Birds pulled
off a final score of 2-1. Next up the
men's soccer team is headed on
the road for a six game road trip.
Recovery for field hockey
The UBC women's field hockey lost
their first game in almost two
years on Saturday. The T-Birds
were away playing Alberta and
allowed the single goal of the game
to fly past the net. The last loss for
the women's field hockey team
was in 2003 against UVIC. Luckily
the team rebounded on Sunday in
the game against UVIC when the
thunderbirds reigned supreme
with a score of 1-0. Looks like the
T-Birds are back on the winning
track.
Women's soccer
On Saturday the women's soccer
team took on Saskatchewan and
pulled off seven goals without letting the Huskies put any past the
the UBC goal.18
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December 6th Commemoration,
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FROM UBC STUDENTS.
A December 6th Memorial Committee at the University of British Columbia is requesting preliminary designs/ideas for a public commemorative site on campus that will
appropriately acknowledge the murder of 14 women on December 6th, 1989 at L'ecole
Polytechnique, Montreal. Diverse proposal Ideas are encouraged, (e.g. Proposals for
monuments, interactive media, film, gardens etc).The winner will receive $750. Finalists
will receive $250.
Stage One, Deadline: November 25th# 2005. Please consult the "call for submissions"
criteria at www.ams.ubc.ca/content.cfm?ID==122
Send Submissions To: David Grigg, Campus and Committee Planning,
2210 West Mall, UBC. Email: david.grigg@ubc.ca
For further information: Mariana Payet, AMS Safety Coordinator
Email: safety@ams.ubc.ca    Phone: 604-822-9319
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Budgeting Blues? Tuition Troubles?
Confused about how to pay for tuition, housing, food, books and still find money for
fun? Want to learn how to budget effectively? Check out AMS Financial Awareness
Days, featuring speakers on a broad range of topics specifically targeted at student
finances. Presenters include the World Financial Group, UBC Student Financial
Assistance & Awards, and the Credit Counselling Society of BC. Coming to the SUB
October 3-5!
Resource Group Days!
Colour Connected, Student Environment Centre, PrideUBC, Social Justice Centre, AMS
Women's Centre, Allies.... See first-hand what the AMS Resource groups have to offer.
Monday to Wednesday (September 26-28) irt the SUB Councourse.
UBC United Way! Kick-Off and BBQ.
Co-hosted by the AMS. Wednesday, Sept. 28th. 11:30am -1:00pm. SUB South Plaza.
Tickets $5. (includes burger, pop and a door prize ticket). United Way wristbands
available for $2.
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Come and relax in the Conversation Pit!
The renovations to the SUB Conversation Pit were finished Wednesday, September 21.
The new more comfortable environment includes new more durable and easy to
maintain seating and flooring, improved lighting and the installation ofa mural on the
north wall of the space. The space should provide students with a more comfortable
and safe space in which to relax and interact.
The official opening of the space and unveiling of the mural will take place in October
-during the Alma Mater Society's 90th Anniversary celebration kick-off.
The AMS Foodbank is located in SUB 58 open
for business Thursdays from noon to 3pm.
AH UBC students are welcome to use the
Food Bank by showing a valid student ID card.
It offers dry goods, non-perishable groceries
and often hygienic supplies as well. An
emergency only service for students during
a time of crisis, we ask that users limit themselves
to one bag of groceries for individuals to make sure food is available for everyone
who needs it. There is a limit of 8 visits per family per semester. Staff will provide
referrals to other Lower Mainland food banks and sources of financial assistance if
these limits are not meeting your needs. We will not turn anyone away and want to
help. Donations of non-perishable goods will also be accepted during operating
hours. Please give generously.
Operated by volunteers from the Ismaili Students Association
and the Red Cross Club
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I    The AMS Wants to Pick Your Brain!
Your student society is seeking input to help in establishing a set of policies on
campus planning and development. Join us at one of our open discussions to
explore the planning processes, values, needs,and goals important to the students
of UBC. And eat FREE FOOD while you're at it!
Email: univaffairs@ams.ubcca for more information.
Wednesday, September 28th, 1:30-3:30PM, West Mall Annex, Room 150
Thursday, September 29th, 5:00-6:30PM, SUB, Room 212A
AMS First Year Committee
The AMS First Year Committee is still accepting new members. Get in on the
ground floor of this exciting opportunity to get involved in the AMS and make a
difference on your campus! Meetings are Mondays @ 6pm.
If you're interested in getting involved, or just getting some more information,
email Spencer Keys at president@ams.ubc.ca
Want to get involved with your community by giving your time?
Want to gain experience before leaving school?
The opportunities you've been looking for will be in one place at the
AMs Volunteer Fair in the SUB Concourse September 26th - 28th,
9:00am to 4:00pm.Organizations involved include health, education
and environmental organizations as well as general volunteering
opportunities. Organized by AMS Volunteer Connections.
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Sports 17
UBC golf putting on a good show
NEW SWING: David Stewart has already proven himself as a
great addition to theThunderbirds golf team, megan smyth photo
by Boris Korby
SPORTS STAFF
David Stewart was just getting
acquainted with UBC when the first
tournament of the season—less
than a week into the new semester—took the men's golf team to
Bakersfield, California for the Elco,
Inc. Intercollegiate tournament.
"I hadn't played with any of the
guys on the team. [At] the first tournament I was still just trying to get
adjusted to being at UBC," he says.
Stewart went on to become the
first UBC golfer to win a tournament
in two years, shooting a three-day
71-70-70 to finish at five-under 211
for the tournament.
"I just treated it as any other tournament really. What happened was I
kind of got the right bounces; it was
one of those weeks where everything
worked out my way."
Coming to UBC was a major
change for the second year human
kinetics major, who transferred
from the University of Wyoming
over the summer. Though the competitiveness of UBC's golf program
played a role in his decision to
come to here, Stewart says the
quality of education UBC provides
mixed with the chance to come
back to Canada, closer to his home
of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan,
were what really sold him.
"You have to go down there [to the
states]," he says. "There's something
about hving down there that's just a
httie bit different; some people can
adjust, but others just miss the
[Canadian] culture."
Stewart also argues that although
Wyoming is an NCAA division I
school and the Thunderbirds compete in the NAIA, (comprised of
mostly small university and college
athletic programs) the UBC golf program stacks up well when compared
to schools south of the border like
Wyoming. "Right now it's just as
good, [probably] even better. When
people think of collegiate sports they
think of the States, but a lot of the
schools don't realise some of the talent that's north of the border."
Though transferring here has
resulted in some significant changes,
he says that the university, his coaches, and his teammates have made
the transition as painless as possible
for him. The biggest challenge he has
faced since his arrival has been balancing school, his social life, and his
commitments to golf.
"What people don't really realise
is that golf is one of the most-time
consuming sports just because our
travel schedule takes us through half
of the school week. During the
semester we travel to five or six tournaments, that's roughly 12 or 13
days that we miss of school. Out of 12
weeks, 12 or 13 days really adds up.
Plus practice, and other events we
have to play in like fundraisers, and
going to workouts, it makes it really
tough to juggle your time."
Stewart's commitment to golf at
Wyoming and now UBC, along with
his international experience representing Canada, has given him the
opportunity to travel across the
United States, Canada, and overseas
to Ireland and Scotland.
UBC golf coach Chris MacDonald
says Stewart's arrival at UBC has
helped improve an already strong
men's lineup. "David brings a lot of
things to the team. First of all, international experience: he's competed
for Canada a couple of times. He
brings leadership, brings a lot of
character to our group. He also
brings a certain resiliency that we
maybe haven't had for a httie while.
He doesn't just like to compete, he
likes to try to win when he's playing
and that's definitely the type of
player we're looking to bring into
our program."
Stewart and his coaches are obviously thrilled with how his season
has started, but he hasn't let his early
success change his outlook for the
remainder of the season, nor will it
change the way he prepares for
future competitions.
"I don't know from tournament
to tournament what's going to happen, I just treat it the same way-
play the same way, and if it goes
well it goes well and if not, better
luck next week."
He takes a similar attitude about
the desire to take his game to the professional level. "I've never really
thought about playing professionally,
if it's going to come it's going to
come, but I've [always] just thought
about getting an education."
Next up for the men's golf team is
the 2005 Western Washington
University Men's Fall Invitational in
Bellingham Washington the weekend of the 2 5th, with tournaments in
Boise, ID, Silicon Valley, CA, and
Edmund, OK throughout October. II
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through late 20th-century Canadiana guided
by writer Douglas Coupland and inspired by
both Coupland's recent best-seller and the
installation project Canada House.
Screens with Shoulders on a Map (Canada, 5 min.)
An experimental Super 8 portrait of the
Rockies that muses about motion, form and
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Marseilles leftie laureate Robert Guediguian
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A savage intellect, the imperious Mitterrand
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became clouded by scandal; here, a young
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It's OUR icy sea-bound knollJ
When you think Canada-Denmark relations you
think... Well, you probably don't think much on
the matter.
But if you did follow the subject, then you'd
undoubtedly be familiar with the territorial dispute over Hans Island.
But what exactly is this Hans Island, you ask?
It is a small barren knoll—1.3 square kilometers, to be exact—situated between Canada's
Ellesmere Island and Greenland. In other
words, it is a big rock in a bigger ocean.
Over the past three months, the island has
become an item of major diplomatic contention.
And considering the stately presence of Hans
Island—its majestic thrust over the quivering silver-blue waves—one can definitely understand
why this oasis of calm can cause such unsettling
dispute between the Arctic tigers.
Hans isn't just an island, or the name of several milHon German men for that matter, but a
riveting story all to its own. Out there in the
middle of the ocean, Httie Hans is whispering,
whispering, just asking for a home.
Going all the way back to 1933, the
Permanent Court of International Justice ruled
that Denmark had legal authority over
Greenland. At this time, the status of nearby
Hans Island was not decided by the legal proceedings. Over the next 40 years, Denmark
would argue that geographical evidence linked
Hans Island to Greenland and it thereby fell
under the court's original ruling and was in fact
a part of Denmark.
But (stick with us—this is where it gets riveting, people) in 1972 the Canadian Hydrographic
Service and Danish personnel formally determined the geographic coordinates of Hans
Island Can the excitement ever end? No!
A year later no formal agreement had been
made between Canada and Denmark, even after
extensive debate upon Northern Maritime
boundaries.
Although this land mass is not legally a part
of either nation, both Canada and Denmark
have sent their navies to place national flags on
the rock. That's right, people. Stake your claim!
That is your rock in the middle of the ocean and
don't let anyone ever forget it
Denmark was the first to plant their flag in
1988, along with a bottle of cognac. Canada followed suit (after one failed attempt in 1997 due
to severe ice—blast!) only recently in July 2005.
In a symboHc move, on July 20, Canadian
Defence Minister Bill Graham heroically set
foot on the island, sparking protest from
Denmark. In response, Tim Horton's
franchises throughout Canada
immediately began selling
Freedom Danishes under the
counter.
As of September 19, the two
countries have agreed to a truce
and will hold discussions on the
future of the island. Both maintain
claims of sovereignty.
If successfully obtained, the addition of
Hans Island would represent 1/9,093,507 of
Canada's total landmass.
And what will the addition of the landmass
mean for our great nation?
If you asked Foreign Affairs Minister
Pierre Pettigrew, he'd probably tell you that
the only reason Canada is pursuing the issue
is to defend our national sovereignty. Forget
the homeland. It is indeed reassuring to
those here in Canada when we stake our
national sovereignty on small rock off the
coast of Greenland.
Should diplomacy in this mortal conflict
fail and the two military powerhouses come
to blows, one could only predict destruction
unparalleled since the epic confrontation at
Iwo Jima—also a barren rock.
Canada's miHtary weighs in at 62,000 while
Denmark trails with 46,000.
Unleash the hounds! a
Perspective
How to walk the talk at the UBC Farm
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by JeffFriedrich and Jordan Marr
Members of UBC's administration are frustrated. Apparently they're bothered by persistent
rumours that UBC plans to bulldoze its south
campus Farm to make way for condos, and for
that matter, the general anti-development stance
that many students seem to possess.
These sentiments aren't fair because development is in students' best interests, says UBC.
Why? Well, the argument is that University
Town and other development projects help foster community by allowing a larger population
the abiHty to reside on campus rather than file
in and out by transit each day. Moreover, the
logic goes, development projects like Hampton
Place have added substantial revenues to the
University endowment funds which broadly
help fund UBC's stated ambition of being one of
the world's best universities.
Second, admins say they have repeatedly
stressed that the closing of the Farm is a non-
issue, a sentiment echoed by VP Admin Dennis
PavHch at a recent AMS council meeting. To an
extent, Pavfich is right The UBC Farm is located
on land currently designated as a fiiture housing
and academic reserve until 2012, and even then
putting up condos would require an amendment to the UBC Official Conununity Plan and
GVRD planning documents. Both steps would
require an immense consultation process that
would likely arouse much community and student protest Not exactly bulldozers crashing at
the gate, so why the student angst?
The answer involves a disconnect between
the stated ambitions of Trek 2010, which outlines much of the University's desire to be a
leader in campus sustainabiHty, and what actually takes shape as poficy in motion. We beHeve
the Farm and development are not competing
goals, that finding ways for them to co-exist is
the path to creating the vibrant, innovative, and
sustainable community UBC and University
Town claim to support Imagine an urban community with an integrated Farm that was able to
supply fresh, local, and organically grown foods,
host community festivals and events, and incorporate leading research on sustainable food and
forestry systems.
In other words, the Farm represents a
chance to walk the talk. Many within administra
tion wiH say they are aware of and support the
Farm's vision, but pubhcfy those signs of support are harder to find and this paints an uncertain picture for a part of campus students' care
about Consider a few examples:
* UBC Farm cannot be found on any official maps.
* Although commitments to directional signage have been made or discussed, there are at
present no signs to the UBC Farm.
* The Farm's official designation as a future
housing reserve. If the Farm were a planning
priority it only requires some proactive administration effort to change the label.
When taken together, we beHeve these examples legitimise student suspicions about the
Farm's future, suspicions that aren't helping
anyone. Energy and efforts would be better
spent fulfilling the vision of the Farm as a multifunctional, community integrated farm and
research centre than on drawing devil horns on
VP PavHch's photo. Unfortunately the admin
seems complacent to see the Farm fail. Their
attitude seems to place an onus on the Farm to
prove its value, but an insecure tenancy and a
lack of basic funding and support are inhibiting
that effort from the start
Official, pubHc support for the Farm is
important if it is to have a fighting chance.
Ambiguity about the Farm's future has already
seriously affected its abiHty to prove its value
beyond its real estate price tag. How can you
approach potential donors and funding sources
for research projects, which may take years to
complete, without some assurance thatyoull
be around in 2013? Agriculture Canada, the BC
Truffle Association, and the Vancouver
Foundation have variously wished to fund or
support efforts at the Farm. Many of these proposals have been negatively affected by a perceived lack of support from the University
administration.
So, if the University truly supports the vision
the Farm is trying to create, we have a suggestion: show some love. Put up some signs, put the
Farm on the map, and come out to events like
the September 30th Farmade Festival. Let's
move away from confrontation and towards
compatible visions for the South Campus. We
would like an 'If... then* statement from the
University. Tell the Farm what it needs to do to
prove its value as a planning priority and allow
the Farm a chance to become a more permanent part of this institution. Let's take some tangible steps and begin a debate on the future designation of the Farm.
—Jeff Friedrich is an AMS Councilor and
Jordan Marr is a student in the Faculty of
Land and Food Systems
Letter
Troops need to stay in 8raq
Whether or not you agree with the US-led invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan that disposed of
dictators that oppressed their own people (most
notably religious groups and women), bringing
the troops home now would be the completely
wrong poHcy. Both countries are still in transitional periods where the current governments
are exceptionally vulnerable to extremists. The
foreign troops are there to help provide stability
not, as Alison Bodine put it to "kill people.' If
the troops were pulled out now,.both countries
would very likely fall under the rule of warlords
or fundamentaHsts to the detriment of the ordinary citizens and the international conununity.
Rule of law would vanish, property rights would
be violated, and civil Hberties would disappear...is this what AHson Bodine and her coaH-
tion wants?
Instead of protesting the troops, we should
be grateful for their benevolence. They aret sacrificing their Hves to provide peace and security
in the world. The Canadian Forces are there to
ensure that the safety, freedoms and sovereignty
of all Canadians (including Alison Bodine's) are
preserved. Recruiters on campus provide people who are interested in this career path an
opportunity to join. They are not here to draft
people. If free people choose to enter the armed
forces as their career of choice, then who are we
to decide that that is wrong? University is a
place of learning but it is also a place of increasing opportunities and to ban recruiters would
effectively close a door for other people. Would
Alison Bodine and her coalition approve if
someone wanted to ban protesting on campus?
—Richard Groves
Commerce 4th year
Streeters
What would you do if
you owned your own
personal island?
"Start an evil mad scientist lab.*
—Ben Sampson
Research Assistant,
Stem Cell Biology
"I would go and Hve there.*
—Adrian Cortes
Science 4
*I would raise zebras because they
are colourful and they run fast*
—Joe Patterson
Artsl
*I would go and Hve there
'Survivor-style' and set up my own
Httie hut and Hve off the land and
separate myself from commerce
and crap.*
—Christina Longo
Classical Studies 4
1 don't know...start a conununity?*
—Saina Chiba
Land and Food Systems 2
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Sports1Q
T-Birds demolish Griffins in exhibition play
After three games, the T-birds remain
undefeated in the exhibition season
by Bobby Huang
SPORTSWRITER
Three games into the exhibition season and the T-Birds remain undefeated. Not only have they won all their
games, but they have done so in a
very impressive fashion. Granted,
pre-season results don't count
towards the standings, yet it's noteworthy that dining their current
three-game winning streak, UBC has
won by an aggregate score of 13-3.
After downing the Vancouver
Canucks more than two weeks ago in
the Canucks Prospects Game, the T-
Birds*easily dispatchedofrthe Gra^t -
MacEwan College Griffins on Friday
and Saturday night. They showed no
ill effects from a long lay-off, winning
5-2 on-Friday and 6-0 the following
evening.
In the first of two games against
the Calgary-based school.
On Friday UBC wasted Httie time
getting on the scoreboard. Four minutes into the game, forward Kyle
Bruce gave a great feed to a wide-
open Dustin Paul on the right wing
who buried the puck behind Griffins'
goaHe Greg Goodwin for what would
be the first of four UBC power play
goals.
The Griffins tied the game
shortly afterwards on a breakaway
goal that snuck behind goalie
Gerry Festa, but UBC struck right
back with a goal by Andrew
Davidson in the last minute of the
first period to take a 2-1 lead into
the dressing room.
UBC substantially extended that
lead in the second period. After
killing off a two-man disadvantage, UBC scored three goals in a
Httie over nine minutes to put the
game out of reach. Two of those
goals came from rookie forward
Darrell May and the other from
defenceman Jarrett Winn off a
wonderful centre pass from junior
recruit Adam Taylor.
'I was very pleased with the
first year players/ said UBC coach
Milan Dragicevic after Friday's
game. "Darrell May was all over
the ice and Dietrich made some
very nifty plays. That combination
was every effective tonight."
The line of Adam Taylor, Kyle
Bruce and Dustin Paul wasn't too
shabby either. Taylor demonstrated excellent on-ice vision and play-
making ability in his Thunderbird
debut, as the rookie centreman
appears poised to fill the void cre-
STICKS AND PUCKS: TheT-Birds remain undefeated in the third game of the exhibition season.The
regular season opens on October 7. yinan max wang photo
ated by the departure of Casey
Bartzen, the leading scorer for
UBC last season.
'They dominated for the most
part," Dragicevic remarked of the
Taylor-Bruce-Paul trio. "They could
have easily had four or five goals."
Dragicevic was pleased with the
five-goal output from his offense
and by the performance of his spe
cial teams, but he notes that there
is still room for improvement,
especially in the area of avoiding
undisciplined penalties.
"We weren't happy with a lot of
the penalties that we took. Many of
those penalties are based on emotion. If guys take good penalties that
help the team, you can take those,
but when guys take unnecessary,
selfish penalties, then those players
will be accountable. This game is
full of emotion, but we have to keep
our emotions in check."
UBC hopes to eliminate those
undisciplined plays and continue
their winning streak in the last
three exhibition games before their
October 7 regular-season opener in
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