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Array Celebrating 90 years!
The Ubyssey
September 16,2008 \ www.ubyssey.ca
fighting the war on cameras since 1918 \ volume xc, number S
UBC's official student newspaper is published Tuesdays and Fridays
Polling the student body
The Ubyssey surveys students on the
upcoming federal election.
Page 5
Teaching needs to
improve at UBC
Two years into reform
program, Carl Wieman says
there are still "significant ways"
to improve teaching evaluations
by Farha Khan
News Writer
Nobel Prize laureate Carl Wieman, who happens to hold the
Nobel Prize in physics, is here to
change the way students learn at
Now in its second year, the
Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative (CWSEI) is a five-
year, $12 million dollar project
aimed at radically improving
undergraduate science education at UBC. By establishing
what students should learn and
quantitatively measuring what
students are actually learning,
CWSEI aims to improve instructional methods and curriculum
that incorporate "effective use of
technology and pedagogical research to achieve desired learning outcomes."
In a report to the Board of Governors meeting early this June,
Wieman said that the Institute
has already accomplished major
achievements. Science Learning Fellows (STLF) who are not
only experts in their disciplines,
but also have a strong interest
in teaching, have been hired in
various departments. To date, 16
courses in the Faculty of Science
are in the process of transformation and evaluation, thus impacting the thousands of students
who are enrolled in them. STLFs
are asking such questions as
"What math do science students
actually need? What is the role of
intro labs? How can UBC create
good TA training programs?"
The department of Earth and
Ocean Sciences (EOSC) is a prime
example of Wieman's work. Professor Sara Harris, the current department director overseeing the
Wieman project, believes that not
only are courses being improved
in Earth and Ocean Sciences, but
new data is showing what is work
ing and what is not. Harris said
that her department is currently
defining these key questions:
"What should students learn?
What are students thinking during
class and what are they interested
in doing after the class?" One technique being used involves asking
students to complete a multiple
choice and open-ended question
assessment during the first and
last day of a lab—a process Harris
says hopes to show just "what students are articulating before and
after the class."
While much progress has
been made, Wieman said that
there is still much room for
Although the university
conducts regular reviews of individual faculties, Wieman said,
there are still significant ways
to improve the way UBC measures its teaching and instructor
accountability. "Student evaluations are much more public
at other institutions," Wieman
said. But to people like Wieman,
student evaluations mean more
than what you see on ratemy-
professor.com. "In many other
universities, [specifically in the
United States] you can go to
the university website and find
out what an individual faculty
member ranks in, for example,
a series of 30 questions," Wieman said, however, that "A good
university doesn't just rely on
those. Since student evaluations
have virtues and also have shortcomings, there would normally
also be peer evaluations, where
[peer] faculty would sit in on
classes, review class materials
and exams and assess what the
student performance is."
Wieman cites a significant
minority of faculty resisting
having the student evaluations
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SEPTEMBER 16, 200 8
If you have an event, e-mail us at events@ubyssey.ca
Rescuing Resumes and Conquering Cover Letters • Does your
resume need to be rescued? Let
Career Services show you how to
revamp your resume and create
compelling cover letters to get
your next job application noticed
• Tuesday, September 16, 2008,
12:00pm-2:00pm, Buch D317
secure, stud en ts. ubc. ca/worksh ops/
careers, dm •
Get to the point! Effective
Note Taking • Learn about the
Cornell note taking method and
SQ3R—techniques to help you
take better notes. Also, get some
tips to improve your concentration
in lectures. • Tuesday, September
16, 2008 5:00pm - 6:30pm,
Dodson Room (302), Chapman
Learning Commons To register for
this workshop, please go to: www.
students, ubc. ca/workshops •
"The Devil Came on Horseback"
—Day for Darfur Movie Night
• Don't miss out on Stand UBC's
showing of "The Devil Came on
Horseback"! Described as 'an
emotionally charged journey into
the heart of Darfur.' This movie is
a must see for those disturbed by
the terrible human rights atrocities
going on now in Sudan or anyone
nterested in learning more about
the Darfur situation and what
can be done to help. • Tuesday,
September 16, 2008, 7:00pm
- 9:00pm, Norm Theater, $5 More
information at http://standubc
blogspot.com •
Canada's Next Great Prime
Minister • Graeme Cunningham,
finalist from the 2007 CBC program Canada's Next Great Prime
Minister will be on campus today
talking to students about what
they would do to improve our
country • Sept. 16, 11am-2pm,
outside 99 Chairs •
September 17
Give Me Shelter: bringing Homeless Voices Out Front • Lunchtime
lecture series featuring David Eby,
legal counsel for Pivot Legal Society
• Sept. 17, 12-1.30pm. UBC Robson Square (800 Robson) $12/15 •
Google Scholar & More * all
(mostly academic) articles, all the
time! This workshop will show you
where to look for articles, through
ndividual resources like Google
Scholar as well as by using a new
search engine, Metasearch, to
search up to ten resources at one
time. • Sept 17, 2008 12:00pm-
1:00pm Koerner Library Room
Iron Man • The UBC Film Society
presents...Iron Man • Sept. 17-20,
2008. 7pm. Norm Theater in the
SUB, $4 general admission, $2 for
members. More information at
www. ams. ubc. ca/clubs/filmsoc •
Sex and the City The UBC
Film Society presents...Sex and
the City. • Sept. 17-20, 2008.
9:30pm. Norm Theatre in the
SUB, $4 general admission, $2 for
members. More information at
www. ams. ubc. ca/clubs/filmsoc •
Gormenghast • This magica
show exploits one of English
iterature's undisputed fantasy
classics—Mervyn Peake's great
Gormenghast. The macabre tale of
a dysfunctional family incarcerated
in a fantastical bygone age, Gormenghast presents a world of grotesque characters, fantastic ritual
and heart-rending drama. Dare
to step inside this vast crumbling
kingdom of corridors and shadows
to encounter Steerpike, the power-
crazed kitchen boy; Fuchsia, the
wild, romantic daughter of the
Earl of Groan; and Titus, the timid
yet rebellious heir to the whole
corrupt castle. • Gormenghast runs
Mon - Sat nightly at 7:30pm from
Sept. 18-27 2008 at the Frederic
Wood Theatre Preview September
17th only $61 More information at
http://www.theatre.ubc.ca •
UBC Clubs Week • UBC's club
week is a chance to check out
what our school has to offer in
terms of extracurricular activities
and get involved • Sept. 17-19
from 9am to 4pm in the SUB,
room 214/216*
September 18
Think Smart! Seeing the Big Picture: Strategies for Learning and
Thinking • Develop critical think-
ng strategies and enhance your
academic performance: an introduction to the Strategic Content
Learning Model. • September 18,
2008 12:00pm - 1:30pm, www.
students.ubc.ca/workshops •
Noon Milkrun • Hosted by the
BC Dairy Foundation this primar-
ily FREE weekly series features a
number of informal walk/runs
throughout many of UBC's most
scenic areas. In addition, UBC REC
will kick up the fun with some
of the most exciting races held
on UBC's campus, including the
historical Great Trek, the energiz-
ng REC Resolution run and the
trail-based Raindrop Adventure
Run. Whether you're looking for
a social opportunity that will keep
you active or a chance to keep a
competitive pace with others, this
series is for you. Milkruns begin
this week, so come out and run!
• Sept 18,   12:00pm,  SUB North
Plaza •
September 19
Men's Hockey • The team opens
up their pre-season with a double
header against SAIT With the
new arena and talents, the games
should be interesting to follow.
• Sept. 19 (7:30pm) and 20,
(2:00pm) Thunderbird Arena. •
March for Darfur • Come join
Stand UBC as we march from 10th
and Blanca (by the UBC Gates)
down to Kits Beach. We will march
to raise awareness of the ongoing
humanitarian disaster happening
now in the Darfur region of Sudan. Come. • Sept. 19, 2008. 5:15
to 7:30pm. 10th and Blanca, More
information at www.standubc
blogspot.com •
Football • The team plays Regina
after a road game against defend-
ng champion Manitoba. It also
starts at 7:00pm and should be an
exciting night game! • Sept. 19,
Thunderbird Stadium. •
Seotember 20
Women's Field Hockey • The team
plays their home opener. They aim
to capture the double header after
finishing fourth last year at the CIS
championships. • Sept 20 2pm
and 21 1pm, Wright Field. •
UBC Farm Market • Our Saturday
farm market features fresh, organic, in-season produce from our
market garden, including over 1 50
varieties of vegetables, fruits, flowers and herbs as well as eggs from
our free-range poultry flock. Our
growing number of vendors offer
honey and honey products, baked
goods, dried flowers and fair
trade tea, coffee and chocolate.
• Saturday, September 20, 2008
9:00am-1':00pm. UBC Farm. More
information at www.landfood.ubc.
ca/ubcfarm •
Women's Soccer • The team plays
Calgary and Lethbridge. They have
yet to prove their full potential after
a win and two ties so far. It will be
their last home game on September
and they will have four road games
after this series.* Sept. 20 and
21 (both 12pm), Thunderbird Park. •
The Japan Film Show • A matinee
double-feature of popular recent
films from Japan featuring SHANGRI-LA (Togenkyo no Hitobito) at
1:1 5pm and Breathe In, breathe
Out (Shinkokyu no Hitsuyo) at
3:10pm • Sept. 20, Pacific Cinematheque (1131 Howe Street)
Free, Reservation advised More
info at www.vancouver.ca.emb-
film show/vancouver.htm •
Garbage Can Art Contest & Auction • 25 artists take part in four
hours of creating madness, turning
metal garbage cans into works of
art, which are then auctioned off
• Sept. 21,11am, Granville Island
Market (1689 Johnston) • More info
at 604-984-3864 or www.lghfounda-
tion.com •
September 22
Know the Score • Know the Score
(KTS) is an interactive problem
gambling awareness program that
engages university and college
students in a fun and informative
way. Know the Score dispels some
myths about winning and losing,
shares signs of problem gambling,
makes students aware of local resources for help with gambling-related problems and suggests ways
to limit risks. Visit the information
booth in the SUB concourse for
different give-away each day and
for a chance to win - a UBC Dining Card valued at $100 - a UBC
bookstore gift certificate valued at
$ 100 - a $ 1 500 scholarship. • Sept
22, 2008 10:00am-2:00pm, Wellness Centre, www.knowthescore.
ca •
Future of News Forum • Join us
as the CBC's Ian Hanomansing
hosts a night of interesting research, presentations and debates,
as the brightest minds in the
ndustry discuss new media, new
challenges, new approaches, new
models and whether the news
ndustry can survive as we know
it. The Future of News Forum is
the first in a cross-country series
of the dialogues that will bring
together journalists and the public
to discuss matters that are critical
to the future well-being of the
Canadian news industry. • Sept
22, 2008 7:00pm - 8:30pm, www.
FutureofNewForum VancouverSep-
tember222008.htm •
September 24
Young People Fucking • The UBC
Film Society presents Young People
Fucking (18A, 91 min) at the Norm
Theatre. • September24-28, 2008
9:30pm - 11:30pm, www. ams.
ubc. ca/clubs/filmsoc •
September 25
• AMS Events Proudly Presents
K-OS with Special Guests. This
special campus performance is
a huge underplay in the market,
and we are extremely excited to
welcome him back. Currently in
town putting the finishing touches
on his next album, we figured UBC
students should get the chance to
experience one of his legendary
ive shows in a tiny little club. This
will be a very intimate performance and one that you will not
want to miss.  • Sept. 25, 8pm.
The Pit Pub. $17.50 advance on
Outpost and Ticketweb •
September 2/
Day of the Longboat • UBC REC
presents Day of Longboat, where
ten-man voyageur canoe teams race
along the waters of beautiful Jericho
Beach to a point where one person
leaps from the boat, collects a baton
from the beach, and then hops back
into the boat. A yearly tradition at
UBC, definitely not to be missed
• Sept. 27 and 28, Jericho Sailing
Centre (1300 Discovery Street) •
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»News Briefs
The Vancouver Sun reported that
UBC received its third high-credit
rating in a row on September 4.
The outlook for UBC's Aal ratings is stable, reflecting a continued balanced operating performance, a strong market position
and a growing endowment. No
other Canadian university has
ever received the top Triple-A
ranking, though a number of
private and public US universities have. The report also credits
UBC's international reputation
and its strong research profile,
which contributed $486.3 million in research funding, grants
and contracts in 2007-08. The
growth in Canadian university
endowments continues to rise
thanks to aggressive fundraising,
which has long been the norm at
American universities.
Lawyer Kirk Tousaw, best known
for his work on high-profile
marijuana cases, has been nominated as the NDP candidate for
Vancouver-Quadra. The former
British Columbia Marijuana
Party general counsel and campaign manager currently serves
as chair of the BC Civil Liberties
Association's drug policy committee. Tousaw issued a news release today condemning his opponents (Conservative Deborah
Meredith and Liberal MP Joyce
Murray) for not taking a strong
stand against the war in Afghanistan. "We spend $8 on war efforts
(disingeniously called 'counter-
insurgency') by my opponents,
for every $1 we spend helping
the Afghan people rebuild their
war-torn country," he said in the
press release. "That's shameful."
UBC has recently named a computer science learning centre
after a former student who "fathered" the .ca domain name
back in 1987. John Demco, now
recognized as one ofthe founders of Canadian Internet, will be
acknowledged for his foresight
in the Demco Student Learning
Centre. In the late eighties, the
.ca applications mainly came
from universities who used
the Internet for small-time
research. Earlier this year, the
number of .ca domains exceeded one million. Demco is also
co-founder of Webnames.ca, a
UBC spinoff that was created
from the original .ca registry.
All of this came from a man
The Demco Student Learning Centre
who never knew he would be
recognized as the man behind
Canadian Internet.
At last week's University Neighbourhood Association Board
Meeting, the results of a summer
long survey of the neighbourhood were released. The survey,
conducted by McAllister Opinion
Research, was commissioned in
order to find out the demograph
ics of the rapidly-expanding
University Town. Some of the
interesting findings:
- 29 per cent of people in
U-Town have moved into their
homes since 2007, and 65 per
cent since 2005.
- 6 3 per cent of households at
U-Town have no children living
in them.
- 76 per cent of those living at
U-Town own their residence.
- 22 per cent of houses have
a UBC student in them (14 per
cent undergrad, 8 per cent
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public as a current impediment
to making evaluations public.
Currently the Faculty Association is protesting the policy approved by the University Senate
in May 2007 that would publish
"such scores on a student-accessible website."
According to Wieman, there
is also a strangely low opinion
of students by some faculty. He
said he found this "quite striking" because of UBC's very selective admission standards. In a
report he conducted earlier in
the year, titled "Quality of UBC
Students and other Major US
Universities," Wieman found
that UBC ranked extremely high
in its selectivity of admissions
for students entering the Faculty
of Science. "The quality of UBC
science students is comparable
to those at the most elite private
universities in the US, and above
all US public universities," he
said, making the low opinion of
students by some faculty all the
more odd.
Wieman said that there is
also a need to improve teaching
assistant training, as the training
is often mandatory at other institutions. Currently the University
Provost office, through the Teaching and Learning Enhancement
Fund, has set up TA training programs by application available
to the approximately 700 TAs on
campus. \i
CASA says student loans and grants are key election issues
Student groups tepid about new loan system
By Ali Withers
The McGill Daily (McGill University)
MONTREAL (CUP)-The Canadian government's overhaul
of the federal student loan and
bursary program is not adequately addressing students'
ability to repay their loans,
some student groups say.
The reform will not make
education affordable to young
Canadians, said Julian Benedict, co-founder ofthe Coalition
for Student Loan Fairness, a
Vancouver-based organization
that pushes for student loan
program reform.
"If we continue to have
an extension [for repayment]
without interest [rate] cuts, students will end up paying much
more interest in the long term,"
Benedict said.
Stressing the importance
of decreasing interest rates,
he added: "It's admirable that
they're trying to reform, but
they forgot the most important
The Repayment Assistance
Plan (RAP) aims to help students successfully repay their
loans by allowing a five-year
grace period during which students can apply for an exemption from loan payments.
In the plan, announced in
this spring's federal budget and
slated for introduction next August, the government pledges
to pay the balance on student
loans remaining 15 years after
graduation. The plan also caps
payments to 20 per cent of income and exempts those earning less than $20,000 from
loan payments all together.
According to government
figures, the RAP will greatly
reduce the monthly amounts
students having difficulty making payments on time that they
owe to the government.
Zach Churchill, national
director of Canadian Alliance
of Student Associations, was
pleased that the program took
strides toward improving repayment, but says that it was
not the answer to student debt
in the country.
"Interest rates will actually double students' debt over
the course of ten years," he
claimed. "It's an insurmountable amount of debt."
"The government needs to
hammer down those rates," he
The interest rate on federal
loans issued under the RAP
greatly exceeds that of provincial loans. Federal loans have
an interest rate of 2.5 per cent
above prime—the rates the
banks charge their best customers—while Ontario charges
prime plus one per cent and
Quebec charges prime plus 0.5
per cent. Over the maximum
15-year repayment plan, this
would increase the total interest paid on a $20,000 federal
loan by $5000.
Complicating repayment
further, applications for loans
and bursaries in Canada
stretch over provincial and
federal systems. In some provinces, students apply for an
integrated federal-provincial
loan; in others, they apply for
two loans—one federal and one
provincial; and in Quebec, the
federal government contributes
indirectly to provincial loans
through transfer payments to
the Quebec government.
Benedict says he was disappointed the program did not
establish an ombudsperson for
students to turn to in repay
ment crisis.
"[Students] just face a huge
bureaucracy that is ultimately
indifferent," he said.
In addition to the federal
government's reform of repayment structures, it also recently modified its student grants
Along with the RAP's announcement in this spring's budget, the Conservatives decided
not to renew the expiring Millennium Scholarship Foundation,
a grant program introduced in
1998 by Liberal Prime Minister
Jean Chretien that awarded 95
per cent of its student bursaries
based on merit.
It said the program was not
demonstrably increasing enrolment or providing a stable
source of funding. In its stead,
the government introduced the
Interest rates will
actually double students'
debt over the course often
—Zach Churchill, National Director of Canadian
Alliance of Student Associations
Canada Student Grants, which
gives grants to those with low
and medium incomes.
Churchill was glad the
government had committed
to keep directing money to
student grants, but would have
preferred that student financial
aid be based on need.
"[The programs] are not
looking at those with higher
needs," he said. "There's been
a fundamental shift on how
loans are distributed; it doesn't
answer the problem."
Churchill adds that high
interest rates on student loan
repayment and appropriate student grant distribution were key
election points for students.
Katherine Giroux-Bougard,
the National Chairperson for
Canadian Federation of Students, sees the grant program
as more accountable.
"Since the grants program is
administered by Canada Student
Loans, it will be accountable to
the government," she said.
Giroux-Bougard says there
is still more the program could
be addressing.
"Ideally, every student who has
needs or qualifies would get a full
amount in grant money," she said.
The government department that administers the federal loan, grant, and repayment
systems, declined comment
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Elizabeth May calls past
debate process a "sham"
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By Danielle Webb
CUP Atlantic Bureau Chief
Party Leader Elizabeth May is
running in Central Nova because
she's counting on "something
When May and her then
15 year-old daughter were discussing riding choices, they
realized that Conservative Peter
MacKay—Central Nova's current
Member of Parliament and the
Minister of Defense—had only
received 40 per cent of the vote
in the last election.
"Peter MacKay? Mom, that's
the best idea ever. You have to
run there!" exclaimed May's
But the prestige of potentially
beating MacKay was not the only
reason May chose Central Nova.
"I [didn't] want to run anywhere I couldn't go to Frenchy's,"
joked May about the Atlantic Canadian consignment chain.
On a more serious note, May
said she couldn't represent a
riding in Ottawa that she wasn't
fully committed to. That's why
she ignored the advice of former prime ministers like Paul
Martin and Brian Mulroney,
who suggested she run in British
"I felt that Peter MacKay was
vulnerable. He's a nice enough
guy, but he sold out the Progressive Conservative Party, let the
[Canadian] Alliance take it over,
and now he can not do a thing for
his community because Stephen
Harper doesn't let any of his
cabinet ministers do anything,"
May said.
"Peter MacKay can't ensure
that great benefit will flow to his
riding because his boss doesn't
like Atlantic Canada."
May does acknowledge the
Green Party's low polling record
in Atlantic Canada, but feels this
time will be different.
And indeed, nationally it already is. An announcement was
made on September 11 that May
will be representing the Green
Party in the televised leaders'
debates, after she fought a tough
battle against Canada's major
networks in the early stages of
the election campaign.
"I feel enormously grateful
to everybody in Canada who protested. This is the first time in
two and a half years that Stephen
Harper's been prime minister
that any public protest made him
change anything. This is good,"
said May.
"And let's hope he gets used
to the experience of losing because the public gets angered. It
will be good for him long-term,"
she added, laughing.
"I don't know that we can
think of another example where
so many people got so mad
and felt so strongly regardless
of whether they were going to
vote Green. In fact, it's pretty
obvious that most people had
not planned to vote Green, or
I'd be on the verge of a majority
May publicly fought back
against reports that Stephen
Harper and NDP leader Jack Lay-
ton threatened to pull out of the
debates if the networks allowed
her participation.
"It felt very sandbox-ish as
an idea that Jack Layton and Stephen Harper would say, 'Well if
you let her in, we're not going to
"It is nice to know that Jack
Layton and Stephen Harper
are afraid of debating me. They
should be," she joked.
Although she doesn't believe
her gender was a factor in the
networks' decision, she does
think that they underestimated
the role it would play in the public eye.
"The fact that all the behind-
closed-doors aspects and all the
key decision makers were men...
added to the sense of public outrage," she said.
May was quick to call the
media surrounding the leaders' debate decision "very
"This particular process was
a sham and a lot of people in
news media are saying so, that
they need to re-examine the way
they do this because they can't
be so arbitrary," she said. "They
have to have fairer rules."
"What's interesting is that
the media was reporting on itself—it's a piece of journalistic
critique here, and I think it will
be something that people look at
for a long time in the future, because when Harper and Layton
each individually threatened the
media, saying that they wouldn't
appear if I was allowed in, that
was not allowed to be a news story because that was a confidential negotiation with the heads of
the different news divisions."
May pointed out the irony in
the week's events.
"If the consortium [of media]
was any branch of government,
the media would be all over
them for arbitrariness, closed-
door decision making, and wildly
subjective and unfair decisions.
It was very interesting to watch
how hard the news media had
to work not to attack itself," May
said.^  6 | NEWS
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for a DE course. Wong offers a
warning to those students who
view distance education as an
expedient avenue to an effortless high mark. "They're no
walk in the park, especially if
you're not strong in discipline
and self-motivation." Another
potential drawback is lack of
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presence, Crema has found that
some DE students still feel isolated. She qualifies this by noting, "So much has changed in
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to support UBC's commitment
to a rich diversity of learning
methods. "It isn't for everyone," Wong notes, "but we're
trying to make it accessible to
anyone." For a degree-seeking
generation more experienced
with the chat room than the
aforementioned waiting room,
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The Office of Learning Technology's (OLT) waiting room may be
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The OLT is an innovative UBC department whose vision, "Bridging
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that education is possible regardless of where you are or whatyour
schedule is.
Michael Wong, a recent UBC
graduate in sociology and commerce, believes that distance education (DE) is an indispensable
part of the experience that UBC
offers. Wong, now employed as
Marketing and Communication's
Assistant for the OLT, said, "As
we move more and more into
the digital age, a lot of students
are becoming more comfortable
with online communication. A
digital classroom is no longer
In 2007, over 6000 students
were registered in DE courses.
Of these students, 88 per cent
were enrolled simultaneously in
on-campus courses. According to
Leonora Crema, Head of Borrower Services and a UBC librarian
with over 20 years of experience
assisting e-learners, "The main
advantage [to DE courses] is
clearly life convenience, including more flexibility in regard to
family and economic concerns."
Distance education courses
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remaining correspondence-style
courses. Classes involve online
interaction with professors and
classmates through posted lecture notes, discussion groups,
chat rooms, wikis, weblogs and
e-portfolios. Wong himself took
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and commented, "I was more
engaged in the classroom interaction than in many of my other
on-campus classes because every
week I was talking to someone
within the class about what we
had written."
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Septembers, 2008 \ Page 7
Vancouver's annual Fringe Festival ended on Sunday. Over 65 different
groups delivered over 500 shows from September 3 to 14. The winners
have now been chosen, but none ofthe performers have been forgotten.
Transcendental Masturbation:
The Comeback
Everyone loves a putz
by Will Goldbloom
by Aviva Levin
Culture Writer
First, we didn't even want to be
there. We thought we were going to see the highly rated The
Spy (we walked into the wrong
theatre). But the beauty of the
Fringe Fest is that one takes the
good with the bad; and this was
the bad.
The beginning started out
quite cleverly: mimicking the
IMAX introductions where the
giant screen introduces you to
its features, the stage introduced
itself. Glen Callender then came
out, sat down at the keyboard and
sang us a song on, you guessed
it, masturbation. Not bad, except
that ten minutes in he was dropping down his women's underwear to show the audience his
white behind. We began looking
for exits.
Obviously high out of his
mind, Callender himself didn't
even take the show that seriously. His strength was the keyboard, rather than the stand-up.
He had some catchy songs, most
notably "I'm a Bisexual," which
praised the many opportunities
available to an undiscerning
man. Unfortunately he did not
have any insights on how to masturbate transcendentally. He did,
however, reveal tricks for picking up Thai twins by lying.
His show was, among other
things, designed to pick up everyone in the audience—though
this guy probably would have
had sex with the potato he used
for a prop.
If I walked away from this
play with anything, it is the best
pick-up line I've ever heard: "I
respect you too much to defile
you with my dirty cock." Xi
Culture Writer
Seeing plays at the Fringe Festival can be like a game of Russian Roulette unless you know
about Atomic Vaudeville, an impressive theatre company from
Victoria. They are credited with
last summer's Fringe hit LE-
GOLAND, and the well received
2007 non-fringe production
Qualities of Zero. Thus, I was
confident that Putz would not
be one of those one-man fringe
shows about a guy who loves
marijuana and doesn't know
what to do about it.
Putz, played by Andrew
Bailey, is a retelling of a young
and awkward man's troubled
path towards sexual maturity,
with a hilarious and touching
subplot about his best friend
who becomes a lesbian and falls
in love at the University of New
Brunswick. He has an incredible
ability to grip the audience and
twist us between dark, confusing and slapstick humour, as
well as pity: "My lesbian friend
Katrina and her new love Jessica
become members of the Fredericton Lesbian Society, which
includes 15 members and 30
With a simple set consisting of a desk and a flip-chart,
he explains a psychiatrist's
diagnosis of his fear of taking
advantage of women (read:
starting to date). Bailey uses an
eclectic soundtrack and stylized
movements to add visual diversity—an important quality for
one-person productions.
It's hard not to love Bailey.
He's a nerdy guy, who, when
faced with a wall of masculine-virile-he-man designed
condoms at London Drugs,
chooses the mint flavoured
ones because they have a mint
leaf on them you could feel everyone in the audience let out
a mental "awww." Although
Atomic Vaudeville's strengths
are better showcased in multicharacter productions, Bailey
does an excellent job of filling
the stage while telling the story
as a diminutive character. \a
The Free Press' debut album showcases the Toronto-based group's
southern influenced brand of
alternative rock, leaving them
sounding something like a politically-minded Canadian Counting
Crows. They independently released Half Truths & Whole Lies
this year as a follow up to 2005's
six song EP Storms.
The album opens up with
"State of Emergency," and its
anti-war theme is echoed in other
tracks, such as "National Pride"
and "Stop the War." Their bleeding
hearts work to other ends in more
personal tales of love, including the
final track, "The Only Way Home."
The Free Press have started
themselves down the Tragically
Hip inspired path of guitar driven,
working-class rock and roll. Sure,
they may not have a Gordon
Downie in their band, but at least
none of them have collaborated
with City and Colour. Yet.
—by Mark Ennis
It's hard to pin down exactly what
the "Canadian sound" is, but listening to Halcyon Days, the meaning of that amorphous phrase
becomes a little clearer. Their
keyboard-heavy pop rock sound is
distinctly Canadian, and is bound
to elicit comparisons to various local sound alikes, including fellow
Victorians Immaculate Machine
and Hot Hot Heat.
The Paper Cranes' music is
bright and energetic, and they
have keyboard-guitar interplay
down to a 'T,' but Halcyon Days
lacks the hooks to bring the band
up to the level of some of its peers.
The pop rock genre is usually
based around big hooks and even
bigger choruses, but here, only the
hypnotic dance groove of "Middle-
class Guilt" manages to make a
lasting impression.
Still, this album has plenty to
enjoy, from an unexpected, wheezing harmonica on "100 Years War"
to the "Lust for Life"-ing bounce of
"Rabbit in a Snare." Halcyon Days
is the group's first full-length album, and suggests the possibility
of great things to come.
—by Alex Hudson
Someone, somewhere, did a bad
thing to Snailhouse singer/songwriter Mike Feuerstack. The heartbreak
is palpable on Lies on the Prize, the
sixth album by the Montreal band,
which is a romantic confessional in
the vein of Blood on the Tracks (Bob
Dylan) or Sea Change (Beck).
For a man so consumed with
lies and betrayal, Feuerstack's lyrics are starkly honest. Although he
may plead for openness, as in "Tell
Me What You Want," he is resigned
to the inevitability of disguise;
"Who we are we'll never tell," he
sings on "Who We Are," his voice
rising to a plaintive register.
What sets Feuerstack apart
from his man-with-guitar peers
is that he is unafraid to turn the
microscope on himself. "Make
me your friend/But don't think
that you won't be lied to," he
admits in "Salvation Army," a
moment of self awareness that
captures the heart-wrenching appeal of Lies on the Prize.
—by Alex Hudson 8 | CULTURE
SEPTEMBER 16, 200 8
Rent retires after twelve years
This writer laments the loss of a memorable masterpiece
by Mary Leong
Culture Writer
I've learned most of my most
important life lessons from
musical theatre. From My Fair
Lady I learned to articulate
properly, lest I be assumed a
bedraggled guttersnipe; from
Les Miserables, I learned the
timeless value of sacrifice, redemption, and revolution. I remember more about World War
II from The Producers than any
history class. Avenue Q led me
to wonder what I'd do with a BA
in English [Editor's note: "What
do you do with a BA in English"
is the opening number of Avenue
Q]. But one must blaze onward
as an English major, doling
out helpful advice in neat little
sound-bites. Far from merely
showing how it's possible to use
the word "to" fifty-five times in
a song, Rent taught me how to
On September 7, 2008,
after 12 years of thrilling audiences worldwide, Rent closed
on Broadway.
Just like that.
As ticket sales declined
(with contemporary audiences
shifting in favour of, among all
things, Legally Blonde: the Musical), one ofthe most electrifying
shows to have ever hit the Great
White Way is gone. After having
paved a way for the pop/rock
opera genre and opening the
doors to Tony Award-nominated
offerings such as Jersey Boys,
Wicked and Spring Awakening,
Rent has retreated, joining a
host of remarkable but retired
musicals on a somewhat prestigious and dusty shelf.
Like losing a best friend or a
left foot, there's a startling sort
of emptiness in knowing that
there shall no longer be impressionable 13-year-olds gazing
longingly up at the marquee
outside the Nederlander Theatre. There's a general sense of
mourning now that avid fans no
longer need to scan frantically
through the upcoming-season
pages on the Broadway Across
Canada website, hoping with
crossed fingers that the touring
cast will make that much-anticipated appearance at the local
playhouse. There's a silent and
very real fear that the swelling
voices proclaiming "Viva La Vie
Boheme" and "no day but today"
shall die down until they are
nothing but mere whispers and
fleeting memories. There's also
a kind of creeping sadness in realizing that kids aren't going to
be passing around the Rent Original Broadway Cast Recording
under the table in between Math
class (though, in all honesty, I'm
sure it was just my friends who
actually did so).
In memory of those years, I
present (in no particular order)
the lessons and bits of trivia
I've garnered over time from
each meaning-laden lyric, each
catchy chorus, and each ridiculously memorable song:
Don't sell out. It's notjustyou;
hardly anyone can afford rent in
the city. It's perfectly okay to drop
that crazy course load in favour
of singing pretty songs and writing poetry. Take a chance on life
and see where it leads you. Use
"daylight" and "cups of coffee"
as units of measurement. Live
for today because you might not
have tomorrow. Don't give up on
love. Go busking at least once in
your life—even if you fail to earn
any money, the experience will
be well worth it. Remember your
friends—especially when you're
successful. It is actually quite acceptable to stand on a table in a
dining establishment and sing.
Art and culture mean something.
Don't be a materialistic jerk. Be
persistent, even to the point of being a public disturbance, if necessary. Be idealistic, even whenyour
friends and family swear you're
being ridiculous and threaten to
disown you. There are 525,600
minutes in a year. And there really is no day but today. U
Author examines white people, the stuff they like
Christian Lander writes book mocking everything he loves
The Lance (University ofWindsor)
White people like all sorts of
things—expensive sandwiches,
eating brunch, 80s nights, and
not owning TVs are among a
list of 150 things as outlined by
Stuff White People Like author
Christian Lander.
These aren't just any white
people, though. The list consists
of stuff left-wing hipsters enjoy.
Whether you identify with that
class or not, the book and the
comic blog it's based off of are
worth the read.
Since the book's release,
updates to the blog have been
slow, but Lander promises new
content once his busy schedule
dies down. "The study has not
been completed by any means,"
he said.
As for how white people react to the long listof stereotypes,
Lander says most of them get it.
Most people say they laugh out
loud at some entries and cringe
guiltily at others.
"Some people get offended
and say, 'Well, I don't like sushi,
so I guess I'm not white,' and
they get upset, like 'How dare
he make generalizations about
white people that don't apply
to me? I'm really offended by
that.' That's always my favou
rite reaction," Lander said.
But Lander is as hard on
himself as he is on everyone
else; he gets his inspiration for
the entries from his own life.
"I go after myself on this," he
said. Lander digs into himself
in the entry about bikes. "I ride
a six-gear bike, so I know how
pretentious I am for doing that
and I know how pretentious it is
for me to talk about how much
I love it. So, I had to call myself
out, and it hurt a bit.
"And the 'Knowing What's
Best for Poor People' one—my
family grew up voting NDP, so
that one hurt me," he added.
While   the   chief   purpose
of the blog is to make people
laugh, Lander says it inspires
discussion about class and
the changing face of North
"I think by breaking it down
to stuff—I mean, it's just stuff;
sandwiches, strollers, Priuses:
these are just things—it makes
people a little more comfortable to talk about race because
it is just things. It's done in a
humorous way. You're meant
to have a laugh here, and not
a mean-spirited laugh," Lander
In the back of the book is
the "How White Are You?" quiz,
where   readers   can   calculate
their white percentage. Lander
ranks at 92 per cent.
"But, I don't like outdoor
performance gear," said Lander, who is adamant about staying indoors and not camping.
As for Lander's top white
people guilty pleasure, he's
a big fan of the TV show The
"I live in [Los Angeles]. They
have those establishing shots
in the city. I ride my bike everywhere, so I've always wanted to
be one of those bicyclists who
bikes past Lauren and Audrina
having lunch or something,
but it's never happened," said
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Septembers, 2008 | Page 13
A (very) deep obsession
by Andrew Khalil
Excalibur (York University)
TORONTO (CUP) - I can remember the first time I ever
had the feeling of breathing
underwater. I was 12 years old
and I was in a pool with several
other people, all of whom were
sharing the same experience.
From that moment on, it became a lifestyle and a passion,
and since I first started scuba
diving eight years ago, it has
taken me places that most people have only seen in pictures.
We've all seen people underwater diving, whether on
television or on vacation. Many
people wonder how they can experience diving for themselves,
but believe it to be too difficult,
expensive, or requiring too
much training.
However, contrary to popular belief, scuba diving is not a
very difficult activity to learn.
The only prerequisites are good
physical health, the ability to
swim and some basic math.
The first step is getting your
licence, which you can do at
almost any dive shop.
While there are several certifications you eventually can
attain as a diver, your first one
is called your open water certification. This licence is valid
internationally and does not
expire, but it's recommended
that you dive at least every
six months to keep your skills
To get the licence, you'll go
through a scuba diving course.
The course varies depending on
the place and certification agency, but in general you can complete your open water course
in anywhere from two weeks to
about a month. All courses will
be divided into three parts consisting of classroom, pool and
open water sessions.
Before you even get wet,
you'll be spending roughly half
the course time in a classroom
setting. It may sound mundane,
but it is critical to understand
several concepts before you're
in the water.
You'll be taught basic physics about pressure and how it
affects you while you're diving.
You will also be shown safety
videos, and likely get a primer
about the skills you'll be learning later on in the pool.
The physics portion is important because it's crucial
to understand how your body
is affected by pressure and to
be able to calculate how long
you can safely stay at a given
depth. While there is some
math involved, it's simple, and
shouldn't give you any trouble.
Eventually the time will come
where you'll be off to the pool to
actually learn how to dive. Equipment will be provided, but it's
usually recommended that you
purchase your own mask, fins,
snorkel and weights beforehand
since these are items that need
to fit you much more than the
other gear.
Also, if you get cold easily,
a wetsuit might be a good idea
for the pool. Usually the pool
At the end of the course,
you'll have a written
exam, on which you need
to achieve a certain score
(usually around 70 per cent)
in order to pass the course.
sessions will start with some
basic snorkeling skills, such
as the proper ways to kick using fins, and how to clear your
snorkel if it fills with water.
After a warmup, you'll be
taught how to assemble your
scuba unit and then put it on.
After swimming around on the
surface to get the feel of it, you'll
finally be able to experience
your first breath underwater.
From this point on, the instructor will demonstrate and
teach all the other essential
skills you need to know in order
to dive proficiently and safely.
The key is to practice them all
and make them second nature.
This part of the course is a
lot of fun, so don't forget to enjoy it and make the most of the
time with the instructor—he or
she can help you with specific
skills you struggle with.
At the end of the course,
you'll have a written exam, on
which you need to achieve a
certain score (usually around
70 per cent) in order to pass
the course. The exam is often
multiple-choice, and you'll get
more than one attempt if things
don't go as well as they should
on your first attempt.
Once you pass the exam,
there is one last thing you need
to accomplish before you can
be a certified diver—your open
water dives. Just like it sounds,
you'll be leaving the pool and
diving in the real world.
If you would rather do your
open water dives somewhere a
little warmer (possibly on your
next vacation), a letter from the
instructor can be obtained explaining that you've completed
the classroom portion and
would like to do the open water
dives elsewhere. Your first four
dives can be considered your
in-water exam—you'll have to
prove to your instructor that
you're capable of diving without constant assistance and
that you can do it safely.
After you come back, you'll
be ready to dive with friends
away from your instructor, giving you the freedom to truly explore and enjoy the new world
you've just received a passport
to. tl
BY Ajitpaul Man GAT
The Manitoban
Winnipeg (CUP)—As we made
our way from tailgating to University Stadium, my thoughts
instinctively drifted towards
the current Bison players, who
would be mentally preparing
for the Homecoming game.
They were literally coming
home—to their home stadium,
their home crowd, and their
home comforts, after a devastating 3 7-17 road-loss to the
University of Calgary Dinos.
And they would be looking to
drive the ball home, into the
end zone, and score points,
which they did so easily last
season, to move forward from
last week's loss and away from
the spectre of last season's Vanier Cup victory. Additionally,
there was the added pressure of
the team's alumni coming back
home to watch the modern version of Bison football.
The football game was much
better attended than the earlier
soccer match with the University
Stadium full of boisterous fans
hoping for a home-team victory.
However, they were left disappointed in the first half, as the
Bisons were unable to penetrate
their opponents' end zone. Luckily for the faltering Bisons offence, their defence held strong
not allowing the Thunderbirds
to score a touchdown either. Instead, they forced them to settle
for field goals. So, at halftime, the
Thunderbirds led by 9-0.
Eventually the end zone was
crossed, but it was not the Bisons
scoring a touchdown, it was the
Thunderbirds. On a punt return
in the fourth quarter, Thunderbird Spencer Betts received the
ball near the sideline, and cut
laterally across the field, before
making a few would-be Bison
tacklers look silly, as he quickly
progressed 98 yards to the end
Some fans sat astonished not
making a sound, for, they could
not recognize the team in home
colours. Other fans booed, for the
end zone—home sweet home-
was supposed to be the Bisons'
territory, not the Thunderbirds'.
Still other fans began to leave the
stadium, for this was no longer
the Bisons' University Stadium;
their home (field advantage) had
been snatched away.
Game. Set. Match. The Thunderbirds would, ultimately, win
the game by a 28-0 score line.
Walking on the sideline, as
the game ended, the Thunderbirds cheered and embraced
extra hard, while the Bisons
walked and grimaced extra
softly. Such are the feelings of
finding home (the Thunderbirds)—recognition, belonging
and (happy) ending, and losing
home (the Bisons)—anonymity,
searching and dejection. \a 14    SPORTS
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Season Preview: Men's Hockey team
With a new team and a new facility, the team aims to conquer Canada West
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by Shun Endo
Sports Editor
The men's hockey team did make
the playoffs last year, but they
were quickly vanquished during
the spring of 2008 by the University of Manitoba Bison in the
quarterfinal. Now, with a fresh
season coming up, the squad has
experienced a significant roster
shuffle  while   construction   on
their eagerly awaited 7500-seat
arena is finishing up.
This year, the scene seems
to be set for the Birds to thrive.
Head coach Milan Dragicevic
wrapped up his season goal in
one sentence: "It would be a major disappointment if we don't
win the Canada West this year."
Though they lost 13 players
lastyear, the depth ofthe roster
increased with the addition of
14 new teammates. The squad
started off with an intense two-
week training camp and an
exploration of their brand new
dressing room. In this session,
the members started to form
teamwork skills and a dominant defence squad that rivals
Canada West's best.
Young defenceman Nick
Duff is one of the players who
will be key in their pre-season
opener against Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
(SAIT) this weekend. With all
this positive vibe, Dragicevic
understands that there is no
looking back once they start
running down the road. "We
have absolutely zero excuse not
to win and attract people."
There is no doubt that the upcoming season will be thrilling
on an entirely differently scale,
but the Birds won't stop there.
The team is planning to work
with their marketing staff to set
up beer gardens, joint practices
with the Canucks and various
entertaining halftime shows to
get the crowd going. "We just
want the people to come to one
game with an open mind and
give it a try." Dragicevic plans
to build a core fan base in the
spacious arena.
The Thunderbirds will still
face competitive rivals in the
Canada West. Alberta, who won
three national championships
in the past four years, will
be a constant nemesis along
with Calgary and Manitoba.
Saskatchewan, who are also
conference contenders, will be
a tough team to fight against.
To construct a solid team to
counter these rivals, the team
administration made a crucial
change by acquiring Matt Pepe,
the former Kitchener Rangers captain and OHL (Ontario
Hockey League) champion. With
vast experience and skill, he
will contribute to the team right
away. Also, there are other WHL
(Western Hockey League) players that have joined along with
Pepe, which allows the squad
to aim for their initial goal this
year—conquer the Canada West.
To start off, the Birds play
Calgary on the 26th and the
27th after a double header
against SAIT this weekend.
Then UBC will head off for
a string of exhibition games
against the University of Alaska
Anchorage, St. Cloud State, and
the University of Minnesota.
Their season home opener will
be on October 17th against the
defending CIS champions, the
Alberta Golden Bears. \a
Four ways to keep yourself fit with campus resources
by Shun Endo
Sports Editor
There is always a mix of emotions among students right about
this time of the year. One part of
them is feeling cozy in their new
environment and the other feels
the punishing academic pressure
as the term proceeds. This inevitably leads to unhealthy eating,
minimum exercise, and drinking.
Thus, students gain weight over
time and have to put a significant
amount of effort to shed it. So, before this tragedy occurs consider
the following alternatives.
1. AMS Clubs Days-This
week the Student Union Building
(SUB) will be packed with clubs
that are waiting for you to join.
It is definitely a great opportunity for people who used to play
sports to get back into an organized club and show off their
agile moves. The Clubs Days are
also a chance for students to try
out a new sport. From karate
to fencing, there are abundant
choices and this will be the best
opportunity to find out what each
ofthe clubs is all about.
2. UBC REC-REC is another
alternative to keep your body
fit during the school year. They
also offer various sports events
and organizations throughout
the year. Compared to the AMS
clubs, REC usually offers short-
term events and lessons that cost
money. For instance, intramural
soccer consists of a round-robin
group stage and then the playoff
stage, which totals about two
months. The lessons are held
over a longer period, but you
might have to cut down your expenses before joining. If you're
interested, go visit REC: http://
3. Gyms—Inside the REC facility, there is a fully equipped gym
called the BirdCoop. If you're
the kind of person who wants
to work out with a buddy, the
BirdCoop is a great choice, since
it is spacious and has various
training instruments that dorm
gyms don't have. The BirdCoop
will costyou a tad, but the facility
is worth the money. And if you
live near the village, Gold's Gym
might be a better location to continue your training.
4. Aquatic Centre—If you're
a swimmer or prefer water to
land, the UBC Aquatic Centre
has lots to provide to students.
It usually has a shallow space
for people to play water basketball, but it also boasts a full-
scale pool. It is free for students
to enter during certain times
of the day and it also has a free
hot tub, sauna, and steam room.
The centre also has a decent
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30 years of sticking it to the man in song
by Iain W. Reeve
The Other Press (Douglas
VANCOUVER (CUP)-Now, I understand the significance of the
Sex Pistols, musically.
They created a new sound
that was edgy, abrasive and
took all remaining preconceptions of what a musician or a
band was, chewed them up,
and vomited them back out.
The only problem—in my opinion anyway—is that in the 30
years since it was birthed on
the streets of London, punk has
done little to grow, diversify, or
actually do anything about the
problems it has made a living
off of pointing out to disenfranchised kids.
In fact, it has been so co-
opted and watered down that it's
even difficult to determine what
would constitute "selling out"
My biggest problem with
punk bands over the years is that
they have been the most prolific perpetrators of one of my
least favourite cultural crimes:
outlining and complaining endlessly about political and social
problems through song and then
doing absolutely sweet fuck all to
actually solve them.
The number of punk musicians who have actually become
directly involved in a cause is
pathetically small compared to
the number who simply strut
around onstage singing empty
lyrics like "fuck authority."
When you're getting outdone
by Bono, you know you're in
And if you're going to just
keep playing that same chord
(I mean this both metaphorically and literally), at least push
your genre to evolve so you can
reach new people with the message, in hopes that they will do
more than just get high and sit
around complaining about war
and the police. But no, instead
of doing this, punk stagnated,
became more palatable to more
people, and was then neutered
and turned into the newest form
of pop rock.
And what was the response
to this by those who opposed
pop punk? You guessed it, the
same old three-chord, two-minute, screamy songs complaining
about how so-and-so had sold
out. Hey, at least the ones who
sold out make enough money
that they can probably afford to
give some to charity, instead of
spending all their time grabbing
used couches out of people's
back alleys.
My message here is that it
takes more than a poorly tuned
guitar, a lack of musical talent
and a total disregard for your vocal cords to make change in the
world. It also takes more than a
can of spray paint and a skateboard, because the only people
who will absorb the message are
those who already agree with
You have to actually do something. Join a political group, go
to a far away country and volunteer, or—god forbid—actually get
involved in politics.
Want to know why you think
the government sucks so much?
Because everyone who agrees
with your perspective is too busy
complaining about the government, getting high, and "rebelling" by buying the latest from
Sum 41 to do anything about it.
Some 30 odd years ago, when
Johnny Rotten was yelling to a
rabid crowd that he was an anarchist, he probably believed it. But
after all this time, a best-selling
book, tons of financial gain, and
recently agreeing to sell the Sex
Pistols back catalogue to Universal
Music, can we really believe that it
is still so? When even the founding
fathers are selling out, it's time to
take things in a new direction.
Redefine the music, redefine
the lifestyle, and redefine the call
to action.
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me wrong. \a
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More choices, more access, closer to home
BC's post-secondary system: let's set the record straight
A response to
NDP Advanced
Education Critic
Rob Flemings
perspective piece,
answers for BC
Liberal cuts"
by Murray Coell
Minister of Advanced Education
This is another year of
record-breaking growth
for universities and colleges in BC. There are more
students, more buildings, more
degrees and programs, and in
the spring there will be more
graduates than ever before.
This is a time of opportunity
in BC, and your government is
making it easier for the province's students to get a good
education and succeed in our
booming economy.
We are keeping tuition
increases limited to the rate
of inflation—2 per cent each
year—we increased the number of scholarships available
to students and enhanced our
student aid programs.
The average undergraduate
tuition in BC is $4636—that's
fourth-lowest in Canada.
Meanwhile, the government
has undertaken the largest expansion of the post-secondary
system in BC history. Since
2001, more than $1.5 billion
has gone toward 650 capital
projects on campuses across
the province. That means new
medical schools, new libraries, new laboratories and new
For UBC alone, this has
meant more than $416 million
in capital projects since 2001,
• $16.5 million for the
building of the Beaty Biodiversity Research Centre and
the purchase of research
• $ 17.3 million for research
equipment and renovations at the Museum of
• A $60 million investment
in UBC Renew, a program to
I revitalize ten major build-
| ings on campus.
The government has also
provided $146 million since
2005 for 13 projects at UBC's
Okanagan campus, including
a new health science centre,
a new arts and sciences build
ing, and a new engineering
Our commitment to post-
secondary education is about
more than just buildings,
Annual operating grants to
public post-secondary institutions have increased by 40
per cent since 2001, including funding to create 32,000
new student spaces across the
province, and more degree programs from which to choose.
And of course, there are seven
new campuses.
There are some people
who would like you to believe
that the government hasn't
increased budgets by 40 per
cent since 2001, has cut per-
student funding, doesn't provide enough student aid and is
forcing young people to avoid
post-secondary education.
I say nonsense! I say it's time
to clear up once and for all the
confusion around the government's 40 per cent increase in
operational funding and get on
with celebrating the best post-
secondary system in Canada.
The 40 per cent increase
is derived from the estimates
documents in the educational
institutes and organizations
section ofthe budget. This is the
area from which the operating
contributions to colleges, institutes and universities are paid.
The 2000/01 estimates were
$1,252 billion; the 2008/09
estimates are $1,776 billion.
That's an apples-to-apples
comparison and it's the portion of the Ministry's budget
that's directed towards operating contributions to the public
post-secondary sector.
Here's what the students
of British Columbia need to
• Funding for post-secondary
institutions in BC has never
been higher. This year,
we're spending more than
$2.25 billion in support of
post-secondary education.
As a result, every single public college and university in
BC has seen their provincial
funding increase.
• The average funding for
students has increased. In
I 2001/02, the government
was contributing $8440
per full-time student. This
year, we're contributing
| $9308. That means that BC
taxpayers are providing 10
per cent more funding than
ever before to teach more
students with more dollars
per student.
• The government has invested $1.46  billion since
2001   in  helping  students
overcome financial barriers
to post-secondary education,
making   higher   education
more accessible and more
I • Today, there are 430,000
students    attending    post-
secondary institutions, the
I highest number ever.
So   let's    set   the   record
straight. Your BC government
is   making   record-setting   investments. Funding for universities and colleges has never
been higher, and our students
are getting the best possible
education with more choices
and   more   access,   closer   to
There are some people who would like
you to believe that the government
hasn't increased budgets by
40 per cent since 2001
UBC Vancouver's Consideration of
Membership in the NCAA Division II
The University of British Columbia is undertaking a consultation
with the campus community and other key stakeholders regarding
UBC Vancouver's consideration of membership in the NCAA Division
II, a division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Date: September 29, 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Multi-Purpose Room, Liu Institute, 6476 NW Marine Drive, UBC Campus
Date: October 14, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Arbutus Room, Ponderosa Centre, 2071 West Mall, UBC Campus
Date: October 15, 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Arbutus Room, Ponderosa Centre, 2071 West Mall, UBC Campus
UBC Co-Chairs, NCAA Division II Review Committee for UBC Vancouver:
Marie Earl, AVP Alumni & Executive Director, Alumni Association
Daniel F. Muzyka, Dean, Sauder School of Business & RBC Financial
Group Professor of Entrepreneurship
Correspondence and Inquiries:
Don Wells, c/o NCAA Division II
Review Group
6251 Cecil Green Park Road
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
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Our view
Professors can learn too
Ever got the feeling that your professors don't really care about you?
If so, you're not alone at UBC. Survey after survey shows that when it
comes to undergraduate academic engagement, our school has a lot
of work to do. The most well-known of these surveys is the National
Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). Though it's primarily US
based, it also surveys approximately 60,000 students at 31 universities in Canada. And the results for UBC are not pretty.
Only 13 per cent of students strongly agreed with the statement "I
am satisfied with the quality of teaching I have received"—tying with
Calgary for the worst in Canada.
In their section on "student-faculty interaction," we rank second
worst. "Active and collaborative learning?" Third worst.
In a similar type of survey by the Canadian Undergraduate Survey
Consortium, only ten per cent of UBC students said their professors
treated them "as individuals, not just statistics"—the lowest number
of any university.
Which brings us to Professor Carl Wieman. When he said at the
most recent Board of Governors meeting in June that there was a
"strangely low opinion of students by many faculty," it was a breath
of fresh air to hear some straight talk at such a high level. We've
all had a professor (or two, or three) who recited their PowerPoint
presentation verbatim in every class, left class interaction to the TA,
and was impossible to reach after class. This is a university filled
with keen students who received As throughout high school, but as
soon as they get here, professors treat them and everyone else in
their 200-seat class like the C student in the back row.
Now, when we asked Professor Wieman about this, he tried to
dodge the issue and focus on the positives of learning at UBC. Which
is to be expected, but it's still disappointing. UBC has invested a lot
of time and money into this initiative. It shouldn't be presented as
a glorified PR exercise with a few new teaching techniques tacked
on as an afterthought. It should expose flaws about teaching at UBC,
promote new collaborative methods of learning, and force teachers
to think a little bit more about how they're going to motivate and
educate their students in lectures.
If we're really a world-class university, students shouldn't have
to settle for below-average teaching. Wieman was right to say that
teachers need to stop teaching to the lowest common denominator.
Let's hope UBC is listening. \a
Coming up Green
We are proud to announce the threshold to enter proper Canadian
politics: it takes 664,068 votes to get into the federal debates. Welcome Greens. May you use your spot in the debates to slash through
the boredom and predictability the events normally bring. But now
we'd like to take this opportunity to take a look at our Green candidate, Dan Grice.
Like the majority of the other candidates in our riding of Vancouver-Quadra, Grice has ties to UBC. A former UBC student, Grice
graduated in 2003 with a BA in Classical Archaeology and the History
of Rome, Greece and the Near East. Also, the UBC alumni involved
himself in campus politics, serving as an Arts councillor.
A new media and technological consultant, Grice is also an active
organizer for electoral reform, an issue gaining greater ground with the
help of nationwide multi-partisan campaigns such as Fair Vote Canada.
While many students who excuse themselves from voting point
a finger to a lack of "proper representation," this candidate may be
the one to gain the interest of students hoping to one day "make their
vote count." A statement on Grice's website states, through changing the electoral system he hopes to "build effective democracy" and
"engage people and breathe life into the political system." Generic as
it may be, he's right.
In a Ubyssey poll, environmental concerns placed third behind
leadership and health care. The environment may always be an issue
for young people, but it's gotten to the point where it is a significant
ballot question for many. The Green Party is well-positioned to take
advantage of this change—if they can convince Canadians that their
party is more than just a single-issue party.
In the political system, to bridge the gap from fringe to mainstream is no easy feat, but the Green Party inclusion in the candidates' debate could be their opportunity. The Georgia Straight quotes
Grice saying "This is a gift to us....This is the best thing that could
happen to us as far as getting seats."
Earlier this year, 28,165 of 83,121 registered electors came out
to cast their ballots in the Vancouver-Quadra riding. Of those, 3792,
or 13 per cent, voted Green. According to Grice's Facebook group,
this "blew away expectations."
But let's call a spade a spade. Thirteen per cent may be commendable for a first go-around for a political party, but the Greens have
been lingering around the national stage for nearly a decade. With
global warming a larger concern than ever, and two uncharismatic
leaders vying to lead this nation, if there is ever a time for the Greens
to break through, it's now. With increased publicity comes increased
expectations. Can they handle the double-edged sword? vi
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Now you've decided to take the wall out back,
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pull the trigger. The wall's brains explode over the
ground. You sink to your knees, tears streaming
down your face. The old Facebook is dead. Long
live its demented brother—Myfacebook!
And that is what I think of your new layout."
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very interactive... it's been
Cam Somerville
Mat Engineering 3
"There's definitely
always going to
be professors
who feel they're
just stuck there...
and it transfers
over to the
noticed there's
a lot disrespect
towards the professors on behalf
of the students."
Diego Arroio
Psychology 4
"Here and
there, you'll find
some excellent professors
who'll actually
take the time...
and encourage
good questions, but I'd
say there's been
three in my four
years here."
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Computer Science 4
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treated very
fairly by my
professors. They
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questions when
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pretty good for
the most part."
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side; you finally have a way to contact all those goldfish you thought
you had lost forever back in grade
CANCER June 22-July 22: You may
receive a phone call or visit from a
parent or some other family member this week. It is also likely you
will eat some meals, and breathe
air in significant volumes
LEO July 23-August 22: Stop telling
people you don't need a boyfriend
as long as you have your three cats
You, of all people, most certainly
need a boyfriend, and your friends
and co-workers have begun to consider contacting the SPCA.
VIRGO August 23-September 22:
This week is yours for the taking
Romantic flings, business opportunities, and creative breakthroughs
are all possible, just as they have
been essentially every other week
of your adult life.
LIBRA September 23-October 23:
Although your heart may cry out for
your estranged lover with enough
passion to overcome all physica
barriers, restraining orders do not
make exceptions for the metaphorical calls of circulatory organs.
SCORPIO October 24-November 22:
Friday night this week is the perfect
time to get out with friends and finally blow off some steam. But you
can also probably just stay at home,
smoke a fatty, and pleasure yourself frantically to shockingly violent
Japanese fetish pornography
SAGITTARIUS November 23-De-
cember 21: You will read a column
peppered liberally with tired old
wives' tales and colloquialisms that
attempts to pass itself off as prophetic wisdom this week.
CAPRICORN December 23-January
19: Granted, it was funny when
you declared yourself the "King of
Beer Drinking," and the homemade
crown and cape made of Pilsner
cans were cute. But perhaps it was
to be expected that the bouncer
would not take your demands that
he bow down and kiss your piss-
stained royal boots as light-heartedly as your friends did.
AQUARIUS January 20-February 18:
To settle that argument you had
with Dixon yesterday, the cosmos
have the following to say: No, extra-terrestrials do not exist, but the
PISCES   February   19-March   20:
Don't splurge this week; if you
aren't careful with your spend-
ing, you will regret it later. You
can probably re-read this one every week, until you die of TB in a
debtor's slave prison in the year 13
PA (Post-Apocalypse). UNLIMITED TEXT


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