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UBC REC's Lace Up for Kids
From 6pm-2am at Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Arena. UBC student organizations are joining to raise $85,000 for the United Way's School Out.
DUDE»
UBC Film Society presents The
Big Lebowski BZZR Garden:
7pm @ the Norm Theatre
Dress in Lebowski attire, bring 2
pieces of ID and party hard at this
19+ event. Dude. $3 for members,
$6 for others. Doors open at 7pm
and the movie starts at 8pm.
SUN
SPORTS»
The Grey Cup @ BC Place
Haven't gotten your tickets to the
biggest event in the CFL season?
Well, just watch it on TV like a normal person. If you just wanted to
see the new stadium, save some
money and check out the Vanier
Cup on Friday
If You Make Art in a Forest...:
4pm @ NoMass Gallery
This exhibit directs the classic "if
a tree falls in the woods" guestion
at contemporary art. In addition to works by a dozen local
and international artists. Michael
Nicoll Yahgulaanas and Kirsten
Wicklund will present a number
of dance and multimedia works
that deal with contemporary political issues. For those who enjoy
their art sans BS.
UBCMUSIC»
UBC Percussion Ensemble:
12pm @ Barnett Hall
The UBC Percussion Ensemble
will perform what we can only assume will be a series of hour-long,
face-melting drum solos. Check
out this chilled out concert series.
Got an event you'd like to see on this page? Send your event
and your best pitch to printeditor@ubyssey.ca.
THEUBYSSEY
November 24,2011, Volume XCIII, Issue XXII
EDITORIAL
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Holm divides her academic time between taking students to Cuba and teaching sustainable urban agriculture at UBC.
Holm: a food security sovereign
Veronika Khvorostokhina
Contributor
"Free time?" said Wendy Holm
with a laugh. "Well, that's an embarrassing question."
Holm, a professor at the Faculty
of Land and Food Systems, has
just come back from studying cooperative economics in Spain and
is now hurrying to speak at the
Occupy Vancouver site. Her work
goes far beyond the classroom.
The course Holm teaches at UBC
takes place more than 2000 miles
away from the actual campus—
in the fields of Cuba, where her
students learn about organic and
cooperative agriculture.
Wendy Holm is more than "just
an instructor." She is a renowned
economist and agrologist—a
branch of soil sciences related
to crop production—as well as a
consultant on environmental and
social issues.
Holm was born and raised in
Long Island, and she would probably still be on the east coast if
her parents hadn't taken her on a
trip to Vancouver. That's where
she fell in love with agriculture.
Ever since she got her MSc
in agricultural economics from
UBC, Holm has lived and worked
in Canada. Now she is a naturalized Canadian citizen.
"The first time I drove through
BC was when Trudeau was in
cabinet, and I was really, really
impressed with what he was
doing," she said. "I thought, 'If
I ever have kids, I want to raise
them here.' So, in six weeks from
that first visit, I packed my life
onto my TR4A and moved to
Canada."
But as time went by, Holm
grew more and more disillusioned with Canadian agricultural policy.
"We used to treat our farmers
with a lot of respect. They had
real political power, they had support from the government. Now
we treat them like dirt, and it is a
critical concern to issues of food
sovereignty, food security and
sustainability."
Holm admits that in her past
life she probably was a farmer,
but in her heart she has always
felt like an educator. In 2005 this
fortunate alignment brought her
to UBC, where she developed
the Cuba-based Land and Food
Systems program.
Accordingto Holm, Cuba can
offer quite a few lessons of successful agricultural development.
"This course is about importance of cooperation and sustainable systems," said Holm. "Cuba
is a leader in the development
of communities that cooperate
and return economy back to the
people."
In case you are still not packing your shades and comandante
T-shirts, Wendy Holm has one
piece of timely advice.
"Don't settle. Travel. Look
outside of Canada and see what's
happening in the world. All is
possible ifyou go for it."
When not traveling, teaching
or trying to save the world from
food crisis, Wendy can be found
fly fishing or, in her own words,
"casting from a pebbly shoal in
the middle of a river or in a canoe
with the rod and the dog on an
early morning." 13
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Editors: Kalyeena Makortoff & Micki Cowan
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COURSES»
Faculty of Arts attempts to limit science credits for undergraduates
Scott MacDonald
StaffWriter
The Faculty of Arts has recently passed a motion to limit the
amount of science credits that Arts
students are able to take.
However, the proposed changes
will be investigated by the Senate
before they can become official
policy.
These changes are meant to
address the concern that Arts students can earn their degree with
little focus on the arts disclipline.
"It was actually possible to get
an Arts degree, a BA at UBC, with
having taken nine credits of Arts
courses or in some cases only six
or three," said Justin Yang, Arts
Undergraduate Society president
and student senator.
"They really thought about what
the value of an Arts degree was,
and if people are doing this, it's not
really an Arts degree.
"So they wanted to tighten up
on that."
While this is potentially a large
issue for the Faculty of Arts, the
number of students actually exploiting the system and taking the
bare minimum of Arts credits is
limited.
"They [used] the registrar's
records to see how many students
this actually affects and it's not that
many.
"It's my feeling that Arts students wouldn't be taking a lot of
science credits for the majority of
their programs," explained Yang.
This motion is not meant to limit
Arts students in their studies, but
rather to address the concern of
fringe cases and act as a deterrent
to those who would take advantage ofthe current Arts policy
regarding science credits.
The main concern is how this
will affect interdisciplinary students, as well as those pursuing
dual degrees.
"I personally am not in support
of decisions which may impede
this," said student senator Carolee
Changfoot.
"I am still looking into the exact
implications it will have on keeping the dual degree option open."
But Yang said these issues have
already been addressed.
"I [raised] the question, especially for dual degree students, if
this makes it harder at all and they
assured me that it wouldn't.
"I know that it's a concern also
for students in math and computer
science, but the dean has already
addressed those concerns."
Ultimately, Yang said no one
shouldbe worried.
"I know there's some talk about
what's going on...but I don't see a
problem with it. It makes sense." 13
POLICE »
Negotiations put UBC RCMP
Andrew Bates
Senior Web Writer
Contract negotiations that have led
to whispers of a provincial police
force have students thinking about
what kind of service they are getting
from the UBC RCMP.
The contract between the provincial and the federal government
that provides RCMP services in
BC expires next March. But the
federal government announced
that if their proposal wasn't signed
by November 30, the government
would withdraw the Mounties, effective in 2014.
Because UBC is not a municipality, policing is automatically done
through the RCMP—and if the contract ends, so does UBC's policing
service.
"There was some discussion from
the students at least about looking
to switch away from the RCMP and
looking to pull up the [Vancouver
Police Department]," said Board of
Governors student representative
Sean Heisler. "Most of it is around
special occasion licences and liquor
licensing..the sort of ad-hoc administration of rules, and being especially zealous in their enforcement
of some rules and letting others sort
of slip aside or not pursuing them as
hard."
Since the retirement of former
Staff Sergeant Kevin Kenna, the
RCMP have had administrative
staff shortages and are looking to
streamline the process for applying for those licences. It's been
difficult to get any, accordingto
Hans Seidemann, Engineering
Undergraduate Society VP
Communications.
"We've had all of our [large] SOL
applications denied this year," he
said. One was denied because too
News briefs
UBC to award honourary
degrees to Suzuki and Molina
UBC will be awarding two honourary
degrees at their fall congregation
ceremonies on November 25 and
26.
Nobel laureate Mario Jose Molina
will receive an honourary degree for
her work in chemistry in identifying the threat of chlorofluorocarbon
gases to the ozone layer and focusing public attention on this environmental issue.
Former UBC zoology professor David Suzuki will be receiving an honourary degree for his
work on popularizing science and
environmental issues. Suzuki is
the co-founder of the David Suzuki
Foundation.
Since UBC is not a municipality, it is automatically the RCMP's responsibility to police
many groups with "Engineering" in
their name had applied for licences
and the RCMP judged them all
as one organization. The Liquor
Control and Licensing Board (LCLB)
have since reversed the decision.
"The provincial policy doesn't require the RCMP to use a whole ton
of judgment in approving or denying
a request," Seidemann said.
Accordingto Seidemann, the
RCMP are working on a solution,
including sending routine requests
to the LCLB and creating a consultation body called the Committee
for the Approval of Public Events,
which would include police and
stakeholders and provide a public
forum for decisions.
U of T launches ambitious
fundraising campaign
The University of Toronto has
launched the largest university fund-
raising campaign in Canadian history
setting a $2 billion goal. It comes
shortly after UBC announced a $1.5
billion campaign in late September
that briefly set the bar for Canadian
universities. They raised $760 million
in advance.
"I think every university has found
the last two or three years a little
slower this side of the border." U of T
President David Naylor told The Globe
and Mail. "That's why it makes so much
sense to marshal your forces, get your
messages straight and get out there.
To simply bob along in slightly choppy
waters seems defeatist."
"I had a really good conversation with Sergeant [Dave] Jones the
other day," Seidemann said. "There's
a great deal more transparency in
that structure than anything that's
happening now."
But the issue of resources is important to policing. "UBC is a pretty
unique place in that there's a lot of
activity every Friday or Saturday
night. It's a lot like the Granville
Strip downtown, where you have
dedicated policing," he said, "So I
think it's unreasonable to expect
that they're going to be able to do
the job that's asked of them unless
they have the staff to do that."
Accordingto Hubert Lai, university counsel for UBC, the RCMP's 17
Nursing program may increase
emphasis placed on GPA
Due to a recent study. UBC nursing administrators are deliberating
over whether they should put more
weight on GPAs when considering
applicants. GPA is currently weighted
at 60 per cent.
The study, published in Nurse
Education Today, tracked 249 students and found that previous academic achievement was the most
reliable predictor of nursing course
grades and graduation.
The research was co-authored by
now-retired UBC instructor Marion
Clauson and led by Jennifer Timer,
who collected data on 249 students
in the nursing program between
2002 and 2006.
members is an increase from what
was seen 10 years ago. "Obviously,
as a citizen, we're always happy to
have more policing services available to us, but certainly we are
appreciative ofthe improvements
being made and we don't have any
specific complaints," he said.
Although UBC doesn't have the
same representation as a municipality, Lai said that if the provincial
government had to abandon the
RCMP, everyone would be in the
same boat.
"Every area within provincial
jurisdiction would have the same
issues," he said. "[We'd all] be trying
to find some form of replacement
policing service." 13
UBC-O to increase geothermal
heating on campus
Aside from new academic buildings,
which are already using geothermal
technology to heat and cool, existing
Okanagan campus academic buildings are being retrofitted for heat
from geo-exchange.
The geo-exchange system, which
uses the natural energy of the
earth, is estimated to avoid putting
approximately 38.000 tonnes of
greenhouse gas emissions into the
atmosphere over the next 25 years.
"The geo-thermal system serves
as the foundation of our emissions
and energy reduction strategy
on campus." said Jackie Podger,
Associate Vice President, Finance
and Administration. 13
UNION »
Labour complaint
filed against AMS
=CTER WOJNAmHE UBYSSEY
Andrew Bates
Senior Web Writer
The union representing AMS
Security workers has filed a complaint to the Labour Relations
Board over what they allege are
unfair labour practices.
According to Jarrah Hodge, a
communications representative for
Canadian Office and Professional
Employees Union (COPE) Local
378, the AMS allegedly attempted to switch the status of AMS
Security employees from full-time
and permanent to temporary.
"The reason why this is problematic is that as a temporary employee, it's a lot easier to be let go,
so our position is that this is bargaining in bad faith," Hodge said.
"It's away of threatening their
livelihoods and intimidating them
while they're consideringjoining
a union."
However, the AMS wasn't able
to confirm or deny the allegations.
"I'm not really in a position to comment too much on what goes to
the labour board or any goings on
with the negotiations until it's all
over," said AMS President Jeremy
McElroy.
In September, AMS Security
employees began a push to unionize over concerns regarding salary
and benefits. They voted to join
COPE 378, but are not technically
members ofthe union until an initial agreement is reached with the
AMS and approved by members of
the security staff.
"We're in the middle of collective bargaining, and it's a process
that's goingto take us through the
next few weeks, if not the next few
months," said McElroy. "So both
sides are going to take certain positions and are going to try to get the
most out of this agreement."
No AMS Security staff could be
reached for comment for this story,
as COPE counseled them not to
speak to the media. "Right now, the
employer really could discipline
them or really fire them for saying
anything," Hodge said. "They have
a lot of leeway and discretion on
that." 13 41 News 11L24.2011
INDIA »
BC Premier Christy Clark and UBC President Stephen Toope attend the opening of offices in India
UBC to open offices in India,
strengthen partnerships
SOURTESYOF BC GOVERNMENT
Will McDonald
StaffWriter
UBC is openingtwo offices in India
to improve its connections with one
ofthe fastest growing countries in
the world.
The offices are meant to facilitate
partnerships with Indian universities, businesses and government.
Accordingto the dean ofthe Sauder
School of Business, Daniel Muzyka,
they will help UBC build much-
needed relations with India.
"India and China are goingto be
major forces over the next 50 to 100
years as they continue their development...but we haven't had relations in India, and that puts some
immediacy on it," said Muzyka.
"I think UBC's really at the
forefront here at opening an office
and the links with India have been
increasing," said UBC Executive
Director International Helen
Pennant.
Indian universities themselves
haven't been able to keep up with
the rapidly growing Indian population; the country currently has a
shortage of both universities and
professors.
Pennant hopes the offices will result in more Indian students coming
to Canada and working with Indian
universities as they develop.
"It is very hard, because you've
seen those numbers [on the demand
for education in India], it's a huge
gap. And we can't fill it on our own.
We can only help with a small, comparative number. In taking more
Indian students, we're helping to fill
that gap," said Pennant.
"I think, really, the biggest impact we can have is helping faculty
to develop their skills," Pennant
continued. "The vast population of
India, they'll stay in India for their
education, which takes us back to
the point about partnerships. That's
the way to really engage in India, is
to work with Indian universities as
they develop."
UBC currently has partnerships
that focus on exchanges with the
Indian Institute of Technology
Delhi, the Indian Institute of
Management in Ahmadabad and the
Indian Institute of Technology in
Kharagpur.
Sauder has announced new partnerships with the Indian Institute
of Management in Bangalore
(IIMB) and the Indian Institute of
Technology in Madras.
Accordingto Muzyka, the
partnerships will involve student
exchanges, faculty exchanges, joint
research and the development of
joint programs. However, he emphasized that the partnerships have
no set course.
"We're not making specific commitments. We're developing commitments that will be appropriate
and a lot of it is going to be organic.
So it depends upon the kinds of
research faculty want to do. It depends upon student exchange that
enhances the value for our students
and theirs," said Muzyka.
"It's about an exchange of value.
Not just what Sauder can benefit
from, but also as we learn and share
our ideas in India that they'll get
value out of it."
Pankaj Chandra, director of
IIMB, is hopeful about the partnership with Sauder.
"IIMB can enable Sauder to access to one ofthe most vibrant,
exciting and happening economies
in the world. In turn, IIMB will
gain access to the global reach ofthe
Sauder School of Business. As such,
we believe our coming together is
strategically important to both the
institutions," wrote Chandra in an
email to The Ubyssey.
Accordingto Pennant, UBC's office in Delhi will be run in partnership with the University of Toronto
and provide a link to the Indian
government.
"The University of Toronto is at
about the same stage in its connections with India and wanting to do a
lot more...We've got a stronger presence together than individually and
they have very similar interests,"
said Pennant.
The offices are scheduled to open
in January.
"We've got a window of opportunity," said Pennant, "and that's what
we're taking." 13
GOVERNANCE»
Controversy delays
Bill 18 amendments
Arshy Mann
Managing Editor, Web
Bill 18, which brought the province
into conflict with universities' faculty and staff associations, will not
become law—at least for now.
The bill looked to amend numerous acts related to post-secondary
education in BC, but was pulled
before second reading by the Liberal
government. Now it won't be back
up for discussion until the next legislative session starts in spring2012.
However, it was only a handful of
the 57 proposed amendments that
stirred controversy. Five of these
would affect the University Act and
the College and Institutes Act, allowing universities'boards of governors to expel elected faculty, student
or staff representatives if approved
by a two-thirds majority.
They would also bar elected
members from serving as board
chairpersons and prohibit faculty
or staff representatives from sitting
in executive positions of organizations involving collective bargaining or dispute resolution with the
university.
"Nobody seems to quite know
where this has come from," said
Michelle Mungall, the BC NDP's
critic for advanced education. "I
think it's just unreal that they have
included these sections that are inherently anti-democratic, completely inappropriate and destabilize a
century of tradition."
Organizations such as the
Federation of Post-Secondary
Educators (FPSE), the BC
Government and Service Employee
Union and the Canadian Association
of University Teachers (CAUT), have
strongly opposed the amendments.
They've encouraged their membership to send letters to the ministry.
The ministry has received over
1000 letters in the past 2 weeks.
FPSE President Cindy Oliver stated in a press release that they would
be willing to fight the bill all the way
to the Supreme Court if necessary.
"If this legislation passes, Christy
Clark will effectively be dictating
to our members who they can and
can't elect as their representative on
the Board of Governors," she wrote.
"It is more than just an affront to
our democratic rights; it's a full-on
attack of our freedom of association rights that are spelled out in the
Charter."
Minister for advanced education Naomi Yamamoto believes that
the opposition to the bill is a result
of miscommunication and that the
bill itself would in no way dilute the
rights of elected board members.
"Bill 18 absolutely values, and [the]
government values, the participation
of students and staff and faculty on
the boards," she said. "We are only
preventing or making it ineligible for
an elected member to serve on the
board if that person is involved in
negotiatingterms of their contract,
or the terms of their service, on behalf of their association.
"Right now there's no way of
removing an elected member if the
person is in a conflict of interest
or their conduct is not considered
professional."
Yamamoto said that the amendments weren't a result of any specific
incidents, but did note that "there
have been some circumstances that
have caused us concerns, especially
when that board member has shown
really poor judgment in a criminal
matter and there was no way for the
board to remove that member."
She also stressed that nothing in
this bill gives the province the right
to remove elected members, unless
two-thirds of aboard recommends it.
However, provincial appointees make up the majority of every
university board, and when their
votes are combined with those of a
university's president and chancellor, they have the two-thirds
majority required to eject an elected
member—with UBC being a notable
exception.
To put something
controversial with
someting that the rest of
the house agrees with is
just bad governance.
Michelle Mungall
BCNDP
Mungall believes that this would
give the province an unprecedented
say in who can represent students,
faculty and staff at post-secondary
institutions.
"The only people who should be
able to remove somebody who is
elected are those who elected them,"
Mungall said. "And students should
be very concerned about that. Do
they think government appointees
ought to have the right to remove
their representative?"
Yamamoto said delayingthe bill
will give her "an opportunity to
further discuss [the bill] with some
of these organizations that are concerned," and went on to say that she
already met with CAUT last week.
"I have been on a college board
and served as board chair, and that
was Capilano College at the time.
And I can tell you that the participation ofthe education council or the
faculty and the staff or students is
absolutely valued [and] I am in no
way tryingto diminish that."
Mungall believes that the Liberal
government should drop the controversial amendments and move
forward with the rest ofthe bill.
"There are sections in this bill
that are desperately needed right
now. And to put in something controversial with something that the
rest ofthe house agrees with is just
bad governance." 13
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Desperately seeking pilots
Despite stubborn unemployment, few students choosing aviation
Arshy Mann
Managing Editor, Web
With unemployment for young
people in Canada at record highs,
there's at least one field that is in
dire need of new entrants: aviation.
With baby boomers retiring en
masse and increased demand from
the developing world, over 97,000
pilots will be needed in Canada and
the United States alone over the
next two decades.
Despite the need, Marion Harris,
the student services coordinator at Coastal Pacific Aviation,
which works with the University
ofthe Fraser Valley (UFV) to
offer a Bachelor's of Business
Administration (BBA) in aviation,
said that the number of students
training to hit the skies is actually
dropping.
UFV's BBA in aviation is one of a
handful of programs in Canada that
allow students to gain a commercial
pilot's licence concurrently with a
bachelor's degree.
"We're certainly not running at
capacity by any stretch," she said,
adding that they currently have 55
students enrolled in the program.
"We could take on again as many
students as we have right now...But
again, there [are] big things holding
students back."
The biggest of which is money;
UFV's four-year aviation degree
costs approximately $95,000.
"It's such a big financial commitment and we are in the firm belief
that it has become more difficult
for people. There's probably a lot of
people out there who would really
be good at something like this...
but sometimes the financial end of
things is just too big," she said.
"Yet you've got companies like
Air Canada retiring a large group
of people. You've got countries like
China and India that have huge
demand to the tune of 2500 pilots
a year. You've got to create those
people from somewhere."
MARCUS OBAUWIKIMEDIA COMMONS
Baby boomer retirement has left a huge demand for new pilots-a field projected to need 97,000 new entrants over the next two decades
Harris said that student loans in
BC cover less than half ofthe costs
for the program.
"The government isn't keeping up as far as we're concerned
with what student loans would
be required to do a program like
this," she said. "There isn't enough
money for them to do this."
Despite the glut of available jobs,
once students do get their pilot
licences, they still have to pay their
dues.
Most go on to either fly small
planes in northern Canada or work
as instructors at flight schools.
Dave Field, who recently graduated from the program, said that
the situation can be tough for
young pilots.
"You have these huge costs [for]
getting the licences and once you
do get [them] you typically don't
make very much money as an
instructor or even as a pilot for a
small carrier."
Field, who paid for his education
through a combination of familial
support, summer jobs and loans,
said that the goal of most new pilots
is to build up flight hours.
"As a pilot right out of flight
school working your way up to that
bigger and better job, hours are really the currency. A lot of airlines
have hour-minimum requirements
to get ajob,"he said.
And, accordingto Field, some
companies are willing to take advantage of that fact.
"A lot of skydiving operations
don't pay their pilots anything.
[They] fly for free because they
want a position where they can be
buildingtime, which, for me, I don't
agree with."
Despite the difficulties, Harris
said that aviation continues to be a
lucrative career.
"There's a lot of first officers out
there making $100,000 to $120,000.
And there's a lot of captains out
there making the high $100,000s
to $200,000. But that's not coming
when you're 20 or 30 years old—
that's coming when you're in your
40s or early 50s when you're making that kind of money."
She maintains, however, that
people shouldn't choose aviation for
the money.
"There has to be a passion. It's not
something that you found last week,
I don't believe," she said. "I think
it's somethingthat someone had in
them probably since childhood."
And Field, who said that he has
wanted to be a pilot for as long as he
can remember, agrees.
"You have to be passionate about
flying and aviation to do this, because it's a huge sacrifice." 13
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Province aims
to up aboriginal
enrollment
Tannara Yelland
CUP Prairies & Northern Bureau Chief
SASKATOON (CUP)-Aboriginal
students are one of Saskatchewan's
largest untapped economic assets,
accordingto a new study done for
the Gabriel Dumont Institute.
In the study, Eric Howe, a
University of Saskatchewan economics professor, combined individual
monetary and non-monetary benefits with societal benefits such as
higher tax revenues. He calculated a
$90 billion benefit to Saskatchewan
if more aboriginal people were to get
university degrees.
Howe said there are several
strategies to mitigate the education
gap between aboriginal and non-
aboriginal people. These range from
relatively inexpensive strategies,
like making high school equivalency
tests available on or near reserves, to
larger, more financially significant
commitments. However, Howe feels
the most important factor in improving the lives of aboriginals isn't
money, but perception.
"The most important thing we
should do is have a change in the
verb tenses we use in our discussion," Howe said. "Ifyou talk to a
lot of aboriginal people, they will
explain why they are where they are
using past tense: residential schools,
being lied to on treaties, being economically marginalized. It's hard
to talk about how we're going to go
forward when we're talking in the
past tense.
"Likewise, a lot of non-aboriginal
people will confine themselves to
talking about the present tense: Fetal
Alcohol Syndrome, crime rates, all
sorts of social pathologies in the aboriginal community," he added.
"Just like we can't do anything
about the past, we can't do anything
about the present either. So we
need to switch to the future tense
and learn to talk about what kind of
Canada, what kind of Saskatchewan
we're goingto bequeath our
children."
ARTS EDUCATION »
Future of BFA at Queen's in question
Lee Richardson
CUP Ontario Bureau Chief
TORONTO (CUP)-The future
of visual arts studies at Queen's
University is uncertain as enrolment for the school's bachelor of
fine arts (BFA) program has been
suspended for the next academic
year.
The halt to new admissions is
due to of a lack of resources, ac-
cordingto an announcement made
by associate dean of arts and science, Gordon Smith. But according
to some arts faculties, the announcement potentially reflects a
larger opposition towards the fine
arts at universities in general.
The dean's office sent an email
assuring students that the school
will "continue to assess" the BFA
program. But accordingto faculty,
there has been no guarantee that
the current program will return.
"The idea is that we reconfigure
and remodel the program," said
BFA printmaking professor Otis
Tamasauskas. "But if we reconfigure, then it's not goingto be the
DAVID ELOP/THE UBYSSEY
Queen's will no longer admit undergrads tp the BFA program, citing "a lack of resources."
same program."
The announcement cites a lack
of resources, including a retirement within the program and financial difficulties, as the reasons
for suspension of new admissions.
"Other units are also vulnerable, not just us," said fine art
undergraduate chair Jan Winton.
"We've experienced really, really
severe cutbacks, university-wide,
for the last three years...it's been
something that we've seen coming
down the line for a longtime."
Students in the BFA program
have been told that their current degree won't be affected. But
members ofthe student body and
faculty have spoken out against
the decision and created petitions
in support of reconsidering the
decision.
"To me, it almost feels like it's
rigged," said Tamasauskas. "They
say one thing about we don't have
the resources—but we do have
resources, we have full enrolment
every year."
The offices of both the principal
and Smith did not immediately respond to requests for interviews.
The suspension ofthe program for the 2012-2013 academic
year, along with the Nova Scotia
government's review ofthe Nova
Scotia College of Art and Design
in Halifax, has led to questions
being raised in art circles about
the future of arts and humanities
education in Canada.
"It's a concern for all of us
teaching in this sector, in art and
design schools, across the country," said Caroline Langill, associate dean at OCAD University's
Faculty of Art.
The future ofthe Nova Scotia
College of Art and Design is also
in question. The school is facing a
$2.4 million shortfall and is currently under review by the Nova
Scotia government. While merging
with another school was initially
proposed, the university's board of
governors voted against the idea and
are now awaiting a province-commissioned report that is expected to
evaluate the school's future.
Langill said art programs are
valuable to universities as they
educate students in a broader way
that doesn't necessarily train them
for certain careers.
"It's the hidden knowledge and
the hidden breadth of knowledge
that's acquired when you're studying art that's a huge loss," said
Langill. "What are the implications of us takingthis out ofthe
university? What does it mean
if we are no longer able to study
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Do we
drink
• it
much?
A slew of alcohol-related
tragedies have struck
universities in
eastern Canada.
Is binge drinking becoming
the new norm? A special
feature from the
Canadian University Press.
KarissaDonkin
The Aquinian (St Thomas University)
FREDERICTON (CUP)-Thirty seconds can change everything.
Over time, Dianne Sheehan has
pieced together what happened to
her son Nick before he fell to his
death from a residence window at St
Francis Xavier University in March
of 2009.
She knows it was shortly after
9pm when he fell. She remembers,
three hours later, receiving the
knock on her Fredericton home's
front door that every parent dreads.
She knows he was partying that
night and took drugs. Nick didn't
have much experience with drugs
and his body had a psychotic reaction when he took them.
His friends have told her Nick
was standing outside a room on the
fourth floor ofthe university's Lane
Hall residence, talking to a female
resident.
From what Sheehan understands,
30 seconds later, her son was dead.
More than two years after Nick's
death, Sheehan still doesn't have all
the answers about what happened
that night—and she realizes she may
never have them all. But she's come
to terms with what happened.
"I would have loved to have
called my son that evening, but it
wouldn't have changed anything,"
she said.
"He was a good kid who was a
hard worker who made an error in
judgment."
The Sheehans aren't the only
family mourning the loss of a son.
On September 6,2011,19-year-old
Jonathan Andrews was found unresponsive in his Acadia University
residence room after a night of
heavy drinking. He was transported
to the QEII Health Science Centre
in Halifax, where he later died.
In October 2010, St Thomas
University (STU) student Andrew
Bartlett died from an accidental fall
in his apartment building after a
night of drinking, which police determined was a contributing factor
to his fall.
Bartlett, 21, had just made the
school's volleyball team and had
been at a rookie party meant to initiate new team members.
Like Sheehan, Andrews and
Bartlett weren't characterized as
party animals in obituaries and
by friends after their deaths. In all
three cases, it appears as if something went terribly wrong.
Their deaths have been a wakeup call for university administrators in the Atlantic provinces, some
of whom are asking if they can do
more to steer students away from
partying and excessive alcohol
consumption.
In a country where, accordingto
the Canadian Study on Substance
Abuse, students are binge drinking
on a regular basis before they reach
university, some are saying the
problem goes beyond universities.
Jonathan Andrews was a
scholarship winner who
played rugby, swam and
loved to travel. His obituary
says he worked three jobs in high
school to be able to travel to places
his parents hadn't been able to visit.
While attending Western Canada
High School in Calgary, he would
give what was left of his lunch
to homeless people hanging out
around the dumpster behind the
school.
Andrews died the day before
classes were set to begin at Acadia
University, where he was goingto
study science.
His obituary says the last thing he
told his parents was that he wanted
to make as many friends as possible
during those first two weeks.
Acadia's orientation week activities are dry, but residences are not,
university spokesman Scott Roberts
said. Drinking games are prohibited and only residents older than 19
are allowed to have alcohol in their
rooms.
The investigation into Andrews's
death was conducted by the RCMP,
and Roberts said he isn't in a position to release more details than are
already available.
"The only thing that I have as
information...is what the RCMP reported at the time," he said.
Since Andrews's death, the university has asked Dr Robert Strang,
Nova Scotia's chief public health
officer, to investigate what policies
are in place at Acadia to discourage
binge drinking and which ones can
be improved.
"Our plan is to receive his report
in whatever form it comes and share
it with our community and implement changes that we can," Roberts
said.
Almost a year later, the topic
of Andrew Bartlett's death
is still uncomfortable on
the St Thomas University
campus.
Bartlett, who was from the small
tourist town of St Andrews, New
Brunswick, was supposed to graduate last May.
Friends said he planned to
become a teacher and loved STU
so much that he didn't want to
graduate.
He's been remembered as someone who made friends quickly and
by another friend as the most responsible person she knew. His family, who declined to be interviewed
for this story, have set up a scholarship fund and hold an annual golf
tournament in his name.
Bartlett was proud to have made
the volleyball team in his final year
and friends remembered him skipping trips to the campus bar to go to
practice.
He was with his team during his
last night at an initiation party that
started on campus.
After Bartlett's death, reports
ofthe party led to an investigation
bythe university. Then-university
president Dennis Cochrane made
it clear the team wasn't responsible
for Bartlett's death, but suspended
the men's volleyball team from
playing for the rest ofthe season
for violating the university's hazing
policies.
The university also drafted a
new code of conduct after Bartlett's
death, which could penalize students for inappropriate behaviour
on campus or off campus, if they are
representing the university in some
way.
Barry Craig, Vice-President
Academic at STU, said Bartlett's
death wasn't the trigger for the new
code of conduct—but it certainly accelerated the process.
"That wasn't the first time we
thought of this, that wasn't the first
time we had an alcohol-related
incident," he explained. "But itwas
certainly the one that said, right,
okay, we can't keep putting this off.
We have to deal with this."
The draft code addresses hazing,
although Ryan Hamilton, a hazing
expert at the University of New
Brunswick (UNB) says it could take
more than a set of policies to eliminate it from university campuses.
"People die every single year because of things related to hazing and
usually related to alcohol at universities," he said. "It happens year, after year, after year. You would think
that if somebody dying was enough,
it would stop happening.
"The reality is, it's not a simple
problem to solve," he continued.
"Drinking is a legal act, alcohol
is readily available [and] there's a
culture within universities where
alcohol is promoted. You can't walk
around the campus without seeing
drink special signs."
This year, for the first time, UNB
asked Hamilton to meet with every
varsity sports team to talk about
hazing at the beginning ofthe year.
"I wish it was enough. I wish the
educational interventions that I provide were enough to stop [hazing]
but I think it's more complicated
than that," he said.
"It takes a lot of people seeing the
problem and working toward solutions than a policy document or a
one-hour session."
Other administrations are taking
steps to mitigate the risks associated
with binge drinking. Three students
died at Atlantic universities in the
past few years. Queen's University
in Ontario went as far as to ban
alcohol in first-year residences during welcome week following the
death of two students last year. The
Queen's policy banned alcohol, even
if the resident was of legal age.
The circumstances are different at UBC, the university said.
Accordingto Janice Robison, a
spokesperson for UBC Housing, it's
a question of culture.
"[Queen's has] had some tragic
circumstances to deal with, and I
know they're very serious about
wanting to change their campus
community culture as it relates to
the over-consumption of alcohol,"
she said. "[The ban] creates an opportunity for some reflection about
that.
"Banning alcohol from our residences during Firstweek is not our
policy and we're not anticipating
that this will be our policy," she said.
For Dianne Sheehan, one of
the hardest parts of losing
her son Nick was dealing
with the way he died.
"You get a stigma attached to
a tragic death and as a family it's
[hard] to deal with that."
At St Francis Xavier, university
administrators aren't eager to link
any changes to university policy to
Nick's death.
"We've been on a path of managing behaviour and educating
students. We've been on that path
even before the tragedy ofthe student falling from the window," said
Keith Publicover, the university's
vice-president of recruitment and
student experience.
"Our work in educating students
and reviewing policy and procedure
is not linked to that incident."
And while Sheehan likes the idea
of having codes of conduct that
guide student behaviour, she's not
convinced they can prevent another
death like her son's from happening.
"A code of conduct would be
wonderful, but you can't follow
these kids every second ofthe day,"
she said.
Her youngest daughter has
just started her first year at the
University of Ottawa. People
have asked her if she's calling her
daughter every day because of what
happened to Nick. But she's not
worried.
What does worry her is that no
one in her daughter's residence held
a meetingto talk about responsible
drinking after Jonathan Andrews's
death last month.
"When something like that happens, I don't think it needs to be a
huge lecture, but I think it should
be brought to the kids' attention,"
she said.
"It's nothing more than a reminder to kids to think before you
drink: be cautious and make smart
decisions."
It will take a longtime to change
the culture around drinking, which
Sheehan said is a different type
of drinkingthanwhen she was in
university.
Until then, the best advice she
can offer students is to be smart
about the choices they make.
"Kids are goingto be kids no
matter what. You pray to God you
taught your kids the right things
and that they'll use their judgment."
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UBC President Stephen Toope hears of U of T President David Naylor's fundraising plan
The Last Word
Parting shots and snap judgments on today's issues
The gall of the University of
Toronto
Last month UBC launched a fund-
raising campaign with a goal of $1.5
billion. The University of Toronto
saw their bet, and raised them. This
week, U of T announced plans to
raise $2 billion and has called it "the
largest fundraising campaign in
Canadian university history."
Are you goingto take that, UBC?
U of T must not be allowed to one-
up us in anything.
Our two universities are partnering in opening an office in New
Delhi; UBC must secretly open
offices in Mumbai and Bangalore,
and make these offices even nicer.
A new of U of T study has found
a new way to predict multiple
sclerosis; it's time for UBC to cure
MS once and for all. Another U of
T study has brought new research
to light about the domestication
ofthe soybean; UBC must now
domesticate its own bean, called
the Toopebean, and make it bigger
than any other bean in the world.
Screw you, Toronto.
The gall of the Universal Music
Group
Grooveshark is a site that lets you
stream music uploaded by other users. It's also what we use in the office whenever we need good tunes
in the background.
Universal Music Group is one of
the largest music labels in the world.
It has just announced a lawsuit
against Grooveshark of upwards of
$15 billion. Grooveshark feels it can
win in the courts, but given previous judgments against other sites
that depend on users sharing their
files for free, Grooveshark's chances
don't look very good.
Here at The Ubyssey, we believe
that artists should be properly
compensated for their work and
that stealing is wrong and so on. But
damn it, we like Grooveshark. It's so
convenient!
So even though you're stand-
ingup for a very justifiable cause:
screw you, Universal.
Teacher's Assistants at UBC
deserve to be paid more
You probably don't know that
Teacher's Assistants on this campus
have been without a contract for
over a year. A strike/lock-out isn't
in the cards, but TAs have to be less
than thrilled that UBC's proposal
gives them a grand salary increase
of zero percent.
TAs at UBC are fairly well paid,
but those at U of T (which is this
university's main competitor) are
paid more. And given how expensive housing is in this city, our TAs
should be paid more than at other
universities.
UBC often references the fact
that the absurd cost of living in
Vancouver makes it difficult to
recruit world-class faculty. Well,
it also makes it difficult to recruit
world-class graduates, and they're
the ones doing quite a bit ofthe
teaching for undergraduates (aka:
the majority of people on this
campus).
So while the TA union may not
be publicly advocating for higher
wages, we'll do it for them. Yes,
there are the occasional issues with
low accountability, but in general
we want our TAs to be well-paid
and stress-free.
Occupy Vancouver pays the
price for disregarding election
If last week's civic election had a
clear loser, itwas the left of centre
Coalition of Progressive Electors
(COPE). The party, which was in a
power sharing alliance with Vision
Vancouver, was wiped off council
and the parks board.
We couldn't help but notice a bit
of irony in how former COPE councillor Ellen Woodsworth, in defeat,
declared that her party would come
back from this drubbing.
"We are a 40-year-old party. We
are a movement," she said. "We are
the 99 per cent."
There's plenty of blame to go
around for this defeat—an especially aggressive NPA campaign, a
second billing to the mega-spending Vision, a firebrand pick for
council in Tim Louis. But perhaps
the most conspicuous target is
Occupy. For whatever reason, the
movement has largely eschewed
the electoral route to change—labeling those who suggest otherwise
as centre-left sell outs. If anything,
trying to align themselves with the
deteriorating movement blew up in
COPE's face.
The result? We're left with a
developer party holding the reins
of power. The only check on Vision
is a first time Green councillor, as
opposed to a slate of candidates
who are experienced in fighting for
neighbourhoods and the homeless,
and who have consistently voted
against Vision's development plans.
So keep writing off the ballot box,
Occupy. See where that gets you.
This movement was not
supposed to be about tents
One reason for Occupy's failure to
positively influence the election (at
least in regard to their own goals) is
that in recent weeks, they've completely lost the narrative. The brunt
of their effort has been spent on a
futile effort to allow themselves
to keep their tent city indefinitely.
Instead of coming up with new and
innovative ways to fight income inequality, they've picked a fight they
were doomed to lose.
We are happy that Vancouver
hasn't witnessed the violent confrontations between occupiers
and police that some American
cities have seen; by and large, the
Vancouver occupiers have packed
up and left when the courts asked
them to. But if this becomes just
a game of whack-a-mole with the
courts, with the tent city moving
each time a new injunction comes
down, the Occupy movement in
Vancouver is dead.
Having a park or city square
filled with tents doesn't achieve
goals. If Occupy wants to stay relevant in the political discourse, it
needs to take advantage ofthe network built up within the camp and
use that to mobilize around specific
actions. It's time to forget the tents
and move on. 13
A concrete solution
for UBC's governance
Editor's
Notebook
rv Justin
i     L      McElroy
Did you know that sometime in the
next couple of years, people who live
on campus will debate what sort of
local government we'll have for decades to come?
It's true! And you'd never know it
from the deafening silence.
It has been nearly two years since
the provincial government took over
jurisdiction of UBC from Metro
Vancouver and pledged to work with
the university to find a long-term
solution for governance.
So we're goingto get something
new. Which is good, because what
we have—a variety of small associations and advisory boards, but a
university that has the final say on all
building, zoning and development—is
less than ideal.
But what shape will this new
municipal monster take? Will
University Town have a mayor, or
just an advisory council? Will UBC
have guaranteed seats, and if so, how
many? If in the future somebody
wanted to build a bar/yoga studio/
bowling alley on campus, who would
approve that? Could UBC have a
veto if they didn't like the idea? Will
students have guaranteed representation, or be ghettoized? What lands
will be included? What powers will
be included?
These are important questions
that should be debated, because they
will determine the way the non-
academic lands of this campus grow
for years to come. Every stakeholder
should come forward with proposals
and grand ideas for the future. It isn't
every day that a population of over
10,000 people gets to figure out how
to be governed.
However, People In Charge, most
of whom are normally very sensible,
seem content to wait until UBC
comes forward with a proposal.
This is a mistake.
It's a mistake because when UBC
comes forward with a governance
plan—and Campus and Community
Planning has been preparing one for
many, many months—it will favour
UBC's long-term interests and give
short shrift to the concerns of people
who actually live here. It may actually give UBC-appointed people a
majority of seats on aquasi-council.
This would give the university
maximum flexibility moving forward, and limit the actual power any
governing body has. If the only group
that proposes a comprehensive plan
is UBC, then the provincial government will ultimately pass into law
a document which gives UBC 90
per cent of what they want. Public
consultations will have little effect
because most ofthe work was still
done behind closed doors.
This is not to begrudge our university. They were given this land from
the province 100 years ago, told they
could do what they want with it, and
built up a billion-dollar endowment.
They like the status quo, because the
status quo works for them.
But of course, nobody forced them
to build a city here. They did, and
now the people who live here would
like some real democracy, please and
thank you.
In any case, it's important that we,
as a community, start debating ideas
for the future of this pseudo-city and
not wait for UBC to propose something. This paper has been saying so
for 18 months, and to date nobody
has stepped up with a real, comprehensive idea.
So why not me? Next week, I'll
outline a scenario for how UBC
could be governed. We'll call it "The
McElroy Plan." It will brainstorm a
future UBCity where students have
a voice, permanent residents have
a real local government, UBC has a
degree of control overthe process,
and people who live here have an accountable government.
People can look at the McElroy
Plan, steal parts they like for their
own proposals, deride the entire
thing as simplistic or naive, or just
completely ignore it.
But at least something will be out
there. And after two years of people
talking about governance but doing
nothingto move the debate forward,
that, in itself, is a good thing. 13
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Perspectives
» Dr Bunsen Honeydew
and his assistant, Beaker
Honeydew: Well, after a long wait
and endless parody trailers, it's finally time to play the music and light the
lights. The Muppets are back on the
big screen! Are you excited, Beaker?
Beaker: Meep meep meep.
H: Yes, well said! But we all know
the travesty that was 1999's Muppets
from Space. It lost a lot of money,
Beaker. And for a time, it seemed
as though we might never see the
Muppets on the big screen again,
which would be heartbreaking.
B: Meep meep. Meep meep meep
meep meep meep meep.
H: You're right. People need to make
sure they actually show up at the
theatre and support this film, lest
it be the final gasp ofthe Muppets
forever. Don't torrent it, don't wait
for Netflix. Go to the theatre while
you can!
B: Meep meep meep meep meep.
H: I know, $50 million is a big budget for this movie, so we'll need all
the support we can get. Otherwise,
Statler and Waldorf won't be the
only ones heckling.
B: Meep meep. Meep meep meep
meep meep. Meep meep meep meep
meep meep meep meep meep meep.
H: Beaker! That's a horrible thing
to say about someone's mother. You
must watch your manners.
B: Meep.
H: That's better. Now, please, let
me finish. We know how fun it
is to watch Muppet Labs and the
Swedish Chef and everyone else on
Youtube. But ifyou don't pay up for
this film, that's the only place you'll
be seeing them in the future. 13 Scene»
Pictures and words on your university experience
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HUMOUR »
The 25 Queries close out fire sale
I'm really bored of answering these questions, so let's finish this sordid business
The 25 Queries
ofStudentD
Bryce
Warnes
The 25 Queries of Student Disan
attempt to answer 25pressing questions posted anonymously by a com-
menter on The Ubyssey's website.
For the introduction to this column,
and to read the original comment,
visit ubyssey.ca/opinion/the-twen-
ty-five-queries-of-st432udent-d/
The 25 Queries of Student D is
reaching its expiry date. After three
months of answering Student D's
questions, I am running low on
irony and facetiousness. Such resources are finite.
In the interest of endingthis sordid business, I'll be crammingthe
rest ofthe queries into the next two
articles. Here's the first.
14. an explanation on
the function of each UBC
department, like the plant
operation shit
UBC Plant Operations runs the
mulching systems used to convert
Wesbrook Village senior citizens
into low-emission biofuel. Most of
the buildings on UBC campus are
heated with the remains of pensioners and the semi-solid fluids
scraped off the floor after fraternity
parties. David Suzuki approves.
15. an explanation on the nature
of each course, may be feedback
from students
"Feedback?" Quit playin'. All you
want to know about UBC courses
are which ones you need in order
to graduate and how easily you can
coast through them, get your piece
of paper, land a career and afford a
new iPhone everyyear until you die.
Don't act like you're here to learn.
16. how the fuck is AMS
spending the money
Most of it is going up their noses.
The AMS execs are uniformly addicted to cocaine and obscene acts
of ultra-violence. The new SUB has
a sex dungeon especially designed
for the execs, featuring enormous
mirror-top tables and industrial-
strength titty clamps ("Soviet
style," ifyou're down with the lingo). Don't even try to fool yourself
into believing they're working for
the betterment of students. It's all
about fat rails and titty-welts.
17. who the fuck voted YES to the
new SUB
Everyone with a conscience. It's
about the children. Would you want
the next generation of UBC students passing their breaks between
classes in this sticky shit-grotto?
18.whythefuckisUBC
accepting so many students
Deep in your heart of hearts, you know this to be true
New standards. Back in the day, you
only went to university ifyou were
rich, white and male. Now they're
letting anyone in.
20. what the fuck is wrong with
people who make noise at
1:00am in the rez
Oh, that? They're just busy having
more fun than you.
2L where to buy weed, rumour
says totem
Call me.
24. how much do people
editting "The UBC Report" earn
What is this? What are you talking
about?
VELKROPHOTO/FLICKR
25. musical and theatre
performance news
It is not within The Ubyssey's budget to stage weekly vaudeville performances reporting the news.
If you've seen Justin McElroy
shred The Lion King on a Casio,
though, you'll understand how
much we wish we could do this. 13
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