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Tuesday, October 28, 2003
Volume 85 Issue 16
Saving daylight since 1918
'They've got PhDs too, you know'
Fair Employment Week aims to raise awareness of sessional lecturers
by Jonathan Woodward
Sessionals lecturers who say they
feet "invisible" at UBC are celebrating Fair Employment Week to make
their presence known to students
and the administration.
The event, mirrored at campuses across North America, hopes to
acknowledge the contribution ofthe
more than 500 sessional lecturers
to campus life and" research, and
aims to make an impression before
the faculty association and UBC
meet next year for labour talks.
"We're trying to make people on
campus aware of the fact that there
are people around them who look
the same as regular faculty but they
aren't," said Elizabeth Hodgson,
.who has been a sessional lecturer
for eight years at UBC. "Students
don't know it, but we're here in far
greater numbers than people
Sessional lecturers are faculty
members hired to teach courses on
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a per-credit basis with appointments lasting up to a year.
Sessionals at UBC are concentrated
mostly in the Arts and Education
A sessional is hired when UBC
has student demand for a course
but cannot secure permanent faculty to teach it, said Neil Guppy, VP
academic programs for UBC.
"Sometimes there is a temporary
need for quality instruction, so we
tiy to find people who can do that
on a temporary basis," he said.
But sessionals have grown in
number at UBC to the point where
nearly half of the English department's courses are taught by sessionals, Hodgson said.
'I was a sessional for 12 years,
doing the same job, year after year,"
said Karen Needham, who is now a
full-year instructor in the zoology
department at UBC. "I wasn't filling
some sort of temporary hole. I
was permanently needed in that
Sessionals often return year
after year, do research," publish
scholarly work and help plan academic courses, she added.
Academic and research work
done outside of class is not included
in a sessional's job description, and
it goes unpaid, said Needham. This
See "Sessionals" on page 2.
SPORTS: Off to Canada
West Championships
Men's and Women's soccer both
make the finals. Pages 4-5.
NEWS: Taking the Ax to
the United Nations
Lloyd Axworthy speaks out
against US 'intimidation* of the
UN. Page 3.
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Press conference in Edmonton
this weekend. As a result, we will
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Rally calls for troops to come home
Hundreds gather to protest
continued occupation
by Jonathan Woodward
"No more occupation, self-determination," chanted more than 700 protesters railing against the
US-led occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan and
the Israeli occupation of Palestine, Saturday.
The war is not over and it is still killing people, speakers said, pointing to a failed peace and
mounting death toll. They went on to speak out
against citizens of the war-torn areas having no
control over their countries and their governments.
"In Afghanistan, we're creating a peace where
warlords are in power, where malnutrition is the
daily lot and US counsel and not Iraqis are in
charge of the countiy," said Gabor Mate of Jews
for a Just Peace.     ~ "
The hour-long march occupied roads and
blocked traffic. It began at the Vancouver Art
Gallery but departed from the routes of past rallies to finish at a Canadian Forces armoury on
"We've arrived in front ofthe armoury so that
the militaiy can see out message:'bring the
troops home," said StopWar.ca rally organiser Jef
Leader of the federal NDP Jack Layton stood
with MP Svend Robinson and called for an end to
the occupation.
"George Bush and his militarist agenda must
be rejected from.within as it is being rejected
from "around the world," said Layton. "There
must be an immediate and rapid timetable to
extricate ourselves from foreign nations so that
local democracies can thrive."
He called for an immediate end to Canada's
cooperation with American defense efforts,
which he said will militarise space.
Artists Against the War posed in military
dress as 'Billionaires for Bush and War' and
waved a five-foot-high cardboard black bomb.
They opened a black book with a stylized explosive on the front and read a mock sermon.
"In the beginning was the bomb, and we are its
chosen ones," they said as three men wearing
George Bush masks and pitchforks cheered
them on.
Several members of the SFU Radical
Cheerleaders built a human pyramid while one
waved black pom-poms in support of the end to
"Stop the warl On Iraqi Give ol' Bush a heart
attackl* they chanted.
Fifteen-year-old Hannah Mate called for youth
to get involved in the anti-war movement
"We're not supposed to care. We're supposed
to look cool," she said. "But it's frustrating to be
the only teenager up here. Be out there, make a
Others used the rally to protest against other
issues besides wax and occupation.
Bev Meslo, a co-representative for the
National Action Committee for the Status of
Women and a UBC graduate, carried on her back
a dummy BC Premier Gordon Campbell, sporting a martini glass and anti-women slogans.
'Gordon Campbell is on every woman's back
dressed as George Bush made a statement.
in this province," she said.
.   Fire This Time, an anti-war group recently
expelled from Stopwar.ca, came to the rally to
hand out publications and to demonstrate.
See"Rally"onpage2. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2003
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"Sessionals" from page 1.
hampers their ability to give students access to research in the
classroom, she added.
'Most of the sessionals have
PhDs too, you know,' she said. "The
problem is that you've got someone
who you're expecting to stay current
in the field, but doesn't have access
to research facilities that help bring
research into the classroom."
Sessionals also face bureaucratic
red tape with each reappointment,
said Needham, adding that even a
continuing sessional must reapply
for a library card, a parking space
and an e-mail address.
Hodgson said sometimes sessionals feel their contribution to the
university is largely unrecognised.
"We can't often vote in department meetings, our name is not listed next to courses, we're not on
websites. We're just invisible.'
This week, sessional lecturers
will be placing 500 stickers of
"shadowy academics' on buildings
around campus, one for each sessional lecturer.
About 20 full-size shadowy cardboard cut-outs of sessionals will
loom over the grassy knoll, and
biographies of sessionals will be
displayed in the SUB.
UBC spokesman Scott Macrae
hopes the upcoming displays will be
empowering for sessional lecturers.
"This is a good place to do it' he
said. "This is what a university is for.'
But he also said bargaining
between the university and the faculty association last spring resulted
in increases in benefits for sessionals. Examples include access to
vacation pay and the option of
unpaid leave.
He said any further changes to
sessional contracts will be discussed in bargaining next year. ♦
www. thedottedeye.com
Peace activists storm armoury
"Rally" from page 7.
"We may have had to change our politics but we still have a strong commitment to the anti-war movement,' said member Mike Krebs.
Keighley rejected calls for an open microphone at the end of the rally,
saying StopWar.ca's organisation was there to ensure what was said had a
streamlined message.
"The purpose is not to set up a soapbox for an individual point of view,'
he said. 'Out of necessity, you have to pare down.'
Author and filmmaker Michael Moore was signing books at a Robson
Street bookstore, but due to the volume of autographs he did not speak,
organisers said.
But Keighley did not feel the rally suffered as a result. "It
would have been gravy," he said, "But today wasn't dependent on Moore
showing up." ♦
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Johanson's "Let's Talk Sex" Tour
Date: Tuesday November. 4,2003
When: 7:00 pm
Where: Totem Ballroom
Cost: S3 charge at the door
All proceeds raised will go towards the 2004 UBC
V-Day Campaign. Presented by the AMS and UBC
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Candlelight Session featuring
Date: Saturday November. 15,2003
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Where: Pit Pub
Cost: S16
Tickets available at the Sub Box Office, Zulu
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Safety Committee is running a 'Safety Audit' of. the
SUB during the coming weeks. We will be asking
students what (if any) safety or security concerns
they have or have noticed when in or around the
SUB. The results of this survey will be compiled and
will help to form future priorities for Safety Committee,
Renovations, lighting etc. The survey will be both
online and in person. Visit www.ams.ubc.ca for
more information or to fill out the survey. Surveys will
also be available in the SUB this week from 10:00 to
2:00 every day. For more information contact Laura
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Monday to Tuesday:
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Thursday, October 30, there will be an open OCP
Working Group meeting at 5:00 pm in SUB Room
205. The group will be compiling principles and
action items (recommendations) for the Board of
Governors regarding student consultation on campus
development. Everyone who is interested is invited to
attend! For more information contact Laura Best, VP
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service not
by Ai Lin Choo
TransLink failed to improve bus service in the Lower Mainland
despite a stiff fare increase and won't be able to do so by 2013,
say three citizen-coalition groups.
The transit organisation needs to stop making empty promise, start making long-term targets that are feasible and start
listening to what people want, say the Bus Riders Union,
Cambie Heritage Boulevard Society and Re-think RAV
'[TransLink] has to listen to people and they don't listen,'
said Maurizio Grande, president of the Cambie Heritage
Boulevard Society. "They say they have priorities and then they
change those priorities because of politics and nothing
gets done.'
TransLink released a three-year transportation financing
plan that will increase transit fares from $2 to $2.2 S to finance
new buses and road improvements.
TransLink's ten-year plan calls for significant changes to the
transit system. Among them are a 33 per cent increase in
buses, opening the Richmond-downtown rail line in 2009 and
purchasing a third SeaBus.
But TransLink is supposed to have made many transit
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improvements by now, said Aiyanas Ormond, a member of
the union.
He pointed to June 2000, when TransLink raised fares from
$1.75 to $2 and promised to put more than 100 new buses on
the road. But in 2001 TransLink announced $5 million in bus
service cutbacks instead of more buses, he said.
"Since TransLink started in 1999, there haven't been
improvements especially in bus service," said Ornand.
"There's a real need in this city for better bus service and it's
not something that TransLink seems willing to prioritise at all.'
TransLink should also meet previous targets before starting
on new developments, added Grande.
More emphasis should also be placed on improving bus
j service between East and West Vancouver before work starts
• on the new Richmond-Airport-Vancouver rapid transit Une,
he said.
Translink's plans lack public consultation as well, said Don
Toffaletto, a member of Re-think RAV Coalition, adding that
people should be able to give their input more freely.
TransLink is also not doing enough to remain publicly
accountable and people are often unaware that public consultation meetings occur, said Toffaletto.
"I think [TransLink's) way of moving the plans through is
nothing short of genius,' he said. "The way they strategise to
get the plans through is fraud almost.
"There's got to be a better way to get public opinion and to
get people involved,' he said.
But TransLink spokesman Ken Hardie said bus service has
increased from $4.& to $4.9 million worth of transit service
hours over the last year.
The most significant increase in service hours has been ori
community shuttles serving Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and
Port Moody and on replacing big buses in places where there
aren't enough riders or big enough streets, he said.
But Hardie admits that not all bus service improvement targets outlined in last year's transportation plan have been met
"It's a matter that there's not enough equipment to ramp up
service,' he said.
TransLink has also been consulting the public since the
organisation started, Hardie said.
People are usually given five minutes to speak at board
meetings to ensure that everyone who attends gets a chance to
sjieak,. he sa|d. "But that still doesn't stop them from submit-
rtin^iongei reports taibo.ard:?nember^C he adtjed'.' 44>5»' >:'■'
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tion meetings over the next few weeks. The first will be held on
October 29 at the Holiday Inn Broadway.
The meetings will be advertised in upcoming city newspapers, said Hardie. ♦
Former minister dissects the United Nations
Axworthy considers the effectiveness
of international institutions
-  by Sarah Bourdon
There needs to be a UN in our world, but it
needs to be able to sidestep the "intimidation'
of the US, said former Canadian Minister of
Foreign Affairs Lloyd Axworthy, Friday.
"The UN is going through enormous
throes of change, challenge, questioning,
even cynicism,' said Axworthy to a crowd of
nearly 200 at the Unitarian Church of
After 21 years in the federal government,
Axworthy promoted humanitarian causes
such as the banning of land mines and advocacy ofthe International Criminal Court He is
now the director of the Liu Centre for the
Study of Global Issues at UBC.
Axworthy noted the effect of recent US military action in Iraq on the UN.
"There are certain issues that can reassert
UN authority and the most pressing is Iraq.'
He also candidly offered his views on the
Bush administration and the need for public
action to bring about change.
"We're all under a certain cloud of intimidation these days," Axworthy said, referring
to the US administration.
But he suggested the US is 'learning that
they're not big enough and strong enough to
always get their way.' This was discovered
when several key countries, including
Canada> refused to participate in the war on
Iraq, he said.
"In our own funny, quirky way we said
no...we made a deliberate conscious decision
as a group of people. I would like to claim that
we Canadians as a community have made a
pretty good start,' said Axworthy.
Although the former minister touched on
flaws within the UN, he maintained it could
be improved and asked the crowd not to 'get
so down on the UN that we don't recognise its
successes.' He cited the example of Sierra
Leone, where the UN helped bring charges
against those involved in human rights violations during the war.
Axworthy made several suggestions to
improve the UN. Most notable was his belief
that national representatives serving in global organisations should be elected by the puK
he. Being able to choose global decision-makers would give Canadians a voice in crucial
world issues, he said.
But this concept seemed implausible
to some.
"I think it would be good in theory but I
question whether it is realistic to expect that
the general population is going to have a thorough understanding, not only of domestic politics, but also of international issues, to make
an informed vote,' said audience member
Christine McDonald, a fourth-year UBC student and head delegate for the university to
the Canadian International Model UN.
But many welcomed Axworthy's positive
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IT'S ALL IN THE BOOK: The discussion continued for Axworthy as he signed copies
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spin on the UN.
Audience member Mary Goldie, a peace
activist and coordinator of Peace and Conflict,
Studies at Langara, said the UN has great
potential and it is up to the public to educate
themselves and take action.
'Once people know about the issues, people are intelligent, they know the right thing
to do. These issues affect you pragmatically
and morally.'
Leslie Kemp, event organiser and chair of
the Unitarian Church's Social Justice
Compittee, agreed with Axworthy's take on
global citizens."
"The old institutions, including the UN,
don't serve us in terms of international concerns,' she said. "We all have a responsibility,
it's not just relying on our government It's
about how we can take a role ourselves in
shaping our institutions.' ♦ TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2003
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Best in the
Fog doesn't dampen the women's soccerrecord
by Jesse Marchand
and Wilson Wong
Last year they boasted a 17-1-1 season and a
National Championship win. And while this
year's 11-2-1 record has one more loss than
last, the women's soccer team has reached an
obvious success in their regular season. They
are first in the Canada West division and fifth
in the CIS. They also boast a win against SFU in
the annual grudge match.
On Friday they took on the Lethbridge
Pronghojns and came away with an easy 8-0
shutout It was rookie player Janine Kerr who
scored* the first goal for UBC* in the. first two
minutes. Despite one more from Kerr, the rest
of the goals were taken by veterans Rosalyn
Hicks, Keiko Reid and Sarah Regan.
Even with UBC star keeper Hannah
Schoichet on injury, the Pronghorns were no
worry for the Birds as keeper Kelly McNabney
kept it a shutout
Sunday's game was a different story. Most
of the spectators had no idea what was going
on for most of the game, but not because they
didn't understand soccer. The game started in
good weather but wave after wave of fog rolled
in and the visibility went from bad
to worse.
It got so bad at one point that the Calgary
goalkeeper playfully shouted to her teammates, "Where's the ball*?" while it was in play
on the other side of the field.
Head referee Michelle Pye said they wouldn't delay the game because the players could
still see the field, or at least the immediate
area around them. She added that it would
have been hard to delay because the men's'
game was slated to follow. But many UBC players found it hard to keep playing.
"It was horrible because I play on the outside and I couldn't see the play on the other
side," said T-Bird Bronwyn Hunt.
But the fog didn't mean that they stopped
trying. 'Considering first place was already
clinched, the team came out with lots of energy," said UBC coach Dick Mosher.
UBC dominated the first half, using their
speed and height to control the play and force
Calgary into many bad passes and turnovers.
Calgary goalkeeper Charlotte Martin played
very well and kept UBC off the scoreboard for
most of the first half despite being constantly
under fire.
Right before half-time, a shot by UBC's
Heather Smith from outside the 18-yard box
seemed to hurt Martin-it hit her in the chest
and bounced out of bounds for a corner. On
the ensuing corner, Martin came out to punch
the ball away which led to a goal-mouth
scramble. This led to Sarah Regan scoring her
17th goal of the year, making her the top scorer in her league.
UBC coasted through the second half, allowing the clock to run out recording the 2-0 win
with McNabney recording her eigth shutout of
the season.
UBC leaves Friday for the Canada West playoffs in Lethbridge. They are slated to take on
the Pronghorns again, with the winner taking
on the victor of the UVic and Alberta game. ♦
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Ladies express joy over T-Bird defeat
Women's basketball team takes on former NCAA and WNBA players
by Wilson Wong
The game was close but the Seattle Lady
Express and the UBC Thunderbirds were no
match for the sunny Vancouver weather on
Saturday afternoon. Less than 100 people
showed up at War Memorial Gymnasium to
watch the Lady Express club team squeak
out a 75-72 victoiy over the Thunderbirds.
Saturday's match-up was promoted as a
game where several players with WNBA
experience would suit up against UBC, but
, scheduling conflicts meant that only former
Seattle Storm forward Jamie Redd could
dress for the game. The rest of the Seattle
team was composed of former NCAA
Seattle's experience might have been
intimidating for some, but evidently not for
the UBC players who came out strong and
stayed in the game by playing a tough per-
son-toperson defence and holding their
own down low. Argyle grad Kelsey Blair was
the impact player, who seemed to have
avoided the sophomore slump, grabbing 13
rebounds in the gam.6.
For their part the Express displayed
flashes of brilliance throughout the first half
but were often slowed by bad turnovers. A
closely-played first half, where no team held
a lead larger than four points, ended with
UBC on top 39-38.
The second half was much the same.
UBC and Seattle matched each other shot
for shot even though both teams were substituting players in and off frequently. Blair,
Carrie Watson and Cait Haggarty led the
way for the home team while Redd and
Tara Davis did most of the scoring for the
visitors. UBC had a lead for much ofthe second half but it never exceeded more than
three points. Every time UBC caught the
lead, the Express would come right back to
tie it !
Experience did eventually win out as the
Express went ahead for glory with exactly
two minutes left Seattle's Susie Jarosch hit
a crucial three-pointer with 1:15 to go to
extend the lead to 73-69. UBC had two
chances to tie the game with less than a
minute to go but Haggarty, starting for
Townsend, missed one of her free throws
and then had the ball stolen on the last
Thunderbird possession leaving the team
three points short at the end.
While the end result was' _ lqss, UBC
Coach Deb Huband was happy with her
team's performance, as was senior
Amanda Beers who'was pleased that her
teammates showed no fear in facing the
Express. "I was impressed that we didn't go
out scared, especially with the younger players," said Beers.
One of those younger players, yvas Cait
Haggarty, whose accomplishments were
not diminished by her late gam£ misfortunes. She scored 17 points, seconjl on the
team to Carrie Watson, who had IS. Adding
12 points was another rookie. Erica
On the other side, one WNBA-calibre
player was enough for the Express as Jamie
Redd was the undisputed star of the game
with 30 points. She was, however, modest
about her game saying, "I played okay, I
could have played better."
Buoyed by their performance this preseason, UBC can't wait to start their season
at home against the Victoria Vikes on
November 7. ♦
Albertans no
match for UBC
Men's soccer secures Can West berth
by Jesse Marchand
......       .  ,-,'     SPORTS EDITOR   .'...;.    *„. ...... j,; ,__.
Needing a win in both games this weekend to make the finals,
the men's soccer team made it look easy. "We couldn't have
wrote a better script in either game," said UBC Coach
Mike Mosher.
But game one's win could have been because of the competition. On Friday afternoon, the men took on the worst team
in the league, the Lethbridge Pronghorns.
By two minutes into the game UBC's Steve Frazao had
already scored on a penalty kick, the first of many balls to
enter the Pronghorns's net Frazao was the star scorer of the
game scoring three more before the game ended in an 8-0 win
forUBC.  •
Midfielder Darren Prentice also had a good game scoring
the second UBC goal five minutes in and adding one more in
the second half. The last two goals were kicked in by Adrian
Sanders and Sunny Uphal, but the all-star had to be keeper
Dan Holloway who had his second shutout of the season.
Sunday's game, however, boasted more fog than this year's
Shrum Bowl and caused Mosher to say that "in almost 15
years as a player and a coach [I'd] never seen anything like
that" But the fog didn't seem to hurt UBC's goals.
Sunday was supposed to be a tough match against the fifth-
place Calgary Dinos, but the Birds defeated them almost as
easily as the Pronghorns. Although Holloway couldn't boast
another shutout, the T-Birds managed to.score another eight
points versus the Dinos' two.
While the Dinos had nothing to fight for, being already
kicked out playoff contention, Mosher felt that it was the Birds'
ability to take control of the game early that really "took the
wind out of their sails."
This win brings the Birds to 7-3-2 for the season. They are
slated to take on the Alberta Golden Bears (8-2-2) in the semifinal—for the fifth time in six years—in Saskatoon on November
first For the last two years.the Birds have beat the Bears out of
gold medal contention and this, warns Mosher, is what will
give Alberta the motivation to fight even harder this year.
The other semi-final match will be fought between the
number one team in the league, the Trinity Western
Spartans (9-2-1) and Canada West host, the Saskatchewan
Huskies (3-7-1).
While the season's scores lean towards a Spartan sweep.
Coach Mosher doesn't want to rule anyone out, not even the
Huskies. "Saskatchewan is probably the best team with only
three wins that you will ever see," said Mosher, referring to
their ability to keep the scores low in every game this year.
While it seems likely the Spartans will take the championship, anything can happen, and the T-ISirds will have to keep
their confidence high and their team strong' if they want to
upset the balance this year. ♦
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Season ends with a sigh
They were almost there, but the T-
Birds football team just couldn't pull-
out a win against Manitoba on
Saturday. In a valiant effort the team.
tried to break their losing streak in
their final game of the season, but
they fell short by two points, losing
23-25. This brings their season total
to 0-8. On tlie scoreboard for the season the team has recorded 132
points versus the 260 scored against
On the road
In non-conference competition this
weekend, the women's volleyball
team experienced some success.
After beating Montreal, UBC conceded defeat to Laval 3-2 on Friday, only
to beat them at their own game on
Saturday, winning 3-0. More on this
Eastern tournament will be in this
week's Page Friday as volleyball star
Emily Cordonier shares the team's
Nations capital too much
for UBC
The men's basketball team played
nearly flawlessly at the University of
Ottawa tournament last weekend.
Starting out on Friday, the T-Birds
were squashed by the host, losing 73-
61. But they soon came back to life
and mastered Guelph on Saturday
with a score of 81-64. They then continued to shine, beating Bishops
University 69-50. ♦
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Canada Poat Salaa Agraamant Number 0732141
Wal-Mart is everything wrong with America
neatly packaged in a big box in an American
suburb under fluourescent lights lurking
behind one of those senior citizen greeters
who are depicted so pleasantly in those
Whoa. Slow down, knee-jerk left-wing backlash. But it's true. After this week we have
a fear of falling prices. Smiley faces now
terrify us.
But, the facts:
Wal-Mart is a true corporate behemoth, with
4750 stores in the United States, catering to
over 138 million shoppers each week. It had
$245 billion in revenue lastyear, or about 2.5
per cent of the American gross domestic product. It has an economy bigger than Austria's.
And last week's police raids on over 60
stores across the US showed that a large part of
Wal-Mart's wealth is based upon a cadre of illegal immigrants. They worked the graveyard
shift for upwards of 50 hours a week, making;
about $6.25US an hour. Some worked up to a
year and a half with only two days off, and others exposed themselves to abrasive cleaning
It's these workers that clean the facilities
that will sell goods to over 82 per cent of
American households this week.   .
Adding to that, is Wal-Mart's frightening policy, of going t£ price-war with local bjisinesSe^
sapping city centres of life as commerce leaks to
the suburbs and an ongoing class action lawsuit
of 1.6 million current and former Wal-Mart
employees that allege Wal-Mart discriminates
against women in promotions, and suddenly
you've got a case against the big box retailer that
stretches, well, Wai to Wai.
Now do you see why that superficially
innocuous smiley face is so scary?
Illegal immigrants often perform the worst
jobs for the worst pay. Xenophobic American
immigration policy seems to be failing to discourage the flood of people into the country-
there are over eight million living in the US,
enough that 18 electoral boundaries were redefined last year and six more politicians were
sent to California's House of Representatives.
, Illegal immigrants eke out a living in the US
as valet drivers, cleaners, live-in nannies and
agricultural workers. Often these businesses
would not be profitable without these men and
women working for such low pay, so there is
clearly a niche for them.
Wal-Mart hires over 100 contract cleaning
companies that serve over 700 stores in the US.
While the contract companies create a degree of
distance from Wal-Mart's management, it is
still seemingly in Wal-Mart's best interest to
turn a blind eye to cheap labour, while the
employees are left with low, low wages in line
with Wal-Mart's low, low prices.
Each of the 300 Wal-Mart employees that
were arrested in 21 states last week are going to
be prosecuted for working illegally, and face
But the punishment for Wal-Mart for having
employed these men and women will at most
be a mere $ 10,000 per worker, adding up to at
most $3 million in damages. That's only one
one hundred thousandth of Wal-Mart's revenue.
The fines will be insignificant to Wal-Mart's
economy, but the deporation will take the lives
away from the immigrant workers.
The investigation should centre on Wal-
Mart's complicity in this flagrant violation of
labour rights, but this will not solve the magnitude of the immigrant problem."
If there is a market for this employment, and
all-too-willing people who need the work, then it
makes no sense to legislate the problem away.
Any other problems will wait for more police
investigations to find them, and with eight million other immigrants left to go, this is simply
not going to happen. Immigrant workers must
be free to expose the injustices perpetrated by
their employees.
Until then, we'll just have to try to stop thinking about that creepy smiley face... ♦
Piper: curb your profs
Dear Dr Piper,
I have been a student at the
University of British Columbia for
five years. I obtained my Bachelor
of Science Honours degree in the
Department of Microbiology and
Immunology. Currently I am studying for my Master of Science
degree in the Department of
Genetics. I have enjoyed my experience here at UBC and have always
been proud to be a student of this
highly respected university.
However, last Tuesday was a great
disappointment, and for the first
time, I was embarrassed to be a student at UBC.
We were very fortunate to have
Dr Sydney Brenner, the 2002
Nobel Prize Laureate in
Phy^iolOgy/Medicine, come to the
Gairdner Award Lecture in the
Hebb Theatre to speak about genes
and the direction of genetic
research. The seminar was scheduled for, 4:00pm to 6:00pm; however, over 500 students and faculty
members were shocked as a UBC
instructor rudely interrupted the
keynote speaker at 5:50pm. This
instructor whispered'loudly to tlie
organising committee members of
the lecture regarding a class he was
supposed to lead in Hebb theatre at
6:00pm. He created so much distraction that Dr Brenner had to stop
mid-sentence. After much discuss
sion with the committee members,
this instructor stood up at the podium while Dr Brenner was speaking, to ask Dr Brenner to stop. As
Dr Brenner was finishing his talk,
this instructor turned on the overhead projectors and put on slides
for his lecture. Students attempted
to confront him after the seminar,
and the instructor rudely dismissed them. The lack of respect
shown by this instructor reflects
poorly upon himself, but more
importantly, his actions also reflect
poorly upon the reputation of UBC.
This treatment to such a highly
respected scientist is unacceptable.
I believe that the events of last
Tuesday should not be overlooked.
Each student and staff member of
UBC is a representation of our university. Yesterday is an example of
a member of UBC who has put our
university to shame. I am really
proud of our university and proud
to be a part of UBC. However, the
disrespectful and discourteous
behaviour displayed by this UBC
instructor is shameful and embarrassing, and it tarnishes UBC's reputation. I trust that you will be able
to take proper measures to ensure
UBC will not display such unacceptable behaviour again.
—Mindy Lam
Graduate studies
"Prejudices" denied
David Noble chair
In supreme irony, Dr David Noble,
a leftish professor of histoiy at
York University, was denied the JS
Woodsworth chair at Simon Fraser
University as the university" president intervened against the first
choice ofthe search committee.
Now a report by the Canadian
Association of University Teachers
(CAUT) has been made public criticising SFU's hiring practices,
which changed with the intervention of SFU President Michael
Stevenson in order to find reasons
not to hire Dr Noble. Dr Stevenson
was criticised by Dr Noble during
the 1999 York University faculty
strike when Stevenson was on the
administration side and Noble the
faculty side. The CAUT report was
suppressed for several months
until Dr Noble leaked it to the
When will the SFU Board of
Governors reign in the political
and personal prejudices of their
president? Don't they realise that
freedom of speech and expression
is integral to academic excellence?
—Tom Trottier
Who's transparent?
In Tuesday's paper, Women's
Centre member Kate Woznow
remarks that "There is no transparent process by which to determine if the student population is
offended by "an ad appearing in
the women's washroom in the
SUB ('Controversial ad angers
women's group on campus,"
October 21).  In Friday's paper,
however, the Women's Centre
apparendy opts to forgo the goal of
determining whether the student
population is offended, choosing
instead to inform us all that we
are: "[We] would like to draw your
attention to an offensive advertisement," they write ("Offensive ad,
offensive policy," October 24).
Offensiveness is not, it seems, in
the eye ofthe beholder; rather, it is.
an objective qualify that the mem-
. bers of the Women's Centre are in
a positionto gauge.
I encourage the Women's
Centre members to set up a table
in the Student Union Building
where they may transparently
determine, through talking to us,
whether or not we are as offended
as they think we ought to be by this
ad. I expect they will discover that
the majority of students are not
nearly as thin-skinned as they.
Alas, I'd wager that if anything,
we're more offended (well, embarrassed) by the Women's Centre's
inane arguments against displaying this ad—such as their hyper-'
sensitive claim that an ad alluding
to the possibility of pregnancy constitutes a 'scare tactic," or their
mind-boggling assertion that an ad
for birth control is somehow het-
erosexist, as opposed to a neutral
recognition of the uncontroversial
reality that only people involved in
opposite-sex relationships need
concern themselves with the stuff.
—Brenda Fine
Graduate Studies
Mathematics THEUBYSSEY
Inaccuracies abound in
StopWar.ca article
In "Infighting in anti-war group'
[October 21 j your reporter has misled your readers, perhaps unintentionally, with some significant misquotes and has opted for the tabloid
maxim "if it bleeds, it leads,' and
thereby missed the real stoiy;
I write not just in my capacity as
one of the co-chairs of StopWar.ca
but also as an experienced trade
unionist, an environmentalist and a
long-standing social activist
The motion to ban. five named
individuals and expel their organisation Fire This Time from StopWar.ca
was neither 'undemocratic,' nor
'unauthorised' nor did it constitute
a "minority in StopWar.ca silencing
student voices' as your article suggests. Your reporter was in the room
to hear the lengthy debate, to watch
the show of hands vote and to hear
the numerical results ofthe same.
The motion was based on delegated
organisational votes in accordance
with our voting procedures, carried
by a margin of 24 yes, 2 no, with 1
abstention. That the ousted minority is unhappy with the result does
not render the process or the outcome "undemocratic'
When the ousted members were
asked to leave the meeting they
refused to do so. The meeting was
adjourned for 15 minutes and the
police were called to escort them
out. Your reporter was present to
hear the motion to adjourn temporarily and to witness the overwhelming majority of the participants leave the. original meeting
room to reconvene in another, but
he chose to focus on the disgruntled, ousted- group, who eventually
did leave the building, and not the
real story, that the StopWar.ca meeting reconvened 15 minutes later.
We specifically chose to leave-
the ousted sitting on their lonesome in the abandoned meeting
room to avoid an unnecessary con-'
frontation. What your reporter covered as "violence" was a minor
incident whereby one of the ousted
group attempted to re-enter the
building, trying to push past a representative of the building owners,
the Maritime Labour Centre, who
had politely asked them to leave.
The article also makes reference
to hacked email accounts, and goes
on to quote with substantial inaccuracy a number of the unlawfully
obtained private emails, which the
Fire This Time group circulated
both in electronic and hard copy
versions. We are not talking about
high school hi-jinks here, we are
talking about criminal activity. Our
legal advice is that such hacking
activity is an indictable Criminal
Code offence that, if proven, could
carry a prison term of up to
ten years.
The article incorrectly quotes
me as saying the named five and
Fire This Time were ousted due to
their allegedly "revolutionary"
political agenda. First off, they do
not have a "revolutionary" agenda.
What they have is supposedly "revolutionary" rhetoric, which is what
I said to your reporter. They were
not ousted because of their rhetoric, but rather due to their disruptive, dishonest and un-collegial
manner of functioning within
The article quotes Ms Leah
McKenzie-Brown, allegedly speaking on behalf of the UBC Social
Justice Centre, saying, "This looks
like an outright dismissal of the
important role of students and
youth have in any movement, and
the blatant censuring of young voices within anti-war work. We are currently reviewing our involvement
in StopWar.ca on account of this
The reality is that Brown is a
member of Youth-Third World
Alliance and is directly associated
with Fire This Time. She has never
before purported to represent or
speak for the Social Justice Centre.
Indeed Brown was the duly elected
treasurer of StopWar.ca for about
two months before she and a Fire
This Time associate chose to resign
from our coordinating committee
because of a disagreement with the
other   eight   members    of   the
On October 18, three days after
Fire This Time was ousted, the
Youth-Third World Alliance resigned
from StopWar.ca. That is the "we"
that Brown was referring to in her
comments, not the Social Justice
Centre. Needless to say we accepted
their resignation.
Fire This Time and the Youth-
Third World Alliance are fraudulently attempting to lay claim to the
name and history of StopWar.ca.
The reality is that neither group nor
. any of the personalities associated
with either group had any involve
ment with StopWar.ca until well
after our rallies in the Fall and
Winter of 2002-2003. They are
'johnny-come-latelies' at best When
you are kicked out on your ass by a
vote of 24 to two, it takes a lot of
cheek to lay claim to the organisation that just bruised your egol
StopWar.ca is a broad-based
Peace/Anti-War coalition of 160,
correction, 158 organisations in
and around Greater Vancouver. We
intend to carry on the Peace/Anti-
War work that is so necessary if our
planet is to ever be able to stop war
and wage peace. We trust we can
count on the readers of the Ubyssey
to join us in that cause, today,
tomorrow and in the future.
In solidarity,
Jef Keighley
Co'Chair, StopWar.ca
Inappropriate coverage
That was a strange headline on the
front page of last Tuesday's Ubyssey
["Infighting in anti-war group*].
Kind of like "Dog bites man," isn't it?
The Stop War coalition is made up of
over 160 groups and individuals, so
disagreements among all those folks
are hardly surprising.
It was also strange to see this
story (or non-story) given such
prominence in the Ubyssey, since
one might expect a student newspaper to give a peace coalition the benefit of the doubt in a disagreement
like this (unlike, for example, the
Province newspaper). So StopWar's
decision-makers asked one of the
groups to depart because of that
group's doctrinaire and uncooperative approach. Does that warrant
front-page coverage in the Ubyssey!
The meeting didn't even take place
here on campus and the group
expelled wasn't a student group.
It almost looks like your newspaper wants to discredit StopWar.ca. I
hope this isn't the case, because
StopWar continues to do useful
Perhaps students will be able to
read coverage of it in the Ubyssey.
—Marilyn MacPherson
Graduate studies
School of Library, Archival
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Six Canadian artists bring life to the expression "home away from home"
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by Fiona Tan, Yin Xiuzhen, Do-Ho Suh,
Sharon Lockhart, Jin-me Yoon and Jun
at Vancouver Art Gallery
until Jan 25
by Yu Gu
The beauty of this exhibition astounded me,
"and I use beauty in its most impure form. In
many ways, Home and Away is all about impurity. The work of these six artists, based around
the Pacific Rim, breaks down absolute constructions of human alienation and belonging,
evoking the impossibility of irreversible movement while possessing a wonderful fluidity.
Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba's underwater
videos are literal manifestations of this lyrical
movement. The two projects are memorials
dedicated to the after-effects of the Vietnam
War and the forgotten realities of a rapidly
changing society. The first project, titled
"Toward the Complex—For the Courageous,
the Curious, and the Cowards," displays
footage of a cyclo (a Vietnamese bicycle taxi)
race on the ocean bed off the coast of
Vietnam. The second video, also captured
underwater, is a staged dragon dance in combination with a symbolic Fate Machine—a
spinning cage releasing balls of paint that
burst into the ocean like human souls being
released from the body. Everyday and fantastical, these two memorials powerfully express
the struggles of present-day Vietnam.
Fiona Tan's "Saint Sebastian,' a double-
sided video projection chronicles an ancient
Japanese coming-of-age ritual. The camera
moves along a line of young girls, rests on a
nape exposed from a kimono, lingers on painted eyelids* glossy Hps and the fair cheek as one
girl draws back her arrow. Then, the final
moment of release and its aftermath. Tan's
subjectivity is hidden within the camera's
movement a complex mix of tourist, artist and
documentary filmmaking.
Yin Xiuzhen's installation of constructed
suitcases filled with miniature fabric models of
Vancouver, New York Lhasa, Singapore and
Shenzhen highlights the constructed nature of
place. Whereas a suitcase normally contains
personal essential items, Yin's installation carries memories of different worlds all interconnected in the space of the gallery.
Do-Ho Suh takes the concept ofthe portable
home even further by literally sewing blue
translucent nylon and a pink silk corridor
together, constructing a replica of his apartment. The ephemeral and delicate quality of
this construction is a metaphor for the fragile
memories and overall definition of home.
One local artist Jin-me Yoon brings a
uniquely Canadian context to the show. Her
video presents the Calgary stampede parade
with herself in the centre, waving at the audience. It questions Canadian history and representations of identity,
The documentary film Teatra Amazonas
materialises Los Angeles-based artist Sharon
Lockhart's relationship with the Brazilian
Home and Away is a particularly meaningful exhibition to Vancouver—a city of a million
intersections, whose vibrancy owes itself to
diversity. Every year, thousands make
Vancouver their home,, while,never abandoning the place of their origin. This sort of accumulation of personal layers defines the city of
Vancouver. The artists in this show work these
layers with precision, mixing and transforming them beautifully. ♦
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