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VOLUME 81 ISSUE 20
TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 23. 1999
SUB outlet about to unionise
Pie R Squared employees are one union card away from forming a union-and it's in the mail
A PIECE OF THE PIE Pie R Squared employees Erin Kaiser (left) and Sima Zerehi are working
to have the staff of the AMS food outlet certified as a union under the IWA. tom peacock photo
 by Nicholas Bradley
Student workers in the SUB are one vote away from unionising with the International
Wood and Allied Workers (IWA), and could be only months away from signing a labour
contract with the aAlma Mater Society (AMS).
Employees at Pie R Squared—the .AMS-owned pizza outlet in the SUB—are one employ
ee short of the 55 per cent mark they must reach to unionise automatically. And the one
employee's signed union card is in the mail, according to Pie R Squared employee and
campaign organiser Erin Kaiser.
"I think everyone's pretty excited," she said of her fellow workers.
Once 55 per cent of the employees have signed union cards, the outlet will automatically be certified as a union, assuming that all cards are in good standing. Kaiser said they
are trying to have 60 per cent of the staff sign union
cards, just as a precaution.
The IWA and the AMS will then attend a hearing
before to the BC Federation of Labour, which will
determine whether the employees constitute a union.
As the employer, the AMS can challenge the unionisation process, should they choose.
If the Federation of Labour upholds the unionisation, a committee of Pie R Squared employees will
then enter contract negotiations with the AMS. Kaiser
expects that the entire process to be complete within
four months.
.AMS General Manager Bernie Peets said it's too
early to say whether the AMS will challenge the certification process.
"The Labour Relations Board has a structure and
well work within their structure," he said.
Last week, Peets and AMS President Ryan
Marshall sent a letter to all aAMS employees advising
them of the procedure for unionisation. The letter was
criticised for allegedly assuming an anti-union stance.
Peets has not been in contact with the employees
since then.
But Kaiser doesn't expect any difficulties with the
aAMS.
"I don't anticipate any problems...We're going to
get there eventually no matter what," she said.
Pie R Squared employee Sima Zerehi cited pay
increases, job security, and increased benefits as reasons why employees want to
unionise.
Meanwhile, other SUB businesses are following the Pie R Squared initiative. Copyright
has started a campaign for its employees to sign union cards, a process in which
Subcetera and Blue Chip Cookies are already involved.
If Pie R Squared employees unionise successfully, then the other outlets would join the
same union local once their unionisation drives are complete. aAll unionised AMS employees would share the same contract and terms of employment
,AMS General Manager Bernie Peets said he can't predict how unionisation will affect
the SUB businesses, but that the aAMS has no official policy on its employees forming a
union.
"The policy is that it's up to the employees as to whether they wish to organise or not,
but there's no written policy," he said.
The IWA represents almost 50,000 workers in the Canadian industrial and service sectors, and is tied to the New Democratic Party, both provincially and federally. It is the
largest private sector union in BC.**»
Meanwhile, other
SUB businesses
are following the
Pie R Squared
initiative. Copyright
has started a campaign for its employees to sign union
cards, a process in
which Subcetera
and Blue Chip
Cookies are
already involved.
APEC remembered: two years later
TURN TO PAGE 8 FOR MORE APEC COVERAGE
_ by Nicholas Bradley and Daliah Merzaban
Pepper spray. Road hockey. Suharto. Jaggi. Gate 6.
Demoville. For those who were there, the words surrounding APEC are still frighteningly familiar. But two
years after the .Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders' conference visited UBC on November 2 5,1997, thousands of students have left the Point Grey campus,
replaced by thousands of new students whose only memories of aAPEC come from watching it on the evening
news. But even after student activism at UBC has
returned to its usual, dormant state, the spray-painted
"APEC-Free Zone" still traces a circle around the Goddess
of Democracy, and the trouble-plagued RCMP Public
Complaints Commission (PCC) continues to investigate
pohce action during APEC. But two years after il*e most
violent and controversial day UBC has ever seen, the PCC
has left many questions unresolved.
Protest at APEC centred around two main issues:
APEC itself, and the agenda of free trade it promoted, and
its presence on the UBC campus. The leaders' conference—held every year in a different city—was to discuss
trade liberalisation and economic cooperation between
the 18 APEC countries. But this meant that UBC President
Martha Piper would be hosting leaders such as Suharto of
Indonesia and Jiang Zemin of China, both widely criticised for human rights violations in their home countries. Human rights, environmental protection, and
labour standards were not on the agenda. Security
arrangements for the leaders, including Canadian Prime
Minister Jean Chretien and .American President Bill
Clinton, sealed off the Museum of j\nthropology, the
Graduate Student Centre, and the Rose Garden, and
brought hundreds of RCMP and Vancouver Pohce officers
onto campus.
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continued from page 1
Since October 1998, the
RCMP Public Complaints
Commission (PCC) has been
investigating complaints—largely
from student protesters—that the
RCMP overreacted when they
dealt with protesters at the meeting of the 18 APEC leaders at
UBC. The inquiry is also addressing the possible involvement of
the Prime Minister's Office
(PMO) in the APEC security
arrangements. The PMO has
come under question for allegedly making efforts to shield visiting leaders from coming face-to-
face with dissenters. By the end
of the inquiry, over 100 witnesses, and more than 30 allegations,
will have been heard.
Questions of credibility have
plagued the inquiry from the
beginning. .Allegations of conflict-
of-interest and bias have sidetracked the hearings. The original three-member panel overseeing the inquiry disbanded after
its chair, Gerald Morin, resigned
over allegations that he discussed the outcome of the
inquiry with friends. Similarly,
then-Canadian Solicitor General
Andy Scott resigned after he was
heard telling an his neighbour on
an airplane that RCMP officers
would likely take the fall for the
treatment of protesters. .And
more recently, the seemingly
scandal-free second round of
hearings under chair Ted
Hughes was tainted when
Marvin Storrow, counsel for the
commission, resigned. Storrow's
attendance at a Liberal Party
fundraiser this October sparked
conflict-of-interest allegations
over his role in calling PMO officials to the inquiry.
aAmid this turmoil, lawyers
for the student complainants,
the government, the RCMP, and
the BC Civil Liberties
Association slowly sift through
countless hours of testimony,
disclosed documents, e-mails,
letters, telephone conversations, and video tapes, in an
effort to finally answer the fundamental question that is at the
core of the inquiry—whether
protesters were rejected their
democratic right to freedom of
expression. The answer has yet
to found.♦
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UVic braces for strike
by Patti Edgar
The Martlet
VICTORIA—While the uncertainty of job action at UBC hangs in the air, picket
lines will be going up on Wednesday at the University of Victoria (UVic) campus for the first time in its 36-year history.
Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Locals 951 and 917 have
booked out of mediated bargaining and given 72-hour strike notice. The
Locals represent about 1000 support staff, including janitorial, food services,
office, and child care workers.
The strike will begin at 7am and will last for up to one day, said Doug
Sprenger, chair of the CUPE co-ordinated bargaining committee.
UVic's Communications Director Bruce Kilpatrick said the university is
disappointed with the unions' decision to strike while negotiations are still
underway with the government accord office and the University Employer's
Association. A meeting is set for today.
"Something like this could detract from the discussion, but regardless the
university is committed to continuing talks," said Kilpatrick.
The university will try to operate as normally as possible during the strike,
but the bookstore, food services outlets and recreational facilities will be
closed, he said.
The University of Victoria Students' Society (UVSS) is urging students to
stay off campus on Wednesday as both a sign of support for the strikers and
a signal to UVic that students want the dispute to be resolved quickly.
"The administrators on this campus are very aware that their primary
responsibility is to provide education to students. If it becomes clear that they
can't provide quality education, they'll do something about it," said Morgan
Stewart, UVSS chair.
Students who do choose to cross the picket line may find that some of their
classes are cancelled.
Members of the Professional Employees Association and CUPE Local
4163—which represents 1,200 employees including teacher's assistants and
sessionals—will be respecting the picket fine.
As well, bus drivers and postal workers won't be entering campus as long
as there is a strike.
Thomas Cleary, president of the Faculty Association, said UVic's 600 faculty members will have to make the personal choice of whether or not to cross
the picket line.
"It's very likely a lot of students won't show up, so the issue becomes academic."
However, Kilpatrick says the university expects faculty and librarians to honour
their employment contracts with UVic and show up to work. If they do choose to not
cross the picket line, they won't receive any pay.
PICKETS: The University of Victoria Students Society (pictured above) hold signs in support of UVic
support staff locals at a province-wide rally at the Legislature in Victoria last month. These locals will
begin job action this Wednesday, daliah merzaban/ubyssey file photo
If students choose not to cross the picket lines they won't be academically
penalised but will be responsible for contacting their instructors to arrange making-
up missed material and tests, he added.***
Sessionals criticise faculty letter
 by Daliah Merzaban
Tensions between sessional lecturers at UBC and the
Faculty /Association (FA) have again surfaced, as sessionals are criticising a recent FA letter claiming that sessionals intend to include faculty in their proposed union.
The FA is seeking the support of faculty for changes to
its Framework aAgreement, which outlines to UBC the
FA's bargaining position on behalf of faculty.
The FA thinks that the changes would strengthen the
/Agreement and last week distributed a letter and a ballot to
all faculty encouraging them to approve the amendment
But some sessionals and Canadian Union of Public
Employees (CUPE) officials are concerned with the wording of the letter, particularly one clause, written in bold,
which they say misinterprets the sessionals' intentions.
The letter claims that if sessionals are successful in
their union drive, "[CUPE has] stated they intend to certify all faculty into their bargaining unit"
But Peter Lane, business manager for CUPE Local
2278, which represents campus teaching assistants and
instructors, refutes this claim as "categorically incorrect"
"We've made no intentions whatsoever to even
approach faculty about unionising. If they want to
unionise, we encourage them. If they want to unionise
we'd recognise them. But we certainly have no intentions
whatsoever of doing anything with faculty," said Lane.
FA President Mary Russell said that the letter is intended to formalise the faculty's certification as a union.
"If you look at the labour code and you look at the definitions of a trade union, we already fit that definition
because we do negotiate collective agreements with our
members and we do represent our members, we do ratify all our agreements," she said.
Russell defends the letter, staring that CUPE has con-
sistenfly implied that it intends to use a sessionals union
as a "building block," including faculty into the union
later.
"It's not an impression, it's a fact. There's no other
interpretation," said Russell.
"CUPE has stated in its written submissions in front of
the labour board and in its verbal submissions that they
were looking for certification under the building block
theory."
But Aaron Doyle, a Ph.D student in sociology and a
representative for Sessionals Organising Sessionals
(SOS), the group that has been working closely on the sessionals' unionisation campaign, called the allegation
"ludicrous," and is worried that faculty may get the wrong
impression.
"We're very concerned because we've already heard
from some professors who said they voted 'yes' to this as
a way to block this kind of mysterious threat that somehow CUPE is going to unionise all the tenured faculty,"
said Doyle.
SOS has since written a let- :
ter of response to all faculty
which states that "CUPE does
not intend to certify all faculty
into a sessional bargaining
unit, nor have we even stated
this intention."
Earlier this year, sessionals
signed union cards and fell just
short of receiving enough votes
to automatically form a union.
The results of a subsequent ballot asking sessionals whether
they supported a sessionals-
only union were sealed after
UBC and the FA alleged that a
sessionals' union would constitute an illegal raid on FA membership. The two groups consider tne Association to already
be a union.
In September, sessionals, the
FA, and UBC met at the BC
Labour Relations Board (LRB)
for a week of hearings where
they argued over the legitimacy
of creating a separate union for
sessionals. A panel of mediators
then reviewed the evidence.
Earlier this month, the panel ruled that it could not
decide whether the sessionals' union drive is valid until
it determines the FA's status. All three groups are appealing the ruling.
The second round of hearings—which are scheduled to
begin next week and will focus on whether or not the FA
can be considered a union—may be stalled until the
appeal can be heard.
Russell said a favourable ballot will make it "crystal
clear" that the FA is a union.
Lane, however, maintains that the FA is not and has
never been a union.
The deadline for the ballots is next Tuesday.*?*
UBC candidates shut out in
GVRD and civic elections
 by Nicholas Bradley tribute.! $2000 to ChaudWs campaign.
Court Caldwell, a UBC student running for mayor of Vancouver, didn't
fare much better. Incumbent Philip
Owen of the Non-Partisan Alliance
won the election, capturing over 54
per cent of Lhe vote, defeating the
other frontrunner, David Cadman of
the Coalition of Progressive Electors.
Caldwell captured 784 votes, some
46,000 votes shy of what he would
have needed to win.
In Victoria meanwhile, the former
chair of the University of Victoria
Students Society was succesful in his
bid for city council. Rob Fleming
received the third-highest number of
votes in the race. Eight candidates
were elected to city council.*
Saturday was a tough day for students
running in Vancouver's civic elections.
UBC student Jon Chandler was
defeated in the race for director of
Electoral .Area A—the jurisdiction that
includes the UBC campus and the
University Endowment Lands. Local
resident and retired UBC professor
Tom Blom was elected by a margin of
446 votes. Despite the thousands of
students living on campus. Chandler
received only 117 votes. The polling
station closest to campus residences,
at Regent College, saw only 56 voters
support Chandler. The third candidate, Maple Ridge resident Mike
Boileau, received a total of 72 votes.
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by Chris Bodnar
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OTTAWA (CUP)—Provincial finance ministers are
calling on Ottawa to increase education and health
transfer payments to the provinces.
Since the Liberal government took office in
1993, it has cut more than $7 billion from post-
secondary education and training.
Meanwhile, according to Statistics Canada, the
average cost of tuition for an undergraduate Arts
program has increased by 125.9 per cent since
1990.
With a projected federal surplus that is nearing
$90 billion over the next five years, provincial
finance ministers are now asking Ottawa to invest
more money into education and health.
At a November 15 meeting in Toronto, the ministers called on the federal government to
increase transfer payments by $3.7 billion per
year, to an annual total of $18.7 billion. This
would restore transfer payments to 1994 levels.
The provinces also hoped for the removal of
payment ceilings that currently limit the amount
of equalisation transfers that Atlantic provinces
can receive from the federal government.
In addition to increased spending, the ministers are also asking for a nationwide tax cut.
'When you have all of the provinces and all of
the territories agreeing to the same set of principles that we want to see established in the country,
I think it would be a pretty uncooperative and
unheeding federal government [that wouldn't
agree],' said Ernie Eves, Ontario's Minister of
finance, after the meeting.
The unanimous call from the provinces surprised some observers, who hadn't expected more
conservative provinces such as Ontario and
aAlberta to support any increased federal spending.
"We were getting in touch with some provinces
that were more sympathetic to post-secondary
education, and they were discouraged about the
possibility of not getting a unified call from the
finance ministers/ said Canadian Federation of
Students National Chairperson Michael Conlon.
"This united call was a pleasant surprise.'
Conlon added that the ministers' position
gives more credibility and support to student
and university groups who are calling for Ottawa
to invest more money into post-secondary education. ♦
Black Sheep to
fight for survival
by Doretta Lau
It's diction day in Vancouver, and
George Czaba Koller is running late. Tlie
owner of Black Sheep Books had his car
broken inlo, and ho si ill hasn't voted.
"You know Bud Osborn?" Iip assks,
referring lo tlie poet and activist running
for city council. "He's going lo be al tlie
benefit"
The benefit is the Black Sheep Books
Survival Benefit, which will lake place
next Sunday on Granville: Island. Like
many other independent bookstores, the
four-year-old Black Sheep is fighting lo
remain open Ibr business. Sales have
plummeted .since Ihe the chain bookstore
Chapters arrived in Vancouver two years
"The public ha$ to realise that every
dollar spent is a vote for She survival of
the establishment in which it is spent,*
said Roller.
The holiday season is especially tough
for independent retailers, since many
holiday shoppers Sock to the megastores,
Koller grimly confesses that if Black
Sheep Books does not do well during the
Christmas season, it may not be open for
business in the new millennium,
But he isn't willing to give up the store
without a fight. He wants to continue to
promote small presses and local writers.
He wants to continue the quality Friday
night readings at the store—which is why
he's hosting the survival benefit reading
on the weekend.
The list of performers is impressive.
In addition to Osborn, Governor
General's .Award-winner Karen Connelly
will bo reading, along with, among others, Lynn Coady, Tim Lander, J(!n Lam,
Catherine Owen, Chad Norman, Rpnee
Rodin and Abby Wener—a UBC student
and poet who gave her first ever performance at Black Sheep.
Koller believes in fostering a local
artistic community and supporting
emerging literary talent. UBC graduate
and Governor General's Award-winner
Stephanie Bolster, for example, recently
performed at a Friday night reading.
"Ginsberg, Kerouac—thtry were black
sheep/ he says, gesturing at tlie shelves
devoted to zines, self-published chap-
books, and literary magazines. "Hence
Ihe name of the store."
He pauses. "Today's black sheep is
tomorrow's profit* ♦
Manitoba NDP
lowers tuition
by Dave Leibl
The Manitoban
WINNIPEG (CUP)-Post-secondary students in
Manitoba can expect to receive a ten per cent tuition
rebate, says Manitoba education minister Drew
Caldwell.
The minister also said he plans to meet with university administrators to discuss keeping affordable
tuition fees in the province without sacrificing funding.
"At the end of the day, we want post-secondary education to be accessible for anyone who wants it, but we still
want to make sure we have strong institutions,' he said.
Caldwell said he's well aware that simultaneously
chopping tuition and sustaining funding won't be easy,
but says he's confident the provincial NDP government
is up to the task. He added that a budget review should
help determine how tuition and funding will be regulated over the next few
Caldwell said he's well
aware that simultaneously chopping tuition
and sustaining funding
won't be easy, but
says he's confident the
provincial NDP government is up to the task.
years.
During the Manitoba
election late September,
the Canadian Federation
of Students, a national
student lobby group,
announced it would call
on the minister to implement tuition-freeze legislation, thereby making it
illegal for universities to
boost student fees.
The Federation arg-ues such legislation is sometimes necessary to deter universities from hoisting student fees when funding is tight.
Caldwell, however, says he's not about to tell administrators how to run their institutions, and that frequent
communication between universities and the government should eliminate any reason for universities to
collect student dollars through the back door.
Caldwell says there should not be concern over the
NDP's position on post-secondary education because
he plans to consult members of the academic community before going ahead with a plan.
"We want to work...with all the stakeholders in both
public and private post-secondary education in an environment that allows discourse of dialogue,' he said.
Caldwell added his office has an "open door," and that
academics shouldn't hesitate to bring up their concerns.
University of Manitoba Students' Union President
Steven Fletcher met with Caldwell earlier this month.
Fletcher says the meeting was productive and that the
minister seemed receptive to the union's concerns.
But Fletcher also pointed out that the condition of
post-secondary education has not changed much since
the provincial Conservatives were voted out of office
two months ago.
"The government has changed, but the issues have
stayed the same,' he said. ♦ THE UBYSSEY • TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23,19991
UBC toasts new wine centre
__ by Nicholas Bradley
A new campus research centre will apply biotechnology to one of BC's best-
known industries-and teach students the difference between a claret and a
Chardonnay.
Last Wednesday, UBC's Senate approved the establishment of the BC Wine
Research Centre (WRC) to conduct research in oenology—the science of wine—
and viticulture-the cultivation of grapes. The WRC will address all aspects of
the wine industry, and will serve as a resource for the provincial wine industry.
"We will hopefully be helping solve some of the problems that [the industry
sees] coining in on the horizon," said Dean of Agricultural Sciences Moura
Quayle. "The industry has really taken off over the last several years, but there
are issues that seem to be lurking."
"I think there's a great interest in wine, especially in British Columbia and
more particularly in Vancouver," said Hennie van Vuuren, the Faculty of
Agricultural Science's newly-appointed chair in food biotechnology, who will
coordinate WRC activities on campus.
Van Vuuren's work will focus on the genetic makeup of the yeast used to produce wine. Gene chip technology, which was first published only two years ago,
allows researchers to obtain a snapshot description of the yeast's genome—its
entire genetic code-at any stage during fermentation. Van Vuuren's team will
be the first to apply this technology to wine.
"What we're trying to do is study the expression of genes in wine yeasts, so
that we could maximise the aromatic complexity of wines and minimise the
production of spoilage compounds," he explained.
Van Vuuren hopes that this research will eventually allow him to regulate the
expression of genes by changing the conditions the yeast under which the yeast
reacts, thus changing the flavour of the wine.
"You can manipulate wine flavour to a great extent by changing the environmental conditions. There's no genetic engineering involved in it, it's just changing the environmental conditions," he said.
Van Vuuren came to UBC from the University in Stellenbosch in South jAfrica- where
he did research in biotechnology and microbiology-via Brock University in St Catharines,
and he brought a team of graduate students with him to the WRC.
'Several of my graduate students, from Bordeaux, South aAfrica, and from Canada, have
followed me here to Canada, so my whole team is here."
Brock University, where van Vuuren worked before coming to UBC, has a wine
research facility called the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVT).
Established in 1996, CCOVI serves as a liaison between Brock and Ontario's grape and
wine industry. The university also offers an undergraduate degree in oenology and viticulture.
Here at UBC, the WRC will offer an undergraduate course on wine appreciation—the
first such course to be offered as an elective in Canada. Students will learn about wines
CHEERS: Dr. Hennie van Vuuren (second from left) celebrates the new campus research centre that will
serve as a resource for the BC wine industry, tom peacock photo
from around the world, how they are made, and the differences between warm-climate
and cold-climate wines.
"Part of this course will entail the tasting of some of these wines from all over the
world," promised van Vuuren.
The WRC will also be a centre for graduate-level research. Quayle said that UBC will be
working with Okanagan University College, so that students can transfer to UBC to continue their studies. Quayle is not sure how many students the WRC will attract, but is optimistic.
"I can imagine that there'll be quite a bit of interest in the whole spectrum of activities
around the wine research centre,' she said.
Quayle is also excited by the crossover the WRC will have into programs such as landscape architecture and agrc-ecology-and by van Vuuren's plans for future projects.
"He said to me one day, Tfou know, Moura, we should have a microbrewery at the back
of the MacMfflan Building," she said. Van Vuuren completed his PhD on microbiology
research in beer brewing.**
Action Now readies
for AMS elections
Res reps angry
by Nicholas Bradley
The Alma Mater Society (AMS)
elections won't take place until
next year, but preparations are
underway for at least one campaign.
Action Now, one of tho two
main slates that have campaigned
for positions on the AMS executive
in recent years, met last
Wednesday to select members to
seek candidacy—in effect determining the first set of candidates
for January's elections.
.Although student groups may
select their slates at any time, official candidates will not be declared
until the newyear. Nominations for
the AMS positions open Nov. 29.
Nathan Allen, the current AMS
coordinator of external affairs, was
endorsed as the Action Now candidate for president promising to
work within the established system of student politics oven as he
tries to change it
"I identify myself as an activist,"
he said, explaining that Action
Now has been an attempt to
change the political system, which
he acknowledged is a continuing
challnnge.
Allen will be joined on the slate
by three members of the current
.AMS External Ciimjnissiun which
he rurronuy chairs. They address
such issues as transportation,
municipal politics, and national
and provincial student issiiKs.
Erin Kaiser was endorsed as the
candidate for vice-president Jon
Chandler as candidate for coordinator of external affairs, and Junie
Desil as candidate for director of
aaministration.
As part of her platform. Kaiser
suggested such new services as an
AMS food bank, child-care services, and called for increased
attention to health and safety-
issues.
"The fact that there's no rape
crisis centre on the UBC campus is
disgusting,' she said,
Chandler was running for director of Electoral Area A, the Greater
Vancouver Regional District region
that includes UBC and the surrounding area but was defeated in
Saturday's election.
Jonathan Fast will run for director of finance, the remaining position on the slate.
Students for Students, traditionally the other main slate in the elections, will not choose its candidates until January, according to
Maryann Adamec, tlie current
AMS vice president Adamec is
widely expected to run for president next year.
The elections arc .scheduled to
be held in the third week of
January. Voters will elect the five
executive positions, as well as stu
dent representatives to the university Senate and Board of
Governors. In last year's elections.
Students for Students won two
seats on tlie AMS executive, compared to Action Now's three.**
 by Daliah Merzaban
Elected representatives for UBC's residences
are angry about not being consulted by the
aAlma Mater Society (aAMS) regarding its efforts
to make changes to the Residential Tenancy Act
(RTA), which governs tenancy rights across BC.
The AMS is proposing to change the RTA to
include under its jurisdiction students living in
campus residences at BC colleges and universities. Currently, students are excluded from
the Act and subject to a contract formulated
and governed by UBC Housing.
Officials at campus residences are concerned about being excluded from the process
so far.
'We represent students in residence and
[the AMS] hasn't consulted with us or the residents,' complained Amanda Nichol, president
of the Fairview Residents' Association.
Nichol, who is also a Human Kinetics representative on AMS Council, believes the AMS
cannot adequately address student concerns
without consulting those elected to deal directly with these issues.
She explained that there is a committee in
place that meets annually to revisit the residence contract, discuss problems, and propose
changes.
"There's this whole process of things we do
here in residence and the aAMS is not taking
advantage of the fact that they have us as a
resource," added Nichol.
aAnd Janice Robinson, assistant director of
residence life, believes these meetings—in
which Housing officials meet with elected residence officials—ensure that residence policies
are appropriate and flexible.
"We talk about the pros and cons of each of
the suggested changes and each year there typically are some changes, usually based on previous years' experiences. The rules that we
have have evolved over time and will continue
to evolve,' she said.
But aAMS Coordinator of External Affairs
Nathan Allen, who is heading the AMS External
Commission in its efforts to draft proposed
changes to the Act, said that lobbying efforts
have not yet begun and the AMS will consult
Housing representatives when they do.
'We're going to consult them before we
make the changes," he said.
Allen believes including residents under the
RTA would be beneficial because they would
have the ability to appeal university rulings to
an external third-party arbitrator. Currently, if
a student disagrees with penalties placed on
them by Housing for violations of the contract,
they can only appeal to individuals within the
university.
"Whatever rules the students agree to live
under, there should always still be the third-
party arbitrator if there's ever a dispute concerning how they're represented," commented
Allen.
But Nichol doubts whether such changes are
necessary. She believes a more viable alternative would be to form an appeal body on campus that includes representatives not
employed by Housing, such as—possibly—the
aAMS.
"The feelings of the residents that I've spoken to here is that they don't feel that it would
be in the best interest of students to go that
route,' said Nichol.
aAUen noted, however, that he'd like to see
any changes be legally binding.
"To have this entrenched in law is an important thing to push for," he said.
According to Allen, the AMS plans to meet
with residence association presidents immediately to discuss a proposal of RTA changes,
which he expects will be completed in
December. Student societies across the
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Men's volleyball scores sweep
by Naomi Kim
Stranger things have happened. That's what UBC
men's volleyball head coach Dale Ohman said about
the possibility of an early return from co-captain Guy
Davis who has been unable to play during the regular
season due to injury.
But not much can top the Birds' performance for
strangeness over the weekend. Strange things happened in War Memorial Gym as UBC's 1-5 men's volleyball team swept the defending national champion
University of Saskatchewan Huskies by scores of 3-2
Friday and 4-1 victory Saturday.
A two-game sweep is quite an accomplishment,
but it means even more for a team that did not win a
single game in the Canada West all of lastyear.
"It's one of our biggest wins in the past couple of
years/ said right side Chad Grimm, who finished the
weekend with a game-high 2 5 kills Friday and 21 kills
Saturday.
Friday, the Birds started off well, but just didn't
have that extra push to finish off the Huskies and fell
in the first two games by identical 25-21 scores. But
in the third game, with the two teams rallying points
back and forth, UBC finally took charge to take the
third game 29-27.
"a^fter the third set when we beat them we
realised they weren't playing on top of their game, so
if we wanted to beat diem, we had to jump on them
now at our own gym," said Grimm.
With that jump, UBC finished the fourth game
strongly, winning 25-17. With two games apiece, UBC
and Saskatchewan battled for the final set and extra
point in the standings. With the exception of three
straight points earned by UBC at the beginning, the
game was so tight that neither team got more than
two points in a row until they were both over 20
points. The Huskies' play was lacking, but on the UBC
side, big blocks from Grimm and middle/right side
Ken Kilpatrick, good passing, and heavy hitting
proved to be enough for the Birds. Power hitter Cam
Secret provided the game-winning point with a kill
down the middle to end the fifth game 25-23.
"It took our guys three games to get past being tied
at twenty-all and being afraid to win," Ohman said of
Friday's game. "I thought we played really well...but
most of the errors we made were all errors of trying
not to screw up. You can't play volleyball that
way...Saskatchewan will come back a lot stronger
tomorrow and our guys, hopefully they understand
that they can play and realise that they can win and
[they'll] just have to come out and relax and play."
Saturday, the UBC team stood a little taller and
moved a little quicker. Despite the tight scoring,
UBC looked confident and relaxed. After battling
point for point in the first game, the Birds ended up
on top 25-22.
But the Huskies were not going to go down easily.
Saskatchewan took the early shots in the second
match, building up to a 7-3 lead. But with a lift here
and a missed serve there, UBC was having trouble
overcoming the early deficit and were never able to
catch up. Saskatchewan ran away with a 25-16 victory-
Game three started out the same way as the others, but a series of three mistakes by Saskatchewan
helped UBC to an early 11-9 lead. Although the game
remained close, UBC was on a roll and just managed
to keep the lead for the remainder of the game until
UBC power hitter Jeff Orchard's kill, flying in from
behind a Kilpatrick fake, ended the game at 25-21.
UBC continued their momentum into the fourth
game, scrambling for every ball. The extra effort, and
plain good play, sent the Birds to an easy 25-19 victory heading into the final game of the weekend.
After alternating points for the start of the fifth
game, UBC built a lead after the first technical timeout and never looked back. Huskies' setter Reid
Bilben, in particular, was having a difficult night and
didn't get a lot of time on the floor. The game ended
at 25-19.
"We didn't get a single win in Canada West all of
last year, so just to beat the top team from last year
is awesome," said Secret "We knew we could do this
all along. We knew we could do this last year. But
finally, we put a whole match together and it really
feels good. To do that two nights in a row, it builds a
lot of confidence.
"The middles really got it going this weekend [and]
I finally played up to my potential," added Secret, who
finished with 15 kills, 20 digs, and was named player of the game. "It was a real team effort"
"[UBC] went out and played like they know they
can play. .And that was such a huge relief for me
SOARING HIGH: UBC right side Chad Grimm (number
7) goes up for the kill while Greg Poitras stands prepared. The Birds managed to defeat the defending
national champs, the University of Saskatchewan.
JEFF BELL PHOTO
because it means they're over the hump of believing
themselves and they'd just better go out and compete," said Ohman.
For the Birds, their last matches of the 1999 season come next weekend when they venture into the
Great Plains conference against the University of
Manitoba, currently the third-ranked team in
Canada. Despite UBC's 0-4 road record this year, they
took three of three games against Manitoba lastyear.
"Winning against Saskatchewan can't do anything
but build confidence," said Secret "I'm really looking
forward to this weekend."** THE UBYSSEY • TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 23,19991
CIAU ignores eligibility rule
 by Naomi Kim
The University of Saskatchewan Huskies failed to
advance to the Vanier Cup after losing to the Universite
Laval at the Churchill Bowl on Saturday. But according to
the Canada West conference rules, they should never
have made it that far.
Canada West by-law 5.9 states that if a player is found
ineligible, the games in which that person played must
be forfeited. As a result, Saskatchewan's Canada West
win over UBC in the Hardy Cup final on November 13
should have been forfeited, according to the rules.
Saskatchewan starting offensive guard Kris
Sembalerus dropped one course on November 9, making him an officially ineligible athlete. Athletes must
maintain a course load of 18 credits during the year.
Sembalerus fell below the minimum amount of credits
before the Canada West game, which coincided with the
final weekend for dropping courses at the University of
Saskatchewan.
The CIAU, however, overturned the clearly-stated
Canada West rule and imposed two sanctions against the
University of Saskatchewan. Sembalerus was declared
ineligible for the remainder of the football season (to a
minimum of one game and a maximum of two games)
and the University of Saskatchewan Athletic Department
was fined $5000.
The CIAU cited four considerations as the basis for
their decision, including an administrative oversight on
the part of the Saskatchewan Department of Athletics, an
"immediate acknowledgement and assumption for the
breach", and an "absence of an intention...to circumvent
any eligibility rules." Error on the athlete's part was the
fourth reason.
Saskatchewan Athletic Director Ross Wilson initially
found out that the player was ineligible. Sembalerus
became eligibile again when he picked up a course on
November 15 after he was notified about the situation .
Wilson brought the case for appeal to the Canada West,
but the case quickly came before CIAU President Wendy
Bedingfield.
While the Canada West executive—which includes
Canada West President Sandy Slavin and UBC
Coordinator of Interuniversity Athletics Kim Gordon-
met, the CIAU was also dealing with the situation. The
Canada West voted 3-1 in favour of not applying the eli
gibility rule in Sembalerus' case. UBC appealed,
but the initial decision was supported by an independent group.
"The rides are very clear [in the Canada West],
but in my opinion, I think each case is a little different and how you apply the rule is dependent on
what the case is," said Slavin.
Bedingfield, however, disagreed.
"In terms of the CIAU, there is no such [eligibility] rule. [But the] Canada West has a rule which
is black and white, which says if you do that then
this happens...[for the CIAU], we have within our
rules,the opportunity to consider the circumstances, and that's what we did here."
Penalties to teams with ineligible players in the
past, such as in 1997 with Bishop's University
and the University of Ottawa, have been inconsistent. Although the situations all involved ineligible players, Bedingfield decided that these cases
could not be compared to the Huskies incident,
since new penalty procedures were adopted in
June 1999.
"It's much harder now in the sense that we
have to consider each case individually, but it's
much fairer as well in terms of the athletes and
the teams...I think the decision was fair and reasonable for everyone concerned," said
Bedingfield.
.Although the CIAU had the ability to determine
the penalties, Canada West decisions are not
vetoed by a CIAU decision.
The Canada West chose, not unanimously, but
with a majority, to not apply the rule for forfeiture of the
game. Slavin said she was not concerned by this exception and the potentially precedent-setting decision.
But for current athletes, such as UBC quarterback
Shawn Olson, the Canada West and CIAU rulings have
important ramifications.
"If you're found with an ineligible person on your roster, any game that's he's played in is forfeit. .And it's as
simple as that. .And if you're dealing with it in a case-by-
case basis, then you can't have black-and-white rules," he
said.
Olson conceded, along with some of his teammates,
that the slap on the wrist that Saskatchewan received
was expected.
MIGHTY HUSKIES BEFORE THE FALL: Offensive guard Kris Sembalerus,
(number 66) was ineligible to play against UBC. tara westover photo
"It's one of those situations where there's not really
any good choices," said Olson.
"A rule's a rule," concluded UBC head coach Jay
Prepchuk. "I think it's very unfortunate, especially when
you're teaching and coaching...in a situation where
morals and ethics and honesty are all part of the program."
For Huskie head coach Brian Towriss, the situation
was a simple one as well, but for different reasons. In
addition to what Towriss considers a "fairly stiff fine," he
doesn't think it's his place to have an opinion on the
results of the situation.
"It was purely, purely an administrative
mistake...Coaches are here just trying to put players on
the field and, and follow the rules."♦
Volleyball Birds strike back
 by Naomi Kim
If there's any way to come back from a loss, it's to come
out with a huge win or two.
One week after being handed their first losses of the season in back-to-back defeats against the University of/Alberta,
the UBC women's volleyball team came out to win this
weekend at War Memorial Gym against the University of
Saskatchewan. /And they did it in two straight-set victories.
"I think [the wins were] good for us, especially after the
weekend we had in Alberta—we didn't play that well," said
UBC head coach Erminia Russo. "[This week], we didn't
have a great week of practice, I was nervous about that,
but we came out and played great"
Friday's matchup between UBC—the fourth-ranked
team in the CIAU—and the eighth-ranked Huskies started
out tight. UBC fell behind in the first set but were able to
tie up the game at 18 and just kept rolling to a 2 5-21 win.
The second match started the other way around, with UBC
gaining an small early lead, but with the help of some UBC
errors, Saskatchewan was able to find the score tied at 14-
14. From there, the Huskies kept pushing, and were able
to tie the game at 17, 24, 25, 26, and 27. But with UBC's
offence, Saskatchewan was never able to get ahead. UBC
won the second match 29-27 and the third 25-17. UBC's
total of 47 kills dwarfed Saskatchewan's 23.
"We had a bad weekend last weekend, so coming into
this, it was really exciting to see us making a lot [fewer]
mistakes because that's what we've been working on and
our serving was really good," said power hitter Sarah
Maxwell.
Saturday, UBC came out flying despite the loss of
starter right side Joanna Langley, who sprained her ankle
in the Friday game. The Birds were ahead 17-5 early on,
but the Huskies hung on and and narrowed UBC's margin
by four points. At 22-18, UBC took a timeout and from
there, the Birds' finished off the Huskies behind power
Leah Allinger and middle Michelle Collens, and an out-of-
bounds kill by Huskie /Amanda Hagel ended the set 2 5-19.
In the second set the Huskies struggled for offence and
UBC continued to dominate. The Huskies' poor passing
was only magnified by the Birds' good serving, and UBC
defeated the Brock Urtiveisity Badgprs 71-64 Friday
night behind 11 points each from Jason Bristow, Jon
Fast, and K«vin Kt>eler. In thp final, .Satin-day, the sixth-
ranked Birds S'pH to tho host and ninth-ranked
Marauders 90 69 despite 20 points from Nino Sose and
16 from Keeler. Sose and Fast were nanied to the a.1-
lournament team. The T-Birds, 5-1 in umfprpneo play,
travel to meet the 8-0 University of Lethbridge
Pronghoriib n.t\\t weekend.
took their second straight-set victory of the weekend by
winning the second and third matches, 25-15 and 25-17,
respectively. Fifth-year UBC power hitter Karen Moore led
the Birds in kills both nights with a weekend-high 18 kills
Friday and 11 more Saturday.
"I think Karen Moore played an amazing weekend,"
said Maxwell, who finished with a team-leading 18 digs
Friday and 13 Saturday. "That was so exciting because we
all knew she could and she finally came out and played
awesome as did so many people...we had some great performances."
The Birds are still in second place in the Canada West
at 6-2, just behind 8-0 .Alberta, but UBC is quickly closing
in. They will travel to play the top-ranked University of
Manitoba next weekend for their final game of 1999.
"Manitoba's going to be tough," admitted Russo. "If we
can play like we did here, a little bit better and step it up a
bit; if we can come out of that with a split, at least a split,
and possibly a second match, that would be great for us. I
think we have the potential to do it, it's just if we can put
it all together by next week."»>
behind the lead runner and second among the North
American runners.
MEN'S RASKEIBALL
Tlw> UBC nu.n's ha^ketball team h<id a productive wot>k
pnd off from Canada West action, as they travelled to
Hamilton, Ontario for the McMaster Tournament. Tho
Birds finished st'fond in tine four team tourncv- they
CROSS COUNTRY
UBC's David Milne had a pretty good weekend of his
own, as the Bird crnss-countrv runner finished seventh
overall at tin1 .VAIA cross country champiojj^Iiips in
KfiKiaSha, Wisi-ujisiia Saturday, ivtiluo ran u personal
best time of 24.23 in liw 8km run, onlv 18 seconds
MEN'S HOCKEV
The men's hockey team bombed twice this weekend on
their road foray to visit the Canada West-leading
University of Saskatchewan Huskies. Friday, tlie Birds
got beaned 7-1, with Rob Petrie accounting for UBC's
lone goal. Saturday was a little better, as the T-Birds
came up four goal;; short in a 6-2 loss. Ian Lampsiiire
and Corey LaFreniere scored for UBC, who fell to 3-9 on
the season. Next weekend, tlie Birds come back and can
only hope thai home cooking will help tlipm overcome
tlie University of Calgary Dinos Friday and Saturday at
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1997. Also in January, UBC students
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March 1997. UBC's Board of
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and pepper-spray dozens of protesters.
Jllfy 20, 1998. The three-member panel to head RCMP Public
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will not provide legal funding to the
complainants.
FREE SPEECH? Protesters demonstrating at the security fence in front of the F
Students were also pepper-sprayed and arrested at Gate 6, near Place Vanii
Staff Sergeant Hugh Stewart under strong criticism for failing to give demon
'd?    ~2>    ■3    %-:
Sept 2, 1998. An internal RCMP
investigation rules that there is
insufficient evidence to lay charges
against RCMP officers.
Sept 16, 1998. AMS devotes
$10,000 towards paying students'
lawyers, followed by similar commitments by student unions across the
country. THE UBYSSEY • TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 23.1999
after
,  ■ ■■  '.-   ... '. ■•■">;
APEC-FREE ZONE Then-UBC student Aiyanas
Ormond paints the sidewalk outside the
SUB. RICHARD LAM/UBYSSEY FILE PHOTO
f the Rose Garden are stopped by the RCMP's pepper-spray.
s Vanier residence. The incident-captured on video-brought RCMP
lemonstrators enough time to move, richard lam/ubyssey file photo
$>■   &   f*   0i
Oct 5, 1998. PCC hearings begin
after a three-week postponement.
The panel agrees to send another
request for legal funding to Ottawa.
Oct 9, 1998. Scott comes under
fire in Parliament for allegations that
he prejudged the outcome of the
hearings.
Oct 13, 1998. Craigjones, a former UBC law student who was
arrested during APEC for placing
two protest signs by the motorcade
route, completes his testimony.
Oct    13-14,    1998.   Two   key
lawyers for students, Joseph aArvay
and Cameron Ward, walk out of the
hearings in protest of Ottawa's reluctance to provide legal funding.
Oct 23, 1998. Gerald Morin,
inquiry chair, is accused of prejudging
the hearing results. Morin adjourns
the hearings for three weeks to allow
the Federal Court to investigate the
allegations.
NOV 23, 1998. Scott resigns over
allegations that he told the person
next to him on a flight that RCMP officers would be punished for overreacting during /APEC.
NOV 25, 1998. The first anniversary of aAPEC's visit to UBC draws only
a small crowd in front of the Goddess
of Democracy.
Dec 1998. Morin, and his two
panel members, resign over allegations that Morin was biased against
the RCMP. Retired judge and former
BC conflict of interest commissioner
Ted Hughes is named as new chair of
the inquiry.
does anyone care?
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Feb 1, 1999. Charges against
.APEC protester Jaggi Singh—the only
arrested protester still facing
charges—are dropped.
*
Feb 8, 1999. Hughes sends a
strongly-worded letter to Ottawa
requesting legal funding for student
complainants.
Feb 16, 1999. After two denials,
Ottawa finally announces that it will
cover the students' legal expenses.
a
Mar
1999.
5, lyyy. The inquiry
resumes after a standstill that lasted
over four months.
March   19,   1999. The cbc
Ombudsman rejects charges of bias
against reporter Terry Milewski, who
covered aAPEC for the CBC.
Jufy 28-29, 1999. UBC President
Martha Piper testifies at the PCC, and
says that she had concerns about the
limiting of protest space at APEC.
Allg 24, 1999. Former Chretien
aide Jean Carle testifies that the PMO
didn't take part in security considerations for APEC's visit to UBC. He also
denies that the PMO wanted to protect Suharto from embarassment.
Oct 25, 1999. Oppenheim submits a motion to release RCMP telephone and radio transcripts that
appear to reveal the PMO's involvement in security arrangements.
Oct-Nov 1999. RCMP Staff Sgt
Hugh Stewart defends his pepper-
spraying of protesters and blames his
actions on a lack of coordination
between pohce units.
NOV 9, 1999. Marvin Storrow,
PCC commission counsel, resigns
amid controversy over his attendence
at a Liberal party fund-raising dinner.
The charges of bias stem from
Storrow's responsibility for calling
witnesses—possibly including
Chretien—to the PCC, possibly including Prime Minister Jean Chretien.* 10
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ATTENTION   PRE-DENTISTRY   STUDENTS
The University of Saskatchewan
College of Dentistry
will hold an information session
on its D.M.D. program
Thursday, November 25
at 12:30PM, Lecture Hall 5
WOOD (IRC building)
The College now accepts applications
from non-Saskatchewan residents.
For more information call toll free
1-877-DMD-SASK
or consult our website @ www.dentistry.usask.ca
JOHN POPPER
Zygote
[Universal]
Most commonly known as the
harmonica-toting frontman of
Blues Traveler, Popper is back
with a solo debut. Zygote presents an overall strong album
which, unfortunately, is sometimes overshadowed by production choices verging dangerously close to the
edge of tedium.
The album
departs stylistically from
the guitar-oriented blues-
rock of Blues Traveler towards a
more textured, polished brand
of rock 'n roll. The music is
characterised by a jazzy and
sometimes even countrified
backbeat and a light, percussive
touch. Popper's harp playing is
ever present. However, the harmonica has a softer edge to it—it
possesses less of a boisterous,
rollicking spirit and more of a
lyrical one.
Popper's vocal strength has
always been his clear, powerful
voice and careful enunciation.
Songs like "Once you wake up"
and "Growing in Dirt" are no
exception. Less enjoyable, however, are some of the production
elements. Case in point is the
tedious harmonica whining in
shrill, irritating, minor chords
on "Lunatic."
aAll in all. Zygote is a good
album with some very strong
songs. With some different production decisions, however, the
album could have been a lot better than just good.***
—Alicia Miller
SEVENDUST
Home
[TVT Records]
aAnnoyed by all the exams you
have to study for? And how about
those essays that were due yesterday? Listening to this CD is the
ultimate way to release any anger
and frustration that you might be
feeling right now.
Sevendust is one of the few
metal bands left
in 1999 that
feature Korn-
like guitar rifts
and a deep,
booming bass
sound. This is
music that will
most certainly drive your elders
up the wall. Those of you who listen to heavy music will also pick
up on the resemblance between
Sevendust, Coal Chamber, and
the Deftones. Featuring Skin
from Skunk aAnansie on "Licking
Cream" and Chino Moreno of the
Deftones on "Bender," this latest
release from Sevendust shows
the band's capability of taking
the basic concept of distortion
and delivering the most punishing set of metal chords.
Sevendust demonstrates that this
isn't all it can do, however. It
shows that it is capable of molding dissonant melodies into a
beautiful form as illustrated in
"Insecure."
Because of its dynamic contrast and strong vocals. Home is
easily one of the most entertaining metal albums of the year.*
—Jerome Yang the cnvo
THE UBYSSEY «TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23,1999
11
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LIVING CELLULOID: MICHAEL
BRYNNTRUP IN PERSON
at the Blinding Light!!
Nov. 23
by Aisha Jamal
Your neighbourhood video store has a section
for everything: documentary, foreign, blockbuster, silent, adult and educational. But the
odd time, you come across a body of work
from a director that eludes classification. If
Michael Brynntrup had his way, your friendly
neighbourhood video store would add an
experimental section. Not a bad idea, considering that experimental films have become a
growing film art
Originally a painter, Michael Brynntrup got
his start in the experimental field about 15
years ago. Brynntrup and a group of friends
got together to start a Super 8 filminaking
group.
"We shared equipment and soon some of
us started to buy our own equipment Some of
the guys got the idea of renting out the equipment to make
some money and they started a business. They stopped making their own films," he said.
Brynntrup eventually got his own equipment and for the
last ten years he has been an important and vital part of the
German underground.
Working from a gay male perspective, Brynntrup constantly tries to push experimental films in new directions. "I
don't get paid to make advertisements. I don't have to look for
a specific audience so I have that freedom to do what I want
I want to bring people to their own borders, test their limits,
push their taboos."
He sees his films as very personal works and acknowledges the fact that they take on a very queer perspective.
"I don't make films with a gay audience in mind, but it's
part of who I am," he says.
The films he has made in the past ten years, including
most of the shorts screening as part of his appearance at the
Blinding Light!! this week, deal (among other themes) with
gay subjectivity. The refreshing thing about Brynntrup's films
is that he not only celebrates his queerness, he also criticises
the gay mainstream.
His short film Sudden and Unexpected deals with aAJDS
and surprisingly, it's a funny film. "It was shot around the
time when films like
Philadelphia were out—sentimental films. I wanted to do a
funny film in a trashy environment," he adds.
Brynntrup's films are not
only very intimate, but also
visually stunning. "I think the
difference between German
and North American experimental film is that ^Americans
and Canadians put a lot more
voice-overs into their films.
Words are more important to
them and they put more
emphasis on them. In
Germany, the picture is more
important," he said.
Brynntrup's films explore
various themes through different images. "I look at an image
from different angles. Images
have a lot to do with other
things. I want you to ask, what
is an image? Is it an illusion, is
it fake, is it real?"
Making a living from exploring the meaning of images can
be very hard. In his native
Germany, the underground art
scene is growing but is still
considerably smaller and very
underground compared to the
North aAmerican scene.
"It's more developed here,
maybe because it's so close to
Hollywood and the cinema is
so important In Germany, you
will find hardly any writing on
experimental films. There is
no formal training to teach
and think about experimental
filmmaking in Germany," he
says.
aAlthough it is hard to make
a living off of his art, he chooses
not to supplement his income. "I
am poor, but I can do what I want
I choose not to do anything else. I
don't spend money on Hollywood
films. I save my money and
instead buy a roll of 8mm film."
Financially, for the past two
years things have been looking
better for Brynntrup. He has
received federal funding to finish
a 90-minute feature which will
pull together most of bis recent
shorts with a common theme.
The film will have footage shot on
different mediums.
"I don't work on just one type
of camera. The content decides
what to shoot on. I started on
Super 8 but I now also use Digital
and I edit on computer," he said.
Brynntrup is always exploring
new mediums. Since it is
expensive to surf the net
in Germany, he is currently working on a CD-
ROM.   "You  can  easily
spend an hour on my
website, so I decided to
make a CD-ROM as well. I
made a short film especially for it"
Brynntrup has always
been good at promoting
himself, programming his
own promotional tours.
His current North
American tour started in
New York at the Museum
of Modern aArt. Brynntrup
will be making his final
stop on his North
.American tour at the
Blinding Light!! this week.
If you miss the chance
to see Brynntrup and his
films—and  it  is  highly
unlikely that an experimental section will be
added to Blockbuster any
time soon—check out his
fun  and  different website
www.brynntrup.de.*
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November 29 & closing January 7, 2000 at 4:00 pm.
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Executives are elected by the student body and
are responsible for ensuring that the goals and
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BUT IT IS THE EflD OF SIDOKIOG10
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Under revised legislation in the Worker's Compensation
Act, as of January 1, 2000 there will be no smoking allowed
in any workplace in British Columbia.
Previous restrictions on smoking in the workplace were
generally covered under municipal jurisdiction, however
this revised article in the WCB Act will override any
legislation currently in place, and will include offices,
stores, restaurants and bars, in fact anywhere people work.
This new provision will affect two of the AMS1 businesses
directly. As of January 1, 2000 both the Pit Pub and the
Gallery Lounge will be non-smoking only premises. The
new law provides only for smoking in outside areas. As a
result the only AMS commercial operation that will have a
smoking section will be the Pendulum Restaurant's patio.
We ask for your cooperation in adhering to this new
legislation - this is not a choice but rather a directive.
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at the ams
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Out
Not On Our Campus!
Forum
The Hon. Ujjal Dosanjh
B.C. Attorney General and
Minister Responsible for
Multiculturalism, Human Rights
and Immigration
Wednesday, 24th November
From 11:30 to 12:15
SUB Ballroom (2nd floor)
NOT
ON OUR
CAMPUS!
Challenge
Student Legal Fund Society
Annual General Meeting
Wed. November 24th
12:30-1:30
SUB Council
Chambers
Come Out and Get Involved!
Get informed! When the
moon hits
your eye...
THE ELIXIR OF LOVE
at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Nov. 23, 25, 27 and 29
 by Duncan M. McHugh
aAh, l'amore! The Queen E. was full
of it Saturday night for Vancouver
Opera's second production of Hit'
year: Gaetano Donzietti's Thc.
Elixir of Love. The lighUieartnd
opera was presented with charm
and confidence by an exceptional
cast that ensured an enn i mi 11111:2
evening.
The Elixir of Love is tlie Story of
Nemorino, an affable pea .ant with
an incureable longing for the Jove
of Adina. a beautiful anj .ffeallt^:
young woman who seen»!$Q takfp
pleasure      in      rebujpljjg ■-. -Ills!,
advances. When she r^ad|falowd-a';
love potion from   Tristan uml
Isolde,' Nemorino gets ant idea.
When 'Doctor' Dulcamara comes to town to sell his all-purpose n iued\ i,whirh hp
promises will cure everything from wrinkles to liver problems), Nemoi mo asks if hi1 h.u>
heard of Isolde's potion. Dulcamara, spotting a sucker and a few quick i rani.!., prabs a
bottle of wine and assures Nemorino that it is the magic potion.
All of this is complicated by the fact that Belcore, a very self-assured army .sergeant,
has arrived in town and has quickly proposed to marry Adina—and Ailina's subsequent
agreement may have been an attempt to scorn Nemorino. Because this is a comedy,
things are going to get complicated. Nemorino gets more drunk, Adina |#.t.s contemplative and everyone else starts scheming.
Being an opera, it's obvious that Elixir's plotline loses some of its si^iificdiil-f.. This
being said, the story was a little slow-going. It was strange to have a comei l\ tii errors that
took five minutes to meditate with a song when, in another medium, tlus sort of story
would have a breakneck pace. This is, however, a minor quibble. |
The performances were the show's strongest asset. John Osborn's Noijiorino got better as the performance wore on, climaxing with the gorgeous aria "Una furtiva lagrimu."
The crowd favourite was Jeff Mattsey's Belcore. Playing the vain sergeantfwith superflu
ous narcissism and swagger, Mattsey was the stage's most charismatic performer
Everything about this production was fine. The set, on loan from thi
Opera, was functional, the costumes were colourful, and the accompan
Opera Orchestra was flawless. Vancouver Opera has staged a wonderful
Elixir of Love. So long as you can resist bemoaning your own love life, it ui
ly evening.
Student rush tickets, on sale one hour before curtain time, start at $20.♦
THE UBYSSEY • TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23,1999
13
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LE MISANTHROPE
at Capilano College
until Nov. 27
 by Jessica-Ann Dozois
Remember the character Muffy
on the children's television show
"Today's Special"? Remember
how everything she said was in
rhyme? That's what this play
reminded me of. Leonard
Angel's adaptation of Moliere's
classic play is, let's just say, a tad
lacking. All of the characters
have had their genders reversed
and instead of being set in the
courtly world of France, the play
takes place among the Kitsilano
"Smart Set." As well, instead of
the original French verse form,
the play's lines have been translated into some very hokey, very
shallow rhyme. Not verse, just
rhyming. Constantly.
The play centers on the character of Alice (Alceste in the original) who is terminally cynical,
unable to see the virtue in
anyone    or    anything except the
man   she   has
fallen hopelessly in love with,
Solomon.    The
majority of the
play    is    spent
watching  Alice's
vain  attempts  to
reform the womanis-
ing  Solomon  and  her
internal     conflict     over
whether   to   stay  with   an
unfaithful lover.
Melissa   Oei's   performance as Alice was outstanding last Saturday
night,     though     her
affected Kitsilano lisp
did get annoying.
In     fact,
most of the characters were
thoughtfully portrayed, with an
amusing highlight near the end
by Sabrina DiFonzo as the outrageous Frankie. The set was interestingly gaudy, and it suited the
Kitsilano environment perfectly.
The play in general was well-
produced, but it still suffered
greatly due to a very poorly
adapted script. As mentioned
earlier, every single hne in this
play rhymes. I felt like I was
watching a children's show
meant to teach phonetics and
found it impossible to take the
content of the show seriously.
Portraying the Kitsilano beautiful people as a bunch of rhyming
buffoons doesn't work very well.
As well, because many of the
lines were spoken quickly in
order to accentuate the rhyme, it
was very difficult to understand
what the character's were talking about, especially Alice's long
rants about incompetence and
falsity in the theatre world.
The Cap Theatre Society is a
competent troupe, but their
choice of production was poor. I
hope in the future they choose a
play that is better able to showcase their talent. ♦
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PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING
on the Comprehensive Community Plan
for the UBC Campus
Thursday, November 25, 1999
Two sessions: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
OR 7:30 - 9:00 P.M.
ASIAN  CENTRE,  AUDITORIUM
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The Official Community Plan (OCP) for the University of British Columbia provides a
vision and goals for future development, broad land use designations and objectives for
more detailed planning. The purpose of the Comprehensive Community Planning
process (called Area Planning in the OCP) is to interpret those policies and objectives as
a framework for development approval. This will be the second of three public meetings
and will focus on the draft Comprehensive Community Plan (CCP), which addresses
planning issues such as: parking and transportation; parks, greenways and playing fields;
location and diversity of housing types; densities and building forms; commercial and
market housing uses; community facilities; and detailed development policies.
An Issues & Options Report can be picked up prior to the meeting at Campus Planning
and Development, 2210 West Mall (hours: M-F, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm). The draft CCP
will be available at the meeting.
For information regarding access in the Asian Centre for persons with disabilities,
please call Caroline Welling at 822-9560.
For further information on the CCP, visit the web site www.ocp.ubc.ca. or      Th/TIK
call Jim Carruthers, Campus Planning and Development, at 822-0469. Ahftflt Xt 14
THE UBYSSEY • TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23,1999
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23,1999
VOLUME 81 ISSUE 20
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NEWS
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FEATURES
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PHOTO
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PRODUCTION
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WEB Flora Graham
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Untapped potential
Look around. Look at this university, the
biggest in BC, and think about what you
see. Then close your eyes and try to say
what UBC feels like. What makes up the
atmosphere of this big, beautiful campus?
Stress? Alienation? Boredom? Or is the
atmosphere at UBC made up of nothing
much at all? Is it just damp and fog and
soggy leaves?
Whatever the atmosphere at UBC, it's
missing something. But it hasn't always
been missing it.
Before and during the Asia Pacific
Economic Co-operation (APEC) conference
at UBC in 1997, this was a different campus in every way. But the biggest difference wasn't the fences, or the police, or
the barricades. In a way, it wasn't even the
protests. It was the feeling.
The eleven-month lead-up to APEC galvanised this campus. And it wasn't just the
widespread opposition to APEC's lack of
concern for human rights and environmental standards. Some people weren't
against .APEC, and the resulting debate
and discussion made this sleepy, tired,
uncaring campus come alive. People
argued, they wrote letters, they protested.
They cared.
.And it felt amazing. M of a sudden, this
was a campus where things mattered, and we
were more than damp air and soggy trees.
Not everyone cared, but over 1500 people shouted and marched on November 2 5,
1997, because they disagreed with APEC.
Can you imagine what it would take for that
to happen again? Fifteen hundred people.
So with the World Trade Organisation
(WTO) conference coming up next week in
Seattle, you'd expect a little more of a stir
on campus. The WTO is essentially APEC
with 135 members instead of 18, and it's
only three hours away. But compared to
UVic or SFU or Langara College, nothing is
happening here. We don't care.
And why should we? What difference
did APEC make in your life? The RCMP
Public Complaints Commission (PCC) into
APEC has dragged on for two years, often
in relative obscurity. The revelations are
exposing lies and errors and exaggerations on the part of various levels of government and law enforcement, but so
what? Why should you care about something that happened to somebody else two
years ago?
Why should you care about anything
until it comes right into your life?
There are things in this world that we
don't like—you could probably name a few
that you don't. .And you might wonder how
taking a stand on something as big as the
WTO will make a difference. But it's the
fundamental things in our world that draw
the boundaries that we can work within.
The WTO will make a difference in your
life—from what you eat to how qualified
your professors are to whether there's any
water left in Canada. It will affect you, and
it will affect the world. And you have a
chance to affect it—for good or for bad.
Maybe we all have a responsibility to
care. Why? Because change only happens
when people care.
Two years ago, people cared enough to
inform themselves. And some of them
cared enough to protest APEC. But that's
not the whole point—if they made an
informed decision not to protest, fine. But
the campus as a whole knew about .APEC,
and knew enough to make a decision.
Two years later, we have an another
opportunity to show that we care, to try to
change things. So go and find out about
the WTO. And once you're informed,
protest. Or don't. But at least care enough
to find out.<*
Canadian
Vietnam War
veterans
excluded
Consuming various Canadian
media on/around Remembrance
Day, I came across recognition
and praise for the fighting "good
guys" of every war this century-
including the Spanish Civil War
(1936-39)—except for Canadian
men and women who fought in
the Vietnam War.
Of course, one must acknowledge the current pohtical incorrectness of the anti-communist
Vietnam War, compared to the
glory of fighting fascism in pre-
WWII Spain; however, what
must be understood is that the.
Spanish Civil War took place
before fascism took the world to
war and fully exposed its murderous ideology. The Canadians
who volunteered to fight fascism in Spain had, at that time,
no more of a moral motive to
fight there than did the
Canadians who volunteered to
fight communism in Vietnam;
the Canadians who fought and
died in Vietnam did so before it
became crystal clear to the
world that their involvement
there was unjustifiable.
What is reflected in the
praise of one sacrifice and the
rejection of the other is the ever-
softening public attitude
towards communism and the
automatic repugnance towards
"fascism". .Anti-racism organisations often throw about the
politically- and emotionally-
charged term "fascism" when
protesting racism. But the fact
is, Benito Mussolini's fascist
political movement, fasci di
combattimento, was organised
(in 1919) on much the same
principles as socialism. It did
not involve racism until 1938,
when Mussolini, against the
wishes of his party associates,
joined Hitler's Nazi party in
establishing racial laws against
Jews.
Like communism, fascism is
an ideology that originated with
good intentions but ended up
costing millions of lives. It's
not our place to now judge-
with the advantage of hindsight which ideology was, and
was not, justifiably opposed
with Canadian force.
Vietnam War veterans
deserve official recognition
and public appreciation.
Frank G.Sterle
White Rock
Residences
don't need "life
standards"
Mr.   Yeh,  you   have  yet   to
address  the  issue  at hand.
Don't believe me? OK let's use
a little test. For every part of
your response, substitute any
given private housing complex
for UBC res. .All the dangers of
res (open flame, etc.) still exist,
yet we almost automatically
spurn the idea of having residence standards in such a setting. Why? Because people
don't need baby-sitters. So if
you do wish to defend res life
standards, do us all a favor and
try your hand at actually
defending them. You will, I
warn you, be hard pressed to
come up with any valid reasons
for upholding such a system.
And I hope no one ever need
explain to you again that fear is
not a reason, it is an emotion.
An argument based on fear (ie
your defense of res life standards) is no argument at all.
Philippe Castagner
Third year Opera E« if *%
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THE UBYSSEY • TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 23.1999
Shades of
Britpop
SHADES APART
Eyewitness
[Universal]
by Aisha Jamal
Sometimes, for the sake of exciting new discoveries, I pick up
albums by unknown artists. You would think I'd have learned my
lesson from my last venture, a Julie Masse album which I donated
to my friend's fine arts lampshade project. But no, instead I chose to
continue with the search for the untainted, true artists out there that
have not been exceedingly advertised or over-exposed. Finally, my
search has been successful: a band I know nothing about that is
worth saving from fine art projects. Ironically, the band I saved from
the lampshade is Shades Apart.
Judging from the skull in the eyeball on the inside cover of the
album .Eyewitness, I expected to hear some rough talkin', pimpin'
music. So I popped the CD in, waiting for some poetic swearing.
Imagine my surprise when instead I heard a soft song about cheating good-for-nothings. Actually, this is the topic of most of the songs.
Shades Apart obviously carry some real live experiences over into
their art, something you will notice from the sincerity of their lyrics.
Instead of cussing out their significant others, they prefer to
promise forgiveness or, in the case of the song "Sputnik (Watching
Over You)," stalking.
I do admit to a bit of hypocrisy. Despite my desire to listen to
unknown artists, I have been swept up by the whole "Cool Britannia"
music wave. That is a major reason why this album appeals to me
so much. Shades Apart sounds like some sort of crossbreed of the
Verve and Bush, despite being from New York. The band exudes a
Britishness, particularly in lead singer Mark V.'s voice: very Gavin
Rossdale-ish, minus the accent
The only downfall of the album is some of the awkward lyrics.
After what I call the "honeymoon" phase, a phase where you are still
high from having discovered an awesome new act before anybody
else, you will start to notice the faults. Nobody has told these boys
that not every other line has to rhyme. This style can produce bad
effects. Some lines make no sense and are very obviously present
only because they rhyme with the previous one. But once you get
over this minute problem, trust me, you will glue this album into
your stereo. ♦
15
can you guess what will happen on
-December 3 1999
(a hint): it will bring to a close, like a crashing wave, like a hail of fire, like
a plague of locusts, this absurd millennium. And it will sing in the next.
the air, it is thick with rumours, the truth,
it is clouded in fog.
but the ubyssey, in all its loving wisdom, will
part the clouds of doubt and sow the seeds of
wisom and reap the harvest of glory, yes, the
curtain will be lifted, and the world will be a
far, far better place.
ask       and you shall receive
this friday
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Greatest Hits
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WIN COPIES OF BOTH CDS
IF YOU CAN ANSWER
THE FOLLOWING:
What band did the members of
Long Beach Dub All Stars
originally belong to?
Be one of the first 3 to answer this
correctly at the Ubyssey Business
Office (Room 245) and win!
Bring two donations for the food bank! Answer Trivia!
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ITHE UBYSSEY • TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23,1999
Women hockey Birds score ugly loss
 by Naomi Kim
The UBC women's hockey team went into
this weekend looking for its first win of the
season, but they didn't get it from the
University of Calgary.
Friday's game was a 7-0 pounding courtesy of the Dinos, but you can't say the
Birds didn't try. They held Calgary off for
most of the first period, but with four seconds remaining, a quick cross to Dino forward Katherine Devereaux to the right of
the net made the score 1-0. Despite the
one-point margin going into the second
period, that goal was just a taste of what
was to come.
^though UBC came out of the break
rested and ready, Calgary defender/forward Colleen Sostorics fired the first shot
and scored at 0:24 of the second period.
a\nd that wouldn't be the last the Birds
would see of Sostorics.
"They just kept coming" said UBC right
winger Jana Horsman. "[Calgary] beat us
and had some uneven rushes and that's
how they score their goals. They've got
some pretty speedy forwards."
Sostorics proved to be the star player
for the Dinos as she finished with a hat
trick and two assists in the second period
alone. She also assisted on Calgary's first
goal of the game. Dino defender Carol
Scheibel finished with four assists.
j\s the fast-paced Dinos kept extending
their lead, UBC could not answer back.
They also ran into penalty trouble—UBC
defender Cindy Gilfillan collected 19 minutes of penalties, including a ten-minute
game misconduct that extended into the
third period for flattening a Dino at the
Calgary blue line. Calgary scored in the
resulting power play at 19:28 to build their
lead to 7-0. It was the Dinos' second power
play goal of the game.
"Sostorics was the go-to player," said
UBC head coach Dave Newson. "And from
there it was a spiral of dumb, undisciplined penalties and we can't take that
against this team. Their power play is
explosive and they've got players that can
put the puck in the net"
In the third period, backup goaltender
Julie Bennett spent her first regular season
stanza between the pipes for the Birds,
coming in for the injured Tanya Foley.
Bennett played exceptionally well, especially considering she was still nursing a
hand injury. She stopped all 13 Calgary
shots she faced in the period.
Despite only a few offensive chances,
the Birds were pretty much even with the
Dinos for most of the first and all of the
third period—apart than the disastrous
second period, UBC only allowed one goal.
"It's awfully frustrating...to have that 40
minute effort wasted—getting blown out of
the water...in the rest of it," said Newson.
"We've got to be a little bit more prepared when [the key Calgary] players are
on the ice," said Newson before Saturday's
game, "and we've still got to score some
goals, too."
Saturday, the Birds continued their
momentum from Friday's third period
and kept even with the Dinos in shots. By
the end of the first, UBC was again only
down by one.
In the second period, UBC's offence
was lacking, but they managed to hold
Calgary to one goal, keep Sostorics off the
scoreboard, and stay away from the
penalty box.
The Dinos came into the third period
with a quick goal at 0:59, but UBC
answered back with an unassisted goal by
centre Jill Hannah two minutes later to
FIGHTING FOR SOMETHING BUT WE DONT KNOW WHAT: Calgary forward Katherine Devereaux
(number 9) tangles with UBC centre Jeanine Saville. tara westover photo
bring the score to 3-1 with plenty of time
remaining.
But the player to watch for on Saturday
was Calgary defender Carol Scheibel—she
added to her first period assist with the
final two goals of the game to seal the
Dinos' second win of the weekend. The
final score was 5-1.
This was the Birds' last regular season
game before late January, but in the meantime, the team will play club games. UBC
will play the Killarney Knights on
November 28 at the Thunderbird Winter
Sports Centre.*!*
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What is the "Not On Our Campus!" Challenge?
The Not On Our Campus! Challenge is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and
campus organisations to come up with innovative and relevant ways to fight
discrimination on UBC campus.
Where does the money come from to fund these projects?
Funding for the Challenge is made possible by a generous donation from the Alma
Mater Society and from many other supporting groups and
individuals on campus.
How can my campus group help the Challenge?
Any group which donates $100 (or more) to the fund receives a seat on the
committee which will review the project proposals submitted and select the projects
to be funded.
What kinds of projects will be funded?
The Challenge will fund projects which find innovative and relevant ways to fight
discrimination based on sex, race, sexual orientation, ability, class, or any other
area of discrimination. Projects should not duplicate already
existing programs, but rather, find grassroots ways to improve the lives of all who
are part of the UBC community and beyond.
How can I apply for my project funding?
If you have an idea for a project for the Not On Our Campus! Challenge please
obtain an application form from the Speakeasy in the SUB Concourse, your
residence front desk, by dropping by SUB 262. Funding decision will be announced
by January, 2000.
If you have any questions or concerns please call
604- 822 - 8722 or send email to xcom@ams.ubcca

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