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Women's soccer
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Loss of life is 'probable' for people
in high risk campus buildings during
an earthquake, according to UBC's
undisclosed seismic safety report. // PAGE 2
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Come by the plaza to celebrate food sustainability and ethica
business practices (or come for the free samples).
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Visit the Fraser Valley Food Truck Festival at Maple Ridge to eat
lots of food, then chug it down with beer from the beer garden.
Learn about all the things you wanted to know about sex but
were too afraid to ask.
Farm faces
The Ubyssey paid a visit to UBC's Dairy Education and
Research Center (read: cow farm) in Agassiz, about
two hours outside Vancouver. The farm operates as a
commercial dairy, meaning it is entirely self-sustaining
and requires no funding from the university. Its
commercial status makes it unique and the research
produced by Land and Food System graduate students
who live and study on site is taken more seriously by
farmers because the studies are done on a working
farm, rather than one subsidized by a university for
the sole purpose of research. The farm draws many
international students, especially from the Netherlands
and northern Europe.
People clockwise from top-left: Tracy Burnett, Anne-
Marike Smid and Hanna Ericksson.
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The Nest: from construction to opening
Students gatheratthe opening ofthe new SUB.
Bill Situ
The new SUB, also known as the
Student Nest, has now officially
been open to students for three
"It's been beautiful to see the
transition from the space during
the summer to the first week of
school," said Ava Nasiri, AMS VP
of Administration. "It's almost
like light has been breathed into
the building."
Construction for the new
SUB began three years ago, in
February 2012. Prior to this, the
AMS formed the SUB Renewal
Committee in July 2007 in order
to look for a solution to the
inefficiencies ofthe old SUB.
The AMS council unanimously
approved construction of a new
SUB, as opposed to other solutions
such as renovating the old SUB.
"We started, actually, from a
mission statement that captured
the spirit of what we wanted to do
with this project... it was to make
it transparent, make it inviting,
make the spaces interconnect [and]
achieve high sustainability," said
Michael Kingsmill, AMS designer
and pioneer ofthe new SUB project.
The original budget for the
project was $103 million, but this
figure increased to $106.5 million
after the new SUB committee
discovered that they had additional
$3.5 million at their disposal.
"Something like the Student
Nest, they generally leave about
a minimum of 10 per cent
contingency," said Nasiri. "From the
perspective in our conversations
with the project manager, UBC
Properties Trust, we're very healthy
in terms of keeping within that
After multiple delays due to
construction issues, the building
finally received occupancy in June of
this year.
Right now, the new SUB is
undergoing an air balancing process
in preparation for the winter months
as well as an ongoing evaluation
for deficiencies. Two tenants in the
building, Qoola and The Grocery
Checkout, are tentatively scheduled
to open later in the month.
Kingsmill is also currently
examining the overall dynamics of
student activity and interaction in
the building.
"For me, it's kind of looking
around and observing how things
work. Do people use these
social spaces in a way that we
suggested?" said Kingsmill. "The
real excitement is seeing how
something is used."
The academic term ahead will
also see the implementation of
many new projects in the new
SUB. The Clubs Resource and
Sustainability Centre, scheduled
to open in October, will provide
resources to AMS clubs along
with information on sustainable
practices. Other projects that are
underway include Nest Nights
as well as the installation of new
pieces like foosball and air hockey
"The projects coming up will
really have a focus on engaging
students and making sure that
they know about the projects ...
the history and everything that
the building has to offer," said
Nasiri. fH
AMS to commence long-overdue governance review
Moira Warburton
News Editor
The AMS is aiming to make this the
year for the governance review that
they've been putting off for the last
two decades.
"For an organization of this size,
it's a good idea to do some navel
gazing... usually [every] five or
six years, but with the way things
go it's been delayed," said current
AMS President Aaron Bailey.
The last governance review
completed by the Society was in
Former AMS President Tanner
Bokor argues that the organization
has grown a great deal since then
and has "become so fragmented
without a holistic approach" to
serve students.
However, Bailey says that
the AMS doesn't have any major
internal problems.
"Obviously, there are hiccups
here and there — but for the most
part, everything's functioning well,
specifically in comparison to other
Canadian student societies," said
Bailey. "For us it's more about, how
do we look at the systems that are
in place now, identify the areas that
are a little bit problematic or might
be problematic in the future ... and
address them before they become
When asked why the
governance review has not taken
place sooner, Bailey said the reason
is twofold — a governance review
doesn't fall under the portfolio
of a particular executive and it is
the first thing to get pushed to the
wayside when a crisis hits.
"Caroline [Wong] had the
chants, Tanner [Bokor] had BDS,"
said Bailey, pointing out that each
of these issues arose without
warning and took up a great deal
of that president's attention. This
meant that the governance review
was not high on the priority list.
"Luckily in the last five years,
there's been enough groundwork
built up for this that literally all I
had to do was budget for it, take
the proposal that was already a
skeleton in place from last year,
flesh it out and then get the ball
rolling," said Bailey.
Although he will still maintain
a leadership role on the review,
Bailey will hand over most of
the day-to-day running ofthe
committee in charge ofthe report
to a staff member.
"So if there is something
dramatic that pops up that I
have to turn my attention to, I
know that things will progress
throughout the year ... the goal is
by the end of this year I just want a
report with implementation steps
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It has been quite a while since the AMS did a governance review.
compiled that I hand over to the
next person to do with it what
they want."
According to Bailey, the main
outcomes ofthe governance
review will be to overhaul
the committee system, ensure
that all students are properly
represented on Council, and
realign the portfolios of each of
the executives to ensure a more
even and effective distribution
of duties. This latter task
would include looking into
potentially transitioning the
VP Administration role into VP
Student Life, while having the VP
of Finance take on a more robust
role in dealing with administrative
duties within the organization.
For his part, Bokor hopes
that the governance review will
ultimately allow students to get
more engaged with their AMS.
"It would be great to see
students taking an interest in
shaping their student society," he
said. 'tJ
Bring Back The Gallery
petition started
The Gallery held aspecia I place on campus and ir
thehearts of students.
Vassilena Sharlandjieva
A petition has been started to bring
The Gallery into the new SUB.
"I remember hearing someone
say once that, 'If the SUB was
the home for students, then The
Gallery was the living room,' and
I really think that's very true,"
said Kevin Doering, third-year
economics student and AMS Clubs
Administrator. He is also the man
behind Bring Back The Gallery, a
petition which aims to bring about
an AMS referendum on re-opening
the former restaurant, The Gallery
AMS Vice President of
Administration Ava Nasiri offered
the AMS's unstable financial
situation as a rationale for the
closure of The Gallery Lounge. The
deterioration ofthe old SUB caused
the society to lose more and more
revenue, she said.
Much ofthe programming
previously hosted in The Gallery
Lounge will shift over to the Pit
Pub and other spaces in the new
SUB, according to Nasiri. However,
these adjustments don't fill the void
left by The Gal according to the
movement's website.
"And that's why we're asking you
to keep the dream alive and bring us
back our Gallery," reads an online
letter to the AMS.
In order to accomplish a revival
of The Gallery Lounge, Doering
must collect 1,000 or more student
signatures on a petition. Once those
signatures are submitted to the AMS,
a formal referendum question can
be proposed and voting can occur
within 10 to 30 days. A majority vote
of "yes" with quorum (eight per cent
of eligible voters) would be needed
for the referendum to officially
pass and be recognized as a formal
directive for the AMS, Nasiri said.
Doering is still in the early stages
of planning the movement. "I think
it's really important, if The Gallery is
to be brought back, that it isn't just
one student or a couple of students
who decide in what form that's going
to be."
In addition to gathering student
input, Doering is starting to reach
out to potential endorsers across
campus — organizations that would
have an interest in The Gallery's
"I think the most difficult part
right now has been formatting the
referendum question in a way that
leaves the AMS leeway in terms of
how they want to bring back The
Gallery," said Doering on the current
stage of his campaign.
Nasiri is empathetic towards
students' emotional attachment to
The Gallery.
"I'm pretty sure I left part of my
soul in that grungy old paradise," said
Nasiri. "But I think we can also give
The Nest a chance." 'JJ NEWS    I   TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
Arts Internships: more than getting coffee
UBC interns get practical experience out of the classroom.
Sruthi Tadepalli
A common complaint heard about
internships is that interns are little
more than coffee carriers. However,
The UBC Arts Internship Program
aims to provide participants with
much more than experience
balancing coffee cups.
"There will be internships you
can get on your own that'll be sort
of like that. But because I am here
and... advocate for the student in the
role, I have to approve every job that
is posted," said Program Coordinator
Allison Mander-Wionzek. "I will do a
site visit to the organization to make
sure it is not just fetching coffee."
The Arts Internship Program
allows students to venture outside
the classroom and get practical
experience. According to Mander-
Wionzek, there is little chance that
the interns will have to do something
so unrelated to their cause since all
the internships take place in the nonprofit sector.
"To be honest, a non-profit
organization needs more help than
fetching coffee... they actually need
you to be doing work," said Mander-
Unique to the Faculty of Arts, the
Arts Internship Program provides
students with an alternative from
the Co-op Program. Rather than
full-time paid positions, this program
offers unpaid part-time positions (8-
12 hours a week).
The program hopes to help
students understand a few different
directions in which they can take
their arts degree.
"We strongly believe you learn
where you end up if you start trying
different kinds of things. Unless you
really get in there and see what it's
about, you're never going to know if
[a career] suits you day-to-day," said
While the program offers many
internships and almost all hopeful
interns are placed, the diversity of
positions available is a bit of an issue.
Students can be posted in non-profits
working to aid any and every cause.
But due to the nature ofthe non
profit sector, many internships are
in areas such as event management,
fund development and social media.
Kiki Cheung, a psychology
student interested in event
management, found there to be
many companies and opportunities
available. However, if your interest
lies outside of what the average nonprofit offers, it will be more difficult
to find an interesting position.
"There was diversity, but not so
much that would help every arts
student," said Shermaine Chua, a
third-year international relations
The Arts Internship Program
is also supplemented by multiple
workshops and assignments. Once
interns have finished the program,
they are formally debriefed and
are given the opportunity to reflect
and communicate the learning
In the future, Mander-Wionzek
hopes to improve the program by
adding more interaction between
students in different internships as
well as between the partners and
"These non-profits have an
immense amount of knowledge
in their brains that they actually
are developing on the ground.
So while we are over here
researching and developing ideas
about how things should work,
they are actually on the ground,"
said Mander-Wionzek.
For students who contemplate
participating in the program,
Chua and Cheung both tell them
to just go for it.
"It's a really good place to
develop skills in a more relaxed
environment. So if you feel like
you're not quite ready for a jump
into a full-time position, test the
waters," said Chua. 'M
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Service to educate on drugs
and alcohol being considered
AMS Vice would aim to educate students on substances.
Emma Partridge
News Editor
While UBC has counselling
services, Access and Diversity and
other services for health and well-
being, there is nothing specifically
for students suffering with
addiction or alcoholism issues.
"I think a lot of students just
go to traditional services that
are housed in the university
and navigate those," said AMS
VP Academic, Jenna Omassi.
"Besides that, there's not targeted
services for addiction."
According to Cheryl
Washburn, Director of
Counselling Services, counselling
services may or may not refer
students off campus depending
on the severity of a student's issue
with substances.
"For the more extreme kinds
of substance abuse issues we may
... refer to a residential program,"
said Washburn.
In a recent AMS council
meeting, Tracey Gaydosh,
fourth year studying Gender,
Race, Sexual and Social Justice,
presented one possible service as
a way to fill what Omassi calls "a
gap that exists."
"AMS Vice is a student service
that we want to get started
through the AMS specifically
surrounding drugs and alcohol
and how we can help students
who have problems with these,"
said Gaydosh. "Not necessarily
addictions, but problems."
The service would be run
by three student volunteers as
coordinators and one student
staff overseeing the service. The
service could be best termed as
a peer-support network whose
focus would be mainly on
"Too many times I've talked
to students and I'm like, 'Hey,
did you know that could happen
if you did that?' And they're like,
'No,'" said Gaydosh. "Not saying
that alcohol and drugs shouldn't
be done — that's a personal
decision, it's all up to you — but
if you have information ... that's
going to possibly change your
decision. Right now, there's no
Gaydosh has been working
with Ron Gorodetsky, Student
Services Manager ofthe AMS,
to advance the idea further.
Gorodetsky agrees that the
service should exist and the
AMS should fund an assistant
coordinator position.
"I think the only thing that
could potentially make it not
viable is if there are any insurance
concerns," said Gorodetsky.
"[There are] limitations in what
we can and cannot do. We just
have to make sure that peer-lead,
group [and] ongoing support
sessions are within our insurance
AMS Vice volunteers would
have similar credentials to the
volunteers of AMS Speakeasy,
the peer support counselling
organization funded by the AMS
— but Vice would offer what
Speakeasy doesn't in terms of
continuing group support.
"We first identified Vice as
an opportunity to create a brand
new service alongside Speakeasy,"
said Gorodetsky. "[But] the more
we thought about it, the more we
figured that actually might be a
good... opportunity to actually
collaborate and work with
Right now, the idea is very
much in its preliminary stages.
Discussion around filling the gap
in resources with this service
began very recently and is
currently being considered by
relevant campus stakeholders.
"This was the step one
proposal to Council to see if it was
even something that the AMS had
an appetite for," said Omassi. "It
seemed from Council there was
really a desire to go forward and
look into it a lot more."
According to Omassi, there
will be more discussions with
the university and campus
community in October and
November where there will likely
be a more detailed budget and
breakdown as a result. ^ // CULTURE
Designing the visuals
for world premiere
Chad will use projections over the dancers to add texture to the space
Kelly Lu
Although school just started,
it's already crunch time for Eric
Chad, an MFA student pursuing
theatrical design, as he wraps up
his summer project as the visual
director for 40UR.
40UR is a dance performance
created by Joe Laughlin, award-
winning Vancouver choreographer
at the ScotiaBank Theatre.
Laughlin will be joined on stage by
three other dancers — Gioconda
Barbuto, Heather Dotto and Kevin
Chad joins the 40UR dancers as
they explore the concept of growth
and development.
"It's a deeply personal and
visually striking new creation
exploring family dynamics and
cross-generational relationships
and singular moments that changed
our lives," said Chad.
The dancers also reflect the
central theme of 40UR. From just
starting out to being a seasoned
veteran, each dancer represents a
different stage and dynamic in life.
Chad's role in 40UR is to add what
Laughlin calls "magical moments" to
the performance.
As the visual director, Chad is
in charge of projections and he has
been working on generative design
for the production. Generative
design builds off of a set of basic
parameters to create new and
random visual images and videos
each time. Thus, every performance
will be slightly different because
generative design will never form the
same image or video twice.
Working out this software was
no mean feat for Chad. While he was
familiar with the software, he was
using it in a completely new way. He
is still working out the kinks ofthe
software and has an ongoing love-
hate relationship with it.
"Today it's working for you and
the next day it's a nightmare," he
said. "It's a bit of a roller coaster."
In spite ofthe challenges he
faced, the end results are stunning.
In addition to his work with
generative design, Chad is working
on another task which uses
projection as lighting. Staying
away from typical images of forests
or sandy beaches, Chad will be
projecting directly onto the dancers
to represent emotions and add to the
space. Projecting onto the dancers
will not only make them more visible,
but also add another dimension to
the dancing by adding texture and
movement to the dancers.
Compared to his previous
designer roles on other productions,
Chad has much more creative
freedom in 40UR. While Laughlin is
the key visionary for the production
oi40UR and has certain thoughts
and concepts in mind, Chad holds
the artistic rein for the visual designs.
Like everything else, projection is
an integral part ofthe performance.
"Dance is not just dancing —
it's the lighting, it's the sound,"
said Chad. "You can have that
introspective where you can see the
projection work, see the dancer and
see how they come together to form
a single thought."
Everything is starting to come
together now as the preparation for
40UR enters its last stretch.
"Seeing how the transitions are
happening, there has been a lot of
new choreographing [and] new
scenes," said Chad. "As far as the
central theme ofthe piece, it hasn't
really changed — it's strengthened.
It's quite nice. The dances change.
Everything is starting to mesh."
40UR begins at the Scotiabank
Dance Centre on September 30. 'M
TransLink publishes comics on bus stops
Comedic, tragic, abstract and political comics can be found around the city.
Olivia Law
Culture Editor
Most of what you hear about
TransLink are complaints about
late buses, crowded rush hours and
people eating rancid takeout on their
commute. However, since 2011 a
program has been in place allowing
artists and non-profit organizations
to benefit from advertising space
on buses and at stops. Last year,
local writers published short poems
on popular bus lines. This year,
Cloudscape Comics has partnered
with TransLink to produce 20
one-page comics positioned around
Metro Vancouver on bus shelters.
Oliver McTavish-Wisden, president of Cloudscape Comics, wanted
to incorporate the wide cultural
expansion that makes up the artists
of Cloudscape Comics.
"I contacted 20 different artists,
all of whom had a relationship with
Cloudscape in the past, and commissioned them to do me a one-page
story based on cities around the
world," he said. "One ofthe things I
wanted to convey is that Vancouver
is a very multicultural society and
when you're here you see that a lot."
Nina Matsumotos is one ofthe
artists whose work is featured in the
project. Contributing to Cloudscape
Comics anthologies in the past, she
was approached to submit a panel
for Comics in Transit. Matsumotos's
comic is light on text and takes inspiration from Japanese trains.
"[The phrase] is used to thank
you for your efforts, especially at the
end ofthe day because you worked
hard and that's admirable," said
Matsumotos. "That's all it says. I
wanted to keep my comic short,
simple and light on text."
Applications for these posters
around the city are open to all
non-profit organisations. McTavish-Wisden wanted to show commuters the diversity that surrounds
them every day on the buses.
"What I wanted to do is — because so many ofthe artists I work
with are from different parts ofthe
world but have decided to call BC
home — I challenged them," he said.
"I said to write a story about a city
that you like or have had some ex-
perience with... When people read
these at the bus stops they'll maybe
learn a little something about who
they're waiting for the bus with."
Each comic documents city life
all around the globe — from Vancouver to Guadalajara. The project
includes both fiction and non-fiction
stories, and their genres and styles
are varied — there are comedy comics, tragic comics, abstract comics
and political commentary.
McTavish-Wisden has been writing and sketching comics since he
can remember, but had been looking
for a means to share his passion
since beginning his contemporary
art program at SFU.
"I was just looking and thinking
of ways I could get comic panels
or comic pages out ofthe book
format... I'm always thinking of
ways to sort of shake up how people
see comics and where they see
them," he said. "It seemed to me
that I needed to find a way to show
these comics and protect them from
vandalism — for the most part anyways — and reach as many people as
possible." '3
public consultation
climate action plan 2020
UBC is beginning the process to develop a new Climate Action Plan for the Vancouver
campus. Our climate action target for 2020 is to reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG)
emissions from 2007 levels by 67%.
Over the next 4 months, we will be seeking input from the campus community on what actions UBC
could take to achieve this ambitious target. We want to hear what your ideas are for reducing campus
GHG emissions, particularly on:
■ Energy supply options • UBC-owned vehicles
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design, maintenance and operations)
UBC is on track to achieve the 2015 reduction target set out in the 2010 UBC Climate Action Plan.
Join the conversation and help us set the stage for climate action success in 2020.
submit your ideas!
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a place of mind
Campus + Community Planning 6    I    FEATURE    I    TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22,2015
UBC says it's committed to seismic upgrades,
but can they do enough, soon enough?
Arno Rosenfeld
Features Editor
At least two dozen campus
buildings are at serious risk of
collapse during even a moderate
earthquake potentially putting
thousands of students, faculty and
staff at risk of death and injury
according to documents obtained
by The Ubyssey.
Major classroom blocks
including the Hebb, H.R.
Macmillan and Leonard S. Klinck
buildings are "likely to have full
or partial collapse" in a moderate
or greater earthquake with "loss
of life probable." Other structures
rated as "Very High Risk" by the
university include Thunderbird
Stadium, part ofthe Museum of
Anthropology and the campus
power station.
"High Risk" buildings include
the Wesbrook Building and the Old
Administration Building. Home
to most university leadership,
the Old Adminsistration Building
"may experience partial localized
collapse" during a moderate
earthquake with "loss of life
While the university says it has
acted aggressively in recent years
to retrofit and demolish seismically
unsound buildings, nearly $400
million is needed to make the
remaining buildings safe according
to UBC's "Proposed Seismic
Upgrade Plan" provided to The
In the meantime, university
officials say they are focused on
raising awareness of earthquake
safety measures like "drop,
cover and hold on" as well as
encouraging students living in
residence on campus to keep 72
hour earthquake kits on hand.
"This is a risk that's faced across
the Lower Mainland," said John
Metras, head of Infrastructure
Development at UBC. "We take the
safety of our students, faculty and
staff as the first priority and we
take it very seriously."
Experts put the risk of a major
seismic event — an earthquake
measuring 8.0 or higher on the
Richter scale — occurring in the
Lower Mainland over the next 50
years at around 10 to 15 per
cent. For perspective, that's
roughly the same odds of
drawing a red M&M candy
from a package.
Include moderate seismic
events — earthquakes
measuring 5.0 or higher —
and the odds climb to at least
one in three over the next
50 years. That's roughly the
same odds as drawing a red,
yellow or green M&M candy
from a package.
"It's just a matter of
when," said Chris Goldfinger,
a geology professor at
Oregon State University
and leading expert in the
Cascadia subduction fault
which lies about 200 km off the
coast of British Columbia. "As far
as the level of certainty goes on the
next one, it's 100 per cent."
If such a quake hits Point Grey
within the next 10 years, it's almost
guaranteed that major campus
buildings will still be at risk of
For example, the Douglas
Kenny Building, which houses the
psychology department, is ranked
as "Very High Risk" according to
the seismic safety report and is in
need of a nearly $6 million seismic
upgrade. However, the university
has no current plans to retrofit the
building ranking it as a "Long-
term" project with a targeted
completion date "TBD."
According to the seismic report,
the Douglas Kenny Building's
bridges "will collapse" and the
eastern wing "will undergo
significant torsion with column or
wall failure likely."
The H.R. MacMillan Building,
with classrooms accommodating
nearly 600 students, is likewise
at risk of collapse due in part to
"significant lack of walls" and an
expected "shear failure" in the
building's structural columns.
blocks and
office buildings
on campus
are at risk of
collapse in an
The university hopes to retrofit
or rebuild MacMillan by 2025,
although making the building
seismically sound would cost $15.6
million with another $22.46 million
in deferred maintenance added to
the expected total. Also, the 2025
completion target is tied to "Capital
Plan" funds, the source of which
"are prospective only at this point,"
according to Metras.
The building assessments come
from a 2012 report conducted by
JM Engineering and Glotman
Simpson. Serving to update a 1994
seismic safety report, the Seismic
Risk Assessment Report identified
28 'Very High Risk" and 12 "High
Risk" buildings on campus out of a
total inventory of 400 structures.
However, since the report was
completed, the renovations and
demolitions have moved the total
to 21 'Very High Risk" and eight
"High Risk" buildings.
Buildings were ranked as high
or very high risk if they met a
combination of five bullet points.
Both sets of ranking criteria
included risks of full or partial
collapse with "loss of life
"Campus stands a good
chance of doing well in an
earthquake," said Carlos
Ventura, director ofthe
Earthquake Engineering
Research Facility at UBC.
"Nevertheless, once a
building collapses you can
lose lots of people and you
don't want that."
According to UBC's Chief
Risk Officer Ron Holton,
the seismic safety report
has never been made public.
The Ubyssey discovered
its existence through a
reference in a letter then-
university president Stephen
Toope wrote to British Columbia
Premier Christy Clarke in 2012 that
was obtained through a Freedom
of Information Act request to the
provincial government. Despite
Holton being cced on Toope's
letter, the risk management office
initially told The Ubyssey in an
email, "We are not familiar with
that report and don't have access to
provide you with a copy."
After several more inquiries,
UBC Public Affairs agreed to
release the report as part of a
meeting with Holton and Metras,
the Infrastructure Director.
"We want to be as open and
transparent about this as we
can," Metras said during that
meeting. Not publicizing the
report or seismic safety levels
of specific buildings on campus
was part ofthe university's
strategy of encouraging universal
preparedness, he added.
"Earthquakes are unpredictable
and the actual outcome is
ultimately unpredictable. So we
need to communicate a common
message to the whole campus."
Holton noted that his office
has always sought to respond
accurately to inquiries from offices
in specific buildings about their
level of risk.
Ventura said he believes the
university should transparently
identify seismically unsound
buildings by posting warnings at
the entrances — a practice known
as tagging.
"The reason you tag a building
unsafe is because you want to allow
the people to make a decision,"
Ventura told The Ubyssey. "In my
opinion, I think we should do it."
Ventura acknowledged that
tagging buildings is a fraught
task because it implies that
buildings without warnings are
definitely safe when in fact the
unpredictability of earthquakes
makes such a determination nearly
But tagging might also raise
awareness on Point Grey which
is part of a region where seismic
safety awareness is far below
that of places like Japan and even
California. These places have
frequent moderate earthquakes
serving as a reminder ofthe
potential damage possible from
larger events.
Goldfinger, the subduction
zone expert, noted that the Pacific
Northwest has little of Japan's
Check out ubyssey.ca for an
interactive map of at-risk buildings
and to read the full report.
Human beings are not... all
that great at learning these lessons
without getting smacked first.
safety-first ethos with the island
nation investing in advanced
earthquake warning systems and
even relocating entire towns out of
tsunami zones.
"Here it's a little bit like going
back in time to a place where
people have no knowledge of
earthquakes," Goldfinger told The
Goldfinger said studying
the Cascadia Fault can be "a
little bit creepy." Despite what
he's discovered in researching
the subduction zone, there's a
high statistical probability that
cities like Vancouver, Victoria,
Seattle and Portland will be hit
by a massive quake and suffer
Hurricane Katrina-like effects. The
general public remains woefully
"I've been to Sumatra, I've been
to Chile, I've been to Japan and
I've see the aftermath of all these
big earthquakes," Goldfinger said.
"In the Pacific Northwest we're in
the before picture right now — and
we already know what the after
picture is going to look like."
Of course, making the risk of
earthquakes real for people in
the Lower Mainland — including
among the campus community
— is inherently challenging given
that the science of earthquake
prediction is no stronger today
than when it was first attempted
decades ago. Instead, the best
scientists can do is rely on
past statistical data to find the
probability of a seismic event
occurring. The smallest meaningful
denomination of window for
statistical probability is within
50 years. When it comes to
public understanding of such
risks, probabilities are not well
"People don't reason well about
probability information," explained
Luke Clark, a UBC psychology
professor who studies gambling
and risk tolerance. "Probability is a
relatively recent development for
us as a species."
Goldfinger said he doesn't
expect the population ofthe Pacific
Northwest to take serious action in
preparing for a major earthquake
until it's too late.
"Human beings are not
necessarily all that great at learning
these lessons without getting
smacked first," he said. He's hopeful
we may learn after the first wave
of catastrophic destruction sweeps
through the region rather than
needing to wait hundreds of years
beyond that.
Despite a certain level of public
apathy, university officials say
they are committed to making the
campus seismically safe. UBC shifted
its insurance to a provincially-
sponsored program in 2013 leading
to about $2.5 million in average
annual savings earmarked for a
dedicated campus "Seismic Fund."
Construction is currently
underway on the Hebb Building
complex and, with provincial
support, a new undergraduate
biological sciences teaching
laboratories project is expected to
renovate some seismically unsound
buildings. This will allow for the
vacating of buildings like D.H. Copp.
Metras said the province has also
helped fund upgrades to the old
Chemistry Building and Buchanan
Arts Faculty Complex.
Holton, the risk manager, said the
university is aware that its seismic
safety campaign is not reaching a
wide enough audience and hopes to
recruit faculty to spread the message
to their classes during the ShakeOut
BC earthquake awareness day in
Metras acknowledged that the
cost of renovations, seismic upgrades
and deferred maintenance reachs
almost $400 million. The logistical
challenge of accommodating
students and faculty during
construction mean that many
buildings will remain in their current
state for the foreseeable future.
Metras said the university has
spent $26.5 million on campus
seismic upgrades since 2003 and
plans to spend another $36 million
through 2027.
"Even though we'd love to do it
all at once, it's just logistically not
possible nor is it financially possible,"
Metras said. The university attempts
to prioritize construction that will
further academic goals and, in cases
of seismic safety, protect the most
lives at the least cost.
"This is a Vancouver problem,
it's a Lower Mainland problem,
it's a Vancouver Island problem
[and] it's a provincial problem,"
Holton said. Indeed, campus is
likely far more prepared than
much ofthe province where
many unreinforced masonry
buildings are prone to collapse in
a moderate earthquake.
Aaron Bailey, president ofthe
AMS, said that as part of their
attempt to improve Safewalk and
keep the Sexual Assault Support
Centre open at all hours, the
society has lobbied for university
funding to keep The Nest open
24 hours as a central muster
point in case of an earthquake or
other emergency on campus. The
primary emergency reception
centre on campus is the Tennis
Bailey added that he'd like to
see the university focus on making
structures safe before proceeding
with new construction.
"With all the big buzz we've
seen about the big one, it's a no-
brainer we should be investing
our capital in making buildings
safer," Bailey told The Ubyssey.
It's hard to say whether
UBC will complete the seismic
upgrades soon enough to keep
students, faculty and staff safe
because ofthe unpredictability
of when an earthquake will
strike Point Grey and what will
happen when it does. Ventura,
the earthquake researcher at
UBC, said given the complex
seismic landscape of British
Columbia, it is hard to know
what a major earthquake on
campus would look like. While
the Cascadia Fault would produce
a much stronger earthquake and
might last for several minutes,
an earthquake emanating from
a fault closer could do more
damage in a shorter window of
violent shaking.
Ventura said that for the
buildings labeled as "High Risk"
on campus, it is impossible to
know whether "collapse" will
look like sections of auditorium
hall ceilings falling onto the seats
below or a "pancake" collapse
where the structures are reduced
to piles of rubble.
"Earthquakes are strange
animals," he said. "You should at
least know what the risks are." 'M
"This is a Vancouver
problem, it's a Lower
Mainland problem, it's
a Vancouver Island
problem [and] it's a
provincial problem."
"Even though we'd
love to do [the seismic
upgrades] all at once,
it's just not... possible."
"Campus stands a
good chance of doing
well in an earthquake.
Nevertheless, once a
building collapses you
lose lots of people."
"In the Pacific
Northwest we're in the
before picture... we
already know what
the after picture is
going to look like." 8    I    CULTURE    I    TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22,2015
Nardwuar gives advice
Nardwuar's Video Vault is live in the new SU
Rithu Jagannath
When you think of successful
interviewers, they usually have
similar qualities — they're easy
to speak to, they can extract
information from the most difficult
of sources and they're usually
relatively polite to their sources.
Nardwuar's interviews
often confuse, intimidate or are
misinterpreted by his interviewees.
Common responses to his
questions include "Fuck you" and
physical and verbal threats.
Although his start and passion is
in music journalism, Nardwuar
has interviewed politicians from
Chretien to Trudeau using his
notoriously unorthodox approaches
to interviews and very extensive
In our interview, his first words
were, "Can you hold on a few
seconds? I'm trying to respond to
this email about a lead on Stephen
Harper because I heard that he's
going to be in North Van in the next
day or so."
Nardwuar the Human Serviette,
born John Ruskin, started his radio
career right here at the University
of British Columbia.
"When I first got to UBC, I didn't
really want to participate in any
extra curricular activities because
I was president of my high school
student council," he said. "One day
when I was invited to a beer garden
by a friend, it happened to be hosted
by CiTR. People came forward and
asked if we wanted to be involved. I
took the membership form with no
thought about joining."
Since that day, Nardwuar has
been involved with CiTR and has
used it as a springboard for his
"The next day, I felt like I had
already committed by even taking
the membership form. So I paid my
membership fee and have been part
of CiTR ever since."
Nardwuar hosts his show every
Friday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on CiTR,
Son October 2.
but was able to shed little light on
his upcoming Video Vault show.
"The show is really going to be a
curated video vault of my interviews
and there are some tidbits that you as
the audience haven't seen before," he
said. "It's really a behind the scenes
look at everything. It's going to be a
mixture of video and commentary."
"If I had to pick one interview
that I absolutely loved, it was my first
interview with Snoop Dogg," he said.
"When I was first asked to interview
him, I didn't want to at all. I didn't
know anything about hip-hop and
rap and I felt really out of my zone
since I was used to interviewing
bands in the rock genre."
As his method of breaking
the ice with the international
musician, Nardwuar — like any
journalist worth his words — did
his research and found out that
he was a huge fan of comedian
Redd Foxx. Naturally the best way
to bring this into conversation
was to bring Snoop Dogg a Redd
Foxx doll, and the interview was
smooth sailing. This was the start
ofthe gift-giving tradition at the
beginning of every video.
Advice for people hoping to
follow in his steps?
"My advice is that I am not
always right. These guys in the
90s came up to me and asked me
if I wanted to be part of their
video game company. I didn't do
it, but the company turned out to
be EA and I was the guy that was
totally wrong on that," he said. "I
would say that if Nardwuar can
do a radio show... or interviews,
you can too."
After Video Vault what does
Nardwuar have in store?
"I would love if some of these
people who listened in would join
CiTR and start creating shows
and content to put out for UBC,"
he said. "I think that would feel
like the ultimate success for me."
Nardwuar's Video Vault will be
live in the new SUB on October 2
at CiTR, with Nardwuar — live in
person. '21
Canadian politics are better in musical form
The political musical leaves no party on top
Miguel Santa Maria
Talking about Canadian politics
usually leads to either profuse
boredom or intense bickering
between peers. However, with the
upcoming new musical The Best
Laid Plans, you'll find more heart
and comedy to the subject than
anything you could expect to get
from the Mike Duffy trial.
Based on the satirical novel
ofthe same name by Terry Fallis,
the musical revolves around a
Liberal opposition speechwriter
named Daniel who hopes to leave
the world of Parliament Hill for
good. However, before being
able to make his exit, he is tasked
with the impossible — getting
a Liberal candidate to run in a
predominantly Conservative
riding. Being too involved with
planning his departure, Daniel
convinces Angus, a crusty apathetic
engineering professor, to run as
a candidate on the condition that
he is sure to lose. Unfortunately,
things do not go their way.
Nick Fontaine, a UBC Theatre
alumnus who plays the role of
Daniel, said that plenty of things
fell into place to attract him to the
project, from his own praise for
the source material to the popular
word-of-mouth among his acting
"The book was funny, so I knew
the show was gonna be funny ...
the people that I had talked to
who knew about the show [had
said] the music was incredible,"
said Fontaine. He also notes that
working with familiar faces like
director Peter Jorgensen among
other production staff also made
him more confident about it. "[It]
looked like a dream project — there
were all these amazing people
attached to it.... With so many
things going for it, it just seemed
too good to pass up."
Meaghan Chenosky, another
UBC BFA alumni and Jessie Award
nominee, plays Daniel's love
interest — a poet and law student
named Lindsey. Chenosky also
testifies to the increasing buzz
around the show among peers.
"It's awesome. The music is
fantastic, it's clever and funny," said
Chenosky, adding that the musical
aspect especially struck a chord
with her during one rehearsal. "I
was crying and I've been at it for
weeks so I know it will be really
Given the political themes
ofthe musical, concerns could
likely arise from those intending
to watch it. This can either be
related to possible political biases
or the fact that politics in general
is an unusual topic to turn into a
musical. However, both Chenosky
and Fontaine assure that, like
the novel, no one is spared in its
satirical approach.
"No political parties escape, this
is true Canadian satire.... It's not
just some sort of hokey, preachy,
anti-Conservative puff piece,"
assured Fontaine. "It's a really
strong and balanced Canadian
satire that everyone will enjoy no
matter your political persuasions."
Chenosky agrees, remarking
that "it's really taking the piss out
of everybody — the NDP, Liberals
and Conservatives."
However, even with all the
humour and fun the show has
to offer, both of them hope that
people take to heart some ofthe
important lessons beneath it —
especially with the federal election
campaign currently in full swing.
"For people who are not
politically interested, it's a really
powerful show [that] inspires you
to be aware and get involved,"
Chenosky said. "The show can
be really powerful and [get you
thinking] about the autonomy you
have in your own choices."
Fontaine hopes the show will
help inspire more young people
to become engaged in Canadian
politics as apathy has been a
long-standing problem among the
"I think that young people
have felt really disengaged from
Canadian politics because we
think our vote doesn't matter,"
he said. "We need more people
to vote [and to] have their say
and this musical is about that
as well.... To just get out, get
engaged and making sure that you
have your voice heard... there's
nothing more important." '21
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Ask Natalie: On feeling
surpassed by friends
Advice Columnist
"Dear Natalie,
I'm a second-year and I've
never felt so unfocused and
so mediocre before. My peers
are feeling less like the equally
lost first-years they were only
months ago and more like
'capital A' Adults. They have
their volunteering, their study
abroad, their executive positions
in various student governments
or clubs, their perfect group of
friends, and their mentors in
their field and I'm stuck here
trying to figure all of this out too
late. I'm confused and terrified
and it's really stressing me out."
In first year, it's easy to brush
off your less-than-stellar marks,
increasing trend of sleeping
through morning classes, habit
of pushing off volunteering, not
helping inner-city students learn to
read or sorting canned goods (since
your weekends were for wine
and hangovers). But now you're
in second year and more people
are actively trying to become
involved in the campus as a larger
community. Things are much
harder to brush off.
You can always get involved on
campus. It's as easy as walking into
a club and asking how to join (The
Ubyssey's new office is room 2208
in the new SUB, by the way). Tons
of groups, clubs and organizations
are looking for new members and
holding info sessions around now.
Club days are just around the
corner, so don't count yourself out
just yet!
Even with that knowledge, it's
important to remember that you
hardly ever see someone's failures
— just their successes. Every
student you see who is involved
in a million things won't tell you
about their lack of sleep, the
desperate midnight readings they
forgot about until the night before
and the pressure they feel. You
only see their light because they're
hiding their shadow. No one is
doing as well as you think they are.
University is also an incredibly
stressful time. In high school, it's
often easy to become involved and
shine, especially when you are as
smart as you clearly are (you made
it to UBC, didn't you?). But now
everyone is that smart — everyone
is fighting for the limited student
government spots, the volunteering
positions and the mentorship
opportunities. For what very well
may be the first time, you feel
You should seek out help if
everything becomes too much. If
you would like, talk to an academic
advisor, one of your profs or a TA.
A program called Early Alert -
used by staff and faculty to help
stressed students - can put you in
touch with the right people as well
as give you better support through
You hardly ever see
someone's failures
—just their successes.... No one is
doing as well as
you think they are."
your academic community. If your
stress is becoming a serious barrier
to academic success, you can talk
directly to Access and Diversity.
They can work with you to set up
support and accommodate any
academic issues they can help with.
Alternatively, look into on-
campus solutions like the AMS' peer
support program Speakeasy, the
campus's free Counselling Services
or the Student Health Services.
You can also find an off-
campus support system if you're
uncomfortable with the idea of on-
campus support. The AMS Health
and Dental Plan covers certain
licensed mental health professionals
(although only $300 per year is
The important thing to
remember is that everyone fails and
that's completely normal. Feeling
stressed is normal. Feeling left
behind is normal. Reaching out for
help is 100 per cent normal.
Need advice? Contact Natalie
anonymously at asknatalie@
ubyssey.ca to have your questions
answered in an upcoming issue. 13
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UBCC350 //
Divestment wont solve climate change
Climate change has been a very
hot topic (pun intended) these
days and everyone wants to know
what they can do to help solve
the problem. Recently, a fossil
fuel divestment campaign led by
UBCC350 has convinced a number
of students and faculty members
that divestment is the answer to
the climate crisis.
Scientific studies have shown
that the majority of greenhouse gas
emissions are actually released at the
point of consumption. This suggests
that the solution to climate change is
to reduce the amount of fossil fuels
consumed rather than oppose the
companies who produce them.
The organization behind UBC's
divestment campaign, UBCC350,
has posted a faculty-open letter
on its website. The letter claims
that divestment can "...reduce a
company's stock price, pressuring
companies to shift their investment
to clean energy such as wind and
solar power."
Institutions such as Columbia,
Harvard and New York University
have already stated their opposition
towards divestment. A University
of Chicago Law School professor,
Daniel Fischel, published a study
which concluded that portfolios
that chose to divest energy equities
had reduced returns in comparison
to those that didn't. UBCC350's
open letter attempts to rebuke some
of these criticisms with radical
ideology. Choice phrases include
"rapid and significant changes in
our energy system" and that this can
be achieved through the "dramatic
action of divestment." The campaign
claims to have "overwhelming"
support from students when, in fact,
only 6,786 students voted in favour
out of a population close to 60,000.
It also fails to recognize that
consumers are part ofthe problem.
Fossil fuels are essential to the
use, transportation and creation of
everyday items. Society's demand
for these products is why fossil fuels
are extracted in the first place. If
the goal of UBCC350 is to influence
energy companies into shifting away
from the production of fossil fuels,
focusing on reducing consumption
would be a much better strategy
than divestment. By eliminating
demand for fossil fuel products, we
eliminate the incentive to extract
Now the question becomes,
"How do we reduce our fossil fuel
consumption?" Fortunately for
us, our university happens to be a
world leader in green innovations.
Some ofthe construction that you
see all across campus is part ofthe
Academic District Energy System
(ADES) project. This initiative
aims to replace our old heating
systems with newer and more
efficient heating infrastructure. By
increasing the efficiency of heating
our buildings, we reduce the
amount of fossil fuels we consume.
Rather than wasting our
efforts on longshot ideologies like
divestment, our community needs
to concentrate on reducing fossil
fuel consumption. The divestment
campaign has great intentions,
but does not address real efforts
to control emissions. I encourage
students to look into local projects
such as ADES and to brainstorm
other green initiatives, inventions
and policies.
In order to solve this worldwide
problem, both faculty and students
need to focus efforts on the root
cause of global warming rather than
radicalize our school against fossil
fuel companies who are simply
supplying the world's demand for
—With files from Mark Westaway
Alex Chow is a fourth-year
chemical and biological engineering
student at UBC. Mark Westaway is a
fourth-year political science student
at UBC. ®
Public Open House
Library Garden - October 1 and October 8
UBC is undertaking a process to redesign the public green space between Memorial
Road and Agricultural Road, in front ofthe Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. This central
location will bring together students, faculty, staff, residents, and visitors and will
house the new Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre
Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015      Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Place: 2nd Floor Foyer, The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall
Date: Thursday, October 8, 2015     Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Place: Main Lobby, Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, 6163 University Blvd
The introduction of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue
Centre to Library Garden provides a unique opportunity to re-envision
one of the largest outdoor public spaces on campus
Please join us at the public open houses to learn more and to tell us what is
important to you about the space and what opportunities you see for its future
Can't attend in person? Online consultation will run from
September28 -October 12. Visit planning.ubc.ca to learn more.
For additional information, contact: Gabrielle Armstrong, Senior Manager,
Consultation, at gabrielle.armstrong@ubc.ca or 604-822-9984,
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Women's Soccer
September 18
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UBC women's soccer won both of their games this weekend, boosting them to the top of their conference.
After perfect weekend, women's soccer first in Pacific Division
Olamide Olaniyan
It's a new week and two well-
coached teams had a chance to
bounce back.
This weekend was a good
homecoming for the UBC
Thunderbirds women's soccer
team as they took both their
matches and pushed themselves
to a season record of 4-1-0. The
jump forward puts them first in
the Canada West standings with
rivals such as the University of
Fraser Valley Cascades (3-0-1) and
the Trinity Western University
Spartans (2-1-1) trailing not far
On Friday, the Thunderbirds
went head-to-head against the
University of Alberta Pandas
ending their undefeated streak
with a two-nil victory in the
Thunderbird Stadium.
This came after a demoralizing
loss to the University of Fraser
Valley Cascades — aptly
nicknamed "'Bird Killers" — last
weekend. The Cascades are the
only team to have beaten both
Thunderbird soccer teams in
recent memory and also managed
to do it on their home turf at
Thunderbird Stadium.
Cascades' Monika Levarsky
opened up the scoring in the 14th
minute after her team capitalized
on a missed attempt on goal
by UBC's Taylor Shannik and
counterattacked the T-Bird's net.
The 'Birds tried to comeback
with a header by Shayla Chorney
soon after in the 19th minute, but
Cascades Tristan Corneil scored
another for her team in the 57th
In the final minutes, the 'Birds
thought they had tied the game
with a goal by Nicole Sydor, but it
was ruled as an offside.
"Often this week, we talked
about bouncing back. One loss
isn't going to hold us back or
define us," said newly appointed
head coach Marisa Kovacs. "We
wanted to bounce back and this
weekend we did with two wins, so
we're happy about that."
The Thunderbirds took down
the Pandas with two goals. The
first goal in the 49th minute, after
a beautiful cross from Midfielder
Taylor Shannik, was put in by
fourth-year Sydor and the second
by rookie Amelia Crawford in the
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 for excellence in	
74th minute securing the game for
the T-Birds. Both were the players'
first goals ofthe season.
"I thought we came out
strong, but we just kind of got
complacent," Kovacs said about
the first half of the game. "We
weren't attacking at pace like
we needed to... just keeping that
focus. I don't think we played
bad, but we just need to keep the
pressure on and keep firing."
Then on Saturday, the
T-Birds defeated the University
of Northern British Columbia
Timberwolves with a lone goal in
the final minutes ofthe game. The
visitor's defence was incredibly
solid. While they made numerous
errors with turnovers right in their
own half, they were quick to react
and closed up the cracks in their
defence effectively. For most of
the game, the Timberwolves were
hard to break and deftly stopped
the T-Birds in their tracks.
This was particularly evident
when looking at the stats for
the match. UBC had 32 shots,
13 of which were on goal and 14
were corner kicks as compared
to UNBC's zero shots and
zero corners. Meanwhile, the
Timberwolves led on saves by
their goalkeeper, Jordan Hall, with
12 saves as compared to the zero
for the 'Birds.
The 'Birds pummelled the
Timberwolves for 85 minutes
before a well-timed pass from
defender Aman Shergill found
Jasmin Dhanda. Light on her feet,
Dhanda danced around the UNBC
defence before scoring a streaker
in the bottom right corner ofthe
Timberwolves' net.
"It was a game that I think
we had to persevere through,"
said Marisa Kovacs. "They are a
good defensive side and are well-
organized, but in the end we only
need one and we got our one."
During the entire game against
UNBC, the 'Birds played hard and
aggressive. Although it is still early
in the season, the team played
like this was a conference final.
They were fast on their feet and
chased down the ball even in their
opponent's back field. Perhaps this
can be attributed to Kovacs' high-
pressure coaching philosophy.
"We always talk about
determination and perseverance,
[they are] some of our core values
as a team and I think we showed
that today," Kovacs said.
This was particularly important
for the 'Birds on Saturday. There
were several moments in the long
match where the team could have
become "extremely frustrated" and
blown the match. But instead, they
kept moving forward.
"I think we always had the
belief that we would find a way
and thank goodness we found a
Looking forward, the 'Birds will
be facing off against their sister
school, UBC Okanagan Heat and
the Thompson Rivers University
Wolfpack next week. While the
Thunderbirds have successfully
held back both teams effectively in
the past, they will be facing them
on the road. Kovacs is hopeful that
the team will be home victorious.
"Another game where we're
going to have to work on our speed
of play and quick countering and
high-pressuring... If we can put
the ball in the back ofthe net and
stay solid on defence, I think we'll
hopefully come home with some
good results." 'M
Women's Soccer
September 19
Shots (on target)
Thunderbirds     32 (13)
Timberwolves            0
0 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22,2015   |    SPORTS    |   11
Free Rec Week classes reviewed
Free week is over, but UBC Rec runs
classes all year.
Olamide Olaniyan and Kenneth
Every year, UBC Rec holds their
annual Free Week which allows
UBC students from all walks of
life and fitness levels to try out
all of their fitness classes for free.
From Aikido to Lyrical Jazz, Mat
Pilates to Aquacize (which totally
isn't in the Oxford dictionary,
but should be), Free Week has
something for everyone.
In what has become a Ubyssey
tradition, we sent some writers
to free week to test their limits,
learn new skills, get big and show
UBC what The Ubyssey is made
of. Apparently this year we are
made of "vibrating and spasming,"
and "not in, or near any form of
good shape." Maybe we should
stick to writing about sports.
Nevertheless, we review 50-50
Yoga Pilates and Shadow Boxing.
SO-50 Yoga Pilates
Although I write regularly about
sports and recreation, I haven't
been to the gym in nearly a year.
Finding the SRC studio was
pretty hard for me, even though
it is right by the entrance. Now
understand that I do run quite a
lot and bike around a bit, so I'm
probably not the lazy bum that
you think I am. Still, I'm more
accustomed to high adrenaline
and energetic sports that require
quite a lot of running and
physical contact.
Going into the class, I had no
idea what yoga and pilates were
about. I only had a perception
ofthe workouts based on my
friend's Instagram photos of
people carrying their mats
everywhere and eating granola
for breakfast. So there I was at
nine in the morning, waiting
groggily outside the studio and
having no idea about what the
class had in store for me.
I thought it was going to be a
walk in the park. I couldn't have
been more wrong.
By the time we were done
with the first three positions, my
body was already vibrating and
spasming. My legs were kicking
randomly against my will and
felt like I had lit them on fire.
I learned that it is difficult —
probably more difficult than most
ofthe workouts I do — to hold
one position and stay perfectly
The class was great because
it was open to people of all
levels. Even though I tended to
be slouching or my legs weren't
completely off the ground,
the instructor accommodated
my pain-wracked body. She
constantly demonstrated
alternative positions for the rest
of us unseasoned yogis to try out
just so that we weren't left out.
It also wasn't as intimidating as I
expected — everyone else seemed
too preoccupied with their
own workout to care about my
inexperience. The class totally
changed my perception of yoga
and pilates as workouts. Trust me,
my aching body is a testament to
10/10 — I would take the class if
I could afford it.
Shadow Boxing
As a kid, I always wanted to
grow up and become the next
Muhammad Ali. So when I was
tasked with going to a free class
and writing about it, I figured
Shadow Boxing would be the
perfect class for me to try. Boy, was
I wrong.
This isn't to say the class was
bad, but after the class I quickly
realized two things — one being
that I am not in, or near, any form
of good shape and two being that
I have a newfound respect for
boxers. The class was 50 minutes
long, and after 10 minutes of
punching air, I could not feel my
shoulders. After 20 minutes, I
couldn't feel any part of my body.
I know this is not a glowing
review, but if you are like me and
have a cardio system that lasts
as long as a Ronda Rousey fight,
or even if you are in the best of
shape, this class is a must take. The
teacher is great, you will meet a
lot of cool people and at the very
least you will push your physical
limits beyond what you are used to.
Thank you, UBC Rec.
Free Week may be over, but that
doesn't mean it is too late to get
in shape this term. UBC Rec runs
classes seven days a week at all
times ofthe day. Learn martial arts,
dance, yoga or swimming. If you
don't feel like paying for classes,
you can always join the Birdcoop,
use the pool at the UBC Aquatic
Centre for free (and the gym
underneath the pool) or use one
ofthe residence workout rooms.
Or, you know, go outside. 'M
Rugby competes at Oxford
UBC rugby is playing at the first ever World University Rugby Cup.
The Thunderbirds men's rugby
team have been in England this
week competing against seven
other university teams from around
the world in the first-ever World
University Rugby Cup (WURC).
One ofthe oldest universities in the
world, Oxford University will play
host to these top ranked teams.
The invitational tournament
includes eight universities from
across the globe including Trinity
College Dublin (Ireland), University
of Cape Town (South Africa), New
Zealand Universities (New Zealand),
Waseda University (Japan), Stanford
University (USA), Siberian Federal
University (Russia) and our very own
"We were invited because I
think we are the number one ranked
university in North America. We beat
University of Victoria in two games
last year for the Wightman's Boot,
we beat the University of California,
Berkley twice for the World Cup and
we won the BC Rugby Union CDI
Premiership League and the playoffs.
So we are the best team currently
ranked in British Columbia amongst
senior men's teams," said Dave
Brown, rugby general manager.
The universities are divided into
two pools. The Thunderbirds played
against New Zealand Universities
— surprising everyone with a 20-10
win — and Trinity College Dublin,
losing 8-0. The Thunderbirds played
their final pool game on Friday,
September 18 against Siberian
Federal University coming out on top
with a 10-5 win securing a spot in the
Semifinal games were played
Friday afternoon — UBC vs.
University of Cape Town and Oxford
University vs. Trinity College Dublin.
UBC fell 24-12 to Cape Town and
will now compete for a third place
finish against Oxford University on
September 21. Kickoff is scheduled
for 3:00pm, local time. The finals
will pit University of Cape Town
against Trinity College of Dublin and
the winner will determine the first
WURC champion.
"I think any chance you get to
compete against universities from
other parts ofthe world you can test
where you're at from a technical
performance perspective... Staying
in a university that is 600-plus years
old is a tremendous experience for
the players and to rub shoulders with
players from South Africa, from New
Zealand, from Japan... it's just again
a great experience for everybody
involved," says Brown.
The tournament hopes to take
place every four years in line with
the Rugby World Cup.
The Thunderbirds return home
September 22. 'tJ
WFC2 finish season
WFC2 focused on developing players, not
Soren Elsay
Fittingly, after having an up-and-
down first season in the USL, the
Whitecaps FC2 fell 3-2 to the visiting
Austin Aztecs in a roller coaster of
a game closing out the year. WFC2
winning, and in that regard, they succeded.
showed their youthful exuberance
and skill for the majority ofthe game
as Brett Levis — in his first start since
an early July ankle injury — scored
two second half goals to stake the
home side a 2-0 lead. With the game
seeming comfortably in control,
the young 'Caps inexperience was
exposed almost suddenly. The Aztecs
scored three times in the last half an
hour to spoil Vancouver's year-end
Eager to head into the off season
on a high note, WFC2 opened the
game largely on their front foot.
After dominating possession and the
majority of chances, Caleb Clarke
nearly grabbed the lead for the
home side in the 35th minute. Tyler
Rosenlund picked off a pass from the
Austin back line before setting up
Clarke who calmly stepped around
the keeper before having his shot
headed off the line by the Aztec's
Sergio Campbell.
A minute into the second half,
Vancouver was finally rewarded.
Levis — who had made his return
from an injury as a substitute last
week — picked up the ball in the
Austin half before lashing his shot
from outside the box into the top
corner for his third goal ofthe
year. Not done yet, Levis doubled
his team's lead in the 58th minute
as he dispossessed Austin's Lance
Roozeboom in the Aztecs area
before sliding it by the onrushing
After Austin had cut the lead
in half in the 66th, WFC2's Will
Seymore bobbled the ball as the last
man back, leading to an Aztec break.
Spencer Richey did well to deny the
initial chance, but Tony Rocha was
there to put in the rebound to tie the
game during the 80th minute. Five
minutes later, the visitors would
have their winner as Kris Tyrpak
was left alone at the back post to
finish of a swift counter attacking
move from the Aztecs.
"Today was a great snapshot of
what our season has been like," said
head coach Alan Koch following
the match. "[We] play some good
football, scored two fantastic
goals from Brett Levis... and then
obviously some momentary lapses
and we concede three goals [to] lose
the game."
The loss meant that WFC2 will
finish the season 11th out ofthe 12-
team Western Conference. However,
this team is built around developing
young players and this season has
been everything the Whitecaps
organization could have hoped for.
"It's been a growing and learning
experience as we've gone along," said
Koch. "I feel like I've learned. I feel
like our players have learned. I feel
like our WFC2 group has grown and
got better." fH
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