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- Susan Danard, UBC spokesperson
CBC investigation highlights UBCs lack of overarching policy on
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Kalsbeek is in charge of preserving and growing the university's collection of rare and special books housed at 1KB.
Kathrine Kalsbeek cares for UBCs rare and special books
Sophie Sutcliffe
Staff Writer
Visiting the Rare Books and Special
Collections at UBC can be an
intimidating process. As you enter
the office in the basement of the
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre,
you are first directed to sanitize
your hands. Then you trade your
student card for a locker key — you
aren't allowed to bring any coats or
jackets inside.
"We tend to be regarded as
a scary place to visit," admitted
Kathrine Kalsbeek, acting head
of the Rare Books and Special
Collections (RBSC).
This fall however, the RBSC
got some long awaited attention
with the "Harry Potter at UBC"
project. The RBSC had acquired
the first editions of the Potter
series in Canada, America and
Britain. The occasion was marked
by a discussion on the influence
of Harry Potter on Vancouver,
an ongoing exhibition in various
libraries across campus and even
a Potter-themed Halloween party
in Irving. Kalsbeek was at the
centre of it all.
"Harry Potter is much-loved,
regardless of what department or
faculty you're in on campus," said
Kalsbeek, noting how students
and administrators across
departments connected through
the exhibition and Potter-themed
parties for staff and students.
Celebrating the arrival of the
Harry Potter collection became
an opportunity to introduce
rare books to people in a non-
threatening way. Kalskeek hopes
to encourage more people to use
the collection.
Kalsbeek's job extends much
further than organizing events for
Potterheads though — she is in
charge of the university's entire
collection of rare and special books,
from unique historical Chinese
books to newly discovered Greek
papyri. "Anything you could think
of we probably have some sort of
example," said Kalsbeek of UBCs
extensive selection of books and
archives.
"A rare book doesn't necessarily
have to be an old book, but it has
to be a book that may be difficult
to locate," Kalsbeek explained. For
example, the first book Kalsbeek
added to the collection was a
children's book from the early
1990s — Uncle Jim's Canadian
Nursery Rhymes. According to
Kalsbeek, it is the first Canadian
book of nursery rhymes, but only a
few copies are known to exist.
"I've tried to think really
strategically in the past year about
how we build the collections
and how we enhance the current
collections that we have here,"
said Kalsbeek, adding that her
role involves working closely with
faculty from the English, history
and Asian studies departments as
well as potential donors.
"The books that I really
appreciate are the books that I
somehow helped to bring here,"
said Kalsbeek. "Any collection
that I've really been integral to
... there's always sort of a special
relationship."
In addition to working to
expand UBCs collection of rare
books, Kalsbeek is responsible for
preserving the existing relics held
in the Irving basement under the
right conditions. "I'm the person
who needs to make sure that, for
example, in the vault, the humidity
and temperature are under control
and we're providing a safe, secure
environment for the material," she
said.
Kalsbeek is now working on
bringing the first British edition of
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's
Stone, a book that, according to
Kalsbeek, would usually sell for
around $40,000. However, not all
of the new books that Kalsbeek
acquires come from large sales
like this. More often, Kalsbeek
convinces book owners to donate
to UBC — Uncle Jim's Canadian
Nursery Rhymes came from the
attic of a woman in New Jersey.
"She was just somebody in New
Jersey who happened to find it
in her attic. I had to make the
case to her for why that book
should come to Canada," Kalsbeek
recalled.
"I love my job," Kalsbeek
said, pointing to her passion for
researching, working and learning
from others. "I get to work with
many experts and those people
are very generous in sharing their
expertise with me and teaching
me about the materials we have."
Kalsbeek concentrates
on supporting the faculty's
teaching and enhancing the
learning experience of students.
But providing that secure —
almost sacred — space for the
rare collections is of great
consequence to her.
"Long-term, making sure that
these materials are cared for and
looked after so that students 100
years from now still have access
to that material — that, to me, is a
huge responsibility," she said. 'M // NEWS
EDITORS EMMA PARTRIDGE + MOIRAWARBURTON
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24,2015
SUSPENSION //
Chair of creative writing department
Steven Galloway suspended
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Author and creative writing chair Galloway has been suspended after "serious allegations."
Moira Warburton
News Editor
Associate Professor Steven
Galloway has been suspended
with pay from his position in
UBCs creative writing program,
following "serious allegations,"
according to a memo sent by
UBCs dean of the Faculty of
Arts Gage Averill, and a pending
investigation.
It is unknown what the
allegations are against Galloway,
how many there currently are
or what the timeline of the
investigation will be.
"This is never an easy or
enjoyable task, but sometimes
we need to — in terms of
the leadership issue — make
the change in order to allow
everything else to go forward," said
Averill in an interview with The
Ubyssey. "Having come forward,
we thought it was the best route
forward for everyone to separate
[Galloway] from his current duties
and allow the investigation to go
forward."
According to The Globe and
Mail, Galloway learned of the
allegations on Tuesday and is
unsure what exactly they entail,
saying that the faculty association
has advised him not to comment.
Averill could not comment on
what the allegations are or how
many there are, citing concerns
of privacy for parties involved as
well as the potential for further
allegations to come to light. He
himself is currently unaware of
many of the specifics.
"It's not that I want to
obfuscate on these issues or
not be fully transparent, but
because of the nature of it and the
investigation, it's safest and best
for all parties if I don't weigh in on
allegations," he said.
However he could confirm that
the allegations are of a serious
nature.
"[The allegations] were
concerning enough that I
wanted to move quickly on this,"
said Averill. "I certainly felt
comfortable — with what I knew
— making a determination. But...
there may be more to understand
about this situation, so we're
going to do our very best to
understand the full picture."
Averill confirmed that
Galloway has not been made
aware of the full extent of these
allegations, due to the same
concerns for privacy. Averill
noted that Galloway will have
ample opportunity to defend
himself.
Averill first heard of the
allegations on Sunday. He stated
that the faculty has since moved
quickly to remove Galloway
from his position as chair of the
creative writing program in order
for an external investigation to
take place.
"The University is committed
to handling the investigation in
the most expeditious way for
the benefit of all involved," said
a press release on the creative
writing program website. Averill
reinforced this commitment,
stating that he doesn't "want this
hanging any longer than it has to
hang."
"I can promise you we'll move
quickly to release a report after
the investigation has concluded,"
he said.
The program cited Article
10.02 of the Collective Agreement
between the university and
faculty, which states that a
suspension of this kind may not
last for more than 60 days.
The same release asks the
public to "keep in mind that
the investigation has not yet
commenced and no findings have
been made about any wrongdoing
by Prof. Galloway."
Galloway could not be reached
for comment at this time.
Associate Professor Annabel
Lyon and Professor Linda
Svendsen are serving as acting
co-chairs of the program for
the time being. Neither could
be reached for comment at this
time, forwarding requests for
comment to the dean of Arts. '21
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Enrolment in Sauder real estate course rises dramatically
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The industry is seeing a record high number of licensees with a total number of 22,000 across BC since the economic crisis.
Aidan Qualizza
Staff Writer
The Sauder School of Business's
real estate licensing course has
risen in enrolment this academic
year by 34 per cent. The dramatic
increase is of no surprise to the
department.
UBC is the only institution in
British Columbia that administers
the course work and testing
necessary to become a registered
real estate professional. The real
estate trading service course is
administered online with optional
classroom work for students. The
program has no prerequisites and
is open to anyone with an interest
in learning more about the British
Columbia real estate market and
the industry as a whole.
"A lot of our students actually
take the course to gain information
on the real estate market for their
own use and not necessarily to go
into licensed activity," said Dave
Moore, director of Licensing
Education at the Sauder School of
Business. "They may be investors,
they may be buying and selling
their own houses.... Forty per cent
of the people who respond to our
questionnaires tell us that they
didn't actually take the exam for
the purpose of becoming licensed."
Partly why the course is seeing
such high numbers of enrolment is
because it can be taken by students
across British Columbia, not just
in the Lower Mainland where the
real estate market is doing well in
comparison to previous years.
This year, it is expected that
2,000 new licensees will take
and pass the licensing exam and
will then go into the workforce.
According to Moore, the industry
sees a lot of turnover as the
number of licensees in the
province has been going up, but
only minimally.
"When the sales volume is
up, people see their friends or
acquaintances who are in real
estate being [successful], so
that generates interest in our
programs," said Moore.
Essentially, the real estate
industry has benefited from word
of mouth. Many people do not
know whether the market is at a
high point at any given time until
they see a friend successfully
working within the industry.
"[Enrolments] fluctuate fairly
significantly.... The reality is that
it is not actually as high as it was
prior to the economic crisis in
2008," said Moore.
However, the industry is
seeing a record high of licensees
with a total number of 22,000
across British Columbia since the
economic crisis. "[The] student
enrolment in our programs follows
the market fairly closely, as you
would expect," explained Moore. 'M 4    |    NEWS    |   TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24,2015
ASSAULT//
CBC investigation highlights UBCs lack of a policy on sexual assault
According to the investigation, UBC did little to bring the attacker to justice — only expelling him last week
Emma Partridge
News Editor
A much-anticipated documentary
by the fifth estate has made some
startling discoveries that ultimately
cast an unflattering spotlight on
how UBC handles sexual assault
and the university's lack of an
overarching sexual assault policy.
According to CBC, Dmitry
Mordvinov, who was working
towards his PhD in history, was
accused of multiple sexual offences
that were committed two years
ago. However, Mordvinov was only
expelled from the university last
week.
UBC spokesperson Susan
Danard issued an email statement
Friday evening responding to the
story.
"It is important to understand
that BC privacy law prevents us
from disclosing information about
or responding to specific cases
mentioned in the media. What we
can say is we continuously strive to
improve our collective response to
sexual violence through education.
We can do better and we will do
better," read part of the statement.
Several women came forward
to the fifth estate to tell stories of
assaults committed by Mordvinov.
One preferred to remain
anonymous, but another, Caitlin
Cunningham, went on record.
She told CBC that after reporting
her attack to the university, UBC
encouraged mediation between
herself and Mordvinov.
According to CBCs reporting,
Monica Kay, director of conflict
management, perpetuated a sense
that the survivors should keep their
experiences to themselves. At this
time, Kay has not responded to
requests for comment.
When The Ubyssey spoke with
Clark Lundeen, assistant principal
of Green College — the residence in
which Mordvinov was staying while
studying for his PhD — he said that
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reports of sexual assaults would
be taken very seriously. Based on
the findings of an investigation, the
survivor would be referred to on-
campus resources for support.
"Confirming is a difficult thing.
If we receive a complaint from
somebody at the college who
alleged that they're a survivor of
sexual assault... then we take it
very seriously and make sure that
their safety will be made a priority
and that includes... not sharing
information that might compromise
their privacy," said Lundeen in that
interview.
Although Lundeen would not
reveal anything that could have
potentially compromised the
privacy of the survivor and the
alleged assault victim, he could
confirm that a report of sexual
assault had been filed at the college
within the last two years. According
to Lundeen, the response by Green
College "would be very similar to
how it would be handled in any
other residence managed by Student
Housing and Hospitality Services."
According to Janice Robinson,
director of Residence Life and
Administration in Student Housing
and Hospitality Services (SHHS),
should a survivor disclose their
experience the response would be
that the residence advisor offers
peer support and focuses on getting
the survivor the resources and help
they need.
"At that point, a residence
advisor would also share with
the Residence Life manager
that a resident has disclosed,"
said Robinson. "From there, the
Residence Life manager would
coach [the] residence advisor on
how to be the most supportive that
they could, and that would include
making sure that the student knows
about resources on campus and off
campus."
When asked to address the
issues raised by the fifth estate
documentary, SHHS, Green College
and Interim President Martha Piper
all insist that UBC takes the issue of
sexual assault seriously. However,
if CBC is correct in their findings,
it took the university almost a year
to expel the graduate student who
they were officially aware to have
assaulted a woman in the spring of
2014.
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All of this is ultimately
complicated by the fact that UBC
does not have a single overarching
policy on what to do in the event
of a sexual assault. When asked
about the progress of such a policy
in Senate, both Piper and Interim
Provost Angela Redish said the
question ought to be directed to the
VP students, Louise Cowin, who
was not present.
According to Ashley Bentley of
the AMS Sexual Assault Support
Centre (SASC), it is problematic
that UBC lacks such a policy to deal
with assaults and instead relies
more on Policy 3 — dealing with
harassment and discrimination in
general.
"My experiences from
talking to clients, to survivors of
violence and to members of this
community is that the lack of a
policy by UBC makes it seem like
they aren't supporting survivors
— that they're not caring," said
Bentley. "It's not necessarily to
say that a policy solves everything,
but what I do think it does is
it has clear set guidelines and
processes in place which at least
make survivors feel like they have
options."
Many other universities have
an overarching policy on sexual
assault, such as Queen's University
and the University of Toronto to
name a few. According to Bentley,
UBC is "quite behind, honestly."
The protocol that is currently
in place at the university is that,
should someone disclose an
assault and would like to report
in some capacity, they will first
be referred to SASC. Should the
student report internally - i.e.,
not to the RCMP - the allegations
will be put to the non-academic
misconduct committee where
the survivor makes a formal
report and both parties are asked
questions — similar to a trial.
"A lot of people often don't
actually want to go through that
process because they don't really
want to disclose to a group of
peers," said Bentley. "From what
I've seen of other policies ... I have
really liked the statement of belief
a lot of these policies have adapted
'cause I think it really speaks to
survivors and shows them it's
okay to come forward." 'M TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2015   |    NEWS
TERRORISM //
UBC students respond to Paris attacks: "it still hasn't really registered"
Moira Warburton
News Editor
The attacks on Paris last week hit
UBC students hard.
"It still hasn't really registered,"
said Lauren Dixon. A fourth-year
political science student from UBC
on a year-long exchange, she is one
of many UBC students studying in
Paris — one of the most popular
locations for Go Global among
UBC students. Dixon's apartment
was in an area that saw several
attacks during last week's spate of
terrorism strikes across the city.
At the time of the attacks,
she and her friends were at a
theatre watching the new James
Bond film. It was only when they
turned on their phones after the
film ended that they received a
barrage of messages and missed
calls from frantic friends and
family and realized what had
happened. At that point, the
attacks were ongoing.
"There wasn't really anything
in place for people to get home
safely," said Dixon. "There was
obviously no metro, there were
no taxis, no Uber, so we were just
kind of left out in the elements."
Unable to return to her
apartment, she ended up
spending the weekend at the
house of her friend's au pair
family, monitoring social media
and trying to make sense of what
was happening outside.
UBC and Sciences Po, a Parisian
university for political science,
have a dual degree program, which
makes UBC home to many French
students. Those studying in Point
Grey described a sense of trying to
come to terms with reality.
"It was very weird to be away
- the feeling that your home is
in jeopardy," said Marine Poylo,
a fourth-year political science
student from Paris. "I was talking
about it with my parents - all the
information that I had was through
media and I think it dramatizes the
situation, increases the fear.
"I couldn't really feel how the
situation was in Paris," she said.
But Maximilien Azorin, a third-
year arts student from Marseilles
in the south of France, did not find
the distance to be an issue.
"Because we have social media,
people are very close and you don't
have less information than people
who are actually in France," said
Azorin, whose family happened
to be visiting Paris that weekend.
"Communication helps a lot."
Poylo also found social media
to be helpful. She commended
Facebook's safety check feature,
saying that it was "amazing, to
know all at once that all my friends
were safe," and hopes that the
feature will be enabled for future
disasters.
Azorin didn't find the physical
distance to be a strain, although he
certainly noticed it. "You just feel
The Canal Saint-Martin runs through the 10th and 11th arrondissements of Paris.
detached from everything that is
going on in France," he told The
Ubyssey. "It's very hard to realize
that your country's at war and to
accept the idea that your country is
at war. And yet it's true."
Poylo noted that, for her
generation, this is the first terrorist
attack aimed at them. Canal Saint-
Martin is an area of Paris that
was hit with several strikes and
is particularly popular among the
twenty-something crowd in the
city.
"This happiness was targeted,
young people going out on Friday
night. It was us, me and my
friends," said Poylo, who said
she used to frequently go out on
Canal Saint-Martin. "It was really
hard on us that our lifestyle was
targeted."
Dixon felt a similar sentiment
of empathizing with the victims.
"Paris is such a small place, so
even being on the metro you can
see the sadness in people's faces,"
she said of the days following the
attack. "Every Parisian has been
on a terrace, or the bar is too full
and so they spill onto the street
and drink beer with their friends
there.... Everyone can identify
with the victims because everyone
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has been there. And anyone in
Paris could have been there."
Although Poylo found the
distance hard to begin with, she
quickly realized it was something
she had to get over. "The next
day, I decided to take a step back
and say, 'Okay, this could happen
at any moment. I'm not going to
stay in fear for the next few years
because of this,'" she said.
Dixon agreed. "As soon as I
walked outside and saw other
people walking around, I just felt
so much better," she said. "I guess
it's just the feeling of other people
around you." 'M
PROTEST//
AMS campaign to oppose international tuition begins
The campaign has various arms to oppose the nearly 50 per cent hike in international tuition.
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SruthiTadepalli
Senior Staff Writer
With the Board of Governors vote
on the proposed international
tuition increases fast approaching,
the AMS's opposition campaign is
kicking into gear.
Proposed international tuition
increases range from 0-200
per cent. Should the Board of
Governors vote in favour of the
increase, the average incoming
international student could expect
to see their tuition fees go up by
around 50 per cent.
A series of motions recently
passed by the AMS have led to
the three main arms of the AMS's
anti-tuition increase campaign
that has been christened Afford
UBC. These arms include the
creation of a $20,000 fund to
protest — of which any group
protesting tuition increases is
welcome to apply for a portion —
attempts to reach out to alumni,
and a campaign encouraging
students to boycott UBC Food
services. Arno Rosenfeld, a
fourth-year political science
student, has also been hired by the
AMS to run the campaign.
Right now Rosenfeld says his
main goal is to raise awareness
among students of the tuition
increases and the issues
surrounding them — a task made
more challenging by the time of
year.
"We're looking at a really tight
time frame in terms of when the
Board of Governors is making their
decision and it's a busy time of the
year for students so a lot of other
groups are busy with other things,"
said Rosenfeld.
With this in mind, Rosenfeld
plans to run booths offering free
coffee and information at different
locations around campus this week.
"The idea is to do this outreach
now so that students are made aware
of it and see that the AMS is doing
stuff related to it," said Rosenfeld.
"Then when we try and do a larger
event, people will already have some
awareness of what's going on, why it
matters and will be more receptive
to getting involved."
The standing committees
meeting of the Board of
Governors convenes on November
24. Rosenfeld wants to hold
at least one large event before
then. The details for that will be
determined, he explained, based
on factors ranging from students'
schedules to the weather. Ideas
for events range from panel
talks to a trip to Victoria to
get students' voices heard at a
provincial level.
Provincial funding plays a
relatively large role in both the
proposal for international tuition
increases and its opposition.
The Afford UBC campaign
aims to tell UBC that rather
than raising tuition to make up
for loss of provincial money,
the university should be more
aggressive in acquiring provincial
funding.
"My understanding is that
they've been keeping [funding
levels] steady, but inflation
increases so the net result of that
is a 2-3 per cent decrease in UBCs
provincial government funding
every year," said Rosenfeld.
Having said that, an increase
in provincial funding on par
with inflation will not give the
university the same amount of
money that they will gain by
international tuition.
"We did the math and we
think that over four years or
five years - [once] you get every
class of students paying the
higher amount - it will be a
substantial amount of money,
but the university has said very
clearly they don't know where
most of that money is going," said
Rosenfeld.
Twenty per cent of the money
is slated towards going to the
faculties, but what will happen to
the other 80 per cent is unclear.
Rosenfeld says approximately 60
per cent is supposed to go to a
slush fund for special projects, but
what those special projects are is
unknown.
Meanwhile, based on
reactions at a booth set up by the
International Students Association,
students on campus are largely
aware and upset about tuition
increases, but confused as to why
or how it is happening.
Second-year commerce student
Allie Riley, who was running the
booth, said that both she and
students she has spoken to are
interested in getting involved to
protest the increases.
"I think there are definitely
people willing to get more involved
if given easy chances to. Things
that work with their schedule —
like the march around campus last
year — that was really good. People
could just jump in, jump out and it
works with their schedules," said
Riley.
With a short window of time
available, Rosenfeld hopes students
will get informed and involved in
the campaign. He also emphasizes
the power students' voices have.
"We just want to make it clear
to board that there are 50,000
students telling them not to raise
tuition," said Rosenfeld. "I think
that the Board of Governors cares
a lot about this university and I
just don't think they're going to
directly go against the vast majority
of the university community and
decide to raise tuition over our
objection." 'M // CULTURE
EDITOR OLIVIA LAW
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24,2015
Samantha McCabe
Staff Writer
When Essena O'Neill, social media "star" and model, quit
all of her online platforms, the internet went crazy. Her now-
famous YouTube video, which has since been taken down,
proclaimed that "social media is not real life." It was a daring
expose on the detrimental effects of her rise to online fame.
"I let myself be defined by numbers," she said through
tears in the video. "Everything I did in a day was to be that
perfect person online."
The video was shared and discussed by hundreds
of thousands of people. Some wholeheartedly agreed
and shared similar feelings while others vehemently
disagreed, citing O'Neill as the fake. Whatever the
reaction, it has since sparked a huge discussion: what is
social media doing to us?
Social media, an enormous part of this generation's
culture and university life, is an ever-present topic.
According to the Pew Research Centre, "Multi-platform
use is on the rise: 52 per cent of online adults now use two
or more social media sites." Facebook acts as the "home
base" for most users. Seventy per cent of Facebook users
go online daily, a number that is not quite matched, but still
large for Instagram's 49 per cent. In part, this is because
our technology use as a whole is increasing, but also
derives from our growing infatuation with the platforms.
Whether you love social media or hate it, you've
probably talked about it or used it at some point or
another.
Social media is an excellent tool - it has revolutionized
the way we communicate. In times of crisis or breaking
news, it allows us to discuss and analyze situations on a
global scale instantly and explore what others think about
the topics at hand. We can share our lives with hundreds
of friends or "followers" at once, plan events and show our
support for people and movements.
Samia Khan, a fifth-year psychology student who
recently gave a TEDxTalk at UBCs event on the topic, is
a frontrunner in the discussion of social media's hold on
our society. She spoke about aspects of hyper-positivity
in our usage of it that result in detrimental effects.
"I think we're at the point where you go from it being a
connecting tool to it being an isolating thing," said Khan.
"We don't really relate to each other as much because
we're not looking at each other's realities."
Even if we are truly connecting with all of these
people, studies disagree. According to evolutionary
anthropologist Robin Dunbar in a Guardian report, we can
only maintain meaningful relationships with about 150
people at a time.
Khan employs the term "self-hyping" to describe the way
most of today's users present themselves on social media
platforms - with their best foot forward, displaying their
highs and concealing, or at least not discussing, their lows.
At first glance, this seems like a sensible practice. But over
time, Khan explains, this could be breeding poor mental
health.
Paul Hewitt, a UBC professor of psychology, studies
perfectionism as a pathological condition. The same
perfectionist principles that he studies apply in a lesser
extent to many university students, especially in their
usage of the social media sphere.
Why do we feel the pressure to perform well in every
possible way? We derive a lot of self-worth from how
others see us, whether that be in a strictly personal sense
or online.
"What [some people] are trying to do is, in a sense,
make up for a flawed sense of self," said Hewitt. "The
problem is one of self-acceptance and looking externally
to get acceptance and worth."
When we feel under-confident, sad or dissatisfied
with our own personal sense of self, we seek validation
through approval in the social media sphere with likes,
comments, followers and shares acting as proverbial pats
on the back.
"Likes and comments are very validating," said Khan.
"It affects the pleasure centre of your brain, so it's like a
surge of dopamine." Once we get this artificial happiness
through positive posts, we crave it again and learn that
smiling selfies or posting accomplishments are the best
way to get it.
"Trying to be perfect, there's also an element of it that
is in the interpersonal domain," said Hewitt regarding
perfectionism's application to the contemporary usage
of social media. "You'll have people who don't necessarily
strive hard to be perfect, but will potentially present
themselves to the world as if they're perfect." Perfection is
validated the more popular you become online, but does
not merely fade once you reach a certain milestone. There
is no true marker for fame on social media.
O'Neill felt the same pressures. She described
her 12-year-old self as feeling an immense sense of
worthlessness because she wasn't like the glamorous,
skinny people she idolized in magazines and on social
media.
"I thought, 1 want that. I want to be valued," said O'Neill
in her video. She saw the solution to her self-worth issues as
stemming from the fact that she was not revered in the same
way which caused her to pursue online fame.
In a competitive culture like UBCs academic sphere,
students are under even more pressure to maintain an
image of perfection and accomplishment that everyone
else seems to have. And it's not just UBC - university in
general breeds a drive for attainment that may or may not
be realistic.
"Here we're trying to put our best face forward because
we want to talk about how it's going to impact us in the
future," said Khan. "We're competing for not only grades,
but also extracurricular involvement, even our social life
- it's definitely exacerbated because we're in a success-
oriented context."
If we feel that we are not measuring up to the unrealistic
standards that we have set forourselves as striving students,
mood and mental health can certainly be affected.
According to Khan, this trend of hyper-positivity online
is subconsciously internalized and acts as a subliminal
pressure to present oneself as perfect. Since nobody shares
failures or negative emotions on social media to a high
degree, the low points are exacerbated by unconscious
beliefs that we can't really talk about them — at least not
using these platforms.
Seeing everyone around us succeed in many different
facets can take its toll. Urban Dictionary defines "FOMO,"
or the "fear of missing out," as "anxiety that an exciting or
interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere,
often triggered by posts seen on a social media website."
The popularity of this phrase attests to how common
these feelings are. These socially driven types of anxiety
could also be aroused in similar forms by physical or
accomplishment-driven envy, leading to lower moods and
self-esteem issues.
The push to put our best foot forward at all times is not
self-inflating, but self-deflating.
In certain situations, a healthy dose of competitive
nature pushes students to succeed, to cultivate their best
work and encourage them to pursue goals that, without
that drive, they may not have striven after. However, success
and happiness are vastly different things. Even with huge
amounts of success within the social media stratosphere,
happiness is an independent gain.
"That's not the way to feel better about yourself, by trying
to be perfect," said Hewitt.
The constant barrage of people's highs and the absence
of their lows may not be drastically affecting the entire student
population, but slow internalization of these messages over
time may still make students look poorly upon themselves.
"I think it's really important to realize [that] the things that
you're seeing are someone's highlight reel, as opposed to
their daily log," said Khan. "Don't internalize it. Don't think
that this is the reality, because they're just like you. They have
high points and low points. Once you realize that, it takes
some of the pressure off of you to be perfect."
With the current status of our social media presences,
we aren't talking about what is important: real friendship,
good mental health, being happy, finding meaningful
work and being satisfied with our lives.
Hewitt advises students feeling the stressors of a
perfectionistic lifestyle to surround themselves with the
people who truly care about them and show that love in
positive ways.
"I would encourage people not to look at things in
an evaluative fashion," he said. Students shouldn't be
constantly measuring ourselves against others, but
evaluating our successes and failures on the basis
that we are all widely different people with varying
strengths.
"I think it's notso much saying social media is bad ...
[but] the messages that we're seeing on social media
are one-sided. And maybe we should draw attention to
that," said Khan. "It creates social comparisons that we
wouldn't be doing in regular life."
Social media remains an excellent platform for
many reasons. But as impressionable university
students, we should be looking critically at the effect
that using it is having on our mood and mental health.
With heightened perspective, we can use it to bring us
together — not isolate us. 'JJ
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AWARDS //
Tai Grauman: A promising voice in theatre
Stephanie Wood
Contributor
Since her first community play at
age 10, Tai Amy Grauman has been
drawn to the stage.
"I was a dancer my whole life
and then an actor," she said. "I
cannot remember a point in my life
I haven't been doing theatre."
Currently, Grauman is part of
the Full Circle First Nation Theatre
Company as she completes a BFA
in Acting with a double major
in Indigenous Studies. Grauman
has received recognition for her
years on stage by being selected
for the 2015 Mayor's Arts Award
for Emerging Artist in Theatre,
nominated by Margo Kane, a
prominent figure in Canadian
theatre.
Looking through Grauman's
portfolio, it's easy to see why she's
being recognized in the Vancouver
theatre scene. Through writing
and acting, Grauman has addressed
several pervading political and
social issues. Her screenplay Faith,
performed in Alberta last year,
focuses on two young girls with
eating disorders.
Not only does the play address
a critical contemporary issue,
but Grauman incorporated social
engagement with the performance
by including a fundraiser for two
foundations — The Looking Glass
Foundation and Project True,
which both aid those who suffer
from eating disorders. While
Grauman says the funds raised
were modest, the awareness
generated added significance to the
event.
"It was getting students to
donate, that was the cool part," she
said. "These were students and
they didn't have much to give."
The dream, she said, would be for
the play to tour high schools to
support teens who are particularly
susceptible to these issues.
Grauman has also participated
in projects that challenge
traditional elements of theatre. She
refuses to be restricted to "ingenue
roles" — archetypical, innocent
female leads.
"My classmates and I practice
gender-bending a lot," she said. "A
big issue in theatre is that there
aren't a lot of roles for women."
This is evident particularly in
established plays like those of
Shakespeare and Moliere.
Grauman has also contemplated
how her roles connect with her
Metis identity.
"As a Metis person studying
classical theatre, [I had to discover]
what it means for me to be doing
Shakespeare," she said.
When Grauman performed in
Galatea — produced by the UBC
English department — a similar
issue was addressed. The adaption
gave the play an "indigenous
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spin" to acknowledge the fact it
was being performed on unceded
Musqueam territory, posing the
question, "When we perform
classical works, should we be
taking into account geographically
where we stand?"
Grauman is focused on theatre
that reflects "real people, real
things and real issues we have
in Canada." She hopes to see
more indigenous actors playing
indigenous roles as well as drawing
more attention to Canadian theatre
in general.
As for her future, Grauman's
main goal is to get a PhD focusing
on aboriginal theatre and also
plans to continue pursuing writing,
directing and acting.
"I'm the kind of artist who can't
have one without the other," she
said. "I'm a bit of a hurricane."
With such interesting projects
underway, this will be a hurricane
to watch. 1
ART//
(In)Visible links tradition and contemporary Taiwanese art
The exhibition aims to bring traditional culture alongside contemporary art.
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Elena Volohova
Staff Writer
Adventure, a sense of wonder and
a unique immersion into a vast and
diverse Taiwanese contemporary
culture — all of that and much
more can be experienced in the
Museum of Anthropology's new
exhibition (In)Visible.
Contemporary Taiwan is a
fascinating world of tradition,
spirituality and culture. Dynamic
and ever-changing, Taiwan
embraces both modern and
traditional cultures, merging
them into a unique cultural
spectacle. Introducing and
exploring traditional and modern
cultures of Taiwan, the Spotlight
Taiwan Initiative is a four-year
project launched by MoA in May
2014. Among various fascinating
cultural events and exhibitions
within the project, MoA is
currently hosting (In)Visible: The
Spiritual World of Taiwan through
Contemporary Art, curated by a
socio-cultural anthropologist and
curator Dr Fuyubi Nakamura.
Featuring seven Taiwanese
artists who work in a variety
of mediums from puppetry to
sculpture and video, the (In)
Visible exhibit offers a unique
experience of eccentricity,
spirituality and the modern
through the craftsmanship and
culture of Taiwan.
"Taiwanese contemporary
culture is so rich and diverse
and it follows many different
directories," said Nakamura.
"That's why it was impossible to
limit ourselves to only one artist
or one medium."
Although considered
contemporary art, (In)visible is a
refreshing take on the genre, far
from the flashy and glamorous
kitsch so commonly seen under
the tag of contemporary. The
exhibition is a carefully crafted
equilibrium of thoughtful
traditional practices and skills
such as sculpture, calligraphy,
weaving, modern conceptualism
and expressive freedom.
Through the collaboration of
both contemporary art and cultural
artifacts, (In)visible creates a
unique experience for any viewer,
regardless of their prior cultural
knowledge.
"Static and representational
forms of traditional art are
transformed into a unique dynamic
visual language that everybody can
understand and most importantly
experience," said Li Jiun-Yang, one
of the featured artists.
"I believe that artworks speak
for themselves," said Nakamura,
explaining the idea behind the
exhibition. Nakamura believes
that when it comes to culture,
there are more layers to learning
about it than simply viewing
and comprehending. Her goal
as a curator was to create an
experience of culture, rather than
a description of it.
"I didn't want the exhibition to
be about the artwork," she said. "I
wanted it to be about the culture,
about the artists and about the
spectators."
While crafting the exhibition's
title, Nakamura said she wanted
to emphasize to audiences the
ambiguity of cultural experience.
One can see the objects, but the
experience — the invisible — is
what makes the exhibition unique.
"Many things we take for
granted are invisible but they are
there," she added.
Displayed until April 3, the
exhibition will be accompanied
by various events including
workshops with featured artists,
artist talks and discussions
concerning issues of identity and
indignity in contemporary art. '51
EXHIBITION //
Belkin gallery mixes
music and visuals
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The performance questions what "performance" means.
Kelly Lu
Contributor
Maria Eichhorn's exhibit at the
Belkin challenges the audience,
aiming for a sense of the
uncomfortable. Beneath all these
emotions, Eichhorn wants the
audience to think and reflect on their
feelings.
"Eichhorn wants the audience
to ask questions about what
performance is and what we bring
[to it]," said Shelly Rosenblum,
curator for academic programs at
the Belkin. "How does the subjective
experience create meaning?"
The exhibit features two
components: a photography
collection and a film section which
forces the audience to pick what they
want to see.
"The experience of deliberating
and being in the space ... really
sheds lights on what activates a
performance, what is the role of the
visitor of the audience and how are
we involved in the performance,"
said Rosenblum.
Coupled with live music that
aims to reflect Eichhorn's idea
for the exhibit, the Belkin concert
showcased both art forms and
helped make connections to create
a new experience for both the
audience and the performers.
One distinct piece performed
at the gallery was Geuro, a piano
piece played percussively on the
instrument without any "real" notes.
Different sounds are produced
depending the speed in which the
pianist runs their fingertips along the
keyboard.
The rest of the repertoire for this
avant-garde exhibit was also unique.
"We're just trying to go for the
progressive, exploratory nature
of [Eichhorn's] work," said Corey
Hamm, co-director of UBC
Contemporary Players. The pieces
vary in style and technique, ranging
from exploration with tuning of
instruments to performance in
atypical keys, experimentation with
improvising and incorporation of
familiar folk songs in the pieces.
While the pieces are all very
different from each other, Hamm
said that they share one idea —
"to try to push and explore the
boundaries that composers have
moved."
"The vibe of the displayed art
coupled with a really appreciative
audience and decent acoustic is
really inspiring" said Hamm. "You
really feel like you are having a
little conversation with the visual
artists."
It challenges the audience to
make connections and reflect on
art — both visual and performing
— by enhancing their experience
through interweaving the two art
forms together. '51 // OPINIONS
EDITOR JACK HAUEN
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24,2015
ACTIVISM //
The AMS's Afford UBC
plan is too little, too late
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MIKE CAMERON
Letter
While I strongly disagree with
UBCs proposed international
tuition increases — the proposal is
inadequately justified and creates
even greater financial barriers to
receiving a post-secondary education
— I am also deeply disappointed by
our student government's response.
All illusions aside, the AMS
holds no direct power over UBCs
decision making processes,
including the setting of tuition rates.
UBC has made its intent clear even
if its facts aren't. If we use last year
as an example, student action has
an insignificant impact on UBCs
ultimate plans. Behind all the
grandstanding from Council about
the increases, the AMS knows this
fact.
AMS Council has based their
course of action on a presentation
given by the UBC Social Justice
Centre (SJC) a few weeks ago — a
group that doesn't tend to lend
themselves to credible positions that
the AMS can take to shift university
policy. The SJC put forward several
motions, including the motion to
boycott UBC Food Services and
a request for $20,000 from AMS
Council — both of which passed with
little time for review, discussion or
amendment.
In a later article in The Ubyssey,
AMS President Aaron Bailey stated
that the "AMS (has) a directive...
from our board of directors... to
pursue this boycott because general
students from the Social Justice
Centre brought this motion forward"
and "because of that, we have to
enact the boycott campaign."
While a solid attempt at
redirecting responsibility, this
statement and the passage of these
motions both have a significant and
unnecessary financial impact on the
AMS. They've used our student fees
without consultation or discussion
with campus partners like CUPE
116, whose members will be the
first impacted by any boycott. This
is made even more problematic by
the fact that the AMS is currently
sitting on a fund of more than
$40,000 collected from student
fees dedicated specifically to the
Resource Groups for exactly this
The "Afford UBC"
campaign... is
much more about
making student
groups feel heard
and consulted."
type of situation.
The AMS and the GSS - who
knew about these increases since
April — had months to prepare a
tangible and credible campaign of
opposition, rather than a PR move
that is being pieced together less
than three weeks away from the next
Board of Governors meeting.
The "Afford UBC" campaign,
pizza giveaway and boycott of UBC
Food Services has little to do with
actually looking to shift decisionmaking at the Board of Governors
level and is much more about
making student groups feel heard
and consulted. Unfortunately, the
real intention behind their actions is
to divert student ire away from the
AMS for otherwise lacklustre and
insignificant pandering. Afterwards,
they want to be able to say that they
gave it the old college try should
these increases pass. I find that to
be sketchy at best — disingenuous at
worst. 'SI
Mike Cameron is a third-year
biochemistry major.
Afford UBC is what students
— not the AMS — make it
ARNO ROSENFELD
Op-ed
Mike Cameron sees the Afford
UBC campaign as a cynical PR
move that the AMS supposedly
knows will have no impact.
Nothing could be further from
the truth.
Afford UBC is one piece of a
much larger effort by the AMS
to preserve the affordability,
accessibility and diversity of
UBC in the face of the proposed
50 per cent international tuition
increases, announced just
four weeks ago, to be voted on
December 3.
Our executive team is pursuing
all channels to oppose the
increases, including participating
in the university's formal
consultation process, working
on a thorough submission to the
Board of Governors detailing
the problems with UBCs
proposal and lobbying members
of the Board. Afford UBC is the
public-facing element of these
comprehensive efforts.
The campaign is meant to
inform and mobilize students
to show the administration, the
Board of Governors and the
British Columbian public that
we won't take these unjustified,
unaffordable and unacceptable
tuition hikes lying down.
Cameron writes, "It doesn't
take a rocket scientist to
know that students would be
opposed to tuition increases."
Unfortunately, we believe the
university administration needs
a reminder that UBCs nearly
60,000 students are the heart of
this institution and our voices
must be taken seriously.
Cameron rightly notes that
"the AMS holds no direct power
over UBCs decision making
processes." But with the student
body visibly and vocally behind
us, the administration and
board will be hard-pressed to
ignore the opposition we have
been expressing throughout the
consultation process and in our
ongoing appeal to the Board of
Governors.
A/ford UBC is one
piece of a much
larger effort by
the AMS to preserve the affordability, accessibility and diversity
of UBC in the face
of the proposed
50 per cent international tuition
increases."
That is precisely why we want
to mobilize students — and so far,
we're off to a good start. Since
launching on Monday, we've held
six events, distributed over 1,000
pieces of literature and collected
over 500 signatures on letters
asking interim President Martha
Piper to oppose the increases.
And we're far from done.
Come out to events and protests.
Vote with your dollars by
avoiding UBC Food Services
outlets. Distribute the alumni
petition to family and friends.
Update your cover photo and
throw a red button onto your bag
or coat. '51
Arno Rosenfeld is a fourth-year
political science student and an
organizer of Afford UBC.
ADVICE //
Ask Natalie:
I want more
than sex
NATALIE MORRIS
Advice
"Dear Natalie,
I keep hooking up with these
guys who really don't want
a relationship and just want
to hook up. But I want the
relationship, not just the sex.
What should I do?"
You want a Ted, but you keep
getting a Barney. I get it.
There's nothing wrong with
not wanting a relationship and
there's absolutely nothing wrong
with wanting a relationship. But
you should try to figure out what
you want and what they want
before you hook up if you know
you are not okay with something
casual. Talk to them! Be firm.
Know what you want. Don't bend
for anyone. Be honest and ask that
they are too.
If they are looking for the
same thing, great! If they don't, let
them go. It's not healthy to expect
people to change what they want
when starting a relationship. If
they don't respect that, then you
know you made the right choice.
People who push you to sleep with
them after you've made it clear
you're not 100 per cent for it are
bad news. While I feel like your
mom saying this, you are deserve
more than them.
If you keep hooking up with
these guys you know aren't going
to work out, try taking a break
from dating for a little bit. Focus
on you and what makes you
happy. Hint: It's not going to be a
relationship. It's not going to be
someone else. It's going to be you.
Don't change yourself
to attract more boys. Don't
bend who you are in hopes of
impressing the right guy. The
right person will find who
you really are interesting and
awesome and wonderful. Don't
stress about it.
In university, it can feel like
everyone is either looking for
something casual, already in a
relationship or in engineering. But
that's not the case. There are tons
of great guys who are looking for
great partners like yourself — you
just have to keep looking. There's
no rush to find "the one" because
you're young and you'll definitely
change in the next five years. '51
Need advice? Contact Natalie
anonymously at asknatalie@
ubyssey.ca and have your questions
answered in an upcoming issue.
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EDITOR KOBY MICHAELS
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24,2015
PLAYOFFS //
Field hockey wins fifth straight CIS national title
Olamide Olaniyan
Senior Staff Writer
If a team's performance at their
homecoming game is a reliable
index of how well their season will
go, then the UBC women's field
hockey team would have been dead
in the water. But the 'Birds did not
let their first game determine their
season.
The team had an ugly start to
their 2015 season in September,
losing to their Vancouver Island
rivals - University of Victoria
Vikes - in their back-to-back
homecoming opener. But despite
that and having one of the
youngest rosters in Canada, the
team defeated the Vikes 2-1 in
the round robin stage of the CIS
national championships and then
finished the tournament with a
shoot out win in the final. This
year's championship MVP and
Thunderbird midfielder Hannah
Haughn has won almost every top
award that a collegiate field hockey
athlete can win. Even then, she
found the experience of winning
this year to be "surreal."
"You definitely want to believe
that you can win, but at the same
time, the other teams had a lot
of talented players," she said
about the competition at CIS
tournament.
"So the fact that we won was
really a testament to our team
play and how we were able to
come together at the end of the
tournament."
Katrina Davis, captain of the
T-Birds, felt the same way.
"It was nice that we were all
brought together from scratch and
really did it," said Davis.
Davis is a fifth-year science
student and has won five straight
national championships. Coming
from a family of Thunderbirds
— her parents and three of her
grandparents went to UBC — being
able to finish her time at UBC
with an unbeaten CIS tournament
record is something to be proud of.
"This one was extra special
because our team was just so
young and we were all very good
individually. But why we won
was because we were so good as a
team," said Davis.
Winning nationals multiple
times and defeating all of Canada's
top ranking teams is an amazing
feat, especially when the T-Birds
were underdogs the past two
seasons.
Several players from the national team pose for photos after their championship win.
"We got to have a lot of young
players and a lot of up and coming
young players. The other teams in
the CIS have a lot of senior players —
especially national team players — so
we were definitely seen as underdogs
this year," said Haughn.
This is further compounded
by the fact that Davis sported a
very serious injury for the past
two seasons and that she and her
co-captain Sarah Keglowitsh led a
relatively young roster to victory.
"The younger players, they can
really get demoralized. You kinda
have to just keep everyone positive
and say, 'Okay it is not over yet,'" said
Davis.
The team's former coach, Hash
Kanjee, started the championship
winning spree. When he left in 2014,
he left a large legacy behind and
very big shoes to fill. Robin D'abreo,
who is now finishing his second year
with the team, adapted well, took
the 'Birds to two more nationals and
won both.
"I think that Robin just brings
a different perspective to the game
and he's an incredibly smart coach,"
said Haughn who got to play with
D'Abreo when he was assistant
coach of the senior women's
national team. "He knows exactly
what tactics to play [and] when.
He's a really good teacher."
"He's brought a lot of structure
to our team, which is awesome.
He is very much about just the
process and he's very consistent
with his tactics. So we gain
confidence in how we know how
to play," said Davis, who is also the
vice-president of the Thunderbird
Athletics Council.
"He was able to teach the new
people coming in exactly what to
do at the right time. He was really
pivotal in our win this year and last
year," said Haughn, who has been
named a CIS all-Canadian team
four times.
Haughn, now in her fourth year
at UBC, says that a big reason why
the team has fared so well in the
nationals is because of their belief.
= HOTOS KOSTA PRODANOVIC/THE UBYSSEY
"It ultimately came down to who
could have more belief... We came
from behind in a number of the
games and scored with no time left.
So definitely belief was a huge thing
for us this season," said Haughn. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24,2015   |    SPORTS+REC    |   11
THUNDERBIRDS //
T-BIRDS 5-ON-5
VIVACIOUS VOLLEYBALLERS
by Isabelle Commerford
CIARA
HANLY
Volleyball
DANIELLE
BRISEBOIS
Volleyball
ALISSA
COULTER
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1. What would you say is the team's official
theme song for this year?
Probably Sorry by Justin
Sorry byJustin Bieber
The song that Katie
Well, based on the
What gets played the
Bieber. Katie has really
brought him back into our
because-inthewords
of Katie Crawford - that
plays all the time in the
team room.
amount of times it's been
played in the team room
most in the team room
and sung around the
lives.
song is "hot fire."
so far, I'd have to say
it's currently Sorry by J
Biebs. This is likely due to
KC's obsession with it.
gym isforsureSorryby
Justin Bieber.
2. What jersey number do you wear and what
significance does it hold foryou?
3. If you were a superhero, what power would
you have?
4. Other than a thunderbird, what is your
favourite flying animal?
Mynumberthisyearis
18 because Kelsey took
nine, but I figured it was
a good one to settle on
because 1+8=9 and nine
doubled is 18!
I think I would be Elas-
ti-Girlso I could finally
touch my toes.
Hippogriffs because
it has always been my
dream to fly on one!
I'm 15 because Alissa
took five.
Teleportingso I
wouldn't have to travel
to Brandon!
Go'Birds orgo home.
am number 17.
chose it in my first year
because 10 was taken
(my house number)
so I took 17 instead
because it's [prime],
I would like to have
the powerto move
things with my mind like
Matilda or Jean Grey in
X-Men.
would have to say the
Phoenix from Harry
Potter because its tears
have healing powers
which is pretty cool.
'mnumberl2onour
team! I've always liked it
because it's my birthdate
(typical).
Mypowerwouldbethe
abilityto fly so thatl could
go home...whenever....
Realistically, I'd probably
be like "Super-Clean
Girl/'orsomething.
personally enjoy hummingbirds. It's probably
because they are so
small and speedy. I also
think that owls are pretty
majestic.
My jersey number is five,
have always loved that
number because it was
myclubnumbergrowing
up.
If I were a superhero, tele-
porting would definitely
be my super power. Sick
of the rain? Poof! I'm in
Hawaii.
Asugarglider. It's an
Australian flying sguirrel
and it's basically the
coolestanimal. I had
one growing up.
5. If Air Bud (renowned volleyball player)
1 feel like that duty would
NotSiobhan[Finan].
Otherthanme, lam
Forsome reason, Ales-
1 think Laura MacTag-
joined the team, who would be placed in
get dumped on a fellow
She'd forget every time.
going to have to say
sandra [Gentile] comes
gart. She is a fellow
charge of picking up after him on the road?
rookie.
Alissa [Coulter] because
to mind. Maybe it's
Albertan and a true farm
she has the next-best
because of some stories
girl. She has the expe
experience with that kind
I've heard from herthat
rience and knowledge
of stuff.
involve such activities.
to be the best poop-
er-scooper
PLAYOFFS //
Football heads to Vanier Cup after beating St. FX 36-9
Bill Situ
Staff Writer
Coming off of a formidable Hardy
Cup victory against Calgary, UBC
football beat the St. Francis Xavier
X-Men 36-9 to seize the Uteck Bowl
and qualify for the Vanier Cup.
St. FX was first to get onto the
scoreboard with a rouge point during
the kickoff. On the X-Men's next
possession, they conceded a safety to
the T-Birds to make the score 2-1 in
favour of UBC.
The defence was strong on
both sides of the ball during the
first quarter. After the two points
by the T-Birds, X-Men linebacker
Daniel Tshiamala intercepted a
pass by Michael O'Connor, but St.
FX's ensuing possession didn't last
long either as UBC defensive back
Taylor Loffler responded with an
interception of his own.
T-Birds running back Brandon
Deschamps then took control on the
next two UBC possession, rushing
the ball 54 yards on eight plays for
a touchdown and giving UBC a 9-1
lead by the end of the first. The
fifth-year finished the game with 129
rushing yards and was named MVP
of the game.
Strong defence on both sides kept
the game at a stalemate throughout
much of the second quarter. The
X-Men defensive line picked up
a fumble recovery and two sacks
on O'Connor. On the T-Birds side,
defensive back Stavros Katsantonis
had an interception.
The only points that UBC scored
during the second quarter was a
touchdown with 2:39 remaining
when O'Connor made two
consecutive passes to receiver Trivel
Pinto for 5 7 yards.
With UBC taking a 16-1 lead
at halftime, Thunderbirds kicker
Quinn van Gylswyck got a rouge
point at the start of the third. On the
X-Men's ensuing possession, T-Birds
linebackers Yianni Cabylis and
Mitch Barnett recorded a sack on St.
FX quarterback Tivon Cook.
Pinto recorded his second
touchdown of the game three
minutes into the third quarter on a
16-yard reception from O'Connor to
raise UBCs lead to 24-1.
Desperate to score, the X-Men
successfully advanced to the T-Birds'
10-yard line on the next possession,
but UBCs defence forced a third
and goal play. The Thunderbirds
then blocked the X-Men's field goal
attempt, but still conceded a rouge.
With 3:47 remaining, the T-Birds
advanced to the St. FX 19-yard line to
set up van Gylswyck for a field goal.
Linebacker Terrell Davis then got the
Thunderbirds' third interception of
the game.
With UBC leading 27-2 after
three quarters, van Gylswyck added
three field goals in the fourth to
increase UBCs lead to 36-2. He
finished the game with 15 points.
After struggling for the entire
game, the X-Men managed to get
a touchdown with 1:03 remaining
in the game, narrowing the
Thunderbirds' final score to 36-9.
With the win against St. FX,
UBC advances to the Vanier Cup
championship where they will take
on the Montreal Carabins in Laval on
November 28. fH
Public Open House - December 2
Library Garden Draft Design Concept
UBC is undertaking a process to redesign the public green space between
Memorial Road and Agricultural Road, in front of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre,
This central location will bring together students, faculty, staff, residents, and visitors
and will house the new Indian Residential Schools History and Dialogue Centre
Join us to learn about the project, view the draft design concept for Library Garden and provide your input.
The project landscape architects and Campus and Community Planning staff will be on hand to discuss
the draft design concept and answer questions
Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2015      Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Place: 1st floor lobby, Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, 6163 University Blvd
Online Consultation: Project information, the draft design
concept for Library Garden and an online questionnaire wil
be available from November 23- December 6 at
planning.ubc.ca/vancouver
Questions? Please contact Gabrielle Armstrong, Senior
Manager, Consultation at gabrielle.armstrong@ubc.ca or
604-822-9984.
This notice contains important information which may affect you. Please ask someone to translate it for you.
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Notice of Development Permit Application - DP 15035
Public Open House
Gage South Student Residence and Diesel Bus Transit Exchange
Join us on Wednesday, December 2 to view and comment on the proposed Gage South Student
Residence and UBC Diesel Bus Transit Exchange to be located southwest of Wesbrook Mall and
Student Union Boulevard.
Wednesday, December2,2015 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Lobby, Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, 6163 University Boulevard
Plans will be displayed for a new 26,940m2
integrated facility incorporating a 630-bed student
residence, bus storage and a transit exchange area.
The facility will comprise four buildings ranging in
height from 7-14 storeys (including a 2-storey
podium for diesel bus storage).
Representatives from the project team and Campus
+ Community Planning will be on hand to discuss
and answer questions about this project
For further information:
Please direct questions to Karen Russell,
Manager, Development Services
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This event is wheelchair accessible.
Can't attend in person? Online feedback will be accepted from Nov. 16 to Dec. 9.
To learn more or to comment on this project, please visit:
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