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Even with a degree
under your belt,
making the move to
Canadian soil
night be harder
than you think. PAGE 2
Learn to kicksomeassin one of UBC Rec's Free Week's most
popular classes.
Did we really land on the
a UBC Astronomy Club lecture
with Professor Jaymie Matthews
6 P.M. @ The NEST
The first in the Astronomy Club's lecture series.
HOMECOMING 5 P.M. @ Thunderbird Stadium
Root for the home team — and drink cheap beer in our first match
of the year against the Saskatchewan Huskies.
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Our Campus: Samantha
Schumacher diversifies UBC
media as Her Campus president
Before she became the chapter's leader, Schumacher first joined Her Campus largely by chance.
Zak Vescera
For as long as she can remember,
Samantha Schumacher has
wanted to be a writer. The newly-
elected president of Her Campus,
Schumacher aims to make the
UBC chapter of the women-centric
media platform bigger and better as
it strives to give women across the
country a voice.
But before she became the
chapter's leader, Schumacher
first joined Her Campus largely
by chance.
"My RA at UVic was the
president of Her Campus at
UVic and told me about it," said
Schumacher, now a third-year
political science major at UBC. "I
went to a couple meetings, had fun
with it and here I am."
Founded by a team of female
Harvard students in 2009, Her
Campus is an international media
platform and website tailored
towards college life. Just eight years
later, Her Campus boasts 7,000
contributors and 300 university
chapters across Canada, the United
States, Japan, Australia and beyond.
For Schumacher, the appeal of
Her Campus is its openness — a
platform to give women like herself
the voice they may often lack.
"I like the idea that Her Campus
is done by and for college
women," said Schumacher.
"Anybody can write for Her
Campus. You don't have to be an
amazing writer or anything."
While chapters function
relatively independently, they can
also choose to collaborate on pieces,
share ideas and even cross-publish.
Even though the UBC chapter only
includes 15 members, Schumacher
says that any post has the potential
to be uploaded to the publication's
national page. That means that an
article written by a volunteer can
reach hundreds of thousands of
readers, regardless of the writer's
"It gives everyone a voice for
those who might not have that
opportunity elsewhere," said
Like every Her Campus
chapter, UBC's posts weekly
features on community members,
whether they be professors,
students or alumni. Otherwise,
Schumacher indicates the
platform is as open as they come.
"If people want to come and
say 'Hey, I want to write a series
about this,' I'm open to taking
those new ideas and moving with
them," she said. "You can write
about anything."
Indeed, the range of topics
featured on Her Campus are as
far-reaching as its writer base.
Publications range from in-
depth features on recent politics
to BuzzFeed-esque "listicles"
about personal health; from
lighthearted stories to intensely
focused personal opinions.
"One article can be an
opinion on Trump's response to
Charlottesville, and another can
be how to make your hair grow
longer," explained Schumacher.
Additionally, the UBC branch
of Her Campus is non-partisan,
welcoming submissions and
opinions from across the political
"I want to make sure that we're
balanced," stated Schumacher.
"I don't just want opinions [from
people who are] left or right
leaning, I want a mix of both — I
want people from a variety of
backgrounds writing our stories."
Schumacher also stressed that
despite Her Campus' women-
centric focus, people of all gender
identities are welcome
to contribute.
"We actually have a person who
identifies as male and he is a chapter
head for one of our other chapters,"
she remarked. "Anyone can write for
Her Campus and anyone can join....
We don't discriminate at all."
Speaking to Schumacher, you
get the impression that the secret to
Her Campus' reach is its laid-back,
anything-goes organizational
structure. Even the editing is
laissez-faire — contributors are
coached to make their argument
shine, but never at the expense
of losing the authenticity of the
writer's voice and opinion.
Schumacher acknowledges this
can be challenging.
"Even though we are giving
everyone a voice and it's not
monitored journalist-style, I want
to make sure everything that we
publish is true," she stressed.
In addition to Schumacher, the
UBC chapter has three other editors
who ensure that articles pass the
journalistic smell test. But not every
Her Campus chapter has the same
"There's been some articles that
I've read from other Her Campus
editors that I really don't agree
with," admitted Schumacher. "But I
still respect their right to post what
their thoughts are."
As Schumacher heads into the
real beginning of her tenure, her
goal is to leave the UBC chapter
bigger and better than ever. She
stresses that while the club hosts
meetings on a weekly basis, they
accept commitments of all sizes,
whether it's a one-time writer or a
weekly contributor.
"You don't have to come to
the meetings every week," says
Schumacher. "It doesn't have to
be a huge commitment and it's
ultimately whatever you make of it."
"I just want to make sure that
it stays true to what Her Campus
is all about — giving women a
voice to write about whatever they
desire." 'M
— With files from Moira Wyton. NEWS
"We are together as one": Hundreds protest
against Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion
"I don't like the idea of cashing in on my son and grandson's future.'
Alex Nguyen & Joshua Azizi
News Editor & Contributor
Saturday afternoon, hundreds
of people marched from the
Vancouver Art Gallery to
Sunset Beach in protest against
the Kinder Morgan Trans
Mountain pipeline expansion — a
$7.4-billion project that would
"nearly triple capacity to 890,000
barrels a day" and "increase oil-
tanker traffic seven-fold a year."
Chants of "from Standing Rock
to BC, make the land pipeline
free" and "hey hey Trudeau,
Kinder Morgan has got to go"
could be heard, as the crowd
weaved through the streets of
downtown Vancouver.
Hosted by Climate
Convergence Metro Vancouver,
the protest featured a lineup of
mainly Indigenous activists and
office holders. They talked about
the importance of both thinking
about the future and taking
collective political actions.
"They have made many
commitments to you as voters
and to me as First Nations, and
they've not lived [up] to them
in the fullest intent that they
promised," said Kwikwasut'inuxw
Haxwa'mis First Nation Chief
Councillor Bob Chamberlin,
criticizing the federal government
for approving the Kinder
Morgan pipeline despite making
statements about supporting the
environment and Indigenous
"I don't like the idea of cashing in
on my son and grandson's future."
Another speaker suggested
the idea of forming a class action
lawsuit to stop Kinder Morgan.
"Nobody has said class action
lawsuit," he said. "Take action
through the courts or no one will
One particularly notable
speaker was Kanahus Manuel,
who called in from one of the 10
"tiny houses" being strategically
built on the pipeline's path to
block its expansion. Called the
"Tiny House Warriors," this effort
has seen the first house being
built near Kamloops, BC.
Some other speakers included
anti-poverty activist Jean
Swanson, Burnaby South NDP
MP Kennedy Stewart, as well as
Indigenous activists Eagle Eyes
and Linda Williams.
"We are together as one," said
Eagle Eyes. "The world is round,
so walk on the earth. We don't
own the mother earth, the mother
earth owns us. So I'd like to make
a difference and stand together in
The event saw a notable UBC
Gabby Doebeli, a third-year
integrated science student and
communication coordinator of
UBCC350, was the co-emcee of
the event.
"We stand in solidarity with
Indigenous people and anyone
affected by climate change —
from Harvey to Irma, from the
flooding in South Asia to BC
wildfires," she said in one of her
various speeches.
Besides her involvement,
UBCC350 also planned a pre-
protest event to mobilize the
youth voice in opposition to
"resource expansion projects that
threaten [the] future and the lives
of many." This further aligned
with the organization's new
focus on not just climate action,
but also environmental justice
that incorporates support for
Indigenous rights.
"There are disproportional
effects felt by different
communities, and that's
something that is often missed
when we just talk about climate
action," said Doebeli in a previous
interview with The Ubyssey.
The Pride Collective was also
present to support the initiative.
"As an organization, our
priority is to advocate for LGBT+
and queer folks, but we have
to bear in mind that UBC and
the Pride Collective too are on
unceded Indigenous territories,"
said Nodi, a fourth-year computer
science and GRSJ student. "We
have Indigenous folks involved in
our organization as well as in the
broader queer community, so we
would be throwing them under
the bus if we didn't [participate].
"It's all about intersectional
queer activism."
Overall, there was a common
emphasis on the importance of
youth involvement, as "[they]
would be the one living with the
consequences of this pipeline."
With the new NDP-Green
coalition, the Kinder Morgan
pipeline expansion is facing
opposition from the provincial
government, despite already
being approved by the federal
Liberal government.
In particular, BC now has
intervener status in the court
case filed by First Nations groups
against the project, which means
the province could now offer legal
opposition against the pipeline
Supporting this court case will
also likely be the next step for
UBCC350, according to Doebeli.
"I'm pretty sure we're going
to go through with supporting
the Pull Together campaign —
Indigenous folks are in court
right now and they need funds to
support their court battle," she
said. "We're going to be there in
person during the court battle
and we're going to see if we can
raise funds for them as well."
Another approach that was
mentioned during the speeches is
bank divestment from the project,
which would require compliance
from "26 banks from Canada, the
United States, Japan, Europe and
At UBC, while the $10 million
Sustainable Future Fund does
not invest in Kinder Morgan
according to Doebeli, it is
unclear whether the university's
Endowment Fund — worth
approximately $1.8 billion — has a
stake in the company or not.
"[UBC] has been trying to
engage in reconciliation in light
of its coloniality, but admittedly it
would be a stretch for it to take an
active stand against this pipeline
at this point," said Nodi. "It's
something that the student body
and faculty have to try to lobby
the university for.
"We can all do the land
acknowledgement, but we can't
let that become a token." 'M
UBC student
sustains minor
knife injuries
after blocking
from Fraternity
Village, say police
Samantha McCabe
News Editor
Just after midnight on Saturday,
September 9, a 20-year-old male
was assaulted at front entry of
the Fraternity Village. After
attempting to subdue the attacker,
who brandished a small knife
after he was denied entry into the
Village, the victim sustained non-
life threatening injuries to his leg,
say police.
According to the RCMP, a
16-year-old youth from Vancouver
has been charged with assault
with a weapon causing bodily
harm. The accused and the victim
had no prior relationship.
"We denied [the accused]
entry due to his combative
behaviour and verbally aggressive
demeanour," said Jeriah Newman,
president of the Inter-Fraternity
Council (IFC), which represents
all fraternities on campus. He
said the accused appeared to be
heavily intoxicated.
The situation was de-escalated
by five members of the IFC as
soon as they noted the demeanour
of the accused, and the RCMP
was called. Newman said he is
thankful that the members at the
scene recognized the situation
before it could move further and
dealt with it appropriately. He
said the injuries of the fraternity
member are minor, and that the
member is doing okay.
The Inter-Fraternity Council
hires professional security at
select stations around the Village.
According to Newman, since the
attack, they have tripled security
and are in talks with UBC
administration and stakeholders
to discuss the potential of
turning the Village into a gated
"The IFC takes the security
of our members and our guests
very seriously," said Newman.
"We want to assure students that
they are safe attending any social
events put on by the fraternities."
"The incident is still under
investigation," University RCMP
Sgt. Drew Grainger said in an
email to The Ubyssey. "The youth
accused has been released from
custody under court ordered
conditions." '21
This is a developing story, and
will be updated online as more
information becomes available. NEWS   |   TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
AMS to save millions with RBC's construction
loan, student fee remains same for now
Danielle Olusanya
Once taken from UBC, the Nest's
$68 million dollar construction
loan will now be financed by the
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). This
is expected to save students up to
$50 million according to the AMS.
The original construction loan
— which was approved by the
AMS in summer 2010 — would
have had students paying a levy
for the Nest until 2045.
Although the current Nest
fee of $100 will not go down for
current students, the loan from
RBC will be paid off 15 years
earlier than originally proposed.
This is due to the RBC's lower
interest rate of 3.05 per cent in
comparison to UBC's rate of 5.75
per cent.
"That's going to save students
down the road quite a lot of
money," said AMS President Alan
In comparison to UBC's loan,
RBC's loan will be slightly riskier
because the bank does have
the option to walk away if the
AMS are not able to make their
However, the original loan was
simply deemed too expensive,
and Ehrenholz believes that "it is
very, very unlikely" for such a risk
to happen.
"The only situation in which
the bank could walk away is in a
situation where we wouldn't be
able to make our payment," he
said. "We're going to be making
our payments throughout that
term so we don't see it as a risk."
In order to arrive at this deal,
the AMS also looked at options
presented by other external
commercial banks, including
Bank of Montreal, TD, Credit
Union and Scotiabank. Ehrenholz
said RBC ultimately offered the
best option for the AMS.
Coupled with the low interest
rate, the new loan also allows the
AMS to have annual prepayments
without penalty — a clause that
was viewed as a major benefit of
UBC's loan by the AMS because it
would allow the society to pay off
the loan sooner.
According to the presentation
on the topic at the July 19 AMS
Council meeting, it was also
noted that RBC could help with
other banking needs of the
With over $100,000 spent in
negotiation fees and $50,000 in
legal fees, "the papers have been
signed," and little is expected to
change in the agreement even
with the new NDP government.
"Overall this change from the
university to RBC is going to be
really beneficial in the long run,"
said Ehrenholz. "We're looking
forward to what it can provide
the AMS in the future." 1
New parkade for visitors proposed, opens for consultation
The online comment period is open up until September 13.
Sophie Sutcliffe
A new parking lot could be coming
to campus, but it might not make
commuting for UBC students, staff
and faculty more convenient.
The Maclnnes Field
Parkade proposal would be an
approximately 6,000 square metre,
one-level underground parking
facility for 216 vehicles with access
from University Boulevard.
Located underneath a new
field that will be built between
War Memorial Gym and the
Nest, the lot would be made up
of parking spots for short term
visitors, as well as electric vehicle
charging stations and new spaces
for the cars used by Safewalk.
"Over the last couple of years,
we've been doing planning work
in the University Boulevard area,"
said Michael White, associate vice
president campus and community
planning. "We contracted a study
from a transportation firm, in
total we [found that] there's a
shortage of visitor parking in that
area, [so] this short term parking
structure is intended to address
that deficiency."
Following a public open house
on September 6, the project is now
in the middle of its consultation
period. The comments from both
in-person and online stakeholder
engagement will be taken in this
upcoming week before being
brought to the Board of Governors,
according to White.
AMS President Alan
Ehrenholz said that while the
AMS supported the parkade
"in principle," they did have
concerns. The first is about
pedestrian safety.
"The entrance is going to be
placed facing the Nest with the
ramp coming into the current
roundabout where the support is
underneath the great hall," said
Ehrenholz. "We're concerned
about more traffic coming
through that roundabout area
will be dangerous to some of the
pedestrians or students crossing
that during class changeovers or
other times of the day."
White said that UBC is working
to make sure that the entry ramp
would be "designed in a way that
doesn't present a conflict for
pedestrians in that area" and that it
would be integrated well with the
design of the Nest.
Ehrenholz also expressed
concern that there would be
three exits on the east side of the
parkade, while there would only be
one on the west side — the side that
would be closer to the Nest and the
Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre.
Due to this feedback from the
AMS, the plan has "already been
modified" to have an additional
entrance on the west side,
according to White.
Beyond these areas of
consideration, Ehrenholz said his
larger issue was about how their
concerns have been addressed.
"We've had consultation
meetings and we've made our
concerns very clear to the
university... however, we are
feeling that maybe the response to
those concerns hasn't been what
we would have wanted," he said.
In response, White expressed
willingness to co-operate and work
on the concern.
"We want to work together,"
White said. "I'd be happy to sit
with him again and go over that
to ensure that those concerns are
being addressed."
Lastly, Ehrenholz was
concerned by the short gap
between the proposal's public
consultation and the presentation
to the Board.
White noted that the majority of
the response has been positive, and
that all that has come up so far are
similar to those brought up above.
"So this reaffirms that those are
areas that need to be addressed,"
he said.
The online comment period is
open up until September 13. 'M
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What is dicksand? Some dating terms you should probably know
Annie Cavalla
Back in the days when newspapers
were inconveniently large and
remarkably unwieldy, their back
pages simmered gently with
unrealized romantic desire, and
there developed an acronymic
dialect for those on the prowl.
GSOH was to delineate your
"good sense of humour;" D stood for
"divorced;" but the ambiguity over
whether BHM meant "big handsome
man" or "bald-headed man"
may have been what doomed the
premise. With the acknowledgement
of schadenfreude, it could be
comforting to know that however
gruesomely you've had your heart
ground into the dirt recently, you're
not the first
Below are some choice morsels
from the online dating scene dialect.
I can't guarantee knowing them
will get you a partner. I can't even
guarantee it'll get you a date. But
hopefully, weaving through the rush-
hour crowds to a Tinder date on a
stomach empty but for butterflies,
your feet will feel less like hooves
and your clothes less like wool; the
eyes of the person you meet will
glitter less hungrily; their teeth look
a little smaller and all the worse to
eat you with.
What I'm saying is that you may
feel less like a lamb to the slaughter.
Unless you're into that.
The genesis of catfishing came,
predictably, from the food
distribution enterprise. When live
cod were shipped long distance, the
lack of competition in their tanks
made them lethargic, which reduces
the meat quality: a lazy fish is not a
tasty fish. The addition of the nimble
catfish, a natural cod predator, kept
the cod zippy and delicious.
The term gained a finhold in
Christian literature — Christianity
was the metaphorical catfish, and
its prey the corruptible soul of
Man. The agile and noble beast
held employment in nipping at the
heels of one's soul, to keep it out
of trouble and get it into Heaven.
While your soul is still the quarry,
the once practical, next theological,
now pernicious activity of catfishing
is long since departed from its lofty
The modern catfish is the
human reclining comfortably in
their mother's basement, licking a
delicate frosting of Cheeto dust off
their fingers, enticing suitors with
photos, a bio and conversation of
the highest order. All is genuine, but
none is genuinely them: they have
scraped it all from the depths of
the internet's fish tank and they
are using it to reel you in.
So you agree to a date.
Online they exuded kindness, but
in person they're rude to the waiter.
The designer wallet they bragged
about so much is actually a kid's
velcro wallet. And their four-wheel
drive is actually a micro scooter
with stabilizers. You steal it and
scoot as fast as you can in the
opposite direction.
As someone who has been both the
ghost and the ghosted recently, I feel
qualified to say that this term is not
The online dating world is an endless expanse of strange terms.
at all related to the painfully cute
dancing Snapchat ghost.
As necessary as it is brutal, it
refers to when the apple of your
eye — sweet, crunchy and delicious
— has become the crabapple to your
eye. You've got the ick factor and
everything they do repulses you. If
they send one more heart-eyed cat
emoji, you're going to vomit And
nobody — but nobody — should
turn the heart-eyed cat emoji into
something you don't want to see.
So you cease all contact.
As the purest ghost, you block
and delete them from every social
media and contact platform, leaving
them wondering whether you ever
truly existed at all. And just like
that — pouff — you are gone, free to
dangle your silken thread over the
next hapless victim.
Or, if the roles are reversed
— pouff — they are gone, leaving
you to mope and wail and
wonder what you did wrong,
wandering in your garden of
increasingly wild hypotheses.
Receiving its name from the
previous entry, haunting is the
return of a previous flame from
the depths of the sin bin to which
they had been confined. The key
to a successful haunting is to make
it maximally noncommittal. The
saying goes that nothing ventured,
nothing gained, but a haunter goes
by the epithet that you can't really
be shot down if you never properly
put yourself out there. So it didn't
work out before, but here comes
the haunter liking a selfie or faving
a status in order to open up the
channels of communication. Don't
get your emotional hopes up, since
the most likely outcome is a booty
Also known as "left on read," an
r-bomb is when you know your
message has been read but a
response is nowhere to be seen.
Notwithstanding extenuating
circumstances, if it's been
anything over an hour, you've
been r-bombed — but that's not
necessarily a death knell for your
budding relationship.
As a wise meme once said,
"sorry I didn't reply to your
message. I waited a bit because I
was trying to be cool, but then I
forgot about it."
Popularized by Olivia in Love
Island, a weakness for dicksand
is an attraction some people
(okay, guilty) have towards,
perhaps, not the kindest of
suitors. If someone's arrogance
is exceeded only by the gaping
chasm in their heart where
their human compassion should
be, but you're accidentally into
it anyway, you're deep in the
dicksand with little to no chance
of survival. The whistling winds
of loneliness, tumbleweeds and a
shaking of your self-assurance to
its core are also on the menu.
Drinks? Check.
Went home with someone?
Leaving their place in the
morning with a hangover that
threatens to reduce you to tears if
you are exposed to anything more
emotionally taxing than buying a
bus ticket? Check.
Now all you need is a little
something from your conquest and
you'll have the golden quartet. To
be clear, I'm not endorsing theft
because that is a CRIME. But
maybe last night's outfit did its
thing last night, and you're not keen
on wearing it home. Maybe you'd
like a hat to cover the monstrosity
that is your hair. And maybe Chad's
kind of a dick and you don't really
plan on giving it back.
Like a souvenir, but saucier. A
Thirsting for attention. This
special, mystical thirst can only
be quenched by a like-flood or a
message-tsunami. Avoid dicksand
as this is likely to exacerbate the
A proclivity of the thirsty — this
happens more accidentally than
purposefully. Say you've matched
with someone on Tinder. You've
carefully conducted the conversation
round to surnames, extracted theirs
and found their Facebook. Their
privacy settings aren't the best, and
before you know it, you're 49 photos
deep in their 2002 album of a trip to
Myanmar with their brother (guilty).
Record scratch: touchscreen
glitch. You've liked a photo. They're
definitely going to stop talking to you
and they may well call the police.
And you know what? You deserve it,
you big creeper.
A not-so-subtle nod to Canada's
sulkiest artist, to Drake is to wallow
in self-pity after romantic rejection.
Someone used to hit you up late
at night, but you moved away and
now you've heard they've been
wearing less and going out more,
popping champagne on the dance
floor and so on? And instead of
being pumped for them — like,
damn, that sounds fun. Maybe
I'll give them a call — you're
whining about it in public. Your
self-respect has gone to the same
place their frumpy clothes all
went? Draking.
I refuse to define this on the
moral grounds that anyone who
has avoided knowing its meaning
until now must really not want
to know what it means. And who
am I to shine the blinding Laser
of Enlightenment into their dank,
wet cave? 'M
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Coming to Canada? Good luck.
Since Canada Day on July 1, over
7,000 migrants have claimed asylum
in Quebec alone — many of them
Haitians who fear their status of
"temporary protection" in the US
will soon come to an end.
But while Canada often appears
as an open door to migrants seeking
refuge, the reality is a rigorous,
unscrupulous immigration system
that carefully chooses who can come
to Canada.
Following the election of US
President Donald Trump, fears
about the new administration's
tough stance on immigration have
caused many refugees to flee across
the border into Canada, triggering
mixed reactions across the country.
Supporters remind us that Canada
is an open country, founded on the
basis of immigration. But opponents,
such as La Meute and other far-right
organizations, are advocating for a
tougher border stance.
"[It is] something that loans itself
to panic very easily," said Professor
Ante Ellermann, a UBC political
science professor who specializes in
immigration to liberal democracies.
"We've seen that over the last 15
years or so when asylum seekers
arrived on the B.C. coast," she noted,
referencing a 2009 human smuggling
case in which 76 Tamil refugees
landed on Vancouver Island.
"At the time of the Harper
government, the line was 'we've lost
control of our borders.'"
Much of the hubbub around
asylum seekers crossing the border is
that they're seen to be "jumping the
queue." But the reality is that most of
these migrants are unlikely to make
it into Canada - regardless of how
they apply.
There are four categories of
immigrants to Canada: family,
economic, humanitarian, and "other."
If you don't have immediate family
— that means a spouse, common-law
partner, or child — in Canada, that
first category won't fly. "Other" is a
weird default category that is usually
honorary. Unless you're an honorary
Canadian citizen — like the Dalai
Lama, for example — you can skip
That leaves you two choices;
economic or humanitarian.
Applying as an economic migrant
to Canada is a bit like trying to
get into a high-end club. Entry
depends largely on your age, your
socio-economic status, timing and
the impression you make. More
precisely, economic immigrants are
evaluated on a "point" system, with a
certain number of points gained for
each skill or trait you have.
Si vous voulez demenager au
Quebec, ilfaut avoir un niveau de
francais acceptable. And if you
can't read that, forget about
moving to Quebec — they have an
independent immigration mandate
with a special focus on French.
Speaking both English and French
is even more preferable.
So if you're a 30-year-old
chemical engineer with a job
offer, a sizeable personal fortune,
and are familiar with Canadian
culture, entry is pretty much a
sure thing. But most of us aren't
millionaire chemistry-loving
In fact, most UBC students
would have little to no chance of
being admitted.
Beauracracyand a web of regulations make it extremely difficult to seek refuge in Canada.
A team of Ubyssey volunteers
took an online government
assessment, giving real details
about their finances and their
level of education. Some even had
completed degrees, and almost all
of us indicated fluency in one or
both official languages. On paper, we
looked like ideal immigrants; young,
educated, bilingual, and raring to
come to Canada.
Not a single one of us was
That leaves just one category;
humanitarian. This is the category
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that asylum seekers are applying to
once they reach the border.
On the surface, your odds as a
humanitarian applicant to Canada
look pretty decent, with a 66.7 per
cent acceptance rate. However, the
vast majority of those accepted are
sponsored refugees who go through
intensive screening prior to arriving
on Canadian soil.
As an asylum seeker arriving
unexpectedly at the border, your
odds aren't nearly as good. As
professor Ellermann explains,
being a refugee is perhaps the most
challenging avenue to enter the
country/Asylum applicants are the
shunned group of immigrants," said
Ellermann. "If Canada doesn't want
one group of immigrants, it tends to
be asylum seekers."
"They're really difficult to
predict, they're certainly not
recruited, and unlike sponsored
refugees, there's a lot of control
and security clearance that has to
be done after they've entered the
Ellermann explains that
while Canada's rhetoric towards
immigration tends to be positive,
political pressures means the
Liberal government could be
under pressure to clamp down on
border crossers.
"Whenever people have the
impression that the government
doesn't control the border,
that really sows the seeds for
popular backlash," she said. "I
think there's a lot of caution
... especially from a Liberal
government that is going to be
attacked by the Conservatives for
lax border control."
A further complicating factor
is where — and what — the
refugees are fleeing from. The
United States and Canada have a
Safe Third Country agreement,
which basically means that
refugees hosted by one nation
can't claim asylum at the other.
Migrants could claim they
are fleeing from the US, but that
probably won't fly.
"They have to prove they are
refugees from the United States
being persecuted by the US
government," said Ellermann.
"And just because you're being
deported back doesn't mean you're
being 'persecuted' per se."
If Canada were to accept that the
refugees were fleeing from the US
itself, that would be tantamount to
declaring the US a "dangerous state."
In other terms, that'd be a little bit
like your roommate blocking off your
half of the apartment and declaring
it uninhabitable. It'd be extremely
damaging for relations with the
country's closest ally — and it would
make living together a real hassle.
Ellermann notes that refugees
coming directly from a country
where there's a credible risk to a
refugee's life or safety (like Haiti)
might have better chances. But
overall, she emphasizes that few
asylum seekers are permanently
"The odds of getting asylum are
very small."
Despite the challenges of being
accepted to Canada, the country does
accept a lot of immigrants relative
to other Western democracies. The
count for 2016 was around 300,000
— more per capita than the US and
Australia. Around 20 per cent of our
population is foreign born, compared
to 14.9 per cent in Germany.
But the reality is that coming
to Canada is harder than many
people imagine. And despite all
the hubbub at the border, the fact
is that there is no "jumping the
queue" in Canada's immigration
system. The way we evaluate
our potential immigrants is
meritocratic and methodical,
meaning that it can take a lot of
time and effort to be accepted
into the country. Even for those
seeking asylum, the decision to
accept migrants into the country
is a hodge-podge of legal, political,
and bureaucratic hurdles. And
while many asylum seekers might
be worried about their status in
the US, that alone won't cut it to
claim refugee status.
"There are realistic fears," said
Ellermann. "And just because
those fears are realistic doesn't
mean you're going to get refuge in
Canada." 'tJ FEATURES
Places to Go: Tasting our way through Tokyo
Kelsea Franzke
We stepped into the small streets
of Shinagawa to be greeted by the
warm evening air and the faint
sound of traffic in the distance. It
was 10:30 p.m. and there was only
one thing on our minds — food.
After nine hours on a plane with
a diet consisting of rice-crackers,
soggy tempura and movies,
wandering the streets in search
of some real Japanese food was a
welcome activity.
We settled on a small noodle
house on the corner of the
street. After taking our seats,
we watched the noodles being
prepared by hand behind the
steamy counter and listened as
the other patrons noisily slurped
them up, but no one approached
us. It wasn't until a young woman
who happened to be eating at the
table behind us informed us that
we, in fact, had to place our order
through the vending machine by
the door. After some laughs we
approached the vending machine,
only to be intimidated by the
lack of English or pictures. A
few moments later, one of the
chefs came out to help, and with
his broken English and plenty of
hand gestures exchanged between
the two of us, we managed to put
2400 Yen into the machine, and
ordered three bowls of noodles.
Slurping up those noodles,
we could not stop talking about
how delicious they were. They
fell somewhere between a ramen
noodle and an udon noodle, were
hand-drawn and incredibly fresh
and chewy. The steaming broth
was thick and rich with a healthy
nip of pepper and plenty of fresh
garlic permeating the entire dish.
The succulent slices of chashu
pork laid atop the noodles simply
melted in our mouths with each
bite. This is what Japanese soul
food is all about.
With our bellies full, we
stumbled out of the small
restaurant praising the chefs, and
receiving warm smiles in return
as we walked out the door. Just
a few short blocks away was our
AirBnB, where we slept soundly
that night dreaming of noodles
and our upcoming adventures in
the Japanese city.
Tokyo is split up into many
districts, all of which are
impossible to visit on such a
short stay — or so we thought. A
family friend recommended we
reach out to Tokyo Free Guide,
which provides local tour guides
who volunteer their time to show
tourists around the city simply
for the pleasure of meeting
new people from around the
world and having a chance to
practice their English. Our guide
arrived the next morning at our
apartment and introduced herself
as Kazumi. She had a bright
smile, impeccable English and
was keen to get our day started.
We went to a local cafe near the
train station to have coffee and
plan out our next couple of days
Kazumi had quite an
ambitious plan for us — visit nine
districts over the next two days,
getting to each district by train
Walking through the streets felt like I was stepping into a photograph.
This is what Japanese soul food is all about.
or by foot. If it wasn't obvious
already by the noodle experience
the night before, we knew very
little Japanese, and by very little,
I mean absolutely none. There
must have been 25 different train
lines, each more confusing than
the previous one. Thank goodness
for Kazumi and her navigation
skills, leading us through the
crowds of people and helping us
transfer trains.
Our first stop was the famous
Shibuya Crossing. Imagine Times
Square, but in Asia. This was the
place that everyone came to meet
and hangout, and by everyone, I
mean absolutely everyone. Locals
were mulling about in every
direction and navigating smoothly
through the crowd. As a tourist,
I felt like an elephant, clumsily
knocking into people, stepping on
toes and generally getting lost in
the throng.
After wandering out of the
crossing and further into the
streets of Shibuya, we made
our way to the Meiji Shrine. We
entered through grandiose gates
and strolled down the shaded
paths to the Shrine. While
marveling at the architecture,
we were bustled out of the way
to make way for a wedding
procession. The wedding party
donned traditional clothing, with
the bride and groom being shaded
from the intense sun by a bright
red umbrella. The procession
made their way through the
square and into the shrine, all
the while being photographed by
those around.
From Shibuya we walked to
Harajuku; the district famous
for young women seen dressed
up as dolls. Takeshita street is
where these young women are
known to be seen, so we ventured
through the crowds. The sheer
amount of people was slightly
claustrophobic and quite scary,
for one misstep would cause
a massive domino effect with
thousands of people toppling
over. Fortunately we managed the
three blocks without incident,
although it did take us over 30
minutes simply to wade through
the people.
Hopping on another train, we
made our way to Shinjuku, the
red-light district of Tokyo. The
neon signs glowed in the setting
sun, and the buildings crammed
into tight spaces were filled with
people. Walking through the
streets felt like I was stepping
into a photograph. The colours
were so brightly saturated and
the hustle and bustle in the street
was palpable. Despite it being the
end of the day, the excitement we
felt exploring the city did not fade
and we wandered for a couple of
hours longer.
Day two was just as intense.
We ran all over the city to visit
the Imperial Palace, explore
the Tsukiji fish market, took
in the view from the top of
the government building, and
wandered through the streets at
the Senso-ji temple. To rest our
feet at the end of the day, we sat
down at a little Izakaya to enjoy
some cold beer and food. The
street was filled with Izakayas
as far as we could see. People
were laughing with friends and
enjoying the sunshine, all with a
glow on their cheeks, courtesy of
the cold brews.
Squished in beside us at our
little table was a young couple
with their infant son enjoying a
quick dinner. When we sat down
next to them we exchanged the
universal greeting of smiles,
waves and awkward head-nods,
and then did our best not to invade
their personal space. Kazumi
helped us order some food, and
by the time the dishes showed up
we were ravenous and quickly dug
in, jousting with our chopsticks
amongst the dishes.
On the side we had a small
dish of edamame beans, which I
kept going back to again and again
because they were so surprisingly
flavourful. One bean, however,
decided to rebel against me, and
when I bit the top of the bean
to pop the pea into my mouth,
out shot the bottom pea like a
missile, grazing the faces of our
table-mates, before getting lost
somewhere on their table. Right
then and there, I wanted to crawl
under the table and never come up.
I gasped emphatically, my cheeks
were on fire from embarrassment,
and I apologized profusely to the
young family sitting beside us.
Fortunately they thought it was
hilarious and it broke the ice a bit.
It also gained me a new admirer—
their son could not stop giggling
whenever he looked at me.
While excited to continue
our trip in Yokohama, Hakodate,
Muroran and Petropavlovsk,
Russia, we were sad to leave
Tokyo. The food was some of the
best I've ever tasted, the culture
was both fast-paced and calm and
the sites were a photographer's
dream. Our short time in Tokyo
was filled with wonderment and
hasty adventure, and fortunately
we managed to leave without
causing an international incident
— although the business with the
flying edamame was definitely a
close call. 'M OPINIONS
Letter: Dear
CVC, thank
you for not
spamming the
CVC Member promoting
the club during Imagine Day 2017.
Will Zhang
They're there every year — dozens
of makeshift graffiti signs spaced 5
to 10 metres apart on both sides of
the road leading to UBC. They serve
no real marketing purpose (they're
equivalent to spam marketing), are
highly distracting to drivers due
to their frequency, feature what
I can only imagine is marginally
racist symbolism (what's with the
bananas?) and get easily knocked
over and turned into road debris by
mildly strong winds.
They're distracting and that alone
is plain unacceptable for anything
placed along a high-speed road
with intersections. When they were
knocked over and ended up on the
road last year, they became debris
which many drivers had to swerve to
avoid, lest they rip the bumpers off
their super-low cars.
The signs don't even say anything
beyond "Join CVC." Is the Chinese
Varsity Club so ignorant to genuinely
believe it's fine and dandy to sacrifice
road users' safety (and patience)
just to get across the notion that you
should join their club? Apparently
this club is so big that they can get
away with clumping hard-to-read,
confusing and otherwise pointless
signs along the same stretch of road
— just in case I missed the first one...
and the second one... and the third
one... and the fourth...
I thought I'd graduated high
school already where even this type
of marketing is limited to maybe
two banners and almost never on
medians on high-speed public
roadways. If posting signage across
bridges over freeways is highly
regulated and requires permits, this
should too.
Since I originally wrote this
letter, the signs have subsequently
been taken down along Southwest
Marine Drive out of respect for
the area, according to the CVC.
Nevertheless, I am choosing to
publish this regardless in hopes
that it would influence future CVC
leadership to avoid similar situations
in the future as this is not the first
time they have taken their signs
down along the highway. 'M
Will Zhang is a fourth-year student
studying commerce.
Their Campus: Searching for
similarities between home and Glasgow
Jusneel Mahal
After a summer of heavy
anticipation, September has
finally arrived and my journey of
studying abroad in Scotland, at the
University of Glasgow, has begun.
In my opinion, Scotland is basically
the Canada of the United Kingdom
— we're both overshadowed by
our loud, attention seeking, larger
populated neighbours (those being
the United States and England). Plus,
we're both known for not having
great weather, but our scenery is epic
and we're renowned for being kind.
At orientation, the first thing
the administration tells you is that
the English in Glasgow can sound
like a foreign language at times. The
accents can be extremely difficult
to understand but being called
"darling" and "sweetie" by my local
grocery clerk makes up for it. In
Glasgow, instead of greeting people
by saying "hello" they usually say,
"are you alright" or "you fine love?"
The first major difference
between UBC and Glasgow that I
noticed was the course breakdown.
How does one final paper worth 100
per cent of your final grade sound?
Well, that sort of class breakdown
is very common in the UK. They
do not have many assignments or
Hogwarts or Glasgow University?
papers, which puts a lot of pressure
on students to kill it during that
one assignment.
The second major difference
between the two schools is that the
student accommodations in Glasgow
are located 20 to 30 minutes away
from campus. While many students
at UBC are dispersed around the city,
a lot of students are still on campus.
But out here, they are all around the
city of Glasgow, with the only self-
catered hall located 55 minutes away
from campus. It is a benefit though
that Glasgow looks like something
straight from Harry Potter and
one of my lecture hall seats are
like one long sofa, which are a bit
too comfortable during class, but I
won't complain too much.
Finally, there is the class
schedule; at Glasgow most non-100
level classes run only once per
week for only one or two hours and
there is little interaction between
the prof and students. The students
are expected to be independent and
keep up with everything on their
own time.
Overall, Glasgow and Vancouver
have different vibes, but they're both
built around rain, rain and more
Last Words: No longer a sinking feeling from the
Water springs from the tap and my heart cri
Ubyssey Staff
Not to be dramatic, but the gods
have smiled down upon us for the
first time in months. Our prayers
have been answered and our skin
is clear. We are well-rested, and
we think we have achieved a state
es out of happiness.
of nirvana. Or, in other words,
the AMS has finally replaced the
sinks in the Nest washrooms.
Gone are the days of going
down an entire line of those "high
tech" motion sensor sinks only
to discover that after multiple
attempts of waving, hitting,
begging, crying and praying
for them to work, you must go
around the corner, find a different
washroom or summit a small
Arctic glacier mountain to find an
elder who will teach you the ways
of water-bending in order to wash
your hands.
Our theory is that the
hand sensors were purposely
ineffective and their real function
was instead a fingerprint scanner
created by the government, but
we digress. Let us wash our hands
(heh) of the old, and shower
ourselves in the new (heh heh).
Let's face it: the new sinks
are sexy. Their tall, lean, elegant
structure ensures a hand washing
experience void of contact with
any part of the device that isn't
cascading, warm, clear water. And
above them awakening some sort
of sink-related fetish we'll have to
unpack with a therapist for years to
come, they actually fucking work
— a detail seemingly unimportant
to the original designers of the Nest
Try them for yourselves, tell
us what you think, come to our
office and do that joke where
you say the residual water left on
your hands is actually pee and
wipe it on our couches. We can
all rejoice in the small comfort
of knowing that the majority of
people leaving the washrooms
in the Nest have actually washed
their hands rather than tried
for a minute to "activate" the
government motion sensor and
left ashamed and dirty-handed.
The toilets may still mysteriously
flush, the soap dispensers may still
dispense an amount suitable for
the hands of a three-month old
fetus, the washrooms may very
well still be haunted — but we
can all rest knowing we start this
school year with full hearts and
functioning sinks.
We're just wondering how
much they cost. 'M SCIENCE
Study: UBC research finds climate
change might be making fish smaller
Alexandra Valahu
Fish are expected to shrink in body
size as climate change causes
ocean temperatures to increase,
according to a study from UBC's
Institute for the Oceans and
Fisheries (IOF).
Since fish are coldblooded organisms, their
body temperature is related
to the temperature of their
environment. In warmer waters,
their metabolic activity increases
and they require more oxygen.
The amount of oxygen that
fish can get is limited by the
surface area of their gills, explained
Dr. William Cheung, associate
professor at the IOF. As fish get
bigger, "the growth of the area of the
gills cannot keep up with the growth
of the body," he said.
Eventually, fish cannot get
enough oxygen and will stop
Ocean deoxygenation — the
loss of oxygen from the ocean
as a consequence of manmade
greenhouse gases — makes it even
more difficult for fish to absorb
oxygen from the water. This
exacerbates the problem.
These findings are not new. In
2013, Cheung and Dr. Daniel Pauly
published a study on the effects of
climate change on the body size
offish. Using a qualitative model,
they looked at over 600 species and
found that from 2000 to 2050 the
maximum body weight of fish was
expected to shrink by 14-24 per
cent globally.
Earlier this year, colleagues
in Europe criticized their study,
arguing that their mathematical
models could be improved. Pauly
and Cheung took their advice and
clarified that their mathematical
model is based on "Gill Oxygen
Limitation Theory," which
hypothesizes that the rate of
oxygen supplied by the gills of
fish constrains their activities and
In a new study recently
published in the Global Change
Biology journal, Pauly and
Cheung used more realistic
information and actually found
that they had underestimated the
severity of the problem.
In fact, fish like tunas "will
maybe have a decrease in body size
that is relatively higher compared
to other smaller or slow-moving
fish," said Cheung. Tuna is a
very active fish and requires a
lot of oxygen, so it may be more
vulnerable to ocean warming.
Empirical observations show
With warming waters, fish may not get enough oxygen, resulting in decreased body size.
that "fish are moving to deeper
waters, and also to high latitude
regions where the water is cooler,"
Cheung said. He explained that we
will have a band of area in the ocean
where we notice a decrease in the
diversity of fish.
Fish moving away will disrupt
the structure of the ecosystem.
"Big fish eat small fish," said
Cheung. "So when the body size of
the fish changes, it really disrupts
the interaction between different
species and ultimately affects
ecosystem structure." 'M
Belkin opens
by renowned
exhibition of anatomical drawings
"hell-raiser" neuroscientist
Cajal's drawings of glial cells of the cerebral cortex of a child,
1904, ink and pencil on paper.
Science Editor
An oblong shape of bodies collects
on stage. A wave unfurls through, the
arms in the middle wicking outwards
to the edges. The movement
intensifies in one direction and the
density spreads to one side. A quick
dispersing of legs splits the oblong
mass in two: one collecting to the left
and the other to the right.
Thus the dancers of the Arts
Umbrella Dance Company began
their performance, with two
neuroanatomical drawings of
renowned scientist and Nobel
laureate Santiago Ramon y Cajal
projected behind them.
They danced to welcome
the original drawings of Cajal to
the UBC's Belkin Art Gallery on
September 7. The drawings were
brought to Vancouver by the Djavad
Mowafaghian Centre for Brain
Health in collaboration with
the Universities of Southern
California and Minnesota and the
Cajal Institute.
The Beautiful Brain: The
Drawings of Santiago Ramon
y Cajal will be at Belkin until
December 3, 2017.
In an opening talk, University of
Southern California neuroscientist
Dr. Larry Swanson stressed that
Cajal's many contributions to
neuroscience are difficult to explain
concisely. Although Darwin and
Einstein's key deductions can
be summarized by the phrases
"evolution" and "E=MCA2,"
respectively, Cajal's insights were
so vast that one-phrase descriptions
don't quite cut it.
For the past two years, Dr. Brian
Mac Vicar — co- director of UBC's
Centre for Brain Health — worked on
bringing the exhibition to campus,
he explained in an interview with
The Ubyssey. As soon as he found out
that his friends and colleagues were
organizing an exhibition of Cajal's
original drawings around the US, he
decided that "it has to come Canada."
"When I was a student, I would
often go to scientific talks, and
almost everyone would start out
with, As first shown by Ramon y
Cajal...'" said MacVicar, describing
his motivations for encouraging the
showing of Cajal's drawings at UBC.
"I've seen these reproductions
for years, but when I first saw the
drawings — I went to Minneapolis
to see the exhibition — I was really
impressed by the power of actually
seeing the originals."
Other neuroscientists at the
opening reception regaled the
audience with stories of Cajal's
obsessive stages.
"He was a bit of a hell-raiser
as a child," said Dr. A. Jon Stoessl,
co-director of the Centre for
Brain Health. Cajal was intensely
charismatic, explained the Cajal
Institute's Dr. Alfonso Araque; in his
youth he took a self-portrait dressed
as a Robinson Crusoe-like character,
became a body-builder to get a girl
and insisted on studying art until his
father signed him up under a shoe-
making apprentice.
But in his mid-thirties, Cajal
found what would become his
lifelong passion. He was handed a
glass slide of cells stained with the
Golgi technique, and had a classic
"Eureka!" moment. He realized that,
contrary to the prevailing theory
at the time time that the nervous
system was one giant "net" in the
human body, each cell in the nervous
system is a single unit. This idea is
now known as the neuron doctrine.
Cajal devoted most of his adult
life to drawing — completely by
hand — the intricate neurons he
saw. In 1892, he was the first to
draw a cell-based electrical circuit
diagram. All this was done in hopes
to substantiate the neuron doctrine,
and was described by Cajal in his
prolific two volume treatise.
The neuroscientists at the
opening reception made a strong
case for all members of the UBC
community and beyond to attend
the exhibition at Belkin.
With this unique training in
both the arts and medicine, Cajal
was able to make deductions
from his drawings that are still
being proven today. Artists and
scientists alike marvel at Cajal's
"Both the scientist and artist
have sifted through layers of data
to identify signal from noise,"
said speaker and UBC professor
Dr. Claudia Krebs. "[They] give
meaning to chaos." 'M SPORTS+REC
Thunderbirds pick up pace against Trinity
Western and the University of Fraser Valley
Olamide Olaniyan
It was a beautiful weekend for the
UBC women's soccer team.
On Friday, three early goals
from two veteran Thunderbirds
secured the team's first win of the
season against the Trinity Western
University Spartans. Their second
win came the next day — a 3-1
victory against the University of
Fraser Valley Cascades (UFV)
After a frustrating 1-0 loss
against the University of Victoria
Vikes in their season opener last
weekend, the T-Birds were looking
to improve their conference record
as they prepared to face two of the
toughest teams in the league.
From kick off, the 'Birds came
out in full force; their immediate
attack paid off, with two goals
scored in the first few minutes. The
first goal of the match — and of the
team's season — came in the second
minute when Jasmin Dhanda
crossed the ball towards the goal
and Aman Shergill finished it. In the
fourth minute, Dhanda scored one
of her own to take the 'Birds up 2-0.
The third and final goal came in the
17th, when Shergill got on the ball after
a mad scramble in the box and put it in
the back of the net.
Though the early goals caught
the Spartans off guard, they refused
to let any more in for the rest of the
game. UBC would finish the match
with that three goal lead, putting
them one up in the win column for
the season.
The game against the Cascades
on Saturday was more closely
matched, though it wavered slightly
in UBC's favour. In the 32nd minute,
rookie forward Danielle Steer scored
the Thunderbirds' first goal of the
match with a penalty kick that sent
the ball one way and UFV's keeper
the other. The Cascades equalized
in the 47th minute though when
forward Sarah Parker found some
space and shot the ball past UBC
goalie Emily Moore.
In the 72nd minute, Dhanda got
on the scoreboard for the second
time that weekend with a streaker
into the top right corner of the
Cascades' net. Ten minutes later,
a cross from Steer deflected off of
a UFV defender to seal it for the
'Birds, as they climbed past UFV 3-1.
This weekend saw Shergill
and Steer — new additions to the
T-Bird offence — really settle
into their roles on the team;
both players ran circles around
their opponents and created
several opportunities for the
T-Birds rookie Danielle Steer battles for the ball between two Trinity Western defenders.
After this weekend, the
Thunderbirds. All three of the
forwards — Shergill, Steer and
Dhanda — currently have two
goals each to their name.
Thunderbirds look ready to
handle any trouble that comes
their way. 'M
UBC will face the University
of Winnipeg Wesmenfor their
first home game of the season on
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T-Birds trounce Manitoba in first regular season home game
Bill Situ
Coming off of a 36-20 defeat in
the first game of the season, the
UBC football team earned a 32-18
win against the Manitoba Bisons
on Saturday, September 9 — their
home opener of the 2017 season
at Thunderbird Stadium.
"We don't like losing and we
knew what we had to do this week
to overcome that loss," said T-Bird
running back Ben Cummings,
who finished the match with an
impressive 145 rushing yards.
With a little over three
minutes remaining in the first,
UBC took the initial lead when
Michael O'Connor threw a five-
yard pass to Trivel Pinto for the
first touchdown.
At the start of the second
quarter, Greg Hutchins
successfully kicked two field
goals, increasing the 'Birds' lead
to 13-0. Still, momentum began
to fade for UBC toward halftime
as the Bisons responded with
a touchdown and field goal,
cutting UBC's lead to 13-10.
The 'Birds then had a
momentum surge in the third
quarter, where they made all the
scoring plays.
Four minutes into the frame,
Marcus Davis picked up UBC's
second touchdown. On the
Bisons' ensuing possession, they
found themselves within three
yards of the end zone, but it
was the 'Birds that scored the
touchdown as Elliot Graham
intercepted Theo Deezar's pass
and ran it 107 yards.
With the play, Graham set
a school record for the longest
interception return.
"It was definitely one of the
biggest moments in my football
career," said Graham. "It was a long
run. It was hard, but I owe it to my
defence for helping me."
The scoring didn't end there.
Manitoba conceded a safety on
their return to offence before Greg
Hutchins recorded another field
goal in the final two minutes to give
the 'Birds' a 32-10 lead.
Desperate to make up for the
deficit, the Bisons opened the
fourth quarter with a touchdown.
Graham, UBC's #90, is in his first year with the T-Birds. His 107-yard interception return breaks a
17-year-old record in the 'Birds history books.
Thanks to tight defence by both
teams, it would be the only
scoring play in the period as UBC
came out on top 32-18.
Despite the win, UBC head
coach Blake Nill felt that the team
still has room for improvement in
the games ahead.
'We've got to be more consistent
offensively, finishing when we're
in the end zone. That's something
that's plagued us for a season now,"
said Nill.
Still, he believes his team is
headed in the right direction.
'We're going to get better. Our
goal each and every week is just to
get better. We got to find a way to
manufacture a win," said Nill. 'M
The 'Birds will remain at home next
week to host the Saskatchewan
Huskies in the Homecoming
Game. Kickoffis set for S p.m.
at Thunderbird Stadium, with
celebrations starting as early as 1
p.m. on campus.
The 'Birds now sit in fouth place in Canada West early on in the season, with one loss and one win to open 2017
Men's hockey hosts SFU in first match of inaugural Captains Cup
Jaskiran Gakhal and Monica Vo
On Friday, September 15, the battle
begins for men's hockey as they kick
of the first game of the inaugural
Captains Cup against Simon Fraser
University (SFU).
The three-game exhibition
tournament will see the men's
hockey programs of UBC, SFU and
Trinity Western University face off
against each other at Doug Mitchell
Thunderbird Sports Centre and
Surrey Sport & Leisure Centre on
the weekends of September 15 and
September 30.
The tournament, presented in
conjunction with the Vancouver
Giants, is designed to both promote
intercollegiate hockey in the
Lower Mainland and showcase the
Western Hockey League (WHL)
scholarship program, which
provides over 200 scholarships to
student athletes each year.
Currently, the T-Birds team boasts
four players who have had WHL
experience in Vancouver over the
past years, including current 'Birds
captain Wes Vannieuwenhuizen
— he is the former captain of the
Vancouver Giants.
"The big thing [with the
Captains Cup] is to just put
university and collegiate hockey
on the map in Vancouver. In
university sports, your budget goes
towards taking care of the players
and there's not a lot of marketing
... so it can be tough to just raise
awareness." said men's hockey
assistant coach Kelvin Cech — who
is going into his second season with
the men's program.
The UBC Thunderbirds have
spent months training and preparing
for the upcoming game, building
their lineup back up after losing
several key players to professional
teams in the off-season.
"It's just like any training camp
atmosphere," said Cech.
Unfortunately, Cech noted that
the 'Birds are down one of their
prize recruits as Austin Glover, a
first-year on the UBC roster, is at
the Edmonton Oilers rookie camp.
That type of player, as explained
by Cech, often shocks fans who
are "surprised at the caliber of the
hockey" these teams play.
Over the two weekends of play,
each team will face each other
once; the team with the best record
overall will earn bragging rights for
the year and get their hands on the
Captains Cup. 1
UBC faces off against SFU at 7
p.m. on Friday at Doug Mitchell
Thunderbird Sports Centre.
UBC last faced SFU for the 2016/17 pre-
defeating them 3-1.
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