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Monday, april 14, 2014 |

YOUR GUIDE TO UBC EVENTS + PEOPLE

BEST OF OUr cAMPUS ONE ON ONE WITH THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE UBC

Our Campus is a regular Ubyssey feature where we profile interesting people on campus. From scientists to activists to mountaineers to musicians, we’ve wrien about a lot of interesting people this year. Here are some highlights. “[Vancouver] used to be so social and now it just isn’t. The small town boy in me has missed this interaction.”

“You know you can walk the distance … but there’s just something about it when you’re standing and you’re looking down at 1000 feet and it’s just a completely different experience.”

—Adam Mertens, Slackline UBC co-founder

—Anita Gillespie, Agora Café co-manager

“I have to wake up really early, but I get to see the sunrise.

“I’m interested in everyday feminism.... A lot of times people have this conversation about feminism but it’s very academic and elitist.”

—Veronika Bitkina, 24 Hours papergirl

—Brian Revel, TransLink Driver “I thought this might be a really interesting way to do something that’s very much across disciplines ... but also just create something that can generate conversation about cancer.”

“In the fall of 1944, there were so many casualties. The troops would come over, you would see a fellow, have a few dates with him, and then he’d be gone.”

—Jacqueline Ferkins, “cancer cell” costume designer

—Doris Gregory, activist and former Ubyssey editor

“In Canada, the marching bands are all cadets. I wanted to show everyone what a real marching band was like.”

“Never give up.”

—Max Bogard, Thunderbird Marching Band ringleader

—Chris Dare, Seven Summits mountaineer

WHAT’S ON

THIS WEEK, MAY WE SUGGEST...

MONDAY 14 pEdAGoGY IN plACE 2 P.M. @ IKB LILLOOET ROOM

Listen to professor Peter Jamieson, from the University of Melbourne, speak about the evolution of formal and informal learning spaces on university campuses. Free.

WEDNESDAY

“It’s in control of your environment, your health and how you interact with people.... What you eat is how you live, really.”

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MARINATE ME: ART SHoW

5 P.M. @ AUDAIN ART CENTRE

The final exhibit of the year for UBC Visual Art grads. “Either being thrown on the grill raw, or by reflecting their seasoned array of knowledge, students will serve up their work to a public audience.” The show runs from April 17 to 26. Free.

WEDNESDAY 16 5TH ANNUAl UBC UNdIE RUN 10:30 P.M. @ OUTSIDE SUB 115

Strip down to your undies and go for a nighttime jog with hundreds of UBC students and staff. Come to run, or to cheer on your less inhibited friends. Free, but left-behind clothes are collected for charity.

—Ciceley Blain, Celebrating Women at UBC coordinator “It’s shocking to me how many students haven’t had decent sex-ed in the first place,

—Jason Winters, sex psychologist “Happiness itself is a big part of the problem.”

—Stephen Taubeneck, Existentialism professor

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Monday, april 14, 2014 |

EDITORS WILL Mcdonald + Sarah Bigam

AMS STUDENT NEST >>

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AMS to keep Volunteer Connect as student service

FILE photo WILL MCDONALD/THE UBYSSEY

Despite recommendations, AMS Council has decided to keep the service.

Karen Wang Contributor

FILE PHOTO WILL MCDONALD / THE UBYSSEY

This dropoff is where one of the slides in the New SUB may be placed if all of the current concerns are worked out.

AMS hits friction on New SUB slides Decision delayed due to safety and insurance concerns Veronika Bondarenko Senior News Writer

It will be at least another week before the AMS knows if the New SUB will have slides, as insurance and liability questions remain unanswered. VP Admin Ava Nasiri said there are still several safety and insurance concerns that need to be addressed before a final decision can be made on the slides. “The excitement is so high for the slides,” said Nasiri. “The insurance of the slides is a liability on the part of the company on whether or not they would be able to insure something like that.” According to Nasiri, slides in the New SUB would pose a sig-

NEWS BRIEFS UBC scientists object to plans for agricultural land reserve A group of B.C. scientists have sent a letter to Premier Christy Clark and several ministers calling the provincial government’s proposed changes to the agricultural land reserve “deeply flawed.” The signatories, which are mostly from B.C., say the government’s plan to allow more non-agricultural use on agricultural land is a threat to wildlife. “Allowing more non-agricultural uses on ALR land and the release of more lands from reserves will have the unintended consequence of threatening many important ecosystems and, by extension, many valuable species including species at risk,” the letter says. “We call upon the government of British Columbia to include scientifically derived information in the evaluation of the impacts of changes to Agricultural Land Reserve that may impact the health of British Columbia’s ecosystems.” UBC professor’s new book calls for increased engagement with China A book by Paul Evans, a professor at the UBC Institute of Asian Research, says Canada needs increased economic, cultural, social and political interaction with China for a more mutually beneficial partnership. “We need to take the next step to signal we are in the game in a more comprehensive way,” Evans said in an interview with the Vancouver Sun. U

nificant liability risk to both the company that designed the slides and the AMS. “It’s something that’s super unique and I think it’s super cool, but when you get into the insurance question it gets very complicated there, so there are just a few legal questions and communication with the insurance company that have to happen before anything can materialize,” said Nasiri. As a result, the decision on whether or not to include the slides is being postponed until the AMS figures out how much of a liability slides would be. The AMS is expected to address these concerns at a committee meeting on Wednesday, April 16.

“The liability issues are largely just the liability of having a slide in the building. Is it possible to insure a potential slide? The first question that comes before pursuing anything as far as even ordering the slide or getting the go-ahead for its creation is: are we able to insure it?” said Nasiri. Still, Nasiri is confident that the details concerning liability will be worked out successfully in the next few days. Jean Hu, a third-year kinesiology student, feels that despite the safety issues that they can pose, the presence of the slides will be a welcome addition to the New SUB. “I think that it will be an attraction at UBC and something

that separates us from the other universities in Canada,” said Hu. “It’ll be cool, but I can think of so many problems,” said third-year Science student Jean Wang. “And the cost of it is $50,000. It would be fun, but I’m not sure if it’s reasonable.” Nasiri was also excited for what she believes will be a popular student attraction, but remains concerned about the safety issues that may surround their usage. “The bottom line is that despite being awesome and super exciting, a slide poses a much larger insurance risk than not having a slide,” said Nasiri. “So before we can move forward with the project, all of those insurance questions and safety and health concerns have to be clarified.” U

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Woman fined $10,000 for Wreck Beach booze sales Will McDonald News Editor

Alana Thomson has been fined $10,000 for selling alcoholic freezies on Wreck Beach. Thomson was originally charged with a total of 12 counts of soliciting orders for and advertising liquor, unlawfully selling liquor and manufacturing liquor, according to court documents. Thomson pled guilty to one count of each charge and was fined a total of $10,000 on March 26. Thomson was arrested at Wreck Beach in August. According to an RCMP search warrant, police observed Thomson openly selling alcoholic freezies for three days in a row. The warrant also said park rangers had seen Thomson allegedly selling alcoholic freezies as early as 2011 and had issued several warnings and tickets to her. Thomson was additionally given a conditional discharge with two years’ probation for possession of marijuana and possession of ecstasy. The conditions of her probation include staying away from Wreck Beach and the university endowment lands and completing 20 hours of community service. U

On Wednesday night, AMS Council decided to keep the Volunteer Connect service for students. AMS Volunteer Connect is a service that allows external organizations to post volunteer opportunities onto a database for UBC students. A review of AMS services recommended phasing out the service by May of this year and transferring the service to the university. However, following negotiations with the university, the AMS will keep the service. Matthew Duguay, AMS student services coordinator, said the AMS rejected an offer UBC made to take over Volunteer Connect. “We had negotiations with the university, and ... they wanted compensation from the AMS, in terms of certain rights to the new Student Union Building, and they proved to be more than the cost of the program itself,” said Duguay. Duguay would not disclose the specifics of the offer. “It was better for students [and] for us to just keep the program as is,” said Duguay. Last year’s services review found that volunteer databases unspecific to UBC are already accessible to students, and the data indicated most students weren’t using Volunteer Connect. Council rejected this recommendation, among others in the review, according to Duguay. “The report was authored in such a way that it was [former VP academic Kiran Mahal’s] personal opinion that services should be created by the AMS and then transferred to the university,” he said. “The AMS Council no longer shares that opinion.” Volunteer Connect will be operating as usual, though the internship component of the service will shut down April 28, 2014. “It’s been underutilized, and to be quite honest, most of the faculties have their own internship programs,” said Duguay. “Really, it tends to be what students are coming to us for more and more are volunteer opportunities.” U

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Write for us over the summer. news@ubyssey.ca FILE Photo GEOFF LISTER / THE UBYSSEY

Alana Thomson was banned from Wreck Beach after selling alcoholic freezies.


Monday, April 14, 2014 |

EDITOR Natalie Scadden

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By the numbers: the 2013-14 UBC Athletics year in review

Natalie Scadden Sports + Rec Editor

National championships, national players of the year and records being broken: it was another great year for UBC Athletics. Here are some of the numbers recorded during the year by T-Bird teams, players and coaches.

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The number of national championships won by UBC women’s swimming in their history, the most of any team in any CIS sport.

The number of national championships won this past year by UBC teams: women's field hockey, men’s soccer, women’s cross-country and women’s swimming.

The number of UBC swimmers — past and present — who will be representing Canada at the upcoming Pan Pacific swimming championships in Australia: Coleman Allen, Luke Peddie, Luke Reilly, Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson, Tera Van Beilen and Martha McCabe. All but Peddie will also be competing at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

The number of Canada West championships won by UBC teams: men’s soccer, women’s swimming, men’s swimming and women’s volleyball.

The number of national championships won by UBC women’s field hockey in their history, the most by any women's field hockey team.

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The number of athletes named CIS player of the year: Lisa Barclay (women’s volleyball), Coleman Allen (men’s swimming) and Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson (women’s swimming).

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The number of goals scored by the UBC women’s field hockey trio of Hannah Haughn (7), Kate Gillis (6) and Natalie Sourisseau (6) in conference play.

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The number of consecutive years a UBC women's volleyball player has won the CIS Player of the Year award, the second longest such streak in CIS history in any sport. When Barclay took home the 2014 award, she followed in the footsteps of fellow T-Birds Shanice Marcelle (2013, 2011), Kyla Richey (2012) and Liz Cordonier (2010).

The combined number of goals scored by every other player in the conference, including their UBC teammates.

The number of coaches named national coach of the year: Mike Pearce (CURA men’s rowing), Mike Mosher (CIS men’s soccer), Marek Jedrzejek (women’s cross country) and Steve Price (CIS women’s swimming).

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The number of regular season and playoff games the men's soccer team played in the past two years en route to back-to-back national championships. The number of games the men’s soccer team lost in that time. The number of goals men’s soccer allowed over 13 conference games this year.

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The number of goals men’s soccer scored in those 13 games.

The number of goals scored by Janine Frazao after five years with UBC, the most of any player in Canada West women's soccer history.

The number of UBC runners who finished in the top 30 at the NAIA women’s cross country national championships: Maria Bernard, Catherine Farish, Amelie de Fenoyl, Jackie Regan, Micha Gutmanis and Natalia Hawthorn. To put this in perspective, 319 women finished the race.

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The number of regular season games won by women’s hockey this year — three more than their all-time best. The number of total points (20 goals, 18 assists) recorded by Tatiana Rafter during the regular season, seven more than the player with the next highest point total in the Canada West. Rafter also won the Canada West MVP award, the first UBC women's hockey player to ever do so.

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The number of points UBC football scored in a home game against Alberta in October. It was the largest shutout victory in Canada West history.

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The number of rushing yards racked up by running back Brandon Deschamps this season, the fifth most in UBC football history.

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Lisa Barclay lead UBC women's volleyball to a Canada West banner and won the CIS Player of the Year award, keeping it in the Thunderbird family for the fifth straight year. UBC came one win away from a seventh consecutive national title.

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The number of kickoff return yards by rookie receiver Alex Morrison this season in 30 returns. Both are Canada West all-time records. The number of kickoff return yards Morrison ran the first time he touched the ball in a regular season game. And yes, he scored a touchdown in the process.

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The number of major statistical categories in which Harleen Sidhu ranked in the top 10 for the Canada West women's basketball regular season: points per game (15.6), rebounds per game (8.8) and field goal percentage (.507). Sidhu transferred to UBC this season and made an immediate impact.

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The number of games coached by men’s hockey head coach

Milan Dragicevic before he was let go after 12 years at UBC.

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The number of wins during his time at the helm, 10 of which were in the playoffs. The number of wins the women’s rugby team had in Maria Gallo's first year as head coach. However, thanks to a huge improvement in scoring margins, Gallo was award Canada West Coach of the Year.

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The number of Canada West championships won by UBC teams in the program's history.

The number of CIS championships that UBC has won in the program’s history, the most of any Canadian university. U

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Becoming ‘the Thunderbirds of tennis’ Reyhana Heatherington Senior Lifestyle Writer

Don’t confuse the UBC tennis club with the hacky sack club. “We’re not just going to be a club [like] the hacky sack club,” said team president Willson Cross. “We’re under a whole other umbrella.” This year, the UBC tennis program made the leap from an AMS-funded club to a competitive club that is now affiliated with UBC Athletics and Recreation. Cross has been the president of the UBC Tennis Club for the past year. The first-year economics major said he wasn’t sure the team had a chance to stand out over other clubs near the beginning of the sports targeting review process. “We did everything we possibly could and we put our best foot forward,” he said. “With that said, talking with [UBC] Athletics, I didn’t really get the gist that it was viable for us at this point.” Though Cross said the review was a “smooth process", it was a lot to manage on a team where the students have been responsible for organizing, coaching and funding. Going head to head in the varsity proposal process against established teams like basketball and football was a challenge for the group. “It was a bit of a grind here and there,” he said. “[There were] a lot of documents, a lot of revisions. The

whole review process ... was challenging, but definitely a good opportunity to bridge the gap between us and Athletics.” “We were proud of ourselves that we managed to make a big impact,” said team member Maria-Luiza Robu. UBC has hosted the world-class Davis Cup tennis tournament three times in the past two years, and the team agreed that this notoriety helped bring the tennis team to the forefront of the tennis community in the city. “We definitely have a tightknit community,” Cross said. “A community like anything else is like a fabric. We’re just one of those strands of fabric in the whole story of tennis here in Vancouver.” The increased funding will support the team’s travel, uniforms and training opportunities. Robu, a third-year psychology major, said the team had two practices per week this year rather than the preferred schedule of training a minimum of every other day. She said the funding will also give her team, which she calls “a big giant family”, the opportunity for largescale success. “We know that we have a bigger chance to actually go towards nationals and actually send out enough players to compete,” she said. “We’ve gotten qualified years before ... but we’ve never had the funding to send out a full team.”

Braedon Beaulieu, a third-year geography student, has been the tennis team’s captain for two years. He agrees the financial situation has made it tough to attract potential players who would have to pay for court time. “It’s been a heavy deterrent for people to come join the team and take the time to practice more and become better,” he said. “I think by using this funding to have a little bit more free court time, players will be able to play more, will be more willing to come out, and through that, we’ll become a stronger team.” Beyond the additional training and tournament opportunities, Robu hopes the club’s new competitive status will give them greater visibility around campus. When Robu talks to friends about the tennis team, many were surprised to learn it exists. “Whenever I’d mention that I’m on the tennis team they’d say, ‘Oh, there’s a tennis team at UBC? I knew they had a tennis centre but I didn’t know about a team.’” “I’m hoping that with the funding we’ve got, next year most of the students, or every student around campus, will know that there’s a team and come out and help us, and support us and cheer for us,” she said. Cross said the team will be the face of tennis at UBC, or the “Thunderbirds of tennis.”

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Willson Cross is the president of the UBC Tennis Club, one of nine AMS sports clubs recently given competitive club status within UBC Athletics and Recreation.

He agreed that the biggest difference for next year will be the identity of the tennis team around UBC campus. “Our story is going to spread,” he said. “We’re going to have a face at UBC now on the campus.” Over his three years on the team, Beaulieu says student interest in recreational tennis has grown and the number of participants at the tennis centre has more than tripled. There has also been expansion in the number of students vying for a spot on the team. “We probably had in first year maybe 12 people come out for try-

outs and now it’s probably about 60 people, so we’ve seen a huge influx in competition,” he said. While the team is excited about their new-found resources for the upcoming year, Beaulieu is looking even further into the future and hopes the team can reach the next level before he leaves UBC. “We’ve been playing the top players in Canada, so it’s been quite a high level in a very worldclass venue,” he said. “So we’re hoping we can reflect that and eventually get to the varsity status, which I think [the team] deserves.” U


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EDITOR RHYS EDWARDS

FASHiON >>

Springtime sartorialists Sunshine brings out campus couture connoisseurs

You never know what you’re going to get with Vancouver weather, and students know this all too well. This is why the idea of UBC spring fashion is a much broader concept than in many urban centres. Though Vancouver style is arguably too relaxed, some students still find smart ways to bring their own personalities into their wardrobe. Here, stylish dressing is not equated with formal attire, but rather, finding a way to mix and match function with fashion. Images and text by Reyhana Heatherington.

Kevonnie, first-year Arts How would you describe your style? People always call it vintage retro.

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How would you describe your fashion sense? Modest, I suppose. I love button-ups, that’s my favourite. Beyond that I don’t really follow much trends other than what’s subconscious.

Where do you get your inspiration? I’m trying to dress more professionally because I’m starting to enter the workforce so I’m starting now to slowly, gradually introduce it into my wardrobe — like jackets and blazers.

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Where do you usually go shopping? I’m very conservative in dressing. I like neutral colours — you know, black, white, beiges, stuff like that. Very classy, very retro. <em>

Andrew Cier, third-year art history

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Where do you like to shop? Most of my clothes aren’t from here. I shop mostly in Miami or back home in Jamaica. Stuff I see here, I can’t afford it.... I buy the stuff when it’s on sale.

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Where do you get fashion inspiration? Usually from friends. If I see something I like, I’ll buy something similar — not exactly like that, because I don’t want to be matching. Also living on the east side it’s easy to see [trends] because it’s a little bit more freeing there, in a way.... Whether they’re too extreme or not, you can decide, mix and match. <em>

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How would you describe your style? Today it looks very Gap I think. More office casual.

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PROCRASTINATION STATION

MASOCORE GAMING On Feb. 10 this year, a cry of agony was heard across the world. On that day, Flappy Bird, the irrevocably popular mobile game phenomenon, was removed from the App Store and Google Play by its creator Dong Nguyen. Fans responded by threatening to murder him, and savvy entrepreneurs auctioned iPhones with copies of the game still installed; some of them were sold for thousands of dollars. The popularity of Flappy Bird is testament to a broader phenomenon: the rise of tenaciously frustrating video games, also known as masocore gaming. In just the past three years, the Internet has collectively raged at the likes of browser-based games and apps like QWOP, Surgeon Simulator and 2048, while PC and console gamers have hurled offenses at such titles as Super Meat Boy, Trials HD, DayZ and the Dark Souls series. These games have proven massively lucrative, and ignited the popular imagination — but what caused their recent rise in notoriety in the first place? Kevin Oke, lead designer at the Vancouver-based Adrian Crook gaming consultant agency, noted that hard games have always been popular. “There’s this masochistic pleasure in submitting ourselves to these sorts of things,” he said. “There’s a shared experience around that that we can rally around.” However, according to Oke, the particularly recent upsurge in the popularity of high-difficulty games comes from the ascendancy of streaming platforms and social media. “You’re seeing a rising popularity in the sharing of playthrough videos on YouTube and Twitch,” Oke said. “These games are really suitable for these video sharing platforms because they’re so difficult. It’s awesome to watch a video of some guy getting a score of 200 in Flappy Bird, and it’s like, ‘Whoa, how did he do that?’.... The more it gets shared the more people talk about it.” The fecundity of difficult video games — as demonstrated by the recent “Twitch plays Pokémon” phenomenon, in which thousands of online users attempt to play a single game of Pokémon at the same time — is only part of the cause. According to Oke, older video games are typically harder since developers lacked the technology to test their products and refine them according to the tastes of the market. But the growth of the industry now enables developers to produce games for a mass market, which means appealing to the broadest common denominator and, in the process, reducing the possibility of frustration. Now, consumers are beginning to demand a tougher experience, which is why challenging games like Dark Souls have become popular again. Difficulty isn’t just an offshoot of marketing, however. Just as the complexity of any artistic medium increases in correspondence with the length of its history, game developers are becoming more self-reflexive — and self-awareness can occasionally manifest in the form of abusive difficulty levels. “We’ve got enough of a library of titles and enough of a language built up that we can go back and deconstruct the genre and medium conventions,” said Oke, citing QWOP as an example of a “postmodern parody” of games. Of course, when we play games like QWOP, we may be too busy screaming in frustration to consider the progressive merits of such difficulty. But although arbitrary challenges and all-powerful bosses contrive to prevent our advancement within a game, they’re ultimately symptomatic of the advancement of the medium itself. U <em>

Where in Vancouver do you like to get your clothes from? Usually thrift stores or my aunt’s closet — that’s where I got this blazer. We’re about the same size so she usually gives me cool vintage stuff. <em>

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Jacob Sussman, fih-year psyc How would you describe your style? I guess like Stella from Project Runway because she really likes her leather. <em>

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Where do you like to shop? I buy clothes in Calgary so I can avoid paying the HST/PST and when I’m in Vancouver I like to shop at Community Thrift and Vintage, Salvation Army and [on] the Internet. <em>

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Phil Gym, fih-year commerce

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Where do you get your inspiration? My inspiration is the weather.... I guess I go to Zara quite a bit and I follow the trends there, to be honest.

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How would you describe your style? Just simple. Pretty casual dressing in my opinion, nothing too complex or anything. U <em><em>

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TOP STORIES OF 2013–2014

TOP BIZARRO STORIES

Was it the year of the press conference? The 2013–2014 academic year at UBC was like no other. The university was constantly in the media spotlight. The world was paying attention to UBC, and in the midst of it all was a transitioning administration. We sat down as an editorial board and discussed which stories we thought were the biggest. Our decisions were based on the total impact stories had on campus, as well as their relevance to students. These stories didn’t just end after the first article was published, so we put together a timeline to show how they developed over the course of the year.

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Starting the year off with a bang, The Ubyssey broke the story that first-years participating in the Commerce Undergraduate Society’s FROSH orientation had been led in a cheer making light of rape. The news shook campus. As national media jumped on the story, the university scrambled to respond, eventually convening a panel to make recommendations on how to prevent such things from happening in the future. The Sauder School of Business and its dean Robert Helsley came out of the mess looking less than fantastic. Students said the cheer had been taking place for many years, and there were rumours that Helsley’s predecessor may have been aware of inappropriate events at CUS FROSH. After Sauder students failed to pass a referendum approving hundreds of thousands of dollars to be put toward the vague goal of mitigating an alleged culture of sexual violence in the faculty, the university was forced to foot the rest of the bill. The university panel chaired by VP Students Louise Cowin — which, due to pressure from First Nations groups and the media came to include aboriginal issues due to a handful of students at FROSH also singing a chant related to Pocahontas — came out with recommendations that have mostly yet to be implemented. <em>

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Students have always had a fondness for swilling beer — but this year marked a particularly strong upsurge in the cultivation of a strong campus drinking culture. The Pit Pub celebrated its 40th anniversary this year. The bar had seen steadily declining attendance in the face of flagging enthusiasm and better student specials to be found off-campus, particularly at Bimini’s on Fourth Avenue. A new manager and a revamped menu have helped revitalize the establishment, and hopefully the staff will carry their enthusiasm into their new digs at the Student Nest. Koerner’s Pub, another formerly popular student haunt, finally reopened after two years of internal management problems. Boasting a hipster-chic decor redesign, healthier food options and renewed partnerships with campus groups like Blank Vinyl Records, Koerner’s is working hard to reignite local nightlife again — even if their menu is a tad cynical in tone. Lastly, the seeds of a new student microbrewery were planted, but it’s uncertain where they will land. Though not situated in the New SUB as originally proposed, the microbrewery, which a student referendum formally blessed in January, will enable brUBC and anyone else to get some serious brew on — if they get their shit together.

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The RCMP issued their first warning the weekend of Sept. 28. By Oct. 20, four women had been sexually assaulted on campus, mostly near residence areas. On Oct. 29, RCMP announced that a fifth assault had occurred, and they believed one suspect had committed all five of the reported assaults. Mounties released a sketch of the suspect in November and the RCMP received over 100 tips, but the culprit was never identified. No further assaults have been reported since the end of October. These assaults rocked our campus. They spurred two protests, Take Back the Night in October and the March to Reclaim Consent in November, and increased dialogue on consent and safety. We are currently awaiting the final copy of a report on campus safety, which may recommend installing additional security cameras on campus. Suddenly swamped Safewalkers worked incredibly hard; the service only had three teams per night before the assaults began. These students would do walks until 4 a.m., take a quick nap on campus, and wake up again for class the next day. Special props go to Student Services manager Matthew Duguay, who negotiated extra funding for the program with the university and put in extra hours working for Safewalk. Buses to campus still encourage students to call Safewalk, which has extended its hours until 4 a.m., but hopefully the criminal is gone for good.

Louise Cowin Pocahontas chant press conference

BEER CULTURE Ubyssey article asks if the Pit’s popularity is waning SEXUAL ASSAULTS April/May 2013: two sexual assaults reported

Koerners’ Pub reopens

In total, six sexual assaults reported to RCMP

Another sexual assault reported, RCMP issues warning

SPORTS REVIEW March 2013: UBC says new athletics plan includes bumping varsity teams to clubs ROB FORD May 2013: Gawker claims to have video of Toronto mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine

NEW SUB SHENANIGANS Shortlist of New SUB names slated to be finalized by the end of summer

Toronto police say they’ve seen the tape of Ford smoking

AMS adds $3.5M to New SUB budget

AMS releases shortlist of New SUB names


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We interviewed brostep superstar Borgore before his appearance on the last stop of the Steve Aoki Aokify America tour at the Thunderbird stadium. Turns out Borgore is an example of what is often referred to as a “colossal douchenozzle” — he referred to UBC as “the University of Vancouver” and defined his love of the Lower Mainland in terms of the “hot Asian chicks” he once met at a sushi bar. Other celebz we had PR probz with include Kid Cudi and Adventure Club — we can only dream of the day when we’ll command enough respect to interview every celebrity who visits our campus.

The UBC men’s soccer team sang their victory song, Frankie Valli’s “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”, 17 times this year en route to their second straight CIS national championship. The irony: they took the Sam Davidson Memorial trophy to the Pit for a celebration and, well, lost it. We’re glad they didn’t mind poking fun at themselves throughout the year, but we hope they can keep their eyes on the prize next season.

Borgore and other celebz

Missing trophy

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SPORTS REVIEW DRAMA There was no shortage of drama during the sports targeting review process, but in the end, there was no dramatic overhaul. Again, this was in the media spotlight and national and local reporters all had opinions on the review, including veiled sexism regarding the competence of VP Students Louise Cowin and the new managing director of athletics, former CEO of Scottish Swimming Ashley Howard. Come the end of the review, only five of 29 teams got bumped down from varsity status to competitive club status — four skiing teams and women’s softball. After months of cries that the beloved football and hockey teams might get cut, these are probably the least controversial teams the university could have demoted. It was also surprising how few teams were downgraded considering the university said it needed to be sustainable. Things could still change in the next few years for the four teams in the “hybrid-funding” tier (men’s baseball, men’s hockey, men’s field hockey and women’s rugby). They’ll have to come up with significant funding on their own every year in order to keep their status. The review did seem to re-engage T-Bird alumni, but it did so by pissing off an awful lot of them. What remains to be seen is whether or not any of it will result in generating more interest or attracting a fan base, a major shortfall of UBC Athletics every year.

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SEA TO SKY COLLISION Toward the end of first term, the campus community was hit hard by the news that two students had died in an early morning car crash on their way to Whistler. Not only were the two students, housemates Valentine Leborgne and Olivia Robertson, well-loved and connected to many others on campus, but they were also doing something familiar to many of us — taking a weekend trip to ski with friends. Hundreds of students turned out for a memorial for Valentine and Olivia at the Chan Centre, and some relief was provided by the survival and recovery of the two other students who were also in the crash. Questions were also raised about the safety of the stretch of the Sea to Sky Highway where the crash took place and where many thousands of UBC students drive every winter, and a petition was started to construct a median divider on the piece of highway north of Lions Bay.

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DIVESTMENT GETS TRACTION One of the most successful instances of campus activism this year has been the movement to get the university to divest its endowment holdings in fossil fuel companies. By successful, we mean they got students to pass a resolution calling on the AMS to call on the university to divest — in other words, an entirely symbolic resolution. Still, UBCC350 seized an important societal issue and made their voice heard — kudos to them. Of course, many others have weighed in on the pages of The Ubyssey and elsewhere to suggest that perhaps divestment isn’t the way to go, and the university said it has no plans to divest anytime soon. It’ll be interesting to see how this debate plays out in the years to come. <em>

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Sauder students vote down paying for new counsellor

AMS says brewery will be on referendum

AMS votes down brewery

Students vote in favour of brewery

Consent awareness marches

Ford says he smoked crack in a “drunken stupor”

UBC announces criteria for sports review

Review begins first phase

Ford has enough to eat at home

Ford calls Toronto Star reporter a pedophile

Results of first phase: 13 teams’ futures uncertain Ford ticketed for jaywalking in Vancouver

DIVESTMENT UBCC350 starts campaign

BOOM! Pizza goes bust

Students vote in favour of divestment AMS unveils new $8,000 logo


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Another brand faux pas: UBC approved naming an area after Money — the Money and Raymond M.C. Lee Square, that is. The married couple bought the name with a $5,250,000 donation to developing the square outside the bookstore and UBC’s alumni centre. Money talks.

Toronto mayor Rob Ford made his way to campus for the Arts Undergraduate Society election this year and secured a spot on AUS Council. Harsev Oshan, an AMS presidential hopeful who was behind the joke candidate’s campaign, took over after Ford was elected. One of the last joke candidates to put up such a good showing was Fire Hydrant, whom Ford has been know to run into from time to time.

Rob Ford elected

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Ukraine mishap

Web hacks

In a bizarre mix-up, Vancity Buzz invited thousands of Vancouverites to a UBC student’s small demonstration for peace in Ukraine, advertising the event as “an authentic Chinese New Year Sky Lantern festival.” To be fair, the organizer was selling Chinese lanterns to UBC attendees. He made $1,500 off sales, $1,000 of which he said he was going to bring with him to Ukraine and physically hand to protesters in the square.

A few lolz were had at UBC’s expense this year — first when an Insane Clown Posse-inspired hacker changed the Food Services page, and later when ubcengineers.com temporarily displayed a photo of a giraffe and a donkey that appeared to be engaging in sexual relations. The lessons here? Don’t forget to lock the Internet door behind you, and buying a few domains is cheap insurance against some prankster with a PayPal account.

Engineers put Beetle on top of clock tower When UBC students woke up on Feb. 7 and stumbled their way onto campus, they spotted something different on the campus skyline. To celebrate E-Week, the UBC engineers went back to their pranking ways that previous evening and put the shell of a red VW Beetle atop the clock tower, where it sat for the majority of the morning before it was taken down. Kudos to those troublemakers in the red jackets for pulling off yet another trick that befuddled us all.

TOOPE OUT, GUPTA IN

NEW SUB SHENANIGANS

Come June, Stephen Toope’s eight-year reign as UBC president will come to an end and computer science prof and non-profit CEO Arvind Gupta will be taking his place. Shortly after Toope announced his resignation last spring, the university began looking for a new president. A lot of people were surprised that the new president was at UBC all along. Though Gupta seems to have relevant experience for the role, he has a lot of issues to get up to speed on by July 1. Toope’s time at the university has been mostly positive, but he is heading to U of T as the university deals with the aftermath of the Sauder cheers, the sports review and deciding on the use of security cameras on campus. It will be up to Gupta to make sure the university doesn’t drop the ball on these topics.

From their new almost $8,000 logo to seriously considering BOOM! Pizza as a name for a restaurant, the AMS has received a lot of attention about their branding decisions this year. They had even begun developing a brand around the explosively bad name. But despite Council approving the name at a meeting, they voted again at that same meeting to reverse the decision. So after spending several thousand dollars on BOOM! branding and incessant public ridicule, the AMS went back to where they started and decided to keep the name Pie R Squared for the New SUB. The naming of the new SUB took far longer than expected, with less than stellar results. Few students participated in the process, and even when they did, their choices were limited by a mad-libs style list of acceptable names. After all the shenanigans, the AMS finally decided on the AMS Student Nest as the name, despite the fact that there is already a feature in the building called the Nest. Although everyone will probably just call it the new SUB, a lot of students weren’t happy with the process.

SAUdER CHANT UBC makes recommendations to increase education for women and aboriginal people BEER CUlTURE

New counsellor hired in response to chants

The Ubyssey receives FoI-disclosed emails regarding how Sauder admins dealt with the chant post-Block party Macinnes Field littered with beer cups

SEXUAl ASSAUlTS draft of campus safety report recommends increased surveillance SpoRTS REVIEW Final results of review: skiing and softball teams made competitive clubs; men’s hockey among those to look for additional funding

Nine AMS sports clubs get competitive club status

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dIVESTMENT In an interview, Toope says BoG subcommittee to look into divestment; no report issued yet

UBCC350 starts alumni petition

NEW SUB SHENANIGANS Building name comes down to AMS Student Hub vs. AMS Student Nest

AMS Student Nest wins by one vote in council

The Nest slated to finish construction Nov. 2014


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You got to ubyssey.ca by searching what?

For the most part, when people come to our site via search engines (which is basically just Google), they do so searching normal keywords that appear in our stories. But sometimes we come across terms that furrows our brows. Here are some of the most curious keywords, and how many visitors reached our site by searching for them. kamasutra 197 breaking bad 158 club penguin 109 dogecoin 77 andrew coyne married 19 yogurt as lube 19 theams 18 lube alternatives 16 circumcision 9 festival nudity 9 rob ford 8 foreskin 7 grand theft auto and student newspaper 7 naked polar bear swim 7 matthew naylor dangerously unethical 5 how to be a chick magnet in high school 4 babe pig in the city meme 3 is ubc prestigious 3 why do frats use alpha delta capa ect 3 best ubc washroom 2 don’t like engineering 2 george takei white people solve racism 2 how to get in to ubc without good grades 2 is it easy to get laid at ubc 2 toe wrestling 2 ubc dating website 2 ubc free university 2 People also used a number of variants when trying to spell the name of the paper — 27, to be exact. ubessey 164 ubessy 43 ubyse 37 ubussey 12 ubyessey 10 ubyseesy 8 ubyysey 3 ubesseye 2

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What happened on ubyssey.ca The 2013-14 school year was the best in the history of our website, with ubyssey.ca hosting a total of 1,956,452 visitors since April 15, 2013. Here’s a quick breakdown of some of the stats and trends on the interwebs in the past year.

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Other top stories on the web

The past three pages highlighted the top stories at UBC over the past year. On the web, however, there were many other stories that people read and shared. Here are some of the top-read stories from the culture and sports and rec sections, as well as our blog.

Culture

1. “The university of everywhere: why film companies shoot at UBC” 2. “Read before you rush: a breakdown of Greek life at UBC” 3. “Visit UBC’s greatest secret treasures with this treasure island map” 4. “Tea ethics: where our second favourite caffeine fix comes from” 5. “Naked bike ride bares it all for car-free community”

Blog

1. “25 places people have had sex on campus at UBC” 2. “There isn’t actually a Lamborghini being sold at UBC” 3. “UBC enrolment report reveals admission average, science with

Sports + Rec

1. “Early mornings and open water: the life of a UBC rower” 2. “UBC athletes aempt to stay united aer initial review results” 3. “UBC men’s volleyball closes out China’s Fudan University in exhibition” 4. “LGBTQ athletes: coming out in the varsity locker room” 5. “9 AMS sports clubs approved for competitive club”

the highest faculty average” 4. “Exclusive photos: the view from UBC’s clock tower” 5. “The Onion accidentally makes UBC rape joke, because this is totally the year to do that”

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STUDENT VOICE. COMMUNITY REACH.

THE BEST OF THiS YEAr’S LAST WOrDS 1. Everyone shut up, the sports review is fine “Sexist Province columnist Tony Gallagher described the sports review committee a ‘think tank’ of experts composed of eight women — nine if you include Cowin herself — and two men. “‘Given its makeup,’ he adds, ‘you can prett y much guess the outcome will favour club and recreational sports to the very great detriment of varsity teams.’” 2. How the AMS bungled New SUB naming “If you’re going to name your Student Union Building after your student union, why not just leave it as the SUB? Or, if you want to get really adventurous with your rebranding, even the AMS SUB?” 3. Make our campus safe “While nobody is more to blame for these repulsive, cowardly attacks than the attackers who have been trying to molest women, those responsible for security on campus must be able to restore and maintain a sense of safety for students.” 4. The Ubyssey endorses divestment “Environmentally friendly? UBC and its sustainable initiatives are called into question by their investment

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of tens of millions of dollars in fossil fuels. While students may be coddled with LEED-certified buildings and Plant Ops hybrids on campus, the university is using its endowment to support companies responsible for global warming and pollution which decimates various local communities.”

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5. Moving on up? “While we don’t like seeing current UBC varsity teams in danger of losing their status, we applaud the university for offering AMS sports clubs to become competitive clubs under the UBC Athletics umbrella. Members of these clubs put considerable time, effort and money into their training and competition schedules, without much support from the university.” 6. Counselling reality clashes with rhetoric “It is disappointing to learn of the problems at UBC Counselling

Services. Awareness campaigns, and societal recognition is only as good as the services to back it up. The fact that Counselling is underfunded and, according to some students interviewed by The Ubyssey, just not very good, is discouraging to say the least.” 7. Whistler lodge debate needs to die “The Ski and Board Club’s campaign to force a another vote on the Whistler Lodge is well-intentioned, but as it stands, it’s a bad idea.” U

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Tar sands and the patriarchy are irrelevant

Calling for a new campus activism ARNO LAND

By Arno Rosenfeld

We need effective activism on this campus and we don’t have much of it. A central aspect of the problem is the increasing tendency among all of us to focus on intensely personal concerns. For a generation that has grown up on the Internet, this isn’t shocking. After all, our many screens promise interconnectivity, not unity — and most of us are happy to connect to other like-minded individuals and media. UBC then becomes not our community but a degree mill of sorts. Our university is where we go to boost our employment prospects, and maybe get an education. Outside of class, we’ll concern ourselves with our social lives and perhaps Reddit threads, Instagramming our lives and online “activism.” Even the parts of our lives outside the classroom that should intersect with UBC — our student friends, hookups, boyfriends and girlfriends, intramural teammates — seem to be neatly segregated from our connection to the university as such. For example, despite the connections made in first-year student residences, few seem to care much about where

the floormates they partied with end up the next year if there’s not enough student housing on campus to go around. The university has been going through big changes in recent years that we should all care about. Do you want to keep paying more for your education? Do you care how long it takes you to get to class? Do you care about construction on campus or the absence of a better party scene? What about UBC's plans to uncap the percentage of international students at UBC and open a new school for students who don’t speak English but will happily pay higher tuition? Or the fact we took $25 million in government funds to promote the interests of Canadian mining companies abroad? But the response to all these issues has been a collective “meh” on the part of most students and a “But the patriarchy! And colonialism! And the tar sands!” from the handful of students who fancy themselves student activists. The activists suffer from the same individualistic tunnel vision the rest of us do. During the sports targeting review, UBC athletes would stand up for their team’s future, but varsity players never publicly banded together in a unified display of solidarity. The leaders of the activism coming out the Sauder rape cheer revelation and sexual assaults pushed

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If we can make protests social and inclusive events like the Undie Run, social justice on campus will receive a big boost.

The response to key issues on campus has been a collective “meh” from most students, and a “But the patriarchy! And colonialism! And the tar sands!” from student activists. a decidedly radical agenda instead of giving voice to the hundreds of students who initially appeared ready to march on campus to demand safety and an end to the tolerance of sexism at UBC. Even the divestment movement led by UBCC350, arguably this year’s most successful case of political activism, had almost nothing to do with the university. Their crowning achievement was to pass a symbolic resolution with no actual impact. Feeling empowered yet? Of course, it is easy to blame

the groups above; they’re actually doing something that can be criticized. More of the problem lies with all you, and me, who took part in little or no activism whatsoever. It doesn’t have to be this way. We all seem to revel in the few opportunities we’re given a chance to come together. Storm the Wall, the Welcome Back BBQ and Block Party, UBC Party Calendar’s winter swim at Wreck Beach and the Undie Run are all a huge hit with students. While all those events are inherently awesome, I think we also enjoy them because as much as we keep to our own groups, it's fun to actually come together as UBC students. Smart and savvy activism on issues impacting students — tuition, transit, construction, beer gardens and, yes, social issues like sexism and racism — could do the same thing social events like Block Party do: make us happy and bring us together, while also agitating for some important change. In fact, the AMS could even take

two minutes at Block Party or the Welcome Back BBQ to tell students about some pressing issues. Ditto to the organizers of, say, the Undie Run. “Hey everyone: FYI, we have a petition to allow more day drinking on campus. You guys should sign it! OK, now, let’s run through campus in our underwear.” Even 50 students protesting, well, anything, really, could get the university’s attention and show all students that there are things we should care about at UBC. A new campus activism will take leaders willing to compromise on issues about which they are passionate to draw in a wider base of supporters. It’ll also take a student body willing to take a few hours each term to step outside their bubble and go stand up for something. If we build a culture on campus of seriously advocating for our own interests, our community will gain strength across the board and when more serious issues come up, we’ll be ready to tackle them. U


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Our sincere thanks to all the people who made The Ubyssey happen this school year. if it weren’t for you, the paper would still be not done and we would still be rott ing in the basement of the SUB. See you next year on the fourth floor of the nest! Abdullah Shihipar, Adam Hayman, Adrienne Hembree, Alejandra Melian-Morse, Alex Kilpatrick, Alex Nguyen, Alexander Hemingway, Alexandra Meisner, Alexis Wolfe, Ali Durran, Alice Fleerackers, Alice Zhou, Alina Anghel, Allison China, Alvin Tian, Amna Elnour, Amy Spence, Ana Gargollo, Andrew Bates, Andrew Liang, Andy Fidel, Angela Tien, Anisa Mottahed, Anna Hablak, Anna Ou, Anny Gakhokidze, Anthony Poon, Ariela Karmel, Armaan Malhotra, Arjun Hair , Arno Rosenfeld, Asher Isbrucker, Astghik Hairapetian, Aurora Tejeida, Austen Erhardt, Bailey Ramsay, Becca Williams, Boluwaji Akhigbe Ogunyemi, Becca Williams, Brandon Chow, Brendan Naef, Brian Platt, Bruce Arthur, Bruce Chen, Cally Fung, Carla Green, Carlos Tello, Carly Sotas, Caroline Wong, Carter Brundage, Cary Wu, Casey Watamaniuk, Catherine Guan, Ceri Richards, Charlie Harris, Chelsea Sweeney, Cheneil Hale, Cicely Blain, CJ Pentland, Colin Chia, Cristina Holman, Curtis Tse, Dan Rae, Danni Shanel, David Nixon, David Turko, Edmund Henry, Elba Gomez Navas, Eliot Escalona, Emily Monaghan, Emma Flinebit, Emma Warford, Erica Milley, Erin Sparks, Fatima Ahmed, Gabby Lynn, Gabriel D’Astous, Gabriel Germaix, Geoff Lister, Graydon Leigh, Grayson Reim, Greg Ursic, Gregory Pitt s, Hannah Blomgren, Hannah Scott, Harry Airiants, Harry Chiu, Harsev Oshan, Hilary Leung, Hogan Wong, Igor Sadikov, Iman Ghosh, Indiana Joel, Jack Hauen, Jaime Hills, Jane Gatensby, Jane Shi, Jason Yee, Jeff Aschkinasi, Jenica Montgomery, Jenna McEwen-Doris, Jenny Tan, Jenny Tang, Jeremiah Rodriguez, Jerico Espinas, Jessica-Christin Hametner, Jethro Au, Jill Bachelder, Jimmy Thomson, Joan Tan, Joey Levesque, Jolin Lu, Jonny Wakefield, Jordan Buffie, Joseph Ssettuba, Josh Curran, Joshua Decolongon, Joshua Gabert-Doyon, Joshua Lee, Jovana Vranic, Juan Camilo Serpa, Julian D’Souza, Julian Yu, Julie Gordon, Julie McIntosh, Kaavya Lakshmanan, Kaidie Williams, Kaitlyn Fung, Kanta Dihal, Karen Wang, Kari Lindberg, Karina Palmitesta, Katia Fawaz, Kaveh Sarhangpour, Kelly Wunderlich, Kiana Thorley, Kiran Mahal, Kirsten Aubrey, Konrad Philip, Kosta Prodanovic, Laura Fukumoto, Lauren Dixon, Lauria Galbraith, Laurie Drake, Lawrence Neal Garcia, Leah Bjornson, Leo Robinovitch, Leyna Michela, Lina Zdruli, Lisa Anderson, Lois Addo, Lu Zhang, Luella Sun, Mackenzie Walker, Margareta Dovgal, Mariam Baldeh, Mariam Barry, Mark Mercer, Mark Tartamella, Marlee Laval, Martin Stillman, Matisse Emanuele, Matt Parson, Maura Forrest, Mehryar Maalem, Meike Schieb, Melissa Fuller, Michael Stewart, Michael Sullivan, Michelle Ghoussoub, Miguel Santa Maria, Mikayla Uber, Mike Silley, Milica Palinic, Ming Wong, Miriam Mortimer, Molly Henry, Molly Lambert, Mona Luxion, Mona Maleki, Mormei Zanke, Nariman Emara, Natalie Scadden, Natalya Kautz, Natassia Orr, Neelam Sidhu, Nicholas Curry, Nick Adams, Nick Grossman, Niklas Agarwal, Nikos Wright, Noah Derksen, Oliver Longman, Olivia Law, Paul Bucci, Paul S. Jon, Philip He, Prabhi Deol, Quinn Aebi, Rachel Levy-McLaughlin, Raffi Wineburg, Raman Sehmbi, Rebekah Ho, Reyhana Heatherington, Rhys Edwards, Richard Sterndale-Bennett, RJ Reid, Rob Ragotte, Ruby Chen, Ryan Slifka, Sandy Young, Sarah Bigam, Sarah Manshreck, Sarah Niedoba, Seher Asaf, Sepideh Khazei, Seth Bluman, Sheliza Halani, Shyla Gunasekara, Simon Child, Soo Min Park, Sophia Yang, Soumya Gupta, Spencer Toffoli, Stephanie Xu, Stephen Petrina, Steven Durfee, Steven Richards, Tammy Kwan, Tanner Bokor, Tara Chan, Taryn Brownell, Tom Spano, Tom Wayman, Tonia Ramogida, Tony Li, Tudor Lapuste, Veronika Bondarenko, Victoria Lansdown, Victoria Lansdowne, Victoria Willes, Vinicius Cid, Wei Laii, Wiebe Nijland, Will McDonald U

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