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                         September 2012   Extreme campus   From farm        Lions and
                                          makeover         to lab           Thunderbirds




8,000 strong                                                           UBC
                                                                       welcomes the
                                                                       Class of 2016
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jumpstarting success




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                                                                     In the news
UBC Reports                                                          Highlights of UBC media coverage
volume fifty eight: number eight
www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/ubc-reports                                 in August 2012
Director
lucie mcneill lucie.mcneill@ubc.ca
                                                                     Heather Amos
Associate Director
randy schmidt randy.schmidt@ubc.ca

Design Manager
                                                                     Plastic pollution and seabirds                Arsenic does not support life
arlene cotter arlene.cotter@ubc.ca
                                                                     UBC researcher Stephanie Avery-Gomm           The New York Times, The Telegraph, the
Public Affairs Studio                                                examined the stomach contents of a            Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal,
ping ki chan ping.chan@ubc.ca                                        seabird known as the northern fulmar          Forbes and several other media reported
amanda fetterly amanda.fetterly@ubc.ca                               and found that 92.5 per cent ingested         that UBC professor Rosie Redfield
                                                                     plastic, suggesting that plastic pollution    disproved a 2010 study that claimed that
Photographer
                                                                     off the Pacific Northwest coast has           a new form of bacterial life could thrive
martin dee martin.dee@ubc.ca
                                                                     increased substantially in the past 40        on arsenic.
Web Designer                                                         years.                                          Redfield was among the first outspoken
lina kang lina.kang@ubc.ca                                             “Like the canary in the coal mine,          critics of the initial study and according
                                                                     northern fulmars are sentinels of             to her report, published in the journal
Communications Coordinators
                                                                     plastic pollution in our oceans,” said        Science, arsenic does not contribute
heather amos heather.amos@ubc.ca
                                                                     Avery-Gomm. “Their stomach content            to the growth of the bacteria. Redfield
lorraine chan lorraine.chan@ubc.ca
                                                                     provides a ‘snapshot’ sample of plastic       suggests that the original results may
brian lin brian.lin@ubc.ca
                                                                     pollution from a large area of the            have been skewed by a contaminant in
paul marck paul.marck@ubc.ca
                                                                     northern Pacific Ocean.”                      the arsenic the researchers used.
basil waugh basil.waugh@ubc.ca
                                                                       The Philadelphia Inquirer, the
simmi puri puri@law.ubc.ca
                                                                     Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, the
jody jacob jody.jacob@ubc.ca
                                                                     Vancouver Sun and other publications          London 2012
Advertising                                                          reported on the study.
pearlie davison pearlie.davison@ubc.ca                                                                             Nineteen current and former UBC
                                                                                                                   students participated in the 2012
Circulation
lou bosshart lou.bosshart@ubc.ca
                                                                     Workplace bullying                            Summer Olympic and Paralympic
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Printer                                                              Research by UBC has shown that                jump, javelin throwing, race walking,
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                                                                     bullying become equally disgruntled as        windsurfing, the athletes represented
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                                                                     that tell you that you’re the victim of                                                                                           “Many international and Aboriginal                                                        Pilot versions of the program have
                                                                     office politics,” said lead author Karl                                                                                          students come from very different                                                       shown a significant impact on students’
                                                                     Aquino, a professor at the Sauder                                                                                                academic cultures and are often            university from a                            grades, retention and engagement.
                                                                     School of Business.                                                                                                              unsure how to adapt to life at UBC,”                                                    Rueckert, who the B.C. Council for
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Extreme makeover, campus edition                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    UBC’s mobile mojo
Basil Waugh                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         David Vogt




UBC’s Vancouver campus got a major                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  What platform are you reading me            navigability and sociability, accessed
makeover this summer: new pedestrian                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                on–iPhone, tablet, laptop, or good          remotely, will attract the best minds in
pathways, outdoor furniture, water                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  old paper? We’ve never had so many          the world to come here.
features, courtyards, gardens and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   choices.                                      As our students get their degrees, why
lighting.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Yet the BIG trend is unstoppably         do they need to leave UBC behind?
   The changes are a part of a 15-year,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             mobile. And coming soon to a campus           They should be able to benefit from,
$45 million Public Realm Plan to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    near you—the mobile-enabled                 participate in, and contribute to UBC’s
improve outdoor public spaces. A                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    university!                                 excellence wherever they go, and
highlight of the project is a reflection                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Huh?                                     whatever they do, via telepresence.
pool at Main Mall and University                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       It’s OK to be skeptical. While             The future is closer with the recent
Boulevard that animates to reflect                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  universities took naturally to the          launch of the m.ubc.ca integrated
the energy of passers-by during class                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Internet (no wonder, as the now             mobile service, spearheaded by Phil
changes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            venerable web was incubated                 Chatterton, Director of Digital Media
  “This is a milestone year for the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 here), mobile is seen as an awkward         Technologies for UBC IT.
program,” says University Landscape                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 immigrant, even an unwelcome                  It’s a small first step. And with your
Architect Dean Gregory. “Every project                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              squatter. Despite all of our smarts         help, UBC could become the coolest,
is helping to create a healthier, more                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and smartphones, universities have          most outstanding digital-mobile-social
sustainable, memorable and unified                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  remained unmoved by mobile.                 campus anywhere! In the truest spirit
campus community.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Mobile is not just the Internet on       of our “Living Lab” mantra, we’re
   The changes are funded primarily                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 wheels, nor a lifetime of distracting       seeking to engage every available source
by fees levied on market housing and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                apps. It’s about a streaming, connected,    of creativity to make it happen.
commercial development in campus                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    capable presence. It’s about the real          So help us imagine what UBC's future
neighbourhoods. Through construction                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                world coming alive with exciting new        mobile experience should be. Look for
synergies, the project takes advantage                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              possibilities, and our home planet          a campus-wide contest and prizes this
of the installation of a new $85-million                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            shrinking dramatically (yet again). It      fall for everyone to share their idea as
campus energy system, which will                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    is the future of work, play—and yes,        a story, brainstorm it in a design studio,
reduce UBC’s carbon emissions by 22                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 learning.                                   or code it in a hackathon.
per cent. •                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Go into any UBC classroom and you’ll       Whatever your inspiration, get your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    see active experimentation underway,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    almost always without design or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                UBC mobile mojo working!    •
“Every project                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      consent. Go into any UBC hallway, food      Dr. David Vogt is Director of Innovation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    outlet, dorm, landscape or virtual space    Strategy with UBC’s Media and Graphics
 is helping to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and you’ll see that experimentation         Interdisciplinary Centre (MAGIC) and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    continuing, nonstop. And step into the      Executive Director of the Mobile Muse
 create a healthier,




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Philips Farevaag Smallenberg Landscape Architects Photograph
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    shoes of any UBC student and you’ll see     Network. MAGIC is contributing to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    it is essential to the value they seek.     application development, interface
 more sustainable,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Knowledge and culture are real-time,     design and public engagement for UBC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    global phenomena, and mobile                IT’s launch of the new m.ubc.ca mobile
 memorable and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      devices are designed for continuous         platform.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    telepresence. Students pursuing
 unified campus                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     speed-of-thought access to people
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and ideas beyond our campus can
 community.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        only augment classroom and informal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    learning experiences for everyone.          UBC goes mobile
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Using mobile, we can also make the




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    rich resources, places, people, ideas and   UBC’s new mobile web app will help
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    opportunities on our own campuses           turn new students into seasoned
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    more navigable and more social.             campus pros. Available September in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Given that most prospective students     beta format, the universal app comes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    now choose their future campus              loaded with essentials: wayfinding
A new water feature on University Boulevard.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        with their mobile device, that same         maps, transit info, news, events,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                videos—even library access.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Next semester, students can access
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                course info, and budding Steve Jobs can
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                enter a $5,000 competition to design
                                               Vancouver Campus                            stations, the AMS and Student Housing       The Gerald McGavin Rugby Pavilion         A new deli market will go into the        campus was established in 2005.                                                                                                                      new features. The mobile platform,
                                                                                           and Hospitality are adding five more to   opens this October to the delight of      walk-out atrium basement of the                Among its new facilities are the                                                                                                                  which replaces UBC’s first-generation
                                               Food                                        the Vancouver campus this year.           UBC Rugby athletes and fans. The new      Engineering/Management/Education            Reichwald Health Sciences Centre,                                                                                                                    offering, functions on all mobile
                                               Look for three new campus cafés this                                                  facility will provide a much-needed       building in early 2013. The Okanagan        a state-of-the-art green facility that                                                                                                               devices and can be tailored to either the


New
                                               fall in Law’s Allard Hall, the Earth       Facilities                                 clubhouse lounge for alumni, students     campus is also planning to add              uses geo-thermal cooling and heating                                                                                                                 Vancouver or Okanagan campuses.
                                               Sciences Building and the new              The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences     and sport groups. Located near West       nutrition guides at all food outlets this   to reduce energy use by 49 per cent.                                                                                                                   The new tool is one key part of making
                                               Pharmaceutical Sciences building.          is welcoming students back with a          16th and East Mall, the $2.5 pavilion     year, starting with Pita Pit in the Arts    Water consumption is reduced by                                                                                                                      UBC more mobile friendly. Concurrent


campus
                                                 The David Lam space on Main Mall,        brand new $133.3-million facility.         features change rooms, offices, storage   building. The Student Union at UBC’s        nearly 40 per cent thanks to                                                                                                                         work is being done on the university’s
                                               where Triple O’s is located, is also          For the first time, the Faculty is      space and bleacher seating for 300        Okanagan campus also has 11 Water           flow-motion, waterless and low-flow                                                                                                                  main web site, using “responsive-design”
                                               getting a makeover. Good news for the      able to house all teaching, learning,      spectators.                                                                           fixtures. The Centre is home to the                                                                                                                  technology, to make it readable on any
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       •
                                                                                                                                                                               Stop fill stations on campus and is


features
                                               health conscious: Food Services will       research and community activities                                                    working towards a bottle-free campus        first 32-student class of the Southern                                                                                                               device.
                                               include nutritional information and        under one roof —a LEED gold-certified,                                                                                           Medical Program and labs for the
                                               highlight healthier options from its       six-storey facility. The building is                                                 Facilities                                  School of Health and Exercise Sciences.                                                                                                              Find the new UBC web app at m.ubc.ca
                                                                                                                                     Okanagan Campus
in 2012
                                               Grab and Go menu.                          designed to handle growth in graduate                                                UBC’s Okanagan campus completed its            The Engineering, Management
                                                 Before you buy your next bottle of       and undergraduate enrolment given                                                    initial build-out last year, tripling its   and Education Building is a new hub
                                               water, consider hunting down a water       the demand for pharmacists in B.C.         Food                                      floor space to 1.5-million square feet      serving two faculties and a school.
                                               bottle refilling station. The stations     The undergraduate “entry-to-practice”      On the Okanagan campus, The Well          and going from 12 to 33 buildings.          The classroom and lab complex has
                                               use less energy than a light bulb and      program aims to expand from its            Pub in University Centre is getting         New student accommodations have           a bright, two-storey atrium to host
                                               provide cold, filtered water. After        current enrolment of 750 students to       a makeover and adding new menu            increased the number of on-campus           conferences, career fairs, farmers’
                                               piloting the use of two WaterFillz         896 students by 2015.                      offerings.                                beds to 1,700 – up from 300 when the        markets and other campus activities. •
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                                                                                    From farm to lab
                                                                                Lab animals present a new field for animal welfare studies

                                                                                Brian Lin

                                                                          This article is the third in a multi-part series on the use of
                                                                          animals in research. Prior articles reviewed animal use in
                                                                          basic science and medical research.

                                                                                    If cows could talk, they would tell you that they prefer to be      but in the end, the cattle have better
                                                                                    on pasture at night but inside the shaded barn during the day.      living conditions and it’s a win-win.”
                                                                                       But they can’t. That’s why Dan Weary, a professor in UBC’s      “Farm animal welfare has become a
                                                                                    Animal Welfare Program and NSERC Industry Chair in Animal           significant field of science,” says David
                                                                                    Welfare, devised a preference study in which cows were              Fraser, a professor in UBC’s Animal
                                                                                    allowed to choose whether they wanted to be inside a barn or        Welfare Program and NSERC Industrial
                                                                                    outside on pasture. He found cows' preference depended on           Research Chair in Animal Welfare.
                                                                                    the time of day and the weather, but that they nearly always           At UBC, for example, there are three
                                                                                    chose to go outside during the night and be inside during the       faculty members and three federal
                                                                                    day—particularly on hot summer days.                                scientists working at the UBC Dairy
                                                                                       The study, along with others by researchers at UBC’s Animal      Education and Research Centre, all
                                                                                    Welfare Program, has contributed to changes to practices in         specializing in animal welfare. Adding
                                                                                    dairy cattle farms and the development of national Codes of         the graduate students and visiting
                                                                                    Practice for farm animals.                                          scholars, there are 25-30 researchers
                                                                                       This evidence-based approach, says Weary, would be key           working there at any given time. Dairy
                                                                                    to improving laboratory animal welfare above and beyond             Farmers of Canada and several other
                                                                                    current guidelines and regulations. But more research—and           industry groups have supported UBC
                                                                                    dialogue—is needed to determine exactly what makes lab              research to the tune of $200,000 per




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                                                                                    animals “well,” or even how to define welfare for lab animals,      year. Elsewhere, the University of
                                                                                    according to Weary.                                                 Guelph has a similar program, and
                                                                                      “The truth is it’s challenging to assess the quality of life      animal welfare specialists are now
                                                                                    of another species, especially animals that are very unlike         working at several other Canadian
                                                                                    us,” says Weary. “And despite promising new developments,           universities and research stations.
                                                                                    scientific assessment of animal affect—emotions, pain,
                                                                                    preference—is still in its infancy.                                 More research needed
                                                                                      “Humans have a long history with farm and companion               In comparison, relatively little is known                           UBC animal welfare researchers say there are aspects of the progression of farm animal welfare that could help enhance lab animal welfare.
                                                                                    animals, and we have a certain degree of understanding—             about animals such as mice and rats that
5th ANNUAL                                                                          through research, experience or even intuition—of what              are used in large numbers in research,                               Dialogue and public participation             vandalism to a researcher’s car and        Understanding mice                           Environmental
                                                                                    constitutes a ‘good life’ for cows, dogs and cats, for example,”    although new studies are shedding                                   “In the farm animal industries, changes        home—and gradually, scientists and
                                                                                    he adds. “But that special bond also means we are averse to         light on how mice express pain through                               are beginning to happen in response to        their institutions became more and         Animal welfare researchers have              enrichment
                                                                                    using them in research—even though we could arguably be             facial expressions, how they prefer to                               public demand and the availability of a       more reluctant to engage as openly with    been developing methods to identify
                                                                                    better positioned to ensure their welfare because we can more       be handled, the humane administration                                growing body of research demonstrating        the public.                                and assess the emotional states of           An important part of the routine
                                                                                    easily interpret their mental states.”                              of euthanasia and environmentally                                    the effectiveness of such changes on           “I don’t know a researcher who isn’t      laboratory mice—and learn directly           care of rats and mice involved in
                                                                                                                                                        enriched housing (see sidebar). Some of                              animal welfare,” says von Keyserlingk.        proud of their research, but many are      from them how they’d like to be              research is providing environmental
                                                                                    Solutions pioneered on the farm                                     the most promising areas of research                                “Similar improvements in lab animal            unwilling to discuss the animal aspects    handled.                                     enrichment—stimulating materials and
                    ber 4, 2012
October 2 7 – Novem                                                                 That advantage—coupled with a willingness by the farm               are currently being conducted at UBC.                                welfare may take longer to achieve,           of their work for fear they may be           A 2009 study shows that when given         structures that allow them to express
                                                                                    animal industry to update conventional practices—has                   But integrating this knowledge                                    partially because research tends to be        singled out for attacks.”                  the choice, mice spend the majority          natural behaviours and build their own
                                                                                    resulted in substantial improvements in care standards and          into the massive worldwide research                                  further removed from the public eye.            Developing care standards above and      of their time in warmer enclosures.          comfortable, secure homes.
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                                                                                    in the industry’s reputation, says Marina von Keyserlingk, a        enterprise presents its own set of                                     “But if we value the benefits of            beyond currently prescribed guidelines     While most laboratory temperatures            “As prey animals, mice are naturally
   opportunities available to our students, faculty, sta
                                                                                    professor in UBC’s Animal Welfare Program and NSERC                 logistical and financial challenges.                                 research—both the research community          and regulations—and ultimately a           are kept at around 20 degrees Celsius,       inclined to find security by building a
   and community at UBC Vancouver.
                                                                                    Industrial Research Chair in Animal Welfare.                          “First of all, funding for research on                             and the public must find ways to better       governance system that’s in synch with     the thermo-neutral zone for mice is in       concealing nest, which allows them to
                                                                                      The development of the Codes of Practice for farm animals         lab animal welfare is limited,” says                                 communicate their priorities and vision       evolving societal values, say UBC’s        the high 20s. Cool rooms can still be        maintain a comfortable temperature,”
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                                                                                    was led by the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies in           von Keyserlingk, “and while some                                     for the future,” she adds.                    animal welfare researchers, may help       comfortable for mice, however, if they       says UBC clinical veterinarian Shelly
   development opportunities through open lectures,
                                                                                    the 1980s and now by the National Farm Animal Care Council.         practices can—and should—be modified                                    During his presentation last year to the   restore the pride and willingness to       are given nest-building materials that       McErlane. “They also use the nests for
   information sessions, student advising activities,
                                                                                    The Council was established in 2005 to engage farmers,              immediately, one unique challenge                                    8th World Congress on Alternatives and        engage the public.                         allow them to use their natural skills to    social interactions and mark them with
   poster sessions, workshops and more. If you would
                                                                                    processors, retailers, animal welfare groups, government            faced by the research community is                                   Animal Use in the Life Sciences, Weary         “The Canadian governance system           create protection from the cold.             pheromones to communicate with each
   like to have your event(s) included in the Celebrate
                                                                                    and enforcement agencies in advancing farm animal care.             whether these changes would impact                                   recounted a talk he gave a few years prior,   was considered innovative when it            A 2010 study by McGill and UBC             other.”
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                                                                                    Updates to the Codes, which emphasize “realistic and lasting        the ability to compare and interpret                                 where an audience of 50—most of whom          was established in 1968,” says von         researchers shows that mice express            Specially designed huts or tubes are
   website by September 28, 2012.
                                                                                    improvements,” are based on scientific evidence as well as          new and old data.”                                                   were involved in some capacity in animal      Keyserlingk, who was chair of the          pain through facial expressions. The         also used in the rat and mouse cages to
                                                                                    input from farm producers and the public.                             “For instance, new research has shown                              research—braved a rainy Vancouver             Canadian Council for Animal Care           team developed a Mouse Grimace Scale         provide places to climb and feel more
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                                                                                     “The dairy industry, for example, has made huge investments        that the standard practice of picking                                night to hear him speak.                      this past year, “but societal values and   to provide a measurement system to           secure.
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                                                                                    in research into designing appropriate environments and best        up mice by the tail creates anxiety,                                   “It was one of the best conversations       the scope of scientific research has       both accelerate the development of new         At UBC’s animal care facilities, mice
                      @CelebrateL                                                   management practices, and integrated findings into their new        whereas cupping them doesn’t,” says                                  I have had about the challenges in            evidently changed since then.              analgesics for humans and eliminate          are provided with different types of
                                                                                    2009 Code of Practice,” says von Keyserlingk, who grew up on a      Cathy Schuppli, a visiting scientist                                 advancing the welfare of lab animals,”         “It’s time for us to look at newer        unnecessary suffering of laboratory          materials to build nests, including
                                                                                    beef cattle ranch in British Columbia and whose own research        with UBC’s Animal Welfare Program.                                   he says. “But many audience members           systems—some of which have taken the       mice.                                        Nestlets, a cotton pad that mice can
                                                                                    into the care and housing for dairy cattle has led to changes in   “We know that stress can impact                                       mentioned that they were reluctant to         best parts of our system and improved        A 2010 U.K. study shows that the           shred and build nests with, and
                                                                                    farm practice around the world.                                     brain development, so changing this                                  discuss these issues with colleagues,         upon them—as well as learn from            standard practice of picking up mice by      Enviro-dri, strips of crinkled paper that
                                                                                     “There’s no question that potential production gains and the       husbandry practice might influence                                   family and friends.”                          areas such as forestry and natural         the tail induced anxiety while the use       they can weave into a concealing ball.
                                                                                    desire for favorable public perception helped push this along;      the variables being measured in a                                      “Scientists inherently value openess        resource management, to find ways          of a clear acrylic tube and open, cupped      “They seem to build the best, most
                                                                                                                                                        neurological study.                                                  and transparency,” says Zoology               to better engage the community and         hands led to voluntary approach, low         concealing nests if provided with
                                                                                                                                                          “On the other hand, there’s an                                     Department Head Bill Milsom, “but             balance openness with confidentiality,     anxiety and voluntary restraint.             multiple types of materials similar to
                                                                                                                                                        argument to be made that if there’s any                              many have become more hesitant over                                                        A 2011 study by UBC animal welfare         what they would find in the wild,” says
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and research integrity with societal
                                                                                                                                                        distress at all resulting from handling,                             the years.                                    values.”                                   researchers shows that rats find carbon      McErlane.
                                                                                                                                                        then the applicability of the results to                               “When I first began my career as a                                                     dioxide gas very aversive, but they
                                                                                                                                                        humans in normal conditions could be                                 zoologist more than 30 years ago, we                                                     don’t seem to mind the anesthetic gas
                                                                                                                                                        called into question,” Schuppli adds.                                used to hold regular open houses at                                                      isoflurane. Based on these results, the
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                                                                                                                                                           While research has shown that welfare                             our labs,” recalls Milsom. “Parents and                                                  CCAC has since recommended the use
                                                                                                                                                        would be enhanced by housing mice                                    children were invited to see the animals                                                 of isoflurane prior to carbon dioxide
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and talk to researchers about their work.     The next and final installment of the      euthanasia as a humane alternative to
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                                                                                                                                                        in environments that mimic aspects of
                                                                                                                                                        their natural habitat—places to burrow,                                “Then came the era of animal rights         UBC Reports animal research series will    using carbon dioxide alone.
                                                                                                                                                        forage, and in a social group with other                             protests in the mid-70s to mid-80s,” says     take a closer look at different animal
                                                                                                                                                        mice (see sidebar)—full-scale adoption of                            Milsom. “And while most were peaceful,        care governance systems around the
                                                                                                                                                        this housing model would require major                               some involved violence and property           world, their guiding principles, and the                                                UBC welcomes letters from students,
                                                                                    UBC animal welfare researchers left to right are David Fraser,      investment that could only be achieved                               damage—including an attempt to burn           role the public plays in advancing lab                                                  faculty and staff on this topic at
                                                                                    Marina von Keyserlingk and Dan Weary.                               with sufficient public support.                                      down the Animal Care Unit at UBC and          animal welfare.                                                                         www.letters.publicaffairs.ubc.ca.


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                                                                                                                                                             Starting strong:
                                                                                                                                                             A small army of staff want to help students succeed
                                                                                                                                                             They’ve been planning it for months. Staff and student volunteers organize Canada’s largest one-day orientations,
                                                                                                                                                             called Imagine and Create, plus activities for international students (Jump Start), and residence life.
                                                                                                                                                             But support for university life goes well beyond the first day. Here are a few staff who work year round to support students.




            join the
            conversation.
            The President’s Town Hall 2012
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    Associate Vice President International
    The Associate Vice President International will support the implementation of
    the International Engagement commitment of Place & Promise for faculty,
    students, sta and alumni. A campus leader, she or he will bring strategic focus
    to distributed international activities in teaching and learning, and in research,
    across UBC Vancouver. The successful candidate should hold a tenured
    professorial appointment at UBC with a strong record of scholarship,
    demonstrated excellence in teaching, significant international experience, and
    substantial administrative experience marked by an ability to facilitate
    collaboration and build consensus among diverse interests. This role will be
    focused internally and minimal travel is expected.
    The AVP International will be responsible for the International Strategic Plan
    and will lead the development and reporting of metrics for this plan and for
    Place and Promise. He or she will play a key role in convening members of the                                                                            Michael Wong sees students who overcome hardship and want to contribute.   Dr. Rob Lloyd-Smith is a 30-year vetran at UBC Health Sciences.    Adam Goodwin is focused on enhancing student experience.
    campus community to devise and implement strategies to meet the objectives
    identified in Place & Promise. Consultation with the Okanagan campus is
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    Deans and Vice Presidents to encourage these interactions and bring an                                                                                   Michael Wong                                                               Celebrating his 30th year of service this                          Some people stare glumly at a
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    international element to UBC academic programs. Responsibilities in this area                                                                                                                                                       fall, Dr. Rob Lloyd-Smith has been on                              computer all day. Not Adam Goodwin.
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    consulting with stakeholders to identify opportunities for strategic
                                                                                                                                                              When UBC Enrolment Services awards         “These challenges              campus longer than most of his patients                            His job is to enhance students'
                                                                                                                                                              advisor Michael Wong calls, new                                           have been alive.                                                   experience by helping them connect
    engagement. Working with the Faculties, this role will establish and maintain
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    mechanisms for tracking and communicating UBC’s international engagement.                                                                                 students breathe a big sigh of relief.                                       Splitting his time between Student                              and have fun outside the classroom.
                                                                                                                                                                “Without question it’s one of the most                                  Health Services and the Allan McGavin                                As student event coordinator with
    The AVP International will report to the VP Research & International and will
    work closely with the other Vice Presidents and the Executive Director                                                                                    personally rewarding programs we are        more determined               Sports Medicine Centre, Lloyd-Smith,                               Student Development and Advising             “It is such a rewarding
    International/Special Advisor to the President – International. He or she will                                                                            involved in as advisors,” says Wong.                                      a sports physician by training, treats                             at UBC's Okanagan campus, one of
    have oversight and responsibility for a budget supporting the administration of
    UBC’s international objectives and mandate, will direct a support sta , and will
                                                                                                                                                             “We see a direct correlation between         to give back.”                students for anything from ski injuries to                         Goodwin's projects this year is Create—       experience to watch
                                                                                                                                                              financial peace of mind and academic                                      mysterious rashes. He wants to help them                           the annual new- student orientation held
    manage UBC’s overseas o ces in support of its partnerships. Essential
    qualities include strong communications and interpersonal skills, an inclusive                                                                            performance.”                                                             make the most of these transformative                              in September.                                 how much our
    leadership style, and sensitivity to intercultural issues, equity, and diversity.                                                                            Wong manages Entrance Awards for                                       years.                                                               Goodwin first arrived at UBC's
    Deadline: October 1, 2012. Please forward a letter of application, CV and the                                                                             UBC’s Vancouver campus, a financial                                         “It’s a time of great change and                                 Okanagan campus as a student in               students develop
    names of three referees in confidence to Mr. Terry Kellam (terry.kellam@ubc.ca):                                                                           assistance program for students who                                       excitement both intellectually and                                 2007, graduating in the first bachelor
    O ce of the Vice President Research & International
                                                                                                                                                              need this funding to attend university.                                   emotionally, and it’s a very stimulating                           of human kinetics cohort in 2011. He          and grow.”
    6328 Memorial Road, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2                                                                                                                 Recipients are assessed on their ability                                  and rewarding population to work with,”                            worked, volunteered and lived on campus,
                                                                                                                                                              to transition to university, family                                       says Lloyd-Smith, who adds that some                               building connections and discovering
    UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All
    qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications
                                                                                                                                                              circumstances and financial need, some                                    of the common concerns are related to         Lloyd-Smith offers   a passion for student affairs and higher
                                                                                                                                                              receiving up to $10,000 each year. For                                    transitioning from home to independent                             education.
    from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with
    disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and                                                                          the 2012 winter session, UBC Enrolment                                    living.                                       a simple rule for      After graduation, Goodwin landed a job
    others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse                                                                                  Services will disburse more than                                             While sexually transmitted infections                           with Athletics and Recreation in event
    communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.                                                                          $450,000 in Entrance Awards.                                              continue to be a mainstay —“the challenge     good health: 150     management and promotions, moving
                                                                                                                                                                 Wong and his fellow advisors help                                      is in translating a wealth of sexual health                        into this new position in July. Goodwin
                                                                                                                                                              recipients with financial planning and                                    information into practice”—mental health      minutes of aerobic   says one of the things he likes best about
                                                                                                                                                              information on how to connect with UBC                                    has emerged as a key concern for many                              his job is seeing students evolve.
                                                               
                                    
                                                                                                                                                              resources such as counselling, academic                                   students, sometimes masked by physical        activity a week.      “It is such a rewarding experience to
                                                                                                                                                        coaching, and career services.                                            symptoms.                                                          watch how much our students develop
                                                                                                          “I’m so proud of the students who have                                    “We have an advantage as campus-based                            and grow over the course of an academic
                                                                                                                        come through the program and have                                         physicians to spend more time on average                           year,” says Goodwin.
                                                                                                                           gone on to do great things,” says Wong.                                   than general practitioners with students,                            When asked about the advice he
                                                                                          “What makes this group of students                                         giving us the opportunity to dig a little                          gives UBC's Okanagan campus newbies,
                        
                                                                                                                                                              so exceptional is that they have met                                      deeper,” he says. “But more students are                           Goodwin says, “I tell them to let
                                                                                                                                                              the requisite admission requirements                                      becoming aware and seek help specifically                          university surprise them, keep an open
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               -            
                                                                                                             while overcoming severe hardship and                                      for mental health concerns.”                                       mind, reflect, and take chances.”
                                    
                                                                                                             personal challenges. A common thread                                         While encouraging the incoming class
                                                                                                                                                              is that these challenges have made them                                   to enjoy campus life, Lloyd-Smith offers a
                                                                                                                                                                                                 •
                                    
                                    
                                                                                                                                                             only more determined to give back.”                                       simple rule for good health: 150 minutes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        of aerobic activity a week “doing whatever
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   •
                                    

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        you enjoy.”


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       graduate student Claudia Diaz found             Writing Centre which has really
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       year of graduate studies at the Faculty         contextualized learning, geared to help
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                                                                                               in an organization's culture and system of incentives.                 human rights agenda is its own employee           more than 70 interviews with current       public values such as human rights, and
                                                                                                  These lessons come from a pioneering study by Galit Sarfaty,        incentive system. “Employees are                  and former bank officials.                 then operationalizing them within
                                                                                               who spent four years studying the World Bank before joining            rewarded based on the size and quantity             The challenge of taking the bank in      organizations.”
                                       
                                                                                               this summer UBC’s Faculty of Law from the Wharton School of            of loans that are approved,” she says.            a new direction has fallen to Jim Yong       Sarfaty, who will teach international law
                                                                   Business at the University of Pennsylvania.                           “This emphasis on quantity over quality            Kim, who took office as president on       at UBC, is an expert on public and private
                                     “The World Bank shells out $20 billion annually to reduce            means the social and environmental                July 1. Sarfaty says he must work to       international law, international economic
                                                                                               poverty in developing nations through economic development,            impacts of projects can be overlooked.            align incentives with project outcomes,    law, human rights law and regulatory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               •
          
         
                                                                                               but has not adopted any sort of meaningful human rights                   The other key obstacle is a clash of           and ensure more non-economists are         governance.
           
                                                        policy,” says Sarfaty, whose findings were published in June in        expertise between bank economists                 promoted to leadership positions if
                                                                                               the book Values in Translation: Human Rights and the Culture           and lawyers, says Sarfaty. “My findings           human rights are going to be taken
  
  
                                                                                               of the World Bank.                                                     suggest that the lawyers emphasize the            seriously.
                                                      “As a result, the World Bank has periodically funded projects        inherent value of human rights, while               Among Sarfaty’s first projects at UBC
                               that violate basic human rights of local inhabitants,” says            the economists tend to view human                 will be identifying the potential costs   Learn more about UBC’s Faculty of Law,

                                                                                               Sarfaty, who studied law at Yale and anthropology at the               rights as a means to an end – to them, the        of using indicators and rating systems    including a new $100,000 Allard Prize for

--
                                                                                               University of Chicago. “My research goal was to understand             larger goal is economic growth,” she says.        to inform regulatory decision making.     International Integrity and Human Rights,
                                                                                               what has prevented the bank from adopting a human rights                 “As a result of these internal dynamics,         “Organizations have historically been    at www.law.ubc.ca.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Faculty of Land and Food Systems (LFS) is launching two new
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         A&W, SUBWAY, Manchu Wok, Koya Japan,                                                                                                                                                                                                 The International Nutrition Major will     projects.                                    textbook knowledge and going into the
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         Eateries & Cafés                                                                                                                                                                                                                     program emphasizes the application of      measure community-based interventions,       graduates this November with a BSc in
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              theory to international fieldwork,         targeting under-nutrition and food           Food, Nutrition and Health.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              explains Asst. Prof. Judy McLean.          insecurity,” says McLean. “Graduates of         Earlier in the year, Michaux assisted
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         Law Café, Neville’s, Niche Café, Pond Café, Reboot, Sauder                                                                                                                                                                            “We developed the program in              the major will help to fill this need.”      McLean’s team with data collection and
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              needed to further their careers,” says     Currently, McLean and Green are looking      communities. Since then Michaux
         Totem & Vanier’s Dining Rooms                                                                                                                                                                                                        McLean who designed the curriculum         at ways to increase and diversify food       has received several job leads for paid
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         ECO TO GO - Container Exchange Program - we clean the containers!                                                                                                                                                                    McLean says the course will prepare          LFS student Kristina Michaux says          watershed management and soil science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              medicine, international development        was definitely a highlight of her            teaching leadership in these areas,
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      who studies sustainable agricultural
          Find us @ www.food.ubc.ca                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   systems, land use hydrology, mining and
          Find us @ www.food.ubc.ca                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the environment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        He adds, “Healthy land-water systems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      are essential to the earth’s ecological
                                                                                                    Law curriculum requires Aboriginal Rights and Treaties                                                                                                                                                                            structure and functions such as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      photosynthesis.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The MLWS program will investigate
                                                                                                    Simmi Puri                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the impact of human activities and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      climate change along with strategies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      to conserve and rehabilitate land and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      water systems. Students will also explore
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the physical, chemical, biological and
                                                                                                     Aboriginal legal education goes mainstream this fall when,         playing a major role in reconciling the                                                                                                                       climatic processes that impact the
                                                                                                     for the first time, all UBC law students will take the             broader public interest with the rights                                                                                                                       soil’s productive capacity in agriculture,
                                                                                                     Aboriginal Rights and Treaties in Canada as a first year           and titles of Aboriginal people.”                                                                                                                             forestry and urban settings.
                                                                                                     course. UBC is one of the first Canadian law schools to               It’s an area of law that Johnston                                                                                                                           “Also key to the program are current
                                                                                                     make this a requirement for graduation.                            agrees is complex and will continue                                                                                                                           best practices and recent innovations
                                                                                                       “Aboriginal law has always been strongly recommended in          to grow. Whether it’s resource                                                                                                                                in characterizing and remediating soils,”
                                                                                                     the law school’s upper year curriculum, but historically it has
                                                                                                     had one of the lowest enrollments,” says Professor Darlene
                                                                                                                                                                        development, fisheries, forestry or
                                                                                                                                                                        pipelines, there is a clear obligation to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      says Lavkulich. •
                                                                                                     Johnston who will be one of four instructors teaching the          consult First Nations communities.
                                                                                                     course this spring. “It sends a strong message to our students       “There aren’t enough Aboriginal
                                                                                                     and to the legal community, that we consider this area of law      lawyers to service all the needs of this                                                                                                                      “There’s a significant
                                                                                                     to be a core competency.”                                          community, so it’s important that
                                                                                                        This is one of many changes affecting law schools across        non-Aboriginal lawyers be in a position                                                                                                                        need for people who
                                                                                                     Canada as new accreditation rules require graduates to             to understand these rights and to serve
                                                                                                     demonstrate competency in the rights of Aboriginal peoples         as advocates.”                                                                                                                                                 can hit the ground
                                                                                                     in Canada. Law schools can meet this requirement in different         The Faculty of Law was one of the first
                                                                                                     ways and UBC has chosen to create a separate mandatory             faculties in Canada to offer a program                                                                                                                         running, who know
                                                                                                     course dedicated to Aboriginal law.                                in First Nations Legal Studies, and
                                                                          “Although the substance of what will be taught may be            recruits more Aboriginal students than                                                                                                                         how to design,
                                                                                                     similar from school to school, this symbolic change allows         any other law school in the country.
                                    
                                                     us to highlight the leadership role that BC has had in the         Many students are drawn to UBC by the                                                                                                                          implement and
                                          development of Aboriginal rights in Canada,” says                  opportunity to work at the Faculty’s
                     
                                    
                                        Dean Mary Anne Bobinski.                                           legal clinic, which serves Vancouver’s                                                                                                                         measure community-
                                                                                               The majority of the cases dealing with Aboriginal land          urban Aboriginal population in the
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                                    
                                        claims and treaties that have reached the Supreme Court of         downtown eastside.                                                                                                                                             based interventions.”
                                Canada, have come from B.C. There are more than 200 First            “I’m really happy as an Aboriginal
                                                       Nations communities in B.C., with only a very few having           scholar to be teaching in a school that
                      
                                                                                         signed treaties with the Crown, leaving a significant number       has made it clear that the rights of
                                                  of outstanding claims to Aboriginal title and rights.           Aboriginal people are a central part of
                                    
                                                                                                       “There’s a lot at stake for First Nations in B.C. as well as     the constitutional law in this country,”
                                                                                                                                                                                        •
                                    
                                                                                                     for British Columbians generally,” explains Johnston.             says Johnston.                                                                                                                                                In Rwanda, Kristina Michaux worked
                                    
                                                                                                    “There’s so much that needs to be resolved and courts are                                                                                                                                                                         on a micronutrient powders study.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        blue and gold
              ubcconferences.com              okanagan.ubcconferences.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Heather Amos

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The UBC Thunderbirds are not just           more comprehensive assessment. For
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        about blue and gold anymore, they’re        example, food services at Athletics &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        adopting a bit of green too.                Recreation venues had a larger water
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           UBC Athletics & Recreation               footprint than travel.
        Deluxe Hotel Suites, West Coast Style                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           asked some of the university’s top            Dolf, who developed the International
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        sustainability researchers to measure       Olympic Committee supported
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the overall environmental footprint of      Sustainable Sport and Event Toolkit,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        its facilities and programs, and devise a   was asked to perform the assessment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        tool to track progress.                     after he conducted a pilot study
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Led by PhD student Matt Dolf             measuring the carbon footprint of a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        of UBC’s Centre for Sport and               UBC Thunderbirds men’s basketball
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sustainability, the Life Cycle              game. Athletics & Recreation was eager
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Assessment measured the impact of           to learn more about the overall impact
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thunderbird teams, venues and events        of its 20+ sports venues, 23 varsity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        on climate change, human health, water      teams, and the 200 events it hosts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        withdrawal, resource depletion and          annually.
 EVERYONE CAN STAY WITH US                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ecosystem quality. The first university       Recommendations to minimize the
 ALL YEAR ROUND                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         to conduct this type of comprehensive       TBirds' footprint include promoting
 Upscale accommodation for faculty, business travellers,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                analysis, UBC developed the tool            biking or public transit to attend varsity
 and visitors who want to enjoy the spectacular natural setting.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        for sport and athletic organizers to        games and recreational community
  •   Centrally located on campus                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       continually track their impact.             activities, lighting and mechanical
  •   Fully-equipped kitchen and complimentary wireless internet                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The results? The annual carbon            retrofits, and education initiatives
  •   Ideal for short or long term stays                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                footprint of the TBirds is 8,300 tonnes     for staff and participants. Athletics &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        of carbon dioxide equivalents, roughly      Recreation has also hired two interns
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the same as the greenhouse gases            to extend the research and help
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                                               T 604 822 1000
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                                               Book online                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              emitted by 2,600 return flights to          implement sustainability solutions.
                                               www.ubcconferences.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   London, UK. At 72 per cent, facilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        were the largest climate change
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        contributor, followed by travel of both
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        athletes and spectators at 24 per cent.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Food, office, waste, communication, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        accommodation made up the remaining
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        four per cent.




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                              VANCOUVER SCHOOL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           But the study went beyond the
                              OF THEOLOGY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               carbon footprint to examine four other
                              presents
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        environmental factors–human health,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        water withdrawal, resource depletion
     VANCOUVER                DR. DAVID G. BENNER                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and ecosystem quality–generating a
 SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY
                              2012 Somerville Lecturer
                                                                               Second-year Tbird Andrew Darcovich was shocked to learn that men commit more than 60,000 assaults against women each year in B.C.                                                                                                        Athletics carbon footprint.
                              SEPTEMBER 27–29, 2012                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         72% Venues
                                                                               We've all overheard comments that make us cringe but few of               Business student. “Men have to be part of      or add anything to those conversations,”       Students are being invited to take part
                              SPIRITUALITY &                                   us intervene. That's not good enough for a group of UBC
                                                                               football players. This fall, they are not only planning to speak
                                                                                                                                                         the solution because we are the problem.”
                                                                                                                                                            The football players are being asked to
                                                                                                                                                                                                        says Darcovich. “As a rookie, hearing one of
                                                                                                                                                                                                        the veterans speak out can really make an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       in bystander training and will then help
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       educate their peers.
                              TRANSFORMATION                                   up, but the students-athletes are also asking others to do the            use their status as role models and leaders    impression.”                                    “History is filled with examples where
                              Public lectures & workshop                       same.                                                                     in the community to do something positive.        By showing others on campus that            people knew something was wrong and
                                                                                 The UBC Thunderbird football team and the university’s Access             “You have to do more than say violence is    it is acceptable to call out harassing or      they were afraid to speak out because
                              Registration required for workshop,              and Diversity office have partnered with the BC Lions and the             wrong, you have to step in,” he said. “Think   discriminatory behaviour, the TBirds and       no one else was,” said C.J. Rowe, who is
                              contact registrar@vst.edu
                                                                               Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA) for their Be More Than            how hurt you would be if that was someone      UBC’s Access and Diversity office hope         coordinating the really? campaign for
Dr. David G. Benner is an internationally known clinical                       A Bystander campaign—a campaign to end violence against women.            you loved—your mom, your sister or your        others will follow suit.                       Access and Diversity.
psychologist, author and lecturer whose life’s work has been                   The athletes have gone through training and instead of staying            friend. It’s closer than anyone thinks.”         “We want students to take the initiative        UBC recently recognized and honoured
directed toward the promotion of the well-being of the inner
life of persons, focusing in particular on the ways in which                   mute while they witness harmful conversations or acts, they’re               In the training, Jackson Katz, a U.S.       in changing the culture,” says Janet Mee,      a group of Japanese Canadian students
psychological and spiritual dynamics interact in the depths of the             prepared to speak up.                                                     academic in the area of men’s roles in         the director of Access and Diversity. “By      after failing to speak up for them in 1942,
soul. The underlying passion of his life has been the understanding             “All you have to do is say ‘this isn’t right,’” says second year TBird   breaking the silence around violence           developing the capacity to speak out,          when they were forced to leave the West
and pursuit of transformation—not merely healing or even
growth, but the unfolding of the self associated with a journey of             Andrew Darcovich, who went through the three-day training                 against women, taught the athletes how         students learn what it means to contribute     Coast and their studies. Champions
awakening. Dr. Benner has authored or edited 26 books which                    program with four of his teammates and a group of BC Lions.               to step in and speak up without shutting       to a civil and socially just society.”         of UBC's really? and Be More than a                                                                                  24% Travel
have been translated into 15 foreign languages.                                  When Darcovich, a receiver from White Rock, volunteered to              down the conversation.                            Alongside the partnership with the          Bytstander campaigns never want to see
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1.4% Accommodation
                                                                               take part in the program, he was excited to spend some time with             Violence isn’t the only problem.            BC Lions and EVA, Access and Diversity         this happen again.
        For detailed information regarding lectures and                        the BC Lions. As he read up about violence against women, he              Darcovich says sexist, racist or other jokes   has expanded the really? campaign—a             “When students leave UBC, we want them                                                                              1.1% Waste
          workshop contact registrar@vst.edu or visit:
                                                                               was shocked to learn that men commit more than 60,000 assaults            in the locker room can be just as toxic.       campaign that aims to prevent violence         to feel confident in speaking out against
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1.1%   O ce
                       www.vst.edu                                             against women every year in B.C.                                            “Now that I’ve gone through this             by giving bystanders a tool to speak out       injustice,” said Rowe.                                                                                               0.3% Food
                                                                                “That really hit home for me,” says the Sauder School of                 program, I think carefully before I speak      —to focus on all forms of discrimination.                                                                                                                           0.2% Communication



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