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How UBC grades your broad-based admissions essays

5 days, 17 hours agoThe Ubyssey has pursued UBC's rubrics for how broad-based admissions are graded for the past four years. Now, provided by a person with access to the document, we have the version that UBC used in 2016 to grade applications.

Candidates for 2017 AMS elections announced

4 days, 16 hours agoSeveral referendum questions were also announced as officially being on the elections ballot. This is not a complete list, as the deadline to submit completed referendum petitions (with 1,000 student signatures) is February 24.

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Board of Governors approves no fossil fuel Sustainable Future Fund

2 days, 18 hours agoThe Board also voted to increase investment in the fund by $5 million per year for a period of three years, bringing the total investment fund to $25 million. The original investment was a $10 million contribution from the Trek endowment.

Interviews for Steven Galloway’s replacement as creative writing chair set

4 days, 17 hours agoAccording to an email sent out to creative writing students this morning, interviews have been scheduled with three finalists for the position of chair of the department. This person will fill the role that Galloway left vacant when he was fired.

Faculty Association president Mark Mac Lean steps down

4 days, 22 hours agoPresident of the UBC Faculty Association (FA), Mark Mac Lean, will be stepping down from his role as of June 30, 2017. Instead, he will be further pursuing his academic role within the university as a faculty member and head of the math department.


Fight the Power: A playlist to resist the bollocks of 2017

3 days, 17 hours agoWe’re only a month into 2017 and we can already tell that it's going to be a really shitty year. Brexit is going to happen, the far right might take power in France, senseless acts of racism and violence have spread into Canada.

6 days, 13 hours agoStudent films are a very special thing, in good ways but also in very bad ways. The majority of the time you get something that looks like it was made by a bored ninth grader the day before his media project was due.

1 week agoManual Cinema's Ava/Ada was an unforgettable experience that will stick in my mind as one of the more impressive pieces of theatre/film/puppetry that I have ever seen. If you should ever have the opportunity to see them perform, take it.


T-Birds ruin Alberta's perfect record, hands them their first losses of the season

22 hours agoWith alumni and former coaches in the stands, the ’Birds did not disappoint. They took the first set in Friday’s game, winning it by a close score of 25-22. The Golden Pandas responded in dominating fashion, taking the second set 25-18. Determined, U

1 day, 16 hours agoNot only are most of these athletes single and ready to mingle, but we were also able to dig up some dirt on the best campus spots (and workouts!) to share with your dates in 2017. We were lucky enough to have some athletes exclusively spill which T

4 days, 23 hours ago“It’s an honour to be inducted into the hall of fame that has so many members who have made incredible contributions as a builder, coach, or player — it’s a great honour to be included in that company,” said Huband.


Op-ed: We suspect that Loafe hires from a Ralph Lauren catalogue

2 days, 17 hours agoAlmost every day is punctuated with a “want to get coffee?” when we get bored and need that sweet, frothy fix. Usually we go to Uppercase, but on those occasions when we really want to treat ourselves, we go to Loafe.

6 days, 16 hours agoWe feel that financial spending is an important indicator of the trustworthiness and actions of an institution, and as a society in charge of about $20 million in student fees this year alone, the AMS has a big responsibility.

6 days, 21 hours ago"Every few weeks, your elected student government meets on a Wednesday night to talk about issues concerning the AMS. Agenda items can seem long, mysterious and confusing without the proper background."


The joy of sexting

1 week agoVeronica Ciastko is a second year arts student at the University of British Columbia, hoping to major in creative writing. She's an avid reader and lover of words, which would explain her love for sexting.

1 week agoHailey Rollheiser is a fifth-year English literature major who hopes that none of her immediate family (sorry Dad), her employer, or her previous sexual partners read what she’s written in this issue.

1 week agoCamelia Alikashani is a second-year GRSJ major who wants to pursue a career in law. She probably spends way too much of her spare time online-shopping and tagging people in memes, and occasionally enjoys trying her hand at a sudoku puzzle.

1 week agoKate Colenbrander is the current video editor at The Ubyssey and the woman of your dreams. If you believe you are her fiance please e-mail videos@ubyssey.ca. If you have concerns about your vagina please call a doctor.


10 science YouTube channels that'll make you really fun at parties

2 days, 16 hours agoA few week ago, we published a list of nerdy books that would make you an annoying know-it-all at parties. We forgot that it's 2017 and no one reads anymore so we put together a list of our favourite nerdy YouTube channels.

5 days, 22 hours agoHumans are capable of making rational decisions, but not all the time. Like when you decide to go home with that stranger at the bar instead of calling it a night? When it comes to mating, fruit flies can be pretty picky.

5 days, 22 hours agoEveryone knows that ambrosia of post-secondary life. Its very aroma gives inspiration for last-minute assignments and provides the strength to conquer early morning lectures. Yes, it’s coffee! But did you know coffee is also a laxative?

6 days, 21 hours agoThe competition was set up to engage students in finding solutions for some of our current and potential future challenges within the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. UBC students won in three of the five categories.