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All about that brand

1 day, 11 hours agoFashion has always been a big part of popular culture, but with time and increasing media exposure, it has also become how some people shape their identities. A brand name adds value to whatever product you’re buying beyond what you would use it for.

Places to Be: Bugaboo Provincial Park

1 day, 13 hours agoTucked away in eastern BC, just before Alberta, Bugaboo Provincial Park is one of those gems that our trip-planner Ori insisted we had to do before the season closed. Any hope of finding signal was long gone and we were blankly staring at a badly-pi

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RCMP asks UBC to be on lookout for missing 12-year-old

1 day, 14 hours agoUniversity RCMP have asked the campus community to be on the lookout for a 12 year-old girls who has been missing from Norma Rose Point School since 8 a.m. this morning. She is described as Caucasian and 5’2” with long red hair.

Two UBC alumni donate $1 million each to help UBC entrepreneurs

2 days, 17 hours agoThe size of these donations by Glenn Walsh and Greg Peet is a testament to the success of the e@UBC program. The program started in 2013 with $1.5 million invested into 12 ventures as a kind of a pilot.

Can you opt out of the AMS?

3 days, 10 hours agoStudents may now “resign” from UBC’s AMS, thanks to new provincial legislation. Under that legislation, students are also entitled to a number of court remedies if their society has “oppressed” or “unfairly prejudiced” them.


Preview: PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

2 days, 14 hours agoBringing in the new year is the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. Starting January 16 and continuing for three weeks, this diverse, contemporary festival is sure to inspire imagination with something available for every taste.

3 days, 13 hours agoVân-Ánh Vanessa Võ’s fingers are moving like small ants, scattering all over the bamboo of the ?àn tranh — a 16-stringed instrument from Vietnam. They crawl across the neck, drawing forth what I imagine you might hear at the pearly gates.


New Aquatic Centre will be open to public in January 2017

1 day, 13 hours ago“There is excitement for the space from the academic faculties,” said Stephane Delisle, senior manager of programs and facilities at the Aquatic Centre. “Due to the accessibility of the facility, there are physical therapy and rehabilitation capabili

2 days, 10 hours agoAfter a couple more competitions in Victoria and Boston, the teams headed to the Niagara Region in early November for the Canadian University Rowing Championships, which was held in the small city of Welland, Ontario. Men’s team coach Mike Pearce emp

5 days, 4 hours agoBirds kept getting buckets in whatever way they liked, whereas Heat players threw one brick after another in the face of stifling Birds’ defence. Full-court pressure from the Birds forced consecutive turnovers from the Heat and turned the majority o

5 days, 7 hours agoWinning 2-1 on Friday night, UBC found themselves going into the Christmas break on a loss as Calgary came back Saturday to defeat the T-Birds 4-1. With these two results, the ’Birds go into Winter break with a 5-10-1 record. They now sit in s


Their Campus: Ending my time in Edinburgh

3 days, 14 hours agoI’ve lived in Vancouver my entire life. I always knew that I wanted to go to UBC and I have no regrets about the choices I’ve made. The lifestyle in Vancouver — yoga, kale, fancy coffee, Lululemon — is one I feel I fit into.

4 days, 4 hours agoOn one hand, pursuing busyness and overexerting ourselves to the point of having no leisure time can be harmful to our health — on the other, however, research shows that having too much spare time can be just as harmful as not having enough of it

4 days, 13 hours agoDecember 3 was the United Nation’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This year’s theme is “Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want” and can be summed up in four words: “Leave no one behind.”


Why don't UBC students care about the Thunderbirds?

1 day, 14 hours agoThere are no real or set answers in this field. The groups have largely found things that work and have stuck to them. More confetti, half-time shows, cozy hoodie,s free pancakes, drunk engineers, cheer-leaders, marching bands and shirt tosses.

1 week, 2 days agoLast week’s pro-life protests and the counter-protests that sprung up next to them generated a lot of discourse on campus. UBC has a history of abortion activism, on both sides of the issue, stretching back to the 1970s.

1 week, 4 days agoDespite recording close to 70 visits per month since Singh took over the coordinator role in April, many students don’t have a good sense of what the service is for. This has led to some amusing experiences for Singh.


Picking a contraceptive? There's an app for that

13 hours agoWondered which birth control options are out there beyond the advice of your friend’s sister’s cousin who liked the pill? Despite still not having access to Uber, UBC is about to get an app for that.

1 day, 9 hours agoStudying in comfort isn’t bad for your grades, but it’s not good for your body. So when you’re picking a studying position and space, put on some pyjamas and get comfy, but make sure to keep your back straight and breathing.

4 days, 15 hours agoScience says no — an all nighter is definitely not worth it. According to a sleep deprivation experiment in college students “sleep loss depletes effort.” In short, the less sleep a student gets, the less effort they put into tasks the next day

4 days, 15 hours agoIt’s not a myth. Music can help you concentrate while you’re studying, but according to science, only instrumental tracks. Anything else is just about as helpful as your roommate blab in your ear about their wild night out while you’re cramming.