As Danielle Brisebois, a fifth-year outside-hitter, served at game-point, a hush fell over the spectator-filled bleachers. The Pandas’ reception went too long and UBC left-side hitter Laura MacTaggart ended the game with a two-handed smackdown.
This program aims to end the systemic discrimination of gender and sexual minorities by providing BC educators with lesson plans on sexual orientation and gender identity terminology, as well as ways to create inclusive classrooms and community.
VPD assessed that Ratelle “poses a risk of significant harm to the safety of young women, particularly those 16 to 25 years-old.” He was also evaluated to have “a moderate to high risk for violent and sexual re-offending.”
“UBC continues to advance in sustainability across teaching, learning, research, as well as operations in infrastructure and engagement of the broader community," said John Madden, director of sustainability and engineering.
After crying on the phone to my mum, my best friend told me to meet him in our high school’s dance studio, where all of my friends were waiting to run and hug me while “Celebration” by Kool and the Gang drowned out my sobs.
My cousin, Ryan, and I were both born in Atlanta, Georgia in the Southern US about a year apart. As kids we wrestled, caught bullfrogs, and swung on a rusty tire swing among the peachtrees at our grandparents house.
On May 6th, the Chali-Rosso Art Gallery commemorated Canada’s 150th anniversary with the unveiling of Salvador Dali’s 1979, Dance of Time, a seven-foot tall and 860 lb bronze sculpture of a dancing clock, valued at $750,000.
A lot of bands have weird and crazy stories about the way that they all met. The Cut Losses are no different. Patrick McWilliams almost gave up on music before rediscovering it through literature classes and songwriting in high school.
With impressive numbers on saddle, UBC took home their first team reserve high point — a second place finish — at the UO Hunt Seat Show in Oregon in January. The team was never large enough in past seasons to gain points for a team award.
“Professor Ono’s been really supportive of it and it’s great to have a president that’s willing to help start these talks,” said McKaig. “Then it’s up to us with the schools to see if we can make it work.”
Sunday was a proud day for Alex Morrison and his family. The Thunderbirds wide receiver was drafted 29th overall at the CFL Entry Draft by the Montreal Alouettes. Morrison was the lone Thunderbirds player to be drafted in the eight-round draft.
Disconnected, offline and just holding a camera, we explored the town with an open mind that trip. Although I frequent the Okanagan Valley every year, there is always something new and inspiring to discover.
“Agenda items can seem long, mysterious and confusing without the proper background, making it difficult to see how these issues affect students. Here’s what to watch out for in the upcoming AMS Council meeting on May 17.”
“A relationship shouldn’t be in competition with the ones of the past, because you can never win against a romanticized past. Your relationship should be in the present not in the past. You shouldn’t be shamed by your number of past sexual partners.”
“In all of my classes here, the final assignment or exam of the class is the only one that matters. It's worth 100% of my mark. In all my classes. All due within five days of each other. I can't afford to get below a 2:1 while here.”
The polls in this election are extremely close. Of course, that varies riding-by-riding, but don't fool yourself into thinking your vote doesn't count. Strange things can happen in provincial politics.
“People feel like we’re a special niche within Canada — we are, but it’s not a pedestal thing. We are the first people of this land [and] that needs to be accepted in a way that brings us into an equal footing so that we have equal voice.”
“We’re a folky band, [but we incorporate] things like random bars of 5/4, bass solos, weird breakdowns when we get a midi pad out — little things like that. So we’re folky, but something’s off about our folky-ness.”
“For Safai, music is a universal method for reaching people in dark places looking for a hand to grasp, but finding none. Safai had to help herself, and she hopes that those in similar situations are now finding company and solace in her songs.”
The Ubyssey is investigating UBC’s Student Union Okanagan (UBCSUO) after it ran unprecedented deficits in 2015 and 2016 — more than $300,000 each year, or about 23 per cent of annual revenue, while simultaneously running an ineffective grant program.
To kick off the search, Provost Angela Redish hosted a town hall on May 8 for the science community at UBC. All humour aside, attendees stated that the new dean should be an excellent, courageous and communicative scientist.
In nature, good bacteria help keep water clean — inspiring UBC’s Pierre Bérubé’s simpler water filtration system. The new system is beneficial in communities where the resources to operate a conventional water treatment system are not available.
The researchers gave 154 young men cocktails with vodka, and labelled the drinks as either “vodka-Red Bull cocktails” or just “vodka cocktails” to test whether the participants who were told about the Red Bull would feel more drunk.
How can tiny nanoparticles help hugely complex endeavours like medical diagnostics? For addressing this & similar questions, UBC's Dr. Russ Algar was one of two researchers on campus honoured with a prestigious Sloan Fellowship.