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After financial loss, Continuing Studies to be restructured

4 days, 5 hours agoAs of July 1, 2017, the division of Extended Learning (UBC ExL) will replace the 26-year-old division of Continuing Studies. This follows a Senate vote, beginning its transition to becoming a primarily administrative unit.

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UBC students who sat in House of Commons on Women’s Day share their stories

3 days, 7 hours agoThis “takeover” was part of a larger three-day event — four days for Indigenous delegates — called the “Daughters of the Vote,” created by Equal Voice Canada, which advocates for increased female representation and involvement in Canadian politics.

“Examining Whiteness” — UBC hosts panel discussion

4 days, 2 hours ago“The word ‘white’ was coined by the English settlers that arrived here and that’s who they call ‘the white man,’” said Larry Grant, Elder-in-Residence at the First Nations House of Learning. “But what is ‘white’?”

Pending court decision, BDS to go to referendum April 3

4 days, 5 hours agoThe referendum was originally supposed to be held earlier — either during AMS elections or the last week of March — but was postponed after a court order was secured by Logan Presch, a UBC student, and his legal representation.

Culture

Review: Mongolian throat singing is unlike anything else

7 hours agoKhöömei — the long, low overtone emanating from the singers' throats — is hypnotic and calming. Anda Union brought it from their homes in Mongolia and filled the Chan Centre with a sound the likes of which it has never played host to before.

10 hours agoWe’re one week away from April and it’s the time of the year where the semester is winding down, but we haven’t the slightest amount of courage to face the Everest-high pile of assignments that’s amassed itself throughout the semester.

23 hours agoChoral music is a profoundly moving auditory experience. Hearing delicate voices fill the space of a hall, chapel or theatre is a serene and unmatched musical event. On March 26, The Choir of King's College will perform at the Chan Centre.

5 days, 10 hours agoQuinn XCII is your standard white, Midwestern blog rapper. He fit the venue of Fortune Sound Club perfectly — a small and intimate venue for primarily electronic music-backed artists with tight production.

Sports

T-Birds 5-on-5: Savvy swimmers

9 hours agoThere are many controversial whispers floating around the new aquatic centre. Why is the sauna always broken? What’s up with the size of the change rooms? Is the lazy river as amazing as it sounds? Rest assured that in the T-Birds 5-on-5 this week o

11 hours ago“[Our] discussions originally when it was launched were the concerns about the use of the word ‘rave’ attached to the word yoga and how would we promote a health event that was healthy and avoided substance abuse. But as the development of program co

6 days, 9 hours agoThe Thunderbirds' last game of the tourney would decide who finished third and fourth in the final rankings. Their opponent, the McMaster University Marauders, swept the game 3-0 to claim U Sports bronze. Byron Keturakis recorded 31 assists but

1 week agoAfter the win on Thursday, UBC fell 1-0 in the semifinal game on Saturday against the McGill University Martlets. The game was scoreless right until the final three minutes of the third period, where a goal by McGill’s Gabrielle Davidson carried the

Opinion

Letter: The new pool gave me dry skin, a rash and probably rosacea

5 days, 9 hours ago"The architecture made me feel like a Scandinavian aqua babe and the facility itself reminded me that recreational swimming was a pretty great way to get exercise and relieve stress. Then, just as I was most vulnerable, the chlorine betrayed me."

6 days, 3 hours ago"New city, who dis? In the last article, I was still in the beautiful — although quiet — city of Bordeaux, France. Now I'm in the bustling metropolis of 23+ million inhabitants that is Shanghai, China."

1 week, 3 days agoIf you hate the pattern, break it. Ask if they want to go on a date doing something you've never done before. Cooking class? Wine and painting? Rent bikes and ride around Stanley Park? Get our there and get moving. Force your relationship to move.

1 week, 6 days agoWhat goes on in the Senate chambers can often feel very overwhelming or dull to the average student, and the dockets posted before every Senate meeting can be long and tedious to read. Here’s what to expect at the March 2017 Senate meeting.

Features

Which doctor

1 week agoPeak flu season is supposedly waning, but your voice is scratchy, your back hurts and your nose is runny. Are your symptoms related? Where should you go for help? What practices are safe and regulated?

1 week, 2 days ago“Are we at 100 per cent? Absolutely not. But we want to be challenged by it ... [so that] we can become better. We hear [students and staff] loud and clear — they want fresh, healthy ingredients and we’re transitioning to that.”

1 week, 5 days agoGiven that he was already sending Snapchats of dogs to his friends as he walked to and from classes, starting the page was a slam dunk. The only difference now is that he stops for a chat. “Now I talk to the people, and actually get to know the dogs

2 weeks agoEvery AMS election candidate running for exec positions is entitled to be reimbursed for a certain amount of money. It’s more complicated than just getting free money, though. Regulating campus spending is hard and cash can't buy you an election.

Science

When the going gets tough, some spiders make friends

4 days, 7 hours agoHaving worked with Anelosimus spiders for a long time, Aviles and Hoffman observed less social species found at higher elevations and more social species found at lower elevations. Social spiders are those that live in giant, cooperative webs.

4 days, 10 hours agoIt’s nearly impossible to ignore the current opioid crisis in Vancouver. Advertisements for Naloxone are plastered across campus. But is there another way to treat addiction and fight back against the opioid crisis?

4 days, 10 hours agoInitiatives have been introduced across Canada, focusing on youth mental health, and the findings of the study help to highlight areas that still require development, giving direction to future movements in the mental health field.

1 week agoQuasisymmetric Schur functions are a tool to help mathematicians solve problems. The problem is that they are so new and so theoretically ahead of the curve, no one even knows what problems to solve with them yet.