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UBC PhD Career Outcomes report shows increasing career diversity

2 hours agoAs stated in a report detailing the career outcomes of 3,790 former PhD students, 88 per cent of graduates are employed. While the majority works in higher education, there's increasing career diversity in the private and public sectors.

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News

Man seriously injured after falling off Wreck cliffs, expected to recover

10 hours agoEarly this morning, a man survived falling 30 metres down a cliff near Wreck Beach. He sustained serious injuries but expected to recover. His name and age have not been released yet, and it has not been confirmed whether he is a UBC student.

Emails reveal UBC caved to donor backlash over Furlong affair

3 days, 22 hours agoOver 900 pages of emails obtained by the National Post reveal the behind-the-scenes public relations commotion surrounding the John Furlong controversy that began in December. Namely, donor input proved to serve a major role in the reinstatement.

Culture

Wikipedia edit-a-thon raises awareness for female artists

1 week, 5 days agoOn Saturday, March 18 volunteers exceeded their goal to create 24 new Wikipedia pages for female artists featured in the Belkin Art Gallery and edit countless more under the auspices of the Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon movement.

1 week, 5 days ago“It’s too overtly politically correct. The diversity doesn’t look right,” she said. “In fact, the crowd is so diverse, each person in the crowd tokenized to represent a specific identity, that it blurs all connection to place or movement.”

2 weeks, 5 days agoVibes Are Dope — or VIBES ARE DOPE — is a blog that makes the claim that it’s “the most important website on the internet.” Bold words considering it has existed for just over a year, has 130 Instagram followers and twice as many Facebook likes.

Sports

1 week, 6 days agoThere is no tiptoeing around it — the old pool was full of problems. The ceiling was constantly leaking, the showers were the extreme of hot or cold and you were lucky if you didn’t develop asthma. The fire alarm would go off for no rhyme or reason,

Opinion

Letter: Students and staff need to be consulted with changes to the faculty of applied science

3 days, 7 hours ago“Student feedback and consultation have been dismissed in favour of the desire to move forward with new initiatives at a rapid pace. This has disenfranchised individuals across the faculty who have no longer felt their opinions are valued.”

1 week, 2 days agoIn a post on his Vancouver Sun staff blog earlier today, Todd penned a perfect addition to our spoof issue from the perspective of an old, ornery white man in a comfortable position of privilege who is upset at Breitbarf for making fun of white men.

1 week, 3 days ago“Because of this, I would recommend including in the policy a right for the respondent to produce evidence as well as a direction to the investigator to inform them of that right and of the types of evidence that may be relevant.”

1 week, 4 days ago"Besides the communication difference, the professors and lecturers here have been really similar to UBC — a good classroom balance of lecture and discussion, ready and willing to answer questions and passionate teachers."

Features

Our Campus: You'll hear If Not, Winter at the AMS Block Party

3 weeks, 3 days ago“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.”

1 month ago“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.”

1 month agoThe 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.

1 month, 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?

Science

Editor's note: Why you should march for science

1 week, 1 day agoScience is the idea that through questioning and testing those questions — through trying again and again and again until something works, and then sharing those findings with the world — we can make the world a better place for everyone.

1 week, 2 days agoWe've rounded up the top ten most-read science section stories since May 1 of last year. Perhaps unsurprisingly, space-based stories dominate the list as do drug-related stories (yes, caffeine is a drug and it is addictive).

2 weeks, 1 day agoA few years ago, researchers at Tsinghua University in Beijing approached UBC SPPH researcher Dr. Michael Brauer with a proposal for a massive study linking global air pollution and international trade.

3 weeks, 3 days agoFish mean many things to many different people throughout BC. To the many coastal First Nations peoples, they are an important source of subsistence and an integral element of culture. For the Haida Nation of Haida Gwaii, herring reign supreme.