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Former directors and faculty say the crisis at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS) reflects a trend of conflict as the university and the donor family grapple over the institute’s mandate, direction and independence.

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Although I was born and raised in Korea, I left home at the age of 12 and I grew up in two different countries. Being in an environment with very few Korean people around me, I often felt disconnected to my own roots and this exchange seemed to be a great opportunity.

Just because it’s a new year and new semester doesn’t mean that you have re-imagine your lifestyle — and we suggest not doing so. The urge to fix and address every single aspect of your life is the exact reason why it’s so hard to stick to resolutions in the first place.

I hadn’t gone ice skating in over a decade, and based on previous memories, I was sure that I would hate it. To my surprise, I not only remembered how to skate, but I also found myself enjoying it.

"I’m aware that in the workforce, two weeks off is a sizeable and enviable vacation. But for students, the holidays aren’t a luxury — they’re pedagogically beneficial and vital for our collective mental and physical health."

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This month, the Ubyssey team took a look back at the biggest stories of the year with the people who reported them. Through interviews with some of our award-winning editors, we’re giving you updates on the stories that you might have missed, or have had big updates since they initially broke.

On the second episode of Extra Credit, reporter and producer Jack Lamming delves into at the impact of the First and Second World Wars on UBC. Looking back, he found stories of failed exams, weaponized balloons and a lost streetcar system.

On our first episode, “Definitely Irish,” reporter Zak Vescera and producer Jack Lamming took a look at the influx of young Irish people who rent in Dunbar over the summer. They managed to get to the bottom of why the Irish come to Vancouver and whether they are discriminated against when they look for housing and jobs.