The strike vote comes after bargaining for a new collective agreement between Unifor, the union that represents more than 5,000 shuttle, SeaBus and maintenance workers, and Coast Mountain Bus Company, a TransLink subsidiary, broke off on October 3.
Featuring far-right speakers Ricardo Duchesne and Mark Hecht, the talk was about free speech as it pertains to the immigration debate.
The climate crisis is among the top priorities for voters in the 2019 federal election and all the major parties have proposed plans to address it, but they vary greatly both in terms of their policy promises and their likely feasibility and impact.
The AMS’s annual Academic Experience Survey has polled graduate students since 2017, but 2019 marks the first year where graduate student data was separated from undergraduate data in the report released in collaboration with research firm Insights West.
Tensions will be running high for many Canadian citizens at UBC. But will the same tension be felt by the non-Canadian students?
As we head deeper into the 2019 federal election, students and faculty members with dual citizenship at UBC can fulfill their civic duty and vote for their representatives in the House of Commons. Some dual citizens may have been born here but didn’t grow up in Canada at all. It can be a little more uncomfortable — if you don’t feel engaged in Canadian politics, should you bother voting at all?
From a special polling station in the AMS Student Nest to advanced polling over Thanksgiving weekend across the country, Elections Canada has made voting for students an easy process — so long as they are on Canadian soil.
Yes, it’s pronounced “Baxter-and.” One word.
Riding a bike offers an experience that is distinctly unique. With the same energy exertion, you can go further with a bike than you can when you run — and unlike when you are in a car or bus, you are actively moving as you push down on the pedals.
It was a stellar weekend for the UBC Thunderbirds women's soccer while the men's team and women's field hockey stay undefeated Friday through Sunday
It took over a month but the Thunderbirds finally claimed their first win of the Canada West season Friday night in Regina, beating the Rams 33–28.
Football, men's hockey, women's field hockey and men's volleyball stuggled over the weekend while women's hockey won big against MacEwan and men's rugby snuck away with a win against UBCO Ravens RUFC.
But I like to have good grades, and I always weigh the pros and cons carefully inside my head. Do I not show up to office hours and risk having a mediocre grade? Or do I suck it up, show up and potentially increase my chances of scoring an A?
“I chose to do it in an open session because I happen to believe that transparency is key to accountability and therefore most sessions of the Board should be open. As to why I have decided to resign can be summarized in the following three reasons.“
“There are students marching at the front of climate strikes, advocating for social justice, and pushing our government to do better. Why are their voices not being broadcast onto that stage?“
”As members of the largest voting bloc in Canada, voters ages 18 to 24 — in large part university students — have the most power to effect change, hold federal party leaders to account and make our voices heard.”
“I don’t think I would be happy with graduating if I don’t feel like I’ve made any progress, and making the dean aware and more professors aware of the power that they have in shaping how students feel."
Rushing through the cobblestone streets, between rows upon rows of whitewashed wooden buildings, I thought I could easily spot the massive art pieces but somehow I managed to miss them all.
“Working within the [in-care] system, it can be really hard to actually engage on that level of systemic change. It seems a little bit more feasible to do it from the outside, and more effective.”
During her studies, Lightfoot maintained “a lens that always looked at Indigenous political struggles, Indigenous rights struggles, global politics for Indigenous peoples.”
“So often, because of all this emphasis on getting antibiotics in quickly, that’s what clinicians do,” said Sweet.
“We have been looking at different side effects with this class of antibiotics for actually a few years now,” said Etminan.
“There’s been a lot of research on various herbs that can enhance immune system function, macrophage activity, natural killer cell activity and enhancing the white blood cell activity in the body,” said Yardley.
But Chan also identified timber management and liquefied natural gas (LNG) policy as areas where the province could be doing more.
From the humble beginning as a single train station with a mile of track, the Skytrain has become one of the central arteries of Vancouver. This month, reporter and producer Jack Lamming explored the past, present and future of the Skytrain, and whether the lines will ever extend to UBC.
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.
It took decades and a massive student revolution to get it built.
I don’t regret that cosmological decision. Cause here I am people stellar and brain injured. Bet that’s a disability youse ain’t never considered.
I wonder why my friends hesitate to say ‘no,’ or why they think respectful men are not attractive or exciting enough. I wonder why my friends have to constantly reiterate who they are to people they barely know, just to feel a little bit safer in their non-binary bodies.
Two pairs of teammates — one rookie and one veteran — reflected on what it means to be a UBC student, what it means to be a Thunderbird and how those perceptions change throughout an athlete’s journey.