News

Following an election within the UBC Board of Governors (BoG), it was announced today that former Vice-Chair Michael Korenberg has been made the new chair. BoG member Sandra Cawley succeeds Korenberg as the new vice-chair.

Culture

During previous years, students have been instructed to come back to campus in September with a handful of characters they had encountered during the break, and it was from these characters that the storylines and themes of their feature length and Dogme 95-inspired film were made.

Sports

The Sunshine Coast is a nature lover’s paradise. Paddle boarding, golfing, scuba diving, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, skiing and snowshoeing are all popular activities depending on the season.

Opinion

“February at UBC seems most aptly summed up in a single word: temptation. There’s the obvious highkey scouting for a Valentine’s Day date, but there are quite a few subtler allures.”

“As your student representatives on the BoG, we are here to keep you in the loop with what is up at Board  —  but if you ever want to learn more, you can check out the BoG website for full dockets, agendas and documents.”

“For the next five months I have decided to heed this piece of wisdom, disregard the clock, and live on a flexible, caffeinated schedule and make the most of it whether it be in sunlight or moonlight.”

“You are so brave. If no one has told you, I’m telling you now. You are brave for taking on so many tasks and challenging yourself in an environment where stress is encouraged.”

Features

Put a towel down. Or don’t, and just make sure you’ve got a change of sheets ready if you ever have guests over. Period blood is sterile — there’s nothing to worry about unless the sight of blood makes you faint.

Now, here we are: on our third date about to make love for the first time. It’s then that he tells me he hasn’t been with anyone since he was sick.

Often questions about sex can leave us at a loss for an answer — we draw a blank or grin with reddening faces because we simply don’t know. And in this space of uncertainty is the potential to explore new, fun, nerve-wracking and informative perspectives, allowing us to better understand ourselves on the path to honest answers.

Science

Incorporated as a club in 2015, UBC BIOMOD focuses its work every year on the annual BIOMOD competition in San Francisco, which brings together undergraduate design teams from around the world to showcase their biomolecular design projects.

John Watkins’s Across the Board is an exploration of mathematical puzzles and conundrums about the chessboard. It is not about the game of chess itself but rather the fascinating mathematics behind the chessboard and the pieces that traverse it.