Intensive non-heritage Chinese courses (which includes CHIN 134, CHIN 234, CHIN 334 and CHIN 338) are targeted for students with no previous Chinese exposure or knowledge of Cantonese. Starting this September, they will no longer be offered.
Organized by an ad hoc group called Stand Up to Racism Metro Vancouver, the protest featured a carnival band and nearly 20 speakers. Over three hours, they offered different perspectives on the concepts of identity and discrimination.
Professors responded with disgust after poetry prof Stephen Guy-Bray tweeted an image of a note that was slipped under his office door Thursday evening. The student who wrote it says he knows how to end the “campus culture wars.”
With an $117.6 million investment, between 15 and 35 researchers are expected to be hired and maintained for seven years. This depends on the number of candidates who are eligible for either $350,000 or $1 million per year.
Back in the days when newspapers were inconveniently large and remarkably unwieldy, their back pages simmered gently with unrealized romantic desire, and there developed an acronymic dialect for those on the prowl.
A trope of the family-friendly Hollywood movie is that of the dead-eyed, “whatever”-sighing teenager. This teen is apathetic, bored, and nihilistic. They roll their eyes at family fun and take pleasure at resisting their parents’ values.
University is a time of great self-learning and a way to learn about things that may directly influence the way you see and experience the world. Most importantly, university is a chance to explore ourselves and what it means to be “me.”
As UBC launched its Centennial year in 2015, the AMS’s longtime archivist, Sheldon Goldfarb, has written a book that celebrates the essence and evolution of student experience and self-governance throughout the century.
“There’s financial factors, but the primary reason is we want to grow and expand our product,” said Nill. “By going into a location [that is] not experienced with university football, it helps us showcase the product.”
Looking out on Lindeman Lake feels as though your eyes have been veiled by an Instagram filter. Similar to Joffre Lakes, the water is turquoise; be warned, though, as the water is glacial. My partner nearly went into shock from jumping in.
These researchers, however important their work is to the advancement of sport, don’t usually take credit for their role in an athlete’s success and prefer to avoid the limelight. James Brotherhood is one of these sports scientists.
Canada sent a total of 84 athletes to Budapest, Hungary, for the competition, and walked away with seven medals. They picked up two more bronze medals in relay events, due in large part to two T-Birds stars: Yuri Kisil and Markus Thormeyer.
“Opportunities change plans. Job offers introduce new cities. Friends move and jobs stay. The future is flexible. You're not going to ruin anything by not setting anything in stone yet. You still have a year left.”
“I understand the appeal of a vegan pizza restaurant on-campus given that plant-based options are limited at Mercante’s and Pi R Squared. But there are still options. May I suggest Pi R Squared’s Vegan Deluxe pizza or Mercante’s Margherita pizza?”
“Welcome to UBC! It can be scary but the reality is you will make friends. How do I know? Because tens of thousands of first years come every year in September and all of them make friends. Residence is like the perfect recipe for friendships.”
Agenda items can seem long, mysterious and confusing without the proper background, making it difficult to see how these issues affect students. Here’s what to watch out for in the upcoming AMS Council meeting on August 9.
“There’s never no interest in food, because everyone loves food.” said Kwok, while noting that the two fielded dozens of applications to write, photograph and edit in their first round of recruitment last year.
“We’re trying to break down the wall between the ivory tower and the broader political community and to recognize that there is a role for thinking about politics as a practice — not just as theory,” said Cameron.
“There’s a depth of research at Canadian universities, but often the challenge is ‘how does that research then get presented in a way that is accessible to the public?,’” he said. “And that’s what journalists are very good at.”
Clubs don’t simply ask students for their money in the name of charity — they’ll sell things, organize gigantic parties, put themselves through challenges or even chop off their hair in their efforts to tackle worldwide issues.
Gender inequity in STEM has long been an issue at universities and beyond. The Michael Smith Laboratories hosted the fourth annual Maker Camp, which brought together 24 girls to take part in everything from Arduino coding to craftivism.
Have you ever seen a face that wasn’t really there? If your food looks terrified and your mop is giving you the stink-eye, don’t worry — you’re not crazy. Local artists are exploring our ability to see faces everywhere & a scientist explains how.
White, circular dots have been popping up on UBC windows. And they are more than just decorative glass stickers. They could actually reduce birds’ collisions with windows, possibly saving their lives.
Net neutrality’s existence is currently on the chopping block in the United States. In response, the internet has imploded yet again, with calls to “Save the Internet” seen in mid-July by popular websites including Reddit, Amazon, Imgur and Google.