More than a year after their previous one expired, the AMS and MoveUP — the union that represents 14 non-student permanent administration employees — are still without a collective agreement.
The day-long conference hosted different workshops and discussions that were scattered around many different buildings on campus. Divided into three levels — “Formation,” “Growth” and “Application” — the activities were also tailored to the attendants’ knowledge.
Eight faculty members have been named fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). The RSC is an institution that comprises the arts, humanities and sciences — one of its main purposes is to promote learning and research in the three academics.
VICE — an AMS addiction support service — was required to censor their materials for Imagine Day on the basis of keeping the event “family-friendly.”
For quite some time now, the UBC food scene has consistently been more and more disappointing. Students find themselves paying more and more for food of lesser quality and less in quantity.
If you want pub food or a beer, Mahoney’s is overpriced and lame; Gallery 2.0 has some of the most incompetent service I’ve ever seen and a sad, sad menu; and Koerner’s is great but a little off the beaten path and open at weirdly inconsistent times.
I talked to UBC School of Music professor David Metzer, who teaches musicology with an emphasis on pop music. Our conversation turned to questions larger than Owl City’s resurgence: What is pop music? And what makes some songs so easy to parody?
While fair trade practices sound utopic and altruistic in theory, in practice they come with a whole host of issues and questions, as raised by Professor Kurt Huebner and Professor Werner Antweiler in interviews with The Ubyssey.
The centre, funded primarily by the provincial government and the Whitecaps, boasts a 38,000-square-foot fieldhouse and five fields.
It’s that time of year again, when UBC Recreation offers a wide array of free classes that cause even the most unathletic students to consider getting their 60 minutes worth of daily physical exercise.
The last time the ’Birds lost a game was on November 5, 2015 during the CIS Championships when they fell 2-1 to the University of Guelph Gryphons.
On Friday, September 15, the Thunderbirds dismantled the University of Winnipeg Wesmen with a 5-0 final score. They then battled the University of Manitoba Bisons on Saturday to a 4-1 victory.
“There is a certain irony involved here. UBC has been very loudly ‘innovative’ sustainability agenda, part of which includes constraining individual car trips off and on campus.”
What goes on in the Senate chambers can often feel very overwhelming or dull to the average student, and the dockets posted before every Senate meeting can be long and tedious to read.
“Cardio machines go days or even weeks without being fixed, the towels used to wipe down equipment are few and far-between and the floor space for stretching could be advertised as an attractive nano unit after a quick a paint job.”
“My mother calls me every day. She gets upset if I don't answer. She knows my class schedule and she'll call when she knows I'm not busy.”
A mechanical engineer by training who spent much of the last three decades in the University of California system, Szeri has already worn many administrative hats.
Samantha Schumacher has always wanted to be a writer. The newly-elected president of Her Campus, Schumacher aims to make the UBC chapter of the women-centric media platform bigger and better as it strives to give women across the country a voice.
Coming back to Terrace after eight months in Vancouver is a vaguely disconcerting experience, but it’s made easier by this group of people that help me trace the connection between who I am in my hometown and who I am in the city.
Of the 194 residence advisors living in residence this upcoming school year, fewer than half are returning. The Ubyssey spoke to ten RAs to find out why so many students — who go into the position with such good intentions — do not come back.
UBC Library kicked off Science Literacy Week with a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on September 18 where students got the opportunity to be involved in that very process. The focus of the event was improving the available content on Wikipedia about Canadian science and scientists.
“Spotlight” profiles six women in STEM and is part of Science Literacy Week (September 18-24), a national celebration of everything science-y. With the series, the groups hope to dispel common misconceptions about what STEM is about.
This week, the UBC Library in collaboration with campus partners is joining universities, libraries, scientific, cultural and community organisations across Canada for a week-long celebration of science.
As a result of emailing a prof out of the blue, Raison went on to spend a year doing a directed study course with now-retired psychology professor Dr. Don Dutton, during which she conducted a literature review of articles concerning intimate partner violence.