We asked five Thunderbirds to share their plans for the winter break.
After the completion date for its renovations was postponed twice in the past two months, UBC’s Martha Piper Fountain on Main Mall will be up and running again next week.
The completion of renovation for the Old SUB has been delayed from April to June due to seismic upgrade delays and AMS budget reiterations.
Alumni UBC hosted a discussion panel on Tuesday evening that centred around sexual misconduct and harassment, campus rape culture and gender disparities in academia and executive leadership at UBC.
With the year drawing to a close and final exams approaching, the UBC Symphony Orchestra held their second performance of the season on the evening of December 2.
As the installation of the Shadow begins in front of the Nest, students have suddenly found themselves face-to-face with public art — either as observers or sometimes literally, as they detour around the construction zone.
Manuel Mogato, a Thomson Reuters journalist based in the Philippines, visited UBC’s Liu Institute for Global Issues on Monday night to speak on “Journalism under attack: the phenomenon of fake news and challenges of accountability in the new media.”
“The queerer, the better” is the mandate at Out on the Shelves. What started as a “gay library” in 1989 has been shuffled through a few different homes, which have included Qmunity in downtown Vancouver as well as cardboard boxes in storage facilities.
Internationally, there is a large market for the sport, particularly in Asia and Europe. In Canada, the story is slightly different.
The fall term had its triumphs and its challenges for the 'Birds, culminating in some ecstatic and heartbreaking playoff runs for several of the teams. Here's all you need to know about this fall for the varsity teams.
“We really want to start an archery community,” says Sykes, “and not just be a club that has a skill. There’s already a community within Vancouver of archery in BC so when they heard, quite a few people reached out to us and supported us.”
“Just the legacy that [Huband] has built here. It’s incredible what she has done. I’ve always wanted to be part of something like that,” said Filewich. “I’m hoping to help her bring home another national championship in my five years here.”
“Mental health among university students represents an important and growing public health concern. Unfortunately, the issue of mental health among university students has received scant attention from academics.”
“It’s important to remember though, that skills need to be learned and practiced, which can take a while to figure out what feels comfortable and helpful to us.”
“You meet people, make friends and you’re gone the morning after. A similar situation occurs on exchange, only drawn out over the course of a term or a year.”
“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.”
Thus far, UBC's draft statement on freedom of expression uses language that indicates a balancing act between maintaining both freedom of expression and the wellbeing of the campus community members. But where do students, faculty and community groups want UBC to draw the line when it comes to freedom of expression?
As she navigates its difficulties, Eidinger would like to see Canadian history reflect recent advancements in the field, and also more resources dedicated towards the scholarship of racialized and Indigenous peoples.
Is stress ubiquitous to university life in the way we assume it is? Some people at the forefront of the discussion are saying it doesn’t have to be.
From his admiration of epistemological anarchist philosopher Paul Feyerabend to his tendency to drink too much coffee and shitpost on Reddit, the UBC math professor is intriguing, intellectual and level-headed all at once.
Third-year economics and math student Alberto Cevallos and a group of primarily arts students found themselves facing a challenge last winter; they had ideas about innovative ways to harness emerging technologies but lacked some of the technical expertise and support they needed to develop them.
We’re looking to highlight the writers on campus who dream of crazy futures — the dystopian, utopian or some strange cross of the two.
“I am on-call today, and I have learned that it never hurts to have that extra dash of caffeine before the start of a 24-hour shift. Of course, I have been on-call enough times to know that there is no such thing as a ‘typical’ shift.”
UBC professors agree: despite all the good that the Nobel Prize does for the scientific community, the high degree of sexism, racism and homophobia reflected in the history of the chosen Nobel Laureates — whether subconscious or intentional — can no longer go unchecked.