News

Finance Minister Carole James announced today that the BC government will eliminate all interest on provincial student loans, effective immediately. The decision follows the lead from Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia.

Culture

Sports

With the weather taking a turn for the worst as it inevitably does, we wanted to know how athletes deal with the miserable weather and miserable feelings. Fun plot twist: they all happen to spend their varsity life on the water (they're rowers!).

Opinion

"Nominations are closed tomorrow (February 15) at noon – yes, we know – so get your nominations in quick. Fill out a nomination form (available here or in front of our office in Nest, Room 2208) and drop it off to the Administrative Assistant in Nest Room 3502 by 12 p.m. tomorrow!"

“[S]ome may find it easy to dismiss this policy as useless and ineffective when considering the scope of what the AMS is actually able to act on. One might feel that if the most that the AMS can actually do is kick someone out of a club or ban them from the building, then why bother? But, for survivors, it’s revolutionary.”

Features

I’ve never even had a sex. I can cook well, which is apparently the only criteria required. So here are some recipes to put you in the mood, if I knew what “the mood” was or why my mom keeps giggling when I tell her about this piece.

Science

Podcast New

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.