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Study: How to build a welcoming mental healthcare system

4 hours agoInitiatives have been introduced across Canada, focusing on youth mental health, and the findings of the study help to highlight areas that still require development, giving direction to future movements in the mental health field.

When the going gets tough, some spiders make friends

58 minutes agoHaving worked with Anelosimus spiders for a long time, Aviles and Hoffman observed less social species found at higher elevations and more social species found at lower elevations. Social spiders are those that live in giant, cooperative webs.

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News

UBC asks residents to not drink the hot water

1 day, 20 hours agoNotices have been posted at the 52 building complexes at UBC’s Vancouver campus using a certain type of heat exchanger, advising building users to not consume any of the hot water. This followed the discovery that five heat exchangers had failed.

AMS conducts survey to help them lobby for student interests

2 days, 23 hours agoAMS VP External Kathleen Simpson emphasized that the SIS confirmed that many students are also worried about the high costs associated with staying in Vancouver after graduation as well as the cost of post-secondary education itself.

Culture

Review: Quinn XCII is a showman worth watching

1 day, 4 hours agoQuinn XCII is your standard white, Midwestern blog rapper. He fit the venue of Fortune Sound Club perfectly — a small and intimate venue for primarily electronic music-backed artists with tight production.

1 day, 4 hours agoThe website “So, I had an abortion…” launched this January with the intention of de-stigmatizing the topic of, well, abortion, while also providing a forum for people to share their stories. The project is the creation of Julia Santana Parrilla.

3 days, 1 hour agoThis article is about my journey to find Vancouver’s worst slice of pizza — to venture into the heart of saucy darkness and find the floppiest, blandest, cardboard-iest slice of ‘za around. I began my hunt on Yelp.

3 days, 1 hour agoNoche Flamenca was formed in 1993 and has toured worldwide to critical acclaim, and Santangelo is often credited with bringing purity and integrity to one of the world’s most mysterious art forms: flamenco.

Sports

Men's volleyball finish fourth at the national championships

2 days, 3 hours agoThe Thunderbirds' last game of the tourney would decide who finished third and fourth in the final rankings. Their opponent, the McMaster University Marauders, swept the game 3-0 to claim U Sports bronze. Byron Keturakis recorded 31 assists but

3 days agoAfter the win on Thursday, UBC fell 1-0 in the semifinal game on Saturday against the McGill University Martlets. The game was scoreless right until the final three minutes of the third period, where a goal by McGill’s Gabrielle Davidson carried the

3 days, 2 hours agoThe grand finale pitted the Thunderbirds against the Pandas in an all-Canada West thriller. The T-Birds won the first two sets before falling in the third 25-13. But the team rallied. Led once again by Danielle Brisebois — playing her final game.

3 days, 2 hours agoFast forward back to senior year. It was off to a bumpy start. Our original rookie class was down to two and it meant I was part of a whole new leadership group with seven incoming players. Age gaps were evident, standards and rules were set, but th

Opinion

Letter: The new pool gave me dry skin, a rash and probably rosacea

1 day, 3 hours ago"The architecture made me feel like a Scandinavian aqua babe and the facility itself reminded me that recreational swimming was a pretty great way to get exercise and relieve stress. Then, just as I was most vulnerable, the chlorine betrayed me."

1 day, 21 hours ago"New city, who dis? In the last article, I was still in the beautiful — although quiet — city of Bordeaux, France. Now I'm in the bustling metropolis of 23+ million inhabitants that is Shanghai, China."

5 days, 20 hours agoIf you hate the pattern, break it. Ask if they want to go on a date doing something you've never done before. Cooking class? Wine and painting? Rent bikes and ride around Stanley Park? Get our there and get moving. Force your relationship to move.

1 week, 2 days agoWhat 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. Here’s what to expect at the March 2017 Senate meeting.

Features

Which doctor

2 days, 18 hours agoPeak flu season is supposedly waning, but your voice is scratchy, your back hurts and your nose is runny. Are your symptoms related? Where should you go for help? What practices are safe and regulated?

4 days, 21 hours ago“Are we at 100 per cent? Absolutely not. But we want to be challenged by it ... [so that] we can become better. We hear [students and staff] loud and clear — they want fresh, healthy ingredients and we’re transitioning to that.”

1 week, 1 day agoGiven that he was already sending Snapchats of dogs to his friends as he walked to and from classes, starting the page was a slam dunk. The only difference now is that he stops for a chat. “Now I talk to the people, and actually get to know the dogs

1 week, 3 days agoEvery AMS election candidate running for exec positions is entitled to be reimbursed for a certain amount of money. It’s more complicated than just getting free money, though. Regulating campus spending is hard and cash can't buy you an election.

Science

Is prescription heroin the future of addiction treatment?

4 hours agoIt’s nearly impossible to ignore the current opioid crisis in Vancouver. Advertisements for Naloxone are plastered across campus. But is there another way to treat addiction and fight back against the opioid crisis?

3 days, 2 hours agoQuasisymmetric Schur functions are a tool to help mathematicians solve problems. The problem is that they are so new and so theoretically ahead of the curve, no one even knows what problems to solve with them yet.

5 days, 4 hours agoThe first UBC Animal Welfare Conference will be put on by the UBC Pre-Veterinary and Animal Welfare Club (PAW). The conference provides a space for people to discuss and learn about initiatives to combat animal welfare issues.

1 week, 1 day agoThe Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), which funds the gizmos and gadgets used in research in Canada, just awarded $52 million for 223 projects at 39 universities across the country. UBC received money for 27 projects.