Student groups hope to leverage the youth vote in a year where Canadians under 35 will make up the country’s biggest age group of voters, representing 37 per cent of the electorate.
Whether you are a first-time voter or a seventh-year political science major, The Ubyssey is here to help you navigate the news.
A woman was returning to her car on the tenth floor of West Parkade when two men approached her. According to the RCMP’s press release, one allegedly brandished a black “palm-sized” handgun and demanded her keys.
In addition to the TRC, the new strategic plan will also consider the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the final report of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls National Inquiry (MMIWG) that was released in June.
While most people try to steer clear of their local pervert, buddy-cop duo McNally, played by Stephanie Mills, and Rick, played by Emily Carlstrom, actively seek them out in Perv Hunters. Mills, who is a UBC engineering grad, wrote and starred in the 65-minute play.
On September 10, the completion of the upgraded UBC Bus Exchange was celebrated by TransLink and UBC in an event that thanked students for their patience during the construction.
That is not what GLOVES OFF is. Neither is it experimental or DIY. GLOVES OFF is an exhibition by artists who are also art technicians. This may sound less interesting, but ultimately, it’s far more meaningful.
On Friday, September 6, UBC hosted UBC Pride which featured resource booths, activities and performances. Before the event took place, many UBC community members expressed cynicism, considering the university’s recent track record with the LGBTQIA2S+ community. We sent a few writers to attend the events and share their thoughts.
Men's hockey defeated Trinity Western at home while the Women's Soccer team took down both Mount Royal and Lethbridge away in Alberta.
For the UBC Thunderbirds football team, Saturday’s Homecoming loss to bitter rivals University of Calgary Dinos was a hard pill to swallow.
The ’Birds’ hopes of narrowing the Huskies lead vanished as Saskatchewan’s Nelson Lokombo intercepted second-year quarterback Gabe Olivares’s pass before returning 95 yards for a final touchdown, putting the final nail in the T-Birds’s coffin.
With most varsity teams back at it, campus is buzzing with action as teams fight for U Sports or other competitive league glory.
I’ve found that making local friends in my classes is the best gateway to understanding the traditions and heritage here, in a manner that’s unobstructed by the lens of colonization.
There are a few mental health trainings and programs that are targeted towards the general population — you don’t have to be a professional to attend.
Five times per year, the UBC Board of Governors (BoG) meets to discuss issues of money, property, policy and people. As your student representatives on the BoG, we are here to keep you in the loop with what is up at Board
As an employer, as well as a university that hosts various social justice-based clubs, groups, and services, UBC needs to join the conversation. We need to talk about how social justice communities are failing women of colour, losing valuable talent and causing harm within the same populations they aim to serve.
For him and other residents who are deaf or hard of hearing, there are less thought-about roadblocks that can make navigating student housing challenging despite UBC improving how it accommodates students with disabilities. And in many ways, some challenges may not be easily fixed by the kind of top-down policy update the university recently approved.
Organized under many names over many years, we now know them as the Pride Collective, a resource group fuelled by the very same motivation of their founders: to create and maintain a space for lasting community at UBC.
Dr. Ayesha Chaudhry’s academic career has seen many accolades, but her tentative start proves to be one of the most extraordinary things about her.
While the vast majority of UBC buildings would survive a quake, a few exceptions still have exceptionally high risk. A 2017 report from Arup, an external design firm, found 29 buildings were in “Tier IV” meaning they had a 50 to 100 per cent chance of collapse in the case of a “very rare” earthquake.
“There's a long history of collaborations with arts and sciences but also arts and medicine ... I think it's really an advantage to tap into the research that's happening in all three faculties,” said Harris
“When we actually scored and won, it was completely incredible,” said MacDougall.
“While we have been making some substantial progress over the past four years, you have to also take that in light of what’s happening in the U.S. and the UK, for example,” said Gibbs.
After compiling the data, Wynes and Nicholas found that Saskatchewan and Ontario were the most comprehensive in their coverage while Nova Scotia and New Brunswick were the least.
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.
It took decades and a massive student revolution to get it built.
I don’t regret that cosmological decision. Cause here I am people stellar and brain injured. Bet that’s a disability youse ain’t never considered.
I wonder why my friends hesitate to say ‘no,’ or why they think respectful men are not attractive or exciting enough. I wonder why my friends have to constantly reiterate who they are to people they barely know, just to feel a little bit safer in their non-binary bodies.
Two pairs of teammates — one rookie and one veteran — reflected on what it means to be a UBC student, what it means to be a Thunderbird and how those perceptions change throughout an athlete’s journey.