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Back for its second year and bigger than ever, Smash Comedy Festival is here to make space in the comedy world for those who are often sidelined. The festival looks to promote women, Trans and femme comedians in an industry often dominated by cis white men.

This third iteration of Transits and Returns showcases the works of 21 Indigenous artists from around the Pacific, ranging from local First Nations to Alutiiq territory in the north, Māori lands in the south, and the many mainland and island Nations in between. Two prior showings were held in Brisbane and Auckland. The works explore themes of movement, territory, kinship and representation.

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On Saturday, the UBC Thunderbirds men’s rugby team braved rain and cold to decisively defeat Meraloma in a 34–10 game which saw the T-Birds strengthen their position amongst the best teams in the BC Premier League.

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In 1989, a whale was discovered calling at a frequency of 52 hertz. No other whales with the same migration patterns shared the same frequency.

Science

When Pierre Trudeau commissioned a type of particle accelerator called a cyclotron for the centre in 1976, the then-prime minister quipped: “I don’t really know what a cyclotron is, but I am certainly very happy Canada has one.”

All was well for the next four days until the team began receiving signals that the boat was heading off course to the south.

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