In nature, good bacteria help keep water clean — inspiring UBC’s Pierre Bérubé’s simpler water filtration system. The new system is beneficial in communities where the resources to operate a conventional water treatment system are not available.
This program aims to end the systemic discrimination of gender and sexual minorities by providing BC educators with lesson plans on sexual orientation and gender identity terminology, as well as ways to create inclusive classrooms and community.
“UBC continues to advance in sustainability across teaching, learning, research, as well as operations in infrastructure and engagement of the broader community," said John Madden, director of sustainability and engineering.
One day ahead of the provincial deadline mandated by Bill 23, UBC officially put its new sexual assault policy (Policy 131) into effect today. The bill requires all universities to have a stand-alone sexual assault policy in place by May 19, 2017.
After crying on the phone to my mum, my best friend told me to meet him in our high school’s dance studio, where all of my friends were waiting to run and hug me while “Celebration” by Kool and the Gang drowned out my sobs.
No airline is safe from controversy — when millions of people fly every day, tragedy is bound to befall someone – but that doesn't mean some aren't better than others. If you’re flying out of YVR here’s who to fly and who to avoid.
My cousin, Ryan, and I were both born in Atlanta, Georgia in the Southern US about a year apart. As kids we wrestled, caught bullfrogs, and swung on a rusty tire swing among the peachtrees at our grandparents house.
On May 6th, the Chali-Rosso Art Gallery commemorated Canada’s 150th anniversary with the unveiling of Salvador Dali’s 1979, Dance of Time, a seven-foot tall and 860 lb bronze sculpture of a dancing clock, valued at $750,000.
As Danielle Brisebois, a fifth-year outside-hitter, served at game-point, a hush fell over the spectator-filled bleachers. The Pandas’ reception went too long and UBC left-side hitter Laura MacTaggart ended the game with a two-handed smackdown.
With impressive numbers on saddle, UBC took home their first team reserve high point — a second place finish — at the UO Hunt Seat Show in Oregon in January. The team was never large enough in past seasons to gain points for a team award.
“Professor Ono’s been really supportive of it and it’s great to have a president that’s willing to help start these talks,” said McKaig. “Then it’s up to us with the schools to see if we can make it work.”
Sunday was a proud day for Alex Morrison and his family. The Thunderbirds wide receiver was drafted 29th overall at the CFL Entry Draft by the Montreal Alouettes. Morrison was the lone Thunderbirds player to be drafted in the eight-round draft.
“Cape Town boasts one of the most impressive, diverse, and comprehensive collections of restaurants and other food-related experiences on the planet. In my five months in the Mother City, I barely scratched the surface of what it has to offer.”
“Agenda items can seem long, mysterious and confusing without the proper background, making it difficult to see how these issues affect students. Here’s what to watch out for in the upcoming AMS Council meeting on May 17.”
“A relationship shouldn’t be in competition with the ones of the past, because you can never win against a romanticized past. Your relationship should be in the present not in the past. You shouldn’t be shamed by your number of past sexual partners.”
“In all of my classes here, the final assignment or exam of the class is the only one that matters. It's worth 100% of my mark. In all my classes. All due within five days of each other. I can't afford to get below a 2:1 while here.”
“People feel like we’re a special niche within Canada — we are, but it’s not a pedestal thing. We are the first people of this land [and] that needs to be accepted in a way that brings us into an equal footing so that we have equal voice.”
“We’re a folky band, [but we incorporate] things like random bars of 5/4, bass solos, weird breakdowns when we get a midi pad out — little things like that. So we’re folky, but something’s off about our folky-ness.”
“For Safai, music is a universal method for reaching people in dark places looking for a hand to grasp, but finding none. Safai had to help herself, and she hopes that those in similar situations are now finding company and solace in her songs.”
The Ubyssey is investigating UBC’s Student Union Okanagan (UBCSUO) after it ran unprecedented deficits in 2015 and 2016 — more than $300,000 each year, or about 23 per cent of annual revenue, while simultaneously running an ineffective grant program.
To kick off the search, Provost Angela Redish hosted a town hall on May 8 for the science community at UBC. All humour aside, attendees stated that the new dean should be an excellent, courageous and communicative scientist.
The researchers gave 154 young men cocktails with vodka, and labelled the drinks as either “vodka-Red Bull cocktails” or just “vodka cocktails” to test whether the participants who were told about the Red Bull would feel more drunk.
How can tiny nanoparticles help hugely complex endeavours like medical diagnostics? For addressing this & similar questions, UBC's Dr. Russ Algar was one of two researchers on campus honoured with a prestigious Sloan Fellowship.
Science is the idea that through questioning and testing those questions — through trying again and again and again until something works, and then sharing those findings with the world — we can make the world a better place for everyone.