A major part of the discussion revolved around being a writer — how to find your authentic voice, how to find ideas, and how to deal with being pigeon-holed as a writer of colour.
"Over the years, the amount of pettiness that I've seen come out of postering — you'd be surprised."
UBC English instructor Katja Thieme has faced online harassment and threats after questioning the legitimacy of an online publication, Quillette, and the academics who publish in it.
But I’m not here to just lament the finality of my time here at this paper. I’m here to issue you one last challenge before I leave: join us.
With students making space for themselves and their communities, the arts on campus being better than ever, institutions taking it upon themselves to take bigger leaps towards reconciliation and more — here are some of our top stories of the year in culture.
The exhibition features renowned artworks and sculptures by celebrated artists trained in France from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century.
I am very similar to Garfield in many ways. First: I too hate Mondays. Second, I am voiced by Bill Murray. Third and most importantly, I love love lasagne.
In the final edition of our Q & A series, we took the questions to our very own sports columnists and asked them to reflect on a wild 2018/19 varsity year.
Here is a breakdown of the sections top 10 most read stories from September to April. From figure skating to gender inequality, athletics on campus yet again didn't disappoint in terms of storylines.
A total of 15 current and former Thunderbirds will be competing this summer for Canada or their country of birth.
It was another weekend of road events for UBC’s varsity teams. While the road trips proved difficult for some, others — like track and field — flourished across the border.
“The first time I saw the UBC Pride Installation, I sat down on a bench and started to cry.”
"Where jumping from high school to university gives you marginally more freedom, that seems more like crossing a puddle when compared to the chasm between university living and the world beyond."
"The Council of Senates, often referred to simply as ‘the Council’, has not met in-person since 2009, but considers business on an as-needed basis via email. "
Sleep deprivation has become so common that it’s considered part of our university culture.
The most important features this year don’t have much in common, but they sure are long. Here’s a reminder of the most impactful stories the features section covered.
UBC’s new learning management system is tracking your data. Proponents think it could revolutionize teaching. But some worry it’s a slippery slope towards an invasion of privacy.
The assistant professor at the Vancouver School of Economics has done grassroots volunteering abroad, conducted field research in Africa and most recently, advised on former Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s Senate campaign in Texas.
“We need to understand, you know, where we lack and how we can improve because we can ... keep staring a problem in the eye, [but] it's about time that some changes are made.”
“To our knowledge, the Hotel Study is the most thorough characterization of the health of homeless and marginally housed individuals in the world.”
After a couple minutes, Mrs. Price comes back with the tablet. Willow scrolls through to make sure she’s filled everything out, and spends a little more time than she should looking at the personality specs.
I give up on TV and stroll into the kids room. Both 13, twins, sleeping comfortably in their pods. The monitor on the outside of each displays the sim they have chosen to play in their dreams.
The doctor explained the Treatment to the woman in front of me, leafing through her fMRI, gene assays, blood work, motif summaries for hormone and transduction networks, slicing along a different set of coordinates.
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.