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Eating organic won't save the planet

19 hours agoAs a student who spends all their money on beer and the occasional book, organic foods might not make it into your grocery cart. Even if for no reason other than the price, perhaps you’ve asked yourself how much better organic food really is.

Researchers develop new flexible, stretchable touch sensors

19 hours agoA group of UBC researchers, led by PhD student Mirza Saquib Sarwar and assisted by UBC professor of applied science Dr. John Madden, are pushing the boundaries of touchscreen technology by building flexible touchscreen sensors.

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News

Two UBC students running in the upcoming provincial elections

1 day, 11 hours agoJoey Doyle and David Stall are running in the upcoming BC provincial elections under Your Political Party (YPP) — a party that is founded on the three pillars of open government, sustainability and collaboration.

UBC students who sat in House of Commons on Women’s Day share their stories

4 days, 16 hours agoThis “takeover” was part of a larger three-day event — four days for Indigenous delegates — called the “Daughters of the Vote,” created by Equal Voice Canada, which advocates for increased female representation and involvement in Canadian politics.

“Examining Whiteness” — UBC hosts panel discussion

5 days, 12 hours ago“The word ‘white’ was coined by the English settlers that arrived here and that’s who they call ‘the white man,’” said Larry Grant, Elder-in-Residence at the First Nations House of Learning. “But what is ‘white’?”

Culture

1 day, 16 hours agoKhöömei — the long, low overtone emanating from the singers' throats — is hypnotic and calming. Anda Union brought it from their homes in Mongolia and filled the Chan Centre with a sound the likes of which it has never played host to before.

1 day, 19 hours agoWe’re one week away from April and it’s the time of the year where the semester is winding down, but we haven’t the slightest amount of courage to face the Everest-high pile of assignments that’s amassed itself throughout the semester.

2 days, 8 hours agoChoral music is a profoundly moving auditory experience. Hearing delicate voices fill the space of a hall, chapel or theatre is a serene and unmatched musical event. On March 26, The Choir of King's College will perform at the Chan Centre.

Sports

Baseball crushes the Idaho Yotes in three straight games

20 hours agoThe first game on Friday ended in a 7-0 shutout, where Nick Spillman, Griffy Goyer, Anthony Olson, John Whaley, Tyler Yorko, Mitch Robinson and Kyle McComb each recorded one run. Pitchers Connor Noble and Aidan Goodall combined for nine strikeouts fr

1 day, 18 hours agoThere are many controversial whispers floating around the new aquatic centre. Why is the sauna always broken? What’s up with the size of the change rooms? Is the lazy river as amazing as it sounds? Rest assured that in the T-Birds 5-on-5 this week o

1 day, 20 hours ago“[Our] discussions originally when it was launched were the concerns about the use of the word ‘rave’ attached to the word yoga and how would we promote a health event that was healthy and avoided substance abuse. But as the development of program co

1 week 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

Opinion

Their Campus: Learning from brilliant professors in Bristol

12 hours ago“My religion and politics professor is one of the most respected scholars in his field — someone whose articles I’ve been reading since first-year. I had a not-so-mild case of scholarly fangirling when I realized that.”

18 hours ago"I usually walk around campus at night with my headphones in, music blaring, staring at my phone. I’m a big guy and usually feel comfortable enough on campus to be plugged in, even in poorly lit corners of campus at night."

18 hours ago"Now that you've fallen for the clickbait, let me make myself abundantly clear — I’m an English Honours and Economics student with nothing but the greatest respect and regard for the skills, experience and knowledge."

6 days, 18 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."

Features

Conflict in Kelowna

18 hours agoThe 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.

1 week, 1 day 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?

1 week, 3 days 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, 6 days 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

Science

When the going gets tough, some spiders make friends

5 days, 16 hours 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.

5 days, 19 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?

5 days, 19 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.

1 week, 1 day 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.