On September 12, 2014, UBC and their contracting company CIMCO Refrigeration released a liquid that contained ammonia into a storm sewer, which flowed into a Fraser River tributary and killed 70 fish.
“UBC overwhelmingly supports a bike sharing program and there is a considerable demand from a wide range of users. So, we decided to move forward, to make it an ongoing program.”
During his time at UBC, Winterburn implemented a highly successful research program, contributed to collaborative research projects and supervised nine Master of Science students.
Announced in a statement today, the Vancouver Pride Society (VPS) has revoked the university’s presence at the annual parade due to UBC’s “decision to provide a platform for transphobic hate speech.”
UBC’s old auditorium is filled with chatter as attendees shuffle into their seats and prepare to drift off into 18th century Italy. The overture crescendos through the hall, filling the empty spaces with cautious yet vibrant and celebratory tunes.
In his newly released album, Son of Smiley, comedian Ed Hill joyfully provides the audience insight into his life as a Taiwanese-Canadian and the tense, but absurd, relationship with his father with hilarious tact, but does not avoid the classic pitfalls of over-wrought joke structure and concepts.
It all started with a crate full of forgeries on the steps of a bishop.
His figures are recognizable as human, but hold an otherworldly presence, as felt in the elongated limbs and shadowed concave spaces that allude to eyes. The exhibition successfully encompasses the power of expression contained in this reduced, monochromatic, almost eerie style.
The group of riders, known as “Los Amigos,” shot, edited and produced a ski movie in just seven days alongside five other teams for a grand prize of $10,000.
His coach pulled him aside one practice, and told him to keep up with an Olympic medalist. Before long, he himself medalled on the world stage.
Screams, cries and laughter get drowned out by the loudest rendition of “O Canada” I’ve ever been a part of. Because right now, for the first time in history, a Canadian team has just won the NBA Championship.
Just because there won’t be any U Sports action until September doesn’t mean that many T-birds won't be competing on the international stage.
"Vocal students recognize that classroom dialogue is often awkward and uncomfortable, but we engage in it regardless because we have accepted that university is supposed to push us outside of our comfort zone."
I know how you might be feeling: Vancouver is huge, teeming with people and feels like it’s catered to all residents, besides you.
As you scan your body in your mind from head to toe, you pause and say thank you for the different parts of your body.
“Participation enforced is to discriminate against the reticent — to further marginalize the silent. It is a regrettable case that active participation is only accepted in the form of flamboyancy and theatrics.”
26% of UBC's full professors identify as female, a stark contrast to the 55% of students that identify as women. UBC is working to decrease the gap, but progress is slow on this very long road.
Co-chairs Neema Rimber and Maddy Schulte helped lead a diverse team of students to deliver this year's student leadership conference.
Free speech groups began to appear on Canadian campuses in 2016, promising to be neutral defenders of free expression and fighters of “political correctness.” Since they began, these clubs have drawn accusations of being fronts for right-wing speakers.
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.
One of the oldest design teams on campus, SUBC members work in collaboration to leverage specific skill sets and create sub components that can be put together to create a high-performance functional product.
“Everybody should be aware and engaged in this discussion, both the positive and the negative sides of gambling,” Clark said.
After encountering success with their own airlock project last year, Marquis and former vice-captain Han Zhang decided to establish an intercollegiate design competition to give other students the opportunity to undertake the same challenge.
“It’s unclear what this organism could be doing with these genes. It’s definitely something new and unusual,” said Kwong.
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.