“We want to create someone who understands science, but also understands the social, political and financial implications of developing this green economy,” said Avramidis.
Three out of four Board of Governors faculty representative candidates met on May 23 at Jack Poole Hall to discuss their visions, university transparency and how to bridge the divide between the Board and faculty.
After announcing its commitment to create an Indigenous Engagement Committee on February 19, the UBC Board of Governors has since approved the committee’s terms of reference and filled its membership.
Nearly three years since Professor Arvind Gupta resigned from his position as UBC President, the controversy surrounding his departure continues to haunt university politics.
Recently, UBC was selected as the chosen organization to acquire dozens of letters written by interned Japanese-Canadian teenagers during the internment period of 1942.
The Rio, a treasured Vancouver landmark and all-around badass indie theatre, plays host to a quirky homegrown game show titled Story Story Lie.
For Mathew Mackenzie - playwright and director of Bears, bear country becomes the supernatural backdrop for one man’s journey to understanding his identity, his politics, and the importance of protecting the land that shapes it.
This year’s Persistence of Vision film festival was the UBC Theatre and Film Department’s 28th annual occurrence of this event, showcasing the final short films of students in the UBC Film Production program.
There was a particularly embarrassing moment when a dog casually strolled past us, a humbling experience considering how much we were struggling.
MacDonald will remain with the Thunderbirds, though not in the head coaching capacity.
After impressing at the CFL Combine and the East Michigan Pro Day, Shepley’s work finally paid off with a pro contract.
Canada finished fourth on the overall medal tally, racking up 15 gold, 40 silver and 27 bronze medals for a final tally of 82.
"What goes on in the Senate chambers can often feel very overwhelming or dull to the average student, and the dockets posted before every Senate meeting can be long and tedious to read."
"Council will be appointing councillors and students-at-large – students that are NOT members of Council – to all the standing and ad-hoc committees for the summer"
"Without some kind of measure to allow buses to run faster, the B-Line will keep on crawling like a snail rather than flying like a bee as it is intended to do."
After a lengthy court battle with the university over whether they should be required to release documents on broad-based admissions to The Ubyssey, the BC Court of Appeals ruled in favour of UBC in a decision issued April 13.
The most-read features of the year covered everything from UBC's lacklustre response to the fentanyl crisis to the concerns of hundreds of financially precarious professors.
Good is the first member of his community, Snuneymuxw, located near Nanaimo, BC, to be admitted to medical school where he has recently been “matched” with the psychiatry residency program at UBC — his first choice.
Only 24.5 per cent of students felt the overall co-op program experience was good or very good, and 40 per cent described these experiences as poor or very poor. In a time of transition and turnover, whether or not sufficient changes can be made remains to be seen.
“I kind of became the resident rocket scientist, who puts a little extra ‘cosmic’ in the Cosmic Café,” he said. These trivia events are not just about science, but also about current events in Canada and around the world.
Whether it’s for your nerdy Tinder date or your snooty cousin at family dinners, sometimes you just need to remind people to love you for the smart, informed and sensitive individual you are.
Displayed prominently outside the student centre was Cypress, the winning rocket from 2017. With its bright white body and red nose and tail sections, it was difficult to ignore on the way inside to view some of the other projects the team has been working on over the past year.
Sex robots could lead to the creation of marriages that don’t have a component of sexual intimacy between partners. Although these partners might marry for reasons such as friendship or wanting to raise a family, their sexual desires would instead be fulfilled via sexbot.
As a medical student, the task of finding a specialty that matches your personality, interest and desire for work-life balance can be one of the toughest tasks to accomplish in medical school.