“We’re trying to break down the wall between the ivory tower and the broader political community and to recognize that there is a role for thinking about politics as a practice — not just as theory,” said Cameron.
After almost two months of a provincial government in limbo, Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon has called on John Horgan and the BC New Democrats (BC NDP) to form government, ending the 16-year reign of the BC Liberals.
Lam announced his decision at the July 19 AMS Council meeting in closed session, which was entered upon his request. However, a public discussion about his resignation was held shortly after in the meeting.
This year, the AMS started to work on the event planning earlier and made changes to minimize costs — decisions that greatly contributed to making Block Party a success, according to Lakhiyalov. For example, the venue was moved to University Commons.
As UBC launched its Centennial year in 2015, the AMS’s longtime archivist, Sheldon Goldfarb, has written a book that celebrates the essence and evolution of student experience and self-governance throughout the century.
Ah yes, the golden age of 13, when the unexpected chin pimple became your best friend, the blue eyeshadow looked great no matter what your mom or classmates said and your body began growing its own personal George Bush.
The Welcome Back BBQ takes place on Friday, September 8, with doors opening at 3:00 p.m. The event is only for students 19 and up, so there will be none of those rowdy youths getting in the way trying to sneak beer for the first time.
About 250 metres from waterfront station, four dresses are hanging in a department store window. At face value, this is about the least original display in Vancouver, or the world. But if you stop for a minute, the dresses became something more.
The gym is a space where I can fight off that stress and feel good about myself. Even if I didn’t do anything else that day, if I went to the gym and grew a tiny bit stronger, I succeeded. Every time I hit a new personal best, I succeed.
Moving forward, there may be even more in store for Yee than just a professional career in the KHL. As a player of partial Chinese descent, he also has an opportunity to represent the Chinese National Team in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
Mosher was impressed with his team’s performance and saw the tournament as a chance to prepare for the upcoming season. “[The WEUFT] allowed us to really grow on the field... It’s the equivalent to a really good preseason exercise."
“To play pro and then to play [in the] Olympics is every kid’s dream... It’s nice because I can learn more about my roots and about my heritage and having that option of playing in the Olympics is still amazing.”
“I’m entering my fifth year and I’m still finding new ways to become a more efficient student. Some people strike gold their first study session, but don’t be discouraged if you can’t hit your stride right away.”
“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 July 19.”
“My life revolves around school, part-time jobs, applications, and occasionally being social and sleeping. But when I was in Cape Town, everything was different. In Cape Town, everything was perfect. And then, that had to end.”
“If you're living with these people long term — as in longer than just the next two months — then prepare yourself to just come out of your room and talk to them. If you're not, ask yourself, is it worth it?”
“There’s a depth of research at Canadian universities, but often the challenge is ‘how does that research then get presented in a way that is accessible to the public?,’” he said. “And that’s what journalists are very good at.”
Clubs don’t simply ask students for their money in the name of charity — they’ll sell things, organize gigantic parties, put themselves through challenges or even chop off their hair in their efforts to tackle worldwide issues.
From small class sizes in major requirements to non-restricted seats in required classes going to students taking them as electives, course registration is rarely a picnic for students on a tight graduation deadline.
Knott received the Gold Medal Student Award for her work towards making engineering more inclusive and diverse. The award, considered the highest national award in the profession, is handed out by Engineers Canada.
The UBC Sickle Cell team delivered oral and dental hygiene, nutrition and educational modules about sickle cell disease to schools around the Kathmandu valley and in the Dang District of Nepal. They learned valuable lessons about healthcare access.
A year ago, no one imagined that a team of amateurs from UBC would successfully send their rocket, Cypress, to an altitude of 10,000 feet. Above all, no one imagined that this team of underdogs would win their first rocket launch competition.
General relativity predicts that a large density of vacuum energy should cause the universe to explode. Thankfully, that hasn’t happened yet. Qingdi Wang and Zhen Zhu proposed a new theory about how this could be.
Career paths are as varied as the people who unfold them into existence: some lead clearly to a goal and some are completely unpredictable. But neuroscientist and social entrepreneur Dr. Grace Lee doesn’t let her own career path define her identity.