Born into a family of carvers, Dick learned the art form first form his father, grandfather and uncle. He was then mentored by former UBC artists in residence Bill Reid and Doug Cranmer at Totem Park Residence.
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UBC, like all academic institutions, sees cases of plagiarism every year. It makes up the bulk of the 72 academic misconduct cases listed in the last discipline report, which tracked academic and nonacademic misconduct at UBC from 2013 to 2014.
For coaches and recruitment staff, athlete recruitment is just as important as the actual regular season and, for them, it is imperative that they do it right. The stakes are high and rules for recruitment have gotten stricter.
Facing troubles ranging from dysfunctional appliances, to creepy landlords and lost damage deposits, students seeking housing in Vancouver often risk being taken advantage of — especially if they’re uninformed about their rights as tenants.
UBC will get $10 million from the federal government over seven years to fund Erik Snowberg, the new Canada Excellence Research Chair. Snowberg said chose to come to UBC because he valued its reputation for serving the public.
For some of UBC’s athletes, particularly the 2016 Rio de Jenerio Olympic Games hopefuls, attending university while also living up to the standards that they set for themselves in sport is like living a double life.
Gillian Anselmo has embraced the art community at UBC with an open heart. As commissioner of Hatch Art Gallery in the AMS Nest, her vision for the gallery was to give students opportunities to express themselves through art on campus.
“As an independent artist, there are so many skills that [the BFA] doesn’t teach you. What I learned [during my BFA] was film studies, theoretical studying of film, and not applied knowledge, which it should be in my opinion.”
The UBC Campus Security team alone is made up of close to 100 staff, which includes patrol officers and administration. Eccleton would not disclose the number of patrol officers on campus at any given time, reportedly for security reasons.
Ono is driving success on the platform with incredible levels of student engagement - after our interview he insisted on a selfie and we brainstormed ideas for a UBC hashtag along the lines of the University of Cincinnati’s #hottestcollegeinamerica.
Tamar Simon is a fairy queen. That’s not because she stands 3 ft tall — she doesn’t — but because of her royal stage presence and transcendent voice. But while her flame burns brightly as ever, Simon is worried about the future of opera in general.
“I always find it amazing that he found time to sleep — his diary pages are almost always full of engagements, things to do. Sometimes what he writes for a particular day will go for five, eight or 10 messages — of 140 characters each of course.”
"I'm around the pool all the time," he said – truthfully as even our interview was conducted poolside. "When I’m not here I'd rather get outside, get some fresh air. I don't really want to spend any longer than I need to."
They faced their difficulties. Their first changing room was previously a men’s “clothes-drying” room, and they weren’t allowed to use some of the rowing equipment. Women were only allowed to race a thousand metres.
"Uber has been running an aggressive and prolonged public lobbying campaign urging the provincial government and the City of Vancouver to allow them to operate. They have significant resources and it shows."