Bringing in the New Year is subject to an array of strange traditions that include everything from smashing plates, to hiding all the knives in the house, to entrusting your year-to-come’s fortune to the colour of your underwear.
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Need inspiration? Heed the advice of Dr. Stravos Avramidis, the head of wood science. “You cannot lock yourself in a room — talk to your colleagues. Talk to whoever uses what are you are doing. That’s the only way to get ideas,” he said.
Exposure to real life problems may be overwhelming at times. However, in the context of a science case competition and taking on the role of a researcher, it can be a fun way to approach such complex problems.
UBC Startup Weekend is a student-run, weekend-long workshop on entrepreneurship. On February 3 through 5, Startup Weekend works to simulate the experience of being an entrepreneur without all the costs and consequences.
Mental health issues affect a lot of students, and dealing with them can be both difficult and frustrating. Although they can’t take the place of tools like therapy and medication, these apps can help on a daily basis and in-between appointments.
The strange creatures in the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them were made using software developed by computer scientists at the Institute of Computing, Information and Cognitive System (ICICS).
Ever wondered how an accident ends up in $20 million prize? Guess what? Dr. Lee Groat, earth and ocean sciences professor, and his team passed the semi-finals of the NRG Cosia Carbon XPrize competition and they are now competing with 10 other teams.
Dr. Christian Naus, a professor of cellular and physiological sciences, created a new method of recommending cancer treatments to patients by using 3D bio-printing to model cancer spread in the brain based on a Japanese flower arranging process.
The interactive website features a series of videos that follows Tom, a man diagnosed with prostate cancer, and asks viewers what they would do if they were Tom as he makes important decisions about how to deal with prostate cancer.
Those who have never been to an engineering project competition, change that. The atmosphere was exciting and nerve-wracking. Students were either making last-minute modifications to their inventions — laptops in one hand, screwdrivers in the other.
When it comes to new technology, there’s a broad assumption that most youth are masters of computers and the internet. But according to Ron Darvin, a PhD student in the faculty of education, that may be a costly assumption.
It’s okay, you can put studying off a little longer to read this. According to cognitive scientists, texting your friends to meet you at Irving might not be the best plan. The science all in but there are drawbacks to studying in a group.
With an abundance of sushi joints on campus and over 600 sushi restaurants in Metro Vancouver, it’s safe to say Vancouverites never have to stray far for the popular seafood dish. But it’s time to reconsider eating sushi on a regular basis.
UBC is a diverse community — we are multinational, many-gendered and religiously varied. Sometimes we honour our differences and sometimes we fall short of doing so. Whether we want to be or not, we are all shaped by our shared environment.
Although it is a world-renowned conference, some of our very own UBC students and professors have given their thoughts, research and personal experiences ranging related to mental health, environmental studies, LGBTQ+ issues and much more.