The early stages of the universe recently became a little more clear thanks to UBC professor Dr. Gary Hinshaw. Hinshaw and the WMAP team — 27 scientists throughout the US, Canada, and the UK — received the Breakthrough Prize for Fundamental Physics on December 3.
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In keeping with the time-honoured tradition of UBC students begging for a fall reading break that never materialises, it seems that 2018 is not going to look any different. As it stands, UBC and McGill are the only major Canadian universities to not have reading breaks.
Mathew Aaron Shufelt, 28, was sentenced to 21 months jail time plus 18 months probation for sexually assaulting a young woman in February 2015.
“The first week back on the grind can be overwhelming with new schedules to hammer out, syllabi to pour over, textbooks to purchase, and looming deadlines to meet.”
Researchers at the Sauder School of Business are leading an international collaborative research network focused on improving the environmental performance of the maritime shipping industry.
UBC's Donner conducts field research on the island of Kiribati, located in the central pacific off the coast of Australia. This year’s UN conference had a particular focus on small island developing states, such as Kiribati, recognizing the threat that climate change poses to their livelihoods.
Costs go up. So does tuition. That's the rationale the UBC Board of Governors has been working with as they increase domestic tuition by two per cent every year. But are student-shouldered revenue streams the board's only option?
A recent MacLean’s article reported that “only a smattering” of UBC students earn double degrees. This number turned out to be only five to six per cent for undergraduate arts students, according to Stefania Burk, associate dean of academic in the faculty of arts.
While there are no specific requirements stipulating how to format the lay abstracts, Porter is adamant that they should not “dumb down” complicated research, but rather, make it more easily accessible to those without a technical background.
“Coming back to UBC, I feel more confident in my abilities to problem solve and critically think about the questions I have in my classes.”
When I was 16, I watched a friend get verbally bullied before being beaten up at my high school. I decided I needed to take up martial arts to prevent that happening to me. The only problem was, I didn't know anything about martial arts or where to start.
Directed by the award-winning Nancy Hermiston, La Cenerentola tells its familiar yet fresh story through virtuosic acting, singing, orchestral music, costume and set design.
This is the commuter effect. The longer the ride to UBC is, the less time you have for studying, socializing, and participating in campus life — and it’s only getting harder.
The Ubyssey took a look at the funding available to graduate students, and how these students afford their degrees.
When nothing else seems to help make us productive, finding the right music can really get us in the study zone.