Also known as “Leading the Way Towards a Low-Carbon Future,” this one-time-only graduate course takes an interdisciplinary approach to exploring the effects of climate change and how to work towards lowering carbon emissions.
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This year was a hectic one for the world and UBC was no exception. The university saw a quick end to a rookie president's tenure, followed by the election of a new one, bringing with him a cult of personality.
People are rejecting science, expertise and “elitism.” Science is to blame. It's hidden in its shell for far too long, and must now poke its head back into the scary, "post-truth" world and fight for its existence and importance.
“If you can use your electives now, do it. Go beyond what your program is — take science credits, literature classes, music, forestry or chemistry. UBC offers a lot of courses and you should look into some the ones that peak your interest.”
A favourite late-night study spot for thousands of UBC students, the cafe will be fondly remembered for its high ceilings, rustic wooden furniture and stellar selection of caffeinated drinks and home-cooked food.
Every human being on this planet experiences anxiety, to some degree or another. University students especially can often be prone to social anxiety in the classroom and other various academic environments.
Every few weeks, your elected student government meets on a Wednesday night to talk about issues concerning the AMS. Agenda items can seem long, mysterious and confusing without the proper background.
The news of Calhoun's Bakery closing down hit UBC hard. We asked you to send us your memories of the beloved 24-hour study spot and you delivered. Here's a selection of our favourites, beginning with some of our own.
"I don't care what the activity is, if it is weightlifting, if it is going for a bike ride, a run, a swim, they're all good. But you can't use your phone, you can't use your computer to watch Youtube," said UBC professor Peter Graf.
“I would love it if everyone out there who is voting had some background in evaluating evidence,” said Sara Harris, professor of teaching at UBC, paleo-oceanographer and co-author of Understanding Climate Change: Science, Policy, and Practice.
In the last year, four UBC faculty members have been appointed to the Order, Canada’s highest civilian honour. Approximately 100 Canadians are inducted to the Order with each bi-annual round of appointments, which take place in December and June.
Regulatory testing of drugs and medical products encompasses only three-quarters of a per cent of animals used in UBC research. A third of all animals are used in medical and veterinary research to research treatment for disease.
In September 2016, UBC launched its 10-month master of data science program with an inaugural class of 22 students. The program seeks to prepare students for careers wherever data science may be applicable.
At the beginning of November, Lauren Taylor and a team of students including Alaia Hamer, Edward Dawson, Stefan Zubovic and Sophie Tang began work,on, what would be for many, their largest and most ambitious project to date.
Consider submitting your work to one (or more!) of the numerous student-run academic journals here at UBC. They're a great opportunity to gain experience within the world of academic publishing and read some great essays.