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Robert Rouse's course — Our Modern Medieval: A Song of Ice and Fire as contemporary Medievalism — uses George R.R. Martin’s novels and HBO’s series A Game of Thrones to teach students about how the past is reimagined to reflect the present.
At the Vancouver Aquarium, UBC researchers team up with specially trained northern fur seals and Steller sea lions in order to to better understand how to save their declining populations in the wild.
ISL veterans might not have to say goodbye to the entire program after all. According to ISL’s website, there are two placements available for this summer in Kenya, Mexico and Uganda for psychology and economics students.
A fossil found in 1805 on Prince Edward Island has finally been identified by a UBC postdoctoral fellow. The fossil of the dimetrodon was first was first found in 1805 by a farmer digging a well in PEI.
“The answer to that is because these particular students we are targeting are not the ones who are happy in a high school. Secondly, what we know is that most often we underestimate what people are capable of.”
Today's society raised an eyebrow at you when you decided to pursue that degree in photography, graphic design or whatever you're passionate about but "doesn't pay well." And if you haven't come to that point in life, give these words a thought.
The funds are contributing to an $80 million renovation of the building’s north wing and centre block. The BC government previously contributed $30.9 million to the renovations of the west and south wings in 2011.
Why should UBC decide that you need to learn a language that has nothing to do with your degree focus, especially when there are concrete, obvious, frighteningly common negative effects? It’s bullshit.
I was warned countless times not to do graduate school. “It won’t lead anywhere.” “You’ll never get a job.” “You won’t make any money.” “You will be miserable.” I went for it anyway. And I have no regrets so far.
According to recent study, First Nations’ fishery catches could collapse by almost 50 per cent by 2050 as a result of climate change, further endangering the food and economic security of indigenous communities along coastal British Columbia.
“There is a wandering in the wilderness phase of career development. To many students … this wandering feels like, ‘This means I got the wrong degree and that I’m not employable.’ But it’s not aimless wandering — It’s purposeful wandering.”
UBC Library has started to transfer some of it’s low-circulation materials into Library PARC, a high-density storage facility located on the south end of campus. The items sent out to PARC will generally be ones with very low use histories.
All of UBC and UBC Okanagan's academic and non-academic discipline reports from 1996-2014 are available online for your perusal. They range from your standard forged medical note to elaborate, ostentatious and sometimes horrifically stupid ideas.
“Replacing the student information system is one of the largest system replacements at the university because it is so core to everything that the institution is involved with,” said Jennifer Burns, UBC's chief information officer.