Boyd, an associate professor of law, policy and sustainability in the UBC Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, had been appointed as the second-ever United Nations special rapporteur on human rights and the environment, a five-year position he began in August.
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Driving through the winding village roads, past white-washed houses and pubs with gilt-edged windows and the rolling hills covered in a patchwork quilt of rye and barley fields, it feels like an illustration from a child’s story book. There is beauty in Northern Ireland’s apparent simplicity.
Montrealers laugh and chat on patios and in cafés, and throngs of students share bottles of cheap wine in Parc Jeanne-Mance — a quiet luxury that any self-respecting Vancouverite envies.
“With the objects in the Museum, once you’ve got them, stories start coming out from the object and the stories are usually about relationships."
“You must speak out against injustice,” she said simply. “And you cannot speak out just once.”
After being accepted into the visa program, Irish students are free to live and work anywhere in Canada. But a combination of hearsay, social media and sheer critical mass has made Vancouver their foremost destination.
Shonan coast is a favorite coastal stretch among locals for its powdery sand, laid-back surf vibe and small eateries that line this section of the route. At its best, dusk at the coast can be the most glorious part of the day, with a light and tranquility that’s so hard to capture at any other time.
Part of what keeps Smailes loving his job is the opportunity to learn something new and different every day. “You only have to go talk to a researcher about what they’re working on, and their excitement is infectious.”
I was determined to see a little bit of everything: the sunshiney towns jam-packed with historical significance, the freezing tops of the Peruvian Andes, the sweaty riversides of the Amazon rainforest, the bone-dry beaches of the North.
Beijing revealed itself slowly: rising through the smog, the red sun of dawn creeping up through the haze and seeming to play hide and seek between the buildings, rose-tinted light rising higher and higher into the sky as we approached.
The Ubyssey interviewed seven self-identified conservative UBC students in an effort to understand what conservatism looks like at UBC.
Kesler sits in the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre — a building dedicated to discussing the legacy of schools like the one his mother was forced into.
Amidst talks of implementation, Policy 131 is also up for its first review, which UBC committed to conduct one year after the policy came into effect and then every three years following.
“It really is a failure that we are now a year into this policy, and I don’t think that we’re better off from when we passed the policy.” So what went wrong?
Statistics show alarmingly high rates of sexual misconduct within the Greek community, and women are speaking out about a culture of silencing and internal resolutions. So why doesn’t UBC see the Greeks as its responsibility?