For Blair, landscape painting is more than a hobby. It’s a passion equal to his love of geography and it impacts his approach towards teaching and research.
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What I expected to do in this solo journey to California turned out to be very different from how it actually went.
I said yes to Colombia. Unprepared, under-informed, and completely unsure of what I was getting myself into.
Though the Thunderbirds had a core of Canada’s top talents, coach Kerry MacDonald brought something to the UBC makeup that only his PhD in injury prevention could provide: a winning formula.
The inclusion of Indigenous knowledge and perspective became a singular focus for Archibald over her 45-year career: in her teacher education assignments, in her development of K-12 curriculum and in her research and work at UBC.
UBC isn’t shying away from international issues, whether they’re dropped on its doorstep or not. In fact, it’s seeking them out.
“Very often, the archives don't give you answers to the questions that you wish they did ... and you have to learn how to excavate history on its own terms.”
Instead of Portland trying hard to live up to expectations, I found a city trying exactly hard enough to be itself.
“That is why open is really exciting because it’s not just the expert who is writing, it’s everybody who is writing and who has a voice.”
Canadian universities are generating more and more information of public interest — but they’re becoming less and less willing to share it.
When Korenberg was first appointed to the Board in February 2016, the university’s highest governance body was still reeling from the aftermath of former President Arvind Gupta’s resignation and intense criticisms about a lack of transparency in its practices.
In her role advising the provost on matters concerning racialized faculty, Mahtani is charged with a university whose faculty of colour are paid less on average than their white counterparts, underrepresented in leadership and disproportionately in precarious positions to begin with.
It’s a familiar sight at the root of food insecurity: between paying ever-increasing tuition and rent, students have little money left to buy food — a situation that is reality across Canadian universities.
As food insecurity looms large at UBC, campus groups are actively trying to create a safety net for those falling through the hunger gap.
Food insecurity — defined broadly as unreliable access to sufficiently nutritious food — impacts students at UBC in deeper ways than eating cup ramen. It is also hardly rare.