In light of the the widespread media criticism over its mishandling of sexual assault cases, the university is reviewing its response protocols and drafting a new, specialized policy on sexual assault.
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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.
“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.”
Angela Crane is a chemistry professor who blows things up in flashy demonstrations for students and kids, trains the police's hazmat team and helps TV shows get their chemical special effects just right.
First-year Sauder student Thenuka Karunaratne is also the CEO and founder of AdMark Technologies. He created a Netflix search engine called Flixed, which allows users to search for content throughout different countries and regions.
An instructor at the School of Kinesiology and the head coach of the women’s rugby team, Maria Gallo brought her love of rugby to four world cups over a 15-year competitive career. Gallo has also tried her hand at bobsledding.
In referendums held last year, the student body and the faculty both voted in favour of divestment by a large margin. As a result, the Board of Governors is being increasingly pressured to make a decision.
Here’s a scenario: it’s 2 a.m., you’re on campus with your significant other and you want to get intimate. If you’re in residence, your situation is easy. But if a bed is a lengthy commute away, you are gonna have to find somewhere private.
Besides the obvious, “Oh my god, is this really happening right now?” running monologue, what really happens in our brains during sex? An complex response of electrical signals and hormones deliver to us those sensations of pleasure.
Sexual activity is fraught with misconceptions that can get in the way of a safe and pleasurable time. But with two common sex myths — one surrounding virginity, the other about multiple orgasms — you can enjoy better, more informed, sexy times.
UBC offers a variety of services related to sexual health, including counselling, medical assistance and informative resources, and a number of groups are here to represent and offer support related so gender and sexuality.
Look at my Tinder profile. I’m a fun-loving, confident, witty, charming and adorable 21 year-old, or that’s what I’ll have you believe. I didn’t write anything in my bio — I don’t want to look like the keen one.
In typical western culture, Valentine's Day is often celebrated by exchanging chocolates, flowers and other objects of affection. Other parts of the world celebrate romantic love — or the lack thereof — as well, but in starkly different ways.
These perspectives are from those around campus who felt comfortable sharing their thoughts on their positionality. These perspectives were open-ended to the authors and those who wrote volunteered what they felt was pertinent to be shared.