“Coming back to UBC, I feel more confident in my abilities to problem solve and critically think about the questions I have in my classes.”
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“Try seating yourself closer to the front of class so you feel more connected to the professor and maybe even try asking the occasional question.”
“If UBC is so concerned with student finances, why are they raising tuition yet again, with consultation that students criticized as inadequate?”
“What goes on in the Senate chambers can often feel very overwhelming or dull to the average student, and the agenda docket posted before every Senate meeting can be long and tedious to read. Here’s what to expect at the January 17 Senate meeting.”
Often, New Year’s resolutions fall through the cracks of our busy schedules, and UBC has a tendency to “forget” about what it previously said it would do.
“The first week back on the grind can be overwhelming with new schedules to hammer out, syllabi to pour over, textbooks to purchase, and looming deadlines to meet.”
“Agenda items can seem long, mysterious and confusing without the proper background, making it difficult to see how these issues affect students.”
“Adventures found me when I was only a few days into my new life — the neighbourhood I was to reside in, was (according to a friendly Italian taxi driver) known as a drug selling spot full of immigrants.”
“I can’t say what dosage makes sense for you, how it’ll affect you, or even whether or not you’ll like it. But as far as I’m concerned, it’s worth my time to buy a full-size bottle of one of these guys.”
“It saddens me to know that so many of my peers are suffering in silence. It angers me when I encounter students who aren’t able to receive the help they so desperately need and deserve.”
It is important to keep in mind that grades are just a number — you are worth more than your grades and whatever grade you receive does not define you as a student or a person.
“Let’s be real: the holidays are an empty pocket of time that has become associated of love, family and joy. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.”
“Mental health among university students represents an important and growing public health concern. Unfortunately, the issue of mental health among university students has received scant attention from academics.”
“It’s important to remember though, that skills need to be learned and practiced, which can take a while to figure out what feels comfortable and helpful to us.”
“You meet people, make friends and you’re gone the morning after. A similar situation occurs on exchange, only drawn out over the course of a term or a year.”