“Part of doing things differently requires rethinking growth. As we do that we can make some intermediate changes that place a hold on growth right now. Long term changes would reorient the university away from the concept of perpetual growth toward one of equilibrium...“
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But I like to have good grades, and I always weigh the pros and cons carefully inside my head. Do I not show up to office hours and risk having a mediocre grade? Or do I suck it up, show up and potentially increase my chances of scoring an A?
“I chose to do it in an open session because I happen to believe that transparency is key to accountability and therefore most sessions of the Board should be open. As to why I have decided to resign can be summarized in the following three reasons.“
“There are students marching at the front of climate strikes, advocating for social justice, and pushing our government to do better. Why are their voices not being broadcast onto that stage?“
”As members of the largest voting bloc in Canada, voters ages 18 to 24 — in large part university students — have the most power to effect change, hold federal party leaders to account and make our voices heard.”
The Ubyssey strives to have an even more robust coverage of the issue, where we will bring more intersectionality and focus on the issue’s impacts on marginalized groups into our coverage.
When I told my mother I managed to get a spot at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona for a term abroad, that the first thing she said back to me — congratulations aside — was “My son, do not get yourself mixed up in local politics.”
Check-ups aren’t only for people who are sick, because regular visits are often about preventing diseases or medical conditions, and keeping track of your health over months or years.
“If I could offer you one piece of advice, something I wish someone had drilled into me when university started is this: be brave.”
The poster features smiling students on a run, shows a map of Vancouver and UBC and ends with the strangely worded tagline: 'A jaunt through Musqueam Territory.' This poster, and the festival, misrepresents UBC History and that infuriates me.
I’ve found that making local friends in my classes is the best gateway to understanding the traditions and heritage here, in a manner that’s unobstructed by the lens of colonization.
There are a few mental health trainings and programs that are targeted towards the general population — you don’t have to be a professional to attend.
Five times per year, the UBC Board of Governors (BoG) meets to discuss issues of money, property, policy and people. As your student representatives on the BoG, we are here to keep you in the loop with what is up at Board
As an employer, as well as a university that hosts various social justice-based clubs, groups, and services, UBC needs to join the conversation. We need to talk about how social justice communities are failing women of colour, losing valuable talent and causing harm within the same populations they aim to serve.
“You’ve got an entire life of summers to enjoy, so take these few years you’re in school and stretch them long.”