Alumni UBC hosted a discussion panel on Tuesday evening that centred around sexual misconduct and harassment, campus rape culture and gender disparities in academia and executive leadership at UBC.
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Third-year economics and math student Alberto Cevallos and a group of primarily arts students found themselves facing a challenge last winter; they had ideas about innovative ways to harness emerging technologies but lacked some of the technical expertise and support they needed to develop them.
The reception to the club has been very positive so far, with many of the group members attesting to the amount of excitement that new recruits show when they discover the club.
We’re looking to highlight the writers on campus who dream of crazy futures — the dystopian, utopian or some strange cross of the two.
Manuel Mogato, a Thomson Reuters journalist based in the Philippines, visited UBC’s Liu Institute for Global Issues on Monday night to speak on “Journalism under attack: the phenomenon of fake news and challenges of accountability in the new media.”
On November 29, approximately 140 people arrived at the Engineering Student Centre for the 14 Not Forgotten Ceremony. This ceremony was in honour of the 14 women who died in the 1989 L’École Polytechnique massacre.
This September the AMS launched Empower Me, a dial-in counselling service that aims to provide timely support for a wide variety of health issues on-demand, 24/7 and 365 days a year. This service is available free of charge to students who are members of the AMS/GSS Student Health and Dental Plan.
Students living in Walter Gage tower are complaining about an ongoing landscaping project at the base of the tower — especially the smell.
“Pay attention to your mind and your body. Get to know their patterns. In my experience, it’s the best way to give myself the care I need depending on how I’m feeling on any given day.”
“We really want to start an archery community,” says Sykes, “and not just be a club that has a skill. There’s already a community within Vancouver of archery in BC so when they heard, quite a few people reached out to us and supported us.”
Movember is an international annual campaign that focuses on supporting and raising awareness for mens' health.
If you scope around UBC’s Earth Science Building, you can find a plaque that acknowledges those who have donated large amounts of funds to UBC Science over the years. And in the section listing those who donated between $25,000 and $99,999 dollars, there’s a particularly interesting name on there.
According to the Focus on People’s Report brought to the UBCBoard of Governors this past summer, UBC recruits women and minorities at rates on par with the levels at which they are represented in the Canadian population. But examining statistics of those representations, there are discrepancies at the higher levels of UBC administration.
“I am on-call today, and I have learned that it never hurts to have that extra dash of caffeine before the start of a 24-hour shift. Of course, I have been on-call enough times to know that there is no such thing as a ‘typical’ shift.”
“Just the legacy that [Huband] has built here. It’s incredible what she has done. I’ve always wanted to be part of something like that,” said Filewich. “I’m hoping to help her bring home another national championship in my five years here.”