Is stress ubiquitous to university life in the way we assume it is? Some people at the forefront of the discussion are saying it doesn’t have to be.
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From his admiration of epistemological anarchist philosopher Paul Feyerabend to his tendency to drink too much coffee and shitpost on Reddit, the UBC math professor is intriguing, intellectual and level-headed all at once.
Despite the fact that it is frankly a terrible idea that will definitely end up in heartbreak and regret, here are four ways to prepare yourself for the inevitable.
UBC professors agree: despite all the good that the Nobel Prize does for the scientific community, the high degree of sexism, racism and homophobia reflected in the history of the chosen Nobel Laureates — whether subconscious or intentional — can no longer go unchecked.
Why is it dark at night? The answer sounds obvious — well of course it’s dark at night, the Sun isn’t up! No, not quite. There are stars in every single direction — light coming from every single point in the sky — so why is it dark at night?
Code the Change UBC aims to provide students with the opportunity to apply their computer science skills by working on projects that benefit the greater Vancouver community.
“The city of Copenhagen is a self-declared ‘cycle city’ where 50 per cent of rush hour traffic is cyclists, ringing their bells as they pass each other on the city’s wide and vast bike paths.”
Researchers at UBC are working to make blood donatable to all individuals, combatting blood donation problems that have long plagued transfusions. To understand this problem, we must first understand the structures of red blood cells and why blood donations are often restricted to blood type.
The new policy — which will be effective starting from the 2018 winter session — states that direct-entry undergraduate admission requirements will begin accepting any Canadian Indigenous languages taught at a Grade Twelve or post-secondary level, even if the language is not listed on the UBC Calendar’s website.
“The queerer, the better” is the mandate at Out on the Shelves. What started as a “gay library” in 1989 has been shuffled through a few different homes, which have included Qmunity in downtown Vancouver as well as cardboard boxes in storage facilities.
At this year’s Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) celebration at Hillel BC, we were greeting the year 5778 with the traditional apples and honey. I began speaking with a young woman from Israel and I told her how much I wanted to learn Hebrew.
Four different types of loaves are available for a minimum donation of $12. So, do some good this holiday season, and get something good in return through this initiative.
If you want to gain an appreciation for a kingdom that’s in fact more related to us than plants, there’s no need to piece together a shiitake costume and travel to a mushroom-con. It’s not even necessary to go out into the city. Right on UBC’s campus there is a staggering amount of diverse fungi to discover.
Dr. Brett Finlay, UBC Peter Wall Distinguished Professor at the Michael Smith Laboratories, will add this prestigious honour to the collection of awards that he has received for his contributions to understanding disease and improving people’s health.
“They played a lot better tonight than they did last night,” said UBC head coach Kerry MacDonald Saturday about their opponents, “Especially in the first set, they’ve played very good volleyball, and made us really earn it—we had to play a lot better to win them tonight.”