Since 2010, the total undergraduate enrolment has more than doubled. This demand is further heightened by the fact that some majors, such as mathematics, also require computer science courses. Accordingly, courses are oversubscribed.
At UBC, there are currently two programs available to staff and faculty that focus on mindfulness — the 30-Day Online Mindfulness Challenge and the Mindfulness@Work Six-Week Program. Over 500 faculty and staff have participated.
The AMS, Access and Diversity, and Campus and Community Planning (CCP) are teaming up to plan an accessibility shuttle service for central campus. This program aims to make the pedestrian core safer and more accessible for those with disabilities.
UBC students shouldn’t get their hopes up — fall reading break is not coming to UBC next year. This ties UBC with McGill and Simon Fraser University as being three of the last major Canadian universities to not have a break in the fall term.
Even if pro-life groups are successful at lobbying for anti-abortion laws to be passed, abortions will not go away as long as wire coat-hangers, among other things, are still available. Will they be banned too?
Some students will be receiving up to a 12 per cent raise after the reclassification of certain undergraduate and graduate teaching assistants on October 13. UBC expects these changes to affect approximately 300 teaching assistants.
At the additional cost of a 1.75 per cent non-refundable convenience fee, credit cards are once again an online payment option for essential services on campus. These services include “tuition and fees, student housing and mandatory meal plans.”
I wash my beard on occasion with shampoo, but it’s the same stuff that I use for my hair. I comb it on a reasonably regular basis and I sort of nervously fiddle with it. I also have moustache wax that I put in sometimes, which my girlfriend hates.
The main problems were reportedly error-laden and poorly formatted questions. According to commenters on the subthread, these issues hindered students’ performance and the ability of the three teaching assistants’ (TA) ability to invigilate.
Since peak numbers of hundreds of students, waitlists have now shrunk significantly and are made up of mostly non-majoring students. In particular, CPSC 310 has reduced its waitlist to 16 non-majors, from a combined 256 major and non-major students.
Next month, Koerner Library will close from February 10 to February 13. This project does not stand alone, but will be part of a series of upgrades to Koerner, first involving the replacement of the library's electrical substation.
Following this lift, UBC has approximately 30 faculty and staff as well as 350 students who are still affected. More specifically, the student block comprises 102 undergraduates and 248 graduates according to the managing director of Public Affairs.
Yesterday’s “Ban the Ban,” a learn-in for UBC students faculty and staff, was hosted as an “immediate and urgent response” to President Trump’s executive order restricting immigration and travel into the United States.
“A large portion of the crowd and the organizers here [at the rally] are from UBC, and I think that that really speaks to what we stand for as a community,” said Madison Schulte, a second-year commerce student at UBC.
I went to see Improv Against Humanity, which was hosted by UBC Improv and the AMS. Based on its name, I came expecting dark humour and nihilism. Instead, I found all forms of comedy, sweet moments and even hope.