While Kurtzke’s narrow platform could conceivably be accomplished under the VPAUA portfolio, he refused to make any commitments during the debate about what students would actually see from him by the end of the year, and was upfront about his lack of knowledge in virtually every aspect of the position.
Three of the four National Democratic Party (NDP) leadership candidates came by UBC Friday afternoon for a chance to speak directly to students about their platforms, followed by an informal meet and greet session with attendees.
“I found the officer reasonable, pleasant, and I appreciated the opportunity to practice my French with him; henceforth I will be careful to follow the rules 'à la lettre,'” philosophy major Franz Kurtzke wrote.
Professors responded with disgust after poetry prof Stephen Guy-Bray tweeted an image of a note that was slipped under his office door Thursday evening. The student who wrote it says he knows how to end the “campus culture wars.”
Prior to this appointment, Eby has served as the MLA for Vancouver-Point Grey after beating out former Premier Christy Clark in 2013. He was recently re-elected to the position on May 9, 2017, for his second term.
The researchers gave 154 young men cocktails with vodka, and labelled the drinks as either “vodka-Red Bull cocktails” or just “vodka cocktails” to test whether the participants who were told about the Red Bull would feel more drunk.
UBC political scientists Megan Dias and Daniel Westlake stopped by the r/vancouver subreddit to tell everyone what's what. Check out the full thread for answers to all your burning questions — seriously, it's a goldmine.
The Ubyssey took home Best Campus Website and Best Campus Feature Story at the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards on Tuesday night. With the recognition, ubyssey.ca wins its second national award this year.
Three candidates for the Vancouver-Point Grey riding came to the Nest Thursday evening for a debate focused on student issues. The Ubyssey moderated the debate and has since checked the veracity of some of the candidates' claims.
Like it or not, Dong is in charge of the most successful university-level esports team in North America. His squad came out of nowhere in 2015 to emerge as the most lethal university-level team on the continent.
Jack Liu may have started UBC's hottest Instagram account on a whim, but he's now a seasoned dogspotting vet. Here are some tips from the pro himself on how to get the best possible pics of pups, borks and big old boofers.
Given that he was already sending Snapchats of dogs to his friends as he walked to and from classes, starting the page was a slam dunk. The only difference now is that he stops for a chat. “Now I talk to the people, and actually get to know the dogs
“I handed over my card and I said very quietly and confidentially, ‘Could we get together? Some of your people, some of my students — let’s sit, let’s talk.’ The answer that came back to me was, ‘We have a no-dialogue policy with you people.’”
The absurdity of the 2017 AMS Elections is not lost on the first-ever joke candidate to win the presidency. “‘Kind of weird’ is probably an understatement. It was very weird,” said Alan Ehrenholz, whose name on the ballot was “The Engineer's Cairn.”
It's finally over. All three AMS debates have been completed, and in their wake lies a trail of truth, half-truth and unsubstantiated claims. If you're not sure which is which, here's the rundown from Friday night's Great Debate.