Look no further than UBC Rec's event calendar for fun and active ways to get over the January slump. Jason Mcmanus, the manager of intramural programs at UBC gave the scoop on all of the events that Rec is hosting this semester.
Surely, you must be scratching your head and contemplating closing this tab on your browser and continuing your noble quest for cheap, used textbooks. I wholeheartedly apologize if my remorseless love of the Bookstore has offended you in any way.
The option to enter the comp sci major directly from high school has been removed. Students wishing to enter the program must now complete a general first year in the Faculty of Science before applying to major in computer science.
What do engineers do for fun? They race down ski hills in toboggans made of concrete. Last weekend, UBC Engineers travelled to Ottawa to compete in the annual Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR) with great success.
UBC homeowners are quickly losing patience with the “serious and chronic noise violations” that pour out of the UBC fraternity village “virtually every other day,” according to Aaron Goodman, a neighbouring resident.
The First Nations and Indigenous Studies department is investigating the ways that they can bring Indigenous content into the classroom. Currently, the Indigenous Curriculum Working Committee is being assembled to research different initiatives.
Last night, students gathered in the Gallery 2.0 to engage with the AMS on affordability in the form of an interactive “The Price is Right” style game show. Host Gordon Katic quizzed contestants on the prices of different aspects of postsecondary.
Some faculty at UBC have been trying to alleviate financial pressures on students by leveraging technologies to help make learning more flexible. Some professors have found open educational resources an easy way to do this.
President Ono announced that the Museum of Anthropology will receive a collection of Indigenous art worth seven million dollars. The collection contains more than 200 pieces of art, and is being gifted to the museum by an anonymous donor.
This morning, UBC students assembled in the AMS Nest to create signs to protest the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline. Students then proceeded to bike or bus to Vancouver City Hall, where a larger protest was held with the Greater Vancouver community.
This morning, distinguished guests and members of the UBC community gathered at the Chan Centre for the official installation of Dr. Santa J. Ono as the 15th president and vice-chancellor of UBC. Ono stated his term four months ago, in August.
The album starts off strong with “Sleigh Ride,” a festive medley of classic carols, tinged with a little early-2000s hip hop. A jolly piano riff carries the song through various choruses, carols and raps, tying it all together and making it work.
The sexual assault policy committee is on schedule to release a redraft of the policy in February. Following this, the redraft will go out for more public consultation due to the fact that it is going to be “quite significantly different.”
UBC’s math department has been bringing their courses into the digital age by making the bulk of course materials available online for free. The online resources are a mixture of digital textbooks, homework software and open educational resources.
On January 25, UBC is hosting Suicide Awareness Day to engage in a campus-wide conversation about suicide and mental health. The campaign is focused on the message “reach out” and increasing awareness of campus resources.