“We at the bookstore don’t choose the textbook — the faculty member does. If a faculty member goes to the class and says, 'You don’t actually need that book,' now we’re the bad guy because we brought them in and the student doesn’t need it."
Sugiyama was in some way fated for the Nitobe Memorial Garden. “This garden is a place for understanding Japanese garden and Japanese culture. [It is] also the place for the people which come from all over the world to communicate with each other.”
Perzow believes that “the ombudsperson can serve as a really crucial role in the AMS and the university.” As the only mediator of conflicts between students and student bodies at UBC, this definitely is the case.
In CPSC 110, "I’m basically trying to say to people, “Do not get the idea that you can learn one specific language.” [At UBC,] you’ve got to learn the core of how software works. Otherwise, your career is going to be extremely short.”
According to Tolentino, CVC is much more than just the parties and ski trip that non-members have come to recognize the club by. In fact, the sense of community is so strong, the exec body refer to themselves as a “family.”
“You can easily create a video game out of my job. ‘Food Truck Tycoon’ or something like that, where you get to design your own food trucks, menus, and send them out into a little imaginary world where people could buy from them."
“When I say that sexual assault is an epidemic, I don’t say that lightly. In terms of creating that cultural change and making sure that survivors and people who have caused harm are getting the support they need, we do need more.”
“I definitely enjoy working in hospitality, and studying people in sociology. I like interacting with people and making sure people are happy in some capacity whether it’s enjoying food, or helping people in the grander scheme.”
Perrin has established himself as one of Allard Hall’s most industrious professors, publishing several books on criminal law and completing other projects, such as a report card on the Canadian ‘justice deficit.’
"Canadian sororities and fraternities are quite different than the ones in the States, so people coming to UBC don’t even know that sororities are a thing – they just think it’s a States thing and a party thing," she said.
Tamar Simon is a fairy queen. That’s not because she stands 3 ft tall — she doesn’t — but because of her royal stage presence and transcendent voice. But while her flame burns brightly as ever, Simon is worried about the future of opera in general.
“As an independent artist, there are so many skills that [the BFA] doesn’t teach you. What I learned [during my BFA] was film studies, theoretical studying of film, and not applied knowledge, which it should be in my opinion.”
I used to enjoy the surprise, delight and envy on others’ faces upon discovering my age, but now it's like beating a dead horse. After years of living as a member of this statistical minority, I’ve become completely desensitized to their reactions.
Daria Danylchuk established UBC's University Transition Program, which brings gifted youth to UBC each year.
Barring any new setbacks, the new SUB, formally named the AMS Student Nest, will be opening before summer is upon us.