The Faculty of Medicine at UBC changed its curriculum this year to include a mandatory FLEX Program that encourages medical students to engage with meaningful research, community projects or volunteer work.
The phrase “fake news” has been garnering attention since Donald Trump’s election as US president last year, but the implications of this term are not as well defined. The Ubyssey sat down with Ron Darvin, lecturer and PhD candidate.
When Music Hits You Feel No Pain features 13 tracks, including her first single “Too Many Feelings” — a bilingual mix of French and English rap verses featuring collaborations with local Vancouver artists such as Kimmortal, Cogeta and Laydy Jams.
The Equity and Inclusion Office is launching a “Commitment to Diversity Fund” in response to concerns raised by the AMS that the 46.8 per cent increase in tuition fees for international students may impact diversity at UBC.
According to Equity and Inclusion, the ideal candidate for director will have an understanding of models of conflict management, experience in resolving conflicts in a variety of settings as well as justice institute training.
"What we were trying to do is support students from underrepresented student populations, and Aboriginal students are one of those groups of students," said the associate vice-president of enrolment services and registrar.
Offering height and views previously unaccessible to most first year students, Orchard Commons has been met with excitement. However, delays in the completion of construction have left some first years disgruntled.
The African Descent Festival is aimed at celebrating African business, culture and art in Vancouver to foster a larger sense of community for individuals of African and non-African descent, while also having amazing food and music.
Gurdeep Parhar, the executive associate dean in the faculty of Medicine, recently gave a Tedx talk about fixing racism. In an interview with The Ubyssey, he elaborated on the continued relevance of stereotypes — particularly at UBC.
In compliance with the requirements of the Criminal Records Review Act, UBC is required to ensure all of its students and employees who are working with vulnerable populations undergo a criminal record check.
Brett on the other hand, explored our relationships with the "other" by detailing his 25 year-relationship with his pet bird Tuco, who was the main inspiration for the book. His work examines what it means to be ‘othered’, to become something different from what people would associate as ‘normal’ and is linked to his traumatic experience of being bullied for his androgyny.
He rose to fame on the global stage in the 70s and 80s, and has been the recipient of several awards and accolades, including a Grammy in 2005 and Sweden’s Polar Prize in 2013. He was among the Times 100 in 2007 and is one of the most widely known African musicians and composed the 1998 FIFA World Cup Anthem.
Park believes motivation that drives inspiration, and as such her work draws on personal experiences as well as historical events for inspiration, steadily and poignantly depicting the capacity for women to be resilient in times of hardships and dramatic changes in life.