"Vocal students recognize that classroom dialogue is often awkward and uncomfortable, but we engage in it regardless because we have accepted that university is supposed to push us outside of our comfort zone."
“If UBC is so concerned with student finances, why are they raising tuition yet again, with consultation that students criticized as inadequate?”
You might never want to even think about rats, much less study them, but that’s exactly what UBC graduate students are doing in the Downtown Eastside with their Vancouver Rat Project. UBC’s School of Population and Public Health (SPPH) held a talk on rats and public health in Vancouver as part of their Grand Rounds lecture series.
Coming back to Terrace after eight months in Vancouver is a vaguely disconcerting experience, but it’s made easier by this group of people that help me trace the connection between who I am in my hometown and who I am in the city.
Cleaning is hard. Unfortunately, it’s also necessary to keep your place looking and smelling nice. Wandering the cleaning aisle at the grocery store presents you with a dizzying array of options that are both confusing and expensive.
Does the ominous meme declaring, “THEY STILL THINK I AM JUST A TOWER” indicate that the structure is something else — like perhaps a sentient alien spacecraft or a concrete beehive? Whatever the truth is, the tower appears to be benevolent.
The Totem Forest is a tranquil sanctuary tucked away from the commotion of campus life. Wandering among the fragrant cedar trees is a great way to de-stress — but nature-lovers may notice a sanctuary dedicated to a different kind of relaxation.
Run by an unidentified yet dedicated individual, the page can regularly be seen commenting on UBC Confessions posts. Squirrels of UBC also hosts contests and accepts submissions from students who are speedy enough to catch the squirrels in action.
Mental health issues affect a lot of students, and dealing with them can be both difficult and frustrating. Although they can’t take the place of tools like therapy and medication, these apps can help on a daily basis and in-between appointments.
It’s the holiday season and that means it’s time to listen to ridiculous music and revel in the festive atmosphere. Unfortunately, it also means that the days are getting darker and shorter. Even worse, final exams and papers are looming.
The AMS app brings together useful features but if you’re short on phone space, it's not worth it. The app features maps that give advice like where to get beer and that hooking up in the Aquatic Centre puts you at risk of skin rashes (yikes).