Having notifications going off on your phone as you try to delve into literary theory or lab reports is obviously distracting, but does it actually affect the way that you study?
A backdrop of dystopian-esque video clips and an all-too-obvious critique of the media added to the cliche – there is nothing particularly revolutionary about a group of white boys from London. It was hard for the crowd to stay excited.
“We’re not an abstinence-based service. We’re not your mom telling you not to do something. Ultimately, my big goal would be that every student on campus feels like they have a place to go to explore that balance with alcohol, drugs and technology.”
Brendan McLeod’s one-man show at the Chan Centre on November 17 had no props, tricks or special effects. It was simply a person on a stage delivering a monologue to a sold-out audience, many of whom were unsure of what to expect.
Part of the Chan Centre’s Beyond Words series this year, Brain will be amongst a group of performances that aim to initiate conversations about important topics through multidisciplinary works. It will be performed on November 17 at 7:30 p.m.
I know it may not seem related, but any issue pertaining to black lives cannot be divorced from my understandings of feminism. The women at the centre were so so so supportive of it and we just threw a really kind of last minute event together.
“It’s the book as a work of art — a sort of supreme work of art. Everything about it has been designed [and] executed in a very thoughtful way, even down to the clasps, the binding and the gilding on the sides of the page,” said Mackie.
The money will provide funds for nine new counsellors, more Access and Diversity Counsellors, a new Director of Wellbeing, and a second location for the Wellness Centre with three Wellness Advisors, among other services.
A new UBC-based non-profit journalism initiative, the Global Reporting Centre, focuses on underreported issues in the international community that fail to get the degree of coverage that they deserve.
A UBC psychology associate professor found that the rate of re-arrest for those who used psychedelic drugs was significantly lower than that of those who did not. Each participant in the study had a history of substance abuse.
UBC Museum of Anthropology's newest exhibit, “In the Footprint of the Crocodile Man: Contemporary Art of the Sepik River, Papua New Guinea,” explores the art of the Iatmul people living along the Sepik river in Papa New Guinea.
"He’s the happiest person I know. I really admire that as I have a habit of dwelling on the little things while he sees the good in almost every situation. I can’t tell you how many times he’s woken me up by laughing in his sleep."
Jaymie Matthews, UBC professor and astrophysicist, has co-authored a paper on a new method of measuring the gravitational field of stars that could lead to more accurate understandings of the planets orbiting them.
Dr. Jean Barman, a now-retired UBC professor, was awarded the gold medal for scholarly research for her book French Canadians, Furs, and Indigenous Women in the Pacific Northwest, published by UBC Press in 2014.
FarmAde is a free festival that happens every September at the UBC farm and offers something for everyone. As one of the last events of AMS Firstweek, everyone from students to community members and their children show up.