In 2018, 38 per cent of UBC students who reported experiencing racial discrimination at UBC in the 2017/18 academic year. Many of these students carry stories of feeling forced to defend their heritage, being singled-out by professors to speak on behalf of entire ethnicities and hearing racial slurs.
The Ubyssey has consulted several weed scientists and at least one Seth Rogen movie to come up with a list of what we believe to be the best munchies on campus in the event you consume the devil’s lettuce.
The Ubyssey sat down with Dr. Richard Johnston, Canada research chair in public opinion, elections and representation and professor of political science at UBC, to break down the options and what is at stake for students when casting their ballots over the next month.
“It’s not a good use of tuition money, and it’s something that is not supported in the values we believe at the university, which include sustainability.”
Listen to him struggle to pick just one or play a three hour long game of buzzword association.
Boyd, an associate professor of law, policy and sustainability in the UBC Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, had been appointed as the second-ever United Nations special rapporteur on human rights and the environment, a five-year position he began in August.
In honour of his life, The Ubyssey looks back on his achievements and controversies alike to understand the man who helped to build the campus we know today.
“With the objects in the Museum, once you’ve got them, stories start coming out from the object and the stories are usually about relationships."
UBC alumna and woman’s rights activist Loujain Al-Hathloul remains detained in her native Saudi Arabia despite public calls for her release by the Canadian federal government, which contributed to an escalating diplomatic spat with the Saudi government.
Beijing revealed itself slowly: rising through the smog, the red sun of dawn creeping up through the haze and seeming to play hide and seek between the buildings, rose-tinted light rising higher and higher into the sky as we approached.
UBC’s community members are “surprised and dismayed” by Greyhound Canada’s recent announcement that it will cancel all bus routes in Western Canada, except for the Vancouver-Seattle route run by its American counterpart.
The fountain underwent lengthy repairs last year due to continued incidents of people walking into the fountain, damaging its waterproofing system and flooring.
Featuring a lineup of 12 acts — from rap groups, to indie rock bands to DJs — Goosehunt was the lo-fi show that UBC desperately needs but didn’t know it wanted.
The most-read features of the year covered everything from UBC's lacklustre response to the fentanyl crisis to the concerns of hundreds of financially precarious professors.
Only 24.5 per cent of students felt the overall co-op program experience was good or very good, and 40 per cent described these experiences as poor or very poor. In a time of transition and turnover, whether or not sufficient changes can be made remains to be seen.