The Ubyssey’s first sci-fi competition was a resounding success — and we define success as receiving stories that incite fear, awe and even tenderness by the possibilities of technology and scientific discovery.
Watching the wedding was a reflection of racing through Chennai; everywhere my attention landed, there was a vibrancy that pulled me into the present. In a red silk sari and white dhoti, heavy flower garlands weighting their necks, the bride and groom offered sacrifices of food and flowers into the holy fire.
Often questions about sex can leave us at a loss for an answer — we draw a blank or grin with reddening faces because we simply don’t know. And in this space of uncertainty is the potential to explore new, fun, nerve-wracking and informative perspectives, allowing us to better understand ourselves on the path to honest answers.
We’re looking to highlight the writers on campus who dream of crazy futures — the dystopian, utopian or some strange cross of the two.
Although it may be disheartening to hear about misconduct that compromises the integrity of scientific research, especially at our own university, science allows for established protocols to adapt.
The section highlighted UBC profs and students behind important discoveries. They’ve shared a few standout phrases about the process of science-ing: “That’s pretty cool”, “Let’s try...”, “But what’s the point?”, “I don’t know!”, “You’re kidding me,” and “It's very humbling.”
The drawings were brought to Vancouver by the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health in collaboration with neuroscientists and curators from the Universities of South California and Minnesota, and the Cajal Institute in Spain.
Heartfelt Images — an annual contest for UBC medical and dental students — is now in its 17th year. Between 2011 and 2016, 262 students submitted 345 pieces of art including sketches, paintings, sculptures and original pieces of music.
Net neutrality’s existence is currently on the chopping block in the United States. In response, the internet has imploded yet again, with calls to “Save the Internet” seen in mid-July by popular websites including Reddit, Amazon, Imgur and Google.
Career paths are as varied as the people who unfold them into existence: some lead clearly to a goal and some are completely unpredictable. But neuroscientist and social entrepreneur Dr. Grace Lee doesn’t let her own career path define her identity.
To kick off the search, Provost Angela Redish hosted a town hall on May 8 for the science community at UBC. All humour aside, attendees stated that the new dean should be an excellent, courageous and communicative scientist.
A few years ago, researchers at Tsinghua University in Beijing approached UBC SPPH researcher Dr. Michael Brauer with a proposal for a massive study linking global air pollution and international trade.
Peak flu season is supposedly waning, but your voice is scratchy, your back hurts and your nose is runny. Are your symptoms related? Where should you go for help? What practices are safe and regulated?
Scientists around the world have been late to lab meetings, classes and social events because we’re reacting with horror to Trump’s first six weeks. Crucially, we should all remember that a shocked reaction is the first step towards resistance.