While we highly encourage every UBC student to voraciously consume our coverage of debates, candidate profiles and fact-checking, we know that it’s hard to find the time. So here you have it: a brutally honest run-down on what each person could offer you as a student and who you might choose to vote for, based on your personal priorities.
The AMS Great Debate is being held on Thursday, March 1 in the lower atrium of the Nest where every candidate from every race will be in attendance to answer all of your burning questions.
This year, The Ubyssey was nominated for seven John H. MacDonald awards, which celebrate excellent Canadian student journalism, and won threre
In November 2015, Jenna Omassi, the then-AMS VP academic and university affairs predicted that we would have a fall reading break by now.
Last by-election’s voter turnout in 2013 was an abysmal 3.8 per cent, or 1,821 people. If voter turnout is similarly low this time around, the result could be swayed by very few students. No matter who you’re voting for, your vote matters.
Our theory is that the hand sensors were purposely ineffective and their real function was instead a fingerprint scanner created by the government, but we digress. Let us wash our hands (heh) of the old, and shower ourselves in the new (heh heh).
The polls in this election are extremely close. Of course, that varies riding-by-riding, but don't fool yourself into thinking your vote doesn't count. Strange things can happen in provincial politics.
In a post on his Vancouver Sun staff blog earlier today, Todd penned a perfect addition to our spoof issue from the perspective of an old, ornery white man in a comfortable position of privilege who is upset at Breitbarf for making fun of white men.
There was so much content from this year's review issue that not all of it made it into our print issue. With that in mind, here’s our online-only list of the best and most popular long-form pieces that we’ve published this year.
School's out nerds. Who excelled? Who didn't live up to the expectations? We review the first half of the athletics season by grading the UBC Thunderbird teams. After a dreadful first half of the season, head coach Sven Butenschon was able to rely o
But on Tuesday, Alan Ehrenholz announced that he was stepping out from behind the Cairn and running for real after seeming undecided at the Great Debate. He released a multi-point platform along with this announcement.
This year, The Ubyssey's goal during AMS Elections was to pivot away from traditional endorsements to a more analytical approach with the knowledge that different students will prioritize different values in their candidates.
This year, The Ubyssey is doing things a little differently. Instead of publishing candidate profiles where students could read transcriptions of short interviews with each candidate, we’ve restructured it.
During the Great Debate this afternoon, print out this bingo card and show your engagement in student politics by celebrating a full sheet — extra points if you you fill it out in the first 30 minutes.
Another year of sports and recreation at UBC is almost in the books, and that means The Ubyssey‘s esteemed sports panel must answer the hard-hitting questions one last time. Who rose to the top? Who sank to the bottom? What lies ahead for the future?