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?
I speak for the editorial board when I say we’ve enjoyed reading every piece immensely, and though we didn’t have room to print every submission we received, rest assured yours has impacted us, challenged us and made us think.
We feel that financial spending is an important indicator of the trustworthiness and actions of an institution, and as a society in charge of about $20 million in student fees this year alone, the AMS has a big responsibility.
We were just served notice that UBC is appealing the court case we've been fighting them on for the past three years. The one where the BC Office of Information and Privacy (OIPC) struck them down. And then they sued the OIPC. And then we won again.
It's great that UBC is trying to build more fitness spaces for students, faculty and staff, but if they are really serious about it, they should stop screwing around with gimmicks like lazy rivers and giant heated bathtubs.