By the time I turned 18, I had lived in 3 different provinces, 6 different cities, gone to 6 different schools, and occupied more than 7 houses.
The other day, I was asked for directions on campus twice and I knew the answer both times.
I hold my home in my turtle shell.
The whir of a tattoo machine is a homecoming, now — and each tattoo is a pillar of what makes me, me.
There are no consequences to being emotional, upset, angry, vulnerable in my home.
Home use to be a place that once I entered through the door, all worries about school and people slipped off my body like raindrops on Gore-Tex.
Google Maps is quite the tool. Just last week I perused my childhood home noting it was bluer than it’d been.
I’m done with giving simple responses.
Maybe home is not a rainbow, but a storm. Maybe home is accepting you forgot your rain jacket and letting the cold seep into your skin and awakening something, something, that lives within all of us.
Any place in the world where for even a moment, I feel like I can breathe.
Between rows of rolling walls in the basement of the Nest are 71 works of art by some of the most celebrated Canadian artists in history. This is the AMS permanent collection and it’s been around since the 1950s.
Cheung created Bagels with Ben, an initiative where he invites students from his classes to eat bagels each week and to talk about life in a casual, low-stakes environment outside of class time.
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.
Coren, a professor emeritus in the psychology department at UBC, has won numerous awards for his work, had his own television show called Good Dog!, written books that have topped the bestsellers lists, and currently writes the blog “Canine Corner” for Psychology Today.
As he prepares to move onto a new role as the society’s senior student services manager, Alnaar reflects on a legacy of being what he calls the AMS’s “referee”: principled, fair and universally respected.
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.
Not all provinces and territories are taking the same approach to legal cannabis — now, with university policies in place as well, post-secondary students are faced with navigating an especially complex environment surrounding cannabis use.
The idea of introducing scientific methods into the study of religion is at the core of one of Slingerland’s newest projects, the Database of Religious History, which functions as an online encyclopedia of scholarly knowledge on religious cultural history that is structured and visualized in time and space.
Jump Start has grown to over 3,400 students, both international and domestic. And its benefits have been linked not just to improving retention, but to improving almost every aspect of a student’s university career.
Iceland is a land of contrasts: behemoth glaciers sliding slowly past actively smoking volcanoes. The tranquility of the aurora borealis was interrupted by the roar of the deadly waves crashing against the black cliffs of the southern coast.
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.
Driving through the winding village roads, past white-washed houses and pubs with gilt-edged windows and the rolling hills covered in a patchwork quilt of rye and barley fields, it feels like an illustration from a child’s story book. There is beauty in Northern Ireland’s apparent simplicity.