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.
Montrealers laugh and chat on patios and in cafés, and throngs of students share bottles of cheap wine in Parc Jeanne-Mance — a quiet luxury that any self-respecting Vancouverite envies.
“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."
“You must speak out against injustice,” she said simply. “And you cannot speak out just once.”
Part of what keeps Smailes loving his job is the opportunity to learn something new and different every day. “You only have to go talk to a researcher about what they’re working on, and their excitement is infectious.”
Kesler sits in the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre — a building dedicated to discussing the legacy of schools like the one his mother was forced into.
A testament to students killed while protesting, Goddess was once a symbol for student activism at UBC. But now, thousands of students walk by every day without so much as a glance.
Going into science was never a question for UBC alum Jakob Manning — both of his parents are science teachers. Manning, who graduated from UBC in 2015, now dedicates his time to Geering Up UBC Engineering & Science, a non-profit organization that strives to promote STEM to youth.
Using data sourced from UBC Pair, The Ubyssey is launching a new series to answer some of the most frequent questions around grades.
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.
Good is the first member of his community, Snuneymuxw, located near Nanaimo, BC, to be admitted to medical school where he has recently been “matched” with the psychiatry residency program at UBC — his first choice.
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.
“I kind of became the resident rocket scientist, who puts a little extra ‘cosmic’ in the Cosmic Café,” he said. These trivia events are not just about science, but also about current events in Canada and around the world.
Now elected, Hamid is set on using her experience observing — and sometimes disagreeing with — current executives to take a critical look at how the AMS operates.
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.
At UBC, the lack of voter participation has created a vicious cycle of disenfranchisement. And while the elections committee is pushing to change that, it is not something that is going to be solved overnight.
With no job security and low pay in one of the most expensive cities in North America, hundreds of sessional lecturers at a world-class university are struggling to simply pay their bills.
The RBSC is home to centuries-old maps of British Columbia, personal correspondences from Charles Darwin and an illustrated interpretation of Alice in Wonderland from Salvador Dali, among tens of thousands of other treasures.
Throughout the highs and lows of my own sexual health, getting tested was never something I wanted to bring up. I felt like asking someone about whether or not they were “clean” was passing judgement on their sexual practices and also killed the mood.
Buy yourself some lube, throw it in your bedroom drawer and apply as needed — and trust me, lube is almost always needed. You think you’re enjoying sex now? Mmm, you poor child.
That summer, sitting on a hill beside my friend who liked Twizzlers, I’d tried my tongue on it, this newfound body language. Tentatively, pulling up roots with my fists, I’d pointed out that I was fat.