Student Health Services, the AMS, drug users and campus associations are using their own methods of harm reduction to curb the threat of fentanyl. This is the health crisis that UBC confronts — and it's one that traditional health services aren’t prepared to face.
With representatives from more than a dozen faith groups, including Christian denominations, Judaism, Islam and Zen Buddhism, each running their own campus communities and events, the UMCA as a whole works to make itself helpful to students.
Yu has been actively involved in public debate on issues of immigration and racism in Canada since he responded to the controversial Maclean’s article “Too Asian?” — now-titled “The enrollment controversy” — which questioned how the demographic makeup of Canadian universities with a large Asian population has an impact on campus life.
From students’ housing insecurity to the university’s loss of talent, the diverse and far-reaching impacts of Vancouver’s expensive housing market on UBC are clear.
Samantha Schumacher has always wanted to be a writer. The newly-elected president of Her Campus, Schumacher aims to make the UBC chapter of the women-centric media platform bigger and better as it strives to give women across the country a voice.
Coming back to Terrace after eight months in Vancouver is a vaguely disconcerting experience, but it’s made easier by this group of people that help me trace the connection between who I am in my hometown and who I am in the city.
Of the 194 residence advisors living in residence this upcoming school year, fewer than half are returning. The Ubyssey spoke to ten RAs to find out why so many students — who go into the position with such good intentions — do not come back.
Murphy is looking ahead to shape the office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation into a central resource hub for researchers and innovators at UBC — a task not unlike her own research interests.
“There’s never no interest in food, because everyone loves food.” said Kwok, while noting that the two fielded dozens of applications to write, photograph and edit in their first round of recruitment last year.
“We’re trying to break down the wall between the ivory tower and the broader political community and to recognize that there is a role for thinking about politics as a practice — not just as theory,” said Cameron.
“There’s a depth of research at Canadian universities, but often the challenge is ‘how does that research then get presented in a way that is accessible to the public?,’” he said. “And that’s what journalists are very good at.”
Clubs don’t simply ask students for their money in the name of charity — they’ll sell things, organize gigantic parties, put themselves through challenges or even chop off their hair in their efforts to tackle worldwide issues.
From small class sizes in major requirements to non-restricted seats in required classes going to students taking them as electives, course registration is rarely a picnic for students on a tight graduation deadline.
Knott received the Gold Medal Student Award for her work towards making engineering more inclusive and diverse. The award, considered the highest national award in the profession, is handed out by Engineers Canada.
If it wasn’t obvious already by the noodle experience the night before, we knew very little Japanese, and by very little, I mean absolutely none. There must have been 25 different train lines, each more confusing than the previous one.
Klein was working on a story for 60 Minutes that would expose CIA connections to the South African apartheid regime’s bio warfare program. He had a problem, though — a New York Times reporter was on the same trail.
Simply order a cup of coffee in any cafe or restaurant in the main square of Portofino and take your place alongside politicians, film stars, professional sport players, European royalty — you name it.
Whether you’re already missing our stunning campus one month into summer or just too lazy to walk all the way down — and back up — the Wreck Beach stairs, click here or follow the link below to explore our campus in all its virtual glory.
While 60 per cent of eligible voters reportedly cast their ballots, it is often those who do not make it to the polls who decide the result in close elections like these — and amongst these potential voters, youth are often the wildcards.