“Very often, the archives don't give you answers to the questions that you wish they did ... and you have to learn how to excavate history on its own terms.”
Instead of Portland trying hard to live up to expectations, I found a city trying exactly hard enough to be itself.
“That is why open is really exciting because it’s not just the expert who is writing, it’s everybody who is writing and who has a voice.”
Canadian universities are generating more and more information of public interest — but they’re becoming less and less willing to share it.
When Korenberg was first appointed to the Board in February 2016, the university’s highest governance body was still reeling from the aftermath of former President Arvind Gupta’s resignation and intense criticisms about a lack of transparency in its practices.
“We spend so much money preserving old buildings.… Why not also spend some money documenting the extraordinary linguistic diversity of our species — that thing that makes us human?”
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.
Shonan coast is a favorite coastal stretch among locals for its powdery sand, laid-back surf vibe and small eateries that line this section of the route. At its best, dusk at the coast can be the most glorious part of the day, with a light and tranquility that’s so hard to capture at any other time.
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.”
I was determined to see a little bit of everything: the sunshiney towns jam-packed with historical significance, the freezing tops of the Peruvian Andes, the sweaty riversides of the Amazon rainforest, the bone-dry beaches of the North.
Beijing revealed itself slowly: rising through the smog, the red sun of dawn creeping up through the haze and seeming to play hide and seek between the buildings, rose-tinted light rising higher and higher into the sky as we approached.
The Ubyssey interviewed seven self-identified conservative UBC students in an effort to understand what conservatism looks like at UBC.
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.
Amidst talks of implementation, Policy 131 is also up for its first review, which UBC committed to conduct one year after the policy came into effect and then every three years following.
“It really is a failure that we are now a year into this policy, and I don’t think that we’re better off from when we passed the policy.” So what went wrong?
Statistics show alarmingly high rates of sexual misconduct within the Greek community, and women are speaking out about a culture of silencing and internal resolutions. So why doesn’t UBC see the Greeks as its responsibility?
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.