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.
Is stress ubiquitous to university life in the way we assume it is? Some people at the forefront of the discussion are saying it doesn’t have to be.
From his admiration of epistemological anarchist philosopher Paul Feyerabend to his tendency to drink too much coffee and shitpost on Reddit, the UBC math professor is intriguing, intellectual and level-headed all at once.
Burton joined the VOC 57 years ago in the second year of his engineering program at UBC, but he had been involved in outdoor exploration long before he became a member.
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.
Currently, Corrigall-Brown teaches a large introductory class as well as a smaller upper-level class this semester, a division made possible by the flexibility of her teaching style that earned her the Killam Prize.
The Ubyssey took a deeper look at the roadmap Policy 73 lays for the approximately 2,800 UBC students registered with Access and Diversity.
When I visited Madagascar, I fell in love with its warm people, beautiful landscapes and unique culture.
Founded by UBC student Mahima Kapoor, Partners In Kind — formerly the AMS Afya Club — utilizes video chat platforms such as Skype or FaceTime to facilitate communication between current UBC students and prospective students abroad, as well as younger school-aged children.
I had zero expectations of the country when I first landed in it — perhaps this turned out for the best as I was pleasantly surprised and immediately taken to the beauty of the place.
“The details of how it’s served up may change over time,” said Parker. “But the heart of librarianship is still about making sure that people get what [information] they need with as little trouble as possible.”
When I was a kid and we would visit Nana Chestney, it always meant the Natural History Museum — the greatest in the worst — and a whole hell of a lot of British candy. Being above the legal drinking age, this trip meant pints and a whole hell of a lot of British candy (I would kill and die for Colin the Caterpillar).
“All you see are these big entrance awards or these other big scholarships where you need like a 90 per cent average in order to qualify,” said Guy, a recent graduate of the UBC Sauder School of Business. “Those are the ones that are marketed and that everyone sees.”