Who are we?

We’re UBC’s student paper — established in 1918, independent since 1995.

We’ve been the definitive source of news on campus for 105 years. We’ve covered everything under the sun from UBC’s fuck-ups, student wins, athletics, research, theatre, your opinions and things that make us laugh.

The Ubyssey is written and edited by students in room 2208 of the Nest, and you need zero experience (yes, you heard us right! Zero, zilch, nada!) to contribute. We’ll teach you everything you need to know — you’ll be able to hone your written and verbal communication abilities, learn computer and technical skills and develop your graphic design talents. You might walk into The Ubyssey with zero experience, but you won’t leave that way.

And while we work hard, we play hard too! The Ubyssey is the place to learn how to be a journalist on campus, but it’s also a place to make friends and have fun. Between digging through documents and putting together our bi-weekly print issue, we find time to socialize, party, represent the paper during intramural sports and get (safely) sloshed at our annual Pender Island retreat. We also go to class, occasionally.

The Ubyssey has been the training ground for Canadian icons — former senator Pat Carney edited the paper in the 1950s, former Prime Minister John Turner was an associate sports editor and broadcaster Pierre Berton admitted he attended UBC to skip classes and work for the paper.

Today, you can find our alumni in newspapers around the world — from Canadaland’s Arshy Mann and exclaim! editor-in-chief Alex Hudson to the CBC’s Justin McElroy and Moira Wyton. They all got their start at The Ubyssey.

And who knows? You could be next.