You would think UBC Board of Governors would be interested in maintaining transparency and accountability, following years of criticism around bad governance.
The disproportionate share of tuition increases that new international students carry (4 per cent compared to 2 per cent for domestic students) is further evidence that UBC sees international students as cash cows.
"Some people argue that fraternity parties aren’t the problem at all — that it is not the fault of the fraternity for a few 'bad apples' that commit sexual assault. We cannot hold fraternities as a whole responsible and it’s not fair to punish them as an entirety."
Although for a lot of us it happens to be an automatic habit, the truth is that people who hate themselves rarely succeed in a way that people with self-compassion do.
But I like to have good grades, and I always weigh the pros and cons carefully inside my head. Do I not show up to office hours and risk having a mediocre grade? Or do I suck it up, show up and potentially increase my chances of scoring an A?
Check-ups aren’t only for people who are sick, because regular visits are often about preventing diseases or medical conditions, and keeping track of your health over months or years.
There are a few mental health trainings and programs that are targeted towards the general population — you don’t have to be a professional to attend.
In this Last Words, Ubyssey editors discuss unsightly construction, the importance of going to class and a promising future for UBC football.
Shanee Prasad takes issue with a recent opinion piece on raising the minimum wage.
Firstly I would like to clarify that The Ubyssey did not state that an increase was a bad idea, it only questioned whether an increase of $4.75 is too drastic.
In this Last Words, Ubyssey editors discuss UBC's progress — or lack thereof — in minimizing animal testing, empty rooms in rez and U-Pass and SSC troubles.
In her first column of the new year, Natalie gives advice to readers on how to keep their resolutions and make the most of 2015.
With the drop deadline approaching, I decided to see what the research said about why people sometimes react negatively to different ways of speaking.
I’m making a case against having grades that are entirely truthful in a student’s transcript. Employers don’t like to see really bad grades on a transcript.
The problem isn’t that indie, foreign and arthouse films aren’t screened at all, it’s that they don’t screen for very long.
Contrary to what unions may say, the majority of minimum wage jobs are held by those who live in non-poverty households (e.g. teenagers working as waiters).
These increases are not inevitable. Far from it. We can stop them, but it means showing up. It means being louder. We need to be louder.
Natalie advises on how to deal with breakups without much of a break and how to deal with people who won't let you sleep.
In this Last Words, Ubyssey editors take on the ongoing troubles with Ponderosa's elevator and how not checking your email can be stressful.
In this Last Words, Ubyssey editors give their take on an apparent pay gap among UBC faculty and staff and compare campus kitchens to the rest of the world.
The UBC Coyote needs help. In the environment currently existing on this campus, this animal has no safe home.
In this Last Words, Ubyssey editors discuss the 'Birds' lacklustre Winter Classic Performance and how the AMS can help create real politicians.