“February at UBC seems most aptly summed up in a single word: temptation. There’s the obvious highkey scouting for a Valentine’s Day date, but there are quite a few subtler allures.”
“As your student representatives on the BoG, we are here to keep you in the loop with what is up at Board — but if you ever want to learn more, you can check out the BoG website for full dockets, agendas and documents.”
“For the next five months I have decided to heed this piece of wisdom, disregard the clock, and live on a flexible, caffeinated schedule and make the most of it whether it be in sunlight or moonlight.”
“You are so brave. If no one has told you, I’m telling you now. You are brave for taking on so many tasks and challenging yourself in an environment where stress is encouraged.”
“This year, every request sent for comment was directed to AMS President Alan Ehrenholz, even if he had nothing to do with the subject of the article.”
“Agenda items can seem long, mysterious and confusing without the proper background, making it difficult to see how these issues affect students. Here’s what to watch out for in the upcoming AMS Council meeting on November 8.”
Before arriving to the University of Glasgow for my semester abroad I talked to many former exchange students — I was curious if they befriended locals, traveled or made life long friends while living in a foreign city.
“In 1925, I would have had the choice between an uncomfortable belted pad and pinning a rag to my skivvies. Now, I have everything from silicone Diva cups to organic sea sponges.”
“When something becomes a habit, you wind up mechanically going through motions. You stop thinking actively because you know more or less what to expect throughout your day.”
“It took a series of texts of me trying to end things ‘nicely,’ becoming less friendly with each text, before I just told him I didn't feel like we were working out.”
There are three main supports group on campus that meet on a weekly or bi-weekly basis — Kaleidoscope, S.H.A.R.E and VICE.
“Agenda items can seem long, mysterious and confusing without the proper background, making it difficult to see how these issues affect students. Here’s what to watch out for in the upcoming AMS Council meeting on October 25.”
In November 2015, Jenna Omassi, the then-AMS VP academic and university affairs predicted that we would have a fall reading break by now.
“As important as football and stadium sports are to UBC’s spirit building, making a material investment in First Nations education will have real, long term benefits for all British Columbians.”
“Many of the existing cement bricks lining the ground will be selectively removed and replaced with 24,000 bricks in a darker shade to resemble the shape of a large Douglas Fir tree. The removed bricks will be used elsewhere on campus.”
“I want to encourage you to push towards fulfilling them in a meaningful way, rather than showing graphic photos of abortion, meant to shame women away from choice.”
“I was doing all the things the conventional idea of self-care encapsulates: taking naps, listening to gentle music, taking a break from homework, from life — you know, relaxing things. None of it did anything to pull me out of the emotional black hole I found myself sucked into.”
“Even without a parkade there are daily conflicts between private vehicles, buses, pedestrians and cyclists in and around the trolley bus loop. This problem has been documented many times.”
“The UBC Senate meets monthly to discuss and vote on academic matters pertaining to the University. What goes on in the Senate chambers can often feel very overwhelming or dull to the average student.”