“We need to understand, you know, where we lack and how we can improve because we can ... keep staring a problem in the eye, [but] it's about time that some changes are made.”
One of the most important employees of the AMS is someone you’ve probably never heard of.
Alongside fellow co-chair Neema Rimber, who studies economics, Schulte helped lead a diverse team of students to deliver this year's conference.
For Blair, landscape painting is more than a hobby. It’s a passion equal to his love of geography and it impacts his approach towards teaching and research.
“You must speak out against injustice,” she said simply. “And you cannot speak out just once.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
“I kind of became the resident rocket scientist, who puts a little extra ‘cosmic’ in the Cosmic Café,” he said. These trivia events are not just about science, but also about current events in Canada and around the world.
Now elected, Hamid is set on using her experience observing — and sometimes disagreeing with — current executives to take a critical look at how the AMS operates.
The RBSC is home to centuries-old maps of British Columbia, personal correspondences from Charles Darwin and an illustrated interpretation of Alice in Wonderland from Salvador Dali, among tens of thousands of other treasures.
“There's something very exhilarating about [when you] get to express yourself in different languages. Especially [with] things that would be hard to describe in another language. I would say it’s almost liberating.”
The Axiom Zen team developed CryptoKitties in order to introduce more people to Etherium. Schalm began working on the game in early August, and he continued on a part-time basis when his classes resumed in September. Along with one other software engineer, Schalm was tasked with working on the game’s smart contracts.
As she navigates its difficulties, Eidinger would like to see Canadian history reflect recent advancements in the field, and also more resources dedicated towards the scholarship of racialized and Indigenous peoples.
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.
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 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.”