In October 2015, we launched Ubyssey Science. Here’s our mandatory, self-congratulatory post about the coolest things we’ve done in our second year.
We continued to publish on science/research happening on campus, science related events in Vancouver, science/tech topics trending worldwide (with a UBC expert's take) and evidence-based tips for UBCers in the midst of midterm funks.
The section highlighted UBC profs and students behind important discoveries. They’ve shared a few standout phrases about the process of science-ing: “That’s pretty cool”, “Let’s try...”, “But what’s the point?”, “I don’t know!”, “You’re kidding me,” and “It's very humbling.”
We’ve learned that while science itself is an objective endeavor, scientists are pretty opinionated.
The section saw over 90,000 unique page views in the last year — so what were people reading?
On the cover
Science stories featured on the cover of The Ubyssey.
Ada’s Atlantic adventure
Ada, the little robot, was in trouble. We found out more.
Tip of the iceberg
Condoms and pills may not be your best bet for contraceptives at university.
On how to make the right choice in Vancouver’s crowded healthcare industry — spoiler, crystal therapy is not a good option.
$42 Million of federal funding to provide ‘absolutely essential’ support for UBC science and engineering
Funding is meaningful at all levels — for graduate students, established professors and deans alike.
Most-read stories of the year
Professor wins award for equation that is beyond its time
A female mathematician peeks into the future with her quasi Schur equations.
Shrooms 101: a beginner's guide to magic mushrooms
Don’t be a goob. Get yourself a sitter and don’t try them when you’re stressed.
UBC student Ann Makosinski named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list
In case you need a reminder that you’re a talentless pit, read about this amazing young student who incorporated her company — Makotronics Enterprises — in October 2016 after her 19th birthday.
UBC students win three of five STEM Spotlight awards
Lol @ SFU.
Coffee does more than give you energy
Yeah it makes you poo, too. ;)
Finally, here’s a reminder that science has ethical consequences. So remember to resist locally! And let us (firstname.lastname@example.org) know what kind of science and tech articles you’d like to see in the future.