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, the little robot, was in trouble. We found out more.
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
A female mathematician peeks into the future with her quasi Schur equations.
Don’t be a goob. Get yourself a sitter and don’t try them when you’re stressed.
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.
Lol @ SFU.
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.