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Yuan Zhi Gao, co-accused for campus break-in, posts bail

8 hours agoOne of two males arrested on Saturday at the UBC campus – Yuan Zhi Gao, aged 23 – has been released on bail as of this morning after posting a $50,000 bond. Conditions include staying off of UBC campus.

UBC and contractor charged with Federal Fisheries Act violations

2 days, 11 hours agoUBC and CIMCO Refrigeration, a contracting company hired by the university, have been jointly charged with Federal Fisheries Act violations. These charges stem from an incident in 2014 in which ammonia was allegedly discharged into a storm sewer.

RCMP arrest two men on campus, investigating allegations of sexual assault

3 days, 16 hours agoThe RCMP arrested two men involved in a suspected break and enter and sexual assault just after 2:15 a.m. on Saturday. The men were apprehended after the RCMP received a report that an apartment building located on the 5700 block of Birney Avenue.

Culture

Tri-U Colloquium emphasises theatre's importance

5 days, 8 hours agoThe second annual Tri-University Graduate Student Colloquium for Theatre, Film and Performance Research is taking place on the UBC Vancouver campus on April 29 and 30. The conference seeks to analyze theatre from an academic standpoint.

5 days, 9 hours agoThe 1975, Wolf Alice and The Japanese House took to the stage at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre for a muted, somewhat underwhelming concert that will satisfy fans, but make no converts partially thanks to Matthew Healy's performance.

1 week, 1 day agoPOV 26 was an impressive showcase of student talent, and a thoroughly enjoyable experience throughout. It demonstrated great ability, artistic vision and a progressive environment in which equal opportunity was championed.

Sports

UBC eSports are North America's collegiate champions, again

1 day, 14 hours agoLast week, the UBC eSports Club finished off the uLoL Campus series by defeating Robert Morris University in the finals and winning a $180,000 scholarship that came with the title. This victory makes them the best collegiate team in North America.

1 week, 2 days agoAfter splits against the Corban University and Lewis-Clark State College on the road, the Thunderbird baseball team picked up three wins and a loss against the College of Idaho Yotes back at home. UBC now holds a conference record of 19-11.

1 week, 5 days agoLaura Taylor, a goaltender for the UBC Women’s Hockey Team, has passed away. Taylor, a 33 year old student at the UBC Faculty of Medicine, joined the Hockey team as part of the Thunderbird’s 2015/2016 recruiting class.

3 weeks, 1 day ago“We did a program evaluation and looked at our pattern of results over the last 12 years and we want to raise the bar with the volleyball program. We needed to make a change to do that,” said Gord Hopper.

Opinion

Letter: BoG needs to re-evaluate its relationship with CIRDI

7 hours agoThe inception phase of this project is identified as April-September 2016, leaving little time for further “consultations” on our campus. I make the following requests for you as members of the UBC Board of Governors:

6 days, 5 hours agoThe moment we start second guessing an individual’s motives based solely on how an individual looks or how they identify, we lose our ability to make every patron who uses the service feel safe and comfortable.

1 week, 1 day agoBeing a victim of sexual assault means that every extra half hour I have to wait to use this service because of the people who are abusing it is another half hour I’m left feeling vulnerable and insecure.

1 week, 5 days agoI’m 90 per cent sure I just failed two of my classes and I have a final tomorrow that I’m going to fail too. I kind of figured I would just pass, but now I’m really starting to panic. What do I do? Will I be kicked out of UBC???

Features

3 weeks, 2 days agoFor some of UBC’s athletes, particularly the 2016 Rio de Jenerio Olympic Games hopefuls, attending university while also living up to the standards that they set for themselves in sport is like living a double life.

4 weeks, 1 day agoUBC will get $10 million from the federal government over seven years to fund Erik Snowberg, the new Canada Excellence Research Chair. Snowberg said chose to come to UBC because he valued its reputation for serving the public.

4 weeks, 1 day agoFacing troubles ranging from dysfunctional appliances, to creepy landlords and lost damage deposits, students seeking housing in Vancouver often risk being taken advantage of — especially if they’re uninformed about their rights as tenants.

Science

UBC-O researcher develops marijuana breathalyzer

12 hours agoDr. Mina Hoorfar, a professor in the School of Engineering at UBC Okanagan, along with PhD student Mohammad Paknahad have developed a microfluid breath analyzer that can detect THC in a person’s breath

2 weeks, 3 days agoSajjan, the Minister of National Defence, announced a $1.5-million fund, from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation that will be used for scientific research and infrastructure and will go to 14 projects at UBC.

3 weeks, 2 days agoHave you taken a walk around the Nest at lunch lately? Or seen the mountain of containers that pile up at the waste sorting stations? The AMS sells 1.5 million disposable containers annually and UBC uses 370,000 compostable containers annually.

4 weeks, 1 day agoNow that you’ve tried our fact vs. myth quiz, did you do as well as you thought? Still confused about a few of the questions? The Great Wall is not visible from space, vaccines don't cause autism and bats can see.