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Candidates on Climate

8 hours agoLast Tuesday, a group of students, faculty, and community members met at UBC to hear a panel of political candidates, and environmental experts speak

Student debt a hot topic this election circuit

8 hours agoAll of the federal parties have come out with election promises aimed at cutting down on student debt, but which one is actually best for students?

Weekend Reading


Medicine faculty considers removing science pre-reqs

1 day, 9 hours agoThe proposal has been a part of discussions relating to changes around the medical school curriculum since 2012. It will be discussed at the UBC faculty of medicine’s next full faculty meeting at the end of November.

How the pump-up around football will change campus (for the better)

1 day, 10 hours agoUBC is famous for a lot of things – beautiful campus, world-class research facilities, diverse student body. But overwhelming school spirit isn’t the first thing you think of when you think of UBC. With the help of some free beer and a campus-wide engagement in football games, this could soon be changing.

Student political groups and their relationship to the parties

3 days, 6 hours agoWith the 2015 election season upon us, no one has been more active around campus lately then UBC’s student political groups. More than anything, these students are trying to make UBC students do the unexpected: vote.


Predicting spring trends at Vancouver Fashion Week

9 hours agoFilms like The Devil Wears Prada and the price of high-fashion clothes may act as a deterrat to some, but the industry isn’t as intimidating and inaccessible as it may seem. Fashion is actually very easy to understand, all you need is to know are the current trends and how you can make them work.

9 hours agoPatterson’s Wager is about Charles, an average insurance adjuster with a sudden ability to see two minutes into the future, created the relatable, intelligent, and artistically-satisfying project that attracted much of his cast and crew.

12 hours agoExhilarating. Terrifying. Intoxicating. From its hypnotic nightclub opening scene to its emotionally stirring conclusion, it’s impossible to look away from German director Sebastian Schipper’s Victoria.

1 day, 8 hours agoSet in Weerasethakul’s home town of Khon Kaen, the film follows Jenjira (Jenjira Pongpas) as she volunteers at a school-turned-temporary clinic for soldiers suffering from a strange form of sleeping sickness.


What’s next for Lillis-White: life after the Thunderbirds

7 hours ago5:45 a.m., Tempe, Arizona: Conor Lillis-White’s alarm clock goes off. He stirs and hits the snooze button. But then he remembers why he has to wake up, and slowly rises out of bed.

1 day, 8 hours agoFor advanced divers looking for a unique experience, Howe Sound is the only place in the world where glass sponge reefs known as bioherms are found at air-diveable depths. Bioherms were once thought to have gone extinct sometime in the Jurassic period and were only rediscovered alive in the late 1980s. Made completely of sponge, these huge reefs rise up from seemingly empty ocean floor and have become home to many other creatures.

1 day, 10 hours agoAfter a UBC turnover, Memorial returned with a layup, followed by another UBC turnover, and another layup by Gordon to cut UBC’s lead to just five with two minutes left. But that’s as close as Memorial would get as the teams proceeded to trade baskets, finishing with UBC on top 88-81.

2 days, 12 hours agoA cluster of people huddle around the UBC skate park. Music from seventies rock to hip hop to reggae blasts out, mixed with the percussive slap of skateboards on cement and the charcoal smell of barbequed hot dogs. The crowd eagerly anticipates the next big trick.


Ask Natalie: On sex, and lack thereof

8 hours ago“Dear Natalie, I’m a virgin, and I’m starting to get embarrassed by my lack of a sex life."

8 hours agoVoting as a UBC student is easier than ever, and the outcome of this election could decide some very important aspects of our lives in the coming years.

1 day, 9 hours agoIn the words of the Kone elevator spokesman Patrick O'Connell, the students were not “free falling,” but just “feel[ing] the sensation of coming down."


1 week, 2 days agoWith the emoji campaign, UBC is positioning itself clearly on the positive end of the sexual assault awareness spectrum, portraying consent in a playful and lighthearted manner -- but doing so while watching out for potential pitfalls. Still, not everyone is satisfied.


Researchers create superconducting graphene

1 day, 10 hours agoAlthough several groups have tried and failed to create the graphene superconductor based on this model, the researchers were able to achieve the feat in a high vacuum environment (an area without air) at an extremely low temperature of -268°C.

1 day, 12 hours agoUbyssey Science is here to share stories with everyone at UBC from science majors to the inner nerd every art student has.

1 day, 12 hours agoThe researchers then took poop from three-month olds, who they knew developed asthma, and transferred it into mice. Mice with the transferred kid poop went on to develop high levels of asthma, mice with poop spiked with FLVR did not develop asthma.

1 day, 12 hours agoAs explored in a newly published paper, UBC researchers speculate that using “radio bursts” with unknown origins, they could determine the distance of cosmological bodies and shed light on a whole host of previously unknown information.