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Bubble tea shop replacing Lowercase cafe in the Nest

1 week, 3 days agoAt the last AMS Council meeting, it was announced that a bubble tea shop will be opening at the Nest this summer. It will be taking the spot of the former Lowercase coffee shop, on the basement level.

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News

Everything that happened at Wednesday's Senate meeting

3 days, 13 hours agoWednesday’s senate meeting featured a presentation about the upcoming sexual assault policy, a speech from an animal rights activists, an update on the presidential search and a standing ovation for Martha Piper.

Fink pleads not guilty to mischief charge in court appearance

6 days, 14 hours agoBrooklyn Fink, the woman charged with mischief for burning down the UBC Pride Flag in February, had her most recent appearance in court today. She pled not guilty to her charge in front of a judge in the Richmond Provincial Court.

UBC's Faculty of Education ranked No. 1 in the country

1 week, 6 days agoUBC’s faculty of education is ranked number one in the country and ninth in the world according to the 2016 QS World University Rankings. The faculty of education’s rise to prominence happened quite quickly over the past few years.

Culture

Unceded Territories at MOA is powerful and political

16 hours agoLawrence Paul Yuxweluptun's exhibit, Unceded Territories showcases the impressive career of a skilled and strongly motivated artist whose intelligence and political outspokenness resonated powerfully during the show's opening on May 10th.

6 days, 14 hours agoStartle and Illuminate surmounts cliche to deliver an insightful, anecdotal guide for writers and readers alike. Carol Shields done something more than just create a guide for aspiring authors; she has created a guide to our senses.

1 week, 4 days agoOn May 14, Archiact Interactive will host the 2016 Consumer Virtual Reality expo in downtown Vancouver. The event will showcase the internationally acclaimed companies and a speaker lineup of 24 experts in everything from video games to journalism.

1 week, 6 days agoAccording to comedian Ed Hill, being a weirdo, from a family of weirdos, has made him an appealing confidant for weirdos. According to comedian Ed Hill, being a weirdo, from a family of weirdos, has made him an appealing confidant for weirdos.

Sports

The Ubyssey reviews Hatha Yoga and Krav Maga

18 hours agoAt the start of every semester, UBC Recreation offers free instructor-led courses to students and other members of the campus community. One of our resident columnist here at The Ubyssey decided to take on some of the classes and write about them.

1 day, 11 hours agoFor the members of the UBC tennis sports club, tennis is much more than just a game that they can play with their buddies on the Place Vanier courts after finals. They need to sacrifice their time and energy to play at a much more competitive level.

1 week, 3 days ago“I don’t think words can describe. It’s certainly not something that we talked about or set out to do, but I think it’s a definite tribute to how hard our guys work and the time that we put in,” said Rameses Langston, Thunderbirds head coach.

1 week, 6 days agoUBC entered the competition with a second place in NAIA West and played its first game on Friday against the third-seeded College of Idaho Yotes. The 'Birds then conceded a 3-0 to the top-seeded Lewis-Clark State Warriors on Saturday.

Opinion

Ask Natalie: Getting along with roommates and yourself

4 days, 1 hour ago“I was so happy and nice last year, but this year... I don't know. I've gotten lazy and my grades show. I have no motivation to do anything. I just lie down every day, watch movies and do nothing productive. What should I do?”

6 days, 20 hours agoAgenda items can seem long, mysterious and confusing without the proper background, making it difficult to see how these issues affect students. Here’s what to watch out for in the upcoming AMS Council meeting on May 18.

1 week, 4 days agoAfter interviewing the sources that the news editors provided for me, I was at the next barrier of writing my first article for The Ubyssey and being scared shitless — having many questions that could only be answered in person by the editors.

2 weeks, 5 days 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:

Features

1 month, 1 week 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.

1 month, 2 weeks 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.

1 month, 2 weeks 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 study explores reducing domestic violence through psychedelic drugs

1 day, 9 hours agoA UBC psychology associate professor found that the rate of re-arrest for those who used psychedelic drugs was significantly lower than that of those who did not. Each participant in the study had a history of substance abuse.

2 weeks agoThe program started four years ago, challenging grade 12 students at Gladstone Secondary to represent the cardiovascular system in a creative art project. Since then, the program has expanded to various secondary schools in Vancouver and Surrey.

2 weeks, 1 day agoWhile there is no lack of research demonstrating the positive and calming effects of interacting with pets for humans and overworked students, Coren noticed that his dogs were not always enjoying the interaction.

2 weeks, 5 days 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