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2.5 million dollars invested into mental wellbeing at UBC

23 hours agoThe money will provide funds for nine new counsellors, more Access and Diversity Counsellors, a new Director of Wellbeing, and a second location for the Wellness Centre with three Wellness Advisors, among other services.

Paddling upstream

9 hours agoThey faced their difficulties. Their first changing room was previously a men’s “clothes-drying” room, and they weren’t allowed to use some of the rowing equipment. Women were only allowed to race a thousand metres.

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News

UBC Botany professor Carl Douglas dies in climbing accident

2 days, 5 hours agoUBC Botany professor Carl Douglas, 61, has passed away after a climbing accident in the Glacier National Park early on monday morning. The UBC community has begun speaking out, mourning Douglas's loss.

Woman accuses RCMP of assault from top of campus building

3 days, 21 hours agoIn a video published on Youtube this evening, a young female is pictured sitting on the rooftop of the Thunderbird Parkade, yelling, “I was assaulted by the RCMP April 28, 2015. I am a third year university student."

UBC is hosting a prestigious summer program for high schoolers

3 days, 23 hours agoSixty high school students are spending their summer at UBC participating in SHAD, a prestigious summer program that empowers youth using science, technology, engineering and math. UBC is one of 12 participating universities.

Culture

The ultimate guide to vegan eating in Vancouver

3 days, 4 hours agoNot only is Vancouver generally quite accommodating, it is also something of a hub for vegan fare, as well as an awareness of food preferences, particularities and allergies (gluten free, raw, nut-free, etc.).

1 week, 1 day agoThe stage of Pericles is an old, dilapidated temple. Bowls, statues and other artifacts are strewn about like the rubble itself and at the centre of it all is an altar at which a covered figure chants while the opening music fills the room.

Sports

Places to Be: Tranquil mornings at Buntzen Lake

6 days, 8 hours agoWe arrive at Buntzen lake and begin the arduous process of taking the canoe off the truck; not an easy task for one person who’s five-foot-two, one person with a hurt shoulder, and the last getting annoyed at the incompetency of the other two.

2 weeks, 6 days agoThe main difference between the current Aquatic Centre and the new Aquatic Centre will be that the new facility will carry four separate tanks to accommodate different levels and purposes of swimmers simultaneously. The increase in the number of tank

3 weeks ago“There is nothing like the Olympic games. Those of you who have been there know that. They are magical,” said Canadian Olympic Committee president, Olympian, and former UBC rower Tricia Smith. “This is a record setting contingent, the largest delegat

3 weeks, 1 day agoWith the safety of the racers at stake, water safety teams responded immediately by stopping the race to alert the boat of its intrusion. Incoming boats were expected to remain west of the Cambie Street Bridge or otherwise yield to any non-motorized

Opinion

Ask Natalie: Dropping hints and grievances

51 minutes agoDo you want a relationship? You've got to figure that out. Don’t try to start something just because there’s the possibility of something happening. Serious relationships aren’t something you should just enter willy nilly.

2 days, 1 hour ago“Asian-American children performed better in math tests when their ethnic stereotype was activated, which suggests that even stereotyping can be put to good use when it brings about a positive association with our identity and academic motivation.”

1 week, 1 day agoWhile we warmly welcomes our new 15th president to UBC, there are some things that definitely need to change around here. The Ubyssey has kindly taken the time to create a to-do list in an attempt to point Ono in the right direction.

1 week, 1 day agoAlthough you’ve been meaning to for a long time, you still haven’t taken up meditation. Maybe you need a more direct approach. Say, straight for the clitoris? And hey, you won’t even need your yoga pants.

Features

Our Campus: Steve Price coaches the best university swimmers in Canada

4 days, 9 hours ago"I'm around the pool all the time," he said – truthfully as even our interview was conducted poolside. "When I’m not here I'd rather get outside, get some fresh air. I don't really want to spend any longer than I need to."

1 month ago“I always find it amazing that he found time to sleep — his diary pages are almost always full of engagements, things to do. Sometimes what he writes for a particular day will go for five, eight or 10 messages — of 140 characters each of course.”

1 month, 1 week agoTamar Simon is a fairy queen. That’s not because she stands 3 ft tall — she doesn’t — but because of her royal stage presence and transcendent voice. But while her flame burns brightly as ever, Simon is worried about the future of opera in general.

Science

Hot weather linked to increased mortality in Vancouver

4 days, 8 hours agoVancouver has some lessons to learn when it comes to dealing with hot weather. UBC research published, in Environmental Health Perspectives, shows a connection between hot weather in Vancouver and an increase in mortality.

6 days, 9 hours agoThere’s a lot we can learn from nature, after all it’s had 4.5 billion years to tweak and adjust, giving rise to the remarkable characteristics and extremely efficient processes we see in life forms today.

1 week, 3 days agoStarting this month, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC lifted a regulation barrier that will improve access to Suboxone, a drug that is used to treat opioid addiction. "The process is a thoughtful, evidence-based process.”