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UBC's impact felt at BC Tech Summit

2 hours agoThe BC Tech Summit, a two-day event that took place at the Vancouver Convention Centre on January 18 and 19, presented some of the latest BC technologies, research and further developed business opportunities between different sectors.

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News

Student web portal in the process of being redesigned

5 days, 2 hours ago“Replacing the student information system is one of the largest system replacements at the university because it is so core to everything that the institution is involved with,” said Jennifer Burns, UBC's chief information officer.

As Perch sees poor turnout, Bring Back the Gal movement gains momentum

5 days, 2 hours agoPerch has been open to the public since last September. Although details about the establishment’s finances are confidential, recent AMS council meetings have indicated that the restaurant has been losing significant amounts of money.

Computer science program can no longer be entered directly from high school

5 days, 22 hours agoThe option to enter the comp sci major directly from high school has been removed. Students wishing to enter the program must now complete a general first year in the Faculty of Science before applying to major in computer science.

Culture

Five ideas for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner

5 hours agoValentine’s Day is just around the corner and the pressure is on to impress your love interest with some seriously sexy food. Don’t have a reservation? I’ve got you covered with five sure-fire ideas for what to serve on the most romantic of evenings.

1 day, 3 hours agoUndertaking with The Branford Marsalis Quartet only solidifies his position as a jazz icon. The Branford Marsalis Quartet’s most recent album has been called “a knockout: hard-nosed and hyperacute, tradition-minded but modern."

2 days, 2 hours agoMany aspects of A Night in Venice could be easily adapted into a sitcom. The characters are archetype upon archetype — a corrupt duke, an Italian spaghetti chef and a trio of senators — and all provided clearly defined roles in the operetta.

3 days agoMaking its international debut from February 19 to March 5, Hardline Productions' performance of Bright Blue Future is sure to be the kind of play that speaks to the anxiety and frustration of young generations searching for meaning in their lives.

Sports

Men's volleyball loses a close matchup with TRU

2 hours agoAfter falling to the Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack 3-1 on Friday, the Thunderbirds got another crack at them Saturday. After a close match, the Wolfpack once again gained a victory, winning the fifth and final set with a score of 20-18.

2 hours agoAfter splitting a series in Lethbridge a weekend ago, the women’s hockey team was back at UBC to take on the Regina Cougars in a two-game series. The ’Birds took Friday night’s game by a score of 3-0 before losing a heartbreaker on Saturday, 3-2.

2 days, 17 hours agoFor the first time since September, the UBC baseball team will take to the field in Lewiston, Idaho. The ’Birds’ will face three American teams from their NAIA league that include last year's World Series champions Lewis-Clarke State College.

3 days, 20 hours agoUBC men’s rugby team headed south to Berkeley, California for the annual World Cup face-off against long-time rivals the University of California, Berkeley Golden Bears. The game has a 11 a.m. kickoff Saturday and will be broadcasted on the PAC-12.

Opinion

Streeters: Arts language requirement

3 days, 23 hours agoThe Arts foreign language requirement has been a hot topic of late, so we toured campus to see what you think. Graden Deasey, Faculty of Engineering: “Personally, I wouldn't want to have to complete this requirement.”

4 days, 14 hours agoIf you take a look at every UBC varsity team’s social media and the social media of the athletic department, you will find exactly what you are asking for. The problem is with the rest of the student organizations at UBC.

1 week agoUBC’s Office of Information and Privacy has consistently exceeded the legal time limits for fulfilling requests related to the Institute and, at times, requested extravagant fees for requests. UBC must be held accountable for its veil of secrecy.

1 week, 1 day agoSurely, you must be scratching your head and contemplating closing this tab on your browser and continuing your noble quest for cheap, used textbooks. I wholeheartedly apologize if my remorseless love of the Bookstore has offended you in any way.

Features

To divest or not to divest

1 day, 22 hours agoIn referendums held last year, the student body and the faculty both voted in favour of divestment by a large margin. As a result, the Board of Governors is being increasingly pressured to make a decision.

1 week, 6 days agoFirst-year Sauder student Thenuka Karunaratne is also the CEO and founder of AdMark Technologies. He created a Netflix search engine called Flixed, which allows users to search for content throughout different countries and regions.

2 weeks, 6 days agoAngela Crane is a chemistry professor who blows things up in flashy demonstrations for students and kids, trains the police's hazmat team and helps TV shows get their chemical special effects just right.

Science

All Against Alzheimer's is ready to educate about mental health

1 week agoAlzheimer’s disease initiatives are starting to come to UBC campus with a student-organized initiative, All Against Alzheimer’s. The initiative was started in early September and a team has been working on it since to bring the club to life.

1 week, 3 days agoImagine a life in which forgetting things is no longer just a minor annoyance, but a daily struggle. Imagine living with the knowledge that your memory is slowly eroding and that eventually you won’t be able to recognize the people closest to you.

2 weeks agoAccording to recent study, First Nations’ fishery catches could collapse by almost 50 per cent by 2050 as a result of climate change, further endangering the food and economic security of indigenous communities along coastal British Columbia.

2 weeks agoA floating concrete canoe might seem like a paradox, but the UBC Concrete Canoe team assure that, “yes, it floats!” Now in its third year, the team is in the middle of constructing a sleek and lightweight concrete canoe that is less dense than water.