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5-on-5: Rowdy Rookies 2016

15 hours agoThe T-Birds are gearing up for a great year in sports now that some fresh faces have made their way through the impossible bookstore lines into UBC’s classrooms. Five rookies are kicking off the semester with some hard truths about their athletic goa

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News

Lind Initiative brings global discussion of US elections to UBC

11 hours agoThe United States is in the midst of a polarizing elections season. The UBC community has the opportunity to be actively involved in the relentless debate and discussion through the Lind Initiative by the Liu Institute for Global Issues.

Transit changes might bring more bus service to UBC

18 hours agoInvestments in the 10-Year Vision include the addition of five new B-Line routes, one of which will run on 41st Avenue from UBC to Joyce-Collingwood SkyTrain Station. Buses will run every 10 to 15 minutes and five minutes during peak hours.

Culture

An exclusive peek into the coming 2016/17 exhibit season at MoA

1 day, 11 hours agoOn Wednesday, September 21, the museum announced three new upcoming exhibits for the 2016/17 Season, promising to bring some of the its finest artifacts to light. These three exhibits are an opportunity for people to actively ponder Indigenous art.

3 days, 15 hours agoSally Stubbs ‘And Bella Sang With Us’ sets itself up to be the voice for a piece of Vancouver’s forgotten female history, centering on the struggles of the city’s first two female constables grappling with its societal pressures.

5 days, 11 hours agoThis Sunday at 7 p.m., the Chan Centre will play host to an artist whose talent and style consistently defies genre and convention. Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue are neither jazz nor pop, rap nor hip hop, but rather everything in between.

Sports

Men's hockey splits weekend with Ryerson

16 hours agoComing off of a three-game winning streak to start the preseason, the UBC men’s hockey team split a doubleheader against the Ryerson Rams to end its streak at four. The T-Birds won the first game by a score of 4-1 and saw goals from Kyle Becker, Joh

2 days, 23 hours agoThe event is in its third year and in its second in the month of September, an approach that has proven to attract a larger crowd as opposed to the original date that was set in April. Last year’s event attracted just about 100 people and skaters,

4 days, 10 hours agoWith the loss at homecoming, the UBC football team now holds a 1-2 season record and is second-to-last in Canada West conference. Only five regular season games remain for the T-Birds and for head coach Blake Nill — it’s not a lot of time.

4 days, 14 hours agoHayashi believes the event was an excellent way to promote combat sports to students. “Many students don’t get to watch it or know about it,” said Hayashi. “This is a way to get the word out that we have combat clubs at UBC.”

Opinion

Mind your mind: Social media hygiene

7 hours agoA few years ago, I had the not-so-shocking realization that my social media habits were, indeed, fueling procrastination and lowering my productivity levels. Thus, I made the decision to delete all but one of my social media accounts.

3 days, 11 hours agoYou're homesick and that's completely normal. It's hard being away from your friends and family who were happy to support you. You're with new people in a new environment and you're a little disoriented. That's fine.

6 days, 9 hours agoDecisions made at the board impact all current and future students in areas such as affordability, diversity and campus development. This is our effort to decode the topics that we think you should know and care about.

1 week agoYes, the washrooms in the Nest are new and pretty — like they're straight out of Pulp Fiction, but with much less cocaine. However, the sinks only seem to mysteriously turn on when you're using the toilet and no one else is around.

Features

1 week, 5 days ago“No one around me knew... Getting people to talk about it can really help. That’s why I was so disappointed when I was in a position to talk to a lot of people, but I just couldn’t get myself to bring up my depression."

2 weeks ago“Doing a PhD was totally on my radar, but I wasn’t thinking of going to Oxford necessarily until I started looking more into the program. Then the question became, if I didn’t get Rhodes, would I still apply to the PhD program independently?”

Science

Weekly (science) recap: Migraines and bad internet advice

3 days, 2 hours agoWhat most students seem to forget is that UBC, amidst its unending construction and rain, is a world-class research university. Here’s a few of the amazing work UBC researchers have churned out while you finished Season five of Suits on Netflix.

3 days, 9 hours agoTucked away at the end of the Endowment lands is UBC’s best kept secrets: The Botanical Gardens. It currently houses some of the world’s most comprehensive collections of plant life and has an international presence.

4 days, 14 hours agoHere’s an experiment you can try at home: gather some friends, Google “most adorable puppies ever,” and see how long it takes for even the most hard-boiled among them to let out an involuntary “awww.” Dogs work magic, end of story.

1 week agoA panel of geologists voted to recognize today as an age where human activities exceed natural forces and are globally significant, calling it the Anthropocene. Ian Angus, an eco-socialist activist spoke at a colloquium at UBC’s geography department