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A St. Patrick's Day quarterfinal game will go down in UBC history

4 months, 1 week agoA St. Patrick's Day's sold out quarterfinal game where UBC looks to upset the first place seed, followed by an after-party not to be remembered, is going to go down in campus history. Win or lose, it's to show what campus culture could be.

Three Thunderbirds drafted by the MLB

1 month, 1 week agoAfter their success in the 2016 baseball season, Thunderbirds Alex Webb, Curtis Taylor and Bruce Yari have received drafts by Major League Baseball (MLB). Taylor was the first of the three to receive his draft, followed closely by Webb and Yari.

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News

Woman accuses RCMP of assault from top of campus building

1 day, 1 hour 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

1 day, 3 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.

Vancouver's pricey housing market impacts recruitment of UBC professors

2 days, 3 hours agoIt's no secret that Vancouver's housing market is unaffordable, unsustainable, and practically impenetrable. Faculty have been feeling the heat as they struggle to navigate the Bermuda triangle of Vancouver’s real estate.

Culture

The ultimate guide to vegan eating in Vancouver

9 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.).

4 days, 11 hours agoThe African Descent Festival is aimed at celebrating African business, culture and art in Vancouver to foster a larger sense of community for individuals of African and non-African descent, while also having amazing food and music.

5 days, 5 hours 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

3 days, 12 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, 3 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

2 weeks, 4 days 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

2 weeks, 6 days 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

The Ubyssey's wish list for Santa

5 days, 6 hours 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.

5 days, 6 hours 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.

1 week, 1 day agoPracticing gratitude is all about cultivating an attitude that both allows you to celebrate the good moments in life while at the same time helping you cope during the most difficult times. It has the power to heal.

1 week, 4 days ago"I'm having such a hard time with the long classes in summer school. I'm so unbelievably bored in three-hour lectures and zone out, not retaining any info. Any tips for avoiding this slump and actually learning something?”

Features

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

1 day, 13 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."

3 weeks, 6 days 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 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

1 day, 12 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.

3 days, 14 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 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.”