One of two males arrested on Saturday at the UBC campus – Yuan Zhi Gao, aged 23 – has been released on bail as of this morning after posting a $50,000 bond. Conditions include staying off of UBC campus.
High school students will soon be required to write two provincial exams instead of five as a part of a new curriculum being instituted in British Columbia. UBC said this change will probably not have a major impact on admissions.
Wednesday’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.
The creation of an ad-hoc governance review committee was approved by the AMS council in order to implement recommended changes from the recent AMS governance review. The committee appointment meeting will take place on May 18.
About a year ago M.I.A. (Missing in Action) replaced the famous Shine Nightclub, continuing the area’s 20+ year reputation for harbouring alternative and underground communities of electronic music. They sport an intimate setting and great sound.
Every year the Arts and Cultures district of UBC hosts their Baccalaureate concert at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. This year is no different, with the Class of 2016: On Stage! event taking place on May 25, from 7:30 to 9:15PM.
Lawrence 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.
Startle 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.
At 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.
For 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.
“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.
UBC 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.
While most douches involved water, vinegar, salts or soap, the most popular method was Lysol — the exact same one that makes those pine-scented disinfectant wipes your preschool teacher probably loved.
Everyone thought that the culprit was a straight, cisgender bigot who opposed gay and transgender rights. The knowledge that it was someone that we would consider to be part of the LGBTQ community was far more hurtful.
As students attending one of the top universities in the world, we often walk the line between being a committed student versus flirting with self-endangerment. We sacrifice our own well-being, fail to take a step back when we most need it.
“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?”
“As an independent artist, there are so many skills that [the BFA] doesn’t teach you. What I learned [during my BFA] was film studies, theoretical studying of film, and not applied knowledge, which it should be in my opinion.”
Gillian Anselmo has embraced the art community at UBC with an open heart. As commissioner of Hatch Art Gallery in the AMS Nest, her vision for the gallery was to give students opportunities to express themselves through art on campus.
For 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.
UBC 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.
A 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.
The 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.
While 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.
Dr. 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