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Men's volleyball loses a close matchup with TRU

23 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.

Women’s hockey finishes out regular season, splits the weekend

23 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.

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News

Rainbow flag burned down during Pride UBC OUTweek

17 hours agoPride members noticed that the flag was missing this morning and contacted UBC Equity and Inclusion office to ask if they knew about the disappearance. Upon investigation, the office found remnants of the scorched flag still attached to the pole.

Petition for no-confidence resolution in the board gaining signatures

18 hours agoUBC faculty members have signed a petition asking that the Faculty Association "bring a motion to its membership expressing no confidence in the UBC Board of Governors." The last month has highlighted a number of concerns for the FA and others.

Student web portal in the process of being redesigned

6 days 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.

Culture

UBC alumni shine in Pride and Prejudice

14 hours agoPride and Prejudice is a classic that’s had to suffer through a lot of remixes. In the past 20 years, Jane Austen’s classic novel has been turned into a Renee Zellweger vehicle, a musical, a Bollywood musical and a parallel universe zombie epic.

1 day, 2 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.

2 days 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."

3 days 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.

Sports

Preview: Baseball looks to start strong in Idaho

3 days, 15 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.

4 days, 18 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.

6 days, 19 hours agoI've only been at UBC for two years and, in that time, I can count the number of times I've felt that the university is one big family on one hand — Homecoming 2014 and 2015 as well as Winter Classic 2015 and 2016.

1 week agoThis past weekend, UBC’s annual Faculty Cup concluded with Forestry beating out the 13 other faculties to take the top spot. Nevertheless, the combined efforts of all the faculties made for riveting tournament.

Opinion

Letter: Why take a specialized language course like Hebrew 101?

19 hours agoI have been more motivated in this area of study by some recent research I undertook to discover the unique underlying philosophy that eventually led to the recent refugee migration, which is so prominently discussed in the Western World.

4 days, 20 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.”

5 days, 11 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, 1 day 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.

Features

To divest or not to divest

2 days, 19 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.

2 weeks 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

UBC appoints 31 Canadian Research Chairs, receives $27 million

16 hours agoUBC received $27 million today appoint 31 professors as Canada Research Chairs. The announcement was made this morning by Kirsty Duncan, Member of Parliament and Minister of Science. Across Canada 305 Chairs were appointed.

22 hours agoUBC research has found that Kisameet Bay clay, found on the central BC coast and used as medicine by the Heiltsuk Nation for generations, is able to kill several antibiotic-resistant bacteria named the ESKAPE pathogens.

23 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.

1 week, 1 day 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.