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Yuan Zhi Gao, co-accused for campus break-in, posts bail

3 weeks, 1 day agoOne 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.

Fink pleads not guilty to mischief charge in court appearance

1 week, 2 days agoBrooklyn Fink, the woman charged with mischief for burning down the UBC Pride Flag in February, had her most recent appearance in court today. She pled not guilty to her charge in front of a judge in the Richmond Provincial Court.

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News

BC students to write fewer provincials

17 hours agoHigh 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.

Everything that happened at Wednesday's Senate meeting

6 days, 16 hours agoWednesday’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.

Culture

M.I.A. is an intimate place to explore underground music

19 hours agoAbout 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.

3 days, 19 hours agoLawrence 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.

1 week, 2 days agoStartle 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.

Sports

The Ubyssey reviews Hatha Yoga and Krav Maga

3 days, 21 hours agoAt 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.

4 days, 14 hours agoFor 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.

1 week, 6 days ago“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.

2 weeks, 2 days agoUBC 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.

Opinion

Positively sex: 160 years of douchebaggery

3 hours agoWhile 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.

2 days, 23 hours agoEveryone 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.

3 days, 1 hour agoAs 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.

1 week ago“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?”

Features

1 month, 2 weeks agoFor 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.

1 month, 3 weeks agoUBC 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.

Science

UBC study explores reducing domestic violence through psychedelic drugs

4 days, 12 hours agoA 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.

2 weeks, 3 days agoThe 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.

2 weeks, 4 days agoWhile 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.

3 weeks, 2 days agoDr. 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