We are not particularly good at getting our points across. We have trouble listening to perspectives other than our own. Insults, yelling and sometimes even violence seem to be inevitabilities rather than risks. People's differences seem to be irreconcilable and impossible to challenge.
The previous curriculum put a lot of emphasis on handwriting, and being able to write each character, stroke by stroke. Now, handwriting is worth a very small percentage of a student's grade and emphasis is put on typing for exams and unit tests.
In a report to the Board of Governors, UBC is “actually better than the 2012 assessment indicated”, but there is still room for improvement.
Last Thursday, AMS Vice-President Academic and University Affairs (VPAUA) by-election candidates Max Holmes and Franz Kurtzke spent 90 minutes outlining their platforms and goals for the position in a heated and often tense debate.
Intensive non-heritage Chinese courses (which includes CHIN 134, CHIN 234, CHIN 334 and CHIN 338) are targeted for students with no previous Chinese exposure or knowledge of Cantonese. Starting this September, they will no longer be offered.
The study results indicate strong negative reactions against children that aren’t vaccinated. But we shouldn’t blame anti-vaxxers, because the majority of people who are under-vaccinated are just delaying vaccinations due to time constraints.
The 2016/17 Annual Report was recently published. It included responses from a 2014 Workplace Experiences Survey, which shows that only 62 per cent of UBC faculty in 2014 would recommend UBC as a good place to work.
Daniel Maguire, a contestant from The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise, hosted ladies night. He is infamously known as “The Canadian,” and is remembered for his well-defined abs and weird antics, such as pouring maple syrup all over his body.
"He’s the happiest person I know. I really admire that as I have a habit of dwelling on the little things while he sees the good in almost every situation. I can’t tell you how many times he’s woken me up by laughing in his sleep."