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“Knowing yourself and knowing how to stay focused is [so important],” said T-Birds' goaltender Rylan Toth, “It’s been tough relearning that [after so long without games], but it’s a part of the job, and it’s a part of being a goalie.”
UBC’s roster has had plenty of turnover since they last suited up to play games. With 16 first-year players, the team is the youngest it has been in decades.
Haley Branch, a fifth-year PhD student, had an unusual road to academia. Now she is advocating for other disabled students' rights to be in academia
Dr. Ayesha Chaudhry’s academic career has seen many accolades, but her tentative start proves to be one of the most extraordinary things about her.
Co-chairs Neema Rimber and Maddy Schulte helped lead a diverse team of students to deliver this year's student leadership conference.
The assistant professor at the Vancouver School of Economics has done grassroots volunteering abroad, conducted field research in Africa and most recently, advised on former Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s Senate campaign in Texas.
“We need to understand, you know, where we lack and how we can improve because we can ... keep staring a problem in the eye, [but] it's about time that some changes are made.”
One of the most important employees of the AMS is someone you’ve probably never heard of.
For Blair, landscape painting is more than a hobby. It’s a passion equal to his love of geography and it impacts his approach towards teaching and research.
The inclusion of Indigenous knowledge and perspective became a singular focus for Archibald over her 45-year career: in her teacher education assignments, in her development of K-12 curriculum and in her research and work at UBC.
“Very often, the archives don't give you answers to the questions that you wish they did ... and you have to learn how to excavate history on its own terms.”
“That is why open is really exciting because it’s not just the expert who is writing, it’s everybody who is writing and who has a voice.”
When Korenberg was first appointed to the Board in February 2016, the university’s highest governance body was still reeling from the aftermath of former President Arvind Gupta’s resignation and intense criticisms about a lack of transparency in its practices.
“We spend so much money preserving old buildings.… Why not also spend some money documenting the extraordinary linguistic diversity of our species — that thing that makes us human?”
Cheung created Bagels with Ben, an initiative where he invites students from his classes to eat bagels each week and to talk about life in a casual, low-stakes environment outside of class time.
Coren, a professor emeritus in the psychology department at UBC, has won numerous awards for his work, had his own television show called Good Dog!, written books that have topped the bestsellers lists, and currently writes the blog “Canine Corner” for Psychology Today.
As he prepares to move onto a new role as the society’s senior student services manager, Alnaar reflects on a legacy of being what he calls the AMS’s “referee”: principled, fair and universally respected.
The idea of introducing scientific methods into the study of religion is at the core of one of Slingerland’s newest projects, the Database of Religious History, which functions as an online encyclopedia of scholarly knowledge on religious cultural history that is structured and visualized in time and space.