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Get Connected

July 25th, 2013 · No Comments

I know when I found out where I was assigned housing I was ecstatic. I tried to find out as much information as I could on location, what the food was going to be like, room size, etc. But what I was most curious about were the people who were going to be living on my floor/in my building with me. (more…)

Tags: Connections · Res Life

Whachu know ’bout First Year?

July 18th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Inspired by Thea’s post and Samantha’s post, here are some things I learned in my first year at UBC…

  • Trust me, making friends is waaaaaay easier than you expect. Everyone is just as eager to talk about where they’re from and what faculty they’re in. Don’t be shy and go introduce yourself!
  • You’ll meet TONS of people in your first week at UBC. And you’ll probably never speak to half of them again. And that’s okay.
  • FOOLPROOF, 100% MONEY BACK GUARENTEE way to make friends on rez? (more…)

Tags: Academics · Events · Excitement · Res Life

Big news

April 10th, 2013 · 2 Comments

So as I alluded in my last post, I have some big things planned for my second year at UBC. Starting in mid-December, applications for becoming an RA opened up. For those of you who don’t know, an RA (or Resident Advisor) is an upper-year student who would be living in either Totem Park or Place Vanier along with first-years and pretty much making sure everyone is enjoying their first-year experience. They’re in charge of events, clubs and on smaller scale making sure the residents on their floor/in their house are having a good time/not burning the place down.

Initially when I heard about the application I was hesitant to apply. (more…)

Tags: Events · Excitement · Res Life

A little unconventional but…

April 10th, 2013 · No Comments

This may seem weird and a little out of the ordinary but hey,

so am I.

A really close friend of mine posted this a while ago on her Tumblr about her first-year university experience so far and I gotta say (after experiencing most of these things with her) that she got it spot on.

So here’s the post she made (with permission of course.) Hope you guys enjoy!

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Tags: Res Life

TBDC (Ya know, like ABDC?) No? Alright then.

April 3rd, 2013 · No Comments

Hi. My name is Paul Lee, and welcome ……to TOTEM’S BEST DANCE CREW. Cue dramatic music and theme song

This past week I was asked by a Totem Park club called Rec&Rez to MC one of their events called Totem’s Best Dance Crew. It definitely came as a surprise to me that my name came up at their meetings but I was beyond excited to be considered. I told them I’d love to and was given a script and meeting times for dress rehearsal. (more…)

Tags: Events · Excitement · Res Life

Residence Allocation Process

March 13th, 2013 · No Comments

The Residence Allocation Process. The RAP. Also known as the Hunger Games of Housing.

Except instead of dreading getting picked you actually want to get picked. And instead of fighting to the death you get offered a place to live on campus in second year. Yeah, I was never very good with analogies… (more…)

Tags: Excitement · Res Life

SICK :(

January 31st, 2013 · 2 Comments

Everyone knows that being sick is not a good time. But lemme tell you, being sick alone is THE WORST. I’ve definitely taken for granted how nice living at home is. Having someone to make you soup, to take you to the doctor, to check up on you every once in a while. (more…)

Tags: Health · Res Life

Back from the dark abyss

November 18th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Hello world. I’ve finally found some time to crawl my way out of the dark hole known as studying for midterms and start blogging about my life. Although technically I’m still in a dark hole because I’m currently typing in my room with the lights off (I swear I’ll elaborate in a minute. I have friends. I swear.) Midterms went surprisingly well for me, even though my marks were a huge drop from what I’m used to seeing in high school. Like, almost a 15% drop. But apparently, according to everyone, that’s to be expected. Crazy.

Anyways, let’s not talk about such depressing things. Instead, I’m going to talk about this crazy event that’s been sweeping Totem Park. It’s called… (more…)

Tags: Events · Excitement · Health · Res Life

The Spectrum of Stress

November 6th, 2012 · 2 Comments

It’s the middle of UBC’s second round of midterms and stress is taking its toll on everyone. People are locking themselves in their rooms, binge eating, crying or all three. Everyone relieves stress in their own way, but here are some of the more common ones I’ve noticed around rez: (more…)

Tags: Academics · Res Life

My bad!

October 10th, 2012 · No Comments

Sorry for the lack of posts! I’ve been in complete withdrawal trying to focus on doing well on my midterms. Good news? I feel like I did pretty well. Bad news? I’m running on 5 hours of sleep and a whole lot of caffeine. I’ll be sure to make a regular post within the next couple of days.

Tags: Academics · Res Life