Robert Worsley: not a Nazi

Posted by: | September 28, 2009 | 3 Comments

Did you notice this correction in today’s edition of The Ubyssey? On November 28, 2008, The Ubyssey published an article entitled “RCMP have ‘final solution’ to the ‘fraternity issue.’” The article in question was part of The Ubyssey’s annual all-satire edition. The Ubyssey and staff regret having left its readers with the impression that the […]

Summer News Recap

Posted by: | September 9, 2009 | Comments Off on Summer News Recap

Happy First Week all. Here’s what happened while you were out. On Campus The Student Board of Governors representatives turned over. Tim Blair bids farewell, as Michael Duncan takes his place. Bijan Ahmadian and Alexandra Caldwell (UBC-O) were re-elected for their respective second terms. The University approved a plan to in-fill Totem residence. This was met with surprise […]

Introducing: Insiders 2.0

Posted by: | September 1, 2009 | 7 Comments

Welcome! After slaving away behind the scenes for three months now, we’re finally public. Introducing the brand-new UBC Insiders! Andrew, Justin, Neal and I have been working away behind the scenes, securing the new team, working on web development and coming up with a business strategy, editorial schedules and research ideas to give you what […]

A Shout Out

Posted by: | August 28, 2009 | 1 Comment

To the AMS, and Fincom in particular for helping fund my trip to Ottawa to attend the CIS AGM. You can read the articles I wrote about it here and here. If you are hoping to go to a conference, event, or have a special project in mind, I strongly encourage you to apply for […]

AMS Council: August 19, 2009

Posted by: | August 28, 2009 | Comments Off on AMS Council: August 19, 2009

It’s so nice out today. Can’t we all just go sit on the Knoll and have council there? Highlights: A visit from Pierre Ouillet and Brian Sullivan Tom Dvorak’s EPIC Sunglasses tan Bonjour Pierre Ouillet Pierre Ouillet (UBC’s VP Finance, Resources and Operations) is here with Brian Sullivan to talk about structural deficits in the […]

The Downside of Automatic Enrolment

Posted by: | August 28, 2009 | Comments Off on The Downside of Automatic Enrolment

The Faculty of Graduate Studies (FoGS) recently implemented “automated continuous thesis registration”, which works as follows: “Starting in Summer 2009, when students register in a thesis or dissertation course once, their registration in that course will automatically roll each term until the end of the student’s program (excepting if they are on leave).’ On the […]

Campus Shows: Fall 2009

Posted by: | August 28, 2009 | Comments Off on Campus Shows: Fall 2009

This year, the Ubyssey will have more resources invested in their culture section (one editor last year; this year there are two), with fewer resources going into news (two editors last year; this year only one). They now have a culture blog and, I believe, a paid culture staffer over the summer. Correction: Apparently the […]

From the Archives

Posted by: | April 16, 2009 | 2 Comments

Please accept my apologies in advance to those who find copy and paste posts offensive. I was recently introduced to CanLII, a site that archives court decisions. After a brief search for “UBC”, I found this one which was too funny not to pass along. “The plaintiff says that U.B.C. should not have left a […]

AUS Election Results

Posted by: | April 9, 2009 | 6 Comments

The AUS Elections happened quite recently, and the results are posted below. I’m a little bit saddened, in general, by elections of both the AUS and SUS- a fair number of the positions this year were uncontested or were yes/no votes. In fact, the UBC Debate Society’s election was more contested than either election (only […]

Stay Safe

Posted by: | April 5, 2009 | Comments Off on Stay Safe

Some of you may have heard the news today about a woman who was killed in Pacific Spirit Park on what appears to be a random attack while she was out for a run/walk around 41st and Camosun. I just wanted to make a quick post in relation to it, as I know that with […]

« go backkeep looking »

Spam prevention powered by Akismet