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Creating Space for Black Students at UBC

Meet Savannah Sutherland and Maia Wallace two executive team members from UBC’s Black Student Union (BSU). The pair discuss the club’s success so far, where it’s headed, and the experiences they have had. Sutherland, Co-President of the BSU, is in her fourth year at UBC, studying Anthropology and African Studies. Wallace was previously the BSU’s…

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The Plastic Container that Led to Forever Hatred

Ah, the joys of shared your living. While it’s nice to have someone to share your day with, there are times you definitely wished you lived alone! Maybe some of these stories will make you actually appreciate your completely normal roommate. “I went home on the weekend and I’d left a tupperware container with ice…

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Elections Season is Here!

Everything you need to know about this year’s AMS Elections By Declan Rounce, 2020 AMS Elections Communications Officer and 4th year Kinesiology student. Elections season is here! Starting Monday, February 24th, you’ll be seeing a lot about AMS Elections around campus from both the Elections team and individual candidates. As tiring as it can be…

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Practice Self Compassion for Better Mental Health

By Speakeasy Peer Supporter As a Speakeasy Peer Supporter, I would like to share my journey towards greater mental health and self-compassion with all of you because it has not been easy. This cold, gloomy weather makes me feel sad at times. The return to the routine of classes, writing papers and work makes me…

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Meet Cristina Ilnitchi, VP External Affairs

By Natalie Chu    The 2020 AMS Elections are almost here, and the nomination period is now open! If you’re looking to get more involved in the UBC community, create lasting connections, and make an impact on UBC student life, then consider running in the AMS Elections. For those looking to learn more about the…

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How to talk to strangers anxiety-free

By Iciar Fernandez  Networking is a blessing and a curse. Meeting inspiring individuals that bring new perspectives and ideas can be great for career growth, particularly as students soon-to-be-introduced to the working world. However, unless you are one of the lucky few that feel completely comfortable engaging in conversation with strangers, networking can also be…

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Your new favourite place to chill on campus

By Natalie Chu  January 8th marked the grand re-opening of the new Commons Lounge, previously known as The Student Life and Sustainability Centre. The event was complete with free food, excited students, and AMS committee members to answer your questions – all to showcase the new student space. If you didn’t make it out to…

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10 Can’t-Miss Events this January

By Iciar Fernandez Welcome to 2020! The good news is that you have a full year ahead of you to fulfill the resolutions you didn’t quite commit to last decade; the bad news is that you’ll have to schedule your goals in between early morning lectures and (hopefully not too many) sleepless library nights. The…

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