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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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How to pick a club

Let’s begin with age-old questions that new students annoy every upper-year friend with: “What is a club?” “How do they work?” “How do I join?”. In short, clubs at UBC help every single student find their like-minded peers and facilitate long-lasting connections that exist beyond their university careers. In simple terms, they help you find…

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Nominations for candidates are opening soon

The AMS Elections are just around the corner! Whether you want to run in the elections or are an active student voter, this election season is an exciting opportunity to have your voice heard. Over the following months, you will hear a lot about the AMS Elections and why you should vote. We hope that…

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The benefits of student-created materials

By Natalie Chu The average UBC student pays $829 on textbooks each school year. Between the high cost of textbooks, tuition, student fees, and overall living in Vancouver, many UBC students have to make academic sacrifices. 70% of these students reported using an outdated textbook or not using a textbook at all, while 20% reported…

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A guide to affordable shopping

By Iciar Fernandez It’s stressful enough to shop for Christmas gifts – most of the time, it’s not easy to figure out what to get someone. And then there is the money. We want to treat our loved ones to gifts that they will love and enjoy, but we can’t afford to break the bank.…

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Top places to not study and escape the crowds

By Natalie Chu & Iciar Fernandez  You’ve spent four hours sitting at the library, reading the same paragraph three times without understanding any of it, looking at your phone to check the time every three minutes, and staring at the wall for longer than anyone should stare at a wall for. You know it’s time…

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Student entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas

By Iciar Fernandez  Last Monday, everyone gathered at the Gallery to hear fifteen teams try to convince the audience to use their vote as a catalyst for their venture to jump from paper to life. From healthcare solutions to environmental proposals and everything in between, the students presented their business ideas to win a cash…

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Science entrepreneurship could be the path for cancer prevention

By Iciar Fernandez Seevasant Indran is a PhD student working on a project that studies mutations, changes and behavior of normal cells that might become carcinogenic. As someone who prefers to do science rather than business, he turned to eHub to find out how he can transform his research into a commercial service. Tell us…

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