Navel Gazing

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Piper Plaza: A Fitting Tribute to UBC’s 11th President

Martha Piper Plaza is both a wonderful tribute to UBC’s 11th President, in both a sincere and snarky way.

Cuum Est®

UBC has never trademarked the university’s motto “Tuum Est”. Instead, as reflected in the many trademark entries in the trademark database of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, the index headings clearly identify the inscription as “CUUM EST”, not “TUUM EST”.

Smoke Only In Gazebos

If UBC is looking to do more to get smokers away from buildings, windows and air intakes, why extend the buffer a measly 2 metres? Why not build gazebos for smokers?

UBC Insiders Reader Feedback Survey!

Last September UBC Insiders had a bit of a rejuvenation with a new website, new staff, and new ethos. At the time, we weren’t sure how it would work out, and we’re still not: that’s why we want to know what you think. Please let us know how we’re doing by filling out the survey [...]

Introducing Neal Yonson

Hi everyone, I would like to extend a warm welcome to Neal, who will be joining the Insiders team! Neal has already done some writing for us, as you all well know by know, and has been really passionate about some of the things going on at UBC, particularly those to do with the NCAA. [...]

If we shadows have offended…

If we shadows have offended, Think but this and all is mended, That you have but slumber’d here While these visions did appear. And this weak and idle theme, No more yielding but a dream, Gentles, do not reprehend: If you pardon, we will mend. And, as I am an honest Puck, If we have [...]

A thank you

I’ve been a little bit fed up with the most recent scandal, now dubbed “Cookie-gate”, so this is a brief note to thank all the candidates for running- we recognize the work you put into it, and appreciate that you’re willing to face up to the scrutiny that accompanies running for office. Most of the [...]

Blogging to resume soon!

Hi everyone, Apologies on my behalf for not having blogged in a while- the year sort of caught up with me when exams rolled around and with the start of the new term and all, but blogging will resume this weekend. We will be covering the election, despite Blake’s participation in it, so your insatiable [...]

Introducing Maria and Blake!

We’re very happy to have Maria Jogova and Blake Frederick on board for this year of the blog. I’m really excited about the year to come with both of them. Now for a brief introduction to the next generation of UBC Insiders bloggers: Blake is a fourth year philosophy student and now works in the [...]

Question Period!

Hey gang! I’m working on the new version of the site, and I’m wondering what you want to see out of it. Final decisions will rest with the editorial board but we’re open to suggestions.

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