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(Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre | Photos courtesy of Formline Architecture and Urbanism)

Inside UBC’s Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre

Fusing Western design with Indigenous tradition is at the heart of architect Alfred Waugh’s craft
(Photograph by Felicia Chang)

Reclaiming the Thunderbirds sports team name at the University of British Columbia

At UBC, the athletics department is working with local First Nations to decolonize and Indigenize sport. They have a new tagline and are introducing renewed storytelling about how the Thunderbirds—the school’s varsity teams—got their name.
Building and classroom safety measures in the Maanjiwe Nendamowinan building at the UofT Mississauga Campus (Nick Iwanyshyn/University of Toronto)

Can Canada’s universities survive COVID?

Fewer international students, half-full residences, shuttered food services and empty parking lots add up to devastating revenue losses. And public funding has fallen over the past decade. Universities are in for a reckoning.
Linc Kesler

University of British Columbia apologizes for role in residential schools

’Universities bear part of the responsibility for this history,’ says UBC President Santa Ono. Read the transcript.

A B.C. reconciliation totem’s lessons on how to move forward

What Jim Hart’s recently completed totem at the University of British Columbia says about the meaning of reconciliation
Sepsis, SEM

Blood ties: The inspiration behind a potential sepsis breakthrough

Robert Hancock and Olga Peña—who lost her father to sepsis—may have found a way to diagnose the deadliest syndrome you’ve never heard of

Inside the fight for admissions transparency at UBC

A student newspaper’s years-long court battle to reveal UBC’s broad-based admissions rubric is over. But whether that system works remains unclear.

How the Steven Galloway affair became a CanLit class war

A petition. A counter-petition. Apologies. Accusations. Canada’s most beloved authors have found themselves embroiled in an ugly controversy
Mushroom benches outside the UBC bookstore. (UBC/Flickr)

Bright Idea: Furniture grown from mushrooms

Toadstools? No, mushroom benches.
UBC Global Reporting Centre Student

UBC Global Reporting Centre wants to train better foreign correspondents

Student correspondents work with news outlets on real stories