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Overdue IOC Olympics report highlights "Games-time" jobs and greenhouse gas emission increases

An overdue Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics IOC-commissioned report released by the University of British Columbia has revealed significant impacts to the province's economy and increases of greenhouse...

At UBC, locals revel in apples of a different sort

There’s an apple for every eye at UBC’s annual fall celebration happening at its botanical garden this weekend. The Apple Festival shows off every aspect of the tasty fruit from tree to table with...

The Oh Wells: a dash of Taylor Swift's songwriting combined with Juno's quirky charm

"I used to say “oh well” after every sentence ... and it kind of got into everyone's head [like a catchphrase]. I think it was 5 in the morning and we’re [The Oh Wells] like, "It should be 'the oh...

Rumana Monzur story: responses to news UBC student's eyes beyond repair

After today's news that UBC student Rumana Monzur's eyes are beyond repair, following the savage attack by her husband in Bangladesh, VO stopped a few people on the street to ask for their responses...

UBC's Crane Library a treasure trove of Braille, digital audio, large print and electronic text

Libraries are one of the saving graces of civilization. UBC's Crane Library offers more than most.

Keeping HST is better for British Columbia, these economists say

With the HST referendum currently underway, British Columbians have the option of voting either "No" to keep the revised HST in place, or "Yes" to return to the dual tax systems of the PST and GST. A...

Rally for Rumana Monzur: photos

In support of Rumana Monzur, a UBC student brutally attacked on her return to Bangladesh earlier this month, about 400 people attended a rally at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Sunday, June 26, 2011.

Greater Vancouver Bangladesh Cultural Association leader calls attack on UBC student in Bangladesh "inhuman"

"It was inhuman," said Abdul Kalam Azad, general secretary of the Greater Vancouver Bangladesh Cultural Association, of the attacks against a female UBC student by her husband in Bangladesh.  On...

Vancouver rioters feel the burn after outing on social media

When professional biker Alex Prochazka, aka Alex Pro, stuck his tongue out and posed in front of a car during the Vancouver riots, his career burned up as fast as the car behind him.