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Vyas Saran

Vyas Saran is a writer studying Political Science and International Relations at UBC. His devotion to learning more about and being involved in diplomacy and global politics has led him to participate in and organize Model United Nations conferences all around the Lower Mainland. On the side, he loves to cook, read and, most recently, pray for hockey to just come back already.

Olympians walk with Pride in Vancouver

Vancouver’s Pride Parade could not have come at a better time for a city cementing  its reputation as one of the most tolerant in the world. On Sunday, just weeks after Russia passed anti-gay...
Christy Clark to run in Kelowna by-election

Christy Clark to run in Kelowna by-election

Westside-Kelowna MLA Ben Stewart has formally stepped aside to make room for his party leader Christy Clark to run in a by-election in the safe Okanagan Valley.

Adrian Dix unleashes April Fools' counter on attack ads on with 90s-era references

Dix's NDP could do well by repeating the closing rhetoric of his April Fool's fake ad, featuring a plethora of 90's trends.

Obama's climate hawk: John Kerry and the decision on Keystone XL

New U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry holds the power to decide if the controversial Keystone XL pipeline will go ahead or not. Given his track record, environmentalists have reason to hope that the...

UBC Enterprize Case Competition awards innovative pipeline leak detectors

UBC Enterprize Case Competition highlights and awards innovative pinhole-leak detectors.

Liberal leadership candidate George Takach sees technology as key to Canada's future

George Takach talks about shifting Canada from selling natural resources to building a strong, world-class tech industry.

Why is John McCain so happy?

How and why the Arizona Senator stopped Susan Rice

How Susan Rice stands to gain from Canada's oil sands development

Pegged to replace Hilary Clinton as President Obama's Secretary of State, Rice and her Canadian husband together hold millions in stocks of major energy companies.

What issue Jon Stewart finds sexy

Not what you think.

Will hockey be back on November 2? NHLPA's time to decide is now.

Will hockey be back on November 2?