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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.

A high school debater weighs in on the Obama-Romney debate

Even high school debaters know better than to insult the moderator.

Trudeau leadership campaign marches west

“The Liberal Party did not create Canada, Canada created the Liberal Party.”

Why (more) good people don't enter politics in Canada

Four leaders in democratic engagement discuss why more Canadians need to be engaged in the democratic process.

Speaking at UBC, Kofi Annan says crisis in Syria may explode beyond borders

Former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan entered the room at University of British Columbia on Tuesday and the cloud of his surprising departure from his envoy role in Syria followed...

Trudeau hits Gastown

Once upon a time, liberal arts degrees were golden tickets to success, guaranteed. Such were the words of English Lit/ Education major and Liberal MP Justin Trudeau who spoke to party faithful...