The Tyee/Terry Project: The Four Pillars Revisited (5 Parts)

In 2001, after much campaigning by activists, academics and public health officials, Vancouver’s municipal council approved the boldest, most progressive drug policy in North America: A Framework For Action: A Four-Pillar Approach to Vancouver’s Drug Problems. The Four Pillars‘ philosophy was simple but revolutionary: the government should lessen the harms associated with drug use, even […]

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Terry Project: Sam Returns to Historymaker

As a Christian teenager, Sam Fenn attended Historymaker, a Pentecostal youth rally where people spoke in tongues, were healed by the Holy Spirit and received divine prophecy. 10 years later, Sam is an atheist but he still cannot rationalize away his experiences at the conference. In this episode of The Terry Project on CiTR, Sam […]

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Ubyssey: Exam cram culture does nothing but fail us

Exam season transforms many UBC students into unkempt, over-stressed, anxiety-ridden basket cases. All-night campers cram for the grade, overflowing garbage cans in IKB with pizza boxes and Red Bull, while the solitary ones turn dorm rooms into study caves, making the outdoors a distant memory. For a few weeks, the collective physical and emotional well-being […]

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Ubyssey: “University-speak” makes actual communication impossible

If you’ve ever interacted with people in positions of power at this university, you’ll notice they have a certain way of talking. They speak in a series of prefabricated phrases, an empty jumble of meaningless words and insipid platitudes torn from the pages of Place and Promise, UBC’s strategic plan. For example: “Our vision for […]

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Ubyssey: Are cheap beers and bagels killing the student movement in B.C.?

When I looked at the new AMS preliminary budget, I was quite impressed by the breadth and scope of the services that our student union provides. From tutoring and counselling, to bars, restaurants and dental insurance—the AMS is enormous, and it provides invaluable support to every UBC student. I was prepared to write a column […]

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Ubyssey: Welcome to the Adderall Era

Once again it’s April, and that means baseball season has begun. However, the sport remains shrouded by its reputation for rampant performance–enhancing drug use. Time and time again, talk of baseball becomes condemnation, derision and sanctimonious screeds about integrity. Athletes? No, they’re bloated cheaters, certainly not worthy of our respect. But baseball isn’t the only […]

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