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Is Student Health A Myth?

Is Student Health A Myth?

As the semester draws to a close, stress is heightened more than ever not only because of academic factors but also through our personal lives as well. With all of these stresses, one of the first things to fall through the cracks for a lot of people is their health and well-being.   Health covers […]

Considering participating in a Student Directed Seminar?

Considering participating in a Student Directed Seminar?

Throughout my university career, I have heard myself saying several times “I wish I knew about that” so it was no surprise to me when I heard myself say this statement again in reference to Student Directed Seminars. Like I did, you may be thinking what is that? The Student Directed Seminar program provides upper-year […]

Why Don’t We Like Group Work?

Why Don’t We Like Group Work?

As students we don’t always like working in groups. Yadu Baznath, an associate at the Chapman Learning Commons and former co-host of the podcast in{tuition}, had the opportunity to ask a majority of students around campus about their opinions on group work. Many of the opinions ranged from a few positive responses to an overwhelmingly […]

February is Black History Month!

February is Black History Month!

There are many reasons to look forward to the month of February. For many people, it is the chance to tell their loved one how they feel on Valentines Day and even celebrate the community of family on Family Day. But, for many black people around the world including myself, there’s a more significant celebration […]

Curious about grad school?

Curious about grad school?

As you progress through this semester, you might be a student in the final years of your academic career who is at a crossroads between going down a professional career path or furthering your academic career in graduate school. You may also be a student who is in the early stages of university want to […]

Confronting the Challenges of a Term

Confronting the Challenges of a Term

Welcome back to a new and exciting term at UBC! Remember with the start of each new term it’s best to go in with a positive and healthy mindset- don’t let the baggage from the previous semester bring you down. Many students encounter discouragement and the lack of motivation in their university experience. For first […]

Enjoy the Holidays!

Enjoy the Holidays!

photo by Peter M Graham Happy Holidays from everyone at the Chapman Learning Commons team! For Help Desk hours, please see: http://hours.library.ubc.ca/#view-ikblc

Switching modes and diluting cognitive overload

Switching modes and diluting cognitive overload

As students, we are in the midst of finals season and this can be a very stressful moment. Not to mention, we have other priorities that occupy our lives outside of academia. Individually, our priorities will differ but we all must maintain a level of focus and composure in other areas of our lives in […]

Living on a Student Budget

Living on a Student Budget

Beginning this term, I found myself in a difficult financial situation. I came to Vancouver low on money without working this summer and numerous expenses waiting to be paid. It was a horrible way to start the beginning of a new term. I felt so insecure, that it started to impact me academically. Instead of […]