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New Year, New Reads: Book Recommendations for the New Decade

New Year, New Reads: Book Recommendations for the New Decade

If your goal is read more this new year, you are in luck! These books explore the different lived experiences of a variety of individuals; reading is a great way to open our eyes to different perspectives.

Homesickness and the Education System as a First Year Student

Homesickness and the Education System as a First Year Student

Did September to December go by in a flash? Are you feeling excited and nervous at the same still figuring out where you fit at university?

Paul Joseph / UBC Brand & Marketing

Writing Support for Undergrads: Term 2, 2019-20

This semester, the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication is hosting a number of workshops and events to support undergraduate writing at UBC.

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

Welcome back all UBC students! The Chapman Learning Commons hopes that everyone had a well-rested holiday surrounded by family and friends. We can’t wait to see everyone back in our space!

Mental Health and Students’ Academic Lives

Mental Health and Students’ Academic Lives

Everyone has mental health. Many of us struggle with mental health problems and some of us will experience mental illness. As a student, your mental health matters. 

Mental Health and Students’ Social Lives

Mental Health and Students’ Social Lives

We looked at mental health and its effects on academics in the first blog. This time we will look at mental health and its effects on one’s social life.

Accessibility of the Chapman Learning Commons Website

Accessibility of the Chapman Learning Commons Website

We are extremely proud to announce that we have made the Chapman Learning Commons website more accessible for various users. 

Combating Winter Blues

Combating Winter Blues

Anyone who was in Vancouver for this past summer knows how amazing the weather was. Now that we’re back at school, the weather is starting to match our moods – grey.

Why It Is Not So Hard to Earn Some Cash and Experience in Your University Years

Why It Is Not So Hard to Earn Some Cash and Experience in Your University Years

School is busy, but gaining some work experience can be a good idea if you have enough time for a part-time job.

A closer look at the grates

What I Would Do Differently If I Could Do University All Over Again

My growing excitement to write this post quickly diminished when I realized my days as a university student was drawing to a close. How do I even begin to pen my experience?