HC's Complete College Guide: University of British Columbia

"The construction is bothersome and an eyesore, it'd be nice if it wasn't constantly going on and the puddles on campus are the worst."

As UBC is expanding and renewing infrastructure, it seems that construction sites are set up almost everywhere you go. It is frustrating when you are trying to get to class and have to take an inconvenient detour due to roads being blocked off due to construction. 

"School spirit is non-existent. It needs work."

School spirit certainly does need some improvement at UBC. While we do have a homecoming event and Welcome Back Barbeque at the beginning of the school year as well as Block Party event at the end of the year, there needs to be more done to encourage events to bring students collectively together and celebrate their “Thunderbird” identity. 

"UBC needs more affordable on-campus housing."

Recent proposed increases by the University include a 20 per cent price hike for students who use campus housing facilities and a 10 per cent increase in tuition for in coming international students. The University administration’s plan to increase costs for housing and tuition has had UBC students come together and oppose this decision. Over 500 students rallied at an Alma Matter Society general meeting that took place on October 28, 2014.  At this meeting , quorum was reached at UBC for the first time in 40 years as  students voted for the Alma Matter Society to take official action on these proposed fee increases. 

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