Journalism

National Post: Canada ‘poured thousands and thousands’ into ‘fruit machine’ — a wildly unsuccessful attempt at gaydar

Canadian War Museum

As Trudeau signalled he would apologize to LGBT Canadians forced out of public service during the Cold War, I looked into one of the programs that did just that. (More)

 

CBC: Cetacean scientists say aquarium decision ‘banning research’ crucial to endangered animals

Scientists are not happy in the wake of the Vancouver Aquarium’s decision to ban cetaceans. (More)

 

The Ubyssey: How UBC grades its broad-based admissions essays

Undergraduate Admissions / UBC
Undergraduate Admissions / UBC

The Ubyssey has pursued UBC’s rubrics for how broad-based admissions are graded for the past four years. Now, provided by a person with access to the document, we have the version that UBC used in 2016 to grade applications. (More)

 

National Post: California man who drugged, raped his sister jailed for 120 days

Quora

I looked into a case that outraged a city. (More)

 

National Post: How Nashville’s consolation-prize sports team turned the city into an unlikely hockey hotbed 

Frederick Breedon / Getty Images

As the Nashville Predators prepared to enter their first-ever Stanley Cup Final, I took a look at the forces that created a hockey-crazed city deep in NASCAR country. (More)

 

Ubyssey investigation: How much are student union execs paid across Canada?

Amy O'Kruk, Jordan McGavin and Daniel Bodden / The Western Gazette
Amy O’Kruk, Jordan McGavin and Daniel Bodden / The Western Gazette

I led a months-long investigation into how much student executives are paid, how many students they represent, who pays the highest fees, and whether the execs feel that their compensation is fair. (More)

 

Ubyssey investigation: AMS restructuring cuts over 24 years of managerial experience

Aiken Lao / The Ubyssey
Aiken Lao / The Ubyssey

Student union execs restructured the society at the end of their 2015/16 term, based on more than two years of planning and an independent review. So why did this year’s team do it again? (More)

 

The Ubyssey: Fact-checking Kevin O’Leary’s UBC visit

Jack Hauen / The Ubyssey

Conservative leadership hopeful Kevin O’Leary came to UBC to talk to students, making a few false claims along the way. (More)