Accuracy in our reporting is central to the Ubyssey’s mission. Every article is thoroughly fact-checked and edited multiple times by trained editors. That being said, mistakes are inevitable. The Ubyssey is committed to being transparent when this does occur. Whenever we find a mistake in an article that we ran, we will place it here, as well as append the article online, and run a correction in the following print edition if that article was also published in print. If you have any questions about our corrections policy or to point out any errors, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
An error by UBC in its documents said that counselling was underfunded by $300,000 and turned away 965 students. In fact, it was Student Health Services that turned away 965 students in the January-April 2013 period. The article has been corrected to reflect this. The Ubyssey regrets the error. A full response to the article can be found here.
January 27, 2014
In our January 27 print issue we stated that each of the five AMS executives’ salaries were $32,500 with up to a $5,000 performance bonus. Their actual salaries are $27,500, with up to an additional $5,000 performance bonus. The Ubyssey sincerely regrets this error.
January 15, 2014
Candidates confirmed for 2014 AMS elections
Due to a miscommunication between writers and editors, we published on Friday after the AMS’s all-candidates meeting that Jackson Chen was running as a joke candidate in the upcoming elections. Chen is not running as a joke candidate.
The Ubyssey regrets the error, and apologizes to Mr. Chen.
October 20, 2013
FunkDirty mixes sweet beats with hip-hop style
In earlier version of this article, FunkDirty was incorrectly referred to as Funk Dirty, and weblinks were posted to a different band that has that name. Francis Arevalo’s name was also spelt as Aravelo, and Maneo Mohale was incorrectly credited as the President of the Africa Awareness Club, not AfricaCanada.org. The Ubyssey regrets these errors.
An earlier version of this article noted that the plan does not include a rapid transit line to UBC. Capital projects are included in TransLink’s annual supplemental plan, not its base plan. The article has been updated to reflect this. The Ubyssey regrets the error.
September 4, 2013
The Ubyssey guide to Vancouver’s neighbourhoods
The article originally stated that Pacific Spirit Park is owned by UBC, when in fact it was taken over by Metro Vancouver several years ago. The article has been updated to reflect that fact. The Ubyssey regrets the error.
September 2, 2013
95 things to do at UBC: Sports + Rec edition
An earlier version of this article stated that you should “catch the snitch in Quidditch.” However, ‘Quidditch’ with a capital ‘Q’ refers to the magical, flying sport, while ‘quidditch’ with a lower-case ‘q’ refers to the sport played in real-life. The article has been updated with the correct ‘q’ to reflect the fact that the article is referring to the game being played on the ground.
The Ubyssey attempted to contact Arun Mohan at two different email addresses, but did not receive a reply. After the fact it was revealed that the email addresses provided were incorrect. The Ubyssey regrets the error.
June 25, 2013
How to successfully switch from science to sci-fi
An earlier version of this article stated that the TV show, Intelligence, premiered in February. The show actually premieres in February of 2014. The Ubyssey regrets the error.
An earlier version of this story stated that The UBC women’s soccer team head coach is Angela Reid. The coach’s name is Andrea Neil. The story has been changed to reflect this correction, The Ubyssey regrets the error.
Due to an error in the editing process, our article stated that Mahal said “that what UBC is doing could hardly be called consultation at all.” The line should have read “what UBC has done in the past could hardly be called consultation at all,” and this fact is recognized by both the AMS and UBC. Mahal also stated that “UBC also needs to listen to students’ opinions about where their tuition dollars are spent,” but she went on to say that this year UBC has already started to ask students how they wish their tuition dollars should be spent. The Ubyssey regrets the error.
March 6, 2013
UBC grieves the passing of film prof Mark Harris
An earlier version of this article misspelled the name of film student Kori DePauw. The article has been changed to correct the error.
February 10, 2013
The next step in the academic road: Inside the life of a grad student
An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated the name of the author. The feature was written by Sharan Rai. The Ubyssey regrets the error.
January 22, 2013
The Ubyssey’s 2013 AMS elections endorsements
An earlier version of this article expressed concerns over the limitations of a study visa, knowing Bokor is an international student. While a study visa requires an international student to take a full-time course load, Bokor has since informed us that he has applied for a full work permit. The article has been updated to reflect that fact.
January 22, 2013
Former AMS presidents talk burnout, business connections
An earlier version of this article stated that Pierre Trudeau was the Prime Minister of Canada in 1993 when he met with then-AMS President Bill Dobie. In fact, Trudeau had ended his second term as PM in 1984. The article has been updated to reflect that fact.
January 22, 2013
Wakefield: Welcome to the elections! Please vote.
An earlier version of the instructions for voting directed students that they could go to the Student Service Centre website in addition to the AMS website to vote in the AMS elections. While this was true in the past, in this election it is false. The article has been updated to reflect that fact.
January 22, 2013
Last Words: Missed lockout opportunities, stale student politics and seismic faculty shifts
An earlier version of this article incorrectly estimated the attendance of UBC hockey games as running about a hundred fans a game. In fact, the last four UBC men’s hockey home games drew 383, 513, 467 and 387 fans respectively, numbers that are much more representative of overall attendance. The Ubyssey regrets the error.
January 21, 2013
Re: “- to be managed”
A number of articles were published this weekend with the text “- to be managed” at the end of the headline. This is internal copyediting notation indicating the article is ready to publish, and should have been removed before the article was made public. The Ubyssey regrets the errors.
An earlier version of the headline and the lede to this story specified the number of candidates running for the Board of Governors race as five. In fact, there are six. The article has been updated to reflect that fact.
December 3, 2012
Future of new SUB microbrewery remains uncertain
A previous version of the article identified the homebrewing club as BruBC. In fact, the name should be presented as BrUBC. The article has been updated to reflect that fact.
December 2, 2012
Two UBC students Tapp in to portable water filter market
An earlier version of this article featured a photo that depicted two Tapp employees that were not founders and UBC engineers Bradley Pierik and Kevin Reilly. The photo has been changed to avoid confusion.
November 29, 2012
Our Campus: Fiona Thompson brings festival of light to UBC winter
A previous version of this post incorrectly spelled the name of Uppsala, a city in Sweden. The post has been edited to reflect the correct spelling.
A previous version of this article said that international economics students would be eligible for the general pool of UBC financial aid. To clarify, only Canadian students in the BIE program would be eligible for the general financial aid pool. The Ubyssey regrets the error.
November 26, 2012
Musqueam band to develop block of land near campus
An earlier version of this story said the Musqueam Band had 1,000 to 12,000 housing units planned for Block F. In fact, the Musqueam Band has plans for 1,200-1,400 housing units. The Ubyssey regrets the error.
An earlier edition of this article indicated that the Musqueam band sought to put between 10-12,000 housing units on the Block F lot. In fact, the Musqueam are planning only 1000-1200 units. The article has been updated to reflect this. The Ubyssey regrets the error.
An earlier version of this story said that the CUS needed $32,000 to host the JDC West Competition. In fact, the $32,000 was to fund students participating in the competition.
An earlier version of this article indicated that formal strike notice occurred around noon today (Friday). CUPE 2278 indicated that they issued strike notice at this time, but the strike notice was not formally heard by UBC until 3 p.m. and the earliest the union can begin striking is Monday at 3 p.m. The Ubyssey regrets the error.
October 5, 2012
Last Words: What the service workers strike means for UBC
An earlier version of this article gave the mistaken impression that the net zero and cooperative gains mandate were separate, when in fact they were the mandates for specific parts of the contract negotiation. The first two years of the contracts were negotiated under net zero, while the latter two are governed by cooperative gains. The article has been updated to reflect this fact.
October 3, 2012
Hackers release information taken from four UBC servers
The article states that ‘UBC blogs’ were a victim of the hacks. This does not include the UBC Blogs network, which is protected by the Campus Wide Login system. The blogs in question used a WordPress backend.
September 26, 2012
Our Campus: Jason Naidoo goes rogue well-clothed
An earlier version of the article did not feature the full name of Naido’s company, Rogue Fashion Trends. The article has been edited to reflect that.
September 24, 2012
Women’s rugby comes up short in opening weekend
Due to an editing error, an earlier version of this article contained a placeholder where the score of the Saturday game against Lethbridge should have gone. The article has been updated to reflect the score. The Ubyssey regrets the error.
September 23, 2012
Read before you rush: a breakdown of Greek life at UBC
The names of the fraternity Alpha Delta Phi and sorority Alpha Phi were spelt incorrectly in an earlier version of this post. The post has been edited to reflect that fact.
September 18, 2012
AMS art collection sees light of day in new exhibition
In an earlier version of this article, we quoted a source who indicated that many of these paintings had not been displayed since 1975. But according to AMS Art Gallery Commissioner Kathleen Handfield, “some of the works in the show have not been shown in probably 5-7 years.” We regret any confusion this may have caused.
September 9, 2012
UPDATED: Proposed UNA noise bylaw unlikely to affect student residences
A previous version of this article indicated that the draft noise bylaw, if implemented, would apply to UBC student residences and other buildings adjacent to, but not in, UNA neighbourhoods. We have since received information clarifying that these bylaws, in fact, only apply to activities that take place within UNA neighbourhoods.
According to UNA Director Jan Fialkowski, “The bylwas apply within the boundaries of the UNA five neighbourhoods: Hampton, Hawthorne, Chancellor, Wesbrook and East Campus.”
She further clarified that the bylaw would not apply to residents of Fraser Hall, which is located within the UNA East Campus neighbourhood, because that building is operated by UBC Student Housing and Hospitality Services (SHHS).
Fialkowski said she was unsure whether or not the bylaw would apply to MBA House, which is located within the UNA Wesbrook neighbourhood and exclusively houses students but is not operated by SHHS. “MBA House is an interesting one, because I’m not sure if it [applies to] MBA house,” said Fialkowski. She added, “It’s hardly likely that the bylaw would ever be used there, because MBA house is such a quiet building anyway.”
The provincial University Act, which regulates UBC’s powers over the campus, does give the UBC Board of Governors the power to enact noise bylaws that could apply to any and all areas of campus, but no such bylaws are currently in the works according to Fialkowski.
The Ubyssey regrets the error.
September 9, 2012
Our Campus: Prof poet Ray Hsu subverts verse
The original version of this feature stated that Hsu was a post-doctoral fellow. He is in fact now an adjunct professor. In addition, Hsu is no longer the editor of Ricepaper. The article has been updated to reflect these errors.
September 3, 2012
U-Pass prices to rise after TransLink negotiations
A previous version of this article indicated that there would be a one-replacement-per-semester quota in the new U-Pass contract. This quota is in place for the current contract, but it is not clear whether or how replacements will be restricted in the new contract currently under negotiation. The Ubyssey regrets the error.
August 12, 2012
UBC marketing student’s clothing line rises from the ashes
The photo credit on this article originally misspelled the name of the photographer, Rachel Gamboa. It has been edited to correct that error.
July 30, 2012
UBC, Inc: How a university becomes a brand
An earlier version of this article claimed that UBC has a team of 18 people working on managing UBC’s brand. In fact, Public Affairs maintains a staff of 18, but not all work on the brand. Also, the brand redesign was not overseen by Randy Schmidt but by Scott Macrae. The article has been updated to reflect those facts.
July 27, 2012
Letter: AMS responds to Womyn’s Centre article
An earlier version of this article indicated that this letter was written “with participation from Womyn’s Centre Coordinators Jennie Roth and Emily Plommer.” Parson has since informed The Ubyssey that he is the only person who should be attributed.
July 16, 2012
Labour pains: A beginner’s guide to UBC’s union strife
A previous version of this article gave the average wage of AMS Security employees as $16/hour in 2008. This figure is a matter of contention between COPE 378 and the AMS, who possess conflicting documents. The article has been updated to reflect this fact.
June 14, 2012
Suspect arrested in IKB stolen iPhones case
An earlier version of this article stated that the arrested suspect had tattoos on his face and neck. In fact, the tattoos were on his neck and hands. The article has been updated for accuracy. The Ubyssey regrets the error.
In a previous version of this article, Chris Cochrane’s time in the Vancouver Marathon was listed at over three and a half hours. In fact, he managed it in 3:24. The article has been updated to reflect this fact.
May 8, 2012
Women’s golf preparing for success at nationals
An earlier version of this article said that Alyssa Human won an individual NAIA national title in 2010. In fact, she was on the UBC team when it won the team title in the same year. The article has been updated to reflect that fact.
The article originally said that the Graduate Student Society voted in the policy. The Graduate Council and the Faculty of Graduate Studies voted in the policy, not the GSS. The Ubyssey regrets the error.
March 15, 2012
Circle Painting turns a community into artists
In an earlier version of this article, the name of the artist was misspelled as Hip Nguyen. In fact, his first name is Hiep. The article has been edited to reflect that fact.
In the editing process, The Ubyssey inadvertently left out a quote by Second vice-president of the BC Teacher’s Federation, Glen Hansman, which read “I can’t guarantee that report cards are going to be issued, but marks will be available. That’s been the case all along…since September.” We regret the error.
An earlier version of this article implied a link between a 2010 progress report involving four monkeys that were to be “sacrificed to neuropathology” and the 2011 study in which four monkeys died, and quoted STOP Animal Research as claiming that the deaths may not have been an accident. Those events are unrelated. The article has been updated to reflect that fact. The Ubyssey regrets the error.
The original article said that Public Affairs was only aware of 20 emails. However, the 20 email count was for February 14, but there were approximately 100 emails already received by February 13. The Ubyssey regrets the error.
January 23, 2012
AMS Elections: Board of Governors
Previously, Matt Parson was listed twice in the introduction (the second time as VP Administration). The current VP Admin is, in fact, Mike Silley. The Ubyssey regrets the error.
January 20, 2012
Outtakes: Ben Cappellacci tries to go to a nightclub in Paris
An earlier version of this post incorrectly identified the relatively well-known DJ as David Gedda. In fact, his name is spelt David Guetta. The error has been corrected in the post.
In the May 30 version of this article, we wrongfully said that the architects who designed the courtyard were Busby Perkins and Will. While they were in charge of the Buchanan building renovations, the courtyard landscape architects were Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg, based in Vancouver. The Ubyssey regrets the error.