Costs go up. So does tuition. That’s the rationale that the UBC Board of Governors has been working with as they raise domestic tuition each year by two per cent — the legal limit allowed by the provincial government. This year the board also increased international tuition, which is not subject to the same limits, by 2-9.2 per cent depending on area of study. A small minority of the board is now pushing back against the trend by suggesting ways to stop funding gaps falling on students’ shoulders.
This weekend, UBC will hold its fourth annual Winter Classic, a super-hyped hockey game with live music, a mechanical bull and a mascot game in the first intermission. It’s a total blast, and for the $5 student rate, you’d be hard pressed to find better Friday night entertainment. There’s just one problem: UBC has two hockey teams, and we keep featuring the less successful one in recent history. It took the men to a Winter Classic, in which they’ve gone 1-1-1 — a solidly mediocre record.
Two Toronto scientists, Michael Spino and Fernando Tricta, will jointly receive the Humanitarian of the Year Award from Cooley’s Anemia Foundation Gala in New York City on June 8 for their work on a medication that clears excess iron from the bodies of patients with thalassemia, a red blood cell disorder. Thalassemia is a genetic disease in which the body doesn’t produce enough red blood cells, so patients require blood transfusions every two to four weeks for their entire lives.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".