Sunday, July 21, 2024
News, analysis and commentary by UBC Journalism students


The Thunderbird is the award-winning student publication of the School of Journalism, Writing, and Media at the University of British Columbia. It showcases the work of the students in the Integrated Journalism course. The course offers an integrated approach to journalism education, with students taught to be able to work across print, broadcast and online mediums. Student work featured on this site has won several Canadian Online Publishing Awards over the years.

The Master of Journalism offers a distinctive approach to journalism education by media scholars, experts from disciplines across a top-ranked research university and award-winning international journalists in Vancouver, British Columbia, one of the most diverse and progressive cities in the world.

We welcome your comments and invite you to share your thoughts on the stories on this site. We reserve the right to edit or reject comments on the grounds of legality, taste and grammar. We will not post comments that are abusive, derogatory, hateful, libellous, or a personal attack. Spam, or a comment totally unrelated to the subject of the post, will be removed.

We correct our errors quickly, appropriately and explicitly as soon as we become aware of them. We do not wait for someone to request a correction. An effective way of correcting a mistake is saying what was wrong as well as putting it right. We publish corrections in a prominent and consistent location online. Corrections at the Journalism School will be published at the top of the story, to indicate that it was corrected, with a link to the bottom of the story that will outline what was corrected and why.

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