How to Make your Last $20 Stretch

October 30, 2017

Many students in university undergo financial difficulties and this has significant effects to a student's academic well-being. We discuss and provide recommendations to what we can all do to perservere and triumph in those insecure moments.


15-Midterm Meltdown With Our New Hosts

October 11, 2017

In our first episode of the fall with our new hosts, Pauline and Tristan, we're talking about the thing that's on everyone's mind: midterms. We discuss what we can all do to get through the arguably toughest time of the academic year.


14-We Bid Farewell to Grace and Yadu

September 26, 2017

One of the great things about university is that eventually, you graduate. Unfortunately for us that means that Grace and Yadu are now off on new adventures. This episode, Grace and Yadu will share what they learned about podcasts, and themselves, this summer.

Soon we will be welcoming our new hosts, Tristan and Pauline. Stay tuned!


13-Back to School: What’s Your Story

September 5, 2017

“Don’t forget–no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell.” ~Charles de Lint

In this episode, storytellers Grace & Yadu sneak into the Jump Start 2017 events; Share It! and Prof Talks, to chat with students and find out: who are the incoming students on campus? What flavours do they bring to the table? And most importantly–what is the story they want to tell of their academic experience at UBC?


12-in[Tuition] LIVE: Welcoming YOU to UBC!

August 29, 2017

Grace & Yadu welcome first year International students to UBC, by hosting a live show at the Jumpstart Opening ceremony!

UBC is filled with talented students and inspiring professors! As hosts of the ceremony, in this episode, we convert the stage into our studio and lace together diverse campus experiences expressed through speech, dance and music.

Excited to learn more about the performances? Check out:

Sinbirds Dance Group:

Vancity Bangra:

Vino Cuenca:



11-Entrepreneurship: Meeting Pains, Making Gains

August 15, 2017

In hearing the word "entrepreneurship," many things may come to mind–TV shows like Dragons Den or Shark Tank, or poster-businessmen like Steve Jobs or Richard Branson. It is a path that is sexy to some, daunting to others, but through the innovation it generates, valuable and necessary for all. 


Join your new week's hosts, Brian and Pauline, as they explore what it means to be an entrepreneur, and how students can start thinking along the lines of entrepreneurship to capitalize on their skills, resources, and passions!

Click here for more information about entrepreneurship@UBC, and here for more information about the Small Business Accelerator Program at UBC.


10-Pride: Who’s Celebrating & Who’s Not?

August 9, 2017

In this episode, Grace & Yadu briefly cover the history of pride in Canada before exploring student perspectives on what pride means to them. They are then joined by Khalid, a young, queer, and “carefree black boy” who attended the BLMV (Black Lives Matter Vancouver) march on pride–a peaceful protest against the what the Vancouver Pride parade is today.

To check-out Khalid's fabulous Instagram page:

And if have questions or are in need of support regarding the topics discussed in this episode, please reach out to:


09-The Ugly Truth About Relationships: Real-talk with Grace & Yadu

August 2, 2017

Relationships form a pillar of the undergraduate experience. While that might go without saying, so do a number of invaluable pieces of advice that can make the pillar stronger and one's experience better. 

In this episode, Grace & Yadu share what they learned through university relationships and the importance of a "teamily," before hopping onto the imfamous UBC Confessions page where they spread some wisdom and glue together different student stories/scenarios with what it means to "stay true to your authentic self" to them. 



08-The Crooked Path to Success: Student Involvement & Careers

July 25, 2017

"Join this, join that! Run for this, run for that!" And maybe all you really want to do is run for your life.

With the overwhelming amount of opportunities & experiences available in undergrad, how do you choose those that will enrich you the most in achieving your career dreams?

In this episode, Grace & Yadu as they explore how students can gain clarity about their careers through student involvement.


07-Finding Home: Navigating Scams, Secrets, & Surprises

July 18, 2017

For many students, higher education entails moving away from home, finding a place to stay, and paying rent. 

But how does one turn a "house" into a "home?" And how much should one pay for it? 

Join Grace & Yadu as they explore the ins and outs of finding a home in the Vancouver market for the incoming or continuing UBC student.