"What goes on in the Senate chambers can often feel very overwhelming or dull to the average student and the agenda docket posted before every Senate meeting can be long and tedious to read."
BREAKING: Bus union announces full system shutdown November 27 – 29
The strike vote comes after the BC Rapid Transit Company rejected the latest proposal by Canadian Union of Public Employees 7000, the SkyTrain workers’ union, for new collective bargaining dates.
15 teams pitched their startups in 90 seconds. Out of the 15, 9 won $500 based on the votes by the audience.
XR UBC’s week of action is focused on one demand: that the UBC Board of Governors commit to fully divesting its endowment fund from fossil fuels in their December 5 general meeting.
Taking place on November 20, TDOR seeks to honour the lives of Transgender people who have died and open a wider conversation on the impacts of transphobia.
Death is a heavy topic that all of us would rather not think about. So how do we celebrate a day dedicated to remembering violence and death in our community? For many, Trans Day of Remembrance is solemn day. A day to think on the friends and family they have lost, the ways the system has let us down.
Naomi Klein opened the event with a discussion on her new book and was joined by Kanahus Manuel, an Indigenous land defender from the Secwepemc territories as well as event moderator, UBC School of Journalism Professor Kathryn Gretsinger.
The central idea of the play is connection — between the character themselves and with the animals who appear throughout the story.
“What we have been trying to do is tailor an entry point for [athletes] to come in and to know how they can use skill set and their platform to really advance climate justice’’
Hockey and volleyball showed serious return to form as they swept games against the the University of Calgary Dinos and University of Lethbridge.
Eli Pasquale, a legend in UVic basketball and a pain for T-Birds players throughout the early 1980s, passed away on November 4th after a battle with cancer. The Olympian helped grow the sport both on the island and throughout the country.
Hockey has become a political battleground in the last few weeks over comments by the likes of Don Cherry and Jessica Allen over topics like Immigration in Canada. But while arguments fly, many have failed to account for immigrant voices themselves.
”[T]here is a good argument that continued fossil fuel investment is inconsistent with the University’s best interests and its duties as trustee of charitable endowments.”
You would think UBC Board of Governors would be interested in maintaining transparency and accountability, following years of criticism around bad governance.
The disproportionate share of tuition increases that new international students carry (4 per cent compared to 2 per cent for domestic students) is further evidence that UBC sees international students as cash cows.
"Some people argue that fraternity parties aren’t the problem at all — that it is not the fault of the fraternity for a few 'bad apples' that commit sexual assault. We cannot hold fraternities as a whole responsible and it’s not fair to punish them as an entirety."
“It’s just such an emotional burden that it’s placed on you as someone with an invisible disability because you can’t outwardly show how you’re suffering.”
The hardest part was probably the nerves and loneliness that inevitably comes with long-term, solo travel.
”Every student advising body on campus, every faculty, every department has their own list of these mental resources that they pass out to students who come asking for this kind of stuff ... So far the solution has just been to create a list, or a PDF, or a website with bullet points.”
As the divestment movement at universities in Canada and around the world builds momentum, unpacking the debate at UBC raises important questions about the role of fossil fuel companies.
The researchers also looked at brain regions in relation to symptoms. Patients were asked to carry out tasks associated with different neural networks while their brains were scanned.
Seeing similar seed libraries pop up across the province, the two founders believed it to be the next meaningful step for UBC to foster their own seed collection.
Individuals who got a description of the carbon fee in their flight pricing details described as a “carbon offset on aviation fuel production and importation” consistently preferred to spend $14 on carbon fees.
The data tool used computational and algorithmic methods to compare the population data of the three cities with the attributes of their public transit systems and healthcare facilities such as hospitals.