As of July 16, the RCMP E Division Major Crime Section and the BC Coroners Service confirmed both units were investigating the cause and the circumstances surrounding Kirkeby’s death.
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AMS Council met virtually for its first August meeting last night, discussing UBC funding allocation, the replacement to Clubhouse and advocacy updates.
Transit police will be able to enforce transit signage and rules, but TransLink said initial phases of the plan will focus on public awareness.
The university was fined $1.2 million after courts found UBC guilty under the Fisheries Act in late 2018.
The AMS has increased the budget for the AMS Equity Plan to around $24,680 — on top of what was originally a $7,500 budget.
COVID-19 has drawn attention to veiled discrimination on campus against Chinese students, largely fuelled by misconceptions — particularly with Chinese international students, who make up the largest demographic of internationals at UBC.
As the federal government continues to inform Canadians of their response to COVID-19, the collective hosted a teach-in series centring on the need for an intersectional approach to data collection.
The student, a 24-year-old woman and Canadian permanent resident, worries that this case is symptomatic of increased anti-Asian racism in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
At UBC, DJs, musicians and performers have had to adjust to a life without live-music venues and clubs. For some, performing was their main source of income.
On July 16, Equity and Inclusion hosted a virtual chat with author Eternity Martis. The centre of this event was her novel which shares her experiences at Western University as a Black woman.
Since the circulation of books at UBC is getting lower every year, the university is relying less on library fines.
Oliver McDonald, a second year chemistry major, remembers walking towards HEBB for class. When he finally meandered away from the crowds of people with backpacks and books in tow, he made his way around the side to an empty back door. The standalone back entrance is the only accessible option to get into HEBB.
The AMS has released preliminary results of its university-wide COVID-19 survey.
The pandemic didn’t let the university off easy — the budget predicts that the university will run a $225-million deficit.
The AMS never introduced hazard pay for those working in person, and it wasn’t brought into public discussion until the end of June.