The April opening of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC) was presented as an act of reconciliation on a scale that UBC had never previously achieved. But over five months later, the Centre is short-staffed, its systems are incomplete and its building is effectively empty.
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“When you look at the other costs [of education] such as the rising cost of housing, the rising cost of tuition, textbook costs are just yet another burden,” said AMS VP Academic and University Affairs Max Holmes.
Boyd, an associate professor of law, policy and sustainability in the UBC Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, had been appointed as the second-ever United Nations special rapporteur on human rights and the environment, a five-year position he began in August.
“Our real hope is that it will be a space that supports all the various needs of the arts students faculty, so were imagining that it will support learning, social interaction, collaboration, as well as space for innovation.”
Bimini’s Public House on 4th Avenue has played host to the Wednesday Greek college night since it started in 2013, but the party is now moving to Republic nightclub on Granville street in downtown.
In honour of his life, The Ubyssey looks back on his achievements and controversies alike to understand the man who helped to build the campus we know today.
Starting September 17, Ono will be co-hosting the Blue & Goldcast — a monthly podcast — with Dr. Jennifer Gardy, an assistant professor in the School of Population and Public Health who has extensive experience in science communications.
“Ensuring that students get to school is really important, but there’s also that economic development issue that you’re building and enabling an innovation centre to be linked with the rest of the city.”
The delay in the equipment order stemmed from miscommunications about the amount of money the student-run organization had to spend.
“Enjoy the summer as best as you can because it is going to be an ongoing problem for years to come,” said Zeglinski.
Following an alleged voyeur incident in a student residence yesterday, university RCMP is reminding community members to contact the detachment if they witness a crime. UBC Campus Security has also issued a campus alert about this reminder.
The AMS Welcome Back BBQ is today and it is probably your last chance to go to a big outdoor party before the wet and cold come to campus. But some things could definitely be added to the day's festivities.
Driving through the winding village roads, past white-washed houses and pubs with gilt-edged windows and the rolling hills covered in a patchwork quilt of rye and barley fields, it feels like an illustration from a child’s story book. There is beauty in Northern Ireland’s apparent simplicity.
UBC enrolment services has implemented a new cross-campus policy to “financially acknowledge” students who have had to discontinue their studies due to extenuating personal or medical circumstances.
Surprised that not one of his students’ plays were selected for the Fringe Festival, Wade half-jokingly brought forward the idea for them to pool their money together and put on their own.