The program is mainly structured around the six participating students providing hands-on legal aid to clients. In addition, the program includes a seminar component, allowing each student to present and discuss the issues.
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The release package regarding former President Arvind Gupta's resignation was finally released after months of waiting. The package is 850 pages in length and is heavily redacted, leaving the ultimate reason of Gupta's departure still unknown.
UBC does well in terms of financial aid to domestic students partly because of Policy 72, which states that no current domestic student should be forced to stop their studies due to financial constraints. However, education about finances is lacking.
The BC Human Rights Tribunal has made a decision to accept the case of Lorna June McCue, who argues that UBC's mandate for scholars to publish in academic journals runs counter to indigenous oral traditions.
“There is a wandering in the wilderness phase of career development. To many students … this wandering feels like, ‘This means I got the wrong degree and that I’m not employable.’ But it’s not aimless wandering — It’s purposeful wandering.”
Reddit has cracked the case about why former President Arvind Gupta resigned, discovering a number of documents in the release package that contain no redactions unlike its heavily blacked out counterpoint.
The timeline that led up to former President Arvind Gupta’s surprise resignation last August is becoming clearer, largely thanks to documents accidentally leaked by UBC and discovered by Reddit users late last night.
“What was published is a one-sided representation of what transpired in the months prior to my resignation,” reads the emailed statement. “The assertions in the released documents were not based on facts or evidence given to me at any time.”
“Information that has come out from freedom of information requests, as well as Wednesday’s leak of documents, has justified our concern that the Board of Governors had acted via secret, in camera processes,” the Faculty Association (FA).
Yesterday, a number of files that were meant to be excluded from the 861 page document pertaining to Gupta's surprise resignation last August went public. The error appeared to be simply in how the files were uploaded.
UBC Library has started to transfer some of it’s low-circulation materials into Library PARC, a high-density storage facility located on the south end of campus. The items sent out to PARC will generally be ones with very low use histories.
The mock camp was originally conceived by Friends of MSF (FoMSF) members and event organizers in an effort to raise awareness about the global refugee crisis. The event expanded into a large-scale collaboration across the UBC community.
In an effort to encourage a more diverse range of students to apply, the senate has approved the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s proposal to remove mandatory science pre-requisites for the M.D. program, although they will still be strongly recommended.
The Arts Student Centre “can hold together 12,000 Arts students across a multitude of departments and it really will be something that will solidify our Arts identity,” said Tomo Yamaguchi, AUS VP administration.
The committee consulted with over 125 stakeholders, ranging from internal groups, AMS and GSS members, the Faculty Association and external groups such as municipal and provincial governments, First Nations and presidents of various organizations.