UBC’s COVID-19 rapid screening test pilot program has expanded to include athletes, select students who live in upper-year residence and other groups as encouraged by public health — including fraternity members.
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Provincial flip-flopping on religious gatherings has forced religious campus groups to take their worship online.
UBC Okanagan announced that it will begin offering a Bachelor of Nsyilxcn Language Fluency — the first of its kind at a Canadian university — this September.
VP Finance Lucia Liang said she could not specifically disclose what the increase of the fees was due to for confidentiality and legal reasons.
After a year in which RAs said they felt unsupported by UBC in COVID-19 safety, RAs will be voting on whether to unionize on Tuesday.
Even if we spent most of it online, this year proved that something’s always happening at UBC. Here are the ten biggest stories that impacted the community.
The Centre of Learning and Teaching Technology said that it is available to support TAs who were struggling to confront their professors about workload challenges.
AMS Council met last night to approve the Undergraduates of Canadian Research-Intensive Universities (UCRU) bylaws in principle and discuss election engagement.
The position has been vacant since former speaker Kareem Ibrahim left in December, and the recruitment process has been tumultuous so far.
On January 25, a UBC Confessions post alleged that NSCC execs used participants’ fees to purchase Patagonia quarter-zip sweaters for the exec team. The post had almost 400 reactions as of publishing.
AMS VP Administration Sylvester Mensah Jr. said the this change is to generate student traffic to the CampusBase platform.
UBC added a week to winter break to alleviate faculty and student stress — but this reduced exam period, which may increase the frequency of exam clashes.
But even though graduate school has garnered interest in the past year, UBC does not anticipate an increase in admissions.
According to TransLink, 97 per cent of riders don’t use the affected stops — but the bus stop balancing program has raised concerns about accessibility.
As most UBC buildings remain closed, students living on campus are trying to make do with the limited study space available to them.