Following an election within the UBC Board of Governors (BoG), it was announced today that former Vice-Chair Michael Korenberg has been made the new chair. BoG member Sandra Cawley succeeds Korenberg as the new vice-chair.
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With a $4.9 million donation from the Liuzu Temple of Chan Buddhism in China, UBC is now leading a long-term international network to advance the study of Buddhism and East Asian cultures.
At a recent AMS Council meeting, during a bid for a seat on the student health and well-being committee, one councillor brought up that he would like to see mental health coverage reexamined.
A recent UBC study published by Dr. William Honer has found that Vancouver’s drug supply has become increasingly contaminated, signalling a growing risk for both regular and recreational users.
Lim said UBC Campus Security, which has patrolled the Nest since the AMS cut their security service in 2016, told her they had removed the man before, and they had the situation under control. But Lim said she wasn’t worried.
This year, there are 17 students running in the 2018 AMS Elections, with two uncontested races.
Hundreds of people participated in this year’s annual February 14 Women’s Memorial March, which commemorates missing and murdered Indigenous women from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
An online open letter is now calling for presidents of Canadian universities to support Indigenous students in light of the February 9 acquittal of Gerald Stanley, who was brought to trial for the second-degree murder of Colten Boushie, a Cree man.
Two UBC student groups focused on social justice have deleted and apologized for a Facebook post linking an article that Jewish groups said “blatantly promotes anti-Semitism and bigotry.”
Six months after its filling, former student Stephanie Hale’s human rights complaint against UBC Okanagan’s (UBCO) handling of her sexual assault report is now moving forward — but with a reduced scope.
A jaywalking incident escalated into something else when Vancouver Police officers tackled, tasered and arrested former UBC football player Jamiel Moore-Williams on the Granville Strip this weekend.
The AMS has once again raised concern about “botched consultation” from UBC. This time, the issue is over the five-year review of the Housing Action Plan (HAP) — a process that also highlighted gaps in student housing strategies from the society’s perspective.
The society can now expel people from AMS property for criminal violations as well as 12 “nuisances,” including some that would affect low-income or housing insecure people such as “using the Premises as a private bathing facility” and “salvaging discarded food from garbage cans on the Premises.”
With plans undergoing since summer 2017, UBC President Santa Ono has launched the UBC Connects, a lecture series dedicated to bringing prominent voices to campus.
The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) recently published a policy paper outlining the prevalence of mental health disabilities on university campuses, and what the federal government should be doing to support student mental health.