“We are concerned that if the Institute remains without a Director, the procedural integrity of the External Review would be compromised."
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Two years after the first march in response to Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Women’s March in Vancouver remains part of a global movement — but has now shifted its focus inwards to Canada.
Former directors and faculty say the crisis at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS) reflects a trend of conflict as the university and the donor family grapple over the institute’s mandate, direction and independence.
This year, it will be featuring food writer Michael Pollan, #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke, best-selling author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and relationships scholar Helen Fisher.
The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality, convened the committee as part of the first-ever federal Strategy to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence, which was allocated about $5.5 million in 2018.
The AMS lobbied for the government to follow through on promises to provide funding for Indigenous students and better engage those students in consultation.
Despite rising numbers of women going into engineering at UBC, the faculty will not achieve its goal of equal representation by 2020.
India has surpassed China as the fastest growing international student group on campus, according to UBC enrolment reports.
All UBC fraternity members will now have to complete a yearly training session on consent, bystander intervention and healthier masculinity.
Under these estimates, the AMS will pay off its remaining $1 million of operational debt in “two, three years.”
RCMP were delayed in their response, but were able to apprehend a suspect who was charged with obstruction and then released.
The biggest problem are teaching days. Specifically, there aren’t enough of them.
“It’s something I take at heart, not just learning it in a classroom but also living it in my everyday life.”
Speakeasy has also moved to a new location on the third floor of the Nest and now accepts bookings online, which Fleming says also could contribute to the new surge in visits.
Entitled CleanBC, the plan aims to reduce pollution from energy consumption in the province and diversify the economy towards “greener” industries.