UBC’s Equity and Inclusion office has made changes to the upcoming Pride installation after reviewing feedback from the campus community. The timeline for the design’s unveiling is still set for early September.
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The AMS has released the report for this year’s Academic Experience Survey (AES), which outlines 27 recommendations for the society to follow in response to the survey’s results.
UBC’s faculty of medicine issued a statement today on the potential forced withdrawal of 20 residents and 24 clinical fellows within the faculty, which forms a sizable chunk of the roughly 280 incoming and current Saudi students at UBC.
UBC alumna and woman’s rights activist Loujain Al-Hathloul remains detained in her native Saudi Arabia despite public calls for her release by the Canadian federal government, which contributed to an escalating diplomatic spat with the Saudi government.
UBC has released a statement encouraging its Saudi Arabian students to contact enrolment services, following a diplomatic spat that has caused the kingdom to order all 16,000 of its students in Canada to come home.
A report endorsed by 14 post-secondary student unions is calling on the BC government to adopt a two per cent cap on international tuition fees across the province, which is home to roughly one third of all international students in Canada.
The Bangladeshi Students’ Association (BSA) hosted a march and vigil at UBC on Monday night to show their solidarity with youth in Dhaka, Bangladesh who are currently protesting for safer roads.
The Dropbike bike share system, which arrived on campus this month, will allow commuters to temporarily rent bikes at central “havens” or regular bike racks around campus.
UBC has announced that the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences (IKBSAS) — which includes about 50 per cent of students enrolled at its Okanagan campus — will soon be under external review for the first time since the campus was created in 2005.
AMS Council has approved a fossil fuel-free mandate in the society’s investment policy yesterday, after hearing interests about this divestment at its June 20 Council meeting.
AMS Council has voted to sell Jean-Paul Lemieux’s Jeune fille en uniforme, one of 4 pieces authorized for sale by a March 2017 referendum.
“It’s very common now for an Indigenous grad student to have a job offer when they’re maybe even two years out from completing a thesis,” said Kesler. “There are so many things wrong with that.”
Directly student-funded groups are asking the AMS to “repeal and reimagine” a quarterly financial report structure that was introduced earlier this month, citing concerns about limited consultation and added labour.
At a town hall meeting on the proposed rapid transit to UBC, panelists hammered home the urgency of improving the Broadway corridor’s transit capacity — and the perks of bringing it to campus.
Because the funds are distributed based the size of the student population and the number of graduate programs offered, UBC topped the recipient list with $6 million — half of the total amount.