The Equity and Inclusion Office hosted an discussion event on Monday afternoon that centred around freedom of expression and controversial events on campus. Around 50 campus community members attended the event.
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Each of BC’s 25 public universities, colleges and institutes will receive $75,000 in funding. UBC plans to allocate theirs toward supporting marketing resources and strategies for its co-op programs across both campuses.
The AMS has released a 22-page document that provides updates and information regarding the Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC), almost a month after the society announced its now-reversed decision to cut the centre’s support services.
The AMS executives then published an apology and retracted this decision on June 25, but the town hall still saw around 40 people in person and over 1,800 views via The Ubyssey’s livestream, who asked questions about multiple aspects of the issue.
Second-year UBC law student Shawn Zhang has been using satellite imagery to locate and document re-education camps in Xinjiang, an official autonomous region in China.
“The amount of tickets available to UBC students will still remain the same,” said Hamid. “The tickets sold to UBC students will also be the same price.”
Without a UBCSUO representative, the 13-member committee’s only Okanagan member was Associate Vice-President of Students Ian Cull, whose office reports directly to Vancouver's VP Students.
Billed as the “largest campaign for scholarships for students in the history of British Columbia,” UBC’s Blue and Gold campaign, which aims to raise $100 million for leadership and needs-based student awards in three years, has reached $40.2 million as of July 3.
AMS President Marium Hamid, who campaigned on a promise to revamp the website, said the new website is expected to be launched on August 27.
Prior to this appointment, Peter Smailes has served as the interim VP since former VP Finance and Operations Andrew Simpson left the position in January 2018.
Three UBC faculty have recently been named members of the Order of Canada, “one of [the] country’s highest civilian honours.”
UBC’s community members are “surprised and dismayed” by Greyhound Canada’s recent announcement that it will cancel all bus routes in Western Canada, except for the Vancouver-Seattle route run by its American counterpart.
The AMS executives said they will release previously confidential minutes from the June 20 meeting’s closed session regarding the now-reversed decision to cut the Sexual Assault Support Centre’s (SASC) support services.
UBC student Mary Hare, the victim of an attack that took place at Totem Park in 2016, is suing the university for negligence in failing to ensure adequate safety measures in its residences.
The fountain underwent lengthy repairs last year due to continued incidents of people walking into the fountain, damaging its waterproofing system and flooring.