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.
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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.
The AMS could soon ban students and members of the public from its properties for, among other things, taking food out of trash cans, sleeping for “extended periods of time” or not wearing shoes.
UBC is in the process of developing an Indigenous Strategic Plan that will guide their approach to Indigenous engagement over the next few years. The new plan will replace the university’s former Aboriginal Strategic Plan, which was put in place in 2009.
The AMS is creating a sexual violence prevention and respectful environment policy working group, which hope will address a recognized gap in how they respond to sexualized violence.
After months of ongoing negotiations, Translink has extended the the current $41.00 U-Pass price to the end of 2019.
Hosted by UBC’s School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, this year’s series of the Phil Lind Initiative focuses on the effects of the surge in populist nationalism and authoritarian powers — like Russia and China — on global liberalism.
On Tuesday evening, UBC’s Equity Ambassadors — a social justice group managed by UBC’s Equity and Inclusion Office — held “Sex in All Languages,” an event where different sex-related topics were discussed across various cultural viewpoints. The workshop was the final event of UBC’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Originally proposed by a student senator, an ad hoc committee on Academic Equity and Inclusion has been created by UBC Vancouver Senate.
UBC invited professor Richard Moon, a University of Windsor law professor and one of Canada's leading scholars on freedom of expression, to campus to give a quick talk on how campuses can deal with the topic, followed by a lengthy Q and A.
The results have already been presented to the Board of Governors (BoG) at the November 28, 2017 committees meeting, and changes to the plan based on the review are expected to be brought back for ratification in February.
Emails obtained by The Ubyssey between high-ranking UBC and AMS officials detail what appears to be a fraught relationship between former AMS VP Academic Daniel Lam and the university it was his job to lobby.
After the Qoola frozen yogurt outlet in the Nest didn’t pay rent for over two years, the AMS evicted them in August 2017 and is now suing them what could be over $100,000.
The former UBC student found not criminally responsible for stabbing and choking another student will return to Saudi Arabia after his release from custody.
In 2014, students voted overwhelmingly in favour of a referendum that said the AMS, “guided by the principle that education is a right, [should] advocate for reduced tuition for both national and international students.” They haven’t been doing that.