“Youth Rising is a collective of young people ... that leans toward the common goal of ensuring what is promised to us [about climate justice] by the government is upheld,” said national spokesperson Avery Shannon.
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More UBC Board of Governors members are pushing back against the university’s annual tuition and fee increases, marking a change from an earlier trend of “not thinking too hard” about them.
“The most charitable way to put it is that the optics are appalling,” said Senator and mathematics professor Dr. Philip Loewen.
Since kicking off last year, the Blue and Gold campaign has raised over $50 million for student scholarships. The AMS is arguing that more of that money should be put towards need-based scholarships for Indigenous students to uphold the school’s commitment towards reconciliation.
UBC has been convicted on four counts of violating the Federal Fisheries Act for dumping ammonia down a storm drain that led to Booming Grounds Creek, resulting in the deaths of over 70 fish.
Ono’s announcement comes after 3 days of fallout over former PWIAS Director Dr. Philippe Tortell’s resignation over a directive that he says threatens the academic independence of the Institute.
PWIAS Director Dr. Philippe Tortell resigned in protest during a presentation to UBC unit leaders, saying that the directive would “completely remove [the PWIAS’s] independence.”
“At this point, we need to be able to show that the Senate is able to get stuff done and is able to listen … to the needs of students, faculty and the wider university community.”
Tortell is leaving his position in protest over a directive from the Institute’s Board of Trustees that would eliminate PWIAS initiatives and fold its research into existing UBC programs run by administrators.
He expects a new UBC campus would attract other high-tech businesses around the area, generating tax revenue and employment opportunities for the district.
“The university has very much embraced the idea of diversity and the idea of equity, but actually turning that into an empirical reality is hard, [and] it requires hard work,” said Hirsh.
According to a UBC report, only five actual fires were reported in UBC residences from 2014 to 2017 — but a whopping 212 fire alarms were set off between November 2017 and November 2018 alone.
The Government of Canada has confirmed that Saudi undergraduate students in the final year of their degrees, graduate students and medical trainees will be allowed to complete their studies in Canada.
While the society has consistently pushed back against tuition hikes beyond the two per cent domestic cap — such as international tuition raises — because of its affordability policy, it is also now advocating against increases within the cap.
“It was pretty clear to me by the time they did a second survey that nothing meaningful would happen,” said Wagner, an associate professor of anthropology at IKBSAS.