On June 30, Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s term as the first academic director for the IRSHDC ended. Since then, UBC has been searching for a tenured or tenure-track faculty member to serve as an interim and permanent academic director.
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A central theme of her platform is moving away from private interests on issues like healthcare, housing and the climate crisis.
The AMS is projecting a $1.25 million deficit during the 2022/23 fiscal year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the president and interim VP finance.
Over the summer, The Ubyssey collected student questions to ask Ono with the original intent of giving students insight into his work. With the announcement of Ono’s departure for the University of Michigan in October, the focus of the interview changed.
The announcement comes after a year-long investigation into the crash.
While some of UBC’s reported surplus from the 2021/22 fiscal year will go to supporting students’ experience and learning, a large majority has already been committed to non-operating spending.
The survey results show slight improvements in respondent satisfaction with their overall university experience, though it also found growing concerns over affordability, and an increase in cases of racial discrimination.
The Canadian Union of Public Employees 2278 — the union that currently represents teaching assistants UBC — announced the campaign on social media Tuesday morning.
The AMS and UBC Student Health Services say they are taking various harm reduction measures to ensure drug safety and access to testing supplies as students return to campus.
VP Students Ainsley Carry heads the portfolio that impacts students most — but many students know little about him and his office’s work. Who is Ainsley Carry, and how does he want to improve the student experience at UBC?
In its final meeting of the summer, AMS Council met last night in the Michael Kingsmill Forum to hear an update from AMS Events on back-to-school events, to discuss a motion to reform the Election Appeals Committee and to hire an Elections Administrator.
In January of this year, the AMS increased mental health coverage for students from $1,000 to $1,500. This increased coverage expires on August 31.
Limited housing around Vancouver has left many UBC students scrambling to secure a home for the upcoming fall term.
In place of a mask mandate, UBC will continue to recommend community members wear masks, President and Vice-Chancellor Santa Ono and Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal of UBC Okanagan Lesley Cormack said in a broadcast message published Thursday afternoon.
After last week’s meeting was cancelled due to a lack of quorum, AMS executives and AMS councillors held a surprise special session of Council last night to approve additional loan borrowing and discuss the hiring of an elections administrator.