In an interview with The Ubyssey, VP External Relations Philip Steenkamp said the university is willing to contribute land, increase on-campus development charges, provide conventional financial funding or a mix of all three. Accordingly, it will not affect funding related to “UBC’s academic mission.”
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“Frankly speaking, if we implemented all their solutions, we wouldn’t have this problem.”
Pan-Asian restaurant Bao Down expects to open their UBC location within two months —after it was expected to launch along with other food outlets along University Boulevard in fall of 2017.
A survey run by The Ubyssey indicates that while most UBC students are average users of alcohol and other substances, a small percentage are using them to excess — sometimes as a coping mechanism for school-related stress.
The Shadow isn’t the only piece that ended up costing more than expected. Meeting minutes from the University Art Committee show that over the course of last year, estimated project costs for projects around campus consistently grow well beyond their estimates.
UBC is working to establish a separate trust, which will ideally let the university invest hugely in their own student housing without the caps of provincial borrowing. After working for years to come up with alternative funding solutions without real success, this may finally allow the university to fund an accelerated construction of student residences.
After an unusually polarizing and public election, faculty have elected a UBC Okanagan professor to the UBC Faculty Association for the second time in its history.
On Monday, UBC accidentally invited all of its 31,000 prospective undergraduate applicants to join Jumpstart — including those who had their applications rejected.
In conjunction with the opening of the new Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC), UBC President Santa Ono apologized yesterday for the university’s institutionalized support of the injustices that happened to Indigenous people in residential schools.
The UBC Neuroscience Club is putting forward a petition and a survey to assess the student’s desire for a new “comprehensive undergraduate neuroscience major.”
After a trial period that spanned the last two weeks, Sekhon was acquitted because the Crown could not provide evidence “beyond a reasonable doubt” required for a conviction.
UBC Vancouver and the Musqueam First Nation unveiled a series of street signs on April 4 that adds new names in the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ language to the preexisting ones, after quietly installing them over the past week.
The 2018 federal budget revealed major increases to national undergraduate research funding as well as changes to the Canadian student loan and grant programs, building on the government’s 2017 Innovation and Skills Plan and findings from its “fundamental science review.”
Solidarity for Palestinian for Human Rights UBC and the UBC Social Justice Centre held a demonstration outside the Nest yesterday “in solidarity” with Storm the Wall.
A student art show hosted yesterday night in the Lev Bukhman Theatre Lounge highlighted the impact of the opioid crisis from a youth perspective, advancing the dialogue on how to change societal misconceptions about substances and those who use them.