At last night’s Council, they debated over a referendum question: “Do you support your student union (AMS) in boycotting products and divesting from companies that support Israeli war crimes, illegal occupation and the oppression of Palestinians?”
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The AMS Social Justice Centre is relaunching The Talon tonight, which is labelled as UBC’s alternative student press and aims to address social justice issues that are not being covered by other campus publications.
The decision came after Emma Pullman, a campaign strategist at SumOfUs — a group that aims to stop “big corporations from behaving badly” — tweeted UBC Thursday morning. The school took the ad down less than 4o minutes later.
A team of four Science Undergraduate Society (SUS) executives placed second in a case competition organized by the society. In a public Facebook post, Nguyen thanked SUS VP Academic Sarah Park, one of the primary organizers of the event.
“If [UBC] is going to be comparing themselves to other schools for this concept of excellence, then the fitness space they provide to students should also be held up to those quality standards,” said AMS President Ava Nasiri.
The UBC Social Justice Centre is organizing a similar protest outside of the US consulate in Vancouver to take place on February 11. Sharma hopes that Saturday’s protest will help spark even further action among Canadian students.
UBC President Santa Ono released a statement this evening that condemns US President Donald Trump’s recent executive order which prevents individuals from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the US.
The Equity Enhancement Fund has been active for its 20th year in 2017 and its goals are to spread community involvement in increasing equality, inclusion, diversity and intercultural understanding both inside and outside the UBC community.
When Cameron England, a third-year political science major, returned to where he’d left his wheelchair outside the Nest while he was volunteering at the AUS conference all day, he discovered that his wheelchair was gone.
The AMS and GSS statements follows President Santa Ono’s statement, in which he announced the creation of a task force with the goal of determining what degree of assistance that the university can offer to those affected by the ban.
“There have been a lot of attacks on Muslim women who are wearing the hijab, and so this is a way to put on a hijab for someone who has never tried it before and ... meet a Muslim person, talk to a Muslim person, see what they're about.”
Six people were killed in the midst of prayer when a lone assailant stormed into the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City, located in the Sainte-Foy neighborhood of the provincial capital. The attack was condemned as terrorism by Justin Trudeau.
On Tuesday night, UBC Campus and Community Planning hosted a second GamePlan Workshop, a public consultation on their long-term strategy for future investment in athletics and recreation facilities on campus.
Another heavy snowfall is causing problems for people trying to get to UBC today. As of 11:45 a.m., the buses most impacted with service to UBC are the 41/43 Joyce/UBC, 49 Metrotown/UBC and the 99 UBC/Commerical-Brodway.
Following this lift, UBC has approximately 30 faculty and staff as well as 350 students who are still affected. More specifically, the student block comprises 102 undergraduates and 248 graduates according to the managing director of Public Affairs.