Last night, AMS Council heard presentations from MNP about the student society’s new financial system, the Elections Administrator about the upcoming AMS elections and President Eshana Bhangu on possible by-law changes.
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Due to snowy conditions towards the end of the final examination period last term, UBC canceled and rescheduled December 20 exams to the beginning of term two.
CUPE 2278 President Emily Cadger said the campaign saw a slowdown over the break as students’ attention turned towards exams but expects energy to return following organizer meetings held at the start of the semester.
The UBC Vancouver Senate met for the first time in 2023 Wednesday night to vote on amended requirements for unclassified students and hear a presentation on the university’s 2021/22 research achievements.
The winter storm that rocked BC’s Lower Mainland three weeks ago forced many UBC students’ flying out of Vancouver to change their plans for the break.
UBC said it takes responsibility for its “actions and inactions” regarding its response to questions around former law professor Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s claims of Indigenous identity in an email to Indigenous faculty and staff at UBC Vancouver.
AMS councillors appointed Anisha Sandhu as interim AMS VP academic and university affairs (AUA) at a special session of AMS Council on Monday night.
The motions passed unanimously following a presentation from AMS Senior Student Services Manager Kathleen Simpson on the 2022/23 AMS services review.
A Tuesday email to residents from SHCS said that resident contract cards — which include the full names, primary addresses, emergency contact information and personal medical information of student residents — were stolen.
AMS VP Academic and University Affairs (VP AUA) Dana Turdy is taking a leave of absence for “mental health, family and personal reasons,” according to AMS President Eshana Bhangu.
Turpel-Lafond’s departure comes three months after a CBC article said her claims to Cree ancestry do not appear to match historical records or anecdotes from Norway House Cree Nation community members, where Turpel-Lafond said her father is from.
After two years of smaller festivities due to COVID-19 safety measures, families and friends are making plans on celebrating the holidays and welcoming in 2023 together this year.
On November 18, the Board of Governors’s Employee Relations Committee heard a presentation of the employment report, which found that 17.6 per cent of senior managers — deans, associate vice-presidents, and others — are non-white and 3.9 per cent are Indigenous.
UBC has cancelled all on-campus exams scheduled for Tuesday, December 20 due to weather conditions.
Members of the African community in BC and other community members gathered downtown on Saturday to discuss how the African diaspora can serve as a catalyst for sustainable development.