You would think UBC Board of Governors would be interested in maintaining transparency and accountability, following years of criticism around bad governance.
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The disproportionate share of tuition increases that new international students carry (4 per cent compared to 2 per cent for domestic students) is further evidence that UBC sees international students as cash cows.
"Some people argue that fraternity parties aren’t the problem at all — that it is not the fault of the fraternity for a few 'bad apples' that commit sexual assault. We cannot hold fraternities as a whole responsible and it’s not fair to punish them as an entirety."
Although for a lot of us it happens to be an automatic habit, the truth is that people who hate themselves rarely succeed in a way that people with self-compassion do.
“This was not a student led event, this was led by UBC, and is not the only time UBC had invited speakers and individuals who have an involvement in the genocide in Xinjiang.“
During my freshman year, I did what the average freshman boy does and went to football games and joined a fraternity. However, unlike most freshman experiences, mine was slightly marred with confederate protests.
Agenda items can seem long, mysterious and confusing without the proper background, making it difficult to see how these issues affect students. Here’s what to watch out for in the upcoming AMS Council meeting on October 23.
“Part of doing things differently requires rethinking growth. As we do that we can make some intermediate changes that place a hold on growth right now. Long term changes would reorient the university away from the concept of perpetual growth toward one of equilibrium...“
But I like to have good grades, and I always weigh the pros and cons carefully inside my head. Do I not show up to office hours and risk having a mediocre grade? Or do I suck it up, show up and potentially increase my chances of scoring an A?
“I chose to do it in an open session because I happen to believe that transparency is key to accountability and therefore most sessions of the Board should be open. As to why I have decided to resign can be summarized in the following three reasons.“
“There are students marching at the front of climate strikes, advocating for social justice, and pushing our government to do better. Why are their voices not being broadcast onto that stage?“
”As members of the largest voting bloc in Canada, voters ages 18 to 24 — in large part university students — have the most power to effect change, hold federal party leaders to account and make our voices heard.”
The Ubyssey strives to have an even more robust coverage of the issue, where we will bring more intersectionality and focus on the issue’s impacts on marginalized groups into our coverage.
When I told my mother I managed to get a spot at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona for a term abroad, that the first thing she said back to me — congratulations aside — was “My son, do not get yourself mixed up in local politics.”
Check-ups aren’t only for people who are sick, because regular visits are often about preventing diseases or medical conditions, and keeping track of your health over months or years.