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.
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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.
The housing top-up is available to both domestic and international students provided that they filed income tax returns or a statement of income for 2021.
Student advocates say that while initiatives designed to help them fight food insecurity do exist, they are often fighting alone.
UBC is currently constructing the new Student Recreation Centre North across the street from the SRC — which began earlier this fall and has an expected completion date of late 2024.
As of December 31, 2021, UBC has $14.28 million invested in Tencent Holdings Ltd and $5.04 million invested in Alibaba, two companies whose technology has been used by the Chinese government to target Uyghurs.