The Centre is currently used to host special events, but has needed temporary licenses in order to serve alcohol. Acquiring a permanent liquor-primary licence will make the building easier to use as an accessible location for hosting social events.
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Communities at post-secondary institutions across the country have been calling for mandatory indigenous studies courses for students now that the TRC recommended that funding be increased for indigenous education at post secondary institutions.
According to a message circulated as a broadcast email to the whole of the UBC community, Paula Butler of Butler Workplace Solutions has been hired as an independent reviewer to look into certain concerns raised about sexual assault.
Submissions received on the site will be compiled by an ad hoc GSS committee created to produce a report that will provide recommendations for responding to harassment on campus.
BCcampus estimates that students have saved nearly $1 million dollars already on textbooks costs thanks to open textbooks. The money from the grant will be used to expand the program, so that number can increase.
The AMS has agreed to a series of guidelines in order to host the event — it will be for students only, capped at 10,000 people and will end by 9 p.m. A review of the event will take place afterwards as this year’s Block Party will be a trial year.
The allegations have not yet been fully disclosed.
“We did respond to a number of the students concerns. For example, on financial support for diversity, they pushed hard in some of the discussions in how the strategic investment fund should be used so we responded to that.”
“We disagree with the methodology used,” said Jenna Omassi, AMS VP Academic and University Affairs. “And even if we had agreed with the methodology used, it was applied inconsistently.”
Specific details were removed in order to make the policy more widely applicable. The content of Policy 91 — Purchase of Animals for Research and Teaching — was incorporated into the policy on research.
Students Andrea Dsouza and Isabella Nursalin want the UBC administration to adopt a stricter stance towards the issue of tobacco addiction and smoking on campus.
The space was created when John Montalbano resigned his post as chair and member of the Board, following accusations that he infringed academic freedom earlier this month.
Recommendations include increased operating grants to universities in BC, resources for open education initiatives such as the BC Open Textbook Program, and a needs-based grant system for BC students.
The University, in conjunction with Translink, is changing the proposed design of the bus loop. Construction is slated to begin November 2016.
“I am actually hating my degree right now because I don’t have time to sleep,” said Amanda Santoro, one of the second-year students in the Faculty of Applied Science who is creating the petition. “I feel like if we all had a minute to take a breath, we could appreciate life a little bit more.”