A press release on the Creative Writing website asks the public to “keep in mind that the investigation has not yet commenced and no findings have been made about any wrongdoing by Prof. Galloway.”
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The bulk of the money raised will go towards a new Interventional Operating Room (OR) for Vancouver General Hospital. This purchase will have an impact on the functionality of UBC Hospital by increasing the organization of surgeries between the two hospitals.
The area being developed, known as Site B, is beside the bus loop and across from Shopper's Drug Mart. The housing will be part of what Michael White, associate vice-president of Campus and Community Planning, calls an active mixed-use precinct.
A second protest against the tuition hikes was held by students last week, this time in the form of a teach-in. The teach-in was organized by the Social Justice Club (SJC) and featured two speakers.
The campaign faces resistance already. CUPE 116, the workers’ union representing nearly 2000 support staff on campus, opposes this campaign. The union says that the campaign risks negatively effecting people working for UBC Food Services, especially students working part time.
During the public discussion, May focused on actions she thought the Canadian government should be taking, particularly in the upcoming COP21 talks in Paris. She named a determination to rapidly move away from dependence on fossil fuels as being of the utmost importance.
The Great Canadian Sales Competition is a three-round competition sponsored by several billion-dollar companies. The idea behind the challenge is to give students the chance to get hands-on experience in marketing that could lead to an actual job.
Jack.org is an independent charity with 71 chapters across Canada, all led by youth to increase awareness of mental health and decrease the stigma around it.
“I think it’s great to try and aim for equity and representation, especially in places like government,” said Jennifer Berdahl, professor of gender and diversity in leadership at Sauder. “But it really depends on the motivations for doing it and how it’s done.”
“This is honestly better for our club. We can make a lot of noise and it fits more of the Blank Vinyl Project culture thing to be down here,” she said. “I love it.”
With support from the AMS and university administration, a group of students is seeking to raise the annual fee students pay to support refugees studying at UBC from $2.61 to $5.22 per year.
For over a decade, students, journalists, privacy agencies, community members and MLAs have lobbied for legislative change that would prevent UBC from using an accountability gap to shelter what are widely considered public documents. "This year we’ve made a very hard push with the government," said Crasta. "It’s a very dangerous avenue for public bodies to go down, creating these shell corporations to enclose information away from public eyes."
A student-organized independent fundraiser to promote awareness towards the Syrian refugees crisis took place on Thursday. Despite the cold weather, participants were excited to demonstrate their solidarity with refugees as well as spreading awareness of the cause to the UBC community.
TEDx events are independently organized, TED-affiliated programs that “help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences,” according to the TED website. In this case, UBC’s Terry Project is taking the initiative in organizing a UBC version of the famous conferences.
Shapira was a former helicopter pilot in the Israeli Air Force who resigned in 2003. Along with 26 other former pilots, Shapira petitioned the Israeli government for an end to the military occupation of Palestine. Since then, he has been actively involved in providing humanitarian aid to Palestinians.