UBC students and alumni were among the hundred or so people who braved snow flurries and subzero temperatures to rally outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
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But while sign languages have over 70 million speakers worldwide, UBC doesn’t offer a single undergraduate sign language class — and some departments don’t even recognize ASL and its variants as a foreign language.
But while UBC’s urban planning team is excited about the prospect of more public art on campus, the Shadow’s rollout has been stymied by negative student responses — many of them rooted in the misconception that the piece’s $365,000 cost will be derived from their own tuition funds.
At the October 27 AMS Council meeting, it was announced that an unspecified student senator will be resigning in December.
On October 13, UBCC350 in collaboration with Students for the Salish Sea, UBC Social Justice Center, Common Energy, AMS Sustainability, The Environmental Policies Association, The Environmental Law Group, and Sprouts hosted a fundraiser for the Pull Together Organization at the Seedlings Cafe.
While the wait time still varies based on the time of the year and the number of urgent referrals, the approximation for an urgent referral is one to three weeks and six to eight weeks for a non-urgent referral.
The previous curriculum put a lot of emphasis on handwriting, and being able to write each character, stroke by stroke. Now, handwriting is worth a very small percentage of a student's grade and emphasis is put on typing for exams and unit tests.
Next month, the AMS will be launching the Rent With Rights campaign, an advocacy and awareness initiative aiming to improve housing rights for UBC renters.
The UBC Vancouver Senate has recently approved a new holistic approach to student admissions that will require applicants to submit the near-entirety of their Grade 11 and 12 marks. It will also require students to submit a number of courses relevant to their program of interest.
Earlier this month, the AMS presented their recommendations for the provincial government’s 2018 budget plan to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. This was part of an annual consultation process hosted by the BC government.
Thursday, Thamer Almestadi was found not criminally responsible due to mental disorder for attacking a fellow UBC student in her dorm room in October 2016. Almestadi, 19, had been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.
As part of its response to alumna Glynnis Kirchmeier’s human rights complaint (HRC), UBC has denied any discrimination in how it handled reports of sexual assault. The university also “reserves the right to apply to dismiss the complainant without a hearing,” but did not attach an application with the response.
If you worked for UBC sometime in the past 25 years, you might be missing a cheque. The good news is that if you are, it's easy to find — and it's since accumulated interest.
On October 12, four UBC-partnered superclusters have advanced to the second round of Canada’s Innovation Superclusters Initiative. Part of the nine applicants to have been shortlisted out of 50, they will be competing to be the five recipients of $950 million over a five-year span.
Monday, both Crown Counsel Daniel Porte and Almestadi’s defence counsel presented similar submissions to BC Supreme Court Judge Fleming: that Almestadi should be found not criminally responsible (NCR) for his attack on Mary Hare.