The April opening of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC) was presented as an act of reconciliation on a scale that UBC had never previously achieved. But over five months later, the Centre is short-staffed, its systems are incomplete and its building is effectively empty.
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“When you look at the other costs [of education] such as the rising cost of housing, the rising cost of tuition, textbook costs are just yet another burden,” said AMS VP Academic and University Affairs Max Holmes.
Bimini’s Public House on 4th Avenue has played host to the Wednesday Greek college night since it started in 2013, but the party is now moving to Republic nightclub on Granville street in downtown.
In honour of his life, The Ubyssey looks back on his achievements and controversies alike to understand the man who helped to build the campus we know today.
Starting September 17, Ono will be co-hosting the Blue & Goldcast — a monthly podcast — with Dr. Jennifer Gardy, an assistant professor in the School of Population and Public Health who has extensive experience in science communications.
“Ensuring that students get to school is really important, but there’s also that economic development issue that you’re building and enabling an innovation centre to be linked with the rest of the city.”
The delay in the equipment order stemmed from miscommunications about the amount of money the student-run organization had to spend.
Following an alleged voyeur incident in a student residence yesterday, university RCMP is reminding community members to contact the detachment if they witness a crime. UBC Campus Security has also issued a campus alert about this reminder.
UBC enrolment services has implemented a new cross-campus policy to “financially acknowledge” students who have had to discontinue their studies due to extenuating personal or medical circumstances.
“It is a waiting game to see how we can change our systems at UBC because the systems are shaped by the direction of the province.”
The updated Policy 15 submission treats cannabis largely in the same way as tobacco, with smoking limited to designated zones across campus.
UBC has appointed Andrew Parr, managing director of Student Housing and Hospitality Services, as the interim VP Students.
To create the new committee, Council also voted to temporarily suspend the segment of AMS code that assigns those duties to the permanent Human Resources (HR) committee, effectively replacing it.
UBC is receiving the highest number of freedom to information (FOI) requests of any Canadian university by far, causing the university’s response time to rise well beyond the typical legal limit.
This fall, UBC and the AMS are unveiling a campaign to promote healthy beverage consumption and limit sugary drinks on campus — but this does not mean a ban on the latter option.