The AMS stressed during consultations that interest on student loans means penalizes students from lower-income backgrounds.
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A diverse array of local and international leaders in various fields have received honourary degrees from UBC — but the careful deliberation process behind these awards often remains unseen to the public.
UBC has appointed Dr. Ainsley Carry as its new VP students, seven months after Dr. Louise Cowin unexpectedly resigned in May.
At today’s general meeting, 8 out of 21 Board members voted against domestic increases. Only two Board members — both faculty representatives — voted against last year’s annual tuition increases.
The AMS hosted a naloxone training party on Friday night to help the UBC community stay safe in the wake of a continuing overdose crisis.
Stolen equipment includes a Blu-ray player and a Dolby digital sound processor, amongst other items. It’s unclear who could have stolen the gear, or when.
But unlike the majority of Canadian student unions, the AMS is not a member of any formal student alliance. And the reasons for it are as historical as they are political.
Now, Vancouver City Council has directed staff to create a report reviewing the barriers to municipal election engagement, which has traditionally seen low participation from students.
People asking for donations to the Children’s Joy Foundation on campus is nothing new. But UBC community members have been alleging that it’s a scam since at least November 2016.
During an emotional ceremony at the Engineering Student Centre on November 28, students and faculty gathered to honour the lives of the 14 women engineering students killed in the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre.
“Youth Rising is a collective of young people ... that leans toward the common goal of ensuring what is promised to us [about climate justice] by the government is upheld,” said national spokesperson Avery Shannon.
More UBC Board of Governors members are pushing back against the university’s annual tuition and fee increases, marking a change from an earlier trend of “not thinking too hard” about them.
“The most charitable way to put it is that the optics are appalling,” said Senator and mathematics professor Dr. Philip Loewen.
Since kicking off last year, the Blue and Gold campaign has raised over $50 million for student scholarships. The AMS is arguing that more of that money should be put towards need-based scholarships for Indigenous students to uphold the school’s commitment towards reconciliation.
UBC has been convicted on four counts of violating the Federal Fisheries Act for dumping ammonia down a storm drain that led to Booming Grounds Creek, resulting in the deaths of over 70 fish.