As the divestment movement at universities in Canada and around the world builds momentum, unpacking the debate at UBC raises important questions about the role of fossil fuel companies.
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Increasingly destructive hurricanes, raging wildfires and the sobering fact that Canada is heating up at twice the global rate all contribute to what Dauvergne and others refer to as “eco-anxiety” — a chronic stress about the climate crisis.
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“I don’t think I would be happy with graduating if I don’t feel like I’ve made any progress, and making the dean aware and more professors aware of the power that they have in shaping how students feel."
Rushing through the cobblestone streets, between rows upon rows of whitewashed wooden buildings, I thought I could easily spot the massive art pieces but somehow I managed to miss them all.
“Working within the [in-care] system, it can be really hard to actually engage on that level of systemic change. It seems a little bit more feasible to do it from the outside, and more effective.”
During her studies, Lightfoot maintained “a lens that always looked at Indigenous political struggles, Indigenous rights struggles, global politics for Indigenous peoples.”
Taking a quick walk along the banks of the East River, we made our way back through Williamsburg, pausing to peer in the window of the Peter Luger Steakhouse, like a pair of modern Charlie Buckets.
Replacing interim VP Students Andrew Parr, Dr. Ainsley Carry is ready to tackle the VP’s vast portfolio and the unique issues facing UBC.
For him and other residents who are deaf or hard of hearing, there are less thought-about roadblocks that can make navigating student housing challenging despite UBC improving how it accommodates students with disabilities. And in many ways, some challenges may not be easily fixed by the kind of top-down policy update the university recently approved.
Organized under many names over many years, we now know them as the Pride Collective, a resource group fuelled by the very same motivation of their founders: to create and maintain a space for lasting community at UBC.
Dr. Ayesha Chaudhry’s academic career has seen many accolades, but her tentative start proves to be one of the most extraordinary things about her.
While the vast majority of UBC buildings would survive a quake, a few exceptions still have exceptionally high risk. A 2017 report from Arup, an external design firm, found 29 buildings were in “Tier IV” meaning they had a 50 to 100 per cent chance of collapse in the case of a “very rare” earthquake.
26% of UBC's full professors identify as female, a stark contrast to the 55% of students that identify as women. UBC is working to decrease the gap, but progress is slow on this very long road.
Co-chairs Neema Rimber and Maddy Schulte helped lead a diverse team of students to deliver this year's student leadership conference.