Six months after its launch, here’s how the Indigenous Strategic Plan is going.
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Here, we explore the stories of the many people who worked to build new systems for supporting survivors of sexual violence, shifting anti-violence rhetoric into pro-survivor spaces.
One major goal of the process is to make admissions fair for everyone, but how can existing societal biases be acknowledged and mitigated in decision-making?
The Board is one of UBC’s most powerful governing bodies, yet it is composed primarily of individuals from the corporate world who are appointed by the provincial government, not the university.
From 41 international students in 1930 to 7,337 international students today, UBC has become more diverse than it used to be, but there is still a long way to go before everyone feels welcome and safe on campus.
Last summer, at the July Senate meeting, student senators were told to stop talking so much. Some student senators say such treatment is common.
“The main thing that they focused on was [mindfulness] exercises ... I felt like my counsellor didn’t really want to get into a lot with me and didn’t really want to delve into the deeper stuff.”
This is an introduction to resources available at UBC that feature educational content on race, politics and more.
I have come a long way since entering university. But this is only because of my own stubbornness and the support from people who made a difference by their own volition.
COVID-19 research curtailment has led to consequences for the personal well-being and productivity of graduate students. Trends in survey responses conducted for faculty, graduate students and individual departments showed that frequently reported symptoms of stress for researchers were general anxiety and decreased productivity.
For many Muslim students, the problems at the crossroads of UBC and their faith lie not within blatant racism and rude remarks from passing students, but from a lack of advancement in the accommodations present in the very structure of the university itself.
I’d heard about anti-Indigenous incidents, but as someone who wears the white skin of my mother’s side of the family, I had never witnessed the hatred for myself. It wasn’t until starting university that I began to delve deeper into my own culture.
As UBC attempts to address the unique anxieties of future nurses, doctors and pharmacists, the question remains whether these changes will be enough to embolden students to one day marry the frontlines — or leave their pre-pandemic aspirations with cold feet.
I left the church after high school because I felt like I had to pick between being gay and following Jesus. But leaving the church meant leaving behind more than just religion.
The intersection of academic freedom and freedom of expression is hard to articulate but their divergence is critical in the context of UBC.