UBC’s faculty of medicine issued a statement today on the potential forced withdrawal of 20 residents and 24 clinical fellows within the faculty, which forms a sizable chunk of the roughly 280 incoming and current Saudi students at UBC.
UBC has released a statement encouraging its Saudi Arabian students to contact enrolment services, following a diplomatic spat that has caused the kingdom to order all 16,000 of its students in Canada to come home.
Directly student-funded groups are asking the AMS to “repeal and reimagine” a quarterly financial report structure that was introduced earlier this month, citing concerns about limited consultation and added labour.
At a town hall meeting on the proposed rapid transit to UBC, panelists hammered home the urgency of improving the Broadway corridor’s transit capacity — and the perks of bringing it to campus.
Because the funds are distributed based the size of the student population and the number of graduate programs offered, UBC topped the recipient list with $6 million — half of the total amount.
The AMS has released a 22-page document that provides updates and information regarding the Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC), almost a month after the society announced its now-reversed decision to cut the centre’s support services.
The AMS executives then published an apology and retracted this decision on June 25, but the town hall still saw around 40 people in person and over 1,800 views via The Ubyssey’s livestream, who asked questions about multiple aspects of the issue.
“The amount of tickets available to UBC students will still remain the same,” said Hamid. “The tickets sold to UBC students will also be the same price.”
Prior to this appointment, Peter Smailes has served as the interim VP since former VP Finance and Operations Andrew Simpson left the position in January 2018.
The AMS executives said they will release previously confidential minutes from the June 20 meeting’s closed session regarding the now-reversed decision to cut the Sexual Assault Support Centre’s (SASC) support services.
UBC student Mary Hare, the victim of an attack that took place at Totem Park in 2016, is suing the university for negligence in failing to ensure adequate safety measures in its residences.
UBC published its Freedom of Expression statement in early June, finalizing a 10-month initiative that has seen wide community engagement on what should be the balance between the freedom and the wellbeing of campus members.
The provincial government has appointed two new members to the UBC Board of Governors (BoG), filling the gaps created by the shake up in membership in December 2017 and former BoG Chair Stuart Belkin’s departure in February.
Resource groups are demanding greater accountability from the AMS and increased autonomy for the Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC), following an attempt to cut SASC’s support services last month.
UBC has appointed Heather McCaw as its new Vice-President Development and Alumni Engagement (DAE). Her five-year term will begin in Fall 2018.