VPD assessed that Ratelle “poses a risk of significant harm to the safety of young women, particularly those 16 to 25 years-old.” He was also evaluated to have “a moderate to high risk for violent and sexual re-offending.”
“The Provost and Vice-President Academic is a vital role at UBC Vancouver, providing vision and leadership as we develop and launch the university’s strategic plan,” said UBC President Santa Ono in the email.
“It’s a brand new facility and I guess the system didn’t pick up,” said Andrew Parr. “We have rectified this issue for the future – the future being the next time we have a new building, particularly a year-round building.”
Early this morning, a man survived falling 30 metres down a cliff near Wreck Beach. He sustained serious injuries but expected to recover. His name and age have not been released yet, and it has not been confirmed whether he is a UBC student.
This afternoon, the UBC Ecuadorian Students Association (ESA) began a search party for missing student Louis Gonick. They have now departed from UBC for Stanley Park, the location where Gonick was last seen on April 16.
Three candidates for the Vancouver-Point Grey riding came to the Nest Thursday evening for a debate focused on student issues. The Ubyssey moderated the debate and has since checked the veracity of some of the candidates' claims.
For the first time in over a decade, the AMS elections committee (EC) has released a list of 16 recommendations for changes to the AMS’s electoral procedures. The exact changes are still to be determined by their respective committees.
A new meal plan has been approved to take effect in September 2017. While its development was initiated six months ago, the plan does factor in inputs from the Residence Hall Association (RHA) and a recently circulated petition.
On March 7, the provincial government announced its support for bringing ride-hailing services to BC. The timeline is set for the end of 2017, but the legislation for it is “still to be written” according to James Lombardi.
Pooja Bhatti has been elected as the next AMS VP Administration. She beat out Faraz Nikzad and Julien Hart for the title. “I’m so shocked, and it feels incredible!” said Bhatti, engulfed in hugs from her friends.
A second-year commerce student, Julien Hart wants to empower clubs. This focus is motivated by his formal and informal experiences working in event-planning intensive positions such as the social chair of the Zeta Psi fraternity.
Faraz Nikzad aims to improve both the student and business sides of the AMS. This platform builds upon his experiences working with and for the AMS as the UBC Persian Club’s current president and as the former manager-on-duty for its food outlets.
A fourth-year science student, Pooja Bhatti aims to strengthen the relationship between the AMS, constituencies and clubs by improving outreach to and by clubs, increasing sustainability and accessibility of the Nest, and enhancing campus culture.
This year’s candidates for VP Administration met once again this afternoon for the Great Debate. In contrast with the last one, this debate saw a deeper discussion of certain topics and more challenging questions from the audience.
Yesterday, Pooja Bhatti, Faraz Nikzad and Julien Hart participated in the second AMS election debate as part of this year’s VP Administration race. The candidates spoke about issues ranging from club management to building management.