Dr. Susan E. Parker, the current Deputy University Librarian at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus, is the new UBC University Librarian. This appointment came after a three month search.
In early April, the EUS found out that it was missing $30,000 in Engineering Design Team Council fees — the result of three consecutive years of short fees since the 2014/2015 term. The fund has since been found.
UBC student Louis Gonick has been missing for over one month since his disappearance on April 16. Many parties are now involved in the search for him, but none seems to have made a significant breakthrough in this investigation.
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.