A large red banner reading “RENT FREEZE” was hung from the top floor of the Nest at approximately 3:45 p.m. on Imagine Day, an orientation day for incoming UBC students. A small black banner reading “MANSION TAX NOW” was also laid on the steps outside the building.
After a five-month search, UBC has appointed one familiar face and one newcomer to top positions in Indigenous affairs, both of whom were drawn to UBC for its longstanding and ongoing efforts to improve Indigenous representation
With many Vietnamese restaurants peppered across Vancouver, there is no shortage of places to go — the two places below, though, have been thoroughly tested and approved by my family and me.
UBC is not considering banning student-teacher relationships or sharing the full results of the investigation on former creative writing Chair Steven Galloway with the complainant — one day after Joanna Birenbaum, the legal counsel of the main complainant (MC) against him, published an open letter calling for both.
The main complainant in the case against former UBC creative writing Chair Steven Galloway is calling on the university to ban student-teacher relationships, after Galloway spoke out about his experiences on national media outlets.
Saudi Arabian students on government-funded scholarship can now extend their stay until September 22, despite being previously ordered to leave Canada by August 31 due to a diplomatic fallout between the two countries.
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.