After Associate Professor Ayesha Chaudhry announced her resignation from the Board of Governors (BoG) on April 19, four faculty members are now running to fill her vacated BoG faculty representative seat.
Voting for a new UBC Vancouver Board of Governors (BoG) faculty representative was temporarily disrupted due to a systems outage that brought down almost all UBC networks.
Former UBC student Tanick Gunnarsson has pled guilty to attempted choking and assault causing bodily harm in an attack on a former intimate partner, as well as breaching a curfew that was imposed following his arrest.
Louise Cowin has resigned from her position as UBC’s VP Students, but will be staying on until “later this summer,” according to a UBC press release. The interim VP Students has yet to be announced.
International students continue to be targeted in ‘virtual kidnapping’ and extortion schemes, a Vancouver Police Department (VPD) media release warns. The main targets so far have been young women from Mainland China studying on a student visa.
One of two men who were arrested in the April 2016 sexual assault of three women in Wesbrook Village was acquitted yesterday by the BC Supreme Court. Yuan Zhi Gao, a former UBC student, was charged with breaking-and-entering with the intent to commit sexual assault.
While the new policy retains the same list of offenses that could merit suspension or expulsion, offenders can now only be removed after a letter has been written to and approved by the Operations Committee and the AMS VP Administration.
Following the April 9 opening of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, UBC has now brought in Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond as its first director. Her term will begin on June 1.
Associate Professor Dr. Ayesha Chaudhry will be stepping down from her Board of Governors (BoG) seat as of June 30, 2018. As one of two UBC Vancouver faculty representatives, Chaudhry has been serving on BoG since March 2017 for a term that was supposed to end in February 2020.
In an interview with The Ubyssey, VP External Relations Philip Steenkamp said the university is willing to contribute land, increase on-campus development charges, provide conventional financial funding or a mix of all three. Accordingly, it will not affect funding related to “UBC’s academic mission.”
Pan-Asian restaurant Bao Down expects to open their UBC location within two months —after it was expected to launch along with other food outlets along University Boulevard in fall of 2017.
Following her removal in April 2017, former engineering co-op director Jenny Reilly has filed a civil claim against UBC and Dr. Elizabeth Croft, alleging that they breached her right to privacy during the termination process.
Only 24.5 per cent of students felt the overall co-op program experience was good or very good, and 40 per cent described these experiences as poor or very poor. In a time of transition and turnover, whether or not sufficient changes can be made remains to be seen.
Nine days after a fatal car accident, friends are remembering 21-year old science student Mackey Singh as a “force of nature” who seemed to know just about everyone and do just about everything.
Marium Hamid is the next AMS President. She has also been re-elected as a Senate student-at-large.