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.
University RCMP evacuated buildings and closed off road access around West Parkade this morning in response to an unspecified threat. While buildings and roads have since re-opened, officers are continuing to investigate the scene.
In a media release issued this evening, the AMS executive apologized for the impact of its previous decision on survivors and the wider UBC community, before announcing it would be reversed.
After less than three years of serving as UBC VP External Relations and Communications, Dr. Philip Steenkamp has joined Royal Roads University (RRU) as its fourth president and vice-chancellor. His term will begin on January 1, 2019.
Following a post about a man with a firearm in Nest on the r/UBC subreddit this afternoon, University RCMP is attempting to locate a “suspicious male” sighted in the vicinity.
The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) has issued another warning about “virtual kidnapping” and extortion schemes targeting Mainland Chinese students, as it begins investigating the third confirmed case of 2018.
Former UBC student Tanick Gunnarsson has been sentenced to just under four months of jail time plus 12-months probation for assaulting his former partner in November 2017.
First opened in Fall 2017, Joe Pizza’s UBC outlet is being replaced by Vancouver-based company Uncle Fatih’s Pizza. With the “coming soon” sign already perched on the store’s front door, Uncle Fatih’s aims to open its ninth location by July 1.
In November 2016, Galloway admitted to the affair with a student in a statement made via his lawyer, but noted that the other claims, including one of sexual assault, were not substantiated based on an investigation conducted by former BC Supreme Court justice Mary Ellen Boyd.
Following a three week voting period, mathematics Professor Nassif Ghoussoub has been elected to the Board of Governors as one of two faculty representatives for UBC Vancouver. He received 253 votes out of 611, which represents a voter turnout of 24.2 per cent.
Over five years after students showed support for the creation of the Arts Student Centre (ASC), its construction is finally on the horizon — albeit at a different location and with a $10 building fee increase as mandated in the 2013 referendum.