A motion of censure against the AMS executive narrowly failed tonight after they were criticized for not adequately advertising the society’s annual general meeting (AGM), which failed to meet quorum.
At a small demonstration outside the Nest today, campus climate activist group UBCC350 renewed its call for UBC to completely divest from its investments in fossil fuels.
As he prepares to move onto a new role as the society’s senior student services manager, Alnaar reflects on a legacy of being what he calls the AMS’s “referee”: principled, fair and universally respected.
At the end of Election Day, Vancouverites have elected Kennedy Stewart as the new mayor and brought a wave of Green candidates to city governance.
As the third and final consultation for a large campus development project nears its end, UBC is attempting to balance a multitude of community interests and two broad options for how its newest neighbourhood will look.
“Rent freeze is one of the most viable options to making the housing market in Vancouver a lot more affordable for people and stabilizing it by reducing speculation,”
For a year, UBC has been researching a new equity sharing ownership model where the university would “co-invest” in a market-level unit — both off campus and resale units on campus — with a faculty member.
Following the conclusion of a five-year review of the Housing Action Plan (HAP) earlier this year, UBC brought the topic to the Board of Governors again in September for updates about the Prescribed Interest Rate Loan (PIRL) program and the rent-geared-to-income (RGI) program.
Coalition Vancouver denounced the use of the term alt-right, saying it aligned the party and its supporters with “Nazis and/or White Supremacists.”
This October, midterms and Halloween won’t be the only things on UBC community members’ mind: many will also be eligible to vote in the Vancouver municipal elections.
The BoG has outlined a number of key policies that are either slated for or already being actively reviewed. These include reworking how UBC accommodates students with disabilities, the school’s rules around discrimination and harassment, and the legal status of cannabis on campus.
Following an Indigenous student discussion circle on October 2, the AMS has apologized for its sluggish efforts to engage Indigenous campus communities and “advance reconciliation.”
The October 2 event featured the latest works of three prominent food security experts: Public Policies for Food Sovereignty co-edited by Dr. Annette Aurélie Desmarais, Big Hunger by Dr. Andy Fisher and Food Bank Nations by Dr. Graham Riches.
A Harvard-educated UBC associate professor is petitioning US Senators who are also Harvard alumni to vote against Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as Supreme Court judge.
The BC Coroners Service has announced that it will hold a public inquest into the death of David Singh Tucker, who died at a Surrey pre-trial facility on July 25, 2016.