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.
Following a letter campaign by UBC faculty, President Santa Ono has written to Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland urging for concrete actions to ensure the release of imprisoned alumna Loujain Al-Hathloul.
Several UBC faculty have published and signed an open letter this morning in support of alumna Loujain Al-Hathloul, who is imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for her women’s right activism.
Three out of four Board of Governors faculty representative candidates met on May 23 at Jack Poole Hall to discuss their visions, university transparency and how to bridge the divide between the Board and faculty.
Using data sourced from UBC Pair, The Ubyssey is launching a new series to answer some of the most frequent questions around grades.
Nearly three years since Professor Arvind Gupta resigned from his position as UBC President, the controversy surrounding his departure continues to haunt university politics.
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.