In light of recent tensions between Canada and China, a January report from Moody’s Investors Service said Canadian universities would face significant financial repercussions if the Chinese government decided to ban or discourage its citizens from studying in Canada.
Several members of UBC organizations and clubs, including the Social Justice Centre, the Pride Collective and UBCC350, came out to march.
The university does not appear to be reconsidering the neighbourhood’s proposed density or building heights, which remain at the heart of resident concerns.
One of UBC’s own will soon be helping shape Canada’s economic future.
Former Prime Minister Paul Martin was joined by UBC’s former Associate Dean of Indigenous Education Dr. Jo-ann Archibald and University of Winnipeg’s Associate VP Indigenous Affairs Kevin Lamoureux.
“Insofar as assessing teaching effectiveness is concerned -- especially in the context of tenure and promotion -- SETs are imperfect at best and downright biased and unreliable at worst,” reads the decision.
UBC tweeted on September 24 that the university had removed advertisements for the Allard School of Law from the far-right website The Rebel.
“Ensuring that students get to school is really important, but there’s also that economic development issue that you’re building and enabling an innovation centre to be linked with the rest of the city.”