Organized by Jacob Callender-Prasad, the demonstration followed a string of anti-racist protests in the United States that erupted after Floyd died in Minneapolis police custody.
The BSU said it stands in solidarity with the family and friends of Floyd, Regis Korchinski-Paquet, Ahmaud Arbery and those “who were violently murdered by the police.”
The student, reported to be a Chinese national, was safely recovered after the RCMP and the Vancouver Police Department tracked her to a residence in the 6000 block of Fremlin Street.
Senators discussed fall reading break, COVID-19 transcript notation, the final report from the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Academic Diversity and Inclusion (SACADI) and the Indigenous Strategic Plan (ISP), and other topics.
The AMS will be pushing its scheduled reopening of the Nest by 24 hours, from Tuesday, May 19 to Wednesday, May 20.
Today’s 30-minute open session of the Board of Governors (BoG) meeting was little more than a brief summary of UBC’s response to COVID-19 so far.
UBC’s announcement that the fall term will be primarily online is slowly being clarified as faculties individually release their plans to students.
The Zoom call was packed as around 50 participants sat through 6 hours of discussions at last night’s virtual AMS Council meeting.
The first stage, beginning next week, will allow the Nest to reopen with limited services and with adherence to public health guidelines. This consists of some take-out dining, optional office work, some services resuming and very limited building amenities.
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President Santa Ono made the announcement in a May 11 broadcast email as the province recently revealed its plan to phase out of social distancing measures.
Fare collection and front-door boarding on all buses will resume on June 1, TransLink announced this morning. Resuming fare collection is estimated to provide TransLink with $2 million a month.
In his year as president, Hakim’s major successes include prioritization of passing the Indigenous seat on AMS Council, the creation and implementation of the AMS Sexual Violence Prevention and Respectful Community and Workplace Policy and the beginnings of a comprehensive AMS Strategic Plan.
This year, VPAUA Julia Burnham made large strides in sexual violence prevention work and on the long walk towards increasing open educational resources (OERs) on campus. But she said she was faced with the issue of relying on university bodies and processes under the Senate and the Board of Governors (BoG) to accomplish her goals.
Councillors discussed budgeting for the 2020/21 school year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, called a vote of censure on current VP Administration and President-Elect Cole Evans and approved the suspension of U-Pass for the time being.