In light of the university’s recent messaging committing to anti-racism, the chair’s liked tweets contained posts from multiple Republican figures, with tweets supporting United States President Donald Trump and disparaging anti-fascist and Black Lives Matter protests.
With his term beginning July 1, Point succeeds Lindsay Gordon whose six-year term just came to a close.
Academic freedom was the focus of June’s Board of Governors meeting held virtually on Zoom.
President Santa Ono has called for an external investigation of a racial profiling incident on campus involving a Black graduate student.
The province has terminated David Sidoo’s membership to the Order of British Columbia.
Second-year social justice graduate student Savoy Williams says Campus Security didn’t let him into a campus building “based solely on race.”
This month’s first AMS Council meeting had councillors discussing the creation of a strategic plan, representation at the University Neighbourhoods Association and the resumption of the U-Pass program.
As hospitals have kicked students out with the outbreak of novel coronavirus, students currently completing their hospital requirements have been sent to community pharmacies.
In an email sent to students on June 1, UBC announced that all university travel for students in fall 2020 has been cancelled, including the exchange programs.
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.