After two years of steep deficit spending and an investigation by The Ubyssey that exposed evidence of mismanaged student funds, UBCSUO has fired its general manager and hired an accounting firm to conduct an external review.
Klein was working on a story for 60 Minutes that would expose CIA connections to the South African apartheid regime’s bio warfare program. He had a problem, though — a New York Times reporter was on the same trail.
Following revelations of mismanaged funds and conflicts of interest exposed by a recent Ubyssey investigation, UBCO student union is in talks with Meyers Norris Penny to conduct an external review of the union’s operations.
“It [has] become somewhat of a crusade for me,” said Ono. “Far too often the case is that people who are struggling with mental health issues keep it to themselves, and that leaves them without the support networks they need.”
UBC’s Students' Union Okanagan (UBCSUO) is convened its board of directors today at 6:30 p.m. to decide how to move forward following revelations of mismanaged funds and conflicts of interest exposed by a recent Ubyssey investigation.
The Ubyssey is investigating UBC’s Student Union Okanagan (UBCSUO) after it ran unprecedented deficits in 2015 and 2016 — more than $300,000 each year, or about 23 per cent of annual revenue, while simultaneously running an ineffective grant program.
Students may now “resign” from UBC’s AMS, thanks to new provincial legislation. Under that legislation, students are also entitled to a number of court remedies if their society has “oppressed” or “unfairly prejudiced” them.
Half of patients in the province diagnosed with depression who seek help from a physician are receiving inadequate care. The other half are receiving the minimum adequate treatment, according to a new UBC study.
For over a decade, students, journalists, privacy agencies, community members and MLAs have lobbied for legislative change that would prevent UBC from using an accountability gap to shelter what are widely considered public documents. "This year we’ve made a very hard push with the government," said Crasta. "It’s a very dangerous avenue for public bodies to go down, creating these shell corporations to enclose information away from public eyes."
In the wake of the departure of Arvind Gupta and the ensuing questions, a mountain of freedom of information requests are hitting UBC’s two Access and Privacy staff the hardest. This severe shortage of staff makes the mountain that much bigger.
In the middle of campus there’s a small, unremarkable, concrete building with one locked glass door on its northwest corner labeled ‘Clean Energy Research Centre’. You’d never guess it’s home to one of Canada’s largest fuel-cell research groups, working internationally with major industry and science partners to bring fuel cell technologies to market.
The AMS has awarded $10,000 to UmbraCity to pilot a free umbrella sharing service across campus, with four kiosks around campus and more in the works.
The sustainability goals were originally set by UBC’s first Climate Action Plan in 2010, building towards a 100 per cent reduction in GHG emissions by 2050.
UBC is making a $2.5 million annual investment in counselling services with the hope of shoring up long wait times and a lack of diverse expertise among counsellors. The first million will double the number of existing counsellors to 18.
Species have been disappearing from Earth 10 to 100 times faster than they should be, found a study out of the National Autonomous University of Mexico.