UBC is receiving the highest number of freedom to information (FOI) requests of any Canadian university by far, causing the university’s response time to rise well beyond the typical legal limit.
UBC has announced that the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences (IKBSAS) — which includes about 50 per cent of students enrolled at its Okanagan campus — will soon be under external review for the first time since the campus was created in 2005.
Without a UBCSUO representative, the 13-member committee’s only Okanagan member was Associate Vice-President of Students Ian Cull, whose office reports directly to Vancouver's VP Students.
The UBC Faculty Association (UBCFA), after accusing Associate Professor Peter Wylie of bullying and harassing its staff, will meet May 9 to discuss a “staff complaint” against him. According to UBCFA policy, an investigation may be the next step if the complaint remains unresolved.
After an unusually polarizing and public election, faculty have elected a UBC Okanagan professor to the UBC Faculty Association for the second time in its history.
On Tuesday, the UBC Faculty Association (UBCFA) emailed an unusual advisory to its more-than 3,200 members about Peter Wylie, a professor of economics at UBC Okanagan. The advisory was sent during the UBCFA elections, in which Wylie is a candidate for vice-president. The online elections are open to faculty members until April 5.
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."