The Vancouver School of Economics Undergraduate Society is on track to become an official AMS constituency by the end of the school year.
The class action lawsuit alleging UBC’s negligence led to the destruction of over 400 men’s sperm has won another victory towards proving UBC liable.
Results from the AMS' student academic experience survey this year show many students are feeling unsafe on UBC’s campus.
The B.C. supreme court has ruled that sperm counts as property, and UBC has proposed a $6.2 million settlement for those sperm was accidentally destroyed.
Kateh spoke to an audience yesterday about what he's learned after Ebola peaked in Liberia last year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.