The good news? This anthology takes a step toward satisfying that hunger. Its contributors — many being UBC alumnae such as Sonnet L’Abbé, Miranda Pearson and Renée Sarojini Saklikar — explore the disconnection we all experience in an urban environment from a variety of perspectives.
UBC psychology instructor, Steven Barnes, has developed six Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in order to help high school students prepare for the AP psychology exam. Students from over 150 countries will have access to these MOOCs.
The final presentation to the UBC Board of Governors will occur in spring of 2017. On October 3, UBC will also be consulting with the Vancouver campus community on options as to how they can meet the campus’s evolving athletic demands.
The Andrew W. Mellon foundation has awarded UBC a three year grant of $679,970 in order to develop a digital publishing platform for those pursuing Indigenous studies. The platform will allow students and scholars to engage in collaborative research.
The Conversation is written by 40,000 academics and researchers globally, and has established national sites for the UK, France and Africa. This media organization provides independent analysis and commentary.
The AMS is holding a free two-day conference with The International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and the Ending Violence Association of British Columbia, beginning today at the Great Hall in the Nest and concluding on October 1 at 4:30 p.m.
UBC’s Recreation and Athletic Facilities Strategy is undergoing public consultation until October 23. This strategy, otherwise known as the UBC “GamePlan,” addresses certain needs of the university such as aging facilities and recreational centers.
Former UBC student Ji-Youn Kim started an initiative called The Tipping Point. Kim’s project is an advocacy movement that encourages post-secondary institutions to re-evaluate the ways in which they deliver education, beginning with UBC.
Every year the AMS submits a report making recommendations for the provincial government's budget. This year they're recommendations centre on three main things — operating grants, student loans and the U-Pass BC program.
All the recommendations submitted by the AMS to the provincial government have been addressed in a consultation report released by the Standing Committee on Finance. These recommendations were made in an effort to make education more affordable.
“You can have all of the policies that you want in the world ... but without people fundamentally understanding the origins of rape culture and how to be a respectful ally or active bystander, we’re really never going to address these issues.”
The Tipping Point is a mental health initiative that encourages UBC and other post-secondary institutions to better support and accommodate students and their mental health, and the labs are developing directly out of this framework.
From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. yesterday, students at UBC's law school participated in a national “research-a-thon” in which law students across the country examined the Safe Third Country Agreement between the United States and Canada.
“Advocating for improved funding to post-secondary education remains a priority for the AMS and we will be looking for all BC political parties to make this a priority in the May provincial elections,” wrote AMS VP External Kathleen Simpson.
SASC has also formed a relationship with UBC Hospital in order to allow survivors to have their forensic exams done on campus. This relationship was formed so the SASC could provide accompaniment to the hospital and additional support for survivors.