Although classes have been cancelled, the campus remains open with essential services continuing to operate.
The cancellation applies to all classes beginning at 8 a.m through the rest of the day. The university will post an additional update at 2 p.m. notifying whether evening classes beginning at 5 p.m. will be cancelled.
On January 13, the JCCF and FSC wrote statements on social media and the JCCF website saying they will be taking legal action.
The Irving K. Barber Library (IKB) is closed for the remainder of the day due to a water leak in the basement.
UBC has just confirmed that three former UBC students and a postdoctoral research fellow were among those who were killed during the Ukrainian International Airlines (UIA) flight 752 in Iran.
The groups announced their strike — including eight fasting students — with an elaborate ceremony in the lower atrium of the Nest.
In 2013, The Ubyssey filed a freedom of information (FOI) request to see the broad-based admissions rubric used by the university, an institution run by the provincial government. This became the start of a four-year legal battle between the university and the student paper.
The SkyTrain workers’ union, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 7000 and their employer, BC Rapid Transit Company (BCRTC) bargained right until the shutdown of the Millenium and Expo Lines was scheduled to begin.
The strike will include a full system shutdown of the SkyTrain beginning at 5 a.m. on December and resuming at 5 a.m. on December 13.
The strike notice comes after 40 days of collective bargaining failed to reach an agreement between BCRTC and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 7000, the union that represents approximately 900 SkyTrain workers in Metro Vancouver.
The statement follows months of activism from student groups including UBCC350, Extinction Rebellion UBC (XR UBC) and the Social Justice Centre.
A last-minute deal between the transit workers’ union and TransLink has averted a three-day bus system shutdown that would have left many commuter students, staff and faculty scrambling to find alternate ways to campus.
On a campus of over 54,000 students, UBC’s student-parents make up a relatively small group of people. But despite their small number, the experience of every parent is unique.
The committee met to consider a motion authorizing UBC to transfer funds from its Trek Endowment to the Sustainable Future Pool, a low-carbon fund that excludes fossil fuel investments.
While the union has voted in favour of striking, it has not issued its three-day strike notice. No job action has been taken and SkyTrain services are continuing as normal.