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.
According to Global News, a sexual abuse case involving an 11-year-old and several younger children has been opened. The campus RCMP are working with the affected families and are utilizing the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
UBC came under fire last November for allegations by other students at Green College where the assailant, Dmirty Mordvinov, was living, that UBC did not appropriately respond to their claims of aggressive behaviour by Mordvinov.
Around 10 p.m. on Friday, March 25, a woman was assaulted at the the 3200 block of Wesbrook Mall in south Wesbrook Village. She was pushed to the ground, after which the perpetrator rubbed his midsection against her back.
UBC, like all academic institutions, sees cases of plagiarism every year. It makes up the bulk of the 72 academic misconduct cases listed in the last discipline report, which tracked academic and nonacademic misconduct at UBC from 2013 to 2014.
The review was undertaken by David Loukidelis, information commissioner, ad hoc, for the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada, who reviewed the university's policies and procedures and made several conclusions.
The beginning of the term witnessed a number of documents pertaining to Arvind Gupta's resignation being inadvertently released, revealing that the formation of an ad hoc committee of the board precipitated his resignation.
About half a dozen pro-life activists have set up displays outside the architecture building, displaying what one sign calls the “insanity of choice” and equating abortion to the Holocaust or Cambodian genocide.
Ava Nasiri took away the big win — the “Queen of Clubs,” as she was referred to by the elections administrator, was elected the 107th president of the AMS. On elections night, Nasiri said her only response was being humbled and honoured.
Opponent Alan Ehrenholz had occupied a diversity of positions, that many saw as a solid foundation for engagement. However, it appears that Scott's experience with the VP Admin portfolio and his strong debate performances won the day.
Moderator Gordon Katic had candidates name different resource groups, frats and sororities until VP Admin hopefuls Alan Ehrenholz and Chris Scott ran out. Scott won, garnering himself a plaque with the AMS motto.
A number of referendum questions are coming your way on this year's ballot. The topics range from a fee increase that would double the number of incoming refugee students, to supporting a new Gallery. So how will you vote?
“Students in general don’t know what the AMS is, they don’t know what the AMS does, why the AMS does the things they do … my goal is obviously to engage with 50,000 students and be able to help them answer that question.”
“I want to focus on community engagement rather than events planning because we already have an entire staff dedicated to events ... I think the VP Admin should be focused on building communities through things like lunch time programming.”
The presidential debate saw Sugar Brewer, Aloha Dave, Jenna Omassi and Ava Nasiri vying to be the face of the Alma Mater Society. Less serious questions dominated the first portion of the debate, such as what alcohol they would be.