The AMS “Mock Refugee Camp” featured eight stalls representing the various challenges faced by those living in refugee camps such as the lack of food and water, the lack of infrastructure and insufficient medical aid.
The service, which encompasses all of the AUS’s current well-being projects under a single portfolio, aims to address various aspects of well-being through a three-pronged approach centred on organizing events, advocacy and student resources.
On March 13, UBC and Scotiabank made a joint statement announcing a $2 million donation from Scotiabank to support cybersecurity and financial risk analysis initiatives at UBC. The grant will be administered over the course of five years.
On the March 17, UBC announced the creation of a new faculty position, in partnership with the First Nation's Health Authority (FNHA), to help improve cancer outcomes and overall wellness among First Nations and Indigenous peoples.
The brainchild of J Allard — a former Microsoft executive — 529 Garage was brought to Vancouver in conjunction with the Vancouver Police Department in an attempt to reduce the high rates of bike theft that plague the city.
In keeping with the time-honoured tradition of UBC students begging for a fall reading break that never materialises, it seems that 2018 is not going to look any different. As it stands, UBC and McGill are the only major Canadian universities to not have reading breaks.
In a bid to meet the workforce demands of the industry, the provincial government announced - on January 16 - the addition of 2900 of new undergraduate spaces in engineering and computer sciences at universities across the province.
UBC Music Undergraduate Students’ Association (MUSA) has raised its student fee from $15 to $25. While the association agreed in a general meeting that fees should be raised from $15 to $35 in 2013, there had been no increase since 2008.
Three UBC faculty have recently been named members of the Order of Canada, “one of [the] country’s highest civilian honours.”
This fall, UBC and the AMS are unveiling a campaign to promote healthy beverage consumption and limit sugary drinks on campus — but this does not mean a ban on the latter option.
“One of the biggest challenges is trying to meet the university’s goal of 1000 beds in a relatively compact site,” explained Kai Hotson, principal of Hotson Architecture.
First established in 2017, the research agreement between UBC and Huawei has the Chinese telecommunications giant investing around $3 million over three years in 5G-related research initiatives.