With the start of a new academic year comes the addition of two new AMS representatives to UBC’s Global Fund committee. Comprised of UBC staff, members of the Global Lounge Network, and AMS representatives, the committee is responsible for the monthly distribution of up to two thousand dollars of funding for student-led initiatives that have a global focus.
For a large part of the student body, the AMS represents a slew of Facebook event notifications and little else — it can be hard to see the larger picture and even harder to imagine your place connecting with it.
Having surpassed several stages of application, four UBC students will head to the closing ceremonies in Toronto later this month. The case competition tasks students with creating marketing solutions for a new Chevrolet vehicle.
Somewhere, deep within the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, there are giant robotic arms at work. While unsuspecting student study the robot is busy moving books, maps, records and more — going largely unnoticed by students.
An agreement between BC Premier Christy Clark and Washington Governor Jay Inslee means UBC will be collaborating with the University of Washington more in the future. UBC and UW have emphasized the importance of using their independent strengths.
Santa Ono will be installed as the 15th president of UBC on November 22. His official installation comes just over four months after Ono was tapped to be the university’s next president, and will feature a panel of talks and a concert.
Under the direction of Hermiston, the UBC Opera Ensemble performed excerpts from Rigoletto and Candide, and while the dancing was best seen through splayed fingers, the vocal performances were ultimately a joy to watch.
There is really only one person who springs to mind when I hear the word “diva,” and that person is Mariah Carey. Case in point — the title of her last album was Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse. She really did that and I love her for it.
On January 16, UBC President Santa Ono announced the appointment of Julia Wagemakers as executive director in the Office of the President and Dr. Weihong Song as senior advisor to the president on China.
Hana Golightly is a second-year media studies student and a staff writer for The Ubyssey. This year she has kept six small plants mostly alive, and that’s all anyone can really hope for if you ask her!
The increase in hiring of female faculty to the tenure stream from 35.4 to 46 per cent from 2010 to 2014 is a step in the right direction, but disparities are still seen at the tenure and administration levels.
The Microsoft-funded “Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative” is a joint research venture between the universities that will involve students, community members and researchers to address issues faced by growing cities in the Pacific Northwest.
Wednesday’s debate featured candidates Daniel Lam, Simran Brar, Kevin Doering, William Chen, Ian Sapollnik and Jakob Gattinger, each contending for one of five student-at-large positions on the UBC Vancouver Senate.
Third-year atmospheric science student Daniel Lam served on the Student Senate caucus for this past academic year, and is currently running for re-election. His platform reflects ongoing work done by student senators and several new initiatives.
Simran Brar is a third-year biology student running to be a student-at-large on the Vancouver Senate this year. Brar frames her campaign with the three key values of dedication, engagement and transparency.