“People feel like we’re a special niche within Canada — we are, but it’s not a pedestal thing. We are the first people of this land [and] that needs to be accepted in a way that brings us into an equal footing so that we have equal voice.”
Three of the candidates pursuing the West Point Grey riding seat — Amanda Konkin, David Eby, and James Lombardi — debated issues such as the legalization of marijuana, health care, and the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.
Ahead of the BC provincial elections in May, The Ubyssey hosted a debate between three of the candidates vying for the Vancouver-Point Grey riding, centring around issues that relate to students such as student loans, affordable housing, and transit.
The pole, now standing tall and proud at Main Mall and Agronomy, was designed and hand carved by James Hart, a Haida artist from Haida Gwaii. The project was commissioned by the Audain Foundation and UBC.
On Saturday, April 1, UBC will be holding an installation ceremony of the reconciliation pole, a 55-foot tall Haida totem pole. The reconciliation pole is part of UBC’s ongoing initiative to educate and inform about Indigenous residential schools.
“The word ‘white’ was coined by the English settlers that arrived here and that’s who they call ‘the white man,’” said Larry Grant, Elder-in-Residence at the First Nations House of Learning. “But what is ‘white’?”
Every AMS election candidate running for exec positions is entitled to be reimbursed for a certain amount of money. It’s more complicated than just getting free money, though. Regulating campus spending is hard and cash can't buy you an election.
Like many kids of immigrants, I have two names: my name in Chinese is ??, which if read aloud, sounds suspiciously like my English name, Helen. I'm not sure which one my mother decided on first — my Chinese name or my English name.
In order to increase awareness of relevant elections issues, the VP External Office has been running campaigns about affordability and housing rights, as well as hosted town halls with topics such as pipelines and political fundraising.
The AMS has changed its club management software to Clubhouse after the end of its contract with the previous software, Orgsync. The new software will be more user-friendly and intuitive, according to Chris Scott, AMS VP Administration.
The Nest’s $66 million construction loan, once taken from UBC, will soon be financed by an external bank. This will reduce the interest rate from 5.75 per cent to 3.5 per cent and save students millions, said AMS President Ava Nasiri.
In his tenure as UBC’s president — from 2006 to 2014 — Toope developed and implemented Place and Promise, UBC’s 2010-2020 strategic plan emphasizing three main pillars of student learning, research excellence, and community engagement.
Since your AMS executives have now been working for the entire summer, we asked each one about their goals for the school year, what they accomplished over the summer, and their strategy for student engagement.
It's no secret that Vancouver's housing market is unaffordable, unsustainable, and practically impenetrable. Faculty have been feeling the heat as they struggle to navigate the Bermuda triangle of Vancouver’s real estate.
UBC’s faculty of education is ranked number one in the country and ninth in the world according to the 2016 QS World University Rankings. The faculty of education’s rise to prominence happened quite quickly over the past few years.