A variety of UBC professors, undergrad and grad students participated in a panel discussing electoral reform in Canada during an event hosted by Fair Vote Canada on Tuesday night.
The arts and science faculties were one faculty until 1953, said Associate Dean of Science in Student Services. Once they separated, the Faculty of Science still kept the requirement that science students must take a minimum number of arts credits.
The Alma Mater Society and Graduate Student Society held an on-campus Vancouver Quadra elections candidates meeting on Wednesday.
“I think it’s great to try and aim for equity and representation, especially in places like government,” said Jennifer Berdahl, professor of gender and diversity in leadership at Sauder. “But it really depends on the motivations for doing it and how it’s done.”
Submissions received on the site will be compiled by an ad hoc GSS committee created to produce a report that will provide recommendations for responding to harassment on campus.
The proposal for the building has been met with support from the First Nations communities, faculty and student groups consulted. It will be built between Koerner Library and Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.
The program, which is a joint effort of the department of computer science and department of statistics, will be a 10-month long, intensive program aimed at those interested in managing and using data.
The award honours 20th-century psychologist Mary Whiton Calkins, a pioneer in the field who was denied a PhD by Harvard because of her gender. It will be awarded based on a short essay and embodiment of the same characters as Calkins.
Run by the UBC Equity and Inclusion Office, the conference brought together professors, graduates and undergraduates who presented and held discussions with the audience about systemic racism, particularly at UBC.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.