Running on a platform centred around tuition increases and engaging with students and affordability, Connor first started thinking about getting into student government at UBC before his career here had even officially begun.
When asked by The Ubyssey over email, Kong clarified that he missed the first BoG debate due to personal matters and the second because he got the time wrong.
A major topic of the night was the Indigenous Strategic Plan. When asked how they would ensure it is well-implemented and -funded, Holmes emphasized its long-term foresight.
The debate featured only Jeanie Malone and Max Holmes, the two students who currently represent UBC Vancouver on the Board and are running for re-election to their fourth and second terms respectively.
At its latest meeting in February, UBC's Board of Governors received a legal opinion that it permits it to divest its endowment in a single transfer of funds as long as it's financially prudent.
This morning, over 50 people — including many UBC students — filed into Eby’s office carrying posters, banners and drums to call for actions against the plan to route the Coastal GasLink pipeline through Wet’suwet’en territory.
Starting on the morning of January 28, 25 youth demonstrators from the activist groups UBCC350, Our Time Vancouver and the UBC Social Justice Centre occupied the BC Attorney General and Point Grey MLA David Eby's Kitsilano office.
In a media release issued on January 23, the BC Passenger Transportation Board (PTB) — an independent licensing tribunal which makes decisions related to passenger-directed vehicles — gave the two companies approval to begin operations in the Lower Mainland and Whistler.
On January 13, the JCCF and FSC wrote statements on social media and the JCCF website saying they will be taking legal action.
The strike continued for five days before UBC released a letter from President Santa Ono that was published on the university’s website and social media.
Hosted on the second floor of the Nest by the Thaqalayn Muslim Association UBC, the vigil drew over 50 friends and community members who packed in to pay tribute.
The groups announced their strike — including eight fasting students — with an elaborate ceremony in the lower atrium of the Nest.
Ngo has been reported by various outlets to allegedly provoke protesters and associate with right-wing hate groups to promote narratives that antifa groups are ideological, militant and dangerous.
The statement follows months of activism from student groups including UBCC350, Extinction Rebellion UBC (XR UBC) and the Social Justice Centre.
“I thought it was a little weird that drivers were just chillin’ in hoodies instead of their uniforms,” said McCormick. “I figured it was just casual Friday — but, like, every day.”