Emails obtained by The Ubyssey between high-ranking UBC and AMS officials detail what appears to be a fraught relationship between former AMS VP Academic Daniel Lam and the university it was his job to lobby.
In 2014, students voted overwhelmingly in favour of a referendum that said the AMS, “guided by the principle that education is a right, [should] advocate for reduced tuition for both national and international students.” They haven’t been doing that.
This weekend, UBC will hold its fourth annual Winter Classic, a super-hyped hockey game. There’s just one problem: UBC has two hockey teams, and we keep featuring the less successful one in recent history.
Costs go up. So does tuition. That's the rationale the UBC Board of Governors has been working with as they increase domestic tuition by two per cent every year. But are student-shouldered revenue streams the board's only option?
If you’re looking for a philosophy that will help you form connections with other people, build understanding and generally live a more empathetic life, Ayn Rand’s is not for you.
Today, a swastika and the words “Heil Hitler” were found on a hallway blackboard in the UBC Forest Sciences Centre.
Peterson came to UBC Friday night to talk about the perils of postmodernism and “neo-Marxism” — the ideologies that, he puts forth, have turned our universities into “walking corpses” and our children into mindless, despot-worshipping sociopaths.
If you worked for UBC sometime in the past 25 years, you might be missing a cheque. The good news is that if you are, it's easy to find — and it's since accumulated interest.
Rick Mercer said in an interview with The Ubyssey that he came to UBC to film a segment for the Rick Mercer Report that focused on science and wasn't boring.
Lifeline executive Irene De Souza said the group wasn’t there to argue, but did have the end goal of changing minds. “We’re ... just basically asking the question of whether all humans get human rights,” she said.
A male body was discovered early this morning at a construction site near the UBC bus loop. Police have not identified whether the individual was a student or a construction worker.
The AMS has declined to discuss the financial impact of its failed or revamped businesses, though meeting minutes from 2013 provide insight into how much the union has spent on several logo changes in a two-year period.
The athletics department gets its money from sponsorships, alumni donations and directly from UBC. The money they receive from the university comes in a lump sum — Athletics is free to determine how to spend it.
Holmes ran on a platform of affordability, diversity, improving the student experience and adding additional experiental learning opportunities like co-op.
Last Thursday, AMS Vice-President Academic and University Affairs (VPAUA) by-election candidates Max Holmes and Franz Kurtzke spent 90 minutes outlining their platforms and goals for the position in a heated and often tense debate.