The UBC Vancouver Senate student caucus recently released their Senate 2020 document, which outlines a large list of goals that they hope to make progress on in the next few years.
Third-year commerce student Kuol Akuechbeny is running for a seat on UBC’s Vancouver’s student senate caucus with a platform centred around mental health, diversity and expanding Open Educational Resources.
After a year of serving as a senator-at-large in the UBC Vancouver Senate’s student caucus, fourth-year mining engineering student Jakob Gattinger is running for re-election to continue the work he’s already started and tackle the topics he didn’t get around to addressing last year.
The second AMS debate of 2018 is in the books, and all 10 people who showed up were thoroughly enraptured. Luckily for them (and you), The Ubyssey has picked out a few statements made that we think require a second look — so you can relive the whole thing again.
The candidates’ opening statements generally revolved around typical themes: affordability, mental health and improved academic accommodations for students. Many candidates also discussed interest in diversity and equity, which will be tackled in the Senate’s upcoming ad hoc committee for Equity and Inclusion.
Hundreds of people participated in this year’s annual February 14 Women’s Memorial March, which commemorates missing and murdered Indigenous women from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
Reddit user u/hambozzle posted a set of 9 UBC-themed Valentine’s Day e-cards to r/UBC yesterday, and in my personal opinion they’re pretty great.
A few hours later, I was decked out in a toga in the middle of a dance floor, surrounded by drunken frat bros and teenagers making out. For my sheltered 17-year-old self, it was quite the escalation.
UBC is in the process of developing an Indigenous Strategic Plan that will guide their approach to Indigenous engagement over the next few years. The new plan will replace the university’s former Aboriginal Strategic Plan, which was put in place in 2009.
The press release also announced that construction on the Focal building and the controversial Macinnes Field and Parkade will begin this month and end in November 2019.
Remember that time AMS presidential candidate Jesse Hooton made a joke about not wanting to sound too “fruity” for saying he would be peach-flavoured Growers cider if he were an alcoholic beverage?
Although only one Yule Ball has been held since 1792 in the Harry Potter universe due to the high death tolls of Triwizard Tournaments past, the UBC Quidditch team throws a Yule Ball every year.
Will some SFU student who is still angry about the meme war staple a “SFU Beedie School of Business” sign onto it?
Throughout the past year, UBC has been working to develop a new strategic plan that will lay out the university’s goals and priorities over the next few years. The new plan will succeed Place and Promise, the strategic plan introduced by Stephen Toope in 2009.
On r/UBC, one computer engineering student wrote “[W]e neither confirm nor deny any connection to any such missing “E”s.” Other posters joked that this means Sauder students are now going to steal/buy/“acquire” the beloved engineering Cairn in revenge.