I wanted so badly to be successful and happy at UBC, but I felt like I was flung in the deep end of some warped post-secondary dimension.
“The washing machines aren’t finished, and the common room isn’t finished and the study space isn’t finished — so basically everything besides the room isn’t finished yet,” said Alex Lau, a third year arts student and Tallwood House resident.
“Chances are that you’ve moved out for the first time and are already drowning in scary adult responsibilities. However, no matter who you are, where you live or how much rent you pay, you should never be complicit in letting these violations slide.”
From small class sizes in major requirements to non-restricted seats in required classes going to students taking them as electives, course registration is rarely a picnic for students on a tight graduation deadline.
In April 2017, the Board of Governors approved GamePlan, UBC’s athletics and recreation facilities strategy. The strategy is a broad set of proposals to address the needs of the UBC community, determined by consultative processes earlier this year.
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.
Daniel Lam has won the race for VP Academic. Lam ran unopposed for this position on a campaign of affordability, equity and inclusion and the student experience, but he was still ecstatic to win the position.
Daniel Lam is running unopposed in this year’s election for VP of Academic and University Affairs, and is bringing with him a platform centred on affordability, equity and inclusion and the student experience.
The Great Debate provided unopposed candidate Daniel Lam with the opportunity to further explain his platform points and solidify his plan for the next year as VP Academic, and he had some interesting things to say.
Being the only VP Academic candidate, Daniel Lam took the stage in the first AMS elections debate today unopposed. Lam is a current student senator at large with two years of both AMS Council and undergraduate society council experience.
The increase in hiring of female faculty to the tenure stream from 35.4 to 46 per cent from 2010 to 2014 is a step in the right direction, but disparities are still seen at the tenure and administration levels.
This new fee would put money towards the construction of new fitness and gymnasium space for students on campus, linked to the university’s GamePlan consultation, which is currently still in progress.
The AMS and GSS statements follows President Santa Ono’s statement, in which he announced the creation of a task force with the goal of determining what degree of assistance that the university can offer to those affected by the ban.
On January 25, UBC is hosting Suicide Awareness Day to engage in a campus-wide conversation about suicide and mental health. The campaign is focused on the message “reach out” and increasing awareness of campus resources.
UBC’s math department has been bringing their courses into the digital age by making the bulk of course materials available online for free. The online resources are a mixture of digital textbooks, homework software and open educational resources.