This morning, distinguished guests and members of the UBC community gathered at the Chan Centre for the official installation of Dr. Santa J. Ono as the 15th president and vice-chancellor of UBC. Ono stated his term four months ago, in August.
This morning, UBC students assembled in the AMS Nest to create signs to protest the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline. Students then proceeded to bike or bus to Vancouver City Hall, where a larger protest was held with the Greater Vancouver community.
President Ono announced that the Museum of Anthropology will receive a collection of Indigenous art worth seven million dollars. The collection contains more than 200 pieces of art, and is being gifted to the museum by an anonymous donor.
Some faculty at UBC have been trying to alleviate financial pressures on students by leveraging technologies to help make learning more flexible. Some professors have found open educational resources an easy way to do this.
Last night, students gathered in the Gallery 2.0 to engage with the AMS on affordability in the form of an interactive “The Price is Right” style game show. Host Gordon Katic quizzed contestants on the prices of different aspects of postsecondary.
The First Nations and Indigenous Studies department is investigating the ways that they can bring Indigenous content into the classroom. Currently, the Indigenous Curriculum Working Committee is being assembled to research different initiatives.
UBC homeowners are quickly losing patience with the “serious and chronic noise violations” that pour out of the UBC fraternity village “virtually every other day,” according to Aaron Goodman, a neighbouring resident.
What do engineers do for fun? They race down ski hills in toboggans made of concrete. Last weekend, UBC Engineers travelled to Ottawa to compete in the annual Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR) with great success.
The option to enter the comp sci major directly from high school has been removed. Students wishing to enter the program must now complete a general first year in the Faculty of Science before applying to major in computer science.
Surely, you must be scratching your head and contemplating closing this tab on your browser and continuing your noble quest for cheap, used textbooks. I wholeheartedly apologize if my remorseless love of the Bookstore has offended you in any way.
Look no further than UBC Rec's event calendar for fun and active ways to get over the January slump. Jason Mcmanus, the manager of intramural programs at UBC gave the scoop on all of the events that Rec is hosting this semester.