UBC is investigating an incident where some faculty members from the department of geography allegedly pressured the Geography Student’s Association (GSA) into canceling a booking for a private event at Hillel BC.
According to VP Finance Alim Lakhiyalov, the AMS may consider the possibility of dropping food prices for their Nest businesses sometime in the next fiscal year. During November 22 AMS Council meeting, Lakhiyalov presented that Nest businesses have been doing better than expected for the second quarter (Q2) of the current fiscal year.
Max Holmes, Jeanie Malone, Marium Hamid, Hannah Xiao and Jakob Gattinger were all elected to be senators-at-large on UBC Vancouver’s student senate caucus tonight.
Fourth-year arts student Marium Hamid is running to be re-elected this year in hopes to carry on her current work at the UBC Vancouver Senate. Her platform consists of implementing policies that prioritize inclusivity in course curricula, increasing the affordability of course material and improving the execution Policy 131.
Fourth-year science student Hannah Xiao, who ran for Senate back in 2015, is now running again to become a student senator-at-large for the upcoming school year.
Thursday’s Great Debate saw six candidates running for the five Senate student-at-large positions go over commonly-discussed issues such as the lack of a fall reading week as well as the poor accessibility of campus facilities.
An online open letter is now calling for presidents of Canadian universities to support Indigenous students in light of the February 9 acquittal of Gerald Stanley, who was brought to trial for the second-degree murder of Colten Boushie, a Cree man.
On Tuesday evening, UBC’s Equity Ambassadors — a social justice group managed by UBC’s Equity and Inclusion Office — held “Sex in All Languages,” an event where different sex-related topics were discussed across various cultural viewpoints. The workshop was the final event of UBC’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
The completion of renovation for the Old SUB has been delayed from April to June due to seismic upgrade delays and AMS budget reiterations.
The new policy — which will be effective starting from the 2018 winter session — states that direct-entry undergraduate admission requirements will begin accepting any Canadian Indigenous languages taught at a Grade Twelve or post-secondary level, even if the language is not listed on the UBC Calendar’s website.
Hillel BC and the Chabad Jewish Student Centre (CJSC) collaboratively set up a “Mitzvah Marathon” booth today as a response to the pro-Nazi incidents that occurred on campus last week.
Three confirmed cases of mumps within the Bachelor of Commerce student population have been reported, according to a broadcast email from the Sauder undergraduate office.
Last week, The Old Sub, a student affairs blog, released a sales report for food products sold at first-year dining halls — Totem Park, Orchard Commons and Place Vanier — from January to February 2017, which was obtained through a Freedom of Information request.
Earlier this month, the AMS presented their recommendations for the provincial government’s 2018 budget plan to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. This was part of an annual consultation process hosted by the BC government.
Last week, UBC students received a broadcast email requesting feedback on a tuition proposal for the 2018/19 school year. Some students remain doubtful towards the effectiveness of these consultations. The proposal itself involves a series of tuition increases that are said to “reflect inflationary pressures” of the university’s operating costs.