For Blair, landscape painting is more than a hobby. It’s a passion equal to his love of geography and it impacts his approach towards teaching and research.
Another of Hamid’s executive goals was to create a centralized space for feedback on AMS services — but nothing has materialized so far.
“I think we’ve been able to make a lot of changes to start to counteract this because obviously this isn't a problem that kind of just appeared out of thin air.”
Older buildings, like the 67-year-old War Memorial gym, weren’t designed with accessibility in mind — it wasn’t until the 1970s that disability rights advocates helped usher in province-wide regulations.
Between rows of rolling walls in the basement of the Nest are 71 works of art by some of the most celebrated Canadian artists in history. This is the AMS permanent collection and it’s been around since the 1950s.
UBCFA Contract Faculty Committee Chair Sarika Bose said sessional faculty are treated as a “second tier of professors,” whose precarious employment status and low wages impacts every area of their lives.
"What we’re trying to do is recruit from French immersion graduates here in BC, to grow our own population of French language teachers here and to work closely with faculties of arts and language departments,” she said.
Tabrizi says a culture of fear impacts our view of cannabis. “They’re really missing the point that this is a medicine,” she said.
The event brought together experts from several BC schools to discuss the province’s current first-past-the-post (FPTP) system and the proposed alternatives within PR.
After becoming the first Canadian university to offer a food truck on campus with the introduction of Hungry Nomad in 2013, UBC is now shrinking its food truck operations.
According to Parr, who was formerly the managing director of Student Housing & Hospitality Services (SHHS), the university is facing a deficit in the amount of space per students.
UBC has appointed Andrew Parr, managing director of Student Housing and Hospitality Services, as the interim VP Students.
A report endorsed by 14 post-secondary student unions is calling on the BC government to adopt a two per cent cap on international tuition fees across the province, which is home to roughly one third of all international students in Canada.
An AMS committee designed to plan and execute the sale of its permanent art collection has expired before it could complete its goals, forcing the society to extend its mandate to an uncertain date.
Pushing a human out of your body is scary enough before you add in the high-stakes Hollywood drama. According to new research from UBC, the fear of pain and damage associated with childbirth may be pushing women towards unnecessary c-sections.