A tweet on Sunday expressed dissatisfaction with the way that the women’s hockey game was at an earlier, less crowd-conducive time than the men’s, despite the women’s team’s higher conference standing.
On paper, Student Court is the society’s neutral third-party decision-making body in times of disagreement — in practice, it is hasn’t been functional in 10 years.
The AMS recently presented a draft of their Sexual Violence Prevention and Respectful Environment Policy (SVPREP), a standalone document that will inform how the society handles disclosures and reports of sexual violence.
The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality, convened the committee as part of the first-ever federal Strategy to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence, which was allocated about $5.5 million in 2018.
All UBC fraternity members will now have to complete a yearly training session on consent, bystander intervention and healthier masculinity.
At today’s general meeting, 8 out of 21 Board members voted against domestic increases. Only two Board members — both faculty representatives — voted against last year’s annual tuition increases.
UBC has been convicted on four counts of violating the Federal Fisheries Act for dumping ammonia down a storm drain that led to Booming Grounds Creek, resulting in the deaths of over 70 fish.
University Community Services Manager and Bookstore Director Debbie Harvie, McCloy’s immediate superior, said that hiring a replacement will take at least three to six months.
The university is continuing to create a government business enterprise (GBE), an entirely separate trust that would let UBC circumvent the caps of provincial borrowing and build student housing at an accelerated rate.
After a UBC associate professor argued in a Vancouver Sun column that international students face easier admission standards, the university has refuted his claims.
A years-long trial against UBC and a refrigeration company for the alleged poisoning of a local creek is coming to an end.
An AMS submission to a recent Board of Governors committee meeting lobbied the university to start reviewing its sexual misconduct policy (Policy 131) in fall 2019.
Following an Indigenous student discussion circle on October 2, the AMS has apologized for its sluggish efforts to engage Indigenous campus communities and “advance reconciliation.”
At the most critical time of the year, post-secondary institutions across Canada are ramping up their efforts to raise awareness of and prevent sexual assault on campuses.
The BC government has introduced an information campaign that aims at preventing sexual violence and misconduct on post-secondary campuses across the province.