Alex Ohlin, Canadian author and English professor, has been named the new chair of UBC’s creative writing program. On January 1, 2018, she will take over from interim co-chair and creative writing professor Linda Svendsen.
During the May meeting of the UBC Vancouver Senate, a new School of Biomedical Engineering was proposed. When it came time to vote, the motion passed. But every one of the student senators voted against it.
One day ahead of the provincial deadline mandated by Bill 23, UBC officially put its new sexual assault policy (Policy 131) into effect today. The bill requires all universities to have a stand-alone sexual assault policy in place by May 19, 2017.
On Wednesday morning, a panel of three political science professors — Gerald Baier, Kathryn Harrison and Richard Johnston — as well as senior researcher Grace Lore from Equal Voice spoke about the previous night’s provincial election results.
David Eby, the incumbent of the race, beat out BC Liberals candidate James Lombardi and BC Green candidate Amanda Konkin to represent the riding, which includes UBC and the university endowment lands.
After a reported “altercation” at UBC Hospital’s nursing home — Purdy Pavilion — on April 26, an 81-year-old man was taken to the hospital in deteriorating condition. He died the following day. No one has been charged.
UBC RCMP have provided an update into the ongoing investigation of missing UBC student Louis Gonick. Gonick’s last known location was the Stanley Park causeway, where he was dropped off by a taxi at 7:32 p.m. on April 16.
Over 900 pages of emails obtained by the National Post reveal the behind-the-scenes public relations commotion surrounding the John Furlong controversy that began in December. Namely, donor input proved to serve a major role in the reinstatement.
After a process that spanned several years, today the Board of Governors officially approved Policy 131, UBC’s new “Sexual Assault and Other Sexual Misconduct” policy. We’re breaking down the most important aspects of this policy.
Coffee cup sleeves are a strategy that the AMS has used before. Last September, they ran another campaign focused on pushing changes to the draft sexual assault policy of the time and used coffee cup sleeves to draw attention to it.
The 2017 federal budget, released Wednesday morning, is the second budget of the Trudeau administration, and begins to see the realization of quite a few Liberal promises. We delve into the changes that will affect students and education the most.
Max Holmes, this year’s elections administrator (EA), attributes the increase mostly to a change in the allocation of the elections’ committees’ $3,500 advertising budget to be more focused on getting people to vote rather than attend events.
Out of five candidates running in the race — Louis Retief, Jeanie Malone, Kevin Doering, Jakob Gattinger and Sneha Balani — Jeanie Malone and Kevin Doering have won the two available Vancouver seats on the Board of Governors.
Alan Ehrenholz, the former EUS president running behind the joke candidate face of the engineering Cairn, announced this morning that he is entering the presidential race as an official candidate — not a surprise to some.
A referendum is called for two reasons — either AMS Council has passed a resolution to hold one, or a petition has been signed by at least 1,000 students. This year, the only referendums on the ballot were put forward by AMS Council.