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.
The Bangladeshi Students’ Association (BSA) hosted a march and vigil at UBC on Monday night to show their solidarity with youth in Dhaka, Bangladesh who are currently protesting for safer roads.
I was determined to see a little bit of everything: the sunshiney towns jam-packed with historical significance, the freezing tops of the Peruvian Andes, the sweaty riversides of the Amazon rainforest, the bone-dry beaches of the North.
Each of BC’s 25 public universities, colleges and institutes will receive $75,000 in funding. UBC plans to allocate theirs toward supporting marketing resources and strategies for its co-op programs across both campuses.
According to the AMS, SASC was created in 2002 to fill a gap that existed on campus — with UBC’s own office now up and running, the gap no longer exists and SVPRO can serve as the “one centralized space” for survivor support.
UBC has released statistics on the number of disclosures and reports made to the university over the past year, during the time that the new sexual assault policy has been in place.