Yesterday at 6 p.m., Vance Joy — in partnership with the AMS and Peak radio — put on a 16-minute “surprise” concert in the plaza. It was exactly what you would expect from a slightly ramshackle, hasty outdoor concert announced on Peak two hours in advance.
UBC has informed The Ubyssey that UBC President Santa Ono’s apology for “the university’s involvement in the history of the Indian Residential School system” has been rescheduled to an undecided date and time.
Over 100 UBC building employees voted unanimously in favour of taking strike action on September 8 after failing to reach a compromise with UBC on matters such as retroactive pay and scheduling concessions.
Max Holmes, former AMS elections administrator and the current associate VP Academic and Univeristy Affairs, is running in the by-election for VP Academic on a platform of affordability, diversity, improving the student experience and experiental learning.
Just after midnight on Saturday, September 9, a 20-year-old male was assaulted at the Fraternity Village. The victim sustained minor non-life threatening injuries to the leg after attempting to subdue the accused.
Three of the four National Democratic Party (NDP) leadership candidates came by UBC Friday afternoon for a chance to speak directly to students about their platforms, followed by an informal meet and greet session with attendees.
About 100 UBC employees involved in the Vancouver campus heating and cooling systems voted yesterday to take strike action against the university, should UBC not meet their demands. They have to give 72 hours notice.
Gordon’s reappointment follows his previous term of three years, during a time at UBC characterized by tumultuous events such as the resignation of former UBC president Arvind Gupta and the breach of a faculty member’s academic freedom.
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.