Monday, both Crown Counsel Daniel Porte and Almestadi’s defence counsel presented similar submissions to BC Supreme Court Judge Fleming: that Almestadi should be found not criminally responsible (NCR) for his attack on Mary Hare.
During the sixth and seventh days of the trial of Thamer Almestadi — who has been charged with attempted murder in connection with an attack that took place at UBC on October 4 of 2016 — the court heard the accused testify.
The court first heard from witness Mohammed Ashik Abrar, a 21-year-old second-year student in chemical engineering. During the fall of 2016, he lived alongside Almestadi in Totem Park’s Salish House — they frequently smoked cigarettes together outside the building and studied together in the commons block on occasion.
Friday, Thamer Almestadi appeared at the BC Supreme Court for the fourth day of trial in connection with an attack that occured at UBC on October 4, 2016. Almestadi — a 19-year-old international student — has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.
In connection with an attack that happened at UBC in October of 2016, Thamer Almestadi, a 19-year-old international student, was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon. On Thursday, he appeared at the BC Supreme Court for the third day of trial.
Thamer Almestadi, who has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon in connection with an attack that happened at UBC in October 2016, appeared at his second day of trial Wednesday.
Today was the first day of the BC Supreme Court trial of former UBC student Thamer Almestadi, who has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon after allegedly attacking a fellow UBC student last October. Almestadi has pled not guilty to all charges against him.
A former student at the Okanagan campus has filed a complaint against UBC with BC’s Human Rights Tribunal, alleging that the university mishandled her case after she reported a sexual assault.
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.