Most refugees have been displaced for over five years, which the current system in place to help them has not been designed to cope with. Approximately 19.5 million of the near 60 million displaced peoples are refugees..
In referendums held last year, the student body and the faculty both voted in favour of divestment by a large margin. As a result, the Board of Governors is being increasingly pressured to make a decision.
“We knew this was a very salient issue that students cared about. As a student society, it was our responsibility to take a stand and say, ‘Yes, we’re not supporting this,’” said Jude Crasta, AMS VP External.
The AMS has approved a sexual assault external policy to establish what it believes is necessary to include in the university’s new sexual assault policy. The goal of the policy is to ask UBC to reevaluate the processes and protocols in place.
While volunteering at The Door is Open’s Sunday soup kitchen, the members of the organization encouraged him to sit down, converse, eat, and most importantly listen to the stories of homeless individuals. The most important part of their work, he said, is to be compassionate and humanize to those who are more often than not ignored on a daily basis.
The proposal for international student tuition increase, which will raise international tuition by 62% over three years, does not provide specific or accurately information reasons for the increase.
The Sexual Assault Support Center (SASC) is starting a program this month to facilitate the exploration of masculinity.
“I don’t think Mike Bartlett was interested in saying anything, I think he was more interested in asking questions…[COCK] doesn’t have a strong message…rather a challenge for the audience to consider things they haven’t considered before.”
Choosing between the environment and the economy is a choice many voters feel they have to make. Are they right?
Impressionist painter Michelle Nguyen’s recent collection Your Mouth is an Open Wound is the newest exhibit at the Hatch Art Gallery in the new SUB.
Nature’s Path cofounders Arran and Ratana Stephens just donated $2 million to the UBC Farm.
UBC Speaks Up website will launch in October featuring videos and testimonies from UBC students with mental health conditions.