The Ubyssey took a look at the funding available to graduate students, and how these students afford their degrees.
While the wait time still varies based on the time of the year and the number of urgent referrals, the approximation for an urgent referral is one to three weeks and six to eight weeks for a non-urgent referral.
The Ubyssey took a deeper look at the roadmap Policy 73 lays for the approximately 2,800 UBC students registered with Access and Diversity.
In February 2016, UBC’s Board of Governors (BoG) established the Excellence Fund, whose revenue draws from part of the 46.8 per cent incremental increase in international tuition that was approved in December 2015.
“We like to try new things, so that means that if you have no experience hiking…, then we make sure that the hike we have is suited.”
Due to ongoing renovations in the old SUB, Sprouts, a volunteer-run cafe that serves sustainable food on campus, will be closed until the next academic year. While construction has been ongoing in the Old SUB for over a year, Sprouts had been using a part of the Pit during the day for the past academic year.
Located underneath a new field that will be built between War Memorial gym and the Nest, the lot would be made up of parking spots for short term visitors, as well as electric vehicle charging stations and new spaces for the cars used by Safewalk.
“If someone is in an emergency they’re sent to the hospital the same day, or if they’re extremely urgent they’re sent to the access and assessment centre for care within two to five days,” said Dr. Nelson, director of UBC Student Health Services.
While travelling can impact performance, the degree of impact it can have depends on multiple variables such as the timing of the trip during the academic semester, competitions during the trip and the physical distance travelled to competitions.
“The 480 duplicates other more efficient routes between Richmond and UBC, and has seen declining ridership in recent years,” wrote Jill Drews, a Translink media relations advisor, in an email to The Ubyssey.
At the end of April, the government of Ontario announced that, starting in 2018, people under the age of 25 living in the province will get free prescription drugs. The plan will cover 4,400 types of drugs, and will have no deductible or co-payment.
After modelling 10 different scenarios with three sub scenarios each based on information made public by BC Hydro, the researchers concluded that Site C was not economically past the point of no return.
Three candidates for the Vancouver-Point Grey riding came to the Nest Thursday evening for a debate focused on student issues. The Ubyssey moderated the debate and has since checked the veracity of some of the candidates' claims.
“So by allowing the associate VP finance to take on more of that responsibility by taking off [the financial systems] off their plate, it will allow the new AVP to really focus on developing those financial assistance programs.”
The 2017 federal budget, released on March 22, contains a large section on what will be done to address housing issues in Canada. The Ubyssey is delving into how this section of the budget and others will affect housing in Vancouver.