Notices have been posted at the 52 building complexes at UBC’s Vancouver campus using a certain type of heat exchanger, advising building users to not consume any of the hot water. This followed the discovery that five heat exchangers had failed.
The diversity fund that was launched last November is being used to finance the review process that will make recommendations about the fund’s future designation. The $300,000 put into the fund this year will support the review process.
“Going into it, it’s our every intention to support Sprouts and to uphold the mandate of their club, but ... we did ultimately say that it’s the AMS’s space and that we can do with it as we please,” said Scott.
In an unsurprising result, Alim Lakhiyalov was voted in as the next VP Finance of the AMS. Lakhiyalov ran unopposed after the other candidate dropped out of the race before the first debate, but ran a strong campaign.
Lakhiyalov is campaigning on a platform that includes creating a long-term sustainable financial plan, implementing professional development programs, and integrating financial systems and expanding their usage to all clubs and constituencies.
Tonight marked the second and final debate for the VP Finance position, a position which only has one candidate, Alim Lakhiyalov. The event featured questions from the moderator, followed by two questions from the audience and a closing statement.
Lakhiyalov, a fourth-year cognitive systems and computer science major, is the current associate VP Finance for the AMS, vice chair of the fund committee and also vice president of the Sigma Chi fraternity.
The Board also voted to increase investment in the fund by $5 million per year for a period of three years, bringing the total investment fund to $25 million. The original investment was a $10 million contribution from the Trek endowment.
When Cameron England, a third-year political science major, returned to where he’d left his wheelchair outside the Nest while he was volunteering at the AUS conference all day, he discovered that his wheelchair was gone.
While some groups appeared to know each other very well, others did not and used it as a bonding activity. One team, who all dressed in plaid and called themselves “plaidinators,” said that they originally did not know each other very well and wer
Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson announced the city’s plan for an extension of the Millennium Line at a press conference yesterday. The extension will begin at VCC-Clark Station and will run along Broadway, stopping short of UBC at Arbutus Street.
The Board of Governors has approved an increase in the spending rate of UBC endowments from 3.5 per cent to 4 per cent. This change will affect all of the university’s endowments, a fund of approximately $1.8 billion.
“When the downtown eastside shows up in the news, we think fentanyl crisis and we think missing women, which we should not ignore. But what we don’t always see is it’s a neighbourhood of brilliant artists.”
On December 6, the Board of Governors approved an amendment to UBC’s Policy 3 of “Discrimination and Harassment” to include gender identity and expression as explicitly protected grounds at the university policy level.
Dr. Ayesha S. Chaudhry, an associate professor of Islamic studies and gender studies, and Dr. Charles Menzies, a professor in the department of anthropology, were elected this week as the faculty representatives for the Board of Governors.