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.
Last week’s pro-life protests and the counter-protests that sprung up next to them generated a lot of discourse on campus. UBC has a history of abortion activism, on both sides of the issue, stretching back to the 1970s.
On December 6, 1989, an armed man walked into an engineering class at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal, and after stating that he hated feminists, began shooting women in class, killing 14 and injuring 10 others.
The University of Toronto held an academic forum this past Saturday with the controversial U of T professor Jordan Peterson, who does not use gender neutral pronouns. Mary Bryson, an education professor at UBC, went to debate him.
BC’s Residential Tenancy Act, which guarantees certain housing rights for tenants in the province such as restrictions on rent increases and freedom from unreasonable disturbance, does not apply to students living in university housing.
UBC’s Senate is working on a policy to mandate a syllabi for each credit-bearing undergraduate course, and to also create some guidelines and regulations for what should be included within a course syllabus.
The BC Court of Appeals has ruled in favour of Trinity Western University (TWU), deciding that graduates of the school will be able to get accreditation from the Law Society of BC and practice law in the province.
According to Aaron Bailey, one of the student representatives on the Board, this is so they can “really get to the roots of the offerings and the products that are available, as well as what the community is asking from us.”