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.”
“Ultimately I was disappointed to hear what they had decided, but really, I attribute it to the structure that they have with student housing,” said Simpson when asked about the decision of the RHA to vote against supporting the AMS campaign.
The Sustainable Future Fund's statement of investment policies and procedures was approved at the last UBC Board of Governors meeting — which took place September 21 — in the Okanagan. But what is the Sustainable Future Fund, and how does it work?
Due to recent tuition increases, UBC's emergency bursary fund for international students will be increasing. In parallel to this, UBC is looking at how to better help students facing financial distress due to events in their home country.
The goal of UBC Aquatic Centre and Equity and Inclusion's survey and the subsequent implementation of new signage is "to ensure the Centre is welcoming, respectful and inclusive to all its’ patrons," according to the survey's website.
Despite their disappointment with how the universities handled their cases, some of the panelists were optimistic that change is coming, and hope that universities will be open to this change rather than resistant.
UBC and CIMCO Refrigeration, a contracting company hired by the university, have been jointly charged with Federal Fisheries Act violations. These charges stem from an incident in 2014 in which ammonia was allegedly discharged into a storm sewer.
Currently there are three major university administrations positions being filled by interim personnel. So who are these new officials, why did the old ones leave and what do they even do within the university?
For some of UBC’s athletes, particularly the 2016 Rio de Jenerio Olympic Games hopefuls, attending university while also living up to the standards that they set for themselves in sport is like living a double life.