Students of Vantage College, a 12-month program to help students who don’t meet the English language requirement, did not used to pay student society fees.
The Ivy Council, which represents the eight Ivy League institutions in the states, has reached out to the AMS to be a part of their roundtable.
The number of students visiting the Food Bank increased from 540 to 680 this year, and more than doubled over the summer in particular.
A common complaint heard about internships is that interns are little more than coffee carriers. The UBC Arts Internship Program aims to provide participants with much more than experience balancing coffee cups.
A newly proposed policy aims to create central guidelines for the appropriate usage of all safety and security cameras on both the UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan.
The proposal has been a part of discussions relating to changes around the medical school curriculum since 2012. It will be discussed at the UBC faculty of medicine’s next full faculty meeting at the end of November.
We took the liberty of breaking down the three big names in the Vancouver Quadra riding so that you know where each one sits on the issues that matter to students.
A recent study has found that aboriginal youth are being incarcerated at a higher rate than non-aboriginal youth, even when other factors that might place the youth at higher risk were controlled for.
The campaign faces resistance already. CUPE 116, the workers’ union representing nearly 2000 support staff on campus, opposes this campaign. The union says that the campaign risks negatively effecting people working for UBC Food Services, especially students working part time.
“The idea is to do this outreach now so that students are made aware of it and see that the AMS is doing stuff related to it,” said Rosenfeld. “Then when we try and do a larger event, people will already have some awareness of what’s going on, why it matters and will be more receptive to getting involved.”
A group of 29 past and current UBC researchers have been awarded the $3 million dollar Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.
The rally will feature various speakers, sign-making as well as free food and hot drinks. Afterwards, students will be invited to the AMS’s “Mail for Martha” letter drop — where they will deliver all the letters students have either written or signed to the president’s office on the top floor of Koerner Library.
“The answer to that is because these particular students we are targeting are not the ones who are happy in a high school. Secondly, what we know is that most often we underestimate what people are capable of.”
In an effort to encourage a more diverse range of students to apply, the senate has approved the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s proposal to remove mandatory science pre-requisites for the M.D. program, although they will still be strongly recommended.
“Replacing the student information system is one of the largest system replacements at the university because it is so core to everything that the institution is involved with,” said Jennifer Burns, UBC's chief information officer.