A survey conducted by the university revealed that over the last few months, faculty have had a significant increase their workload and more difficultly completing that work due to emotional impacts of the pandemic, increased caregiving responsibilities and an increase in services expected from the university.
The AMS will launch CampusBase on August 24 — but three days before the launch, The Ubyssey found that the Clubhouse replacement allows some users to view other students’ personal email addresses.
With years of growth, the creative writing program will become a school after Senate approval.
The AMS never introduced hazard pay for those working in person, and it wasn’t brought into public discussion until the end of June.
Senate has approved a new dual degree business program despite concern over the program’s cost and equity protections while students are abroad.
With most courses in the fall semester to be delivered online and public health not permitting large gatherings, UBC has had to change its approach to orientation with virtual versions of Jump Start, Imagine UBC and collegia.
UBC students now have the opportunity to study the COVID-19 pandemic as it unfolds in a new course, COVID-19 and Society.
With students taking online classes and social distancing in full force, UBC students are now unable to access campus resources and activities paid for in their AMS incidental fees.
According to Liang, the $200,000 comes from the society’s general surplus — which was $216,084 for 2019/20 — and leftover money from the AMS Financial Assistance Fund that was not distributed this year.
As faculty have adapted to online learning environments, many also face uncertainty with upcoming study leaves and deadlines in the tenure-track process.