“We are hearing from our students and we’ve been seeing in the media that across Canada these delays are causing very substantial difficulties for these Iranian students."
The blue phones were put in place as a response to emergency situations. However, data from campus security reports suggests that many students may not be using these phones for their original purpose.
UBC alumna Morrell Andrews, who graduated in 2017 with a degree in international relations, is leading independent consultation sessions across Canada that will contribute to the country’s first-ever youth policy.
In early July, the provincial government assembled a research committee to explore the details of implementing a basic income program. One month into the initiative, committee Chair and UBC’s economics professor David Green chatted with The Ubyssey about the research process and the program’s potential application for students.
Billed as the “largest campaign for scholarships for students in the history of British Columbia,” UBC’s Blue and Gold campaign, which aims to raise $100 million for leadership and needs-based student awards in three years, has reached $40.2 million as of July 3.
The Ubyssey interviewed seven self-identified conservative UBC students in an effort to understand what conservatism looks like at UBC.
Some students are calling on UBC to cancel a talk by American conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro, who is slated to speak at the Chan Centre this October in an event organized by the Free Speech Club (FSC).
In a recently ended public engagement, TransLink detailed a $7.3 billion investment for Metro Vancouver’s transportation systems through their Phase Two Investment Plan for the Mayor’s 10-Year Vision.
Outgoing AMS VP External Sally Lin is petitioning the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship to have experiential learning experiences gained by international students count toward their permanent residency application.
Following the update of the Housing Action Plan (HAP) last month, some UBC faculty have raised concerns about the availability of affordable housing for faculty members, and the university’s failure to validate or recognize their grievances about faculty housing.
AMS VP External Sally Lin said the AMS is “incredibly happy” with the new provincial budget that was announced in February, as it includes AMS recommendations made last October. She’s particularly pleased with their inclusion of specific housing plans.
The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) recently published a policy paper outlining the prevalence of mental health disabilities on university campuses, and what the federal government should be doing to support student mental health.
The AMS is creating a sexual violence prevention and respectful environment policy working group, which hope will address a recognized gap in how they respond to sexualized violence.
At the last AMS Council meeting, the Governance Committee recommended that the AMS student court be abolished because of its “uselessness” in fulfilling the roles it was created for.
UBC has partnered with with Canada’s only national low-power network, eleven-X, to collect data on the usage of accessible parking spaces on UBC’s Vancouver campus. If found that the demand for handicapped parking spaces is higher than the amount that are currently provided, this project will lead to enhanced handicapped parking spaces across UBC.