While there is an image in the mass media of first years showing no restraint in the face of newfound freedom, many would say this is not the case at UBC.
When asked about how the AMS chooses the performers at events, Earnshaw said, “generally we choose artists we make sure we have enough Canadian content."
In order to accomplish a revival of The Gallery Lounge, Doering must collect 1,000 or more student signatures on a petition to launch a referendum question.
Following the approval of the Board of Governors, the construction of a new residence to accommodate 404 students is set to begin in October. Unlike other residences on campus, this building will be made almost entirely out of wood.
After wandering from refugee camp to refugee camp with her family, Adit "Elizabeth" Abit managed to excel academically in South Sudan and later Kenya despite nearly being killed by highway bandits. After earning a scholarship to UBC and graduating this summer, Abit wants to give back to her homeland.
As students, we ask for an excellent education. We ask to be supported by our university. We did not ask for UBC to fight its way up an arbitrary rankings list. We did not ask UBC to become a “Place of Mind.”
Since UBC started charging international students higher tuition in the mid-1980s, they've followed a crude market-based logic to a tee. “Dig a little deeper,” one administrator advised prospective students.
When the donation came through, UBC Development processed the money as part of their grant to the Nest building. The AMS has contested this, believing that the donation should instead be transferred to the AMS, so that it can be credited towards the students’ contribution to the building.
We celebrated the cenennial anniversary of the Great Trek in late September this year, but did you know that's not the only Great Trek in our history? Here's an outline of the other times UBC students have marched for their needs and their future.
As the fight over proposed international tuition increases heats up, Veronica Knott will inevitably be at the center of the storm.
Neal Yonson, the voice of investigative blog UBC Insiders, brings in-depth commentary and analysis on campus affairs through his meticulous research.
The university has decided to credit Lev Bukhman’s $125,000 donation to the Nest toward the AMS’s $68 million loan from UBC, as opposed to UBC’s contribution to the budget.
Specific details were removed in order to make the policy more widely applicable. The content of Policy 91 — Purchase of Animals for Research and Teaching — was incorporated into the policy on research.
In light of the the widespread media criticism over its mishandling of sexual assault cases, the university is reviewing its response protocols and drafting a new, specialized policy on sexual assault.
At the Vancouver Aquarium, UBC researchers team up with specially trained northern fur seals and Steller sea lions in order to to better understand how to save their declining populations in the wild.