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.
Neal Yonson, the voice of investigative blog UBC Insiders, brings in-depth commentary and analysis on campus affairs through his meticulous research.
As the fight over proposed international tuition increases heats up, Veronica Knott will inevitably be at the center of the storm.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.