The PWIAS Board of Trustees announced in a statement today that they would also reinstate an advisory panel and fulfil staffing needs at the Institute just weeks after its director resigned over threats to the institute’s independence.
UBC has appointed Dr. Ainsley Carry as its new VP students, seven months after Dr. Louise Cowin unexpectedly resigned in May.
Canadian universities are generating more and more information of public interest — but they’re becoming less and less willing to share it.
“Youth Rising is a collective of young people ... that leans toward the common goal of ensuring what is promised to us [about climate justice] by the government is upheld,” said national spokesperson Avery Shannon.
“The most charitable way to put it is that the optics are appalling,” said Senator and mathematics professor Dr. Philip Loewen.
“This is going to, I hope, offer a window of what it actually looked like on a daily basis to be living in Paris and seeing the interaction between the public discourse, the speeches and the political context,” said Castonguay-Bélanger.
Ono’s announcement comes after 3 days of fallout over former PWIAS Director Dr. Philippe Tortell’s resignation over a directive that he says threatens the academic independence of the Institute.
PWIAS Director Dr. Philippe Tortell resigned in protest during a presentation to UBC unit leaders, saying that the directive would “completely remove [the PWIAS’s] independence.”
Tortell is leaving his position in protest over a directive from the Institute’s Board of Trustees that would eliminate PWIAS initiatives and fold its research into existing UBC programs run by administrators.
University Community Services Manager and Bookstore Director Debbie Harvie, McCloy’s immediate superior, said that hiring a replacement will take at least three to six months.
“Public speech like Shapiro’s that called trans people’s existence and dignity into question that reinforced prejudice against [them] as liars and mentally ill, as dangerous.”
“No safe space for the FAR RIGHT,” read the posters. “Join Gritty in the fight against racism, colonialism, capitalism and all forms of oppression!”
The way those funds will be distributed is still being discussed, but Leduc hopes it will have “maximum impact” and that the campaign will continue to draw support, especially in the context of the MeToo movement.
The club has maintained that they denounce any violence connected to the event and do not believe it poses any harm to students.
The suit seeks an injunction “requiring the defendants to remove the defamatory words from the internet and every other public posting.”