Associate Professor Dr. Ayesha Chaudhry will be stepping down from her Board of Governors (BoG) seat as of June 30, 2018. As one of two UBC Vancouver faculty representatives, Chaudhry has been serving on BoG since March 2017 for a term that was supposed to end in February 2020.
There were 20 reported incidents of theft from parked vehicles in 2017 — nine more than the previous year according to the 2017 Campus Security Report.
In an interview with The Ubyssey, VP External Relations Philip Steenkamp said the university is willing to contribute land, increase on-campus development charges, provide conventional financial funding or a mix of all three. Accordingly, it will not affect funding related to “UBC’s academic mission.”
“Frankly speaking, if we implemented all their solutions, we wouldn’t have this problem.”
Pan-Asian restaurant Bao Down expects to open their UBC location within two months —after it was expected to launch along with other food outlets along University Boulevard in fall of 2017.
A survey run by The Ubyssey indicates that while most UBC students are average users of alcohol and other substances, a small percentage are using them to excess — sometimes as a coping mechanism for school-related stress.
The Shadow isn’t the only piece that ended up costing more than expected. Meeting minutes from the University Art Committee show that over the course of last year, estimated project costs for projects around campus consistently grow well beyond their estimates.
On Monday, UBC accidentally invited all of its 31,000 prospective undergraduate applicants to join Jumpstart — including those who had their applications rejected.
Featuring a lineup of 12 acts — from rap groups, to indie rock bands to DJs — Goosehunt was the lo-fi show that UBC desperately needs but didn’t know it wanted.
A student art show hosted yesterday night in the Lev Bukhman Theatre Lounge highlighted the impact of the opioid crisis from a youth perspective, advancing the dialogue on how to change societal misconceptions about substances and those who use them.
Hosted by five students in Issues in International Conflict Management class, an Indigenous advocacy roundtable yesterday discussed the representation of Indigenous students in the AMS as well as the ongoing challenges of reconciliation across campus and Canada.
The provincial government has announced new funding for student housing amid a Vancouver housing crisis that has made renting in the city increasingly unaffordable. But it might be a while before UBC students see the benefits.
A discussion hosted by the AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre last Thursday night turned into a debate when a handful of Free Speech Club members crashed the event, challenging the moderators’ views on men’s health.
Kuol Akuechbeny has been elected VP Finance, beating out financial systems coordinator Adam Forsgren. This makes Akuechbeny the first VP Finance in four years to not be a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.
At UBC, the lack of voter participation has created a vicious cycle of disenfranchisement. And while the elections committee is pushing to change that, it is not something that is going to be solved overnight.