Resource groups are demanding greater accountability from the AMS and increased autonomy for the Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC), following an attempt to cut SASC’s support services last month.
UBC has appointed Heather McCaw as its new Vice-President Development and Alumni Engagement (DAE). Her five-year term will begin in Fall 2018.
University RCMP evacuated buildings and closed off road access around West Parkade this morning in response to an unspecified threat. While buildings and roads have since re-opened, officers are continuing to investigate the scene.
But while termination letters have already been sent out and the AMS Executive has presented the planned changes in an open statement, changing the mandate of the SASC will require modifications to AMS code — and thus a vote.
In a media release issued this evening, the AMS executive apologized for the impact of its previous decision on survivors and the wider UBC community, before announcing it would be reversed.
Kesler sits in the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre — a building dedicated to discussing the legacy of schools like the one his mother was forced into.
After less than three years of serving as UBC VP External Relations and Communications, Dr. Philip Steenkamp has joined Royal Roads University (RRU) as its fourth president and vice-chancellor. His term will begin on January 1, 2019.
Following a post about a man with a firearm in Nest on the r/UBC subreddit this afternoon, University RCMP is attempting to locate a “suspicious male” sighted in the vicinity.
The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) has issued another warning about “virtual kidnapping” and extortion schemes targeting Mainland Chinese students, as it begins investigating the third confirmed case of 2018.
Former UBC student Tanick Gunnarsson has been sentenced to just under four months of jail time plus 12-months probation for assaulting his former partner in November 2017.
University RCMP and the RCMP’s Major Crime unit are investigating after a body was found in the water near Wreck Beach yesterday afternoon. The identity of the deceased and the cause of death have still not been confirmed.
In November 2016, Galloway admitted to the affair with a student in a statement made via his lawyer, but noted that the other claims, including one of sexual assault, were not substantiated based on an investigation conducted by former BC Supreme Court justice Mary Ellen Boyd.
University RCMP is warning students to exercise caution when meeting with online buyers and sellers in person after two individuals, including a UBC student, were allegedly assaulted and robbed.
Following a three week voting period, mathematics Professor Nassif Ghoussoub has been elected to the Board of Governors as one of two faculty representatives for UBC Vancouver. He received 253 votes out of 611, which represents a voter turnout of 24.2 per cent.
Following a letter campaign by UBC faculty, President Santa Ono has written to Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland urging for concrete actions to ensure the release of imprisoned alumna Loujain Al-Hathloul.