"I’m aware that in the workforce, two weeks off is a sizeable and enviable vacation. But for students, the holidays aren’t a luxury — they’re pedagogically beneficial and vital for our collective mental and physical health."
RCMP were delayed in their response, but were able to apprehend a suspect who was charged with obstruction and then released.
“It’s something I take at heart, not just learning it in a classroom but also living it in my everyday life.”
Currently, the ministry is only seeking a contract to create the service. An implementation date has yet to be set.
Following more than a month of voting, the current First-Past-The-Post (FPTP) system has beat out the Proportional Representation (PR) system by a wide margin of 61.3 per cent to 38.7 per cent.
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.