The BoG has outlined a number of key policies that are either slated for or already being actively reviewed. These include reworking how UBC accommodates students with disabilities, the school’s rules around discrimination and harassment, and the legal status of cannabis on campus.
Following an Indigenous student discussion circle on October 2, the AMS has apologized for its sluggish efforts to engage Indigenous campus communities and “advance reconciliation.”
As first reported in The Globe and Mail, the Association of Administrative Professional Staff at UBC (AAPS) — which represents 4,500 university employees — announced yesterday that they had helped six of their members file complaints against UBC and senior officials since May.
A Harvard-educated UBC associate professor is petitioning US Senators who are also Harvard alumni to vote against Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as Supreme Court judge.
Jump Start has grown to over 3,400 students, both international and domestic. And its benefits have been linked not just to improving retention, but to improving almost every aspect of a student’s university career.
The BC Coroners Service has announced that it will hold a public inquest into the death of David Singh Tucker, who died at a Surrey pre-trial facility on July 25, 2016.
With legalization on the horizon, student stakeholders are preparing to hash out UBC’s draft policy for cannabis on campus as it enters its community consultation phase.
UBC is taking the high road with a proposed cannabis policy that goes directly against a nationwide trend of smoke-free college campuses.
Following an alleged voyeur incident in a student residence yesterday, university RCMP is reminding community members to contact the detachment if they witness a crime. UBC Campus Security has also issued a campus alert about this reminder.
Montrealers laugh and chat on patios and in cafés, and throngs of students share bottles of cheap wine in Parc Jeanne-Mance — a quiet luxury that any self-respecting Vancouverite envies.
The updated Policy 15 submission treats cannabis largely in the same way as tobacco, with smoking limited to designated zones across campus.
To create the new committee, Council also voted to temporarily suspend the segment of AMS code that assigns those duties to the permanent Human Resources (HR) committee, effectively replacing it.
UBC is receiving the highest number of freedom to information (FOI) requests of any Canadian university by far, causing the university’s response time to rise well beyond the typical legal limit.
“The new investment policy basically allows the AMS to put all our $16 million investment fund into companies that are fossil fuel free,” said AMS VP Finance Kuol Akeuchbeny.
The federal and BC governments have reaffirmed yesterday the $3 billion funding for the Broadway Skytrain expansion and the Surrey-Newton-Guildford Light Rail Transit — two high profile rapid transit projects in the Lower Mainland.