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.”
Campus groups are responding to American conservative commentator Ben Shapiro’s visit to campus this Halloween in an unexpected way — by choosing not to directly protest.
Nearly 30 years after the unsolved disappearance of a UBC student, University RCMP is extending its call for information from community members.
One of the highlights of the show came when an audience member chucked a head of romaine lettuce on the stage that the actors immediately began bird-feeding to each other as part of a scene.
A motion of censure against the AMS executive narrowly failed tonight after they were criticized for not adequately advertising the society’s annual general meeting (AGM), which failed to meet quorum.
At a small demonstration outside the Nest today, campus climate activist group UBCC350 renewed its call for UBC to completely divest from its investments in fossil fuels.
AMS clubs and constituencies that don’t have an approved credit card from the society have to get items reimbursed with an on-paper application.
As he prepares to move onto a new role as the society’s senior student services manager, Alnaar reflects on a legacy of being what he calls the AMS’s “referee”: principled, fair and universally respected.