Yesterday, thousands crossed the Cambie Street bridge in the Walk for Reconciliation to acknowledge the legacy of Canada’s residential school system. They later convened at Strathcona Park.
Holmes ran on a platform of affordability, diversity, improving the student experience and adding additional experiental learning opportunities like co-op.
More than a year after their previous one expired, the AMS and MoveUP — the union that represents 14 non-student permanent administration employees — are still without a collective agreement.
The day-long conference hosted different workshops and discussions that were scattered around many different buildings on campus. Divided into three levels — “Formation,” “Growth” and “Application” — the activities were also tailored to the attendants’ knowledge.
Three candidates are running to replace Jakob Gattinger as the permanent VP Academic and University Affairs (VPAUA) in the upcoming by-election. The candidates begin their campaigning period on September 12 at 12 a.m.
Hundreds of people marched from the Art Gallery to Sunset Beach to protest the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion. Various chants could be heard as the crowd weaved through the streets of downtown Vancouver.
Three of the four National Democratic Party (NDP) leadership candidates came by UBC Friday afternoon for a chance to speak directly to students about their platforms, followed by an informal meet and greet session with attendees.
About 100 UBC employees involved in the Vancouver campus heating and cooling systems voted yesterday to take strike action against the university, should UBC not meet their demands. They have to give 72 hours notice.
The grants are awarded after a three-stage competition and a review process that focus on a number of factors, including research caliber, vision, program direction, and accumulated expertise and experience.
The Nest’s $68 million dollar construction loan will now be financed by RBC, saving students up to 50 million dollars. The original construction loan would have had students paying a levy for the Nest until 2045.
Previously exclusive to international students, Jump Start is a week-long academic and social orientation session designed to immerse incoming students to UBC’s social and academic life. It now includes domestic students entering Sauder and LFS.
They will have to “ensure student experience is well represented in UBC’s strategic plan, advocate for student-friendly allocations of the Excellence Fund and work to provide students with a strong voice in all aspects of the university.”
“I found the officer reasonable, pleasant, and I appreciated the opportunity to practice my French with him; henceforth I will be careful to follow the rules 'à la lettre,'” philosophy major Franz Kurtzke wrote.
As stated in the documents, the goal of Ono’s apology will be to “acknowledge the university’s responsibilities and strengthened commitment to collaborative relations with Indigenous people in BC and Canada.”
UBC’s reputation as a sustainable campus was recently recognized with a Sustainability Innovation Award in Facilities Management, awarded by APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities. This marks the second time that UBC has been honoured by APPA.
Announced informally over Twitter last week by a handful of professors, the move marks the final step in Gupta’s transition out of UBC since holding a visiting position at the University of Toronto since October 2015.
Intensive non-heritage Chinese courses (which includes CHIN 134, CHIN 234, CHIN 334 and CHIN 338) are targeted for students with no previous Chinese exposure or knowledge of Cantonese. Starting this September, they will no longer be offered.
Organized by an ad hoc group called Stand Up to Racism Metro Vancouver, the protest featured a carnival band and nearly 20 speakers. Over three hours, they offered different perspectives on the concepts of identity and discrimination.
Professors responded with disgust after poetry prof Stephen Guy-Bray tweeted an image of a note that was slipped under his office door Thursday evening. The student who wrote it says he knows how to end the “campus culture wars.”