Nearly three years since Professor Arvind Gupta resigned from his position as UBC President, the controversy surrounding his departure continues to haunt university politics.
After Associate Professor Ayesha Chaudhry announced her resignation from the Board of Governors (BoG) on April 19, four faculty members are now running to fill her vacated BoG faculty representative seat.
Having been restructured twice since April 2017, AMS VP Academic and University Affairs (VPAUA) office is once again undergoing a structural change.
Voting for a new UBC Vancouver Board of Governors (BoG) faculty representative was temporarily disrupted due to a systems outage that brought down almost all UBC networks.
Since the proposal failed to meet quorum, Akuechbeny plans to run another referendum during AMS elections next year that solely proposes an increase for SASC’s funding and also to increase communication with these groups.
According to Ohori, after Gordon moved into long-term care, she told him that she wanted her house to go to him instead of UBC.
Outgoing AMS VP External Sally Lin is petitioning the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship to have experiential learning experiences gained by international students count toward their permanent residency application.
The UBC Faculty Association (UBCFA), after accusing Associate Professor Peter Wylie of bullying and harassing its staff, will meet May 9 to discuss a “staff complaint” against him. According to UBCFA policy, an investigation may be the next step if the complaint remains unresolved.
To better highlight undergraduate work in the field of First Nations and Indigenous studies (FNIS), the First Nations Studies Student Association (FNSSA) has relaunched their journal, xʷnaʔəlməxʷ sχəχi:ls or First People’s Writing.
While the new policy retains the same list of offenses that could merit suspension or expulsion, offenders can now only be removed after a letter has been written to and approved by the Operations Committee and the AMS VP Administration.
The Bachelor of Science combined honours in biochemistry and forensic science is a joint program where students will spend their first year at UBC taking science courses, then will spend the next three years taking courses at both UBC and BCIT.
Following the April 9 opening of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, UBC has now brought in Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond as its first director. Her term will begin on June 1.
Jennifer Abel, a grad student who has worked in the research commons, is protesting the administration’s sudden decision, saying dedicated graduate student space is integral to student community.
Associate Professor Dr. Ayesha Chaudhry will be stepping down from her Board of Governors (BoG) seat as of June 30, 2018. As one of two UBC Vancouver faculty representatives, Chaudhry has been serving on BoG since March 2017 for a term that was supposed to end in February 2020.
“It won’t shut down the organization by any means, but it will determine whether or not we have the funds to buy things that are integral to us opening and us running a café.”
“I wake up today a mother of three children and I realize I might have something to say about reconciliation. So I wanted to share my story with you and what it means.”
There were 20 reported incidents of theft from parked vehicles in 2017 — nine more than the previous year according to the 2017 Campus Security Report.
In an interview with The Ubyssey, VP External Relations Philip Steenkamp said the university is willing to contribute land, increase on-campus development charges, provide conventional financial funding or a mix of all three. Accordingly, it will not affect funding related to “UBC’s academic mission.”
“Frankly speaking, if we implemented all their solutions, we wouldn’t have this problem.”