While the society has consistently pushed back against tuition hikes beyond the two per cent domestic cap — such as international tuition raises — because of its affordability policy, it is also now advocating against increases within the cap.
“It was pretty clear to me by the time they did a second survey that nothing meaningful would happen,” said Wagner, an associate professor of anthropology at IKBSAS.
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.
Director for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) Ry Moran was unable to provide specifics about how many documents pertain to BC. He also could not comment on why Schaffer had this expectation, adding no documents were legally promised.
UBCFA Contract Faculty Committee Chair Sarika Bose said sessional faculty are treated as a “second tier of professors,” whose precarious employment status and low wages impacts every area of their lives.
UBC has established the country’s first Emeritus College for retired academics from both of the university’s campuses.
After a UBC associate professor argued in a Vancouver Sun column that international students face easier admission standards, the university has refuted his claims.
Kennedy’s first priority is allocating external funding, since the city’s property taxes and service fees won’t cut it.
“In three years, we could solve this housing crisis for everybody at UBC,” Condon said. “We don’t need to wait 20 years for that subway.”
“There is no opportunity for career advancement for someone like myself with the contract structure I have,” said Dr. Jennifer Gagnon, a sessional instructor in the faculty of political sciences at UBC.
While the exact date for the reveal of the Thunderbird sculpture is not confirmed, the AMS believes in the importance of the statue.
This year, the network passed an all-time record of 82,000 concurrent users, who are also accessing it on different devices that demand more and more of its bandwidth.
UBC is one of the only universities in Canada that does not have a policy requiring professors to provide a syllabus for their courses — but after many years of deliberation in the Senate, that may change.
Spurred on by the province, UBC is working on a comprehensive action plan to advance its commitments to support Indigenous communities.
“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.”
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.
A years-long trial against UBC and a refrigeration company for the alleged poisoning of a local creek is coming to an end.
With around 70 people in attendance, the vigil offered a space for UBC community members and leaders of various faiths to express their grief and stand with the 11 slain.
The new bylaws, to be voted on at the UBCFA Annual General Meeting (AGM) on October 30, could thus make it more difficult for unelected faculty members to propose items for consideration.