“We are concerned that if the Institute remains without a Director, the procedural integrity of the External Review would be compromised."
Two years after the first march in response to Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Women’s March in Vancouver remains part of a global movement — but has now shifted its focus inwards to Canada.
Former directors and faculty say the crisis at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS) reflects a trend of conflict as the university and the donor family grapple over the institute’s mandate, direction and independence.
This year, it will be featuring food writer Michael Pollan, #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke, best-selling author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and relationships scholar Helen Fisher.
The award, whose inaugural recipients include eight UBC students, was announced by Premier John Horgan in May 2018.
UBC’s Early Alert system, designed to flag students facing mental health challenges, continues to expand as more and more referrals are made through it each year. In 2018, there were over 2,000 alerts.
Currently, the ministry is only seeking a contract to create the service. An implementation date has yet to be set.
With less than five months left, here’s where your elected representatives stand on accomplishing their goals.
Another of Hamid’s executive goals was to create a centralized space for feedback on AMS services — but nothing has materialized so far.
Halfway through her term, AMS VP External (VPX) Cristina Ilnitchi has made progress on her promises — though some will not hit their full stride till the second term.
Midway through his term, AMS VP Finance Kuol Akuechbeny says he’s taking a “so far, so good” view on the progress towards his executive goals.
Holmes is one of the AMS’s most visible, ambitious and productive executives.
From clubs and constituencies to sustainability to mental health, Hakim came into the year with big hopes.
Following more than a month of voting, the current First-Past-The-Post (FPTP) system has beat out the Proportional Representation (PR) system by a wide margin of 61.3 per cent to 38.7 per cent.
“I think we’ve been able to make a lot of changes to start to counteract this because obviously this isn't a problem that kind of just appeared out of thin air.”
One study had students evaluate online courses with randomized male or female names. Almost invariably, students rated the male names higher than the female names, regardless of the actual gender of the professor.
On November 28, AMS Council formally approved the creation of an Indigenous Committee after over a year of lobbying from Indigenous students.
Today, students drowned out a small anti-transgender demonstration that took place mere steps from UBC’s Pride installation outside the Nest.
Milloy hopes his research will lead to a reassessment of policies that guide physicians in treating chronic pain without over-prescribing opioids.