AMS President Marium Hamid, who campaigned on a promise to revamp the website, said the new website is expected to be launched on August 27.
Prior to this appointment, Peter Smailes has served as the interim VP since former VP Finance and Operations Andrew Simpson left the position in January 2018.
Three UBC faculty have recently been named members of the Order of Canada, “one of [the] country’s highest civilian honours.”
UBC’s community members are “surprised and dismayed” by Greyhound Canada’s recent announcement that it will cancel all bus routes in Western Canada, except for the Vancouver-Seattle route run by its American counterpart.
University RCMP evacuated buildings and closed off road access around West Parkade this morning in response to an unspecified threat. While buildings and roads have since re-opened, officers are continuing to investigate the scene.
But while termination letters have already been sent out and the AMS Executive has presented the planned changes in an open statement, changing the mandate of the SASC will require modifications to AMS code — and thus a vote.
In a media release issued this evening, the AMS executive apologized for the impact of its previous decision on survivors and the wider UBC community, before announcing it would be reversed.
According to the AMS, SASC was created in 2002 to fill a gap that existed on campus — with UBC’s own office now up and running, the gap no longer exists and SVPRO can serve as the “one centralized space” for survivor support.
Dr. Patrick Condon, UBC urban design professor, is seeking for a spot in Vancouver’s mayoral race this fall on a housing-centric platform informed by by his scholarly and community work.
With the recent openings of Orchard Commons and Totem Park’s c̓əsnaʔəm House that provide 1,050 and 354 new beds respectively, UBC now has enough capacity in traditional first-year residences — Place Vanier, Totem Park and Orchard Commons — to accommodate all first-year residence applicants for the upcoming year.
Some students are calling on UBC to cancel a talk by American conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro, who is slated to speak at the Chan Centre this October in an event organized by the Free Speech Club (FSC).
The AMS has released the 2018 Academic Experience Survey, which surveys students about their university experience, financial position, housing situation, opinions on the AMS and other topics.
The professorship will investigate potential applications of cannabinoids as an immediate treatment for opioid addiction and potential substitutes to opioids in treating acute and chronic pain.
After less than three years of serving as UBC VP External Relations and Communications, Dr. Philip Steenkamp has joined Royal Roads University (RRU) as its fourth president and vice-chancellor. His term will begin on January 1, 2019.
As textbook pricing is already a well-established affordability issue for students, the conversation is now being expanded to include the cost of online assessment materials.
Following a post about a man with a firearm in Nest on the r/UBC subreddit this afternoon, University RCMP is attempting to locate a “suspicious male” sighted in the vicinity.
The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) has issued another warning about “virtual kidnapping” and extortion schemes targeting Mainland Chinese students, as it begins investigating the third confirmed case of 2018.
An AMS committee designed to plan and execute the sale of its permanent art collection has expired before it could complete its goals, forcing the society to extend its mandate to an uncertain date.
Former UBC student Tanick Gunnarsson has been sentenced to just under four months of jail time plus 12-months probation for assaulting his former partner in November 2017.