Hillel BC and the Chabad Jewish Student Centre (CJSC) collaboratively set up a “Mitzvah Marathon” booth today as a response to the pro-Nazi incidents that occurred on campus last week.
For the “fifth [time] in four years,” the Vancouver development permit board has rejected the condo tower proposal at 105 Keefer in Chinatown, which has been criticized as a harbinger for further gentrification into the historical Vancouver district.
Three confirmed cases of mumps within the Bachelor of Commerce student population have been reported, according to a broadcast email from the Sauder undergraduate office.
UBC has partnered with with Canada’s only national low-power network, eleven-X, to collect data on the usage of accessible parking spaces on UBC’s Vancouver campus. If found that the demand for handicapped parking spaces is higher than the amount that are currently provided, this project will lead to enhanced handicapped parking spaces across UBC.
The previous curriculum put a lot of emphasis on handwriting, and being able to write each character, stroke by stroke. Now, handwriting is worth a very small percentage of a student's grade and emphasis is put on typing for exams and unit tests.
Next month, the AMS will be launching the Rent With Rights campaign, an advocacy and awareness initiative aiming to improve housing rights for UBC renters.
The UBC Vancouver Senate has recently approved a new holistic approach to student admissions that will require applicants to submit the near-entirety of their Grade 11 and 12 marks. It will also require students to submit a number of courses relevant to their program of interest.
Earlier this month, the AMS presented their recommendations for the provincial government’s 2018 budget plan to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. This was part of an annual consultation process hosted by the BC government.
Thursday, Thamer Almestadi was found not criminally responsible due to mental disorder for attacking a fellow UBC student in her dorm room in October 2016. Almestadi, 19, had been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.
As part of its response to alumna Glynnis Kirchmeier’s human rights complaint (HRC), UBC has denied any discrimination in how it handled reports of sexual assault. The university also “reserves the right to apply to dismiss the complainant without a hearing,” but did not attach an application with the response.
If you worked for UBC sometime in the past 25 years, you might be missing a cheque. The good news is that if you are, it's easy to find — and it's since accumulated interest.
On October 12, four UBC-partnered superclusters have advanced to the second round of Canada’s Innovation Superclusters Initiative. Part of the nine applicants to have been shortlisted out of 50, they will be competing to be the five recipients of $950 million over a five-year span.
Monday, both Crown Counsel Daniel Porte and Almestadi’s defence counsel presented similar submissions to BC Supreme Court Judge Fleming: that Almestadi should be found not criminally responsible (NCR) for his attack on Mary Hare.
This year, CAP is restructuring, alternating between those and guest speaker sessions in order to better fulfill students’ stated desires and needs.
On Friday, a psychiatrist further testified to the mental state of former UBC student Thamer Almestadi, 19, who is on trial for attacking a fellow UBC student Mary Hare in Totem Park residence last year.
Last Thursday, AMS VICE hosted a naloxone training party in the Nest Performance Centre, in which trainers educated attendees about opioids and taught them how to administer naloxone, a drug that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.
Hosted today in the Great Hall, the 2017 AMS Annual General Meeting (AGM) was dominated by financial updates from the President and General Manager’s Annual Report.
Last week, UBC students received a broadcast email requesting feedback on a tuition proposal for the 2018/19 school year. Some students remain doubtful towards the effectiveness of these consultations. The proposal itself involves a series of tuition increases that are said to “reflect inflationary pressures” of the university’s operating costs.
During the sixth and seventh days of the trial of Thamer Almestadi — who has been charged with attempted murder in connection with an attack that took place at UBC on October 4 of 2016 — the court heard the accused testify.