At a press conference on Thursday, representatives said the partnership will open the way for “collaboration” between Rogers and UBC students and researchers, such as those in the faculties of computer science and engineering.
Abubakar Khan, a third-year sociology student, is taking some time off school to run for one of ten Vancouver City Council spots and help residents “feel less lonely.”
Taq Bhandal, a UBC PhD candidate at the Social Justice Institute, is making a bid for one of ten spots on the Vancouver City Council in the October election.
At the beginning of this year, the AMS saw food outlets Pie R Squared, Ph T and the Pit performing 7.2 per cent, 27.6 per cent and 46.5 per cent worse than budgeted, respectively.
“It is a waiting game to see how we can change our systems at UBC because the systems are shaped by the direction of the province.”
The updated Policy 15 submission treats cannabis largely in the same way as tobacco, with smoking limited to designated zones across campus.
UBC has appointed Andrew Parr, managing director of Student Housing and Hospitality Services, as the interim VP Students.
To create the new committee, Council also voted to temporarily suspend the segment of AMS code that assigns those duties to the permanent Human Resources (HR) committee, effectively replacing it.
UBC is receiving the highest number of freedom to information (FOI) requests of any Canadian university by far, causing the university’s response time to rise well beyond the typical legal limit.
This fall, UBC and the AMS are unveiling a campaign to promote healthy beverage consumption and limit sugary drinks on campus — but this does not mean a ban on the latter option.
Hosted in front of the Nest on September 7, the event was also linked to a larger rally the following day in downtown Vancouver as part of an international grassroots campaign that calls for an end to fossil fuel energy.
“The new investment policy basically allows the AMS to put all our $16 million investment fund into companies that are fossil fuel free,” said AMS VP Finance Kuol Akeuchbeny.
The BC government has introduced an information campaign that aims at preventing sexual violence and misconduct on post-secondary campuses across the province.
Previously, Jump Start was limited to international students and Canadian students who studied abroad in their secondary education.
The federal and BC governments have reaffirmed yesterday the $3 billion funding for the Broadway Skytrain expansion and the Surrey-Newton-Guildford Light Rail Transit — two high profile rapid transit projects in the Lower Mainland.
A large red banner reading “RENT FREEZE” was hung from the top floor of the Nest at approximately 3:45 p.m. on Imagine Day, an orientation day for incoming UBC students. A small black banner reading “MANSION TAX NOW” was also laid on the steps outside the building.
The most promising location for the university’s first station at the intersection of University Boulevard and West Mall is already being prepped for development.
A recent study conducted by researchers from UBC and McGill suggests that Vancouver is one of the unhappiest cities in Canada.
After a five-month search, UBC has appointed one familiar face and one newcomer to top positions in Indigenous affairs, both of whom were drawn to UBC for its longstanding and ongoing efforts to improve Indigenous representation