The new data — covering the week of October 5 to 11 — revealed that there were on average two new cases per 100,000 UBC area residents each day, down from four last week.
Last night, AMS Council met to discuss the society’s strategic plan and the development of a sensory room in the Life Building for neurodiverse students.
On campus, students now need their vaccine card to access student events, gyms, indoor-seated restaurants and other such spaces. But what if students are unable to access their vaccine card?
Although the event was considerably smaller than previous Welcome Back BBQs due to the pandemic, the sound and the vibrations from the live music still went as far as IKB and the Exchange and Walter Gage residences.
In the first Council meeting of the term, councillors had a lengthy discussion on developing an AMS Strategic Plan and vaccination requirements within the society and the Nest.
Board of Governors representative Max Holmes pushed AMS executives on what they’ve been doing to address the drug poisoning crisis.
Council discussed the construction of an equipment lending library and continued to express frustration over inaction from UBC and the Board of Governors with respect to student's COVID-19 concerns.
Ono said that there have been ongoing discussions within UBC about establishing a COVID-19 testing site on or near campus for symptomatic individuals.
While the Food and Beverage Innovation Centre will still go ahead — it’s gotten Board 1 approval — the AMS will not be participating in its development.
Taylor Bootsma, a fourth-year microbiology and immunology student and the recycling program’s external director, developed UBC’s Disposable Glove Recycling Program during a work-learn at the Soma Laboratory.
During its six-hour meeting last night, AMS Council approved an early version of its Equity Action Plan and how to improve student safety along NW Marine Drive.
The first-dose vaccination rate for residents ages 12+ in the UBC neighbourhood has reached 100 per cent — up from 96 per cent last week. However, it’s likely this data point is not accurate.
For many trans, non-binary and two-spirit people, getting outed to people is now just a part of going out.
Historically, in answering the university’s tuition consultation survey, students have overwhelmingly opposed tuition increases, and the Board has increased tuition anyway.
UBC itself has not seen any such public reports since the start of classes, but both the AMS’s Sexual Assault Support Centre and UBC’s Sexual Violence Prevention Office are aware of the risks on campus right now.
In late May, UBC announced it would review the honorary degree it gave to O’Grady, who was a former principal at the Kamloops Indian Residential School.
Five assaults were reported on UBC Vancouver’s campus in 2020, compared to two in 2019.
A statement issued by Elections Canada said the cancellation of the Vote on Campus program was not permanent and was a result of COVID-19.
The incident occurred at 1:46 a.m.
While many UBC students were eager to get back on campus this fall for in-person classes, some believe that a hybrid model would provide for a safer, more comfortable learning environment.
With in-person classes in full swing, some faculty and students are anxious about the number of people in their classrooms and whether the rooms are properly ventilated.
Two ongoing conversations in the university community were reignited at the UBC Vancouver Senate meeting last night, with a resolution to calls for a vaccine mandate and an update on honorary degree reviews.