UBC’s Equity and Inclusion office has made changes to the upcoming Pride installation after reviewing feedback from the campus community. The timeline for the design’s unveiling is still set for early September.
The AMS has released the report for this year’s Academic Experience Survey (AES), which outlines 27 recommendations for the society to follow in response to the survey’s results.
UBC’s faculty of medicine issued a statement today on the potential forced withdrawal of 20 residents and 24 clinical fellows within the faculty, which forms a sizable chunk of the roughly 280 incoming and current Saudi students at UBC.
UBC alumna and woman’s rights activist Loujain Al-Hathloul remains detained in her native Saudi Arabia despite public calls for her release by the Canadian federal government, which contributed to an escalating diplomatic spat with the Saudi government.
The AMS Bike Kitchen is set to occupy a wheelchair-accessible space in the Life Building, something its members said is long overdue.
UBC published its Freedom of Expression statement in early June, finalizing a 10-month initiative that has seen wide community engagement on what should be the balance between the freedom and the wellbeing of campus members.
The provincial government has appointed two new members to the UBC Board of Governors (BoG), filling the gaps created by the shake up in membership in December 2017 and former BoG Chair Stuart Belkin’s departure in February.
UBC’s Equity and Inclusion Office is bringing an LBGQ and Trans Pride installation to campus, which will incorporate the colours of both pride flags onto a surface outside of the Nest.
Resource groups are demanding greater accountability from the AMS and increased autonomy for the Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC), following an attempt to cut SASC’s support services last month.
UBC has appointed Heather McCaw as its new Vice-President Development and Alumni Engagement (DAE). Her five-year term will begin in Fall 2018.
UBC’s Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health (CEIH) has launched a 12-credit Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Public Health (GCIPH) as well as a non-credit certificate to improve Indigenous representation in public health.
UBC now has a dedicated hub in its Robson Square location to support innovation, as of June 14. According to VP Research Gail Murphy, the hub will focus on facilitating “four pathways of innovation”: entrepreneurship, commercialization of research results, partnership development and knowledge exchange.
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).