One of UBC’s own will soon be helping shape Canada’s economic future.
The AMS stressed during consultations that interest on student loans means penalizes students from lower-income backgrounds.
A diverse array of local and international leaders in various fields have received honourary degrees from UBC — but the careful deliberation process behind these awards often remains unseen to the public.
UBC has appointed Dr. Ainsley Carry as its new VP students, seven months after Dr. Louise Cowin unexpectedly resigned in May.
“Most people do not know about North Korea, and it’s important to understand each other,” said Park. “The KPP has been serving as a powerful confidence building tool between Canada and North Korea.”
After a non-fatal traffic accident during a marathon at UBC, the event’s organizer and the RCMP are investigating the case to prevent future injuries.
As part of its #YourVoteYourVoice campaign, the AMS hosted a panel discussion yesterday to inform students about the upcoming BC electoral referendum.
In a recent trip to Victoria, AMS VP External Cristina Ilnitchi lobbied the provincial government about affordable higher education and support for schools’ sexual violence and misconduct policies implementation.
The Chinese and South Korean embassies declined interview requests but emphasized their governments are strongly against any form of cannabis use.
Both UBC student unions are not making any endorsements in the proportional representation (PR) referendum after the UBC Students’ Union Okanagan (UBCSUO) received pushback over its initial outreach material.
Held in the UBC Life Sciences building, the citizenship ceremony was a joint event between UBC, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC), a non-profit organization that organizes programs to encourage active citizenship.
Holmes emphasized that, despite many years of advocacy without progress, the Senate and AMS have been doing all they can to bring a fall reading break to fruition.
The university is continuing to create a government business enterprise (GBE), an entirely separate trust that would let UBC circumvent the caps of provincial borrowing and build student housing at an accelerated rate.
UBCFA Contract Faculty Committee Chair Sarika Bose said sessional faculty are treated as a “second tier of professors,” whose precarious employment status and low wages impacts every area of their lives.
UBC has established the country’s first Emeritus College for retired academics from both of the university’s campuses.
After a UBC associate professor argued in a Vancouver Sun column that international students face easier admission standards, the university has refuted his claims.
Kennedy’s first priority is allocating external funding, since the city’s property taxes and service fees won’t cut it.
“In three years, we could solve this housing crisis for everybody at UBC,” Condon said. “We don’t need to wait 20 years for that subway.”
“There is no opportunity for career advancement for someone like myself with the contract structure I have,” said Dr. Jennifer Gagnon, a sessional instructor in the faculty of political sciences at UBC.