UBC’s decision to keep classes open for part of last week despite snowfall has sparked criticisms among many commuter students.
A UBC engineering design team’s stolen project has been recovered after days of searching.
Finance Minister Carole James announced today that the BC government will eliminate all interest on provincial student loans, effective immediately. The decision follows the lead from Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia.
Fall break will have to wait yet another year.
On February 4, “The Time Is Now: Stand with Unist'ot'en” event will raise fund for the Wet’suwet’en legal defence fund. The event is organized by the First Nations Studies Student Association (FNSSA) and receives support from the Indigenous Students Association and the Indigenous Law Students Association.
“It is a response to a time of polarization in our society,” said Erfan.
While there was “some evidence” Kurtzke had interfered with AMS service provisions, it had not been demonstrated that he was a “danger."
In today’s decision, the tribunal denied the university’s application to dismiss the complaint from Stephanie Hale, a former UBCO student who alleged that she was sexually assaulted by another student in January 2013 and that the university subsequently mishandled her report.
At UBC, there are 921 students receiving OSAP funding, with an average of about $6,500 in grants and loans per student.
Newly appointed VP External Robin Ciceri is currently resident of the Research Universities’ Council of British Columbia, where she coordinates efforts between the province’s largest schools.
At this morning’s meeting, Council voted to support expanding the Broadway subway line — which is already funded to Arbutus — all the way to campus. The vote comes a week after Translink reported that a Skytrain expansion to UBC is the most sustainable, albeit the most expensive long term solution to congestion on the Broadway corridor.
Over 70 student unions signed an open letter today that urges the Doug Ford government to reverse the Student Choice Initiative “until proper consultation is done.”
Last night, UBC’s Green College hosted a talk between Vancouver activists Jean Swanson, Ivan Drury, Lama Mugabo and Wes Everaars — all of whom have had first-hand experiences working to mitigate the city’s housing crisis.
“This decision is a direct hit to institutional transparency, healthy democratic dialogue on campuses, freedom of the press and the free speech."
The AMS recently presented a draft of their Sexual Violence Prevention and Respectful Environment Policy (SVPREP), a standalone document that will inform how the society handles disclosures and reports of sexual violence.
According to Times Higher Education, UBC is North America’s most international university. UBC International Student Initiative (ISI) is the driving force behind that title.
The Sexual Assault Support Fund (SASF) currently charges students $3.65 per year, but increased operational costs within SASC have pushed it over budget for the past two academic years. Pending approval from AMS Council, the referendum question would raise the fee somewhere between $8.50 and $9.50.
The university does not appear to be reconsidering the neighbourhood’s proposed density or building heights, which remain at the heart of resident concerns.
After years of deliberation, UBC’s Senate approved the policy on Content and Distribution of Course Syllabi (Policy V-130) on January 16. The policy takes effect in the 2019/20 academic year, matching syllabus policies that many other Canadian universities have already done for years.