The fundamental purpose of the installation is to demonstrate the possibilities of renewable energy and inspire students on campus.
Students living and studying in the northeast corner of campus should expect to see more ubiquitous construction fences in the near future.
Universities across BC are being legally mandated by the province to take a ‘balanced approach’ to international tuition — and UBC is no exception.
At the end of Election Day, Vancouverites have elected Kennedy Stewart as the new mayor and brought a wave of Green candidates to city governance.
UBC launched a national campaign on September 24 to showcase its new branding as a university engaged in “tackling society’s largest challenges,” following negative press attention and increased global competition in recent years.
“It’s a really important academic and student service components to this project … it’ll begin to create the student service precinct that we’re envisioning,” said interim Vice-President Students Andrew Parr.
“I was shocked that it was allowed to happen because there were elected officials in there and none of them stopped the process,” he said. “There was no other Indigenous people in there."
The “small partnership” between UBC and Simon Fraser University’s student unions for this year’s Welcome Back BBQ did not deliver a bump in sales — but both societies believe it was a positive experience that could lead to more collaborations in the future.
“It’s a discussion that really needs to happen after we develop an MoU and further understand the academic use [of the brewery] and how much is going to be brewed out of this,” he said. “Right now, the focus is on getting an MoU.”
In a joint ceremony on October 19, both universities will formally award their respective honorary doctorate of laws degrees — which recognize outstanding achievement or significant contribution to the public good — to the Aga Khan.
Tabrizi says a culture of fear impacts our view of cannabis. “They’re really missing the point that this is a medicine,” she said.
UBC tweeted on September 24 that the university had removed advertisements for the Allard School of Law from the far-right website The Rebel.
The event brought together experts from several BC schools to discuss the province’s current first-past-the-post (FPTP) system and the proposed alternatives within PR.
The BC Coroners Service has announced that it will hold a public inquest into the death of David Singh Tucker, who died at a Surrey pre-trial facility on July 25, 2016.
The bulletin warns students of the OneClass Chrome extension, stating that it is malware —malicious software — and has significant risk to students’ personal information should they have it installed.
“We’re talking about a 100 years worth of work and history to a large extent to put into a website. To succinctly and effectively put it into a small number of pages is a difficult task, and we wanted to make sure we got it right.”
UBC Debate Society, the AMS and the GSS hosted a mayoral candidate debate on September 20 where candidates for Vancouver’s top municipal office discussed issues such as housing, transportation and poverty.
More than a dozen people rallied in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery on Sunday afternoon in solidarity with UBC alumna Loujain Al-Hathloul and other women’s rights activists currently detained in Saudi Arabia.
With legalization on the horizon, student stakeholders are preparing to hash out UBC’s draft policy for cannabis on campus as it enters its community consultation phase.