Having been restructured twice since April 2017, AMS VP Academic and University Affairs (VPAUA) office is once again undergoing a structural change.
Voting for a new UBC Vancouver Board of Governors (BoG) faculty representative was temporarily disrupted due to a systems outage that brought down almost all UBC networks.
Forestry magnate and UBC benefactor Leon Joseph Koerner has been recognized by the federal government as a person of National Historic Significance.
Point Grey and University Endowment Land (UEL) residents are raising concerns that a proposed tax on luxury homes could displace UBC student renters — but experts and officials disagree.
Hosted by five students in Issues in International Conflict Management class, an Indigenous advocacy roundtable yesterday discussed the representation of Indigenous students in the AMS as well as the ongoing challenges of reconciliation across campus and Canada.
Ahead of the International Day for Elimination of Racism (March 21), UBC Equity Ambassadors and the African Awareness Initiative co-facilitated a “Realities of Racism” event yesterday to discuss the misrepresentation of race in the media.
Last Wednesday, UBC President Santa Ono tweeted a statement assuring prospective students that their applications to UBC will not be affected by their engagement in peaceful demonstrations.
Following her removal in April 2017, former engineering co-op director Jenny Reilly has filed a civil claim against UBC and Dr. Elizabeth Croft, alleging that they breached her right to privacy during the termination process.
Following the update of the Housing Action Plan (HAP) last month, some UBC faculty have raised concerns about the availability of affordable housing for faculty members, and the university’s failure to validate or recognize their grievances about faculty housing.
AMS VP External Sally Lin said the AMS is “incredibly happy” with the new provincial budget that was announced in February, as it includes AMS recommendations made last October. She’s particularly pleased with their inclusion of specific housing plans.
The provincial government has announced new funding for student housing amid a Vancouver housing crisis that has made renting in the city increasingly unaffordable. But it might be a while before UBC students see the benefits.
The “Lead, Succeed, and Inspire” event showcased influential female change-makers. UBC’s Equity and Inclusion Office hosted the event in recognition of International Women’s Day (March 8) and the International Day for the Elimination of Racism (March 21).
This morning, a large group of students participated in a walkout organized by the UBC Indigenous Law Students Association to protest the recent acquittals of Gerald Stanley and Raymond Cormier, who were both respectively charged in the deaths of Colten Boushie and Tina Fontaine.
Nine days after a fatal car accident, friends are remembering 21-year old science student Mackey Singh as a “force of nature” who seemed to know just about everyone and do just about everything.
Safewalk saw improvement in their services after the implementation of new changes, such as the T-Birds varsity players’ escort and the cancellation penalty, began to take into effect in late 2016.
A discussion hosted by the AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre last Thursday night turned into a debate when a handful of Free Speech Club members crashed the event, challenging the moderators’ views on men’s health.
According to VP Finance Alim Lakhiyalov, the AMS may consider the possibility of dropping food prices for their Nest businesses sometime in the next fiscal year. During November 22 AMS Council meeting, Lakhiyalov presented that Nest businesses have been doing better than expected for the second quarter (Q2) of the current fiscal year.
A Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) outlet is moving into the Nest, replacing the frozen yogurt shop Qoola that is being sued by the AMS for failing to pay over two years of rent.
The issue of climate change is at the forefront for the UBC community. Yesterday, the climate town hall conference was held in the lower atrium of the Nest and was hosted by a collective of UBC clubs, providing interactive booths and three separate discussion sessions on ways to engage climate change and climate justice.