After acknowledging that the Pit is “down in the dumps” at the January 10 AMS Council meeting, the society has now reintroduced food services and revamped the pub’s operations to boost its tepid profit.
Following an election within the UBC Board of Governors (BoG), it was announced today that former Vice-Chair Michael Korenberg has been made the new chair. BoG member Sandra Cawley succeeds Korenberg as the new vice-chair.
With a $4.9 million donation from the Liuzu Temple of Chan Buddhism in China, UBC is now leading a long-term international network to advance the study of Buddhism and East Asian cultures.
At a recent AMS Council meeting, during a bid for a seat on the student health and well-being committee, one councillor brought up that he would like to see mental health coverage reexamined.
According to the Focus on People’s Report brought to the UBCBoard of Governors this past summer, UBC recruits women and minorities at rates on par with the levels at which they are represented in the Canadian population. But examining statistics of those representations, there are discrepancies at the higher levels of UBC administration.
The new policy — which will be effective starting from the 2018 winter session — states that direct-entry undergraduate admission requirements will begin accepting any Canadian Indigenous languages taught at a Grade Twelve or post-secondary level, even if the language is not listed on the UBC Calendar’s website.
With the goal of raising $100 million in three years to support student awards, UBC has launched the “largest campaign for scholarships for students in the history of British Columbia,” according to President Santa Ono
At $5,495, the new meal plan created an affordability problem for several residence association executives, which led to their resignation and replacement by less experienced candidates. The solution then created a concern about conflict of interest.
Translink has decided to continue operating the 480 bus line with peak-periods service only, reversing an earlier proposal to cancel the route altogether. The target frequency will remain the same, with buses arriving approximately every 12 minutes.
The latest demonstration was at the November 22 AMS Council, where VP Academic and University Affairs Max Holmes asked for a mandate to inform UBC Board of Governors (BoG) about the society’s opposition to the current plan for the parkade.
President Santa Ono intervened in a dispute between faculty members and the Senate last month, ensuring that rank-and-file faculty members will continue to have a say in choosing candidates for senior administrative jobs at UBC.
According to a 2017 report by the BC Representative for Children and Youth (RCY), 6,950 children and youth are “in care” in the province, and 524 of those youth have aged out of care since 2016. 23 of those individuals attend UBC. What are their experiences like?
At the last AMS Council meeting, the Governance Committee recommended that the AMS student court be abolished because of its “uselessness” in fulfilling the roles it was created for.
On November 14 — the two-year anniversary of sexual assault allegations against a UBC professor that made national headlines — public response was revived through the use of the #UBCaccountable hashtag on Twitter.
Hillel BC and the Chabad Jewish Student Centre (CJSC) collaboratively set up a “Mitzvah Marathon” booth today as a response to the pro-Nazi incidents that occurred on campus last week.
For the “fifth [time] in four years,” the Vancouver development permit board has rejected the condo tower proposal at 105 Keefer in Chinatown, which has been criticized as a harbinger for further gentrification into the historical Vancouver district.
Three confirmed cases of mumps within the Bachelor of Commerce student population have been reported, according to a broadcast email from the Sauder undergraduate office.
UBC has partnered with with Canada’s only national low-power network, eleven-X, to collect data on the usage of accessible parking spaces on UBC’s Vancouver campus. If found that the demand for handicapped parking spaces is higher than the amount that are currently provided, this project will lead to enhanced handicapped parking spaces across UBC.
Last week, The Old Sub, a student affairs blog, released a sales report for food products sold at first-year dining halls — Totem Park, Orchard Commons and Place Vanier — from January to February 2017, which was obtained through a Freedom of Information request.