The AMS lobbied for the government to follow through on promises to provide funding for Indigenous students and better engage those students in consultation.
Despite rising numbers of women going into engineering at UBC, the faculty will not achieve its goal of equal representation by 2020.
India has surpassed China as the fastest growing international student group on campus, according to UBC enrolment reports.
All UBC fraternity members will now have to complete a yearly training session on consent, bystander intervention and healthier masculinity.
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.
While the exact date for the reveal of the Thunderbird sculpture is not confirmed, the AMS believes in the importance of the statue.
This year, the network passed an all-time record of 82,000 concurrent users, who are also accessing it on different devices that demand more and more of its bandwidth.
UBC is one of the only universities in Canada that does not have a policy requiring professors to provide a syllabus for their courses — but after many years of deliberation in the Senate, that may change.