With an unconfirmed initial budget of approximately $97,000, according to AMS VP Finance Lucia Liang, this marks the second consecutive cancellation of major AMS events, following the cancellation of Welcome Back BBQ, usually held in September.
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While UBC couldn’t identify any specific sources of money laundering, UBC’s treasurer called cash deposits through HSBC “a grey area.”
A survey conducted by the university revealed that over the last few months, faculty have had a significant increase their workload and more difficultly completing that work due to emotional impacts of the pandemic, increased caregiving responsibilities and an increase in services expected from the university.
The demonstration in front of Liberal MP Joyce Murray’s office included about 50 students at its peak, kept intentionally small due to the pandemic.
Climate group UBCC350 has begun the year with a rebrand to Climate Justice UBC and an open letter affirming new values.
The open session of the first Board of Governors (BoG) meeting of the 2020/21 ran for four hours over Zoom, with governors discussing COVID-19 planning and hearing from student unions about what they want from the Board this school year.
AMS Student Services manager Ian Stone said the service will keep a database of rental, sublet and roommate wanted postings for student accommodations.
The COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated student-facing issues including housing, food insecurity and financial instability.
UBC’s announcement that winter term 2 will be mostly online and rising active COVID-19 cases suggest the possibility of another year of virtual graduation.
Before the announcement, BC’s 42nd provincial election was scheduled to happen on or before October 2021.
The AMS is investing study spaces in the Nest for the upcoming school year. But with classes mainly online, who will be there to use them?
UBC’s own pandemic response has been guided by an eight-year-old document in the process of being updated, but its response still closely mirrors the policies of other universities across Canada.
The health agency tweeted today that visitors to the beach on September 7 between 1 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. may have been exposed to COVID-19.
But with socializing such a key part of Jump Start, both students and Orientation Leaders initially wondered if participants would be able to connect online.
Panellists discussed the realities of being racialized on campus — an experience that often falls short of their expectations.