The Senate meets monthly to discuss and vote on UBC academic matters. Senate Recentred is written by members of the Student Senate Caucus to demystify Senate by giving students a snapshot of what Senate is doing this month.
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Hopefully I’ve gotten my audience right over Love Nest’s year-long life, because I have some good news for you simps! UBC is hosting its very own version of The Bachelorette, and literally anyone can enter.
Here's who will be leading each section of the paper this year.
The current AMS executives will leave office at the end of the month and be replaced by a new group, elected by you, the student body.
After decades of student pressure, dozens of universities across the continent have pledged to take portions of their investment funds out of fossil fuels. As of 2019, UBC is one of them.
This business update covers the period of September 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023.
"This year, the Board passed a new five-year strategic plan which outlines goals and projects to help the publication meet and adapt to the needs of the changing UBC campus and media landscape."
In September 2022, members of The Ubyssey took to the streets to ask people how to pronounce our name. And only a handful got it right.
As students, we are taught that academic work, especially historical work, needs to be objective. After reflecting on some work by Indigenous feminist scholar Dian Million, I have learned that students tend to view anger within academic writing as reductive.
All members of the Ubyssey Publications Society (UPS) are eligible to attend and speak at the meeting.
UBC needs to act in providing secure and affordable housing options to students living on campus. An exorbitant percentage price hike not only negates the security that the university owes to students paying incredibly high tuition, but also rings alarm bells. And when you add this rent hike into the mix amid a very prevalent housing crisis that has taken BC residents by storm, you don’t get a very pleasant outcome.
I, like many other Gen Z-ers, indulge in a TikTok scroll from time to time. Who can’t resist the instant dopamine fix? The funny videos where you think “OMG that is so me. How did they know?” Feeling incredibly guilty after watching some influencer get up at 5 am and do more in a day than I’ve accomplished in a week. All while taking care of 5 children. And a full time job.
Keeping kosher has been one of my greatest personal, physical and spiritual challenges so far in my life. As one representing hundreds of Jewish UBC students, I believe there needs to be more access to kosher food on campus.
Since you’re reading this, I’m going to assume that you, at least to some degree, identify as a romantic. The problem for romantics like us is that we are often labelled cliché. Rightfully so, too — when you’re in love, everything feels like it’s out of a fairytale, every moment is a tableau and every word is poetry.
Toward the end of each triennium, the Senate undergoes a triennial review, seeking out feedback from all senators and the wider UBC community to inform how work is done within Senate committees and in the Senate more broadly. By providing feedback, you can change how the Senate operates over the next three years.