On November 17, the AMS launched its first annual Student Experience Survey (SES) in order to better understand how to improve its services for students.
A sensory room is an area with reduced lighting and sound that individuals can use when they feel overstimulated, specifically allowing them to reduce stress.
Ono said that there have been ongoing discussions within UBC about establishing a COVID-19 testing site on or near campus for symptomatic individuals.
The website allows students to use filters such as price, cuisine, and location to easily search for specific food vendors.
As chief student health officer, Hassam will oversee student health services and implement health-related strategies in UBC’s strategic plans.
The Asian Canadian Research Engagement Centre intends to bring together resources to address the problem of anti-Asian racism.
At the final AMS Council meeting of the 2020-2021 school year on April 28, external consultant Adeline Huynh gave an update on the progress of the almost finalized AMS Equity Plan.
AMS President Cole Evans’s apparent unpopularity emerged in the contested Senate race — he was the only incumbent not re-elected.
In mid-February, Senate extended the course withdrawal deadline for winter term 2, to April 14 or the last day of a course, whichever is earlier.
The recommendations intend to create ways for students to access information about elections and executive roles, and for the society to reduce the elections timeline, to increase executive salaries and to reach out to equity-seeking communities.
Two ASL courses, ASL 100 and ASL 101, under the Department of Linguistics, will be taught by Nigel Howard, the interpreter for Dr. Bonnie Henry and Adrian Dix at the provincial COVID-19 briefings over the past months.
This decision differs from some other Canadian universities like Simon Fraser University, University of Toronto and Western University, who have all required mask usage on campus in some form.
The AMS said it wanted to pursue a recovery plan that does not bring society back to how it was before the pandemic but instead encourages individuals to make more ethical decisions.
In a seismic resilience plan, MOA was identified as having a very high level of seismic risk: the building’s collapse would cause the highest number of fatalities of any building on campus.
The Association of Administrative and Professional Staff (AAPS) and UBC have negotiated a tentative new collective agreement, effective until June 30, 2022.