Suedfeld has been particularly fascinated by the psychological effects that challenging and dangerous situations have on individuals, conducting research on a range of extreme environments.
On January 9, AMS VP Administration Cole Evans and his office launched the Nest + Experience Survey to further understand how students feel about the AMS initiatives and about the facilities in the Nest.
Ten student associations of universities across the province, including the AMS and GSS of UBC, signed the letter to represent a combined total of over 180,000 individuals.
Located on a bench near the Walter C. Koerner Library, the memorial consists of flowers, notes and photographs that the UBC community members have brought together to show their respect for Li’s efforts.
The development for the campaign at UBC began in 2014 and 2015 after the university proposed to increase rents for student housing by 20 per cent.
Influenced by CareMongering-TO and Toronto/Tkaronto Mutual Aid, the demands are organized into the five key pillars of “decolonization,” “healthcare for all,” “no work obligations,” “public services for all,” and “solidarity not policing.”
Now, faculty face new tasks for fall term: either completely converting their courses to online formats, or figuring out how to conduct class while physically distanced.
The Association of Administrative and Professional Staff (AAPS) and UBC have negotiated a tentative new collective agreement, effective until June 30, 2022.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AMS President Cole Evans’s apparent unpopularity emerged in the contested Senate race — he was the only incumbent not re-elected.