Some remote First Nations communities have had limited access to medical supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic. UBC's Remote Communities Drone Transport Initiative aims to fill this gap in our health care system by flying beyond geographic (and systemic) barriers.
With in-person classes starting in less than a month, the AMS conducted a survey to see how students feel about the return to campus.
As COVID-19 restrictions ease in BC, the AMS is planning for more in-person events for its annual AMS Firstweek, including an ‘Almost’ Welcome Back BBQ that will be free to all.
The AMS is projected to earn $3.9 million in revenue, spend $4.7 million and run a deficit of nearly $785,000 in the 2021/22 fiscal year.
Hackcouver brought the dispute before a Civil Resolutions Tribunal (CRT) in April 2021, where Cheng was ordered to pay the foundation $1,410.53.
Hi Neighbor (Hinbor), founded in September 2020 by recent Sauder graduate Jack Jia, aims to reconnect neighbours with each other, while eliminating commission and delivery fees built into other delivery apps.
In 2021, AMS Student Services spent an estimated $2.8 million on its services, which include the AMS Entrepreneurship Hub (eHub), Food Bank, Peer Support, Tutoring, SafeWalk, Advocacy and the new Housing Service.
The Government of Canada has extended and expanded the temporary changes made to the post-graduation work permit program (PGWPP) earlier in the pandemic — changes that may impact graduating international students currently going through the process.
In November 2020, VP Students Ainsley Carry said that almost 350 UBC housing and dining staff would be laid off to offset the projected $80 million Student Housing and Community Services (SHCS) deficit.
To all international students applying for a study permit: submit a completed application by May 15 and you will receive a decision by August 6, as per new Government of Canada study permit procedures.
UBC Vancouver student governors voted against the budget due to vague spending plans, and concern over the budget’s one-time approach to student support.
Following a surge in COVID-19 cases in India and Pakistan, the Canadian government implemented flight bans on travel between Canada and these countries at the end of April for 30 days.
Restaurants along University Boulevard have erected plastic barriers around their outdoor seating area, raising concerns over the spread of COVID-19 by both public health experts and those within the university community.
UBC added a week to winter break to alleviate faculty and student stress — but this reduced exam period, which may increase the frequency of exam clashes.
According to the working group, the survey didn’t make it into the newsletter because of issues with approval dates and marketing capacity on the faculty end.