“UBC's new president has finally made a controversial decision, and revealed that behind his cute music videos and bow ties is utter contempt for people working against racism and child abuse in Canada.”
While we occasionally butted heads over policy, Jenna Omassi was a force of nature. I never failed to be impressed by her intelligence and mastery of both the substance of the issues and how to turn that knowledge into action.
In a November 18 letter, student Mike Cameron took the AMS to task for our Afford UBC campaign, which he sees as a cynical PR move that the AMS supposedly knows will have no impact. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Hillary Janssens, who learned rowing at UBC, is coming off a team victory at the Canadian national rowing championships and is on her way to potentially represent Canada at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Our university administration apparently sees us as a watered-down McGill or Harvard rather than as one of the most affordable top-rate institutions in the world; a university that aims to be accessible to students from around the world.
With support from the AMS and university administration, a group of students is seeking to raise the annual fee students pay to support refugees studying at UBC from $2.61 to $5.22 per year.
UBC's highest governing body is secretive and all-powerful. That's a problem.
Following a meeting of UBC administrators this afternoon, VP Students Louise Cowin called AMS President Aaron Bailey and informed him that the university will conditionally allow the annual year-end concert to take place at the stadium.
The shift in Canadian government during the 1980s encouraged public-private partnerships and reduced subsidies for higher education, leading UBC down the road of private development and robbing students’ of their voice on campus.
As students, we ask for an excellent education. We ask to be supported by our university. We did not ask for UBC to fight its way up an arbitrary rankings list. We did not ask UBC to become a “Place of Mind.”
As the university prepares to raise international tuition by around 40 per cent over the next three years, the administration says they lack existing data to measure what impact the increases will have on the socioeconomic makeup of the international student population.
Politicians are tools fighting over the center, the electoral system is broken, parties don't offer compelling visions for a future Canada. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't vote.
After ten years teaching at Harvard, renowned quantum physicist Jenny Hoffman comes to UBC looking for better opportunities to collaborate. She also runs 24-hour races and is irked by unionized TAs.
In an interview with The Ubyssey, Joseph Stiglitz, known for his critiques of economic inequality, explains why we need to reduce barriers to higher education.
At least two dozen campus buildings are at serious risk of collapse during even a moderate earthquake according to documents obtained by The Ubyssey. Officials say they are focused on raising awareness of earthquake safety measures.