Led by SFU and UBC, a panel of COP27 delegates spoke in front of a diverse audience of students, faculty and climate enthusiasts about the implications of COP27.
UBC sent nine faculty and student representatives to this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference, occurring from November 6 to 18.
On October 24, UBC announced the creation of a Peter Wall Legacy Fund to support sustainability research projects. Along with this announcement, UBC said it is transferring the Peter Wall Institute of Advanced Studies (PWIAS) to an academic committee.
This one-time funding reduces the financial gap between last year's and this year’s budget allocation to food security, which cut UBC funding to the AMS Food Bank in half.
Last night, AMS councillors approved the sale of three art pieces owned by the AMS and student concerns about the art piece sales and heard from AMS equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) leaders about the student society’s equity goals.
Kamil Kanji is running to become the next AMS VP finance with a platform focused on increasing efficiency and promoting transparency.
President Eshana Bhangu gave an update on a March divestment motion and an increase in mental health coverage.
Students and members of the Iranian community gathered at the Martha Piper Plaza to mourn the passing of Mahsa Amini and share in the sadness of Iranians around the world.
Across faculties, professors are approaching the new term in different ways to accommodate their teaching styles and course content as some students say they are fine with entirely in-person classes.
The department of classical, near Eastern and religious studies has officially changed its name to the department of ancient Mediterranean and near Eastern studies.
A team at UBC is organizing an initiative connecting graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from Ukraine to UBC grant holders for employment.
On June 15, over 150 people gathered on Zoom for the launch of the Sue Big Oil campaign, a movement led by West Coast Environmental Law (WCEL). The campaign's goal is to sue global oil and gas corporations for climate damages experienced by BC taxpayers.
Aidan Schumer took the top individual prize at the 2022 Canadian University Championship.
The AMS is still in discussion with the Indigenous Committee about an organizational restructure.
On May 9, a group of UBC medical students gathered in Ottawa to advocate for universal access to contraception.